Bucking national trend, Schwartz bets big on her backing of Obamacare

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Elections, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
In a new campaign ad, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz touts her role in passing the Affordable Care Act and promises to accept federal cash for Medicaid expansion if she is elected Pennsylvania’s governor.
The ad, which began airing today across Pennsylvania, bucks the national trend of Democrats running away from the Affordable Care [...]

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Conservative challenger to Corbett remains on ballot after legal challenge

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Elections, Featured, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

VICTORY....FOR NOW: Bob Guzzardi, a Republican activist from Montgomery County, survived a legal challenge and will remain on Pennsylvania's primary election ballot. But a second challenge might soon follow.

Bob Guzzardi, the conservative Republican activist who is challenging incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in next month’s primary election, on Tuesday won the right to remain on the ballot.

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Congressman says he wants NSA reforms, but gets most cash from intel contractors

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Accountability, Congress, Federal Government, National, News, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org

One of the two representatives pushing a new bill to supposedly rein-in America’s overzealous electronic spooks has received more campaign contributions from intelligence contractors than any other member of Congress.

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Heavy Hitters: Indicted Ironworkers’ union throws lots of cash at candidates

By   /  March 12, 2014  /  Elections, Featured, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, State Senate, unions  /  No Comments

WON'T GIVE IT BACK: John Kane says he plans to keep the money donated by the Ironworkers Local 401 union, in spite of the crimes alleged by an FBI investigation and federal indictment.

The Democratic candidate in a race that could determine control of the Pennsylvania Senate says he will keep a $7,500 donation from the embattled Ironworkers Local 401 union.

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Big Labor, ‘looking for revenge,’ expects to dump $300 million into 2014 elections

By   /  February 24, 2014  /  Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle |Watchdog.org
Big Labor pledges it will go all in, again, in its drive to knock out its top political adversaries in 2014.
And one of the biggest targets is Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, hero to conservatives, bane of the left for his public-sector collective bargaining reforms.
Michael Podhorzer, political director of the AFL-CIO, in [...]

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