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Past articles by Eric:

Beto Will Have to Defy History to Win the White House

Congressmen are rarely competitive in presidential elections. Is the Texas Democrat an exception? → Read More


Michael Cohen reportedly reaches new plea deal with Mueller

Trump's former longtime attorney and fixer has also given more than 70 hours of testimony to the special counsel. → Read More


Trump says he may still pardon Manafort: “I wouldn’t take it off the table”

Manafort was convicted in August of fraud charges stemming from the Mueller probe. → Read More


Republicans block Senate vote on bill to protect Mueller probe from Trump

Chris Coons, Cory Booker and Jeff Flake attempted to bring the legislation to a Senate vote Wednesday, but the measure was blocked by Mike Lee of Utah. → Read More


Trump lashes out at Mueller, media after report on cooperation with Manafort legal team

Trump claimed without evidence that Mueller is pressuring witnesses in the Russia probe to lie about him. → Read More


Paul Manafort reportedly met with Julian Assange months before Democratic email leak

The alleged meeting took place around the time Manafort was chosen to chair the Trump campaign. → Read More


This Week in Trump-Russia News: Trump finally sends his answers to Mueller

Trump submits his written answers as the Mueller probe appears to near its end. → Read More


Trump absolving the Khashoggi killing is bad. Trump backing the Saudis’ war in Yemen is worse.

Trump is sending Riyadh a message that he'll turn a blind eye to the Saudis' brutal actions in Yemen that have left an estimated 85,000 children dead. → Read More


Trump in lock-step with Saudi leadership in distrust of CIA

A senior Saudi prince says the CIA should be "on trial" over Khashoggi killing conclusion. → Read More


Is it really putting “America first” to support Saudi Arabia?

Trump on Tuesday described Saudi Arabia as critical partner in the fight to "eliminate the threat of terrorism throughout the world." But the kingdom has also been part of the problem. → Read More


In looking the other way on Saudi Arabia, Trump again shows he will always side with the strongmen

Trump's statement of support for Mohammed bin Salman echoes his siding with Vladimir Putin and other human rights abusers. → Read More


Donald Trump claims to love the military. So why can’t he stop disrespecting veterans?

Trump's attacks on Adm. Bill McRaven are just the latest instances of the supposedly pro-military president disrespecting the military. → Read More


Trump visits California amid historic wildfires

Trump had been slammed for blaming the severity of the deadly blazes on "gross mismanagement of the forests" by state officials. → Read More


Trump defends relationship with Pence after reportedly questioning his loyalty

"I can't imagine any President having a better or closer relationship with their Vice President the two of us." → Read More


This Week in Trump-Russia News: Anticipation grows over Mueller’s next move

Trump ramps up his attacks on the special counsel as the investigation draws to a close. → Read More


Trump once again endorses Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker: “She will win!”

Pelosi is seeking to retake the gavel for the Democrats when they take over the House in January, but some in her party say they want new leadership. → Read More


Abrams slams Kemp’s “erosion of our democracy” as she ends Georgia gubernatorial bid

Abrams suspended her campaign, but did not concede to Kemp, whom she accused of voter disenfranchisement. → Read More


Faith leaders demand independent investigation into Jemel Roberson killing: “We want answers”

"We want answers," activists said in a press conference outside the Midlothian, Illinois, police station Friday. → Read More


“We are missing his presence already”: Activists call for murder charges in Jemel Roberson killing

The 26-year-old black security guard was helping stop a shooting at a Chicago-area bar Sunday when a white police officer killed him. → Read More


LAPD: Michael Avenatti arrested over alleged domestic violence

Avenatti became a household name this year as Stormy Daniels' lawyer and a harsh critic of Trump. → Read More