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(Gov. Tom Corbett, accompanied by Pennsylvania budget secretary Charles Zogby, speaks with reporters after signing but vetoing portions of the new state budget.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

PA Senate Mulls Lawsuit Over Corbett Vetoes

While the US House has voted to sue President Obama for allegedly overstepping is authority, Governor Corbett could find himself in the same situation – as the target of a lawsuit brought by a state Senate controlled by his own Republican party.

08/04/2014

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

Washington, DC (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?

For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.

10/01/2012

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US House Votes To Reverse 2007 Light Bulb Standards

The US House reversed an earlier decision on Friday and approved by voice vote a bill to dim light bulb energy standards.

07/16/2011

(Photos by Brad Segall)

Planned Parenthood Backers, Detractors Square Off In Pa. Congressman’s Parking Lot

A pro-life bus tour set up shop outside the Langhorne office of US Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) to thank the lawmaker for his vote to defund Planned Parenthood. Supporters of Planned Parenthood held their own rally nearby.

03/09/2011

(Megan DeSmedt) of PennPIRG, the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group.  File photo provided)

Philadelphia Group Says US House Isn’t Budget-Cutting In Public’s Interest

Megan DeSmedt of the organization PennPIRG calls the US House-passed spending resolution “wrongheaded” and hopes that the Senate will take a different path.

03/01/2011

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