Sunday, January 20, 2013
The issues are many, but which stands out as the one most important to America?
A flurry of festivities will set Washington, D.C. in motion this week as President Barack Obama is sworn in Monday for his second term in office. With "Faith in America's Future" as the theme for the 2013 inauguration, the celebration will reflect the country's perseverance and unity, as well as commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome in 1863. The inaugural address, parade, and a number of balls and galas that honor the president will have a certain priority of their own. But when the hoopla dies down, there's some serious work to be done. Through the last year, our Patch Polls have focused on some of the major issues facing the country. This week, …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Tom Lloyd, Luke Ravenstahl join Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement.
The mayors of Dormont Borough and the City of Pittsburgh, including Brookline, have added their signatures to a gun control letter written to U.S. President Barack Obama. The letter is part of a Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) movement co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and is dated for Dec. 19, five days after a tragedy in Newtown, CT, that caused the shooting deaths of 26 people, including 20 children. Here is the letter that Dormont Mayor Tom Lloyd and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl have added their names to: Dear President Obama, On Friday, December 14th the entire nation watched as parents stood outside the Sandy Hook Elementary School and waited, desperately hoping to be reunited with …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
State Sen. Wayne Fontana discusses the state's responsibility to the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The deadline for states that have yet to make a decision on whether to run their own health insurance exchanges as required by the federal Affordable Care Act was extended until Dec. 14, 2012 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week. This extension was granted because many states with Republican governors put off the decision prior to the election in hopes that presidential hopeful Mitt Romney would win and repeal the law. Such is the case for Pennsylvania. With the election over, it is clear that the law will remain intact under the Obama Administration. Whether one agrees or disagrees with the overall concept of the plan, it is here to stay and it is time that Pennsylvania moves forward with implementing a …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Miss something? No sweat. Here's the Week in Review, Nov. 5 to Nov. 9.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Pics & Clips Gallery. We'd love to hear from you! This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: Election Day was Tuesday, Nov. 6. For unofficial state election results, click here. For unofficial results from local races, click here. Also, see Election 2012: Barack Obama Re-elected President, and for more local info, see Elections: How Did the Keystone Oaks District Vote in 2012? Burke …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The analysts have had their say. Now we want to know. What do you think?
So it's the day after the big election, and judging from the comments posted on Patch, little has changed. Supporters of President Barack Obama still support the president, and opponents are disappointed former Gov. Mitt Romney was not elected. We want to know: What did Obama do right and what did Romney do wrong: And the most important question is, what's next? What can the President do to win over Republicans? What should Republicans do in the wake of losing back-to-back presidential elections? Please share your comments in the box below, or why not try blogging? It's easy to do, just click here to get started and have your voice heard!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden defeat challengers Republican Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m. 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 the president 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 …
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Check back here all day for live election updates. UPDATE, 11:40 p.m.: Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States. --- UPDATE, 11:10 p.m.: President Barack Obama has won in Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC and ABC. Also Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Scranton, has won in Pennsylvania, according to multiple sources. His opponent, Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith of Armstrong County, conceded to Casey at 10:30 p.m. Prior to Tuesday's vote, influential Pennsylvania political insiders differed on the key to winning the Keystone State for Obama or Mitt Romney. Stay with Patch as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live …
Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.
President Barack Obama has been declared the winner in Pennsylvania's general election, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC, ABC and the Associated Press. In the 2008 presidential election, Pennsylvania voted for Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the environment – specifically fracking. As she worked on one final get-out-the-vote effort Tuesday at Obama campaign headquarters in Dormont, Obama canvas …
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
There will also be a Green Party entry for President/Vice President.
Pennsylvania voters will see four pairs of names on their ballots when making their choices for the next President and Vice President of the United States on Nov. 6. Along with the Democratic Party's nomination of Barack Obama and Joe Biden as President and Vice President, respectively, and the Republican Party's nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Libertarian Party has nominated Gary Johnson and James P. Gray as its president and vice president, and the Green Party has nominated Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala. Click on the names above to learn more about each pair. Four other Libertarians will appear on Pennsylvania ballots on Nov. 6 in statewide races: Will you vote for any non-Republican or non-Democratic candidates? Tell us why …