Update on the Special Election for the 18th Congressional Seat

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Chris Potter of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports of “stampede of candidates seeking to replace” Congressman Murphy’s 18th district seat and this is arguably an accurate statement. From the Republican Party, Senator Guy Reschenthaler, Representative Rick Saccone and Senator Kim Ward have announced and, as of this week, Bridgeville’s Representative Jason Oritaty also joins the race. […]

All Eyes on the 18th District

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Those who stay on top of 21st century politics know what an exhaustive task it is. So alongside efforts to elect judges, school board members, councilmen, a governor and a US Senator, our brothers and sisters in the boroughs of Leet, Leetsdale and Edgeworth have the sudden and surprising job of filling their US Congressional […]

Bipartisanship: We’ll take what we can get

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The Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal released the following account of bipartisan work the likes of which hasn’t been seen in quite a long while. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently provoked bipartisan opposition when he revived a civil asset-forfeiture program that had been restricted by his predecessor, Eric Holder. Last week a bipartisan […]

What History Tells Us

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                Merrily merrily we go skipping down the road to Progress selectively expunging whichever parts of American history offend with no sensitivity to consequence. Might we awaken to find we have so mangled and distorted the facts of our story that we are left incapable of recognizing who we are and where we […]

“Where’s Rothfus? Wednesdays?” brought to you by PA Progressives

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Emily McConville Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 5:27 PM Aug 2, 2017 For months, demonstrators have gathered every Wednesday outside the Ross office of Keith Rothfus. Their original purpose was to call for a town hall meeting with the Republican congressman, but now they also protest the policies of President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump demonstrators also turn up each […]

Wolf Refuses to Cooperate on Election Integrity Measures

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 Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and 16 Republican members of the House State Government Committee sent the following letter to Gov. Tom Wolf in response to the governor’s refusal to cooperate with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity:   “Dear Governor Wolf,   “We are writing to express our disappointment with the letter that […]

Can Environmental Mandates Reverse Pittsburgh’s Decline?

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    June 6, 2017 |  Elizabeth Stelle   President Trump summed up his opposition to the Paris Climate Accord by saying he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris. In response, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued an executive order honoring Pittsburgh’s commitment to the climate agreement. Peduto remarked: “This exposure will show Pittsburgh as a shining example […]