A U.S. Senate committee last week approved President Obama’s controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, but a bipartisan group of elected officials isn’t done fighting confirmation of the former Mumia Abu-Jamal defense attorney.
Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, wants to be held accountable for the state of the School District of Philadelphia if he is elected on Nov. 5.
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey last week told Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members about three looming showdowns on Capitol Hill that he hopes will change the way Congress looks at spending.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz last week moved her Northeast office from Mayfair to Rhawnhurst.
— The Republicans were not much of a Grand Old Party in Northeast Philly last week. Democrats won throughout the area.
Here's what you need to know about the names you'll see on the ballot Nov. 6.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-13th dist.) is panning the selection Saturday of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a fellow member of the House Budget Committee, as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate.