After months of resistance, Gov. Corbett took the money.
And he's the one who attached the strings.
Surrounded by doctors and nurses at a Harrisburg hospital, Corbett said Monday he wanted to use billions in federal Medicaid dollars to extend health-care coverage to Pennsylvania's uninsured working poor - but not by expanding Medicaid, as the Affordable Care Act mandates.
Back in 2008, Melissa A. Frey traveled to Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky to campaign for Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
What's a nice tea party crusader doing in a place like this?
Ana Puig of Bucks County, a leader in the tea party movement since its earliest days in 2009, has a new job: legislative liaison for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, whose Union army burned its way across Georgia in late 1864, knew how to close a door.
Gov. Christie made it clear last week that he will seek the 2016 Republican nomination for president as a hawk, saying the libertarian approach to national security ascendant in some quarters of the GOP leads straight to the horror of Sept. 11.
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, Republican of Pennsylvania, has car salesman on his pre-House resumé, and the experience proved useful last year when the Republican leadership sent him to try to persuade the most conservative members of the caucus to vote for a massive transportation funding bill.
HARRISBURG - For a moment Sunday night, Gov. Corbett sounded like a man trying to convince himself of something. If he just repeated the right incantation enough times, what he wished for would become reality.
Senate Bill 538 just might be one of the oddest pieces of legislation in the Harrisburg hopper this session.
Republican leaders say: Move on, there's nothing to see here. Don't worry about it. It's not going anywhere.
Thomas Fitzgerald: A test of Nutter's leadership. B1.
It had become fashionable in certain circles to mock tea party activists for their vocal warnings about the abusive power of government, with jokes, for instance, about tinfoil hats.
The Big Tent: The Keystone State always looks winnable for Republicans, on paper, but in each of the last six presidential elections, it has slipped away. It's a strategic mirage.
When challenged, Gov. Christie sometimes yells like a Marine gunnery sergeant, calling reporters, citizens, and opponents alike stupid. Judging by his stratospheric poll ratings, voters love that shtick. He's "Jersey Strong."
The Big Tent: The emotional issue of abortion, always lurking in politics but thrust into renewed prominence recently, may wind up haunting Gov. Corbett's reelection campaign.