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Democratic super PAC makes Pa. part of four-state, $100 million push for 2020 race

Priorities USA aims to counter President Donald Trump’s message on the economy. A nonpartisan group said the super PAC raised more money than any other in the 2016 election.

Pa. Republican Brian Fitzpatrick joins Democrats in voting to condemn Trump’s tweets as ‘racist’

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, who represents one of the most competitive districts in the country, was one of only four Republicans to vote to condemn President Trump's recent tweets as racist.

President's campaign to launch 'Women for Trump' today in King of Prussia

With President Donald Trump suffering abysmal approval ratings among women, his campaign will come to Pennsylvania Tuesday to launch "Women for Trump" to try to improve his standing.

Republican Pat Toomey: Trump tweet attacking Democratic congresswomen ‘was wrong’

Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) became one of the few Republicans to criticize Trump's tweet urging four Democratic members of Congress, all women of color, to "go back" to where they came from.

Bernie Sanders to rally at Hahnemann Hospital today

The rally will come as Sanders ramps up his push for his signature policy, Medicare for All, and as he aims to show his appeal in Pennsylvania, a critical swing state Democrats are desperate to win back.

In Philly, Elizabeth Warren, 2020 Democrats decry Trump’s immigration raids, border detention

Elizabeth Warren pledged that her administration would investigate crimes committed in the name of immigration enforcement as the issue dominated a liberal gathering in Philadelphia.

Penn has paid Joe Biden more than $900K since he left the White House. He wasn't teaching, so how did he earn that money?

Joe Biden didn’t teach regular classes or have a defined role at Penn, but the school was likely paying him for something else, experts said: the prestige of associating with a former vice president and global figure.

Joe Biden made millions after leaving the White House, including $400K at Penn last year

Penn paid Joe Biden $371,159 in 2017 and $405,368 in 2018, when he was the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor.

The system is ‘corrupt,’ ‘rigged,’ not ‘for working people’: Why 2020 Democrats sometimes sound a bit like Trump

Democratic presidential candidates have tapped into the voter anger and frustration that Donald Trump channeled in 2016, while arguing that the president has failed to deliver the change he promised working-class voters.

Adoration and anger in the crowd at Trump’s July 4th celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

President Donald Trump's Independence Day event drew avid supporters from far-flung places — but also protesters.