| 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...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Take a circle, add a jerk and what do you get?
One answer is another GOP presidential debate. Number 20 was in Mesa, Arizona, for those keeping score at home.
There was no big knock out, or even a knock down. In fact, the best any candidate can say is ....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:21 AM
When Arlen Specter lost in the 2010 Senate Democratic primary he never could have foreseen his image being used as fodder in the next presidential campaign. But then, who could have expected his former colleague Rick Santorum to be among the Republican...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:16 AM
Just as Rick Santorum readies himself to face old friends and foes at a Harrisburg gathering of fiscal conservatives Saturday morning, he had another slip of the tongue that surely made Pennsylvania Republicans cringe and recall old wounds.
| Mar 24, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Harrisburg – Rick Santorum faced a room of Pennsylvania conservatives Saturday morning offering not quite a mea culpa for the ways he’d disappointed them in the past, but presenting himself as humbled since his crushing Senate loss.
| Apr 7, 2012
| 4:48 AM
Living rooms across Pennsylvania are about to be blitzed with ads from Mitt Romney.
The GOP frontrunner's campaign, who is dedicating both the candidate's time and resources in the Keystone state ahead of the April 24 primary, has purchased $2.9...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Arlen Specter, the storied Pennsylvania politician who was a state institution for decades before switching political parties and losing in a Democratic primary two years ago, is hospitalized with a very serious illness.
Specter, who survived a brain...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 7:32 AM
To a congressional novice, it's a shocking statistic: Bob Casey has sponsored hundreds of bills and zero, zip, nada have become law.
That's the centerpiece of Republican candidate Tom Smith's first concentrated attack on Casey. The campaign has launched...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Once upon a time, Joe Sestak thumbed his nose at Democratic establishment and primaried party-pick Arlen Specter for theU.S. Senate. As the story goes, he beat Specter, but lost in the general election to Pat Toomey.
Now, the former U.S. congressman is...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Pat Toomey's U.S. Senate GOP colleagues have tapped him to take over as head of the Senate Republican Steering Committe, a group that shapes conservative policy making on Capitol Hill.
Toomey will replace South Carolina Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint.