| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:48 AM
A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats including Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey supported.
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:23 PM
With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:06 AM
Polls show that most Americans have no confidence in our candidates for Congress, including incumbents. One of the key factors in our lack of trust is the feeling that big money donated from secret sources to members of Congress and candidates for...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation's mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies.
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:07 PM
— Pennsylvanians won't be voting on a U.S. senator this year, leaving the state voiceless in perhaps this fall's most high-stakes contest — which party controls the Senate.
The deciding battles are being fought in far-flung states like Iowa,...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:35 AM
The top of the Republican Party ticket made a final election eve Lehigh Valley stop this morning in Bethlehem.
Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley appeared by Bethlehem Diner off Airport Road and Route 22 with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, U.S. Rep....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Hours after a wave of victories on Tuesday that will allow his party to take over the U.S. Senate agenda in January, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey was outlining his to-do list.
The Lehigh Valley's freshman senator quickly ticked off an array of policy...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf, a multimillionaire businessman, said he would forgo his salary or donate it to charity when he takes over Pennsylvania's top office in January.
Speaking on Wednesday, the day after his victory over incumbent Republican Tom Corbett,...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Background checks are a common-sense safeguard that require gun sellers to first check if a buyer is a convicted felon, domestic abuser or mentally incompetent, and therefore prohibited from purchasing firearms. By federal law, sales of all firearms by...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Thrust into a position of added influence by a Republican midterm election sweep, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., told business leaders Thursday that there are places the GOP can work with President Obama to put an end to gridlock.
"My biggest priority...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
As Republicans eagerly outline their plans for next year's GOP-controlled Congress, an item near and dear to some of the region's larger employers is the first thing on their lists: repealing the medical device tax.
Jettisoning the tax, which helps fund...