Published on Monday, 16 January 2017 12:00 am by
trump-vows-‘insurance-for-everybody’-in-obamacare-replacement-planPresident-elect Donald Trump said in an interview published Sunday that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 15 January 2017 8:08 pm by Mike White
moon-s-jarrod-simmons-picks-penn-north-hills-nick-smith-close-to-recordA few basketball notes: Moon basketball player Jarrod Simmons was born in Princeton, N.J., and Princeton University was one of two colleges on his final list. But when it came time to pick a school, Simmons decided not to return to his roots. Simmons, a 6-foot-8 senior forward and one of the top players in the WPIAL, made a verbal commitment Saturday ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 15 January 2017 12:00 am by
pittsburghers-will-march-for-women-s-rights-at-the-capitolFor University of Pittsburgh graduate student Sonya Znati, Inauguration Day is perilous. Ms. Znati, 24, of Highland Park, is the child of a Muslim immigrant who wonders whether the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case will see its 44th birthday....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 15 January 2017 12:00 am by
wolf-faces-tough-second-half-fightCONNELLSVILLE, Pa. — For about 45 minutes, the scene at Highlands Hospital on Friday looked like a textbook illustration on how government should work. There was Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf in a conference room, flanked by three local Republican state legislators, listening to doctors, local officials, and a grieving mother discuss how to...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 15 January 2017 12:00 am by
wolf-faces-tough-second-half-fightCONNELLSVILLE, Pa. — For about 45 minutes, the scene at Highlands Hospital on Friday looked like a textbook illustration on how government should work. There was Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf in a conference room, flanked by three local Republican state legislators, listening to doctors, local officials, and a grieving mother discuss how to...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 15 January 2017 12:00 am by
pittsburgh-s-sarah-scaife-foundation-has-trump-tiesA presidential administration assembled in Trump Tower and at Mar-a-Lago resort is built in part with Pittsburgh money....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/01/15/Trump-transition-Pittsburgh-s-Sarah-Scaife-Foundation-has-Trump-ties/stories/201701150041 Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 15 January 2017 12:00 am by
michael-gleba-the-scaife-foundation-s-low-key-leaderIn an era in which the loudest voice often prevails, Michael Gleba found a quiet path to immense influence....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/01/15/Michael-Gleba-the-Scaife-Foundation-s-low-key-leader/stories/201701150010 Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 14 January 2017 12:29 pm by
trump-unleashes-twitter-attack-against-civil-rights-legendNEW YORK ) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire’s White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 4:31 pm by
tom-vilsack-leaving-agriculture-department-post-a-week-earlyWASHINGTON — Secretary Tom Vilsack left the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and before President-elect Donald Trump has chosen his replacement....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2017/01/13/Vilsack-leaving-USDA-early-no-Trump-replacement-named/stories/201701130220 Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 12:51 am by
trump-names-rudy-giuliani-as-cybersecurity-adviserPresident-elect Donald Trump named former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as an informal adviser on cybersecurity, according to the presidential transition office....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2017/01/13/Trump-names-Rudy-Giuliani-as-cybersecurity-adviser/stories/201701130136 Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:23 pm by
trump’s-pentagon-pick-cruises-toward-likely-confirmationWASHINGTON — Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis on Thursday cruised toward likely confirmation as President-elect Donald Trump’s defense secretary, easily prevailing in a Senate vote granting him an exemption to run the Pentagon as a recently retired officer....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 5:01 pm by
scott-wagner-launches-gubernatorial-campaign-and-a-salvo-at-a-potential-foeDuring the two-year campaign for governor he just launched this week, state Sen. Scott Wagner will field many questions from reporters. Judging from an interview after a campaign stop in Murrysville today, however, one of those questions probably won’t be, “But Senator, what do you really think?”...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 4:50 pm by
obama-awards-biden-presidential-medal-of-freedomWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama awarded Vice President Joe Biden with the highest civilian honor Thursday, commemorating an "extraordinary man with an extraordinary career in public service."...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 4:42 pm by
doyle-appointed-to-communications-and-technology-subcommitteeWASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle of Forest Hills is now the most powerful Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2017/01/12/Doyle-appointed-to-Communications-and-Technology-subcommittee/stories/201701120219 Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 4:42 pm by
doyle-appointed-to-communications-and-technology-subcommitteeWASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle of Forest Hills is now the most powerful Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2017/01/12/Doyle-appointed-to-Communications-and-Technology-subcommittee/stories/201701120219 Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 1:26 pm by
justice-dept-inspector-general-to-investigate-pre-election-actions-by-fbi-departmentWASHINGTON — The Justice Department inspector general says he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were followed by FBI Director James Comey....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 1:26 pm by
justice-dept-inspector-general-to-investigate-pre-election-actions-by-fbi-departmentWASHINGTON — The Justice Department inspector general says he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were followed by FBI Director James Comey....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 1:26 pm by
justice-dept-inspector-general-to-investigate-fbi-department-actions-before-electionWASHINGTON — The Justice Department inspector general says he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were followed by FBI Director James Comey....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:18 am by
confirmation-hearings-defense-pick-says-foes-need-cyber-boundariesWASHINGTON — The latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):...Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/2017/01/12/Confirmation-hearings-Defense-pick-says-foes-need-cyber-boundaries-Trump-Senate/stories/201701120182 Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:25 am by Mike White
pine-richland-vs-north-hills-one-for-the-ages-bringing-back-b-b-memoriesOne of the biggest games in the WPIAL this year is Friday's Pine-Richland at North Hills game. It's making me go all history on you today. The Pine-Richland-North Hills game is bringing back memories of a great game, and also memories of one of the greatest players in Western Pennsylvania history who was widely known by just two letters. B.B. First, ... Read More and Comment