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Christie kicking off Labor Day at the beach

Gov. Chris Christie will kick off Labor Day weekend at the beach. More>>

Phillies CEO Montgomery takes leave for cancer

Phillies President and CEO David Montgomery is taking a leave of absence to continue his recovery from jaw cancer surgery and will be replaced by former general manager Pat Gillick. More>>

Christie won't intervene yet in gun charge case

Gov. Chris Christie says he's going to let the judicial process play itself out before he'll consider intervening in the case of a Pennsylvania woman who faces jail time for carrying a concealed weapon in New Jersey. More>>

Christie: No point visiting border on Mexico trip

Gov. Chris Christie says there's no point in him making a trip to the border while he's in Mexico next week, despite criticizing the president for not doing the same. More>>

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in Pa. gov race

A new poll shows Democrat Tom Wolf retains a wide lead over Pennsylvania's Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. More>>

Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes. More>>

Talks on Pa. Medicaid plan said to be nearing end

The administration of Gov. Tom Corbett says an announcement could be made soon on the Republican's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars to subsidize private health insurance policies. More>>

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while... More>>

McGreevey in Trenton to talk prisoner re-entry

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey has returned to Trenton. More>>

County party leader criticized over urination case

Some Democrats want the chairman of a southeastern Pennsylvania county party committee to resign after he received a second citation for public urination. More>>

Philly, blue-collar workers union reach new pact

The city of Philadelphia and the union representing its blue-collar workers have reached tentative agreement on a new labor contract after years of negotiations. More>>

NJ congressman's office apologizes for ad photo

A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced after a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that appeared to feature Russian military medals. More>>

Christie deciding how whether to sign 39 bills

New Jersey's Legislature is on break, but there is still some intrigue in the Statehouse over how Gov. Chris Christie will deal with 39 bills lawmakers passed in June. More>>

Corbett: I kept no-new tax pledge the 'best I can'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he believes he fulfilled the spirit of his 2010 campaign pledge not to raise taxes or fees, but he won't renew that sweeping vow in his current bid for a second term. More>>

2 charged in Philly collapse want mayor as witness

Two contractors charged in a fatal Philadelphia building collapse have a lengthy witness list that includes Mayor Michael Nutter. More>>

Christie to hold latest town hall in Long Branch

Gov. Chris Christie is bringing his "No Pain, No Gain" tour back to Long Branch. More>>

Christie comes to Perry's defense after indictment

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Rick Perry's defense. More>>

Corbett camp yanks Texas gov's video endorsement

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election campaign is seeking to distance itself from Rick Perry's legal troubles. More>>

Governor hopefuls target tax talk at middle class

Pennsylvania's middle class is getting lots of attention from the gubernatorial candidates, but the TV campaign messages are vague and sometimes wrong. More>>

Christie faces mounting suits over public records

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came into office promising a new era of transparency. More>>

NJ budget problems add to Christie 2016 challenge

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is confronting major budget problems that threaten to complicate an already messy second term - and his presidential prospects. More>>

Chris Christie's Victory Speech

Chris Christie gives his victory speech Tuesday night after being reelected as New Jersey's governor. More>>

GOP Proposes New 'Fiscal Cliff' Offer To Obama

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House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and to lower cost-of-living hikes in Social Security benefits. More>>

Obama Campaign Ad Uses Romney Fundraiser Remarks

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The president's reelection campaign is launching its first television ad targeting Mitt Romney's controversial comments about Americans who do not pay taxes. More>>

Dems May Use Obscure Rule To Pass Reform

Nancy Pelosi says the House could pass a Senate version of the health-care bill -- without members even voting on it. More>>

Sweeney Defends Millionaire's Tax Proposal

New Jersey state Sen. Steve Sweeney joins "Good Day" Tuesday morning to discuss and defend the Democrats' budget proposals. More>>

Big Names Visiting Before Election

With just days to go until midterm elections, the president and first lady are headed our way again. More>>

Santorum To Return To Campaign Monday

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Rick Santorum's camp announced Saturday the candidate will return to the campaign trail Tuesday in his home state of Pennsylvania, tamping down speculation he may drop out of the presidential primary More>>

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