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Senators want to bolster research of organic agriculture

Feb. 17, 2018 11:38 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators is introducing legislation designed to improve organic farming research. Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine say their legislation would reauthorize and incrementally increase funding for the U.S. Department of...

Condolences to demands for action, world reacts to shooting

Feb. 15, 2018 4:27 PM EST

Victims' relatives and student survivors called for action while the president and congressional leaders offered condolences and condemnation of the crime. Americans with close ties to past school shootings expressed distress at how little has changed. And world leaders, Olympic athletes and TV talk show hosts...

Pennsylvania GOP endorses candidates identified with Trump

Feb. 10, 2018 2:08 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party on Saturday endorsed candidates who are closely identified with President Donald Trump to run in contested primaries to challenge the state's two leading Democrats, Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. The endorsements of gubernatorial candidate...

Democrats lag GOP in fundraising despite anti-Trump energy

Jan. 31, 2018 6:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic National Committee still lagged its Republican rivals in fundraising despite the left's grassroots energy since President Donald Trump's election. But financial disclosure reports at the start of this election year also showed other Democratic groups and many individual...

Senate rejects bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

Jan. 29, 2018 8:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday rejected legislation designed to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a vote that put vulnerable Democrats on the record on the issue during an election year. The vote was 51-46, short of the 60-vote threshold to advance the bill. Three Democratic-senators up...

Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices

Jan. 23, 2018 12:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first government shutdown of Donald Trump's presidency spanned 69 hours. That was as long as Democrats could, or would, stand united against a Republican-backed temporary spending bill in pursuit of a plan to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. When the...

Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

Jan. 18, 2018 2:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new policy allowing state work requirements for Medicaid recipients is legally questionable, more than two dozen Democratic senators said Thursday, framing an argument likely to be aired in court. The senators' letter to acting health secretary Eric Hargan reads...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jan. 17, 2018 1:48 PM EST

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ ON THIS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY, 'LET US BE DISSATISFIED,' Jan. 15 With the rhetoric emanating out of the highest office in the land, this seems a particularly important time to consider the example of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He championed the dignity of...

Casey reports $8.6M in cash for US Senate re-election bid

Jan. 12, 2018 7:02 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey reports that he's heading into his re-election year with $8.6 million in campaign cash, easily leading his rivals. Casey's campaign reported the tally Friday. Jan. 31 is the deadline to give full campaign finance reports to the Federal Election...