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In Philadelphia, Shock Over S.C. Church Massacre, and A WarningThe president of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity says he feels that race relations in the United States will only get worse without action.
Sen. Casey Wants Congress To Quickly Fund Wider Train Safety ProgramsCasey says Positive Train Control could have prevented the fatal derailment of Amtrak 188.
Two Area Congressmen Press For Quicker Development of Former Willow Grove Air BaseThe nearly 900-acre naval air station in Horsham has been largely vacant for nearly four years.
Congressmembers Briefed About Philadelphia Area's Readiness For Ebola"Not only are they trained and are they well-prepared, every single health care institution represented in the room said that they can handle a patient who has this disease," noted US representative Chaka Fattah.
Independent Watchdogs Wary of Comcast's Pervasive Donations To PoliticiansComcast says that for its business and its customers, it's critical for the company to be part of the political process.
Montco GOP Head Hopeful a 'Good Candidate' Will Emerge to Succeed Rep. GerlachCongressman Jim Gerlach’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to a seventh two-year term in the US House is expected to set off a mad scramble for his seat.
Pennsylvania Clergy Call On US Government To Reform Immigration LawsAt a press conference in center city, their message was that immigration is not just a legal and economic issue, but a moral one.
NJ Congressman Jon Runyan Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2014Former Philadelphia Eagle turned US congressman Jon Runyan has announced he will not seek re-election in 2014.
Party Lines Are Strong on U.S. House Spending-Obamacare VoteRep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) said, in a statement, that the measure “improves our country’s fiscal health by cutting our out-of-control spending.”
Former US Rep. Marjorie Margolies Enters Race For 13th District SeatMargolies says she would bring a different voice to Congress.
Pa. Sen. Daylin Leach Announces Run To Succeed Allyson Schwartz in CongressLeach, an unabashed liberal, has served in the state legislature for the last decade and becomes the first candidate to officially enter the Congressional race.
Mass Transit Advocates Hoping To Avert Cuts to Amtrak's Harrisburg-to-Philly ServiceAmtrak has been ordered by Congress to slash its $8-million annual subsidy for the Philadelphia-to-Harrisburg "Keystone" route.