William Cummings, The News Leader

William Cummings

The News Leader

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • The News Leader
  • USA TODAY
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • North Jersey News
Past:
  • El Paso Times
  • The Spectrum
  • The Des Moines Register
  • The Tennessean
  • MontgomeryAdvertiser
  • The News-Star
  • Rochester D and C
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Enquirer
  • DelmarvaNow!
  • and more…

Recent articles by William:

'We're not playing around': Md. Gov. Hogan says arrest for coronavirus offense sends 'great message'

Hogan announced he issuing a "stay at home" directive, which orders residents not to leave their homes except to get food, medicine or treatment → Read More

House Speaker Pelosi: $2 trillion coronavirus package 'just a down payment' on fight against outbreak

Pelosi also said Trump cost lives by his initial response to the crisis and called for "an after-action review" of his handling of the outbreak. → Read More

Pelosi says there will be a 'strong bipartisan vote' on coronavirus package, lays out priorities for future stimulus

Trump plans to sign the bill once it clears the House, where it is expected to passed when the body reconvenes at 9 a.m. EDT on Friday. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi says economic stimulus deal to fight coronavirus impacts possible in 'next few hours'

Mnuchin and Schumer said both sides were close to a deal and the Treasury secretary said talks were expected to resume Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. EDT. → Read More

'I can't jump in front of the microphone and push him down': Fauci addresses Trump coronavirus claims

"I can't jump in front of the microphone and push him down. OK, he said it. Let's try and get it corrected for the next time," Anthony Fauci said. → Read More

Rand Paul's coronavirus infection sends shockwaves through Senate during major stimulus debate

The diagnosis comes as the Senate prepares to move forward on a massive coronavirus stimulus aid package. → Read More

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there is 'no deal' on coronavirus stimulus package

Mitch McConnell is pushing a bill that would send $1,200 checks for most U.S. adults and hundreds of billions for businesses. → Read More

Biden, Sanders both cancel Cleveland events due to coronavirus concerns

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are separated by fewer than 100 delegates as six states head out to vote Tuesday. → Read More

'You're full of s***': Joe Biden gets in heated gun control debate with Detroit auto plant worker

The worker, among a group surrounding Biden at the Fiat Chrysler plant, accused Biden of "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right." → Read More

'I believe in Joe': Sen. Kamala Harris endorses Biden for president

"I will do everything in my power to help elect him the next President of the United States," Harris said in a tweet. → Read More

'Go to hell,' Donna Brazile tells RNC chair Ronna McDaniel over claim primary 'rigged' against Sanders

"We are not trying to prevent anyone from becoming the nominee. If you have the delegates and win, you will win," Brazile said. → Read More

Several Super Tuesday races were called as soon as polls closed. How are winners declared with 0% reporting?

When exit polls show one candidate with a massive lead that is well beyond the margin of error, networks make early projections. → Read More

A state-by-state breakdown of what to watch for on Super Tuesday, where 15 contests are up for grabs

About a third of the delegates needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination is up for grabs in the voting bonanza known as Super Tuesday. → Read More

Amy Klobuchar endorses Joe Biden: 'Vote for decency, vote for dignity, vote for a heart for our country' – updates

Biden says 'Pete knows that the role of the president is not just to fight, is not just to win, it's to heal.' → Read More

Pence says Trump Jr. 'justified' to claim Democrats hope coronavirus 'kills millions'

Last week, Donald Trump Jr. said Democrats hope the coronavirus "kills millions of people so that they could end Donald Trump's streak of winning." → Read More

Sanders supporters denounce news outlets calling SC primary for Biden 'with 0%' of the vote

The early call, based on South Carolina exit polls, infuriated many supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who finished a distant second. → Read More

Biden dominates, Sanders slips to second and other takeaways from the South Carolina primary

After nearly a month of underperforming in Iowa and New Hampshire, and finishing in a distant second in Nevada, Biden sealed a definitive win Saturday. → Read More

Sanders leads Biden in key Super Tuesday states of California, Texas and North Carolina, polls find

Notably, all of the polls were conducted before Biden's decisive win in the South Carolina primary, which he hopes will create Super Tuesday momentum. → Read More

'We'll get through this': Mike Pence says 'no question' there will be more coronavirus cases

"There will be more cases. There's no question," Mike Pence said. But "I'm very confident we're ready. And I know that we’ll get through this." → Read More

ABC News suspends veteran correspondent over comments captured in undercover Project Veritas video

ABC News said it suspended veteran correspondent David Wright because his comments hurt the network's "reputation for fairness and impartiality." → Read More