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Recent articles by William:

Democrats take the stage for the second night of debate in Detroit. Here's how to watch and what you should know

Ten Democratic candidates took the stage Tuesday in Detroit to battle for primary voters' hearts and minds. Ten more will be out there Wednesday. → Read More

Trump says Democrats 'always play the race card,' then calls Elijah Cummings 'racist'

President Donald Trump went on to call Cummings a "racist" who should "focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district, and Baltimore itself." → Read More

'Better to have a few rats than to be one': Baltimore Sun responds to Trump insults of its city

"Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics," The Baltimore Sun's editorial board wrote. → Read More

'It is not a witch hunt': Top moments from Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress

Robert Mueller pushed back against President Donald Trump's charge that the Russia investigation was a "witch hunt." → Read More

Robert Mueller testimony: Read the full text of ex-special counsel's opening statement to Congress

Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017 to look into the Kremlin's efforts to sway the outcome of the 2016 election. → Read More

Sen. Cory Booker says he may 'feel like punching' Trump but he doesn't want to sink to his level

Booker said it "would be bad for this elderly, out-of-shape man" if he punched him, adding that Trump is a "physically weak specimen." → Read More

Many Americans have never heard of the 'the Squad' and many don't see them favorably, poll finds

Within 'the Squad,' Ocasio-Cortez came in with the highest favorable rating at 23%, followed by Omar at 19%, Tlaib at 18% and Pressley at 17%. → Read More

Louisiana police officer's Facebook post says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'needs a round,' report says

"This vile idiot needs a round," read the officer's post. "And I don't mean the kind she used to serve," he said of the former bartender. → Read More

Illinois GOP group apologizes for offensive 'Jihad Squad' post about AOC, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley

The meme depicts Omar with a shotgun, Pressley pointing a pistol with a grin, Tlaib screaming in anger and Ocasio-Cortez in a slinky red dress. → Read More

Mike Pence: If crowds chant 'send her back,' Trump 'might make an effort to speak out'

Vice President Mike Pence said President Donald Trump "might make an effort to speak out about it" if attendies at his rallies chant "Send her back." → Read More

Fox News host Chris Wallace tells Stephen Miller: 'No question' Trump is 'stoking racial divisions'

"I’ve never called any of his tweets racist, but there's no question that he is stoking racial divisions," said "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. → Read More

Mike Pence says Trump 'might make an effort to speak out' if 'send her back' chant happens again

Trump described the audience that chanted, "Send her back" about Rep. Ilhan Omar as "incredible people" and "incredible patriots." → Read More

Georgia state lawmaker Erica Thomas now uncertain man told her to 'go back to where you came from'

"I don’t want to say he said 'go back to your country' or 'go back to where you came from' but he was making those types of references," Thomas said. → Read More

Outrage, expressions of support for Rep. Ilhan Omar after 'send her back' chant at Trump rally

Republicans and Democrats denounced chants of "send her back" at Trump's Wednesday rally in North Carolina. → Read More

The 4 House Republicans who voted with Democrats to condemn Trump's racist tweets toward 'The Squad'

The House resolution, which said Trump's "racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color" passed 240-187. → Read More

George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway, calls Trump a racist in op-ed

"Sunday left no doubt. Naivete, resentment and outright racism, roiled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president," wrote George Conway. → Read More

Trump should 'aim higher': Lindsey Graham and other Republicans respond to Trump's 'go back' tweets

"We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists," Sen. Lindsey Graham said. But he advised Trump to "aim higher" in his attacks. → Read More

Trump tells congresswomen to 'go back' to the 'crime infested places from which they came'

Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she rejects Trump's "xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation" and said they reaffirm that "his plan to 'Make America Great Again' has always been about making America white again." → Read More

Trump says he's 'so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius' in tweet bashing 2020 Dems

Trump wondered how anyone could imagine a different president instead of "what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius!" → Read More

Penalizing candidates who interrupt, and other changes coming to the Democratic debates

The candidates in the Democratic debates will not be asked to give one-word answers or just raise their hands in response to complex policy issues. → Read More