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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

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2/1 Morning Buzz

The White House decided to postpone President Obama’s visit in light of the killer ice storm bearing down on the state. The House GOP is quietly backing away from its controversial proposed rules changes. Does this mean that the first real work week of this deep-red year was.. a win for Democrats? And the DCCC is coming to town, big time, with its sights on Reps. Barletta, Fitzpatrick and Meehan.

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/28 Morning Buzz

Celebrity look-alikes, Fitzgerald brings $750,000 to his campaign for County Exec, President Obama is coming to central PA, PA’s Senators get their committee assignments, and the state parties each try to spin Wednesday’s State House antics.

January 28th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/27 Morning Buzz

Democrats and Republicans are in an all-out brawl over a new set of PA House rules. Casey is ready and able to take on pro-life GOP challengers. Anti-Marcellus movie ‘Gasland’ is up for an Oscar. Toomey will be stopping by the Tea Party caucus. And Chaka Fattah penned a response to the SOTU in the Huffington Post.

January 27th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/26 Morning Buzz

Pennsylvania’s DC delegation responds to the State of the Union. Spoiler alert: Democrats liked it a lot. Republicans, less so. PoliticsPA will have the partisan responses to President Obama’s call for bipartisanship throughout the day.

January 26th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/25 Morning Buzz

Rendell eyes a spot at MSNBC as he rejoins the law firm of Ballard Spahr. It’s starting to look like southwestern PA will bear the brunt of redistricting. Battles over abortion are brewing in PA and DC. Toomey defends Pennsylvania’s honor in a Super Bowl prop bet with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). In SD-11 Special election news, Judy Schwank is now officially the Democratic candidate. And Santorum continues to get mileage out of his abortion/race/Obama non-gaffe.

January 25th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/24 Morning Buzz

The big news came out of Reading this weekend and PoliticsPA was on the scene. Each party selected its candidate for the special election to replace the late State Senator Mike O’Pake: Democrats rallied behind former Commissioner Judy Schwank (as PoliticsPA predicted on Dec. 29), and Republicans picked Register of Wills Larry Medaglia. The Berks County-based special will be the first test of GOP momentum after big wins in 2010. Check out the other weekend news, too.

January 24th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment