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 January 20, 2009

Al Qaeda Bungles Arms Experiment; Biological or Chemical Weapons
Byline: Eli Lake, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An al Qaeda affiliate in Algeria closed a base earlier this month after an experiment with unconventional weapons went awry, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Monday. The official, who spoke on the...
A Proximity to Power
Byline: Tom Kelly, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I have always felt close to presidents. I was born in the front bedroom at 404 B Street N.E., Aug. 2, 1923, which was the day President Warren Harding died. The East Front of the Capitol, where...
Biden's Unlikely Path to Washington; Longtime Senator Never Expected No. 2 Job
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Joseph R. Biden Jr. is finally coming to Washington. For all his years serving as Delaware's U.S. senator - he was sworn into his seventh term earlier this month and resigned last week - Mr....
Bush Commutes Border Agent Terms; 'Convicted Felon' Status Remains
Byline: Sara A. Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On his final full day in office, President Bush commuted the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions in the shooting and wounding of a Mexican drug smuggler created...
Capitol's Howlin' Winds May Offset L.A.'S Flyin' Celebs
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Capitol's howlin' winds may offset L.A.'s flyin' celebs For once, the strong winds blowing off Capitol Hill might be useful. Two wind turbines at the U.S. Botanical Gardens, within eyeshot of the Capitol...
Cheer and Dread
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cheer and dread What an antithetical moment this is, what an hour of cheer and dread, Leon Wieseltier writes in the New Republic. There is too much history, and it gives as much ground for hopelessness...
Complete Opposites; Contrast Part of Story for Cardinals, Steelers
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES By the time the hype subsides and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals finally tee it up around 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 1, the differences between the franchises will have been discussed ad nauseam....
Courage That Overcame
Byline: Darren McDew, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today, a small group of noble and rather unassuming men will join the millions of other visitors to Washington as part of the inauguration of the first African-American president. These men could...
Couric Hosts Webcast
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Couric hosts webcast CBS News anchor Katie Couric will host an original news webcast immediately following the network's coverage of tonight's presidential inauguration, MediaWeek.com reports....
Economic Crapshoot Ahead; Size, Benefit of Stimulus Are Contested
Byline: Tony Blankley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Finding wisdom on the question of economic stimulus may be Washington's most important task in generations - short of major war decisions. President Obama is currently proposing to spend about...
Economic Turmoil Grips Inaugural Events
Byline: Kara Rowland and Karen Goldberg-Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Too many events and too few takers. The economic downturn, among other causes, has led to the cancellation of several inaugural parties, from Luke Russert's event at the Rookery...
Editor's Note: Beginning Today, Reporter Sean Lengell Will Provide a Weekly Look at Health and Health Care Issues on Capitol Hill
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Editor's note: Beginning today, reporter Sean Lengell will provide a weekly look at health and health care issues on Capitol Hill. SCHIP vote set this week in Senate The Senate is expected to vote...
First Lensman of the Bush Years; Chronicler Was Up Close but Not Personal on Job
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the last several weeks of the Bush presidency, White House chief photographer Eric Draper hung some of his favorite photos on a wall inside the West Wing, several feet from the Oval Office. The 10...
Furnishings: Some Things Old, Something New
Byline: Jillian Badanes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's moving day for the Obamas. But unlike average folks, they don't have to worry about unpacking the moving van. The family can choose any piece of furniture ever used in their new home: the White...
Golden Opportunity Lost; Wizards Fall Again in Soft Portion of Schedule
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OAKLAND, Calif. -- Two weeks ago, the struggling Washington Wizards embarked on a stretch that featured eight games against teams with losing records. The Wizards saw it as a golden opportunity to make a...
'Guilty' Is Such Pleasure
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A.C. Newman's prog rock hooks and lilting, energetic voice are the heart and soul of the New Pornographers. While the group features compositions from Dan Bejar, and while concerts lacking rock chanteuse...
Hail to the Chief - 2009; the Anthem's Significance Is Profound
Byline: Sid Davis, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Following a glittering 1960s White House State Dinner with Leonard Bernstein conducting, the orchestra was several numbers into a Bernstein medley when President John Kennedy summoned military aide...
Hail to the Chiefs?
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES He kept us safe. At this writing, it seems likely that, when the history of George W. Bush's presidency is written, that statement will be one of its most laudable achievements. All of us - Republicans,...
Inaugural Emotions Take Hold of Nation
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The presidential inauguration of Barack Obama will be remembered as a pivotal day for America, but its significance may take years to sort out. The convergence of history, politics and public interest...
Inaugural Poet Fits Right in with Obama Choices
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, not a politician, but there's a symmetry between her selection as inaugural poet and that of the president-elect's choices for his inner circle of advisers. They...
In Overtime, Ovechkin Does It Again for Caps
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders might have the opportunity to add their own version of Alex Ovechkin in the forthcoming NHL draft, but for now their fans have to be content with watching the...
Jarring Shift for Bush; Now What after White House Years?
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A few minutes before noon Tuesday, as Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, the burden of the office will begin to lift from the shoulders of George W. Bush. The entire day...
Kelly O. Arrested for Slap
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse and Stephanie Green, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Kelly O. arrested for slap Kelly Osbourne was arrested earlier this month for reportedly slapping a journalist in a London nightclub last summer. According to People.com,...
Kenyan Envoy Doesn't Feel Left in Cold
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The longest-serving foreign ambassador in Washington remembers how witnessing his first U.S. presidential inauguration sent shivers down his spine, not from the majesty of the ceremony but from the bone-chilling...
Long-Term Budget Impact Is Uncertain
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Barack Obama takes the oath of office Tuesday, he faces an intensifying debate with both supporters and opponents over how, how fast, and how well the federal government can spend $825 billion to...
Michelle Obama Mobbed by Fans at D.C. Service Event
Byline: Michael Drost, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., were among thousands of volunteers at RFK Stadium on Monday filling care packages for U.S troops serving overseas. ...
New 3-Point Line Is Far from Cosmetic Change
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the NCAA announced it was moving back the 3-point line by a foot for men's college basketball this season, most coaches and players just shrugged indifferently. Most of those who had long lobbied...
New Era in Black Political Power
Byline: Claude R. Marx, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The success of Barack Obama has exposed the nation to the next generation of black leaders, many of whom have a different worldview from their predecessors. As we embark on the age of Obama,...
Now, Can He Do It?
Byline: Daniel Gallington, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Answering the campaign slogan yes we can, Americans today inaugurate a bright and articulate young man as our new president, but a man who has never run anything other than a small Senate...
Now It's Obama's Time to Shine; Longtime Followers Share His Moment
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As he asked Americans to channel their hopes into his candidacy, Barack Obama declared, This is our moment, this is our time. Now it's his moment. Mr. Obama spent more than 21 months with that...
Obama Dinners Salute McCain, Powell, Biden
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The night before taking the oath of office, President-elect Barack Obama said he would make bipartisanship a new way of doing business in this city as he feted his Republican presidential rival, Sen. John...
Obamas on Toes Tuesday Night; They Have Busy Agenda with 10 Balls
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff and Stephanie Green, THE WASHINGTON TIMES By nightfall, the swearing-in will be history and the parade will be played out. Barack Obama will officially be the 44th president of the United States, and a good number of...
Obama Urges Americans to Pitch in; Sets Example by Helping to Fix Shelter, Visiting Wounded GIs
Byline: Jon Ward and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama, on the eve of his inauguration, previewed his highly anticipated speech by challenging everyday Americans to take responsibility for their communities and not...
'Orpheus' in New Light; Rescuing a Wife He Detests
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baby, it was cold outside Saturday, but things were hotter inside the Atlas Performing Arts Center as the In Series uncorked its new and surprisingly lavish update of Jacques Offenbach's classic operetta...
Post-Inaugural Congress to Revisit Fiscal Crisis
Byline: S.A. Miller and Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress will return to work less than 24 hours after the historic inauguration of Barack Obama, tackling a busy schedule Wednesday that includes spending measures totaling more than $1...
Preserving Inaugural Keepsakes; Acid-Free Containers Suggested
Byline: Deborah K. Dietsch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Saving this commemorative edition of The Washington Times and other inaugural souvenirs takes more than a cardboard box if you really want them to last. Museum and library conservators who preserve...
President Obama's Journey
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two years ago, a freshman senator with almost no record but much audacity began an improbable campaign to become president. Today that journey ends with his taking the oath as the 44th President of the United States...
'President's Announcer' Feels Excitement; 52 Years as Parade Voice
Byline: Jeff Canning, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Charlie Brotman, the president's announcer, will watch the inaugural festivities from the same vantage point he's enjoyed for the past 52 years - atop the press box overlooking the parade. The native...
Rarely Is Matchup Really Super
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Face facts, football fans. How often do you ever get the Super Bowl you really want? A year ago, a lot of folks were rooting for a Patriots-Cowboys rematch, but they wound up with Pats-Giants instead. A couple...
Reflecting on the Path Set by King; NAACP Says Work Far from Accomplished
Byline: Timothy Warren, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forced to sit at the back of the bus to and from elementary school in Orlando, Fla., Mamie Graye never envisioned that a black man would be elected president during her lifetime. I'm glad that my son...
Religion and Politics I
Byline: Victor Morton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Religion and politics I Law professor Douglas W. Kmiec last year became one of Barack Obama's highest-profile Catholic backers, writing a book titled Can a Catholic Support Him? and citing such issues...
Reversing Downturn Is Obama's First Job; Stimulus Plan Has Hands out in All Sectors
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Catfish farmers are begging for $50 million to prop up their industry. Furniture and rug retailers covet $500 to $1,000 tax breaks for consumers who buy their wares. The Telecommunications Industry Association,...
Ricca, Mary Haley
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Tuesday, January 13, 2009, MARY HALEY RICCA of North Bethesda, MD. Beloved mother of John (Therese), Lorrie, Chris (Linda) Ricca and Jody (Jory) Ricca-Steiber; sister of Grace Gilmore, Billy Haley, Pat Haley, Ann...
Seen and Heard at Oracle Arena
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES OAKLAND, Calif. -- When the Wizards' plane touched down in San Francisco on Sunday evening, it was a welcome moment for California natives Nick Young and Dominic McGuire. Young, the backup shooting guard,...
Senators Ponder Vetting Czar Browner; New Post to Coordinate with Cabinet Members
Byline: Tom LoBianco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senators quizzing President-elect Barack Obama's energy and environment Cabinet members last week pondered whether they were vetting the wrong people - raising larger questions about who will steer the...
Sincere Gratitude to George W. Bush; Let's Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
Byline: Brian Gillin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the changing of the guard takes place at Pennsylvania Avenue, there will be no paucity of words about the man who has been the White House's occupant since 2001. Since many will typify the...
Speaking from the Shoulders of Giants; Obama's Inaugural Address Will Set Administration's Tone
Byline: Tammy S. Schultz and Robert J. Mahoney, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address today, he will set his administration's tone. President Obama will take the reins of a country enmeshed in an existential...
Story of the Week
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Welcome back, World Cup? There could be another World Cup of Hockey in 2011, and that is a good thing for the NHL. According to an ESPN.com report last week, the financial stipulations have been agreed...
TAKE YOUR PICK: Which QB Should Detroit Select First Overall in the Draft?
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Matt Stafford - The Georgia slinger unquestionably has the stronger arm. The strong-armed Texan could throw a perfect spiral through a piece of Plexiglas from 60 yards. His numbers improved every season...
Techies Get a Lego Up; Exercise Helps Microsoft Find Future Software Stars
Byline: Mark A. Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Erin Hoover, a Northern Virginia Community College student, was making a sculpture from tiny Lego blocks. But she also was trying to make a point: Women need to feel more welcome in software development...
Terrapins Already Facing Must-Win
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maybe it was the flight from Miami. Maybe it was gnawing annoyance of a last-minute loss a few days earlier. No matter the reason, Maryland coach Gary Williams reclined in a Tallahassee, Fla., hotel...
The Honeymoon Ends Promptly at Noon
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now we're about to see who Barack Obama really is. We won't any longer have to rely on parsing his speeches, looking for clues and deciphering the contradictions. We'll still get speeches - he delivers...
The Rule of Law
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Barack Obama promised to restore the rule of law and to prevent future wrongdoing by high-level government officials. To honor that promise, Mr. Obama should investigate, among others,...
Timing of Israeli Invasion Limited Obama's Options
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israel invaded the Gaza Strip in a bid to destroy archenemy Hamas before President-elect Barack Obama takes office Tuesday, preventing the new president from negotiating with a militant...
Tournament of Rare Renown
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The kickoff over the weekend of the 71st Corus International Tournament in its traditional setting in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands, is a reminder that the proliferation of superstrong, elite grandmaster...
Toward the Right Path
Byline: By Michael Franc, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Clearly, the single most important challenge for the Obama administration and the new Congress is to revive our ailing economy. Our arcane tax code, apparently too complex even for two of...
Traditions Stand Test of Time, D.C. Politics; Some Rituals Arise out of Accidents
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The presidential inauguration is steeped in history, pageantry and tradition, much of which occurred by accident. Take the first inauguration. When George Washington took the first oath of office...
Two Ships Passing
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TWO SHIPS PASSING That was President Bush's motorcade getting in formation to depart the White House for a Sunday night dinner with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at her Watergate apartment, just...
Welcome Party Costs $170 Million during Tough Times
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn and Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wall Street shares and home prices have tumbled, Americans' pensions have shrunk and the government is spending more than $1 trillion to bail out failing banks and businesses. Not...
Welcoming Stylish First Lady; Michelle Obama Poised for New Post
Byline: Andrea Billups, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the nation's new first lady, Michelle Obama enters a historic public role that offers no official job description but comes with a massive set of expectations. She must juggle the traditional, as...
World Awaits Obama's Inaugural Speech; Must Offer More Than Overview
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They could be the most important words President Obama will ever speak, fraught with gravitas, destiny and grandeur. The world is waiting for his inauguration speech - and so are the history books....
Young Disney Stars Celebrate Obama; Michelle, Jill Host Youth Ball
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This is the year of the young president, young daughters, young voters and their young children. So what better way to celebrate all of the above by inviting the biggest young stars in the Disney...