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Santorum, finally, gets attention
Tue, Jul 14, 2015, 8:47 AM
The GOP's 2012 second-place finisher Rick Santorum, struggling for relevance in the current over-crowded presidential cycle, is at last getting...
Agreement in Harrisburg
Thu, Jul 9, 2015, 8:38 AM
Hey, kids, guess what? State leaders in Harrisburg have reached agreement on a few things. Not, of course, on liquor or pensions or a shale...
A bad list for Philly
Wed, Jul 8, 2015, 8:50 AM
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Legislature's infamous, greedy and obscene 2005 pay heist. Lawmakers voted themselves pay increases...
Hillary and her rope
Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 8:25 AM
In case you missed it over the holiday weekend, Hillary Clinton drew some flak in New Hampshire for roping off reporters trying to cover her...
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...
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.