Politically Uncorrected: The Rendell Legacy

By G. Terry Madonna & Michael L. Young. Rendell was a larger than life personality; by turns personable and irascible, candid but sometimes cryptic, ideological while also pragmatic, and predictably unpredictable in personal settings. He was great copy for journalists that found his frankness refreshing. And he always and everywhere was on stage, a consummate performer in the guise of a consummate politician.

January 10th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Guest Commentary, Harrisburg | 2 Comments

Commentary: Democrat’s Voter Registration Advantage Over GOP Shrinks To Less Than 900,000 As We Enter The Era of Citizen Redistricting

by Christopher Nicholas Nicholas was one of PoliticsPA’s Top Operatives of 2010 Now that the Census Bureau has re-apportioned America’s 435 Congressional districts among the states and Pennsylvania is set to lose a seat, the serious task of re-districting — a political process controlled by politicians — can begin. Essentially the state’s 19 congressional districts […]

January 7th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Guest Commentary, Harrisburg | 9 Comments

PoliticsPA Up and Down: 1/7 Edition

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. Apparently, Rep. (we think) Fitzpatrick was not on the floor of the House during the oath of office for House members. He saw the oath on TV while standing next to Rep. Sessions of Texas, said the oath along with the TV. According to House rules and procedures, you have to be […]

January 7th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

PoliticsPA Up & Down: 12/31 Edition

State Senator Mike O’Pake. His legacy of fighting for children, the elderly, and his native Reading speaks for itself, and the bipartisan outpouring of sentiment for PA’s longest-serving legislator from colleagues and constituents is truly touching. There’s no doubt he got through St. Peter’s Gate swiftly. After all, we’re sure he had a map. Public […]

December 31st, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

PoliticsPA Up & Down: 12/24 Edition

Pennsylvania’s Young Politicos – It’s no wonder so many PA operatives go national – the Commonwealth is packed with young political talent. so much so that PoliticsPA wondered several times this week if it wouldn’t just be easier to make a “30 over 30” list instead. Make sure to check out the 30 people who are […]

December 24th, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/24 Edition

Transition news continues, with this week’s committee chair assignments making waves. The Turnpike Commission backs down. Specter talks legacy, with some hints about his forthcoming book. And PoliticsPA’s ups and downs is up for today. Have a merry Christmas, and see you next week.

December 24th, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | No Comments

PoliticsPA Up & Down: 12/17 Edition

Sen. Casey – A great deal of names have been thrown around as potential challengers to the Senator and so far failed to stick – especially some of the bigger ones (Gerlach, Dent). However Thursday’s Quinnipiac poll took the varnish off the perception that Casey is invincible. Let’s give it a month or two and […]

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | No Comments