| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 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.
| Jan 1, 2015
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:27 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:42 AM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:49 AM
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....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:31 PM
— 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...
| 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.