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The six candidates met last night at 6ABC’s studios for the final televised debate of the mayoral primary. It was cordial.
Philly bar backs 33 candidates for May 19 primary; 21 others get the boot.
City says it has appetite for PPA app although it may mean less money for schools.
D.A., top judge tell city council that mayor’s budget for their offices won’t cut it.
With three vacancies on the seven-member high court there’s a chance future rulings adhere to constitutional mandates, including one on public education.
Domb triggers increase in donations that can be accepted by at-large Council candidates
WASHINGTON - As Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks to focus public attention on immigration during a swing through Nevada on Tuesday, her presidential campaign staff back at Brooklyn headquarters is scrambling to mitigate damage from release of a long-anticipated book that accuses her of compromised ethics.
In the 2016 presidential race, a new poll shows New Jersey Republicans prefer a governor who isn’t theirs.
New Jersey officials expect to collect up to $200 million in additional revenue between now and June 30, a windfall that Gov. Chris Christie is proposing using for pensions for public workers.
The final televised debate in the Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor ended Tuesday evening with State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams going negative - on Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.
U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R., N.J.) could face his toughest challenge yet if national Democrats get their way.
HOPE, Ark. (AP) - Mike Huckabee declared his presidential candidacy Tuesday, counting on his brand of conservative populism to make his second White House bid more successful than his first. In 2008, he captivated evangelical Republicans but couldn't build wide enough support to win the Republican nomination.
Mike Huckabee, an unsuccessful 2008 presidential candidate, announced he is running for president once again and, in doing so, repeated some old, discredited lines on the economy, health care and tax cuts.
HOPE, Arkansas (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton starred in two presidential campaign launches this week. Neither was her own.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will be forced to consider yet another alternative to address Michigan's deteriorating roads after voters' resounding rejection of a ballot measure that would have increased taxes to pump $1.2 billion a year more into transportation infrastructure.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Republican stronghold nestled in deep blue New York City will remain in the control of the GOP.
TORONTO (AP) - Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty,
NEW YORK (AP) - A district attorney connected to the case of an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer's chokehold was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan voters have resoundingly defeated tax increases to pump $1.2 billion more a year into deteriorating roads.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans who have promoted providing a legal status or blocked efforts in Congress to address the nation's immigration system.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The leader of the state Senate defiantly dismissed a federal criminal complaint against him as "nothing more than a press release" on Tuesday and vowed to keep his position even as more of his fellow Republicans called for him to step down.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will announce Wednesday that he's running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio is giving up to seek the GOP presidential nomination.
HOPE, Ark. (AP) - Mike Huckabee declared his presidential candidacy Tuesday, counting on his brand of conservative populism to make his second White House bid more successful than his first. In 2008, he captivated evangelical Republicans but couldn't build wide enough support to win the Republican nomination.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year - more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Democratic National Committee has sanctioned six presidential primary debates, giving long-shot candidates chances to challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton before television audiences.
ATLANTA (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is opening his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. A look at where he stands on some issues:
ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Huckabee, the preacher turned politician turned media personality, is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race. Some key things to know about him:
In the campaign attack ad, 2nd district Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has opponent Ori Feibush shirtless and lounging in a steaming hot tub next to the...