Saturday, August 29, 2015

Politics

MINNEAPOLIS - Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Friday to reassert her status as the inevitable standard-bearer for the Democrats, rousing a roomful of party leaders with sharp attacks on the Republicans as insensitive and out of touch.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz raps department for soaring overtime payments at new task force.
The D.A. is caught in a political rip current, the feds go power crazy in Fattah case, and Councilman David Oh’s bad timing.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates are addressing the party.
In a move that could force Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane from office, the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has notified her that it is seeking to suspend her law license, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Pope Francis' favorite soccer club, the top-tier Argentine team San Lorenzo, has dismissed as "totally crazy" a report that U.S. real-estate magnate and presidential hopeful Donald Trump has made an approach to buy it.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that doubles the size of a teacher arbitration panel.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.
Anyone who has witnessed Trump's meteoric surge to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field is familiar with that style of Trump Talk - a mix of bullish optimism and hyperbole. It may in part explain his rise in the polls. While his competitors gravely list the country’s ills, Trump tells voters how fantastic everything is going to be once he's president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.
Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has become the 30th senator to back the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats are confident they will have enough votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in the U.S. Congress, but they face an uphill...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ben Carson's genial way of politicking is proving to be a draw for voters who like Donald Trump's status as a outsider but not his belligerence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.
He has played up his experience as a former federal prosecutor, declared victory over the "Democratic machine" in New Jersey, and downplayed the disappearance of text messages exchanged with an aide.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - At almost every turn lately, Donald Trump has tried to get under Jeb Bush’s skin. In interviews and on social...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump had to do a bit of damage control on Thursday after repeatedly dropping Carl Icahn's name in a campaign speech and...
Camden's Bergen Square neighborhood has seen 71 drug overdoses in less than a month, officials say, due in large part to one triangular intersection flanked with empty buildings and trash-strewn lots overgrown with tall grass.
For years, Conshohocken has owned not one, but two valuable properties that sat mostly vacant, even as it rented office space for its staff.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is promising to offer a plan within a month to overhaul the tax system, calling himself "king of the tax code."
City Council is not happy with the Philadelphia School District - again. This spring, Council publicly blasted Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. and other officials for what it said was a lack of transparency and information, but finally agreed to parcel out $70 million in new money for the district.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is calling for U.S. forces in Iraq to engage in direct combat to defeat "radical Islamic terrorists" in the Middle East.
Donald Trump’s recent press conference garnered a lot of media attention for his put downs of two high-profile journalists, but he didn’t...
Sen. Ted Cruz set up a false bogeyman when he said the Supreme Court is “one justice away” from ordering that crosses on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery be torn down.