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John Wagner

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Annapolis, MD, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Pompeo has declined to discuss Iran with House panel, its chairman says

Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel said in a statement he is disappointed and frustrated that the secretary of state has not clarified “wildly muddled” explanations from the Trump administration. → Read More

Amy Kennedy announces bid for N.J. House seat held by Van Drew, who switched parties after impeachment

The former schoolteacher and wife of former congressman Patrick J. Kennedy said in an announcement video that “too many of our leaders have lost their moral compass.” → Read More

Americans roughly divided on whether voters should decide Trump’s fate rather than the Senate

A new 538-Ipsos poll also finds that 57 percent of Americans think the president has committed an impeachable offense. → Read More

Impeachment live updates: Trump campaign says $46 million fundraising quarter bolstered by impeachment

The president announced his total donations as a standoff continued between Democrats and Republicans over a Senate trial. → Read More

Corey Lewandowski says he won’t seek Senate seat from N.H.

The announcement by the controversial former Trump aide ended months of public mulling over an attempt to oust Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D). → Read More

Trump accuses Democrats of avoiding Senate trial to protect Bidens

The president’s latest tweet on his impeachment came as a standoff continued between Democrats and Republicans. → Read More

Pompeo set to visit Ukraine amid impeachment drama on Capitol Hill

The trip, which will include a meeting with the country’s president, is intended “to reaffirm U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” a State Department spokeswoman said. → Read More

Mark Meadows, close ally of Trump, to retire from Congress

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., one of President Donald Trump's closest allies and staunchest defenders in Congress, announced Thursday that he would not seek reelection next year but would instead stay "in the fight" with Trump in an unspecified role. "For everything there is a season," Meadows said in a statement. "After prayerful consideration and discussion with family, today I'm announcing that… → Read More

Live updates: Intelligence Committee members to work during recess, Trump presses for Schiff’s resignation

Fallout continued from the whistleblower complaint about Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying the attorney general had “gone rogue.” → Read More

Live updates: Trump asserts stock markets would crash if he is impeached

The president lashed out on Twitter at the outset of what was shaping up as another dramatic day in Washington, including a high-profile hearing on a whistleblower report. → Read More

Trump Ukraine live updates: Rough call transcript to be released as president meets with Ukraine’s Zelensky

Key developments are expected to play out in a controversy that has ignited a drive for impeachment of the president by House Democrats. → Read More

New poll shows limited support for removing Trump from office

The Quinnipiac University survey was conducted as details were emerging about the president’s controversial call with the leader of Ukraine. → Read More

Trump responds to 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg with a sarcastic late-night tweet

“She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future,” the president wrote on Twitter hours after the teenager delivered deeply pessimistic remarks at a United Nations gathering. → Read More

Trump says he is worthy of a Nobel Prize ‘for a lot of things’ — but isn’t treated fairly

The president’s comments came during a meeting in New York in which he offered to mediate a dispute between India and Pakistan. → Read More

Study: 78 percent of top Trump White House jobs have turned over at least once

A Brookings study found that 31 percent of so-called “A Team” jobs have turned over at least twice. → Read More

GOP rival Bill Weld says Trump has committed ‘treason, pure and simple’

The former Massachusetts governor, who is challenging Trump for the Republican nomination, pointed to a July phone call with the leader of Ukraine. → Read More

Trump says he could end Afghanistan war quickly but ‘tens of millions’ of people would die

“We think it’s unnecessary,” the president said at a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. → Read More

Trump issues fresh denial of a ‘dicey’ conversation with a foreign leader

In morning tweets, the president blamed Democrats and the media for a controversy over a potentially explosive whistleblower complaint. → Read More

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio leaves presidential race

The mayor of the country’s largest city didn’t catch on with voters nationwide and failed to qualify for the third Democratic debate last week in Houston. → Read More

Beto O’Rourke says Senate’s top Democrat has accomplished ‘absolutely nothing’ on gun control

The White House hopeful escalated his feud with Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who has distanced his party from an O’Rourke plan to buy back assault-style weapons. → Read More