8/23 Morning Buzz

He’s back! Rick Santorum is hoping to bolster his post-Ames cred with a strong fundraising performance, and he’s hoping to tap his once-formidable fundraising circle in Pennsylvania. Politico’s (and formerly pa2010’s) Dan Hirschhorn has the scoop on Santorum’s 8-stop PA swing.

She’s out! Arlene Ackerman, the embattled (former) Superintendant of the Philadelphia School district, reports Kristen Graham of the Inquirer. Ackerman had been taking fire from almost all sides, and walks away from one of the toughest gigs in America with a $905,000 severance package.

National
Tribune Review: GOP says still time to find to find Sen. Casey challenger
Politico: Santorum Fundraising In Pa.
Politico: Santorum locked out of Senator DeMint’s South Carolina Candidate Forum
2Chambers: Rep. Barletta Among 29 House Members Urging Leaders Not To End House Page Program
LA Times: Santorum says Obama had little to do with Libya
State Line: Five ways students will feel budget cuts
New York Post: Rove Friend Says Perry-Guiliani Ticket Would Be Strong In PA
Post-Gazette: Romney plans to quadruple size of Calif. home
Post-Gazette: Biden, in China, blames Republicans for shortcomings of debt-limit deal
Early Returns: Daily Santorum: Gays and Megyn Kelly
Tribune Review: Karl Rove predicts Sarah Palin will seek presidency
Indiana Gazette: Liberals’ complaints challenge Obama
AP, Altoona Mirror: Penatgon, scarred by 9/11, adapts to new fight
Beaver County Times: Balanced budget amendment to get votes in Congress
Beaver County Times: Rep. Jason Chaffetz won’t take on Sen. Orrin Hatch
Times Leader: Barletta will run for 2nd term
Forbes: GOP – Still time to find Senate challenger in Pa.
Politico: GOP challenge on Libya – Cheer or not to cheer?

Statewide
Patriot News: Bath Salt ban now in effect
AP: Pa. Treasurer Loans $500M For State Projects
WHYY Newsworks: Montgomery County Judge Assumes Lead At Statewide Convention
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Post Gazette to share content
Mid Hudson News: PA and NY Team Up To Fight DUI
Indiana Gazette: GOP still seeking challenger for Casey
Philadelphia Inquirer: New Legislation to Limit Lame Duck School Boards
Philadelphia Daily News: John Baer Lists What PA Does Well
PA Independent: Right To Work Laws Are A Numbers Game
Morning Call: Governor’s panel: Allow red-light cameras statewide
Morning Call: Santorum to miss forum
Erie Times – News: PA begins legislative redistricting process; website launched
Centre Daily: PA ban on bath salts, synthetic pot take effect
Examiner: Governor names chairman for the PGCB
Times-Tribune: Noonan heads agency that faces new demands

Philly
Inquirer, Philly School Files: Arlene Ackerman Is Out As Philly Superintendent
Heard In The Hall: Mayor Nutter Won’t Talk About Ackerman
PhillyClout: Watchdog Group Urges SRC To Reveal Names Of Anonymous Donors To Ackerman’s Buy-Out
WHYY Newsworks: Are City Workers Still Getting A Pass On Back Taxes?

Philly Suburbs
Daily News: Brits: More Delco helicopters, please

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Tribune- Review: Pennsylvania misses key federal sex offender deadline
Post-Gazette: Sept. shale conference’s 3-gov threat

Southwest
Somerset Daily American: Gov. Corbett visits Somerset County Fair
Somerset Daily American: Betta hoping to set example as county commissioner
Somerset Daily American: Toker-Ickes announces final run for commissioner

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley unemployment rate rises to 8.7 percent

South Central
ABC 27: Vance blames Carlisle hospital’s problems on for-profit status
The Sentinel: Rep. Bloom’s newsletter now available
The Patriot-News: District Judge Charles Clement being moved to Lower Allen Township to save money
York Daily Record: Commissioner candidate invites residents to ‘Ribs Fest’
Chambersburg Public Opinion: Franklin County area governmental meetings
Lancaster Online: Countians get in line to appeal assessments

NEPA
Times Tribune: Noonan heads agency that faces new demands
Standard Speaker: Luzerne County Solicitor DeLuca seeks additional solicitor for staff
The Daily Review: Kershner receives statewide award as she steps down as Bradford County chief clerk
Times News: New policy issued for use of county vehicles
WNEP Channel 16: County Worker Pleads Guilty to Theft, County Takes Action
Go Lackawanna: Northeast Rail Corridor gets $745M for Upgrades

North By Northwest
Erie Times – News: Erie Mayor Sinnott decides against U.S Congress run
Statecollege.com: In search of the perfect candidate

Opinions
PhillyNow: What’s Up With Those Wine Kiosks?
Lu Lac Political Letter: Health Care Market Place
Above Average Jane: Bucks County Candidates by Gender
The Voice of Business: How does redistricting work?
Tribune Review: Perry shoots self in foot
Tribune Review: Obama: Circling back to the iceberg
Daily Times Editorial: Panel’s views on roads, bridges worth heeding
The Morning Call: Philadelphia flash mob issue ignored
Beaver County Times: Lt. Gov says PA Cyber success reflects need for choice
Patriot News Op-Ed: Republican Party is out of touch with middle class
Ruth Ann Dailey, Post Gazette: More State forest drilling? Not conservative!

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