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U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., poses for a photograph under a quote of his that is displayed in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn.
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AP News
December 30, 2019 - 6:25 am
As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation's awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced pancreatic cancer. Read...
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Rep. Jeff Van Drew speaks to members of the media outside a closed House Democrats organizational meeting.
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David Madden
December 17, 2019 - 1:16 pm
South Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew is all but certain to switch parties and run for re-election next year as a Republican. But all signs suggest he’ll face primary opposition no matter what. Read more here.
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Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., arrives for a classified briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 3, 2019.
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AP News
December 17, 2019 - 7:38 am
The political fate of party-switching Rep. Jeff Van Drew may well hinge on how forcefully he is backed by President Donald Trump, whose impeachment the New Jersey lawmaker is refusing to support. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
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AP News
November 14, 2019 - 1:03 pm
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USA Facts finds that regardless of political belief, many Americans say they have a hard time figuring out if information is true. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they often come across one-sided information and...
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William Hughes and Joe Biden
Stockton University
David Madden
October 31, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Former South Jersey Democrat Congressman William Hughes died Wednesday at his home in Ocean City. He was 87.
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U.S. Rep.-elect Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) speaks to members of the media outside a closed House Democrats organizational meeting at Longworth House Office Building November 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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AP News
October 31, 2019 - 11:13 am
A freshman congressman from New Jersey is poised to be a lonely Democratic vote against the proposed impeachment process against President Donald Trump.
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Former President Barack Obama speaks during funeral services for Rep. Elijah Cummings, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Baltimore.
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AP News
October 25, 2019 - 11:34 am
Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades.
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is dropping out of the presidential race as a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability was instead plagued by low polling and major fundraising struggles. The 52-year-old New York senator said Wednesday that...
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In this June 24, 2019, photo, a billboard advertises the Democratic Presidential Debates across from the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, in Miami.
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June 25, 2019 - 9:03 am
By David Bauder, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's likely, one tweeting president. While the event is obviously...
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In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during a news conference with Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin in South Amboy.
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June 11, 2019 - 10:34 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Tuesday that he and others said is the nation's first requiring most hotels to provide their workers with wearable panic buttons they can press to summon help quickly in an emergency. The...
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