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  • Lehigh Valley congressmen split on debt ceiling vote

    Lehigh Valley congressmen split on debt ceiling vote
    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....
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Cutting Tariffs -- an unexpected perk of the campaign game?

     
    So here's an intriguing piece from Emma Jacobs at WHYY-FM's Newsworks site. Turns out that if you give money to your favorite local congressman, you, too, can get an onerous trade tariff targeted for reduction. Who knew? "Four Philadelphia-area...
  • Let the air wars begin in #PA8. Democrat Boockvar releases her first TV commercial.

     
    Here's Your First Look ... ... at the first television commercial from Democratic 8th Congressional district candidate Kathy Boockvar. She's taking on incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. The ad is called "Decisions" and, in it, Boockvar tries...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: State lawmakers tackle juvenile sentencing laws.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome back to the first working day after the long bank holiday weekend. We hope it was both restful and productive. But because the news never sleeps, let's dive right into your handy, clip-and-save guide......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: At the DNC, PA delegates build the case for Obama.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The kids may be back in class, but here in the seat of power, things are still as quiet as a middle school in deepest August. Lawmakers don't return to session for couple more weeks,......