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  • Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late

    Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late
    With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information. If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...
  • Hundreds rally for cops in Philly

    About 200 people braved temperatures below freezing to attend a rally near Philadelphia's Independence Hall in support of local law enforcement officers. Pennsylvania Republicans Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Pat Meehan spoke at Saturday's Delaware Valley...
  • 200 brave Philadelphia cold in rally for police

    PHILADELPHIA — About 200 people braved temperatures below freezing to attend a rally near Philadelphia's Independence Hall in support of local law enforcement officers. Pennsylvania Republicans Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Pat Meehan spoke at Saturday'...
  • Reform bills get early push in Congress

    Reform bills get early push in Congress
    As the new congressional session gets underway, government reform proposals are getting early interest from Pennsylvania legislators. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said Wednesday that he’s co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment from Louisiana Sen....
  • U.S. Senate 'candy desk' back in PA hands

    U.S. Senate 'candy desk' back in PA hands
    WASHINGTON — A spoonful of sugar is known to help the medicine go down, but can it also help smooth tensions in the U.S. Senate? Some lawmakers seem to think so, and a 50-year tradition of ensuring that sweet treats are within easy reach of...
  • Pa. lawmakers outline goals as new Congress begins

    Federal lawmakers are back in Washington to kick off a new two-year session. After taking the oath of office, Republicans will be able to put last year’s electoral victories into action, with a packed early agenda for their new majority in the...
  • Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania homeowners among those benefiting from federal tax 'extender' bill

    Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania homeowners among those benefiting from federal tax 'extender' bill
    WASHINGTON — From auto racetrack operators to homeowners to those with disabilities, there was something for almost everyone in a retroactive tax bill that Congress sent to the president's desk before ending their two-year session. The bill, which...
  • Political winds shift in Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley's power in D.C. rises in 2014

    Political winds shift in Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley's power in D.C. rises in 2014
    An historic change in Pennsylvania's governor's office and the campaigning leading up to Democrat Tom Wolf's victory was the focus of a political year in which a pair of Lehigh Valley legislators also saw their congressional roles rise. Republican Gov....
  • Sen. Pat Toomey: How Congress can restore people's trust in government

    Sen. Pat Toomey: How Congress can restore people's trust in government
    November's election was an overwhelming rejection of the status quo in Washington. The results yielded a nine-seat gain for Republicans in the Senate — the biggest swing in 34 years — and the largest Republican majority in the House since...
  • Christopher Borick: Pa. to provide plenty of political drama

    Christopher Borick: Pa. to provide plenty of political drama
    While much of the political world has already turned its attention squarely on 2016 and the drama that will accompany the election of the 45th president of the United States, 2015 promises to provide some political drama of its own, with Pennsylvania...
  • McConnell must please Republican base without losing majority

    Mitch McConnell must balance twin goals as the new majority-Republican U.S. Senate convenes: pushing through legislation to please the party's base without harming members who will seek re-election or the presidency in 2016. Republicans get to set the...