Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
JAN. 6 HEARING: Trump Thought Pence ‘Deserves’ Hanging; Assaulted Secret Service to Get to Capitol

Explosive testimony from a White House aide shows Trump encouraged violence from crowd he knew was armed

Scott Martin addresses the crowd before Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, spoke at the Host Resort in Lancaster, Pa., August 9, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
‘Don’t Say Gay’ Comes to Pennsylvania: Republicans Advance Bills That Could Force Schools to Out Students

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress pointed out that one of the bills could force schools to out students to their parents, even if they’re not supportive, and accused Republicans of fear-mongering about children being shown “pornography.”

John Parkin, co-owner of Coyote Point Armory displays a handgun at his store in Burlingame, Calif., Thursday, June 23, 2022. California's top law enforcement official said that he is working with the governor and legislative leaders on legislation to keep dangerous people from carrying concealed weapons in public, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that imperils the state's current law. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
All But One PA Republican Congressman Voted Against Gun Safety Bill

Brian Fitzpatrick was the lone GOP Pennsylvania US Rep. to vote for the sweeping Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which President Biden signed into law Saturday.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, a Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, speaks at a primary night election gathering in Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Doug Mastriano on SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade: ‘A Triumph for Innocent Life’

Mastriano was among the Pennsylvania lawmakers who offered their opinion after the Supreme Court’s historic decision to let the states rule on reproductive rights.

A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
With Roe v. Wade Overturned, What Does That Mean For Abortion Rights in Pennsylvania?

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means abortion rights will be determined at the state level. While abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania, the future of reproductive rights in the commonwealth is uncertain.

Steven Engel, former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, from left, Jeffrey Rosen, former acting Attorney General, and Richard Donoghue, former acting Deputy Attorney General, are sworn in to testify as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
‘Pure Insanity’: Top Takeaways from the Fifth Jan. 6th Hearing That Examined Trump’s Schemes to Manipulate the Department of Justice

“Just say that the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen,” former acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue recalled the former president saying during a Dec. 27, 2020, meeting.

FILE - A man pumps gas at a mini-mart in Pittsburgh on June 15, 2022. As the challenges confronting President Joe Biden intensify, his predictions of a rosy political future for the Democratic Party are growing bolder. The assessments, delivered in speeches, fundraisers and conversations with friends and allies, seem at odds with a country that he acknowledged this week was “really, really down,” burdened by a pandemic, surging gas prices and spiking inflation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Pennsylvania Dems Introduce Plan to Suspend State’s Gas Tax and Push Anti-Price Gouging Laws

State. Sen Lisa Boscola introduced a plan this week to suspend the state’s 57.6-cent-per gallon gas tax—the highest in the nation—for two months in order to reduce the cost of gas in the commonwealth. Boscola’s bill will require approval by the Republican-led legislature to become law.

Student teacher Olivia Vazquez leads students through their morning meeting at the Eliza B. Kirkbride School in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Vazquez is finishing up her last semester at Swarthmore College and hoping to help make sure immigrant students arriving in Philadelphia have a more supportive experience in school than she did growing up. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
State Lawmakers Aim to Improve Student Mental Health With 3 Proposed Bills

The bills would provide funding for mental health-based internships for school counselors and projects that support students’ behavioral and mental health.

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