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On today's program: Rep. Mike Doyle describes the scene as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the grounds of the United States Capitol during a Congressional joint session to certify the November election results; Marc Levy of the Associated Press breaks down attempted actions from Republicans in the Pennsylvania State Legislature to overturn certified election results on Tuesday. 

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As Congress wraps up its 116th session, diligent constituents may check in to see how their representatives fared at authoring legislation. In western Pennsylvania, Democrat Conor Lamb was the only Congressman to get anything signed by President Trump. But tallying up how many bills a member of Congress gets signed into law is just one of many ways to gauge efficacy.

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Democrats Mike Doyle and Jerry Dickinson faced off Wednesday evening in what quickly became a heated debate, as the Congressional candidates sparred over racial inequality in Pittsburgh, and traded barbs over who was more progressive.

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The NAACP of Pittsburgh says it was "disheartened" that U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle said he couldn't attend a debate with Democratic challenger Jerry Dickinson -- though on Thursday Doyle appeared to change his ground by saying he might be able to appear after all.


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The Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle in the June 2 primary condemned the incumbent’s decision to turn down a debate proposed by the Pittsburgh NAACP, saying it shows Doyle is not willing to address issues important to the black community.

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Western Pennsylvania's three incubment Congressional representatives have easily out-fundraised their rivals this year, according to new campaign finance reports.

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In the run-up to the 2020 election, Democrats struggled to pick the national face of the party: a more moderate candidate in Joe Biden or a more radical choice in Bernie Sanders. 


The U.S. House voted on a resolution Thursday that formally begins an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, and western Pennsylvania congressmen -- like those almost everywhere else in the country -- voted along party lines.


Western Pennsylvania Congressional incumbents have outraised their opponents in the most recent fundraising period, according to campaign filings released by the Federal Election Commission this week.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle touted his support for climate-change legislation and blamed President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans for a lack of action on the issue at a town hall he hosted Wednesday evening.

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On today's program: Social science and artificial intelligence are combining to fight disinformation on social media; how volunteerism creates community in the South Side; the Democratic ticket for the 18th Congressional district takes on gun control; and PWSA prepares to bring the Highland Park reservoir back online.

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In the wake of the recent deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, there have been calls for legislative action, particularly by House Democrats who passed universal background check legislation earlier this year. That legislation has been stalled in the U.S. Senate.

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Talk of impeachment proceedings is swirling on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., though Democrats remain divided on whether to begin impeachment inquiries.


Nothing unites two opposing sides more than mutual hatred. In a House subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, that unifying enemy was robocalls.


Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate announced a bill to restore net neutrality protections on Wednesday.

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Western Pennsylvania lawmakers voted along predictable party lines Tuesday in a resolution to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration in a 245-182 vote.


President Trump is set to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday evening, serving as an opportunity for the President to make the case for his agenda in the coming year.


Americans who tuned in to hear President Donald Trump’s Tuesday evening primetime speech addressing border security, and the Democratic rebuttal, didn’t hear a lot of new information.

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Recently elected members of Congress start their new jobs on Jan. 3, 2019. U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-18) is part of the group that assigns incoming House members to policy committees, which play a key role in shaping legislation.

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Hand-pulling noodles is a coveted culinary craft that takes years to learn and even longer to master. The chefs are part athlete, part artist, and restaurants like Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill need immigrants to make their business model work. 


In the wake of the midterm election, Democrats are now looking ahead to 2019 when they will officially regain control in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pennsylvania Democrats will send nine representatives to Congress, up from their current five-member delegation. 90.5 WESA's Lucy Perkins sat down with Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle to talk about his legislative goals and what he thought about the election results.

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President Donald Trump's recent public criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election has raised concerns he may be laying the groundwork to derail the probe.

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 A new court-ordered map of congressional districts in Pennsylvania is spurring more would-be candidates to consider whether — and where — to run.

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The Republican running in March 13's special election for a vacant U.S. House seat in southwestern Pennsylvania says he might seek a full term in a similar district under a new court-ordered congressional map, even though he doesn't live in it.


Republican Shannon Edwards, 33, announced Wednesday that she’s seeking her party's nomination to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle in a district that includes the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Following the controversial Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal net neutrality, a coalition of 22 attorneys general, including Pennsylvania’s Josh Shapiro, filed a petition for review of the decision in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

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University of Pittsburgh graduate students who want to form their own union say they’ll have enough signatures by the end of the semester to ask the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to put the issue to a vote. For the union to become reality, a majority of the more than 2,000 graduate students employed by Pitt would have to approve the measure formally.

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About 100 protesters gathered outside the Mt. Lebanon office of Rep. Tim Murphy Wednesday afternoon to protest President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Children's Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA.

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A $600,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will be used to help clean up some of Pittsburgh’s forgotten former industrial sites.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle accepted the grant Friday the Foundry in Lawrenceville, a luxury apartment complex built on the site of a former brownfield site.

The money will help officials clean up the old sites, which can sometimes contain hazardous material and prevent future development. The Foundry’s site was cleaned up with the help of a previous EPA grant.

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Residents of the Hill District would have a much easier time walking or biking to downtown Pittsburgh after the construction of a proposed three-acre park with pathways on a platform raised overtop of I-579 in the Lower Hill.

The project, which has already undergone a year-long planning and design process, will be ready for construction after the federal government releases $19 million in grant funding for the effort this October, officials announced Tuesday.