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WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.
A New Jersey appeals court has upheld Gov. Christie's appointment of a Hispanic civil rights activist to the Rutgers University Board of Governors, ruling against the state's top elected Democrat.
The New York Times editorial board has added fuel to the fire in the national conversation about marijuana. It has called for a "repeal" of federal cannabis...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan (R., Pa.) helped push through a bill Monday aiming to strengthen the national protections and response to cyber-attacks...
Gov. Christie has called the Legislature into special session on Thursday in an effort to pass a constitutional amendment and legislation that would overhaul New Jersey's bail system.
Political advertisers and candidates dropped more than $4.6 million at a single Philadelphia television station between April 2013 and June 2014. An...
Five congressmen asked the NCAA to rescind penalties imposed after the Sandusky scandal.
One way to fight public pension costs is more aggressive prosecution of those getting fat pensions.
New Jersey's medical-marijuana program is coming under fire from a group of parents, who are setting up orange traffic cones on a sidewalk in front of the Statehouse each week to make their point, simply and colorfully.
WILKES-BARRE - The Democrats' candidate for governor spent an hour here Thursday afternoon touring Mountain Productions, builder of stages for rock concerts, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, outdoor papal Masses, and other events.
HARRISBURG - Hospitals from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. A performing arts center in Center City. An ambulance association in Montgomery County.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive - the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling.
It's not Gospel yet, but Archbishop Charles Chaput says the pope has said he'll come next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are cashing in on chatter that Republicans are plotting to impeach President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Republicans insisted such talk was bogus.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.
The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the administration won't necessarily seek lawmakers' approval.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House.
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - State Rep. Wayne Schmidt has picked up support from an unlikely source in a closely watched battle for an open Senate seat in northern Michigan: his opponent's mom.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either.