Politics

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Pat Loeb
May 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's primary is this Tuesday and in Philadelphia, that means voters will choose nominees for most city offices, including mayor and city council. It's an uphill battle for candidates who want to challenge any of the incumbent district council members. Jannie...
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President Donald Trump
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May 17, 2019 - 1:57 pm
By Zeke Miller and Steve Peoples WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation's many foreign entanglements and put "America First." But as his administration in recent days has sent mixed signals on the prospects of a military conflict with Iran,...
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Elizabeth Warren
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May 17, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, moves Democrats have decried as a planned effort to chip away at the...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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May 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Democratic primary for City Council-at-large features a field of 28 candidates for five slots on the November ballot. There are three incumbents and two candidates endorsed by the city committee, but several others in the field are serious threats to...
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
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May 16, 2019 - 4:56 pm
By Summer Ballentine JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A wide-ranging Missouri bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy was just one step away from going to a supportive Republican governor after the state Senate passed the measure Thursday. The legislation needs only a final vote in the House,...
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President Donald Trump
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May 16, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he...
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This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
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May 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm
By Isabel Debre and Raphael Satter, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher,...
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Benjamin Franklin Parkway with Philadelphia Museum of Art
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May 16, 2019 - 10:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign will host a public rally on Eakins Oval in front of the art museum on Saturday, and it's going to result in some road closures. The city has released details. The general admission entry gate to the rally will be on the north side of...
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey
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May 16, 2019 - 10:42 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that...
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