Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California holds the gavel after at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 03, 2019 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheering Democrats returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's post Thursday as the 116th Congress ushered in a historically diverse freshman class eager to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government. Pelosi, elected speaker 220-192, took the gavel saying...
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December 28, 2018 - 4:32 pm
Whitmer's cabinet continues to take shape.
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in California's 39th District, speaks during a campaign stop in Buena Park, Calif. Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 19, 2018 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will have a record 43 Latino members next year. The number increased over the weekend after California Democrat Gil Cisneros defeated Republican Young Kim, who was trying to become the first Korean-American woman elected to the House. The Hispanic delegation will be made...
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November 05, 2018 - 11:53 am
DETROIT (WWJ) -- Follow live election results for the hot races on the Michigan ballot including Governor, United States Senate, recreational marijuana legalization and more.
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Members of the public walk past the flag-draped casket bearing the remains of John McCain of Arizona, who lived and worked in Congress over four decades, in the U.S. Capitol rotunda in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. McCain was a six-term senator from Arizona, a former Republican nominee for president, and a Navy pilot who served in Vietnam where he endured five-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war. He died Aug. 25 from brain cancer at age 81. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 31, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders saluted John McCain Friday as a model of service in war and peace and "one of the bravest souls our nation has ever produced," in a memorial ceremony at the heart of the political battlefield where he fought for more than three decades. Then thousands of...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 30, 2018 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he'd "certainly meet" with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing. Speaking during a joint news conference with Italy's premier, Trump said he would meet with the Iranians "anytime...
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July 16, 2018 - 2:11 pm
Marijuana is on the November ballot in Michigan and six candidates joined WWJ morning anchor Tom Jordan to debate the issue. Recorded in front of a live audience Thursday, July 12 at MusicTown in Downtown Detroit, the 1st Edition of "It's Debatable with Tom Jordan" debates the potential...
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Twitter via Associated Press
May 23, 2018 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it's adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year's midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with "authentic information" and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what...
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