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Smith Slams Casey Over Senate Budget Inaction

The U.S. Senate hasn’t passed a budget in over 3 years, and Tom Smith today laid the blame on Senate Democrats, including his opponent Bob Casey. In an online petition, the Republican hopeful backed a No Budget, No Pay measure – but stopped short of endorsing any specific spending proposal.

May 14th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 1 Comment

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Schwartz the Next Pelosi?

Former House Speaker and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi won’t serve forever, and Rep. Allyson Schwartz is reportedly on the short list of members who could step into leadership if (or when) a vacuum emerges.

May 14th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 4 Comments

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Obama Camp Launches New Positive TV Spot (Watch Video)

President Barack Obama’s campaign released a new advertisement in Pennsylvania Monday, touting the President’s support of the middle class through his endorsement of the 2008 auto bailout just a few days after an interview in which Mitt Romney claimed responsibility for the bailout. Watch it here.

May 14th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories, Video | No Comments

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Gay Rights in the Senate Race

The national political discourse turned sharply toward gay marriage and other LGBT rights issues this week on President Obama’s announcement that he supports gay marriage. The contrast is slightly less stark in the U.S. Senate contest.

May 11th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 7 Comments

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GOP Drills Obama on Coal

Republicans are arguing Barack Obama’s performance in West Virginia, where the President lost 42 percent of the Democratic primary vote to a felon who didn’t actually run a campaign, is a result of his stance on coal.

May 11th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 5 Comments