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Rachel Levine, nominated to be an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
US Sen. Rand Paul Criticized for Transphobic Question of Dr. Rachel Levine

Pennsylvania’s former Secretary of Health could be the first Senate-confirmed transgender official in the nation’s history.

State Sen. John Blake during a recent Zoom call. (Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate)
State Sen. John Blake Resigning to Work for US Rep. Matt Cartwright

Blake's resignation will lead to a special election in the district he has represented for a decade.

US Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pennsylvania, a House impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, departs at the close of the first day of the proceeding, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Get to Know Madeleine Dean, One of the House Impeachment Managers

The Democratic Congresswoman from Montgomery County is a lawyer and former English professor.

Bruce Castor, a former Montgomery County District Attorney and Commissioner, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in 2014, in Norristown, Montgomery County. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Montgomery County Lawyer to Represent Trump in Impeachment Trial

Bruce Castor formerly served as Montgomery County District Attorney and as a Montgomery County Commissioner. He was also acting state attorney general for several days in 2016.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa. from Pennsylvania's 10th U.S. Congressional District, appears before reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is running for re-election in 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Perry Claims He Just ‘Obliged’ Trump With Introduction to Lawyer

Scott Perry admitted he introduced a Department of Justice official to President Trump. Trump and that official discussed overturning Georgia's election results.

In this image from video, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
Democratic Leaders Call on US Rep. Perry to Resign Over Involvement in Trump Scheme

Gov. Tom Wolf called Perry's involvement a "disgrace."

President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Eviction Freezes and Student Loans: What Biden’s First 100 Days Could Mean For Pennsylvanians

A lot of Biden’s plans—and how they will affect the Keystone state—are centered on grappling with the novel coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the state and nation.