Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Gov. Wolf on Friday joined a chorus of officials pressuring the federal government to improve oil-train safety, and urged the government to reduce the volatility of North Dakota crude oil, which has been implicated in several recent fiery accidents.
Mayor Nutter announces winners of the 2015 Richardson Dilworth Awards
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday blasted President Barack Obama's record on foreign policy, calling for a harder-line approach in the Middle East and accusing the administration of "making grave calculations that make the world less safe."
HARRISBURG - Two weeks ago, Gov. Wolf promised that his team would do its part to trim the $2.3 billion state budget deficit through government cost savings.
First, Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. entered his reelection kickoff party to a remix with this unforgettable hook: "Curtis. Jones. Junior, junior, junior."
Plus Milton signs up for Kenney; Dems back a Republican and anopther fattah runs for office.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie has been named to a policy position at the state's transit agency.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Lawmakers' efforts to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey got a jump-start on Friday, but the prospects for passing legislation are still uncertain.
Barbara McCabe, Director of Stewardship for the Parks and Recreation Department won the top prize for Distinguished Public Service. The recognition comes with a $5,000 check sponsored by Dilworth-Paxson and Independence Blue Cross.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pickett's Charge didn't work. Papenfuse's might not either.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.
HARRISBURG - The Republican-controlled House, for the second time in as many years, passed a bill Thursday that would privatize the often-maligned state wine and liquor stores.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics.
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has bid farewell to Attorney General Eric Holder one more time.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday that Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for "Live long and prosper" famous around the world, achieved that goal during his 83 years on planet Earth.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials - tax cuts and smaller government as Florida's governor. But convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's one of them might be a tougher sell.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In an impassioned speech to an influential anti-tax group, Jeb Bush ticked though eight years of tax cuts and economic growth during his time as Florida governor, and said it could be done nationally.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday had a tough message for fellow Republicans who were wrestling with how to fund the Homeland Security Department: "Grow a spine."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Let's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have - and what they can do without.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin is putting an end to the rumors: He will not make another run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Republicans must not let themselves be tricked into picking a moderate presidential nominee in 2016, by demanding their hopefuls have a demonstrated commitment to conservatism, Sen. Ted Cruz told an enthusiastic audience Thursday.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson criticized "purveyors of division" and said the country needs to move in a new direction as he kicked off the annual Conservative Political Action Conference - better known as CPAC - on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?
OXON HILL, Md. - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been raising money and drawing buzz as the perceived favorite of the Republican establishment for the 2016 presidential nomination.