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Toomey takes to TV early
Tue, Jun 30, 2015, 9:01 AM
Sen. Pat Toomey's reelection campaign went public Tuesday with a TV ad focused on his efforts to force schools to ID sex offenders who work...
Baer: Jim Kenney visits the Capitol
Wed, Jun 24, 2015, 8:30 AM
Former City Councilman and likely next Mayor Jim Kenney was in Harrisburg Tuesday for a full day of meet-and-greets with state leaders who...
The GOP now and then
Mon, Jun 22, 2015, 8:59 AM
In case you haven't noticed, there are some similarities and one big difference between the Republican field for president in 2015 and the...
Here's something that'll never happen
Fri, Jun 19, 2015, 8:39 AM
State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-Lehigh County, has one of those recurrent good ideas that go to die in Harrisburg. The former Ironworkers and...
Hillary no lock in Pa.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015, 8:43 AM
Despite Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania roots, presumed inevitability and past success (she beat Barack Obama here in the 2008 Democratic primary)...
Political signs of the times
Mon, Jun 15, 2015, 8:52 AM
The two most obvious candidates for president -- Hillary Clinton, with her experience, money and vast connections; Jeb Bush, with his vast...
Outside money in Pa. budget fight
Fri, Jun 12, 2015, 9:07 AM
Just like in campaigns for political office we now are seeing outside money pouring into the fight over the state's annual budget. The online...
Gov. Wolf's rotten week
Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 8:58 AM
I don't want to say Gov. Wolf's having a bad week. No, wait, that's exactly what I want to say. It started Monday when the Senate roundly...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.