James Cullum

James Cullum has 210 articles published.

James Cullum
Multimedia journalist James Cullum has reported for over a decade to newspapers, magazines and websites in the D.C. metro area. He excels at finding order in chaotic environments, from slave liberations in South Sudan to the halls of the power in Washington, D.C.

What Will the U.S. Border Look Like in 2060?


“We’ve never really understood how big a problem we’re trying to solve,” says Border Patrol’s strategic analysis chief.

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How Are Government Contractors Impacted by Shutdown? Laying Off Employees, Floating Benefits, Urging End to Impasse

“I’m out of cash. I don’t know how to continue to support these employees… It’s a hellacious situation to be in.”

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Here’s How the Government Shutdown Affects the FBI

As the partial government shutdown drags into its fifth week, some 35,000 FBI agents and staff aren’t receiving a paycheck.

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Trump Tweet of Muslim Prayer Rugs at Border Sparks Controversy

The credibility of the Washington Examiner story has come into question, as no prayer rugs were provided as proof or described. 

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Dems Refuse Trump Offer to End Shutdown With 3-Year DACA, TPS Deal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) commended the president for his “bold” plan, and said he will introduce it in the Senate this week. 

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D.C.’s Metro System Losing $400,000 Daily Due to Government Shutdown

There has been a 16 percent loss in the average weekday ridership and 8 percent loss in Metrobus ridership of over 600,000 daily trips.

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OIG: Total Number of Children Involved in Family Separations ‘Unknown’

And House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) did not mince words in his disapproval of the report.

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Trump Calls for ‘Major Changes’ in Missile Defense Policy to ‘Shield Every City’

“We will recognize that space is a new war-fighting domain, with the Space Force leading the way,” the president said at the Pentagon.

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WATCH: 376 Migrants Cross Border into Arizona, Nearly Half of Them Children

The migrants burrowed through to the U.S. via seven passages dug under border fencing and turned themselves in to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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After Chase with UTV, Border Patrol Hauls $22.5M in Cocaine from Rio Grande

The driver took the UTV into the Rio Grande, and he and the smugglers swam to Mexico with a few bundles. The Border Patrol recovered 270 bricks of cocaine.

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