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A nurse who has staged weekly protests about New Jersey's troubled medical marijuana program is joining an exodus of families with ill children for Colorado.
Baer Growls: Around the country incumbent governors are facing ouster. Guess voters aren't only angry with Congress and/or Obama.
CHESTER COUNTY District race flap goes to Commonwealth Court HARRISBURG Democrats have asked Commonwealth Court not to allow State Rep. Chris Ross (R., Chester) to replace a candidate who withdrew from the 158th District race weeks before November's election.
CHESTER COUNTY GOP selects Ross to replace Walker in 158th District race KENNETT SQUARE State Rep. Chris Ross (R., Chester) will run for a 10th term to represent the 158th District in November, replacing a candidate who withdrew from the race last week.
WASHINGTON - To Democrats in Washington, one congressional race in South Jersey is among the most important in the country, a rare chance to gain ground in an otherwise dire year for their party.
And then there were four. Dauphin County Court Judge Richard A. Lewis on Tuesday approved the deals under which all charges could eventually be dismissed against two of the six defendants in the state Attorney General's Office's pay-to-play case involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
As the race for governor centers on education spending, tax policy and more, questions should be asked.
A lunchtime rally at the Delaware County Courthouse on Monday was billed as a fight for increasing the minimum wage, but it took on the character of a Democratic campaign rally, with not a single low-wage earner in sight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.
Hospitals in New Jersey might be required to teach family or friends how to care for a discharged patient.
Under a proposed settlement with the state, 27 same-sex couples who wed in the summer of 2013 would be recognized as married, but their legal anniversaries would move to May 20, 2014.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life.
Republican Gov. Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf are scheduled for their second debate at 8 a.m. Wednesday on a live drive-time broadcast from the studios of KYW Newsradio (1060 AM).
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope and got an approving nod, but not all first ladies fared as well - Hillary Rodham Clinton among them.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don't normally think about food policy when they vote.
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's first ladies went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope Tuesday night, and the results weren't always positive.
DENVER (AP) - The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Scarborough's next book will be personal.
SHERWOOD, Ark. (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised education proposals from gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas Tuesday despite differences between the Republicans on key school reforms, as the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate stepped up campaigning for Republicans in tight races ahead of the midterm elections.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton is expected to help raise campaign cash for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire - an important place to maintain friends, should the former secretary of state choose to make a second bid for the White House.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina, a key state in the presidential primary calendar.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun.
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's tense race for governor got some political star power Monday, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urging Republicans to step up their support for a potential presidential rival, Scott Walker. First lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, campaigned for former state commerce secretary Mary Burke.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling Sen. Pat Roberts that the incumbent must be re-elected so the GOP can take control of the Senate and "fix a few big things" in Washington.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two groups with close ties to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell are on track to spend nearly $20 million on television advertisements to sway Kentucky voters, a staggering amount for a single race that stands as a textbook example of the use of outside money in a tight contest.
NEWARK, N.J. - Gov. Christie joined with the pastor of a church here Tuesday to call for lessening the stigma of drug addiction, invoking a friend's death as he sought to frame the issue as a universal problem.