House votes to block military transgender ban

The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service.

Trump refuses to apologize for ad urging execution of the Central Park 5

President Donald Trump refused Tuesday to apologize for the full-page ad he ran in 1989 calling for the execution of the Central Park Five and suggested the men might still be guilty, even though they were exonerated years ago.

Trump refuses to apologize for ad urging execution of the Central Park 5

President Donald Trump refused Tuesday to apologize for the full-page ad he ran in 1989 calling for the execution of the Central Park Five and suggested the men might still be guilty, even though they were exonerated years ago.

Senate leaders agree on measure to care for refugees

The top Republican and Democrat on a key Senate panel have agreed on a $4.6 billion measure to house and care for immigrant refugees

Senate leaders agree on measure to care for refugees

The top Republican and Democrat on a key Senate panel have agreed on a $4.6 billion measure to house and care for immigrant refugees

Hundreds of sexual harassment and misconduct claims filed by Pa. state employees, costing $1.9M

More than 550 complaints were filed over the last 5 years, but very few resulted in a referral to law enforcement.

Hundreds of sexual harassment and misconduct claims filed by Pa. state employees, costing $1.9M

More than 550 complaints were filed over the last 5 years, but very few resulted in a referral to law enforcement.
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After weekend shootings, Philly DA Larry Krasner defends his office’s record on gun cases

In the wake of a violent weekend and an ongoing debate about the city’s gun violence epidemic, the district attorney said prosecutors in 2018 approved a higher percentage of gun cases referred to them by police than in the two years before he was sworn in.

Wolf wants power plant emission plan to fight climate change

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature to take steps toward authorizing the state to join a regional consortium that sets a price and caps on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

President Donald Trump says that next week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin removing millions of people in the U.S. illegally

Gov. Murphy decries ‘rigged system’, pledges to veto legislation extending controversial tax programs

“We are not just dealing with a broken system; this is a rigged system,” Murphy, a Democrat, said at a Trenton news conference. “This was designed by special interests to benefit special interests.”

Hope Hicks to meet with Judiciary panel behind closed doors

The House Judiciary Committee will interview former White House communications director Hope Hicks behind closed doors on Wednesday.

Biden visits Stonewall ahead of 50th anniversary of uprising

Joe Biden paid a visit Tuesday to the Stonewall Inn ahead of the 50th anniversary of an uprising that helped spark the gay-rights movement.

Missouri cites ‘failed abortions’ in clinic license dispute

Missouri's case for possibly ending abortions at its lone remaining clinic includes a claim that three "failed abortions" there required additional surgeries and another led to life-threatening complications for the mother.

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General Assistance issue is a test for Gov. Wolf | John Baer

As the state legislature pushes to end cash assistance serving thousands of Philadelphia's most vulnerable citizens, Gov. Wolf is being urged by fellow Democrats to save the program.

Ocasio-Cortez presses case that U.S. is running ‘concentration camps’ at border

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) continued her argument Tuesday that the Trump administration is operating "concentration camps" at the U.S.-Mexico border amid criticism from Republicans who said she was demeaning Jews exterminated in the Holocaust.

McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a ‘good idea’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is against reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay.

Pa. Republicans pull the bill to greenlight 5G antennas as towns say it would undercut their zoning powers.

5G will be considered again in the fall given its promise of super-fast data links for robotics, telemedicine and driver-less cars. But the legislature's approach riled up a lot of people.

As Trump’s defense pick withdraws, he addresses violent domestic incidents

WASHINGTON - In the months that he has served as President Donald Trump's acting secretary of defense, Patrick Shanahan has worked to keep domestic violence incidents within his family private. His wife was arrested after punching him in the face, and his son was arrested after a separate...

White House explored legality of demoting Fed Chairman Powell

The White House explored the legality of demoting Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in February, soon after President Donald Trump talked about firing him, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Toomey wades into fight over $100M private schools bill

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