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Samantha Lachman

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to d...

A Road Map for Our New Governor to Improve Women's Health and Economic Security

Kate Michelman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

As a recently released 2014 report card on women's health confirmed, Pennsylvania's failing when it comes to meeting women's health needs, especially for women of color.

Preserving Democracy in Pennsylvania

Ellen Bravo | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

It had all the trappings of an ALEC-backed attack on democracy: Push out a bill prohibiting local governments from passing workplace protections in their own communities. If all else failed, tack the measure onto some popular bill as an amendment and hope the supporters of that bill would want it badly enough to allow the hostile amendment to stand.

A Woman Told Her Boss About A Devastating Cancer Diagnosis. He Responded By Firing Her.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

A Pennsylvania community is rallying around a woman who was fired from her job at an oral surgeon's office following her diagnosis with cancer. Ca...

Republican Staffer Arrested For Bringing Gun Into House Office Building

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

U.S. Capitol Police arrested Rep. Tom Marino's (R-Pa.) press secretary on Friday after he allegedly attempted to bring a handgun and magazine into a H...

Brendan Boyle Wins Primary For Pennsylvania House Seat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brendan Boyle resoundingly won the Democratic primary to represent the state's 13th District on Tuesday, the Associated Press ...

Laura Bassett

Women's Groups Team Up To Target Democrat In Competitive Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

Two powerful women's groups are teaming up for the first time in their histories, according to sources in both organizations. The target of their new ...

Hillary Clinton To Raise Funds For Chelsea's Mother-In-Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

A former congresswoman campaigning to return to the House will receive a boost from Hillary Clinton, who has stayed out of the 2014 election cycle's s...

KKK Neighborhood Watch Proposal Makes Town Uneasy

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

By Jeffrey B. Roth GETTYSBURG, Pa., May 1 (Reuters) - When a Missouri-based Ku Klux Klan affiliate dropped leaflets on residents' lawn...

Dem House Candidate Threatens Governor's Office Sit-In Over Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach (D) and a coalition of families will stage a sit-in at Gov. Tom Corbett's (R) office if the governor does not agr...

Dem Gov Candidate Admits Parts Of Policy Platform Were Plagiarized

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Democrat and businessman Tom Wolf, who is running for governor in Pennsylvania, admitted that parts of his "Fresh Start" policy plan aren't exactly fr...

Dem Candidate Accuses Rival Of Violating Campaign Finance Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

A Philadelphia-area Democratic congressional primary took a rancorous turn as one of the leading contenders accused the other of violating campaign fi...

These Democrats Aren't Running Away From Obamacare In Their Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

While some Democrats are advertising their resistance to the Affordable Care Act, others, such as Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), are embracing the hea...

Ryan Grim

Democratic Candidate Was Involved In Own Pay Hike Despite Claim Of Recusal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, currently running hard for a congressional seat, is defending her role in setting her own pay as the head of a charity...

Bill Clinton Gives His Relative's Campaign A Boost

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton attended a pair of Philadelphia fundraisers Thursday for former Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D-Pa.), who is a candidate for ...

House Democratic Candidate Takes On Bill Clinton In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach (D) has released a new Web ad in his congressional campaign criticizing former President Bill Clinton, as Clinton...

Ryan Grim

Chelsea Clinton's Mother In Law Turned To Own Charity In Time Of Need

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

Marjorie Margolies was in a tough spot. The year was 2001, and her then-husband, former Democratic Rep. Ed Mezvinsky, had just been indicted for fraud...

Bernie Sanders Picks A Favorite In A Competitive Democratic Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) endorsed Democratic state Sen. Daylin Leach for Pennsylvania's 13th District congressional race. Leach is taking on the ma...

Bill Clinton Will Stump For Chelsea Clinton's Mother-In-Law In Congressional Campaign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser for his daughter Chelsea's mother-in-law, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D-Pa.), in the hope...

Samantha Lachman

Philadelphia Doctor Touts Obamacare In Campaign For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh readily discusses the merits of the Affordable Care Act -- an uncommon stance for a political outsider running for a House seat in...

GOP Congressman Won't Seek Reelection

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection this year. Gerlach, who represents Pennsylvania's 6th District, said in ...

Senator Weighs In on New Internet Betting and Horse Racing Bill

The Legal Blitz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate have introduced Senate Bill No. 1188, which if enacted, would reform the regulatory oversight of the multi-billion dollar horse racing industry in the state.

Small Boroughs Face Vacant Seats Amid Political Apathy

AP | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

SOMERSET, Pa. -- SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — It's the opposite of a political slugfest: Some western Pennsylvania boroughs will have vacant seats next year...

Sam Stein

Jack Murtha Aide Running For Boss' Old Seat Gets Three Major Endorsements

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three major military and Democratic figures are set to make early endorsements in a U.S. House of Representatives race on behalf of a fo...

'God's Law' Cited To Silence Openly Gay Lawmaker

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

An openly gay lawmaker was silenced by colleagues on the Pennsylvania House floor Thursday when he attempted to speak about the Supreme Court's decisi...