Ledyard King, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ledyard King

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Ledyard:

Tanks, flag burning and the Trump baby balloon: What we know about the July Fourth parade

President Donald Trump will take center stage at Fourth of July festivities in Washington D.C. on Thursday that will also feature Army tanks and military flyovers. → Read More

Republicans start donating to Marianne Williamson to keep her in future Democratic debates

Marianne Williamson's off-beat approach has some Republicans giving to her campaign as a way to keep her in future debates to make them less serious. → Read More

Last but (maybe) not least: Marianne Williamson scolds rivals on debate stage

Author Marianne Williamson was trending on social media following punchy lines at the Democratic debate Thursday, and the fact that people don't know her → Read More

Exclusive: Trump administration sets plans for 2019 hurricane season after 'wakeup' call of recent disasters

Donald Trump, who faced withering criticism over the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, will be briefed on preparations for the 2019 storms. → Read More

Houses passes bill to protect 'Dreamers', but faces long odds in Republican-led Senate

Democrats passed a bill to protect more than 2.5 million "Dreamers" and other foreigners from deportation, but the GOP-led Senate is unlikely to follow suit. → Read More

'The era of self-regulation is over:' Congress launches antitrust probe into Google, Facebook

The House Judiciary Committee's investigation into Google, Facebook and other Big Tech firms is the latest setback for Silicon Valley. → Read More

Navy confirms request to keep USS John S. McCain out of sight during President Trump's visit

The Navy confirmed it received a request to keep the USS John McCain out of view of President Donald Trump's sight during his visit to Japan recently. → Read More

Bipartisan disaster relief package held up by lone GOP House member over border security

Texas GOP Rep. Chip Roy said border security and the national debt led him to object to a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill the Senate passed Thursday. → Read More

What you need to know about the 2020 election so far

The field of Democratic presidential candidates is starting to take shape. In June, 20 of them will participate in the first debates. Get caught up. → Read More

House passes $17 billion in disaster aid but divide over border wall funding, help for Puerto Rico hinders deal

The House passed a $17-billion disaster aid package for flood, fire and hurricane victims but the assistance is stalled over border security and Puerto Rico. → Read More

Democrats pass House bill to try to block Trump from exiting Paris climate deal

House Democrats' attempt to stop Donald Trump from exiting the Paris climate deal is far less ambitious than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal. → Read More

Nuclear power finds odd bedfellow in 2020 Dems as voters look for climate change solutions

The issue of nuclear power could cleave the field even as all the major presidential candidates promise to aggressively take on climate change. → Read More

Trump's feud with Puerto Rico looms over congressional standoff on disaster aid

Aid for victims of floods, hurricanes and fires across the nation is mired in Congress amid a political feud between Trump and Puerto Rico's leaders. → Read More

Inspector General opens ethics probe into Interior Secretary David Bernhardt

An ethics probe has been opened into Secretary David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist whom critics accuse of numerous conflicts of interest. → Read More

As the Mueller report looms, Democrats find voters would rather talk 'kitchen-table' issues

With the Mueller report expected out within days, House Democrats are performing a balancing act: Focus on 'kitchen-table' issues while vowing oversight → Read More

'Off the rails': Pelosi says William Barr acting like 'the attorney general of Donald Trump'

Nancy Pelosi bashed Attorney General Barr, saying he was acting like Donald Trump's personal attorney for refusing to release the Mueller report. → Read More

John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Jerome Powell headline House Democrats' retreat this week

The usually wonky House Democratic retreat will get a dose of celebrity when musician John Legend, who has championed criminal justice reform, visits. → Read More

AOC to Republicans: Stop fixating on Green New Deal and read it

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her Green New Deal, saying GOP critics should read the proposal to address climate change before mocking it. → Read More

Joe Biden laments lack of personal connection in politics as he pledges to respect space

Facing allegations by several women of unwanted touching, former vice president Joe Biden is bemoaning the lack of personal connections in politics. → Read More

Joe Biden apology tour? Don't expect former veep to dwell on allegations in Friday speech

Former vice president Joe Biden hopes to move past the allegations when he addresses a union Friday. Don't expect an apology tour, one analyst says. → Read More