Saturday, February 13, 2016

Politics

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, facing federal trial on racketeering charges, has found himself a bit strapped for funds for his reelection campaign.
Cannabis is once again a hot topic in Trenton. A few marijuana reform bills have been filed in the New Jersey Assembly just in time for Gov. Chris Christie's return from New Hampshire.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.
Tim O’Brien, charged twice with assaulting his girlfriend, now working for Council; Johnny Doc has drones; and what’s up with Mike Stack?
It was a clever set-up for a negative ad from Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign - one that took aim at one of his rivals, Sen. Marco Rubio: Seven people sitting in a circle, group-therapy style, talking about their past ballot box regrets.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee has rolled back restrictions introduced by presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 that banned donations from federal lobbyists and political action committees.
Mayor Kenney on Friday visited a high school for juvenile males charged with felonies, many of whom were African American.
Gov. Wolf stopped by Penn Treaty School on Friday as a part of his "Schools that Teach" tour, hoping to drum up support for his proposed 2017 budget, one that a Pennsylvania GOP spokesman calls a "fantasy."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation's first black president.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Just for a moment, Marco Rubio stops trying to explain what went wrong in New Hampshire. He needs to find out why Dominick is crying.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore says he is dropping out of the race for the White House.
DENMARK, S.C. (AP) - The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama's legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump's long shadow.
Philadelphia could soon become the next city to ban pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs and cats, a move that prioritizes adoption of rescue animals and is aimed at stopping the growth of so-called animal mills.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eager to share Bernie Sanders's claim to the grass roots, Hillary Clinton is having trouble owning up to the deep pockets helping her campaign. For his part, Sanders is struggling to make a convincing case that the numbers add up in his hugely expensive health plan.
Municipal Court Judge Joseph J. O'Neill soon will be charged in a federal criminal case, a state judicial court said in a filing Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Friday that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday delivered a message to conservatives unhappy with last year's pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You're stuck with it.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - A proposed dune project at the New Jersey shore could cut off access to the beach for 22 property owners, including the brother of Gov. Chris Christie, a lawyer for homeowners fighting the project said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Someone call the fire department. It's about to get hot at the White House.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of blacks and Hispanics on Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters.
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.
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties.
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) - In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa winner Hillary Clinton.
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