| Sep 14, 2012
The race for the 12th Congressional District is making waves in the media and on the airwaves.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Critz and Republican challenger Keith Rothfus of Edgewood have commercials on the air both from their respective campaigns and...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Local Republican voters and party leaders welcomed the Romney-Ryan campaign bus to Somerset Wednesday. Although the bus wasn't carrying the presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, it delivered a message that hits close to home for many residents in America's...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:39 PM
The Daily American is hosting a series of virtual town hall meetings with congressional candidates appearing on November's ballot.
The candidates will meet with newspaper staff and a live video feed of the meeting will air on dailyamerican.com. During...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:55 PM
The House fired a shot in the "War on Coal" Friday by passing legislation that would prohibit new federal regulations before Dec. 31.
The Stop the War on Coal Act, if signed into law, would prevent the U.S. Interior Department from issuing regulations...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 2:41 PM
As the old saying goes, the only poll that matters is the one taken on Election Day.
But with 39 days before voters head to the voting booths, several other polls are being released — and experts expect more will be published in the coming...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:18 PM
The Daily American's first virtual town hall meeting with a congressional candidate is set for 6 p.m. Monday.
The newspaper is hosting the meetings to help voters get to know the candidates. Congressional candidates who will appear on the fall...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Legislators have a right to be upset about the uniforms to be worn by athletes from the United States during the Olympics.
Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue — but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming....
| Jul 21, 2012
| 8:17 PM
U.S. Reps. Bill Shuster and Mark Critz used the same adjective for a looming $55 billion cut to both military and domestic spending: "devastating."
The 2011 Budget Control Act has tasked Congress with slashing the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:16 PM
When Republican Keith Rothfus circulates campaign petitions, he carries a large box with him.
The Allegheny County candidate for the 12th Congressional District said it is what's inside the box — the entire text of the federal health care plan...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Somerset County residents were given an opportunity Thursday to question U.S. Rep.-elect Keith Rothfus while enjoying fruit an Danishes.
Rothfus, a Republican, was the keynote speaker at Eggs and Issues — an event held by the Somerset County...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 5:05 PM
During his tenure in Congress, John P. Murtha fought to improve health care for military personnel and their families.
On Monday his efforts will be immortalized with the naming of the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at the Walter Reed National...