‘Pardon Me’ documentary aims to raise awareness about Pennsylvania’s pardon process

BY: - October 26, 2023

A pardon can remove the “civil disabilities” that come with a criminal conviction, and a new documentary is trying to reach eligible people.


Canceling school lunch debt would have meaningful impact for children’s health

BY: - October 19, 2023

Making sure children have access to healthy school lunches is key in the fight against childhood obesity, writes Dr. Leila Hilal.

Federal authorities accuse Menendez of acting as foreign agent

BY: - October 12, 2023

Federal authorities unveiled a superseding indictment Thursday against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez accusing the senator of acting as a foreign agent for Egypt while serving as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York alleges Menendez, a Democrat, used his power as the committee’s chair to […]

Fetterman makes appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

BY: - October 12, 2023

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday and to get the first question out of the way, yes, he wore shorts and a hoodie. Colbert, who had interviewed Fetterman previously on his former Comedy Central show while the senator was then mayor of Braddock, noted that now […]

Striking Mack Trucks workers in Pennsylvania: ‘We deserve our fair share, too.’

BY: , and - October 11, 2023

UAW members who work for Mack walked off the job Oct. 9 after rejecting the company’s tentative contract proposal

Sen. John Fetterman to headline Iowa Democratic Party dinner in November

BY: - October 10, 2023

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) will be the headline speaker for the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Liberty & Justice Dinner early next month. And like Gov. Josh Shapiro’s recent appearance at a Democrats’ convention in New Hampshire, the Fetterman visit to Iowa is all but certain to spark speculation about presidential aspirations.  Asked about concerns […]

Sen. Fetterman walks picket line with striking UAW members in Bucks County

BY: - October 5, 2023

Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. John Fetterman on Thursday joined striking members of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2177 on a picket line outside a General Motors facility in Langhorne, the second U.S. Senator to visit the plant, and the second time Fetterman has joined UAW picketers since the strike began Sept. 15. “What you’re doing is […]

Fetterman may pursue expulsion of ‘defiant’ Menendez from U.S. Senate

BY: - September 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Sen. John Fetterman said Thursday he would be open to expelling New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from the Senate. “Now that it’s confirmed that he’s not going to go the honorable way. You know, I would like to pursue whatever avenues are available,” Fetterman told reporters. Menendez spoke privately […]

Foreign ownership of U.S. farmland probed at U.S. Senate hearing

BY: - September 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators said during a Wednesday hearing that foreign ownership of U.S. farmland is a national security threat that should be further examined. The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry discussed foreign ownership of the nation’s agricultural lands, with testimony from experts and Senate colleagues who have been taking the lead […]


Fetterman will wear a suit in the Senate. Can we all move on now? Please?

BY: - September 27, 2023

For anyone who thought the furor over U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) wearing shorts and a hoodie on the Senate floor was eventually going to die down, well, you and I were both sorely mistaken.  I steered away from writing about it here or covering it as “news” because it seemed like there were other, […]

Menendez to address U.S. Senate Democrats Thursday about his indictment

BY: - September 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — New Jersey U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will address his Democratic colleagues in a closed-door meeting Thursday amid growing calls for him to resign following a federal indictment. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that he was “deeply disappointed, disturbed” after reading the indictment, which charged Menendez with conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy […]

Casey, Dean join calls for Menendez to resign

BY: - September 26, 2023

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-4th District) called on New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez to resign, joining fellow Pennsylvania Democrats Sen. John Fetterman and U.S. Rep. Summer Lee (12th District).  “Public service is a sacred trust,” Casey said in a statement Tuesday. “The specific allegations set forth in the federal […]