National

He signed an executive order on January 30 requiring government agencies to identify two regulations for elimination for every new regulation issued. The members of the task forces are responsible for identifying regulations to be targeted for repeal or revision.
  • What Will God Do with Betsy DeVos?

    National

    One male protester was arrested for assault on a police officer, the LA Times reported. DeVos' nomination was fiercely opposed by teachers unions and Democratic lawmakers in large part over her long support for charter schools and other public school alternatives.
  • Storm progresses as expected; snow coming soon

    National

    If you're wondering whether winter storm Niko will affect your flight , the answer is nearly certainly yes, provided you're flying into or out of one of the cities impacted by the storm. In North Jersey, heavy snow was falling at Sussex County Airport at 5 a.m., and light snow was reported in Morristown, Somerville, Newark and Teterboro.
  • Friday weather: Mostly cloudy, highs around 50

    Friday weather: Mostly cloudy, highs around 50

    National

    Monday night , partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Temperatures Saturday evening will remain in the lower 60s. Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to mid-30s. It will be a mild night with low temperatures in the mid 40s north of I-70 to lower 50s south with southwesterly winds at 6-10 miles per hour.
  • Homeland Security head to visit sites along US-Mexico border

    Homeland Security head to visit sites along US-Mexico border

    National

    Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, was confirmed by the Senate for the position January 20. Trump's order bars citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days. The logic is that these records will help the government ascertain the money trail, how a person is living and who sends them the money. I frankly don't think that's enough, certainly President Trump doesn't think that's enough.
  • Two die as winter storm wallops northeastern United States

    National

    As many as 14 inches was forecast for NY. Travel in both New York City and Boston has been almost impossible as the storm continued its progress today. are delayed or canceled Thursday as a significant winter storm impacts the region. Many government offices also were shuttered with MA and CT ordering non-emergency workers to stay home.
  • Bucks County DA announces charges against accused serial child rapist

    Bucks County DA announces charges against accused serial child rapist

    National

    District Attorney Matt Weintraub said a thorough investigation revealed more than 1,000 images of naked children, child pornography, written accounts of child sexual abuse and several pairs of soiled little girls' underwear. According to authorities, Thomas worked as a handyman and a subcontractor in many trades and owned a home improvement business, Thomas Construction.
  • Pennsylvania governor seeks $2 billion of cuts in proposed budget

    Pennsylvania governor seeks $2 billion of cuts in proposed budget

    National

    Adam Harris, R-Mifflintown. Wolf said, "My budget protects the investments we've made in education, in senior services, in fighting the scourge of opioids, and in growing Pennsylvania's economy". - Increases special education funding by $25 million, an increase of 2 percent increase to $1.12 billion. "Under the new fair funding formula enacted previous year, Philadelphia will see its fair share of the new education funding proposed by the governor in both basic and special education ".
  • Kelly says Trump order isn't Muslim ban

    National

    At a congressional hearing Tuesday, Kelly defended the travel ban, saying "the pause made an very bad lot of sense". He did say, however, that the administration was "looking at" additional vetting schemes for people entering the United States.
  • Planned Parenthood Should Be Defunded

    National

    Perhaps it's the fact that Planned Parenthood aborts a grossly disproportionate percentage of black babies compared to white ones, vastly diminishing the black community's ability to produce new Beyoncés, Mia Loves or Martin Luther Kings. She cited polls indicating that Americans are in favor of the legislation, as well as the ban on abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. "We will continue to fight until abortion is not only illegal but abortion is unthinkable".
  • Corporate Tax Cut and Border Adjustment

    Corporate Tax Cut and Border Adjustment

    National

    The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America has brought with it widespread hope that the much-maligned USA taxation system may well be on course for a period of necessary reform. Border adjustability is key to Ryan's plan for the most ambitious overhaul of the USA tax code in three decades because it's estimated to generate about $1.1 trillion in revenue over a decade, according to an independent analysis by the conservative Tax Foundation, a Washington policy ...