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The Liberty City Democratic Club endorsed mayoral candidate Jim Kenney in the race for mayor, Friday.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a Republican, said on Friday that he will make an announcement on May 5 about whether or not he will run for president in 2016.
The New Jersey Republican Party has spent about $240,000 this year on Gov. Christie's out-of-state travels as he prepares for a likely presidential bid in 2016, according to a filing made public Friday by the state's election watchdog.
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the GOP-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
The latest in a series of ads done to tout Williams's campaign by American Cities, the SuperPAC financed by the group of wealthy businessmen who favor his pro-charter, pro-school choice stands.
Jay Turner, 32, has been registered to vote since he was 18. Not only does he not know when the next city election is, he has no idea who the candidates are, either.
PLRB examiner Jack E. Marino will be scheduling hearings to decide whether union carpenters will be allowed to return.
Analysts at Moody's Investors Service have again downgraded New Jersey's general obligation bonds, marking the third time the ratings agency has taken such action since Gov. Christie took office in 2010.
Standing in between a group of immigration advocates, Mayor Nutter on Friday said he supported President Obama's executive order providing temporary stay of deportation and a work permit to about 3.7 million immigrants who met certain qualifications.
While in New Hampshire seeking to boost his presidential prospects, Gov. Christie said Friday that he did not consider himself wealthy.
An irate man barged into developer Ori Feibush’s City Council campaign headquarters today and claimed he had a gun, a law enforcement source told the Daily News.
Mayor Nutter on Friday named a diverse group of 24 people to oversee the implementation of the 91 recommendations made last month in a U.S. Department of Justice report that found that Philadelphia police used lethal force too often.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - They've been allies for more than a decade. But now, ties between Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday that he will tell supporters on May 5 in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton whether or not he will seek the Republicans' presidential nomination.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary state this year and offers no shortage of intriguing storylines as Republican contenders across the political spectrum deliver speeches, answer questions and work to stand out in the crowd.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel unanimously passed legislation on Thursday updating the No Child Left Behind education law, setting up a likely vote by the full Senate this spring.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has recognized a dozen people who he says have done extraordinary things to help working families.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In its decision to limit contributions from foreign governments to six nations and provide more frequent disclosures about donations, the Clinton Foundation alluded Thursday to the political dimensions of its new moves. The Clinton family's charity acknowledged on its website that it made the changes in light of Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to run for president, but the new guidelines may provide only limited protection from ethics concerns.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as he prepares for a likely run for the Republican presidential nomination.
NASHUA, N.H. - Car-rental agencies likely were cleared out of Chevrolet Suburbans as almost every Republican presidential hopeful, major and minor, flocked to New Hampshire on Friday for the state's first candidate forum, a chance to jostle for some political oxygen in a crowded field.