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Recent articles by Mike:

Trump Plans Limited Role in Georgia Senate Runoff

Donald Trump will not cross the Florida state line to campaign with Herschel Walker during the final week of the Georgia Senate runoff election, after both... → Read More

After El Paso Shooting, Trump Pushed Again on Gun Control. His Aides Talked Him Out of It.

One of the most extraordinary moments of Donald Trump’s presidency was an hourlong meeting with U.S. senators in the aftermath of the school shooting in... → Read More

School Reopening Mess Drives Frustrated Parents Toward GOP

“So disillusioned”: Covid restrictions are weighing heavily for Democratic voters who say their party officials left mandates in place too long, with devastating consequences for their children. → Read More

Biden, Democrats Lose Ground on Key Issues, WSJ Poll Finds

The president’s handling of the Ukraine crisis hasn’t boosted his overall political standing as voters worry about inflation, troubling signs for the party seeking to extend its controlling majority of Congress for another two years. → Read More

Republican Governors Distance Themselves From Trump, Drawing His Ire

Republican governors around the country have flashed streaks of independence based mainly on political calculations that they are better off giving priority to local issues and constitutional obligations. → Read More

How Glenn Youngkin Kept Trump at Arm’s Length, But on His Side

The Republican won the Virginia governor’s race by keeping backers of former President Donald Trump energized, but without making Trump the focal point of the race. → Read More

How Tight Is Trump’s Grip on the GOP? Take a Look at the Ohio Senate Primary

Five candidates offer voters slight variations on Trumpism, in a contest that will test the ex-president’s popularity. “They’re all for Trump—it’s a wonderful thing,” he says. → Read More

Trump Says He Is Unlikely to Get Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

The former president has urged his supporters to get vaccinated but tells The Wall Street Journal he “probably won’t” get a booster shot when it is available. → Read More

Inside Donald Trump’s Last Days in the White House and Plans for a Comeback

The president’s effort to overturn the election alienated much of his inner circle—but solidified his dominance of the GOP. Now he’s planning his return. → Read More

Trump Returns to the Rally Stage in Ohio

The former president has worked to remain in the political spotlight as he teases a possible 2024 bid. → Read More

Businessman Bernie Moreno Likely to Enter Ohio Senate Contest

The longtime donor is one of several Republicans considering a bid to succeed GOP Sen. Rob Portman, whose decision not to run in 2022 surprised party members in Washington and Ohio. → Read More

GOP Leader Pushes Party to Pursue Suburban Women Like Her

Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chief, has used her influence with President Trump to push in the final campaign stretch for a big investment in TV ads with a softer tone. → Read More

Pence's Chief of Staff, Campaign Adviser Test Positive for Coronavirus

The vice president has tested negative and has decided not to quarantine. He is scheduled to campaign in North Carolina on Sunday and in Minnesota on Monday. → Read More

White House Doctor Says Trump Has Completed Therapy for Covid-19

President Trump’s recovery continued to progress on Thursday as he completed his therapy for the coronavirus infection, White House physician Sean Conley said in a memo. → Read More

Trump Symptom-Free for 24 Hours, Says White House Doctor

President Trump returned to the oval office as his recovery from a Covid-19 infection continued to progress, the White House’s top doctor said Wednesday, but key details about the president’s health remain unclear. → Read More

Trump Declines to Say How Much He Has Paid in Federal Income Taxes

President Trump declined to say how much he has paid in federal income taxes after a new report alleged that he paid $750 a year in 2016 and 2017, and no income taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years. → Read More

Four Key Takeaways From the RNC’s First Night

Trump campaign officials promised an uplifting event, but the president opened the week on a different note. Here are some key takeaways from the first day of the convention. → Read More

The Supporters Buoying Trump’s Spirits: Boat Owners

Parades of seagoing Trump fans have been touted by the president and his campaign in the absence of his signature campaign rallies. → Read More

President Trump to Be Featured Each Day of GOP Convention

President Trump will be featured each day of the Republican National Convention, say officials involved in planning it, a departure from previous nominating events when candidates were showcased on the final night. → Read More

Trump Pledge to Strike Postelection Deal With Iran Draws Scrutiny

Trump administration officials said there is no detailed strategy for rapid negotiations on a nuclear deal with Iran despite the president’s recent remarks that he would strike a quick agreement if he wins a second term. → Read More