John Bowden

The Hill

@jabowden4

  • Currently serves as a Washington D.C. based reporter for The Hill covering politics, policy, and breaking news.
  • Graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Elon University in 2014
  • Previously worked for WFMY News 2 and the Washington Examiner.
GOP rep accuses Dems of 'empowering' anti-Semitism

Jan 17

A GOP congressman is accusing Democrats in the House of "empowering" anti-Semitism with support for the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) targeted Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and...

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GOP lawmaker pushes to derail Rashida Tlaib from leading delegation to West Bank

Jan 17

A Republican congressman is urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to block a freshman Democratic lawmaker from leading a delegation to the West Bank, arguing that the trip would hurt U.S.-Israel relations.Tlaib's...

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YouTube suspends ads on Islamophobic UK activist Tommy Robinson's videos: reports

Jan 17

YouTube has suspended advertising on the channel of far-right U.K. activist Tommy Robinson over controversial content, according to multiple news reports.A spokesman for YouTube told...

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Ilhan Omar defends 2012 tweet: 'I don't know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish-Americans'

Jan 17

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the first Somali-American elected to Congress, on Thursday defended several tweets she sent in previous years, including one where she said she hopes people will see the "evil doings of Israel."...

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Poll: Trump approval falls from start of shutdown

Jan 17

President Trump's approval rating has dropped amid the ongoing partial shutdown of the U.S. government, and is beginning to decrease among his closest supporters according to a poll.An...

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Cohen responds to report on poll rigging: 'What I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of' Trump

Jan 17

President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said Thursday that he acted at "the direction of and for the sole benefit of" President Trump after a...

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TSA: Screener absentee rate stabilizing, still double last year

Jan 17

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials say the agency is stabilizing the number of agents missing work after the rate of absences doubled this month as a result of the ongoing government shutdown.Ag...

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Most NH voters would back 'unity ticket' in 2020: poll

Jan 17

A majority of New Hampshire voters say that they would support a "unity ticket" in 2020 featuring a Democratic and Republican candidate on the same ticket, according to a new poll.A...

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Cohen hired firm to try to rig online polls for Trump, only paid part of bill with bag of cash: report

Jan 17

The head of a small polling firm used by President Trump's campaign during the 2016 election says that Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, hired his firm to rig two online polls in the president's favor and paid less than half of what was o

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Most voters won't support Trump in 2020: PBS/NPR poll

Jan 17

More than half of registered voters say they have made their minds up against supporting President Trump in 2020, according to a new poll.In a...

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Facebook takes down anti-NATO pages linked to Russia

Jan 17

Facebook says it has deleted a number of pages on its platform that it says were operated by Russian news agency Sputnik and promoted anti-NATO sentiment in eastern European countries.The company...

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Former staffer accuses Jackson Lee of retaliation after rape claim

Jan 17

A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) claims in a new lawsuit that Lee fired her in retaliation because the staffer was preparing to pursue legal claims over an alleged sexual assault by a former employee...

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Louisville airport to be renamed in honor of Muhammad Ali

Jan 17

Officials in Louisville, Kentucky announced Wednesday that the city's airport will be renamed after hometown boxing legend Muhammad Ali.Mayor Greg Fischer (D) said Wednesday that the Louisville native had inspired...

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Former congressional staffer claims lawmakers helped cover up rape

Jan 17

A former staffer is accusing Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) fired her after the unidentified woman reported her alleged rape at the hands of a former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation employee....

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Cardi B expresses solidarity with federal workers not getting paid

Jan 17

Cardi B released a video Wednesday sharply criticizing President Trump over the ongoing government shutdown and for...

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American who survived 9/11 killed during terror attack in Nairobi

Jan 16

A Texas man who narrowly avoided being in the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 was killed in a terrorist attack in Kenya this week....

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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith: Trump serving fast food to Clemson team was 'disgraceful' and 'classless'

Jan 16

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith had sharp words for President Trump on Wednesday after the White House welcomed the national champion Clemson University Tigers football team with a fast-food dinner including McDonald's,...

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Trump signs law guaranteeing back pay for federal workers

Jan 16

President Trump on Wednesday signed a bill guaranteeing back pay to federal workers furloughed during the partial government shutdown that began in December.The White House announced that Trump has signed the bill...

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Inspector general: GSA ignored constitution by letting Trump lease old post office for DC hotel

Jan 16

The inspector general of the General Services Administration (GSA) found Wednesday that the agency ignored guidelines spelled out in the U.S. Constitution's Emoluments Clause by allowing President Trump to keep the lease...

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May survives no confidence vote

Jan 16

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no confidence from members of British Parliament on Wednesday, a day after her government's plan for exiting the European Union was soundly defeated by the same legisl...

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