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  • 5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday. ___ CONGRESSMAN LEADING TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE HAS RELATIONSHIP WITH AIRLINE LOBBYIST Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster says his...
  • Spending reports: Hundreds of thousands fueled Winter Park mayor's race

    Spending reports: Hundreds of thousands fueled Winter Park mayor's race
    The nonpartisan race between Steve Leary and former judge Cynthia Mackinnon for Winter Park mayor drew more than $260,000 in direct contributions to both candidates — with more than $140,000 going to Leary. That's more than the 2012 race, when...
  • White House names deputy social secretary to top job

    A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as the new White House social secretary. Deesha Dyer, a Philadelphia native, will oversee planning for everything from the annual Easter Egg Roll attended by...
  • Enhance trust in Congress through improved tele-town halls

    I recently had an irresistible proposition for a member of Congress: "What if I could show you a technology which, in one hour, would make thousands of your constituents consider you accessible and fair, increase their trust in your judgment, and triple...
  • S.E. Cupp: Conservative support for gay marriage is growing

    Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on gay marriage cases in four states, including Tennessee, where Val Tanco and Sophy Jesty are hoping their New York marriage will soon be recognized. Tennessee is an interesting microcosm...
  • Rep. Cleaver's civility a key part of his leadership appeal

    WASHINGTON Every power player in Washington, D.C., has a different metric for what makes a day a success. For one Missouri Democrat, it comes down to whether he was able to do his job without stepping on people. "I want to say, 'I did nothing today to...
  • Mark Davis: Dems, GOP on divergent paths to the White House

    The Republican and Democratic paths to the 2016 presidential showdown could not be more different from the vantage point of a year and a half out. Hillary Clinton's entrance paints a narrative of near-inevitability, suppressing the prospects for a wide...
  • Legislators Hoping To Revive Some Failed Judiciary Bills

    Legislators Hoping To Revive Some Failed Judiciary Bills
    HARTFORD — Top legislators are working to resurrect many of the 45 bills that died in the judiciary committee this week, the casualty of an email squabble between two legislators that brought the committee's work to an abrupt halt. Democrats,...
  • Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a master deal to advance his pro-business priorities through the Legislature in exchange for new revenue to save...
  • Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill

    Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. On Iran, Medicare, education and trade, Republicans and Democrats have come together to make deals, and that's something rarely seen lately. "It's great," Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said...
  • Analysis: Can Hillary Clinton solve the Democrats' white voter problem?

    WASHINGTON It never really dawned on Leslie Combs that Hillary Clinton might lose. Combs, a new state legislator from Kentucky's Pike County Democratic turf since the Union fought the Confederacy had endorsed Clinton's 2008 presidential bid. And yet the...