Thursday, September 3, 2015

Politics

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah can't keep federal investigators out of his Gmail inbox by claiming a congressional privilege typically used to protect lawmakers from interference by the executive branch, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Gov. Christie provided more detail Wednesday on his recent call for use of FedEx-style technology to cut down on the number of people who overstay visas, suggesting people could be tracked by their thumbprints.
U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump is expected on Thursday to sign a pledge not to run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican Party's nomination, according to multiple reports, despite earlier refusals to rule out a third-party bid.
Jeb Bush said on Thursday he would back fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump if the businessman-turned-politician wins the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential election and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Kim Davis case, and how reconciling the principles...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania gambling regulators are rejecting a second bid by a northeastern Pennsylvania billionaire to do business with the casino that he founded but relinquished in a deal to drop perjury charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former State Department employee who helped Hillary Rodham Clinton set up her private email server said he will assert his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the House committee on Benghazi.
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) - President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects, according to government data released Thursday. Already, claims totaling about $40 million in loans have been approved.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican candidates for president started putting pen to paper on Thursday, pledging not to mount a third-party bid as they awaited news that front-runner Donald Trump may do the same.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to testify before a House investigative panel, but the staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify.
John Dougherty, leader of the politically powerful Electricians union in Philadelphia, expanded his sphere of influence Wednesday with a new title.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says his first reaction was to laugh at rival Donald Trump's criticism of him for speaking Spanish.
Immigrants must be viewed through the Catholic lens of compassion.
WASHINGTON - Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee yesterday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Is it a savvy strategy or a campaign gimmick? Many presidential candidates see a path to success in Iowa by visiting all 99 counties in the leadoff caucus state.
City officials are currently in negotiations with Comcast to renew a lucrative 15-year franchise agreement that grants the television and broadband provider the right to sell its cable services to Philadelphians.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday offered a robust defense of a nuclear accord with Iran strongly backed by the White House in the latest sign of his work to present himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama.
Kerry’s visit to Philadelphia came on same day President Obama got the Senate support needed to save the deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances.
WASHINGTON - Pennsylvania's Robert P. 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.
We asked you what issues you thought the next mayor should address once in office. Here is what you had to say.
The Christie administration on Wednesday officially moved to block the U.S. 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.