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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf heading to White House for meeting with Obama

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf heading to White House for meeting with Obama
    — As Gov.-elect Tom Wolf builds his team in Harrisburg, he's also got his eye on building relationships in that other capital city. He was among a small group of incoming governors who spent Friday at the White House, meeting with President...
  • 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...