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Casey, Coons become 32nd, 33rd senators to back nuclear deal with Iran

By Salena Zito
President Obama on Tuesday secured key Democratic votes for his nuclear deal with Iran from U.S. senators in Pennsylvania and Delaware, bringing him within one vote of the 34 he needs to keep the Republican-led Congress from blocking the agreement. Sen. ...

More Hillary emails have parts blocked, ruled classified

By The Washington Post 12:17 a.m.
While she was secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote and sent at least six emails using her private server that contained what government officials ...

Biden visit to Pittsburgh on Labor Day to test waters for presidential run

By Salena Zito
Vice President Joe Biden’s plan to march with an estimated 60,000 union members and their supporters in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day Parade is another sign he’s ...

Government secrecy experts: Emails pose no criminal action for Hillary Clinton

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal trouble for Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of State, based on the public ...

Potential suspension of Pennsylvania AG’s license unusual

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — If the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspends Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license before her criminal case is resolved, it would be “unprecedented, but ...

Wisconsin Gov. Walker wants focus on both U.S. borders

Wire Reports
The United States needs to secure all its borders, Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday — and that includes the far-less-controversial northern border it shares with Canada, the longest border in the world at 5,525 miles. Walker ...

Politicians embrace digital advertising

By Tribune News Service
WASHINGTON — If you thought you couldn’t escape the onslaught of political ads in 2012, just wait until 2016. This election cycle, campaigns are expected to fully embrace mobile advertising as a way to target voters anytime, anywhere. For the first time, ...

Presidential hopeful Sanders gains ground on Clinton in Iowa poll

By Reuters
WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders narrowed the gap with leading Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a recent opinion poll in the political bellwether state ...

In crucial Iowa, Sanders surges against Clinton, poll finds

By The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton’s once-commanding lead in Iowa has shrunk to just 7 percentage points while Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has surged in the state whose caucuses ...

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 ...

Salena Zito Columns

Another Know-Nothing moment

By Salena Zito
CLEVELAND We’ve been here before. The year was 1855, when the convention of the State Council of Know-Nothings — an insurgent political party based on Protestant fear of being marginalized by Irish and German immigrants flooding the Northeast and Midwest ...