Top Political Stories

Scott Walker Wisc

CNN

Gaps in GOP field present opening for Walker

Scott Walker says he sees "gaps" in the potential Republican presidential field for 2016. But is he the candidate best positioned to fill them?

On one side you have the establishment candidates favored by the business class of Republicans - Jeb Bush ...

Mike Pence

Wikipedia Commons

Mike Pence's very bad week

It should have been Mike Pence's strongest moment as Indiana governor -- a chance to showcase his style of executive leadership on the national stage. Instead, the week turned into a calamity of Team Pence's own making.

The leaked details of a bizarr...

Dalai Lama5

Obama, Dalai Lama to attend prayer breakfast

President Barack Obama will appear at a public event next week that the Dalai Lama is also attending, a move that is likely to anger Chinese officials.

Obama will address attendees about the importance of religious freedom on Feb. 5 at the annual Nati...

Tax file

YM/SXC

Who actually benefits from Obama's 'Middle Class Economics'?

President Obama says he's all about the middle class. But a Tax Policy Center fellow says many in the middle class won't benefit from Obama's proposal.

Chris Kyle

thecraft.com

Texas sets aside Chris Kyle Day

Texas is setting aside Monday to honor Chris Kyle, the U.S. Navy SEAL marksman depicted in the film "American Sniper."

Kyle became a legend in military circles due to his 160 confirmed kills, and developed a deadly reputation in Iraq, where he served ...

Chuck Hagel interview

Hagel: Gitmo transfers source of friction

White House officials pressured Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to increase the pace of detainee transfers from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, the outgoing secretary acknowledged to CNN's Barbara Starr in an interview Friday.

Those comments come ...

State Treasurer resigns

Pa. treasurer will plead guilty in campaign finance case

Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges after telling two potential campaign contributors that he could make it difficult for them to continue to do business with the state.

Mitt Romney Jan

Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Romney not running in 2016

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not make a third run for president, he told supporters on a Friday morning call, saying he believes it's "best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity" to become the nominee.

White House drone

U.S. Secret Service/Brian Leary

Drone maker: Malfunction 'highly unlikely'

The owner of a small drone that crashed at the White House earlier this week is blaming technical problems with the DJI Phantom quadcopter for the apparent mishap, though the creator of the device says it's "highly unlikely" the device malfunctioned....

John Kerry

The State Department

Kerry fined for unshoveled sidewalk

Like everyone else, Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make sure the sidewalk around his home gets shoveled.

Bowe Bergdahl release

Taliban video

Pentagon: Bergdahl detainee returned to fight

The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location i...

 

Politics Video

 
NEWS DIRECT FROM U.S. GOV'T AGENCIES
A Service from PR Newswire

More Local Headlines from PR Newswire

Interactives

5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Obama preparing for Tuesday debate

Happy birthday, Mr. President! President Barack Obama turned 53 on Monday. Find out five interesting facts about the commander in chief.

The British Monarchy

Prince George

Marty Melville/Pool/Reuters

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. Take a look at the family tree of the British monarchy and learn a bit about George's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

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.

Video

Hagel and the White House

Chuck Hagel interview

In an interview with CNN, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reveals tension in his relationship with the White House over Guantanamo Bay detainee transfers.

Audio: Romney not running for president

Mitt Romney

On a conference call with reporters, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney says he will not be running for president in 2016.

Report: WH drone operator was drinking

Drone over DC

There are new allegations against the operator of a drone that crashed on the White House grounds.

Obama talks about drone crashing on White House lawn

Obama_talks_about_drone

One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

NEWS DIRECT FROM
DELAWARE GOV'T AGENCIES
A Service from PR Newswire

More Local Headlines from PR Newswire
 

On this Day

  • Ida May Fuller, first Social Security check recipient, 1940

    Social Security Administration

    On this day: January 31

    The first Social Security check is issued, America launches its first satellite into orbit, McDonald's comes to Moscow, and "Avatar" hits the $2 billion mark, all on this day.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.
Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Pup thrown into snowbank in East Stroudsburg

Pup
STROUDSBURG, Pa.

Someone threw this puppy out of a car and into a snow bank at Walmart in East Stroudsburg, leaving her shivering, scared and possibly injured.

ASD directors OK lease for new high school

Allentown School board
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown School District approved a five-year lease for a new career high school.

Male bison born at Trexler Nature Preserve may move to NY

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Lehigh County soon may donate a young member of its bison herd to a zoo in upstate New York.

Lehigh County hopes crime starts to pay

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Who says crime doesn’t pay? It might start paying more in Lehigh County.

 
Advertisement
 
NEWS DIRECT FROM
PA GOV'T AGENCIES
A Service from PR Newswire

More Local Headlines from PR Newswire
 
NEWS DIRECT FROM
NJ GOV'T AGENCIES
A Service from PR Newswire

More Local Headlines from PR Newswire