Monday, November 30, 2015


With just six weeks left on the job, Mayor Nutter seems hardly a lame duck. His daily public schedule is consistently packed as he runs from ribbon-cuttings to bill signings to speaking engagements.
Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco will be the guest of honor at a going-away gala next month in celebration of her seven terms on City Council.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican congressional leader on Monday defended a House investigation of Planned Parenthood's provision of fetal tissue to researchers, offering no suggestion that last week's shooting deaths at one of the group's clinics will cause the GOP to retreat from that probe.
State Rep. Scott Petri, an Upper Makefield Republican, formally launched his campaign for Congress Monday with a web video and a promise to rein in federal regulations and bring “common sense” to Washington.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's attorney general is about to announce who'll lead a new effort to investigate pornography and other lewd emails exchanged among prosecutors, judges and others inside government.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top House leader predicted Monday that Washington will avoid stumbling into a government shutdown next week over a tea party-backed drive to take away Planned Parenthood's funding.
The Pa. attorney general is expanding her attack — but is she the one who should lead the fight?
Lorraine Ferraro is pretty good with numbers after retiring from a long career as an accounting manager in Philadelphia's western suburbs.
By Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two senior U.S. senators called on Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000...
PARIS (Reuters) - Two-thirds of Americans think the United States should join a legally binding global climate change agreement, a poll by CBS News and...
Donald Trump will part of this year's Pa. Society weekend in NYC. But the Pa, GOP isn't really pushing Trump.
NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump met with a group of black pastors for several hours Monday, calling the session an "amazing meeting" that went longer than planned because "we came up with lots of good ideas."
LE BOURGET, France (AP) - President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to decrease tensions with Turkey, as the U.S. and Russian leaders met briefly on the sidelines of global climate talks outside Paris.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted on Sunday he was "100 percent right" when he said he saw thousands...
NEW YORK (AP) - As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America's most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.
MIAMI (AP) - The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation's commander in chief, because he's "uninformed" on major issues facing the U.S, especially defense and foreign affairs, rival Jeb Bush said on Sunday.
LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers urged the government on Monday to introduce tough measures, including a tax on sugary drinks and controls on price...
Melissa Murray Bailey, the Republican Party's candidate for mayor, has shaken off her failed bid to run Philadelphia as the city's 99th mayor and is back to the corporate world.
Brad Pierce thinks the federal government has gotten too big, a cause that's driving the one-time President Obama voter to opt for a Republican in the 2016 presidential race. But the "middle-of-the-road" retiree from Rye, N.H., also names global warming as a top concern and wants more done to promote renewable energy.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star.
Gov. Christie begins another two-day campaign swing through New Hampshire on Monday, this time with a fresh endorsement from the only statewide newspaper in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
Even as Rutgers-Camden unveiled a Writers House this month, the school's administrators were eyeing the next piece: a $5 million expansion of the new space.
Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising hundreds of billions of dollars in new federal spending in an effort to compete with the liberal economic policies of her presidential primary challengers.
A world on fire has reoriented the fight for the Republican presidential nomination, with candidates engaged in an elemental struggle to prove their strength as potential commanders in chief as national security moves to the top of many voters' list of concerns.
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) - After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.
More than 40 years after Republican President Richard M. Nixon coined the phrase "war on drugs," many GOP presidential candidates are calling for an end to one of its central tenets - by agreeing with Democrats to treat low-level drug offenders rather than incarcerate them.
Gov. Christie's presidential campaign got a boost Saturday night when the influential New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed him. Christie has staked much of his campaign on a strong showing in New Hampshire, which holds the nation's first primary Feb. 1.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has removed a senior judge who once presided over many of the state's biggest grand jury investigations, accusing him of judicial misconduct and abandoning his sense of objectivity during a feud with Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane.