Friday, February 12, 2016

Politics

A state lawmaker from Philadelphia is introducing legislation next week that would create Pennsylvania's first publicly funded "recovery high school" for students with drug addictions.
The state Court of Judicial Discipline on Thursday ordered Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to confirm that she has already provided the tribunal copies of all the emails by suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin that contain "sexually explicit, misogynistic, ethnically insensitive, racist or homophobic material."
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system.
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado House committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill prompted by claims against Bill Cosby that would double a 10-year statute of limitations for seeking charges in sexual assault cases.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Hillary Clinton's remaining emails from her time as secretary of state to be released by the end of the month, just before the presidential primary day known as Super Tuesday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation to overhaul the bistate agency that controls the New York City region's airports, bridges and tunnels, though the measure differs from reforms passed in New York.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - After an overwhelming loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is staking a campaign comeback on her ability to woo black and Latino voters, placing outreach to those communities at the center of her strategy to re-energize her 2016 bid.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane escaped being removed from office Wednesday after the Republican majority in the Senate failed to pick up the few Democratic votes it needed to oust her.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane escaped being removed from office Wednesday after the Republican majority in the Senate failed to pick up the few Democratic votes it needed to oust her.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie said Thursday that he had requested federal aid to help New Jersey respond to the storm that brought flooding and record snowfall late last month.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The spokesman for Attorney General Kathleen Kane is acknowledging that some agency employees are disappointed their boss wasn't ordered removed from office by the state Senate.
NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.
TRENTON - A panel appointed by Gov. Christie to study costs of retirement benefits for New Jersey's public employees warned Thursday that a legislative proposal to constitutionally mandate pension funding would likely "result in substantial, broad-based tax increases" and "draconian" cuts to services.
A member of City Council on Thursday proposed an amnesty program for parking ticket scofflaws, while another said the city should raise the penalties for business owners whose properties attract loitering, drug use and other nuisances.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial equality, saying, "I never saw him. I never met him."
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton's blowout defeat in New Hampshire combined with Donald Trump's ascension in the tumultuous Republican race.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Inmates could receive credits for taking part in rehabilitation programs such as education or job training under legislation advanced by a House panel.
OKATIE, S.C. (AP) - The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.
The Philadelphia Fire Department will no longer use "brownouts" or forced staff rotations - two controversial policies implemented by former Mayor Michael Nutter, Mayor Kenney announced Thursday.
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was endorsed by the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday...
By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Harry Belafonte, the showbiz veteran and longtime civil rights advocate, has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label.
When Mayor Kenney was campaigning for the city’s chief executive job, he often spoke about his plan to do zero-based budgeting and the savings that could come from it. Now that he is in office, however, zero-based budgeting has been replaced with “program-based budgeting,” a similar but different method for planning how to spend taxpayers’ money.
(Adds detail on Clinton messaging, black lawmaker endorsement) By Michelle Conlin and Luciana Lopez NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Democratic...
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