Thursday, November 26, 2015


The state Senate should move forward with hearings to determine whether to remove embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office, a Senate committee announced Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Wednesday pardoned a 61-year-old Philadelphia man who was convicted more than 40 years ago on robbery charges in Atlantic City, but who has recovered from the drug addiction that once consumed him.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane promised Wednesday an even broader investigation of offensive emails on government computers - a search for "filth" on "every public server over which it was circulated."
It seemed like an inevitable display of frustration after days of mixed messages from Harrisburg on the fate of the long-overdue state budget.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said in South Carolina on Wednesday that the Obama administration is making the United States less safe instead of more secure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.
HARRISBURG - On the eve of a key decision by a Senate panel on whether Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane should remain in office, a House Republican legislator is proposing a separate investigation into whether she should be impeached.
TRENTON - Federal prosecutors say the trial of former allies of Gov. Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case should remain in New Jersey, rejecting one of the defendants' arguments, that "sensationalistic" media coverage has prejudiced a potential jury pool in Newark.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie says President Barack Obama continues to underestimate the threat posed by Islamic State militants despite the Paris attacks.
HARRISBURG - After a day of jockeying - both in public and behind closed doors - Gov. Wolf and Republican leaders clung Tuesday night to their tenuous state budget agreement, and said they would work through the weekend to fortify the deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The attorney for one of the defendants in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing case claims it was his client's ex-colleague who gave the order for the closures to coincide with the first day in school.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowed Tuesday to create a "humane" immigration system and said if elected he would expand upon President Barack Obama's executive actions within the first 100 days of assuming the presidency.
Officials in Bucks County said Tuesday they will withhold between $4 million and $5 million in monthly taxes and fees meant for the state, including real estate transfer taxes and revenues collected by the civil and criminal courts.
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney said Wednesday that Streets Commissioner David Perri will head the Department of Licenses and Inspections in his administration.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rosie O'Donnell isn't mincing words when it comes to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Donald Trump's wife campaigned with him for the first time in South Carolina on Tuesday, telling voters she loved them and saying her husband would be "the best president, ever."
Still no state budget but keep your eye on the next deadline. It could free the pols to go without guilt to the annual Pa. Society up in NYC.
The two Republican at-large Council seats were officially decided after a certified tally released Monday evening: Incumbent David Oh won a second term...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pardoned a 61-year-old Philadelphia man with a record of drug use on Wednesday, saying he turned his life around after a 1972 robbery conviction in Atlantic City.
DENVER (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Tuesday her use of the term "illegal immigrants" was a "poor choice of words" and she pledged not to use it anymore, responding to criticism from immigration activists.
Gov. Christie accused President Obama on Tuesday of downplaying threats posed by ISIS and the acceptance of Syrian refugees, ramping up his security-focused campaign message in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A family from Syria will settle in northern New Jersey a week after Gov. Chris Christie told President Barack Obama that the state wouldn't accept any more Syrian refugees.
Donald Trump’s widely discredited claim that Muslims in New Jersey were seen on TV cheering the 9/11 terrorist attacks — and Ben Carson’s initial support of Trump’s remarks — has resulted in even more false claims, as both candidates try to explain their statements:
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The attorney for one of the defendants in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing case claims it was his client's ex-colleague who gave the order for the closures to coincide with the first day in school.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The board that investigates misconduct allegations against Pennsylvania judges said Tuesday it will soon decide whether charges are warranted against state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin over his email practices.
HARRISBURG - Uber and Lyft drove toward legal status in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. On its final voting day before a Thanksgiving break, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that creates provisions to permanently legalize the ride-sharing services.