U.S. House votes to censure Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib over Israel remarks

BY: - November 7, 2023

The resolution would be a formal statement that a majority of the chamber disapproves of Tlaib’s statements on Israel.

U.S. House Speaker McCarthy tells committees to launch Biden impeachment probe   

BY: - September 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday announced that he has directed several House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into unproven GOP allegations that President Joe Biden profited from his son’s business dealings when he was vice president in the Obama administration. “These allegations paint a picture, a picture of corruption,” […]

John Fetterman back in the U.S. Senate and looking ahead to 2024

BY: - July 23, 2023

BRADDOCK, Pa. — By now, most people are aware that U.S. Sen. John Fetterman has been through a difficult time over the past year, to put it mildly. Pennsylvania’s freshman senator has staged a remarkable comeback and has plenty of things he wants to talk about besides his health issues, but to recap: He suffered a […]


Here’s the risk to Pa. — and other states — from our national disunion | Ray E. Landis

BY: - May 25, 2023

A national divorce would put the most vulnerable at risk. They must be protected.


Whose House? Biden’s House | John L. Micek

BY: - February 8, 2023

Faced with ill-behaved children, Biden, the adult, did what you’re supposed to do: He put them in their place.


Marjorie Taylor Greene moves in same circles as Trump’s anti-Semitic dinner guests | Jay Bookman

BY: - December 2, 2022

The Georgia lawmaker has her own well-documented history of anti-Semitism.


Top Republicans embrace Marjorie Taylor Greene’s violent rhetoric | Jay Bookman

BY: - October 21, 2022

Greene has appeared alongside Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano among others.

Returning to Pa., Trump calls Mastriano and Oz vital to a Republican takeover in 2022 and 2024

BY: - September 3, 2022

WILKES-BARRE TWP., Pa. –  Campaigning for Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial and U.S. Senate nominees on Saturday, former President Donald Trump cast Doug Mastriano and Dr. Mehmet Oz as vital leaders in a fight to take back the state and country starting with this year’s midterm election. Trump spoke for nearly two hours at the rally outside […]

Capitol Hill Republicans slam treatment of accused Jan. 6 insurrectionists held at D.C. jail

BY: - December 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — Four House Republicans held a Tuesday press conference to complain about the poor conditions at a District of Columbia jail housing inmates charged with violence in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But a District of Columbia advocate for prison reform in an interview said that jail and another […]


Threats against nurses, school boards rage on as mainstream GOP stands by | Jay S. Bookman

BY: - September 3, 2021

You could argue that this is only the lunatic fringe of the GOP. But we have seen too many times how yesterday’s GOP lunatic fringe becomes tomorrow’s GOP mainstream


What new polling data tells us about the state of America’s soul, and what to do about it | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 5, 2021

New Pew Research Center data underscores the challenge of trying to knit together a fractured nation. President Joe Biden can't do it on his own.

Pa. Republicans stand by QAnon congresswoman as House votes to strip committee assignments

BY: - February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON — Eight out of nine of Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. House members voted against removing Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments on Thursday night. According to an official House roll call, U.S. Reps. Dan Meuser, R-9th District; Scott Perry, R-10th District;  Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District; Fred Keller, R-12th District; John Joyce, R-13th […]