Forget Trump impeachment: Swing-district lawmakers want to talk about anything else

Amid a political storm, lawmakers from the many swing districts around Philadelphia have spent a two-week recess trying to show a hands-on approach to the issues they say affects everyday lives.

Forget Trump impeachment: Swing-district lawmakers want to talk about anything else

Amid a political storm, lawmakers from the many swing districts around Philadelphia have spent a two-week recess trying to show a hands-on approach to the issues they say affects everyday lives.

These six charts tell you how Pa. voters feel about gerrymandering (Spoiler: They oppose it)

About two out of three voters say political maps should be drawn by independent commission.

These six charts tell you how Pa. voters feel about gerrymandering (Spoiler: They oppose it)

About two out of three voters say political maps should be drawn by independent commission.

Is the GOP rethinking impeachment? Not Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey.

Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) showed no signs that he has been moved by two furious weeks of broadsides from President Donald J. Trump, new revelations and the White House’s stonewalling of Democratic investigators.

Is the GOP rethinking impeachment? Not Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey.

Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) showed no signs that he has been moved by two furious weeks of broadsides from President Donald J. Trump, new revelations and the White House’s stonewalling of Democratic investigators.
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Kendra Brooks has raised more money than any third-party Philly candidate ever. Here’s how.

Brooks is relying on small donations more than other candidates are, as she hopes to build enough momentum to win in November.

Joe Sestak walked across Pa. in a failed Senate bid. Now he’s crossing New Hampshire in a run for president.

Sestak has New Balance sneakers for warmer days and Lands End boots for colder nights. He bought a reflective vest and a headlight for after-dark walks.

Impeachment draws some cheers in this Pa. swing district, but voters at town hall have other issues, too

As the storm over the impeachment inquiry continues raging in Washington, the lawmakers who could soon be voting on whether to impeach President Donald Trump have come home to their districts to hear from constituents.

Green Party’s Jill Stein threatens legal challenge to Philly’s new, $29M voting machines

The 2016 presidential candidate said the voting machines violate her recount settlement with the state.

Pa. House Speaker touts Betsy DeVos’ tax credit plan for school scholarship donations

Rep. Mike Turzai said DeVos' new federal plan mirrors Pennsylvania's private-school scholarship programs, which are fiercely opposed by public-education advocates.

Voters and poll workers had issues with Montgomery County’s new paper ballots. Here’s the plan moving forward.

More paper ballot scanners and improved poll worker training are among the changes for ensuring smoother elections in Montgomery County moving forward.

Cory Booker hits fund-raising goal, will stay in presidential race

Now the challenge for New Jersey's Cory Booker is to convert the cash surge into tangible public support.

N.J. Dem is one of about a dozen holdouts in the impeachment inquiry. President Trump just thanked him.

U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew is among about a dozen from his party who don't support an impeachment inquiry.

Every Philly polling place will soon be accessible to voters with physical disabilities and mobility issues

New voting machines require ramps, prompting elections officials to find new polling places.

Why Democrats Chrissy Houlahan and Andy Kim shifted on impeachment and Jeff Van Drew didn’t

As they face voters during a two-week recess, Democrats from swing districts are returning home facing a new governing and political reality likely to dominate Washington for months to come with a new level of divisiveness.

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Picturing the 2020 presidential hopefuls campaigning in Iowa

Because of the grassroots nature of the Iowa caucuses, presidential hopefuls have to almost personally meet and appeal to every single voter in the state. That makes for plentiful picture possibilities for photojournalists.

Democratic 2020 presidential candidates are laser-focused on the Iowa caucus. Here’s how it works.

All across this state, which launches primary season with its caucus Feb. 3., things have gotten particularly candidate-congested, more than in previous years.

Philly voting-machine vendor lobbied for years to win contract, city watchdog’s investigation finds

Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released the results Wednesday of her investigation into the selection of controversial new voting machines.

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