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WASHINGTON - Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski launched a run for the U.S. Senate on Friday, setting up a Democratic primary against former Rep. Joe Sestak in a race crucial to their party's chances of taking back the Senate in 2016.
WASHINGTON – La Salle political science professor Mary Ellen Balchunis will launch a second campaign for Congress Saturday, aiming to take on U...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
His lawyer says gifts were the fruits of friendship.
NEWARK, N.J. - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) foreshadowed the argument he hopes will save his career as he began his formal fight against corruption charges Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Pat Roberts is urging people to "let it go" after his cellphone filled a somber committee hearing room with the first few bars of a song from Disney's "Frozen."
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) - Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress' review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership with Pacific nations.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) was indicted on 14 counts of federal corruption Wednesday, accused of using his office to help a donor who had lavished him with gifts, including numerous flights on a private jet, a stay in a five-star Paris hotel, and vacations at a luxury resort in the Dominican Republic.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House used unusually strong language Thursday to decry Republican delays in the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, calling comments by a top Senate Republican "duplicitous."
WASHINGTON - Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski launched a run for the U.S. Senate on Friday, setting up a Democratic primary against former Rep. Joe Sestak in a race crucial to their party's chances of taking back the Senate in 2016.
WASHINGTON – La Salle political science professor Mary Ellen Balchunis will launch a second campaign for Congress Saturday, aiming to take on U...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Pat Roberts is urging people to "let it go" after his cellphone filled a somber committee hearing room with the first few bars of a song from Disney's "Frozen."
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist.
As he battles the weight of the U.S. Department of Justice, Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) is pushing back with a team that includes one of Washington’s most high-powered lawyers, a communications chief who has worked on presidential campaigns, a crisis consultant who was once held a high-ranking post at the justice department, and a longtime New Jersey insider.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Most New Jerseyans think Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) should stay in office while he fights corruption charges, according to a...
Joe Sestak just finished walking 422-miles across Pennsylvania -- and slipped three points further behind Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Monday.
His lawyer says gifts were the fruits of friendship.
NEWARK, N.J. - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) foreshadowed the argument he hopes will save his career as he began his formal fight against corruption charges Thursday.