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Recent articles by Michael:

'A particularly inappropriate time': Trump to welcome Erdogan despite Syria attack

The meeting could prove to be a political hornet's nest, provoking fresh bipartisan anger over Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. → Read More

Trump impeachment: Defense and State officials raised concerns about Ukraine policies

House Democrats released three more transcripts Monday evening, two days before public testimonies are scheduled to begin. → Read More

Staunch Trump ally Jim Jordan moved to House Intel panel ahead of public testimony

The transcripts of impeachment testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and former NSC Russia expert Fiona Hill were released Friday → Read More

The final chapter: Judge's ruling that Donald Trump must pay $2 million to charities ends troubled foundation's saga

A New York judge's ruling that President Donald Trump must pay $2 million to charity appears to close the books on the troubled Trump Foundation. → Read More

Trump to rally for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on eve of surprisingly close election

Donald Trump heads to Kentucky on Monday to hold a rally for Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican a tight election contest against Democrat Andy Beshear. → Read More

From 'bullying' to 'go big or go home': 5 takeaways from Trump impeachment inquiry transcripts

Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, said she was advised to show support for Donald Trump on Twitter, according to the transcripts. → Read More

GOP embraces impeachment fight in 2020 ads, betting Trump inquiry will backfire on Democrats

As Democrats inch closer to impeaching Trump, Republicans are pouring money into an effort they hope will convert his woes into a messaging win. → Read More

Trump: Portions of video of raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could be released

Donald Trump said he may release to the public a portion of the video of a raid that killed ISIS leader as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. → Read More

Donald Trump withheld details of ISIS raid from Nancy Pelosi, other congressional Democrats

Donald Trump did not give House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or other congressional Democrats advance notice of a raid that ended in the death of ISIS leader. → Read More

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after U.S.-led raid in Syria: reports

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi forged the extremist group known as ISIS; President Donald Trump cast his death as a major step toward elimination of ISIS. → Read More

'You cannot make up my life': Hillary Clinton's ties to impeachment inquiries against three presidents

Hillary Clinton wrote the book, or at least a memo, on impeachment. Her work has been cited in cases against three presidents, including her husband. → Read More

'Phony.' Donald Trump mocks 'emoluments' clause of U.S. Constitution that bans foreign gifts

President Donald Trump slams Constitution's “phony” Emoulments clause barring federal office holders from accepting gifts from foreign governments. → Read More

Donald Trump calls for public identification of Ukraine whistleblower

Railing against impeachment, President Trump called for the identification of the whistleblower who accused him of improperly pressuring Ukraine. → Read More

McAleenan to quit as acting Homeland Security secretary; Trump to name successor next week

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is stepping down after just six months on the job, President Donald Trump announced late Friday. → Read More

Donald Trump distances himself from Rudy Giuliani: 'He has been my attorney'

Donald Trump, facing an impeachment inquiry over the Ukraine scandal, wouldn't say if Rudy Giuliani was still his attorney. "I don't know," he said. → Read More

What is an impeachment inquiry? Nancy Pelosi announcement would be first step in a long process

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has hinted at a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Here's how the process works. → Read More

Trump says he'll release transcript of call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky

Trump he has authorized the release of a transcript of a phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky at the center of the Joe Biden controversy. → Read More

Trump acknowledges bringing up Joe Biden in phone call with Ukraine president

Lawmakers call for more details on a claim that Donald Trump pressured Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating Joe Biden. → Read More

Democratic debate: Winnowed debate stage puts all the front-runners together for first time

Democratic debate puts front-runners for presidential nomination on stage together for the first time, including Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. → Read More

Donald Trump denies overruling Pence and other advisers on Camp David meeting with Taliban

President Trump pushed back Monday on reports that he overruled objections from Vice President Pence and others on a meeting with Taliban leaders. → Read More