Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Politics

WASHINGTON - Pennsylvania's Bob Casey heard from critics who invoked the Holocaust, the anguish of their ancestors, and the worry that America was opening the door to a threat to Israel's very existence.
Rick Santorum made two false claims last week regarding the scientific consensus on climate change: - He said 57 percent of climate scientists...
Secretary of State John F. Kerry defended the proposed international nuclear deal with Iran as "hugely positive step" for world stability Wednesday as the Obama administration secured enough support in the U.S. Senate to preserve the agreement.
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The Christie administration on Wednesday officially moved to block the federal Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of new clean energy rules, blasting them as "unprecedented regulatory overreach."
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Key New Jersey lawmakers say Gov. Chris Christie should sign legislation to modernize laws governing the state's elections.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Kentucky clerk who is defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is putting Republican presidential contenders on the spot as they try to mollify social conservatives without alienating the majority of Americans who support gay marriage.
Controller Alan Butkovitz became the latest critic of the city's handling of the coming papal visit with the release of a survey of businesses that largely lambastes the Nutter administration's outreach efforts while offering optimism for the lucrative potential of the weekend.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has laid out a plan for fighting drug and alcohol addiction in the United States, including a new $7.5 billion federal fund to help states tackle a problem afflicting 23 million Americans.
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio would lift the ban on exporting crude oil soon after taking office if he is elected, the Florida senator will say Wednesday in a speech previewing his energy strategy.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Jane Orie filed a federal appeal Wednesday of her state criminal conviction and prison sentence, arguing as she has previously without success in state court that a second trial amounted to double jeopardy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson's best yet.
MIAMI (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on.
Foreshadowing a theme that Pope Francis is expected to trumpet on his forthcoming visit here, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput waded into the nation's fierce debate on immigration Tuesday.
MIAMI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden came to Florida to lend a hand to Senate Democrats and the administration's education agenda Wednesday on a trip watched for any hint that he'll seek the presidency.
WASHINGTON - Sens. Robert P. Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware, both Democrats, announced their support for the international nuclear agreement with Iran on Tuesday, putting President Obama on the brink of a major victory.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania audits of its school districts will highlight unscheduled expenses resulting from the state government's budget impasse now in its third month, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday.
The federal government's proposal to reduce smog will harm Pennsylvania manufacturers and the state's broader economy, pro-business groups are warning in a new public-relations offensive against the upcoming regulations.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf is shifting strategy as a state government budget stalemate stretches into a third month, abandoning heavily attended meetings with lawmakers and aides in the Capitol in favor of smaller, more private meetings without staff.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Wolf administration said Tuesday that it had completed the transfer of more than 1 million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits package it had created as the program expands to record numbers under the 2010 federal health care law.
NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump is returning to NBC.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her (all times local):
With the support of Sens. Bob Casey and Chris Coons on Tuesday, President Obama is just one vote short of the 34 needed to sustain any veto of a resolution against the nuclear deal with Iran; eight votes would give him the 41 needed to block the resolution from passage.
Christie’s appearance on “The Tonight Show" dug much deeper than the typical jokes about the New Jersey governor’s weight. During one segment, he aired complaints about the first debate on Fox News Channel.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group now under fire from abortion opponents.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) endorsed the international nuclear deal with Iran Tuesday, just hours after Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) announced...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition.