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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, speaks during a news conference outside the United Stats Postal Service Jamaica station, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. The Postal Service said it has stopped removing mailboxes and mail-sorting machines amid an outcry from lawmakers, as President Donald Trump denied he was slowing service. Democrats and some Republicans say actions by a Trump ally and a major Republican donor, new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, have endangered millions of Americans who rely on the Postal Service for prescription drugs and other needs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

AOC hedges on backing Pelosi again as speaker

Alezandria Ocasio-Cortez, the most prominent member of the House's progressive wing, addressed the leadership issue shortly after Mrs. Pelosi said she planned to seek another term as House speaker. Published October 25, 2020

FILE - In this Thursday, May 21, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Gov. The Michigan Public Service Commission has some authority over Enbridge's plans to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, a state administrative law judge ruled Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has joined environmentalists and native tribes in calling for shutdown of the 67-year-old line, saying the underwater segment is vulnerable to a catastrophic rupture. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool, File)

Whitmer insists no evidence of Biden wrongdoing

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defended former Vice President Joseph R. Biden against claims that his son leveraged the family name for foreign cash, saying Sunday there was "not a scintilla of evidence that there was wrongdoing by Joe Biden." Published October 25, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Biden blasts Trump for slashing Obama's climate regulations

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Thursday blasted President Trump for taking an ax to the Obama administration's extensive environmental regulations, arguing that they were needed to combat climate change. Published October 22, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Biden: 'I have not taken a penny from any foreign source'

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden denied Thursday accepting money from "any foreign source," seeking to bat down allegations of a pay-for-influence scam involving China and his son Hunter Biden. Published October 22, 2020