Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Stephanie Singer's tumultuous first term as one of three city commissioners overseeing Philadelphia elections is shaping up to be her last.
A day after City Council called on Mayor Nutter to ask tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to make voluntary payments to help fund city schools, Nutter expressed ambivalence toward the proposal.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Budget gurus for the Christie administration and the Democratic-controlled Legislature are set to say how much money New Jersey will bring in this year - and unlike last year their views will likely align, lawmakers say.
It was doctors against lawmakers, science against anecdotes, at Tuesday's joint committee hearing on medical marijuana. Yes, joint. Twenty state representatives from the Judiciary and Health Committees, mostly Republicans, filed into Pennsylvania Hospital on Tuesday, many bearing grim accounts of ill constituents who say pot helps them feel less pain.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.
IT'S TOO EARLY to predict which of the mayoral candidates will be in or out come November. But one thing is clear, the six Democratic candidates, who are in a heated battle to win the May primary, think the LGBT vote could make or break them.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, a tenacious deal-maker who has been the top Democrat in the Senate for the last decade, said Friday he will not run for reelection in 2016.
Trump Entertainment Resorts supports development of a Stockton University campus in Atlantic City - just not next door to the Trump Taj Mahal, the company said Friday.
City Commissioner Stephanie Singer says she’ll appeal ruling found hershort of enough voter signatures to get on the May primary ballot.
Clout also finds Oxman on Watson’s bag instead of Kenney’s and Tony Williams adding clergy to his campaign.
The other shoe has dropped. American Cities, the independent expenditure group backing State Sen. Anthony Williams for mayor, has launched a television ad campaign said to be worth $560,000.
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and challenger Ori Feibush faced off in a one-hour debate Thursday that touched on campaign finance, school funding, and development.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him.
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Potential 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie said Friday that the U.S. has become a "weaker" country under President Barack Obama and it needs a leader unafraid to "lead the world" and tell Americans the truth about addressing entitlement programs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
ATLANTA (AP) - In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to support his effort to require a balanced federal budget.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A well-connected Republican political operative is the first candidate to formally jump into the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest ranking law enforcement official is waiting to hear how the state Supreme Court will rule on whether a county judge had the power to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her and what to do about a grand jury report that recommends she be charged with a crime.