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William Cummings

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  • North Jersey News
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  • El Paso Times
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  • Indianapolis Star
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Recent articles by William:

Biden hits back on calls for his list of Supreme Court nominees, gives 3 reasons candidates shouldn't do it

"There's a reason why no presidential candidate, other than Donald Trump has ever done such a thing," Biden said after the death of Justice Ginsburg. → Read More

Pelosi says Democrats 'have our options' when asked about impeaching Trump if he replaces Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death less than two months before the election has fueled a fierce debate over the timing of her replacement. → Read More

Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins oppose vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg replacement before election

Murkowski joins Sen. Collins of Maine as the only two Senate Republicans to explicitly reject the idea of voting on a nominee before the election. → Read More

Poll: About 6 in 10 voters don't expect to know who won on election night – and they're OK with that

Experts believe it is possible this year's results could be delayed due to an expansion of early and absentee voting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Bob Woodward book takeaways: Trump admits 'playing' down COVID threat, secret nuclear program, Kim Jong Un letters

Bob Woodward's new book about President Trump includes a jarring admission from Trump that he was 'playing' down the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Kayleigh McEnany requests fact check after Obama coronavirus vaccine comment goes viral

McEnany criticized the Obama administration's handling of the 2009 swine flu epidemic, not the COVID-19 pandemic, during a "Fox & Friends" interview. → Read More

Ex- GOP Sen. and Defense Secretary Hagel: Trump reportedly calling troops 'losers' is 'despicable,' fits pattern

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cited a "litany of past things" Trump has said that "corroborates" the claims in The Atlantic article. → Read More

North Carolina presidential ballots are being sent out. What you need to know about Election Day.

North Carolina started its mail voting process on Sept. 4, making it the first state to do so as Election Day approaches. → Read More

Destroyed Kenosha store's owners refused to be part of Trump 'circus,' president met with old owner instead

"I politely declined coming down there. I didn't want to be part of that fiasco," Rode's Camera Shop co-owner Paul Willette said. → Read More

Trump tells Ingraham some officers 'choke' during shootings, saying 'They miss a 3-foot putt'

"They choke, just like in a golf tournament, they miss a 3-foot putt," Trump said, explaining how police officers can panic under pressure. → Read More

Schiff vows to 'compel' intelligence on election security after DNI head Ratcliffe ends in-person briefings

"This intelligence paid for by taxpayers doesn't belong to Donald Trump," Schiff said. "It belongs to the American people." → Read More

'He can't be trusted': Michael Cohen denounces Trump in ads airing during Republican National Convention

"For more than a decade, I was President Trump's right-hand man, fixer and confidant," Cohen says in ad. "I was part of creating an illusion." → Read More

Joe Biden 'has not been tested' for COVID-19 but his campaign is confident 'he has not had the virus'

A campaign official said Biden has followed the "strictest protocols" to prevent exposure and that those around him undergo 'the appropriate testing.' → Read More

Meadows: Trump claim that FDA 'deep state' is trying hurt him politically was about 'cutting red tape'

"If they don’t see the light, they need to feel the heat because the American people are suffering," Meadows said in explaining Trump's tweet. → Read More

27 former Republican members of Congress announce they'll support Joe Biden over Trump

The campaign said the group signals the launch of Republicans for Biden, a "national effort to engage Republicans who are supporting Biden this fall." → Read More

Democrats plan to project COVID-19 deaths outside DC hall holding RNC events

As Republicans deliver speeches in Washington, Democrats plan to project the ever-rising number of coronavirus cases and deaths outside the building. → Read More

'He has no principles. None.': Maryanne Trump Barry tears into her brother in secretly taped audio

President Trump's older sister Marryanne Trump Barry described her brother as a man with no principles who cannot be trusted. → Read More

Who's speaking at the RNC? What we know about the newly released lineup.

Here's what we know so far about the Republican National Convention slated to take place from Aug. 24 to Aug. 27. → Read More

Trump campaign bashes Tuesday at DNC as 'loser night,' targeting Sally Yates, AOC

Fox News host Laura Ingraham described the lineup as a "veritable who's who of failures, each of whom have done immense damage to our country." → Read More

John Bolton worries 'what would happen to the country' if Trump reelected. But he's still not voting for Biden

"This will be the first time in my adult political career when I won't be voting for the Republican nominee for president," Bolton said. → Read More