John Fritze, USA TODAY

John Fritze

USA TODAY

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Recent articles by John:

Trump claims he has 'legal right' to intervene in criminal cases, including Roger Stone's

"This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!" President Trump tweeted. → Read More

'Doesn’t seem to be hurting Pete Buttigieg': Trump says he would vote for a gay president

Trump's remarks on Buttigieg came days after Rush Limbaugh said the country is 'still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband.' → Read More

‘Having Trump on the ballot isn’t enough’: Democrats battle to rev up enthusiasm for November

As voters study the results from New Hampshire, insiders will be assessing whether Democrats face an enthusiasm gap as they prepare to take on Trump. → Read More

In 1999, Bill Clinton was 'humbled' by impeachment. Today, Donald Trump unloaded on a 'phony, rotten deal'

Bill Clinton apologized for his behavior that led to impeachment. In contrast, Donald Trump railed against "scum" and "evil" foes who put him through "hell." → Read More

Trump slams impeachment as 'evil' and 'corrupt' in White House speech following acquittal

President Donald Trump appears poised to slam Democrats in White House remarks following his acquittal by the Senate on two impeachment articles. → Read More

Charm, patience and Twitter tactics: How Trump, McConnell prevented GOP defections on impeachment

Trump came to power eschewing Washington politics. But the president ran a textbook counteroffensive to the impeachment trial, and it worked. → Read More

Build the wall? Travel ban? Tax cuts? After Trump's State of the Union, here's where he stands on promises

President Trump used his State of the Union address to argue for his reelection, claiming success in delivering on promises, especially the economy. → Read More

'On to New Hampshire.' Democratic candidates not waiting for Iowa outcome to give their speeches

With the results of the first nominating contest uncertain, Democratic candidates emerged in Iowa to cast the unsatisfying delay in a positive light. → Read More

Iowa has a 'front row seat to the lunacy' of left, Trump tells Des Moines rally on eve of key vote

Donald Trump is holding a rally in Iowa days before Democrats in that state hold the nation's first presidential nominating caucus. → Read More

John Bolton stirs GOP fury for Trump revelations but friends say he's used to knife fights

Trump allies say John Bolton is burning bridges with the GOP over his book, "The Room Where It Happened." Friends say he'll stand his ground anyway. → Read More

Trump plans big show of GOP force in Iowa ahead of pivotal impeachment trial day

Trump's campaign described the parade of events in Iowa as a warning to Democrats that their operation is far better organized than it was in 2016. → Read More

Trump says he will add 'a couple' countries to his controversial travel ban

"We are adding a couple of countries to it," Trump told reporters at the end of an international economic conference in Davos, Switzerland. → Read More

Trump offers new guidance on school prayer amid rift with evangelical magazine

Trump previewed the idea of new school prayer guidance in an remarks to evangelicals in Florida. Students are already permitted to pray in school. → Read More

What's in Trump's 'Phase One' trade deal between the U.S. and China?

Donald Trump's Phase One trade agreement with China signaled a truce in the trade war and allows Trump to claim a victory ahead of November election. → Read More

Who can beat Trump in 2020? Warren, Sanders clash over 'woman' comment during Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren got into a debate over a major controversy that erupted in the days leading up to the debate. → Read More

Warren, Sanders rivalry heats up as Democratic candidates prepare to take stage for Iowa debate

The six candidates on stage at the Sheslow Auditorium in Des Moines are the smallest group yet to debate each other. → Read More

Trump to rally in Ohio amid heightened tensions with Iran, looming impeachment trial

Trump will rally supporters in Ohio days after a crisis in Iran threatened to upend his presidency and ahead of an expected Senate impeachment trial. → Read More

Trump, Tehran step back from war footing after Iran's attack on military bases in Iraq

Trump signaled a retreat from the brink of war with Iran amid increasing indications that leaders in Tehran were also prepared to defuse tensions. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: President Donald Trump addresses nation after Iran's attack

Trump has vowed to strike back hard if Iran attacked U.S. troops, but he seemed to take a more conciliatory tone in a social media post late Tuesday. → Read More

Donald Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions, says US won't leave unless 'they pay us back' for air base

Trump threatened to impose deep sanctions on Iraq if it moves to expel U.S. troops and said he would not withdraw unless the military is compensated. → Read More