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Call Washington BureauU.S. House Republicans held investigative hearings this week on two terror events - the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and the Boston Marathon bombing. On each committee was a local area lawmaker who attended the high-profile hearings, though...
Call Washington BureauCongressman Lou Barletta pounced on news that one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers’ friends reentered the country without a valid visa. The 11th district Republican, well known for his passionate opposition to illegal immigration, has long...
Call Washington BureauPennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey joined most of the Senate Republican caucus in voting against the $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill, citing costs unrelated to the Northeast storm. The measure cleared the Senate Monday night, 62-36. The House...
Call Washington BureauWith one Republican and one Democrat now representing the Lehigh Valley, this will be a common occurrence: Charlie Dent and Matt Cartwright split their vote Wednesday on temporarily suspending the debt ceiling. Dent, 15th district, supported it....
Roger Goodell on ‘Face the Nation’; Bob Costas on ‘Meet the Press’; Hines Ward on ‘State of the Union’The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a news conference Friday in New Orleans. Photo credit: Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Bob Schieffer will broadcast CBS' “Face the Nation” from New Orleans, where the Super Bowl...
Call Washington BureauAfter a full day of will they, won't they, the U.S. House passed a bill late Tuesday night to avert the perilous fiscal cliff with the support of all of the region's lawmakers. Though most Republicans voted against (85-151) the measure to raise taxes on...
Call Washington BureauAt least two area GOP congressmen are supporting a mostly for show House Republican bill to avoid the fiscal cliff by raising rates on millionaires and locking in lower rates for everyone else. U.S. Reps. Charlie Dent and Lou Barletta both said they are...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. In yet another reminder that Republicans are smelling blood in the water in the race between U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Republican Tom Smith, a GOP-friendly super PAC will start airing a TV ad hitting......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekHAZLETON _ It’s been said that familiarity breeds contempt. But for U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, familiarity might just lead to a second term in Washington. Thanks to a once-a-decade redrawing of the state’s political topography, Barletta, the...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry for being tardy. As you might imagine, things started early and ended late yesterday. So here's a quick round-up of Election Day action across the state. In the race for the White House, President......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. For a month that's supposed to be kind of sleepy and languid, August has proven unusually busy for those of us in the news biz. Normally, we like to spend the hottest month of the......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to the penultimate weekend of August 2012. This month's been another quick one in a summer that -- as they all do -- just seems to have flown by. But don't worry, there are......
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