Government & Politics

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‘A political stunt’: Philly’s Black clergy, officials slam Krasner impeachment probe

BY: - September 24, 2022

The Democratic prosecutor faces an impeachment probe by the Republican controlled state House of Representatives.

Lawmakers hear about challenges victims, law enforcement face processing rape kits

BY: - September 23, 2022

Going to the hospital and having a rape kit done “was pointless,” Sarah told members of the House and Senate’s Democratic Policy committees. “It ended up meaning nothing. My detective and prosecutor would never even see the swabs. My rape kit was never processed and tested.”

In SWPA, U.S. House GOP outlines agenda in bid for control in the midterms

BY: - September 23, 2022

A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th District, would bar abortion at as early as six weeks.

Jahan Dotson #5 of the Penn State Nittany Lions catches a pass for a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers during the first half at Beaver Stadium on 9/18/21 in State College, Pa. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

First and vote: Dems to make registration play at PSU, Pitt games | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 23, 2022

Younger voters in critical battleground states boosted their turnout in 2020, helping President Joe Biden capture the White House. Two years later, with control of Congress on the line, and the midterm elections weeks away, national Democrats aren’t leaving anything to chance as they look  to keep a key voting bloc onside. On Saturday, the Democratic National Committee says it […]

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A sign made by Vicki Farrell, 65, in the back of her car at the Aragon Precinct in Virginia Beach urging calm following the 2020 election. (Roger Chesley/ For the Virginia Mercury)

Despite periods of hysteria’ Truman found cause for hope in the national character | Opinion

BY: - September 23, 2022

Americans have repeatedly shaken off self-imposed mental chains to overcome periods of instability like the one we are suffering.

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Conspiracy theories are dangerous even if very few people believe them | Opinion

BY: - September 23, 2022

Whether they were true believers or not, Capitol rioters were influenced by conspiracy theories.

Overturning Roe sends approval of U.S. Supreme Court plummeting, Marquette poll finds

BY: - September 23, 2022

By Erik Gunn On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned a national right to abortion, public approval of the court has fallen dramatically and stayed there, a new national poll from Marquette Law School finds. In the new survey, 40 percent of respondents said they approved of how the court […]

Changes to SNAP income thresholds will expand eligibility for benefits, Wolf admin says

BY: - September 22, 2022

Beginning on Oct. 1, Pennsylvania will increase the income threshold for SNAP applicants to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPIG), the Department of Human Services said, adding that “more than 420,000 additional Pennsylvanians in more than 174,000 households will be newly eligible for SNAP” as a result of the change. 

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Browning, Miller to square off in Sept. 29 debate for Lehigh Valley’s 14th Senate District seat

BY: - September 22, 2022

Debates previously have been announced in 134th and 22nd state House races.

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Pa. gambling revenue hit $425M in August, officials say | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 22, 2022

A reminder the House always wins: It's a 4.24 percent increase over last August.

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US Constitution

Democracy: Use it or lose it

BY: - September 22, 2022

The Constitution does not mention democracy. But despite fits and starts the U.S. has become more representative since its founding.

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Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read | Opinion

BY: - September 22, 2022

Many adults presume that exposure to particular literary content will invariably produce particular effects.