PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 

Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

Daily Newscasts

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The Pennsylvania Health Care Plan would cover every resident of the state. Credit: Healthcare4ALL PA<br />

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill to create a single-payer health-care system in Pennsylvania will be introduced in the state Legislature by the end of the month. The legislation is being introduced by Representative Pamela DeLissio of Philadelphia and was crafted with the assistance of HealthCare 4 ALL P

Campaign spending is expected to accelerate toward Election Day in the race for vacant seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Credit: Ruhrfisch/Wikimedia Commons.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A considerable amount of money is being poured into judicial elections for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this year, sounding alarm bells among fair-courts advocates. With the winners of this fall's election filling three of the seven seats on the high court, the outcome cou

PHOTO: Gov. Tom Corbett is among governors in seven states who are mentioned in a new report about outsourcing billions of dollars in state services to private contractors. Photo credit: Lucidology/

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Shrinking government has meant shifting responsibilities to private industry in some states, and Gov. Tom Corbett is one of seven governors taken to task in a new report that correlates these outsourcing decisions with major campaign donors and mixed results for taxpayers. In Corb

Post-partisan candidates in Pennsylvania and nationwide see new reasons for optimism in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat in Virginia. CREDIT: Creative Commons/Wikipedia

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania may offer a look into the future of the political landscape in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Virginia primary loss last week. More candidates are mounting campaigns independent of the major political parties. Nick Troiano is an independent candidate

PHILADELPHIA - In Pennsylvania and around the nation, recent town hall meetings held by elected officials to discuss health care reform have turned into free-for-alls, with politicians and proponents being shouted down by those who say government has no role in the matter. Why is it happening and

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