Stories tagged: "GOP"


Gas prices are displayed at a filling station in Philadelphia, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
All of PA’s Congressional Republicans Voted Against Gas Price Gouging Bill

The US House of Representatives passed a bill that would outlaw gas price gouging during an energy emergency. The commonwealth’s lawmakers voted along party lines, with all Dems voting for and Republican reps voting against. All nine of Pennsylvania’s Republican US House representatives voted against a bill aimed at combating “price gouging” on gasoline as...

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Votes Against Domestic Terrorism Prevention Bill

Among the “no” votes was Pennsylvania Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, but what makes his vote remarkable is that he is also a co-sponsor of the bill. He put his name on it, and then he voted it down.

An American flag is in a classroom as students work on laptops in Newlon Elementary School early Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, which is one of 55 Discovery Link sites set up by Denver Public Schools where students are participating in remote learning in this time of the new coronavirus from a school in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Attacks On Public Education Accelerating In Pennsylvania, And Across The Country

And in Pennsylvania, the attacks have taken on an equally ugly tone, with dark-money funded parent groups driving a campaign of book banning and attacks on local school boards, and that money is scoring some victories.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., steps from the voting booth after casting his ballot in Langhorne, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
One Congressional Trump Enabler Hopes You’re Not Paying Attention

As his swing district prepares for Donald Trump’s next grievance-fueled campaign for President, Fitzpatrick looks as if  he will try to get elected to a fourth term in Congress by once again walking the path of least resistance and doing just enough not to get noticed.

FILE - Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin takes part in a forum for Republican candidates for governor of Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa., April 1, 2022.  Mastriano, supports an abortion ban starting at six weeks of pregnancy without exceptions for rape, incest or saving the life of the mother. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
‘Big Lie’ Believer Doug Mastriano Leads the GOP Pack in Primary Race for Governor

State Sen. Doug Mastriano is one of Pennsylvania’s most visible 2020 election conspiracy theorists. He’s now the leading Republican nominee for governor, according to a new poll.

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New Poll Shows Fetterman With 20 Point Lead In Democratic Field; Three Republicans In A Tight Race

A new Monmouth University poll released Wednesday shows the Democratic primary for United States Senate has a clear front-runner: Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman. The Republicans, meanwhile, have a tight three-way race for the nomination. In the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate: John Fetterman garnered the support of 44% of poll respondents while Congressman Conor Lamb...

Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro speaks to a crowd during his campaign launch address for Pennsylvania governor, in Pittsburgh. Shapiro, is breaking with Gov. Tom Wolf on the centerpiece of Wolf's plan to fight climate change amid the pushback it has received from influential building trades unions. Shapiro’s statement came as he prepared Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 to address union leaders from the pipeline trades who planned to question him about his position. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Democratic Gov Candidate Josh Shapiro Has More Campaign Cash Than GOP Field Combined

Currently, Democrat Josh Shapiro, the commonwealth’s Attorney General, has $12 million more cash on hand than all nine Republican candidates combined and recently reported a total of $4.5 million raised in the first quarter of 2022.