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WASHINGTON (AP) - The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.
The government watchdog group Committee of Seventy has named the son of a former Pennsylvania governor as its new leader.
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.
State Sen. Mike Stack is weighing whether to hold on to his Northeast Philadelphia seat if he is elected lieutenant governor on Nov. 4.
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."
Seven months after missteps led her to drop rape charges against a prominent Republican Party official, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman is restructuring her office and partnering with a national research center devoted to evaluating problems in the justice system and improving the integrity of investigations.
Kristin Holgerson, 32, is the "October surprise" in Delco's 26th District race: She says she's the Democrat's secret child.
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Gov. Christie has signed an executive order to create a joint response team to coordinate Ebola preparedness in the state.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A maverick Republican senator criticized faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs among the projects completed on the taxpayers' tab in his annual collection of billions of dollars of government waste, released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said.
An analysis of the city's charter schools revealed a $117 million surplus last year, while the district had a sizable deficit.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats' campaign arm spent nearly $1.8 million a day on average during the first half of this month.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.
ERWIN, N.C. (AP) - Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to talk and take pictures.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making a dispute over his role in outsourcing jobs the hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A candidate for tribal president on the nation's largest Indian reservation lost another round in a language fluency dispute Wednesday, all but ending his bid for office.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - While Democrats in Louisiana are largely dodging ties to President Barack Obama this election season, Republicans aren't necessarily embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal.
LENEXA, Kan. (AP) - Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman on Wednesday decried a "broken political system that does not work for Kansas" in asking voters to join him in his surprisingly competitive challenge to veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - President Barack Obama is stopping in Wisconsin next week to help Democrat Mary Burke in her tight race to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker, marking a rare campaign-trail stop for the president.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Democrats are using the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to rally black voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election, with Republicans calling the move "race-baiting."
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Someone has to win.
In the home stretch of the 2014 election, a new super PAC with ties to Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) finds itself flush with “dark money,” according...