Politics

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Tim Jimenez
May 16, 2019 - 8:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The presidential campaign for Joe Biden announced Thursday morning that its national headquarters will be in Philadelphia, reportedly in Center City. The announcement comes a few days before a kickoff rally for the former vice president scheduled to take place...
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First Assistant District Attorney Robert Listenbee
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Mark Abrams
May 15, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia district attorney's office plans to deploy an Election Task Force to monitor the polls during next Tuesday's primary election. First Assistant District Attorney Robert Listenbee says that, with a large ballot that includes candidates for mayor, city...
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Margeaux Hartline, dressed as a handmaid, protests against a ban on nearly all abortions outside of the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
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May 15, 2019 - 12:59 pm
By Kim Chandler, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers' vote to outlaw almost all abortions in the state is igniting a legal and political battle over what would be the most restrictive law in the country as conservatives aim to challenge the Supreme Court's 1973 decision that...
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Kamala Harris
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May 15, 2019 - 11:11 am
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. On Wednesday, the Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California will detail her proposal to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol...
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In this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks to the media in Montgomery, Ala. Alabama lawmakers have passed a near total ban on abortion.
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May 15, 2019 - 6:41 am
By Kim Chandler, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion law in the country. The legislation would make performing an...
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This June 5, 2015, file photo, shows the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington.
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May 14, 2019 - 8:26 am
By Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump administration grappled with straining...
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In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr appears at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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May 14, 2019 - 8:14 am
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate," a person familiar with the issue...
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Democratic mayoral candidates Alan Butkovitz, Jim Kenney and Anthony Williams.
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Pat Loeb
May 14, 2019 - 7:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The only televised debate before next Tuesday's Democratic primary election for Philadelphia mayor featured a few new revelations on the three candidates' positions but turned decidedly hostile toward the end when issues gave way to personal attacks. Challengers Alan...
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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
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Steve Tawa
May 13, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While it's being referred to as a "trade war," a University of Pennsylvania professor believes the core of the U.S.-China dispute revolves around competition over the future of innovation and different business models between the two countries. Minyuan Zhao, an...
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Shoppers walk by foreign fashion boutiques at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing, Monday, May 13, 2019.
Andy Wong/AP Photo
May 13, 2019 - 8:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Deepening a trade battle and sending financial markets spinning, China announced Monday it was raising tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest hike in U.S. tariffs on its exports. The Finance Ministry said Monday the new penalty duties of 5% to 25% on...
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