Friday, January 30, 2015

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.
Mayors of several New Jersey shore towns are joining with members of Congress from the state to oppose allowing oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.
Three months after effectively killing the Nutter administration's proposed sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works, City Council says it is ready to weigh other options for the utility's future.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel - an archenemy of Iran - to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lawmakers in Washington state - home to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks - may legalize gambling on fantasy football by classifying fantasy sports as games of skill.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.
Montco Memo: Party leaders Thursday endorsed a full slate of candidates, from commissioner to sheriff.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he may run for Congress against the No. 3 House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the pig gestation crate bill late last year, there was widespread speculation the move was less about what Christie thought was in the best interest of his Garden State constituents and more about what was best for his future national political career.
TRENTON - New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney accused Gov. Christie on Thursday of trying to "force" Atlantic City into bankruptcy, and said he would sue to block such a move.
Lisa Deeley, a Democrat and a former City Council staffer, had the support of some big names at Famous 4th Street Deli this morning when she announced her candidacy for city commissioner.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016.
Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters about his plans for the 2016 presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kerry Butler's next role will take her to the White House - the Clinton White House, that is.
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord abruptly resigned Friday and his lawyers said he will plead guilty to federal charges that he used the lure of state business to strongarm political contributors during his failed gubernatorial bid last year.