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Harrisburg has never been known as a seat of sanity, but lately it's acting as if under the influence of odd cosmic forces.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ordered a state senator to decide by the end of the week whether to plead guilty or go to trial on corruption charges.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates disagreed Tuesday over legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that could unleash fresh court challenges over gun control laws in the state's largest cities.
Justice J. Michael Eakin vowed he had not viewed any of the pornographic messages sent to his private e-mail account. And he said they were leaked to the media just hours after a fellow justice snared in the scandal, Seamus P. McCaffery, had threatened to do so because Eakin would not come to his defense.
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court is expected early this week to decide what to do about one of its justices caught up in the scandal over pornographic e-mails sent among state employees.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported $1.3 million in adjusted gross income in 2013, according to two pages of his 2013 tax return he released after the six-month extension period expired last week.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a measure he says is intended to curb the "obscene celebrity" he says is cultivated by convicts like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer.
Donors to the campaigns of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and his Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf, have given $48.2 million so far in 2013 and 2014, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the state by the two campaigns. Corbett has received about $20.5 million; Wolf has received about $27.6 million. The figures are current through Sept. 15, the latest data the campaigns were required to make available.
The chief justice suggests that his colleague may be exhibiting symptoms of a "sociopath."
The Daily Delco: A woman claiming to be the daughter of state Senate candidate John Kane has thrown a wrench into one of the state's most hotly contested races.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates disagreed Tuesday over legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that could unleash fresh court challenges over gun control laws in the state's largest cities.
The Big Tent: Bad political moments live forever on the Internet. Gov. Corbett's denial of past support for a mandatory ultrasound bill gives Democrats a hook to remind voters of the controversial moment from 2012 when he said "you just close your eyes."
A new national study of placement of political ads on cable TV shows trends in partisan preferences and offers a glimpse of future TV campaigns.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday told Justice Seamus P. McCaffery to turn over computers and other court-issued equipment, and moved swiftly to cancel the Internet service it provides at McCaffery's Northeast Philadelphia home.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ordered a state senator to decide by the end of the week whether to plead guilty or go to trial on corruption charges.
A Republican firms poll for the news website Keystone Reports finds a tighter race for governor than most other public surveys, with Democratic challenger Tom Wolf leading Gov. Corbett 49 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court is expected early this week to decide what to do about one of its justices caught up in the scandal over pornographic e-mails sent among state employees.
Harrisburg has never been known as a seat of sanity, but lately it's acting as if under the influence of odd cosmic forces.
Justice J. Michael Eakin vowed he had not viewed any of the pornographic messages sent to his private e-mail account. And he said they were leaked to the media just hours after a fellow justice snared in the scandal, Seamus P. McCaffery, had threatened to do so because Eakin would not come to his defense.