Saturday, May 30, 2015

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One Philadelphia voter wanted Mickey Mouse on City Council, while another supported the rodent's longtime sweetheart, Minnie, for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
NEW YORK - Gov. Christie attacked President Obama over nuclear negotiations with Iran and what he cast as a weakened relationship with Israel in a speech Thursday before a crowd that included prominent Jewish guests and donors.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - In about a month, Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers will have to decide exactly how to spend roughly $34 billion.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.
US-USA-SECURITY-SURVEILLANCE:Rollback of U.S. spy powers would mark post-9/11 watershed
WASHINGTON (AP) - Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS, and they'll take the invitation and run with it.
Clinton grabs attention from The Washington Post for "significant factual error" in speech about Republicans and equal pay for women.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A high-ranking Pennsylvania state senator from Allentown who is facing a drunken driving charge is back in public, four weeks after being injured in a motorcycle accident.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A White House pledge to veto proposed changes to federal fishing laws is dividing fishermen over whether the rule changes should be saved or scrapped.
Martin O'Malley, former Maryland governor and mayor of Balmer and current Celtic rock musician, plays 'Hail to the Chief' in advance of his Saturday event.
The developers who hope to transform the now-largely empty Gallery at Market East into a destination retail center made their pitch to City Council on Thursday for legislation needed to get the project going, but were waylaid by two other concerns: a living wage and making the previous occupants whole.
Marijuana is legal in Washington D.C. Voters approved the law last fall by a margin of nearly 70 percent. The measure didn’t allow for retail stores but residents can grow up to six plants and possess up to two ounces.
NEW YORK (AP) - Senior advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton say the Democratic candidate for president will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect to cost over $1 billion.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - James Comer conceded the governor's race in Kentucky on Friday, ending a tumultuous Republican primary and handing the nomination to Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.
NEW YORK (AP) - One declared and one likely Republican presidential contender criticized the administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran and reaffirmed their support for Israel as they courted wealthy Jewish donors Thursday at a gala in New York.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tourists and shoppers idled outside the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Thursday, while the setting of the reality show "Pawn Stars" hosted an even odder spectacle: the 2016 Republican presidential campaign.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas.
NEW YORK (AP) - Senior advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton say the Democratic candidate for president will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect to cost over $1 billion.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Election review shows Matt Bevin holding 83-vote lead in Kentucky's GOP primary for governor.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Supporters of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the formation a super PAC on Thursday to raise money to help his expected presidential campaign.
EXETER, N.H. (AP) - George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to say Thursday whether he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a snapshot of things to know about him.
MIAMI (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind."
CABOT, Pa. (AP) - Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence - and focus on social issues - in a changing Republican Party.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A look at where former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum stands on some key issues as he opens his race for the Republican presidential nomination:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - It's the talk of the Capitol: How long will it take for Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature to settle on a budget?