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Tom Howell Jr.

Tom Howell Jr.

Tom Howell Jr. covers politics and the White House for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Tom Howell Jr.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks before former President Donald Trump at an America First Policy Institute agenda summit at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Newt Gingrich warns the GOP: Biden is quietly winning

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Republicans should quit underestimating President Biden, saying it allows him to go about his business and notch wins while the GOP sees disappointing returns at the ballot box. Published December 2, 2022

Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaks during a news conference, Nov. 10, 2022, in Atlanta. Warnock is running against Republican Herschel Walker in a runoff election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Sen. Raphael Warnock clings to a 2-point lead over Herschel Walker, poll finds

Sen. Raphael Warnock holds a slight lead in the race for a Senate seat in Georgia, according to a poll that finds the Democrat ahead among young people and early voters while Republican challenger Herschel Walker performs well among older residents and those waiting to cast their ballots on Dec. 6. Published December 1, 2022

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk with their daughter Ashley Biden after having lunch at Brotherhood of Thieves in Nantucket, Mass., Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Vehicles rented to protect Biden catch fire on Nantucket

Vehicles rented by the Secret Service to protect President Biden on his Nantucket vacation reportedly caught fire in a parking lot one day after the first couple left the tony Massachusetts island. Published November 30, 2022

Senate Republican candidate Blake Masters speaks at a rally, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. Masters lost his race against Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly. (AP Photo/Matt York) **FILE**

Autopsy 2.0: GOP forms council to analyze less-than-stellar midterm results

The Republican National Committee is forming an advisory council to build on its momentum with voters of color while examining how the party can win over suburban women, young people and other voters after a midterm cycle that failed to produce the expected "red wave." Published November 29, 2022