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Gov. Wolf announces efforts to increase statewide hospital, long-term care capacity

January 14, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Acting Pa. Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter Photo/official Twitter acct.)  Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that the state is organizing, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), regional support sites for both hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as strike teams to support hospitals facing staffing shortages. “I am committed…

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Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

January 14, 2022

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, LISA MASCARO and ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats’ major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her refusal…

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Biden to back Senate rule change to pass voting rights bill

January 11, 2022

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, COLLEEN LONG and JEFF AMY ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden will use a speech in Georgia to endorse changing Senate rules that have stalled voting rights legislation, saying it’s time to choose “democracy over autocracy.” But some civil rights groups won’t be there, in protest of what they say is administration inaction. As he…

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Pa. State Rep. Austin Davis announces campaign for lieutenant governor

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. State Rep. Austin Davis (Photo/pa.gov) McKeesport, Pa. – State Rep. Austin Davis (D-Allegheny) has launched his campaign for Lt. Governor with unprecedented statewide support, including endorsements from Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Governor Tom Wolf and all of State House and Senate Democratic leadership, along with majorities of the Democratic caucus of both…

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Longtime US Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois won’t seek 16th term

January 4, 2022

By SOPHIA TAREEN CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, a onetime Black Panther with a dramatic rise in Illinois politics, won’t seek reelection after 15 terms representing his Chicago-area district, according to a prepared video announcement obtained Monday by The Associated Press. Rush, 75, was expected to discuss his future Tuesday…

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Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr subpoenaed by NY attorney general

January 3, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James recently subpoenaed former President Donald Trump and his two eldest children, demanding their testimony in connection with an ongoing civil investigation into the family’s business practices, according to a court filing made public Monday. The subpoenas for Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and his…

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Derrick Johnson: Year in Review: What the NAACP did in 2021

January 3, 2022

What We Did This Year New York Times:The White House will freeze federal student loan repayments until May 1.Even so, the kind of sweeping forgiveness that many progressives and activists sought has remained elusive, and some of them quickly pointed out that the Biden administration could do more: “If you can afford to pause student…

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Warnings issued over redistricting delays affecting primary

December 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid speaks with members of the media during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Degraffenreid discussed the results of an internal investigation into a bureaucratic blunder that scuttled a statewide voter referendum on whether to give victims of childhood sexual…

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