1/12 Morning Buzz

Colbert skewers Fitzpatrick for missing his oath. PoliticsPA takes a look at NEPA’s economic development now that it’s patrons of pork have departed. School choice gains ground. The debate over debate continues in the wake of the Tucson tragedy. Some Marines object to naming a new ship after the late Rep. Murtha. Foxwoods begs for a 2nd chance. Early Returns runs down the Pittsburgh council race.

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the buzz.

PoliticsPA Reports
PoliticsPA: NEPA could see stall in funding for economic development
WPXI: Onorato not seeking 3rd term; considering run for Auditor General
From WITF’s Scott Detrow: Pat Toomey looking at things (at the farm show)

Headlines

Stephen Colbert skewers Fitzpatrick
Time: Some Marines oppose naming ship after Rep. Murtha
Early Returns: Santorum courts NH conservatives
WGAL: What would an all-cuts PA budget look like?
Early Returns: Rendell: 60 Minutes ‘goaded me’
Inquirer: Philadelphia area congressman re-examining security measures
Capitol Ideas: Pa. spent $3.05 million in 2009 on security to protect Gov., Lt. Gov., first families
Times Leader: Meuser and family big Corbett donors
The Times-Tribune: Toomey mum on federal judge nominees
Capitol Ideas: Corbett names Secretaries for DEP and DPW
WITF: Toomey looking at things, then talks ag and safety at the PA farm show
AP: Pennsylvania’s adultBasic health insurance program may end
Intelligencer: Rep. Fitzpatrick makes case for repealing Obamacare to town hall
Mckeesport Daily News: Rep. Tim Murphy secures $72k grant for White Oak VFC No. 1
The Times-Tribune: Yudichak gets environmental spot
Patriot-News: School-choice proposal will be on Pa. Senate fast-track
PhillyNow: WXPN and World Cafe Live under attack by U.S. Congress
AP: Foxwoods asks Pa. for 1 more shot at Philly casino
PhillyClout: Construction unions want South Philly casino jobs
Patriot-News: Jeff Haste and Mike Pries to announce Dauphin County commissioner election bids
Patriot-News: Incumbent commissioner Rick Rovegno won’t run again for his position in Cumberland County
Patriot-News: District Judge Placey to run for Cumberland County judge
Early Returns: Guide to Pittsburgh city council races
Post-Gazette: Councilman Kraus announces he’s seeking second term
Early Returns: Shields council career over?
Early Returns: Burgess plan hits city council, not mayor
Wall Street Journal: Santorum calls out family of Tucson killer
Reporter: Schwartz won’t reduce time with constituents

Opinions
Buzz Bissinger, appearing on Fox Philadelphia: Rep. Brady is ‘a dope’
Times-Tribune Editorial: Civil Discourse, for our sake
Inquirer Editorial: Rep. Giffords condemned Palin’s cross-hairs, rhetoric & and its implications
Inquirer Editorial: Call for State Legislators to curtail wage increases from state employee
Inquirer Editorial: Conservatism and their emphasis on Constitution frame the 112th House
Daily News Editorial: Is the Arizona shooting being overly-politicized?
Daily News Editorial: Boehner and the Republicans dismiss CBO healthcare report
Tribune Review Editorial: The Left takes advantage of the Arizona shooting to promote policy
Tribune Review Editorial: Obama-Daley – A return to Chicago politics
Patriot News Editorial: Arizona tragedy may catalyze an end to incivility and negativity in political sphere
Patriot News Editorial: Rendell improved Pennsylvania, ecologically

January 12th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments