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The state House on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution designating Sept. 14-20 as Taney Dragons Week in Pennsylvania. The resolution honors the Philadelphia Little League team that took U.S. runner up honors during the Little League World Series in Williamsport last month.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania House could vote as early as Wednesday to authorize Philadelphia to impose a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes to raise money for its cash-starved schools.
Former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo is poised to enter the 2015 race for mayor Wednesday morning at a news conference he has scheduled in front of Philadelphia School District headquarters.
Ken Trujillo, a former city solicitor, will announce tomorrow morning his campaign for mayor in an event on the steps of the Philadelphia School District headquarters.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says the Executive Branch’s powers could become more...
USA Today has published the U.S. Senate handbook and for the first time, the public gets a look at some of the stuff Senators can get for "free."
HARRISBURG - It's do-or-die for a new cigarette tax to help Philadelphia schools, as well as scores of other bills, when the state legislature returns from its summer break Monday.
BucksInq: On Tuesday, Bucks County Democratic House candidate Kevin Strouse will debut a new television ad, according to his campaign.
WASHINGTON - If Democrats ever hope to take control of the House of Representatives, they will need to win moderate, slightly right-of-center districts like those surrounding Philadelphia.
INDIANOLA, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into the partisan fray in Iowa on Sunday, framing the November midterm elections as "a choice between the guardians of gridlock and the champions of shared opportunity" and warning Democrats of the consequences of complacency.
INDIANOLA, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into the partisan fray in Iowa on Sunday, framing the November midterm elections as "a choice between the guardians of gridlock and the champions of shared opportunity" and warning Democrats of the consequences of complacency.
As Gov. Corbett seeks to close a polling gap with Tom Wolf, Corbett himself helps explain why that gap exists.
She'll be at the National Constitution Center to talk about her political career and new book, "Off the Sidelines."
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether the state's chief elections officer must fulfill a request from Democrats' nominee for the U.S. Senate to remove his name from the Nov. 4 election ballot. The legal dispute has national implications for the GOP drive to take the majority in the Senate.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie stayed coy Tuesday about any presidential plans as he raised campaign cash for GOP candidates in North and South Carolina.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's fierce Senate race, with new ads putting him at the center of the contest for Republican Mitch McConnell's seat despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' explicit effort to distance herself from the unpopular president.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Republican official's decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a legal dispute that could affect the national fight for control of the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Several Kansas Supreme Court justices are questioning why a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate who wants his name off the ballot should be prevented from doing so by the state's chief election officer.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a Senate majority.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.
DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) - A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign from the White House Friday, with a special focus on engaging men in the fight against a largely hidden problem.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe.
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fall fundraiser south of Des Moines.
WASHINGTON - The civil rights lawyer whose path to a prominent post in the Obama administration was blocked by connections to the Mumia Abu-Jamal case has withdrawn as a nominee and joined a high-profile law firm.