Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Sarah Westwood

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Recent articles by Sarah:

Trump hit with tidal wave of legal woes following FBI raid

When FBI agents raided former President Donald Trump’s home this week, it was just the latest and most aggressive step in one of the multiple investigations Trump is facing. → Read More

COVID-19 and budget rules loom over weekend votes on Senate Democratic spending bill

Senate Democrats are preparing to vote this weekend on a slimmed-down version of spending plans more than a year in the making, but only if enough lawmakers are healthy to do so. → Read More

Senate Democrats avoid COVID-19 testing ahead of key vote

Senate Democrats reportedly have an unspoken agreement to avoid testing for COVID-19 because their hopes of passing the Inflation Reduction Act depend on all 50 members being present in the chamber in the days ahead. → Read More

Trump tries for impeachment revenge against House Republicans on busy primary day

A trio of House Republicans who risked their political careers to support the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump will face voters on Tuesday amid primary challenges from opponents backed by the onetime commander in chief. → Read More

Five times House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to answer for Paul Pelosi's stock trades

Paul Pelosi’s lucrative purchase of stock in a semiconductor company just before Congress considered providing subsidies to the industry has provided weeks of negative headlines for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and it isn’t the first time her husband's investments have caused headaches for his powerful wife. → Read More

Progressive DAs causing headaches for Democratic state leaders

A national reckoning over the consequences of liberal criminal justice reforms has forced current and prospective Democratic governors to walk a fine line when it comes to championing the progressive prosecutors in their states. → Read More

Soros-backed district attorneys face growing backlash as crime spikes

A progressive movement to install liberal activists in district attorney's offices across the country is beginning to backfire, with voters in some cities reconsidering their choices and Republicans in others organizing ahead of the next election. → Read More

Top five gubernatorial races to watch heading into midterm elections

As the issue of abortion reinvigorates conversations about Democrats’ chances of keeping their congressional majorities, it is also throwing a spotlight on the state-level elections that will determine the future of abortion law. → Read More

Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott charts contrarian path to future political endeavors

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has managed some rare feats. He’s been accused by Senate GOP leadership of hurting the party’s chances in the midterm elections while at the same time presiding over a campaign fundraising haul for the party so large that leadership has no choice but to celebrate it. → Read More

Urban exodus that began during pandemic shows no signs of slowing down

Many people are still fleeing big cities that started losing population during the coronavirus pandemic as lingering effects of the virus continue to scramble migration trends. → Read More

Inflation, political unrest, and remote work opportunities drive people abroad

Threatening to leave the country may have been in vogue on the Left in 2016 when Donald Trump successfully ran for president, but for many, it has become a reality since the COVID-19 pandemic hit more than two years ago. → Read More

Biden and Psaki keep looking to pin blame on inflation bogeyman

President Joe Biden and the White House continued this week to spin sky-high inflation numbers as voters balk at the rising cost of living — often relying on misleading arguments to deflect responsibility for the price hikes. → Read More

Where are all the Ukrainian refugees going?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent millions of Ukrainians scattering across Europe and beyond as families flee their homes to escape the Russian bombardment. → Read More

Congress and states scramble to blunt impact of rising gas prices

With gas prices remaining at near-record highs amid rampant inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, some states and members of Congress are proposing creative ways to soften the impact of spiking fuel costs on customers. → Read More

Fact-checking Biden's claim that oil and gas companies are price gouging

As rising prices at the pump continue to squeeze wallets, President Joe Biden has stepped up attacks on oil corporations that he claims are charging motorists more just to pad their pockets. → Read More

Biden quietly follows in Trump's foreign policy footsteps

As President Joe Biden swept into office, he framed his foreign policy largely as an overarching departure from his predecessor — on matters ranging from immigration agreements to European energy to Chinese tariffs. → Read More

Biden's legal losses: Seven times courts have struck against administration

President Joe Biden suffered a setback in court this week when a federal judge in Georgia halted his vaccine mandate for federal contractors, delivering the latest legal blow to the Biden administration’s agenda. → Read More

Liberal activists demand boycott of Texas over abortion law

Activists are already calling for boycotts of Texas-based companies as a way to put pressure on the state’s Republican leaders after the passage of a controversial abortion law in the state. → Read More

How redistricting will unfold across the country

Population data released Thursday by the Census Bureau will guide complex efforts around the country to draw new congressional districts through a process that, in many states, is likely to draw bitter opposition from Democrats. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Republican senators raise questions after receiving unredacted Fauci email about Wuhan lab

Five Republican senators are questioning why the Department of Health and Human Services redacted a portion of an email between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Peter Daszak, the president of a research organization that worked with the Wuhan Institute of Virology on coronavirus studies before the pandemic. → Read More