Alex Leary, Wall Street Journal

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Past articles by Alex:

DeSantis Campaign Stalls as He Tries to Court Trump’s GOP Fans and Foes Alike

The Florida governor’s support is flat in national and early-state polling. → Read More

GOP Rivals on Mission to Pry Evangelical Voters Away From Trump

Evangelicals have stuck by the former president through controversies. → Read More

Next Question for GOP 2024 Trump Challengers: When to Drop Out?

The former president and his foes agree that a large field lingering into next year would boost his chances of winning the nomination. → Read More

Trump Faces 2024 Split Screen of Campaign and Criminal Trials

The former president’s indictment ensures his legal woes will be front and center through the GOP primaries and next year’s general election. → Read More

Ron DeSantis Kicks Off Early-State Swing as Policy Fights With Trump Intensify

The Florida governor is on the ground seeking support in early nominating states, starting in Iowa. → Read More

DeSantis Presidential Campaign Looks to Rebound After Botched Twitter Announcement

GOP critics question the 2024 hopeful’s judgment as he plans aggressive travel schedule in early primary states. → Read More

Ron DeSantis to Launch 2024 Presidential Run in Twitter Talk With Elon Musk

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Elon Musk are to speak Wednesday on Twitter Spaces. → Read More

Mike Pence Edges Closer to Presidential Bid as Super PAC Forms to Back Him

The former vice president is visiting New Hampshire—the first-in-the-nation primary state—to deliver an economic speech. → Read More

Biden Announces Final Rules for Pension Bailout

The president says during a speech in Cleveland that pension plans can invest up to a third of the aid they receive in stocks. → Read More

Biden Faces Fresh Domestic Challenges After Europe Summits

The president now must grapple with concerns over the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling, a faltering U.S. economy and a tight window to pass legislation before the midterm elections. → Read More

U.S. to Support Ukraine for ‘As Long as It Takes,’ Biden Says

The U.S. president concluded days of summits in which nations pledged to aid Kyiv and counter Moscow, while Russian leader Vladimir Putin said “nothing has changed” in his goals in Ukraine. → Read More

Cassidy Hutchinson Went From Trump Loyalist to Testifying Against Him

The former aide rose quickly at the White House, putting her in place to witness events around the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

U.S. to Ramp Up Military Presence in Europe to Counter Russia

The U.S. will make its biggest military expansion in Europe since the Cold War, including its first permanent troop presence in Poland, as NATO prepares for two more members to join the alliance in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

G-7 Meeting to Conclude With Focus on China

The U.S. and other leading countries are set to conclude a summit with an agreement to focus on the rising challenges posed by China, even as Russia’s war in Ukraine was the most urgent concern of the gathering. → Read More

U.S. and G-7 Allies Detail Infrastructure Plan to Challenge China

The U.S. and allies laid out plans to invest billions of dollars for infrastructure projects in developing countries in an attempt to challenge a similar program by China, as they look to challenge autocracies. → Read More

G-7 Summit Brings Together Leaders Weakened by Inflation, Impatience at Home

The allies aim to project unity in their confrontation with Russia and sketch a plan for Ukraine’s reconstruction, but a grim economic and political backdrop on both sides of the Atlantic is sure to test their resolve. → Read More

G-7 to Expand Sanctions on Moscow With Ban on Russian Gold

The U.S. will join other leading countries in banning Russian gold imports, broadening a sanctions regime against Moscow as an international summit is set to begin Sunday. → Read More

Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Prompts Glee and Anger From U.S. Leaders

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the decision a historic victory, while Sens. Joe Manchin and Susan Collins criticized the justices who helped form the majority. → Read More

Mike Pence Plots 2024 Bid as Jan. 6 Hearings Remind Voters of His Break From Trump

The former vice president has been campaigning for GOP candidates—including high-profile critics of former President Donald Trump—and plans to make an economic speech Monday. → Read More

Biden Weighs Ending Some China Tariffs Soon in Response to Inflation

The administration will decide in the coming weeks on the Trump-era levies on Chinese goods to help ease inflation, as business groups push to lift them and unions seek their extension. → Read More