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John Wagner

Washington Post

Annapolis, MD, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Trump calls on minority congresswomen to apologize after he said they should ‘go back’ to their countries

With his latest tweet, Trump continued a line of attack that has drawn widespread condemnation from Democrats. Republicans have been largely silent. → Read More

Sen. Kamala Harris defends Pelosi, saying she has been ‘very respectful of women of color’

The Democratic senator from California and presidential contender reacted during a radio interview in response to remarks by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). → Read More

Trump blesses deal to end Pa. state GOP fight roiled by allegation that sexual harassment complaints were ignored

The candidate backed by Trump’s campaign agreed to drop out and will head the president’s reelection effort in the state instead. → Read More

Warren and Sanders turn billionaire Steyer into a foil as they seek campaign donations

In fundraising solicitations, both Democratic presidential hopefuls cited the newest candidate’s plans to spend heavily on his own campaign. → Read More

Biden attacks ‘Trump doctrine’ on foreign policy as an embarrassment

In a new video released ahead of a planned speech, the former vice president highlights a interactions with Putin, Kim and other leaders. → Read More

Trump to hold news conference on census as he mulls executive action to add a citizenship question

The administration has been scrambling to respond to court rulings that have jeopardized its controversial aim. → Read More

Kentucky Senate hopeful Amy McGrath says she raised $2.5 million in 24 hours for race against Mitch McConnell

The haul announced by the Democrat eclipsed those of some top-tier presidential hopefuls on their first day. → Read More

Democrat Amy McGrath seeks to oust Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, casting him as out of touch

In an announcement video, the retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot said the Senate majority leader was first “elected a lifetime ago.” → Read More

Trump takes issue with a Pledge of Allegiance decision in Minnesota city of 49,000

The president went on Twitter to voice his displeasure that the locally elected council is no longer reciting the pledge at its meetings. → Read More

Pelosi adds her voice to those calling for Acosta’s resignation for earlier Epstein case

The House speaker said in a tweet that the former U.S. attorney made an “unconscionable agreement” with the financier in 2007 in another case involving sex trafficking allegations. → Read More

Pelosi questions Barr’s credibility, says she’ll no longer address anything he says

Speaking to reporters, the House speaker once again accused the attorney general of lying to Congress. → Read More

For second debate, Democratic hopefuls will be separated into two groups in ‘live draw’

CNN announced a new wrinkle to the process ahead of the presidential debate it is hosting later this month. → Read More

Swalwell drops out of presidential race, will seek re-election to House

The California congressman became the first major Democrat to exit the crowded race for the White House. → Read More

Former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach files to run for a Senate seat

The Republican known for hard-line views against illegal immigration formally led President Trump’s short-lived election integrity commission, which was mired in controversy. → Read More

Trump says he is ‘thinking of’ executive order to revive census citizenship question

His comments come as government lawyers scramble to find a legal path to restore the controversial query, following a Supreme Court ruling that blocked it. → Read More

‘I’d smack him in the mouth’: Biden seeks to dispel concerns about his ability to take on Trump after shaky debate performance

The former vice president also acknowledged during a CNN interview that he was not fully prepared for attacks by Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) over his past busing opposition. → Read More

Biden says he’s open to renominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

The Obama nominee was denied a hearing in 2016 by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), infuriating Democrats. → Read More

Harris reports nearly $12 million in second-quarter donations, lagging Buttigieg, Biden and Sanders

The senator from California has risen in several polls since an aggressive debate performance last week. → Read More

Trump congratulates Navy SEAL acquitted of killing wounded Iraqi captive

In a tweet, the president said he was glad to have previously helped Edward Gallagher by intervening before trial to move him to less restrictive confinement. → Read More

Trump defends cost of Independence Day event, says it will be ‘very little compared to what it is worth’

The president took to Twitter to respond to growing concerns about an a “Salute to America” that will include displays of military hardware and flyovers by an array of jets, including Air Force One. → Read More