Biden pushes populist ‘made in America’ plan to pump up economy

SCRANTON, PA — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden returned to his childhoold hometown in Pennsylvania on Thursday during a trip where he proposed spending $700 billion on American products and research – in the hopes of bringing back millions of jobs lost by an economy flattened by the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president unveiled his populist plan […]

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Trump coronavirus response would face 9/11 Commission-style scrutiny under Dem plan

Three Democratic senators – Dianne Feinstein of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania – introduced legislation Wednesday to create a bipartisan commission on the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposed 10-member commission would be similar to the 9/11 Commission that investigated the terror attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon […]

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Fugitive takes off in semi, is killed after 3-hour standoff

Officials say a fugitive who was riding in a tractor-trailer that had been pulled over on a Pennsylvania interstate led authorities on a brief chase and held them at bay with gunfire for three hours until they finally shot and killed him By The Associated Press June 30, 2020, 12:35 PM 1 min read 1 […]

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Joe Biden ‘greeted’ by Trump supporters outside Pennsylvania campaign stop

It was hard to tell if Joe Biden or President Trump would be appearing in south central Pennsylvania on Thursday by the looks of crowds gathered near the presumptive Democratic nominee’s campaign stop. Pro-Trump supporters were out in force in Lancaster, holding Trump signs and chanting “Four more years!” and “U-S-A!” as they gathered roughly 100 yards […]

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Biden taking aim at Trump over health care during battleground state stop

Former Vice President Joe Biden heads to Pennsylvania on Thursday to spotlight a new health care push to protect the Affordable Care Act. The presumptive Democratic nominee — during a meeting in Lancaster, Penn., with families who’ve benefited because of the national health care law — is expected to slam President Trump’s “heartless crusade” to scrap the measure […]

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Bill Cosby Granted Appeal in Sexual Assault Case | E! News

Andrea Constand reacts after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decides to allow the 82-year-old comedian to appeal his 2018 conviction. Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/974784/bill-cosby-s-legal-team-seeks-to-overturn-prison-sentence #BillCosby #ENews #CelebrityNews #AndreaConstand Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports and more, […]

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Kids-for-cash judge released from prison over virus concerns

A former Pennsylvania judge involved in a scheme to send children to a for-profit jail in exchange for kickbacks was released from federal prison with six years left on his sentence because of coronavirus concerns By MICHAEL R. SISAK and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press June 23, 2020, 6:00 PM 4 min read 4 min read […]

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Why a Rotting Green Bay Boardwalk May Solve America’s Jobs Crisis

WASHINGTON — The governor of Pennsylvania wants to hire two million unemployed workers to help the state track the spread of the coronavirus in the fall. City Council members in Austin, Texas, voted to pay people to help with projects like preparing land for fire season. And in Green Bay, Wis., the city hopes to […]

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Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to sexually molesting girls in African orphanage he opened

A Pennsylvania man who claimed to be a Christian missionary and went to Africa to open an orphanage pleaded guilty Monday to sexually molesting four underage girls — two as young as 11 years old — whom he told to call him “dad.” Gregory Dow of Lancaster pleaded guilty in federal court to four counts of […]

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The Unmasking of America: How the Trump Administration’s Negligence Deprived Healthcare Workers of N95 Masks in a Pandemic

At the Allentown, Pennsylvania, distribution center for a major supplier of personal protective equipment, President Trump lauded America’s doctors and nurses, calling them “warriors” charging into battle: “They’re running into death just like soldiers run into bullets,” said Trump, who avoided combat in Vietnam. “It’s a beautiful thing to see.” The ugly truth is that, […]

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Pennsylvania Senate Republicans sue Gov. Wolf over refusal to end coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are suing Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf over his refusal to issue an executive order to end the state’s coronavirus emergency, a move they say the governor must make after the state’s General Assembly passed a resolution to that effect late Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday afternoon, seeks a judgment “against Governor Wolf commanding him […]

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What Pennsylvania’s ‘Dry Run’ Election Could Reveal About November

Every weekend since Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania issued a statewide stay-at-home order, on April 1, millions of cellphones across the commonwealth have buzzed with text messages from the state Democrats, checking on the status of voters’ mail-in ballots. During that period, state Republicans called two million phones around the state to try to mobilize […]

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Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf on George Floyd protests: Rallies ‘absolutely called for,’ violence is not

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf reacted Monday to the violent and nonviolent protests that have unfolded across the Commonwealth in the wake of George Floyd’s death, saying, “We need to deescalate the violence.” Wolf appeared with Rep. Dwight Evans, a fellow Democrat, in Northwest Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. “[There are] so many sad scenes: food stores that […]

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Pennsylvania lawmaker tears into GOP after colleague tests positive for coronavirus, doesn’t tell Democrats

Pennsylvania Democrat State Rep. Brian Sims tore into his GOP colleagues after learning that the Republican speaker of the House informed his party but not Democrats that a member of his caucus tested positive for coronavirus. “Every single day of this crisis this State Government Committee in Pennsylvania has met so that their members could line […]

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PA state democrat accuses GOP of covering up positive Covid test

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims and his Democratic colleagues are accusing Republican leaders of keeping a Republican lawmaker’s positive coronavirus test from them for a week and not informing them that a handful of GOP members were quarantining as a result. In a statement, Republican state Rep. Andrew Lewis confirmed he tested positive for Covid-19 […]

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State Rep. Goes on Profanity-Laced Tirade After GOP Colleague Hid Positive COVID-19 Test

A Democratic Pennsylvania state representative went on a righteous tirade in a 12-minute video after learning that the Republican speaker of the House informed his party but not Democrats that at least one member of his caucus tested positive for COVID-19. “Every single day of this crisis this State Government Committee in Pennsylvania has met […]

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Taxpayers foot bill to supply legislators, army of aides

It takes hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars a year for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to maintain one of the country’s largest legislative staffs, a small army that needs food, shelter, transportation, office supplies and modern electronics. An Associated Press review of invoices and more than 6,000 pages of spending line items by the state’s […]

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Dreadlocks-wearing inmate who sued is released from solitary

A Pennsylvania inmate whose dreadlocks violated a jail’s haircut policy is out of solitary confinement after more than a year, although his federal lawsuit is still pending By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press May 6, 2020, 5:30 PM 3 min read 3 min read HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania inmate whose dreadlocks violated a jail’s haircut […]

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Police: Stepdad saw them in bed, so they plotted his death

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man and his teenage girlfriend plotted to have her stepfather killed after he caught them in bed together By The Associated Press April 27, 2020, 3:42 PM 3 min read 3 min read CASCADE, Pa. — A man and his teenage girlfriend plotted to have her stepfather killed after he caught […]

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Main Street’s mainstays: How some U.S. states tapped crisis loans

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Empty restaurant tables sit on a plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue in during the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Washington 2/2 By Howard Schneider and Timothy Aeppel (Reuters) – As the coronavirus crisis gripped the U.S. economy and Congress approved hundreds of billions of dollars in emergency small business loans, Utah builder […]

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Fox News Poll: Biden leads Trump in battleground Pennsylvania

With most Pennsylvania voters concerned about catching coronavirus and nearly six-in-ten believing the Trump administration was too slow to act, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in that battleground state. Biden is preferred over Trump by 8 percentage points (50-42 percent), according to a Fox News Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters.  That is slightly larger than […]

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‘Let Me Work’: Protesters in Pennsylvania Want State Reopened

new video loaded: ‘Let Me Work’: Protesters in Pennsylvania Want State Reopened transcript Back bars 0:00/0:52 –0:52 transcript ‘Let Me Work’: Protesters in Pennsylvania Want State Reopened In Pennsylvania, hundreds of protesters gathered in Harrisburg to call for the loosening of stay-at-home orders so people could return to work. Protester: “Where is he, Tom Wolf […]

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Nature Scores a Big Win Against Fracking in a Small Pennsylvania Town

An unlikely crew of environmentalists who took on the powerful Pennsylvania fracking industry in a David vs. Goliath battle to keep an injection well out of their community have notched an important victory in their fight. Using a novel strategy — seeking legal rights for nature itself — the rural western Pennsylvania community of Grant […]

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Education Dept. Hits Penn State Again for Sexual Misconduct Procedures

WASHINGTON — The Education Department announced Thursday that it had ordered Pennsylvania State University to make significant changes to the way it investigates complaints of sexual misconduct after a recent investigation found the school continued to mishandle cases years after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The agreement requires the university to review and […]

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