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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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July 09, 2019 - 10:34 am
( 1080 KRLD ) - Texas businessman H. Ross Perot has died at the age of 89, a family spokesman has confirmed. Perot was an American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician. Born in Texarkana, Texas, he became a salesman for IBM after serving in the United States Navy. In...
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Democratic presidential candidates from left, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former vice president Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., gesture before the start of the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 08, 2019 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden says the American people "didn't buy" any insinuation during the Democratic presidential debate that her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden, is racist. In an interview that aired Monday on CNN, the former second lady was asked about Sen. Kamala Harris' comments...
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Phil Murphy
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July 08, 2019 - 7:21 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy signed the 2020 budget last week, but the fight between him and Senate President Stephen Sweeney is far from over.
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Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas
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July 08, 2019 - 2:30 pm
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas on Monday agreed to resign after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds.
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greets supporters before walking in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 05, 2019 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden says it would be "great" to have a female vice president, but he won't say whether he'd pick Sen. Kamala Harris for the No. 2 spot if he receives his party's nomination. In an interview aired Friday on CNN, Biden said, "I think it...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris greets local residents during the West Des Moines Democrats' annual picnic, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 04, 2019 - 5:44 pm
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday clarified her position on federally mandated school busing, saying it's only necessary in cases where local governments are actively opposing integration. Harris said that in the 1960s and '70s, institutions "were literally working against...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris speaks during the West Des Moines Democrats' annual picnic, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 03, 2019 - 10:19 pm
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris said Wednesday that busing students should be considered by school districts trying to desegregate their locations — not the federal mandate she appeared to support in pointedly criticizing rival Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden last week...
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Andrew Cuomo
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July 02, 2019 - 5:48 pm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his recent trip to Israel yielded good news for the state's economy.
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President Donald Trump
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July 01, 2019 - 7:22 pm
President Donald Trump on Monday took issue with investigations into his businesses and charities in New York City, calling it another “political Witch Hunt.”
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