11/12 Morning Buzz

Today we remember and thank the men and women in uniform who protected this country. Happy Veterans Day. We also continue to look back at the election. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Post-Election Ups & Downs: The election is over and the dust has settled. Here’s who stood out on Tuesday and who wants a redo.

PA Republicans Win Redistricting Game: The GOP won a lopsided majority of Pennsylvania’s congressional seats despite the fact that Democrats won more votes for Congress here.

MAPS: Kathleen Kane’s Mandate: The Attorney General elect had the best night of any candidate on Tuesday. Here’s where she improved on Barack Obama’s numbers and a comparison to Tom Corbett.

Statewide
Capitol Ideas: Lies, darn lies and poll results: Who got it right on Election Day?
PA Independent: VIDEO: Voter ID law gets mixed reviews on Election Day
PA Independent: Week in Review — About those elections
StateImpactPA: EPA Seeks Research For Fracking Study
StateImpactPA: Sandy Shuts Down Solar Power
StateImpactPA: Drill Bits: Gasoline Rationing in New York, PUC Revises Pay-outs, and Cleaner Monongahela
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: Privatized or not, officials mulling expansion of Pennsylvania Lottery games.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: Lottery procurement enters ‘critical’ phase. UPDATED 3:50 p.m.

Philadelphia
The Inquirer: After vote, back to square one
The Inquirer: Singer ‘screwed up’ on ballots, Brady says
The Inquirer: Corbett: Not worried about attorney general-elect’s probe
PhillyClout: Friday’s DN –Congressman wants city-owned casino, will it happen?
PhillyNow: Time for Gov. Corbett to Figure Out the Health-Care Exchange

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Rep. Nick Micozzie grabs victory over Dem Sheamus Bonner in close 163rd race

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Supreme Court will not allow execution
Post-Gazette: Ravenstahl: ‘Time has come’ for Pittsburgh to exit financial distress
Early Returns: Obama coal critic lays off 154
KDKA: What’s This Fiscal Cliff Lawmakers Are Talking About?

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Cracking up is the first stage of GOP grief
Beaver County Times:The changing face of the American Voter
Observer-Reporter: Snyder resigns from commission seat
Altoona Mirror: County taxes likely to rise in 2013
Altoona Mirror: Altoona manager to work on contract
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County faces a new political reality

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Casey sure congress will “avoid fiscal cliff”
Times-Tribune: Polls accurately called the outcome of the election
Times-Tribune: Kane to make consumer advocate pick
Times-Tribune: Official account of Tuesday’s election under way
Citizens Voice: County rules on provisional ballots
Pocono Record: Provisional ballots in Monroe County present Solomonic dilemmas
Pocono Record: Corbett questions politics behind Kane’s Sandusky inquiry

Lehigh Valley
Pennsylvania Ave: Which Pennsylvania polls got it right on Election Day?
Morning Call: GOP found out it needs Latino vote
Morning Call: Obama volunteers helped turn out voters to hold off Mitt Romney
Reading Eagle: Harry Deitz: Only history will tell if we made right choices
WFMZ: Bethlehem mayor: City must raise taxes to avoid falling off fiscal cliff
WFMZ: Votes still being tallied in race for 131st District seat in Pa. House
Express Times: Somebody Do Something: A disaster area at Palmer post office?
Express Times: Proposed event tax an unfair burden, says Sands Bethlehem Event Center rep
Express Times: Bethlehem to raise property taxes, change trash collection and institute event tax
Express Times: Bangor selects new councilman to fill vacancy left by Mark Brown

South Central
AP: Occupy Harrisburg leaves after 1 year of protests
The Sentinel: Viewing Harrisburg: Philadelphia, suburbs roar for Democrats in Pa.
The Sentinel: After AG loss, Freed looks forward
Lebanon Daily News: 13 things that would have passed the Senate if there were no filibuster
Lancaster Online:Political spectacle is finally spent
York Daily Record: Eugene DePasquale preparing to take auditor general office
The Patriot News: Pennsylvania lawmakers say they know compromise is necessary to avert fiscal crisis
York Daily Record: York County residents wary of fiscal cliff; Platts eyes ‘sound’ policy, not politics
The Patriot News: Analysis: Presidential elections show we are far from being ‘united’ states

North by Northwest
Go Erie: State Dems to host reception for Erie’s Wiley
Centre Daily: APNewsBreak: Mideast nuke talks called off
Sun Gazette: Change coming to Obama’s team, just not right away

Opinions
York Dispatch: OP-ED: reconstructing the GOP
Times-Tribune: CS council goes wrong on right track
Citizen’s Voice: In politics, money can’t always buy victory
Citizen’s Voice: PA not ready for health care law
Daily Item: Blame the climate change
Daily Item: Religious right intrudes upon the constitution
Standard Speaker: Reelection the easy answer
Pennsylvania Ave: Lehigh County commissioners mirror national dilemma
KDKA: Quit Gloating and Whining
Reading Eagle: Rebranding shouldn’t alter public-private partnership
Express Times: EDITORIAL: Get immigration reform done in 2013
The Inquirer: Karen Heller: Kane’s election a lesson for old-school Pennsylvania politics
Pottstown Mercury: Election’s over: Time to stop bickering and work together

Blogs
Keystone Politics: PA Congressional Post-Mortem: to progress forward, let’s look back
Keystone Politics: Democratic Turnout Fell in PA From 2008
Keystone Politics: No, John Boehner Has Not Offered a Compromise on Taxes
Keystone Politics: Brian Sims Becomes PA’s First Gay State Legislator
Pittston Politics: WEST SIDE: Local winners, State GOP big loser
CasablancaPA: We’ve Heard This Before:
Young Philly Politics: Will Pennsylvania Take Full Advantage of Health Reform?
PA Water Cooler: Math.

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