(CNN) - Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court on Thursday took up a controversial case over the state's new voting law, which requires voters to furnish a photo ID before casting their ballots.
Court spokesman Art Heinz said the case, which is an appeal from a lower court's August 15 decision which upheld the law, is not expected to be resolved by Thursday.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania left a hospital in Philadelphia Friday after receiving treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, according to a statement released through his attorney.
The statement also said Specter would return to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital to receive periodic treatments for the disease, a type of blood cancer.
(CNN) – A coalition of Pennsylvania civil rights groups filed an appeal Thursday to overturn a judge's ruling that upheld a controversial voter identification law.
The appeal seeks to prevent the law, which requires voters to present a state issued photo ID, from being enforced in November's election, said American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania associate director Sara Mullen.
(CNN) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday decided not to restrict a controversial voter ID law from going into place.
The law, which requires voters to present a state issued photo ID, has been met with fierce opposition by those who claim that the law discriminates against minorities.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama has a majority of voters backing him in three critical battleground states, according to a survey released Wednesday.
The Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll showed Obama leading his Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Florida 51%-45%, in Ohio 50%-44%, and in Pennsylvania 53%-42%. Florida and Ohio are considered toss-ups in November's general election, while Pennsylvania is rated "lean Obama" on CNN's Electoral Map.
Philadelphia (CNN) – Vice President Biden spoke to a friendly convention of firefighters on Wednesday, praising them for their work and stating that Mitt Romney's presidential aspirations represent a threat to their economic livelihoods.
First calling Romney a decent family man, the vice president went on to portray the Republican presidential candidate as out of touch.
Philadelphia (CNN) – President Barack Obama will speak to a firefighters union convention on Thursday by telephone, the union president told CNN on Wednesday.
Harold A. Schaitberger, general president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, confirmed to CNN the president's expected phone call only after announcing to the gathering that "a very important person from Washington D.C." would telephone in the morning. In that announcement, Schaitberger did not name the "person," but implored those in attendance to not miss hearing the phone call.
Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department Monday launched a formal investigation into whether Pennsylvania's voter law requiring a photo ID discriminates against minorities, and demanded state elections officials produce detailed documents within 30 days.
In a three-page letter to the top Pennsylvania elections official Carol Aichele, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez said the Justice Department is reviewing the law "which establishes among other requirements that voters provide photographic proof of their identity as a prerequisite to vote."FULL STORY
(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Tuesday mentioned an example in which he, as Massachusetts governor, provided assistance to a campaign donor, but argued it was not the same act of "favoritism" he now accuses President Barack Obama of committing in the Oval Office.
Asked in an interview with CNN Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA if he had ever aided a political donor, Romney said his administration had "one circumstance" where a campaign contributor "was looking for help."