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The Capitol is seen as New Year's Day comes to a close with the partial government shutdown in its second week, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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January 02, 2019 - 7:07 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they'll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. As the Congress gavels in for the...
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US Capitol
December 28, 2018 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees' pay slogs into another weekend. Trump upped the brinkmanship by threatening...
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White House
Carolyn Kaster/AP
December 24, 2018 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. Though both sides have moved on the...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
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December 21, 2018 - 6:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on "for a very long time" and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there's no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall money. Only a...
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Prison cell
Cherri Gregg
December 19, 2018 - 10:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The United States Senate overwhelmingly passed the First Step Act, the most sweeping bipartisan criminal justice reform bill in decades. The US House will likely pass it and President Donald Trump says he'll sign it The Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society...
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Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
December 18, 2018 - 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a...
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Election workers place ballots into electronic counting machines, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla.
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November 12, 2018 - 8:40 am
By Kelli Kennedy and Terry Spencer, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state...
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Republican Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis, center, waves to the supporters with his wife, Casey, left, and Republican Lt. Governor-elect Jeanette Nunez, third right.
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November 09, 2018 - 10:13 am
By Brendan Farrington, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Razor-thin margins in Florida's bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor are raising the specter of possible recounts, potentially prolonging two of the most closely watched contests of the nation's midterm elections. In the...
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Bob Menendez
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David Madden
November 06, 2018 - 11:44 pm
HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — It was expensive. It was dirty. But Bob Menendez will continue to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, besting Republican opponent Bob Hugin in a bitter election. Menendez, who won a third term, did not receive a concession call from Hugin. That was left to...
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Voters cast their ballots at Robious Elementary School in Chesterfield, Va., on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
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November 06, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were gaining ground in a district-by-district battle for control of the House Tuesday night, while setbacks in Indiana and Tennessee squeezed their already narrow path to a Senate majority. With control of Congress, statehouses and President Donald Trump's agenda at...
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