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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.

Mueller, McCain And More Things Roiling Trump This Week

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Manuel Balce Ceneta
President Donald Trump walks along the Colonnade of the White House on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington.

The release of new court documents in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe show just how extensive the investigation has been.

The White House misses a House Judiciary Committee deadline to provide records in a Democratic-led investigation into whether President Trump abused his power while in office.

The number of candidates officially running for the Democratic presidential nomination continues to rise, as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and former Representative Beto O'Rourke all jump into the race. With former Vice President Joe Biden sounding more and more like he could make what would be his third presidential bid.

And the president shifts to campaign mode, attacking the "New Green Deal" and saying Democrats want to embrace socialism, as he continues his Twitter criticism of the Mueller probe, Senator John McCain, social media platforms and Saturday Night Live.

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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