Report sheds new light on Pa. lawmaker’s role in Trump’s pressure on Justice Dept. over election

BY: - October 7, 2021

A newly released congressional report on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to pressure the U.S. Dept. of Justice and overturn the 2020 election prominently highlights a Pennsylvania lawmaker who is a close Trump ally, and who was in the vanguard of lawmakers who objected to certifying President Joe Biden’s victory last […]


Poll: Majority of Pa. residents oppose GOP-backed ‘investigation’ of 2020 election | Friday Coffee

BY: - July 30, 2021

A poll by a liberal advocacy group shows most Pa. residents believe Joe Biden won the presidency -- and they're not interested in litigating it again.


Pa. Rep. Perry faces heat for comparing Dems to Nazis during speech | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 29, 2021

'They're not the loyal opposition any more. They're the opposition ... they want to destroy the country,' U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said during a recent speech.


‘It’s all politics, it’s all garbage’: Voting against medals for cops, 21 Republicans hit a new low in insurrection denial | John L. Micek

BY: - June 17, 2021

So just how desperate are some Republicans to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol? Desperate enough that 21 of them voted against a slam-dunk of a bill earlier this week awarding one of the country’s highest civilian honors, the Congressional Gold Medal, to the law enforcement officers who defended […]

Headed for a state park this Memorial Day Weekend? Get ready for the crowds | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 29, 2021

Attendance is booming at Pa.'s state parks, officials say. But the usual pandemic rules stay in place.

Pa.’s Rep. Perry only Keystone State Republican to vote against bill protecting Asian-Americans from hate crimes

BY: - May 21, 2021

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, the central Pennsylvania Republican who objected to the results of the November 2020 election, and who remains a close ally of President Donald Trump, was the only member of the Keystone State’s GOP congressional delegation to vote against a bill addressing the explosion in hate crimes against Asian-Americans. Perry, whose 10th […]


Never-Trump group gives Pa. GOP congressmen mostly Fs for supporting democratic norms | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 27, 2021

If there was a democracy summer school, these Pennsylvania lawmakers would be in it.


Poll: Pa. residents think worst of the pandemic is behind us, but still worried for the future | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 15, 2021

Respondents to the new Muhlenberg College poll give President Joe Biden high marks, but are sharply divided over Gov. Tom Wolf's handling of the pandemic.


Does the GOP believe in democracy? Pa. Rep. Scott Perry votes against condemning Myanmar coup | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 22, 2021

A spokesman for the central Pa. Republican said the no-brainer resolution was a 'trap' for lawmakers who objected to the 2020 election.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick sides with Dems on Dreamers bill, as immigration debate intensifies

BY: and - March 19, 2021

The measures mark the first step towards what advocates for immigration reform hope will be a year or two of substantive action on the issue.


Central Pa. voters deserve better than Trump loyalist Scott Perry | Opinion

BY: - January 27, 2021

Scott Perry is part of what is wrong with American politics today.

Pa. Rep. Perry confirms talks with Trump, DoJ lawyer, stays mum on calls for resignation, report

BY: - January 25, 2021

Facing calls for his resignation, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District, has confirmed that he introduced a Justice Department lawyer to former President Donald Trump, as Trump pushed ahead with abortive plans to fire his acting attorney general. The New York Times reported late Saturday that Perry, a member of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, made […]