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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

Exit Interview: Democrat Gwen Combs Talks Flipping Trump Voters In Arkansas' Democratic Primary
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Exit Interview is an IJR original series exploring the 2018 midterms by examining what didn't work in order to better understand what...
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McConnell: DOJ Briefing Revealed 'Nothing Particularly Surprising'
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) downplayed the information revealed during Thursday's controversial briefing where clas...
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Graham Says Trump 'Probably' Shouldn't Use 'Spygate' to Describe FBI Informant
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Friday that President Donald Trump “probably” shouldn't use “Spygate” to describe the FBI's use o...
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Tim Kaine: It's a 'Big Problem' If Trump Blindsided South Korea by Scraping Summit
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Members of Congress on Thursday appeared taken aback by President Donald Trump's surprise canceling of the scheduled summit between th...
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North Korea Claims to Have Destroyed Nuclear Test Site
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North Korea on Thursday claimed it destroyed its only known nuclear test site ahead of the now-canceled historic summit with the Unite...
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Trump Cancels North Korea Summit After Statements Showing 'Tremendous Anger and Open Hostility'
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President Donald Trump issued a letter on Thursday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calling off the planned upcoming summit between...
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North Korea Calls Mike Pence a 'Political Dummy,' Threatens Nuclear Showdown
By - 3 days ago
As the United States continues to prepare for the planned historic summit with North Korea, the Kim Jong Un-led nation has once again...
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Trump on National Anthem: 'Maybe You Shouldn't Be in the Country' if You Don't Stand 'Proudly'
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President Donald Trump added fuel to the fire following the NFL's newly announced national anthem policy on “Fox & Friends” Thursday m...
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Giuliani Flips, Now Says Trump Should Sit for Interview With Mueller
By - 4 days ago
In a reversal on Wednesday, President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said his client should sit down for an interview with spec...
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Schumer, Pelosi Urge DOJ and FBI to Make 'Inappropriate' Russia Probe Meeting Bipartisan
By - 4 days ago
Democratic leaders on Wednesday called on the FBI and Justice Department to add Democrats to Thursday's meeting where Republican congr...
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Comey Blasts Trump for 'Attacks' on FBI: 'Country Is Led by Those Who Will Lie About Anything'
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Former FBI Director James Comey ripped President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his continued “attacks on the FBI and lying about its...
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Stacey Abrams Makes History by Winning Georgia Democratic Primary
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Tuesday's round of primary elections was historic for women, with both the first woman who is black winning a major-party nomination f...
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Pompeo on N. Korea Summit: 'We're Still Working Toward June 12'
By - 5 days ago
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear Tuesday that despite uncertainty swirling around the planned historic summit between Nort...
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Trump on DOJ Investigation: 'Very Illegal' and 'Disgrace' if FBI Spied on Campaign
By - 5 days ago
President Donald Trump doubled down on his fiery rhetoric toward the Justice Department on Tuesday, saying it would be “illegal” and a...
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Schumer Urges WH to Remove 'Brutal Dictator' Kim Jong Un From Commemorative Coin
By - 5 days ago
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called out the White House on Monday for putting “brutal dictator” Kim Jong Un on a co...
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Marco Rubio Blasts Trump Admin for Being Out-Negotiated by China: 'This Is #NotWinning'
By - 5 days ago
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took a shot at President Donald Trump's ongoing negotiations with China Tuesday morning, saying the current...
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Steve Bannon Blasts Mnuchin for Botching China Trade Negotiations
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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called out Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday for botching trade negotiation...
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Adam Schiff: Trump Investigation Demand is the 'Most Direct Assault' on DOJ Since Comey Firing
By - 6 days ago
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Monday called President Donald Trump's ordering of the Justice Department to investigate whether or not...
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Gina Haspel Sworn in as First Female CIA Director: 'I Stand on the Shoulders of Heroines'
By - 6 days ago
On Monday, Gina Haspel was sworn in as the first female director of the Central Intelligence Agency after being confirmed by the Senat...
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Pompeo Threatens Iran With 'Strongest Sanctions in History,' Calls for Treaty
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out the United States' new Iran policy on Monday, threatening to impose “the strongest sanctions i...
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Kellyanne Conway Taunts CNN's Brian Stelter in Hostile Interview: 'Tell America' Who Did You Vote For?
By - 7 days ago
Things got heated Sunday morning on CNN as counselor to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, defended the president's latest effo...
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Bernie Sanders: 'Too Early' to Talk About Impeaching Trump
By - 7 days ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that he agrees with Minority Leader Nacy Pelosi that it's too early for Democrats to talk abou...
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Trump Mocks 'Ridiculous' NYT Report Detailing Campaign Meetings With Gulf Nations
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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to rebuke a new report suggesting that Donald Trump Jr. not only met with Russia...
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Farm Bill Sinks Thanks to House Freedom Caucus: 'This Is a Big Victory for Nancy Pelosi'
By - 9 days ago
A five-year farm bill failed in the House on Friday thanks to a revolt by conservative members of Congress who joined Democrats in sin...
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