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Clout: The media strategist has handled Philly races, including Marty Weinberg's 1999 mayoral bid.
CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Stores in New Jersey might have their hours limited during future Thanksgivings.
John Baer: Thanksgiving is the perfect time to remember how generous our politicians are to journalism; they provide an all-you-can-believe buffet.
Baer Growls: Amid talk of renovating the ornate office of the governor as the new governor takes office, a reader offers an interesting suggestion.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with - sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.
Trenton Takes: Adding a few extra lanes to the New Jersey Turnpike was a good start. But the state shouldn't stop there when it comes to investing in transportation, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Wednesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving - an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A former northeast Pennsylvania judge who served 30 months in prison for fraud has been banned from practicing law.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, spent more than an hour Wednesday plating and serving Thanksgiving meals at the soup kitchen at St. John's Church in Newark.
ATLANTA (AP) - Many Democrats say the way to recover lost ground in the conservative South is to reclaim the party's identity as a champion of the middle class.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest.
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's no free lunch - or breakfast or dinner - for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.