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Rohrer Signs on to 9-9-9

Senate hopeful Sam Rohrer has signed onto the tax plan of one-time GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain. The proposal would scrap the current U.S. tax code in favor of a 9 percent corporate tax, a 9 percent personal income tax, and a 9 percent national sales tax.

March 19th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 4 Comments

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More Medicare Messaging from Dems

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as well as individual candidates, are ramping up their Medicare messaging. The DCCC is running robocalls against five Pa. members of Congress: Dent, Fitzpatrick, Gerlach, Meehan, and Murphy.

March 19th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 3 Comments

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Gingrich, SC Guv Haley Coming to PLC

Newt Gingrich is coming home. The former House Speaker, who represented Georgia in Congress but was born and raised in Harrisburg, will speak this weekend at the Pa. Leadership Conference. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will also attend as a Romney surrogate.

March 19th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | No Comments

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Who Got Boos at Pittsburgh Parade?

Short answer: everyone. It was a beautiful weekend for the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Pittsburgh. But sunny skies or not, VP Joe Biden and Gov. Tom Corbett took their share of grief from the crowd.

March 19th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 7 Comments

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Will the Netroots Play in PA-17?

The online progressive community has the ability to bring national attention and fundraising to candidates they see as liberal true believers. In Pa., blue dog Rep. Tim Holden faces a primary from liberal attorney Matt Cartwright. One national website is already tuned in. Will the movement follow?

March 19th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | No Comments