| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Hours before President Barack Obama wrapped up his prime-time State of the Union address, Sen. Pat Toomey's staff went over the logistics of their boss' response.
Included was how to meet up with Toomey afterward on the other side...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:57 PM
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. House pushed back against President Barack Obama's recent immigration actions Wednesday, with Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta at the forefront of an effort to curtail deportation relief for those in the country...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:36 AM
The House defied a veto threat by President Obama and voted Wednesday to approve a two-year delay in implementing part of the so-called Volcker Rule, a key banking regulation enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
The delay was the most...
| 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....
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:03 PM
— Moments before he walked on to the U.S. House floor to be sworn in, Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent picked up a packet of manila envelopes marked "146."
What was it last year, one staffer asked another. "183."
"That's out of the whole...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:03 PM
In a YouTube video that's gone viral, a Bucks County war veteran accuses a man shopping in Army fatigues of posing as a member of a special operations unit.
So far, an investigation hasn't determined whether the man who claimed he was an Army Ranger...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Middletown police and a U.S. Army investigator are reviewing all available video footage to determine if a crime was committed by a man who claimed to be a U.S. Army Ranger when confronted by a veteran at the Oxford Valley Mall on Black Friday....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:07 AM
All of the Lehigh Valley’s local congressmen voted to approve a $585 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, but not before Republican Charlie Dent expressed some reservations.
Dent, of Allentown, joined with Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Really fat wallets were opened in governor's race
Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he defeated, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent a record $60.5 million in the 2014 election campaign, the latest campaign finance reports show.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A Philadelphia man apparently likes dressing up in uniforms.
Last week, he was wearing Army fatigues at the Oxford Valley Mall in Middletown when he was confronted by an Army veteran who suspected that the man never served in the military. The veteran...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Congressman Matt Cartwright was well on his way Tuesday night to winning a second term over Republican Dr. David "Doc" Moylan for the 17th Congressional District, which meanders from the banks of the Delaware River to the Anthracite Region.