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Annapolis, MD, United States

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Past articles by John:

Jeff Zients stepping down as White House covid coordinator; Biden names Ashish Jha as replacement

In a statement, Biden praised Zients, a former business executive, for putting "his decades of management experience to work" in combating the coronavirus. → Read More

Trump signals he would pick a running mate other than Pence in 2024

During an interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump referenced Pence's refusal to try to overturn the 2020 election results. → Read More

Democratic group accuses Trump of violating law by not declaring himself a presidential candidate

In its complaint, American Bridge cites Trump’s own words, including last month when he said, “We did it twice, and we will do it again." → Read More

Biden accuses Texas Gov. Abbott of ‘government overreach at its worst’ for investigating parents of children transitioning genders

Biden said Abbott's actions “callously threaten to harm children and their families just to score political points.” → Read More

Rep. Deutch to leave House to lead Jewish advocacy organization

He is the 31st House Democrat with plans to exit the chamber rather than seek reelection this year. → Read More

Biden’s Supreme Court pick, Ketanji Brown Jackson, begins preparations ahead of meetings with senators

Former senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who is guiding Jackson through the confirmation process, said the White House wanted to "start quickly, right out of the chute." → Read More

Biden to announce new spending on mineral production to address supply chain challenges

The virtual event is the latest attempt by the president to show his administration is addressing the supply chain challenges that have dogged his presidency. → Read More

GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota dies at 59 of kidney cancer

His wife said in a Facebook post that he died peacefully on Thursday night. → Read More

Biden to tout $1 billion in funding for Great Lakes restoration during trip to Ohio

The trip to Ohio is the president's latest effort to highlight funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill ahead of this year's midterm elections. → Read More

Rep. Kathleen Rice won’t seek reelection, becoming 30th House Democrat to leave after current term

Rice, who has represented New York’s 4th Congressional District since 2015, did not indicate what she plans to do next. → Read More

Trump attacks McConnell after he criticizes RNC censure of two House Republicans probing Jan. 6 insurrection

In a statement, the former president said the Senate minority leader does not speak for the majority of Republican voters. → Read More

Biden to highlight decision of Australian vehicle charging company to build plant in Tenn.

President Biden has sought to make rebuilding U.S. manufacturing a priority and has touted electric vehicles as key to the country’s future in transportation. → Read More

Jill Biden acknowledges free community college has fallen out of her husband’s Build Back Better agenda

The first lady said she was disappointed that a provision to offer two years of free community college has been dropped because of "compromises" that President Biden must make. → Read More

Gov. Noem signs transgender athlete ban into law in South Dakota

With the governor's action, South Dakota became the 10th state in the nation to adopt a similar ban, which supporters say ensures fairness in female sports but opponents say is discriminatory. → Read More

Neither Roy Moore nor his accuser prevail in dueling defamation suits in Alabama

Leif Corfman alleged that Moore, while a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, had initiated an unwanted sexual encounter when she was 14. Both sides claimed the other lied. → Read More

Trump calls Senate ally Lindsey Graham a ‘RINO’ over differences in pardoning Jan. 6 rioters

The former president castigated the South Carolina Republican after he said he does not agree that those convicted of crimes related to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection should receive presidential pardons. → Read More

Airing 2020 election grievances, Trump appears in first TV ad for Georgia gubernatorial hopeful David Perdue

In the 30-second spot, the former president takes aim at incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp for not seeking to overturn Joe Biden's victory in Georgia in 2020. → Read More

Michigan GOP candidates draw scrutiny for suggestions to unplug election machines, use firearms to protect observers

The Michigan secretary of state and attorney general, both Democrats, expressed alarm that the candidates would advocate illegal behavior. → Read More

Georgia prosecutor asks FBI for security assistance following Trump comments at Texas rally

In a letter Sunday, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis pointed to Trump's characterization of prosecutors as “racist” and “mentally sick.” → Read More

Trump suggests Pence should have ‘overturned’ the election on Jan. 6

The former president's statement came in response to efforts underway to make changes to the Electoral Count Act, which governs how Congress counts electoral votes in the presidential election. → Read More