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Gov. Christie presented himself as both “pro-life” and a tolerant listener during a panel discussion with other Republican governors Thursday night, arguing that Republicans don’t need to avoid social issues to appeal to a broader range of voters.
Pick up that cellphone and make a call. Tell how being arrested for a small bit of marijuana in Philadelphia has changed your life.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. - As Gov. Christie descended on the Shore on Tuesday to make his case for cuts to public worker pensions, Larry Parker had a message for him.
TRENTON - With less than two weeks to vote on a measure that could lead to pretrial detention without bail, New Jersey lawmakers remain divided over how to address the right to a speedy trial.
Even as regional leaders approved a $10.5 billion plan to boost transportation funding for Southeastern Pennsylvania on Thursday, state Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch warned that road and transit projects could be endangered by congressional inaction on the federal Highway Trust Fund.
Given how little good news is ever reported about Philadelphia's municipal pension fund, Thursday was a red-letter day. The total fund ended the fiscal year up 15.6 percent, outperforming its benchmarks by 1.96 percent. A more narrow portfolio, managed internally, did well, too, showing an 11.97 percent return, about 3.5 percent higher than similar benchmark funds.
City Councilman James F. Kenney delivered another harsh letter to Mayor Nutter on Tuesday, flogging him for not yet signing into law a measure that would make possessing a small amount of marijuana punishable by only a $25 fine.
Gov. Christie’s approval rating remains stable at 44 percent six months after its post-Bridgegate decline, though more New Jerseyans than not say the state is headed in the wrong direction, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released today.
Gov. Corbett on Wednesday made a Bucks County senior center the latest stop on his weeks-long campaign to rally support for a bill addressing rising pension costs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's one thing to be Montana's lieutenant governor. It's another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will determine which party controls that 100-member chamber.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.
ATLANTA (AP) - Former CEO David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston to win Georgia's Republican US Senate nomination.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
ATLANTA (AP) - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.
Gov. Christie’s statement this week dismissing a New York Republican gubernatorial candidate’s campaign as a “lost cause” prompted the candidate, Rob Astorino, to suggest that Christie step down as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Now the controversy has apparently drawn in several Republican governors – and potential Christie rivals in a 2016 presidential race – who have thrown support to Astorino, the candidate said Thursday. The announcement comes after Christie indicated the RGA would not devote resources to Astorino's campaign against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.