Politics

Attorney General William Barr appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 10, 2019 - 11:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks "spying did occur" against Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled in remarks that aligned him with the president at a time when Barr's independence...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduces the Medicare for All Act of 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled a revamped version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential race by renewing his call for replacing job-based and private health insurance with a government plan that guarantees coverage for all. "It is...
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Cory Booker
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April 10, 2019 - 12:59 pm
New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is launching his presidential campaign with a hometown kickoff event this weekend.
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April 09, 2019 - 7:36 pm
New Jersey senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker on Monday introduced a bill that would look into slavery reparations.
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Chris Christie
Joe Lamberti/Courier Post-USA TODAY NETWORK
April 08, 2019 - 7:35 pm
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sounded off about his successor, Gov. Phil Murphy for the first time since the Democrat took office.
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Director of the Office of Management, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. White House chief of staff Mulvaney said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mulvaney says Democrats just want "attention" and are engaging in a "political stunt" after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 07, 2019 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt" and wanting "...
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President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, Calif., Friday April 5, 2019. Gloria Chavez with the U.S. Border Patrol, center, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listen. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 05, 2019 - 10:55 pm
CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Declaring "our country is full," President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border. Trump, making a renewed push for border...
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 measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion, USA Today
April 05, 2019 - 2:15 pm
As measles outbreaks continue to grow in New York City and Rockland County, state lawmakers are pushing legislation that would end religious exemptions on required vaccinations.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference in Washington, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 05, 2019 - 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first public appearance since several women said he had behaved physically inappropriately, former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday made light of his tendency to be affectionate while delivering a nostalgia-drenched speech aimed at winning back the white, blue collar...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2019 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead that he'd slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs to the U.S. In his latest backtrack in recent days...
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