Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Politics

During his years as Ed Rendell's deputy mayor, Herbert Vederman refused to collect a city paycheck, living instead off the millions he made from his family's retail clothing empire.
Federal prosecutors Wednesday accused U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of using his campaign coffers, charities he created, and federal grant funds he controlled as a personal piggy bank to bankroll a failed 2007 Philadelphia mayoral bid and to line the pockets of family members and close political allies.
WASHINGTON - At just 25, Chaka Fattah became one of the youngest people ever to win a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Glistening with sweat at a Love Park rally Wednesday, Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney said he would forego an estimated $5 to $6 million in federal funds to Philadelphia rather than adopt a law enforcement policy he believes violates the civil rights of immigrants.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah vowed Wednesday to seek a 12th term in office next year, not long after he was indicted on federal charges of racketeering, bank fraud, bribery, money laundering and other crimes.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission for a 45-day extension to file his financial disclosure report. But his campaign says he still intends to file it in time to make the first GOP presidential primary debate on August 6.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Wednesday said the federal government should provide low-interest loans to states struggling to pay down their pension obligations, the latest proposal to shore up benefits for public workers.
YORK, Pa. (AP) - There's been another meeting aimed at resolving Pennsylvania's state budget standoff, but participants aren't reporting any breakthroughs.
Supervisors in a Chester County township have called a special meeting Wednesday night to address allegations that they made a secret deal to keep paying its police chief after he retired.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner brushed aside a challenge to his tenure on Wednesday as the work of a lone dissident Republican amounting to "no big deal."
Ray Chintall will seek to regain his seat on Township Committee.
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday chided his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination for speaking in slogans rather than offering specifics on policies they'd pursue if elected to the White House.
How did an entrepreneur with a history of bankruptcies and failed businesses get appointed to the troubled port authority?
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A $225 million settlement between Gov. Chris Christie administration and ExxonMobil will be discussed in front of a state judge Thursday and New Jersey residents could find out soon if it will be approved.
Herb Vederman, one of the alleged co-conspirators in the corruption case charging U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., has long been a contributor to political campaigns in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he supports a push by U.S. oil companies to ship their crude oil overseas and lift a decades-long ban on exports.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Jeb Bush's record-setting presidential fundraising haul.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - An attorney for Republican presidential contender Donald Trump apologized Tuesday for making the incorrect assertion that "by the very definition, you can't rape your spouse."
Oh, the Philly cheesesteak, It knows no political party. It eats away at both.
The three black town cars stopped next to Pat's King of Steaks, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker first strolled up Passyunk Avenue to Geno's Steaks, where Geno Vento waited with an open hand.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seats on the floor of the House chamber are not for everybody. But when Pope Francis addresses Congress this fall, they're going to be even harder to get than usual - and this means you, former senators and representatives.
NEW YORK (AP) - Since the beginning of June, Donald Trump has received more coverage on the broadcast network evening newscasts than all of the other candidates for president combined, with his estranged former partners at NBC giving him the most attention.
Gov. Wolf and Republican leaders remain miles apart on a new budget partly because both sides make some good points.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Jeb Bush says he'll be in Iowa regularly in the coming months as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.
WASHINGTON - Republicans and some Democrats expressed deep reservations Tuesday about the Iran nuclear deal as Secretary of State John Kerry and two cabinet colleagues detailed the Obama administration's case for the agreement to the House for the first time.