Sunday, January 20, 2013
The issues are many, but which stands out as the one most important to America?
A flurry of festivities will set Washington, D.C. in motion this week as President Barack Obama is sworn in Monday for his second term in office. With "Faith in America's Future" as the theme for the 2013 inauguration, the celebration will reflect the country's perseverance and unity, as well as commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome in 1863. The inaugural address, parade, and a number of balls and galas that honor the president will have a certain priority of their own. But when the hoopla dies down, there's some serious work to be done. Through the last year, our Patch Polls have focused on some of the major issues facing the country. This week, …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
How do you feel Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama did in terms of specifically addressing how they will move the country ahead?
President Barack Obama entered the ring ready to spar Tuesday night as he and Republican challenger Mitt Romney tangled over the economy, job creation, trade, energy, immigration, the auto-industry bailout, inequities for women workers and other issues posed at a town hall debate held at Hofstra University. Candy Crowley, CNN's chief political correspondent, moderated the town-hall format debate, trying to keep the candidates to two-minute responses to questions posed by some of the 82 uncommited voters from New York City gathered at the university's Long Island campus. Obama, who had been criticized after the first presidential debate for not being aggressive enough in challenging Romney, showed a different side Tuesday. Both men appeared…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
State Sen. Jay Costa, and state representatives Frank Dermody and Joe Markosek—all Democrats—say they want more action from Republicans pertaining to economic development, education and job creation.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Democratic leaders from the state House and Senate are urging Gov. Tom Corbett and leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature to begin leading on the issues that matter to working, middle-class families. As Pennsylvania’s economy continues to sputter, the Democratic leaders said Tuesday that Republicans have failed to make jobs a priority, choosing instead to focus on a right-wing agenda—from attacks on worker rights and wages to attempts to gain political advantage through gerrymandering and limiting the right to vote. "Despite being well positioned to move forward after weathering the financial storm from the last recession, Pennsylvania continues to take on water, and that is a byproduct of the lack of direction,” said Senate …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
U.S. Reps. Tim Murphy, Mike Doyle and Jason Altmire react to the President's call for Congress to act on job creation, transportation and fair taxation.
Western Pennsylvania’s congressional representatives are reacting to Thursday night’s speech to a joint session of Congress by President Barack Obama regarding job creation, transportation and taxing equity between the wealth, middle class and poor. U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-14th District) of Forest Hills backed the plan put forth by the president. “I wholeheartedly agree with the president that the federal government has to act decisively to help struggling Americans, get our economy back on track and create more jobs,” Doyle said on his Facebook page. “I have called for congressional action to help create more jobs for some time. The American Jobs Act, which the President proposed last night, is a good place to start. Congressman Jason …