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Democrats hope to cut GOP majorities in legislative contests

Oct. 21, 2018 9:28 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dozens of new faces will be joining the Pennsylvania Legislature next year because of retirements, and the national political mood has Democrats hopeful they can pick up seats and chip away at the large majorities Republicans have long enjoyed in both chambers. But the Republican...

Casey, Barletta debate ends in emotional exchange over TV ad

Oct. 20, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first debate between Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, touched on health care, abortion rights and the economy under President Donald Trump before it ended in a personal and emotional exchange Saturday. The hourlong...

Casey pulls TV ad from Scranton after Barletta's objection

Oct. 15, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is pulling a TV ad from the home market of Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, after Barletta called it cruel to his family. Casey said in a statement Monday the parallels were unintentional and he takes Barletta at his word about the impact...

Pre-existing conditions ad inflames Casey, Barletta race

Oct. 14, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new TV ad by Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey accuses Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of voting to let insurers strip coverage for cancer and other pre-existing conditions, but Barletta said Sunday that the ad is both inaccurate and cruel, since his toddler grandson is...

Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority

Oct. 11, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday and left town until after next month's midterm elections, as Republicans chalked up more wins days after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority...

Trump prays for hurricane victims, criticizes Democrats

Oct. 11, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally Wednesday night in Erie, offering his "thoughts and prayers" to...

Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania as hurricane pounds Florida

Oct. 10, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida on Wednesday, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally in Erie, offering his "thoughts and prayers" to...

The Latest: Trump seeks to boost Kelly, Barletta at rally

Oct. 10, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump is boosting Pennsylvania's Republican candidates as he works to rally support ahead of November's midterm elections. Trump invited Reps. Mike Kelly and Lou Barletta up on stage with...

Trump returning to Pennsylvania to stump for Kelly, Barletta

Oct. 3, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making another visit to Pennsylvania, this time to Erie where one of his staunch supporters in Congress is facing his toughest re-election battle yet. Trump's campaign said Wednesday that the president will hold a rally at Erie Insurance Arena on Oct. 10....

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Sep. 26, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ OPIOID DEATHS SHOW NEED FOR BIPARTISAN COOPERATION, Sept. 24 Every day, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office sends out emails with short bullet points of the cases that are being investigated. Too many of them sound as similar as the chorus of a sad song. The...