| Nov 26, 2013
WASHINGTON — Rep. Matt Cartwright wasn't in Congress to vote for the health care law, but he accepts responsibility for it as if he had.
Since the Affordable Care Act's rocky rollout nearly two months ago, the 17th District Democrat has taken to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It is a telling choice of word. Hearing it used unironically, as would-be Missouri senator Todd Akin did last week, one almost feels as if Amelia Earhart never flew a plane and Sally Ride never rode a space shuttle. As if Madame C.J. Walker...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Sen. Pat Toomey will hear from Pennsylvania voters with once-a-day public townhalls for four consecutive days next week, the first such forums since taking a highly publicized stance on the guns issue this spring.
Toomey, a Republican, will be travel...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Political cynics who believed Sen. Pat Toomey stuck his neck out on background checks to improve his 2016 re-election chances in lean-blue Pennsylvania were not incorrect that the Republican's efforts would score him some points with state Democrats....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:02 AM
President Obama's pick to be his U.S. Defense Secretary may have a particularly difficult time winning over one Pennsylvania GOP senator.
Pat Toomey is sure not to forget former Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel's very public endorsement of Democrat...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:14 AM
His work on background checks may enable Sen. Pat Toomey to get re-elected.
(That sentence should be read in your best Arlen Specter voice. If that joke is lost on you, watch here.)
Slightly more than 50 percent of Pennsylvania's voters have a more...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats’ efforts to maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate after next year’s midterm elections were thrown into further doubt Tuesday when Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., became the fifth senior member of the party to announce his...
| 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,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Opera singer known for role in 'Carousel'
Claramae Turner, 92, a gifted contralto who mastered 75 grand opera roles but was best known for her passionate rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" in the 1956 movie "Carousel," died May...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has ruled out a campaign for Pennsylvania governor, but he said Tuesday that he is seriously exploring another run for U.S. Senate, possibly setting up a rematch against Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016.
Sestak said he...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:44 AM
The Admiral is readying for a rematch.
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who has played it coy since his narrow loss to Pat Toomey in the grueling 2010 Senate race, announced Tuesday morning by email that he's formed an exploratory committee to run again for...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:22 PM
So It's Already Pretty Much Accepted ... ... that there's not a lot to be excited about in tomorrow's primary election. With the exit of Rick Santorum, the presidential primary is a snoozer. And we've yet to meet anyone who's......