<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Political News and Philadelphia Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:27:26 -0400 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:27:26 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: "Religious Objection" Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:22:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Indiana's new "religious objection" legislation over the weekend, penning a Washington Post piece warning that “there’s something very dangerous happening in America.” The piece, which...

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<![CDATA[Iraq War Vet Tammy Duckworth Launches Senate Bid in Illinois]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:24:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Tammy-Duckworth3.jpg
In a video to supporters, Rep. Tammy Duckworth on Monday launched a 2016 challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it’s time for Washington to be held accountable...

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<![CDATA[Proposed Bill Targets Parking Ticket Evaders]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:41:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009889782_1200x675_419995715855.jpg
A new proposal targets drivers who have been evading the Philadelphia Parking Authority by not registering their vehicles, which makes it hard for them to be contacted.]]>
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Civic Flag Day]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:06:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009878907_1200x675_419360323967.jpg
There was a ceremony at City Hall for Philadelphia's Civic Flag Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Leaving for Amtrak]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:01:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009878896_1200x675_419360323692.jpg
Mayor Michael Nutter announced that Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, Rina Cutler, is leaving for a job at Amtrak.]]>
<![CDATA[Gov. Wolf's Schools That Teach Tour]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:57:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009878488_1200x675_419348547971.jpg
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited Cedar Crest High School during his Schools that Teach Tour.]]>
<![CDATA[Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:22:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/cruz-AP938170470053.jpg
Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day swing. Cruz was the first major candidate to announce a run for president.

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<![CDATA[Wolf Budget Hearings]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:23:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009866262_1200x675_418990147683.jpg
PA lawmakers discuss the hearings on Gov. Wolf's budget proposal.]]>
<![CDATA[Bridgegate: Christie Under Fire]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:06:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/christie+gwb+scandal+inset.jpg
NJ's boisterous governor embroiled in gridlock fiasco

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<![CDATA[Delaware PTA Says Parents Should Choose if Kids Take State Test]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:43:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Generic-School-pen1.jpg
The Parent Teacher Association wants parents to have a choice when it comes to a new standardized test

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<![CDATA[Overseas Crash Reveals Commercial Airline Standards Vary Across Globe]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:40:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009868059_1200x675_418861635747.jpg
The Germanwings crash in the French Alps is revealing that commercial airline standards vary across the globe. NBC10's Drew Smith explains why these issues affect your safety and security in the skies.]]>
<![CDATA[SRC Refinances Bonds to Save District Millions]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:39:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Generic+School+Hallway+.jpg
Saving money and investing in education was the goal of the moves made by Philadelphia's School Reform Commission on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[NJ Landscaping Co. Allegedly Price Gouged During Superstorm Sandy]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:30:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009867836_1200x675_418824259662.jpg
A North Jersey landscaping company, Stephen's Garden Center, will pay a hefty fine for allegedly price gouging during Hurricane Sandy.]]>
<![CDATA[More People Living in Philly: Census]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:11:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009867797_1200x675_418819139749.jpg
According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more people living in Philadelphia.]]>
<![CDATA[Possible Commission for Women in Philly]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:55:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009867781_1200x675_418816067828.jpg
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a new ordinance Thursday that authorizes a ballot question regarding the establishment of a commission for women in the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter.]]>
<![CDATA[Delaware Officials Kick Off Small Business Saturdays]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:49:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009867783_1200x675_418813507793.jpg
The Delmarva Broadcasting Company came up with the idea for Small Business Saturdays, a push to get more of us to shop at state's non-chain stores.]]>
<![CDATA[Break Down of Pope Francis' Visit, World Meeting of Families Schedule]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:33:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/164714770.jpg
On this day six months from now, Pope Francis is expected to attend closing events for the World Meeting of Families on the Ben Franklin Parkway. There are days of activities that lead up to it.

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<![CDATA[Philly's Big Cost of Paying Off Lawsuits]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:36:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/generic-money.gif
The city of Philadelphia is spending big money paying off lawsuits. The NBC10 Investigators found hundreds of millions of dollars spent on settlements.

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<![CDATA[Legality of Death Penalty Moratorium Questioned]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:32:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009866620_1200x675_418737731747.jpg
Pennsylvania lawmakers gathered at Philadelphia City Hall Thursday for a hearing on Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on executions.]]>
<![CDATA[Wolf Budget Analysis, Part 2]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:06:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009866088_1200x675_418692163517.jpg
PA Gov. Tom Wolf's Chief of Staff discusses the governor's proposed budget. Watch part 1, here.]]>
<![CDATA[Wolf Budget Analysis, Part 1]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:05:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009866120_1200x675_418690115692.jpg
A local CPA discusses the impact of PA Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget.]]>
<![CDATA[Should College Athletes Be Paid?]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:13:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009864791_1200x675_418589763817.jpg
Should college athletes be paid? Vai Sikahema discusses that topic with a professor from Drexel University.]]>
<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:44:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[Milton Street Ruled Eligible for Philly Mayoral Race]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:40:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/30bdd733db9a47e3be3060672f8e0b02.jpg
A judge ruled that former state senator Milton Street can stay on the ballot for mayor of Philadelphia after concerns were raised about his residency.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Lawmakers Propose More Diversity Training for Police]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:42:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009856479_1200x675_418215491527.jpg
New Jersey lawmakers want to provide the state's police departments with more diversity training.]]>
<![CDATA[Ban on Flying Drones Over State Parks]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:02:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/drone+generic.jpg
Officials warned drone enthusiasts that they aren't allowed to get a spur-of-the-moment bird’s eye view of state parks in one state.

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<![CDATA[Couple Faces Life or Death to Marry]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:54:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/193*120/Omar+Estevez+Linette+Lebron+Dying+Marriage+License.JPG
A couple was forced to play the waiting game when it came to marrying as one of them faced only days to live.

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<![CDATA[Mayoral Candidates Meeting for Education Forum]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:50:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Classroom_generic_investiga.jpg
Six Democratic candidates for the Philly mayoral election will meet Tuesday evening to share their visions for the future of education in the city.]]>