Saturday, January 31, 2015

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If being the candidate of the Democratic establishment counts for anything, Lisa Deeley ought to be a shoo-in for city commissioner.
The vice president, in Philly, urged congressional Democrats to talk up the party's economic victories.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York state Assembly, has resigned following federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in kickbacks.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to have dinner with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney hours after Romney announced he will not pursue another run for the White House.
A once-prominent Philadelphia African American lawyer has been disbarred by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after failing to respond to professional and ethical complaints.
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges that he used his office to strong-arm political contributors during his failed gubernatorial bid last year, his lawyers said Friday.
CapitolInq: Vice President Biden, speaking in Philadelphia Friday morning, said Democrats can't allow Republican to "steal" credit for the burgeoning recovery – and that his party must forcefully make the argument that their policies worked while the GOP's didn’t.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is the latest agency to ban the acceptance of gifts by its employees.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.
Three months after effectively killing the Nutter administration's proposed sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works, City Council says it is ready to weigh other options for the utility's future.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his likely White House message between private job interviews with those looking to help his expected presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016.
Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters about his plans for the 2016 presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kerry Butler's next role will take her to the White House - the Clinton White House, that is.
Marjorie O. Rendell, a federal appellate judge and the wife of former Gov. Ed Rendell, said Friday that she plans to leave her spot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit this summer and devote more time to her foundation for the civic education of area youth.