As Pa. Senate leader Corman preps GOP governor run, rival Mastriano explores idea

BY: and - November 5, 2021

Their tandem entrance brings a Trump-tinged feud between two legislative colleagues to a key 2022 primary.

‘An unprecedented situation’: Loose ends remain in Fulton County election review

BY: - October 31, 2021

Records obtained through a Right-to-Know request and released this month by American Oversight, a left-leaning government watchdog, confirm previous reports that Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, helped coordinate an election review in Fulton County, with assistance from Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair.


Parents always know best? I sure didn’t | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2021

We are all learning about COVID-19 together. Nobody automatically knows best. There is no wisdom involved in the act of conceiving a child.

Pa. Senate panel advances proposal to opt-out of K-12 mask mandate

BY: - September 28, 2021

A since-retracted German study has served as the backbone for Sen. Doug Mastriano’s opposition to the mask mandate and false claims that wearing face-coverings causes adverse health effects

Anti-abortion advocates flood Harrisburg for first Pennsylvania March for Life

BY: - September 27, 2021

“We are pro-life,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said, leading at least a thousand attendees in a chant on the front Capitol steps. “We are pro-life. We are pro-life.”


Report flags corporate donors to GOP lawmakers tied to Pa. election probe | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 23, 2021

'Why haven’t the corporations that have supported these anti-democratic representatives in the past condemned their rhetoric?' an activist group asks .

Pa. Sen. Mastriano barred from attending private Senate GOP meetings

BY: and - September 22, 2021

Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, will no longer have access to closed-door caucus meetings.

Capital-Star Q+A: RINO hunter Joe Gale wants to make sure conservatives are energized for 2022

BY: - September 17, 2021

After an aborted run for Lieutenant Governor in 2018 — he was too young to hold statewide office — Gale is now running for the Republican nomination for governor. Though a magnet for controversy, he argues his uncompromising ideology and equal disdain for both party’s institutions make him the right man for the job.

Democrats, GOP lawmakers in Pa., elsewhere push back against partisan election reviews

BY: - September 9, 2021

Inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless accusation of widespread voter fraud, the inquiries are taking place in two states won by President Joe Biden. They come as the similarly partisan review wraps up in Arizona, where investigators chased conspiracy theories and accepted millions of dollars from Trump allies.


Our autumn of discontent: Three Pa. politics storylines to track this fall | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 7, 2021

Out with the white pants, in with the white shoe lawyers. Our COVID summer is now our autumn of discontent.

Pa. election investigation hearings begin next week, Senate committee seeks public testimony

BY: - September 3, 2021

The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee will hold the first public hearing as part of the investigation on Sept. 9 at the Capitol, chairman Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, announced late Thursday. A time and hearing room have yet to be determined.

‘It’s going to happen expeditiously.’ What to know about the newly restructured election probe

BY: - August 29, 2021

“I’m committed to taking it wherever it takes me and wherever it takes this committee,” Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman said of the investigation. “And it’s going to happen expeditiously.”