Thursday, February 11, 2016

Politics

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane escaped being removed from office Wednesday after the Republican majority in the Senate failed to pick up the few Democratic votes it needed to oust her.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Now that Iowa and New Hampshire are in the rear-view mirror, the Democratic presidential contest shifts to markedly different terrain in Nevada, where a largely urban and diverse electorate will test the breadth of Bernie Sanders' appeal and the durability of Hillary Clinton's coalition.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers are looking into why the state only got $15 million in federal flood protection funding.
Recently, Earl Rice Jr., an inmate at Graterford Prison, got unexpected news from a relative: A judge had unceremoniously changed his sentence from life without parole to life with parole.
HARRISBURG - Weeks after a snowstorm trapped hundreds of trucks, buses, and cars on an 11-mile stretch for a day, Pennsylvania Turnpike officials said Wednesday they would start testing removable median barriers that might prevent such bottlenecks in the future.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - President Obama returned Wednesday to the place where he launched his first White House bid and delivered an impassioned speech in which he asked, and occasionally pleaded, for more civil and respectful politics.
The exit poll of voters in the New Hampshire Democratic primary found that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won 92 percent of those who said honesty is the most important candidate characteristic - to 6 percent for Hillary Clinton.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton will campaign next week with the mother of Sandra Bland, the Chicago-area woman who was discovered hanged in her jail cell three days after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop near Houston.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he will veto legislation passed by the state House of Representatives to restore nearly $1 billion for state prisons.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - With an ambitious funding request pending before Congress, Vice President Joe Biden sought Wednesday to fill out the White House's cancer "moonshot" with input from doctors and researchers at a hub for medical innovation.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state - a plan that lawmakers from both parties generally welcomed as moving in the right direction with the proper priorities.
DES MOINES (AP) - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.
Mayor Kenney will announce on Thursday the end of two Fire Department policies he vowed to get rid of as mayor - rotating firefighters through stations and the temporary closure of firehouses.
A coalition of officials, parents, and activists asked Mayor Kenney on Wednesday to direct an investigation into an eleventh-hour School Reform Commission vote to hand Wister Elementary School over to a charter organization.
Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter returned to his role as commentator on CNN Tuesday night to discuss Bernie Sanders’ win over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary, calling the victor's statements regarding blacks and Latinos “slightly offensive.”
Gov. Christie has come home. After striking out on a months-long quest for the White House - and laying groundwork for years previously - the governor suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday after a disappointing finish in the New Hampshire primary.
The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA) looked at the largest 21 agencies within the administration to determine whether the departments had clear goals and objectives and whether they had a way to measure their performance. Here are its findings.
NEW YORK (AP) - In one of the more elaborate and unexpected spoofs of Donald Trump, Johnny Depp has joined the ranks of the combed-over, starring in a mock documentary released the morning after the GOP candidate's primary victory in New Hampshire.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Wednesday approved legislation to clarify the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to notify the public about danger from lead in their drinking water - the first action by Congress to respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Facing the biggest test of his presidential bid, Marco Rubio promised a more aggressive approach in what his team expects to become an extended Republican nomination fight that could result in a brokered national convention.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential contender John Kasich spent time and money winning over New Hampshire voters.
NASHUA, N.H. - Gov. Christie bet on New Hampshire and lost. Christie poured most of his campaign resources into the Granite State to try to emerge as the top governor in the presidential primary, to challenge Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as the establishment candidate to beat.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell signed a resolution Wednesday apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman stands out because of his size and appearance. He might also start standing out because of his ads.
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