Erin McPike
Washington, D.C.

Erin started covering the White House for IJR at the beginning of the Trump administration and now oversees the original reporting team. She's covered national politics for 12 years and can often be seen on MSNBC or FOX News....

How Trump Could Use Re-Election Funds Already Raised if He Declines to Run Again
By Erin McPike - a month ago
President Donald Trump launched his re-election committee on Inauguration Day in January so he could begin to sock away cash immediate
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Trump Explains Reversal on Afghanistan Strategy in Prime Time Address
By Erin McPike - 3 months ago
Donald Trump sought to strengthen his flagging presidency in a prime time address Monday night by defining his new strategy for the wa
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White House Drama Overshadows Multiple Administration Moves
By Erin McPike - 4 months ago
August is nearly always sleepy in Washington.Not this year.John Kelly seized control of Donald Trump’s White House Monday morn
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Trump and Nixon Parallels, Foreign Policy Edition
By Erin McPike - 4 months ago
There's no shortage of comparisons in the press of Donald Trump's administration to Richard Nixon's, and of the Russian controversy cl
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Are We Going to Talk About Preventing the Next Mass Shooting?
By Erin McPike - 5 months ago
Independent Journal Review/Leo LutzThere’s been a rush to diagnose last week's shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice a
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Trump Prods Labor Department to Promote Apprenticeship Programs to Erase Skills Gap
By Erin McPike - 5 months ago
Image Credit: FlickrCC/Gage SkidmorePresident Donald Trump applied his considerable branding ability to a key economic issue on Thur
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Congressman Charles Fleischmann, Who Witnessed Shooting, Urges Members Not to Change Behavior
By Erin McPike - 5 months ago
Rep. Charles Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) acknowledged Wednesday morning that Congress might need to rethink the security for lawmakers at la
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Two Trump Team Tidbits in Comey's Testimony That Will Come Back to Bite Them
By Erin McPike - 5 months ago
While the order of the day in the Senate Intelligence Committee is drilling into terms like “honest loyalty” and “patronage relationsh
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The Other Grilling on Capitol Hill Today: Cutting Programs That Address the Skills Gap
By Erin McPike - 5 months ago
When President Donald Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House in March, he lavished praise on her country fo
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White House Accepting Ideas From Americans for Government Reorganization for One More Full Week...
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
According to the Office of Management Budget (OMB), some 10,000 American citizens have submitted their ideas about how the Trump admin
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Cabinet Agencies in Trump Administration Still Filled With Holes During Reorganization Effort
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
President Donald Trump has professed in speech after speech that he wants to protect American workers. But many of the Labor Departmen
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Trump Keeps a Campaign Promise to Withdraw From Paris Agreement as Administration Lags in Progress
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
Enmeshed in controversy and lacking legislative victories, President Donald Trump announced in a punchy, dramatic Rose Garden ceremony
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Pentagon Says United States Is Ahead of North Korean Nuclear Threat Through 2020
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
The United States contends its missile defense technology puts it roughly three years ahead of the ever-increasing nuclear threat Nort
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President Trump's Opening Bid in Europe Leaves More Negotiating to Be Done
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump's meetings here were expected to be shaky, and they lived up to the hype.“It has been a little b
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White House Takes Foreign Policy Victory Lap During NATO Mini-Summit
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
BRUSSELS — The White House and its boosters are crediting President Donald Trump with crystallizing a renewed, conservative U.S. forei
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Trump Skips Backing Article V in Dedication Ceremony of New NATO Headquarters
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
In remarks Thursday to kick off NATO's almost-complete, new headquarters, President Donald Trump recognized the importance of the alli
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Europe on Edge Ahead of Trump's Address to NATO
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg may have the formula for winning a negotiation with President Donald Trump.On t
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NATO Secretary-General Suggests Trump Supports Article 5 Despite Lingering Questions
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
BRUSSELS — When President Donald Trump arrives here for a series of key meetings, including a dinner with other heads of state at the
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Trump to Tell Allies to Step Up Their Military Might
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
President Donald Trump wants the countries in NATO and U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf to step up their military might, and that’s the
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Comments by Trump & Rosenstein Further Confuse Decision to Fire Comey
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
President Donald Trump seemed to muddle some of the competing explanations for firing FBI Director James Comey last week. During a pre
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High-Ranking Officials React to Explosive Washington Post Report That Trump Shared Classified Info
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
UPDATE [5/15/17, 7:31 p.m. EST]:Here is the entire comment from H.R. McMaster live in front of cameras: "The story that came out t
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President Trump Has Yet to Back NATO’s Article 5 as Russia Flexes Muscles
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
One of the most consequential stops of President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip is Brussels, where he’ll have lunch with the new Fr
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Contrary to Lavrov Comments, No Meeting Set for Trump and Putin Yet
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
After Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited President Donald Trump while he was in town this week, Lavrov announced Trump wil
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Trump, Tillerson Meet with Russian Foreign Minister & Don't Discuss Election Hacking Reports
By Erin McPike - 6 months ago
President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson each met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday. Their d
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