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Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

Third-party hopefuls abandon bids for Pennsylvania governor

Both third-party candidates who hoped to compete in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race have given up, leaving Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf to compete one-on-one.

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Pa. senator: Colorado trip included using marijuana

A Pennsylvania state senator said he tried some marijuana on his taxpayer-funded trip to Colorado to see how the state's marijuana industry is working.

Toomey wants faster road, bridge repairs after disasters

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) wants disaster-damaged roads and bridges repaired faster --  by exempting those repair projects from now mandated environmental reviews.

Chris Christie

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Chris Christie planning August swing through the south

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the south as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting Republican candidates.

Northampton Co. Exec John Brown at a town meeting

Northampton County exec undeterred by low attendance, budget deficit

Low attendance at his town meeting didn't affect John Brown's attitude.

Toomey talks vet unemployment in Collegeville

Toomey talks vet unemployment in Collegeville

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey discussed the employment issues facing veterans in Montgomery County.

Tom Wolf

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Tom Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he'd look to increase income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher earners to expand the state's share of public education funding.

Pa. State Sen. Paul Clymer town meeting in Quakertown.

Town meeting sets up tough crowd for Rep. Paul Clymer

State Rep. Paul Clymer faced a small but cantankerous audience Thursday night when he held a town meeting in Quakertown’s public library.

ADS Governor ramps up air war

Is it too early for political attack ads?

It may be summertime, but that's not keeping political attack ads off the airwaves.

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez

Bethlehem mayor encourages questions, complaints

Mayor Robert Donchez presents himself as a politician who really wants to hear what his constituents have to say.

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

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The legacy of JFK

JFK side profile

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years later his legacy still lives on through his influence on the Peace Corps, the Space Race and in Civil Rights.  Take a look at this interactive to review a timeline of important events, as well as, watch and listen to powerful JFK speeches.

6 tips for voting on Election Day

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Tips to making your trip to the polls as quick and easy as possible.

Notable moments in debt ceiling history

Capital - Debt Ceiling

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The U.S. debt ceiling has a complicated an interesting history. Since 1917, the U.S. has legally limited the amount of money it can borrow. Take a look at the history of the debt ceiling from its beginnings, through every major milestone in U.S. and see where it stands today. Click on the red markers for important events in history that surround the debt ceiling timeline.

Inside the Obama family

Obama family DNC

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Take a closer look at the rest of the Obama family: Michelle, Malia and Sasha.

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Clinton: I could have killed bin Laden

Clinton says I could have killed bin Laden

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On Sept. 10, 2001 -- hours before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -- former President Bill Clinton told an audience he had an opportunity to kill Osama bin Laden while he was president, but he passed on the opportunity because 300 others would have died.

Obama: 'Is the economy doing well for ordinary folks?'

Obama, Kansas City

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President Barack Obama delivered remarks in in Kansas City, Missouri on whether or not the economy is "doing well for ordinary folks who are working hard every single day"

Congressman saves choking boy on flight

Congressman saves choking boy

A Texas congressman is being hailed as a hero for saving a choking boy aboard his flight.

Obama: 'I had a crush on Linda Ronstadt'

President Obama crush

President Obama admits he "had a little crush on Linda Ronstadt" during the Medal of Arts ceremony on Monday night.

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    On this day: August 1

    Oxygen is discovered, Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Olympics, a new superhero is introduced, tragedy strikes the University of Texas, and a new all-music TV network debuts, all on this day.

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