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 December 20, 2000

2 Churches Share Songs, Service
St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Rockville and St. Martin's in Northwest have forged a common bond of fellowship and service that has lasted 12 years. Sunday evening saw this relationship reach new heights when 47 voices from both parishes came...
A President for Christmas
Finally, the long national temper tantrum is over. This week things are back to normal in an almost odd way. It was quite strange to watch the orderly procession of Electoral College votes being tallied on Monday in state capitals across the country,...
Bench Boosts Navy Past Gettysburg
ANNAPOLIS - Navy coach Don DeVoe has not hesitated to use his bench at will during the early parts of the season, but last night he had to use it for reasons he didn't like. Navy struggled early against feisty Division III Gettysburg and didn't...
Bipartisanship May Prove to Be Not Much More Than Buzzword
President-elect George W. Bush and congressional leaders have taken great pains to stress the need for bipartisanship in the coming years. And those same leaders have already begun taking steps to open cross-party lines of communication that have...
Both Sides Speak in Cautious Terms of Peace Prospects
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators arrived in Washington yesterday for talks at Bolling Air Force Base aimed at achieving a Middle East peace deal before President Clinton leaves office and Israelis go to the polls. But neither side was optimistic...
Bush Battle Stations
President-elect George W. Bush has come to town saying he wants a bipartisan honeymoon, but from what I've heard, the Democrats have only date-rape on their minds. I have been told by Mr. Bush's aides that the president-elect has got his eyes wide...
Bush Meets with Clinton and Gore
President-elect George W. Bush yesterday spent two hours with the president he will soon succeed, then met for 15 minutes with his defeated rival, Vice President Al Gore. The day of conciliatory photo-ops - a show of unity following five weeks...
Bush to Nominate Evans, Martinez for Cabinet Slots
President-elect George W. Bush today will nominate longtime friend and campaign chairman Don Evans as commerce secretary and anti-Castro Cuban native Mel Martinez to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Republican sources confirmed...
Caps Rest Kolzig, Bondra; Witt Due to Return Soon
It was not your average Washington Capitals practice. It was short, as most have been lately with the team playing at least every other night; there was plenty of skating to keep the legs loose; and there were shooting and passing drills designed...
Council OKs Liquor for New Strip Clubs
The D.C. Council yesterday voted to lift a six-year ban that prevented downtown nude dancing clubs from applying for liquor licenses. After a heated, three-hour debate, the council passed a wide-ranging bill on liquor regulation, that included...
Critics Challenge Clinton's Crackdown on Crooked Contractors
The Clinton administration will issue new rules today to prevent companies that have violated labor, tax or other federal laws from winning government contracts. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to file a lawsuit to try to stop the rules from taking...
Defeating Disease Depends on Wallets of Wealthy Nations
Six U.N. agencies yesterday released a report saying they have had some success in cutting the spread of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis but need another $5 billion a year from rich countries to save the lives of millions of children each year. ...
Directional Signs Debut after Detour
D.C. officials yesterday showed off the first of 176 new "user-friendly" signs that will direct visitors to the city's sights - an event that took nearly 30 years and agreement among 50 agencies to accomplish. In a brief ceremony at 13th and F...
Elector's Ballot Wreaks Havoc
The blank electoral ballot cast by Barbara Lett-Simmons had D.C. Democrats in a tizzy this week because they didn't know how to count it. Her action surprised and confused Democratic officials about her intentions. "There was a little mix-up...
Embasy Row
POLISH PARTNERS The new Polish ambassador is urging the incoming Bush administration to make NATO enlargement a priority and beware of Russian moves to exert its influence in Europe. Russia wants to block the further eastward expansion of NATO...
Gilmore Dismisses Critics of Road Plan
A Virginia General Assembly report released yesterday that predicts roughly $3.5 billion worth of road projects could be stalled or cut was dismissed by Gov. James S. Gilmore III. Mr. Gilmore, a Republican, strongly disagreed with the Joint...
Guide Faces Sentencing for Poaching
A Pennsylvania hunting guide who was sentenced in Federal Court in Scranton not long ago to a concurrent three-year probation and a $10,000 fine for illegal hunting, including violating the federal Lacey Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, will be sentenced...
Inside Politics
BOOK DEAL QUESTIONED Two watchdog groups said yesterday they had asked Sen.-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton to give details of her $8 million book deal to the Senate ethics committee to ensure it did not conflict with her new political role. The...
Inside the Beltway
APRON STRINGS President-elect George W. Bush has yet to hang his hat in the Oval Office and already he's facing his first dilemma. You see, unlike past presidents, Mr. Bush can't boast - as is tradition on Inauguration Day - that his wife,...
Japan Resists Renewing Auto-Trade Deal with U.S
Japan is refusing to extend a major automotive-trade agreement it struck with the United States, making it likely that the hard-fought deal will expire Dec. 31, U.S. trade officials said. The Clinton administration has been pushing Japan to renew...
Jewish Group Petitions Clinton to Free Convicted Spy Pollard
President Clinton has been urged by an interfaith group active in civil rights issues to free convicted spy Jonathan Jay Pollard, saying he has served one of the "longest prison terms of any American ever convicted" of spying for a U.S. ally. ...
Lawyer Who Worked for Bush Loses Union Contract
A Chicago-area lawyer who represented President-elect George W. Bush during the contested Florida recount has been fired by the city's largest trade union in retaliation for helping the Republican. Lawyer Burton Odelson said that shortly after...
Library Group, ACLU Fight Net Filter
Opponents of a congressional measure requiring schools and libraries to install software to filter pornographic Internet content plan to challenge the measure in court. The filtering amendment was attached to a spending bill that Congress passed...
Metro Plans to `Draw off Fleet' to Bridge Shortfall
Metro will not have all of its new, high-tech rail cars for the opening of the Green Line extension next month, according to General Manager Richard A. White. "It doesn't look like they are going to be here in January," Mr. White said of the 26...
Orioles Land Hentgen and Segui
The Baltimore Orioles finally found a pitcher willing to take their money - former Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen, who agreed yesterday to a two-year, $9 million deal. After coming up short in offer after offer to prospective free agents and...
Panel Votes to Outspend Fiscal Cap
Maryland lawmakers voted yesterday to let the state's budget exceed traditional spending limits for the third year in a row, despite indications that a long economic boom is ending. The General Assembly's Spending Affordability Committee set a...
Piling On
When it comes to professional football, ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman is less gadfly than carnival barker, a slaphappy purveyor of nicknames, catch phrases and general goodwill. Yet in the aftermath of Washington's embarrassing 32-13 loss to Dallas...
Prescription: Gingerbread
The sweet aroma of gingerbread wafted through Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring yesterday, as an excited group of young patients and their friends set about decorating chef Tom Wild's creation: a 300-pound, 3-foot-tall gingerbread house. About...
Rams Rank with Redskins as Major Disappointments
When the Super Bowl favorites Washington Redskins upset the defending champion St. Louis Rams a month ago today, it seemed quite possible that the teams would meet again in January to decide the NFC representative for Super Bowl XXXV. Instead,...
Recession Fears Force Fed Policy Alteration
The Federal Reserve, in an abrupt shift, yesterday said the risk of recession now outweighs the threat of higher inflation and signaled it may cut interest rates in coming weeks to shore up economic growth. A statement released by the central bank's...
Redskins' Cap Runneth over for 2001
Some salary cap creativity will be needed to dodge the aftereffects of the $100 million bust. The Washington Redskins must rework the contracts of several high-priced veterans - or release them - to fit under the 2001 salary cap, let alone pursue...
Reebok, NFL Sign Huge 10-Year Deal
The NFL and Reebok International Ltd. yesterday reached a massive 10-year merchandising deal that will put every team in Reebok-made uniforms by 2002. The deal, worth in excess of $250 million, quickly gives the shoe manufacturer a dominant position...
Rose Champagnes Combine Richness with Dry Elegance
Pink or rose champagne is the Rodney Dangerfield of wine. It gets virtually no respect, especially in America. That's a shame, because the best rose champagnes rank among the best wines in the world. Champagne is much more than a wine for toasts...
Snow Arrives in Area Two Days before Winter's Official Start
A steady snowfall crept eastward into the Washington area yesterday afternoon, dropping 5 inches in some parts and handing plowing and salting crews their first test of the season. The snow tapered off last night, but overnight freezing temperatures...
Sweet Remembrances of Fosse, Verdon
In life, Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse proved the ultimate creative duo - her dancing set his choreography aflame. Now the pair are forever enshrined at the National Theatre, where they were honored Sunday by the dedication of two brass seat plaques...
U.N. Turns Up Heat on Afghan Regime
NEW YORK - The U.N. Security Council voted 13-0 last night to sharpen its air and arms embargo on Afghanistan in an effort to compel the ruling Taleban militia to surrender Osama bin Laden and stop sheltering terrorists. The resolution - which...
Voting Probe on Florida Blacks Finds No Evidence
Accusations that Florida blacks were denied access to polling places as part of what the Rev. Jesse Jackson called "a systematic plan to disenfranchise black voters" remain under investigation, although no evidence so far has surfaced to support the...