Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 6:47 am by
manafort-s-plan-to-greatly-benefit-the-putin-governmentWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:41 pm by
tillerson-plans-to-go-to-russia-will-skip-nato-meeting-next-monthWASHINGTON — With Russia-tinged investigations swirling around his administration, President Donald Trump has yet to fulfill a campaign pledge of closer cooperation with Moscow. A planned trip by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Russia is expected to test if detente proves anything more than talk....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:32 pm by
high-court-limits-president’s-power-to-fill-temporary-postsWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the president’s power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/03/22/High-court-limits-president-s-power-to-fill-temporary-posts/stories/201703220102 Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:19 pm by
white-house-issues-gag-order-to-officials-on-budget-detailsWASHINGTON — The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts beyond what was in a relatively brief submission, a move Democrats decried as a gag order....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:17 pm by
hawaii-seeks-to-extend-injunction-blocking-trump-travel-banHONOLULU — Attorneys representing Hawaii in the state’s challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban are asking a federal judge to extend his temporary restraining order blocking the ban or turn it into a preliminary injunction....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:58 pm by
psychologists-dispute-murphy-linkage-of-opioid-crisis-to-obamacareU.S. Rep. Tim Murphy describes himself as “the only practicing psychologist in elected federal government.” He may also be the most visible practicing psychologist to back repealing Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:58 pm by
psychologists-dispute-tim-murphy-s-claim-that-aca-betrayed-mentally-illU.S. Rep. Tim Murphy describes himself as “the only practicing psychologist in elected federal government.” He may also be the most visible practicing psychologist to back repealing Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
trump-supporterI wonder if any of those poor souls who voted for Trump are regretting it yet. Some of his core supporters are being targeted in the health care plan and Trump's budget. So much for being a breath of fresh air. Same old stale politics.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 March 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
kellyanne-s-alertTrump counselor Kellyanne Conway went on national television and warned us about the dangers of our microwave ovens spying on us. Maybe she could have her own show on QVC.  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 March 2017 8:20 pm by
poll-most-young-americans-view-trump-presidency-as-illegitimateWASHINGTON — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 March 2017 8:20 pm by
poll-most-young-americans-view-trump-presidency-as-illegitimateWASHINGTON — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 March 2017 6:27 pm by Mike White
piaa-boys-quarterfinal-highlights-rausch-comes-up-big-for-pine-richlandPine-Richland coach Jeff Ackermann says he preaches to his role players about making the little plays. "They all have to step up," Ackermann said, "and make the 'other' plays, the loose balls, defend, take a charge, whatever it is." Nolan Rausch said "how 'bout scoring?" With Pine-Richland's top two scorers having an off game in points, Rausch had ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:07 am by
move-afoot-to-change-how-pa-draws-political-boundariesSpeeches about how political boundaries are drawn don’t typically inspire rapt audiences. But when some of those attending Suzanne Broughton’s presentation at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library left after 15 minutes Thursday night, it wasn’t due to boredom. It was because the crowd was larger than fire codes permitted....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:07 am by
move-afoot-to-change-how-pa-draws-political-boundariesSpeeches about how political boundaries are drawn don’t typically inspire rapt audiences. But when some of those attending Suzanne Broughton’s presentation at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library left after 15 minutes Thursday night, it wasn’t due to boredom. It was because the crowd was larger than fire codes permitted....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:07 am by
move-afoot-to-change-how-pa-draws-political-boundariesSpeeches about how political boundaries are drawn don’t typically inspire rapt audiences. But when some of those attending Suzanne Broughton’s presentation at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library left after 15 minutes Thursday night, it wasn’t due to boredom. It was because the crowd was larger than fire codes permitted....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 2:25 am by
some-pittsburgh-mayoral-candidates-still-not-complying-with-finance-reporting-law-ethics-board-saysThe City of Pittsburgh’s Ethics Hearing Board has a reminder for candidates running for city office: Don’t forget to follow the law....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 2:25 am by
mayoral-candidate-darlene-harris-still-not-complying-with-finance-reporting-law-ethics-board-saysThe City of Pittsburgh’s Ethics Hearing Board has a reminder for candidates running for city office: Don’t forget to follow the law....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
three-pronged-planPaul Ryan keeps talking about his health care plan as a "three-pronged approach" as if that somehow makes it OK. Whether you call it "Ryancare" or "Trumpcare", the GOP's plan to replace Obamacare is a disaster. It is nothing more than a way to punish the poor and reward the rich. Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:43 am by
house-intelligence-leaders-see-no-evidence-of-wiretapping-at-trump-towerThe Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that they have seen no evidence supporting President Donald Trump's claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him last year....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-taxing-weedState Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is suggesting we legalize Marijuana and tax it to raise funds. I am in favor of legalizing it. I think it has worked in Colorado and could work here.  Read More and Comment