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  • Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline

    Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline
    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. The measure...
  • Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP

    Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP
    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...
  • Robert K. Young: Citizens lose out to corporate political money

    Robert K. Young: Citizens lose out to corporate political money
    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...
  • Calculating The Stakes In Tuesday's Vote

    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. Voting...
  • Pennsylvania's clout, Pat Toomey's role to rise if GOP takes Senate

    Pennsylvania's clout, Pat Toomey's role to rise if GOP takes Senate
    — 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,...
  • Tom Corbett makes final Lehigh Valley stop

    Tom Corbett makes final Lehigh Valley stop
    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....
  • U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey outlines agenda for Republican-controlled Senate

    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey outlines agenda for Republican-controlled Senate
    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...
  • Pa'.s new millionaire governor to accept no salary

    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,...
  • Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision

    Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision
    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...
  • Newly influential Toomey kicks off annual Chamber bash

    Newly influential Toomey kicks off annual Chamber bash
    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...
  • Repealing medical device tax at top of agenda for Republican Congress

    Repealing medical device tax at top of agenda for Republican Congress
    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...