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President Donald Trump speaks to the media regarding the announcement that Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will retire at the end of July
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
June 28, 2018 - 7:19 am
By Catherine Lucey and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump's next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, talks to reporters following a GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
June 27, 2018 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House rejected a far-ranging immigration bill on Wednesday despite its eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOP's moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an election-year display of division on...
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U.S. Capitol
June 26, 2018 - 7:41 am
Analysis by Ronald Brownstein, CNN (CNN) — The firestorm over the separation of children from their undocumented parents at the border has almost completely overshadowed another milestone in the long-running national immigration debate: Opposition to legal, as well as illegal, migration is...
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Congressional Map
(Photo credit: Pa. Supreme Court)
Tony Romeo
June 21, 2018 - 8:18 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It remains unclear whether legislation aimed at creating a new process to redraw Pennsylvania's congressional districts will get final action before state lawmakers leave for the summer. Changing the redistricting process requires voters to approve an amendment to...
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In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, marijuana plants flourish under breathtaking vistas of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains near Ashland, Ore.
Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, File
June 20, 2018 - 8:53 am
By Rob Gillies, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 14, 2018 - 7:51 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Senate has advanced a bill already passed by the House that would prohibit abortions based on a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome, but it is not clear when or if it will come up for a vote in the full Senate. Currently in the state, abortion is...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 13, 2018 - 7:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Over the strenuous objections of some Democrats, the state Senate has approved controversial legislation that could change the way congressional maps are drawn up — and the way Pennsylvania judges are elected. The bill proposes amendments to the Pennsylvania...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As state lawmakers consider legislation on a new procedure for drawing up congressional maps, the Pennsylvania Senate has added language to change judicial elections that one Democrat calls a "poison pill." The legislation comes after a bitter battle over new maps...
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Capitol Dome at dawn in Washington
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
June 04, 2018 - 9:48 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — This was supposed to be the quiet time on Capitol Hill, but Congress returns to work Monday facing a showdown in the House over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying to stop an all-out trade war after President Donald Trump...
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Tony Romeo-KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 22, 2018 - 12:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state Senate is considering legislation that would create a program to allow anonymous reporting of school safety threats. A scheduled vote Tuesday was postponed until next month because some senators want more time to review the bill. The fast-tracked, bi-...
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