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Recent articles by David:

Donald Trump leaves letter for Joe Biden ahead of inauguration

The White House did not release contents of Trump's note: "It’s a letter between 45 and 46," White House spokesman Judd Deere said. → Read More

Donald Trump leaves the White House, plans to end term at Mar-a-Lago as Biden is sworn in

Trump is expected to be at his Palm Beach estate when the clock strikes noon on Wednesday, after a final military send-off at Joint Base Andrews. → Read More

Trump pardons former adviser Stephen Bannon

Trump's action in the waning hours of his presidency again highlights his willingness to flout the traditional pardon process. → Read More

How Donald Trump will be remembered after four tumultuous years as president

Two impeachments, an attack on the Capitol and the COVID-19 death toll leave a scarred nation as Donald Trump's divisive presidency comes to an end. → Read More

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members, in one of final acts of his presidency

The list is also notable for who isn't on it: The president himself, his family, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. → Read More

Farewell address: Trump stresses record, condemns Capitol riot, does not name Biden

Donald Trump criticized attacks on the U.S. Capitol and touted his economic record in his farewell remarks to Americans. → Read More

'No stone unturned': All 25K National Guard troops for Biden's inauguration to undergo extra vetting

Officials are doing background checks on National Guard members deployed in Washington, D.C., out of a sense of caution, not because they suspect that any are dangerous, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said Monday. → Read More

Donald Trump may pardon 100 people in final days; allies warn against pardoning rioters

The president is not expected to issue pardons for himself or members of his family, advisers said Monday. → Read More

From the border to the federal bench to raging political divisions: How Donald Trump's tenure has changed America

No matter what Trump does now, his past four years have left a mark on immigration, the federal bench and the nation's raging political divisions. → Read More

Graham says pardoning Capitol rioters 'would destroy' Trump; warns Schumer impeachment could impede 'healing'

Graham, who this month had criticized Trump over his demands to overturn his election loss, expressed more support for him Sunday. → Read More

'Completing the job.' Subdued Donald Trump and aides struggle to get to the finish line

President Trump and his aides are moving out of the White House under clouds of impeachment and insurrection, but they're wrapping up their work. → Read More

Remember the Alamo? Donald Trump heads to Texas to defend legacy tarnished by Capitol riot

This Alamo is a small town on the Texas-Mexico border where Trump plans to promote his immigration policy and defend his presidential legacy. → Read More

Trump urges Georgia voters to preserve GOP control of Senate; pressures Pence over election protests

Some Trump supporters falsely believe Pence can throw out electoral votes from Biden states after GOP lawmakers protest. → Read More

Trump travels to Georgia ahead of Senate runoff that will decide control of Senate

Trump headlines a Georgia rally to campaign for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue as he fights his own political battles that have splintered the GOP. → Read More

'Wild Protests:' Police brace for pro-Trump demonstrations when Congress meets Jan. 6 to formalize Biden's win

Die-hard supporters are planning to protest Jan. 6, seeking to pressure congressional Republicans into reversing Joe Biden's electoral victory. → Read More

'A disgrace': Trump demands bigger stimulus checks in $900 billion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress

Trump called the COVID relief package a "disgrace" and called for increasing direct payments to Americans, but he stopped short of saying he would veto the bill. → Read More

Trump pardons Papadopoulos and former Republican members of Congress is raft of clemency grants

In his waning days at the White House, Trump is granting a series of controversial pardons and commutations. He isn't the first president to do so. → Read More

President Trump to hold White House COVID-19 summit as pressure mounts for FDA vaccine approval

The White House will host drug manufacturers, distributors and governors to discuss its $12-billion plan to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19. → Read More

Donald Trump heads to Georgia after Gov. Brian Kemp rejects request to alter presidential race

During a phone call, Kemp rejected Trump's request to call a special legislative session to appoint a pro-Trump slate to the Electoral College. → Read More

As he looks to 2024, Trump’s deep pockets mean barbs for Biden and GOP competitors

Trump is gearing up to run again in 2024 and that could complicate Joe Biden's entry into the White House and freeze other Republicans from running. → Read More