Charles Hurt is political columnist for The Washington Times. Prior to joining The Times, he was The New York Post's D.C. Bureau Chief and news columnist covering the White House for five years. While at The Post, he covered the presidential campaigns of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and Barack Obama. He traveled extensively with the campaigns during the long 2008 Democratic Primary, the general election and covered both Democratic and Republican conventions.

A native of Chatham, Va., Hurt began newspapering with short stints during college at the Danville Register & Bee, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His first full-time job was on the city desk of the Detroit News, covering the city's collapsing public school system, corrupt city politics and disfunctional fire department.

Since 2001, he has covered national politics from Washington. Before joining the Post, Hurt followed the 2004 presidential campaign and covered congress for the Washington Times.

He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife and three children.

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