Monday, July 6, 2015

Politics

Having led the peripatetic life of a college basketball coach's wife, Karen Stokes knows a little about transition.
Hillary Clinton roped off reporters covering her during a parade in New Hampshire. What's that saying about people having enough rope?
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ESPN is moving next week's ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club following owner Donald Trump's disparaging...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to give CNN her first one-on-one national television interview since launching her 2016 presidential campaign.
Earlier this year, when Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the Keystone State, we all knew it was a matter of time before someone got hurt.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections.
MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential run is adding a new dimension to his already complicated relationship with Democrats in his home state.
It’s a political-science term — and as Gov. Wolf and GOP leaders work on ending a budget impasse, all should work on ways to reduce it.
WASHINGTON - The meeting lasted about 160 seconds. With just a few words, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), declared that there would be no vote that day on Luis Felipe Restrepo, a federal judge in Philadelphia who has been waiting more than seven months to be confirmed to fill an emergency vacancy on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature filed out of the Capitol last week without a deal on the budget - and without an end in sight to their impasse.
The commissioner of the city Department of Licenses and Inspections intervened in the demolition of a Point Breeze building in 2014, allowing the structure to come down without required permits.
NEW YORK (AP) - A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Leaders of the Republican majority that controls the Pennsylvania Legislature are telling Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf that his veto of a GOP budget plan puts politics above governing and that it's up to him to produce an alternative that lawmakers will support.
Jim Kenney and Melissa Murray Bailey respond to The Next Mayor's 'Street Level' project, where community leaders ask about local problems.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack...
Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls Scott Walker and Rick Santorum are suggesting a potentially controversial way to boost Americans' job prospects: admit fewer legal immigrants into the United States.
WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) - A Republican entrepreneur seeking to push his party to fight climate change and support clean energy said on Sunday he...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts.
Negotiations between the Wolf administration and lawmakers will resume Monday after Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vetoed Republican-backed budget legislation and bills to privatize the state-controlled system of liquor and wine sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Boosting her social media outreach to younger voters, Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking to offer reassurance to gay youths in a posting that is drawing wide online attention.
MILNER, Ga. (AP) - Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the United States but warning that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path because of actions like the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
NEW YORK (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says a potential U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran will ultimately enable that nation to develop an atomic weapon.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania city says he's cooperating with federal investigators who questioned him and seized documents last week as part of a grand jury investigation,
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Rich Kalich had an impression of Gov. Christie: "Bravado, kind of. Almost like a bully." But that was before he saw the governor, who spoke for 55 minutes Thursday night while standing on a patio outside a lake house in Spofford, N.H., rattling through his presidential platform, boasting of bipartisanship in New Jersey, and eliciting sighs with the oft-told tale of his mother's dying words that there was nothing left unsaid between them.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.
Short-term rentals, like those offered through websites such as Airbnb, are now taxable in Philadelphia - but officials won't speculate on what kind of revenue they could generate.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - After three years of futility, Republicans finally used their majorities in Pennsylvania's state House and Senate to pass their top agenda items: ending the traditional pension benefit in the state's public employee retirement systems and privatizing its government-controlled wine and liquor store system.