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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.

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida gestures to President Joe Biden, left, as they walk to a bilateral meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, Thursday, May 18, 2023, ahead of the start of the G-7 Summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden arrives in Hiroshima for G-7 talks overshadowed by the debt limit crisis

President Biden on Thursday said the Group of Seven nations faces one of the most complex security environments in recent history, but he's "proud that the United States and Japan are facing it together" as he kicked off an abbreviated Asia trip by sitting down with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Published May 18, 2023

Former President Donald Trump arrives at a rally, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) **FILE**

Trump again takes credit for overturning Roe, rips left on abortion

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued taking credit for the Supreme Court decision that opened the door to new limits on abortion, signaling his desire to lock down pro-life support in the GOP primary while exposing himself to attack ads from Democrats. Published May 17, 2023

President Joe Biden arrives to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, May 13, 2023, en route to Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden to visit Hiroshima memorial during G-7 summit

President Biden will visit the peace memorial in Japan that recognizes the 140,000 people killed after the U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the White House said Tuesday. Published May 16, 2023

An entrance of the Lefortovo prison, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia detains a former employee of U.S. Embassy

Russian authorities have arrested a former U.S. Embassy employee and charged him with conspiring with a foreign state or international organization, according to state media. Published May 16, 2023