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POINT PLEASANT, N.J. - Gov. Christie started the Labor Day weekend Friday with a visit to the Jersey Shore, where he greeted beachgoers, posed for photos, and criticized President Obama's handling of foreign policy.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S.
The law firm hired by the Christie administration to investigate last year's lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has billed the state more than $7.2 million through July, invoices released late Friday afternoon show.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, examines two constitutional provisions at the heart of a...
ATLANTIC CITY - As his city faced the first of casino layoffs expected to number in the thousands in the next few weeks, Mayor Don Guardian put the best spin he could Friday on the dire circumstances.
Some of New Jersey's top Democrats said Friday that organized labor is under assault across the country, even as the movement has gained considerable clout in Trenton.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.
Gov. Corbett's campaign manager took to Twitter yesterday to slam as a "junk poll" the Daily News-Franklin & Marshall College Poll released yesterday that showed his boss trailing Democrat Tom Wolf by 25 points.
A guilty plea from a former top aide to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) has set Philadelphia political circles abuzz with speculation on what the congressmen might have known about the man's crimes and what role, if any, he might have played.
A top Veterans Affairs administrator in Philadelphia insisted Wednesday that the pictures of Oscar the Grouch peppered around its internal training guide were not meant to depict cranky veterans.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
Last in a series Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate of bills in state legislatures aimed at defying federal control over firearms - more than 200 during the last decade, a News21 investigation found.
As more women run for office in the Keystone State there's evidence, however slight, that more women can win office.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky.
NEW YORK (AP) - Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.
DALLAS (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pounced Friday on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq - but other potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls laid off as they wowed the crowd at an influential conservative gathering.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) - With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.