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William Cummings

The Des Moines Register

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Recent articles by William:

Former Pa. Rep. Joe Sestak becomes 24th candidate for Democratic 2020 presidential nomination

Sestak, 67, is a former Navy veteran vice admiral who was elected to the House in 2007 and again in 2009. → Read More

'Achomlishments': Photographer snaps look at Trump's notes in Rose Garden news conference

Critics on Twitter took particular delight in mocking the president's misspellings, including Rep. Don Beyer, who listed Democrats' "achomlishments." → Read More

Ilhan Omar's abortion stance attacked by HUD Secretary Ben Carson after 'sleep' insult

HUD Secretary Ben Carson told Rep. Ilhan Omar in a tweet that he cares "about all people, even those she doesn't recognize as having a right to life." → Read More

Harriet Tubman $20 bill delayed for several years, leaving Andrew Jackson in place, Mnuchin says

The $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman in place of President Andrew Jackson was delayed due to potential 'counterfeiting issues,' Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said. → Read More

Trump Treasury Secretary says Harriet Tubman $20 bill release delayed 8 years

"The ultimate decision on the redesign will most likely be another secretary's down the road," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday. → Read More

Rashida Tlaib advises Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to lawyer up for role in 'cover up'

"Secretary, please seek out legal advice ... because the Department of Justice is not protecting you, it's protecting the president," Rep. Tlaib said. → Read More

Man arrested for throwing milkshake on Brexit leader Nigel Farage to protest his 'racism'

Nigel Farage was doused with a milkshake by a man who said he was protesting the Brexit Party leader's "bile and racism." → Read More

Trump may pardon troops in war crime cases, including SEAL Edward Gallagher, reports say

The reports said some high-profile cases are under consideration for pardons. One involves a Navy SEAL accused of killing civilians. → Read More

'I didn’t need money': Trump bristles at report Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity

"When you don't need or want money, you don't need or want banks," Trump said. But he still owes Deutsche Bank $300 million. → Read More

Trump attacks Rep. Amash as a 'loser' and 'lightweight' after the Republican calls for impeachment

Trump said he was "never a fan" of Rep. Amash, whom he called "a total lightweight." "Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents hands!" → Read More

'Resistance is not futile': Red Hen owner says booting Sarah Sanders was great for business

"After nearly a year, I’m happy to say that business is still good. Better than good, actually," said Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of the Red Hen, in an op-ed for the Washington Post. → Read More

Tell her to 'look at my record': Biden responds to Ocasio-Cortez's criticism on climate

"I’ve never been middle of the road on the environment," Biden said. "Tell her to check the statements that I made and look at my record." → Read More

Kamala Harris says there is a 'breakdown of responsibilities' and likely 'constitutional crisis'

Harris joins other high-ranking Democrats in describing the standoff between the executive and legislative branches as a crisis. → Read More

'Only in the Panhandle': Trump chuckles when audience member suggests shooting migrants

"Only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement," Trump joked, as the crowd laughed and cheered. → Read More

Man who once headed El Paso FBI office now picked by Donald Trump to lead ICE

Mark Morgan, former Border Patrol chief and special agent in charge of the El Paso Division of the FBI. → Read More

Trump proposes raising tariffs to a total of 25% on $575 billion in Chinese goods

Trump believes the economy is thriving partly because of – not despite – the tariffs. And he vowed more taxes on Chinese imports would come this week. → Read More

'America deserves better. You should resign': Key moments from William Barr's testimony

Attorney General William Barr's testimony today featured some political fireworks. → Read More

Read what Attorney General William Barr plans to tell Congress about the Mueller report

Barr defended his handling of the special counsel's investigation and his release of Mueller's report, saying "the record speaks for itself." → Read More

Trump Federal Reserve pick Stephen Moore once said he's not 'a big believer in democracy'

"I'm not even a big believer in democracy. I always say that democracy can be two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner," Moore said. → Read More

'Oh my God. This is terrible.': Top quotes from special counsel Robert Mueller's report

"Lawyers don't take notes. I never had a lawyer who took notes," Trump told counsel Don McGahn, who replied he did because he's a "real lawyer." → Read More