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PhillyClout: A week after Mayor Nutter announced his plans to raise money for the cash-poor School District, the administration submitted two bills that were introduced in City Council today that would increase the liquor-by-the-drink tax and create a new tax on cigarettes.
A demonstration closes traffic at the Center City hotel where Mayor Nutter is hosting a national conference.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D,Pa.) gets the endorsement of Emily's List in the governor's race.
A week after Philadelphia School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said he was targeting seniority in the teachers' contract to win support from Republican lawmakers for more state aid for the cash-strapped district, the city's Democratic legislative delegation is scheduled to meet with him Thursday to discuss its concerns.
Helen Ubinas: DEAR GOV. CORBETT: Aren't you getting tired of that smell?
President Barack Obama is lifting his self-imposed ban on transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees to Yemen, where a leadership upheaval has improved the country's security but not eliminated a terrorist organization trying to recruit jihadists.
President Barack Obama says Attorney General Eric Holder will review Justice Department policy on leaks investigations involving the news media.
Lyle Denniston examines the argument, made by some, that reporters can be tried under the Espionage Act for seeking out the news about a classified program...
President Barack Obama was interrupted three times by a woman who shouted about drones and detainees in Cuba as he delivered a speech on national security.
President Barack Obama says he has signed new policy guidelines to oversee when the U.S. can use drone strikes against suspected terrorists.
In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. asked a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
The drumbeat for more money for Philadelphia's taxpayer-funded schools continued to rumble across the city Thursday. At a West Philadelphia rally, leaders from more than 20 city charter schools, who at times have been at odds with the district, joined its campaign to obtain more state and city aid to cover a looming $304 million shortfall.
The House on Thursday passed a bill that would tie interest rates to 10-year Treasury bills. The measure would head off a doubling of interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans come July 1. But the bill faces a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
A day after laying out his counterterrorism vision, President Barack Obama is addressing future military leaders who could help carry it out in a speech to U.S. Naval Academy graduates.
A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules that protect the minority party.
President Barack Obama defended the United States' use of drone attacks as an important part of the U.S. counterterrorism policy on Thursday but signed new presidential policy guidelines to spell out for Congress and the public the standards that the U.S. will use before carrying out drone attacks.
President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will engage Congress in exploring a number of options for increased oversight of lethal drone strikes outside of war zones like Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama defended America's drone attacks as legal, effective and necessary in America's campaign to counter terrorism.
Out with the global war on terror. In with more narrowly targeted counterterrorism policies that persistently zero in on violent extremists at home and abroad.
Some labor unions that initially backed President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the plan that could hurt their members.
The Internal Revenue Service official who publicly revealed that the agency targeted tea party groups has been replaced.
President Barack Obama, forecasting the changing nature of terrorist threats against the U.S., says "America is at a crossroads." And so, too, is his counterterrorism policy, which has struggled to balance protecting the nation from attacks while still upholding Americans' rights.
Schools in Newtown, Conn., will receive $1.3 million in federal aid to recover after the shootings that left 26 students and educators dead last year.
Charges that an Army sergeant secretly photographed and videotaped women at West Point are part of a military-wide pattern of sexual misconduct, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Thursday.
President Barack Obama sought Thursday to advance the U.S. beyond the unrelenting war effort of the past dozen years, defining a narrower terror threat from smaller networks and homegrown extremists rather than the grandiose plots of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida.
Moving quickly to stem a raging controversy, the new acting head of the Internal Revenue Service started cleaning house Thursday by replacing the supervisor who oversaw agents involved in targeting tea party groups.
A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view Thursday, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules that protect the minority party.
"When you think Gov. Chris Christie, you think fun," Al Roker declared on the "Today" show this morning. And with that, Christie began his gig this morning co-hosting -- errr, extended interviewing -- live from Seaside Heights. After a bit of controversy over whether a gubernatorial candidate should be hosting one of the most watched shows on TV, the appearance was downgraded to an "extended interview." In reality, it was one brief interview and a ribbon-cutting with the Christie family.
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