| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:22 PM
— 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.
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:08 AM
— 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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:27 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:08 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 7:08 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 9:25 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:24 PM
Lehigh Valley lawmakers welcomed the president's action in formally requesting congressional approval for military action against militants in Iraq and Syria, although local Republicans described his request as prompting more questions than it answered....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Congressional Republicans have sought to put the president's immigration policies at the forefront of the debate over a Homeland Security bill, and now Democrats are aiming to shift the rhetorical battle to your local firehouse.
If the bill isn't passed...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:05 PM
As usual our politicians from the Lehigh Valley are standing in line with their party on major issues instead of what would most benefit their constituents. Sen. Pat Toomey will not only stand in the party line but also be the front-runner trying to...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:52 PM
As he walked the hallways of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, 92-year-old Bert Winzer didn't make it far without someone thanking him for his military service.
Capitol police officers approached Winzer, clad in an olive-green Army uniform, asking to shake...