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Lou Jacobson for Politifact: Sestak claim that Toomey “still supports privatizing Social Security” is half-true

The ad is correct that Toomey supports a type of privatization – in fact, he’s been quite open about it – but that privatization proposal is limited and optional. The Toomey plan also wouldn’t directly affect today’s seniors, and it may or may not affect any of today’s seniors who are still alive years down the road. This clashes with the ad’s visuals, which seem directly targeted at older voters, not younger ones.

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Meehan Visits Sunoco Refinery in Marcus Hook

Meehan Visits Sunoco Refinery in Marcus Hook   DREXEL HILL, PA – Pat Meehan, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 7th Congressional District, yesterday toured Sunoco’s refinery facility in Marcus Hook. Sunoco’s Marcus Hook operation directly employs more than six hundred people and thousands more are employed locally by companies providing services to the […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Fitzpatrick Cleans Up In Final Debates

Fitzpatrick Cleans Up In Final Debates Final debates provide clear choice for voters BRISTOL, Pa.– Mike Fitzpatrick today aggressively made the case for new leadership in Congress for the Eighth Congressional District at a debate double header.  The debates focused on a range of issues with particular attention on reducing unemployment and jump starting the […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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PennEnvironment Grades Politicians on Environmental Issues for 2009-2010 Legislative Session

PennEnvironment Grades Politicians on Environmental Issues for 2009-2010 Legislative Session State legislators from the region highlighted   [Philadelphia]—Only six state representatives from the Harrisburg/Lancaster/Reading/York area received an environmental score of 100% from the statewide environmental advocacy group PennEnvironment for the current legislative session, the group reported today. Sadly, not a single state senator in the […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Rep. Pitts’ Youth Advisory Council Collects Donations for Avondale Food Bank

Rep. Pitts’ Youth Advisory Council Collects Donations for Avondale Food Bank Washington–Yesterday, Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16) and Nick Rongione, a senior at Solanco High School in Quarryvillle, visited the Mision Santa Maria food bank in Avondale to drop off donations. The donations were collected by the Congressman’s Youth Advisory Council, a group of 30 high […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Waters in favor of Marcellus Shale tax

Waters in favor of Marcellus Shale tax   PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21 – State Rep. Ronald G. Waters, D-Phila./Delaware, is calling on the Senate to pass the Marcellus Shale tax and says implementing the tax should be a top priority before the end of the year.   Waters said the Marcellus Shale tax would help to […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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MSC Statement on Ongoing Legislative Developments in Harrisburg

MSC Statement on Ongoing Legislative Developments in Harrisburg “We’re regretful that there wasn’t closure brought toward achieving commonsense legislative initiatives” Canonsburg, PA – As the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s legislative session draws to a close, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding the months of good-faith, broad-based discussions […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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BREAKING NEWS: Joe Sestak’s Bailout of Fannie and Freddie to Cost Taxpayers Twice as Much

BREAKING NEWS: Joe Sestak’s Bailout of Fannie and Freddie to Cost Taxpayers Twice as Much   Allentown – Today, the Washington Post reported that Congressman Joe Sestak’s bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac “could more than double in size during the next three years.”   According to the Washington Post: “The federal bailout for […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Pennsylvania Taxpayers Continue To Foot Bill For Sestak’s Extreme Agenda In Washington

Pennsylvania Taxpayers Continue To Foot Bill For Sestak’s Extreme Agenda In Washington Sestak’s Broken Promise On Health Care Costs, Failure To Regulate Fannie, Freddie, Slams Pennsylvania Taxpayers   WASHINGTON – Two new reports reveal that Pennsylvania’s families and job creators continue to pay a massive price for embattled U.S. Representative Joe Sestak’s (D-PA) extreme partisan […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Meehan Continues to Stand With Special Interests Over SEPA Families and their Safety

Meehan Continues to Stand With Special Interests Over SEPA Families and their Safety Springfield, PA — Pat Meehan has made clear that he’s only going to look out for special interests who fund his campaign, not the middle class families of southeastern Pennsylvania. While Bryan Lentz has led the fight to eliminate a loophole that […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment