Category Archives: Barack Obama

Mayor Bracey attends State of the Union

A little bit before the State of the Union kicked off, we got some photos of York Mayor Kim Bracey’s visit to Washington D.C., for the address.

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Perry: removing emergency contraception restrictions ‘endangers young girls’

I couldn’t immediately reach U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-York County, Tuesday afternoon for a story I was working on about reactions to the Obama administration’s decision to  take steps to comply with a judge’s order to allow girls of any … Continue reading

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Should more federal immigration detainees be released? Debate

The issue has an impact on York County, where the county prison receives money for housing federal immigration detainees. I asked Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators for comment.

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Read the National Immigration Forum’s August report on detention

Read the National Immigration Forum’s August report on detention, then post a comment about whether you think the federal government detains too many immigrants facing deportation:     MathofImmigrationDetention (PDF) MathofImmigrationDetention (Text)

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Scott Perry invites Obama to anniversary event for Gettysburg Address

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-York County, joined the two U.S. senators from Pennsylvania, and invited President Barack Obama to commemorate the 150th anniversary of former President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. “Gettysburg National Military … Continue reading

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Scott Perry praises governor’s decision on health insurance exchange

Scott Perry, who was recently elected to Congress, praised Gov. Tom Corbett for rejecting the creation of a state-based health insurance exchange. “I commend Gov. Corbett for stopping the creation of an inefficient and unnecessary state-based health insurance exchange that … Continue reading

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York County Democrats announce plans for “Obamarama 2″

The event will take place Jan. 20. More details, after the jump:

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Check out this photo of Todd Platts in the Oval Office

Photo from Tuesday’s signing of the Whistleblower Protection and Enhancement Act, legislation that U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, R-York County, has been pushing for eight years.

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Five more thoughts on the fiscal cliff

1.) Wonkblog’s Suzy Khimm says we should call it an austerity crisis, not a fiscal cliff. Ezra Klein is taking nominations. 2.) Matt Bai says President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are, in some ways, “in stronger positions … Continue reading

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York County tea party group to host viewing of “2016: Obama’s America”

The York 912 Patriots will host a public viewing of Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary film “2016: Obama’s America” at the group’s monthly meeting on Oct. 25, according to a news release.

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