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  • Health insurance of 470,000 Pennsylvanians at stake under Supreme Court Obamacare case

    Health insurance of 470,000 Pennsylvanians at stake under Supreme Court Obamacare case
    The nation's top court will hear arguments Wednesday on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that could affect millions of Americans — including those in Pennsylvania — who bought health insurance through the federal marketplace. The legal...
  • Sestak to launch Senate bid Wednesday

    Sestak to launch Senate bid Wednesday
    Joe Sestak is in, and he's making it official tomorrow. Sestak, a Democrat who narrowly lost to Republican Pat Toomey in the 2010 U.S. Senate race, will announce his attempt at a rematch tomorrow outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, according to...
  • Obama's $4-trillion budget champions liberal priorities

    Obama's $4-trillion budget champions liberal priorities
    President Obama released a $4-trillion budget Monday with liberal priorities that have little chance of passage but will serve as an initial foray in negotiations with the new Republican Congress and help define the Democratic Party in the run-up to the...
  • Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed

    Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed
    Few people pray that their job will become obsolete. I do. As legal director for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, which partners with the Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley and the 49 other rape crisis centers in Pennsylvania, I see many...
  • Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers

    Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers
    — Former Pennsylvania governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge joined with other past and present agency chiefs Wednesday to urge Congress to act on a funding bill before the department runs out of money at midnight Friday. Ridge, a...
  • Gene Stilp, 'master of political theater,' takes a bow

    Gene Stilp, 'master of political theater,' takes a bow
    — The Marcellus Shale Coalition had spent months and thousands of dollars on a rally and parade against drilling taxes. It chartered buses. It rented Harrisburg's minor league baseball stadium. It handed out free "Pennsylvania Jobs, Pennsylvania...
  • Will leadership rift spoil the party for Pennsylvania Democrats?

    Will leadership rift spoil the party for Pennsylvania Democrats?
    HARRISBURG — When the state Democratic Party holds its winter meeting this weekend, the primary agenda item is a routine one: picking candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and other judicial races. But roiling below the surface is a...
  • Will a primary opponent for Joe Sestak emerge?

    Will a primary opponent for Joe Sestak emerge?
    Pennsylvania was one of the few shining spots nationally for Democrats in November’s elections. But as the contest for U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s seat draws closer, party insiders aren’t exactly linking arms with the sole Democrat who has...
  • Early favorite in 2016 presidential race is Hillary Clinton, survey finds

    Early favorite in 2016 presidential race is Hillary Clinton, survey finds
    Pennsylvanians have an early favorite in next year's presidential race, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll. Half of those surveyed said they would vote for Hillary Clinton when the Democrat was paired against several potential...
  • Philadelphia to host 2016 Democratic Convention

    — Democrats will be heading to Philadelphia next year for their national convention to nominate the party's presidential candidate. The decision announced Thursday will put Pennsylvania in the national spotlight as Democrats attempt to hold on...
  • Philadelphia cheers pick to host Democrats' 2016 convention

    Philadelphia cheers pick to host Democrats' 2016 convention
    The City of Brotherly Love is becoming the City of Big Events. Philadelphia's selection Thursday as host of next year's Democratic National Convention comes as it prepares for Pope Francis' visit in September. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, who led...