Politics

Amy Klobuchar
Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP
February 10, 2019 - 3:46 pm
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via AP
February 10, 2019 - 2:55 pm
Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal that he once wore blackface, but the pediatric neurologist said Sunday that he's "not going anywhere" because the state "needs someone that can heal" it.
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Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax looks over a briefing book prior to the start of the senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. A California woman has accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 10, 2019 - 9:55 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what comes next for the once-rising star of the state Democratic Party. Two women have made allegations...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via AP
February 09, 2019 - 5:31 pm
Virginia's governor pledged to work at healing the state's racial divide Saturday, even as calls mounted for the lieutenant governor to resign - capping an astonishing week that saw all three of the state's top elected officials embroiled in potentially career-ending scandals.
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Elizabeth Warren
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
February 09, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."
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Corey Johnson and Ruben Diaz Sr
NYC Government/Stephen Smith/SIPA USA
February 09, 2019 - 11:52 am
A Bronx council member is facing a backlash and calls for him to apologize -- even from his own son, the Bronx borough president -- after he said the City Council is "controlled by the homosexual community.''
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Trump state of the union
Jasper Colt-USA TODAY NETWORK
February 09, 2019 - 1:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers are working toward a border security deal amid indications that the White House is preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donald Trump a fraction of the money he's demanded for his proposed southern border wall. Participants...
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., poses for a photo with Alyssa Benson, of Mason City, Iowa, right, and her daughter Jersey, center, during a meet and greet with local residents at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 08, 2019 - 11:31 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On his first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democratic activists and black leaders on Friday to heed his call for social justice and apply it to the fight for universal health care coverage and a fair criminal justice system. In a...
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Cuomo congestion pricing
New York Governor's Office
February 08, 2019 - 5:50 pm
If the subway system is going to be turned around, the state needs congestion pricing and it needs it now. That's the argument Gov. Andrew Cuomo made to business leaders at a Midtown luncheon on Thursday.However, mayor Bill de Blasio sees about five different options.
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Matthew Whitaker
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
February 08, 2019 - 12:37 pm
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has "not interfered in any way" in the special counsel's Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job.
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