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Barletta, Stilp Clash Over Health Care

Without much hope of success, the House GOP moved Wednesday (in its 33rd vote) to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. At the moment, this move is largely a symbolic gesture and a promise for the future, but Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) characterized the vote as a move toward true repeal and replacement. His Democratic challenger […]

July 12th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 5 Comments

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7/12 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz. A new poll shows Obama and Casey both lead their opponents in PA; Critz votes against Obamacare repeal; Meehan passes the $2M mark; Santorum becomes a stem cell group spokesman; and the PA Dems are banking on Voter ID to bring in some money.

July 12th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 2 Comments

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Critz Votes Against Obamacare Repeal

After Rep. Mark Critz voted against the repeal of the Affordable Healthcare Act, his opponent Keith Rothfus seized the opportunity to portray Critz as an opponent of Medicare. The debate even lead to a heated rhetorical battle over Twitter this afternoon.

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 13 Comments

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Santorum: Stem Cell Research Spokesperson

Rick Santorum, arguably today’s most high-profile Catholic Republican, announced he will now serve as the spokesman for the Catholic organization “Give Cures,” the John Paul II Stem Cell Research Institute, which implements only adult stem cell research.

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Top Stories | No Comments