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By Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network and Pennsylvania Pastors Network and former Pennsylvania state representative for the 128th District

Principal Authors Maureen Madden and Tom Mehaffie, both state representatives, say a bipartisan group of Pa. legislators are preparing a bill to help workers in the public sector to join unions.

Opponents of the PennEast pipeline sent a strong message to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at its public hearing in Clinton on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the PennEast Pipeline by refusing to comply with a ‘public pa…

In 1860 the Republican Party, at a contested election, selected Lincoln as their nominee. They also established that the party supported the limitation of slavery to the south and opposed its expansion in the west. As Lincoln said during the …

After three Super Tuesdays, the final three in the Republican Party are Trump, Cruz, and Kasich. The insurgencies of Trump and Cruz have pushed out the vanity candidacies of Carly Fiorina and Christopher Christie, the never-had-a-chance candi…

Trump, Cruz, and Rubio are now in a nasty competition not only for the nomination of the Republican Party but, more importantly, for control of an insurgency reminiscent of 1964.

By Pa. Sen. Bob Mensch, (R) Pennsylvania's 24th District (Berks, Bucks and Montgomery counties)

By Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network and Pennsylvania Pastors Network and former Pennsylvania state representative for the 128th District

Principal Authors Maureen Madden and Tom Mehaffie, both state representatives, say a bipartisan group of Pa. legislators are preparing a bill to help workers in the public sector to join unions.

In 1860 the Republican Party, at a contested election, selected Lincoln as their nominee. They also established that the party supported the limitation of slavery to the south and opposed its expansion in the west. As Lincoln said during the campaign, slavery in the south was a snake in the …

After three Super Tuesdays, the final three in the Republican Party are Trump, Cruz, and Kasich. The insurgencies of Trump and Cruz have pushed out the vanity candidacies of Carly Fiorina and Christopher Christie, the never-had-a-chance candidacy of Ben Carson, and now the establishment cand…

Trump, Cruz, and Rubio are now in a nasty competition not only for the nomination of the Republican Party but, more importantly, for control of an insurgency reminiscent of 1964.