Politics

Michael Bloomberg
Photo by Emily Michot/Miami Herald/TNS
February 08, 2019 - 10:58 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's planning to decide by the end of the month whether he'll seek the presidency. The 76-year-old businessman, one of the richest men in the world, has been openly contemplating a Democratic White House bid since late last year...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., addresses supporters during the Michigan Democratic election night party at the MGM Grand Detroit. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died at age 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring in 2014, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at his home in Dearborn, said his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 08, 2019 - 8:41 am
DETROIT (AP) — Right up until the end, John Dingell wouldn't go down without a fight — or a tweet. The longest-serving member of Congress in American history, who died on Thursday at age 92, boasted more than 250,000 followers on the account he started in 2010. After his wife, current Rep. Debbie...
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FILE- In a Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. poses for a photograph inside his office in House Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died at age 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring in 2014, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at his home in Dearborn, said his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
February 08, 2019 - 7:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — Dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greeted visitors to his Washington office. The story behind it also helped: The Michigan Democrat is...
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Mayor Bill de Blasio
Anthony Behar/Sipa USA
February 07, 2019 - 6:36 pm
For the first time in his tenure, Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding each city agency come up with cut as the city faces a major decrease in tax revenue.
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President Trump
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
February 07, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (WCBS880/AP) — President Donald Trump has predicted that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. He said the U.S. will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to withdraw U.S...
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Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax smiles during 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 07, 2019 - 4:52 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Democrats struggled to find their way out of three interlocking political crises Thursday that could bring down the party's top elected officials and put a Republican in the governor's chair. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career in peril over a racist photo in his 1984...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Hannah Gaber, USAT
February 07, 2019 - 3:45 pm
Democrats including New York's Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.
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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK
February 07, 2019 - 3:26 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday spoke about a new report that found his administration didn't properly handle a rape allegation against an administration official.
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William Barr confirmation hearing
Hannah Gaber-USA TODAY
February 07, 2019 - 2:26 pm
The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next week.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
AP Photo/Steve Helber
February 07, 2019 - 7:50 am
With Virginia's top three elected officials engulfed in scandal, fellow Democrats were rendered practically speechless, uncertain of how to thread their way through racial and sexual allegations and their tangled political implications.
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