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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Republican moderates hold key to ending government shutdown

    WASHINGTON — For most of the last two decades, Republicans such as Rep. Patrick Meehan, who represents a politically competitive district near Philadelphia, have been the odd men out in a House caucus dominated by conservatives such as those aligned...
  • PA Dems press new GOP to turn down gov't health care

     
    The state Democratic Party joined an effort by a handful of U.S. House lawmakers to determine which Republicans would turn down the federally-funded health insurance provided to members of Congress. A handful of House Democrats sent a letter to...
  • Possible redistricting outcome: Critz out, Barletta a lot safer

     
    Pennsylvania will lose one seat in Congress next year because of census population data, and the Washington Post on Monday analyzed how the state's congressional districts may be redrawn by the Republicans in charge. "One is to draw Democratic Reps.......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Santorum's Magical Mystery Tour.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Now that Fox News has handed him his walking papers, it looks like Our Rick has plenty of time to devote to his true vocation: securing the GOP nomination for president in 2012 without making......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Letting The Dice Roll On Small Games Of Chance.

     
    Happy Friday, Fellow Seekers. We'll ease into the weekend with the news that Pennsylvania's taverns and private clubs are betting that the timing will be right this fall to finally expand a 23-year-old state law governing small games of chance......
  • Strange Bedfellows Partly Behind Electoral College Effort: Consultant Gerow, Ex-House Dems Lawyer Bill Sloane Helped Get Ball Rolling.

     
    An unlikely alliance between a veteran Republican political operative and the former chief counsel for Pennsylvania’s House Democrats helped give birth to a plan to change how Pennsylvania will allocate its 20 votes in the Electoral College in...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Harrisburg Takeover Bill Heads For Corbett's Desk.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Whether they like it or not, residents of the city of Harrisburg are the stroke of the pen away from having more in common with the citizens of Washington D.C. than they ever thought. The......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Redistricting, Redux.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state House enters its final two days of voting sessions for the year today with essentially two tasks before it: To possibly pass a capital budget bill and to rustle up the votes to......
  • 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...