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Trump Campaign Sues PA Over Mail-In Drop-Off Sites For Ballots

Jun 29, 2020
Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, the national Republican Party and four western Pennsylvania members of Congress sued Monday to force changes to how the state collects and counts mail-in ballots under revamped rules.

Biden, Trump Stage Rare Dueling Events In Pandemic Era

Jun 25, 2020
ALEX BRANDON & Matt Rourke/AP

Both President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are swinging through key battleground states on Thursday, presenting dueling events in a way that hasn't happened much in the age of coronavirus and that will showcase their contrasting styles in response to the pandemic.

In Pennsylvania, Gov. Wolf Aims To Contain GOP Revolt

May 14, 2020
Matt Rourke / AP

By many accounts, Gov. Tom Wolf has helped contain Pennsylvania's coronavirus outbreak and avoided the full-blown disasters seen elsewhere. His success containing the growing resistance to his efforts is to be determined.

Alex Brandon / AP

President Donald Trump will visit the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Thursday to tour a distribution center of medical and surgical products for healthcare facilities, including personal protective equipment in the fight against the coronavirus.

Trump's visit is to a warehouse of Virginia-based Owens and Minor in suburban Allentown. The White House said he will also deliver remarks.

It is Trump's second visit to Pennsylvania this year after appearing a town hall-style event hosted by Fox News at the Scranton Cultural Center in March.

Jessica Kourkounis / AP

 


On today's program: A physicians group asks for protections against malpractice lawsuits; a look at who has the legal authority to reopen the government; and a string of middlemen, including a Pittsburgh businessman, were duped by one of the largest scams of the pandemic. 

'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
Matt Smith / WITF

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.

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