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Recount Or Bust: It’s The Only Way To Verify The Election

An interview with John Bonifaz, a longtime voting rights attorney and founder of the National Voting Rights Institute, who is leading the recount campaign for the Green Party.

November 25, 2016
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Pressure Builds For Recount In Key Swing States

Election night’s unofficial returns found Trump ahead of Clinton by 27,000 votes in Wisconsin. In Michigan, she is behind by 11,000 votes, and in Pennsylvania by 68,000 votes.

November 24, 2016
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How Your Fellow Citizens Could Threaten Your Vote

Even if you’re a registered voter in Florida, your vote may not be a sure thing. That’s not due to fraud or Russian hacking of electronic voting machines, but because, under state law, virtually any other voter in your county can challenge your right to vote.

November 8, 2016
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Want To Get Involved In This Election? Put On Some Comfortable Shoes

As Election Day approaches, it’s oh so easy to dismiss the important role you can play in this election. America is a big country, over 300 million people, but it’s the actions that civic-minded people take that tip the balance.

November 5, 2016
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Democrats Sue Trump For Alleged Voter Intimidation In Four States

In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio, Democrats argued that Trump and Republican Party officials were mounting a “campaign of vigilante voter intimidation” that violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act and an 1871 law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan.

October 31, 2016
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Election Polls In Key States: Clinton Leads In Iowa, Ohio, And Pennsylvania

Election polls released this week show Hillary Clinton leading in most of the 2016 battleground states, with a close contest between Clinton and Trump in Florida.

August 10, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016 in response to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

New Polls Show Trouble For Trump In Three Key States

According to the latest polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds commanding leads in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan– three states that Trump hoped to attract with his populist economic message.

August 4, 2016
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Your Guide To Super Tuesday IV: Northeastern Edition!

If you’re following along, either to keep abreast of current events or for pure schadenfreude, we’ve compiled each state’s delegate math and most recent polling to help keep track.

April 26, 2016
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Pennsylvania’s Senate Democratic Primary Pitts The Party Against Itself

It started in 2010. That’s when the 64-year-old then-Congressman Sestak, after two victories in the normally Republican-leaning 7th Congressional District, ran for the Democratic nomination for the Senate.

April 26, 2016
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Candidates — And Voters — Challenged By Delegate Elections In Pennsylvania

Voters admit they don’t understand the way the Keystone State GOP chooses delegates, and the candidates aren’t much better.

April 24, 2016
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Clinton And Cruz Visiting Philadelphia To Focus On Pa. Primaries

Pennsylvania’s primary is one of several in the mid-Atlantic and New England.

April 19, 2016
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This Week In Polls: Clinton Ahead Of GOPers In The Key Swing States

For the general election — and the Electoral College, where the presidency is really won — Quinnipiac University has a set of polls from the three biggest swing states, testing Hillary Clinton against a variety of Republican opponents.

June 19, 2015
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GOP Victory On Obamacare Could Hurt Party In 2016, Report Suggests

If Republicans get their way at the Supreme Court this month and wipe out Obamacare premium subsidies for millions of Americans, the ensuing damage to their party in 2016 swing states could be significant.

June 4, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/vjDLK

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
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Sprint And Verizon Wireless Customers In Line For Refunds After Settlements

Verizon will pay $70 million in customer refunds and Sprint will pay $50 million.

May 22, 2015
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Cities And States Paying Massive Secret Fees To Wall Street

Wall Street fees paid by public workers’ pension systems have kicked off an intensifying debate over whether such expenses are necessary. Now, a report from an industry-friendly source says those huge levies represent only a fraction of the true amounts being raked in by Wall Street firms from state and local governments.

April 24, 2015
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Growing CrossFit Program Branches Out To Children

Get the kids on your level. A new CrossFit program is a workout for teens minus the winning and losing of team sports.

March 30, 2015
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Pennsylvania Governor Orders Moratorium On Executions

Tom Wolf has blocked the use of capital punishment in the Keystone State.

February 13, 2015
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Philadelphia Will Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats have announced the location of their 2016 convention.

February 12, 2015
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Congressman Widens Inquiry Into Fracking Waste In Northeast And Midwest

Meet the congressman who’s taking on the energy industry.

December 11, 2014
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Democratic Convention Will Be In Columbus, New York, Or Philadelphia

The competition for the 2016 Democratic convention is down to three cities.

November 24, 2014
Tom Wolf

Democratic Challenger Wolf Topples Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett

Learn more about Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election.

November 4, 2014
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Suspected Cop-Killer Frein Taken Into Custody

Get the latest on the case that has paralyzed the Poconos.

October 31, 2014
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‘Physician-Scientists’ Transform Health Care For Amish, Mennonite

A clinic run from a cornfield in Pennsylvania is making a big difference in identifying rare diseases.

October 14, 2014
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Clinton, Christie Rally Pennsylvania For Wolf And Corbett

Hillary is back on the campaign trail — and Tom Corbett’s time is running out.

October 10, 2014