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Rep. Fattah Defies CBC, Backs Tax Deal

Congressman Chaka Fattah announced today that he would support the tax cut deal between President Obama and Republicans. His decision comes only a few days after the Congressional Black Caucus announced its opposition to the compromise. Citing unemployment statistics in his district, Fattah insisted that the urgency of the situation requires immediate action. “These Philadelphians […]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Madonna & Young’s Politically Uncorrected — Specter’s Legacy: A Work in Progress

Madonna & Young’s Politically Uncorrected — Specter’s Legacy: A work in Progress At the end he was ridiculed by some, disliked by many, and ignored by most. But at his prime and in his time, he was among the most powerful politicians in America, widely respected, frequently feared, and always a presence. His term in […]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Editorial, Features, Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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Walmart awards $631,500 to fight hunger in Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          Walmart awards $631,500 to fight hunger in Pennsylvania Foundation gift includes $451,500 in direct grants to the Pennsylvania Association of Regional Food Banks, plus two refrigerated food delivery trucks valued at $90,000 each, with one truck going to Philabundance PHILADELPHIA, PA – As a part of Walmart’s commitment to fighting hunger, Walmart […]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Sen. Daylin Leach: PA Society Blues

Pennsylvania Society has been happening in New York since approximately 1456. Since before there was a Pennsylvania, or a New York, or even a Society. There was however Mead, a nasty drink derived from fermenting water and honey, or water and an old diaper. It really didn’t matter.

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Features | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/14 Edition

Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the Buzz. Sen. Specter is supporting the tax cut compromise, Gov. Rendell showered money on much of western Pa. yesterday, and the District Attorney for Montgomery county is in the weird position of asking money from the same people being investigated for Breakfastgate. In addition, be sure to send us your suggestions for PoliticsPA’s Top Politicos Under 30.

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/13 Edition

This morning in the Buzz: Could Sen. Specter run for mayor of Philly? Joe Pitts’ abortion platform is profiled in the NY Times, Sen. Casey announced support for the President’s tax cut deal and former State Sen. Fumo is trying to get a new trial. Good Monday morning, stick with PoliticsPA for updates throughout the day.

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Up & Down: 12/10 Edition

This week, we highlight the efforts of No Labels, who is trying to bring civility back to politics. The Montgomery County commissioners had a rough news cycle and it was a horrific week for Renee Tartaglione in the city of Philadelphia. In addition, Tom Corbett’s transition had a rough week in the press with some of the selections they made as top aides to the incoming administration and finally, we give a down to Rep. Fattah for failing to secure the endorsement of the CBC in his bid for ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee.

December 10th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Arlen Specter for Mayor?

A recent poll puts the five-term Senator in the lead in a hypothetical primary for Philly Mayor (though he has not signaled so much as a whisper of interest). Phil Heron of the Delco Daily Times has the story. Note: PoliticsPA was unable to locate any evidence that the polling firm, Apex Public Opinion Research, […]

December 10th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment