Luzerne Commissioner Switches to Dem; GOP Swings Back

Accusing local Republican party members of undermining his 2010 campaign for State Senate, Luzerne County Commissioner Steve Urban announced today that he is switching to the Democratic Party. It didn’t take the PA Republican Party to swing back. The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reports: “Urban said he had been thinking about changing his registration for a long time […]

December 15th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/15 Edition

Gov. Rendell wants Democrats to go easy on Tom Corbett, Rep. Patrick Murphy’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal legislation will get an up or down vote and suburbanites are quite happy where they are and have no interest in living in the city of Philadelphia. Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

December 15th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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

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 | 2 Comments

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

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

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