Penny Starr joined in January 2008 after working for more than 25 years in print media as an editor and senior manager. She has worked at newspapers and magazines in her native state of California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, South Carolina and now the nation’s capitol. As a senior staff writer at, Starr covers Congress, the White House and D.C. think tanks on issues ranging from domestic energy, to immigration, health, homeland security and religious freedom and also reports on a wide range of cultural issues. Starr has won numerous awards as a reporter, editor, columnist and photographer.

My Articles

March 2, 2015, 4:29 PM EST
President Barack Obama  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) ( – President Barack Obama has no events on his public schedule Tuesday morning when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak to a joint session of Conference.
March 2, 2015, 1:28 PM EST
( – Speaking on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) strongly criticized conservatives in Congress who are opposed to funding  President Barack Obama’s executive action to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, saying they are “irresponsible” and “have no concept of reality.”
February 26, 2015, 4:41 PM EST
( – Retired Marine Lt. Col.
February 26, 2015, 12:57 PM EST
  Retired neurosurgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., on Feb. 26, 2015. ( Starr)
February 26, 2015, 11:01 AM EST
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February 24, 2015, 3:12 PM EST
  Judy Martinez tries to reach family after being released by ICE at a Greyhound Bus station in Phoenix, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo)
February 23, 2015, 9:15 PM EST
Lady Gaga may have made it famous, but for years the rallying cry from the homosexual community was that they were “born this way.” Therefore, nothing could – or should – be done about one’s “sexual preference” be it lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
February 19, 2015, 4:43 PM EST
( – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said at the White House summit on ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ that not allowing Somalia Americans to send money to their homeland will give an advantage to radical Islamists who are trying to recruit people to their jihadist cause with offers like “a gun, a wife, and a few bucks.”
February 19, 2015, 1:31 PM EST
Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn. ( Starr)
February 18, 2015, 5:55 PM EST
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at the White House summit on countering violent extremism on Feb. 18, 2015. ( Starr)
February 18, 2015, 5:05 PM EST
  Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, spoke at the White House summit on countering violent extremism on Feb. 18, 2015. ( Starr)
February 13, 2015, 5:29 PM EST
William Braniff, the executive director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, was a witness at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Feb. 13, 2015. ( Starr)
February 10, 2015, 3:34 PM EST
House Speaker John boehner (R-Ohio) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP)