Congress

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., speaks to constituents in Wixom, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
Paul Sancya/AP Photo
August 16, 2019 - 6:46 am
By Joseph Krauss and Isaac Scharf, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
August 09, 2019 - 12:06 pm
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same...
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Cesar Sayoc
Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File
August 05, 2019 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida amateur body builder who admitted sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who concluded the bombs purposely were not designed to explode. Cesar Sayoc, 57, wept and crossed himself, appearing relieved, when U.S...
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Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya (11) celebrates after scoring a goal against the D.C. United during the first half at Audi Field.
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Tim Jimenez
August 05, 2019 - 7:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the Philadelphia Union happened to be in our nation's capital for a match Sunday night, team captain Alejandro Bedoya took advantage of the national spotlight to address Congress on the issue of gun violence. After scoring the opening goal against D.C. United in...
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In this July 25, 2019, file photo, JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Susan Walsh./AP Photo, File
August 02, 2019 - 1:26 pm
By Richard Lardner and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of...
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In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's representative in the U.S. Congress, speaks during a conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Ricardo Arduengo/AP Photo, File
August 01, 2019 - 10:12 am
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governing party was in full-blown crisis Thursday as the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló headed to a disputed and uncertain confirmation vote in the U.S. territory's legislature. Rosselló is leaving...
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Man with phone
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David Madden
July 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (KYW Newsradio) — Legislation passed in the US House this week that could block a lot of those annoying robocalls you get from people you don’t know and may not want to know. There are lots of skeptics who say the country has been through this before. They usually bring up the “Do...
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Cindy Hyde-Smith
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July 25, 2019 - 1:01 pm
By Ted Barrett and Kevin Collier, CNN (CNN) -- Republicans in the Senate have twice in 24 hours blocked the advancement of bills aimed at strengthening election security just hours after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned of the continued threat that foreign powers interfering in US...
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From left: Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., hold a news conference after the back-to-back hearings with former special counsel Robert Mueller.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
July 25, 2019 - 8:27 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of anticipation, Congress finally heard testimony from former special counsel Robert Mueller . So what now? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Mueller's appearance was "a crossing of a threshold," raising public awareness of what...
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President Donald Trump
Carolyn Kaster/AP
July 24, 2019 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Believing a two-year shadow over the White House at last has been lifted, President Donald Trump seized on Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress on Wednesday as a clear-cut victory, mocking the former special counsel's findings and performance. After claiming in advance that...
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