Thursday, March 21, 2013
Congressional lines were redrawn in January.
U.S. congressmen and women are elected to public office by residents of the districts that they represent. But those districts' shapes and residents can change, as they did on Jan. 3, this year, in accordance with shifting demographics. The U.S. House's District 18 of Pennsylvania, for example, which is represented by Republican Tim Murphy, once included all or parts of several municipalities that it no longer encompasses. Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township, Brentwood Borough, Crafton Borough, Dormont Borough, Green Tree Borough and Wilkins Township are examples of those. But each of those municipalities are now part of Democrat Mike Doyle's 14th District, meaning that some residents are being represented by a member of an entirely …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The good news is that ads will end after Tuesday. The bad news is Election Day is still two days away.
As we head into the last few days before the election, the campaign ads seem never ending. But do they influence voters or turn them off? Some people hang on to those ads which agree with their viewpoint but others just seem to be grating if you don't have a similar viewpoint. Many seem to be negative ads against the opponent rather than ones that point out the attributes of the candidate. So, you tell us. Take our poll and if there's a specific commercial that you want to point out, tell us in the comments section.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Peters Township resident spoke with Michele Bachmann, Jon Voight, Rick Santorum, Pat Boone, Herman Cain, Mike Huckabee and Dinesh D'Souza—just to name a few.
Rose Tennent, also known as "Radio Rose" of The War Room with Quinn and Rose, had the opportunity to interview key players at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL last week. Having quite the resume, the Peters Township resident said the experience was unlike anything she's done before. Tennent often appears on The Sean Hannity Show—both as a guest and, at times, in Hannity's place on his radio segment. During her time at the RNC, she interviewed CL Bryant, Herman Cain, Artur Davis, Michele Bachmann, Dinesh D’Souza, Jon Voight, Pat Boone, Rick Santorum, Ken Blackwell, Mike Huckabee, Keith Rothfus and Marsha Blackburn. As Tennent reflected on the week's happenings, she shared the event was planned more than a year and a half ago…