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Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords
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February 12, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate. If he wins the Democratic...
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Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, laughs as she addresses a snowy rally where she announced she is entering the race for president Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.
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February 11, 2019 - 10:29 am
By Sara Burnett, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With snow falling steadily and the temperature well below freezing, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she's joining the group of Democrats running for president and would take her campaign — and her Midwest sensibilities — directly to parts of...
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In a Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. poses for a photograph inside his office in House Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo, File
February 08, 2019 - 6:48 am
By Mike Householder and David Eggert, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., speaks at an event marking the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
February 07, 2019 - 9:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before...
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Justin Fairfax
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February 04, 2019 - 7:10 pm
By Dan Merica, CNN (CNN) -- Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said reports that he committed sexual assault are false and he instead described an encounter that was "100% consensual." The allegation was first published on the conservative website Big League Politics on Sunday night...
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Steve Helber/ AP Photo
February 04, 2019 - 2:12 pm
By Alan Suderman, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam met privately on Monday with top administration officials but gave no public signal he intends to step down amid unrelenting pressure to resign over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page...
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Daylin Leach
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Jim Melwert
February 04, 2019 - 1:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach is stepping down as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leach said he told Jay Costa, the chairman of the committee, that he is focusing on — in his words — "working to clear my name." Leach has filed a defamation suit against...
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker
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David Madden
February 01, 2019 - 10:11 am
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is now an announced Democratic candidate for president, joining a half-dozen others already running next year. Booker met with reporters outside his Newark home. Booker’s street was adorned with Cory 2020 signs. He never mentioned...
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Cory Booker
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February 01, 2019 - 7:06 am
By Rebecca Buck, CNN (CNN) -- Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat who rose to prominence as Newark's charismatic and ambitious mayor, announced Friday that he is running for president. Booker chose the first day of Black History Month to launch his campaign, timing that nods to Booker's own...
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Democratic Party
Dreamstime
January 29, 2019 - 8:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey senator says she's switching political parties from Republican to Democrat. In a written statment, Sen. Dawn M. Addiego of the state's 8th District said, "My core values that originally drew me to the Republican Party have not changed, but the party...
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