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  • Unemployed to Toomey: Meet with us

     
    Clarification w/ updates: The lawmakers mentioned below have all held town halls, but none since Congress recessed for the weeks-long August break. Two unemployed men from opposite ends of the state are urging U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey to hold a......
  • The Sunday Brunch: Even More On The Electoral College.

     
    Good Sunday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, September threw down the window pretty abruptly. And all of a sudden it's tweed jacket weather. Nothing makes us long for our native New England more -- except, perhaps for a fall collapse by......
  • Arlen Specter: Congress is a profile in cowardice

    Arlen Specter: Congress is a profile in cowardice
    Washington traditionally boasts about its' profiles in courage. Today, facing arguably the greatest potential financial crisis in American history, politics trumps economics as officials focus on the next election instead of the public interest. The...
  • Harrisburg City Council to get update on new federal courthouse

    Harrisburg City Council to get update on new federal courthouse
    It's been nearly eight months since the government pinpointed the site for the new federal courthouse in Harrisburg. Since then, the once hotly debated topic has not been talked about much. Tonight, that will change. It was a battle that took nearly...
  • Testimony before Senate panel calls for more oversight of crime stats, broader definition of rape

    — In Cleveland, women's claims that a sex offender had assaulted them were ignored, until police found the bodies of 11 women at the man's home. In Milwaukee, a woman tried to report being raped but was told at three different police stations to...
  • U.S. Senate committee to hold hearing on rape investigations

    Concerned that police departments nationwide fail to fully investigate rapes, a congressional committee will examine the issue next week at a hearing spurred partly by a Baltimore Sun examination of the systemic underreporting of sex crimes. The Senate...
  • Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats

    Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats
    Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California. Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
  • Republican Tom Corbett is Pennsylvania's New Governor-Elect

    Republican Tom Corbett is Pennsylvania's New Governor-Elect
    Republican Tom Corbett, the state attorney general who shook up the Pennsylvania Capitol with his prosecution of corruption in the Legislature, sailed past Democratic opponent Dan Onorato on Tuesday to claim the governorship of a state President Barack...
  • What will Pat Toomey's role be in 2012 politics?

    What will Pat Toomey's role be in 2012 politics?
    He lacks the celebrity of Sarah Palin or the political stature of Chris Christie, but an endorsement from Pat Toomey would be measured within Republican ranks as a coup for many candidates. For four years, the Pennsylvania Republican was a professional...
  • Specter predicts tough road for Obama in Pa.

    Specter predicts tough road for Obama in Pa.
    Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning where he had spent 30 years representing Pennsylvania before losing in the Democratic primary last year. Now from his view on the outside looking in, Specter said Pennsylvania will be...
  • Santorum: Courage vs. team player

    Santorum: Courage vs. team player
    When Rick Santorum was asked Wednesday night to describe himself in one word, he said "courage." The problem for the former Pennsylvania U.S. senator is that in each defensive answer he gave throughout the two-hour CNN debate, his excuses and...