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 April 7, 2009

3 Strikes at Vatican
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 3 STRIKES AT VATICAN The Vatican has quietly rejected at least three of President Obama's candidates to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See because they support abortion, and the White House might...
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Americans Answer a Call to Africa to Help Others
Byline: Dana Perino, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For months before the Bush administration came to a close, I was regularly asked, What are you going to do next? I had no answer - until traveling to Africa with President George W. Bush in February...
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Barack Takes a Bow; the President Shows Fealty to a Muslim King
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate, President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah at the Group of 20 summit in London last week. Mr. Obama later said in Strasbourg, France, We have to change our behavior...
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Blasts from the Past
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With a little break in the competitive calendar, we take our annual trip back in time to mark some significant milestones in the game. One of the most memorable tournaments of all time took place 100...
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Bush AIDS Fight Saved 1.1 Million, Study Says; Treatment Effort Hailed a Success
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former President George W. Bush's international AIDS-fighting campaign has reduced by 10 percent the mortality rates in 15 targeted countries, primarily in Africa, and has saved 1.1 million lives, according...
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Caps Might Have to Flip Aucoin; Recent Call-Up Has Fared Well on Fourth Line
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While Alex Ovechkin tries to chase down Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin for the NHL scoring title, Keith Aucoin only has been able to watch good friend Alexandre Giroux catch up to him in that category in the...
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Carbon Tax Touted as Simpler; Energy 'Turf War' Develops
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The carbon tax - an idea long favored by environmentalists to reduce pollution - has started to make a quiet comeback among leading Democrats on Capitol Hill despite being shunned by lawmakers in the past...
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Carolina in Cruise Control; Favorite Trounces Spartans in Detroit
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DETROIT -- Winning a championship is never supposed to be easy. North Carolina sure made it look that way. The Tar Heels dispensed with matters quickly in Monday's national title game, building...
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Case Had Rare Eye for Detail
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Regrettably, few baseball fans today remember George Washington Case Jr., who qualified as one of the original Senators' few genuine stars. Playing mostly for Washington from 1937 to 1947, the speedy outfielder...
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CBS Eyes 'Pyramid'
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CBS eyes 'Pyramid' A new version of The $25,000 Pyramid from Sony and producer Michael Davies Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ) is one of the projects CBS is considering as a replacement for Guiding...
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Cheap, Clean, Unlimited Energy?
Byline: Martin Sieff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The dream of deriving cheap nuclear power is the ultimate leprechaun's pot of gold at the end of the scientific rainbow. Hundreds of billions of dollars in research have been poured into it for...
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College Park Porn Film Draws Crowd; Students Say Screening Has Educational Context
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hundreds of students gathered at a University of Maryland at College Park lecture hall Monday night for the screening of a pornographic film in protest of a threat by a state senator to cut funding if...
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D.C. Looks at Nuptials of Gays; Council Plan Broadens Law
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The D.C. Council will consider Tuesday whether to recognize domestic partnerships granted in other states and countries - a decision that could serve as a prelude to the city's own attempt to legalize...
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Defense Budget 'Overhaul' Meets Resistance
Byline: Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Monday unveiled a sweeping $534 billion budget proposal that shifts priorities from conventional warfare to counterinsurgency, but it is already provoking opposition...
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Democracy in Action; PACs Hit a Record, and That's OK
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The degree to which the Obama administration is responsible for sagging employment might be debatable, but the president and his team definitely deserve credit for the boom in job growth at political action committees....
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Earnings Report Concerns Help Drive Stocks Lower
Byline: Joseph Weber, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wall Street declined Monday, ending four straight days of gains amid concerns about U.S. corporate-earning reports due this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 7,975.85, down 41.74, or 0.5...
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English Not Required
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES English not required The second phase of a California state law requiring that health insurers provide language interpreters and translated materials at no charge took effect last week; millions of state...
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Foreclosures Spur Scams; Holder Vows Crackdown; FTC Files Suits
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Federal Loan Modification Law Center sounds like it could be a government program, and its official-sounding advertisements promise to help people who are facing foreclosure save their homes. But authorities...
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In Defense of Tax Havens; Competition among Nations Keeps Taxes Lower
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Last week's Group of 20 statement on strengthening the world financial system railed against risks that tax havens pose to the world economy. Contrary to what this group of the world's largest economies claims, ending...
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IRS: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose; Paying for Inflation Rubs More Salt in Capital-Gains Wounds
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Do you know who is perpetuating the biggest tax scam ever and who the victims are? It is an organization that claims to be a service to the people but whose actual behavior can be summed up...
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It's 'Gray Lady' vs. Red Ink; Boston Globe Readers Caught in the Crossfire
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is no mother and child reunion. The Gray Lady is having serious problems with her billion-dollar baby. The New York Times' threats to shutter the Boston Globe over its financial losses have turned...
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Jamison's Reason to Cheer; in Gloomy Year, Wizards Forward Turns to Tar Heels
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Following the Washington Wizards' loss Saturday to the Miami Heat, team captain Antawn Jamison quickly found a way to help ease the sting of yet another loss - cheering on his North Carolina Tar Heels in...
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'Kabarett' Curtains Up; Set in '30S to Eclectic Song Mix
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now firmly ensconced in its once and future home, the renovated Source theater space on 14th Street Northwest, the In Series opened its latest intriguing revue, Berliner Kabarett, on Saturday for a nearly...
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Keeping Africa Poor with Foreign Aid
Byline: Doug Bandow, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Africa is a land of tragedy and hope. A continent of poverty and conflict. Filled with entrepreneurial people seeking the same opportunities as the rest of us. Our moral duty to aid others...
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Lannan Roughed Up on First Opening Day
Byline: Mark Zuckerman and Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- John Lannan had never pitched on Opening Day, and he had never pitched against the Florida Marlins. It wasn't a good combination of events for the Washington Nationals' young...
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Little Charm in Teixeira's Debut
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE -- It was the kind of game Mark Teixeira would have loved when he was a kid. He would have been somewhere in Camden Yards, booing the hated New York Yankees and cheering for his beloved hometown...
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Maturation Process Is off to a Terrible Start
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- This is supposed to be the season the Washington Nationals mature - as individuals, as a team, on the field and off the field. This is a young team that doesn't want to use youth as an excuse...
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New Season Means Same Old Nationals; Optimism Gets Shot Down in Opener
Byline: Ben Goessling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- Each spring, unbridled optimism runs through 30 major league cities like an epidemic. Fans and players alike talk only of what could be like giddy lovesick teenagers. It's part of the reason baseball,...
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Obama Extends Olive Branch to Muslims; Tells Turkish Lawmakers That U.S. Will 'Never Be at War with Islam'
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANKARA, Turkey -- President Obama, visiting a Muslim nation Monday for the first time since his inauguration, declared that the United States will never be at war with Islam and urged Muslims to join in defeating...
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Obama Lowers Our Shield; as North Korea Launches Missiles into Orbit
Byline: James T. Hackett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is surprising that North Korea's testing of President Obama by firing a long-range missile should coincide with word from the administration that it plans to slow the major program defending...
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Obama's Cuba Policy Spawns Concerns; Urges Easing Travel Rules, May Lift Trade Embargo
Byline: Carmen Gentile, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- Growing momentum in Washington for an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba is getting a mixed reception among the nation's fiercely anti-Castro Cuban-Americans. President Obama has stopped...
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Obama's Prescription; Expect This New 'Right' to Be Rationed Tightly
Byline: Tony Blankley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Of all President Obama's transformative domestic policy proposals, none is more far-reaching and less transparent than health care. What most Washington policy people mean when they talk about...
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Poor Laura
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES POOR LAURA There were mostly amused expressions on the faces of D.C. shoppers at the checkout counter of one major grocery chain Monday as they read the latest headline in the Globe: Suicidal Bush's...
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Reality Checks Abroad; Obama Initiatives Confront Unpleasant Facts
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two images last week contrasted sharply with President and Mrs. Obamas' otherwise adulatory treatment in Europe and Turkey. The images show how out of touch with reality Team Obama is on two...
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Real Story Here Was the Drive of UNC
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DETROIT -- The North Carolina basketball team ignored the sentimental story line and a stadium that was cloaked in the green and white of Michigan State. The Tar Heels fashioned a compelling performance...
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Resisting Turkey's Lurch to Saudis; Obama's Visit Opens Door to Improved Relations
Byline: Elliot Hen-Tov and Joshua Walker, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to a Muslim-majority nation during his two days in Turkey early this week. Turkey was a wise choice, and if relations with Russia...
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Royal Exchange
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Royal exchange When President Obama met King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia during the Group of 20 summit in London last week, he made a deep bow from the waist, to which the reaction in conservative blogs...
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Rudy Running?
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RUDY RUNNING? New York Gov. David A. Paterson's poll numbers are in a nose dive, and there's talk of former Republican presidential candidate Rudolph W. Giuliani running against him. That is, unless...
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Sweet Ride
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sweet Ride Makers of the Liberator Car were on Capitol Hill peddling their electric car/monorail hybrid last week, which would ride on an overhead monorail system for long distances across the nation...
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TAKE YOUR PICK: Put These Masters Favorites in Predicted Order of Finish
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A. Tiger Woods - The four-time Masters champion again is a prohibitive favorite at Augusta National after winning at Bay Hill in his last start to put to rest any questions concerning his post-op status....
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Tancredo Takes Cause to Home Turf; Founds New Policy Institute
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- After wrapping up his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and stepping away from Congress, Tom Tancredo came home to Colorado this year with visions of semiretirement....
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Three Blond Mice
Byline: Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three blond mice Beginning July 7, blondes will have more fun, on TV anyway. After weeks of breathless speculation, we can confirm that Blonde Charity Mafia, the reality TV show...
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Tickling the Masses with Cheap Flattery
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barack Obama may not be the Big Thinker his fans think he is, but his big-time groveling is impressive. We've never seen a presidential performance quite like his Groveling, Toadying and Apple-Polishing...
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Tiller Win Doesn't End Saga
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dr. George R. Tiller was recently acquitted of 19 charges of violating Kansas abortion law. I wonder if this was a Pyrrhic victory - or just another speed bump in life - for a man who is arguably...
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U.S. Alters Course on Syria Seeks Help to Rein in Hamas
Byline: Eli Lake and Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama administration has signaled a sea change in U.S. policy in its early talks with Syria, seeking Damascus' help in bringing Hamas into negotiations with Israel as well as an agreement...
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U.S. Turns to a Familiar Face; Wilson Leads Americans into Games
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new generation of players will be counted on to return the U.S. hockey team to the medal stand next winter at the Vancouver Olympics, but they will be led by a veteran of international competition....
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VA Eyes Unsterile Devices in HIV Case; 16 Others Have Hepatitis
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Veterans Affairs Department is investigating whether its failure to sanitize hospital colonoscopy equipment is responsible for infecting one veteran with the virus that causes AIDS and 16 others with...
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Young Jams to Bailout Woes
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Depending on the depth and duration of the current recession, Neil Young's latest album might be remembered as a prototype model of bailout rock. Most of the 10 songs on Fork in the Road take a gritty,...
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