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Recent articles by Michael:

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

AG William Barr to throw a pricey, private holiday party at DC's Trump International Hotel

Attorney General William Barr to throw party at DC's Trump International Hotel, as lines blur on Trump's private businesses and administration → Read More

Donald Trump re-ups desire for Russia to join G7, says Putin 'outsmarted' Barack Obama

Trump doubled down on his support for Russia returning to the G-7, telling reporters that he isn’t concerned about the blow back of such a move on him. → Read More

Trump only world leader not seen at G-7 meeting on climate

President Donald Trump appeared to skip a G-7 session focused on climate and biodiversity that was attended by other world leaders Monday. → Read More

Trump slams report that he discussed using nuclear weapons to break up hurricanes

President Donald Trump on Monday described as "ridiculous" a report that he discussed using nuclear weapons to alter the course of hurricanes. → Read More

'They mean business.' Trump tells G7 that Chinese trade officials called to restart talks

President Donald Trump said Monday that Chinese officials called to restart talks amid an escalating trade war that sent markets spinning last week. → Read More

Behind-the-scenes discord rattles G7 summit despite Donald Trump's claim that all is well

President Trump denied reports of tension among world leaders at the G-7 summit, but behind-the-scenes discord is rattling the gathering in France. → Read More

At G7, EU warns it will respond 'in kind' if Trump puts tariff on French wine

The European Council President Donald Tusk says the E.U. will stand by France if Trump follows through on his threat to put tariffs on French wines. → Read More

Donald Trump cancels trip to Denmark after prime minister dismisses his offer to buy Greenland as 'absurd'

President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a trip to Denmark on Tuesday after that country's prime minister dismissed his offer to buy Greenland as "absurd." → Read More

White House makes contingency plan for recession, including possible payroll tax cut

President Donald Trump insists the economy is strong, but White House officials reportedly have begun looking for ways to prevent a recession. → Read More

Donald Trump names Joseph Maguire acting spy chief after succession turmoil

Donald Trump has named Joseph Maguire, a retired Navy officer, as his acting Director of National Intelligence following a series shakeups for the job. → Read More

Donald Trump blasts white nationalism, vows to respond with 'urgent resolve' to El Paso, Dayton shootings

President Donald Trump condemned white nationalism and vowed that the nation will respond with "urgent resolve" to a weekend of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. → Read More

Donald Trump: John Ratcliffe withdrawing his name to be Director of National Intelligence

President Donald Trump said Friday Rep. John Ratcliffe is withdrawing his bid to become Director of National Intelligence after resume controversy. → Read More

'Self-inflicted wound': Donald Trump signs budget bill as experts warn he's on track to add trillions to U.S. debt

Donald Trump claimed when he was a candidate that he could erase the national debt in eight years. He has instead raised it by more than $4 trillion. → Read More

Democratic debate 2019: Progressive titans Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren take center stage

Progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are the top polling candidates at the first night of the Democratic debate in Detroit. → Read More

Donald Trump blames supporters for 'send her back' taunts against black lawmaker

President Donald Trump said he was "not happy" with a chant of "send her back" that erupted Thursday at his rally in North Carolina a day before. → Read More

House GOP leaders refuse to condemn Donald Trump's racist tweets, say the uproar is 'all about politics'

House GOP leaders declined to condemn Donald Trump's racist remarks urging Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from. → Read More

'Care every American would be proud of': Pence lauds conditions at Texas border facility

Vice President Mike Pence and a group of Senate Republicans toured a border facility in Texas amid concerns over conditions at such centers. → Read More

'Foreign leaders loved her': Donald Trump defends daughter Ivanka's role as unofficial diplomat

President Donald Trump is defending daughter Ivanka Trump's role as unofficial diplomat amid criticism of her involvement in the G-20 summit. → Read More