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Democratic presidential hopefuls Sanders, O’Malley fire away at Clinton

By The Washington Post
MINNEAPOLIS — Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to cement her standing as the future leader of the Democratic Party here Friday, but two of her challengers ...

Trump’s stance on immigration fuels GOP split

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country’s future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win ...

Clinton: Women ‘expect’ extremism from terrorists, not GOP candidates

By Salena Zito
CLEVELAND — Republican presidential candidates who espouse “out-of-date, out-of-touch policies” are somewhat like terrorists who hold extreme views about women, Hillary Clinton told hundreds of ...

Leadership rises as issue for Pa. voters in new poll

By Melissa Daniels
One in five Pennsylvania voters says the most significant challenge facing the commonwealth is the politicians who lead it. In a poll released Thursday, 22 percent of voters ranked government and politicians as the top issue in the state. The ...

Pa. to kick off online registration

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvanians will soon be able to register online to vote. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration plans to start the system Thursday, making Pennsylvania the 23rd state to offer Internet-based registration, officials said. The National Conference of State Legislatures says five ...

Biden seeks ‘emotional fuel’ for 2016 bid

By Reuters
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden, in his first publicly aired comments on a possible presidential candidacy, told fellow Democrats on Wednesday he is trying to decide whether he can give “my whole heart and my whole soul” to a ...

Trump defends handling of confrontation with Univision journalist Ramos

By The Associated Press
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s proud of kicking one of the country’s best-known Spanish-language journalists out of an Iowa news conference — the latest in a series of clashes with the media. “I think I ...

Pa. Supreme Court releases porn emails from AG’s Office computers

By Brad Bumsted  and Natasha Lindstrom
HARRISBURG — Documents unsealed Wednesday by the state’s high court show Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s lawyers argued a grand jury probe that led to criminal ...

Kane received sensitive emails on personal account

By The Associated Press
NORRISTOWN — Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor received sensitive emails from aides about news coverage of her office on personal accounts, preventing investigators from seeing many of her responses, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. Attorney General Kathleen Kane ...

Democrats stand firm, deny GOP the margin needed in Pa. budget battle

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s budget impasse remained firmly in place Tuesday when the Republican majority failed during hours of debate to persuade Democrats during a series of 14 votes to override any portion of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto. Republicans defended ...

Poll: Nearly half of Pa. voters say AG Kane should resign amid charges

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Nearly half of Pennsylvanians think Attorney General Kathleen Kane should resign amid criminal charges, according to a poll released Tuesday. Forty-nine percent of those questioned in the Quinnipiac University survey said Kane should step down; 27 percent said ...

Accused office spy for Pennsylvania AG Kane won’t be suspended

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A confidant of Attorney General Kathleen Kane will keep his job while a criminal charge alleging he snooped on a grand jury investigation ...

Bush rejects furor over ‘anchor babies,’ says comment aimed mostly at Asians

By The Washington Post
McALLEN, TEXAS — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday dismissed the controversy surrounding his use of the term “anchor baby,” saying that he merely ...

Perry’s Iowa chairman departs campaign

By The Associated Press
DES MOINES — Rick Perry’s presidential campaign said Monday it had started to again pay some staffers who lost their salaries earlier this month amid sluggish fundraising — but that wasn’t enough to keep its Iowa director from departing. Sam ...

Judge holds Pa. AG Kane for trial on 1 felony, 7 misdemeanors

By Brad Bumsted
NORRISTOWN — Pennsylvania’s chief law enforcement officer will stand trial on a felony perjury charge and seven misdemeanors accusing her of leaking secret grand jury ...

Key Dems amplify speculation on Biden entering White House race

By Reuters
WASHINGTON — More prominent Democrats on Sunday cracked open the door for Vice President Joe Biden to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination ...

Trump targets ‘hedge fund guys’

By Bloomberg News
WASHINGTON — For a moment there, Donald Trump was starting to sound a lot like Bernie Sanders. The billionaire Republican front-runner assailed hedge fund managers in a Sunday appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” in which he portrayed himself as a champion of ...

Rivals discredit birthright citizenship repeal

By The Associated Press
MIAMI — The debate over a controversial proposal to end the automatic granting of citizenship to children of people in the United States illegally is a distraction from what the nation really needs to do to stem the tide of ...

Doubts relegate eye surgeon-turned-GOP contender Paul in presidential race

By The Associated Press
CAP-HATIEN, Haiti —  Mathieux Saint Fleur has been virtually blind for two decades. In less than 24 hours, he will see again. As the 75-year-old ...

Texas’ Cruz pleases Tea Party crowd in Ohio

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus this weekend, if the ...