| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:16 AM
After a full day of will they, won't they, the U.S. House passed a bill late Tuesday night to avert the perilous fiscal cliff with the support of all of the region's lawmakers.
Though most Republicans voted against (85-151) the measure to raise taxes on...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett decided Wednesday to let the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act for Pennsylvanians rather than set up a state-based site. Read The Morning Call's full story on the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation won't be offering much in the way of political drama in 2014, according to political pundit Larry J. Sabato's latest ranking of House races.
Sabato's Crystal Ball report, updated today, is produced by the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick has expressed support for Sen. Pat Toomey's gun control compromise legislation that expands background checks to guns purchased at gun shows and on the Internet, but now he wants to know his supporters' thoughts....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 1:15 PM
It's been a while since Nancy Pelosi was in control of the House, but apparently she's still fund-raising gold for Republicans.
After House Majority PAC rapped Republican Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick for his support of Rep. Paul Ryan's...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:51 AM
If you're a Congressman named Fitzpatrick and you're not having a St. Patrick's Day campaign fundraiser, it might be news.
What makes Bucks County Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick's Fitzpatrick for Congress St. Patrick's Day Festival fundraiser...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:13 AM
In its first major push in the shift from elections to policy, the Obama campaign's grassroots arm dispatched volunteers Friday to advocate for gun control.
Calling it a "Day of Action" advocates showed up at congressional offices nationwide to pressure...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:37 AM
If U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is widely known to be eyeing a run for statewide office, does wait and take on incumbent GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016, both politicians' recent campaign finance filings foreshadow a high-priced race between two...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey joined most of the Senate Republican caucus in voting against the $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill, citing costs unrelated to the Northeast storm.
The measure cleared the Senate Monday night, 62-36. The House...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 6:57 AM
If public opinion sways politicians then the results of a new poll by Quinnipiac University may explain why a number of southeast Pennsylvania Republicans have indicated that, at the very least, they'd be open to universal background checks on gun sales....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Ordinarily, we'd be using the preamble to this morning's post to urge you to ease into the weekend. But for some among us -- budget staffers, particularly -- the next 48 hours will be filled......
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:22 PM
So here's an intriguing piece from Emma Jacobs at WHYY-FM's Newsworks site. Turns out that if you give money to your favorite local congressman, you, too, can get an onerous trade tariff targeted for reduction. Who knew? "Four Philadelphia-area...