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  • Democratic congressional race heating up in Bucks County

    Democrats Shaughnessy Naughton and Kevin Strouse have opened campaign offices barely a block apart on Mill Street, the main drag in Bristol. Neither of the candidates seeking their party's nomination for Congress lives in Bristol, but the struggling...
  • Politics as Usual

    M&Ms all over governor's campaign It's been said repeatedly that it's hard to tell apart the four remaining Democratic gubernatorial candidates for governor because they share roughly the same views on education, taxes and the economy. But the...
  • Setback for Toomey bill mandating school employee background checks

    A law requiring teachers and other school employees to undergo periodic background checks doesn't seem like something that would be difficult to get passed. But in today's Congress, nothing is easy. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., was reminded of that this week...
  • Lobbying to fix the 'fix'

     
    Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...
  • Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society

    Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society
    From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports. Fried chicken While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
  • Dent votes against slapping self on wrist for debt limit increase

    Dent votes against slapping self on wrist for debt limit increase
    For Rep. Charlie Dent it was just a “little gimmicky." So the Lehigh Valley Republican, who is garnering quite the reputation as a rebel since he disagreed with party leadership over the government shutdown, refused to join in a public shaming...
  • Congress still gets paid while government is closed

    Congress still gets paid while government is closed
    Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job. Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
  • Local House Republicans yes men on big issues

    Local House Republicans yes men on big issues
    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...
  • Longtime Republican leader in Bucks County dies

     
    Harry Fawkes, Bucks County’s longtime Republican Party leader, has died. Fawkes, 83, of Bristol Township died tuesday. He led the GOP for four decades. Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: State lawmakers tackle juvenile sentencing laws.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome back to the first working day after the long bank holiday weekend. We hope it was both restful and productive. But because the news never sleeps, let's dive right into your handy, clip-and-save guide......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: At the DNC, PA delegates build the case for Obama.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The kids may be back in class, but here in the seat of power, things are still as quiet as a middle school in deepest August. Lawmakers don't return to session for couple more weeks,......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Specter battling cancer again.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Usually we like to kick things off with a brief joke or gag to get your morning started right. But this morning all we're going to do is offer our thoughts and best wishes to......