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Mayor Nutter’s last budget will have a number of new spending measures, including pumping more money into the Department of License & Inspections and expanding the city’s Summer Jobs program, to be funded by an increase in taxes.
Pennsylvania state election regulators will soon investigate whether Pennsylvanians for Accountability, a liberal nonprofit that repeatedly criticized...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled Senate has voted 53-46 to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a workers' vote on it.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the state Wednesday to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey.
Joe Sestak announced his second U.S. Senate bid in vintage white Reeboks.
The Democratic governor’s first budget proposal seeks to launch big change. But Republicans who control the Legislature aren’t interested in liftoff.
Different topics were explored at a mayoral forum.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says women have made a difference at all levels of government but the nation has reached a turning point.
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers from the Philadelphia area gave a generally warm reception Tuesday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech...
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative.
A man on death row will not be executed Wednesday, after the state's highest court denied the Philadelphia district attorney's request to an expedited decision on a petition seeking to overturn Gov. Wolf's temporary reprieve.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New efforts to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey appear to have stalled.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely Republican candidate for president, said he would sign a proposed bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks' gestation in his state - and support similar federal legislation. Gov. Christie of New Jersey is the only contender who has not backed the ban, according to anti-abortion activist group Susan B. Anthony List.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account for State Department business has prompted questions about secrecy and the rules that govern the communications of senior government officials.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency - the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says women have made a difference at all levels of government but the nation has reached a turning point.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Three lawmakers refused to attend the Idaho Senate's daily invocation after objecting to the offering of a Hindu prayer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Democratic Sen. Mikulski of Maryland announces she will not seek a 6th term in US Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker once envisioned a world where the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally could embark on a path to citizenship.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly anticipated speech to Congress contained a curious statement. He claimed Secretary of State John Kerry “confirmed last week that Iran could legitimately possess” 190,000 centrifuges enriching uranium by the end of a long-term nuclear agreement that the U.S. is negotiating with Iran. That, Netanyahu warned, could put Iran “weeks away” from an “arsenal of nuclear weapons.” But that’s not what Kerry said.