Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Gov. Christie doesn’t have a spot on this year’s TIME Magazine list, released Thursday, of The 100 Most Influential People. But the New Jersey governor still made it into the feature – with praise for a potential rival in a 2016 Republican presidential primary.
Tom Wolf, Democratic candidate for governor, plagiarizes a piece of his policy plan; rival Allyson Schwartz points it out.
BRICK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he would have stopped aides from blocking lanes to the George Washington Bridge last fall if he had known about the plan in advance, saying outright what he has implied in previous denials about the traffic jam scandal that's engulfed his administration.
Pennsylvania motorists have long been able to set their cruise control a little bit faster if they know they’re driving on a road where local police...
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz just accused her fellow Democrats in the May 20 primary election for governor of being "vague" in their support for the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare. Schwartz was speaking mostly about front-runner Tom Wolf, a former state revenue secretary, who told the York Daily Record last month that the law is "step in the right direction."
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.
The president dined in Japan but did not, like one former president, vomit.
Marjorie Margolies' fund-raising totals may have gone from minimal to illegal in the first three months of 2014, according to a complaint filed by one of her opponents in the 13th District congressional race.
Democrat Allyson Schwartz could use a boost in the governor's race from usually reliable opposite-party players.
The New Jersey legislative panel investigating September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has called four people - current and former members of the Christie administration and officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - to testify next month.
It's "Back to the Future" for the high court as it rules that states can ban affirmative action in college admissions.
WASHINGTON - In three Philadelphia-area House districts now held by Republicans, registered Democrats actually outnumber their GOP counterparts. Two are in South Jersey and the other is Bucks County-based.
WASHINGTON TWP. The state legislator who was cleared of a charge of driving while intoxicated and other offenses relating to a 2012 traffic stop has filed a suit against the township patrolman who stopped him and the police department.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.
DENVER (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is about even with his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, according to a poll released Thursday that confirms Colorado's Senate race is one of the nation's most competitive.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.
Supreme Court justices are weighing whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.
DENVER (AP) - Democratic Senator Mark Udall aired the first ad of his closely-watched re-election campaign on Tuesday, highlighting his challenger's opposition to abortion rights.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating convention in 2016, officials said Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA The campaign committee of Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz - a potential mayoral candidate next year - has hired a nationally renowned media strategist whose most impressive recent victory was a write-in campaign that elected Mike Duggan mayor of Detroit.