Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Politics

WASHINGTON – Funding for an upgraded rail safety system -- one that experts say could have prevented the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia earlier...
The three black town cars stopped next to Pat's King of Steaks, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker first strolled up Passyunk Avenue to Geno's Steaks, where Geno Vento waited with an open hand.
In a week, more than 36,000 Philadelphia public housing residents will be asked to take their cigarettes outside, an unprecedented bid to try to improve the health of some of the city's neediest tenants.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday he expects to meet with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal transportation officials in the next few weeks to discuss plans for new Hudson River rail tunnels, on the heels of a string of delays that have highlighted the region's aging and unreliable rail infrastructure.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effort to weaken women's health care programs, but stopped short of flatly predicting its defeat.
HARRISBURG - More victims of sexual violence will be notified if their attacker moves, takes a new job, or has other changes in his or her status as part of a new partnership announced Tuesday by state law enforcement officials and victim advocates.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains "undecided when I become president, I will answer your question."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won't change - so long as he's "treated fairly."
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the "crazy message of hate" that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a "committed conservative," but not an "angry" one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at each step.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate Republicans acknowledged Tuesday a long-term highway deal is out of reach for now, and embraced a three-month extension that will punt yet another messy fight into the fall.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Philadelphia judge could become the first independent or minor-party candidate more than two decades to make the ballot for Pennsylvania's highest court.
Dashing hopes of a thaw in the frozen state budget talks, Pennsylvania's House speaker said Monday that he would not support taxes "of any kind" without a concession on liquor privatization, and raised the prospect of overriding Gov. Wolf's veto of a Republican spending plan.
Gov. Christie returned Monday to New Hampshire, where a new poll shows his standing has slipped since February, after a dozen trips by him to the first-in-the-nation primary state.
The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to attach a renewal of the Export-Import Bank's charter to a multi-year transportation funding bill now making its way through the chamber.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest developments on Obama administration officials' testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT):
NEW YORK (AP) - Small businesses are again able to get loans backed by the federal government.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic National Committee says all five of the party's main presidential candidates will address DNC members next month.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not.
Wisconsin Gov. and presidential candidate Scott Walker stopped by Pat’s and Geno’s in South Philly today for a campaign event, and, perhaps not surprisingly, things appear to have not gone all that well.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate and House are moving toward a showdown over a must-pass transportation bill this week. If they don't reach an agreement by Friday, the government will be forced to halt highway aid payments to states in the middle of the summer construction season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.
NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must disclose information about its major donors to New York's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge said Monday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Monday he would shift most of the responsibilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to state-based regulators, leaving the EPA to serve as an "umbrella organization" that would resolve disputes between them.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - The United States must acknowledge a "painful, complicated" history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Monday between campaign speeches in South Carolina.
Virtua Health Inc. sued the State of New Jersey on Monday to block a law, signed earlier this month by Gov. Christie, that transfers control of emergency medical services in Camden to Cooper University Hospital.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Don't count Chris Christie out.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The chairman of the North Carolina Republican party has posted Twitter photos juxtaposing images of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Ku Klux Klan.