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Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett asks Obama for help ending Philadelphia transit strike

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Pennsylvania’s Republican governor called on President Barack Obama on Saturday to intervene to end a transit strike in the greater Philadelphia area and force the two sides to negotiate. The move by Governor Tom Corbett came hours after about 440 engineers and electricians who…

Pennsylvania governor: Gay marriage is like sibling incest

After his lawyers previously compared gay couples to children, Pennsylvania’s governor offered an arguably worse analogy. Gov. Tom Corbett distanced himself in August to statements made in a court brief filed by his administration’s legal team as the state fights to block same-sex marriage. “Had the clerk issued marriage licenses…

Pennsylvania gov. to women: Just ‘close your eyes’ during forced ultrasound

Gov. Tom Corbett (R) says he supports forcing women to have an ultrasound before an abortion because they can just close their eyes. Guttmacher Institute policy analyst Elizabeth Nash told Raw Story last month that Pennsylvania’s proposed measure is one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills that she had ever…

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