Monday, January 26, 2015

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A fight over ex-Gov. Corbett’s appointments means that Wolf, just one week in office, is caught up in a partisan spat.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A leading advocate of open government is calling on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to reconsider his firing of his predecessor's appointee as director of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A delegation from the Democratic National Committee revisited some of Columbus' trendy downtown neighborhoods Monday while working to decide on a host city for its 2016 convention.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Two state Senate committees kept working despite Gov. Chris Christie's order to close state government ahead of a winter storm.
Eddie Campbell's four tours of duty as a Marine in Korea and Vietnam helped prepare him for the battles that confronted him in Willingboro nearly 30 years later. But there were still a few ambushes.
ATLANTA (AP) - Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has spent almost $300,000 defending a claim by a company that supplied the supermarket wine kiosks before it was aborted because the machines were unpopular, a newspaper reported.
REPUBLICAN presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is a secret member of Beyonce's Bey Hive. I have no proof, other than that every time he's on TV lately, the former governor of Arkansas invokes the superstar's name. To my ears, it sounds as if he's a little bit "Drunk in Love."
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, a Republican from Pennsylvania, discusses his views on President Obama as he addresses the Iowa Freedom Summit.
Former city solicitor Ken Trujillo, who dropped out of the mayoral race last week, said he hasn't yet decided whom he will support.
WASHINGTON (AP) - How to behave when 30 million Americans give your political nemesis their undivided attention in a televised speech and your job is to sit quietly behind him?
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.
WASHINGTON (AP) - This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come.
ATLANTA (AP) - Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016.
ATLANTA (AP) - Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Prior Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee is reacquainting himself with activists who could help decide the next Republican nominee.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is holding up his home state as a model for economic revival in an Iowa speech with echoes from his 2012 run for president.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Businesswoman Carly Fiorina is introducing herself to Iowa's Republican voters by drawing contrast with the top prospective candidate on the Democratic side.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Texas' junior senator is challenging early caucus state voters to back only presidential candidates with a proven conservative track record.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The winner of Iowa's 2012 Republican presidential caucuses says his party needs to do a better job convincing working Americans that the GOP is on their side.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is holding up his "go big and go bold" attitude as something Republicans need to emulate in Washington.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Dr. Ben Carson is appealing to Iowa conservatives with messages about securing the country's borders and cracking down on employers who hire immigrants illegally.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In his first public event since taking steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush on Friday called on political leaders to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth.
Heard in the Hall: City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson officially kicked off his reelection campaign Saturday but hasn’t yet launched a website. Hopefully he wasn’t planning on using KenyattaJohnson.com. It is redirecting to his competitor, Ori Feibush's, website.