Political issues

June 18, 2018 - 5:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers want to study the issue of sexual misconduct in the workplace, including in state government, through the passage of a pair of House resolutions. State representatives voted overwhelmingly on Monday for two resolutions, one to give a task force a year...
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June 17, 2018 - 9:44 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Democratic majority threw out the Republican-drawn map of congressional districts as an unconstitutional gerrymander, Republicans raised talk of impeaching the court's Democratic justices. That talk receded, but Republicans brought...
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A supporter of Gustavo Pedro shows an old photo of the presidential candidate, third from left, surrounded by former squatters he helped organize as a clandestine militant in the 80's at "Bolivar 83" community in the town of Zipaquira, north of Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. The two-man race between Petro and frontrunner Ivan Duque has tightened in the final stretch ahead of Sunday’s voting, with one poll indicating Petro having climbed to within 6 points of his conservative rival. In the first round of voting three weeks ago, Duque topped Petro by more than 14 points. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
June 16, 2018 - 7:41 pm
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Gustavo Petro began his long ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. In 1983, equipped with little more than a shovel and a surplus of revolutionary ideals, the then-clandestine...
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In this June 12, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump credits his accord with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents, and skepticism from allies and the media, President Donald Trump made an extraordinary stop on the North Lawn of the White House Friday to promote the nuclear deal that critics have decried as a vague and lacking in clear objectives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 16, 2018 - 5:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle speaks to his supporters as he enters a runoff with Brian Kemp during an election-night watch party in Gainesville, Ga. Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after Cagle was secretly recorded saying that he backed a favorable school choice law in the state because he claimed that there was campaign money from the Walton family's non-profit foundation at stake. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
June 15, 2018 - 5:36 pm
Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family's non-profit foundation was at stake. Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle admits making...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott waves to delegates as the arrives for the Texas GOP Convention, Friday, June 15, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 15, 2018 - 4:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month's mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people. Abbott headlined the Texas GOP Convention in...
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June 15, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans Friday. He did not offer an exact date, but said he would leave sometime this summer. The officials were...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 3:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a video message defending his nuclear agreement with North Korea's Kim Jong Un that he must pursue a chance to avert nuclear conflict "at all costs." Trump says: "Our...
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June 15, 2018 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility. The National Institutes of Health used money from the alcohol...
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