Sunday, October 4, 2015


When Jamie Fox joined the Christie administration last fall as transportation commissioner, he sought to accomplish something that had eluded policymakers in Trenton for years: securing a long-term plan to fund New Jersey's road, bridge, and rail projects.
ALBIA, Iowa - The politicking was winding down, and Steva Havick Judge handed up the acoustic guitar that was her father's as an offering to the man in the white shirt with the rolled-up sleeves and Levi's.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The utter breakdown in state budget negotiations in Pennsylvania didn't happen overnight, but was produced by diametrically opposed policy positions and fueled by tough rhetoric among people elected specifically to work together.
New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox is resigning from the Christie administration as federal prosecutors investigate the relationship between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and United Airlines, which Fox once served as a lobbyist.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says there is no longer any question that transgender people can serve in the U.S. military.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channeled 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine dead.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday delivered the strongest speech in support of gay rights in the 2016 presidential race on Saturday, promising that ending discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people would be a central pillar of her administration.
In threatening to name more names in the ongoing porn scandal, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane declared last month that she had obtained new X-rated emails "heretofore unknown to us."
NEW YORK (AP) - It was considered a symbolic move - President Lyndon Johnson going to the Statue of Liberty and signing an immigration bill that gave people from every country in the world an equal chance to come to America.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton was endorsed Saturday by the National Education Association, the nation's largest labor union, giving her campaign a boost in an increasingly competitive Democratic primary race.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he opposes a unilateral American no-fly zone in Syria, arguing that it could pull the U.S. into the Syrian civil war and "lead to a never-ending U.S. entanglement in that region."
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Saturday that his home state of Kentucky needs a governor willing to stand up to the federal government he aspires to lead from the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a tumultuous time for House Republicans, and leadership elections this coming week may only heighten the disarray. Dissatisfied lawmakers are casting about for new choices and a surprise longshot challenger is emerging in the speaker's race.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing to even dismiss his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for a no-fly zone before later clarifying his view of the Democratic front-runner.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - As Pennsylvania's budget stalemate enters its fourth month, Gov. Wolf ordered a hiring freeze and restrictions on travel.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - As Pennsylvania budget stalemate enters its fourth month, Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering a hiring freeze and restrictions on travel.
Donald Trump claims his tax plan is “revenue neutral,” but tax experts say that just isn’t so. Not by a long stretch. Even assuming...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah plans to run for House speaker in a surprise longshot challenge to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, three Republican aides said Friday, injecting new turmoil into an unsettled House Republican conference.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Another mass shooting, another appearance by a stricken-looking President Barack Obama expressing anguish and frustration over congressional inaction on gun control laws.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will fight for stricter gun controls following this week's deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush and other Republicans declared their opposition to stiffer gun laws Friday in the aftermath of the Oregon college mass shooting, while Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called for a national movement to counter the power of the National Rifle Association.
Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh's efforts to raise money for his reelection campaign have turned into something of a hot mess.
Pennsylvania legislators moved one step closer to legalizing medical marijuana this week after a group of state House members unveiled recommendations to shape a bill that could be voted into law before the end of the year.
On October 1, 2014 Mayor Nutter signed a bill to make marijuana possession a civil, non-criminal offense. Philadelphia became the largest city in America...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A Republican candidate for the state Assembly dropped out of the race after a book he wrote surfaced that includes rants against Asians, gays, immigrants, breast-feeding moms and others.
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wore a fleece jacket for a media briefing on this weekend's storms, but it wasn't THAT fleece.
To the delight of Democrats, a former Republican Haverford Township commissioner whose tip to authorities 10 years ago led to a felony bribery conviction for a fellow commissioner has decided to run a last minute write-in campaign to unseat the GOP incumbent in his ward.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Long past the time Joe Biden hoped to announce his plans for 2016, the vice president is still steeped in indecision, breeding uncertainty among Democrats eagerly looking for clues to whether he'll run for president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's health care debate has been called an unhealthy political obsession. But if the 2016 presidential hopefuls have any say, it's about to get bigger.