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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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The Capitol at sunset after the Senate rejected competing Democratic and Republican proposals for ending the partial government shutdown, which is the longest in the nation's history, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
January 25, 2019 - 6:46 am
By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate voted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 35-day partial government shutdown, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever...
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Sen. Bob Casey announced on Friday that he would not run for President in 2020 despite considering a bid for months.
CNN
January 18, 2019 - 10:41 am
By Dan Merica, CNN (CNN) -- Sen. Bob Casey announced on Friday that he would not run for President in 2020 despite considering a bid for months. The Pennsylvania Democrat, who won re-election in 2018 by 13%, told reporters after his win that he was considering a 2020 run at the Democratic...
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New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at the 14th Annual "#BlogHer18" Creators Summit at Pier 17 in New York, NY, on August 9, 2018.
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January 11, 2019 - 10:46 am
By Dan Merica and Athena Jones, CNN (CNN) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat considering a presidential run in 2020, is planning a trip to Iowa next weekend, a Iowa Democrat with knowledge of the plans tells CNN. The trip comes as Gillibrand inches closer to a bid and begins to build a...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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January 07, 2019 - 10:32 am
By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) -- There is "no question" that President Donald Trump is a racist, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview that aired Sunday night. Speaking on CBS's "60 Minutes," Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, told Anderson Cooper that Trump "certainly didn't invent racism...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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January 03, 2019 - 2:16 pm
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday, swathed in history as lawmakers returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's office and ushered in a diverse class of Democratic freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a...
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Democrats have taken control of the Burlington County Freeholder Board for the first time in more than 40 years. But one newly elected board member is out, just one day after taking the oath of office.
Dreamstime
David Madden
January 02, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Democrats have taken control of the Burlington County Freeholder Board for the first time in more than 40 years. But one newly elected board member is out, just one day after taking the oath of office. George Youngkin’s resignation was not unexpected. The...
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