Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of skirting federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.
Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid.
KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated exchange over pensions with a public school teacher at his latest town hall meeting.
BUCKS COUNTY Triple-A bond rating, preserved farms, and rail trail touted DOYLESTOWN Giving their annual State of the County speech last week, the county's commissioners touched upon the county's triple-A bond ratings, growing number of preserved farms, and the building of a countywide walking trail.
Doug Oliver, the youngest Democratic contender for mayor, got the biggest cheers at a forum planned and executed Tuesday by Central High School students.
Despite persistent opposition, a large redevelopment project in Washington Township that appeared destined to remain tied up in court may be heading toward construction, after officials authorized a tax deal for the plan.
As two months of budget hearings kicked off Tuesday, City Council wasted no time pushing back on Mayor Nutter's central proposal to rake in $103 million for the city's schools by raising property taxes.
A judge on Thursday is scheduled to hear City Commissioner Stephanie Singer's last-ditch effort to remain on the ballot in her bid for a second term on the board that oversees Philadelphia elections.
WASHINGTON – Pat Toomey isn’t named in the latest Quinnipiac Poll, but the Republican senator probably likes it anyway. The poll, out Tuesday...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first-ever sanctions program to penalize overseas hackers who engage in cyber spying and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of that espionage, potentially including state-owned corporations in Russia and China.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday he wants to interview Hillary Rodham Clinton by May 1.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and liberal Democrats have something in common: Both are trying to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with Democratic activists as the former secretary of state prepares for a likely presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Democratic officials say Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will announce her candidacy for U.S. Senate against Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the never-ending quest to preserve the government's history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And she is questioning the confidence people can have in likely Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The group says $12 million a year could be raised to help the residents stay in their neighborhoods as gentrification increases