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If you think things are lousy in Atlantic City now, you should have been there 50 years ago this week.
HARRISBURG - Ending a yearlong negotiation, the Obama administration on Thursday approved Gov. Corbett's alternative Medicaid expansion proposal, a step that could extend health-care benefits to roughly 600,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians.
Gov. Corbett's second-term outlook still grim. B1.
A summer onslaught of television attack ads against his opponents has not improved the standing of Gov. Corbett in his run for a second term against Democrat Tom Wolf, according to a poll released Thursday.
A guilty plea from a former top aide to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) has set Philadelphia political circles abuzz with speculation on what the congressmen might have known about the man's crimes and what role, if any, he might have played.
Controller notes increase in fines collected in years past, but far more go uncollected.
With a wave of Atlantic City casino closings expected to put more than 6,000 people out of work, Gov. Christie announced Thursday that the state would join with union and business groups to open an employment resource center in the Shore resort.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
HARRISBURG - Ending a yearlong negotiation, the Obama administration on Thursday approved Gov. Corbett's alternative Medicaid expansion proposal, a step that could extend health-care benefits to roughly 600,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians.
Q: Is it true that George W. Bush took more vacation days than Barack Obama? A: Yes. Before his two-week trip to Martha’s Vineyard in August,...
“Chris Christie slept here” is not a historical marker. It’s a state secret in New Jersey, according to the governor’s lawyers...
Barbara Buono, remember her?
A longtime aide and political adviser to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds, in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) - With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights:
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.
PHOENIX (AP) - State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national brand.
PHOENIX (AP) - State Treasurer Doug Ducey wins Republican primary for Arizona governor.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, marking another step in an unlikely political comeback four years after leaving the GOP.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Crist wins Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense race.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."
A Franklin & Marshall College Poll released Thursday finds PA Gov. Tom Corbett (R) trailing Democrat Tom Wolf by 25 percentage points, despite a summer's worth of attack ads raising questions about the challenger.