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William Steakin
Brooklyn, NY

William is a Senior Congressional and Breaking News Reporter for IJR. Prior to that, he covered politics and breaking news at AOL.com, leading the site’s 2016 election coverage. He studied politics at Columbia University in the City of New York, and ...more

Pelosi Rebukes 'Unacceptable' Comments by Maxine Waters Urging Harassment of Trump Admin
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Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi subtly weighed in on the ongoing controversy surrounding Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) o...
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Romney Promises to Combat Trump on Only Issues of 'Substantial Significance' If Elected
By - 5 hours ago
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised on Monday to continue to speak out against President Donald Trump if he's...
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Challenger Ocasio-Cortez Says Democrat Incumbent Crowley Isn't Woke Enough to Represent NY-14
By - 3 days ago
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is tired of Democrats losing — losing the House, losing the Senate, and losing the presidency. And next week,...
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Trump Calls Outs Dems Telling 'Phony Stories of Sadness and Grief' for Votes
By - 3 days ago
President Donald Trump on Friday blasted Democrats for pushing “phony stories of sadness and grief” surrounding the administration's z...
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'Fox & Friends' on Separation Policy: 'These Aren't Our Kids' It's Not Like They're From 'Idaho or Texas'
By - 3 days ago
On Friday, “Fox & Friends” defended President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy at the border, which has led to thousands of famili...
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Trump: Media Coverage of Kim Summit 'Almost Treasonous'
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President Donald Trump on Thursday continued to criticize the media's coverage of his historic summit last week with North Korea, call...
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Schumer, Pelosi Call on Trump to 'Immediately' Reunite Over 2,300 Children Separated From Families
By - 4 days ago
Democratic leadership in Congress called on President Donald Trump on Thursday to “immediately” reunite the over 2,000 of children sep...
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White House Seeks to Merge Education and Labor Departments: Report
By - 4 days ago
The Trump administration is planning to propose the merger of the Departments of Education and Labor as part of a major government ove...
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Trump Briefly Defends Immigration Decision at Rally: 'Border Is Going to Be Just as Tough'
By - 4 days ago
Just hours after signing an executive order stopping family separations at the border, President Donald Trump briefly defended his rev...
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Trump Signs Executive Order Keeping Families Together at Border
By - 5 days ago
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end family separations at the United States southern border, a policy...
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House to Vote on Immigration Package That Would Keep Families Together, But It's a Longshot
By - 5 days ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that the House will vote on a comprise immigration package that would, among other things, e...
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Babies, Toddlers Being Sent to 'Tender Age' Shelters After Separated From Families: Report
By - 5 days ago
The Trump administration has been sending toddlers and young children to three so-called “tender age” shelters in South Texas after be...
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Comey Responds to Clinton Criticism: 'Even at This Late Stage She Doesn’t Understand'
By - 6 days ago
Former FBI Director James Comey responded on Tuesday to criticism being hurled his way over his handling of the investigation into for...
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Collins Calls on Trump to Suspend 'Inhumane' Family Separation Policy as Congress Works on a Fix
By - 6 days ago
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to suspend the separation of immigrant families along the bor...
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Ted Cruz Blasts Separation of Immigrant Families, Introduces Legislation to Stop It
By - 6 days ago
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called out the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families along the border on Monday and i...
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Fox News' Laura Ingraham Says Child Detention Centers Are 'Essentially Summer Camps'
By - 6 days ago
Fox News' Laura Ingraham sparked controversy Monday night by describing government child detention facilities housing minors separated...
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Kamala Harris Calls for DHS Secretary Nielsen to Resign Over Family Separations at the Border
By - 7 days ago
Amid mounting criticism regarding the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the southern border, Sen. Kamala Harris...
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Trump's Approval Rating Soars, Ties With Highest of Presidency
By - 7 days ago
President Donald Trump's support among the American people continues to rise, with his job approval rating climbing to match the highe...
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DHS Secretary Defends Family Separations: 'We Do Not Apologize'
By - 7 days ago
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration's controversial “zero tolerance” po...
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Scaramucci Calls Out Trump Over 'Atrocious' Border Separation Policy: 'He's Gotta End This Thing'
By - 7 days ago
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Monday called on President Donald Trump to end the administration's “...
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Report: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Parents at Border In 6 Weeks
By - 10 days ago
The United States government has separated nearly 2,000 minors from their families at the border between April 19 and May 31 as part o...
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Graham 'Shocked' by IG Report on Clinton Probe: 'Institutions Have Been Crippled'
By - 10 days ago
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he was “shocked” by the new Justice Department inspector general report on the FBI's handling of t...
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Trump Was 'Kidding' About Wanting 'His People' to 'Sit up at Attention' Like North Koreans
By - 10 days ago
President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that he was “kidding” when he said he wants “his people” to “sit up at attention”...
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Trump on Defending North Korea: 'I Don't Want to See a Nuclear Weapon Destroy You and Your Family'
By - 10 days ago
President Donald Trump fired back at those criticizing his approach to negotiating with North Korea on Friday, saying he's defendi...
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