Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeats Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
With sources calling a win for Fattah, the representative looks twoard the new year.
Chaka Fattah, the incumbent Democratic representative for the Northwest in the 2nd congressional district, retained his seat in Washington in Tuesday's election, according to the unofficial results from both the city and state's election results websites. Though verified results are not yet in, Fattah, who has served as representative in the House since 1995, appears to have bested Republican candidate Robert Mansfield and Independent James Foster. According to the state's election website, Fattah pulled 89.9 percent of the votes, getting 295,000 votes compared to Mansfield's nearly 25,00 votes. Fattah said that, with this win, he was going to be focused on working with house Republicans on fiscal issues. "Both the Bush tax cuts and the …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, makes a campaign stop in Wescosville Monday to drum up support for the Obama-Biden ticket in the final weeks of the campaign.
Laura J. Marie has been so frustrated with friends and family who do not support the Obama-Biden ticket that she went online a few days ago to offer to help the president's re-election campaign. "And I was invited here today," she said as she stood among the 100 or so supporters who came to hear Jill Biden speak Monday at the Pennsylvania State Education Association office in Wescosville. "I only wish I did it sooner." Marie, who said she voted for Obama in 2008, was clearly among like-minded individuals as she waited for Jill Biden to approach the podium. Some, like Allentown resident and retired Salisbury High School art teacher Dolly Yanolko, were quite emphatic in their support for the president. “Any teacher who doesn’t vote for a …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Judge Robert Simpson ruled Tuesday that implementation of Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law be put on hold until after the Nov. 6 general election.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A judge ruled today that Pennsylvania's tough new Voter ID Law should be put on hold until after the Nov. 6 general election, according to an Associated Press report. The ruling can be appealed to the state Supreme Court, which said it would expedite any further action in the case since Election Day is just five weeks away. Do you agree with the ruling? Tell us in the comments section below. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson heard two days of testimony last week, as directed by the Supreme Court, to determine whether the state has made it easy enough to get a photo ID in order to vote. Opponents say the law, and the process to get an ID, disenfranchises voters. Supporters say the law will prevent voter fraud - but that justification …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Mitt Romney visited Valley Forge Military Academy on Friday on the campaign trail.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took the stage at Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne on Friday afternoon, speaking to a crowd of at least a thousand supporters and vowing to win both the state and the presidency. Before Romney took the stage around noon, several Pa. politicians and political hopefuls spoke to the largely Republican crowd about their own policies and hopes for the November election. Learn what they had to say in the gallery above.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Find out what Mitt Romney supporters from around the Delaware Valley thought of the Republican presidential candidate's speech at Valley Forge Military Academy & College.
The economy, jobs, military, foreign policy and education were just some of the issues concerning former Gov. Mitt Romney's supporters who came to hear the candidate speak Friday at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Wendy Neininger of Willistown Township, a registered Democrat, is supporting Romney. In 2008, Neininger supported Hillary Clinton, but when Clinton lost the Democratic primary to President Barack Obama, Neininger changed her allegiance. Now, she volunteers at the Romney Victory Office in West Chester. Neininger is concerned about the job market and said college students are scared about the future. “It’s not just the older workers who can’t find jobs; it’s the younger workers too,” she said. Cabrini College students …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Sandy Swanson's letter to President Obama is reprinted below.
Merion mother of two Sandy Swanson recently wrote a letter to President Obama after making a $15 campaign donation. Three weeks ago, while putting together dinner, she got a call from the president himself thanking her for the letter and her donation. Read more about that call and her reaction here. Swanson's full letter is reprinted below. Dear President Obama, I'm writing to tell you about the $15 my family just donated to your 2012 campaign. It was $15. That's really all we could give. My husband Steve is currently a student at Temple University. Since starting his degree, three years ago, we've been living considerably below the poverty level (I keep forgetting which percent ... does it matter?). But we aren't complaining. Two healthy …
Sandy Swanson sent a letter to President Obama, and what followed is something she and her family will never forget.
It wasn't a huge sum, but for Merion mom Sandy Swanson, the $15 she donated to President Obama's campaign in August was still a sacrifice. The donation seemed almost pointless in the scheme of things—"pebble-in-the-ocean support," she later called it. But for the stay-at-home-mom of two and her family—living below the poverty line while her husband Steve studies at Temple University—that $15 could have been spent on a lot of things. So when the family opted to use their pizza money to donate to the president's campaign, Swanson decided to let the president know. She'd never written a letter to a president before. But it was a quiet evening, the kids were asleep, her husband was working on his dissertation, and, Swanson decided, why not? …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The two Pennsylvania lawmakers debate the voter ID law on national television.
On Sunday, state senator Daylin Leach (D-17) and House majority leader Mike Turzai (R-28) took to the national airwaves on Fox News' "America's News HQ" to debate the Pennsylvania Voter ID law. Both lawmakers have drawn national attention for their comments about the law: Turzai with the infamous quote that the law would "allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania" (which he has since clarified would be accomplished by limiting voter fraud), and Leach with his June follow-up of "if you have to stop people voting to win elections, your ideas suck." The two had the opportunity to go toe-to-toe for about five minutes on Sunday's program, as seen in the above video.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Pa. Supreme Court will hear from opponents of the state's new Voter ID law on Thursday.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Opponents of Pennsylvania's new voter ID will make their case Thursday before the state Supreme Court. There's no time frame for a ruling from the court - but the Nov. 6 General Election is fast approaching. The Supreme Court is composed of three Republican and three Democratic justices (a seventh judge was suspended while she faces criminal charges). A 3-3 tie would affirm the decision of the lower court, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report. Commonwealth Court upheld the law in August. Supporters say the law will prevent voter fraud and imposes the same photo ID standard required in many common circumstances. Challengers say the law is designed to disenfranchise poor and elderly voters who often support Democratic candidates. …