A group of U.S. Senate Democrats is pressing the Biden administration to make it easier for the millions of Americans who sign up each year for health insurance through a federal website to register to vote. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images).

Federal health insurance website lags in voter registration assistance, Democrats charge

BY: - July 4, 2023

The government has made progress -- but can do more, Democratic senators, led by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. argue


Credit bureau CEOs face tough questions at Senate hearing; Democrats push to remove medical debt

BY: - April 29, 2023

'Medical debt does not correlate with credit risk – it correlates with illness,' U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said.


Uncle Joe’s on top. And that’s no malarkey | Dick Polman

BY: - March 9, 2020

What the hell has happened? It’s simple, really: Democrats came together and came to their senses.


It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president next year | Susan J. Demas

BY: - March 5, 2020

The only way things will change is if women decide that we are the ones we’re waiting for. I hope to God that’s what my daughter’s generation does.


Policy wins are great. But Election 2020 is an existential fight for the nation’s soul. This is why

BY: - March 5, 2020

There's only one right choice. Make it carefully.  


It’s Super Tuesday: Why what happens on Wednesday will be big for Pa. | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 3, 2020

Voters in 14 states make their choices today, with broad implications for what happens in Pennsyylvania, where voters head to the polls on April 28.

Would Sanders hurt Dems’ bid to claim Senate majority?

BY: - March 2, 2020

With control of the U.S. Senate on the line this fall, there's a big question: Will Dems distance themselves from Sanders if he's the nominee?


Warren and Landrieu? That could be just the ticket for 2020 Dems | Opinion

BY: - February 25, 2020

The fiasco in Iowa, the pathetic debate, and the growing likelihood of a brokered convention, are grounds for serious concern -- if not panic.

Is trade Bernie Sanders’ Trump card in Pennsylvania? | Analysis

BY: - February 21, 2020

The evidence suggests there’s a neglected opening this year for an anti-trade Democratic nominee. It could be just the opening that Bernie Sanders needs.


New Hampshire Muddle: Bernie Sanders underwhelms the Yogi Berra Democrats | Dick Polman

BY: - February 17, 2020

As Yogi Berra also warned, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”

On the trail in New Hampshire, a Pennsylvanian watches the ‘Humans of 2020’

BY: - February 11, 2020

Michala Butler, a Temple University student from Harrisburg, Pa., spent five days in New Hampshire capturing the sights and sounds of the primary.


New F&M Poll: Biden leads Pa. primary pack; Trump’s still underwater in a key 2020 battleground state | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 30, 2020

Voter interest in the 2020 contest, where Pennsylvania, with 20 electoral votes, could again play a determinative role, remains high. Nearly two-thirds of the state's registered voters (67 percent), say they're very interested in the coming election.