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Recent articles by John:

Trump slammed for using offensive, 'racist' remarks at Tulsa rally

Trump's remarks at a rally in Tulsa came days after the death of George Floyd has reopened wounds around issues of race and police conduct in America. → Read More

Trump’s Tulsa rally: He says he wanted to 'slow the testing down' on COVID-19 and other takeaways

The president used the rally to brag about his coronavirus response, slam the media, and defend confederate statues amidst a high race tensions. → Read More

'Turning point' or massive risk? Trump gambles with a rally in Tulsa that could shape his campaign

Trump's rally in Tulsa, his first since March, could kickstart his struggling reelection effort or set it back, political observers say. → Read More

6 Trump campaign staff working on pivotal Tulsa rally test positive for coronavirus

Trump's rally in Tulsa is his first campaign event since before the coronavirus shut down the country. Here's the latest updates from the event. → Read More

Trump Justice Department sues to block John Bolton from publishing book

The lawsuit comes a day Trump asserted former national security advisor John Bolton would have a 'criminal problem' by publishing the book. → Read More

Trump signs order addressing police misconduct, but some experts say it's not enough

President Trump unveiled an executive order aimed at boosting police training and mental health services as well as tracking police misconduct. → Read More

'I feel the gravity of this moment': Thousands gather on nation's capital on ninth day of protests over George Floyd's death

Thousands gathered peacefully at iconic city sites – the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and near the White House – for marches and mass demonstrations. → Read More

Tear gas vs. pepper spray. Debate over methods used to clear Lafayette Square turns political

A debate over use of force in Lafayette Square includes whether police deployed tear gas to remove peaceful protesters for Trump's walk to a church. → Read More

White House mood darkens as Trump battles with James Mattis, criticism over Bible photo op

Even for a president who courts chaos, it's been a tumultuous week for Trump. The constant string of bad news is taking its toll on the White House. → Read More

Trump to hold news conference to tout jobs numbers amid George Floyd protests, coronavirus

Trump's press conference comes on the same day he is going to Maine to tour a factory that makes medical swabs used in coronavirus testing. → Read More

DC protesters see calmer night as demonstrators stay past curfew

Tuesday's protest comes after an eventful Monday night, where local police in the nation's capital arrested more than 300 people. → Read More

'Law and order.' Trump returns to 2016 theme as violence spreads after George Floyd death

The whipsaw shift in tone underscored a change of direction as President Donald Trump grapples with the fallout from the death of George Floyd. → Read More

Trump's social media order expected to have agencies review whether Twitter, Facebook can be sued for content

Twitter, Trump's favorite platform to post unfiltered views to his 80 million plus followers, added a warning phrase under two of his tweets Tuesday. → Read More

Coronavirus postcard that featured Trump's name cost struggling Postal Service $28 million

Trump's coronavirus post card, mailed to every American home, drew fire from critics who noted it prominently featured his name in an election year. → Read More

Projecting normalcy, Trump leaves the White House to go golfing in Virginia

President Donald Trump left the White House Saturday to play golf amid the country's reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Trump to visit home turf of a frequent target amid pandemic: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Trump will tour a Ford Motor Co. plant in Ypsilanti repurposed to make ventilators as he visits the home state of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. → Read More

Trump says he's taking hydroxychloroquine, the drug he touted as coronavirus treatment, despite FDA warnings

President Donald Trump said Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that he's repeatedly touted as a treatment for coronavirus. → Read More

In reversal, Trump says coronavirus task force will 'continue on indefinitely,' shifts focus to reopening, vaccines

Trump's thinking on the coronavirus task force came a day after Vice President Mike Pence said the group's work would shift to federal agencies. → Read More

Trump may wind down work of coronavirus task force as early as this month, Pence says

Trump officials are weighing whether to wind down the White House coronavirus task force in coming weeks. Trump unveiled the group in late January. → Read More

Trump touts study on sunlight to kill coronavirus, but official warns against Americans changing behavior

Trump touted a study that indicates sunlight and humidity can weaken the coronavirus, suggesting patients might be treated by light "inside the body." → Read More