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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Fitzpatrick Named To House Financial Services Committee

Gary Weckselblatt Bucks County Courier-Times Congressman-elect Mike Fitzpatrick has been named to the House Financial Services Committee in the 112th Congress. Fitzpatrick, the 8th District Republican, is one of 10 newly elected members selected by the House Republican Steering Committee, to join the committee. “It’s a tremendous vote of confidence,” Fitzpatrick said Friday.

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Dent Gets Power Of Purse

Colby Itkowitz Allentown Morning Call Lehigh Valley U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent will have a sought-after seat on a committee with a direct say in how federal dollars are spent.Dent found out Friday he’s been officially assigned to the Appropriations Committee, joining Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia as the only Pennsylvanians on the panel. […]

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Toomey On Health Care Ruling: “A Step In The Right Direction”

Politics PA Senator-elect Pat Toomey voiced his support for today’s ruling of a federal district court that the individual mandate portion of the health care law is unconstitutional. “I haven’t had a chance to read the decision, but I agree with the conclusion,” said Toomey. “I never thought that it is within the legitimate powers […]

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Earmarks Live: Pork As Usual

Editorial The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The Great Earmark Eradication Effort of 2011 has slammed flat against a stubborn Senate even before the new Congress convenes next year. For all the talk about “reform,” it didn’t take long for the serial oinkers to squeal. Despite an electorate incensed over congressional spending, a conference-wide moratorium by House Republicans […]

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Local Leaders Advising Corbett

William Kibler The Altoona Mirror Because Gov.-elect Tom Corbett will soon be head of all state government departments, he’ll have the power to fulfill his campaign pledge to balance the budget without raising taxes, according to state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, one of 11 regional members of Corbett’s transition team. “It’s a great challenge,” said […]

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