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

Trump Defends Arming Teachers at CPAC After Parkland Shooting: 'A Teacher Would Have Shot the Hell Out of Him'
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President Donald Trump defended his recent controversial proposal of arming teachers to combat school shootings during a rousing speec
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Parkland Shooting Victim on Trump Phone Call: 'He Said He Heard I Was a Big Fan ... He Made That Up'
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A survivor of the Parkland shooting said that a phone call with President Donald Trump — while she was recovering in the hospital — “d
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White House Rules Out Assault Weapons Ban: We Want Solutions That 'Don't Ban a Class of Firearms'
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The White House on Thursday made it clear that while President Donald Trump is currently looking for input on how to address the schoo
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NRA Chief Blames Florida Shooting on FBI, Poor School Security, and Failure of Mental Health System
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Amid heightened pressure following last week's Florida school shooting, National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre delivered
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Joe Scarborough Praises Trump for Listening Session: 'Thank You, Mr. President...It Was Remarkable'
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“Morning Joe” praised President Donald Trump on Thursday morning for allowing school shooting survivors and parents to speak their min
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Trump: I Never Said 'Give Teachers Guns'...But 'Attacks Would End' With 'Highly Trained Teachers'
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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to clarify remarks he made a day earlier suggesting teachers should carry “
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Florida Shooting Survivors Plead to Trump: 'I Want to Feel Safe at School'
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President Donald Trump held a listening session with Florida shooting survivors, parents, and officials on Wednesday to hear ideas and
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Bernie Sanders: 'Real Question' Is Why Did Clinton Withhold Russian Meddling Information
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In a new interview on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) raised questions about why the Clinton campaign kept information from the
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Justice Department Creates Cyber Task Force to Study Election Interference
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The Justice Department announced the creation of a Cyber-Digital Task Force to examine how the United States is combating the global t
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Maxine Waters‏ Blasts Trump Over Oprah Attack: She's 'Richer Than You'
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend Oprah Winfrey after President Donald Trump called the rumored 2020
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Mueller Charges Lawyer With Lying to Investigators About Interaction With Ex-Trump Campaign Aide
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It was revealed on Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller had charged a well-connected lawyer with lying to investigators about c
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What Do Robert Mueller's Latest Indictments Actually Mean for the Russian Investigation?
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The Justice Department dropped a bombshell on Friday, charging 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for illegally using soc
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Special Counsel Charges 13 Russian Nationals Over Interference With US Election
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Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday brought charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for meddling in the 2
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Former Playmate Claims She Had Affair With Trump, Details Cover-Up Attempt
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A former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump starting in 2006 is raising questions about a purporte
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It's Official: Mitt Romney to Run for Utah Senate Seat
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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney officially announced his campaign for a Senate seat in Utah on Friday following mon
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Trump to Address Nation on Florida Shooting Thursday, Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff
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President Donald Trump will deliver his first public remarks Thursday morning following the mass shooting that occurred at a South Flo
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Trump: 'I Am Totally Opposed to Domestic Violence ... It Almost Wouldn't Even Have to Be Said'
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President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday he is “totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind” when asked about former White
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'Fox & Friends' Defends Mike Pence: 'What's Wrong With a Man Who Doesn’t Want to Cheat on His Wife?'
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During a segment on Tuesday morning, “Fox & Friends” tackled the recent criticism of Vice President Mike Pence's religious views by bo
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Gowdy: House Oversight Committee Investigating Rob Porter Controversy
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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) revealed on Tuesday night that the House oversight committee has launched an investigation into former White
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FBI Responds to Shooting at NSA Headquarters
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Authorities responded on Wednesday to a shooting at the National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, according to th
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Trump's Lawyer Says He Paid Adult Film Star With His Own Money
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President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer told The New York Times on Tuesday that he paid $130,000 of his own money to adult f
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Anthony Scaramucci: John Kelly 'Must Resign'
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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci took to Twitter on Tuesday to call for White House chief of staff John K
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US Intelligence Agencies Expect Russia to Target Midterm Elections
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United States intelligence agencies predict that Russia will attempt to tamper with the upcoming 2018 midterm elections through cyber
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White House: New Susan Rice Email 'Raises a Lot of Serious Questions'
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The White House on Tuesday said an email that former national security adviser Susan Rice sent herself on President Donald Trump's Ina
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