| 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 4, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Taylor Clark was 10 years old when a meeting with the late U.S. Rep. John Murtha changed his life.
"Everything that I have, (in being) interested in politics came from the congressman," he said.
He was told to stop down at the office sometime — so...
| 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...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:00 PM
It appears Somerset County will have two congressional primary races on April 24.
According to the unofficial candidate list from the Pennsylvania Department of State, Mark Critz, Johnstown, and Jason Altmire, McCandless, are the only two Democrats on...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 2:52 PM
U.S. Rep. Mark Critz's campaign has filed objections to U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire's nominating petition, asking that he be removed from the April 24 primary ballot.
Critz and Altmire are set to face each other in the newly redrawn 12th Congressional...