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Senate Minority Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks on the Senate floor, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at the Capitol in Washington.
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AP News
January 03, 2020 - 9:27 pm
Congress opened the new year with the Senate deadlocked over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, leaving the proceedings deeply in flux as Republicans refuse to bend to Democratic demands for new witnesses. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump arrives with first lady Melania Trump to sign the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 at Andrews Air Force Base.
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AP News
December 20, 2019 - 8:26 pm
President Donald Trump was heading south to sunny Florida on Friday after his historic impeachment, while plans for his speedy trial back in Washington remained clouded. Read more here.
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 Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell attends a press conference with members of the Senate Republican leadership on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
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AP News
September 30, 2019 - 3:08 pm
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that Senate rules would require him to take up any articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump if approved by the House, swatting down talk that that the GOP-controlled chamber could dodge the matter entirely.
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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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AP News
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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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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A router and internet switch
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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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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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medical marijuana
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David Madden
March 19, 2019 - 1:04 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Legislative committees in New Jersey have paved the way for votes on legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey next week. But no one’s quite sure if that will happen. It’s a delicate issue for the assembly in particular, given the entire 80-member body is up...
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