Lawyers for Sen. Bob Menendez rested the defense in his federal bribery trial Monday after the judge denied their motion for a mistrial. The defense had argued that U.S. District Judge William Walls had prevented the New Jersey Democrat's lawyers from introducing evidence of his innocence.
Jeff Bartos, a Pennsylvania Republican running for U.S. Senate, signaled that he intends to fight the presumed party favorite expected to join the contest, launching a statewide TV ad taking a swipe at Rep. Lou Barletta, a Trump ally.
A Brown University poll has found that 49 percent of voters in Chester County think President Trump is doing an excellent or good job, while 44 percent say they have participated in a protest against the president by attending a meeting or rally, signing a petition, or donating money to an opposition group.
Six weeks into the Trump regime, Democrat leaders are positioning the party as the militant voice of opposition and working to elect candidates up and down the ticket. Party leaders visited New Jersey as part of a "Turnaround Tour" to help Democrats running in 2017.
Trump racked up big vote margins in Appalachian counties across 13 states in November. But his proposal to "zero out" a economic development agency could cost some of his most loyal voters needed assistance such as training of out-of-work coal miners for jobs in cybersecurity, software development, and commercial truck driving.
Planned Parenthood is targeting moderate Republicans in the House – including several representing competitive districts in the Philadelphia region – in hopes of stopping a proposal it says could force half its 2.5 million patients nationwide to go elsewhere for birth control.