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2/15 Morning Buzz

Scarnati gets suspended 6 games for violating the league’s ‘no-high-profile-perks-from-lobbyists’ policy. Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson does her best Mubarak impression. Tom Marino’s kind words for Obama. And Mayor Nutter is a sure thing for re-election – even if that doesn’t excite you.

February 15th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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2/14 Morning Buzz <3

State Rep. Christiana is engaged, the PA GOP adores a balanced ticket, politicians are infatuated with Marcellus perks, it’s complicated between Rick Santorum and CPAC attendees, and even Arlen Specter is getting some love.

February 14th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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2/11 Morning Buzz

PA Treasurer Rob McCord is stepping in the fill the void left to Democrats by Ed Rendell. Rick Santorum is at CPAC. Allegheny GOPers have two likely candidates for County Exec. And PoliticsPA has your rundown of prospective GOP judicial candidates.

February 11th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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2/10 Morning Buzz

Union-funded pro-Casey radio ads air in the state. Santorum gets a little press for a spat with Politico. PA Republicans celebrate Reagan’s legacy as they prepare for this weekend’s state committee meeting. Allegheny GOPers have a potential self-funding candidate for County Exec. The cash-for-kids trial moves forward.

February 10th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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2/9 Morning Buzz

Vice President Biden visited PA yesterday to announce the administration’s plans to put America’s railroads on track. The abortion clinic scandal is breeding a surprising degree of bipartisanship, and Republicans and Democrats work to respond. The Sestak ad, you know the one, won an award as the “Toughest TV Ad” in 2010. The State House is looking at ways to block the health care reform in PA. And the Luzerne County cash-for-kids scandal is moving forward in court.

February 9th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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2/7 Morning Buzz

The Steelers lose a heartbreaker. PoliticsPA covers the Democratic State Committee meeting, where both David Wecht and Kathryn Boockvar had a good day. We’ll follow up on other rumors, too (including that McCord and Sestak are looking at 2014 gubernatorial campaigns).

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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2/4 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA covers President Obama’s visit and reactions, Toomey’s first bill has provoked a high-profile fight, and which PA politicos are planning to hang out with J-Lo this weekend. Plus, check out today’s Ups and Downs.

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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2/3 Morning Buzz

President Obama is in PA today, talking about energy and economic policy at PSU. PoliticsPA is on the ground here and will bring you the up-to-the-minute news from State College. Punxsutawney, PA had it’s annual 15 minutes yesterday when Phil did not see his shadow. The U.S. Senate held a vote on health care repeal yesterday evening that failed on party lines, Pennsylvania’s esteemed Senators included.

February 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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2/2 Morning Buzz

Both parties tread lightly over the proposed House GOP rules changes. The State House is now set, 112 GOP – 91 Dems, with last night’s special election victory of Maria Donatucci for her late husband’s seat. Pennsylvania politicos get in on the Egypt action. And PA’s economy seems to be picking up. Unemployment is down in many parts of the state, while revenue exceeded expectations, again.

February 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments