Politics

Cory Booker
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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
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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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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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