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 November 8, 2008

Activists Entreat Obama to Bring Them Change
Byline: Dan Catchpole, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TBILISI, Georgia -- Opposition protesters demonstrated Friday against President Mikheil Saakashvili's government and urged President-elect Barack Obama to help bring political change to Georgia. The...
Arrests of Illegals Surge in D.C., Va. Funding, Technology, Agency Cooperation Cited
Byline: Timothy Warren, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arrests of illegal aliens have increased about 50 percent over the past year in the District and Virginia because of greater funding, improved technology and better communication with police departments...
Blacks, Hispanics Nixed Gay Marriage; Loyalists Defied Obama Stance
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The record turnout of black and Hispanic voters played a key role in the victory of President-elect Barack Obama, but in California that same racial and ethnic factor also was instrumental in the passage...
Byrd Resigning as Chairman of Appropriations Committee
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in history, stepped down as chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Friday after weeks of speculation that his party's leadership was...
Caps Remain Optimistic; despite Struggles, Team 'Still Right in the Mix'
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES High expectations make it tough to evaluate how much the Washington Capitals have progressed during a season that is nearly a month old. In a 12-game span, there have been issues with the offense, the...
Day of Red-Hot Rivalries; Nation's Top Three Teams Look to Set the Tone
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the three teams atop the BCS standings facing tough challenges this weekend, viewers are on upset alert. Call it a code red as the nation's top teams visit or revisit shades of angst. * Red stick...
Dismissal Sought in Funds Fraud Case; Defense Cites Witness 'Perjury'
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense attorneys called on a judge Friday to drop embezzlement charges against a former top official at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., asserting that the prosecution's star witness committed perjury...
EU Gives World 100 Days to Fix Economic Crisis
Byline: Aoife White, ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS -- European Union leaders have backed a 100-day deadline for the world's leading economies to decide urgent global finance reforms, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday. Mr. Sarkozy, who...
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Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The followng are excerpts from editorials that ran in other newspapers: Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill., on the end of the U.S. presidential election: Depressed about the constant clamor from political candidates?...
In Ring, Losers' Legacies Live On
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fight Night, the annual boxing charity event that attracts the District's deepest pockets for a night of Epicurean excess, went off Thursday night without the slightest evidence of poverty - the Dow Jones...
Jobless Number Balloons to 6.5%; U.S. Recession Is 'Conclusive'
Byline: Patrice Hill and David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unemployment soared last month to a 14-year high, the Labor Department reported Friday, prompting the head of the panel that officially dates U.S. economic cycles to say there is no...
Knicks Streak Past Winless Wizards
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An hour before his team faced New York on Friday night, coach Eddie Jordan discussed the task that awaited his Washington Wizards, deeming the Knicks' run-and-gun offense difficult to stop. Another appropriate...
McCain Aides Debunk Uncharitable Palin Tales
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two top aides with the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain have denied the anonymous accusations circulating in the press about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican candidate's vice-presidential...
Obama and Darfur
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The crisis in Darfur is the most pressing humanitarian issue for President-elect Barack Obama. He can leverage the goodwill and pride in his recent electoral success to pressure the parties in Sudan to uphold the Comprehensive...
Obama Calls Mrs. Reagan to Apologize for a Bad Joke
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama called to apologize to former first lady Nancy Reagan on Friday after he made an errant joke at her expense in his first postelection press conference. Mr. Obama, answering...
Obama Helped Defeat Anti-Affirmative Action
Byline: Valerie Richardson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DENVER -- Ward Connerly says his anti-affirmative-action movement wouldn't have taken its first ballot defeat if not for a buzzsaw named Barack Obama. Mr. Connerly said Mr. Obama's organization...
Obama Pushes Stimulus Plan; Says 'Economy Is in Bad Shape' in First Press Conference since Win
Byline: Christina Bellantoni and Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO -- President-elect Barack Obama vowed in his first press conference Friday to move swiftly on a second economic stimulus plan, stressing he had no higher priority. He was joined...
Redskins Quickly Scoop Up Hall
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DeAngelo Hall was trouble in Atlanta and Oakland, but he's also a two-time Pro Bowl selection. So the Washington Redskins came to terms with the former Virginia Tech cornerback Friday on a one-year deal,...
Report Finds FBI Handling Terror Threats Better
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department's internal watchdog said Friday that the FBI has improved in recent years how it tracks and handles terrorism threats. But Inspector General Glenn A. Fine's office also found room...
Terps Can't Run from This Problem
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Chris Turner's evening of pressure and harassment was finally over. The Maryland quarterback left Lane Stadium like so many others who dared enter on a Thursday night. The junior...
Times They Are A-Changing; MLS Cup Features Slew of New Contenders This Year
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It would be refreshing to see some new faces at the MLS Cup on Nov. 23, and things will be different this year. The injury-plagued New England Revolution, runners-up the past three years, won't return...