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Mark Critz

OUCH: Another Dem Skipping The National Convention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) joined the growing group of Democrats who will skip the Democratic National Convention, Talking Points Memo reported Mon...

Another Dem Pledges to Skip Convention

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Another Democrat from Appalachia is skipping the Democratic National Convention. Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pa.) said Tuesday that he will not attend the S...

K Street and Wall Street in Trouble in 2012

Mike Lux | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We need Democrats who are willing to stand up to K Street, Wall Street, and big business special interests, so that this election becomes a clear contrast over who will take the big boys on. Pennsylvania's primary results are a great symbol that it is happening.

Amanda Terkel

Blue Dog Democrats Lose Big In Pennsylvania Primary Races | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a not-so-super Tuesday for Pennsylvania's Blue Dog Democrats. Reps. Tim Holden (D-Pa.) and Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), both members...

Bill Clinton Takes Sides In Democratic Showdown

Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

Bill Clinton endorsed Rep. Mark Critz in the Democratic primary race for Pennsylvania's 12th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. C...

Labor Active As Election Nears

John Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Morgan

The AFL-CIO hopes to have a major impact on next month's elections. In an internal memo released to the press, spokesperson Marty Marks detailed the o...

Will Mark Critz Survive Jack Murtha's Legacy In PA-12?

John Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Morgan

Legendary Pennsylvania Congressman John P "Jack" Murtha passed away last spring leaving a trail of controversy in his wake. Several investigations in...

Mark Critz: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news about the 2010 PA-12 house race below. ...

Obama Endorsement Not Offered Or Sought In Pennsylvania

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Murtha District Special Election 2010: BREAKING News From Pennsylvania's Twelfth District House Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news about the 2010 PA-12 house race below. ...

Joe Sestak, Mark Critz Skip Obama Event In Pennsylvania

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bit of distance between President Barack Obama and Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak might not be the worst thing for either of them rig...

The Manufacturing Sector as Sacrificial Lamb

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

We can't keep paying for military and diplomatic victories -- assuming we are even achieving these -- by trading away our economic prowess.

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Congress Gets a Kick in the... Pants

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Beyond the inchoate and diffuse anger of the Tea Party faction there is a real and reasoned discontent in the land. It's not so much against incumbents themselves as it is anti-establishment.

GOP Pointing Finger Of Blame For Loss In Pennsylvania Special Election

Politico | SHIRA TOEPLITZ & CHARLES MAHTESIAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of Tuesday's Pennsylvania special election loss, disappointed House Republican leaders have engaged in a round of soul-searching to determ...

What the PA-12 Special Election Says About Cap and Trade

Michael Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Levi

PA-12 is coal country. This is not friendly ground for cap and trade. But cap and trade will never become law by simply collecting naturally friendly votes -- there just aren't enough of them.

Democrats Won in Murtha's District on Trade Reform

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The lesson should be clear: Trade reform is a hugely popular issue on both the left and right. Trade is an issue that candidates can win on in 2010.

Don't Lament a Crumbling Establishment: Praise a Reinvigorated Democracy

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

My advice to incumbents is: choose to embrace asymmetrical politics; choose the courageous politics of bridge building over the vapid politics of personal destruction. In the months ahead, I'm hoping for the former and bracing myself for the latter.

Jason Linkins

This Day In Shoddy Political Media Narratives | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When it comes to shoddy political journalism, nothing beats those frozen moments when the media strives to half-bake their limp narratives ahead of an election result and end up revealing their biases.

Jason Linkins

Primary Night: A Great Night For Schadenfreude, A Bad Night For Media Narratives | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The first big primaries of the 2010 campaign season are in the books and if you're a fan of schadenfreude and watching well-heeled political titans hit the skids, it was a particularly sweet night.

To Know What Rand Paul's Victory Means, Look to Pennsylvania 12

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Tea Party can beat their chests all they want about the "hugeness" of their movement's big victory in Kentucky, but all it portends for the party in November's midterm elections is Republican-on-Republican bloodletting.

Progressives Get Clean Sweep on Election Night

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama endorsing establishment candidates who were more right-wing than their challengers was his problem, not the Democrats'. Maybe he should learn something from that.

Political Media in Shock: Real Democrats Win in Democratic Primaries

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Don Parker

Lincoln, the corporate candidate who occasionally impersonates a Democrat, said if she's reelected she'll continue to cross party lines to caucus with the Democrats.

Primary Results In Kentucky, Arkansas, And Pennsylvania Will Have National Significance

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter fell to a younger and far less experienced rival in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, and pol...

UWUA Politics in Action for Mark Critz

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Stewart Acuff narrates this unrehearsed video of members of the Utility Workers Union of America phone banking for Mark Critz in Pennsylvania's 12th C...