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WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - A first-term Democratic state senator from Allegheny County is resigning his seat and becoming president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won't take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls "enormously important issue" she's been dodging.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Might Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina be shadowing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign?
Gov. Christie continued to advocate for government intelligence gathering Wednesday, arguing criticism of the efforts reflected complacency since Sept. 11.
USA-ELECTION/SANTORUM (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV):UPDATE 3-Republican Santorum launches 2016 bid with appeal to middle class
The Historical Commission’s architectural committee denied owner Pearl Properties' application for construction, but it’s not the end of the line.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Addiction treatment centers are responding to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to increase state funding for such programs by $5 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Senate is planning a long-awaited hearing on Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee to lead the State Police.
TRENTON - New Jersey is considering divesting public workers' pension funds from a private-equity fund that owns a payday lending firm that was fined $10 million last year by a federal agency for using illegal debt-collection tactics.
One day after a heated hearing between City Council and school district officials, on Wednesday parents, teachers and advocates had their turn and delivered a straightforward message to Council: We need more funding.
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.
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:
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage are not issues of importance merely to women but concerns that go to the heart of why it's "hard to get ahead and stay ahead in America."
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky election officials are preparing to review the results of the state's Republican primary for governor.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Might Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina be shadowing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign?
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. Here are some key things to know:
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal aimed at closing a loophole in state privacy laws that recently let a man go unpunished after he took photographs up a teenager's skirt.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Dina Titus says she won't run for Nevada's open Senate seat in 2016.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the chances are "pretty slim" that Republicans will grow their majority in the U.S. Senate in 2016, saying his goal is to preserve the majority for what he hopes will be a Republican president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family's finances.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine where generations of Bushes have spent summers.
Rick Santorum, the second-place finisher in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, is making official later today in a speech at a Pennsylvania manufacturing...