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  • 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...
  • Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania lawmakers respond to President Obama's military force authorization

    Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania lawmakers respond to President Obama's military force authorization
    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....
  • 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...
  • Obama proposes more pipeline safety money in new federal budget

    Obama proposes more pipeline safety money in new federal budget
    — Federal pipeline inspectors would see a 20 percent boost in the money available for overseeing those aging networks under the budget proposal released Monday by the White House. That $4 trillion funding plan would provide another $30 million...
  • Lower Macungie man part of elite WWII unit honored by Congress

    Lower Macungie man part of elite WWII unit honored by Congress
    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...
  • Toomey, GOP stand for special interests

    Toomey, GOP stand for special interests
    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...
  • Democrats like Bob Casey cast fire companies as potential victims of stalled Homeland Security bill

    Democrats like Bob Casey cast fire companies as potential victims of stalled Homeland Security bill
    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...
  • Lower Macungie man to get congressional medal

    Lower Macungie man to get congressional medal
    Bert Winzer says he had no idea what he was in for when, at 21, he volunteered to serve in an Army commando unit. "I said, 'Well, I'll sign up; it will never happen,' " he recalled, thinking he wouldn't be selected among the large pool of volunteers....
  • Pat Toomey gains seat at Obamacare carving table

    Pat Toomey gains seat at Obamacare carving table
    Chipping away at Obamacare is a top priority for the Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, and Sen. Pat Toomey has a front-row seat for shaping some of those proposals. Toomey, R-Pa., was named to lead the Senate Finance Committee's panel...
  • Pa. legislators react to State of the Union speech

    What did local lawmakers think of the president's State of the Union speech? Republican Sen. Pat Toomey:  “His basic proposal is a huge tax increase and massive new spending programs," he told reporters shortly after the speech. "And the...
  • Proposed tax increase 'a non-starter' Toomey says

    Proposed tax increase 'a non-starter' Toomey says
    WASHINGTON — Hours before President Barack Obama wrapped up his prime-time State of the Union address, Sen. Pat Toomey's staff went over the logistics of their boss' response. Included was how to meet up with Toomey afterward on the other side...