Wolf to meet with Obama on economy

   December 5, 2014 8:32 am

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and six other governors elect will visit the White House today. Wolf and the other incoming governors will meet with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and several cabinet officials, according to Wolf’s spokesman, Jeff Sheridan. Their talk will focus on the economy. Wolf is the only Democrat among the soon-to-be governors meeting…

Kelly says Obama immigration stand is political

   November 21, 2014 3:27 pm

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., didn’t much care for President Barack Obama’s announcement on immigration Thursday night. Among other things, Kelly suggested  it was kingly — and not in a good way. Here is the full test of Kelly’s statement: “Last night’s announcement by the president was 100 percent about politics, not…

Bus tour urges Clinton presidential bid

   November 20, 2014 11:03 am

The Ready for Hillary grassroots tour bus  – minus former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton – continues to make the rounds of college campuses. The campaign-style bus is the creation of Ready for Hillary, a super PAC urging Clinton to run for president. The bus is going to college campuses as the PAC works to…

Bill Clinton to campaign for Wolf

   October 21, 2014 2:39 pm

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…

First Lady campaigns for Wolf in Philly

   October 15, 2014 10:13 am

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…

Obama’s salute makes the news

   September 24, 2014 9:21 am

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 President Obama just landed in New York for #UNGA2014. Watch him speak at 12:50pm ET on his plan to #ActOnClimate: http://wh.gov/climate-change A video posted by The…

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

   February 6, 2014 1:43 pm

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,…

Corbett’s re-election troubles include his own party

   January 31, 2014 9:15 am

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…

Kelly invites state senator to SOTU address

   January 27, 2014 9:52 am

  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,…

One-term presidents?

   December 18, 2013 3:07 pm

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…