The president tapped Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division. He was part of the legal team that helped get Mumia Abu-Jamal off death row.
Chris assesses the latest snowstorm, Ellen Degeneres performance as host of the OSCARS, and President Obama’s handling of the crisis in Ukraine. He talks to Jeff Roe and Mark Greenbaum on the Monday Morning Matchup, Foreign Policy Expert Ed Turzanski, and Keltie Knight from The Insider.
The Philadelphia-based company wants to buy Time Warner, the industry’s #2 cable television service provider, for $45 billion in stock.
The number of elder abuse cases is increasing and one of Pennsylvania’s US Senators wants to do something about it.
“It’s the ol’ bang for the buck. You spend a buck on unemployment, by some estimates you get more than $1.70 back,” Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa., right) said.
US Sen. Bob Casey says the lot of 700,000 Pennsylvania workers would be improved by an increase in the minimum wage.
Sen. Casey emphasized that sequestration cuts not only hurt patients but also have a negative impact on the overall economy.
The deal struck funds the government only through mid-January, and allows the nation to borrow through February 7th.
“The problem is the extreme right is driving the train, at least in the Congress,” Casey said at 30th Street Station.
At 30th Street Station, US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said he’ll urge his colleagues to lock in long-term funding for transportation.
Some local congress members are reacting to the President’s decision to ask for Congressional approval of a military strike on Syria.
Casey says Amtrak ridership is up, so it would be a mistake for funding from Congress to go down.
US senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) visited Temple University today to talk about the possibility that interest on federally subsidized student loans could go from their current rate of 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1st.
U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey say the Navy has agreed to commission the USS Somerset in Philadelphia.
It’s a scenario that Dorothy Johnson-Speight hears over and over from members of the group she founded, Mothers in Charge.