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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.
Democrat John Kane and Republican Tom McGarrigle wrangle over an open state Senate seat in Delco's 26th District.
The chief justice suggests that his colleague may be exhibiting symptoms of a "sociopath."
CHICAGO (AP) - As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported $1.3 million in adjusted gross income in 2013, according to two pages of his 2013 tax return he released after the six-month extension period expired last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.
CHICAGO (AP) - A lesson from President Barack Obama's brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What's past is prologue.
CHICAGO (AP) - They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply.
Reactionary Democrats have blacks, some Philly liberals looking at Plan B
A Republican firms poll for the news website Keystone Reports finds a tighter race for governor than most other public surveys, with Democratic challenger Tom Wolf leading Gov. Corbett 49 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.
Harrisburg has never been known as a seat of sanity, but lately it's acting as if under the influence of odd cosmic forces.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of activists and community members gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court is expected early this week to decide what to do about one of its justices caught up in the scandal over pornographic e-mails sent among state employees.
ATLANTA (AP) - Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An old political standby - the future of Medicare - is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.
CHICAGO (AP) - Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday.
GRAYS KNOB, Ky. (AP) - Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross took swipes at each other's tax cut plans and political backgrounds Monday night as the two ex-congressmen running for Arkansas governor squared off in their fourth and final televised debate.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Monday to defend Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage, while Democratic challenger Paul Davis said during a debate Monday that there's nothing either of them can do at this point because the matter is in the hands of the courts.
ATLANTA (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Dave Lightowler never even got to say Sen. Mark Udall's name. The moment Lightowler mentioned another Democrat running for a Congressional seat, the man inside the house in this swing suburb closed the door in the canvasser's face.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Dave Lightowler never even got to say Sen. Mark Udall's name. The moment Lightowler mentioned the incumbent running for re-election, the man inside the house in this swing suburb closed the door in the Democratic party canvasser's face.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Let's count the ways Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise has grown in popularity since he became the third most powerful man in the Republican-led House.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite long odds of toppling Republicans' majority, House Democrats' campaign committee raised $16.7 million last month and began October with more than $34 million for the final weeks before Election Day, officials said Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats' success in this year's midterm elections as a chance to further the policies he's fought for in the White House. "Don't give up now," he said. "Not after we've made this much progress."
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - To some in Maine, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is hot-headed and divisive. Others say the hard-charging former mayor has found his own way to be effective in a state with a proud independent streak.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ordered a state senator to decide by the end of the week whether to plead guilty or go to trial on corruption charges.