Politics

Joe Biden
Jarrad Henderson-USA TODAY NETWORK
Steve Tawa
December 14, 2018 - 5:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A new CNN poll shows some old guard Democratic names in the lead, but newer, progressive candidates are likely to move up the track, as potential presidential candidates begin to declare their intentions for the 2020 nomination for president. Former Vice President...
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mick mulvaney
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
December 14, 2018 - 5:34 pm
By Jeremy Diamond and Kaitlan Collins (CNN) -- Mick Mulvaney will become the acting White House chief of staff at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Friday. Mulvaney will not resign as director of the Office of Management and Budget while he is acting White House...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly
Evan Vucci/AP
December 14, 2018 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took himself out of contention for White House chief of staff on Friday as President Donald Trump's chaotic search for a new chief inched forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show. Christie cited family reasons in a statement...
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Cliff Owen /AP Photo file
December 14, 2018 - 12:14 pm
PHOENIX — Sen. Jon Kyl is resigning from the seat he was appointed to less than four months ago following the death of John McCain, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday. Kyl's decision means the Republican governor will need to appoint another replacement lawmaker. The decision by Kyl, 76, was...
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AP Photo/John Minchillo
December 13, 2018 - 8:22 pm
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn't defeat President Donald Trump if the election...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, walk out of the West Wing to speak to members of the media outside of the White House, Dec. 11, 2018.
Andrew Harnik/AP
December 13, 2018 - 7:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders were digging in Wednesday for a fight over government funding, a day after a combative White House meeting with President Donald Trump that seemed to raise the likelihood of a partial government shutdown. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump was...
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Nancy Pelosi
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
December 12, 2018 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at him for characterizing her "strength." In private, she questioned his "manhood" — and her disdain for him became public, again, anyway. "It's like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could...
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Paul Kurtz
December 12, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Voting rights groups in Pennsylvania are applauding the Wolf administration's decision to use voting machines beginning in 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf has been a staunch advocate of paper ballots but he officially committed to the system as part of a recent out of court...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
December 11, 2018 - 6:42 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Embattled Pennsylvania Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown has now resigned her seat in the Pennsylvania House. In a letter to Pennsylvania state House Speaker Mike Turzai, Philadelphia Democrat Vanessa Lowery Brown remains defiant, saying she is resigning “under protest”...
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Albright briefs reporters in the state Capitol Tuesday
Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
December 11, 2018 - 3:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The Wolf administration is downplaying projections of a significant deficit in the next fiscal year made by the independent office that monitors state finances. State Budget Secretary Randy Albright briefed reporters on the mid-fiscal-year status of the state...
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