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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Pa. senators back Comcast merger

    Pa. senators back Comcast merger
    WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators urged regulators on Thursday to approve "as soon as possible" Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable, saying there were many potential benefits from the proposed tie-up that is opposed by some...
  • Gettysburg park to include Lincoln Train Station

    Federal legislation to expand the Gettysburg National Military Park's boundary on Friday passed Congress. The bill will incorporate the Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street in Gettysburg into the boundary of the National Park Service and expand...
  • Most Lehigh Valley lawmakers back federal spending bill

    Most Lehigh Valley lawmakers back federal spending bill
    WASHINGTON — Most of the Lehigh Valley's congressional delegation supported a wide-ranging spending bill crafted to keep the federal government operating. But that doesn't mean they liked the highly dramatic, last-minute process of moving that...
  • Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'

     Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'
    — Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...
  • Pennsylvania politicos head to NYC

    Pennsylvania politicos head to NYC
    Many of Pennsylvania’s elected officials, lobbyists, business leaders and a host of other hangers-on are on their way to the Big Apple today for the Pennsylvania Society’s annual gala. The formal dinner on Saturday evening will honor Jim...
  • 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...
  • 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...