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More than two-thirds of New Jerseyans say Gov. Christie has not been completely honest about his knowledge of the George Washington Bridge scandal, and a majority think he knew about the September 2013 lane closures while they were underway, according to a new poll.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Piece by piece, President Barack Obama is trying to build the foundation for the legacy he wants to leave, putting in place decisions that will reverberate beyond his presidency.
SPARKS FLEW during the Next Mayor project's mayoral debate last night, with several candidates taking aim at the perceived front-runner, former City Councilman Jim Kenney.
Here are some of the lighter, stranger moments from last night’s Democratic mayoral debate.
It took the best part of an hour, but a debate eventually broke out among the six Democratic mayoral candidates Monday night.
NEWARK, N.J. - The prosecution of Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni has just begun in the George Washington Bridge saga, but the two have already made part of their legal strategy clear: Neither is stupid enough to have closed lanes at the bridge to punish Fort Lee's mayor. And the government's key witness is a liar.
HARRISBURG - A Pennsylvania Senate leader who has a pivotal role in budget negotiations and plans to address public-sector pension funding was in considerable pain Monday, two days after a motorcycle accident in Allentown, an aide said.
A new ad from state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams turns the heat up on Jim Kenney over complaints the former City Councilman made almost 20 years ago about restrictions that were being placed on police.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills following state House passage on Monday of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness."
Stuniversity: The Republican field widened today with the entrance of Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorino as candidates. It’s hard to see how the GOP can do worse
An app that would allow Philadelphia drivers to pay for parking by phone - and add time remotely to avoid a ticket - could be launched as soon as this fall, if parking authority officials get the green light from City Hall. But the Nutter administration fears the app will hurt the Philadelphia School District, which benefits from parking ticket revenue.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton intends to draw an early distinction with Republicans on immigration reform, pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress.
ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Huckabee, the preacher turned politician turned media personality, is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race. Some key things to know about him:
HOPE, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008 primaries.
NEW YORK (AP) - A high-profile congressional seat is up for grabs as voters in Staten Island and certain sections of Brooklyn on Tuesday take part in a special election.
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat.
ATLANTA (AP) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a look at where Carson, who has never held public office, stands on issues that could help determine the GOP nominee:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is publicly musing about his life in a future Clinton administration, saying he would consider stepping down from the foundation that he founded more than a decade ago, if his wife wins the White House.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic.
DETROIT (AP) - Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon turned conservative politician, says he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here are some key things to know about the highly regarded physician and little-known candidate:
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Here's a look at key things to know about Carly Fiorina as she steps into the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, expected Monday.
DETROIT (AP) - Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, resting his longshot bid on his vision of the nation as "a place of dreams" where people can thrive when freed from an overbearing government.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
William Wooden is a Philadelphia resident and registered voter. With two weeks until the mayoral primary election, he has no idea whom he is voting for.