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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 | 2 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 Top Political Operatives List

PoliticsPA asked the top politicos from around the Commonwealth, “If you were building your political team from scratch, who would you want on it?” We were not looking for power lobbyists, paid media magicians or rainmaking fundraisers. We wanted to know who are the people you want on your campaign team when the job needs to get done.

December 9th, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | 17 Comments