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‘I-word’ pays off for Dems’ campaign

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — House Democrats are cashing in on chatter that Republicans are plotting to impeach President Obama — raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said on Tuesday. Republicans insisted such talk is bogus. Rep. Steve Israel of New York, who runs the House Democrats’ campaign committee, said …

Acquitted Beaver County sheriff shifts attention to campaign

By Bill Vidonic
Fresh off an acquittal in a criminal case that dogged him for more than two years, Beaver County Sheriff George David said he’s focusing on his re-election campaign. “I think I gained more support,” David, 67, of Hopewell said of …

British Ambassador Westmacott: Allies failed Syria

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — The United States, Britain and other allies failed to help abate “a humanitarian disaster” in Syria and now weigh the consequences of involvement …

Tri-state Tea Party group aims to broaden its appeal to conservatives

By Natasha Lindstrom
A Tea Party organization targeting Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey is dropping the “Tea Party” from its name and broadening its policy agenda to attract …

Perry: Guardsmen needed at Mexican border to handle criminals

By Salena Zito
National Guardsmen are needed along the border with Mexico to deter and detain criminals, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told the Tribune-Review in an interview critical …

Costa: Democrats can take state Senate if Wolf expands lead over Corbett

By Natasha Lindstrom
If millionaire businessman Tom Wolf holds or grows his 22-point lead over Gov. Tom Corbett in polls, Pennsylvania Democrats have a strong shot at taking …

State Senate hires lawyer, considers suing Corbett

By Melissa Daniels
Senate Republicans considering legal action against Gov. Tom Corbett have retained outside counsel over a line-item veto of $7.2 million in legislative-designated spending. At issue is whether the veto, coupled with the governor’s $65 million reduction to the Legislature’s budget, …

Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face ‘intolerance’

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often are accused of “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said on Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives. In remarks …

Obama raises funds for Democrats, demands GOP cooperation

By The Associated Press
LOS ALTOS, Calif. — With Congress struggling against time to address key legislation, President Obama on Wednesday portrayed Republicans as members of a party that …

Wolf says he’ll work with Legislature to deal with pension woes

By Melissa Daniels
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf said on Tuesday in Pittsburgh that he’s open to working with the Legislature on pension reform, a major financial issue …

Moody’s downgrades Pa. rating; Corbett ponders pension reform session

By Debra Erdley
Relaxed and confident despite sagging poll numbers and a bruising budget battle with the General Assembly, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Monday he is weighing …

Hillary $12M richer since leaving State Department

By Bloomberg News
Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million in 16 months since leaving the State Department, a windfall at odds with her party’s call to …

Corbett’s chances at holding Pa. governor job tied to GOP nest egg

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — As he works to shore up his GOP base, Gov. Tom Corbett needs to improve polling numbers to keep money flowing from the …

Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips

By The Associated Press
U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staffs accepted 41 privately paid trips this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent and his wife to $300-a-night hotel rooms for congressional staff at a …

Rep. Ryan gets serious about poverty

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — Bob Woodson sees a side to U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan that few people get to see, and Woodson’s work to confront poverty has …

Perry in Iowa again, courting voters

By The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president …

La. governor Jindal in Pa. to stump for Corbett

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Pennsylvania to headline a fundraiser for his fellow Republican governor, Tom Corbett. Corbett campaign officials said they expected the Wednesday evening event in suburban Allentown to raise more than $250,000. Spokesman Chris …

Portraits of convicted Pa. legislative leaders have their crimes with images

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Two state lawmakers who advocated removing Capitol portraits of convicted legislative leaders say they’re satisfied with a compromise: plaques hung on Tuesday noting …

Corbett: Pensions a pocketbook issue

By Melissa Daniels
Superintendent John Hoover has a $600,000 problem that he fears will cause Hampton Township School District to raise tax rates again. “We raised taxes last …

Donations to Ohio attorney general’s charity have doubled since he took office

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — Lawyers, law firms and an Ohio lobbyist who have business in Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office all have contributed to a charity important to DeWine and his family, an Associated Press review found, and the donations have …

Salena Zito Columns

‘Ready for Hillary’ in Northeast Pa.

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON Evie McNulty and her husband, Jim, have been there from the beginning. She is Lackawanna County’s recorder and he is Scranton’s former mayor. Despite serving only one term in the 1980s, he is credited with starting the renaissance of …

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