Saturday, September 5, 2015

Politics

HARRISBURG - Lawyers for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane say the state's Disciplinary Board is trampling her rights - and the public's will - by seeking to suspend her law license.
Philadelphia’s overtime expenses increased for the fourth year in a row. The city spent $159 million in overtime in fiscal year 2015, which ended June 30, according to the city’s fourth quarter report. The total spent was $37.6 million over what had been budgeted.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.
BOSTON (AP) - Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-industry.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Katie McGinty's campaign says she'll have the backing of top Pittsburgh-area Democrats in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Friday that he would not fire three prosecutors on his staff who took part in an email exchange of pornography while working for the state Attorney General's Office.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.
Once a Democratic fund-raising power broker known to hobnob with mayors and congressmen, Samuel G. Kuttab is headed back to prison - this time for using his political influence in an attempt to fix a case in Philadelphia Municipal Court.
Chester-Upland schools, Phila. Corp. for Aging face Moody's downgrade reviews
Paul Panepinto is the first independent state Supreme Court candidate since 1993. Who is he? And why is Jerry Blavat endorsing him?
A handful of Point Breeze community groups have filed a notice of appeal of a Zoning Board decision allowing Ori Feibush to build a 22-unit housing project...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A Democratic state senator says she is drafting legislation to ban Gov. Chris Christie's use of a state police helicopter for out-of-state political travel.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positions on a key issue for Puerto Rican voters whose influence is growing in U.S. politics.
WASHINGTON –Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) will support the international nuclear deal with Iran, he said Thursday, adding to the growing momentum...
Sept 3 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidates were split over whether a county clerk in Kentucky, who was jailed on Thursday, should be forced...
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed again on Friday he will not easily be bound to...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Facing a possible house arrest sentence, the mayor of New Orleans said Friday the city would appeal a judge's order holding him in contempt for failing to come up with an acceptable plan to pay a $75 million judgment in a decades-old legal dispute with city firefighters.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Some members of Congress say they're concerned that politics will influence the U.S. Interior Department's investigation of a toxic mine spill caused by another federal agency.
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and that Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their candidate for the White House.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not take kindly in a radio interview on Thursday to being asked to identify the affiliations of various militant leaders in the Middle East, saying the host was asking "a gotcha question".
By Steve Holland LACONIA, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday rejected what he called a bizarre notion voiced...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.
Supporters of a Denver ballot initiative to allow marijuana use at bars and other establishments have pulled the measure after city leaders and business groups agreed to discuss a compromise, the pro-pot group said on Thursday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says he is unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, saying his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if elected he would work to improve the "horrible" international agreement with Iran to rein in that country's nuclear arms program.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after questioning a former top aide to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton behind closed doors, the House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks expects to question another member of Clinton's inner circle in closed session.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Thursday that the popular "Minecraft" video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy.
ATLANTA (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Now we know how some Senate staffers keep busy during Congress' summer recess.