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Corbett responds to candidate’s criticism over length of Sandusky investigation

By Brad Bumsted 6:41 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett, who as attorney general began investigating Jerry Sandusky, said on Thursday that he welcomes any review or investigation of the case and has nothing to hide. “There’s not one person out there that’s going to …

Critics claim state Attorney General Kane puts politics first

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Call it a difficult year for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the first Democrat and woman elected to the office. Her selective release …

Corbett, Wolf resort to sticks, stones to attract attention

By Melissa Daniels
It takes four seconds for the satire to sink in, before viewers realize the family man seated at a kitchen table and speaking in favor …

Both candidates for governor visiting Armstrong County on Saturday

By Valley News Dispatch
Both gubernatorial candidates will be holding public events in Armstrong County on Saturday. Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will be making a campaign stop in Leechburg …

Suspended Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery won’t be charged over wife’s referral fees

By Natasha Lindstrom
Federal prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery over hefty referral fees his wife received while working as …

55th House candidates relying on relationships with voters, not media advertising

By Braden Ashe
The Republican challenger for Pennsylvania’s 55th Legislative District is looking to run his campaign like his business. The owner of Ligonier-based BP Insurance Inc., Brian …

Corbett rips Wolf tax proposals during Hempfield campaign stop

By Joe Napsha
Gov. Tom Corbett Wednesday hammered Democrat Tom Wolf over his proposal to raise the state income tax during a campaign stop in Westmoreland County, claiming …

Bill Clinton to campaign in Pittsburgh for Pa. gubernatorial candidate

By Melissa Daniels
Former President Bill Clinton is set to headline a campaign event with Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf on Monday in Pittsburgh. The event, scheduled for …

Justice blames feud for his ouster; chief of court admits he did seek to remove him

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Suspended Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery blames “malicious intent” by Chief Justice Ronald Castille as the driving force behind a decision to oust …

House 58th District seat candidates focus on education, taxes

By Renatta Signorini
A Hempfield supervisor is challenging longtime incumbent R. Ted Harhai of Monessen for the House 58th District seat, which covers a portion of Westmoreland County. …

Pa. candidates address equal rights, economic equity in Connellsville

By Cindy Ekas
Pennsylvania House and Senate candidates addressed issues ranging from equal rights to economic equity Tuesday during a candidates night, hosted by the Connellsville Business and …

Likely voters expect Republican Party to take control of Senate, according to Associated Press-GfK poll

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters expect the Republican Party to take control of the Senate, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that’s the outcome they’d …

Pa. Congressional candidates hear about wide range of issues, concerns

By Salena Zito
People in Western Pennsylvania are talking to congressional candidates about national security, the economy and the politics of Obamacare as the November election draws near, …

Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery suspended in email porn scandal

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery with pay for sending and receiving 234 emails containing pornographic photographs or videos. …

Michigan governor slammed by Democrats over medical supply contract

By The Associated Press
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Democratic Party on Monday accused Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration of twice extending a state contract without competitive bidding last year and increasing its worth this year just a day after the company’s executives held …

Prosecutor: No sex harassment charges for gay Republican congressional candidate

By The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they are not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio’s office. San Diego …

Harrisburg insider, newcomer battle over change in Pa.’s 46th Senate District

By Jason Cato
Democrat Sen. Tim Solobay points to funding from a new transportation bill paving the way for development in his Western Pennsylvania district. Republican challenger Camera …

Jobs are focus in 52nd District House race in Westmoreland, Fayette

By Bob Stiles
Ryan Warner of Perryopolis said he noticed a broader issue after he lost his job at a Westmoreland County business in 2012. “I was laid …

Metcalfe, Zucco vie for 12th state House District seat, split on gas drilling issues

By Bill Vidonic
Both candidates for the 12th Legislative District support responsible unconventional gas drilling, but split on the issue of whether a severance tax should be imposed …

Castille: No justices except McCaffery involved in porn scandal

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery sent or received 234 sexually explicit emails shared among staffers in the Attorney General’s Office, but no …

Salena Zito Columns

D.C. elites miss signs pointing to GOP Senate

By Salena Zito
BROOKHAVEN, W.Va If you don’t look in the weeds, sometimes you miss the signs. Late this summer, along the edges of this Mountain State town, a homemade sign jutted from the edge of a country road. It read, simply: “Change …