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'I Was All Set For Bernie': Trump Hones Attacks On Biden In Scranton Town Hall

Mar 6, 2020
Bastiaan Slabbers / Keystone Crossroads

President Donald Trump honed his lines of attack against Joe Biden during a televised town hall in Scranton, the former vice president’s hometown, following Biden’s Super Tuesday surge. 

Evan Vucci / AP

President Donald Trump is making his first visit this year to the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, in a town hall-style event hosted by Fox News in Scranton on Thursday.

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Another House Democrat from Pennsylvania has come out in support of the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that were scheduled for a full House vote on Wednesday.

Defiant In Face Of Impeachment, Trump And Pence Bring Reelection Campaign To Central PA

Dec 11, 2019
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Marc Levy / AP

The Republican Party's failed candidate for governor in Pennsylvania last year says he'll pick up the tab for municipal police to provide protection for President Donald Trump’s rally in Hershey on Tuesday after residents complained about picking up the $20,000 tab for Trump rallies in 2016 and 2017.

Evan Vucci / AP

President Donald Trump will make his fourth visit to Pennsylvania this year, this time to Hershey as he makes his case in the presidential battleground state.

Pelosi Comes to Pennsylvania As Dems Try To Fix 2016 Errors

Nov 1, 2019
Kimberly Paynter / WHYY

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will speak at a first annual Pennsylvania Democratic Party dinner fundraiser, three years after Donald Trump's victory in the state stunned Democrats into trying to fix what went wrong in 2016's presidential election.

Friday's dinner is part of what state Democrats are doing to prepare for 2020 and beyond in the presidential battleground.

The party is employing perhaps its largest field staff ever in an off-year election to build relationships with local candidates and activists, including progressive groups that sprung up after Trump's victory.

Majority Of PA Voters Support Impeachment Inquiry, Poll Shows

Oct 31, 2019
Andrew Harnik / AP

Fifty-seven percent of registered voters in Pennsylvania support an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to a new statewide poll from Franklin & Marshall College.

Evan Vucci / AP

President Donald Trump returned to Pittsburgh Wednesday, just two months after speaking in Beaver County – and his speech at this week’s Shale Insight conference picked up right where his Beaver remarks left off.

Lucy Perkins / 90.5 WESA

President Donald Trump is set to speak at the Shale Insight Conference later this afternoon – although his presence is already being felt hours in advance. A number of protests were planned ahead of his arrival, starting with an 8:30 a.m. 

Jared Murphy / 90.5 WESA

City of Pittsburgh public safety officials had some advice for Downtown commuters hoping to come to work when President Trump visits Wednesday: try to avoid it.

Lucy Perkins / 90.5 WESA

Trump administration officials came to western Pennsylvania to hail the revitalization of the steel industry on Thursday. But they declined to cite local examples of where exactly that reinvestment has created new jobs.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said President Trump should immediately rethink his decision over the weekend to pull American forces out of northern Syria. The White House announced the shift in policy Sunday, saying that “United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area.” Going forward, the statement read, Turkey will move ahead with “long-planned” operations in the region.

GOP Group Starts Ads Attacking 3 House Dems On Impeachment

Oct 1, 2019
Alex Brandon / AP

A political committee that supports House Republican candidates is using digital ads to accuse three House Democrats of backing "a radical scheme to impeach President Trump."

The ads are among the first to use House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump to target that party's congressional candidates.

Sarah Kovash / 90.5 WESA

A majority of House Democrats support beginning an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

Lucy Perkins / 90.5 WESA

Dozens of women attended a Women for Trump event in Allison Park Thursday evening, to show their support for the president, and one another, ahead of next year’s election.

Ross Mantle / BuzzFeed News

On today's program: Allegheny County is a hotbed for false insurance fraud claims; Pittsburgher David Greene sheds a tear for another lost Pirates season; the airport solicits local venders to be part of its new terminal build; and WESA's Chris Potter draws a fuzzy line between political rally and campaign stop.

Susan Walsh / AP

President Donald Trump made two widely reported appearances this week: One was a political rally, in Manchester, N.H. 

Mike Wereschagin / The Caucus

On today’s program: Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala has a vast surveillance camera system with the ability to recognize license plates, faces and more; drug testing strips could help prevent overdose deaths, but they're illegal in Pennsylvania; a UPMC symposium centers on transgender and non-binary health care needs; a tour of World War II aircraft comes to Butler; and a preview of Trump’s visit to Shell’s new Beaver County ethane cracker.

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Susan Walsh / AP

President Donald Trump’s visit to the Shell petrochemicals plant under construction in Beaver County was billed as an official White House event – not as a campaign rally.

Trump To Promote Turning Natural Gas Into Plastics During Monaca Visit

Aug 13, 2019
Gerry Broome / AP

Trying to hold support in the manufacturing towns that helped him win the White House in 2016, President Donald Trump is showcasing growing efforts to capitalize on western Pennsylvania's natural gas deposits by turning gas into plastics.

Matt Rourke / AP

President Donald Trump is coming to western Pennsylvania next week to visit a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant under construction.

Emma Lee / WHYY

Josephine Iovacchini, 76, of Philadelphia, had three of her five grandchildren graduate college in the past two years. She said they gained employment after graduation, respectively in nursing, law and the energy sector.

Iovacchini credits President Donald Trump’s focus on the economy with her grandchildren’s success.

“We couldn’t ask for a better man and I pray to God every night to keep him safe,” she said of Trump.

PA Dems, Some In GOP Criticize Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets

Jul 16, 2019
Andrew Harnik / AP

Most Democratic House members from Pennsylvania were quick to publicly condemn President Donald Trump’s statements that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

In Pennsylvania, Trump Touts 2020 Chances, Swipes At Biden

May 21, 2019
Matt Rourke / AP

President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate.

Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election / U.S. Department of Justice

Pittsburgh shows up in the report on Russian interference in the 2016 election by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Reid Frazier / Allegheny Front

President Donald Trump wants to make it easier for companies to transport natural gas from places like Pennsylvania to the Northeast.

Liam James Doyle / NPR

President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. 

Richard Vogel / AP

Some local feminist activists say a fundraiser to bring a large balloon depicting President Trump as a baby to Pittsburgh's Women's March reveals a larger division between feminists in the city.

Courtesy of Marty Ashby

In the late 80s, musician Marty Ashby worked for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and experimented with smaller jazz events on the side. Then he met the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. He knew he'd found his calling.

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