| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. In yet another reminder that Republicans are smelling blood in the water in the race between U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Republican Tom Smith, a GOP-friendly super PAC will start airing a TV ad hitting......
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry for being tardy. As you might imagine, things started early and ended late yesterday. So here's a quick round-up of Election Day action across the state. In the race for the White House, President......
| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:22 PM
HAZLETON _ It’s been said that familiarity breeds contempt. But for U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, familiarity might just lead to a second term in Washington. Thanks to a once-a-decade redrawing of the state’s political topography, Barletta, the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Area House Republicans are yes men for Speaker John Boehner, according to a database compiled by The Washington Post.
With the House GOP seeming incapable lately of agreeing on anything, the Post's politics team looked at six fractured votes this year...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted no Monday night on a procedural test vote on the comprehensive immigration package, signaling that he would also vote against the bill on final passage.
Toomey was considered a possible GOP pick up on...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey joined most of the Senate Republican caucus in voting against the $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill, citing costs unrelated to the Northeast storm.
The measure cleared the Senate Monday night, 62-36. The House...
| 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....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:16 AM
After a full day of will they, won't they, the U.S. House passed a bill late Tuesday night to avert the perilous fiscal cliff with the support of all of the region's lawmakers.
Though most Republicans voted against (85-151) the measure to raise taxes on...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 12:57 PM
At least two area GOP congressmen are supporting a mostly for show House Republican bill to avoid the fiscal cliff by raising rates on millionaires and locking in lower rates for everyone else.
U.S. Reps. Charlie Dent and Lou Barletta both said they are...
| 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 10, 2013
| 9:53 AM
U.S. House Republicans held investigative hearings this week on two terror events - the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and the Boston Marathon bombing. On each committee was a local area lawmaker who attended the high-profile hearings, though...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Congressman Lou Barletta pounced on news that one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers’ friends reentered the country without a valid visa.
The 11th district Republican, well known for his passionate opposition to illegal immigration, has long...