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12:44 PM / Wednesday September 22, 2021

Politics

True representation for the Commonwealth

May 7, 2021

Judge Sierra Thomas Street hopes to get a seat on a court in need of diversity. By Denise Clay-Murray Here’s a piece of 2020 Pennsylvania General Election trivia that you might have missed. Former President Donald Trump filed a variety of lawsuits in Pennsylvania’s courts challenging the legality of the Commonwealth’s vote tallies. Trump and…

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A well-rounded view

May 7, 2021

Nick Kamau hopes to bring his experiences as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor to the Court of Common Pleas.  By Denise Clay-Murray Right now, America is attempting to have a conversation about the injustices that seem to be inherent in the Criminal Justice system. From a young age, Nick Kamau knew that he…

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A seat at the table

May 7, 2021

For Judge Tamika Lane, running for a seat on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court is about giving a voice to everyone in the Commonwealth. By Denise Clay-Murray For much of her life, Tamika Lane has understood that, in the words of the late Muhammad Ali, “Service is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”…

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Analysis: Biden pitches big government as antidote to crises

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The Capitol (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By Julie Pace ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Forty years ago, a newly elected American president declared government the source of many of the nation’s problems, reshaping the parameters of U.S. politics for decades to come. On Wednesday night, President Joe Biden unabashedly embraced government as the solution….

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Biden’s first 100 days: Where he stands on key promises

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. Biden has touted administering 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine before his first 100 days in office and signaled it is time for the U.S. to begin sharing its surplus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani and…

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Stacey Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

April 20, 2021

By Bill Barrow ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia’s new voting law an “atrocity.” A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state’s well-known voting rights advocate, is asked about the law that has set much of her party on fire, she is…

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Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani And Michael Balsamo ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden put on…

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Amid border surge, confusion reigns over Biden policies

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Migrants line up for a free meal donated by a local church at a makeshift camp of migrants at the border port of entry leading to the United States, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrant camp shows how confusion has undercut the message from U.S. President Joe Biden that it’s…

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Rescue aid package may reduce inequality, but for how long?

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., holds an enrollment ceremony for the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Paul Wiseman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Democrats have celebrated President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion…

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Immigrant victims of crime hope Congress eases visa hurdles

March 17, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: An immigrant from Liberia, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, poses for a photograph in the United States on Friday, March 12, 2021. She says she lives in fear, afraid both of being deported and of retribution after she testified against men who were convicted of killing her boyfriend….

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The Spoilers

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