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Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avoid Default

Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama’s promised signature.

10/16/2013

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Senators Casey, Toomey Frustrated By Stalemate

Frustration seems to be more common in Washington than the ability to reach a bipartisan deal across party lines.

10/15/2013

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Health Insurance For Uninsured Launched Today Under Obamacare

On the first day uninsured Americans could sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a crowd turned out at the Hill House to learn more.

10/01/2013

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Health Secretary In Pittsburgh To Promote Health Care For Uninsured

America’s Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in town on Tuesday with a message to 1.2 million Pennsylvanians without health insurance.

09/10/2013

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Pennsylvania Medicaid Expansion Shelved

On Wednesday, a state Senate committee gave up its effort to expand the state’s Medicaid program to tens of thousands of uninsured Pennsylvanians.

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Local Students Upset Over College Loan Interest Rate Spike

Congress is off on its Fourth of July holiday and did not resolve the interest rate crisis for student loans.

07/01/2013

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Is Gay Marriage Coming Soon To Pennsylvania?

Gay rights advocates hope the Supreme Court’s decision moves Pennsylvania a step closer to marriage equality.

06/26/2013

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Local Congressmen Weigh In On Sequester

They are the largest across-the-board federal spending cuts in history. President Obama signed the order setting them into motion Friday night. Now, some local congressmen are weighing in.

03/02/2013

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House Of Representatives Approves Fiscal Cliff Bill

All it needs now is the President’s signature. Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives approved a bill to avert the Fiscal Cliff.

01/01/2013

Fiscal Cliff Calculator

Dec. 31 is the last chance for Congress to prevent the United States from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” and it doesn’t appear the two sides are close to a deal.

12/31/2012

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Editorial: Why The “Fiscal Cliff” Isn’t Working

The “cliff” was created a year or so ago when Congress and the White House couldn’t agree on a way to cut the federal deficit.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/08/2012

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Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: Why Do The Liberals Keep Complaining?

Liberals and their ilk obviously won the executive branch of the United States government for another four years with the reelection of President Barack Obama, but they still pick fights as much as they did before the election – if not more.

11/21/2012

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Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.

11/20/2012

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