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Jay Scott Smith
August 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This time of year, you and your pets have to be on the lookout for ticks, the blood-sucking bugs that can transmit Lyme disease. But New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith believes there's much more to be concerned about. Smith introduced a bill that recently passed in the U.S...
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President Donald Trump signs a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019
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July 02, 2019 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee sued the Trump administration in federal court Tuesday for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting up a legal showdown over the records. The House Ways and Means Committee said it needs the documents for an investigation into tax law compliance by...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking during a forum on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Miami.
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June 24, 2019 - 12:43 pm
By Laurie Kellman and Elana Schor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two...
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Former White House counsel for the Nixon administration John Dean is sworn in before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller Report on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019.
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June 11, 2019 - 8:29 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House expects to receive the first files of underlying evidence from Robert Mueller's report soon, after a sudden shift by the Justice Department as Democrats weigh impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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New York senators
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May 08, 2019 - 3:05 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Senate easily approved a bill Wednesday that would allow three congressional committees to get access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns, giving Democrats a potential end-run around the administration's refusal to disclose the president's federal returns...
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In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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May 08, 2019 - 10:21 am
UPDATED: 10:45 a.m. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is invoking executive privilege, reserving the right to block the full release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia probe, escalating President Donald Trump's battle...
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Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, on the Mueller report.
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May 03, 2019 - 6:52 am
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing. He declared he'd rather resign than be asked to fire special counsel Robert Mueller without cause and insisted the prosecutor he'd known...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to the media at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 2, 2019.
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May 02, 2019 - 8:14 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Justice Department. House...
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In this April 2, 2019, file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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April 24, 2019 - 8:03 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax...
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