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Today is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania's May 20 primary. Pennsylvanians will elect party nominees for governor, lieutenant governor...
When Philadelphia was deep in the winter of 2011, State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown was in a far warmer place - the Waldorf Astoria's Naples Grande Beach Resort in Florida.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Democratic candidate for governor and a pioneering woman in state politics, increasingly appeals to gender in her messaging.
A number of South Jersey counties and towns have rushed to make sure they can still avail themselves of a 2 percent cap on arbitrator-awarded raises to police and firefighters even with the Legislature at a stalemate over renewing the law that created the cap.
As New Jersey celebrates the 350th anniversary of its founding, the original state capital lags pitiably in terms of income, education, and home ownership.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul claimed that 20 million jobs were created after President Ronald Reagan’s dramatic tax cuts in the 1980s, and that this...
Gov. Christie faces an April 28 deadline on the New Jersey Adoptees' Birthright Bill, which would give adopted adults over 18 access to their full original birth certificates.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.
April 27 Katie McGinty, Former secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection May 4 Allyson Schwartz, United States representative
So much for a done deal. Builders' associations and Pennsylvania's labor lobby may have thought their fight was over regarding a bill that would rewrite state law concerning stalking and harassment in labor disputes.
DENVER (AP) - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Slapping Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax has long been the currency of Democrats, and now an increasingly grim budget picture is turning Republican heads in the GOP-controlled state Legislature.
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) - The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) - The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
BOSTON (AP) - At the beginning of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic National Committee raised $10.3 million last month but still has more than $14 million in debt.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they've held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.
NEW YORK (AP) - A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.