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1/12 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA takes a look at NEPA’s economic development now that it’s patrons of pork have departed. School choice gains ground. The debate over debate continues in the wake of the Tucson tragedy. Some Marines object to naming a new ship after the late Rep. Murtha. Foxwoods begs for a 2nd chance. Early Returns runs down the Pittsburgh council race.

January 12th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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1/11 Morning Buzz

Gleason backs Priebus over Steele for RNC Chair. Rendell legacy stories continue. Rep. Brady announces bill to limit threatening speech re: members of Congress. Editorial boards across the state debate whether the tone political rhetoric in America played a role in the Tucson tragedy. And comments made by Rep. Kanjorski in October about shooting Florida GOP Gov. Candidate Rick Scott have become conservatives’ counter-point in post-Tucson debate over political rhetoric.

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

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PoliticsPA 1/10 Morning Buzz

The entire nation tuned in this weekend to the tragedy in Tucson, with members of PA’s delegation expressing their collective sorrow for the victims and families, and hopes for the health and recovery of colleague Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The top trend among Pennsylvania politicos on social media: this could have happened to any one of […]

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

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PoliticsPA’s 1/7 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA Up and Down are out for the week. Spoiler alert: Rep(?) Fitzpatrick is getting hosed for missing the oath of office. GOP consultant Chris Nicholas looks at redistricting numbers. State Rep. Metcalfe aims for the national spotlight in the immigration debate. Rendell gives his exit interview to the Capitol press corps. Toomey takes aim at defense spending. And Obama polls ahead of Rick Santorum in a hypothetical matchup.

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

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 1/6 Edition

The Congressional delegation was sworn in, and reporters no longer have to include “-elect” when referring to Senator Pat Toomey. The State Senate special election will be held March 15. Allegheny County pols look to move up the chain. A plan to create jobs, improve infrastructure and strengthen pensions in the Post-Gazette. And finally, Reps. Holden and Altmire apparently saw one of the 5,000 different GOP commercials this cycle – they voted against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.

January 6th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 1/5 Edition

Corbett pulls from the Empire State for his Secretary of Health, committee chairmen are finalized, 32 new members have joined Harrisburg’s cast of characters, and Ed Rendell joins the cast of the Colbert Report. Good morning politicos, and welcome to the buzz.

January 5th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments