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(Rev. Terrence Griffith.  File photo provided by Black Clergy of Phila. and Vicinity)

In Philadelphia, Shock Over S.C. Church Massacre, and A Warning

The 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.

06/18/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Sen. Casey Wants Congress To Quickly Fund Wider Train Safety Programs

Casey says Positive Train Control could have prevented the fatal derailment of Amtrak 188.

05/21/2015

(File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Two Area Congressmen Press For Quicker Development of Former Willow Grove Air Base

The nearly 900-acre naval air station in Horsham has been largely vacant for nearly four years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(File photo of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.)

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.

10/22/2014

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Independent Watchdogs Wary of Comcast’s Pervasive Donations To Politicians

Comcast says that for its business and its customers, it’s critical for the company to be part of the political process.

03/10/2014

(Rep. Jim Gerlach, .  Credit: CBS-3)

Montco GOP Head Hopeful a ‘Good Candidate’ Will Emerge to Succeed Rep. Gerlach

Congressman 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.

01/07/2014

File Photo (Clergy and others call on the federal government to undertake immigration reform.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Pennsylvania Clergy Call On US Government To Reform Immigration Laws

At a press conference in center city, their message was that immigration is not just a legal and economic issue, but a moral one.

11/07/2013

(Jon Runyan is congratulated on his election by Gov. Chris Christie. file photo from CBS3.)

NJ Congressman Jon Runyan Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2014

Former Philadelphia Eagle turned US congressman Jon Runyan has announced he will not seek re-election in 2014.

11/06/2013

(Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner celebrates with other House Republicans after today's vote.  Credit: Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Party Lines Are Strong on U.S. House Spending-Obamacare Vote

Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) said, in a statement, that the measure “improves our country’s fiscal health by cutting our out-of-control spending.”

09/20/2013

Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies (credit: Women's Campaign International)

Former US Rep. Marjorie Margolies Enters Race For 13th District Seat

Margolies says she would bring a different voice to Congress.

05/30/2013

(Daylin Leach.  Photo provided)

Pa. Sen. Daylin Leach Announces Run To Succeed Allyson Schwartz in Congress

Leach, an unabashed liberal, has served in the state legislature for the last decade and becomes the first candidate to officially enter the Congressional race.

04/02/2013

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Mass Transit Advocates Hoping To Avert Cuts to Amtrak’s Harrisburg-to-Philly Service

Amtrak has been ordered by Congress to slash its $8-million annual subsidy for the Philadelphia-to-Harrisburg “Keystone” route.

10/08/2012

(FIle photo, provided by campaign)

Widow of Former NJ Congressman To Make Her Own Run Against Rep. Runyan

In 2008, John Adler became the first Democrat in more than a century to represent New Jersey’s heavily Republican Third Congressional District. Two years later, Runyan ousted Adler, who passed away last April.

01/31/2012

(John Dodd of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project addresses the crowd at Arch Street Methodist Church.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Jobs Rally Takes On Protest Flavor As Congress Dithers on Benefits

Protest rallies have been cropping up across the country, including in Philadelphia, as organizers try to lean on Congress to get the job done.

12/22/2011

(File photo.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Coming US Law Could Threaten Internet’s Most Popular Sites

Congress soon will consider competing bills that target those who steal music and movies online. But it could have a major impact on how everyone surfs the web.

12/08/2011

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