Politics

A woman in Texas was sentenced Wednesday to a five-year prison term for voting illegally in 2016.
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March 30, 2018 - 3:30 pm
By Clare Foran (CNN) -- A woman in Texas was sentenced Wednesday to a five-year prison term for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election while on supervised release for a tax fraud conviction. When she voted in the 2016 election, Crystal Mason had already served almost three years in...
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David Madden
March 28, 2018 - 6:38 pm
SEWELL, NJ (CBS) -- As expected, New Jersey Senior US Senator Robert Menendez has announced he is seeking a third term in Washington. He made his announcement Wednesday in his home town in North Jersey, and again at Rowan College of Gloucester County In Sewell. There was no reference to last year's...
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Tony Romeo
March 28, 2018 - 3:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - Dozens of supporters of legislation that would put an end to life without parole rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday. Philadelphia Democratic State Senator Sharif Street is the sponsor of a bill that would allow individuals with a life sentence to be considered...
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Tony Romeo
March 28, 2018 - 1:55 pm
HARRISBURG, P.a. (KYW Newsradio) -- Despite the controversies surrounding him, President Trump’s national poll numbers have been ticking up lately and a prominent political analyst believes it’s because voters are happier about what’s in their wallets. “It’s the economy, stupid.” The phrase has...
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Dreamstime
March 28, 2018 - 12:48 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- With the dust not yet settled from a bitter battle over the shape of Pennsylvania’s Congressional districts, a state Senate committee Tuesday heard hours of testimony about possible changes to the state’s redistricting process. The panel’s chairman says it’s not...
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Mayor Kenney / Dwight Evans
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Pat Loeb
March 26, 2018 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has endorsed Congressman Dwight Evans for re-election. Congressman Evans is in a new district, one that now envelops part of what used to be the First District, where half a dozen candidates had planned to run for the seat being vacated...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Jim Melwert
March 26, 2018 - 3:09 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Republican Ryan Costello’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to his Congressional seat in Chester County leaves the GOP in a bit of quandary. Ryan Costello’s decision comes as no surprise. He’s been hinting at this for weeks, but the timing presents a...
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Tony Romeo
March 26, 2018 - 11:21 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A key state senator says for the first time in years, there is optimism in the state capitol as lawmakers head into the budget season, one that could actually wrap up on time – or close to it. Republican Pat Browne, chairman of the state Senate Appropriations...
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is pictured here during her confirmation hearing on January 24, 2017.
CNN
March 23, 2018 - 6:30 pm
By Juana Summers, CNN (CNN) -- Some significant proposals championed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump were rejected in the $1.3 trillion spending bill that's making its way through Congress. DeVos and Trump proposed a budget that would have cut the Education Department'...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
March 23, 2018 - 1:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW NEWSRADIO) — A Delaware County state representative who is under a court order to stay away from a fellow lawmaker has announced he will not seek re-election. Just last week, Delaware County House Republican Nick Miccarelli entered into a court consent agreement barring him...
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