| Dec 4, 2012
| 11:08 AM
Kris Toomey remembers her reaction when she first saw the video featuring people who were in the Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001.
“I first saw it at the (Evening of Remembrance) dinner (May 15) and I was not prepared,” she said in a...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Economist Mark Zandi told Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Bob Casey that while the payroll tax cut holiday is effective, the expense of it may require it be scaled back.
Zandi, of Moody's Analytics in Philadelphia, suggested that rather than a two percent cut in...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:15 AM
John Fritze's recent article on the appointment of U.S. Magistrate Paul W. Grimm to a U.S. District Court seat ("Senate confirms Towson resident Grimm for U.S. judgeship," Dec. 4) reported the key point: Senate gridlock delayed action even though Paul...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:46 PM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and 16 other Senate Democrats want the medical device tax - included in the 2010 healthcare reform law that they supported - postponed.
The 2.3 percent excise tax that devicemakers must pay on their gross sales goes into effect on...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Turns out Republican Tom Smith is not the only Smith vying for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s job.
Meet Rayburn Smith, a retired postal worker from Clarion County who is running as a libertarian. He collected enough signatures to appear on the November...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:01 AM
After a grueling political campaign, Congress returns to work this week with the exact same cast of characters at play. Of Pennsylvania's 18 House members, only three are new, Matt Cartwright, D-17, Keith Rofthus, R-12, and Scott Perry, R-4, Both arrive...
| Nov 13, 2012
Lehigh Valley anglers and boaters received very welcome news late last week when the state Department of Environmental Protection gave the final approval to begin refilling Leaser Lake in northwestern Lehigh County.
According to the Pennsylvania Fish and...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Somerset County election results show that while some write-in votes were reserved for real people, others were cast for Disney characters.
In Somerset County Berlin resident Paul Ritchey ran a write-in campaign in the 9th Congressional District...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Not only dairy farmers in Pennsylvania, but dairy farmers all across the United States have lost one of their most supportive senators who ever walked the halls of the United States Senate.
Although we knew his time was very limited, all of us were...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:05 AM
With votes cast and ballots counted, the 2012 election is over. Though the majority of the focus during the 2012 election season focused on the presidential race, the results of key congressional races in the Nov. 6 election will have a small effect on...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:22 AM
As public polls last week showed the Pennsylvania Senate beginning to close, Bob Casey wants, and perhaps needs, voters to view Republican Tom Smith has a wealthy, extreme conservative, not a down home, relatable farm boy.
So the incumbent Democrat is up...