Captain “Sully” Sullenberger Blasts Shuster Amendment

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, the airline pilot credited with “the Miracle on the Hudson,” is taking aim at an amendment offered by Rep. Shuster that critics claim would scale back aviation safety legislation. Shuster says that his amendment is in keeping with the goals of President Obama’s administration to make regulation more efficient, and won’t impact safety precautions already in place.

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 5 Comments

3/31 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA is on the Redistricting Watch where the buzz is growing that Reps. Altmire and Critz will have some inter-party fights ahead. Rick Santorum was in the news a lot yesterday as we crawl closer to a decision on the former Senator’s future political plans. Wereport that he had a solid weekend in Iowa but Rep. Bachmann stole a lot of the thunder. Gov. Rendell explained to us all why politicos should never throw out the first pitch at a baseball game. Up in NW Pa., there is talk that Kathy Dahlkemper might run for her old congressional seat.
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March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

Santorum Helped in Iowa by Absence of Palin and Huckabee But Hurt by Bachmann’s Announcement

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) declaration over the weekend that she is forming an exploratory committee for the Presidency was not good news for former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Bachmann is one of the most conservative members in the House (ranked 19th by National Journal) and a favorite of the tea party who gave its response to President Obama’s State of the Union in January.

March 30th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Presidential | 2 Comments


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