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Impersonating Gov’t Agency Is Illegal But Mocking Gov’t Agency Is Fine

It’s illegal to fool people into thinking you represent the government but it’s not illegal to make a fool out of the government.

04/07/2014

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NJ Gets More Time To Set Affordable Housing Rules

New Jersey’s highest court has given the state a little more time to come up with new requirements for affordable housing in every community.

03/14/2014

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New Jersey Bans Tesla’s Direct Sales Model

A rule approved this week by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission effectively stops Tesla in its tracks in the state.

03/12/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Debo Adegbile testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Adegbile has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. (Credit: Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Blocks Adegbile From Civil Rights Post

Several Democrats, including Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey and Delaware’s Chris Coons, joined Republicans in the Senate Wednesday afternoon in quashing President Obama’s pick for a key post in the Justice Department.

03/05/2014

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Rich Zeoli: A Future State Of The Union Address

My fellow Americans, tonight we gather on what is no doubt another historically cold night in our nation’s capital. But while our bodies may be cold our love for America has never been warmer and the state of our union has never been stronger.

01/28/2014

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Poll: Number Of Americans Identifying As ‘Independents’ Hits Record High

A record number of Americans are identifying politically as “Independents”…and a record low number say they’re Republicans.

01/08/2014

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Government To Ease Way For Disabled Airline Passengers

US Airways was also fined $1.2 million for failing to provide adequate wheelchair access to passengers in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C.

11/04/2013

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Area Politicians Concerned About Next Year’s Outlook

No political seat is considered a safe seat. That’s the message being conveyed by area Republican leaders to moderate regional congressman Jon Runyan, Pat Meehan, Mike Fitzpatrick and Jim Gerlach.

10/19/2013

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President Signs Bill To Open Government, Avert Default

Just hours before the midnight deadline, a deal is struck.

10/16/2013

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Hemorrhoids And Hipsters More Popular Than Congress

That’s according to Public Policy Polling, which released the results of its latest survey following the government shutdown.

10/10/2013

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Pennsylvania State Parks And Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary, Ellen Ferretti, reminds all Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual despite the government shut down.

10/02/2013

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Philadelphia National Parks Closed As A Result Of Government Shutdown

Visiting the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall is a history lesson but it’s unavailable due to another historic event; the first government shutdown in 17 years.

10/01/2013

Sea Isle

Huge Post-Sandy Tax Increases Fail To Materialize

With all the fears that Superstorm Sandy created, here’s one that never materialized: huge tax increases to make up for property destroyed along the coastlines of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

07/14/2013

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Philadelphia Gets Federal Grant For Firefighters, Equipment

Philadelphia’s firefighting efforts are getting a little help from Washington.

07/11/2013

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Author Creates Manual Aimed At Helping Political Parties Compromise On Key Issues

The political divide in the U.S. has created gridlock in the nation’s capital, with immigration reform and the sequester among the matters stuck. But there is a glimmer of a movement to find compromise.

07/07/2013

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