Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
July 01, 2018 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation is making its way to Washington. It's not just that some of the Democrats, like 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are young and progressive. They are. Or that many are women entering...
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Donald Norcross
Dave Madden/KYW Newsradio
David Madden
June 29, 2018 - 2:18 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Last week, South Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross, D-Camden, attempted to visit three children separated from their parents and housed in a Camden shelter as part of President Trump's "zero tolerance" program to combat illegal immigration. He was turned away at the...
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U.S. Capitol
June 26, 2018 - 7:41 am
Analysis by Ronald Brownstein, CNN (CNN) — The firestorm over the separation of children from their undocumented parents at the border has almost completely overshadowed another milestone in the long-running national immigration debate: Opposition to legal, as well as illegal, migration is...
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AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
June 25, 2018 - 7:03 pm
By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to find the votes to pass a sweeping immigration overhaul, House Republicans are narrowing on a slimmed down bill to stem the crisis of separating immigrant families at the border. But even that more modest measure hit...
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Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., left, and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., walk to a closed-door meeting with House Republicans seeking more information about compromise legislation on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
June 22, 2018 - 12:58 pm
By Alan Fram and Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after the November elections. GOP leaders said they'd press on anyway, but his comments further...
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Lawmakers ask Trump to end separation
CNN
June 20, 2018 - 6:21 am
By Ashley Killough, Lauren Fox, Kevin Liptak and Phil Mattingly, CNN (CNN) -- Congressional Republicans, keen to secure an end to a policy separating children from their parents at the US border, received unclear marching orders from President Donald Trump on Tuesday after a meeting on Capitol Hill...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, first lady Melania Trump addresses a luncheon at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York.
AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File
June 18, 2018 - 6:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: "She believes we need to...
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In this June 1, 2018, file photo, children hold signs during a demonstration in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Miramar, Fla.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File
June 17, 2018 - 12:49 pm
By Amy Taxin, Associated Press The Trump administration's move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress. It's also a situation that...
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Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
June 08, 2018 - 7:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the Semiquincentennial. "The Secretary of Interior asked us to come up with a new name. He couldn't say it — semiquincentennial," said Frank Giordano, president of the Philly Pops. In other words, it's the nation's 250th birthday ... in 2026. Giordano is also the...
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In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
June 07, 2018 - 11:10 pm
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance...
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