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Big Tent Archive: January, 2013
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Members of Congress better off than most Americans, but die sooner
Thu, Jan 31, 2013, 1:51 PM
The 113th Congress that took office the first week of January is more diverse than ever, but it's still older, whiter, more male, richer and...
Corbett's very bad, no good day shows his vulnerability
Wed, Jan 30, 2013, 12:57 PM
My Harrisburg colleague Angela Couloumbis helmed a story in today’s wood pulp editions of The Philadelphia Inquirer about Pa. Gov. Tom...
Pa. voters disapprove of Gov. Corbett
Tue, Jan 29, 2013, 6:41 AM
At midterm, Gov. Tom Corbett finds himself in the hole with Pennsylvania voters, who disapprove of the job he is doing 42 percent to 36 percent...
Public lowers expectations for Obama second term
Sun, Jan 20, 2013, 9:25 AM
President Obama begins his second term with low expectations, according to the latest public opinion survey from the NBC/Wall Street Journal...
Rendell says idea of NYC mayor bid 'pure B.S.'
Wed, Jan 9, 2013, 11:53 AM
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) recently was approached by a key adviser to New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who tried...
Poll: Congress less popular than colonoscopies, cockroaches
Tue, Jan 8, 2013, 4:18 PM
Everybody knows that most Americans hold Congress in contempt, with the institution’s approval ratings running below 20 percent –...
Poll says Rendell would lead Corbett in a comeback bid
Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 5:49 PM
Pennsylvania voters take such a dim view of Gov. Corbett’s job performance that they would prefer his predecessor, Democrat Ed Rendell...
Congress gets less Protestant
Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 3:44 PM
Congress is getting more religiously diverse, with 56 percent of members identifying themselves as Protestant, down from three-quarters of...
Thomas Fitzgerald is the national politics writer. He has covered Harrisburg, Philadelphia City Hall, and the last six presidential elections.