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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

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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