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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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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/17 Edition

Incoming Sen. Pat Toomey supports a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Rep. Tim Murphy is moving up in seniority, he will become the vice-chair of the Environment and the Economy subcommittee, and the Gaming Board revoked the Foxwoods Casino license yesterday. Good Friday morning and welcome to the Buzz, check back later for Up & Down.

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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Breaking: Toomey Supports Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

“”As I’’ve said previously, my highest priority is to have the policy that best enables our armed services to do their job,”” Senator-Elect Toomey said. ““Our civilian and professional military leadership have now spoken and said we should repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. I would support a free-standing measure to do so.”

December 16th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 5 Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/16 Edition

A number of challengers could be lining up to take on Sen. Casey in 2 years, Harrisburg has officially been declared a “financially distressed” city, Rep. Murphy’s DADT repeal is heading to the senate and Rep. Sestak is on a thank-you tour around the state. Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

December 16th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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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 | No Comments

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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

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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