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PCN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, will host the state's first gubernatorial debate between Republican Gov. Corbett and Democratic candidate Tom Wolf at 7:30 p.m. Monday, the network has announced.
Two gun bills are moving through Harrisburg
Council approves a voter referendum to end the SRC that has no power to change how public schools are managed.
A draft proposal to split Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections in two already has officials split on the idea - and whether the draft should be made public.
A draft report that a blue-ribbon panel has sent to Mayor Nutter calls for splitting Philadelphia's much-criticized Department of Licenses and Inspections in two, The Inquirer has learned.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. Elizabeth Dole after Hagan and her Democratic allies drilled in voters' minds the idea that Dole was too closely aligned to an unpopular president.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane must decide whether to make public e-mails of current and former state employees - some sent over state-owned computers and accounts - that purportedly contain pornographic images, jokes, cartoons, and other private messages.
SRC ballot question a bust for the Nov. general election.
You know that non-binding ballot referendum City Council approved Thursday to ask voters if the School Reform Commission should be abolished?
PhillyClout: A big batch of porny emails may be the very last thing Gov. Corbett, trailing badly in the polls to Democrat Tom Wolf, needs to hear about right now.
Pretty soon it adds up to a fight between Gov. Corbett and Tom Wolf.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Thursday unleashed harsh criticism of the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, framing the probe as a "partisan pursuit" prolonged by Democrats desperate for media attention.
GLOUCESTER COUNTY Menendez proposes rail-safety bill Weeks after he stood near the Mantua Creek, where a train derailed in Paulsboro nearly two years ago, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on Thursday introduced a bill intended to make the delivery of hazardous materials by rail safer.
LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) - Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas took his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east Saturday in his latest effort chip away any advantage from independent candidate Greg Orman in a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly contested in the nation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in August. Highlights from the filings:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters in the handful of competitive districts will face an onslaught of late political advertising.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a growing personal business empire.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee again outraised its Democratic rival last month and is sitting on a $3 million lead, according to campaign finance reports filed Saturday.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas will send voters living overseas a ballot for the November election with no Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly-contested in the nation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Heading into President Barack Obama's final midterm election in the White House, Democrats on Friday sought to energize female voters, pointing to women as key to the party's future.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas elections official reverses course, ballots will go out without Democrat in Senate race.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroad. Sometimes, that can help candidates from his party in the next election.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor has fired a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from plans by other Democrats.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. Elizabeth Dole after Hagan and her Democratic allies drilled in voters' minds the idea that Dole was too closely aligned to an unpopular president.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.
Judge rules the state Attorney General can release emails from when Corbett held that office.