Election 2016

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Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - According to Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, he and other Democrats haven't so far been party to many of the budget negotiations that are heating up in the Capitol. 

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Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The Republican majority leaders of Pennsylvania's House and Senate say they're determined to put together a budget without raising taxes. 

The board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which regulates many of the country’s smaller banks and oversees the “living wills” of larger banks, could soon have a new chairman. President Trump plans to tap long-time Republican congressional staffer James Clinger for the role, which would require congressional approval. What could change at the FDIC under a new chair?

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The Republican effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has led to a standoff in the Senate.

Senate Democrats on Monday night began using parliamentary maneuvers to slow Senate business as part of a coordinated protest against the GOP push to pass an Obamacare replacement bill. A small group of Republican senators has been working in private for weeks, shielding from public view the bill and the negotiations surrounding it.

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So it seems that it's not only Democrats who have trouble keeping their digital information secure online. An extensive database of information about 198 million Americans collected by a contractor hired by Republican groups was obtained by a security researcher, who found it on an Amazon server, with not even a single password protecting it.

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On Friday, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned. In an op-ed published in Newsweek, council member Scott Schoettes wrote he and other members could no longer be effective serving a “president who simply does not care.”

Tuesday’s election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District has garnered national attention as a mini-referendum on the Trump administration. The race pits Republican Karen Handel, a 55-year-old former secretary of state, against Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old filmmaker.

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