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With a pen stroke met by explosive cheers, Mayor Nutter on Wednesday signed an executive order that effectively ends Philadelphia's compliance with federal requests to prolong the detention of immigrants charged with minor crimes, who otherwise would be released pending trial.
Q: Did Democrats increase federal income tax rates in 2014 under Obamacare? A: No. Tax increases mentioned in a viral email went into effect a year earlier...
Gov. Corbett and his successor as the state's top prosecutor on Tuesday said it was inaccurate for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to suggest that they decided not to pursue charges in the sting investigation that recorded Philadelphia elected officials accepting money and gifts.
OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) - Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.
TRENTON - The law firm hired by Gov. Christie to investigate the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge released more than 400 pages of documents Monday that describe in detail interactions among the governor's aides as the controversy over the closures unfolded.
PHILADELPHIA When Dien Binh Chau, a naturalized citizen, went to his polling place in South Philadelphia recently, he needed help understanding the ballot. With no municipal interpreter present, poll workers turned to a stranger on the street, who just happened to speak Vietnamese.
Organizers may have to raise more than $70 million to bring Pope Francis to Philly.
New voting-patterns suggests a drop-off in this year’s election, especially among women, can boost PA’s embattled incumbent.
Marjorie Margolies has fallen farther behind her opponents in fund-raising for the 13th Congressional District primary race, leaving State Sen. Daylin Leach and physician Valerie Arkoosh jockeying for the No. 1 spot, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks to influence November's elections, and the sums raised by the national parties and their super PAC allies are already approaching the $1 billion mark, according to financial reports still being filed Tuesday evening.
FRANKLIN, N.J. Gov. Christie voiced support Tuesday for an end to campaign-finance limits, which he said have led to a system that has obscured the sources - but not stemmed the rise - of money in politics.
Ardmore businessman and conservative activist Bob Guzzardi, a self-described "nuisance" to the Republican Party, can challenge Gov. Corbett in next month's primary election, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that it will disclose on its website political contributions to federal, state and local candidates, political parties, political committees and tax-exempt organizations in an agreement with New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
WASHINGTON (AP) - We soon could know the identity of the manufacturer - only known now as "Company Doe" - in a product safety case that has been linked to a child's death.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks to influence November's elections, and the sums raised by the national parties and their super PAC allies are already approaching the $1 billion mark, according to financial reports still being filed Tuesday evening.
LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton while she gave a convention speech at a Las Vegas Strip resort.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of campaign filings released Monday.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A look at preparations by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at preparations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, candidate in the Democratic primary for governor, makes a gender-based appeal to smash the "old boys' club" that rules state government in a new TV ad.