Timothy P. Carney

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Timothy Patrick Carney (born c. 1978) is a conservative investigative journalist based in Washington, D.C.

A native of Pelham in suburban Westchester County, New York, and a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, Carney is a protege of the late Robert Novak.[1]

In his position as senior political columnist at The Washington Examiner, Carney works with Michael Barone and Byron York. Previously, Carney had been the lobbying editor of The Examiner, in which capacity he investigated how interest groups distort the political process.[1]

Stephen G. Smith, senior editor of The Examiner, said that Carney "understands better than any [other] journalist in Washington how political money and friends in high places often trump the public interest. . . . like [Robert] Novak he's a tough and enterprising reporter."[1]

Earlier, Carney was a senior reporter and editor at the defunct Evans-Novak Political Report, a newsletter published by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, American Spectator magazine, and the Huffington Post.[1] He was a guest panelist on the original run of PBS's The McLaughlin Group commentary program.

Carney's 2009 work, with the foreword by U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas, is entitled Obamanomics: How Barack Obama is Bankrupting You, and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses. Commentator Jonah Goldberg calls this book "conservative muckraking at its best." David Freddoso, another colleague at The Washington Examiner, calls this work "meticulously researched [and] a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how Washington really works."[2]

Carney's first book, The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money, won two major distinctions, the Templeton Enterprise Award from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Lysander Spooner Award in 2006 for the "best book on liberty."[1]

In 2016, Carney refused to support Donald Trump for U.S. President on the grounds that he "underestimated" Trump's policies and resolve. The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court prompted Carney to re-assess the president in a positive light.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Markham Heid, "Carney named senior political columnist at 'The Washington Examiner'", August 17, 2010, Retrieved November 19, 2011
  2. Timothy P. Carney. timothycarney.glogspot.com. Retrieved on November 19, 2011.