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Recent articles by Michael:

Trump jokes he might leave country if he loses to Joe Biden in Nov. 3 election

President Donald Trump suggested Friday he might take drastic action if he loses to Democrat Joe Biden. → Read More

Trump tries to rev up base in unlikely battleground of Georgia as polls show tight race with Biden

Bill Clinton was the last Democrat to carry Georgia in a presidential race, but polls show Joe Biden in a tight race with Donald Trump. → Read More

Trump jokes he might leave country if he loses to Joe Biden in Nov. 3 election

President Donald Trump suggested Friday he might take drastic action if he loses to Democrat Joe Biden. → Read More

Trump claims he no longer has COVID as White House dodges questions on whether he has tested negative

Trump did not say in the interview whether he has tested negative for COVID-19. A memo by his physician, Dr. Sean Conley, didn’t address that either. → Read More

LIVE: Coronavirus front and center as Pence, Harris square off in only vice presidential debate

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will hold the only vice presidential debate, which comes as Trump and White House battle an outbreak of COVID. → Read More

Trump will return to the White House after three days fighting COVID at Walter Reed

Trump's doctors signaled the possibility the president could be released from Walter Reed hospital if his COVID-19 symptoms continued to improve. → Read More

'Doing very well': Trump White House physician Sean Conley 'extremely happy' with progress

Trump remained at Walter Reed hospital Saturday after he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and were experiencing symptoms → Read More

Trump and aides oppose debate rule changes and hint they could put future debates at risk

Donald Trump's re-election campaign opposes plans to put in place new rules for his next two debates with Democratic challenger Joe Biden. → Read More

Mock debates? Briefing books? How Trump and Biden are preparing for their first debate in Cleveland

Donald Trump and Joe Biden are taking vastly different approaches in preparing for the first debate of the presidential election. → Read More

Trump, other mourners to pay respects to Ginsburg during second day of viewing at Supreme Court

Donald Trump to pay respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg as he gears up for a bruising battle to confirm the liberal justice's successor. → Read More

Joe Biden urges peace, patience following Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

Protests in Louisville have continued for months following the March 13 police shooting of the 26-year-old EMT who was killed in her home. → Read More

Trump, Democrats thrust Supreme Court fight forward as a central issue in November election

The Supreme Court vacancy caused by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgh's death gives Trump a chance to shift the focus of the election away from COVID-19. → Read More

Trump says all Americans will have coronavirus vaccine by April, at odds with CDC timeline

Trump's assessment differs from the one offered by CDC director Robert Redfield, who said a vaccine could be available by late spring or next summer. → Read More

Trump says CDC Director Robert Redfield 'confused' about coronavirus vaccine, mask efficacy. Redfield responded.

Donald Trump took issue with CDC director Robert Redfield's comments that face masks are more effective than a vaccine at stopping spread of COVID. → Read More

Israel signs accords with United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at White House ceremony

Donald Trump's allies hope the accords will burnish his credentials as peacemaker as the U.S. presidential election nears. → Read More

Trump's tensions with the military grow after reports that he disparaged soldiers, generals

GOP Rep. Mac Thornberry disagreed with Trump's remark that Pentagon leaders "want to do nothing but fight wars." "It's exactly the opposite," he said. → Read More

Trump's tensions with the military grow after reports that he disparaged soldiers, generals

GOP Rep. Mac Thornberry disagreed with Trump's remark that Pentagon leaders "want to do nothing but fight wars." "It's exactly the opposite," he said. → Read More

Trump says former chief of staff Gen. John Kelly couldn't 'handle the pressure' of the job

The president's criticism of his former chief of staff comes as he's facing explosive allegations that he disparaged fallen U.S. soldiers. → Read More

From 'dark shadows' to 'thugs' on a plane, Trump wades deeper into conspiracy theories as election nears

Donald Trump spreads unfounded conspiracy theories and Internet gossip as he ramps up his campaign for a second term. → Read More

Donald Trump to visit Kenosha amid accusations he's trying to turn racial unrest into election advantage

The White House said Trump wants to go to Kenosha to visit "hurting Americans." Democrats say he wants to capitalize on unrest. → Read More