Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Politics

HOOKSETT, N.H. - Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic-socialist senator from Vermont, defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday, dealing a setback to what once seemed to be her inexorable march to the party's nomination for president.
HOOKSETT, N.H. - Donald Trump romped to a comfortable win in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday, tapping what exit polls found was a deep vein of anger among an electorate yearning for an outsider.
Mayor Kenney has some tickets for the Boss if you are interested. That's right, there is still a way to see Bruce Springsteen's sold out concert at the Wells Fargo Center Friday night. The city, at Kenney's impetus, donated the 18 seats in the mayor's box to the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia to sell.
Gov. Wolf is about to open a live-streaming Facebook town hall on his 2016-2017 budget proposal. But among legislators, cartoonists, pundits and the public, comments are already pouring in. So far, it's predictably partisan and not too optimistic about if or when it might come to pass.
The victory in New Hampshire an ideas-free, reality-TV star who appealed to the worst instincts of a beaten-down middle class isn't a fun story. Donald Trump's rise is a grave threat to the American experiment. How will we respond?
The state Judicial Conduct Board sharply criticized Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Wednesday, saying she had failed to comply with a subpoena aimed at making sure she had turned over all offensive emails sent or received by state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary after convincing voters that he was more honest and trustworthy than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to early results of the exit poll conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks.
In the last few months, Philadelphia artist David Gleeson has been called a "fascist," a "Nazi" and simply "un-American," among other slurs. These are...
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The Latest developments from the 2016 presidential campaign, with the focus Tuesday on the New Hampshire primary (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.
Samuel Rappaport, 83, of Philadelphia, a lawyer, ward leader, and seven-term Pennsylvania state legislator, died Monday, Feb. 8, of dementia at Lions Gate, a retirement community in Voorhees.
As Gov. Wolf unveiled next year's state budget, even while this year's spending plan remains in limbo, school administrators said Tuesday they are no longer just frustrated - they're baffled and furious.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is harassed Tuesday by Vermin Supreme, a presidential candidate whose platform is to give every American a pony.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Sen. Bernie Sanders won a commanding victory Tuesday over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, giving him a crucial win over the onetime front-runner who narrowly beat him in Iowa last week.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Donald Trump nailed down a solid first electoral win in New Hampshire's presidential primary Tuesday, demonstrating his unorthodox campaign can translate large crowds at rambunctious rallies into the votes that determine delegates. His Republican rivals battled for second place, looking to break from the pack and ensure the survival of their campaigns.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circling the two and recording the fight on their phones.
DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) - Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday.
Apparently still stinging from his second-place finish in Iowa, and perhaps fearing a repeat tomorrow in New Hampshire, Donald Trump went below-the-belt...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's minimum wage would rise to $15 over eight years and employers who pay above the rate could qualify for a tax credit under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Senate President Steve Sweeney.
Chester County moved a step closer Tuesday to joining several other Pennsylvania counties charging additional fees for vehicle registrations.
HARRISBURG - Pitching many of the same ideas that led to this year's still lingering budget impasse, Gov. Wolf on Tuesday unveiled a $33.3 billion spending plan for next year that would raise more than $2.7 billion from new or increased taxes to close a gaping deficit and boost public school funding.
WASHINGTON/MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign chair denied a Monday report that she is considering...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The federal court that struck down two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina refused Tuesday to delay its order demanding that new boundaries be drawn in barely a week's time.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The number of uninsured residents in New Jersey is expected to reach a new low following the third annual sign-up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring voters' insistence on shaking up American politics.
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