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Democrats start shifting from Obama to Hillary Clinton

Democrats start shifting from Obama to Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Democrats in Washington are beginning to look down the road -- away from President Obama and toward the 2016 campaign and Hillary Clinton, an insider said.

Pa. a gun-control swing state

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania was a swing state in the November election and could be a key battleground when it comes to gun control, debate participants say.
Specter's funeral draws 1,500 mourners

Specter's funeral draws 1,500 mourners

PENN VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Nearly 1,500 mourners filled a Penn Valley, Pa., temple Tuesday in a moving funeral ceremony for Sen. Arlen Specter, 82, who died Sunday.

Rendell questioned on ties to Iran group

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. agency has asked former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to turn over information on his relationship with an Iranian exile group, officials say.

Judge allegedly demanded sexual favors

BRADDOCK HILLS, Pa., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A judge in western Pennsylvania has been charged with demanding sexual favors from at least two women who appeared before him.

Rendell defends bringing slots to Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, in an interview with the CBS show "60 Minutes," angrily defended his decision to bring legal slot machines to the state.

Rendell clarifies 'wussies' comment

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said during a "Colbert Report" taping in New York the delay of an NFL game for snow is why the country is falling behind China.
Politicians debate size of election 'wave'

Politicians debate size of election 'wave'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Two days before the midterm elections, a Democratic leader said an "undertow" was building against the expected GOP "wave."
Pa. governor blocks gas leases

Pa. governor blocks gas leases

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A moratorium on exploiting natural gas in Pennsylvania state forests will protect sensitive land from environmental damage, the state's governor announced.

Rendell: No more tracking of Pa. activists

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Gov. Ed Rendell says he is ending Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security tracking of political dissidents and that he is "appalled" by the practice.

Rendell: GOP votes 'purely political'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell Sunday accused Republicans of trying to derail President Obama's efforts to boost the economy for "purely political reasons."

Pa. governor backs tax on gas explorers

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7 (UPI) -- Tapping the vast gas resources locked in shale deposits in Pennsylvania could bring economic stimulus to the state, the governor announced.

12 Haitian children in legal limbo

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Twelve children flown from Haiti to Pittsburgh by a group including Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell are now in legal limbo.
Questions surround Haitian airlift to Pa.

Questions surround Haitian airlift to Pa.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Twelve children flown from Haiti to Pennsylvania remain in limbo, living in juvenile care facilities as guardianship issues are reviewed, officials said.
Rendell, Schwarzenegger praise stimulus

Rendell, Schwarzenegger praise stimulus

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The governors of Pennsylvania and California say it's hypocritical for Republicans to criticize federal stimulus and then take credit for job creation.

Pa.'s Rendell hails 'green' stimulus

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania can build a 21st-century green economy with grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the governor said.
Pennsylvania governor bracing for cold

Pennsylvania governor bracing for cold

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The governor of Pennsylvania signed an emergency declaration to ease restrictions on gas and heating fuel deliveries because of cold weather.

Three Mile Island 'normal' after incident

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Conditions have returned to normal at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear plant after a weekend radiation incident, utility officials say.

Philly strike negotiations break down

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The six-day strike by Philadelphia-area transportation workers will likely continue after negotiations broke down during the weekend, observers say.

Philly spared World Series transit strike

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia transit strike has been averted while the World Series is being played, officials said Saturday.

Pa. lawmakers announce budget compromise

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers announced agreement Friday on a budget "framework" that could end an impasse that has made the state the last to pass a spending plan.

ACLU lobbyist found dead in D.C. park

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union was found dead in Rock Creek Park in Washington, city police said.
Rendell signs part of a Pa. budget bill

Rendell signs part of a Pa. budget bill

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Gov. Ed Rendell signed part of a budget bill Wednesday, authorizing $11 billion in spending and allowing Pennsylvania state employees to get paid.
No-shows in majority at governors' meeting

No-shows in majority at governors' meeting

BILOXI, Miss., July 18 (UPI) -- More than half the governors in the United States were somewhere else Saturday when the National Governors Association meeting got under way in Biloxi, Miss.

Pa. governor grants rare commutation

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 16 (UPI) -- In a rare commutation, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has said convicted murderer George Orlowski can spend the rest of his life on parole.
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