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Allyson Schwartz Picks Up Key Endorsement In Pennsylvania Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emily's List made its first official foray into 2014 gubernatorial politics Thursday by formally endorsing Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.)...

GOP Gov. Can't 'Find' Latino Staffers

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) raised eyebrows last week with his answers during a roundtable discussion hosted by Al Día, a Spanish-language news...

Dem Exploring Another Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) announced Tuesday that he will not run for Pennsylvania governor and is instead forming an exploratory committee for a ...

Common Cause President's Video And Mission

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Bob Edgar, the president and CEO of Common Cause, ...

'Gay' Email Lands City Councilman In Hot Water

Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania city councilman is feeling the heat after allegedly sending a test email calling a friend "gay" over a citywide transit alert system. ...

Major Obama Backer Raises Money For GOP Governor

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

A major Pennsylvania Democratic donor has announced that he will back Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's bid for reelection in 2014, according to multiple ...

Nuns Criticize 'Ridiculous' Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

A group of retired Pennsylvania nuns has criticized the state's contested voter identification law as "unkind, unfair and ridiculous" because of the h...

New Jersey And Maryland Perfect Together?

John Celock | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
John Celock

New Jersey Democrats have been enjoying the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, including joint events with several nearby states. Essex Coun...

Arlen Specter Battling Cancer

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Former Sen. Arlen Specter confirmed Tuesday that he is fighting cancer again, calling the latest diagnosis "another battle I intend to...

Laura Bassett

GOP Candidate Compares Pregnancy From Rape To What? | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Trying to distance himself from the "legitimate rape" comment that Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) made last week, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith (R) ...

'Disgusted' Senior Plans Appeal Of 'Disgraceful' Law

Doylestown Patch | Sarah Larson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

A Doylestown great-grandmother involved in the lawsuit against Pennsylvania's Voter ID law said she is not giving up, despite a state court's ruling W...

Keystone Cops

Lance Simmens | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Lance Simmens

As a transplanted Pennsylvanian now safely within earshot of the Pacific Ocean I can only gaze with sheer horror on the utterly detestable state of affairs unfolding in my former home state.

Hundreds Protest Contentious Voting Law Ahead Of Trial

AP | PETER JACKSON | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Pennsylvania's Capitol on Tuesday to protest a tough new voter ID law, launching a daylong p...

Erin Mershon

Scranton Wants To Pay Every City Worker Minimum Wage | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Pennsylvania mayor has an extreme plan to address his city's budget shortfalls: pay every public employee, including himself, minimum ...

John Celock

GOP Candidate Says He Missed Obama-Hitler Remark | John Celock | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

The Republican Party's U.S. Senate nominee in Pennsylvania has retracted his praise for a Tea Party member who compared President Barack Obama to Adol...

John Celock

Senate Hopeful Praises Tea Party Leader's Shocking Obama Comparison | John Celock | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

The Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Pennsylvania praised a local Tea Party member who had just compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler dur...

GOP Senate Candidate Says 'Hang' Comment Out Of Context

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Pennsylvania Democrats are attacking the Republican U.S. Senate nominee over comments he made at a primary campaign forum where he indicated he wanted...

Pennsylvania Republican Challenges Obama's Citizenship

Baldwin-Whitehall Patch | Robert Edward Healy III | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama does not have the legal right to be President of the United States. Such is the claim of Thomas Barchfeld, a Whitehall Borough residen...

Debate Continues Over Santorum's State

Plum-Oakmont Patch | Zandy Dudiak | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

At the Iowa Straw Poll in August, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum handed out samples of what he dubbed "Pennsylvania Presidential Peac...

Arlen Specter: Determined Survivor, Pragmatic Politician, Loyal Friend

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

The truth about this very tough and complex man and brilliant attorney cannot be simplistically assessed.

Arlen Specter: The Pennsylvania Perspective

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Ledewitz

More important than the political calculation of Specter's defection is the fact that Specter really is a moderate Republican. He is not really a Democrat. This is the man who gave us Justice Thomas, after all.

Pennsylvania Voters Dismiss Obama's Momentum

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

At the Obama Town Hall Meeting in Harrisburg on Sunday night, capital city bloggers (Progressives, all) were gloomy. Looking around the place, they could find nobody from state or city government, not even "down to the third degree," as one put it.