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  • Toomey votes no on Sandy relief

    Toomey votes no on Sandy relief
    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...
  • QPoll: Pennsylvanians support stricter gun control

    QPoll: Pennsylvanians support stricter gun control
    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....
  • The Toomey v. Schwartz money race

    The Toomey v. Schwartz money race
    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...
  • Local pro-Obama advocates target Dent on guns

    Local pro-Obama advocates target Dent on guns
    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...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Cork Finally Popped On Booze Debate.

     
    The debate over liquor privatization got a kick in the pants yesterday with the release of a long-awaited report showing that selling off the state stores would generate as much as $1.6 billion in uprfront proceeds for the taxpayers. Gov. Tom Corbett said...
  • 16 years later, Rep. Holden switches vote on balanced budget

     
    In 1995, area Democrat U.S. Rep. Tim Holden was a relatively new member of Congress when he voted against a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Now, 16 years later, Holden, of the 17th district, joined Republicans and just......
  • A Pennsylvania Society Geography Lesson.

     
    The annual Pennsylvania Society weekend is about many things. And nearly all of them involve some variation on glad-handing, networking, celebrating and socializing. Also food and alcohol — lots of food and alcohol, paid for out of campaign money,...
  • The Top 5 Political Stories Of 2011: No. 4 Maps and Legends.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our countdown of the year's top political stories continues this morning with a geography lesson. Or, more specifically, a lesson about the inherently political nature of mapmaking in Pennsylvania. To quickly...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Charles Snelling, RIP.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you've spent any time moving through Pennsylvania's political circles, particularly Republican ones in the Lehigh Valley, then there's a pretty good chance you met Charles Snelling more than once. Loud, gregarious...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're a little under-caffeinated this morning, so we'll dispense with the usual preambles and formalities and just dive right into the Top Five stories making news this 19th day of April. 1. For the second......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    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......