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Toomey: Beto O’Rourke’s plan to confiscate assault weapons is an ‘awful and extreme’ idea

(*This post has been updated to clarify Toomey's position on O'Rourke's comments)Confiscating assault weapons, as suggested by Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke, is an "awful and extreme idea," that would derail "commonsense ... efforts"...

Philly Mayor Kenney angling to revive residency requirement for city cops

Kenney administration spokeswoman Lauren Cox declined to elaborate in an email about what specific residency requirements the administration wants.

Gun owners don’t need to break local firearm laws to bring a legal challenge,...

A ruling issued by a state appeals court Thursday will allow gun owners to challenge locally passed firearms laws, regardless of whether they have been prosecuted for violating the ordinances. In a 7-0 decision, Commonwealth...

Pa. Rep. Dean, others back bill to protect military kids from PFAS contaminants |...

More than 400 military bases could be contaminated by the pollutant -- including two in Pa.

Philly councilman wants to give school district $10M to address lead, asbestos in classrooms

At-large City Councilman Derek Green, a Democrat, wants the city to dig into its surplus to help pay for remediation in the schools.

U.S. House Democrats advance impeachment investigation 

The vote came after two hours of heated debate over Democrats’ motivations from Republicans, who accused them of looking to the 2020 calendar.

Former Philly fraud investigator indicted for allegedly taking $22k in bribes and kickbacks

The accused, Jeffrey Blackwell, 46, is a former fraud-buster, and a member of a well-connected Philly political family.

Elizabeth Warren is a ‘hypocrite’ on campaign cash, ex-Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell charges in...

The former Pennsylvania governor's attack on his fellow Democrat briefly made him a trending topic on Twitter ahead of Thursday's Democratic debate.

The U.S. now spends more on its debt than programs for kids: report |...

Treating our children as an afterthought has resulted in one of the highest child poverty rates in the developed world,' a new report concludes.

Philly City councilwoman wants acting police commissioner out over T-shirt mocking Rodney King beating

Viewed through a 2019 lens, acting Commissioner Christine Coulter said she wouldn't wear the T-shirt today. That might not be good enough.