| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:51 PM
Before we had Deflategate, there was Spygate.
Has any professional coach — a hugely successful professional coach, mind you — ever been so tied to cheating or bending the rules? Bill Belichick is the "gate" coach, linked more closely to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:49 AM
As the new congressional session gets underway, government reform proposals are getting early interest from Pennsylvania legislators.
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said Wednesday that he’s co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment from Louisiana Sen....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Federal legislation to expand the Gettysburg National Military Park's boundary on Friday passed Congress.
The bill will incorporate the Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street in Gettysburg into the boundary of the National Park Service and expand...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Powerful political advisor David Garth, who spearheaded the creation of the modern political TV commercial and helped elect governors, senators and mayors, has died in New York. He was 84.
Garth died Monday at his home in Manhattan after a long illness,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Last week, two major bond-rating agencies (Fitch and Standards & Poor's) downgraded Pennsylvania's debt rating, citing poor fiscal health. While this should worry voters — taxpayers will be forced to pay more for state borrowing — it isn't too...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:15 AM
U.S. Bob Casey set expectations low for his performance going into last night’s fourth-annual softball game between his office and their major rival – fellow Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and his staff.
“The fewer times I bat is usually...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:51 PM
One of the few signs of this mining town's most celebrated resident sits out on its lonely eastern flanks, disappearing into the desert like a dusty after-thought.
Harry Reid Road is paved for just a few hundred yards before it turns to dirt, on its way...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:41 PM
The piece hung over the sofa in Arlen Specter's Capitol office: Framed replicas of the failed U.S. Senate resolution to impeach President Bill Clinton, personally signed by all 100 senator/jurors, the House members who prosecuted the case, and members...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:41 PM
HARRISBURG — The Fourth of July fireworks had barely gone out when television airwaves crackled to life with sounds and sights of fall.
"We've got a great vision for Pennsylvania," Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said as viewers saw farms, skylines and...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Sen. Pat Toomey will hear from Pennsylvania voters with once-a-day public townhalls for four consecutive days next week, the first such forums since taking a highly publicized stance on the guns issue this spring.
Toomey, a Republican, will be travel...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:44 AM
The Admiral is readying for a rematch.
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who has played it coy since his narrow loss to Pat Toomey in the grueling 2010 Senate race, announced Tuesday morning by email that he's formed an exploratory committee to run again for...