Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Politics

N.J.’s once-rising governor seeks to rise again. But his stock is down, and others must fail if he is to succeed.
 
The two Christies: 'destructive' or 'refreshing'
 
Christie: Now ready to fight for America
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf vetoed the Republican-backed $30.1 billion budget in its entirety Tuesday night, a move that leaves Pennsylvania without a spending plan and sets the stage for a partial government shutdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says it is on track to report that it has raised more than $45 million since its launch in mid-April.
Executive director Joe DeFelice claimed a recent Inquirer story amounted to free advertising.
House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marisco, Rep. Mike Regan and Rep. Sheryl Delozier introduced legislation legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania.
The maker of Ritz crackers close their iconic Northeast Philly plant while expanding in Mexico.
An online sale of liens on tax-delinquent properties has netted Philadelphia $2.1 million, city officials said Tuesday. More than a quarter of the 865 liens that were for sale were picked up by investors. The threat of the sale alone moved owners of an additional 1,414 delinquent properties to pay $5.5 million to clear back taxes owed. And a further 506 property owners enrolled in payment plans to cover $2.2 million in unpaid taxes.
Under the agreement, airline subcontractors must pay $12 an hour to about 2,000 airport workers.
LIVINGSTON, N.J. - Even as 1,000 supporters cheered on Gov. Christie as he announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday inside Livingston High School, the scene outside was remarkably different, as hundreds denounced his policies in New Jersey.
The Republican presidential field: who's in and who's still waiting for the right moment.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order that aims to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and should be thrown out, gay rights advocates argue in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job."
ATLANTA (AP) - A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service says it will install sharp metal spikes on the White House fence after intruders scaled it twice in less than a year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some lucky Girl Scouts were set for the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. Until late-night rain and thunder washed out the campout.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge says he hopes to set bond for a Florida doctor charged alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez at a hearing Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first presidential race since Democrats cast the GOP nominee as an out-of-touch millionaire, Republican Jeb Bush is aggressively trying to flip the script.
Daaaa-rryl. Growing up in Brooklyn, watching Mets games, that's what I would hear opposing fans shout at star slugger Darryl Strawberry. Thirty thousand fans at once. To let him know they were there - to get in his head.
SANDOWN, N.H. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making a pragmatic pitch to voters as he begins his uphill fight for the Republican presidential nomination.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf sought to restart budget talks with legislative leaders Wednesday, less than a day after he vetoed a $30.2 billion Republican-crafted spending plan that every Democrat voted against.
The powder looks harmless enough. But when added to water, the packet of Palcohol creates an adult beverage with the same alcohol content of a standard mixed drink.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013, but an attorney for the plaintiffs vowed Tuesday to file an amended complaint.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $28 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday.
Sen. Pat Toomey's reelection effort got an early start Tuesday with a first-of-the-campaign TV ad.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, part of a growing...
NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump's lawyers say Trump and the Miss Universe pageant have sued Univision for $500 million in a New York court, claiming Trump's First Amendment rights were violated when the company declined to air the Miss USA contest.
When the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline its gala luncheon marking the opening of a women's hall of fame, one of the names that came to mind was Hillary Rodham Clinton.