Saturday, August 1, 2015

Politics

Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cleaners.
The super PAC backing Gov. Christie's presidential candidacy disclosed its list of donors to federal regulators Friday, offering the first detailed glimpse of his national network of financial backers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Abortion rights advocates locked in a public relations battle with abortion opponents over videos of Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the use of aborted fetuses got some good news from two courts in California.
Two hours and two Philadelphia blocks apart, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and challenger Joe Sestak traded major policy speeches Friday on Iran, offering the first blow-for-blow exchange of a widely watched Senate election that is still 15 months off.
Paul Panepinto, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge for the last 24 years, on Friday became an independent candidate for the state Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition" - two facts that emerged Friday in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) - Days before Fox News announces who will participate in the first GOP primary debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is projecting a laid-back attitude toward his chances of being on stage and saying he's pleased with the support he's received since joining the race July 21.
Whitney White, a Gov. Wolf appointee, abruptly resigned, effective Friday, after the newspaper looked at his finances and business history
Delaware County Republican leaders passed over Lisa Esler as a candidate in the 161st state House District for someone they believed could better maintain the party's tight control over the seat.
At the heart of the federal indictment unsealed Wednesday against U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah are Philadelphia's campaign finance limits, and the legal battle he lost more than eight years ago to overturn them during his unsuccessful run for mayor.
Congressional Democrats on Friday urged the Obama administration to end the practice of locking up undocumented immigrant mothers and children while they await deportation proceedings.
In the immediate afterglow of his victory in Philadelphia's Democratic mayoral primary in May, Jim Kenney gave his first meeting to George Norcross, the political power broker from New Jersey.
WASHINGTON - He gave to Republicans. He gave to Democrats. And often, he gave big. Public records show that Albert Lord has long made donations across a broad swath of the political spectrum, but one quiet contribution has now embroiled the retired Sallie Mae CEO in the case surrounding U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah.
Military veterans are committing suicide. Prescription painkiller overdose deaths are skyrocketing. There is a national discussion around these issues. Medical marijuana can help. In these cases it could save lives.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) plans to introduce a bill named for Cecil the lion that aims to fight the sport hunting of potentially threatened or endangered species.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. government can't keep funding highway and transit projects "by the seat of our pants."
CAMDEN South Jersey voters may be asking who's on first and who's on second after Democratic leaders changed the lineup for the Fifth District Legislative races.
A Philadelphia jury deliberated for about an hour Friday before finding a former city narcotics officer caught in a police "integrity test" guilty of stealing $140 from a purported drug dealer's Lexus, equipped with hidden cameras.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went into historically Democratic territory on Friday to tell a predominantly African-American audience that the country's decades-long efforts to fight poverty are failing - and his record as Florida governor, especially in education, serves as a blueprint for a future presidency.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups known as super PACs as well.
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars.
NEW YORK (AP) - MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say a person is in custody after a vehicle struck a barricade near the U.S. Capitol.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has given a lender 60 days to buy the former presidential yacht Sequoia from its current owners.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country's wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately.
NEW YORK - In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.
N.J. Senate Republicans cite a Daily News story as proof of a needed overhaul.
The regulations affect groups that spend 5G or more to influence city elections.
Whitney White, a Philadelphia entrepreneur, has resigned as a commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority, following a Philadelphia Daily News story about his bankruptcies and failed businesses.