<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Political News and Philadelphia Politics]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:29:03 -0400 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:29:03 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Workers Keep Fighting for Minimum Wage Increase]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:58:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/232*120/Rittenhouse+Square+Min+Wage+Protest.PNG
Skyforce10 was over a group of protestors in Rittenhouse Square pushing for an increase in Pennsylvania's minimum wage. NBC10's Doug Shimell talked to a worker who says the current minimum wage is not enough to...

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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[LA E-Cig Ban Takes Effect]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:09:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/E-Cig-I-Team.jpg
Electronic-cigarette smokers took their final legal puffs as an ordinance that bans the device from bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places in Los Angeles took effect at midnight...]]>
<![CDATA[Getting Rid of a Juvi Record]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:45:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/reclaim+your+future+ad.jpg
Mayor Michael Nutter's Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders (R.I.S.E.) will host a informational clinic this weekend for ex-offenders looking to have their juvenile arrest records expunged.

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<![CDATA[Minimum Wagers Can't Afford to Live in Philly]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:56:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/paycheck200.jpg
A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) finds that the average worker earning minimum wage would have to work two to three full-time jobs to be able to afford a two bedroom residence...]]>
<![CDATA[McCord Takes the 1st Shot in Gov.'s Race]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:07:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006776567_1200x675_230241347926.jpg
Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord takes shots at Democratic opponent Tom Wolf and Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.]]>
<![CDATA[Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:05:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/chelsea-clinton-pregnant.JPG
The Clintons are going to be grandparents! Chelsea Clinton is expecting her first child later this year, she announced Thursday during an event in New York with her mother. Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky...]]>
<![CDATA[City Shutters Well-Known Chocolate Factory]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:32:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006767551_1200x675_229136963749.jpg
Philadelphia's own Blasius Chocolate Factory has been forced to shut down after allegedly not paying taxes.]]>
<![CDATA[Jaywalking Stops in NYC]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:18:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bratton+jaywalk.jpg
Less than four months after officers started cracking down on jaywalkers in New York City, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is telling officers to use more discretion when stopping people who cross the...

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<![CDATA[Philly Closes City High-Rise Due to Broken Pipe]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:24:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/One+Parkway+Center+City+High+Rise.JPG
City workers won’t be heading to work at a Center City high-rise today as crews continue to deal with a broken pipe that flooded elevators.

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<![CDATA[Spoofing the Mayor's Pope Trip]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:34:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/mayor+nutter+liberty+bell+pope+francis.jpg
Philly councilman mocks the mayor's trip to Rome with a little South Philly flair.

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<![CDATA[Washington Monument Gets May Reopening Date]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:41:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Washington+Monument+Scaffolding+030713.jpg
The Washington Monument is finally set to reopen following extensive repairs, nearly three years after an earthquake rocked the region. The monument will reopen May 12 for tours, the National Park...

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<![CDATA[Paying for the Pope's Visit to Philly]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:54:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Bob+Moul+Artisan+Mobile+WMOF.jpg
As organizers make their first big pitch for funds, one small business leader considers the benefit, and the cost.

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<![CDATA[Drive Like Biden? Guy Says He's Selling VP's Caddy]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:30:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Biden+Cadillac+Sale+combined.jpg
If you want to ride like a Vice President, a Delaware man says he’s got just the car for you.]]>
<![CDATA[Bloomberg to Spend $50M to Fight Gun Violence]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:32:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/mayor-bloomberg-budget.jpg
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to build a nationwide network aimed at curbing gun violence and battling the National Rifle Association, according to published

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THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS OF NORTH PENN]]> <![CDATA[Painting Over a 30-Year-Old Legacy]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:35:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Lansdale+Mural+Arts+Program.jpg
The Lansdale Mural Arts Program has its sights set on beautifying another part of the city.

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<![CDATA[Minimum Wage from Both Sides of the Issue]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:31:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006742421_1200x675_226269251559.jpg
NBC10s Renee Chenault-Fattah discusses minimum wage with Mark Price from the Keystone Research Center and Alex Halper from the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.]]>
<![CDATA[NBC10 @ ISSUE Minimum Wage Discussion Continues]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:55:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/230*120/Minimum+wage+seg+2.jpg
NBC10s Renee Chenault-Fattah discusses minimum wage with Mark Price from the Keystone Research Center and Alex Halper from the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.]]>
<![CDATA[Coast Guard Offloading $110M in Cocaine]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:55:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/041514+coast+guard+cocaine+miami+beach.jpg
About $110 million worth of cocaine was offloaded by the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[NBC10 @Issue: More Pay- Good or Bad?]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:44:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006733878_1200x675_225360963688.jpg
NBC10 @ ISSUE discusses minimum wage with Mark Price of the Keystone Research Center and Alex Halper of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. The show also covers the topic of equal pay...]]>
<![CDATA[Red Cross Spending on Sandy a Mystery]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:43:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/red+cross+sandy.jpg
Following Superstorm Sandy, donors gave $312 million to the American Red Cross. How did the aid organization spend that money?

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PROPUBLICA.ORG]]> <![CDATA[Rocky Mountain High or Reefer Madness? ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:51:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Marijuana-clinic-10-14.jpg
A reporter returns to his hometown and confronts the new reality of legalized marijuana. Two things stand out after his visit.]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton "Thinking" About 2016 Run]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:21:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/04-08-2014-hillary-clinton.jpg
After months of speculation and sidestepping, Hillary Clinton tackled the big question with a maybe, saying that she may make a 2016 run. “I am thinking about it, but I am going to continue thinking about it for...]]>
<![CDATA[Vape While You Can, E-Cig Ban Is Coming]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:58:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/182*120/184769106.jpg
Vaping will soon be banned in indoor public places in Philadelphia.

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<![CDATA[Philadelphia: Boom Town for Big Events]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:32:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000006697810_1200x675_220312643854.jpg
Former Gov. Ed Rendell discusses Philly's bid for the Democratic National Convention. The head of the World Meeting of Families answers the question: Is Philly ready for a possible visit from the Pope.]]>