| 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 5, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Last night's election results were the stuff of sweeping gestures.
The first modern Pennsylvania governor to be denied a second term and the end of the eight-year party swaps. Republicans taking definitive control of the U.S. Senate. The GOP padding...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Viewpoints on abortion, the Ebola virus, marijuana and health care — and nearly $2 million in campaign cash — now divide Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Kevin Strouse, his Democratic challenger for the 8th Congressional...
| 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.
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:43 PM
— Among congressman-elect Ryan Costello's first tasks? Figuring out his government-issued cellphone.
The Republican from West Chester had only had a couple of hours Wednesday to fiddle around with the security-laden device when Costello began...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:16 PM
– Most Lehigh Valley federal lawmakers are joining a chorus of concerns about how federal officials are responding to the Ebola crisis, calling for restricting travel from the affected countries and better coordination among agencies.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Back from a six-day trip to Qatar and Turkey, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick said Tuesday he believes the threat from Islamic State militants is growing stronger and that the U.S. needs to step up efforts to cut off the terror group’s funding.
| 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...