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  • Local House Republicans yes men on big issues

    Local House Republicans yes men on big issues
    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...
  • Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society

    Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society
    From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports. Fried chicken While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
  • House Ethics chairman slams Fitzpatrick as he reverses travel disclosure change

    House Ethics chairman slams Fitzpatrick as he reverses travel disclosure change
    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...
  • Dent, House Ethics colleagues mum on travel disclosure change

    Dent, House Ethics colleagues mum on travel disclosure change
    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...
  • Lobbying to fix the 'fix'

     
    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...
  • Rep. Holden to the Lehigh Valley?

     
    As state legislators toil over redesigning the congressional map, one rumor making the rounds is that U.S. Rep. Tim Holden's district could be redrawn to include Easton. Holden, a Democrat and the longest serving Pennsylvania congressman, called it a...
  • Rep. Fitzpatrick is challenged

    Rep. Fitzpatrick is challenged
    Kathy Boockvar, the Doylestown Township attorney who ran unsuccessfully for Commonwealth Court last year has announced that she will challenge incumbent 8th district Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. Boockvar, who has worked as a legal aid...
  • Dems target Fitzpatrick, Dent and Gerlach in Pennsylvania

    Congressional Democrats have put three Southeastern Pennsylvania Congressional races on their list of 2012 targets. The party needs a net gain of 25 seats to win back control of the House. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced...
  • Club for Growth gives Casey lowest score

    Club for Growth gives Casey lowest score
    The conservative Club for Growth, once run by Pat Toomey, listed Democrat Bob Casey at the very bottom of all U.S. Senators in promoting "pro-growth policies." The club, through its political action committee, has worked to purge Capitol Hill of...
  • Local U.S. lawmakers reaction to Corbett health insurance exchange decision

    Local U.S. lawmakers reaction to Corbett health insurance exchange decision
    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...
  • Pennsylvania lawmakers use slightly higher diction than their peers

    Pennsylvania lawmakers use slightly higher diction than their peers
    Of late, the hallways of Congress have felt less like a revered 200-year-old political institution and more like the inside of a high school with divided cliques and petty fights. But its not just how lawmakers act that mirrors something out of a CW...