| 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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Yo! Gov. Tom Corbett would stand little chance at winning a second term if the election were held today instead of 17 months from now, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The poll, released Friday, shows U.S. Rep. Allyson......
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:44 AM
With one Republican and one Democrat now representing the Lehigh Valley, this will be a common occurrence: Charlie Dent and Matt Cartwright split their vote Wednesday on temporarily suspending the debt ceiling.
Dent, 15th district, supported it....
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett decided Wednesday to let the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act for Pennsylvanians rather than set up a state-based site. Read The Morning Call's full story on the...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators sit on the powerful tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, which will begin its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups at a hearing on Tuesday.
Republicans and Democrats are...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The mayors of Allentown and Bethlehem were among the thousands of individuals and corporations who donated a total of $43 million to President Obama's second inauguration.
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski contributed $300 and his wife, Lisa, gave $305....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:07 AM
If Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski faced Gov. Tom Corbett in a Pennsylvania gubernatorial matchup today he would win.
Pawlowski, who has hinted at an interest in the 2014 governor's race, performs at the top of the list of potential Democratic challengers,...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:16 AM
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz wasted little time using New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to accept expanded Medicaid to peer pressure Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to do the same.
Schwartz, who is perhaps readying her attack lines for a certain...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:37 AM
If U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is widely known to be eyeing a run for statewide office, does wait and take on incumbent GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016, both politicians' recent campaign finance filings foreshadow a high-priced race between two...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:40 AM
On the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address, Vice President Joe Biden will be in Philadelphia Monday holding a roundtable with local law enforcement about gun violence.
Biden will be joined by congressional Democrats, including U.S. Sen....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Pennsylvania lawmakers from both parties are supporting the renewed push to repeal a tax on medical device sales created to help pay for the 2010 health care law. While Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent have been advocates for...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Montgomery County U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz was very clear she did not want to discuss her possible run for governor following a lengthy round table in Philadelphia with Vice President Joe Biden on gun violence.
"We should talk about gun safety," she...