state-of-the-union

COMMENTARY

Trump was unshackled by Senate acquittal. The worst is yet to come | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - February 11, 2020

Republican senators who voted to acquit Trump hoped that the president had learned a lesson from his impeachment ordeal. Unfortunately, he has.

COMMENTARY

Rush Limbaugh deserves your thoughts and prayers. The Medal of Freedom? Not so much | Opinion

BY: - February 9, 2020

there can be no possible re-writing of Limbaugh’s history that makes permissible the reconfiguring of his decades-long legacy of boombox bigotry.

COMMENTARY

Why civility in politics is harder than you think | Opinion

BY: - February 7, 2020

People say they want everyone to have polite exchanges of views, even during important political debates. That's a tall order.

In State of the Union, Trump makes the pitch for four more years. Nancy Pelosi tore up the speech

BY: - February 5, 2020

The partisan animosity that has gripped Washington throughout the impeachment proceedings was on stark display on Tuesday night.

In State of the Union, Trump distorts Wolf’s veto of school tax credit bill | Fact Check

BY: - February 4, 2020

President Donald Trump used a televised address to the nation Tuesday to distort Gov. Tom Wolf's 2019 veto of a bill that would have nearly doubled the size of a state program that offers tax credits to businesses that donate to K-12 scholarship funds.

COMMENTARY

State of the Union 2019: Investigating doesn’t rule out legislating | Opinion

BY: - February 7, 2019

The U.S. government has been able to legislate just fine during past presidential investigations.

In State of the Union, Trump calls for unity – will Pa. lawmakers buy in?

BY: - February 6, 2019

By Robin Bravender, Capital-Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump implored Congress Tuesday to move past political gridlock in favor of bipartisan cooperation before he dug in in on the border security fight that threatens to shut down the government yet again. “We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, […]

Here’s how Pa’s congressional delegation responded to President Trump’s #SOTU speech

BY: - February 5, 2019

The final syllables of President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address had barely stopped echoing through the hall of the U.S. House on Tuesday night before members of Congress started weighing in with their reactions. Here’s what Pennsylvania’s members of Congress had to say about the speech – before, during and afterward. It […]

In the middle of #SOTU, Congress sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to 81-year-old survivor of Tree of Life shootings

BY: - February 5, 2019

There was plenty of sharp-elbowed partisanship in President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. But in the middle of it, Republicans and Democrats took a moment to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to an 81-year-old survivor of last fall’s deadly shootings at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life […]