Congress

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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an Army soldier, right, and a Marine stand in front of the gates that separate the Cuban side from the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
June 07, 2018 - 9:41 pm
By Ben Fox, Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to last five decades. And the...
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Capitol Dome at dawn in Washington
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
June 04, 2018 - 9:48 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — This was supposed to be the quiet time on Capitol Hill, but Congress returns to work Monday facing a showdown in the House over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying to stop an all-out trade war after President Donald Trump...
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Rich Lazer
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Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rich Lazer lost his bid to be the Democratic nominee for Congress from the Fifth District, but he found a soft landing, in a familiar spot. He got his old job back. Mayor Jim Kenney asked Lazer to return to City Hall as his labor liaison. A spokesman says Lazer was...
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House to vote on 'right-to-try' bill
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May 23, 2018 - 10:18 am
By Michael Nedelman and Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- With a House of Representatives vote Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients a way to independently seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The...
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Tony Romeo
May 02, 2018 - 2:12 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has set Nov. 6 -- general election day -- as the date for a special election to fill the 7th Congressional District seat vacated by Republican Pat Meehan. The winner of the special election will represent the current 7th district for...
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