| Mar 12, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Lehigh Valley Republican congressman Charlie Dent will endorse Mitt Romney for president at an event in Harrisburg Tuesday, sources confirm. Dent will make just the second Pennsylvanian to endorse the former Massachusetts governor in the 2012 presidential...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:25 PM
In what is becoming an unfortunate tradition, I'm rewriting an old column today to comment on the Republicans' ludicrous gerrymandering of Charlie Dent's 15th Congressional District.
The originals ran in 1991 and 2001 in the midst of other outrageous...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:09 PM
Now that three senators who represent the Lehigh Valley have betrayed their constituents by supporting the Republicans' preposterous congressional gerrymandering plan, it's time for the first of many installments in Operation Payback.
The traitors are...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:44 PM
I will be providing you with some prime material for your refrigerator today. Get out a magnet and scissors so you're ready to anchor it in a prime location for review next year and every two years at election time.
The Lehigh Valley has been largely...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 5:11 AM
Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum received his third endorsement from a sitting member of Congress Thursday, announcing support from freshman lawmaker Lou Barletta.
Barletta joins U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson and U.S. Rep. Tom Marino as the now trio of...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:53 AM
A friend sent me the photo that accompanies this column, along with a couple of similar shots.
The politician being hung in effigy, complete with "Return the Pay Raise" signs, is state Sen. DAVID ARGALL, R-Schuylkill. The photos were taken just north...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:58 PM
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick didn't have a primary opponent this year, but if he wins re-election he may need to worry about a primary from the right in two years time.
The conservative Club for Growth, which has made its reputation on knee capping so-...
| 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...
| 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."...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:25 PM
No two individuals have ever been more polarized on the issue of state immigration laws than Congressman Lou Barletta, R-11th District, and Allentown City Council President Julio Guridy.
Both politicians, however, found something to like in the U.S....
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:27 PM
The Republican-led House of Representatives cast its 30th odd vote to repeal all or parts of the Democrats’ health care law with no chance of it being anything other than political showmanship. Predictably, all of Pennsylvania's Republicans voted to...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 5:23 PM
As Republicans in Congress pledged Wednesday to pass legislation blocking the White House's rule that all health-insurance -- including those offered by Catholic employers -- cover birth control, Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey called on the president to...