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  • It’s Just Politics: Caller sees Red, congressman agrees

    Is President Obama a Red?
    U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly didn’t explicitly say he was, but the Republican congressman agreed with a constituent who called the president a communist and encouraged him to spread the word.

    July 2, 2012

  • Kelly digs in; Eaton says time to move on

    The Supreme Court opinion that found Obamacare meets Constitutional muster did nothing to convince one of the health care reform law’s leading critics that is anything but bad news for America.

    June 28, 2012

  • Pa. House Majority leader: Voter ID will "allow Romney to win the state"

    HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrats are pouncing on a Republican lawmaker’s statement that Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law will allow Mitt Romney to win the state in November’s presidential election.

    June 25, 2012

  • It's Just Politics: Kelly ignores Eaton: targets Obama



    Third District U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly faces challenger Missa Eaton on the November ballot, but the incumbent Republican appears to be running against a bigger Democratic target.

    June 23, 2012

  • It's Just Politics: Kelly speaks the people's language

    A recent study that seems to indicate a dumbing down of congressional discourse is a good news/bad news story for Mercer County’s congressman.

    June 7, 2012

  • In politics, flip-flopping can be political game-changer

    In politics, a mind can be a terrible thing to change. Attack ads featuring spinning weather vanes and double-talking candidates have become a staple of American campaigns, but consultants who make those ads say the flip-flopper charge doesn't always stick — and no one has a formula to predict exactly when it will.

    May 31, 2012

  • obama hq 2.jpg It's Just Politics: Obama supporters report to HQ

    The Obama campaign headquarters at 79 E. State St. in Sharon is spartan but shows signs of a national campaign that’s serious about competing in Mercer County.

    May 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • It's just politics: All quiet on the Western Pa. front - almost

    The campaign trail has been a quiet path here in Mercer  County recently.
    The results of last month’s primary had no effect on the dynamics of the only “local” race we’re following in November, since incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly and his Democratic challenger Missa Eaton ran unopposed for their party’s nominations for the 3rd District seat.

    May 20, 2012

  • PEMA: Residents should report Irene damage

    By SARA MOSQUEDA-FERNANDEZ HARRISBURG — PEMA urges Pennsylvania residents to report any Irene-caused damage to their local officials.

    "It's very important for residents to quickly file damage reports with their local governments," said Glenn Cannon, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency director.

    September 2, 2011

  • Santorum seeks support, and cash, in Pa. visit

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rick Santorum is making a campaign swing through Pennsylvania — the state he formerly represented in the U.S. Senate — seeking supporters and cash for his longshot presidential campaign.

    September 2, 2011

  • Dems want Obama's job speech to contrast with GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiff over the timing of President Barack Obama's jobs speech to Congress offers little hope that Republicans and the White House will now find common ground on how to reduce the nation's painfully high unemployment. In fact, some Democrats say it's time Obama stopped trying so hard to negotiate.

    September 2, 2011

  • Huntsman pounds Perry on climate change and Fed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is pounding away at rival Rick Perry's skepticism of manmade global warming and criticism of the nation's central banker, saying those stands hurt the GOP and make the Texas governor come off as a not-so-serious national figure.

    August 24, 2011

  • GOP using redistricting to shore up House majority

    DONNA CASSATA,Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The odds of getting re-elected have gotten better for Rep. Renee Ellmers and other Republican freshmen in the House — thanks to GOP calculations in redrawing congressional maps.

    August 24, 2011

  • Perry 2012_Wing.jpg Huntsman pounds Perry on climate change and Fed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is pounding away at rival Rick Perry's skepticism of manmade global warming and criticism of the nation's central banker, saying those stands hurt the GOP and make the Texas governor come off as a not-so-serious national figure.

    August 24, 2011 1 Photo

  • Obama Unhappy Liberal_Wing.jpg Liberals complain about Obama; will it cost votes?

    KEN THOMAS,Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberals argue that he caved on the debt ceiling. Unions are upset over his handling of unemployment and labor issues. Hispanics brought the immigration debate directly to his campaign doorstep.

    August 24, 2011 1 Photo

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