| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Happy New Year blog readers and welcome to our redesigned Pennsylvania Ave. To the rest of the world 2012 began two days ago, but in the political world it begins today in Iowa. Tonight officially kicks off 2012 voting, inching us closer to a Republican...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:35 PM
When Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett repeated this week his suggestion that women could opt not to watch the ultrasound screen if the procedure became mandatory for all pregnant women, the Democrats pounced. The Obama campaign quickly sought to...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Of late, the hallways of Congress have felt less like a revered 200-year-old political institution and more like the inside of a high school with divided cliques and petty fights. But its not just how lawmakers act that mirrors something out of a CW...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:02 PM
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz joked Tuesday afternoon that her convention remarks wouldn't be unlike the "one-minute" speeches lawmakers give on the House floor, except this time with a few more viewers than the typical C-SPAN junkies.
The Montgomery County...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 12:25 PM
As part of the Republicans' effort to handicap the Democrats' health care reform law, the House voted Thursday afternoon to repeal a new 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales intended to offset the law's cost.
With Pennsylvania a hub for medical device...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:31 AM
One man wore a Barack Obama mask and doctor's scrubs and held a sign that said, "Thank You for Subsidizing my Poor Life Choices." Tea Party faithful, flanked by massive yellow "Don't Tread on Me" flags sang, "Let's have a party, a Constitution party."...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Facing its deadline in a few short weeks, select lawmakers on a new bipartisan, House-Senate committee tasked with negotiating a year-long payroll tax cut for American workers, met publicly for the first time Tuesday, and its Pennsylvania members laid out...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:20 AM
With presidential politics slowing a bit until March's Super Tuesday and Congress back in full "work" mode, it's high time to bring back the Monday "This Week in Washington" feature.
The joint conference committee tasked with finding bipartisan ground on...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:16 PM
It appears Charlie Dent's staff is a loyal bunch.
The Lehigh Valley congressman holds on to more of his congressional staff than all but one Pennsylvania lawmaker and nearly all of his U.S. House colleagues, according to a study by the Sunlight...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:00 PM
The Obama and Romney campaigns put the focus on women voters this week.
Obama addressed women's issues in Denver, Col. today where he was introduced by Sandra Fluke. She's the Georgetown Law graduate Rush Limbaugh called a "slut" in February for her...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 5:56 PM
The Obama campaign is wasting no time in pointing out to Pennsylvania seniors that newly-minted GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's budget proposal would make cuts to Medicare.
The campaign held a press call today to hammer the point home.
| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Efforts by civil rights groups to block Pennsylvania's controversial voter ID law failed Wednesday when a judge ruled that there wasn't enough evidence to declare it unconstitutional. The decision evoked across the board reaction from Barack Obama's...