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Video: Students Protest Obama Energy Policy

About 12 student protesters gathered outside Penn State’s Rec Hall to protest President Obama’s remarks on energy innovation today. The students were representatives from the group Young Americans for Freedom. Samuel Settle, the group’s leader, said he believes Obama is forcing alternative energy sources onto citizens.

February 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Video | 1 Comment

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Obama Unveils ‘Better Building Initiative’ to Packed House at PSU

President Obama spoke with a tone of both urgency and optimism as he addressed a crowd of over 2,500 on the campus of Pennsylvania State University. His 15 minute address emphasized energy innovation and keeping America’s competitive edge. It is a part of Obama’s energy plan that is most likely to achieve bipartisan support.

February 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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Toomey Files First Bill, Challenges Democrats on Debt Ceiling

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) arrived in Washington, D.C., just a month ago, but he hasn’t wasted any time challenging Senate Democrats on a central economic issue: the debt ceiling. PoliticsPA reported last month on Toomey’s efforts to articulate conservatives’ debt ceiling argument, and on Wednesday Toomey unveiled his first piece of legislation in the 112th Congress: the Full Faith and Credit Act, filed as an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Act.

February 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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2/3 Morning Buzz

President Obama is in PA today, talking about energy and economic policy at PSU. PoliticsPA is on the ground here and will bring you the up-to-the-minute news from State College. Punxsutawney, PA had it’s annual 15 minutes yesterday when Phil did not see his shadow. The U.S. Senate held a vote on health care repeal yesterday evening that failed on party lines, Pennsylvania’s esteemed Senators included.

February 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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Drexel Hill man charged in Meehan petition forgeries

The 7th congressional swing district saw a hotly contested race for the vacated seat of Joe Sestak. Despite allegations that the Meehan camp forged petition signatures, Meehan went on to win the seat. Authorites recently charged a Drexel Hill man who had no connection to the Meehan campaign with multiples counts of forgery and false signatures.

February 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments