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Former Pennsylvania governor takes post at N.J. university

(NJ.com) Former Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker has taken a position as executive in residence at Rider University, where he earned a master's degree in the early 1980s. Schweiker,...

‘Fair share’ fees forced non-union workers in Pennsylvania to pay almost...

(The Penn) Pennsylvania is historically a union-dominated state, particularly in the areas that were once known for large-scale industrial operations. But in the 2016 presidential...

PA Lawmaker Thanks Trump for Cleaning Up Obama’s Health Care Mess

The Trump administration issued new rules to make it easier for consumer to enroll in short-term insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act. In...

Church files lawsuit against gun-toting Pennsylvania minister

(Morning Call) A Pennsylvania minister — who glorifies the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle in religious services and political commentary shows — has been sued by...

Here’s which Pennsylvania candidates are getting campaign cash from President Trump,...

(Morning Call)  The 2016 presidential contenders are sending campaign cash to congressional candidates in the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere in Pennsylvania as the two...

Abortion politics may shadow final weeks of governor’s race

(Intelligencer - by, Mark Levy/AP) The politics of abortion could be especially prominent this fall as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Scott Wagner hit...

Study: Youth voter registration up in Pennsylvania

(The Sentinel) Millennials; while they are frequently the butt of many jokes about the ills of society, the group of people now in early...

As Pence Campaigns for Barletta, Here’s What Their Anti-LGBTQ Agenda Means...

(Human Rights Campaign) Vice President Mike Pence was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a campaign event where he is expected to raise hundreds of thousands...

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Wagner Called Me “Young and Naive”

(Teen Vogue - Rose Strauss)  “Young and naive”. That's how I was dismissed by Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner when I confronted his baseless...

Democrats March to the Extreme Left

(Lincoln Institute - Lowman Henry) In politics everything is relative.  What the mainstream media and Left-wing activists term the ‘far right’ at one time was the...

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