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Can Democrats flip the Pennsylvania Senate? A look at the 2014 playing field, with maps and new data

While Pennsylvania has proven to be stubbornly Democratic in presidential contests, its state legislature is another story entirely. Republicans have held the State Senate since 1994 ; the State House has been a little more volatile, but Republicans have controlled it for most of the last 20 years.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Mitt Romney

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $4 million to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca for a taxiway extension. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced the $4,125,727 grant in separate press releases Monday.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Flying, Wilkes-Barre, PA, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Avoca, PA, Representative Matt Cartwright, US House of Representatives, Democrat


Lawyer's Bid To Become America's Top Civil Rights...

Debo Adegbile is one of the most qualified people in the country to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. A former acting head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Adegbile is a leading expert on voting rights who twice defended the Voting Rights Act before the Supreme Court .


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Prison, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn

The Times-Tribune

Governor Corbett to issue statement in Blooming Grove on police ambush

Governor Tom Corbett will be in Pike County this afternoon to make a statement on Friday night's ambush at the Blooming Grove state police barracks. Governor Corbett will be at the Blooming Grove Baptist Church, about 1.2 miles from the barracks on State Route 402.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pike County, PA, Trooper, PA, US Politics, US News, US Senate

Pa. races' GOP tilt could be sign for U.S. House

If Democrats ever hope to take control of the House of Representatives, they will need to win moderate, slightly right-of-center districts like those surrounding Philadelphia. But races in those suburbs are tilting toward Republicans as the most intense fall campaigning begins, leaving Democrats with a difficult road in districts where they had hoped to gain ground.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Philadelphia, PA, Personal Finance, Retirement, Chester County, PA, US Senate

Time for mercy in race for governor?

A LONGTIME FRIEND and mentor now in his late 70s emailed last week after another poll showed Tom Corbett badly - as in really badly - trailing Tom Wolf for governor. For the unaware, a mercy rule ends a sporting event early if one team takes a lead considered to be insurmountable.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, US Politics, Pennsylvania, US News, US Senate, Pennsylvania Government, Ed Rendell

Fri Sep 12, 2014



The comments on Obama's ISIS speech overlooked the fact that ISIS is an all-volunteer army, yet that has some significance when trying to explain its success. Fifty-five year old Senator Bob Casey has declared that he expects the campaign against Islamic terrorism to last beyond his lifetime.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Terrorism, Liberal Political News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Lawmakers, civil rights leaders tell Supreme Court to support pregnant workers

More than 120 Democratic lawmakers in Congress, women's and civil rights advocates, women business leaders and a bipartisan group of state legislators filed friend-of-the-court briefs in the Supreme Court on Thursday in support of Peggy Young, a former UPS driver, and her pursuit of reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers to keep them on the job. The American Civil Liberties Union argued that pregnant workers are the only category of worker routinely denied accommodations, like light duty work, stools, water bottles and bathroom breaks, in order to be able to continue working.


Related Topix: ACLU, US Politics, US Senate, Law, Employment / Labor Law


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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Matt Cartwright, Senator Pat Toomey, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Prison, Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Flight 93 passengers, crew receive Congress' highest honor

WASHINGTON The passengers and crew of United Flight 93, along with others killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, received Congress' highest honor Wednesday in a ceremony at the Capitol awarding them the Congressional Gold Medal.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, Harry Reid, US Senate

The Las Vegas Sun

Titus wants VA benefits for same-sex couples

The scandal surrounding care of veterans at VA hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere may have faded from the headlines, but two Nevada lawmakers spent their first few days back in Congress pushing other veterans issues. On Wednesday, Titus managed to start a debate on same-sex marriage in the House Veterans Affairs Committee when she asked for a vote on her legislation to expand VA benefits to married same-sex couples .


Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate

WFMZ-TV Allentown

LVIA awarded $13 million in grants to improve airport safety

The Department of Transportation has awarded grants of nearly $13 million to the Lehigh Valley International Airport for safety improvements. The two grants, totaling $12,961,959, have been awarded through the FAA to help LVIA improve runway safety and get a fire-fighting and aircraft rescue vehicle.


Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Senate, US Politics, Robert Casey, Democrat

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania lawmakers react to Obama's speech

President Barack Obama's announced plans for a military and diplomatic response to the Islamic State left some Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers with questions and concerns about what they characterize as a delayed and inadequate response to a serious threat. Even the harshest administration critics among them, though, said Wednesday night that the president is right to intervene.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy, Bill Shuster, Representative Mike Kelly, US Senate, Robert Casey, Democrat, Barack Obama

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Casey honors 9/11 fallen at gold medal ceremony

With the 13th anniversary of 9/11 -- one of the darkest days in American history -- approaching, U.S. Senator Bob Casey honored the fallen of that day at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony Wednesday morning in the U.S. Capitol. Senator Casey has worked with the Families of Flight 93 and members of Congress to fund and advance construction of the memorial near Shanksville, Somerset County.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey, Democrat, Shanksville, PA, Somerset County, PA


Casey Calls on Postmaster General to Keep Erie Post Office Open

Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey wrote a letter to the United States Postmaster General, Patrick R. Donahoe, urging him to reverse course on a proposal to close the Erie Post Office. Residents who rely on this post office have expressed concerns about plans close the facility, and how it would impact local businesses whose operations would become more expensive if a post office was not readily accessible.


Related Topix: Erie, PA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey, Democrat, Transportation, United States Postal Service, Postal

Mon Sep 08, 2014

York Dispatch

Casey, Perry, Toomey call for action against ISIS

U.S. lawmakers representing York County are calling on the Obama administration to get tough with Islamic terrorists - but none want to see American troops in harm's way. The plan will be announced a day before the 13th anniversary of the Sept.


Related Topix: Prison, York County, PA, US Politics, Senator Pat Toomey, US News, US Senate, Terrorism, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican

CBS Local

Call Widens For More School Nurses

The shortage of nurses in school districts across the nation - including Philadelphia, which has furloughed dozens of school nurses over the past couple of years - has resulted in a bill being introduced in the US Senate to ensure a nurse in every school. US Senator Bob Casey today said he is endorsing the bill which was introduced earlier this year by a Montana senator.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Philadelphia, PA, US Politics, US News, US Senate

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Daily Kos

PA-Gov: RMU Poll Gives Tom Wolf

A new poll from Robert Morris University Polling Institute shows Tom Wolf has a 30-point lead against Gov. Tom Corbett in the race for Pennsylvania governor.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Pennsylvania, Tea Party, Franklin & Marshall College

Dem. Senator Defends Obama's 'Prudent' Action Against ISIS on CNN

President Barack Obama has received a barrage of criticism from seemingly all sides since he said, during a press conference last week , "We don't have a strategy yet" in reference to possible airstrikes in Syria against ISIS.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Television

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Sweeping changes to Act 47 proposed in Harrisburg

From the sparkling blue community pool to grassy lots where vacant buildings have been recently torn down, Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi can show you some of the ways his city has benefited from being under Act 47 - a state designation of financial distress.


Related Topix: Clairton, PA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Pennsylvania, Washington County, PA, Braddock, PA, Rankin, PA