Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. […]

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Donald Trump’s first 100 days: ‘It’s a different kind of presidency’

WASHINGTON — For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He’s endured the steady drip of investigations and a seemingly endless churn of public personnel drama. “It’s […]

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Barletta makes Luzerne his 30th Main Street Tour

LUZERNE — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta took his 30th Main Street Tour Thursday, this time in Luzerne, where he met with residents and business owners to hear their concerns, answer their questions and exchange ideas. Beginning with a luncheon at Chuck’s Diner, Barletta set out to gather information from his constituents to start the ball […]

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PA requests formal FEMA damage assessment for NEPA snowstorm

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has requested a formal federal Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in search of federal aid for costs related to last month’s severe snowstorm in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wolf also plans to request a Presidential Declaration of Disaster Emergency pending the formal assessment. “We are […]

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Trump takes aim at Obama’s efforts to curb global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of […]

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Toomey’s bill brings recognition to Vietnam veterans

WILKES-BARRE — Almost 42 years after the Vietnam War officially ended, veterans of that unpopular campaign in Southeast Asia will finally get some official recognition. Thanks to the efforts of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, and his colleague, Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat from Indiana, Congress recently passed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, and […]

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Casey says he will vote ‘no’ on Gorsuch nomination

WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Thursday said he will vote “no” on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court of the United States. Casey said he has used the weeks since the nomination was announced to thoroughly review Gorsuch’s record, meet with Gorsuch and judicial experts and most recently reviewed his […]

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Governor offers to let school districts count hours, not days after Stella

At first blush, the news sounded pretty good: Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that the state will “provide schools in Northeast Pennsylvania that were forced to close last week with options to otherwise satisfy the 180-day requirement.” But the offer is considerably more limited than it may sound, Northwest Area School District Director of Operations […]

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Barletta, Trump reach compromise on health care bill

WILKES-BARRE — Following a meeting Tuesday night with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said he will now vote for the American Health Care Act. Barletta said they discussed his concerns that illegal immigrants would receive tax credits under the GOP health overhaul. The Republican from Hazleton said just […]

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Capitol Roundup: Wolf says Trump budget will harm Pennsylvania communities

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf this week reacted strongly to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, saying it will harm communities across Pennsylvania. “Thousands of Pennsylvanians rely on programs that are being eliminated or dramatically cut in President Trump’s budget proposal,” Wolf said in a news release. Wolf said senior citizens receive food from Meals on […]

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