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Former City Councilman Rick Mariano tries to reinvent himself after just over four years in jail.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants the state Legislature to approve and send him a package of bills aimed at turning around Atlantic City's struggling fortunes, a spokesman for the governor told The Associated Press on Friday.
Voters will decide in the primary election whether to create a Commission for Women in Philadelphia.
Only Council members Kenyatta Johnson, Blondell Reynolds Brown and Wilson Goode Jr., voted against the bill introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla.
The endorsements are significant given the crowded field of 21 candidates, including four incumbents trying to hold on to their seats despite low ballot positions.
City Council on Thursday approved a controversial bill that would allow two huge, animated, three-dimensional billboards in Center City. Councilman Mark Squilla's ordinance permitting the hybrid-movie screen/digital sculptures, dubbed "urban experiential displays," passed, 15-1. A companion bill authorizing location of the boards and specifying the approval process passed 13-3.
City Council on Thursday approved a controversial bill that would allow two huge, animated, three-dimensional billboards in Center City. Councilman Mark Squilla's ordinance permitting the hybrid-movie screen/digital sculptures, dubbed "urban experiential displays," passed, 15-1. A companion bill authorizing location of the boards and specifying the approval process passed 13-3.
MANAHAWKIN, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is reiterating his opposition to legalizing marijuana for recreational use and says tax revenue from sales of the drug amount to "blood money."
Stephanie Singer's short and rocky career as a Philadelphia city commissioner hung on just a handful of signatures as a judge heard testimony late into Thursday night on a challenge aimed at removing her from the ballot.
At 11:20 last night, City Commissioner Stephanie Singer was at 999 signatures - one short of the 1,000 required to remain on the May 19 Democratic primary ballot, but her legal team was reviewing 18 signatures to see if they could resurrect just one.
Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne M. Abraham may not be on the air yet, but she is in the lead. Or so says a recent poll conducted for her.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Potential 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie is visiting Michigan to address Republicans in suburban Detroit.
ATLANTA (AP) - In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to support his effort to require a balanced federal budget.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A well-connected Republican political operative is the first candidate to formally jump into the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont attorney general's office has sued a publicly financed lieutenant governor candidate accused of campaign finance violations stemming from a mass email worth at least $255.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has repeatedly refused to outline his positions on the nation's immigration system, has quietly signed onto an amicus brief opposing President Obama's executive action on immigration.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's fundraising team only plans to raise money for the presidential primaries when she launches her 2016 campaign and will avoid general election fundraising initially.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rather than keeping him at arm's length, Hillary Rodham Clinton is embracing President Barack Obama - sometimes even literally.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters. It's also unlikely to ever happen, no matter how easy folks such as Sen. Ted Cruz like to make it sound.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Distractions - especially talking with passengers and using cellphones - play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As Florida governor, Jeb Bush used another, previously undisclosed email address, records show - the newest wrinkle in an evolving debate over public officials' use of private email accounts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.