| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job.
Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 12:14 PM
It became apparent this past week where Gov. Tom Corbett will aim his biggest political cannons in what has become his desperate bid to get re-elected.
The main salvos target U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democrat from Montgomery County who is seen as a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:03 AM
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday would not commit to paying interest on government bonds if the debt limit is not raised, saying it would be extremely difficult to choose which bills to pay if there is not enough money.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators voted against final passage of the farm bill Tuesday for the exact opposite reasons.
Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey joined a bipartisan mix of 32 senators voting against the $956 billion measure that...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:23 PM
A year out from the 2014 election, a new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Governor Tom Corbett still isn't getting any love from Pennsylvania voters. Only 20 percent believe Corbett, a Republican, deserves re-election, and 44 percent of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted against President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Federal Reserve Bank, citing concerns over the central bank maintaining low interest rates.
The vote Thursday in the Senate Banking Committee, of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:22 PM
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent called me last week to assure me that he and House Speaker John Boehner would not support letting the U.S. default on its debt. He was responding in part to a blog post in which I......
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration."
But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey will be among the first beneficiaries of a political action committee run by former Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Giffords had a PAC that she used primarily to pay for air travel, according to Federal...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — After a year that produced limited results, at best, for their cause, advocates of new gun-safety laws are recalibrating strategy, hoping to find more success at the ballot box and upset the conventional wisdom that opponents of gun...