Government

This puppet is of Justin Dart, an icon of the ADA movement. It was part of the parade down Market Street. (Credit: Dan Wing)

Celebration In Center City Marks 25th Anniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act

The festivities kicked off at Dilworth Park with speakers and live performances by musicians with disabilities.

07/25/2015

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An Important Endorsement For Democratic Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney

All five losing primary candidates endorsed Kenney on Thursday.

07/23/2015

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Newspaper Publisher Fosters An Independent Run For Phila. Mayor

Jim Foster, publisher and editor of the “Independent Voice” neighborhood newspaper in the northwest, says he plans to get his name on the November mayoral ballot as an Independent.

07/23/2015

Gov. Tom Wolf (right) and House GOP leaders after Tuesday's meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Budget Talks: Progress, But No Breakthroughs

Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and Republican legislative leaders say talks Tuesday on Pennsylvania’s three week-old budget stalemate were productive, but there were no breakthroughs reported.

07/21/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Budget Messaging War: Helping Or Hurting?

Republican Dave Reed, the state House majority leader, admits mailboxes in Pennsylvania are being filled by people on both sides of the budget debate, but he notes the pro-Wolf mailers go to GOP lawmakers, too.

07/19/2015

AMES, IA - JULY 18:  Republican presidential hopeful businessman Donald Trump fields questions at The Family Leadership Summit at Stephens Auditorium on July 18, 2015 in Ames, Iowa. According to the organizers the purpose of The Family Leadership Summit is to inspire, motivate, and educate conservatives.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Goes After Sen. John McCain’s War Record

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized Arizona Sen. John McCain’s military record Saturday, saying he was a “war hero because he was captured.”

07/18/2015

New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks to supporters at Livingston High School, in Livingston, NJ, on the day he launched his White House campaign.  Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP/ Getty Images

Change Election Laws? That’s The Question Before Governor Christie

New Jersey voters might have to wait a little longer for updated election laws if Gov. Chris Christie’s statements on a reform bill translate into a veto.

07/18/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 14: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses attendees at the 106th NAACP national convention on July 14, 2015 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Obama's speech addressed the unfairness in our criminal justice system and offered ideas for reform. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Organizations Join Forces To Push For Criminal Justice Reform In PA

The Justice Action Network includes organizations like the ACLU and the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Their goal is to pass laws in key states like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

07/16/2015

Chris Christie speaking at the Clemente Community Center. (Credit: David Madden)

Christie Talks Crime In Camden As Part Of Pres. Campaign

Christie’s been trying to contrast his approach on crime by using the experiences here and elsewhere in New Jersey and insisting they could work from coast to coast.

07/16/2015

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Former President Bill Clinton Speaks At NAACP Convention

Clinton walked into rousing applause and organ music.

07/15/2015

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New Program To Bring Broadband Service To Low Income Families In Philadelphia And Camden

Philadelphia and Camden are among the 27 cities selected for a new White House initiative to expand internet access in low income households.

07/15/2015

Pa. Senator Pat Toomey in file photo (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Campaign Committees Watching ‘Must Win’ Senate Race Closely

It’s all about the Senate race against incumbent Republican Pat Toomey, which the Democrats consider a must win to regain a Senate majority.

07/15/2015

Ambassador David O'Sullivan. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Top European Official in US Calls Iran Nuclear Agreement ‘A Good Deal’

Crediting the pain of economic penalties for getting Iran to the table, the EU ambassador to the US, David O’Sullivan says persistence has paid off.

07/14/2015

Kane at Capitol news conference Tuesday. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Attorney General Kathleen Kane Says She Will Not Resign If She Faces Criminal Charges

Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman has been reviewing a grand jury’s recommendations of charges against Attorney General Kane stemming from alleged grand jury leaks.

07/14/2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry walks around the grounds of the Beau-Rivage hotel during a break in negotiations with Iran's Foreign Minister over Iran's nuclear program on March 17, 2015 in Lausanne.       (credit: BRIAN SNYDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Less Than Half Of Americans Are Confident Iran Will Hold Up Its End Of The Nuclear Deal

A new Monmouth University poll reveals that while most Americans support negotiations with Iran on the country’s nuclear capabilities, few actually believe Iran will hold up its end of the bargain.

07/14/2015