Senate

Election Day
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Larry Kane
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Election Day is Tuesday. The voices of the candidates will finally dim and a hush will fall over the political landscape. The people get the power — if you're a voter, Tuesday is your day. But, sadly, many Americans will stay home. The U.S. ranks 28th in voter turnout...
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Tony Romeo
October 17, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With hours remaining in the last scheduled voting day of the year, a proposal by the top-ranking Republican in the state Senate to exempt the Catholic Church from sex abuse lawsuits is landing with a thud among Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and other...
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New Jersey Senate protest
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David Madden
October 17, 2018 - 4:04 pm
HAMDEN, Conn. (KYW Newsradio) — With less than three weeks before the midterms, a newly released poll shows the race for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey is tightening up just a bit. From a sample of nearly 900 likely New Jersey voters, a survey from Quinnipiac University revealed that incumbent...
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Vice President Mike Pence announces the result of the vote for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in Washington.
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October 07, 2018 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate's majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won't be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that has swirled around new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While Sen. Mitch...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh
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October 05, 2018 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh seems assured of surviving a Supreme Court nomination fight for the ages after two wavering senators said they'd back him despite weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and rowdy Capitol protests. Announcements by Republican Susan Collins of Maine and...
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Bob Hugin, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, speaks at a campaign event in Woodbine.
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David Madden
October 02, 2018 - 5:06 pm
WOODBINE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — In the race for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, a new poll suggests the battle between incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez and opponent Bob Hugin is a dead heat. Five weeks before voters go to the polls, the Stockton University survey reported Menendez at 45 percent and Hugin at...
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Dreamstime
September 23, 2018 - 11:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers return from a nearly three month-long summer break Monday, and the heat will be on as they once again as they grapple with a wide array of bills to support and protect victims. Front and center will be legislation sought by victims of child...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
September 18, 2018 - 7:01 am
By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when were high schoolers, hoping to salvage the judge's endangered Supreme Court...
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The Republican-controlled Senate panel appears committed to a vote on Kavanaugh later this week.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File
September 17, 2018 - 8:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump grudgingly opened the door Monday to "a little delay" in a Senate vote on Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, even as top Republicans fought to prevent the accusation that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted a fellow high school student from morphing into a...
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 In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference regarding the country's opioid epidemic in Cleveland.
AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File
September 09, 2018 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vigorously pushed President Donald Trump's agenda at the Justice Department, and before that, spent 20 years championing conservative causes in the Senate. Yet as Sessions enters what may be the final stretch of his tenure, those efforts are at...
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