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Toomey: Pres. Obama And Democrats Orchestrating Political Stalemate

Chris Stigall talked to Senator Pat Toomey on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the gridlock in Washington and what he thinks needs to happen in order to reverse course.

07/03/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter Wednesday night at the Capitol. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

After Battle, Pa. House OKs Philadelphia Cigarette Tax

In a major breakthrough for city and school district officials, the state House Wednesday night passed a bill that would authorize a cigarette tax to help close the Philadelphia school district’s deficit.

07/02/2014

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Pa. House OKs Bill Naming State’s Official Firearm

A weapon that helped early Pennsylvania settlers survive and prosper is closer to being designated the state’s official firearm after a vote in the Legislature.

06/04/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Debo Adegbile testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Adegbile has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. (Credit: Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Blocks Adegbile From Civil Rights Post

Several Democrats, including Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey and Delaware’s Chris Coons, joined Republicans in the Senate Wednesday afternoon in quashing President Obama’s pick for a key post in the Justice Department.

03/05/2014

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Chris Stigall Expresses His Disappointment In Debt Ceiling Bill

Chris Stigall voiced his outrage with Republicans who joined the Democrats to send a “clean” bill raising the debt ceiling to the Senate this morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

02/12/2014

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing Recent IRS Screening Scandal

Sen. Toomey Comments On The Issues With The Affordable Care Act

Chris Stigall spoke with Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey this morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about problems with the rollout and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

02/06/2014

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Cory Booker Officially Swears In As Newest U.S. Senator

Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker was sworn in as a Democratic senator from New Jersey on Thursday, taking the oath of office, exchanging hugs with Vice President Joe Biden and acknowledging the applause of friends and family members seated in the visitor’s gallery that rings the chamber.

10/31/2013

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Pa. Senators OK Bars To Profit From Gambling Games

A bill that could allow several thousand bars in Pennsylvania to profit from gambling contests called small games of chance won approval from the state Senate Wednesday but fell off the fast track amid last-minute objections from Gov. Tom Corbett and House Democrats.

10/23/2013

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Philadelphia Lawmaker Blames Investigation On Ex-Employee

A Philadelphia state senator said Tuesday that an investigation by the state attorney general, including a search of two of her offices, was apparently triggered by a disgruntled former employee who was fired earlier this year.

10/22/2013

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Lt. Gov. Cawley Discharged After Night In Hospital

Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor is going home with a prescription for blood pressure medication after a spell of lightheadedness landed him in the hospital for the night.

10/22/2013

FILE: Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan. (Booker photo by Ramin Talaie/ Getty Images)

Important Information For The New Jersey Special Election

For New Jerseyans, October 16th is the United States Senate special election. Here’s what you need to know.

10/15/2013

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Property Tax Reform Efforts Heating Up

The State House and Senate appear to be moving on different tracks as property tax reform efforts heat up in the legislature once again, but a spokesman for the Senate majority leader says it doesn’t mean the two are at odds.

10/13/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker File Photo (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Cory Booker’s Father Has Died

Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s father, Cary Booker, passed away today in Las Vegas.

10/10/2013

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New Poll Shows Americans Disapprove Of Job Congress Is Doing

A newly released national poll suggests that not only are Americans dissatisfied with Congress, but they also seem resigned to the idea that little can be done to change things in Washington.

09/08/2013

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