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PA House Representative- Elect Emilio Vazquez can't get too comfortable

 04/05/2017 - 17:30
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is now investigating the 197th district election.
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Accusations of electioneering and voter fraud are surrounding the win of Emilio Vazquez for the 197th District special election.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:15pm
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is now investigating the 197th district election.

Senators confirm they will question Trump's son-in-law in Russia probe

 03/30/2017 - 04:09
Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Republican Richard Burr (R) and ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Democrat Mark Warner (L) hold a news conference on the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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The heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed Wednesday that they will question Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, in their investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections and Moscow's possible links with the magnate's campaign.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:00am
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Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Republican Richard Burr (R) and ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Democrat Mark Warner (L) hold a news conference on the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

District 197th Elections: More of the same?

 03/27/2017 - 12:31
The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DAY News

Democratic candidate Emilio Vazquez won with just over 1,950 votes. Candidates Lucinda Little and Cheri Honkala reported alleged acts of electoral fraud.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:45am
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The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Trump, G.O.P struggle to find healthcare votes

 03/22/2017 - 04:00
US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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President Trump warned recalcitrant House Republicans they could lose their majority in 2018 if they don’t pass the leadership’s health-care bill to dismantle Obamacare on Thursday. But it turns out thousands of his voters benefited from the existing health program.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Republicans reveal changes to healthcare bill in a bid to satisfy critics.

 03/21/2017 - 04:14
US Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaks to the media at his weekly press conference in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 16 February 2017. Ryan spoke about the US tax code, intelligence leaks, and repealing Obamacare. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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Revisions offer more generous tax credits for older people, earlier repeal of tax increases on higher earners and hand Medicaid powers to states.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00am
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US Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaks to the media at his weekly press conference in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 16 February 2017. Ryan spoke about the US tax code, intelligence leaks, and repealing Obamacare. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Rex Tillerson will miss Nato talks for China meeting and visit to Russia

 03/21/2017 - 03:46
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not seen) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Mar. 18, 2017. EPA/LINTAO ZHANG / POOL
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The U.S. secretary of state is reportedly considering skipping what would have been his first meeting of NATO foreign ministers in April to attend President Trump’s expected talks with the Chinese president.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:45am
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not seen) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Mar. 18, 2017. EPA/LINTAO ZHANG / POOL

They seek to curb the "airlift" between Puerto Rico and Philadelphia

 04/17/2017 - 15:32
Community members and lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico met in Philadelphia's city hall to find a solution to the "airlift."
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Imposing quality standards and control mechanisms to recovery houses were some of the ideas expressed in the meeting between legislators from Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and members of the community.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Community members and lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico met in Philadelphia's city hall to find a solution to the "airlift."

Immigration case before SCOTUS: Explosive and fundamental

 04/16/2016 - 13:33
AL DÍA file photo.

No matter which way the Supreme Court decides, immigration has become one of those explosive issues, like civil rights, that has overflowed the bounds of normal politics, and has come to represent a fundamental battle over the nature and future of American society.

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 6:00am
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Nuevo proyecto de ley en contra de 'ciudades santuario' en Pensilvania

 03/04/2016 - 16:40
Screencapture from a video of Rep. Martina White.

La representante estatal Martina White presentó una propuesta de ley en "contra de ciudades santuario ilegales en el estado de Pensilvania”.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:44pm
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New bill looks to hold 'sanctuary cities' accountable for damages

 03/03/2016 - 14:55
Screencapture from a video of Rep. Martina White.

If passed the proposed law would essentially dismantle Philadelphia's executive order.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:44pm
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Screencapture from a video of Rep. Martina White.