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10/21 Morning Buzz

Cantor in Philly: Hundreds are expected to rally against GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this afternoon when he makes an appearance at UPenn.  His speech will focus on the widening gap between the nation’s rich and poor.

Vinsko’s Good Q3: Republican Rep. Lou Barletta holds a significant financial advantage over Democrat William Vinsko Jr, in the the race for the 11th congressional district. But in the third quarter, Vinsko racked in the cash and nearly equaled Barletta’s haul.

Rizzo Quits GOP: Frank Rizzo Jr., who is in his final few months on Philadelphia City Council, has decided to leave the Republican party — a change prompted by a spat with a fellow Republican on Council.

Early Returns: Former Sen. Specter: Washington Gridlock Like War
Businessweek: Biden’s hometown offers evidence of re-election uphill climb
Citizens Voice: U.S. Senate confirms Scranton attorney as federal district judge

Capitol Ideas: Gov. Corbett Signs Harrisburg Takeover Legislation
Capitolwire (paywall): State House Democrats Jobs Plan Offers ‘Back-To-Work’, Tax Credits And Infrastructure Investments
Capitolwire (paywall): State Sen. Corman Backs Governor’s Transportation Report, Urges Gov. To Step Up
Indiana Gazette: Harrisburg takeover bill heads to Corbett
WFMZ: Governor signs bill to cover distressed cities
Times Leader: Pa. Senators typical of partisan lines over jobs bill
Times Leader: Newly created Pa. drug, alcohol agency on hold
Citizens Voice: Senate approves juvenile bill Corman wants transportation funding front and center
Neagle: Casey urges release of LIHEAP funds
AP, Times Leader: Arlen Specter: Republican party no longer moderate
WHYY Newsworks: Brendon Boyle launches challenge to Pileggi’s electoral college plan

Daily News: PPA almost human
Daily News: Councilwoman’s communications director accused of ethics violations
Daily News: School closings a mixed bag
Philly Clout: Nutter names deputy mayor chief of staff
Philly Now: Temple faculty sides with Occupy Philly
Philadelphia Inquirer: School reform commission member Denise McGregor Armbrister resigns

Philly Burbs
Pottstown Mercury: No contest for Phoenixville School Board
Delco Times: Two refineries get millions of dollars in tax free bonds
Montgomery News: Montgo candidates exchange harsh words
Bucks Local: Bucks County looking for input on 2011 plan
Intelligencer: State’s top Republican promoting Montco GOP’s county slate
Montgomeryville-Landsdale Patch: GOP Introuduces Candidates for County Offices
Patch: Wissahickon Dems Host Meet and Greet
Patch: Development Agreement Extended for Ardmore Revitalization Project Montco commissioner candidates go on the attack

City Paper: Mud Slide: Raja, Fitzgerald Have Made Race For County Executive A Messy One
Early Returns: Raja: Adopt Philly-Style Senior Tax Freeze
Early Returns: Former Mayor Masloff Hospitalized
Tribune Review: Mayor boosts pension contribution; city budget on its way to overseer
Tribune Review: Big proposed cuts for child welfare not big surprise, officials say

Times Leader: Council candidate files complaints against mayor, former administrator
Times Leader: County eyes plan for debt
Citizens Voice: EPA to regulate disposal of fracking waste water

Indiana Gazette: IUP: Legislation Would Expand Doctorate Degrees

South Central
Sentinel: Dickinson Township supervisors accept Reeder’s resignation as manager
AP, Sentinel: Gov. Corbett signs Harrisburg takeover bill
Sentinel: Officials concerned about voter ID bill
Patriot-News: Mayor Linda Thompson: It’s a ‘sad day’ for the city
Patriot-News: Harrisburg cancels holiday parade due to lack of sponsors
Patriot-News: About 45 volunteer from Carlisle’s 1st Battalion, 108th Field Artillery, answer deployment call for Iraq
Patriot-News: Deadline approaches for low interest disaster relief loans
York Dispatch: York County superintendents question Corbett’s education plan
York Dispatch: State says no to shorter school year
York Dispatch: State funds still available for tree planting
York Daily Record: New Hope Academy Charter School’s performing arts program apporved in York
Lancaster Era: Library director asks Pequea Twp. officials for contribution
Lebanon Daily News: Candidate criticizes county administrator
Lebanon Daily News: County budget hearings loom
Lebanon Daily News: EPA to regulate disposal of fracking wastewater

North by Northwest
Erie Times: Meadville City Hall might move to Diamond Park
Erie Times: Erie City Council votes to give mayor a $30,000 annual pay raise
Erie Times: Occupy Erie gains stream and police approval
Erie Times: Erie Democrats to hold re-election dinner Friday night
Erie Times: Erie Twitter users respond to mayor’s pay increase
Courier Express: Loss of brine treatment could cost Ridgeway Borough $350,000
AP, McClean: Pa. unemployment up in Sept., payrolls down
Centre Daily News: Arlen Specter: Republican Party no longer moderate
Centre Daily News: Pa. Gov. Corbett moves toward Harrisburg takeover
Sun Gazette: PennDOT secretary calls for gasoline tax hike
Sun Gazette: City council candidates talk about flood protection, other issues
Sun Gazette: Environmental Protection staffer explains changes
Sun Gazette: Gas industry keeps churning out new jobs

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Gorbachev at Lafayette: U.S excessively concerned about security
Reading Eagle: GOP mayoral hopeful McHale releases city recovery plan
Lehigh Valley Live: Route 33 interchange financing plan approved by Northampton county council

Daily News: Regulations don’t kill jobs
Inquirer: District candidates
Sun Gazette: Gas industry keeps churning out new jobs
Sun Gazette: City correctly joins naming rights craze
Sun Gazette: Congress should insist on full Solyndra probe
Sun Gazette: Protest impact hurt by lack of balance
Sun Gazette: Corbett gas fee plan deserves strong look
Public Opinion: Obama hates biz, but loves Obama?
Public Opinion: Young Americans a part of new ‘Generation Less’
Patriot-News: Has Council considered all options?-Ali
Lancaster Era: OWS is winning
Lancaster Era: RRTA project completion date still up in air
Lehigh Valley Live: Pa. Coroner law would make death reports a state secret Vent

Commonwealth Foundation: Blame game no jobs gain
Commonwealth Foundation: PA natural gas jobs doubled in last three years
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Dent hopeful Qaddafi’s death will end bloodshed in Libya
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Barron defends his T-Mobile extortion
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Are you afraid of a rehab center by Becahi?
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Stoffa labels Barron’s asbestos accusation a “bold-faced lie”
NEPArtisan: 1st Amendment threatened over abortion discussion
2 Political Junkies: Occupy Pittsburgh update
PA Watercooler: #OccupyNorristown: really?
PA Watercooler: Arlene Ackerman is for school choice
Lu Lac Political Letter: Oct. 20, Edition #1804
Lu Lac Political Letter: Oct. 10, Edition #1803
PA Progressive: News & Notes Oct 20
PA Progressive: ACLU expects lawsuit over SB 732
Above Average Jane: Bruce Castor, charmer
Keystone Poltics: I committed crimes, but so did everyone else
Keystone Politics: Impartial? Supercommittee member Tomboy took $40k from banks

  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?

    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

    Total Voters: 231

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