Biden-Harris campaign launches new ad geared toward Black voters
President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is launching a new ad focused on Black voters, touting how the Biden-Harris administration has “made equity a cornerstone of their administration’s policy agenda, and are lowering costs and creating economic opportunity for Black America,” according to a press release from the campaign. Titled “Get Ahead,” the spot will air […]
Pa. gun violence prevention advocates optimistic about new White House initiative
Adam Garber, executive director of CeaseFirePA, was at the White House event last week where President Joe Biden announced a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention. Survivors of school shootings and family members who had lost a loved one to gun violence, many of whom have been fighting for tougher gun control laws for years, […]
Vice President Kamala Harris urges Reading students to lead peers to the polls
READING., Pa. — In a national political climate that is breeding threats to fundamental rights and freedoms, young people have the power to decide the direction of the country by voting, Vice President Kamala Harris told an audience of largely Latino college students on Tuesday in Reading. Harris called on the students to speak with […]
VP Kamala Harris unveils new wage rule for federal projects
Construction workers who work on federal projects are poised to receive better wages and worker protections under a Department of Labor rule touted by Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday. Speaking at a union hall in Philadelphia, Harris praised the Biden administration’s economic agenda and pointed out that the new rule would be the first […]
Despite poor polling numbers, Kamala Harris viewed as key for Democrats in 2024
The VP has been an ambassador for the White House, making stops in battleground states, including Pennsylvania.
Kamala Harris in Africa: High stakes for the U.S. and for her | Fletcher McClellan
Belatedly, Africa has become a major area of concern for the Biden administration.
Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat
Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month. After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]
Biden to travel to New York, Pa., and Virginia for 9/11 observances
Biden 'felt it was important to visit each of the three places to mark the lives that were lost, the sacrifices on that day,' White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said
U.S. mayors, including Scranton’s, call on Congress to pass immigration reform | Tuesday Coffee
'It’s right for our economic future. It’s time for Congress to finally act,' Scranton Mayor Paige Congnetti said.
‘That is how we will lift up our nation’s middle class’: In Pgh, VP Harris touts child tax credit
In her first visit to Pittsburgh since becoming vice president, Harris met with children in a summer camp program at a neighborhood rec center.
Duolingo founder, a Pittsburgher and immigrant, puts his app to work fighting illiteracy in Central America
The company says the goal is to tackle global illiteracy problems before they begin.
‘We’re a republic not a democracy’: Here’s what’s so undemocratic about this GOP talking point | John L. Micek
Who knew that America was filled with so many amateur social studies teachers?