| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Thursday ordered a systemwide review of the agency's training programs after the Philadelphia VA benefits office compiled an employee training guide that appeared to depict veterans as Oscar the...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:23 PM
The challenge for Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick looks a little steeper this week.
The Bucks County congressman’s challenge from Democrat Kevin Strouse didn’t make D.C.-based Roll Call’s list of top...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Some benefits claims from veterans are complicated and should take time for the government to resolve.
I wouldn't count the claim filed by Carl Dean among them.
Dean of Northampton was a jet mechanic at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland 1962-66. He...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Two Pennsylvania congressmen on Thursday released pictures they say show boxes of mail that went unanswered for years at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office.
In a letter sent to a top VA official, U.S. Reps. Patrick Meehan (R., Delaware)...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:33 PM
After media outrage earlier this week over a quietly approved change to how legislators must disclose privately funded trips, the House Ethics Committee is reversing course.
The National Journal first reported that a rule change meant details of trips...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The U.S. House Ethics Committee – of which Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is a member – has come under fire for a discreet change regarding how legislators must disclose privately funded trips.
Details of trips paid for by outside...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job.
Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:00 PM
For Rep. Charlie Dent it was just a “little gimmicky."
So the Lehigh Valley Republican, who is garnering quite the reputation as a rebel since he disagreed with party leadership over the government shutdown, refused to join in a public shaming...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Incoming state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has named his senior staff. The York County Democrat takes office on Monday. “I am proud to announce the senior staff who will help me fulfill my commitment to the people of Pennsylvania to......