Politics

Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke greets supporters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 12, 2019 - 11:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost...
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Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Mike Smeltz
September 12, 2019 - 6:35 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t be on the democratic debate stage Thursday night and he says if he can’t make the one in October, he may drop out of the race, which one local lawmaker seems to think is the best idea.
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North Carolina 9th district Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop celebrates his victory in Monroe, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
Associated Press
September 11, 2019 - 10:28 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Crown Expo, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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September 10, 2019 - 7:37 am
HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election , President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power in...
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New Jersey State Capitol Building
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Sean Adams
September 09, 2019 - 1:20 pm
A New Jersey mom is pushing lawmakers to approve a bill that would require newborns to be screened for a rare disorder that her 19-month-old son was diagnosed with.
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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September 08, 2019 - 11:41 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — When Joe Biden took the stage in New Hampshire, he was greeted with the respect that comes with being a former vice president. Some of his closest rivals were greeted more like rock stars. The scene at New Hampshire's Democratic convention on Saturday highlighted one of the...
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Mark Sanford
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 08, 2019 - 10:42 am
Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, has decided to launch a longshot Republican challenge to President Donald Trump, saying Sunday that he aims to put his Appalachian trail travails behind him for good as he tries to navigate a path to the presidency.
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Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 07, 2019 - 4:26 pm
Several Democratic presidential candidates urged voters in New Hampshire on Saturday to not play it safe in the 2020 election, leveling an implicit critique of front-runner Joe Biden.
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, has he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Sensenbrenner says he is retiring from the House. First elected in 1978, the conservative and former House Judiciary Committee chairman is the chamber’s current second-longest serving member. Sensenbrenner says in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 4, that he will not seek re-election in November 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Associated Press
September 05, 2019 - 7:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The day started with one Republican congressman from Texas announcing he would retire and ended with another, a long-serving former committee chairman from Wisconsin, saying he too was ready to bow out, signaling the House GOP mood as the party tries to find its path back to the...
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Mayor de Blasio
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Erica Brosnan
September 04, 2019 - 3:53 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential campaign may soon be over.
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