Politics

Caucus goers arrive at a caucus at Roosevelt Hight School, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
February 04, 2020 - 12:14 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's coveted position as the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest faces its most daunting challenge in light of problems that kept the state Democratic Party from reporting results. The caucuses were already facing plenty of headwinds amid criticism that the...
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Governor Wolf signs executive order to close the gender pay gap.
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The KDKA Radio Morning News with Larry Richert
February 04, 2020 - 10:44 am
Governor Tom Wolf releases his budget proposal Tuesday in a speech to a joint session of the House and Senate starting at 11:30 a.m.
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2019, file photo, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty and Justice Celebration in Des Moines, Iowa. Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites. The technology is intended to make counting easier, but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Associated Press
February 04, 2020 - 9:51 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local): 8:45 a.m. The Iowa Democratic Party says delays in reporting the outcome of Monday's caucuses were due to a coding issue that has been fixed. The party says it hopes to release results “as soon as...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad. YouTube is making clear there will be no “birtherism” on its platform during this year's U.S. presidential election. Also banned: Election-related “deepfake” videos and anything that aims to mislead viewers about voting procedures and how to participate in the 2020 census. The Google-owned video service clarified its rules ahead of the Iowa caucuses Monday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Associated Press
February 03, 2020 - 2:59 pm
Better late than never, YouTube is making clear there will be no “birtherism” on its platform during this year's U.S. presidential election. Nevermind that the conspiracy theory around former President Barack Obama's citizenship emerged in 2008 and has not been a widespread issue since he last ran...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses as he speaks to an overflow crowd at a Super Bowl watch party campaign event, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Associated Press
February 03, 2020 - 10:54 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 0 Days to general election: 274 ___ THE NARRATIVE The end of the beginning is here. After a year of political drama, the first voting contest of the...
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Eldis Sula
February 03, 2020 - 9:53 am
The Iowa caucuses kick off today. The caucuses will be an important checkpoint in what has been a highly competitive primary election for Democratic candidates. Candidates and voters alike will have to refocus, switching gears after the first two weeks of the Trump impeachment trial to the...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint news conference with Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov following the talks in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo)
Associated Press
February 03, 2020 - 2:55 am
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — For the past four days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been calling for authoritarian governments in eastern Europe and Central Asia to ease restrictions on press freedom despite criticism for his own treatment of journalists at home. In Belarus, Kazakhstan and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1999 file photo, President Clinton acknowledges the crowd prior to giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill . House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois is at right. Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton delivered his State of the Union address before a nation transfixed by his impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once. President Donald Trump is far from the first president to deliver a State of the Union address in a time of turmoil. (AP Photo/Win McNamee, Pool, File)
Associated Press
February 01, 2020 - 1:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton addressed a nation transfixed by impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once in a State of the Union address that ran on for 78 minutes. Now, President Donald Trump prepares to address the nation under similar circumstances, with the added...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., gives a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the Capitol, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Associated Press
January 31, 2020 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump's acquittal in just the third trial to threaten a president's removal in U.S. history. But senators pushed off final voting on his...
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A forensic technician works on the vehicle authorities say officers fired shots at, that breached security at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Associated Press
January 31, 2020 - 6:30 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement agents opened fire on an SUV driver who smashed through two security checkpoints at Mar-a-Lago on Friday in what authorities described as the actions of “an obviously impaired" driver but not an intentional attack on President Donald Trump's resort. The...
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