Monday, February 8, 2016

Politics

HARRISBURG - This time last year, talk in the Capitol swirled around how newly elected Gov. Wolf's first budget was going to be bold and controversial.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):
Almost a year has passed since it became legal to smoke, but not sell, marijuana in Washington, D.C., and pot enthusiasts and opponents alike are chafing under a compromise that leaves smokers in a haze over how to obtain their weed.
2016 could be the year of the sugar tax, as several large nations consider levies on sweetened food and drinks to battle obesity and fatten government coffers.
Seems like yesterday (or 11 months ago) Gov. Wolf offered his first budget. Tuesday he offers his second, even though the first one isn’t done.
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of establishment contenders and no clear favorite to challenge Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Taking a detour from New Hampshire's campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said Sunday that a water crisis in a Michigan city was "immoral" and demanded that Congress approve $200 million in emergency aid to address the community's battle with lead-contaminated water.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Bernie Sanders promises voters a "political revolution" that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems.
The American Legion has asked the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to "cease and desist" from using the organization's emblem in campaign fliers.
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Monday will announce a “comprehensive energy plan” he said will yield 10,000 jobs over 10 years.
Another day, another gig for Michael Nutter. The former Philadelphia mayor will serve as a senior fellow for What Works Cities, a Michael Bloomberg-funded, data-driven, philanthropic program aimed at making government more effective and increasing community engagement. Nutter will advise mayors around the country and serve as the program's national spokesman.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The Latest on the race for president in the window between the Republican and Democratic debates and the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday: (all times local):
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) - Some politicians run from polarizing endorsements. Ted Cruz seeks them out.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Coveted but coy, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest for now, frustrating supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says one improvement he'd like to make at the White House for his successor is to upgrade the WiFi system.
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of establishment contenders and no clear favorite to challenge Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - GOP front-runner Donald Trump is aiming for his first win in New Hampshire's fast-approaching primary, while rival Republican candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday.
TOKYO (AP) - Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane lambasted a judicial panel Sunday for naming a well-connected lawyer to mediate Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin's Porngate case, calling it a step to "sweep his hate-filled emails under the rug."
There is no single successful way for a politician to seek the post of Pennsylvania's attorney general. But who expected any of the candidates in the April 26 Democratic primary to pull a page directly from the 2012 political playbook of Kathleen Kane, who is seeking a second term while awaiting trial on criminal charges?
As Camden's City Council moves to fill a vacancy left by departing member Arthur Barclay, a familiar name has emerged as his likely successor: Angel Fuentes, who spent 16 years on Council before leaving in 2010 for an Assembly seat.
EXETER, N.H. - Ahead of the New Hampshire presidential primary Tuesday, the three governors fighting to prove themselves in the Republican race all have been campaigning on an asset that they argue the front-runners lack: executive experience.
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. - With his presidential aspirations on the line, Gov. Christie scalded Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a lightweight Saturday in the last Republican televised debate before the pivotal New Hampshire primary.
WASHINGTON - A sleepy candidate forum sparked a fire in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race last week. It came when a moderator posed what seemed a simple "yes" or "no" question to the three Democratic contenders: Had any accepted endorsements or donations from the National Rifle Association, a Pennsylvania political group that opposes abortion, or the oil and gas industries?
A recent NBC News poll found that only 11 percent of Democrats consider terrorism the most important issue in the presidential race, and only 5 percent cite foreign policy overall.
By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Host Larry David gently spoofed Bernie Sanders on tonight's "Saturday Night Live" as the Democratic...
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