Politics

Trump state of the union
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February 05, 2019 - 10:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to people at risk. Briefing reporters ahead of Trump's State of the Union speech, Health and Human...
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Robert Trotta
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February 05, 2019 - 2:16 pm
A Republican Suffolk County legislator announced Monday that he is running for county executive.
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Dan Crenshaw Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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February 05, 2019 - 7:59 am
Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw's joke about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's progressive tax plan earned him a response from the outspoken New York congresswoman.
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subway q train
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February 04, 2019 - 7:07 pm
A Brooklyn lawmaker has some new ideas about how to fund the MTA.
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Rep. Carolyn Maloney
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February 04, 2019 - 6:10 pm
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney announced Monday that she will be co-sponsoring a measure to give teachers the resources needed to teach about the Holocaust.
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Congressman Max Rose
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February 04, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Staten Island congressman is looking to take action to prevent lawmakers from collecting a paycheck in the event of another government shutdown. Democrat Max Rose, who ousted Republican incumbent Dan Donovan from Staten Island/Brooklyn in November, believed neither the...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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February 04, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Some Wall Street Democrats are worried the Democratic Party may be moving too far to the left and will soon force them to pay much higher taxes.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Suchat Pederson, The News Journal
February 04, 2019 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's guest for the State of the Union will be a woman who made headlines protesting against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Ana Maria Archila says she is "honored" to be the guest of the star freshman Democrat and will sit in the...
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, speaks during a news conference outside of his home, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Newark, N.J. Booker earlier in the day declared his bid for the presidency with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a "common purpose." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 04, 2019 - 7:00 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has hired two veteran political operatives to head up his presidential campaign efforts in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina. Booker announced Monday that Christale Spain would serve as his state director. Spain...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
AP Photo/Steve Helber
February 02, 2019 - 11:48 am
Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia's embattled governor on Saturday vowed to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
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