| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to The Morning After. If you're a victorious candidate, we hope you're still sleeping off the depredations of last night's celebrations. If you're a loser, just remember, there's nothing like a little R&R,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With Rick Santorum's candidacy safely in the rearview mirror, Gov. Tom Corbett officially endorsed the MittBOT3000 for president yesterday. Or, rather, the Romney campaign put out a statement announcing that Corbett...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Senate passage of a federal transportation bill that includes a toll credit measure necessary to finish Route 219 is a step forward for the project.
But the bill still has to pass the House, where lawmakers have been working on their own plan. Toll...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:08 PM
While the delivery was different the message from speakers at the annual Somerset County Democratic spring banquet was the same: Democrats need to be voted into office to turn the country around.
The event was held Thursday evening in the Berlin...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:03 PM
As colleagues turned competitors by GOP-led redistricting, U.S. Reps. Mark Critz and Jason Altmire spent Monday evening drawing distinctions between their stances.
The Democratic congressmen debated for an hour at the University of Pittsburgh at...
| Dec 28, 2011
U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire said he is ready to work for the residents of Somerset County if elected to a fourth term in Congress.
Altmire, 43, spent the day in Somerset County Wednesday and stopped at the Daily American to discuss a variety of issues....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:51 PM
When U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire talks to people in Somerset County, he said everyone asks him about finishing Route 219 from Somerset to Meyersdale.
"The first thing everybody says is 219," he said. "It's the most important thing going on."
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:14 PM
1. The 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, was chosen as the top story of the year by the Daily American news staff.
The Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 10. Vice President Joe Biden and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Allegheny County attorney Keith Rothfus beat incumbent Mark Critz, winning 51 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting statewide.
Rothfus' narrow victory means the Johnstown region will not have local representation for the first time...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 12:25 PM
As part of the Republicans' effort to handicap the Democrats' health care reform law, the House voted Thursday afternoon to repeal a new 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales intended to offset the law's cost.
With Pennsylvania a hub for medical device...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Local congressmen issued the following statements on the Obama Administration’s decision to reject the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline:
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th, – "Within days of announcing initiatives to stream-line government...