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8/2 Morning Buzz

Veteran Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle was the lone member of the Pennsylvania delegation to vote against the high-profile, controversial debt ceiling deal reached by President Obama and congressional leaders late Sunday night. The Forest Hills representative was also at the center of a controversial caucus huddle in which he reportedly likened Tea Party Republicans to “terrorists [who] have made it impossible to spend any money.”

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | No Comments

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8/1 Morning Buzz

The big Monday morning news: President Obama and Congressional leaders pounded out the framework for a budget deal late Sunday night, with a vote very likely taking place on Monday. Even before their respective caucus leaders had a chance to present the specifics of the plan to rank-and-file members, Pennsylvania’s public officials were already offering preliminary thoughts.

August 1st, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | No Comments

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7/27 Morning Buzz

Sen. Toomey put forward legislation that prioritizes payments in the event of a default, Mayor Nutter collaborated with colleagues in an op-ed that warns of economic peril in the event of a default, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry are engaging each other over gay marriage and state’s rights and we take a look at Laureen Cummings’ campaign where Ms. Cummings is using Facebook to interact directly with individual voters.

July 27th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook, Presidential, Senate | No Comments