With Republicans now holding the levers of power in Washington and President Trump taking action to undercut the Affordable Care Act, once defensive Democrats are pounding GOP incumbents. A potent example came earlier this week, when Pennsylvania and New Jersey regulators approved steep insurance rate increases in response to Trump's decision to end roughly $7 billion in federal payments. Democrats see a "sea change" in the public debate now that Republicans control the White House and Congress, and can be held responsible for the results.
He announced plans to borrow more than $1 billion, and just this week, ordered two state agencies to begin merging most of their duties.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Friday voted to hire financial and legal advisers to help pursue Gov. Wolf's proposal to borrow $1.25 billion against future profits of the state's alcoholic beverage control arm.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday defended a ban on "sanctuary cities" at a meeting attended by a Texas sheriff who had announced on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration that her city would not honor some federal requests to hold immigrants in jail.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania is getting yet another extension to comply with a federal law that requires driver's licenses meet anti-terrorism standards.
As the New Jersey governor's race enters the homestretch, both candidates are hoping to spark enthusiasm among their parties' most loyal voters. Phil Murphy is stumping with popular Democrats like former Vice President Joe Biden, and Republican Kim Guadagno is gambling that her hardline message on immigration...
Former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who pleaded guilty in a federal bribery case, has been disbarred by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Democrat Larry Krasner and Republican Beth Grossman, the candidates for Philadelphia district attorney, clashed in a debate at LaSalle University Thursday night over sanctuary cities and a controversial policy that allows law enforcement to seize property without charging a crime.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday she must retain her leadership position in Congress so there is a woman at the table when key decisions are made.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former White House adviser Steve Bannon wants to oust Republican senators he feels are disloyal to President Donald Trump. But in California on Friday, he's in a state that Trump lost by over 4 million votes and where Republicans have become largely irrelevant in state politics.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Hillary Clinton will help raise cash for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy just days after former President Barack Obama campaigned for him.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft a tax code rewrite that promises to add up to $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the coming decade.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The independent status of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Angus King is just fine with Democrats.