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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: No matter who stops the raw sewage, it's going to cost Harrisburg residents Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Sept. 18 For several decades, the clock has been ticking, and leaders in Harrisburg have been kicking the clock down...

New Kavanaugh allegation unlikely to prompt impeachment

Sep. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate confirmed...

Collins' aide: New Kavanaugh accusation 'lacks an accuser'

Sep. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins says newly disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are not adding anything new to what's already been reported. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, a Democrat who hopes to unseat Collins...

GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibuster

Sep. 12, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Thursday rejected Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump's latest border wall request and prevent him from again funding the project without congressional approval. Democrats threatened to filibuster a Pentagon spending bill. The...

Democrats will try to block Trump's border wall maneuver

Sep. 10, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are moving on two fronts to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency powers to transfer money from military base construction projects like new schools to pay for new fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. First, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York...

Congress returns to McConnell's legislative 'graveyard'

Sep. 9, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing criticism that the Senate has become little more than what one member calls an "expensive lunch club," Congress returns for the fall session Monday with pressure mounting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to address gun violence, election security and other issues. The...

Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins' Senate seat

Aug. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats vowed last year to make Republican Sen. Susan Collins pay for her vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Republicans declared they would have her back. Neither has forgotten its promises. Money is pouring into Maine's high-profile Senate race, threatening to...

McConnell, GOP Senate unlikely to act swiftly on guns

Aug. 7, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, despite wrenching calls to "do something" in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings. Instead, the Republican leader is taking a more measured approach, as GOP...

Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

Aug. 3, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday after just five days as he faced growing questions about his experience and qualifications.  The move underscored the uncertainty over his confirmation...

AP Explains: Congress' fight over election security bills

Aug. 3, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While House Democrats are haggling over whether to consider impeachment of President Donald Trump, Senate Democrats are focusing on a different angle in former special counsel Robert Mueller's report — securing future elections from foreign interference. Democrats have tried to...