<![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 Sat, 30 May 2015 04:39:03 -0400 Sat, 30 May 2015 04:39:03 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Option to Text 911 Comes to Camden County]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 23:29:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010565528_1200x675_453703235844.jpg
The option to text 911 is coming to Camden County after freeholders voted to move forward with a $700,000 upgrade to its 911 system.]]>
<![CDATA[Public Safety Experts Prep Suburban Schools for Pope Visit]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 06:52:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/468005370BBB.jpg
Law enforcement and school officials are getting ready for Pope Francis's visit to Philadelphia, and some of them are doing so in Delaware County. NBC10's Deanna Durante has the story.

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<![CDATA[Sandy Victims Ride in Fight to Return Home]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 21:35:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010564910_1200x675_453602371963.jpg
It's that time of year when a lot of people are making plans to vacation at the Jersey Shore, but many victims of Superstorm Sandy say they're facing yet another summer struggling to return home.]]>
<![CDATA[Report Shows Crime Victims Funding Spent Elsewhere]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 04:25:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/Crime+Victims+Funding.JPG
The National Crime Victims Fund holds more than eight billion dollars. Its money is meant to catch criminals and provide support to victims, but the NBC10 Investigators discovered much of that money was...

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<![CDATA[Ex-House Speaker Hastert Indicted]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 07:16:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dennis-Hastert1.jpg
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert made regular bank withdrawals below a limit that would require reporting and then lied to federal officials when asked about those withdrawals, according to a...

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<![CDATA[Rick Santorum Announces 2nd White House Run]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 18:40:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Rick-Santorum-27-May-2015.jpg
Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on...

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<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Adds 1,700 Words, Including "Jeggings," "NSFW"]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 06:46:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
The Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary has included new words that will have some people saying “WTF.” The company announced Tuesday it has added 1,700 new terms, many of which are influenced by the internet...

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<![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[Memorial Day Challenge From Local Military Family]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 04:26:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010519237_1200x675_451191875869.jpg
This Memorial Day a local military family has a challenge for each American: learn the personal story of at least one of our nation's fallen heroes. NBC10’s George Spencer is at the Korean War Memorial...]]>
<![CDATA[Investigators: Could Deadly Amtrak Wreck Have Been Prevented?]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 19:23:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/473151970_Derailment.jpg
Positive train control is designed to slow a speeding train. But money, red tape and capitalism prevented it from stopping Amtrak 188. NBC10 investigative reporter Mitch Blacher has more.

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<![CDATA[Honoring Philly's Fallen Soldiers]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:26:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/Washington+Square+Revoluntionary+War+Memorial.JPG
NBC10's Jesse Gary is at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolutionary War in Washington Square. This Memorial Day Ceremony was just one of many across the area honoring our fallen war heroes.

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<![CDATA[10 Questions for Philly's Mayoral Candidates]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:02:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DebateForMayor_1200x675.jpg
In an effort to help keep you informed about each candidate and their political stance on various issues, we've asked all six the same 10 questions.
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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Visits NH Brewery]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 18:21:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/228*120/Hillary+Clinton+smuttynose+2.jpg
Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S.

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<![CDATA[Government of Spain Awards Del. School with Prestigious Honor]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 21:37:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010476437_1200x675_449028675700.jpg
On Thursday the Spanish ambassador awarded the "National School of the Year Award" to the principal of Lewis Elementary, Delaware's only public, fully dual language school.]]>
<![CDATA[Nutter Endorses Kenney for Mayor of Philadelphia]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 21:35:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010476435_1200x675_449025091880.jpg
Jim Kenney wants to be the next mayor of Philadelphia and Thursday he got the endorsement of Mayor Michael Nutter, the man he hopes to replace.]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Fire Dept Honors 4 Members, Civilian With Heroism Award]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 20:58:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/201*120/Philadelphia+Firefighter+Awards.JPG
A number of heroes were honored at the Philadelphia Fire Department Awards Ceremony in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Gates Urges Scouts to Drop Gay Ban]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 17:26:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Boy-Scouts-America-Kerchief.jpg
The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially...

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<![CDATA[Hackers Take Down Philly Council Site, Post Pro-Islam Message]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 00:18:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/248*120/tlmd_hackers_compu_620.jpg
The morning after primary elections potentially reshaped Philadelphia’s City Council, hackers with a pro-Islam, anti-American message took down council’s website.]]>
<![CDATA[Big Changes Coming to Philadelphia City Council]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 00:04:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010444907_1200x675_447968835609.jpg
A number of at-large incumbents for council were ousted in Tuesday's primary election.]]>
<![CDATA[Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Ballot Questions on Universal Pre-K, SRC]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 00:04:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010444918_1200x675_447967812002.jpg
It was yes to all four questions on the ballot in Tuesday's primary in Philadelphia.]]>
<![CDATA[Anthony Williams Concedes In Mayoral Race]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 00:04:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010444876_1200x675_447965763962.jpg
After a tough campaign, state senator Anthony Hardy Williams threw up the white flag after failing to win the Democratic nomination for mayor in Tuesday's primary. He will still hold his senate seat.]]>
<![CDATA[Abraham Thanks Supporters Following Loss]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 00:04:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010444881_1200x675_447967299862.jpg
Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham was surrounded by her fierce supporters Tuesday night as the primary election results rolled in, but she did not win the race.]]>
<![CDATA[Sabatina Wins Special State Senate Election]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 00:04:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010444883_1200x675_447967299975.jpg
John Sabatina, Jr., a Democrat, is heading to the state senate after winning a Northeast Philadelphia seat left vacant by Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.]]>
<![CDATA[Uncontested Baily Wins GOP Mayoral Nomination]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 00:04:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010444882_1200x675_447967299974.jpg
Without an opponent, Republican mayoral hopeful Melissa Murray Baily earned her party's nomination for mayor in Tuesday's primary.]]>
<![CDATA[Jim Kenney Wins Democratic Mayoral Nomination]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 00:04:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010444874_1200x675_447965763854.jpg
In a landslide victory, former city councilman Jim Kenney won his party's nomination for mayor. His campaign headquarters erupted when the results came in.]]>
<![CDATA[ Jim Kenney Wins Philly Mayoral Bid In Landslide]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 00:15:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/AP142050022358.jpg
Jim Kenney is poised to become Mayor of Philadelphia after winning the Democratic Party's nomination in Tuesday's primary.

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<![CDATA[Should College Be Free? Bernie Sanders Says So]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 19:35:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/471658670.jpg
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a proposal Tuesday that would make undergraduate tuition at four-year public colleges and universities free to students. The idea would be largely funded through...]]>
<![CDATA[Decision Day for Philly Mayoral Hopefuls]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 18:12:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philadelphia+Race+for+Mayor+crop.jpg
After months of glad-handing, countless debates and forums, backlash and a literal spill, six Democratic candidates hoping to be Philadelphia's next mayor will learn whether citizens believe they are the...
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<![CDATA[Obama Shatters Guinness' Twitter Record]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 14:00:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Obama shattered a Twitterverse record when his new account @POTUS got one million followers in less than five hours, according to Guinness World Records. The Monday Twitter record beat one previously...

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