Posts tagged Barack Obama

Bill Clinton to campaign for Wolf

   October 21, 2014 2:39 pm    0

Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania governor, is getting more political star treatment in his bid to win the state’s highest executive office. Former President Bill Clinton will headline a campaign event for Wolf on Monday in Pittsburgh. Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama stumped on behalf of the Democratic nominee, and President Barack Obama is scheduled…


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First Lady campaigns for Wolf in Philly

   October 15, 2014 10:13 am    0

Tom Wolf is getting more star political star power in his bid to unseat Gov. Tom Corbett.  Today, First Lady Michelle Obama is campaigning on behalf of the Democratic nominee, and there are reports that President Barack Obama could do the same before the Nov. 4 election. Michelle Obama is headlining an event for Wolf this…


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Obama’s salute makes the news

   September 24, 2014 9:21 am    2

There’s been a social media backlash over President Barack Obama saluting with a coffee cup in his hand. What do you think of the brewing controversy? — John Guerriero


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Farm bill vote wasn’t a S.N.A.P. for Pa.’s two senators

   February 6, 2014 1:43 pm    0

President Barack Obama is scheduled to sign a controversial farm bill into law on Friday. It’s a bill that both of Pennsylvania U.S. senators voted against, but for different reasons. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said that while the bill includes “some very good policies,” the bill also includes significant cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,…


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Corbett’s re-election troubles include his own party

   January 31, 2014 9:15 am    0

When you drill down into the latest poll numbers for Gov. Tom Corbett, the trouble comes from independent voters and from within his own Republican Party. Only one in four, or 23 percent, believe Corbett has done well enough to deserve a second term, according to a Franklin & Marshall College Poll released this week. Breaking…


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Kelly invites state senator to SOTU address

   January 27, 2014 9:52 am    0

  U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly has invited Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Robbins to be his guest at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. President Barack Obama will make the address to a joint session of Congress at 9 p.m. Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., noted that Robbins is retiring at the end of his current term. Robbins,…


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One-term presidents?

   December 18, 2013 3:07 pm    0

Should U.S. presidents serve one, six-year term instead of a maximum of two four-year terms? Pennsylvania columnists Terry Madonna and Michael Young make that suggestion as President Barack Obama enters what is becoming a common dynamic for presidents – the second-term blues. They argue that Obama’s “inexorable erosion of political support is a depressingly old pattern…


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Corbett’s sinking poll numbers

   August 29, 2013 9:31 am    1

The latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll spells more trouble for Gov. Tom Corbett’s re-election hopes. Read the full poll results here. Only one in five (17 percent) of registered Pennsylvania voters think that Corbett is doing an excellent or good job. That’s below the poll’s May ratings, when only one in four gave Corbett the lofty…


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Hutchinson to see State of the Union address

   February 12, 2013 2:19 pm    0

A new state lawmaker from northwestern Pennsylvania will be a guest at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. State Sen. Scott Hutchinson, of Oil City, R-21st Dist., will be the guest of Congressman Mike Kelly tonight.     Each member of Congress can invite one person to sit in the gallery in the…


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Toomey, Casey to display bipartisanship again

   February 8, 2013 1:56 pm    0

As they have in the past, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., will sit together during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Democrats and Republicans have traditionally sat on different sides of the House chamber during the SOTU until 2011. “Our nation confronts a host of…


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