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U.S. Treasury Department Probes Rendell Over Speeches For Iranian Dissidents

The Washington Times reports that the Treasury Department’s counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a long-timeDemocratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates of an Iranian opposition group designated as a terrorist group by the State Department.

March 10th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 2 Comments

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Casey Votes for Keystone XL Pipeline

It’s official: we’ve entered the stage of the campaign where Bob Casey can’t do anything right. The Senator voted with the GOP in favor of a bill to advance the Keystone XL oil pipeline Thursday night, and his opponents accused the him of switching positions.

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 6 Comments

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3/9 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the Buzz. We hope everyone attending St. Patty’s Day events this weekend has a blast – especially at good old-fashioned political events. (Here’s looking at you, NEPA!)

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments

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Luzerne Dems Back Holden, Vinsko

Rep. Tim Holden won the bellwether Luzerne Dems endorsement Thursday night thanks in part to a strong speech on his behalf by his former colleague Chris Carney. Holden is being challenged by Lackawanna County attorney Matt Cartwright in the 17th district primary.

March 8th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 15 Comments

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Air War Begins in PA-4

Wednesday, Chris Reilly became the first candidate on the air in the crowded GOP primary in the race to replace Rep. Todd Platts. He launched a 60-second radio ad boasting of his accomplishments as York County Commissioner.

March 8th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 3 Comments