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Heard in the Hall: Philadelphia government watchdog group Committee of Seventy has named its new leader. David B. Thornburgh, executive director of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, will be taking the helm in December.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Someone has to win.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie says he's tired of talk about raising the minimum wage.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates disagreed Tuesday over legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that could unleash fresh court challenges over gun control laws in the state's largest cities.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
Yesterday the Pakistani teen became the youngest recipient of National Liberty Medal.
Just a few feet from the site where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981, Gov. Corbett on Tuesday signed into law a bill that would aim to stop former offenders from causing victims mental anguish.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.
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.
The chief justice suggests that his colleague may be exhibiting symptoms of a "sociopath."
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus P. McCaffery on Monday amid allegations that he sent pornographic e-mails and threatened to entangle a fellow justice in the widening scandal after vowing not to go "down alone."
HARRISBURG - In the final minutes of the legislative session, the House on Monday approved a bill clearing the way for the National Rifle Association and other groups to sue local municipalities, among them Philadelphia, that enact ordinances stricter than state firearms laws.
The director of New Jersey’s State Investment Council said in May that it would take several weeks to audit the state’s $15 million investment in a venture-capital firm, after questions were raised about a political donation by a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate linked to the firm. But the review still isn’t done. And under the process outlined by Treasury officials, it won’t be released until next month – after Republican Charlie Baker could be elected as governor of Massachusetts.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Someone has to win.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's leading candidates for governor clashed fiercely during their final debate on Tuesday night, sniping at each other over everything from the economy and the minimum wage to the death penalty.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband's rise to the presidency to help the party avoid a potentially bruising midterm election.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Sam Brownback assailed Democratic challenger Paul Davis Tuesday as a liberal who would appoint Kansas Supreme Court justices overly sympathetic to violent criminals, and Davis accused the Republican incumbent of trying to exploit a high-profile Wichita murder case to boost his re-election chances.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Bill Clinton said he knows many Kentucky voters are angry at President Barack Obama, but he urged them Tuesday not to take it out on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in her bid to unseat a 30-year Senate incumbent.
COLDWATER, Ohio (AP) - John Kasich is waiting for his second cup of chili.
CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests.
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.
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.
A new national study of placement of political ads on cable TV shows trends in partisan preferences and offers a glimpse of future TV campaigns.