| Nov 2, 2010
Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California.
Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
| Nov 3, 2010
| 2:25 AM
Republican Tom Corbett, the state attorney general who shook up the Pennsylvania Capitol with his prosecution of corruption in the Legislature, sailed past Democratic opponent Dan Onorato on Tuesday to claim the governorship of a state President Barack...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 5:56 AM
It's been nearly eight months since the government pinpointed the site for the new federal courthouse in Harrisburg. Since then, the once hotly debated topic has not been talked about much. Tonight, that will change.
It was a battle that took nearly...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 9:13 AM
Pennsylvania's prospects for avoiding deeper budget cuts and more layoffs are better thanks to a key U.S. Senate vote on additional recession-related aid.
The bill cleared a key hurdle Wednesday in the Senate that virtually guarantees its later passage...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 5:36 AM
Two important offices are up for grabs in Pennsylvania when election day rolls around in less then two months. Those two positions are currently held by Democrats. But things could be changing.
To be exact, there are 56 days until Pennsylvania voters...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Something interesting is happening in the Republican Party, and it's not the unexpected rise of Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan. The really significant development is the resilience Mitt Romney is showing as a top-tier candidate.
Ironically, Romney, the...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Former Sen. Arlen Specter, on a return visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, said Pennsylvania would be difficult for President Obama to win in next year's election.
"I think it is tough; I think Pennsylvania's economy is hurting," Specter said in a brief...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 7:25 AM
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning where he had spent 30 years representing Pennsylvania before losing in the Democratic primary last year. Now from his view on the outside looking in, Specter said Pennsylvania will be...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:20 PM
He lacks the celebrity of Sarah Palin or the political stature of Chris Christie, but an endorsement from Pat Toomey would be measured within Republican ranks as a coup for many candidates.
For four years, the Pennsylvania Republican was a professional...
| Jan 5, 2012
It seems former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has undertaken a second career as a stand-up comic. He's now switching occupations the way he once switched political parties.
At 81, the longtime Republican then Democratic senator from Pennsylvania opened the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:10 AM
When Rick Santorum was asked Wednesday night to describe himself in one word, he said "courage." The problem for the former Pennsylvania U.S. senator is that in each defensive answer he gave throughout the two-hour CNN debate, his excuses and...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 9:10 AM
To a Pennsylvania political reporter watching the CNN debate last night there were moments that sounded like Mitt Romney was angling for a Pat Toomey endorsement, or at least to get in the Pennsylvania Republican's good graces.
And it appears Toomey...