| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:23 AM
Pennsylvania’s reputation as one of the nation’s key electoral battlegrounds will be put to the test Tuesday as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney fight it out for the state’s 20 electoral votes and, each hopes, a trip to....
| 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......
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Harry Fawkes, Bucks County’s longtime Republican Party leader, has died. Fawkes, 83, of Bristol Township died tuesday. He led the GOP for four decades. Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Area House Republicans are yes men for Speaker John Boehner, according to a database compiled by The Washington Post.
With the House GOP seeming incapable lately of agreeing on anything, the Post's politics team looked at six fractured votes this year...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:44 AM
With one Republican and one Democrat now representing the Lehigh Valley, this will be a common occurrence: Charlie Dent and Matt Cartwright split their vote Wednesday on temporarily suspending the debt ceiling.
Dent, 15th district, supported it....
| Jan 11, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Exhibit A of what can be accomplished when members of Congress work together across that wide party aisle: For two months Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans implored FEMA to reimburse the state for its Hurricane Sandy preparation efforts. Late...