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Recent articles by William:

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is in the hospital with coronavirus

Herman Cain is "resting comfortably in an Atlanta-area hospital" a statement on his Twitter account said. → Read More

'Indefensible': Trump slammed for sharing video where supporter yells 'white power' at protesters

"There's no question he should not have retweeted it and he should just take it down," said Republican Sen. Tim Scott. → Read More

Pence posts, then deletes, tweet with photo of Trump campaign staffers not wearing masks or distancing

At least 70 people could be seen in the photo. None appeared to be wearing masks or maintaining the six feet of distance recommended by CDC. → Read More

'I should not have been there': Joint Chiefs Chair Mark Milley says it was a 'mistake' to walk with Trump to church

"As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it," Gen. Milley said. → Read More

Just 27% of registered voters think President Donald Trump is a religious man, poll finds

Two out of five Evangelicals agreed President Donald Trump is religious, making them the subgroup with the highest percentage believing so in a new poll. → Read More

'Make it stop': George Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd urges Congress to 'do the right thing'

Philonise Floyd's appearance comes as Democrats and Republicans craft their own bills to address demands from protesters decrying police brutality. → Read More

'Everything is under perfect control': Trump says he ordered National Guard to leave DC

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had objected to the deployment of National Guard members in the city without her request . → Read More

Four in five voters feel the nation is 'out of control', poll finds

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday, just 15% of voters think matters in the USA are under control. → Read More

'You sound completely barking mad': Piers Morgan, Giuliani trade insults over Trump's George Floyd tweet

"You sound deranged. You're abusive. And it's really sad to see what's happened to you," the British TV host said to the former New York mayor. → Read More

Americans disapprove of Trump response to George Floyd death and protests, polls find

A majority said in an Emerson College poll that race relations are now just as bad (30%) or worse (25%) than they were during the civil rights era. → Read More

Trump says he'll designate Antifa a terror organization, blames group for violence at George Floyd protests

Trump is convinced the loosely affiliated group of militant anti-fascists is behind the violence at protests following George Floyd's death. → Read More

'Just sometimes stop talking': Atlanta Mayor says Trump tweets making anger over George Floyd worse

"We are beyond a tipping point in this country. And his rhetoric only inflames that. And he should just sometimes stop talking," Bottoms said. → Read More

World Health Organization drops hydroxychloroquine from global coronavirus treatment study

WHO's director said there would be a "pause" on the use of the drug after a study found a lower survival rate among COVID-19 patients using it. → Read More

New polls show Biden leading Trump in key states of Arizona, Florida and Virginia

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in three key battleground states, according to separate polls released Tuesday. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi says Trump is 'morbidly obese' and should not take hydroxychloroquine

"He's our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists," Pelosi said. → Read More

Eric Trump says lockdowns about hurting his dad, coronavirus fears will disappear after election

Eric Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, "The Democrats are trying to milk this for everything they can and it's sad." → Read More

Bipartisan group of lawmakers unveil compensation fund for essential workers struck by COVID-19

The bill would create a fund modeled on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund for those required to go to work during the pandemic. → Read More

Ousted HHS official Rick Bright says he's concerned US moving too quickly on coronavirus vaccine

Rick Bright, an immunologist who says he was unfairly ousted from HHS, testified before a House committee Thursday. → Read More

'Unrivaled?' Fact-checking Donald Trump's claims about COVID-19 testing

"We've developed a testing capacity unmatched and unrivaled anywhere in the world, and it's not even close," Trump told reporters on Monday. → Read More

'Ask China': Trump abruptly ends news conference after reporter question on coronavirus testing

"Sir, why are you saying that to me specifically? That I should ask China?" asked Jiang, who was raised in West Virginia. → Read More