Posts tagged Barack Obama

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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Another rally planned outside Kelly’s offices

   December 13, 2012 9:09 am    1

With the “fiscal cliff” deadline looming, local activists and community members continue to press U.S. Mike Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., to keep tax cuts for the middle class and let them expire for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. They will hold what they’re calling a “holiday vigil” today at 5:30 p.m. outside of…


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Rally planned today outside Kelly’s office

   December 10, 2012 9:34 am    2

While Congress and President Barack Obama continue to tackle the “fiscal cliff” concerns, a coalition of concerned citizens plans action today at noon in Erie. Community leaders, seniors, students, working families and people with disabilities are expected to call on U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., and U.S. Sen Bob Casey, D-Pa., to…


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Erie County: Friendly territory for Obama

   November 8, 2012 8:27 am    1

In the presidential race, Erie County stood out in Tuesday’s election. Robert Speel, associate political-science professor at Penn State Behrend, said that President Barack Obama won 58 percent of the vote in Erie County, which is the highest percentage win for him in the western half of Pennsylvania.  Obama only won two counties in this…


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