| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Thursday's Watchdog column about Congress getting paid during the government shutdown - and explaining just how much they get paid for not doing their job - touched a few nerves. A World War II veteran left me a phone message......
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Sen. Pat Toomey was among 18 senators to vote against a deal Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling.
The Pennsylvania Republican joined the Senate’s most conservative lawmakers in their opposition to a last-...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman with a year-old child led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:12 PM
In a Sunday morning exclusive, ABC's George Stephanopoulos will interview President Barack Obama for "This Week." The program airs at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9.
"This Week" offers a panel discussion Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job.
Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:27 PM
A Pennsylvania woman's anger about having her wages loaded onto a debit card instead of deposited into her bank account has been recognized all the way in Washington, where a federal agency is warning employers they can't pay workers solely in plastic....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:09 AM
The Obama administration is calling on Congress to swiftly pass a bipartisan compromise to keep student loan interest rates low this year.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and James Kvaal, deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:41 PM
WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth.
Seven months since its...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:48 AM
UPDATED: With violence escalating in Egypt, Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators now say the federal government should suspend aid to the country.
News broke Tuesday that the Obama administration had quietly suspended most military aid to the Egyptian...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:13 PM
When the White House decided this week to give employers one more year to meet Obamacare's requirement that they provide health insurance or face fines, many business and government officials breathed a sigh of relief.
Change was coming too fast for...