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Obama rules out Michelle for office
1 week ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has tamped down any speculation that first lady Michelle Obama may one day run for office herself. [Read More]
Michigan vote totals certified, but recount requests loom Michigan vote totals certified, but recount requests loom
1 week ago -
WASHINGTON — Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Michigan officials certified Monday that Donald Trump won the state by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million to claim all of its 16 electoral votes. [Read More]
Pennsylvania vote recount effort, at a glance
1 week ago -
A Green Party-backed group on Monday filed papers asking a Pennsylvania court to order a statewide recount of the state’s Nov. 8 presidential election result, citing in part a computer scientists’ conclusion that electronic voting machines can be manipulated by malware. [Read More]
Trump already softens tough talk on immigration Trump already softens tough talk on immigration
3 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s tough-talking plan to rein in illegal immigration showed signs of cracking on Sunday, with the president-elect seemingly backing off his vow to build a solid wall along the southern U.S. border. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama fights obliteration Commentary: Obama fights obliteration
3 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
You know how desperate President Barack Obama is — as he contemplates all his accomplishments going down the drain at the hands of a man he has total contempt for — when he is willing to do something so against his nature. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: What to expect from Trump? Red-Blue America: What to expect from Trump?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate what citizens can expect from a President Trump. [Read More]
Trump taps Priebus as chief of staff Trump taps Priebus as chief of staff
3 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump is making an overture to warring Republican circles by appointing GOP chief Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff and Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor. [Read More]
Anti-Trump protests continue in NYC, L.A., Philadelphia Anti-Trump protests continue in NYC, L.A., Philadelphia
3 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants, their advocates and others opposing a Donald Trump presidency continued to protest Sunday, speaking out against the president-elect’s support of deportation and other measures. [Read More]
Obama will get many questions about Trump on last major trip Obama will get many questions about Trump on last major trip
3 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be his grand valedictory tour. Now President Barack Obama must use his last major trip abroad to try to calm shocked world leaders about the outcome of the U.S. election, and what comes next when Donald Trump is president. [Read More]
Republicans pad majority in state Legislature Republicans pad majority in state Legislature
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Political-power sharing at Pennsylvania’s Capitol will enter unexplored territory when Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the largest legislative majorities of any political party in modern Pennsylvania history begin a new two-year legislative session. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Trump be able to govern? Commentary: Will Trump be able to govern?
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Can Donald Trump govern this country? He starts with several large advantages: the fervent support of white, working-class voters and the Republican control of Congress. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: How to heal division after election Letter to the Editor: How to heal division after election
4 weeks ago -
This election has divided our nation and made many people concerned about our future. What can we do as citizens to make America better? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Almost against all odds Letter to the Editor: Almost against all odds
4 weeks ago -
Despite the many, many people who voted for Mr. Trump, the top leaders of my party — the Democrats — will have four years now to belittle, criticize and work against the newly elected president and to bring his establishment down. [Read More]
Commentary: Liberal hysteria over Trump's victory embarrassing Commentary: Liberal hysteria over Trump's victory embarrassing
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
On Nov. 9, 2012, these are the words I wrote: “When I woke up Wednesday morning, it was dark. There was something ominous about that midweek morning, something that I hadn’t felt in many years, something that I hadn’t even felt when my father died decades ago. [Read More]
Commentary: Economic promises carry Trump to win Commentary: Economic promises carry Trump to win
4 weeks ago -
As the American economy becomes more complex, the winners and losers change. On election night, Donald Trump tapped into not just economic populism, but the wide chasm between those prospering on Wall Street and those struggling on Main Street. [Read More]
New security measures ring Trump Tower New security measures ring Trump Tower
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Being a midtown Manhattan neighbor of Donald Trump now that he’s president-elect has come to this: navigating swarms of police officers, barricades, checkpoints and street closings that have turned Trump Tower — a tourist attraction normally open to the public — into a fortress. [Read More]
Obama urges nation to 'forge unity' after election
4 weeks ago -
ARLINGTON, Va. — Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation seeks to “forge unity” after the bitter 2016 campaign. [Read More]
Campaign's disdian for civility could leave lasting damage Campaign's disdian for civility could leave lasting damage
4 weeks ago -
When a South Carolina congressman shouted “You lie!” during a speech by President Barack Obama in 2009, House members rebuked him for violating norms of civility. After this year’s presidential campaign, the idea that people were once troubled by the outburst seems almost quaint. [Read More]
Trump may plan victory tour, aides say Trump may plan victory tour, aides say
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Donald Trump may take a victory tour to states that elected him president, an aide said Saturday, as boisterous protests unfolded outside the tower where he holed up with members of his transition team and fielded calls congratulating him. [Read More]
Expert makes good on bet to eat bug
4 weeks ago -
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University polling expert who said he would eat a bug if Donald Trump got more than 240 electoral votes has followed through on his promise. [Read More]
Commentary: Remember those ‘forgotten’ Americans Commentary: Remember those ‘forgotten’ Americans
4 weeks ago -
Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States Tuesday in free and fair elections. [Read More]
Commentary: Putting blame on cable news Commentary: Putting blame on cable news
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As the national political melodrama drew near its end, a sometime email correspondent in Texas worried about my safety. [Read More]
Commentary: The view from Trump Tower Commentary: The view from Trump Tower
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If your social circles are like mine, you spent Tuesday night swapping miserable texts. [Read More]
Commentary: We give presidency too much power Commentary: We give presidency too much power
4 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
I went to bed Tuesday night, like much of America, in a state of disbelief. Donald Trump was not my candidate (neither was Hillary Clinton), but he had become our president-elect. [Read More]
Will election divide families over holidays?
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — The election is over, so what about all those frayed relationships among loved ones? [Read More]
Trump protesters march amid tear gas, flash grenades
4 weeks ago -
PORTLAND, Ore. — Police hurled tear gas and flash-bang grenades in response to rowdy protests in Portland as people around the country once again took to the streets denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential election victory. [Read More]
Trump begins building administration Trump begins building administration
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump is shaking up his transition team as he plunges into setting up his administration, an enormous undertaking that likely requires him to alter his hands-on management style and consider going outside his small, insular group of loyalists. [Read More]
Commentary: Time to buck up, get to work Commentary: Time to buck up, get to work
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Sure, if you’re in the approximately 52 percent majority of voters who supported someone other than Donald Trump, go ahead and mourn. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump can change narrative Commentary: Trump can change narrative
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s impressive victory in Tuesday’s election offers him a rare opportunity to change the narrative. [Read More]
Oregon is epicenter as Trump protests surge across nation Oregon is epicenter as Trump protests surge across nation
4 weeks ago -
Another night of nationwide protests against Donald Trump's election came to a head in Portland, where thousands marched and some smashed store windows, lit firecrackers and sparked a dumpster blaze. Police termed the protest a riot and used "less lethal munitions" to help clear the streets. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: After blistering campaign, Americans wonder how to heal ANALYSIS: After blistering campaign, Americans wonder how to heal
4 weeks ago -
DECATUR, Ga. — For an hour they stood shoulder to shoulder, those who supported Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, praying together in a service of postelection healing. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Trump begins to play catch-up on transition to White House
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The true test now begins for Donald Trump. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Republicans claim mandate for Trump ELECTION 2016: Republicans claim mandate for Trump
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Emboldened Republicans claimed a mandate Wednesday for President-elect Donald Trump after his astonishing election triumph, and an emotional Hillary Clinton told crestfallen supporters the GOP victor deserved a “chance to lead.” [Read More]
Big victories for legal pot; path uncertain
4 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — The number of Americans living in states with recreational marijuana more than tripled after at least three states voted to fully legalize the drug. [Read More]
Trump to make pick for Supreme Court
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will enter the Oval Office with the ability to re-establish the Supreme Court’s conservative tilt and the chance to cement it for the long term. [Read More]
Limit social media to avoid post-election stress
4 weeks ago -
Got the post-election blues? Want to celebrate your candidate’s win without someone bringing you down? You know you could stay off your social-media accounts to keep your pulse low, but if you’re like many of us, you can’t cut the cord completely. [Read More]
Commentary: No way he can keep promises Commentary: No way he can keep promises
4 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Donald Trump’s unexpected victory means our next president will be an untested non-politician who made a list of campaign promises he can’t possibly keep. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP has long animosity to Hillary Commentary: GOP has long animosity to Hillary
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the summer of 1992, Houston was typically broiling, and inside the air-conditioned comfort of the Astrodome, things at the Republican National Convention were getting even hotter. [Read More]
Commentary: Give Trump a chance Commentary: Give Trump a chance
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
You had gone through election night, staying up late, switching from channel to channel, learning about the Florida vote, the Ohio vote, seeing the tearful faces of panel members on PBS and finally learning that yes, indeed, Donald Trump had won the election. [Read More]
Protesters react to outcome of election Protesters react to outcome of election
4 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — A day after Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, campaign divisions appeared to widen as many thousands of demonstrators — some with signs with messages declaring “NOT MY PRESIDENT” — flooded streets across the country to protest his surprise triumph. [Read More]
Election boosts Kremlin hopes for better ties
4 weeks ago -
MOSCOW — In careful phrasing befitting the spy he once was, Vladimir Putin has made it clear he expects a great deal from President-elect Donald Trump. And, the billionaire businessman may expect a transactional relationship with Putin. [Read More]
Full text of Hillary Clinton's concession speech Full text of Hillary Clinton's concession speech
4 weeks ago -
Last night Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump. This morning she gave her official concession speech: [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Clinton says U.S. owes Trump 'chance to lead' ELECTION 2016: Clinton says U.S. owes Trump 'chance to lead'
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday lamented that the nation proved to be "more divided than we thought" but told supporters: "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead." [Read More]
Full text of Donald Trump's acceptance speech Full text of Donald Trump's acceptance speech
4 weeks ago -
The following is a full transcript of Donald Trump's acceptance speech: [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Indiana County voter turnout higher than normal ELECTION 2016: Indiana County voter turnout higher than normal
4 weeks ago -
Turnout for Tuesday’s election was the highest in recent memory, with about 74 percent of Indiana County’s registered voters going to the polls. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: White cruises to Senate victory ELECTION 2016: White cruises to Senate victory
4 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
State Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, swept to an easy win for a fifth term in Harrisburg in all four counties of the 41st District in Tuesday’s voting. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Shuster again holds off Halvorson in 9th District ELECTION 2016: Shuster again holds off Halvorson in 9th District
4 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Bill Shuster, who has represented the 9th Congressional District since 2001, held off challenger Art Halvorson for a third time Tuesday and was re-elected to a ninth term. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Trump downs Clinton in battleground Pennsylvania ELECTION 2016: Trump downs Clinton in battleground Pennsylvania
4 weeks ago -
Donald Trump snatched Pennsylvania away from Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, defying long political odds to become the first Republican presidential candidate to win the state since 1988. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Election elicits fears, cheers around the globe ELECTION 2016: Election elicits fears, cheers around the globe
4 weeks ago -
MEXICO CITY — The world faces a starkly different America led by a President Donald Trump. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Republicans maintain control of House ELECTION 2016: Republicans maintain control of House
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early today as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats hoped to win thanks to Donald Trump’s divisive comments about women and Hispanics. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Democrats fall short in bid to take Senate
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Republicans held on to their slim Senate majority today, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Three states approve use of recreational marijuana ELECTION 2016: Three states approve use of recreational marijuana
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, giving a huge boost to the campaign to allow pot nationwide. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Result a shock to political system
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — A shock wave. There’s no other way to describe the massive change Americans voted for Tuesday. [Read More]
Commentary: Homeless in America Commentary: Homeless in America
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I began election night writing a column that started with words from an immigrant, my friend Lesley Goldwasser, who came to America from Zimbabwe in the 1980s. [Read More]
Cuba announces nationwide military exercises
4 weeks ago -
HAVANA — Cuba on Wednesday announced the launch of five days of nationwide military exercises to prepare troops to confront what the government calls “a range of enemy actions.” [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Clinton calls Trump to congratulate him on victory ELECTION 2016: Clinton calls Trump to congratulate him on victory
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — On the eve of the election, Hillary Clinton was standing behind a podium bearing the presidential seal. By the time the votes were counted, Donald Trump had captured the White House in a political earthquake. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Toomey victory aided by Trump wave, appeal to swing voters ELECTION 2016: Toomey victory aided by Trump wave, appeal to swing voters
4 weeks ago -
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's victory for a second term to the U.S. Senate defied a registration deficit in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania with the help of a wave of unexpected support in the battleground state for GOP President-elect Donald Trump. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president ELECTION 2016: Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president
4 weeks ago -
From Virginia coal country, as election results trickled in, Jimmy McDonald texted his boss to warn he might need a day off Wednesday. Celebrations, it seemed, were in order. [Read More]
Trump rides his movement to vindication and the White House Trump rides his movement to vindication and the White House
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump awakened a movement of angry working-class voters fed up with political insiders and desperate for change. On Tuesday, that movement propelled him to the White House. [Read More]
Trump gains rattle world markets, as shares, dollar tumble Trump gains rattle world markets, as shares, dollar tumble
4 weeks ago -
HONG KONG (AP) — The rising prospect of a Trump presidency jolted markets around the world Wednesday, sending Dow futures and Asian stock prices sharply lower as investors panicked over uncertainties on trade, immigration and geopolitical tensions. [Read More]
Local incumbents carry Indiana County Local incumbents carry Indiana County
4 weeks ago -
Indiana County voters returned the area’s legislative team to the General Assembly and fell firmly in the Donald Trump camp in the presidential race. [Read More]
Election coverage an unexpected thrill ride on TV Election coverage an unexpected thrill ride on TV
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — The presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump turned into a made-for-TV thrill ride on Tuesday night — and a stern lesson to journalists to avoid leaping to conclusions. [Read More]
Making a choice: Voters talk of decision and of tensions Making a choice: Voters talk of decision and of tensions
4 weeks ago -
Soon after Roy Brook voted Tuesday at a community center in Bessemer, Alabama, he grabbed an American flag and set out to convince others to do the same. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Claims of voter fraud, intimidation raise tensions
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The usual tension of a presidential election has a twist this year — questions about the integrity of the election itself. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Presidential election winner must help heal nation's divide
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — We’ll know soon enough who won. We already know the prize: A big, ugly wound in the heart of American politics. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: It all comes down to this: Americans head to the polls ELECTION 2016: It all comes down to this: Americans head to the polls
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — A polarized America went to the polls today to pick its 45th president, choosing to elect either Hillary Clinton as the nation’s first female commander in chief or billionaire businessman Donald Trump after a long and rancorous campaign that upended U.S. politics. [Read More]
'I voted from space': Lone American in space casts ballot 'I voted from space': Lone American in space casts ballot
4 weeks ago -
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The lone American off the planet has cast his vote from space, keeping with NASA's motto of “Vote while you float.” [Read More]
Pennsylvania to help decide White House, Senate control Pennsylvania to help decide White House, Senate control
4 weeks ago -
After enduring months of campaign ads, fliers and rallies, Pennsylvanians on Tuesday will help decide the winner in a long, hard-fought presidential campaign and control of the U.S. Senate next year. [Read More]
Clinton, Trump sprint to finish in final campaign appeals Clinton, Trump sprint to finish in final campaign appeals
4 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Closing out a wildly unpredictable White House race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump blitzed through battleground states Monday in a final bid to energize supporters. [Read More]
Indian culture in spotlight at IUP Indian culture in spotlight at IUP
4 weeks ago -
Performances of dance and music and a fashion show highlighted Saturday’s annual India Day in the Ohio Room of the HUB at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Battleground status keeps Pennsylvania in thick of campaign Battleground status keeps Pennsylvania in thick of campaign
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania voters can’t say they’ve been ignored this year, given the state’s status as a premier battleground in the presidential race and the site of a hotly contested campaign for U.S. Senate. [Read More]
Clinton email case creates tumultuous time for FBI
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has created more turmoil for the bureau than any other matter in recent history, stirring concerns the famously apolitical organization unnecessarily injected itself into the campaign. [Read More]
U.S. election looms large over U.N. climate talks
4 weeks ago -
MARRAKECH, Morocco — U.N. climate talks open today against the backdrop of a U.S. election that could have a major impact on America’s role in the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [Read More]
Commentary: The strengths of Hillary Clinton Commentary: The strengths of Hillary Clinton
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the great misperceptions of this political year, among many Democrats and Republicans alike, is that Hillary Clinton is a third-rate candidate with no core or convictions — oops, wrong word, but you get the point. [Read More]
Commentary: Candidates each worse than the other Commentary: Candidates each worse than the other
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Come election season, citizens should inform themselves, they should listen to the arguments of all the candidates, they should think things through as best they can, and then they should get out and vote. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Has FBI become too politicized? Red-Blue America: Has FBI become too politicized?
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether federal law enforcement can be trusted after this election. [Read More]
FBI clears Clinton in email case FBI clears Clinton in email case
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Embarking on the final day of a furious campaign, Hillary Clinton tried today to at last emerge from the cloud of suspicion that has followed her campaign and close her historic bid with a call for elusive unity and hope. Donald Trump vowed not to make it easy. [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Here's where to follow election online ELECTION 2016: Here's where to follow election online
4 weeks ago -
TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible four years ago. It’s a fitting close to a campaign that has played out on Twitter and Facebook as much as it has on the nightly news [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Who's on your ballot? State, federal races explained ELECTION 2016: Who's on your ballot? State, federal races explained
5 weeks ago -
While the presidential election is dominating the headlines this election season, there are a number of other races on the federal and state levels. [Read More]
GAZETTE EDITORIAL: Keep our legislative team intact GAZETTE EDITORIAL: Keep our legislative team intact
5 weeks ago -
All the attention paid to the presidential election in recent months should not distract voters from the importance of races closer to home for Congress and the state Legislature. [Read More]
Commentary: Comey's extreme carelessness Commentary: Comey's extreme carelessness
5 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
FBI Director James Comey knew exactly what was going to happen. He was already a controversial figure in the presidential campaign. [Read More]
States grapple with how to select judges States grapple with how to select judges
5 weeks ago -
CHICAGO — A nurse-turned-law clerk is the only candidate listed on next week’s general election ballot for an open Chicago-area judgeship, even after she was fired from her courthouse job and criminally charged for presiding over traffic cases that should have been heard by a judge. [Read More]
Election Day near, Americans weigh divide, look to heal
5 weeks ago -
The idea had never occurred to the Rev. Adam Hamilton at the conclusion of past presidential campaigns. But this Election Day, the megachurch he leads in the Kansas City suburbs will invite congregants, and anyone else who chooses, to stop in and pray for the nation to heal itself. [Read More]
Arizona ballot collection ban reinstated
5 weeks ago -
PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, stepping into a contentious political issue days before the presidential election and dealing a blow to Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to hit Democratic strongholds
5 weeks ago -
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. — Fighting as a party of one, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to press into Democratic strongholds over the campaign’s final days as Hillary Clinton looked to an army of A-list celebrities and politicos to defend her narrowing path to the presidency. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Correcting the record Letter to the editor: Correcting the record
5 weeks ago -
I write to correct errors in the article on Candidates’ Night published in the Friday, Oct. 28, edition of The Indiana Gazette. [Read More]
Voter, 102, marks 18th election
5 weeks ago -
EAST STROUDSBURG — It was 1936, a presidential election year. [Read More]
Commentary: Comey should admit error, quit Commentary: Comey should admit error, quit
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Sorry, but I’ve seen this movie before and I know how it ends. There will never be a criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: The banality of change Commentary: The banality of change
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A few weeks ago I met a guy in Idaho who was absolutely certain that Donald Trump would win this election. [Read More]
Late voter forms from group tossed
5 weeks ago -
MEDIA — Election officials in suburban Philadelphia rejected about three-quarters of the thousands of last-minute voter registration applications gathered by a grass-roots organization under state police investigation for possible fraud, saying most were error-ridden. [Read More]
Clinton sent daughter material that was later classified
5 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday released a 2009 email chain that shows then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton forwarding to her daughter material that the department classified last year. [Read More]
Clinton taps power of celebrities
5 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — Donald Trump boasts that he doesn’t need stars to fill his venues in the closing days of the presidential race. Maybe so, but the very people Hillary Clinton needs to shore up her campaign — millennials and minorities — appear all too happy to see her with singer Beyonce ... [Read More]
Judge allows Colorado voters to post ballot selfies online Judge allows Colorado voters to post ballot selfies online
5 weeks ago -
DENVER — A judge ruled that Colorado voters can post ballot selfies on social media sites, differing from recent federal court decisions on the laws just before Election Day. [Read More]
Emails released in tight race for U.S. Senator
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty, has an email dispute of its own that has been in court for a year, until now. [Read More]
Toomey maintains mystery over vote Toomey maintains mystery over vote
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is staying mum on how he’ll vote on the presidential ballot, despite being pressed repeatedly during a 10-minute television appearance Thursday as he seeks re-election in a neck-and-neck race with Democrat Katie McGinty in moderate Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Judge denies GOP's call for poll watchers
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — In a scathing rebuke, a federal judge on Thursday denied the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s effort to allow poll watchers from anywhere in the state monitor precincts on Election Day. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying CAMPAIGN 2016: Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying
5 weeks ago -
BERWYN — Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Thursday, pledging to focus on combating online bullying and serve as an advocate for women and children if her husband is elected to the White House. [Read More]
Aide to Clinton said FBI's Comey was 'bad choice' Aide to Clinton said FBI's Comey was 'bad choice'
5 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — A senior aide to Hillary Clinton privately dismissed FBI Director James Comey as “a bad choice” in October 2015, according to newly released emails from WikiLeaks. [Read More]
Trump U staff included couple involved in fraud
5 weeks ago -
Among the people with serious financial problems who taught for Trump University is a case that crossed international borders, according to documents reviewed through a joint investigation by The Associated Press and The Canadian Press. [Read More]
Commentary: Five reasons to vote Trump Commentary: Five reasons to vote Trump
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
1.) Who needs experience to be president? [Read More]
Commentary: The final speech Trump should give Commentary: The final speech Trump should give
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
If Donald Trump wants to win this election and thwart the attempt by the corrupt Clintons to acquire the White House again, he must close the deal with persuadable voters in a nationally televised address. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates head into home stretch
5 weeks ago -
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are opening the final weekend of a marathon campaign by pulling out every tool they have to get their supporters to vote. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton holds edge in early voting CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton holds edge in early voting
5 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton may not be accumulating the type of early-vote advantage her campaign wanted, but she continues to maintain an apparent edge over Donald Trump, with roughly one-fourth of all expected ballots cast in the 2016 election. [Read More]
Hacked emails show Clinton campaign communicated with State
5 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — A State Department official appeared to coordinate with Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign hours before the former secretary of state’s exclusive use of private emails was first detailed in a news account last year, newly released hacked emails show. [Read More]
Commentary: Buck stops - and FBI chief flops Commentary: Buck stops - and FBI chief flops
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
When it comes to sitting tall in the saddle and taming the bucking broncos of the FBI amid the tumult of American presidential campaign politics, this is indeed James Comey’s first rodeo. [Read More]
Judge: No sharing selfies with marked California ballots
5 weeks ago -
SAN FRANCISCO — California voters heading to the polls should leave their selfie sticks at home. [Read More]
Students hold mock election Students hold mock election
5 weeks ago -
Students in Susan Wilson’s fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Seeds of Faith Christian Academy in Indiana held a mock presidential election Tuesday. [Read More]
As I See It: Voters should know rights As I See It: Voters should know rights
5 weeks ago -
The League of Women Voters of Indiana County would like to take this opportunity to encourage all registered voters to get out and vote Tuesday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Senate candidates square off in pair of debates CAMPAIGN 2016: Senate candidates square off in pair of debates
5 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Candidates in the three-way race for the state Senate seat in the 41st District extended their reach for votes at two debates in two counties Tuesday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump is master of his domains, even ones that bash him
5 weeks ago -
Whoever owns donaldtrumpsucks.com must really hate Donald Trump, right? Wrong! It’s the Donald himself. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump warn of dire consequences if rival wins CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump warn of dire consequences if rival wins
5 weeks ago -
DADE CITY, Fla. — Donald Trump could draw the United States into nuclear war, Hillary Clinton warns. Clinton would plunge the country into a constitutional crisis, he says. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's missed opportunity Commentary: Trump's missed opportunity
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Donna Ryan is a retired director of finance who describes herself as a political moderate and whose political hero is Ronald Reagan. [Read More]
Outhouse vote favors Clinton
5 weeks ago -
ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — A week before Election Day, a New Hampshire farm stand owner has decided to tally customers’ votes for president from an outhouse-turned-fake-voting booth. The winner: Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Starbucks unveils ‘unity’ election cup
5 weeks ago -
SEATTLE (AP) — One week before Election Day, Starbucks unveiled a new cup in the U.S. that it says is meant to be “a symbol of unity.” [Read More]
Ballot could add legal marijuana to Las Vegas' list of vices Ballot could add legal marijuana to Las Vegas' list of vices
5 weeks ago -
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada already has legal brothels, round-the-clock casinos and a coy catchphrase declaring that "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." If voters approve, the state could soon add another vice in the form of recreational marijuana. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Two seek seat in 62nd District CAMPAIGN 2016: Two seek seat in 62nd District
5 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Fourteen years ago, Dave Reed — in his early 20s, recently out of college and without political office experience — launched a campaign to be elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 62nd District. [Read More]
62nd District: Dave Reed 62nd District: Dave Reed
5 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Now completing his seventh term as a state representative, Dave Reed has been the House majority leader since January 2015. It’s an opportunity, he said, that’s beneficial to the 62nd District and its residents. [Read More]
62nd District: Patrick Edwards 62nd District: Patrick Edwards
5 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Patrick Edwards turned 21 in February — the minimum age to be a Pennsylvania legislator — and is one of the youngest candidates this fall in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Commentary: Emails don't change election Commentary: Emails don't change election
5 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The enigmatic letter sent to Congress last Friday by FBI Director James Comey churned up an already unsettled presidential campaign, but it brought the two factions together on one point: Comey must be immediately forthcoming with clarifying information. [Read More]
Commentary: October demise? Commentary: October demise?
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
I love definitions because they help focus the mind. [Read More]
Obama caught in fight over emails Obama caught in fight over emails
5 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The latest clamor over Hillary Clinton’s emails has put Barack Obama in a spot where no president wants to be: caught between his attorney general, his FBI director and his preferred White House successor. [Read More]
New email discovery raises question about Abedin New email discovery raises question about Abedin
5 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The discovery of another cache of emails potentially important to the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices raises an immediate question: How could close Clinton adviser Huma Abedin have been unaware of their existence? [Read More]
Report: Trump used dubious tax loophole Report: Trump used dubious tax loophole
5 weeks ago -
Donald J. Trump proudly acknowledges he did not pay a dime in federal income taxes for years on end. He insists he merely exploited tax loopholes legally available to any billionaire — loopholes he says Hillary Clinton failed to close during her years in the United States Senate. [Read More]
Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on taxes Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on taxes
5 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — One group of Americans will likely see huge changes to their tax bills after this year's presidential election: the wealthiest 1 percent. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Two-way race in 55th House District CAMPAIGN 2016: Two-way race in 55th House District
5 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Two men are competing for the seat in the 55th District. [Read More]
55th District: Michael Geiselhart 55th District: Michael Geiselhart
5 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
The Republican nominee and challenger for the 55th District is 23-year-old Michael Geiselhart. [Read More]
55th District: Joe Petrarca 55th District: Joe Petrarca
5 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Joseph Petrarca, the incumbent for the 55th, describes himself as a conservative Democrat who has never voted to raise taxes. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Shuster an ally of coal Letter to the editor: Shuster an ally of coal
5 weeks ago -
Elections have consequences, and we cannot afford to have people in office that don’t believe in coal. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: A threat to gun rights Letter to the editor: A threat to gun rights
5 weeks ago -
Finally, Janice Dembosky and I agree on something, Democrats should not vote a straight ticket. Don’t vote for Hillary if you don’t want to lose your Second Amendment rights. [Read More]
Four states to weigh tougher gun control in election
5 weeks ago -
The last time voters in Maine were asked about gun rights, they easily passed a constitutional amendment creating a right to own firearms that “shall never be questioned.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: What does road to 270 look like for Trump, Clinton? CAMPAIGN 2016: What does road to 270 look like for Trump, Clinton?
5 weeks ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa — The race for president reaches its final mile next week amid October surprises, but on the road to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, Hillary Clinton still has several ways to find her way to Washington. [Read More]
Commentary: What if Trump doesn't win? Commentary: What if Trump doesn't win?
5 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
What will Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters do if he doesn’t win? [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Who should be next president? Red-Blue America: Who should be next president?
5 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, offer their views on which candidate voters should elect for president next week. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Three vying for 41st District CAMPAIGN 2016: Three vying for 41st District
6 weeks ago -
The election for the 41st District seat in the Pennsylvania Senate has a competitive race for the first time since 2000, when Republican Don White, a political newcomer, defeated Democrat James McQuown, then a 17-year member of the Indiana County board of commissioners. [Read More]
41st District:  Don White 41st District: Don White
6 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
In a pre-election interview, Don White waxes nostalgic as much as takes a gung-ho approach to Nov. 8 balloting and his bid for four more years in Harrisburg, [Read More]
41st District: Tony DeLoreto 41st District: Tony DeLoreto
6 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Cable TV company workers had questions, too, for Tony DeLoreto as he sat for a discussion of the race for Indiana County’s seat in the state senate. [Read More]
41st District: Stanley Buggey 41st District: Stanley Buggey
6 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Taking a break from his job as a civil engineering consultant specializing in energy related services to talk about his candidacy for Pennsylvania State Senate, Stanley Buggey hasn’t really left his work behind. [Read More]
Clinton pushes back at review
6 weeks ago -
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Hillary Clinton lashed out Saturday at the FBI’s handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau’s actions just days before the election “unprecedented” and “deeply troubling.” [Read More]
Commentary: Governing harder than winning Commentary: Governing harder than winning
6 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
America is so deeply divided today that voters backing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton don’t just live on different continents from each other. They live on different planets. [Read More]
Commentary: Using gender as gimmick to get elected is distasteful Commentary: Using gender as gimmick to get elected is distasteful
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’m sometimes accused of not liking women. That’s not true. Most of my favorite people have been women, starting with my grandmother, who had a third-grade education and a Harvard-pedigree heart. [Read More]
Pot ballot drives put medical, recreational users at odds Pot ballot drives put medical, recreational users at odds
6 weeks ago -
PORTLAND, Maine — A handful of recreational marijuana legalization drives has the medical pot industry bracing for something it never expected to deal with: competition. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Three vying for 9th District CAMPAIGN 2016: Three vying for 9th District
6 weeks ago -
Three men — two of them listed on ballots and one running a write-in campaign — are vying to be the next representative to Congress from the 9th District that stretches across 12 counties. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Vote Edwards for term limits Letter to the editor: Vote Edwards for term limits
6 weeks ago -
This election, we have a duty to the people of this state to reform longstanding failed policies and to fight the political corruption of this state and nation. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: DeLoreto will work hard for us Letter to the editor: DeLoreto will work hard for us
6 weeks ago -
I am writing because never in American history has there ever been such dissatisfaction with our elected officials! [Read More]
Letter to the editor: White, Reed praised for waterline assistance Letter to the editor: White, Reed praised for waterline assistance
6 weeks ago -
I would like to express my thanks to Sen. Don White and Rep. Dave Reed for their help with financial issues in the development of a waterline extension project in Center Township to benefit approximately 60 residences as well as one dairy farm and two other agricultural venues. [Read More]
9th District: Art Halvorson 9th District: Art Halvorson
6 weeks ago -
Retired Coast Guard officer Art Halvorson, of Bedford County, came close in April to winning the Republican nomination for the 9th District Congressional seat, finishing only about 1,000 votes behind incumbent Bill Shuster. [Read More]
9th District: Adam Sedlock 9th District: Adam Sedlock
6 weeks ago -
When Adam Sedlock heard Art Halvorson would accept the Democrats’ nomination for the 9th District seat in Congress, he likened Halvorson’s decision to “jumping off the edge of reality” and predicted it would lead to Halvorson’s “political suicide.” [Read More]
9th District: Bill Shuster 9th District: Bill Shuster
6 weeks ago -
Throughout much of 2016, critics have accused Rep. Bill Shuster of being “too cozy” with America’s airline industry, and with one of theindustry’s female lobbyists in particular. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: For Halvorson, it's about service Letter to the editor: For Halvorson, it's about service
6 weeks ago -
I look at the political scene and see nothing of what public service and government were intended to be. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Shuster a friend to our county Letter to the editor: Shuster a friend to our county
6 weeks ago -
Enough of the nasty and personal attacks by a few people who for their own reason want to vote out Bill Shuster. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Halvorson still a Republican Letter to the editor: Halvorson still a Republican
6 weeks ago -
Based upon two letters that I read in The Indiana Gazette recently, I realized that there still seems to be confusion about Art Halvorson as a candidate for U.S. representative in District 9. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: I will be voting for change Letter to the editor: I will be voting for change
6 weeks ago -
I am a lady who has seen our country grow to be the best in the world with the strong backs and good work ethic and sense of worth that our jobs have provided us. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Wake up, Catholics Letter to the editor: Wake up, Catholics
6 weeks ago -
Emails from the Hillary campaign have stated the Catholic faith is “severely backward.” At the Women in the World Summit on April 23, 2015, she stated, “the deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” And they are! [Read More]
Commentary: End of Trump reality show near Commentary: End of Trump reality show near
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Practically speaking, it doesn’t really matter if Donald Trump accepts the results of the November election. No concession speech — can anybody imagine the big blowhard delivering one? — is legally required. [Read More]
Official finds no fraud in vote investigation
6 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia TV station reported that it found at least three instances in which votes appeared to have been cast in recent elections under the names of dead people, but the city’s Republican election commissioner said it didn’t represent intentional fraud. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's contract Commentary: Trump's contract
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Last Saturday, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Gettysburg that he should have given much earlier in the campaign, minus the usual threats against women who have accused him of sexual assault. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump potential inciter-in-chief Commentary: Trump potential inciter-in-chief
6 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the final daze of this tumultuous, mad-as-hell presidential campaign, America suddenly seems to be hurtling toward a clear and present danger, a prospect so perilous I want to call your attention to it. Before it is too late. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates in state, federal races field questions in voter forum CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates in state, federal races field questions in voter forum
6 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
With 12 days remaining before the general election, area legislators and their challengers spelled out their positions, all on one stage, Thursday evening at the Oak Place Community Center in Indiana. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump hits 'corrupt' Clinton; first lady hugs her CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump hits 'corrupt' Clinton; first lady hugs her
6 weeks ago -
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Trailing with time running out, Donald Trump denounced both Hillary and Bill Clinton Thursday as creatures of a corrupt political system who would use another pass at the Oval Office to enrich themselves at the expense of American families. [Read More]
Suspect arrested in Trump's star vandalism Suspect arrested in Trump's star vandalism
6 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police arrested a man suspected of using a sledgehammer to destroy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, officials said Thursday. [Read More]
Colbert to air two live 'Late Show' hours election week
6 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — CBS says “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” has elected to broadcast a pair of live episodes the week of the presidential election. [Read More]
No injuries after Pence plane slides off runway in NYC No injuries after Pence plane slides off runway in NYC
6 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport late Thursday, tearing up concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A Republican picked by Dems Letter to the Editor: A Republican picked by Dems
6 weeks ago -
You ask, “Who is Art Halvorson?” Strange, but true, a Republican nominated by Democrats! [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: White deserves your vote Nov. 8 Letter to the Editor: White deserves your vote Nov. 8
6 weeks ago -
I would like to encourage you all to vote for Don White for senator on Nov. 8. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Consider this before voting Letter to the Editor: Consider this before voting
6 weeks ago -
You can certainly tell a lot about a political party and its candidates by looking at its platform. [Read More]
Senate candidates to debate at West Shamokin Senate candidates to debate at West Shamokin
6 weeks ago -
The gifted honors American Governments students at West Shamokin Junior/Senior High School will host a debate Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the candidates in the 41st Pennsylvania State Senatorial District. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reed's THIS support lauded
6 weeks ago -
As a member of the IUP faculty in my 20th year, I would like to commend the Pennsylvania House majority leader, state Rep. Dave Reed, and all of the dedicated team members who make up his staff, both in Harrisburg and Indiana. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Bernie backer likes Edwards Letter to the Editor: Bernie backer likes Edwards
6 weeks ago -
You may have seen my car painted with Bernie Sanders slogans in your travels throughout Indiana. My whole family and I are avid Bernie supporters. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Choose McGinty for Senate Letter to the Editor: Choose McGinty for Senate
6 weeks ago -
I am supporting Katie McGinty as our U.S. senator in the Nov. 8 election. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What Trump's great at doing Letter to the Editor: What Trump's great at doing
6 weeks ago -
Here are the real reasons why Donald Trump might be called Donald the Great: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clinton better choice in race Letter to the Editor: Clinton better choice in race
6 weeks ago -
We have the two most unpopular major party presidential candidates to choose from on Election Day. It is time to forget party lines and vote for the person who will best serve our country. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Republicans must unify Letter to the Editor: Republicans must unify
6 weeks ago -
I’m a Republican. I’m a Republican because I believe in limited government, free markets, individual rights and responsibilities, and a strong national defense. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Trump, Shuster friends of coal Letter to the Editor: Trump, Shuster friends of coal
6 weeks ago -
It’s painfully obvious that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are no friends of coal communities. Obama has literally waged a war on coal, and Hillary Clinton, in her own words, is “going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump an alien to all that's great Commentary: Trump an alien to all that's great
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
It’s taken me a while to put my finger on exactly what political label best describes Donald Trump as his presidential campaign snarls and spits to a finish. I think I’ve finally got it: Donald Trump is a “legal alien.” [Read More]
Hacked emails show fears about Sanders
6 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Allies of Hillary Clinton felt threatened by the power of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ candidacy and wondered about getting some signal of support from President Barack Obama in the heat of the Democratic primaries, according to the latest emails in a hacked trove ... [Read More]
ELECTION 2016: Early voting gives Clinton edge in key states ELECTION 2016: Early voting gives Clinton edge in key states
6 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Why I am voting for Tony DeLoreto Letter to the editor: Why I am voting for Tony DeLoreto
6 weeks ago -
Growing up during the heroin and opioid epidemic in Butler County, I’ve often had a firsthand encounter with how badly this disease can disrupt communities. [Read More]
State's opioid epidemic becomes campaign issue State's opioid epidemic becomes campaign issue
6 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
A Hillary Clinton campaign adviser laid out her candidate’s plan to battle the opioid epidemic during a conference call Tuesday with western Pennsylvania reporters. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Election bigger than Trump, Clinton Letter to the editor: Election bigger than Trump, Clinton
6 weeks ago -
Most would agree they could not have imagined a campaign so dominated by two candidates’ baggage, flaws and failures. In an unusual way we have voter unity in watching this all with bewilderment, and frustration to the point of being exhausted. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: We the people hold power of term limits Letter to the editor: We the people hold power of term limits
6 weeks ago -
The problem with Washington is that we have become Democrats or Republicans instead of Americans. Everything is aimed at enhancing a political position instead of strengthening America. [Read More]
Some schools cancel Election Day classes Some schools cancel Election Day classes
6 weeks ago -
FALMOUTH, Maine — Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day. [Read More]
Commentary: Modern GOP is Trump's party Commentary: Modern GOP is Trump's party
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The presidential campaign is entering its final weeks, and unless the polls are completely off, Donald Trump has very little chance of winning — only 7 percent, according to the Times’ Upshot model. [Read More]
Toomey’s neighbors’ homes hit with graffiti Toomey’s neighbors’ homes hit with graffiti
6 weeks ago -
ZIONSVILLE (AP) — Police are investigating anti-Republican graffiti spray-painted on the homes of neighbors of GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. The graffiti sprayed late Saturday or early Sunday says, “Nazi, Slavers, Rapists, Cross-Worshippers== GOP.” [Read More]
Newt Gingrich to Megyn Kelly: You're 'fascinated with sex' Newt Gingrich to Megyn Kelly: You're 'fascinated with sex'
6 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich has told Fox News host Megyn Kelly she is "fascinated with sex" amid criticism of her coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. [Read More]
Study: Election has many stressed out Study: Election has many stressed out
6 weeks ago -
The presidential election is driving people to their wits’ end, according to a new poll from the American Psychological Association. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump hanging self out to dry Commentary: Trump hanging self out to dry
6 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Say what you will about Donald Trump, he’s already kept one campaign promise: “I’ll keep you in suspense.” [Read More]
Commentary: Dirty tricks, then and now Commentary: Dirty tricks, then and now
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Students of the Watergate era (or those old enough to have lived through it) will recall the “dirty tricks” played by Richard Nixon’s henchmen, most notably Donald Segretti. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: State attorney general candidates spar over ties CAMPAIGN 2016: State attorney general candidates spar over ties
6 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — The two men seeking to become Pennsylvania’s next attorney general linked each other Monday to unpopular politicians as they debated with two weeks left in the campaign. [Read More]
State GOP: Law unconstitutional State GOP: Law unconstitutional
6 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — With two weeks to go before the presidential election, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the state’s law regarding poll watchers is unconstitutional. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty, Toomey quarrel through final Senate debate CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty, Toomey quarrel through final Senate debate
6 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty plowed through a fast-paced, final debate Monday night, as they shook off questions at times to focus exclusively on attacking their opponent in Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck race. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump says he's 'winning' as electoral path narrows CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump says he's 'winning' as electoral path narrows
6 weeks ago -
TAMPA, Florida — Even as his path to the presidency narrows, a defiant Donald Trump is insisting he is “winning” and urging his supporters to defy what he is calling an establishment conspiracy to deny the White House to his populist movement. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why not a third-party candidate? Red-Blue America: Why not a third-party candidate?
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether voters should take a closer look at third-party options this year. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Polls show Clinton lead widening
6 weeks ago -
DURHAM, N.C. — Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping Democrats seize the Senate and chip away at the Republican-controlled House. [Read More]
Posting a ballot selfie? It may be a big no-no Posting a ballot selfie? It may be a big no-no
6 weeks ago -
TRENTON, N.J. — You probably already know whether you’ll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Final Senate debate on tap CAMPAIGN 2016: Final Senate debate on tap
6 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty are meeting for their last debate with just two weeks left in Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck race that could help determine Senate control. [Read More]
Commentary: Bridging the 'God Gulf' Commentary: Bridging the 'God Gulf'
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
God should sue some of her supposed champions for defamation. Some conservative evangelicals malign God by suggesting that Christians should scorn adoring same-sex couples yet vote for a sexual predator. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Sen. White a solid partner Letter to the Editor: Sen. White a solid partner
7 weeks ago -
With the general election fast approaching, we want to express our support for Sen. Don White in his re-election campaign. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Straight-party vote never good Letter to the Editor: Straight-party vote never good
7 weeks ago -
As hard as it may be for me, I must agree with Janice Dembosky, but only on one issue and that is not to vote straight-party Democrat. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Edwards shares my values Letter to the Editor: Edwards shares my values
7 weeks ago -
As an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, I feel it necessary to raise several issues in regard to the upcoming election for the Pennsylvania House. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson right man for job Letter to the Editor: Halvorson right man for job
7 weeks ago -
Evil exists in each of our lives every day. We deal with it through faith in God. Some men and women face more than their share of evil and evil deeds in their lives. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Veteran backs Edwards Letter to the Editor: Veteran backs Edwards
7 weeks ago -
Just a note regarding the upcoming Pennsylvania State House election. Mr. Edwards is a fine, smart young adult dedicated to improving his community, protecting our country’s core constitutional values and civil liberties that many other honorable men and women have fought and even died for. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Are our elections rigged? Letter to the Editor: Are our elections rigged?
7 weeks ago -
Are our elections rigged? I used to work for voter registration at the Indiana County Court House. I saw firsthand how the process worked. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's most dangerous lie Commentary: Trump's most dangerous lie
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump has made many false statements during this campaign. But the most despicable — and dangerous — are his rants alleging a “rigged” election. [Read More]
Commentary: Here's why Hillary wins Commentary: Here's why Hillary wins
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Hillary Clinton is a terrible candidate. Hey, that’s what pundits have been saying ever since this endless campaign began. You have to go back to Al Gore in 2000 to find a politician who faced as much jeering from the media. [Read More]
Trump attorneys seek to bar campaign comments at trial
7 weeks ago -
SAN DIEGO — In an unusual legal maneuver, Donald Trump’s attorneys have asked a federal judge to exclude any statements made by or about the Republican nominee during the presidential campaign from his upcoming civil trial over the now-defunct Trump University. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Fiscal hawk Toomey faces tougher crowd in re-election bid CAMPAIGN 2016: Fiscal hawk Toomey faces tougher crowd in re-election bid
7 weeks ago -
YORK — This isn’t in any of Pat Toomey’s TV ads: The Republican U.S. senator’s voting record is one of Congress’ most conservative. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Missouri race could determine Senate control CAMPAIGN 2016: Missouri race could determine Senate control
7 weeks ago -
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The clamor for change fueling Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign may help a little-known Democrat upset a powerful GOP senator in red-state Missouri on Election Day. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump threatens to sue accusers CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump threatens to sue accusers
7 weeks ago -
GETTYSBURG — Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton considers 'what if' Trump doesn't concede CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton considers 'what if' Trump doesn't concede
7 weeks ago -
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton’s campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early weeks of her preparations to take office. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Senate races, at a glance CAMPAIGN 2016: Senate races, at a glance
7 weeks ago -
Control of the Senate is on the ballot in November, with Republicans fighting to hold their majority while defending far more seats in Democratic-leaning states. A look at the Senate landscape: [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Halvorson won most Democrat votes Letter to the editor: Halvorson won most Democrat votes
7 weeks ago -
Janice Dembosky’s letter to the editor on Sunday (“Democrats must not vote straight ticket”) was extremely disappointing to me as it again points out how little people know about both Art Halvorson and Bill Shuster. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Criteria for office Letter to the editor: Criteria for office
7 weeks ago -
There ought to be specific criteria for an office such as the presidency. Anyone hired by a company has to have the background for the job, which is what resumes are for. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: A matter of mindset Letter to the editor: A matter of mindset
7 weeks ago -
The campaign for the presidency is so pitifully out of control that many people have chosen not to vote at all because they just don’t want to be a part of all the controversy. [Read More]
Commentary: How will Trump respond? Commentary: How will Trump respond?
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So now the big crybaby says he’s losing because his opponent is crooked and the referees are blind. It’s straight out of the WWE “Wrestlemania” playbook. [Read More]
Commentary: Repairing moral capital Commentary: Repairing moral capital
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Hillary Clinton, who has been in politics all her adult life, seems to have learned something from Michelle Obama, who has never run for public office. [Read More]
Abortion becomes a focus in race Abortion becomes a focus in race
7 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — The battle to persuade swing voters in the state’s close U.S. Senate race includes a heavy emphasis on abortion rights that’s being linked, in part, to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. [Read More]
Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL pipeline decision
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton’s campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported to project. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: New Clinton TV ad hits hard; Trump promises blitz CAMPAIGN 2016: New Clinton TV ad hits hard; Trump promises blitz
7 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — While Hillary Clinton unveiled an emotional television ad featuring the parents of a slain Muslim American Army captain, Donald Trump assured supporters he would have no regrets if he loses the presidential election because he was going all out in the final weeks of the campaign. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Library fundraiser, craft show, worship INSIDE INDIANA: Library fundraiser, craft show, worship
7 weeks ago -
The Indiana Free Library’s annual Evening in the Stacks this year commemorates Indiana Borough’s bicentennial and is set for Oct. 28. [Read More]
Charge politically motivated, Halvorson says Charge politically motivated, Halvorson says
7 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The confrontation between political rivals Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, and challenger Art Halvorson may land in a courtroom before it gets to the voting booths. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Theater-by-the-Grove performance moving Letter to the Editor: Theater-by-the-Grove performance moving
7 weeks ago -
During IUP’s homecoming weekend I returned to Waller Hall, where I spent most of my waking hours as a theater major. I was in the audience for a performance of “We Are Proud ..." and I haven’t stopped thinking about that performance since. [Read More]
Democratic Party holds fall banquet Democratic Party holds fall banquet
7 weeks ago -
The local Democratic Party held its annual fall banquet Thursday at the Park Inn in White Township. [Read More]
Official pushes back against voter fraud Official pushes back against voter fraud
7 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is immune from any allegation of voter fraud by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the state’s top elections official declared Thursday, and Pennsylvania’s voting machines and tabulating systems can’t be hacked. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Final debate is third most-watched ever
7 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — The final faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reached 71.6 million television viewers, meaning two of the three most-watched presidential debates in history occurred during this campaign. [Read More]
Trump mocks critics: I'll accept election results if I win
7 weeks ago -
DELAWARE, Ohio — Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month’s presidential election — if he wins. [Read More]
Commentary: The Bernie Sanders effect Commentary: The Bernie Sanders effect
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Many millennials are OK with socialism, even communism, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. [Read More]
Trump's comment gives boost to Janet Jackson hit
7 weeks ago -
LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump’s labeling of Hillary Clinton as “such a nasty woman” during the final presidential debate has given a boost to Janet Jackson’s 1986 hit, “Nasty.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter
7 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside. [Read More]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Edwards will fight for the little guy LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Edwards will fight for the little guy
7 weeks ago -
When I was a child, I was told when I grew up that I could be anything I dreamed of being, as long as I put forth the work and effort to get there. What I became instead, through a whirlwind of personal and financial tragedies, was a narcoleptic, minimum-wage working class, college drop-out. [Read More]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Halvorson didn't seek nomination as Democrat LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Halvorson didn't seek nomination as Democrat
7 weeks ago -
On Sunday, a letter appeared in The Indiana Gazette stating, “When (Art) Halvorson twice failed to defeat Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, he decided to pretend to be a Democrat. As a write-in candidate, he edged out true Democrat Adam Sedlock by a mere 41 votes.” [Read More]
Commentary: WikiHillary for president Commentary: WikiHillary for president
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Thank God for WikiLeaks. I confess, I was starting to wonder about what the real Hillary Clinton — the one you never get to see behind closed doors — really stood for. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Day after debate, Trump, Clinton to square off again at roast
7 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Bitter presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have one more face-to-face showdown before Election Day. And they’re supposed to make it funny. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: At debate, Trump refuses to say whether he will accept election results CAMPAIGN 2016: At debate, Trump refuses to say whether he will accept election results
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say in debate that he will accept the results of next month’s election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Bon Jovi, Katy Perry to rally for Clinton
7 weeks ago -
Jon Bon Jovi and Katy Perry will be holding “Get Out The Vote’ concerts in Pennsylvania in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims
7 weeks ago -
Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt. As well, both struggled in the presidential final debate to explain comments from their past. [Read More]
For 'SNL,' Trump is the gift that keeps on giving For 'SNL,' Trump is the gift that keeps on giving
7 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Already enjoying its best ratings in eight years with politically charged comedy, “Saturday Night Live” got something even more beneficial with Donald Trump’s potshots — validation. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Halvorson 'The People's Choice' in 9th Letter to the editor: Halvorson 'The People's Choice' in 9th
7 weeks ago -
“Let me know if the ‘old guy in the Shuster shirt’ bothers you again at your booth, and I will have him thrown out.” [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Future of America at stake in election Letter to the editor: Future of America at stake in election
7 weeks ago -
This election is far beyond judging the personalities of the candidates or voting by party tradition. It is an election about the future of our country. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump head into final debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump head into final debate
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s ugly and acrimonious battle for the White House is barreling toward the end, with the candidates taking the debate stage tonight for one final primetime showdown. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama tells Trump to 'stop whining' CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama tells Trump to 'stop whining'
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — “Stop whining,” President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month’s election and chiding the Republican for sowing suspicion about the integrity of America’s presidential vote. [Read More]
Commentary: Their dark fantasies Commentary: Their dark fantasies
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
I’m a baby boomer, which means that I’m old enough to remember conservatives yelling “America — love it or leave it!” at people on the left who criticized racism and inequality. [Read More]
DNC apologizes after campaign bus dumps raw sewage
7 weeks ago -
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has apologized after one of its campaign buses was spotted dumping raw sewage along a road outside Atlanta. [Read More]
VIEWERS' GUIDE: Candidates hone final arguments for Round 3 VIEWERS' GUIDE: Candidates hone final arguments for Round 3
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was barely three weeks ago that Donald Trump opened the first presidential debate by asking, with faux deference, if it was OK to refer to his opponent as "Secretary Clinton." [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Enough is enough Letter to the editor: Enough is enough
7 weeks ago -
It is easier than ever these days to find people who are dissatisfied with the way that the government functions at all levels. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Trump supports Shuster in 9th District Letter to the editor: Trump supports Shuster in 9th District
7 weeks ago -
The race in the 9th Congressional District has been intense this year. Congressman Shuster won the primary over Mr. Halvorson by a slim margin, but he won fair and square. [Read More]
Commentary: Neither version of Trump is right Commentary: Neither version of Trump is right
7 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Two scenarios emerge from the strange events of Oct. 7 through 9, the weekend that began with the release of the videotape in which Donald Trump asserts his right to grope women without their permission and ended with the presidential debate, during which he denied that he had ever done so. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey, McGinty trade accusations in debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey, McGinty trade accusations in debate
7 weeks ago -
Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty went after each other in their first debate, with him sharpening an attack accusing her of enriching herself with taxpayer money and her pressing him over his refusal to say whether he’ll vote for GOP candidate Donald Trump. [Read More]
Philly leaders assail claims of impending fraud
7 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Elected leaders in Philadelphia took issue Monday with Trump campaign allegations that the presidential election could be compromised by fraud, saying that the claims are meant to disrupt voting and discourage minorities from going to the polls. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Melania Trump does not believe husband's accusers CAMPAIGN 2016: Melania Trump does not believe husband's accusers
7 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Melania Trump on Monday dismissed her husband’s sexually aggressive language as “boy talk,” insisting his remarks do not reflect “the man I know,” and said she does not believe that he has assaulted any women. [Read More]
GOP office reopens after firebombing in North Carolina GOP office reopens after firebombing in North Carolina
7 weeks ago -
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Investigators combed through shards of glass, looked for residue of flammable accelerant and tried to narrow down the overnight hours when someone torched a local Republican Party office by throwing a flammable device through the window. [Read More]
State Department official asked FBI to declassify email on Clinton server
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — A senior State Department official asked the FBI last year to help reduce the classification of an email from Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to FBI investigative files that have been made public. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Will GOP survive election? Red-Blue America: Will GOP survive election?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether the Republican Party can survive the election. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Senate candidates set to debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Senate candidates set to debate
7 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — The first debate is set for today for Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty, in an increasingly nasty race that could decide whether the GOP hangs on to its Senate majority. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: GOP strategists give Clinton the edge
7 weeks ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa — With roughly three weeks to Election Day, Republican strategists nationwide publicly concede Hillary Clinton has a firm grip on the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. [Read More]
Emails show Clinton response to AIDS flap, banks Emails show Clinton response to AIDS flap, banks
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails released in daily dispatches over the weekend by the WikiLeaks group showed Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff worried about a response to the gay community’s backlash over a comment concerning former first lady Nancy Reagan and AIDS. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pence says GOP ticket will 'absolutely' accept vote outcome CAMPAIGN 2016: Pence says GOP ticket will 'absolutely' accept vote outcome
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s top supporters are racing to explain that what Trump said or tweeted isn’t what he meant — especially on his claim without evidence that the Nov. 8 presidential election is “rigged” in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s favor. [Read More]
Local N.C. GOP office torched, vandalized
7 weeks ago -
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A local Republican Party office in North Carolina was torched by a flammable device and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring to “Nazi Republicans” on a nearby wall, authorities said Sunday. [Read More]
Commentary: Michelle schools Donald Trump Commentary: Michelle schools Donald Trump
7 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Anita Hill lost her fight. The creepy guy who acted pervy toward her won. The issue of sexual harassment burst onto the national scene 25 years ago. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Help rescue America Letter to the Editor: Help rescue America
8 weeks ago -
Who voted to spend $7.2 billion on Amtrak? To increase the debt limit five times? To increase the EPA budget by $250 million? Who voted to revive the EX-IM Bank and to give $300 million to Planned Parenthood? And finally, who passed his lobbyist girlfriend’s legislation? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Democrats must not vote straight ticket Letter to the Editor: Democrats must not vote straight ticket
8 weeks ago -
Democrats, beware of the wolf in sheep’s clothing — Art Halvorson. Beware of the pretender — Art Halvorson, who has claimed the label of “Democrat” in the 9th Congressional District but who is a tea party Republican on steroids! [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Troubling comments Letter to the Editor: Troubling comments
8 weeks ago -
I’m troubled by Hillary Clinton’s statement concerning her longtime interest in children: “Every child should have the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential — no matter where they’re born or to whom they’re born.” [Read More]
Commentary: Why did it take them so long? Commentary: Why did it take them so long?
8 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
What took them so long? Since a video surfaced revealing Donald Trump’s demeaning and despicable attitudes toward women, a raft of Republicans have abandoned their own nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: The Clinton agenda Commentary: The Clinton agenda
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It ain’t over until the portly gentleman screams, but it is, as intelligence analysts say, highly likely that Hillary Clinton will win this election. Poll-based models put her chances at around 90 percent earlier this week — and that was before the campaign turned totally X-rated. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton camp's emails an affront to Catholics Commentary: Clinton camp's emails an affront to Catholics
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
My father’s mother was a diehard Democrat. If Ted Bundy and Charles Manson were running on a ticket touting their record on women’s rights, they’d have her vote as long as they weren’t Republicans. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Two from Philly suburbs in AG race CAMPAIGN 2016: Two from Philly suburbs in AG race
8 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s next top prosecutor, elected to lead an office roiled by the conviction two months ago of then-Attorney General Kathleen Kane, will be a lawyer from the Philadelphia suburbs who holds elective office and has legislative experience. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump questions legitimacy of election CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump questions legitimacy of election
8 weeks ago -
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiated claims the contest is rigged against him and vowing anew to jail Hillary Clinton if he’s elected. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Clinton bio deserves more credit Commentary: Bill Clinton bio deserves more credit
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Any way you look at it, Bill and Hillary Clinton are among the incomprehensible wonders of the political world. [Read More]
Court orders more McGinty emails to be released Court orders more McGinty emails to be released
8 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has 30 days to produce copies of more emails sent or received by Katie McGinty when she was his chief of staff, before she ran for U.S. Senate, a Pennsylvania court ruled Friday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Emails show concern over Bill Clinton's Wall Street speech CAMPAIGN 2016: Emails show concern over Bill Clinton's Wall Street speech
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s campaign asked former President Bill Clinton to cancel a speech to a Wall Street investment firm last year because of concerns that the Clintons might appear to be too cozy with Wall Street. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama rails against Trump at rally for Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama rails against Trump at rally for Clinton
8 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — Rolling his eyes at the Republican nominee, President Barack Obama mocked Donald Trump’s purported business acumen and newfound rage against the “global elite,” as he rallied Friday for Democrat Hillary Clinton. He warned that democracy itself was at risk if Trump wins. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: More women accuse Trump of misconduct CAMPAIGN 2016: More women accuse Trump of misconduct
8 weeks ago -
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Donald Trump acted out onstage an accuser’s allegations and suggested another wasn’t worthy of his attention the same day two more women came forward with years-old stories of unwanted sexual encounters with the Republican presidential nominee. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton campaign tried to move Illinois primary, emails show CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton campaign tried to move Illinois primary, emails show
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s campaign tried to move the Illinois presidential primary to a later date, saying a contest held after the Super Tuesday primaries might stop momentum for a moderate Republican candidate. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey says he'd back a Trump pick to the high court
8 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has refused to endorse Donald Trump for president, but said Thursday he would be supportive of a Trump nominee to the Supreme Court and that giving Democrats control of the Senate would frustrate a Trump agenda. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton said U.S. would 'ring China with missile defense' CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton said U.S. would 'ring China with missile defense'
8 weeks ago -
BEIJING — Hillary Clinton privately said the U.S. would “ring China with missile defense” if the Chinese government failed to curb North Korea’s nuclear program, a potential hint at how the former secretary of state would act if elected president. [Read More]
Commentary: The Bickersons revisited Commentary: The Bickersons revisited
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Not since the radio comedy “The Bickersons” have we seen the kind of verbal pugilism practiced in Sunday night’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump hits GOP leaders where they live Commentary: Trump hits GOP leaders where they live
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The sorry saga of the Republican Party’s fitful embrace of Donald Trump can best be told by borrowing an old template originally shaped by a faraway Protestant pastor who wanted to tell a very different story in a very different era. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump denounces women's accusations CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump denounces women's accusations
8 weeks ago -
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump contends he doesn’t know and never even met some of the women accusing him of sexual assault, and his running mate said today the campaign is working on producing evidence that the claims are false. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson excels as quality candidate Letter to the Editor: Halvorson excels as quality candidate
8 weeks ago -
This election really concerns me. And, I know that I speak for my dear wife, Mary Micco, who just passed away in August. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clinton has right experience, toughness Letter to the Editor: Clinton has right experience, toughness
8 weeks ago -
When people talk about the presidential race, they sometimes say neither major candidate is a great choice. I could agree if I were voting for a simpler job, perhaps on the level of a state governor. But the job of president requires a different breed of cat. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Clinton win a mandate? Commentary: Will Clinton win a mandate?
8 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Less than four weeks remain before one of the most consequential elections in recent American history. No, not the presidential election. [Read More]
Clinton aide sought release of emails Clinton aide sought release of emails
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — As news broke last year about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, one of her top aides suggested simply releasing all the messages from her time as secretary of state. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump accused of unwanted advances CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump accused of unwanted advances
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Two women told The New York Times that Donald Trump touched them inappropriately — groping a woman in one instance and kissing a woman in another — during separate encounters that took place as long as three decades ago, the newspaper reported Wednesday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey retains distance from Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey retains distance from Trump
8 weeks ago -
VILLANOVA — The U.S. Senate’s most moderate female Republican on Tuesday portrayed Sen. Pat Toomey as an independent willing to push for limited gun control in a direct appeal to a voting bloc crucial in the close Pennsylvania race — suburban Philadelphia women. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump holds toddler look-alike at Pennsylvania rally CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump holds toddler look-alike at Pennsylvania rally
8 weeks ago -
WILKES-BARRE (AP) — Toddler Trump stole the show at the Republican presidential candidate’s latest appearance in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Commentary: Can U.S. win this election? Commentary: Can U.S. win this election?
8 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Seriously, why didn’t we sell tickets? If only our national election had been pay-per-view for the rest of the world, we could have wiped out the national debt. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump bounces back in debate Commentary: Trump bounces back in debate
8 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
ST. LOUIS — You can make a good argument that Donald Trump won the second presidential debate with Hillary Clinton. You could also argue that no one won. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton aide links Trump campaign to Russian email hacking CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton aide links Trump campaign to Russian email hacking
8 weeks ago -
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's top adviser said the FBI is investigating Russia's possible role in hacking thousands of his personal emails, an intrusion he said Donald Trump's campaign may have been aware of in advance. [Read More]
Unshackled, Trump unleashes aggressive attacks on own party Unshackled, Trump unleashes aggressive attacks on own party
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — The “shackles” gone, Donald Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders Tuesday, promising to teach Republicans who oppose him a lesson and fight for the presidency “the way I want to.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Bill Shuster a known defender of gun rights Letter to the Editor: Bill Shuster a known defender of gun rights
8 weeks ago -
Too often guns are associated with violence and death, with little mention of how they are used to preserve innocent life. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Cure will take more than lip service Letter to the Editor: Cure will take more than lip service
8 weeks ago -
As many members in the community have noticed, it is getting harder to financially survive adulthood every day. Indiana, in particular, comes with its own unique set of obstacles. [Read More]
O'Dell: Even the locker room no excuse for Trump O'Dell: Even the locker room no excuse for Trump
8 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell says women shouldn’t be objectified, even in the locker room. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Biased article only told part of story Letter to the Editor: Biased article only told part of story
8 weeks ago -
Liberal advocate Marc Levy’s article titled “NRA gives Toomey C rating” (Oct. 7) was shamefully biased in its incompletion. [Read More]
Commentary: Predators in arms Commentary: Predators in arms
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
As many people are pointing out, Republicans now trying to distance themselves from Donald Trump need to explain why The Tape was a breaking point, when so many previous incidents weren’t. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty, Toomey joust over Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty, Toomey joust over Trump
8 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is not saying whether he will eventually vote for or endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as the freshman senator is challenged by Democrat Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck contest. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump puts Clinton sex abuse claims at forefront CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump puts Clinton sex abuse claims at forefront
8 weeks ago -
AMBRIDGE — Donald Trump on Monday put the claim that Bill Clinton was a sexual predator whose wife attacked the victims at the center of his flailing presidential campaign, insisting his own vulgar words about women in 2005 weren’t as bad as the Clintons’ alleged deeds two decades ago. [Read More]
Commentary: At stake: The Constitution Commentary: At stake: The Constitution
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
This election is about a lot of things, but it is fundamentally about the U.S. Constitution and whether federal judges will adhere to their oath to “... faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me ... under the Constitution and laws of the United States.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Leaked emails show tension inside Clinton inner circle CAMPAIGN 2016: Leaked emails show tension inside Clinton inner circle
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Newly leaked emails show consternation among those closest to Hillary Clinton about how Bill Clinton’s business dealings might damage his reputation and potentially affect her presidential hopes. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Tensions flare as Republicans clash over Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: Tensions flare as Republicans clash over Trump
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s candidacy has long exposed divisions within the Republican Party. But GOP leaders had hoped to prevent an all-out civil war at least until after the election. [Read More]
NBC suspends Billy Bush over role in Trump tape
8 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — NBC on Sunday suspended “Today” show personality Billy Bush indefinitely after he was caught on a videotape from 2005 in a crude conversation about women with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Voters voice frustration on candidates CAMPAIGN 2016: Voters voice frustration on candidates
8 weeks ago -
LAS VEGAS — Days after explosive revelations about Donald Trump’s predatory comments about women and Hillary Clinton’s closed-door speeches to banking executives, some people who watched the U.S. presidential debate Sunday night were so disgusted they said they wouldn’t vote. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Gloves come off in second debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Gloves come off in second debate
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — His presidential campaign in peril, Donald Trump left no doubt he’ll spend the final weeks before the election dredging up decades-old sexual allegations against Hillary Clinton’s husband, even if it turns off voters whose support he desperately needs. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Second presidential debate featured tough moderators CAMPAIGN 2016: Second presidential debate featured tough moderators
8 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz teamed to ask sharp questions of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and to keep them corralled during many contentious exchanges during the second presidential debate. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: In 9th, vote for the man, not the party Letter to the Editor: In 9th, vote for the man, not the party
9 weeks ago -
I just made a trip from here to Fort Hood, Texas, then to Fort Drum, N.Y., (helping my military family change posts) and then back to Indiana again. The worst roads I traveled on were right here in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Let the people decide Letter to the Editor: Let the people decide
9 weeks ago -
This year we the people have decisions to make. We are in the midst of an election like no other. Many of us feel as though we have no reasonable choices in the candidates running for elected office. Many feel like this election is being shoved down our throats. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary's secret weapon Commentary: Hillary's secret weapon
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Adam is a young African-American man of our acquaintance who strongly supports Hillary Clinton, but he admits that his friends and contemporaries are far less enthusiastic. A “big, big problem for HRC,” he says, “is the lying. Everyone realizes that she has a habit of bending the truth.” [Read More]
Commentary: What about the planet? Commentary: What about the planet?
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Our two major political parties are at odds on many issues, but nowhere is the gap bigger or more consequential than on climate. [Read More]
Commentary: VP debate shows Pence the true man of faith Commentary: VP debate shows Pence the true man of faith
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
This column is partly about abortion and mostly about hypocrisy. I put that out there at the beginning to save some of you the trouble of reading on. Specifically, I’m cautioning those folk who define themselves as “unwilling to impose their values on others.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump vows to press on with bid CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump vows to press on with bid
9 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would “never” abandon his White House bid, rejecting a growing backlash from Republican leaders nationwide who disavowed the GOP’s presidential nominee after he was caught on tape bragging about predatory advances on women. [Read More]
Commentary: Contest all over but the counting Commentary: Contest all over but the counting
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Two weeks ago, a woman from New Jersey approached me in The Spaniard, a pub and restaurant in Kinsale, Ireland. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Billy Bush under fire along with Trump for lewd comments CAMPAIGN 2016: Billy Bush under fire along with Trump for lewd comments
9 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — First it was Ryan Lochte lying about being robbed in Rio, and now it’s Donald Trump’s startlingly lewd videotaped comments. For the second time in less than two months, TV personality Billy Bush is part of a major news story — but this time, he’s coming under fire. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: NRA gives Toomey C rating
9 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey will not get an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, and his rating dropped by two grades after he went against gun rights groups and his party leadership to vote for an expansion of background checks. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue Commentary: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
America’s voters discovered this week we must now hold one more truth to be self-evident: If Bill Clinton didn’t exist, Donald Trump would have had to invent him. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Kings, queens, bullies and Trump Letter to the Editor: Kings, queens, bullies and Trump
9 weeks ago -
Congratulations to The Indiana Gazette for providing a range of opinions rather than a party line. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Once a data skeptic, Trump spending millions on tech CAMPAIGN 2016: Once a data skeptic, Trump spending millions on tech
9 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump once called data “overrated” in politics. But with Election Day swiftly approaching, the Republican presidential nominee is spending millions of dollars on data and digital services in an effort to land donations and win over voters. [Read More]
Hannity says Fox colleague Kelly backs Clinton Hannity says Fox colleague Kelly backs Clinton
9 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — A battle is brewing between two of Fox News’ biggest stars after conservative host Sean Hannity accused colleague Megyn Kelly of backing Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Bill Clinton panned for health care remark
9 weeks ago -
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Bill Clinton tried to avoid muddling his message again as he campaigned for his wife in battleground Ohio a day after he described President Obama’s health care law and the resulting insurance markets as “the craziest thing in the world.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's fellow travelers Commentary: Trump's fellow travelers
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump had an extraordinarily bad week last week, and Hillary Clinton an extraordinarily good one. [Read More]
Commentary: Vengeance is mine, says Trump Commentary: Vengeance is mine, says Trump
9 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Donald Trump has met the enemy and it is himself. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: VP debate turns testy as Kaine, Pence clash CAMPAIGN 2016: VP debate turns testy as Kaine, Pence clash
9 weeks ago -
FARMVILLE, Va. — Democrat Tim Kaine aggressively challenged Republican Mike Pence over a long list of Donald Trump’s controversial positions and statements Tuesday night, drawing a vigorous defense of Trump’s tax history. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Vice president candidates coming to Pennsylvania
9 weeks ago -
JOHNSTOWN (AP) — The nation’s vice presidential candidates are coming to Pennsylvania to campaign two days after their nationally televised debate. [Read More]
AP FACT CHECK: Claims in the VP debate AP FACT CHECK: Claims in the VP debate
9 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Not all the claims in the vice presidential debate stand up to scrutiny. A look at some of them and how they compare with the facts: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: America needs a leader like Trump Letter to the Editor: America needs a leader like Trump
9 weeks ago -
Despite being a lifelong Democrat, I just can’t support Mrs. Clinton and her failed policies and her untruthfulness with the American people. [Read More]
Commentary: Talking about not talking about Commentary: Talking about not talking about
9 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Apophasis, as students of rhetoric know, is the speechmaker’s trick of raising a nasty subject by saying you’re not going to talk about it. But it isn’t easy to pull off. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Attorney general to Trump Foundation: Stop fundraising in New York
9 weeks ago -
ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York attorney general’s office has ordered Donald Trump’s charitable foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state, saying it isn’t registered to do so. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: In VP debate, Pence gets tasked with cleaning up for Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: In VP debate, Pence gets tasked with cleaning up for Trump
9 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — In Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will step into a role that has become all too familiar during his time as Donald Trump’s running mate: clean-up duty. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Times defends publication of Trump tax documents CAMPAIGN 2016: Times defends publication of Trump tax documents
9 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Donald Trump tax documents were published without his permission in The New York Times, but that doesn’t necessarily make for a clear-cut criminal case against the newspaper or its source. [Read More]
Commentary: Faith and the VP debate Commentary: Faith and the VP debate
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In every election cycle since Jimmy Carter introduced “born again” into the political lexicon, a politician’s faith has been an object of curiosity and contention. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Williams, Hawks have work to do IUP FOOTBALL: Williams, Hawks have work to do
9 weeks ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
You don’t have to remind Lenny Williams of what he has done, nor do you have to remind him of what he’s capable of doing. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Who's ahead, Clinton or Trump? Red-Blue America: Who's ahead, Clinton or Trump?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate who's ahead in the presidential race and what it tell us about the national mood. [Read More]
Commentary: When whites just don't get it/Part 7 Commentary: When whites just don't get it/Part 7
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Let me raise an uncomfortable topic: We all know that in some fundamental way, this presidential campaign is in part about race. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump tax questions swirling
9 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump may or may not have paid federal income taxes for years after losing nearly $916 million. But if he did avoid paying taxes, he’s a “genius” at taking advantage of a loophole-ridden law, his supporters said Sunday. [Read More]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Label-less candidate defined by principle LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Label-less candidate defined by principle
9 weeks ago -
As someone who believes in the principles of individual liberty and limited government, when it comes time to vote, I find difficulty in choosing between the lesser of two evils regarding the representation of my personal beliefs. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Women well aware of this Trump COMMENTARY: Women well aware of this Trump
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
To many women, the Donald Trump who debated Hillary Clinton was painfully familiar. They’ve encountered men like him all their lives: fathers and husbands, boyfriends and brothers, bosses and teachers. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: How the race got close COMMENTARY: How the race got close
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Monday’s presidential debate was a blowout, surely the most one-sided confrontation in American political history. Hillary Clinton was knowledgeable, unflappable and — dare we say it? — likable. Donald Trump was ignorant, thin-skinned and boorish. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Most women are not so delicate, Hillary COMMENTARY: Most women are not so delicate, Hillary
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Growing up, I developed a special vocabulary to describe my body shape. “Fat” and “obese” were discarded out of hand, primarily because both terms were technically inaccurate and overly descriptive. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidate asked to drop out after posts CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidate asked to drop out after posts
9 weeks ago -
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Republican Party of Kentucky has asked a state House candidate to drop out of the race after he posted several photos on Facebook depicting President Barack Obama and the first lady as monkeys. [Read More]
Some voting deadlines defy law, senators say
10 weeks ago -
Two Democratic senators say nine states are violating federal law with their mail-in voter registration deadlines for the November election, potentially disenfranchising thousands of people by blocking applications as many as three days earlier than other states. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Treasurer's election arrives amid turbulence, deficits CAMPAIGN 2016: Treasurer's election arrives amid turbulence, deficits
10 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania voters will pick the next state treasurer to oversee an agency that is playing a bigger role in the state government’s finances because of persistent deficits. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Missouri woman accuses fellow candidate of rape
10 weeks ago -
ST. LOUIS — A Ferguson lawyer who is running for a seat in the Missouri House has accused another Democratic candidate of raping her during an August meeting to discuss how they could work together in the upcoming legislative session. [Read More]
Commentary: Two against one in first debate Commentary: Two against one in first debate
10 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
It was two against one in the Monday night presidential debate. We had moderator Lester Holt and Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: The death of idealism Commentary: The death of idealism
10 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
This presidential election is a contest between the oldest of the baby boomers. Yet Donald Trump, 70, and Hillary Clinton, 68, represent two very different decades in the formation of that generation. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump fails test as military chief Commentary: Trump fails test as military chief
10 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The main challenge for Donald Trump in his first debate with Hillary Clinton this week was always clear: He needed to pass the commander in chief test. And he failed. [Read More]
Hackers target voting systems in 20 states
10 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Rhetoric takes sordid turn CAMPAIGN 2016: Rhetoric takes sordid turn
10 weeks ago -
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Donald Trump is encouraging voters to check out a “sex tape” featuring the former beauty queen with whom he’s feuding. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is suggesting that a better rental is the adult film in which Trump himself appears. [Read More]
Commentary: Advice for second debate Commentary: Advice for second debate
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Donald Trump scored a gentleman’s “C” in his first debate with Hillary Clinton. She was programmed, like one of those androids from the film “Westworld.” [Read More]
Commentary: 7th-grade bully seeks presidency Commentary: 7th-grade bully seeks presidency
10 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Donald Trump displayed an excellent version of the stern squint in the presidential debate. Many of us men are familiar with this expression, because we practice it at age 13 in the hope that it will impress girls. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump injects Bill Clinton scandals into race CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump injects Bill Clinton scandals into race
10 weeks ago -
BEDFORD, N.H. — Donald Trump is warning voters that a Hillary Clinton victory would bring her husband’s sex scandal back to the White House. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: U.S. has a president, not a king Letter to the Editor: U.S. has a president, not a king
10 weeks ago -
The Supreme Court blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which would have shielded millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Shuster re-election key to infrastructure Letter to the Editor: Shuster re-election key to infrastructure
10 weeks ago -
I am writing in support of Congressman Bill Shuster. I am employed by a trucking company that is a family-owned business in Indiana County and employs over 35 western Pennsylvania residents. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Most important vote of a lifetime Letter to the Editor: Most important vote of a lifetime
10 weeks ago -
This November we have the privilege of taking a stand the American way — at the ballot box. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP left with buyer's remorse Commentary: GOP left with buyer's remorse
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
What happened in America on Monday night was that two famous people went door-to-door, dropping in to visit with more than 84 million people who had mostly known them only from afar, having watched occasionally as they were being praised and cheered or vilified and caricatured. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record
10 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump lashes out after debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump lashes out after debate
10 weeks ago -
Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday in the aftermath of a disappointing first debate with Hillary Clinton, scolding the moderator, again criticizing a beauty pageant winner for her physique and raising the prospect of an all-out attack on Bill Clinton’s marital infidelities. [Read More]
Commentary: How could we elect Trump? Commentary: How could we elect Trump?
10 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
My reaction to the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton debate can be summarized with one word: “How?” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's missed opportunities Commentary: Trump's missed opportunities
10 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
As he prepared for the crucial first presidential debate, Donald Trump knew moderator Lester Holt would bring up the birther issue. He knew Holt would raise Trump’s tax returns. [Read More]
Commentary: Is TV debate best way to choose? Commentary: Is TV debate best way to choose?
10 weeks ago -
There are some misconceptions about the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates that may be relevant to Monday night’s oratorical tilt between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again
10 weeks ago -
America went from being a colonial backwater to the greatest country in the history of the world because of three strong pillars: natural law, civic virtue and economic patriotism. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey gambles in keeping Trump at arm's length
10 weeks ago -
Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is trying to turn his refusal thus far to endorse GOP candidate Donald Trump into a strength, saying there’s no evidence his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty, would stand up to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, should Clinton be elected. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time for Trump Commentary: It's time for Trump
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Now that all of my inside-the-beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous denunciations of Donald Trump, it’s my turn. [Read More]
Commentary: Progressive family values Commentary: Progressive family values
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Here’s what happens every election cycle: Pundits demand that politicians offer the country new ideas. Then, if and when a candidate actually does propose innovative policies, the news media pays little attention, chasing scandals or, all too often, fake scandals instead. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate
10 weeks ago -
Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Moderator Lester Holt worked to keep control of debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Moderator Lester Holt worked to keep control of debate
10 weeks ago -
After initially taking a hands-off approach to the two strong-willed presidential candidates before him, NBC's Lester Holt more aggressively challenged Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the general election's first debate wore on and he warmed to the often-thankless role of moderator. [Read More]
Commentary: How to cover a charlatan Commentary: How to cover a charlatan
10 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
With presidential debates approaching, we in journalism are locked in a fierce dispute: How should we report on a duplicitous demagogue? [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Saving the white underclass RED-BLUE AMERICA: Saving the white underclass
10 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate how the U.S. can best deal with the problems faced by the white working class. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump set for debate
10 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in tonight’s presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America’s future. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: What are Trump's motives and goals? Letter to the editor: What are Trump's motives and goals?
11 weeks ago -
What motivates Donald Trump to want to be the president of these United States? Is it to make America great or to make himself greater? [Read More]
Commentary: America needs 'Murrow moment' Commentary: America needs 'Murrow moment'
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The headline over the lead story in The New York Times was stunning in its directness: “Donald Trump Clung to ‘Birther’ Lie for Years, and Still Isn’t Apologetic.” [Read More]
Commentary: The lying game Commentary: The lying game
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Here’s what we can be fairly sure will happen in Monday’s presidential debate: Donald Trump will lie repeatedly and grotesquely, on a variety of subjects. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton might say a couple of untrue things. Or she might not. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump needs to prove to voters that he has the policy depth and gravitas to serve as commander in chief. Hillary Clinton needs a moment to connect with Americans who question whether she can be trusted. [Read More]
Poll: Most in U.S. frustrated over presidential race Poll: Most in U.S. frustrated over presidential race
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Carol Jones knows what she wants to hear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discuss during their first televised debate: education and jobs. She’s far from sure which candidate will earn her vote on Election Day. [Read More]
Commentary: Memo to debate moderator Commentary: Memo to debate moderator
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today’s column takes the form of a presidential debate strategy memo — written not to candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but to the moderator, my news colleague Lester Holt of NBC News. [Read More]
Commentary: The Clinton calendar Commentary: The Clinton calendar
11 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Hillary Clinton made a very pertinent comment this week: “‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask.” Indeed we might! [Read More]
Commentary: Is debate Hillary's to lose? Commentary: Is debate Hillary's to lose?
11 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Maybe, in the upcoming nationally televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, he will say something that infuriates her, causing her to crazily spout a sentence backwards, put her thumb on her nose, wiggle her fingers and then spit on his golden hair. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz says he'll cast vote for bitter rival Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz says he'll cast vote for bitter rival Trump
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he’s “greatly honored” to receive the endorsement of defeated rival Ted Cruz, not that Cruz is using that word when acknowledging that he will vote for the Republican presidential nominee. [Read More]
Chaffetz critical of immunity deals
11 weeks ago -
Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation in the now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, says a Republican congressman. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air
11 weeks ago -
I am a veteran and a dad of four great kids. Plus, I am a hardworking blue collar worker who works 12-hour days. Finally, I am a voter in District 9, Washington Township, Indiana County, who takes his job seriously. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump sends mixed message on racial unrest
11 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seeking to show law-and-order toughness along with empathy for African-Americans as he criticizes violent protests stemming from another fatal police shooting of a black man. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton yuks it up 'Between Two Ferns'
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton fielded oddball questions on power ties, pant suits and the Scott Baio vote on the online comedy program, “Between Two Ferns.” [Read More]
Commentary: More terror, more denials Commentary: More terror, more denials
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In Florida Monday, following the bombings in New York and New Jersey, Donald Trump referred to the captured bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, as an “evil thug.” [Read More]
Commentary: Two ex-spies and Trump Commentary: Two ex-spies and Trump
11 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
When it comes to assessing the presidential race, I prefer to listen to the spies. They tend to be brutally unsentimental, see through the nonsense and cut to the cold, hard bottom line. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty agrees to two debates CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty agrees to two debates
11 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Katie McGinty, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is agreeing to join two debates in October after Republican incumbent Pat Toomey pushed for a four-debate schedule. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump explains his reversal on Obama birther issue CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump explains his reversal on Obama birther issue
11 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said he finally admitted President Barack Obama was born in the United States because he wanted to “get on with the campaign.” [Read More]
Commentary: Here's why Trump could win Commentary: Here's why Trump could win
11 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Here’s an anecdote from last week that indicates that Donald Trump has a credible chance to become the next president of the United States: [Read More]
Commentary: Vote as if it mattered Commentary: Vote as if it mattered
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Does it make sense to vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president? [Read More]
Commentary: How candidates address terror Commentary: How candidates address terror
11 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Trump was as bold as Clinton was cautious in addressing the terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey and the terrorist stabbings in Minnesota. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: DeLoreto believes in education, job growth Letter to the Editor: DeLoreto believes in education, job growth
11 weeks ago -
Being a college student has taught me a lot. The importance of education and the lasting tools that college has given me cannot be explained in words. I have learned about all the politicians that claim to want change; this rarely is accomplished. [Read More]
Commentary: Dems should worry, not panic Commentary: Dems should worry, not panic
11 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
In 2008, when Hillary Clinton first ran for the Democratic presidential nomination against Barack Obama, I asked one of her oldest allies how she could be losing a race that appeared to be hers to win. [Read More]
Clinton: Trump gives 'aid' to ISIS Clinton: Trump gives 'aid' to ISIS
11 weeks ago -
ESTERO, Fla. — Hillary Clinton is accusing Donald Trump of giving “aid and comfort” to Islamic terrorists, declaring his anti-Muslim rhetoric helps the Islamic State group and other militants recruit new fighters. [Read More]
Commentary: Questions Holt should ask Commentary: Questions Holt should ask
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Next week’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could determine the outcome of the election. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has posted a message on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Hillary's remarks deplorable? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Hillary's remarks deplorable?
11 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton recently took a shot at not just her opponent, Donald Trump, but also his supporters. “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” she said. [Read More]
How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270 How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270
11 weeks ago -
Despite signs of a tightening national presidential race, Hillary Clinton still appears to have an advantage in enough states to give her an Electoral College victory. It's an edge that could still change as advance voting gets underway in earnest and in the seven weeks until Election Day. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders urges turned-off voters to turn out for Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders urges turned-off voters to turn out for Clinton
12 weeks ago -
KENT, Ohio — In a pair of university stops in battleground Ohio on Saturday, Bernie Sanders used his enduring popularity with young voters to urge support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. It’s just that his crowds aren’t what they used to be. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Taking credit where credit isn't due Letter to the Editor: Taking credit where credit isn't due
12 weeks ago -
What’s a career politician who voted to increase the U.S. debt ceiling five times, fund Obamacare and bail out Wall Street to do to save his comfortable lifestyle in D.C.? Answer: Take “credit” for firetrucks and equipment coming to local communities. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Beware of scammers Letter to the Editor: Beware of scammers
12 weeks ago -
Many people are receiving scam phone calls. I got a call from a man last week. When I answered, he said, “This is your grandson.” [Read More]
Commentary: Turn for better Commentary: Turn for better
12 weeks ago -
It was hard on Tuesday — when the Census Bureau reported a gain in the median household income — not to feel a little sorry for Donald Trump. [Read More]
Retirement age to be on ballot Retirement age to be on ballot
12 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to let judges serve five more years before mandatory retirement appears headed for a statewide vote in November after another divided ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: First lady stumps for Clinton in Virginia CAMPAIGN 2016: First lady stumps for Clinton in Virginia
12 weeks ago -
FAIRFAX, Va. — Stepping deeper into the political fray, Michelle Obama warned young voters against being “tired or turned off” in the 2016 election. She urged them to rally behind Hillary Clinton, “particularly given the alternative.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump suggests Clinton's security disarm CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump suggests Clinton's security disarm
12 weeks ago -
MIAMI — Donald Trump made his usual sarcastic call Friday for Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service agents to be stripped of their firearms — and then added, “let’s see what happens to her.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump admits Obama was born in U.S.
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — After five years as the chief promoter of a lie about Barack Obama’s birthplace, Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Friday and acknowledged the fact that the president was born in America. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton, storyteller Commentary: Hillary Clinton, storyteller
12 weeks ago -
Hillary Clinton has a long history of hiding the whole truth about herself. The latest example -- declining to reveal for 48 hours that she was suffering from pneumonia -- was a serious mistake that chewed another chunk out of her already shaky credibility. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump tries to put 'birther' issue behind him
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump himself won’t say it, but his campaign is now declaring that the Republican presidential candidate believes that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: When crackpot vies for office Commentary: When crackpot vies for office
12 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the mental traps that we all fall into, journalists included, is to perceive politics through narratives. [Read More]
Commentary: Congenital liar Commentary: Congenital liar
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 1996, The New York Times columnist William Safire diagnosed Hillary Clinton’s real problem. He called her a “congenital liar.” [Read More]
Commentary: Lots of hits, errors - but no runs Commentary: Lots of hits, errors - but no runs
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Watch just one full day — virtually any day — of the warp-speed motion and commotion along our 2016 presidential campaign trail and you will surely find yourself thinking like the Old Professor himself, Casey Stengel. [Read More]
Clinton back to campaign; Trump offers tax-cut plan Clinton back to campaign; Trump offers tax-cut plan
12 weeks ago -
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Hillary Clinton returned to campaigning without offering apologies for keeping her pneumonia a secret, focusing on criticizing opponent Donald Trump instead of how she handled her health problem. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: White went to bat for company after fire Letter to the Editor: White went to bat for company after fire
12 weeks ago -
It seems that every election season the mentality of “throw the bums out” is pervasive among the electorate. Faith in government is at an all-time low and frustration at an all-time high. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump's Putin crush Commentary: Donald Trump's Putin crush
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
When it comes to rebutting Donald Trump’s observation that Vladimir Putin is a strong leader, it is hard to top the assessment of Russian-born Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, which The Times’ Andrew Higgins quoted in his story from Moscow: “Vladimir Putin is a strong drink." [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Powell insults Trump in emails CAMPAIGN 2016: Powell insults Trump in emails
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, who served as President George W. Bush’s top diplomat, derided Donald Trump as a “national disgrace” and an “international pariah” in personal email exchanges that were leaked online Tuesday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump interrupted, heckled in visit to Michigan church CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump interrupted, heckled in visit to Michigan church
12 weeks ago -
FLINT, Mich. — Donald Trump was cut off, chastised and then heckled after he attacked rival Hillary Clinton during what was supposed to be a speech on helping where the government had failed the people of Flint. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton back on trail after doctor releases report CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton back on trail after doctor releases report
12 weeks ago -
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton returns to the campaign trail today following a bout of pneumonia that sidelined her for three days and revived questions about both the Democratic nominee and Republican Donald Trump’s transparency regarding their health. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton virtually tied in new national poll CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton virtually tied in new national poll
12 weeks ago -
With less than eight weeks before Election Day, Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in a tight contest, with both candidates still struggling to win the confidence of their respective bases, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds. [Read More]
Obama: Clinton 'steady,' Trump 'not fit in any way' to lead
12 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Accusing Republicans of fanning hate, President Barack Obama on Tuesday stepped in to defend a bruised and temporarily benched Hillary Clinton, hoping to reassure Democrats nervous both about their presidential candidate’s health and her handling of fresh trouble on her campaign. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats fear their Senate takeover chances dimming CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats fear their Senate takeover chances dimming
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Democrats are sounding increasingly concerned about their chances of retaking control of the Senate, as Republicans demonstrate a commanding fundraising advantage and Hillary Clinton’s lead narrows in key battleground races. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump advantage in debates? Commentary: Trump advantage in debates?
12 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
NBC’s “Commander in Chief Forum,” held last Wednesday night aboard the USS Intrepid in New York, was the closest thing to a debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton until the real thing on Sept. 26. [Read More]
Clinton to return to campaign trail Thursday Clinton to return to campaign trail Thursday
12 weeks ago -
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton will be back on the campaign trail Thursday, after spending several days at home recovering from pneumonia. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump unveils child care plan CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump unveils child care plan
12 weeks ago -
ASTON, Pa. — Donald Trump unveiled a menu of proposals Tuesday to help working parents, calling for six weeks of mandatory paid maternity leave and expanded tax credits for child care. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: White an advocate for constituents Letter to the Editor: White an advocate for constituents
12 weeks ago -
During my time as a South Buffalo Township supervisor, I came to quickly learn that nothing is very easy. [Read More]
Commentary: The 'deplorables' Commentary: The 'deplorables'
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Every now and again secular progressives rip off their mask and tell conservatives what they really think of them. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty, Toomey joust over who is soft on corporations CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty, Toomey joust over who is soft on corporations
12 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty, tangled Monday over the use of corn ethanol in motor fuel and post-recession bank regulations as they try to show that the other favors big corporations over regular people. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton tries to tamp down questions of her transparency CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton tries to tamp down questions of her transparency
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — When Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia late last week, she informed a handful of her closest advisers, but pressed on with a busy campaign schedule and did not inform the public that she was sick. “I just didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal,” she said. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Scapegoating people of color Letter to the editor: Scapegoating people of color
12 weeks ago -
I grew up thinking that civilized people had grown beyond prejudice and racism. True, I grew up in an area lacking diversity; however, they managed to be intolerant of people of color anyhow. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pneumonia diagnosis fuels questions about Clinton's health
12 weeks ago -
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — For weeks, Hillary Clinton dismissed questions about her health as little more than a conspiracy theory, part of a “wacky strategy” cooked up by rival Donald Trump as he embraced an “alternative reality.” [Read More]
Foreign influence feared in U.S. election hacks
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Recent hacks of election data systems in at least two states have raised fear among lawmakers and intelligence officials that a foreign government is trying to seed doubt about — or even manipulate — the presidential race. [Read More]
Commentary: Temps rise, and we're cooked Commentary: Temps rise, and we're cooked
12 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of Donald Trump’s 100 wackiest ideas is that climate change is a hoax fabricated by China to harm the United States. [Read More]
White House campaign casts a shadow over 9/11 anniversary White House campaign casts a shadow over 9/11 anniversary
12 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with the solemn roll call of the dead Sunday but couldn't keep the presidential campaign from intruding on what is traditionally a politics-free moment of remembrance. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates' plans to help education differ sharply CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates' plans to help education differ sharply
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It's a new subject for Donald Trump. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Buggey running as independent for state Senate CAMPAIGN 2016: Buggey running as independent for state Senate
13 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The campaign for Indiana County’s state Senate seat has quietly widened to include a minor party candidate running a nontraditional bid to unseat the four-term incumbent. [Read More]
Commentary: Welcoming the wretched refuse Commentary: Welcoming the wretched refuse
13 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The Obama administration recently announced that it would meet its goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year. That statement highlights the fact that our national policy toward refugees provides one of the starkest differences between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: The 'big liar' technique Commentary: The 'big liar' technique
13 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Long ago, you-know-who suggested that propagandists should apply the “big lie” technique: Make their falsehoods so huge, so egregious, that they would be widely accepted because nobody would believe they were lying on that grand a scale. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Why have all the jobs gone? Letter to the Editor: Why have all the jobs gone?
13 weeks ago -
It is no surprise that Hillary Clinton lambasts and embarrasses Donald Trump with the fact that his enterprises manufacture goods abroad. She makes the point that this is emblematic of hypocrisy of his promise to “make America great again.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Trump campaign and 'career politicians' Letter to the Editor: Trump campaign and 'career politicians'
13 weeks ago -
On Sunday, Aug. 28, at 10:55 a.m. I received an email from the Trump campaign requesting a campaign donation. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton says she regrets remarks about Trump supporters CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton says she regrets remarks about Trump supporters
13 weeks ago -
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton said Saturday that she was wrong to put half of Donald Trump’s supporters in a “basket of deplorables,” but didn’t back down from a description of his campaign the Republican nominee said smeared many Americans and would take a political toll. [Read More]
Commentary: The fact check on Hillary Commentary: The fact check on Hillary
13 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Last week Donald Trump delivered his big immigration speech in Phoenix, uttering: “Hillary Clinton has pledged amnesty in her first 100 days, and her plan will provide Obamacare, Social Security and Medicare for illegal immigrants, breaking the federal budget.” [Read More]
Commentary: Time for a party realignment Commentary: Time for a party realignment
13 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
There’s a good chance many of you will be switching political parties over the next 15 years. You may be a corporate executive who’s voted rock-solid Republican for decades, but you may be a consistent Democrat by 2024. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: On Russia-backed TV network, Trump doubts Russian influence CAMPAIGN 2016: On Russia-backed TV network, Trump doubts Russian influence
13 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a Russia-funded television network that “it’s probably unlikely” that Russia is trying to influence the U.S. election. [Read More]
Commentary: The black eyes in Trump's life Commentary: The black eyes in Trump's life
13 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Once upon a time, in New York City in the 1950s, a little boy didn’t like his second-grade music teacher, Charles Walker. So, the boy later boasted, he slugged Walker, giving him a black eye. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton channels Nixon Commentary: Hillary Clinton channels Nixon
13 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
One wouldn’t think Hillary Clinton and former President Richard Nixon would have a lot in common, but in responding to FBI investigators she took a page straight out of Nixon's playbook. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, Hillary offer a sorry education Commentary: Trump, Hillary offer a sorry education
13 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In any normal election campaign, we would be delighted to see the news this past week that both of our major parties’ presidential standard-bearers were intimately involved in supporting an institution of higher education. [Read More]
European journalist visits Indiana for taste of political climate European journalist visits Indiana for taste of political climate
13 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
America’s most engaging presidential campaign in years has dominated the news in the U.S. for well over a year now, and the Trump-Clinton race has captured media attention around the world in a big way. [Read More]
Comey: Clinton email matter 'not a cliff-hanger' Comey: Clinton email matter 'not a cliff-hanger'
13 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey told FBI employees Wednesday that the decision to forgo criminal charges in the Hillary Clinton email investigation was not a close call. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton spar on security at forum on vets
13 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton confronted their key weaknesses in a televised national security forum on Wednesday. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton gets Gored Commentary: Clinton gets Gored
13 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Americans of a certain age who follow politics and policy closely still have vivid memories of the 2000 election — bad memories, and not just because the man who lost the popular vote somehow ended up in office. [Read More]
Commentary: Voters to Trump: Soften, please Commentary: Voters to Trump: Soften, please
13 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Donald Trump and his top aides can justifiably be satisfied with his stunningly successful trip to Mexico. At the same time, Trump has continued to sow confusion about his stand on immigration. [Read More]
Trump, Clinton turn to critical states in South Trump, Clinton turn to critical states in South
13 weeks ago -
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — With Labor Day behind them, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are pushing ahead in top presidential battlegrounds in the South. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton and Trump courting Ohio voters on Labor Day CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton and Trump courting Ohio voters on Labor Day
13 weeks ago -
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are making competing Labor Day pitches in Ohio, setting the stage for a critical month in their testy presidential campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: Presidential candidates failing the trade test Commentary: Presidential candidates failing the trade test
14 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Free trade strongly boosts the American economy. With only 5 percent of the world’s population, we depend heavily on foreign countries to buy our products and services. Domestic industries and individual families benefit from low-cost raw materials and consumer goods imported from abroad. [Read More]
Commentary: Black lead matters Commentary: Black lead matters
14 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump is still claiming that “inner-city crime is reaching record levels,” promising to save African-Americans from the “slaughter.” In fact, this urban apocalypse is a figment of his imagination. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary’s health Commentary: Hillary’s health
14 weeks ago -
Eight years ago, at a campaign town hall meeting in Minnesota, a woman told Republican nominee John McCain that she was troubled by the prospect of a Barack Obama presidency. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump visits Detroit church
14 weeks ago -
DETROIT — Donald Trump swayed to songs of worship, read scripture, and donned a Jewish prayer shawl Saturday during a visit to a predominantly black church in Detroit, where he called for a “civil rights agenda of our time” and vowed to fix the “many wrongs” facing African-Americans. [Read More]
Commentary: My emails from Russian stooges Commentary: My emails from Russian stooges
14 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Let’s see now: One presidential candidate’s campaign director resigns after being outed as a Russian stooge. The other candidate meets with a Nobel Prize-winning economist who once donated to her husband’s charity. [Read More]
Deadlock puts judge retirement age on ballot
14 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — The state’s highest court said Friday that it was deadlocked on whether to let voters consider a constitutional amendment to raise judges’ mandatory retirement age from 70 to 75, meaning the question will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. [Read More]
FBI publishes notes on Clinton's use of email
14 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton told the FBI she relied on her staff not to send emails containing classified information to the private email server she used as secretary of state. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump ramps up minority outreach with Philadelphia visit CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump ramps up minority outreach with Philadelphia visit
14 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump was met with tears and gratitude as he sat with African-American supporters Friday, including the mother of a young woman who was killed in an attack by a group that included men who had entered the U.S. illegally. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Attorney general hopeful offers plan on drug crisis CAMPAIGN 2016: Attorney general hopeful offers plan on drug crisis
14 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
State Sen. John Rafferty Jr., the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania attorney general, said in Indiana Thursday the commonwealth will not “arrest its way” out of the opioid epidemic sweeping across the state. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty's stand on middle-class taxes at issue CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty's stand on middle-class taxes at issue
14 weeks ago -
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty does not support raising taxes on the middle class and says ending corporate tax breaks and increasing taxes on the millionaires and billionaires could pay for programs to finance paid family leave and reduce college student costs, her campaign said. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton schedules to be released before election CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton schedules to be released before election
14 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The State Department agreed Thursday to turn over all the detailed planning schedules from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state to The Associated Press by mid-October. [Read More]
Peña Nieto: Trump proposals 'a threat' to Mexico's future Peña Nieto: Trump proposals 'a threat' to Mexico's future
14 weeks ago -
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president said that Donald Trump’s proposals represent a threat to the future of his country and that he agreed to a widely criticized meeting with the Republican candidate to open a space for dialogue. [Read More]
Commentary: Pariahs for Trump Commentary: Pariahs for Trump
14 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
To read newspapers like The New York Times, you might think that almost nobody has endorsed Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump calls for oath to America Commentary: Trump calls for oath to America
14 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Loyalty oaths have been tried in the past, but eventually were struck down by the courts as either too vague, or an unconstitutional violation of free speech. [Read More]
Commentary: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal Commentary: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal
14 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You can’t spend an hour watching your favorite news screen these days without being assaulted by a panel of Washington political spinners and my media colleagues battling, simultaneously and thus incomprehensibly, at top decibel and warp speed. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who will you vote for in 9th district? Letter to the Editor: Who will you vote for in 9th district?
14 weeks ago -
While most voters are focused on the presidential race, don’t forget about the other contests that are also important to “We the People.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump a man of God? Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump a man of God?
14 weeks ago -
I refer to the letter from Mr. Rick Stancombe published in the Gazette on Monday: Perhaps Mr. Stancombe has mistaken the orange bird’s nest on top of Trump’s head for a halo. [Read More]
Commentary: Win, lose, but no compromise Commentary: Win, lose, but no compromise
14 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Anyone who says it doesn’t matter whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins this election needs their head examined. The damage that Trump could do to our nation with his blend of intellectual laziness, towering policy ignorance and reckless impulsiveness is in a league of its own. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump stays tough on illegal immigrants CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump stays tough on illegal immigrants
14 weeks ago -
PHOENIX — Donald Trump is retreating from his vow to deport the nation’s entire population of people living in the country illegally, even as he sticks with an aggressive tone on illegal immigration and remains committed to building a physical wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. [Read More]
Mexican president likely hurt by Trump meeting
14 weeks ago -
President Enrique Pena Nieto’s decision to meet with possibly Mexico’s most-disliked man is turning into a public relations disaster for him, with social media posters and politicians calling it a national humiliation likely to lower the president’s already historically low popularity. [Read More]
Commentary: We could do worse than Obama Commentary: We could do worse than Obama
14 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
For many of the college freshmen who will be assembling in my classes for the first time this week, Obama has been president for nearly half of the time they’ve been alive. [Read More]
State Department: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI State Department: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI
14 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently closed investigation into her use of a private server. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries CAMPAIGN 2016: Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
14 weeks ago -
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential aspirations and insistence that he was done with the Senate didn’t hurt him with GOP voters, now it’s time to see if the rest of Florida will be as forgiving as he seeks a second term. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McCain defeats Republican challengers to win Arizona primary CAMPAIGN 2016: McCain defeats Republican challengers to win Arizona primary
14 weeks ago -
PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth term in November in a race that has been inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton BleachBits her past Commentary: Clinton BleachBits her past
14 weeks ago -
While Hillary Clinton was preparing to deliver a big speech portraying Donald Trump as a racist, a figure from Clinton’s recent unhappy past — Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi — added a new word to the 25-year vocabulary of Clinton scandals: BleachBit. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico CAMPAIGN 2016: In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico
14 weeks ago -
EVERETT, Wash. — Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico today, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. The trip is a politically risky move for the Republican presidential nominee less than 10 weeks before the election. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Career politicians have to go Letter to the Editor: Career politicians have to go
14 weeks ago -
It seems many voters continue to elect the same Republicans and Democrats into office and then wonder why nothing gets done. On the local level, young people are leaving the state in search of work because most of Pennsylvania does not offer good-paying jobs. [Read More]
Commentary: An 'appearance' of conflict Commentary: An 'appearance' of conflict
14 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The first thing you need to know about the Clinton Foundation is that it’s not, contrary to what Donald Trump said last week, “the most corrupt enterprise in political history.” It’s not even close. [Read More]
Commentary: Where there's smoke there's fire Commentary: Where there's smoke there's fire
14 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The prize quote of this incendiary political year may go to Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks
14 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Recommit to God, America: Vote Trump Letter to the editor: Recommit to God, America: Vote Trump
14 weeks ago -
We are a nation in need of repentance to turn from our pride and back to God. [Read More]
Commentary: The alt-right is all wrong Commentary: The alt-right is all wrong
14 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
RENO, Nev. — Hillary didn’t hang her head and cry, after she shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment
14 weeks ago -
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation’s health care system. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to detail immigration plan CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to detail immigration plan
14 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he’ll deliver a detailed speech Wednesday on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration — but it’s anyone’s guess what he will say. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is foundation hurting Clinton? Red-Blue America: Is foundation hurting Clinton?
14 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether the Clinton Foundation is a problem for Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: The haters always lose Commentary: The haters always lose
15 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Rocky Suhayda, chairman of the American Nazi Party, wrote recently to his followers: “Donald Trump’s campaign statements, if nothing else, have SHOWN that ‘our views’ are NOT so ‘unpopular’ as the Political Correctness crowd have told everyone they are!” [Read More]
Commentary: No, America isn't a hellhole Commentary: No, America isn't a hellhole
15 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump has taken a strange turn lately. OK, he has taken a lot of strange turns — that’s what happens when you nominate a short-attention-span candidate who knows nothing about policy and refuses to sit still for more than three minutes. [Read More]
Commentary: Disgusted by anti-Catholic rhetoric of campaign Commentary: Disgusted by anti-Catholic rhetoric of campaign
15 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
They told me not to overreact. Read the comments “in context,” they said. And, after all, Christine, you’re an immigration lawyer; you have a tendency to blow these things out of proportion. Chill, lady. Go say a rosary and call us in the morning. [Read More]
Commentary: Emails reveal shocking system Commentary: Emails reveal shocking system
15 weeks ago -
The latest bunch of Clinton-era State Department emails released last week provide a host of instances in which donations to the Clinton Foundation netted the donors access to the secretary herself on an expedited basis. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump seeks Iowa support CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump seeks Iowa support
15 weeks ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump warned Saturday of a “war on the American farmer,” telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton “wants to shut down family farms” and implement anti-agriculture policies. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama to campaign for Clinton in Pennsylvania CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama to campaign for Clinton in Pennsylvania
15 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama will be campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton next month in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Commentary: Media swing and miss on Clinton Commentary: Media swing and miss on Clinton
15 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
In my view, God invented baseball to provide a sanctuary from the fallen world of politics. [Read More]
Commentary: The art of gracious leadership Commentary: The art of gracious leadership
15 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Lately I’ve been thinking about experience. While Donald Trump lacks political experience, Hillary Clinton is nothing if not experienced, yet there’s often a whiff of inhumanity about her campaign that inspires distrust. [Read More]
Commentary: The 'tough' road ahead for Trump Commentary: The 'tough' road ahead for Trump
15 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Donald Trump visited Louisiana on Aug. 19 to sympathize with people suffering from a catastrophic flood; President Barack Obama was meanwhile goofing off on a Martha’s Vineyard vacation. [Read More]
Release of Clinton info delayed Release of Clinton info delayed
15 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press ... [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton links Trump to radical fringe as he courts Latinos CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton links Trump to radical fringe as he courts Latinos
15 weeks ago -
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Nevada to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state, part of his effort to make the case that his economic policies would be better for small minority-owned businesses. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump has no excuse for not releasing tax returns Commentary: Trump has no excuse for not releasing tax returns
15 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If you are undecided about who you should vote for to be our next president — especially if you are supporting or maybe leaning toward Donald Trump, but want to be sure you haven’t been conned or deceived — this column is written mainly for you. [Read More]
Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent
15 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton defended her family’s charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her Republican rival’s sprawling business interests. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump visits Florida, makes pitch to Hispanics CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump visits Florida, makes pitch to Hispanics
15 weeks ago -
TAMPA, Fla. — Visiting a battleground state he can’t afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics “a much better life” Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election. [Read More]
Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election
15 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a leader of the so-called "birther" movement. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pennsylvania gun-safety group endorses McGinty CAMPAIGN 2016: Pennsylvania gun-safety group endorses McGinty
15 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A prominent Pennsylvania group that advocates for tougher gun restrictions endorsed Democrat Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, on the heels of Republican incumbent Pat Toomey winning endorsements from two national groups. [Read More]
Commentary: From Trump, a stunning admission Commentary: From Trump, a stunning admission
15 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In general, in a campaign filled with controversial statements, it’s fair to say Donald Trump doesn’t do apologies and he doesn’t do regret. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton Foundation donors got face time CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton Foundation donors got face time
15 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Blacks leery of Trump outreach CAMPAIGN 2016: Blacks leery of Trump outreach
15 weeks ago -
AKRON, Ohio — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role
15 weeks ago -
After reading the comments of Adam Sedlock recently published in The Indiana Gazette (“Sedlock plans another run as write-in,” Aug. 6), I decided it would be helpful to provide some information about Art Halvorson, a candidate for U.S. representative in the 9th Congressional District. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past
15 weeks ago -
Words matter. Words have always mattered in our history, from the Declaration of Independence (“We hold these truths to be self evident”) to the inaugural call to action from President John F. Kennedy (“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”). [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Giffords' gun safety group endorses Toomey CAMPAIGN 2016: Giffords' gun safety group endorses Toomey
15 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Gun-control politics put down more roots in Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate on Monday as former Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords endorsed the re-election bid of Republican incumbent Pat Toomey over Democratic challenger Katie McGinty. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigrants living in U.S. CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigrants living in U.S.
15 weeks ago -
AKRON, Ohio — Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be “fair, but firm” toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he’s backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations. [Read More]
Commentary: To ID or not to ID? Commentary: To ID or not to ID?
15 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Ideological tests for immigrants? Red-Blue America: Ideological tests for immigrants?
15 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate Donald Trump's promise to curtail immigration from terrorism-breeding countries and to subject potential immigrants to “extreme vetting,” including an “ideological test.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: National cash fuels TV ads, shapes state Senate race CAMPAIGN 2016: National cash fuels TV ads, shapes state Senate race
15 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — A staggering amount of money is flooding into Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate, bringing TV ads on abortion, guns and Iran into living rooms with barely 11 weeks until the election. [Read More]
Commentary: An open letter from Mr. Trump Commentary: An open letter from Mr. Trump
15 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
To Whom It May Concern: Trump is sorry. Trump is humble. Trump is scared. Trump doesn’t want to get crushed. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton's liberal administration Commentary: Clinton's liberal administration
15 weeks ago -
Will Hillary Clinton be a standard-order mainstream liberal Democrat if she is elected in November? That view received some supporting evidence last week with the announcement of the leadership group for her transition planning team. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's backers say he's on track
15 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — GOP officials insist presidential nominee Donald Trump is finally hitting his stride and will catch up with Democrat Hillary Clinton by around Labor Day. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump can't help being himself Commentary: Trump can't help being himself
16 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The New York Times detailed how Donald Trump’s advisers had pleaded with him to become a more disciplined, credible candidate. “Mr. Trump bowed to his team’s entreaties,” the Times reported. “It was time, he agreed, to get on track.” [Read More]
Commentary: I'll vote for someone, just not either of those candidates Commentary: I'll vote for someone, just not either of those candidates
16 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
On the whole, I’m an imperfect Catholic, but there is one particular area of my Christian identity in which I excel: guilt. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton's flaws run deep Commentary: Hillary Clinton's flaws run deep
16 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
One of the more frequent complaints about many conservative writers these days, me included, is that we spend too many column inches attacking the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't let election divide us Commentary: Don't let election divide us
16 weeks ago -
Every four years we have an election that stretches our country thin along the political spectrum. As the left and right poles tug at our beliefs, the social fabric tightens and tensions rise across the country. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, new team have little time to execute new strategy CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, new team have little time to execute new strategy
16 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is on the clock. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton having quiet August CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton having quiet August
16 weeks ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s no day at the beach, but Hillary Clinton is having the political equivalent of a quiet August. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to dump Trump Commentary: It's time to dump Trump
17 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Get the hook. Donald Trump has just gone where no respectable presidential nominee has ever dared. And every Republican leader knows, deep down, there is now just one course of action that must be taken. [Read More]
Divisive campaign roils Facebook users Divisive campaign roils Facebook users
17 weeks ago -
CINCINNATI — Some friends don’t let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump concedes he could come up short CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump concedes he could come up short
17 weeks ago -
ORLANDO, Fla. — In a rare show of humility by the boastful billionaire, Donald Trump is acknowledging that his presidential campaign faces challenges and could ultimately fall short. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson
17 weeks ago -
I thought Congressman Bill Shuster couldn’t possibly be any more repugnant. But, his campaign responded to Art Halvorson’s decision to accept the Democratic nomination as being “selfish.” Excuse me? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump accuses Obama of being 'founder of ISIS' CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump accuses Obama of being 'founder of ISIS'
17 weeks ago -
SUNRISE, Fla. — Donald Trump is now accusing President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group that is wreaking havoc from the Middle East to European cities. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump on defense over comment CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump on defense over comment
17 weeks ago -
BRISTOL, Va. — On the defensive once again, Donald Trump is blaming faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment. He’s insisting he never advocated violence against Hillary Clinton, even as undeterred Democrats pile on. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: House Speaker Paul Ryan wins GOP nomination to run again CAMPAIGN 2016: House Speaker Paul Ryan wins GOP nomination to run again
17 weeks ago -
JANESVILLE, Wis. — House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected the idea that his easy win Tuesday over a longshot Republican primary challenger praised by Donald Trump spells danger for Trump’s presidential prospects in the swing state of Wisconsin. [Read More]
Commentary: Time to borrow Commentary: Time to borrow
17 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The campaign still has three ugly months to go, but the odds — 83 percent odds, according to The New York Times’ model — are that it will end with the election of a sane, sensible president. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton campaign boring, but effective Commentary: Clinton campaign boring, but effective
17 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
What has Hillary Clinton been doing while Donald Trump has been careening from one controversy to the next? [Read More]
Commentary: Would a Clinton win be mandate? Commentary: Would a Clinton win be mandate?
17 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Last week could have been a bad one for Hillary Clinton: a disappointing economic growth report, a misleading answer to a question about her emails — she claimed the FBI director called her “truthful” — and a controversy over U.S. payments to Iran. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump faces fresh GOP pushback despite bid to reset campaign CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump faces fresh GOP pushback despite bid to reset campaign
17 weeks ago -
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Donald Trump is seeking to quell concerns he lacks the discipline or policy know-how to make a competent president, even as the list of fellow Republicans deeming him unfit for the Oval Office grows. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should GOP leaders dump Trump? Red-Blue America: Should GOP leaders dump Trump?
17 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
There are growing signs of strained relations between Donald Trump and the leaders of the Republican Party he’ll represent on the presidential ballot this fall. [Read More]
Commentary: A barrier falls Commentary: A barrier falls
17 weeks ago -
To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, when a barrier falls, it clears the way for everyone. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary fibs vs. huge Trump lies Commentary: Hillary fibs vs. huge Trump lies
17 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One persistent narrative in U.S. politics is that Hillary Clinton is a slippery, compulsive liar while Donald Trump is a gutsy truth-teller. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Woman ran for president as suffragist in 1872 Letter to the Editor: Woman ran for president as suffragist in 1872
18 weeks ago -
When reading or listening to the media, you might think that Hillary was the first woman to run for president. The headline for The Indiana Gazette on July 29 read, “Clinton, Democrats make history.” Well, not so fast with that thought. [Read More]
We're still three months away: How will you avoid political stress? We're still three months away: How will you avoid political stress?
18 weeks ago -
The balloons are deflated, the confetti has been swept up, and the weary delegates have gone home. But though the political conventions have ended, Election Stress 2016 is far from over. [Read More]
Commentary: No right turn for Clinton Commentary: No right turn for Clinton
18 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
All the experts tell us not to pay too much attention to polls for another week or two. Still, it does look as if Hillary Clinton got a big bounce from her convention, swamping her opponent’s bounce a week earlier. [Read More]
Commentary: Melania's Trump's visa questions need to be answered Commentary: Melania's Trump's visa questions need to be answered
18 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Normally I’m no fan of the silly-season stuff, and you know exactly what I’m talking about. I’d rather know what a political candidate thinks about the federal debt than whether his wife is a looker. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sedlock plans another run as write-in in 9th District CAMPAIGN 2016: Sedlock plans another run as write-in in 9th District
18 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Adam Sedlock, a Fayette County resident who finished second behind Art Halvorson in amassing write-in votes for the Democratic nomination for the 9th Congressional seat, intends to remain a write-in candidate in November. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Donald last to election? Commentary: Will Donald last to election?
18 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The question isn’t so much if Donald Trump can win the election as whether or not he’ll still be the GOP candidate come November. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump enablers must take stand Commentary: Trump enablers must take stand
18 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Up through the convention there were all sorts of Republican officeholders who weren’t really for Trump, but they weren’t really against him. [Read More]
Commentary: Self-deception key in Trump vote Commentary: Self-deception key in Trump vote
18 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
In any given election cycle, veracity is one of the earliest casualties. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump notes mistake on Iran video CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump notes mistake on Iran video
18 weeks ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump has made a rare admission he was wrong — in claiming he saw a video of a U.S. cash payment going to Iran. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey banking on split-ticket voting in Pennsylvania race CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey banking on split-ticket voting in Pennsylvania race
18 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Endangered Sen. Pat Toomey is banking on Pennsylvania voters backing him in November even if they oppose fellow Republican Donald Trump, a ticket-splitting strategy that may help determine whether the GOP can hang on to its Senate majority this election year. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump changes course by endorsing Rep. Ryan CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump changes course by endorsing Rep. Ryan
18 weeks ago -
GREEN BAY, Wis. — In an effort to repair some of the damage he had inflicted on his presidential campaign, Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan to end a four-day standoff that exposed the deeps chasms in the Republican Party. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump meets the CIA Commentary: Trump meets the CIA
18 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The government is arranging classified intelligence briefings for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to prepare them for the White House. [Read More]
Commentary: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality Commentary: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality
18 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Back in 2014, Christmas came a bit early for the McConnells of Louisville, Ky. In November, America’s voters gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate, which meant Mitch McConnell would be getting the one gift he had always wanted: the title of Senate majority leader. [Read More]
Commentary: Khan, Trump and immigration Commentary: Khan, Trump and immigration
18 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
There’s a sensation building over the Democratic convention speech of Khizr Khan, a Pakistani-born Virginia lawyer whose son Humayun was killed in action while serving as a captain in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2004. [Read More]
Commentary: Paul Ryan is the answer Commentary: Paul Ryan is the answer
18 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Donald Trump’s campaign strategy — an outrage a day to keep the voters away — seems to be setting him back quite successfully, and Hillary Clinton, therefore, appears ever closer to making history as the least trusted person to be elected president. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton's chance for a knockout Commentary: Clinton's chance for a knockout
18 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Maybe I just missed it. But in all the testimonials at the Democratic convention about what Hillary Clinton has done for other people, I don’t recall anyone saying, “I started a business because of Hillary Clinton.” Or, “I hired someone because of Hillary Clinton.” [Read More]
Deadlines loom in suit over judge retirement age
18 weeks ago -
Pennsylvania’s top elections official warned in a court filing Wednesday that a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot question to extend the judicial retirement age by five more years is pending as deadlines approach to advertise the question and send out absentee ballots. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pence woos conservatives despite Trump's gaffes CAMPAIGN 2016: Pence woos conservatives despite Trump's gaffes
18 weeks ago -
INDIANAPOLIS — Since his selection as Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence has tried to stay focused on winning over conservatives skeptical of the New York billionaire. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Frustration mounts even for Trump's allies CAMPAIGN 2016: Frustration mounts even for Trump's allies
18 weeks ago -
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Republicans’ frustration with Donald Trump has reached new heights, with party leaders scrambling to persuade their presidential nominee to abandon divisive tactics that have triggered sinking poll numbers and low morale. [Read More]
Texas reaches deal for weaker voter ID rules for November
18 weeks ago -
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against minorities and the poor and left more than 600,000 registered voters potentially unable to cast a ballot. [Read More]
Committeemen quit over Trump
18 weeks ago -
READING (AP) — Three Republican committee members in an eastern Pennsylvania county have quit, saying they can’t support Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: Worthy of our contempt Commentary: Worthy of our contempt
18 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump said some more disgusting things over the weekend. If this surprises you, you haven’t been paying attention. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton sees best-yet fundraising numbers as general begins CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton sees best-yet fundraising numbers as general begins
18 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton raised $63 million in July for her presidential campaign, her best month yet and a summertime haul that puts her ahead of President Barack Obama’s fundraising at the same point in his re-election race. [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: The devil and the deep blue sea Politically Uncorrected: The devil and the deep blue sea
18 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Historically Americans have complained that elections offer little real choice between presidential candidates or policies. A choice between “Frick” and “Frack” is no choice at all. [Read More]
Trump is guaranteed to win — as top joke target Trump is guaranteed to win — as top joke target
18 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — There’s one area where Donald Trump is guaranteed to beat Hillary Clinton this fall: He’ll be the butt of the most jokes by late-night comics. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Halvorson to run against Shuster, this time as Democrat CAMPAIGN 2016: Halvorson to run against Shuster, this time as Democrat
18 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Conservative Republican Art Halvorson will again challenge Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, for the 9th Congressional District seat in the fall general election. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What Toomey couldn't say Letter to the Editor: What Toomey couldn't say
18 weeks ago -
Sen. Pat Toomey was in town recently looking for votes. What did he say about issues of greatest concern to middle class voters? Not much. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary's recycled speech Commentary: Hillary's recycled speech
18 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Environmentalists should be pleased with Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, because it was largely recycled talking points we have heard for decades. [Read More]
Commentary: When women win, so do men Commentary: When women win, so do men
18 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
When a woman breaks a glass ceiling and becomes the presidential nominee of a major political party, what should men think? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Former New York mayor endorses Toomey CAMPAIGN 2016: Former New York mayor endorses Toomey
18 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey for a second term on Monday, less than a week after speaking in support of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. [Read More]
Analysis: Trump's trap — GOP nominee can't let go of perceived slights Analysis: Trump's trap — GOP nominee can't let go of perceived slights
18 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — For Donald Trump, it’s become a familiar pattern. The Republican nominee can’t let go of a perceived slight, no matter the potential damage to his presidential campaign or political reputation. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why are Democrats so angry? Red-Blue America: Why are Democrats so angry?
18 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate why Democrats, especially Bernie Sanders' supporters, are so angry. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump signals shift in immigration rhetoric CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump signals shift in immigration rhetoric
18 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — As he turns his attention to the general election, Donald Trump is signaling that he is ready to tone down his fiery rhetoric on illegal immigration — at least behind closed doors. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump suggests accepting Russia's annexation of Crimea
18 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea if it would lead to better relations with Moscow and stronger cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: With Khan family, has Trump finally gone too far? ANALYSIS: With Khan family, has Trump finally gone too far?
18 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — In a defensive crouch, Donald Trump complained today about being “viciously attacked” by the father of a decorated Muslim Army captain killed in Iraq, persisting in an emotionally charged feud that has left him increasingly isolated among fellow Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: It's about time Commentary: It's about time
19 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
With the history-making nomination of Hillary Clinton, the party that prides itself on inclusion has finally recognized one-half of the human race. [Read More]
Commentary: Who loves America? Commentary: Who loves America?
19 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It was quite a week in politics. On one side, the Democratic National Convention was very much a celebration of America. [Read More]
Commentary: Republican convention dead right to highlight fears Commentary: Republican convention dead right to highlight fears
19 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The Republican National Convention was, despite conservative objections to the contrary, a dark affair. But to say that is not to be critical. To say that is to be practical, clear-eyed and observant. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Kaine tour western Pennsylvania CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Kaine tour western Pennsylvania
19 weeks ago -
JOHNSTOWN — Hillary Clinton’s top surrogates are taking aim at rival Donald Trump for criticizing the bereaved mother of a Muslim Army captain, a comment that sparked outrage across the political spectrum on Saturday. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary’s choice Commentary: Hillary’s choice
19 weeks ago -
Monday night’s full-throated roar from the left — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders all on the same evening, really? — should have convinced any doubters in the Democratic Party that boring is just the ticket (or at least the bottom half of the ticket). [Read More]
Democratic, Republican candidates campaign in Pennsylvania Democratic, Republican candidates campaign in Pennsylvania
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic and Republic candidates for president will both be campaigning in Pennsylvania over the next few days. [Read More]
Commentary: Media's made-up Hillary 'scandals' Commentary: Media's made-up Hillary 'scandals'
19 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s always been my conviction that if Hillary Clinton could be appointed president, she’d do a bang-up job. Getting elected, however, might prove more difficult. [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats win the summer Commentary: Democrats win the summer
19 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump has found an ingenious way to save the Democratic Party. Basically, he’s abandoned the great patriotic themes that used to fire up the GOP and he’s allowed the Democrats to seize that ground. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump differ on national security
19 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — In their struggle for the upper hand on national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are emphasizing strikingly different themes. [Read More]
Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states
19 weeks ago -
CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas. [Read More]
Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked
19 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government is the leading suspect, the campaign said Friday. [Read More]
IUP prof, students get backstage look at Democratic convention IUP prof, students get backstage look at Democratic convention
19 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
PHILADELPHIA — A second Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor and five IUP students are wrapping up a two-week working and learning assignment at the Democratic National Convention. [Read More]
Police, protesters at DNC praised for restraint Police, protesters at DNC praised for restraint
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — They came. They protested. They got their message out. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty takes to big stage in race for Senate CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty takes to big stage in race for Senate
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Democratic Party officials gave Katie McGinty another big gift besides millions of dollars in campaign funds to help in her bid to unseat Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in the November election. [Read More]
Commentary: Putin, Trump and our election Commentary: Putin, Trump and our election
19 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Some foreign leaders settle for stealing billions of dollars. Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, may have wanted to steal something even more valuable: an American presidential election. [Read More]
Commentary: Web People vs. Wall People Commentary: Web People vs. Wall People
19 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Yes, we’re having a national election right now. Yes, there are two parties running. But no, they are not the two parties that you think. It’s not “Democrats” versus “Republicans.” This election is really between “Wall People” and “Web People.” [Read More]
Supreme Court to decide on judge referendum
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court said Wednesday it will decide whether the Legislature acted properly in April when it pulled a constitutional amendment on judicial retirement age from the primary ballot to have it rewritten. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Donors offer reward for Trump's tax returns CAMPAIGN 2016: Donors offer reward for Trump's tax returns
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that’s why they can’t stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to release his. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty to speak at Democratic convention CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty to speak at Democratic convention
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Party officials are giving Katie McGinty another big gift, in addition to millions of dollars in campaign help. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Washington Post reporter barred from Pence rally
19 weeks ago -
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The Washington Post says one of its reporters was barred from entering a campaign rally for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence near Milwaukee. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama hails Clinton as heir to presidency CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama hails Clinton as heir to presidency
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Hours of testimonials, urgent pleas and persuasion have led to this. Now, it’s time to hear from Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Clinton is set to face the nation with the goal of introducing the woman that speaker after speaker, including a pair of presidents, have spent days promising the American public they'll finally get to see: the "real" Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not
19 weeks ago -
Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing "politics of the past" and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide. [Read More]
Bloomberg to warn of Trump economic plans at Democratic convention Bloomberg to warn of Trump economic plans at Democratic convention
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will offer a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention. [Read More]
How to guide your children through this election year How to guide your children through this election year
19 weeks ago -
The other day my 14-year-old daughter reported that the girls at her lunch table were debating the merits of the presidential candidates. Yes, middle-schoolers talking about politics. On their own time. Even though it wasn’t going to be on a test. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama returns to convention stage in support of Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama returns to convention stage in support of Clinton
19 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Twelve years ago to the day, an obscure Senate candidate from Illinois catapulted himself to the center of American political consciousness with a rousing convention speech in Boston. [Read More]
Democrats pick first female nominee Democrats pick first female nominee
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago. [Read More]
Commentary: A 'Come to Trump' moment Commentary: A 'Come to Trump' moment
19 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
CLEVELAND — There’s always been a disconnect between what pundits and political insiders hear when Donald Trump speaks and what rank-and-file Republicans hear. [Read More]
Commentary: Delusions of chaos Commentary: Delusions of chaos
19 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Last year there were 352 murders in New York City. This was a bit higher than the number in 2014, but far below the 2,245 murders that took place in 1990, the city’s worst year. [Read More]
Cat throws hat in ring for president
19 weeks ago -
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat. [Read More]
Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent. [Read More]
Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms. [Read More]
Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police this evening after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination. [Read More]
Clinton wins historic nomination with a boost from Sanders Clinton wins historic nomination with a boost from Sanders
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party in the race for the White House. [Read More]
Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems 'being ridiculous'
19 weeks ago -
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken on Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite — then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: “To the Bernie or bust people, you’re being ridiculous.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who will pay bill for free tuition? Letter to the Editor: Who will pay bill for free tuition?
19 weeks ago -
Recently I see that candidate Hillary Clinton is accepting some of the ideas of socialist Bernie Sanders. I would not think that it has something to do with this week’s convention. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's acceptance speech Commentary: Trump's acceptance speech
19 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was too long — 75 minutes — and too loud. Modulation is the key to good public speaking. One’s voice should rise and fall like the tide, which allows really important points to be made whether the volume is low or high. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Trump a racist? Commentary: Is Trump a racist?
19 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Has the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says. [Read More]
Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Bernie Sanders urged supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention, but ardent followers who marched for hours in punishing heat Monday and planned to do so again seemed intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty regrets Toomey comment
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Katie McGinty is apologizing for using an expletive to describe her Republican opponent, Pat Toomey, in Pennsylvania’s closely watched race. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Father knows best Letter to the editor: Father knows best
19 weeks ago -
When it comes to education, my father, Tony DeLoreto, candidate for state Senate in the 41st District, knows best. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Wrong direction Letter to the editor: Wrong direction
19 weeks ago -
A stunning 79 percent of Americans now believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, a 15-point spike over recent years, according to an Associated Press – GfK poll. [Read More]
Recriminations roil race for governor in Ferguson
19 weeks ago -
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why are Republicans so angry? Red-Blue America: Why are Republicans so angry?
19 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate why Republicans seemed so angry at their convention last week. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump's disturbia Commentary: Donald Trump's disturbia
19 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
CLEVELAND — Like any masterly comic book villain, Donald Trump is reveling in conjuring a dystopia. And it’s a natural progression, given that he got this far by reveling in conjuring a diss-topia. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Email leak, leadership shakeup mean rocky start for convention CAMPAIGN 2016: Email leak, leadership shakeup mean rocky start for convention
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Democrats who gleefully jeered Republican divisions last week awoke to a political mess of their own making today as party unity behind Hillary Clinton proved much harder to secure. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's strategy revealed Commentary: Trump's strategy revealed
20 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
CLEVELAND — Two topics getting a lot of attention here last week won’t matter much in the fall. One is the Republican platform; the other is Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. [Read More]
Commentary: The Siberian candidate Commentary: The Siberian candidate
20 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
If elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin’s man in the White House? This should be a ludicrous, outrageous question. After all, he must be a patriot — he even wears hats promising to make America great again. [Read More]
Commentary: I'm a conservative, and GOP convention was a horror Commentary: I'm a conservative, and GOP convention was a horror
20 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
As Heidi Cruz left Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena after her husband, Ted, gave his stemwinder at the Republican National Convention, she was escorted by security through a hostile crowd. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention
20 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton introduces her choice for vice president CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton introduces her choice for vice president
20 weeks ago -
MIAMI — Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — “everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not” — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week’s Democratic National Convention. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Vote to eliminate superdelegates fails
20 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — An effort to fully eliminate superdelegates in future elections failed at a meeting of the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Emails reveal officials' hostility against Sanders
20 weeks ago -
A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton’s nomination at the party’s convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump offers no subtlety, specifics Commentary: Trump offers no subtlety, specifics
20 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
There wasn’t much subtlety in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech — or much innovation, either. Beforehand, some Republicans ventured that this was their nominee’s biggest opportunity to retool his agenda for the general election and to present a softer, more inclusive, more thoughtful Trump. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to visit Pennsylvania, in the middle of the DNC CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to visit Pennsylvania, in the middle of the DNC
20 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Donald Trump will visit Pennsylvania next week in the middle of the Democratic National Convention for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Philadelphia readies for Democratic convention
20 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth-largest city that offers a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area. [Read More]
Democratic delegates cram into hotel rooms to cut high costs
20 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are planning to do like college students on spring break and squeeze as many people into a room as they can. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton picks Kaine as running mate CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton picks Kaine as running mate
20 weeks ago -
TAMPA, Fla. — Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will debut as a presidential ticket in the crucial battleground state of Florida as they head toward next week’s Democratic Party convention. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Kaine brings a steady hand to ticket
20 weeks ago -
Tim Kaine has an Election Day tradition when his name is on the ballot. The avid outdoorsman votes early, then goes hiking in the woods with friends and family for a few hours of calm away from the nervous last-minute energy of political campaigns. [Read More]
Judge leans toward allowing Trump suit
20 weeks ago -
SAN DIEGO — A federal judge said Friday that he is inclined to deny a request by Donald Trump’s lawyers to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the Republican presidential nominee of defrauding customers at the now-defunct Trump University. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Ex-KKK leader to try comeback CAMPAIGN 2016: Ex-KKK leader to try comeback
20 weeks ago -
BATON ROUGE, La. — A quarter century after his credible run for governor of Louisiana rattled the national political establishment, white supremacist David Duke has jumped into the crowded competition for a U.S. Senate seat in his home state. [Read More]
Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention
20 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
So there I was, enjoying the spectacle of Republicans enjoying their spectacle. It was Tuesday night and these Grand Old Party delegates were reveling in their newest conventional fun and frolic at their convention in Cleveland. [Read More]
Commentary: The principle of cause and effect Commentary: The principle of cause and effect
20 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: “We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause.” [Read More]
Commentary: GOP called Trump what? Commentary: GOP called Trump what?
20 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
CLEVELAND — The arena here at the Republican National Convention echoes with applause for Donald Trump, but the cacophony and extravagant stage effects can’t conceal the chaos in the GOP and in the Trump campaign. [Read More]
Ex-justices sue over retirement age question
20 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Two retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices and a Philadelphia lawyer filed a lawsuit Thursday, asking the state courts to rework a November ballot question that would change the state constitution to give judges five more years before they are forced to retire. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's NATO comments fuel angst
20 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s suggestion that the United States might abandon its NATO treaty commitments has upended decades of American foreign policy dogma and doctrine in both parties. [Read More]
Trump courts disaffected voters as he accepts GOP nomination Trump courts disaffected voters as he accepts GOP nomination
20 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. [Read More]
Trump's closer is over, Clinton set to snag attention Trump's closer is over, Clinton set to snag attention
20 weeks ago -
Amid the cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. Hillary Clinton is set to snatch attention from Republicans by naming her running mate in advance of the Democratic convention. [Read More]
Making GOP history, Trump vows to protect LGBTQ community Making GOP history, Trump vows to protect LGBTQ community
20 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND (AP) — With five letters, Donald Trump brushed off decades of Republican reluctance to voice full-throated support for gay rights — at least for a night. [Read More]