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Recent articles by Jonathan:

Inside Biden's edge: Trump hasn't expanded his base

Trump has held his base since 2016, but Biden is outperforming Hillary Clinton. → Read More

Trump offered FBI director job to John Kelly, asked for loyalty

"Kelly has said that having to say no to Trump was like 'French kissing a chainsaw.'" → Read More

Trump echoes Peter Navarro's "deep state" rhetoric about the FDA

Navarro has been venting at the FDA for weeks at what he perceives as its slowness to approve therapeutics. → Read More

New Trump ad attacks Biden's mental faculties

The ad contrasts older footage of Biden speaking articulately with newer clips of him stumbling over his words. → Read More

Trump eyes new unproven virus "cure" promoted by Ben Carson and the CEO of MyPillow

It's part of a pattern in which outside allies push unproven products to Trump. → Read More

Exclusive: Trump never raised Russia's Taliban bounties with Putin

President Trump has never confronted Vladimir Putin with intelligence indicating Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. troops, he told “Axios on HBO” in an interview on Tuesday. Why it matters: Democrats have seized on the issue, and Trump's reluctance to discuss it, as evidence he’s unwilling to challenge Putin even when American lives are at stake. * Trump spoke with Putin on Thursday, and… → Read More

Mary Trump book: How she leaked Trump financials to NYT

It was an effort to expose the president, whom she portrays as a dangerous sociopath. → Read More

How Tucker Carlson monologues predict what Trump will say next

The two are becoming indistinguishable. → Read More

The hidden aftershocks of John Bolton's memoir as foreign government officials remain fixated

Bolton's detailed inside-the-Oval revelations have raised the blood pressure of allies. → Read More

Scoop: Trump regrets following Jared Kushner's advice, thinks it has hurt him politically

Sources say the president is resolving to jettison any policies that go against his instincts, such as police reform. → Read More

Scoop: Kushner changes top Trump campaign staff

Michael Glassner's reassignment follows the Tulsa rally debacle. → Read More

The inside story of Trump's North Carolina embarrassment

After congratulating Cawthorn, Trump told the young real estate investor he didn't even know the woman his team told him to endorse. → Read More

Bolton on a Trump second term: Be afraid

Two subjects the former national security wouldn't discuss: his legal situation and note-taking practices. → Read More

Exclusive: Trump cold on Venezuela's Juan Guaidó, would consider meeting Maduro

John Bolton claims that by spring 2019, Trump was calling Guaidó the 'Beto O'Rourke of Venezuela,' → Read More

Trump: Esper, Milley "should be proud" of Lafayette Square walk

In an interview with Axios, the president declined to say he retains full confidence in his defense secretary. → Read More

Trump: Expect "wild evening" in Tulsa, mask optional

In an interview with Axios, Trump said people at the rally should "do what they want" on masks. → Read More

Trump to use Tulsa as test run for mass crowds ahead of convention

By drawing tens of thousands, the campaign can project support for a comeback amid the pandemic while testing crowd control. → Read More

Concerned about "brutal" internal polling, Trump's top aides plot new theme

Trump is at a low point in his presidency and re-election campaign. → Read More

Republican National Convention search expands across Sun Belt

The RNC is planning site visits over the next 10 days to more than a half-dozen cities. → Read More

Trump privately scolded, warned by allies over violent protest rhetoric

Numerous advisers worry Trump's incendiary tweets could escalate racial tensions and hurt him politically. → Read More