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State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams' campaign at times can feel a bit like a play in rehearsal, the protagonist still groping his way to the emotional heart of his role.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), whose profile has risen in the Senate and on the international stage, is expected to face criminal corruption charges.
Following the 2013 Center City building collapse that killed six people and injured 13, a series of committees were assembled by City Council and the Nutter administration that looked into how to reform the Department of Licenses & Inspections. Various recommendations were made but the main point made by almost all who looked at L&I was: it is underfunded. Mayor Nutter promised to change that with an additional $10.8 million.
In his final budget address, Mayor Nutter proposed raising property taxes by 9.3 percent to help fix the schools. The administration has launched an interactive tool that shows where taxpayer money is going: http://www.phila.gov/openbudget
Maurice T. Leach will announce his bid to represent the Ninth District Friday. On LinkedIn, the 26-year-old describes himself as a genius and says when he sets his mind to something, "stopping him is impossible."
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf took his campaign for a state budget with more education funding to Allentown on Friday, while school superintendents got a letter from Republican Senate leaders warning them not to count on the new money.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Unions representing New Jersey state troopers are the first to sue Gov. Chris Christie over pension payment proposals contained in his latest budget address.
Running without endorsements or much money, former mayoral spokesman Doug Oliver hangs his hopes on the millennials. (Uh-oh)
UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man who died the day before a town meeting vote was elected to serve on the select board after officials withheld information about the death citing state campaign laws.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate.
WASHINGTON - Nearly one-fifth of Congress will be in Selma, Ala., this weekend with President Obama and his family to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march - a watershed moment that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
BUCKS COUNTY Eighth District race heats up LOWER MAKEFIELD Bucks County's 2016 congressional election is 19 months away, but developments in the race are unfolding quickly.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate who built his reputation on limiting the power of public-sector unions four years ago, plans to quickly sign a right-to-work bill after the Assembly passed it Friday at the end of an all-night session.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois congressman under scrutiny for lavish expenses, including redecorating his Washington office in the style of the PBS television series "Downton Abbey," announced Friday that he has hired private firms to oversee spending for his official and campaign operations.
NEW YORK (AP) - Not many ex-presidents have lived to age 90, and Jimmy Carter wants to share the experience.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton did it her way, and it could cost her.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As former Texas Gov. Rick Perry readies a second presidential campaign, his supporters have created a super PAC devoted to his 2016 ambitions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release - and for possible security lapses - after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State Department official said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are signaling that questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state will follow her into her widely anticipated presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are signaling that questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state will follow her into her widely anticipated presidential campaign.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Barbara Mikulski retires.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account for State Department business has prompted questions about secrecy and the rules that govern the communications of senior government officials.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency - the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Racial discrimination from police in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday as he called for criminal justice reform as part of the modern struggle for civil rights.