Linda Kelly Approved As PA Attorney General

Scott Detrow Newsworks The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously confirmed Linda Kelly as the state’s attorney general. The 50-0 vote makes Kelly the first female attorney general since the post became an elected office in 1981. Kelly spent the bulk of her career in the Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney’s office, where she served as Tom Corbett’s chief […]

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Obamacare Repeal Means Waivers For Everybody

Grace-Marie Turner Washington Examiner Can’t we all just get a waiver from Obamacare? Unfortunately not, but the list of people applying is getting longer by the day. There are now 1,372 companies, labor unions and states that have applied for and been granted waivers from an early provision of the law that says health policies […]

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President Obama Throws Israel Under The Palestinian Bus

Washington Examiner President Obama stirred up a hornets’ nest when he declared during his highly anticipated Middle East speech Thursday that Israel’s borders should be based on the pre-1967 lines. He added enough caveats to render his demand unattainable from a practical standpoint, but, as a matter of political and strategic perception, Obama has inflicted […]

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Four More Dollars?

Pete Du Pont Wall Street Journal The Obama administration wants energy to be scarcer and costlier. The U.S. Treasury reports that the federal government ran up $870 billion in red ink in the first seven months of this fiscal year. That is $70 billion, or 9%, higher than at the same point in fiscal 2010, […]

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The Medicare Test For President

Dick Army and Matt Kibbe Medicare reform has risen to the top of the national agenda and will be the defining issue of next year’s elections. The outcome of this debate will greatly shape America’s fiscal future, because without substantial Medicare savings the budget cannot be balanced. Period. The second largest federal program and the […]

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Obama’s Mideast Metamorphosis: President Adopts Bush Doctrine Prioritizing Spread Of Democracy

Charles Krauthammer Washington Post Herewith, President Obama’s May 19 Middle East speech, annotated: “It will be the policy of the United States to promote reform across the region, and to support transitions to democracy.” With this Obama openly, unreservedly and without a trace of irony or self-reflection adopts the Bush Doctrine, which made the spread of democracy the […]

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Senator Toomey Rejects President Obama’s Call For Return To 1967 Borders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) strongly criticized President Obama’s speech today in which the president called for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal based on Israel’s pre-1967 borders. “I am extremely disappointed with President Obama’s speech,” Sen. Toomey said. “The president’s reference to pre-1967 borders as the basis for peace undermines our ally Israel’s […]

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U.S. Rep. Barletta Opens Field Office In Plains Township

Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, has announced the opening of a Wilkes-Barre area office to serve constituents. Barletta’s office is located at 112 state Route 315, Plaza 315, Plains Township. The office, which will be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., can be reached at 570-235-1420 and by fax […]

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The Democrats’ Fiscal Unseriousness

When President Obama met with Senate Democrats last week to discuss their strategy on the debt-limit negotiations, he reportedly advised them “not to do what Republicans are doing” and to avoid any firm positions regarding the parameters of an eventual deal. In other words, “no drawing lines in the sand.” And just as well, because even […]

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GOP-Endorsed Candidates Win Judicial Nods In Pa.

WJAC-TV Republican voters in Pennsylvania nominated candidates endorsed by party leaders in the two statewide races in the 2011 primary. GOP voters Tuesday nominated Harrisburg lawyer Vic Stabile for an open seat on the state Superior Court with 64 percent of the vote, turning back a bid by Philadelphia Judge Paula Patrick. Stabile will take […]

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