Recent News

Butkovitz Hires Heavy-Hitter Strategists (6 hours ago)

Schwartz calls Wolf "vague" on Obamacare support (6 hours ago)
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz just accused her fellow Democrats in the May 20 primary election for governor of being "vague" in their support for the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare. Schwartz was speaking mostly about front-runner Tom Wolf, a former state revenue secretary, who told the York Daily Record last month that the law is "step in the right direction."

Wednesday's DN: with raises, BRT tackles appeals (13 hours ago)

Corbett reports $200k in 2013 income, other candidates mixed on tax return release (Yesterday)
Call it the return race. Multi-megabyte files are hitting reporters' email boxes as candidates for Pennsylvania governor disclose their latest tax returns - or extension filings.

After pay raise, BRT picks up the pace (Yesterday)

Corbett camp jumps on Schwartz's Obamacare push (Yesterday)
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is enjoying an unpaid media boost to her campaign for governor since appearing on MSNBC last night to tout a new commercial she is running to highlight her role in passing the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare.

Wolf wins animal PAC endorsement (Yesterday)
Perhaps, it's no surprise that the candidate named Wolf would be tops in animal lovers' hearts.. And so it was that Democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf won the endorsement of Humane PA, the political action committee that represents tens of thousands of Pennsylvania pet people.

Ukraine, Russia aim to defuse crisis (5 days ago)
GENEVA -- The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union reached an agreement Thursday evening that called for armed pro-Russian bands in eastern Ukraine to surrender the government buildings they have seized and that outlined other steps to defuse a crisis that has rattled the international community.

Putin lays claim to swaths of southeastern Ukraine (5 days ago)
MOSCOW -- Even as the world's top diplomats were gingerly drafting a tentative accord to "de-escalate tensions" in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin was on national television, declaring Russia's historical claims over Ukrainian territory, reiterating a threat to use military force and generally sounding a defiant, even mocking, tone toward the United States.

Detention of Taliban commander disrupts Afghan peace talks (5 days ago)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top Taliban commander in the midst of peace negotiations with the Afghan government has been detained in the United Arab Emirates, according to Afghan officials -- an action that thwarts long-term reconciliation efforts between insurgents and President Hamid Karzai's government.

Water damage to elevators closes city office tower (7 days ago)
The city office building at the foot of the Ben Franklin Parkway will be closed through the weekend because of elevator damage caused by a broken water pipe.

Fight over Democratic committeeman spots to resume in South Philadelphia (7 days ago)
A slate of committeeman candidates allied with longtime Democratic ward leader Anna C. Verna will face petition challenges organized by developer Ori Feibush.

Court: Corbett challenger Guzzardi to stay on ballot (4/15/2014)
Gov. Corbett's sole challenger will remain on the primary ballot. That was the ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt today who found that there was not enough evidence to knock off Ardmore businessman and conservative activist Bob Guzzardi.

Corbett says he never made a judgment on sting case (4/15/2014)

Milton Street Wants Another Shot at Mayor (4/14/2014)

Election inflames many of city's Indian residents (4/11/2014)
Chitra Teredesai hasn't voted in India since she moved to Pittsburgh in 1978, but she still remembers the chaotic excitement of elections there.

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