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 May 23, 2006

12 Sporting Events That Stink
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ah, springtime in Paris; the thought provokes romance, flora, fashion .. and another anonymous Spaniard with a tennis racquet. Coming up is the French Open, the world's most overrated tennis tournament...
A New Experience; Mystics Look to Veterans to Rebuild Team
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Youth got the Washington Mystics nowhere as in one, measly playoff berth in the franchise's eight seasons. So instead of trying to build through the draft as they have done in the past, the Mystics brought...
Another Bad Day at RFK for Nats
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As far as disappointments go, this was about as bad as it gets. The Washington Nationals didn't just lose 10-3 to the Houston Astros last night; they did so in truly uninspiring fashion with a injury-plagued...
AP Opens Television Bureau in N. Korea
Byline: Andrew Salmon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL - Associated Press Television News yesterday announced the opening of a full-time office in North Korea, making it the first Western news organization to establish a permanent presence in the secretive...
A Proud 'Cheering Section'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recently this page was characterized as a "cheering section" for the Medicare drug benefit by the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. Though not meant as a compliment, we take both the attack and the term as such....
Around the Al
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AROUND THE AL Maybe there was a reason Jeff Weaver went unsigned so deep into the offseason. The right-hander, who ultimately signed with the Angels for one year and $8.325 million, is 1-7 with a 7.30...
Astronauts Face Broken Exercise Machines; NASA Seeks to Protect Health
Byline: Philip Chien, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Exercising on Earth is tough enough, but astronauts on the International Space Station have more than weightlessness to overcome in the form of inadequate equipment. Judith Hayes of NASA's...
Behold the Peacock
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Behold the Peacock A primary reason for David Naylor-Leyland's first-ever trip to Washington was to host a luncheon yesterday showcasing his luxurious Dukes Hotel, in the heart of London between Mayfair...
Border Agents Dismiss Bush Plan; 'Amnesty Program' Called 'Misguided'; President, Senate Don't 'Get It'
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's guest-worker program is a "Trojan horse" that fails to address the problem of securing America's borders and is an open invitation to millions of people who want to enter the United States...
Bush Calls Progress in Iraq 'Incremental'; New Government 'A Turning Point'
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO - President Bush yesterday acknowledged that progress in Iraq has been "incremental," expressed concern about a flourishing anti-Americanism in South America and when asked if he planned to see former...
Campaign Commencement; '08 Hopefuls Make Rounds at Graduations
Byline: Patrick Fleming, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Graduating seniors at colleges and universities across the nation have one last test to pass this spring: a slew of speeches by prospective 2008 presidential candidates whose chief aim at commencement...
'Code' Hops over 'Hedge'; Call for Boycott Fizzles, but Subject of Faith Is Hot
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So much for the "other-cott." A number of Christian groups hoping to derail "The Da Vinci Code" by recommending fans buy tickets for the weekend's "other" big film "Over the Hedge" got a rude awakening...
Contractor Rejects Takeover Rumors; Report Tied CACI to British Firm
Byline: Kara Rowland, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shares of Arlington defense contractor CACI International Inc.'s stock surged 9 percent last week amid rumors of an acquisition by British intelligence company BAE Systems PLC. CACI, which initially...
Council Urged to Leave School Budget to Board; Officials, Residents Testify
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. education officials and residents testified yesterday against a proposed school charter amendment that would give the D.C. Council the power to decide how money in the public school budget is spent....
Data on Millions of Veterans Stolen in Burglary
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Personal information for as many as 26.5 million U.S. veterans including names, birth dates and Social Security numbers was stolen earlier this month from the suburban Maryland home of a federal...
Diploma-Cy
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diploma-cy Many commencement speakers at America's top campuses were "Democratic Party officials, leftist activists, and members of the media," according to a survey released yesterday by Young America's...
FTC Finds No Katrina Gas-Price Gouging; Agency Blames Market Trends
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Federal Trade Commission said yesterday that it investigated 15 instances of potential price gouging in the wake of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina and found no wrongdoing, with extraordinary market disruptions...
'Good News' from Northern Iraq; Retired Iraqi General Cites Growth in Evangelical Christian Converts
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retired Iraqi Gen. Georges Sada, a former fighter pilot-turned-Christian evangelist, says Kurds are converting to Christianity "by the hundreds" in northern Iraq. Gen. Sada earlier reported that he had...
Hamstring Injury Puts Escobar on DL
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Outfielder Alex Escobar, whose once-promising career has been derailed by injuries, went back on the disabled list only two days after he was called up from the minors. The Washington Nationals placed...
Hemphill Given 11 Years for Union Embezzlement; Blamed Group President for Theft from Teachers
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Former Washington Teachers Union office manager Gwendolyn M. Hemphill yesterday received an 11-year prison sentence for her role in an embezzlement scheme to bilk millions of dollars of dues from D.C....
Hung Hangs On
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hung hangs on Memo to William Hung: You can only stretch 15 minutes of fame for so long. The off-key balladeer who made us chuckle on "American Idol" was crowned "Artichoke King" by the tiny town...
Jefferson Calls FBI Search 'Outrageous'; Insists He Is Not Guilty, despite Video
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rep. William J. Jefferson said yesterday that the FBI's weekend search of his office was "outrageous" and insisted that he is not guilty, despite court documents that say he was videotaped accepting...
Marriage Amendment Miscue
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate Judiciary Committee, prodded by President Bush, approved the wrong Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) last week. The right amendment would have entrusted exclusively to Congress and state...
More Aliens Seek Driver's Licenses in Maryland
Byline: Keyonna Summers, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since March, the average weekly number of driver's license applications by immigrants and illegal aliens has nearly doubled in Maryland, where legal residency is not required of applicants, according...
NOAA Forecasts 10 Hurricanes in Atlantic
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal forecasters yesterday predicted that up to 10 hurricanes will form during the six-month Atlantic season that begins June 1, but they do not expect a repeat of the record-breaking onslaught of last...
No French Fluke; Anti-Terrorism amid Election Talk
Byline: Jim Geraghty, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - Is the ground staff at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris rife with hundreds of Islamist radicals, acting as sleeper cells and preparing to launch devastating terror attacks? That was...
Now Showing
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NOW SHOWING Santiago Casilla, Athletics If anybody thinks this guy looks a lot like Jairo Garcia, it is because, well .. he is Jairo Garcia. Or used to be but really wasn't. Casilla was found to...
Numbers Bring Only Suspicion for Pujols
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES How would you like to be Albert Pujols right now? I'm not talking about his 22 homers in the Cardinals' first 44 games; anybody would like to be that Albert Pujols. I'm talking about all the suspicion swirling...
Olmert Asks for a Word with Bush; Aides Settle on 'Realignment'
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - Listen for a new buzzword when Ehud Olmert arrives at the White House today for his first meeting as Israeli prime minister with President Bush: "realignment." After weeks of discussing...
Olmert's Folly . . . and Fallout
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is in town this week on a sales campaign. He hopes to secure U.S. approval and financing (perhaps as much as $10 billion) for his controversial plan to withdraw...
Olmert's Folly . . . and Fallout
Byline: Ariel Cohen, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Ehud Olmert, the new Israeli prime minister, comes calling at the White House today, his main objective will be to get President Bush's support for an Israeli retreat from the West Bank Judea...
Olmert's White House Visit
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert meets President Bush at the White House today, two of the top issues they will discuss deal with the Islamofascist threat to Israel: 1) the danger from Iran, particularly the prospect...
O'Malley Hit for Running on 'Copycat' Ideas
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Critics of Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's run for governor say his campaign is out of fresh ideas. Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, the mayor's chief rival for the Democratic...
Parties Blame Each Other for Ethics-Panel Gridlock
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans and Democrats are trading blame for the gridlocked House ethics panel, which for more than a year took no action despite a bevy of corruption scandals surfacing for members of both parties....
Prince George's Attracts Retailers
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAS VEGAS - Prince George's County now can be pickier about which retailers it meets with about opening stores there, County Executive Jack B. Johnson said yesterday. Mr. Johnson is here this week...
Renovation Again Delayed at Firehouse
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. fire officials yesterday backed off from a spring completion date for the renovation of a historic Northwest firehouse that has been under construction for almost four years. "As far as we know,...
Ruth, He's Not; Bonds Just Doesn't Match Up
Byline: Kevin Brewer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Barry Bonds now has the same number of home runs as Babe Ruth, and that's about all they have in common. Soon, or maybe sometime before the All-Star break, Bonds will have more home runs than Ruth, and...
Sen. Feinstein Plan Expands Illegals Pool; All in U.S. before 2006 Would Get 'Orange Card'
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Senate Democrat yesterday introduced a proposal to expand the pool of illegal aliens eligible for citizenship to include anyone who sneaked across the border before Jan. 1. Under the amendment filed...
Showstopper
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Showstopper She was an equestrian, a disco princess and a black-clad rocker plus she crucified herself on a mirrored cross all in less than two hours. Madonna is known for her theatrical,...
Sky Rules
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Battle looms over airline owners" (Nation, May 15) was one-sided at best. Actually, there is broad and deep concern about how the U.S. Department of Transportation is circumventing U.S. law as it tries to rewrite the...
Study: $103 Million Given to Congress; Lobbyists Bipartisan with Cash
Byline: Eric Pfeiffer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lobbyists have given more than $103 million to members of Congress since 1998, according to a new report released yesterday by Public Citizen. The $103.1 million total is "nearly double" the previous...
Summer Drill for Grill Cooking; Some Tips to Prevent Formation of Carcinogens
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Summer won't officially arrive until June 21, but the smells of the season already are here. That tangy, irresistible scent can only come from fire-licked food. Yes, it's grilling time again. A 2005...
Sunnis List Demands to End Insurgency; Warning Issued over Post of Defense Minister
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Two prominent Sunni hard-liners laid out conditions yesterday for an end to Iraq's insurgency, including a clear date for the withdrawal of U.S. and British troops and a restoration of the old...
Sweet, Worldly Come Together on Anjani's Album
Byline: Kelly Jane Torrance, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Anjani Blue Alert Columbia Few albums feature the name of their producer prominently on the cover. But then, few artists have the chance to collaborate with a musical legend on...
Terrorism on the Internet; High-Tech Warfare Poses Global Threat
Byline: Joshua Sinai, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As today's generation of terrorists are ferociously hunted by counterterrorist organizations, they possess a distinct advantage that their older predecessors lacked: access to computers, the...
The Church Lady, with a Hot Flash
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We're in the midst of the Great Election Year Pile On. George W. Bush can't even pray without an officious old biddie looking over his shoulder to make sure he asks God for the right things. Willie...
The Hillary Agenda; Block the Center Aisle
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats have a mantra they trot out from time to time when they fall to squabbling among themselves: You can always count on Republicans to march in lockstep, whereas Democrats just can't keep from arguing...
Top 10 'Meanest City'softens on Homeless; Dallas Unit Decamps Hundreds with Care
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES State and local officials, whose treatment of the homeless here garnered a top 10 ranking among the "meanest cities in the nation," last week softened their approach when razing the city's two main homeless...
Treo 'P' Smart Phone Winner
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was only after a few days into testing of the Palm Treo 700p, a CDMA-based "smart phone" from the handheld device maker, that it hit me: Palm has won, hands-down, no questions asked, the race for smart-phone...
U.S.-Based Vessels Can't Fly N. Korean Flag; Companies Tried to Evade Rules
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration quietly imposed additional economic sanctions on North Korea earlier this month by barring U.S. companies from flying North Korea's flag on freighters, tankers and fishing vessels,...
Veiled Secularism; Turkey's Identity Troubles
Byline: Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANKARA, Turkey. - The first spring after opening the European Union accession talks came with a surfacing identity crisis in Turkey. The standard question of whether Turks are compatible with...
Venezuela Outraged
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Venezuela outraged The ambassador from Venezuela angrily charged that the United States is trying to "delegitimize and undermine" his country by accusing it of failing to cooperate in the war on terrorism....
Wal-Mart Bill Hurts State, Says Ehrlich
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAS VEGAS - Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday that the state's Wal-Mart health insurance legislation has hurt the state's effort to bring retailers to Maryland. The governor and...
William Pessaud Jr., 38, Financial Planner
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES William Pessaud Jr., 38,financial planner William H. Pessaud Jr., an officer at an investment firm and financial planner, died April 27 of a heart attack as he was pitching in a church league softball game at Four...