Michael Mathes
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Your move, Joe: Americans await Biden's 2020 decision
by Michael Mathes - March 7, 2019 - 8:58am
America's political watchers are turning their attention to Joe Biden, impatient to know whether the popular Democrat  will actually join the rough-and-tumble 2020 race to challenge Donald Trump.
Trumps delays speech until government shutdown ends
by Michael Mathes - January 24, 2019 - 1:59pm
US President Donald Trump backed down late Wednesday in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a government shutdown ends, although the more than month-long impasse...
Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown
by Michael Mathes - January 18, 2019 - 9:12am
US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped administration officials' travel to the Davos forum as a biting government...
US govt lurches to shutdown as Trump, Democrats spar over wall
by Michael Mathes - December 21, 2018 - 2:19pm
Donald Trump and congressional Democrats stood at stark odds Thursday as the president balked at a spending stopgap that contains no border wall funding, leaving the US government on the verge of a Christmastime...
Late president Bush lies in state in Washington
by Michael Mathes - December 4, 2018 - 9:01am
The body of George H.W. Bush was placed in the US Capitol to lie in state on Monday as mourners gathered to commemorate the 41st president's lifetime of service to his country.
Protesters rage in Washington as Kavanaugh is sworn into US Supreme Court
by Michael Mathes - October 7, 2018 - 12:41pm
The confirmation of Kavanaugh has come in the midst of a MeToo movement that has put sexual assault squarely in a cultural crosshairs.
Two presidents honor McCain at funeral as Trump heads to golf club
by Michael Mathes - September 2, 2018 - 10:46am
Two ex-presidents from opposing parties united Saturday to honor US senator John McCain, in a momentous funeral that championed his aspirations of political comity but also rebuked the tribalism and division trafficked...
Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with US Capitol honor
by Michael Mathes - September 1, 2018 - 10:38am
Americans paid their final respects Friday to John McCain as the national icon lay in state in the US Capitol as part of a momentous sendoff for the war hero and statesman.
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