Politics

The Senate voted to change longstanding rules to allow newborns onto the Senate floor during votes.
CNN
April 19, 2018 - 3:56 pm
By Saba Hamedy, CNN (CNN) -- Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history on Thursday as she became the first senator to cast a vote on the Senate floor with her newborn by her side. Senate lawmakers narrowly voted, 50 to 49, to confirm GOP Rep. James Bridenstine to be the next NASA administrator...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
April 18, 2018 - 4:55 pm
The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a bill that would, for the first time, make repeated convictions for DUI a felony offense. The bill, approved overwhelmingly by the Senate, is sponsored by suburban Philadelphia Republican John Rafferty. “Pennsylvania is still one of only four states that does not...
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Stormy Daniel Sketch
Photo credit: Michael Avenatti via AP
April 18, 2018 - 8:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and...
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(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
April 17, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke her left shoulder in a fall at her Washington home. The court says the 63-year-old Sotomayor will wear a sling for several weeks and undergo physical therapy. She is not expected to miss any time on the bench. The justices are...
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(Heidi Gutman/ABC via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stormy Daniels injected fresh drama into the sensational story of a president, a fixer and a porn star on Tuesday, releasing an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot to stay quiet about her sexual tryst with Donald Trump. The adult film...
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Charlie Dent
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April 17, 2018 - 11:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is the latest Republican to announce his early resignation. Dent issued a statement on Twitter Tuesday morning. After discussions with my family & careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks...
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Steve Scalise
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 12, 2018 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump's affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for House speaker is a...
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James Comey
Photo credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY NETWORK
April 12, 2018 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee plans an aggressive response to an upcoming memoir by fired FBI director James Comey. The focus will be on past Democratic criticism of Comey. The RNC plans to use a website, digital ads and television surrogates to discredit Comey. Chairwoman...
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John Boehner (AP PHOTO)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 12, 2018 - 10:00 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation's deadly opioid crisis. The Ohio Republican, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory...
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President Trump
Photo credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
April 12, 2018 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that an attack on Syria could take place "very soon or not so soon at all," arguing he had never signaled the timing of retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack that he had suggested was imminent a day earlier. The president made his...
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