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Published: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:17:36 GMT2016-10-22T13:17:36Z


Calling all pissed-off and jaded voters

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:17:36 GMT2016-10-22T13:17:36Z

Trump sticks to script in Bucks appearance

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:08:47 GMT2016-10-22T13:08:47Z

Calling the movement he created "Brexit times five," Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday night spoke to a crowd of thousands in Bucks County, where he vowed again to jail illegal immigrants who have reentered the country, to impose term limits for Congress, and to rebuild the "inner cities of Philadelphia."

Bridgegate defendant: Christie was 'fine' with lane closures

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:03:49 GMT2016-10-22T11:03:49Z

NEWARK, N.J. - Gov. Christie was told in August 2013 that a planned traffic study at the George Washington Bridge tolls could create "tremendous traffic problems" for commuters but approved it anyway, according to testimony Friday from a former aide charged in the case.

In New Jersey, spreadsheet shows a push to get local officials behind a President Christie

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:20:52 GMT2016-10-22T10:20:52Z

When it comes to deciding who ranks as a "10," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R, apparently relies on different criteria than Donald Trump.

For Philly woman, Trump's abortion claim is a personal affront

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:19:36 GMT2016-10-22T10:19:36Z

Trump's 'rigged election' claim resonates with some GOP poll workers in Philly

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:17:16 GMT2016-10-22T10:17:16Z

Donald Trump's call for his campaign supporters to visit big cities to observe polling places on Election Day lit a new fire under an old smoldering controversy about voter fraud in Philadelphia.

NJ Transit officials skip hearing on fatal crash

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:30:43 GMT2016-10-22T05:30:43Z

TRENTON - NJ Transit officials skipped a legislative hearing Friday, prompting subpoena threats from lawmakers, as they instead pressed the state's transportation commissioner for information following last month's deadly train crash in Hoboken.

NJ lawmakers see no problems with legalized pot

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:00:20 GMT2016-10-22T04:00:20Z

TRENTON - Fresh from a fact-finding expedition to see Colorado's marijuana industry, none of the eight New Jersey lawmakers who went had a negative word about pot legalization for reporters at a standing-room-only news conference Thursday.

Bridgegate witnesses 'don't recall' details following lane closures

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:00:19 GMT2016-10-22T04:00:19Z

NEWARK, N.J. - Defense attorneys have zeroed in on December 2013 as a key month in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing saga, as allies of Gov. Christie and officials of the Port Authority have revealed hazy memories with regard to potentially important events in the case.

N.J. Assembly passes bill to allow terminally ill to end lives

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:00:19 GMT2016-10-22T04:00:19Z

TRENTON - The Assembly again gave narrow approval Thursday to a bill that would let terminally ill people end their lives with medication prescribed by a doctor.

N.J. Senate passes bill shaking up who probes killings by police

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:00:18 GMT2016-10-22T04:00:18Z

The New Jersey Senate approved a bill Thursday that would stop county prosecutors from investigating deaths at the hands of police and require the state Attorney General's Office to do so instead.

Atlantic City reveals how it will pay off its choking casino tax debt

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:00:17 GMT2016-10-22T04:00:17Z

ATLANTIC CITY - Mayor Don Guardian released a plan Thursday to pay off the crushing casino tax-appeal debt that has all but strangled his city, but it was unclear what terms it may have reached with its largest taxpayer, Borgata Hotel Casino.

McMullin calls for 'new conservative movement'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:00:07 GMT2016-10-22T04:00:07Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in Utah polls and drawing large crowds of Republican-leaning voters fed up with Donald Trump's crudeness and antics.

Clinton targets must-win Hispanics to keep Nevada blue

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:01:40 GMT2016-10-22T03:01:40Z

LAS VEGAS - Jerry Clyde, a Service Employees International Union member, walked his turf under a remorseless sun, rustling up votes for Hillary Clinton last weekend in one of those instant subdivisions of nearly identical stucco homes.

Armstrong: Trump gets on my last nerve when he talks about 'the African Americans'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:09:49 GMT2016-10-22T02:09:49Z

FOR THE LAST TIME, Donald Trump, not all of "the African Americans" are poor and dodging bullets.

Obama nixes twerking at final White House musical event

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:54:59 GMT2016-10-22T01:54:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said he's sad that one of his and the first lady's favorite traditions, musical night at the White House, ended Friday.

A portrait of John Podesta, based entirely on his hacked emails

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:48:39 GMT2016-10-22T00:48:39Z

John Podesta is constantly being asked to lunch.

UN investigator: Trump is peddling 'lies' on Syria-IS link

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:45:07 GMT2016-10-22T00:45:07Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. special investigator on counterterrorism and human rights accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday of peddling "lies and xenophobia" by claiming a link between Syrian refugees and Islamic State extremists.

Trump's 'rigged election' claim resonates with some GOP poll workers in Philly

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:13:11 GMT2016-10-22T00:13:11Z

Donald Trump's call for his campaign supporters to visit big cities to observe polling places on Election Day lit a new fire under an old smoldering controversy about voter fraud in Philadelphia.

Trump attorneys seek to bar his campaign comments at trial

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:45:07 GMT2016-10-21T23:45:07Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) - In an unusual legal maneuver, Donald Trump's attorneys have asked a federal judge to exclude any statements made by or about the Republican nominee during the presidential campaign from his upcoming civil trial over the now-defunct Trump University.

FactCheck: More bogus voter fraud from Trump

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:58:34 GMT2016-10-21T22:58:34Z

Former Rep. Chaka Fattah to be sentenced on Dec. 12

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:33:53 GMT2016-10-21T22:33:53Z

A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday set a December sentencing date for former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, who was convicted in June of public corruption.

No regrets, Trump vows; Clinton pursues his supporters

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:18:13 GMT2016-10-21T22:18:13Z

CLEVELAND (AP) - Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all-out in the final three weeks so he'll have no regrets - even if he loses.

Emails show machinations behind Clinton's shift on pipeline

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:43:35 GMT2016-10-21T21:43:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton's campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported to project.

Awkward night of jeers and barbs for Clinton, Trump at charity dinner

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:22:41 GMT2016-10-21T21:22:41Z

Clinton camp preparing for possibility Trump won't concede

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:18:12 GMT2016-10-21T21:18:12Z

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early weeks of her preparations to take office.

Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:18:11 GMT2016-10-21T21:18:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.

Abortion gets heavy attention in Toomey-McGinty race

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:11:55 GMT2016-10-21T21:11:55Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The battle to persuade swing voters in the state's close U.S. Senate race includes a heavy emphasis on abortion rights that's being linked, in part, to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

2 Republicans seek to repeal New Jersey's gas tax hike

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:10:29 GMT2016-10-21T21:10:29Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Two Republican lawmakers are seeking to repeal New Jersey's gas tax increase to fund road and bridge projects that's due to take effect on Nov. 1.

1 classification upgrade in new batch of Clinton emails

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:54:23 GMT2016-10-21T20:54:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - One email in a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released Friday by the State Department contains classified information.

Disgraced yet loved Baltimore mayor waging write-in campaign

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:50:21 GMT2016-10-21T20:50:21Z

BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is launching a write-in campaign after narrowly losing the Democratic primary race for mayor.

Pence again finds himself as Donald Trump's clean-up man

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:47:19 GMT2016-10-21T20:47:19Z

RENO, Nevada (AP) - It's become a familiar routine for Mike Pence.

Newall: At Seth Williams cigar event, questions hang in the air

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:43:19 GMT2016-10-21T20:43:19Z

Sinatra was playing, the Scotch was flowing and the man of the evening, our high-living, hard-to-pin-down district attorney, was patting the stogie stuffed into his suit breast pocket - a Perdomo Champagne, his favored brand of the moment - and happily working the crowd.

Short-handed Supreme Court delays action in 3 cases

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:00:14 GMT2016-10-21T19:00:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is offering new evidence that the short-handed court is having trouble getting its work done.

94-year-old who has been fire chief since 1953 is retiring

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:45:11 GMT2016-10-21T18:45:11Z

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania fire chief is announcing his retirement just ahead of his 95th birthday.

Anti-Trump column pulled from Liberty U student newspaper

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:22:52 GMT2016-10-21T18:22:52Z

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. had a student's sports column pulled from the school's newspaper because it focused on vulgar comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the notion of "locker room talk."

Trump seeks to bar personal conduct claims from Trump University trial

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:52:17 GMT2016-10-21T17:52:17Z

Trump, Clinton hitting the campaign trail in Pennsylvania

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:18:15 GMT2016-10-21T17:18:15Z

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is heading to Pennsylvania for campaign stops on both ends of the state.

In Kentucky coal country, Democrats fear Trump

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:36:08 GMT2016-10-21T16:36:08Z

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democrats could lose control of their only legislative chamber in the South because of a blustery hero for folks in coal country - Donald Trump.

Unemployment rates rose in 3 of 8 US swing states last month

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:45:41 GMT2016-10-21T15:45:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates rose in three of eight U. S. swing states last month, fell in two and were unchanged in the remaining three.

Trump turned a charity dinner into a screed against Clinton

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:26:49 GMT2016-10-21T15:26:49Z

It was an awkward setup: The two candidates for president attending a charity dinner in which they were supposed to tell light-hearted jokes about one another just 24 hours after a heated debate.

9 richest presidential candidates who never got elected

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:24:09 GMT2016-10-21T15:24:09Z

Every four years, a Democratic nominee and a Republican nominee run for president. Ultimately, just one can be elected. Although the losers never get to know what it’s like to be commander-in-chief, many of these failed presidential candidates have managed to amass impressive personal fortunes.

N.J. lawmakers approve limits to solitary confinement

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:23:50 GMT2016-10-21T15:23:50Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers have approved restricting the use of solitary confinement in the state's jails.

Ex-mayoral candidate Katz caught carrying weed at airport

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:16:48 GMT2016-10-21T15:16:48Z

Sam Katz, the documentary filmmaker and three-time mayoral candidate, was found to be carrying marijuana Thursday morning at Philadelphia International Airport while preparing to depart for a weekend fishing trip in Florida.

Real estate firm proposes Newark casino if expansion OK'd

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:45:17 GMT2016-10-21T14:45:17Z

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Add Newark to the list of potential sites for a casino if New Jerseyans approve a referendum next month.

Government appeals temporary block on transgender rules

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:12:54 GMT2016-10-21T14:12:54Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The government is appealing a federal judge's decision to temporarily block an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools nationwide.

Obama: Trump 'dangerous' for suggesting he won't concede

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:12:23 GMT2016-10-21T14:12:23Z

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Calling it "dangerous," President Barack Obama said Thursday that Donald Trump's attempt to "sow the seeds of doubt" about the integrity of elections in America undermines U.S. democracy and does the work of the nation's adversaries.

Planned Parenthood wins suit to block Mississippi law

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:11:51 GMT2016-10-21T14:11:51Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that banned the state's Medicaid program from spending money with any health care provider that offers abortions.

Trump, Clinton spending furiously as Election Day nears

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:09:11 GMT2016-10-21T14:09:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defying his notorious stinginess, Donald Trump more than doubled his campaign spending last month compared to August. He burned through roughly $70 million as his standing in polls and among fellow Republicans dropped.

After rejecting Trump, McCain navigates tough GOP path

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:07:34 GMT2016-10-21T14:07:34Z

PHOENIX (AP) - In his pursuit of a sixth term, Republican Sen. John McCain reluctantly stood by Donald Trump for months despite personal insults and the bombastic businessman's string of controversial claims.