FANNETTSBURG, Pennsylvania -- The first time I accidentally stumbled onto the cracked Back Road street sign in this Franklin County unincorporated town years ago, while covering the 2012 presidential race between then-President Barack Obama and Sen. Mitt Romney, I knew I had to turn onto it even though I had no idea where it led.
It was ...Read more
Sarah Palin is standing on the back deck of her father's home in Wasilla, Alaska, spending the day like she usually does: getting her youngest child, Trig, ready for school while checking in with her 84-year-old dad as he adjusts to life without her mom, who passed away suddenly last year.
"Trig goes to public school at a really great special ...Read more
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania -- It was called the political storm of the century. It would end with the largest single turnover of power in American history -- and one for the ages.
It was fall of 1894. People were still feeling the effects of the Panic of 1893, which had shut down most of the economy and plunged the nation into a catastrophic ...Read more
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he is certain one thing won't happen before the Republican gubernatorial primary May 24: an endorsement from former President Donald J. Trump.
After Trump called him "a turncoat, a coward, and a complete and total disaster" in front of a crowd of supporters at a rally in Commerce, Georgia, last Saturday, ...Read more
Nikki Haley has been busy.
The former ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina governor has spent the past few months not discussing herself but rather conservative candidates running for office with voters across the country.
Her goal is to encourage people to vote for candidates she believes best embody the populist ...Read more
On Monday evening, each of Michigan's 83 county parties held Republican conventions. Conservatives met with the purpose of electing delegates to the state endorsement convention to begin the process of nominating candidates for attorney general and secretary of state, as well as to the Supreme Court and state education boards.
This is a ...Read more
JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania -- When Ken Miller changed his party registration from Democrat to Republican in September 2020, he said he wasn't doing it for Donald Trump. He had not voted for Trump nor Hillary Clinton in 2016. Rather, he said, he was doing it for himself and his community after watching Democrats govern during the pandemic.
"I am ...Read more
WILLS, Pennsylvania -- Andrew Ayers is busy working on loading and unloading several machines at Guy Chemical -- a massive, 30,000-square-foot industrial facility that sits tucked along the border of a tiny unincorporated town in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. People call Ayers one of the lucky ones for surviving his addiction to both heroin and...Read more
As most true heroes will tell you, if you can get them to talk about themselves, they are drawn to running toward the fire rather than away from it -- not because they possess extraordinary courage or remarkable strength, but because of a deep sense of purpose.
One week ago, a handful of strangers that included Vlad Finn, Tyler Merritt and a ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Evelyn Wade was standing in a line with her friends, Sandra Owen and Janet Mundy. The queue not only filled the long hallway of the Allegheny Elks Club lobby but went out the door and down the steps. It then stretched around the city block of Cedar Avenue. Wade is a regular at the neighborhood fraternal club's weekly Lenten Friday ...Read more
RIDGWAY, Pennsylvania -- While outsiders like to say there are more elk than people here in Elk County because of the abundance of the former and the sparse population of the latter, today is a different day as thousands of people from across Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland descend here for this town's annual Mountain Fest.
The parking lots...Read more
In March of last year, days after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed new voting reform legislation, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said, "This legislation is unacceptable. It is a step backwards ... and needs to be remedied, and we will continue to advocate for it both in private and now even more in public."
The massive soft drink ...Read more
PHILIPSBURG, Pennsylvania -- For over a decade, Pat Romano drove past the former Mallard Motel on his way to and from the construction business he owned in town. And the more he saw the motel fall into disrepair, the more he wanted to buy it -- which he admits was a bit crazy.
Perched on the cusp of the Port Matilda Highway (and dormant for ...Read more