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0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a4f90000Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU news team as the politics reporter and columnist in April 2012 , after 30 years of covering local, state and national politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. On this page, you will find his weekly column, Politically Speaking; the Monday morning political chats with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik and other news coverage by Wilkinson. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio gubernatorial race since 1974, as well as 16 presidential nominating conventions. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots, the Lucasville prison riot in 1993, the Air Canada plane crash at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983, and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. And, given his passion for baseball, you might even find some stories about the Cincinnati Reds here from time to time.

Cohen Testifies, While Sanders Joins The Race: A Look At The Latest Out Of Washington

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U.S President Donald Trump arrives at Noi Bai Airport before a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Hanoi.

President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam as the president's former long-time attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen testifies about his association with Trump to the House oversight committee.

A resolution to block the president's emergency declaration to allow him to earmark funds to build his border wall heads to the Senate after passing in the House. Trump has already formally issued a threat to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus releases its "Medicare for All" proposal as the full House votes on requiring universal background checks for all firearms sales.

And with Senator Bernie Sanders joining the race, the number of declared candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 is now up to 10. With at least 13 more possible contenders still considering a run for the White House.

Joining Cincinnati Edition for a look at these and other top stories out of Washington D.C. are Political Junkie Ken Rudin (@kenrudin) and WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson).

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