Saturday, October 10, 2015


The Norristown council president has resigned after admitting that she had been living outside of her council district since summer.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, earned nearly $1 million last year, up from about $700,000 in 2013, according to tax returns released by his office on Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker John Boehner wants out. He really does.
The Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board on Friday effectively accused state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane of holding back offensive emails of Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, suggesting she had undermined its investigation of the justice.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions on Friday when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon.
Republican mayoral candidate Melissa Murray Bailey said all police officers would spend eight hours a month performing community service-type work as part of her public safety plan.
Gov’t groups request records on Commish Clark; mayoral candidate Boris Kindij gets morbid; Al Taubenberger likes his own poll
WASHINGTON - Calling for "a national movement" on gun laws, Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the public to build pressure on Congress to tighten background checks and fight the illegal gun trade.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The city planned to award a no-bid contract to a company whose main investor contributed to the mayor's Senate campaign, according to email records.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Supporters argued that an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions obsolete.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Budget Committee approved Republican legislation Friday that would scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood - and likely lead to a presidential veto.
If a Trump presidency comes to pass, Barry Diller, who recently vowed self-exile in such a case, probably won't have to leave by himself. Take a look at these prominent figures who might get on an outward-bound flight with him:
He’s emotionally fragile, supports law-breakers and is a creation of the machine
After years of haggling to try to cut their losses on a failed redevelopment project, Montgomery County and Norristown officials believe they have extracted the best deal they can out of the bankrupt developer.
Legislation to snuff out smokes introduced in City Council yesterday
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The FBI tapped the phone of a top Pennsylvania Treasury Department official in 2014, months before his boss was hit with federal extortion charges.
A campaign-fueled text-message thread among close Republican allies in a Gloucester County township, inadvertently sent to an unintended recipient, has set a bitter tone for an election that once again will decide which party runs the town.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggests the Holocaust would have been "greatly diminished" if German Jews had been armed with guns.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The head of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue boasted Thursday that his organization and the Center for Medical Progress are "taking down" Planned Parenthood on a $120,000 budget, the amount raised over three years for the undercover video operation that has set off a national debate over use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. But the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee showed little appetite for the prestigious yet thankless job of speaker of the House.
After the state's $29,000 offer for 9 beachfront parcels in Margate was rejected, the Christie administration said it filed eminent domain action against the city.
ONE OF THE most reliable aspects of Jim Kenney's mayoral campaign has been his enthusiasm for the Port of Philadelphia - and its expansion.
WASHINGTON - Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf is filling a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board by appointing the former top federal prosecutor in Harrisburg.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ted Cruz raised $12.2 million in the past three months for his Republican presidential bid, about twice what competitor Marco Rubio collected in the same time period.
Wage bill would fine employers who cheat workers
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders on Thursday he'll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation's immigration laws and said America's greatness comes from building opportunities, not walls.
Experts on legal ethics condemned Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin on Thursday following disclosures that he had sent or received emails that mocked Muslim children as suicide bombers, called Mexicans "beaners," and joked about domestic-assault victims.