Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
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For the past six months, Pennsylvania state Treasurer Bob Casey has been sitting on a double-digit lead in his quest to oust Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) from his Capitol Hill office. But according to the Democrat, he's not taking anything for granted. "It's early, and I've got to continue the hard work I've been doing since March 2005 to win...
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Freshman legislator Josh Shapiro is all in favor of divestment - just not from Israel. Instead, the Abington Democrat, who was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2004, wants to use some $90 billion controlled by the commonwealth's two retirement plans as an economic weapon against Iran and other state sponsors of terrorism. "I view Iran as the...
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Driving with his brother and a friend in his hometown of Mosul, Iraq, in late autumn last year, 26-year-old Safa Ismael noticed something peculiar: A car in front of him was moving at an extraordinarily slow pace, holding up all traffic. Moments later, insurgents in a car going in the opposite direction pulled up next to Ismael's car and detonated...
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For 81-year-old Estelle Cohen, who lives by herself in a small apartment in Northeast Philadelphia, life can be lonely. Her children and grandchildren are all grown up, and while she does regularly talk with her family, day to day she often finds herself alone. When her doorbell rings on Thursday afternoons, however, Cohen knows she'll be in for a little...
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With a solid eight months to go until Election Day, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is having a tougher time winning another term than practically anyone expected. Since the official announcement of former Pittsburgh Steelers star and Republican candidate Lynn Swann back in January - which came on the heels of nearly a year of unofficial campaigning by the African-American celebrity...
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