July 17th Playbook

The Women for Trump campaign holds their first event in the Philadelphia suburbs, while the House votes on condemning President Trump’s recent tweet suggesting that four Democratic congresswomen “go back” to “fix” the “places from which they came.” Here is the Playbook. 

 

Women For Trump Campaign Kicks off in Philly Suburbs: A number of Trump 2020 surrogates, including RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and daughter-in-law Lara Trump, held an event in King of Prussia touting the President’s record and expressing confidence as the next campaign begins.

2020 Dem Prez Hopefuls, Progressives Take on Netroots Nation in Philly: Sen. Elizabeth Warren and three other 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls took the stage on Saturday, while other well known progressives participated in forums throughout the three day conference.

Sestak Goes on Breitbart: The former PA Congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful joined Breitbart News Live for an interview where he touched on immigration, trade, China and the presidential race. 

 

Harrisburg & DC   
Post-Gazette: Rep. Mike Kelly: ‘I’m an Anglo Saxon. People say things all the time, but I don’t get offended.’ 
Post-Gazette: Pending Pa. bill could curb opioid treatment drug  
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa’s Fitzpatrick votes with Dems to condemn Trump’s tweets on Ocasio-Cortez, minority women in Congress 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa.’s Toomey: Trump’s tweets on Ocasio-Cortez, the ‘Squad’ are ‘wrong’
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: After budget whiff, census advocates again pitch state funding to Senate Republicans
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: The common denominator in Pennsylvania’s veteran suicides? Firearms, experts say
AP: Prosecutors stake opposite positions in death penalty appeal
AP: Pennsylvania turnpike tolls to rise 6% next year 
AP: Mayor calls off ceremony to raise LGBTQ flag at City Hall
PA Post: Pa. Dems, some in GOP criticize Trump’s ‘go back’ tweets
Inquirer: Three Mile Island’s 60-year shutdown: ‘More akin to a marathon than a sprint’
Inquirer: DA Krasner wants Pa. Supreme Court to strike down state’s death penalty and declare it unconstitutional
Inquirer: Pa. Republican Brian Fitzpatrick joins Democrats in voting to condemn Trump’s tweets as ‘racist’
Inquirer: ‘Mainstream media say we don’t exist.’ Women for Trump rally at national kickoff campaign in King of Prussia
Philadelphia Magazine: Trump Wants to Recruit Women Voters, Starting in King of Prussia
PLSReporter: Administrators, teachers and students praise Governor Wolf for his investment in education
PLSReporter: Kenney, Wolf offer funds to help keep hospitals open 
PLSReporter: Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will increase by six percent in 2020
StateImpactPA: State officials ask for public’s help combating spotted lanternfly
StateImpactPA: Coal-fired power plant putting too-hot water into river, groups say

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philly budget plan OK’d despite concerns about next recession, OT spending 
Inquirer: DA Krasner wants Pa. Supreme Court to strike down state’s death penalty and declare it unconstitutional
Inquirer: Hahnemann announces timeline for shutdown; ER closes entirely Aug. 16 
Inquirer: Effects of gentrification on longtime residents are not as negative as typically perceived, Philly Fed says 
Inquirer: Sanctuary city of Philadelphia joins program to provide migrants with lawyers — a key to who stays or gets deported 
Inquirer: Chris Long and Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins help Clean Slate Act become law 
Inquirer: Philly Mayor Kenney suggests that if President Trump ‘goes back where he came from,’ the decor will be flames and brimstone 
Philadelphia Magazine: Bobby Henon Wants You to Dime Out Your Neighbor’s Illegal Swimming Pool
WHYY Newsworks: Exclusive: Philly police release hundreds of disciplinary records for ‘Facebook cops’
WHYY Newsworks: Philly’s top prosecutor calls for end of death penalty in Pennsylvania
WHYY Newsworks: Philly Federal Reserve study challenges conventional wisdom on gentrification
WHYY Newsworks: Philly pilots program to pay for some detained immigrants’ legal defense
Billy Penn: Why the Inquirer slashed nearly 40 jobs — but is still optimistic about its future
KYW Newsradio: Philly DA wants Pa. Supreme Court to rule state’s death penalty unconstitutional

 

SEPA 
Daily Local News: Lara Trump kicks off ‘Women for Trump’ Coalition in SE Pennsylvania
Daily Local News: Chesco officials continue dialogue with Sikorsky on next steps to keeping plant open
Daily Local News: Sen. Muth joins Philly DA to advocate against death penalty
Daily Local News: Online plan could mean snow days are numbered for Pa. students
Daily Local News: Protesters urge PECO to invest in solar energy 
Montgomery Media: VA offers new urgent care benefits for veterans
Inquirer: Pa. Republican Brian Fitzpatrick joins Democrats in voting to condemn Trump’s tweets as ‘racist’
Inquirer: ‘Mainstream media say we don’t exist.’ Women for Trump rally at national kickoff campaign in King of Prussia
Philadelphia Magazine: Trump Wants to Recruit Women Voters, Starting in King of Prussia
Philly Voice: Lara Trump launches ‘Women for Trump’ coalition in King of Prussia
Pottstown Mercury: Township official resigns over Facebook post about pregnant woman and her son who drowned

 

Pittsburgh  
Post-Gazette: City Council questions idea of raising taxes to fix up city parks
Post-Gazette: Longtime county Elections Manager Mark Wolosik dies at 65, one year after retiring 
Post-Gazette: Senate confirms Peter Phipps of Pittsburgh to U.S. Court of Appeals 
Post-Gazette: Residents ask council to talk with community before Enright Parklet land transfer 
Post-Gazette: Resounding support in City Council chambers for Lawrenceville affordable housing measure 
City Paper: Thousands of Allegheny County residents want air-quality issues taken more seriously
KDKA: Former Allegheny County Elections Director Dies At 65
KDKA: Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Trying To Sort Out Financial Problems In Wake Of Abuse Scandal
Tribune Review: Mark Wolosik, long-time Allegheny County elections chief, dies  
Tribune Review: State officials approve Penn Hills School Distirct’s recovery plan

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Gas tax drop has state looking for answers
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Burns to host job fair in Ebensburg
Beaver County Times: Nonunion Beaver County employees to get 3 percent raise  

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre interested in Philly rail service 
The Times Leader: Official: Release Luzerne County election trip report
Times-Tribune: City council exploring Administrative Code/Home Rule Charter conflicts
Citizens Voice: Election board member seeks Crispell report 
Citizens Voice: Wilkes-Barre mayor seeks appointments despite controversy

 

South Central  
York Dispatch: Smucker, Perry vote against resolution to censure Trump over racist tweets
York Dispatch: York County administrators divided on ditching Keystone exam
Patriot News: Harrisburg vigil focuses on gun violence victims: ‘Something must be done,’ a participant says
Patriot News: Spotted lanternfly poses ‘serious problem … we need your help’: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf
Inquirer: Three Mile Island’s 60-year shutdown: ‘More akin to a marathon than a sprint’ 
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County commissioners urge PUC to mandate pipeline safety meetings
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill Tracker: Punishing passengers for not reporting hit-and-run crashes

 

Lehigh Valley    
Morning Call: Here’s how Lehigh Valley representatives voted on Trump censure
Morning Call: Even with payments, Lehigh Valley farmers losing patience with tariffs
Morning Call: Easton zoners reject digital billboard for Centre Square
Morning Call: Police Chief Kim Moyer: ‘He lived and died North Catasauqua’ 
Reading Eagle: Berks County commissioner supports ending contract with ICE for Berks County Residential Center
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor blocks raising of pride flag, calling it an emblem of a ‘political movement’
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania’s Lt. Gov. John Fetterman calls on Reading Mayor Wally Scott to raise the pride flag over City Hall
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor supports human relations agreement with West Reading

 

North by Northwest
City Paper: U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly says he is a person of color because he is white 
Post-Gazette: Rep. Mike Kelly: ‘I’m an Anglo Saxon. People say things all the time, but I don’t get offended.’ 
Centre Daily Times: To help alleviate damage caused by flooding, Pa. officials ask for ‘eyes on the ground’
Erie Times-News: Kelly equates Trump’s tweets to comments about white men
Erie Times-News: Erie-area legislators respond to President Trump’s tweet  
Erie Times-News: Erie Coke, DEP see contrasting trends at plant

 

Opinion  
LNP Editorial Board: Multiple missteps mar Pennsylvania’s funding of voting machines
Pam Bondi: We’re the Women for Trump Coalition, and we believe women will decide 2020 
John L. Micek: Pa. ranked No. 2 nationwide in student debt, new report finds | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Will Bunch: Meet the young Jews chanting ‘Never again!’ and blocking streets to shut down Trump’s camps 
John L. Micek: With their silence on ‘The Squad,’ Republicans are complicit in Trump’s racism 
Donald Scavia: How your diet may be contributing to dead zones in Lake Erie and the Chesapeake Bay
Elana Levites-Agababa and Evelyn Caffo: Philly must stand strong against detaining immigrant youth 
Carmina Hachenburg: Why Megan Rapinoe will not stop giving American women hope

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