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President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington.
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August 05, 2019 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions from Democrats about whether he had the moral authority to rally a nation against...
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Cindy Hyde-Smith
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July 25, 2019 - 1:01 pm
By Ted Barrett and Kevin Collier, CNN (CNN) -- Republicans in the Senate have twice in 24 hours blocked the advancement of bills aimed at strengthening election security just hours after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned of the continued threat that foreign powers interfering in US...
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., left, arrives for a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
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July 18, 2019 - 12:55 pm
By Lisa Mascaro AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate. Passage was assured after centrists...
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Tony Romeo
June 26, 2019 - 6:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bedlam erupted today as the Pennsylvania state Senate debated legislation to end general assistance payments for some low-income residents. That bill is now on its way to the governor. The shouting began when Republicans invoked a parliamentary maneuver to prevent...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., left, and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., right, talks to reporters about the need for the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 20
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
June 26, 2019 - 3:05 pm
By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate is poised to pass a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The vote comes after the...
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Jon Stewart
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June 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert's late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims' fund for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. Stewart mocked McConnell on Colbert's "Late Show" Monday...
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Justin Udo
May 20, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A United States senator from Pennsylvania says he wants to beef up protection for police officers who are targeted, while in the line of duty. Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s Thin Blue Line Act would make the death penalty more likely for someone...
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Boscola addresses Senate State Gov't Committee
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Tony Romeo
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Members of the state Senate are making a new attempt to address a volatile issue leftover from the legislature’s last two-year session, redistricting reform. The Pennsylvania political foundation was rocked by last year’s battle over redistricting that culminated...
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A router and internet switch
Charles Krupa/AP, file
Ian Bush
April 10, 2019 - 12:33 pm
(Associated Press/KYW Newsradio) — The House passed a bill Wednesday to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, but the legislation faces slim odds of making it through the Republican-controlled Senate. The Save the Internet Act passed the Democrat-controlled House 232-190 Wednesday, with only...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
March 20, 2019 - 3:53 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf says he will sign a bill heading to his desk that will make it harder for state officials and employees convicted of crimes to keep their state pension. The first bill of the Pennsylvania legislature’s current two-year session set to become law is a...
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