Friday, July 31, 2015

Politics

The super PAC backing Gov. Christie's presidential candidacy disclosed its list of donors to federal regulators Friday, offering the first detailed glimpse of his network of financial backers.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) plans to introduce a bill named for Cecil the lion that aims to fight the sport hunting of potentially threatened or endangered species.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. government can't keep funding highway and transit projects "by the seat of our pants."
At the heart of the federal indictment unsealed Wednesday against U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah are Philadelphia's campaign finance limits, and the legal battle he lost more than eight years ago to overturn them during his unsuccessful run for mayor.
WASHINGTON - He gave to Republicans. He gave to Democrats. And often, he gave big. Public records show that Albert Lord has long made donations across a broad swath of the political spectrum, but one quiet contribution has now embroiled the retired Sallie Mae CEO in the case surrounding U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah.
CAMDEN South Jersey voters may be asking who's on first and who's on second after Democratic leaders changed the lineup for the Fifth District Legislative races.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went into historically Democratic territory on Friday to tell a predominantly African-American audience that the country's decades-long efforts to fight poverty are failing - and his record as Florida governor, especially in education, serves as a blueprint for a future presidency.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups known as super PACs as well.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving student aid to take college courses - while still behind bars - as early as the 2016-2017 school year.
NEW YORK (AP) - MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say a person is in custody after a vehicle struck a barricade near the U.S. Capitol.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has given a lender 60 days to buy the former presidential yacht Sequoia from its current owners.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country's wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately.
NEW YORK - In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.
N.J. Senate Republicans cite a Daily News story as proof of a needed overhaul.
The regulations affect groups that spend 5G or more to influence city elections.
Renee Chenault-Fattah said in a letter to station bosses that “both the indictment and media accounts are incorrect.” Feds allege she fraudulently sold luxury car in exchange for a bribe.
U.S. Sen. Robert Casey (D., Pa.) on Thursday asked the Obama administration to hire more railroad bridge inspectors because of growing concerns about the transport of crude oil by freight trains.
President Obama on Thursday nominated a veteran Common Pleas Court judge to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Philadelphia. John Milton Younge, 60, has overseen criminal and civil cases in the city's courts since 1996. He previously sought a seat on the Pennsylvania Superior Court as a Democrat in 2009.
NEW YORK (AP) - In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.
If he is mayor, former City Councilman Jim Kenney, likely won’t have his passport stamped as much as Mayor Nutter. Kenney’s vision to get international business to Philadelphia includes expanding the port and airport, and not so much traveling overseas.
Mike Huckabee claimed that a single volcanic eruption “will contribute more than 100 years of human activity” toward global warming. This...
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a 2011 law that suspended retirees' cost-of-living adjustments as part of an overhaul of the pension system for public workers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters.
Forget about a Sam Katz-Bill Green ticket for the Nov. 3 general election for City Council. The two politicians said Wednesday night they have decided against registering as their own political party to seek two of the seven City Council at-large seats set aside in the City Charter for a minority political party.
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday accused U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of using his campaign coffers, charities he created, and federal grant funds he controlled to bankroll a failed 2007 Philadelphia mayoral bid, and line the pockets of family members and close political allies.
The Christie administration and ExxonMobil Corp. urged a state judge Thursday to approve a $225 million settlement New Jersey reached with the oil giant over contamination claims, arguing that the accord would bring much-needed resolution to a decade of litigation.
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) - Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women's British Open at his plush Turnberry resort on Thursday.