From Post-Partisan To Most Partisan

Karl Rove Wall Street Journal “I’m itching for a fight on a whole range of issues.” President Barack Obama made that threat last week as Congress moved to pass his bipartisan tax-cut compromise. Why was Mr. Obama so pugilistic? It was partly to reassure unhappy Democratic liberals, especially bitter Democratic congressmen. Many are from gerrymandered […]

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GOP To Give Up State Fleet Cars, Pay On Health Coverage

Brad Bumsted The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Republicans who will control the state House in January neared agreement yesterday on a plan to give up state fleet cars, pay toward their health care benefits, and curb per diem abuses.Lawmakers said it’s a sign they’re ready to work with Gov.-elect Tom Corbett, the Shaler Republican who campaigned to […]

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Commissioner Steve Urban Sells Out Constituents

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Spokesman Mike Barley released the following statement regarding Luzerne County Commissioner Steve Urban’s decision to switch party affiliations: “I find it shocking that Commissioner Urban has decided to join the Democratic Party, especially considering all the corruption that has resulted from the Democratic leadership in the Luzerne County Courthouse […]

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State House Republicans Propose To Trim Perks, Ban State Fleet Cars

Brad Bumsted Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Republican House members who will control the chamber in January have come to a consensus to give up state fleet cars, pay toward their own health care benefits, and curb per diem abuses, lawmakers said today.It’s a move to work with incoming Gov.-elect Tom Corbett, the Shaler Republican who campaigned to […]

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Toomey Visits Mechanicsburg Company In Tour Of State

WHTM Senator-elect Pat Toomey made a stop Monday in Cumberland County as part of his tour of the state to meet with major employers and job creators. Toomey visited Select Medical to discuss the company’s concerns and economic challenges. He said he plans to hit the ground running when he takes office next month. Read […]

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ObamaCare Loses In Court

Editorial Wall Street Journal Only a few months ago, the White House and its allies on the legal left dismissed the constitutional challenges to ObamaCare as frivolous, futile and politically motived. So much for that. Yesterday, a federal district court judge in Virginia ruled that the health law breaches the Constitution’s limits on government power.In […]

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Meehan Advocates For Bioscience Firms

Danielle Lynch Delaware County Daily Times Congressman-elect Pat Meehan vowed to be an advocate for local members of the bioscience industry during a meeting Monday afternoon at Pennsylvania Bio. “This is a continuation of the dialogue that began during my campaign,” said Meehan, a Republican. Read more: http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2010/12/14/news/doc4d06f2c297179693794564.txt

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Firms Feel Pain From Health Law

Dana Mattioli Wall Street Journal Big employers faced with incorporating the first round of health-care changes next month are grappling with how to comply with the long list of new rules.Many companies are hiring consultants to help sort though the mountain of new mandates, which include extending dependent coverage to children up to age 26, […]

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Corbett Indicates He’ll Be A Man Of Few Words

Brad Bumsted Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Saying he is still in “grand jury mode,” Attorney General Tom Corbett, governor-elect of Pennsylvania, made it clear that as governor he won’t say much about issues until he is absolutely ready to make an announcement. “I’m not Ed Rendell,” said Corbett, a Shaler Republican, referring to the loquacious outgoing governor […]

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Corbett’s Education Vision Includes Clear School Grading System

Brad Bumsted and Salena Zito Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Under Republican Gov.-elect Tom Corbett’s vision for education reform, Pennsylvania schools would be graded “A through F” so parents can clearly gauge how well their children’s schools are performing.It is an integral part of Corbett’s plan for school choice. Students attending schools graded “F” would be in line […]

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