| 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...
| 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...
| 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 5, 2014
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...
| Dec 5, 2011
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...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:17 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 10:24 AM
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...
| 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...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:39 AM
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...