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WASHINGTON - Five Pennsylvania Congressmen have asked the NCAA to rescind the penalties imposed on Penn State as punishment for its leaders' handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
One way to fight public pension costs is more aggressive prosecution of those getting fat pensions.
HARRISBURG - Hospitals from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. A performing arts center in Center City. An ambulance association in Montgomery County.
It's not Gospel yet, but Archbishop Charles Chaput says the pope has said he'll come next year.
PhillyNORML says it has started an e-mail campaign that is flooding Mayor Nutter's inbox with messages supporting a City Council-passed marijuana bill.
Well, at least he wrote. With no public notice, Mayor Nutter flew to Paris on Wednesday on another global trade mission, this time a six-day excursion to woo French commerce and promote Philadelphia as a cycling mecca and tourist destination. Nutter and his wife, Lisa, will also attend the Tour de France, which ends Sunday in Paris.
The mayor and his wife are spending the week in France; one of many trips Nutter has taken in his second term.
Will Bill Sasso attend the event for the Democratic nominee? He's not telling.
Pick up that cellphone and make a call. Tell how being arrested for a small bit of marijuana in Philadelphia has changed your life.
A new CNN/Opinion Research poll says there is no single issue a majority of American see as "extremely important." Wonder why?
The party's over - the local tea party is, anyway. One of the Philadelphia region's most prominent branches of the tea party movement is removing from its title all allegiances to the political splinter group, its leaders announced Friday in front of Independence Hall.
Gov. Christie presented himself as both “pro-life” and a tolerant listener during a panel discussion with other Republican governors Thursday night, arguing that Republicans don’t need to avoid social issues to appeal to a broader range of voters.
Gov. Christie’s statement this week dismissing a New York Republican gubernatorial candidate’s campaign as a “lost cause” prompted the candidate, Rob Astorino, to suggest that Christie step down as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Now the controversy has apparently drawn in several Republican governors – and potential Christie rivals in a 2016 presidential race – who have thrown support to Astorino, the candidate said Thursday. The announcement comes after Christie indicated the RGA would not devote resources to Astorino's campaign against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - State Rep. Wayne Schmidt has picked up support from an unlikely source in a closely watched battle for an open Senate seat in northern Michigan: his opponent's mom.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
WILKES-BARRE - The Democrats' candidate for governor spent an hour here Thursday afternoon touring Mountain Productions, builder of stages for rock concerts, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, outdoor papal Masses, and other events.
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