Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Gov. Christie on Monday refuted Donald Trump’s claim that thousands of people in New Jersey had celebrated on Sept. 11, 2001, in stronger terms than when he had said he didn’t recall the scene described by his rival.
Say this for the Pennsylvania Republican Party: They’ve got some attention now. A variety of voices are calling for the GOP to dis-invite presidential...
Contending that Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt creates a humanitarian crisis for the United States, "Pennsylvania for Puerto Rico," a new coalition of local leaders, is urging Congress to rescue the island commonwealth, where half the population lives in poverty.
Patrick E. Hobbs gave each 2015 graduate a quarter, painted red, in a plastic case.
More than 300 people gathered at Central High School on Monday night to meet Mayor-elect Jim Kenney and tell him what they want for their city.
With just six weeks left on the job, Mayor Nutter seems hardly a lame duck. His daily public schedule is consistently packed as he runs from ribbon-cuttings to bill signings to speaking engagements.
Two City Hall aides from Allentown and Reading became the latest to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in a widening public corruption scandal that has implicated the mayors of both cities.
Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco will be the guest of honor at a going-away gala next month in celebration of her seven terms on City Council.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will use the backdrop of the National Constitution Center on Tuesday to announce her choice of special prosecutors to conduct a broader investigation into pornographic emails exchanged on government computers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican congressional leader on Monday defended a House investigation of Planned Parenthood's provision of fetal tissue to researchers, offering no suggestion that last week's shooting deaths at one of the group's clinics will cause the GOP to retreat from that probe.
State Rep. Scott Petri, an Upper Makefield Republican, formally launched his campaign for Congress Monday with a web video and a promise to rein in federal regulations and bring “common sense” to Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top House leader predicted Monday that Washington will avoid stumbling into a government shutdown next week over a tea party-backed drive to take away Planned Parenthood's funding.
The Pa. attorney general is expanding her attack — but is she the one who should lead the fight?
Lorraine Ferraro is pretty good with numbers after retiring from a long career as an accounting manager in Philadelphia's western suburbs.
By Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two senior U.S. senators called on Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000...
PARIS (Reuters) - Two-thirds of Americans think the United States should join a legally binding global climate change agreement, a poll by CBS News and...
Donald Trump will part of this year's Pa. Society weekend in NYC. But the Pa, GOP isn't really pushing Trump.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially charged rhetoric, with several describing a meeting that became tense at times as attendees raised concerns about his blunt language.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) - President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to decrease tensions with Turkey, as the U.S. and Russian leaders met briefly on the sidelines of global climate talks outside Paris.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted on Sunday he was "100 percent right" when he said he saw thousands...
NEW YORK (AP) - As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America's most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.
MIAMI (AP) - The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation's commander in chief, because he's "uninformed" on major issues facing the U.S, especially defense and foreign affairs, rival Jeb Bush said on Sunday.
LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers urged the government on Monday to introduce tough measures, including a tax on sugary drinks and controls on price...
Melissa Murray Bailey, the Republican Party's candidate for mayor, has shaken off her failed bid to run Philadelphia as the city's 99th mayor and is back to the corporate world.
Brad Pierce thinks the federal government has gotten too big, a cause that's driving the one-time President Obama voter to opt for a Republican in the 2016 presidential race. But the "middle-of-the-road" retiree from Rye, N.H., also names global warming as a top concern and wants more done to promote renewable energy.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star.
Gov. Christie begins another two-day campaign swing through New Hampshire on Monday, this time with a fresh endorsement from the only statewide newspaper in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
Even as Rutgers-Camden unveiled a Writers House this month, the school's administrators were eyeing the next piece: a $5 million expansion of the new space.
Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee.