Government & Politics

Is DACA doomed? Skeptical U.S. Supreme Court conservatives seem to side with Trump

BY: - November 12, 2019

The high court's conservatives, which now include two Trump appointees, seemed to endorse the legality of the administration’s decision to end the program.

Veteran Auditor General’s Office employee launches Democratic bid to succeed DePasquale

BY: - November 12, 2019

Tracie Fountain worked in the office for 29 years before she resigned in September to seek the Democratic nomination for the position.

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Report: In Pa. and ‘Blue Wall’ states, healthcare, the economy dominate | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 12, 2019

Here's one of the clearest pictures yet of voters in the states that decided the White House in 2016.

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Trump’s charity woes are uncommon, if not unprecedented, and could get more costly | Opinion

BY: - November 12, 2019

The president could still be subject to thousands of dollars in tax penalties for putting charitable money to political use.

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Scrapping cross-filing for candidates is another path to election reform | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - November 12, 2019

And what about getting the GOP to do away with gerrymandering? Well, let's not get crazy here. But stranger things have happened.

When a state attorney general picks a national fight: What’s the end game? | Analysis

BY: - November 12, 2019

Attorneys general are stepping up, particularly on consumer issues where the federal government has largely stepped away.

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Veterans Days 2019: Dulce et Decorum est, a tradition continues | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 11, 2019

On the 11th day, of the 11th month, at the 11th hour ...

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When it comes to Trump, the brazenness is the point | Opinion

BY: - November 11, 2019

Anyone who’s dealt with serial liars and narcissists knows that they only become emboldened when they get away with it.

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Republicans remain tethered to toxic Trump | Dick Polman

BY: - November 11, 2019

Reality-based Republicans are well aware that they need to reconnect with educated white-collar suburban voters, especially women.

Wolf signs bill to let synagogues, mosques and churches apply for $5M in safety grants

BY: - November 8, 2019

In response to last year’s Tree of Life shooting, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed into law a $5 million program that provides grants to beef up security at nonprofits, such as houses of worship or a faith-based community center.  The program was originally proposed by Sen. Andrew Dinniman, D-Chester, as part of a larger […]

Republicans have a problem with suburban voters, Democrats have a problem with rural voters. Where does that leave Pa.’s balance of power?

BY: - November 8, 2019

As Democrats romped through the southeast on election night Tuesday — winning control of every county’s government from Allentown to Coatesville — a long foreseen but sudden reckoning came in coal fields and mill towns around Pittsburgh. Democratic county commissioner majorities holding on in three southwestern counties, once home to blue dog Democrats, were flipped […]

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‘I don’t think anything’s gone forever’: How Gov. Tom Wolf thinks Dems can regain SWPA | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 8, 2019

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. This has to be a very weird time to be Gov. Tom Wolf. With the clock ticking ever closer to 2022, the term-limited, York County Democrat can only watch as his clout with the Republican-controlled Legislature slowly dissolves. But with the White House and Congress on the line in 2020, and […]