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  • Obama, victims’ families overcome by gun owners

    WASHINGTON — Four months ago, President Barack Obama promised a grieving nation he would do everything in his power to change gun laws after 26 students and staff were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Turns out his power and the impassioned pleas of devastated families were no match for the force of gun rights advocates in Congress and across the nation.

    April 18, 2013

  • Rep. Kelly calls canceling of tours ‘Obama drama’

    The White House announced Tuesday it was canceling tours of the executive mansion because of budget cuts, a move that Mercer County’s congressman called more “Obama drama.”

    March 7, 2013

  • Lawmakers weigh in on drilling tax, state funding

    Mercer County’s state lawmakers offered up their opinions Friday on everything from what ought to be done to improve funding for public education, to how to get the most tax revenue from the soon-to-be booming oil and gas drilling industry, to changing the way the state counts electoral votes.

    January 26, 2013

  • Kelly wins re-election

    U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly looks like the winner in the Third District House race. With 83 percent of the vote in, Kelly, the incumbent Republican, was leading his Democratic challenger Missa Eaton, of Sharon, by 11 percent, or about 30,000 votes. Independent candidate Steven Porter garnered about 4 percent of the vote.

     

    November 6, 2012

  • Three for the third

    The race for Pennsylvania’s Third District congressional seat pits incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly against Democrat Missa Eaton and independent candidate Steven Porter, three candidates who offer voters a stark choice on Tuesday.

    November 4, 2012

  • Eaton sees a role for government

    Missa Eaton says she wants to be an advocate for the Third District and a voice of moderation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
    As the Sharon Democrat sees it, that’s what the people of northwestern Pennsylvania need and haven’t been getting from the man she hopes to defeat at the polls Tuesday, Republican incumbent Mike Kelly.

    November 4, 2012

  • Kelly wants voters to send him back

    U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly likens his re-election campaign to selling cars, the business he’s been in his entire adult life.
    “The first time you sell somebody a car, it’s usually on price. The next time they come back to see you it’s if you serviced them in the right way,” Kelly said in a recent interview.

    November 4, 2012

  • Porter’s campaign isn’t about winning

    Steven Porter has no illusions about his chances in Tuesday’s election.
    “I’m not a long shot. I’m a zero. I have no chance of winning because the public has no chance of hearing me or absorbing me,” Porter said in a recent interview.

    November 4, 2012

  • 1342516_29565745.jpg Nonvoters are trying to tell us something

    There's one electoral bloc that both parties can vilify at their leisure: those U.S. citizens who refuse to vote.

    October 28, 2012 1 Photo

  • Congressional candidates debate jobs, other issues

    The three candidates vying for the Third District seat in Congress met Wednesday in Erie for the only debate of the campaign.

    October 25, 2012

  • All night long: Biden, Ryan at each other on everything

    At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. "That is a bunch of malarkey," the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration's foreign policy.

    October 12, 2012

  • 1012debate_404.jpg Thousands watch vice presidential debate on KY college campus

    Despite temperatures dropping into the mid 40s, and the non-stop shouts of an abortion protestor who scaled a tree before the debate began, the crowd on Centre College's campus stayed engaged, attentively watching the lively debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican congressman Paul Ryan. 

    October 12, 2012 3 Photos

  • 1012debate_509.jpg Spin predictable following veep debate

    An aggressive, self-assured Democratic Vice President Joe Biden responded to last week’s poor debate performance by President Barack Obama by repeatedly challenging Republican challenger Paul Ryan on taxes, plans to cut entitlement and on foreign policy.

    October 12, 2012 4 Photos

  • Biden-Ryan.jpg VIDEO: Biden to Ryan: 'That's a bunch of malarkey'

    Republican Paul Ryan says the attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens shows the U.S. is projecting weakness abroad. Vice President Joe Biden responded that's 'a bunch of malarkey.'

    October 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • Report: Official action, personal benefits

    U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly is one of 73 federal lawmakers who have sponsored or co-sponsored legislation that could directly financially benefit themselves or their families, according to a report by the Washington Post.

    October 10, 2012

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