Politics

Schumer - 9/11 VCF Vote
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
July 15, 2019 - 12:41 pm
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would replenish and make permanent the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund last week, but questions remain about the legislation’s fate in the Senate.
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during the fourth annual Citywide Iftar Dinner in Austin, Texas. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. He didn’t identify the women but was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 14, 2019 - 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three...
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Ilhan Omar
Hannah Gaber-USA TODAY
July 13, 2019 - 8:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Days after tensions with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi boiled over publicly, several House Democrats sent a message to Washington: We're not backing down. Three members of the "squad" — the cadre of liberal freshman lawmakers who are struggling with their party's more centrist...
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President Donald Trump greets supporters as he arrives at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, July 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 12, 2019 - 1:58 pm
FOX POINT, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump loves to reminisce about the upset Wisconsin victory he carried off in 2016 after Democrat Hillary Clinton took the state for granted. He's determined not to make the same mistake himself. With Wisconsin now a pivotal state for his reelection chances,...
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Cory Booker
JOSH MORGAN/Staff
July 11, 2019 - 7:16 pm
Some northern New Jersey residents got a surprise when they reported for jury duty in Newark.
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Robert Foster
Sarah Warnock, Clarion Ledger
July 11, 2019 - 6:08 pm
A male candidate for governor in Mississippi has refused to be interviewed by a female journalist unless she brings along a male colleague.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Alex Wong/Getty Images
July 10, 2019 - 7:02 pm
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces two federal lawsuits for blocking people from following her Twitter account.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters following a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 10, 2019 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At a pivotal moment Wednesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood before House Democrats with a lofty message and a stark warning. The battle-born leader implored her majority, after days of high-profile public infighting, to focus on common goals — including defeating President Donald...
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President Donald Trump meets with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 10, 2019 - 6:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll be looking "very closely" at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. But he also seemed to stand by his Cabinet official, praising Acosta's performance on the job...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer speaks during a news conference where he announced his decision not to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Steyer is now joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 09, 2019 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and activist, said Tuesday he's joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run. Steyer, 62, is one of the most visible and deep-pocketed liberals...
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