The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

The Washington Times is a conservative newspaper published Monday through Friday by the Washington Times LLC. Its editorial headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and it's been published since 1982. The owner of the Washington Times is the Unification Church.The Washington Times covers local, national and world news, with an emphasis on politics. The paper is known for its conservative slant, since it was founded as a response to the more liberal Washington Post. Readership is nationwide.The fact that Reverend Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Churchfounded The Washington Times has made the paper controversial from its very beginning. The question remains as to how much Sun Myung Moon or his aides influence the editorial content of the paper. In 2003, five staff members resigned when their editorials criticizing South Korea for its political repression were stifled. However, not all readers are critical of the way the Washington Times handles news; it is reported that President Ronald Reagan read the paper every day while in office. Sam Dealey is the executive editor, The Washington Times LLC is named as publisher and Chris Dolan is managing editor.

Articles from June 29, 2004

$40 Million for Art Gallery Draws Fire from Council; Corcoran Project Wrong Use of Funds, Critics Say
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. government is proposing to spend $40 million to help the Corcoran Gallery of Art expand its facility in Northwest, but critics call the plan a misuse of tax dollars that takes money away from...
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A Different Type of Empire; America Dominates, but to What End?
Byline: Gary Anderson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several years ago, I was at a conference in London. I took an evening to do some exploring. Taking the underground to Piccadilly Circus, I tried to find a traditional English pub for fish and...
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A Good Day's Work by the Supremes
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court struck a blow for the Constitution yesterday. The six Supremes of a majority deserve a robust round of applause, most of all from conservatives who cherish "strict construction" of that...
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Alexandria Cops' Focus on Illegals to Be Narrow; Will Targets Felons, Gangs and Terrorists
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Alexandria police yesterday announced they will not regularly check the immigration status of people they arrest, but will enforce the narrow provisions of a new law aimed at cracking down on illegal...
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Allawi's First Task Will Be Subduing Insurgents
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The return of self-rule to Iraq sets in motion a number of benchmarks leading up to elections this January, but for the near term, the U.S. military will act autonomously until local forces are up...
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A Mutual Admiration; Jamison, Wizards Exchange Praise
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Antawn Jamison was playing pool in a sports bar in Chapel Hill, N.C., last Wednesday with Washington Wizards center Brendan Haywood when someone told him to look at the television. That's how he learned...
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Angelos Supports Puerto Rico Bid
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos, still vehemently opposed to baseball in the Washington area, is lending his support to a late entry bid for the Montreal Expos from Puerto Rico. The new bid, backed...
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A Real Estate
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A real estate Anyone in the market for a 12-room Victorian mansion in Minnesota? Actress Jessica Lange and her companion, the playwright Sam Shepard, are selling the estate where they've lived for...
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Arizona Voters Eye Campaign Issue; Foes of Public Funding Seek to Overturn Clean Elections Act
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arizona voters could sway the future of publicly funded campaigns in November when voters likely will decide whether to nullify the Clean Elections Act, the landmark 1998 measure that provides state...
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Basset Shares Jump with Earnings News
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shares of Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. reached their highest price in more than a month after the company announced a big jump in earnings and improved sales of its children's products. The Bassett,...
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Beckman Earns Trip to Troon
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cameron Beckman was disappointed when his par putt lipped out on the final hole of British Open international qualifying yesterday at Congressional Country Club's Blue Course. He figured he blew his...
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Bound for Baghdad?
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Bound for Baghdad? "Is he going to have a turkey dinner?" - A White House correspondent's subtle way of asking a senior administration official yesterday whether President Bush is planning another...
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Britain's Loveable Loser; Henman Evokes Fear, Self Loathing
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WIMBLEDON, England - The sun always sets on the British Empire. Usually by the middle of Wimbledon's second week. Once again, Tim Henman has advanced into the tournament's latter stages; once again, the...
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Bush, Blair Celebrate 'Great' Day for Iraqis
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISTANBUL - President Bush yesterday lauded the transfer of sovereignty to a new Iraqi government as a "proud moral achievement" for the United States and its allies and pledged America's support in building...
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Cheney Trumpets Iraq Turnover, Chides Kerry; Democratic Presidential Hopeful Unimpressed with NATO's Pledge to Train New Iraqi Forces
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hours after yesterday's early transfer of sovereignty to Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney reminded Republicans that Sen. John Kerry had once "described himself as an opponent of the war." The implication...
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Chris Robinson Goes the 'Distance'
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chris Robinson This Magnificent Distance Vector Recordings When singer Chris Robinson went solo two years ago, he found a Brit collaborator, Paul Stacey, who was perhaps better suited to the ex-Black...
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College Seniors Only Ones Not Laughing
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ha Seung-Jin is symptomatic of the new NBA, the first of his kind from South Korea, yet as riddled with questions as the record eight American prep players selected in the first round of the draft last week....
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Court Orders Due Process for Guantanamo Prisoners
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court yesterday reaffirmed that U.S. courts have legal authority to rule on challenges brought by foreign nationals held at Guantanamo Bay. The Bush administration had insisted otherwise. The...
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Davenport Sits among Tennis' Elders
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WIMBLEDON, England - She was once the young upstart, all groundstrokes and potential, a newcomer looking to bag some scalps. Ten years ago, Lindsay Davenport squared off against Steffi Graf at the Australian...
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Early Turnover Was in Works for Week; Bush Got Word at NATO Summit
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISTANBUL - The first meeting of the NATO summit had just begun yesterday morning when Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld passed a note over the shoulder of President Bush, who was sitting along the...
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Extract Shown to Ease Hangover; Speeds Body's Stress Response
Byline: Deb McCown, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A prickly pear cactus extract might reduce the symptoms of a hangover, researchers said in a study released yesterday. "We wouldn't say that it prevents it totally, but it certainly lessens the severity...
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Fairfax Meningitis Cases Increase to 6; 11 Others Suspected with Virus
Byline: Isaac Wolf, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fairfax County officials yesterday confirmed three new cases of viral meningitis, bringing to six the number of countywide infections. "It is likely there will be more cases in the county during this season,"...
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Flag Desecration Fissure
Byline: Lawrence J. Korb, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As a 23-year U.S. Navy serviceman, Vietnam War veteran, former official in the Reagan Defense Department, and lifelong Republican, I revere the flag and that "for which it stands." I still...
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Forsaking Privacy
Byline: Paul Craig Roberts, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If the government had access to the communications between a client and his lawyer, the lawyer would be nothing but a government agent, like Soviet defense attorneys, whose official role was to serve...
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From Warsaw to Baghdad; Applying Democracy in Tyrannical Countries
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Because of Iraq, 2004 has been a very edgy year. The absence of bad news is excellent news, minimal bad news on any given day is good news, and as for good news, there isn't enough to take the edge off...
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German President Touts U.S. 'Optimism'; Weak Economy Main Challenge
Byline: Stephanie Dornschneider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Horst Koehler, the economist who will become president of Germany on Thursday, hopes to bring an American sense of optimism to a country that suffers from a weak economy. "Horst who?" was...
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Goal-Hungry United Takes Look at Ciccia
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. United started its search for a goal scorer yesterday when it brought in Claudio Ciccia for a week-long trial. Ciccia scored 41 goals in 44 games for Costa Rican club Cartagines two years ago. His...
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Going Wobbly in Israel; Prime Ministers Renege on Promises
Byline: Daniel Pipes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two patterns have shaped Israel's history since 1992 and go far to explain Israel's predicament today. First, every elected prime minister has broken his word on how he would deal with the Arabs....
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Headsets a Hot Item as Phone Ban Nears; $100 City Fine for Holding, Talking
Byline: Jen Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Area electronics stores are stocking up on mobile-phone headsets to prepare for a D.C. law that will make holding a phone to the ear while driving illegal and costly. Driving while talking without a...
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Historic Mental Hospital Closes
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the last handful of mentally ill patients leave Crownsville Hospital Center today, the state of Maryland will close the doors on a nearly century-old facility, leaving behind an empty building...
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Hollywood Heroes
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michelle Malkin ("Lost Hollywood patriots," Commentary, Saturday) notes that during World War II, many Hollywood celebrities actively supported the U.S. war effort, either by enlisting in the armed forces or starring...
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House Control
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House control The battle for control of the House hasn't changed much in recent months - Democrats have a few credible candidates seeking open seats, but not enough to put them in charge next January, according...
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I Do. Now about That Visa Bill ... Couples Must Discuss Finances before the Walk Down the Aisle, Planners Say
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael and Janine Jackson had a big decision to make before they were married last August: how to manage their household finances after they walked down the aisle. The Lanham couple attended several...
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Inflationary Pressures
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his colleagues begin a two-day meeting today, at the conclusion of which they are widely expected to raise their overnight target interest rate from 1 percent to 1.25 percent....
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In-Line Skates Can Be Very Healthy Step; Skating Provides Low-Impact and High-Aerobic Exercising
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arlington resident Carol Patch gave up bicycling and jogging in her late 30s upon protests from her deteriorating knees. Ms. Patch knew knee-replacement surgery might be her only option if the cartilage...
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Iraqi Interests
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iraqi interests A call to the Iraqi representative's office yesterday went like this: Embassy Row: "Hello, do I have the Iraqi Interests Section?" Iraqi receptionist: "No. Today you have the...
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Job Market Prods Consumer Spending; Income Growth Hit by Gas Prices
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Consumer spending surged 1 percent last month, the most in two years, as a reviving job market bolstered incomes and confidence, the Commerce Department reported yesterday. Beefier incomes reflected...
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Judge Set to Rule Today on Slot-Machine Petitions
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A D.C. Superior Court judge will decide today whether backers of an initiative that proposes building a $500 million gambling and entertainment complex along New York Avenue in Northeast can begin collecting...
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Kerry Sides with Unions, Skips Mayors Conference; 'I Don't Cross Picket Lines,' Senator Says
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Refusing to cross a union picket line, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry bowed out of a speech yesterday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Boston. "I don't cross picket lines,"...
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Local 'Schmo' Knows
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Local 'Schmo' knows There's no pulling the wool over the eyes of this "Schmo." Dupont Circle resident Ingrid Wiese thought she was signing up for a new reality dating show called "Last Chance for...
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Maxtor a Good Hard Disk Backup
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Next weekend is the 228th anniversary of American independence. And while Thomas Jefferson couldn't have dreamed of e-mailing the Declaration of Independence to King George III (what kind of spam filter...
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Mentally Ill Often Abuse Drugs; Survey Shows Many Feel No Need for Treatment
Byline: Megan Fromm, THE WASHINGTON TIMES People suffering simultaneously from substance abuse and mental illness often feel they have no need for medical treatment, says a report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration...
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New Dose of Cure Not Hard to Swallow
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Cure The Cure Geffen Records Gloom rock feels right at home in 2004, at least when the Cure is doling out ambivalent longings and rage. The gods of Goth make a strong if not airtight case...
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Nigeria Key to Polio-Free World
Byline: David Newberry, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Polio - devastating to thousands of Americans less than two generations ago - can be the second disease to be wiped from the face of the Earth in our lifetime, following smallpox. But health...
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Panel Vetoes Loan Guarantee Final Time for United
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES United Airlines lost any opportunity for another government loan guarantee yesterday as it struggles to emerge from bankruptcy. The rejection of its $1.1 billion loan-guarantee application by a federal...
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Pyrrhic Secrecy Victory
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secrecy for the sake of secrecy awakens suspicion. President William Jefferson Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton blundered by wrapping in secrecy the President's Task Force on National...
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Rate Hike Reservations
Byline: James Galbraith and Jude Wanniski, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of us is the First Supply Sider. The other is the Last Keynesian. One is Republican; the other Democrat. One helped invent Reaganomics; the other spent four years trying...
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Redskins' Ware Arrested in Houston
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins tight end Kevin Ware was arrested over the weekend for public intoxication outside a Houston dance club. Ware, who started two games as a rookie last season, was outside popular...
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Schwarzenegger to Speak at Convention; Conservatives Worry Liberal Lineup Isn't Representative
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans announced the key speakers for their nominating convention in New York City yesterday, which will feature three moderate New Yorkers and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...
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Smooth Sailing Seen with New Port Rules
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. retailers and manufacturers foresee few immediate disruptions to international trade when new security rules for ports and ships take effect on Thursday, although the majority of foreign facilities...
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Tepid 'Spider-Man 2'
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Watching the hotly anticipated sequel "Spider-Man 2" feels like deja vu, not for the 2002 screen adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics superhero, but for the sequel to 1978's high-flying "Superman."...
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The Transfer of Power
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iraqis took another step toward freedom yesterday, when Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and his colleagues each placed a hand on the Koran and promised to serve the people of Iraq. The ceremony came two days before the scheduled...
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The Transfer of Power ... and Optimistic Iraqis
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The popular perception of Iraq is that it is filled with angry, pessimistic people. It's no surprise, considering the reports of scandal and crisis that continue to pour from the popular press. However, the reality is...
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Turnover Turf Markers
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The past few weeks have seen a number of momentous developments formalized by four highly publicized international events. If, for now, we can only guess the ultimate portent of these developments,...
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Tyson Is a Bum in Every Sense of the Word
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mike Tyson is expected to announce today his annual pilgrimage to the ring, this time to fight Danny Thomas. No, that's not right. He's going to fight Danny Kaye. Wait, let me check my list of known...
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U.S. Hands over Power in Iraq; Awaited Transfer Done 2 Days Early
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - The United States ended its 15-month occupation of Iraq yesterday morning, two days earlier than expected, with a stealth ceremony inside the heavily fortified green zone that was over before it...
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Volunteers
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volunteers * Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs and services to people who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking adult and student volunteers...
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Weighted Scales; Tobacco Legislation Loaded with Unequal Standards
Byline: Ken Boehm, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's an old saying that "politics makes strange bedfellows." Just about anybody who knows politics will tell you there is much truth to be found in this phrase. Perhaps no stranger combination...
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Zarqawi Uses Web for Funding, Recruits
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Abu Musab Zarqawi is using the Internet to recruit more terrorists and get money to finance his insurgency against the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, according to a senior coalition military official. The...
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