Andrew Seidman covers politics in the Philadelphia region, focusing on power brokers. Previously, he covered New Jersey state government and politics.

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Johnny Doc case: Which city councilman needed a soda tax ‘hug’? Kenyatta Johnson, sources say

Sources say the two-term council member from Point Breeze was the one who Councilman Bobby Henon said required something in return for his vote on the city's soda tax.

How will takedown of Johnny Doc's political machine affect upcoming Philly elections?

What happens to the political power of 'Johnny Doc' and his union, electricians Local 98 now that the feds have hammered them with indictments?

Chris Christie, in new book, blasts Bridgegate prosecutor as Hillary Clinton supporter

In a new book, former Gov. Chris Christie blasts the Bridgegate investigation as a political hit job carried out by a liberal prosecutor who wanted to help Hillary Clinton win the White House.

Harris Wofford, civil rights leader, JFK adviser, and U.S. senator from Pa., dies at 92

Harris Wofford convinced presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to place a sympathy phone call to a jailed Martin Luther King Jr. in 1960, then circulated the news on blue leaflets in black communities. Many historians credit this as an important contribution to Kennedy's narrow victory.

As Biden mulls 2020 run, his Scranton hometown asks: ‘Can his family go through all this?’

As Joe Biden considers another run for president, some in Scranton say they feel protective of their native son, expressing concern about the toll of another campaign. And, like many Democrats across the country, others are torn over their desire for new leadership.

N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy denounces ‘rigged’ system in State of the State address

A year into his tenure, Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, is looking for a reset: He has enacted a number of liberal policies but clashed with lawmakers from his own party over high-profile issues like the state budget and his efforts to legalize recreational marijuana.

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia completes Diamond Park development with final home dedication

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia completed its $3.7 million, 21-home Diamond Park development project in North Philadelphia on Saturday.

N.J. corporate tax-break program that helped Camden lacks oversight, audit finds

An audit ordered by Gov. Phil Murphy and released Wednesday found problems in the state agency that oversees tax incentives, including a program that steered more than $1.5 billion to companies that agreed to stay in or relocate to the long-struggling city of Camden.

Year’s biggest political developments in Pa., N.J.: maps, clergy scandal, feuding Dems

Big political developments of 2018 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Government shutdown? Here’s a primer...

Here's what to expect in the (Iikely) event of a partial federal government shutdown Friday at midnight.