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.

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the buzz.

PoliticsPA Reports

PoliticsPA: PA GOP Chair Gleason backs Priebus over Steele for RNC Chair
PoliticsPA: Chelsea Wagner announces candidacy for Allegheny County Controller
Politically Uncorrected: The Rendell Legacy
PoliticsPA: Updated: PA Delegation responds to Tucson tragedy


PhillyNow: Should Rep. Brady introduce “Palin bill” in response to AZ shooting?
Altoona Mirror: Jubelirer denies Rendell claims, says the Gov lobbied him for pay raises
Patriot-News: U.S. Rep. Tim Holden calls for end to incivility in politics
Early Returns: Tough Iowa poll numbers for Santorum
Delaware County Times: Pa. Democrats facing loss of congressional seat
Patriot News: Farm Bureau law suit vs. EPA draws criticism from environmentalists
Tribune Review: Poll shows Pennsylvanians have net positive opinion of Tea Party
AP: Rendell orders flags flown at half-mast for Arizona shooting victims
Capitol Ideas: Corbett names his Sec. of State, Sec. of Revenue and Chief Information Officer
Times-Tribune: Gov. Rendell sees his mark in education
Post-Gazette: 3 district judge offices proposed for closing (h/t Early Returns)
PhillyClout: City Controller Alan Butkovitz endorses Nutter for re-election
Inquirer: Would-be Philadelphia judges make pre-election pitches
Fox Philadelphia: Allentown Medal Works to close on Friday
The Times-Tribune: Corbett taps Meuser for revenue secretary
The Wayne Independent: GOP holds power, responsibility
The Times-Tribune: Rendell sees his mark in education
StateCollege.com: Rep. GT Thompson alters Twitter habits in light of Arizona tragedy
Daily News: Feds say Fumo sentence was too light, continue appeal
KDKA: Pittsburgh FOP angered by fake press release sent out in their name
Daily Item: Marino staff takes shape
Washington Examiner: Kanjorski October comments about shooting Florida GOP Gov. Candidate Rick Scott become conservative counter-point in post-Tucson debate over political rhetoric


John Baer, Daily News: Rendell Era: Plenty of bluster and achievement
Times-Tribune Editorial: Originalists skip original
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette: New Congress should take immigration hard line
Patriot News Editorial: Angry political rhetoric results in political extremism
Altoona Mirror Editorial: Too early to blame political climate for shootings
Tribune Review Editorial: Private sector unions are turning against their public sector counterparts
Oren Spiegler, Inquirer: Lawmakers seeking to cut spending should start with their own pay
Inquirer Editorial: Stop playing games: let watchdog Rob McCord do his job, attend PGCB meetings
Daily News Editorial: The evidence is clear: repealing health care reform would kill jobs, expand deficit

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