9/7 Morning Buzz

Redistricting Update: The Patriot News has this good look at the state of play re: congressional redistricting, meanwhile John Micek of the Morning Call has a preview of today’s redistricting hearing today in Allentown (for state legislative lines).

It’s Miller Time: GOP Senate hopeful Marc Scaringi is hosting former Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller for a press conference and meet and greet this morning in Harrisburg, followed by appearances at Tea Party events out in Yardley.

Favorite son Santorum: The former Senator rallied support on the home front yesterday. 15 PA Senators, including most of its leadership, today announced their endorsement for his presidential bid.

RNC on the air: The Republican National Committee is seeking to preempt Obama’s “Pivot to Jobs” speech with a PA radio spot that hammers the President along the lines of Republicans’ favorite targets: stimulus, health care reform, deficits and debt.

Oh v. Brennan: PhillyClout’s Chris Brennan has kept a close eye on the campaign of David Oh for at-large Philly Council – much to his dismay.

Bush at Flight 93: Former President George W. Bush will attend the Flight 93 memorial dedication in Shanksville this September 11.

National
Inquirer: Fewer Members Of Congress Willing To Brave Town Hall Meetings
Stateline: High-Risk Health Care Plans Fail to Draw Crowd
Fox News: Bachmann Campaign Chief Quits
Wayne Independent: Pentagon chief visiting 9/11 sites in NY, Pa.
WNEP: Its Mitt Romney’s turn to make jobs pitch
Pocono Record: White House to drop troop levels to 3000 by end of the year, sources say
York Daily Record: Poll: Ok to trade some freedoms to fight terrorism
Bloomberg: Most Incumbents in 30 Years May Lose
Foreign Affairs Committee : Maryam Rajavi: U.S. Bears Special Reponsibility For Ensuring the Protection of Ashraf on the Basis of its Agreements with Every Single One of the Residents in Camp Ashraf
ABC 27: US Park Service Gives First Look at Flight 93 Memorial
Politico: POLITICO-GW poll: Perry doubles up Mitt
Roll Call: Future threats were topic planned for 9/11
Roll Call: Leaders to stay close to deficit panel
AP, Washington Post: Pentagon chief visits memorial to 9/11 victims in NY, says threat of a repeat is real

Statewide
Morning Call: Casey Challengers to Meet at Forum
Patriot-News: In Pa., Most Teachers Rejected Gov. Corbett’s Urging Of Pay Freezes In Face Of Budget Cuts
State Impact: 4 Things to Watch For At the Marceullus Shale Coalition’s Philadelphia Conference
Directions Magazine: MAPPS Applauds Reintroduction of FLAIR Act in U.S. Senate
Geology: Pennsylvanians: Favorable View of the Natural Gas Industry
The Hill : Rep. Murphy Decides Against PA Senate Run
Almanac: Government Affiairs Update: Corbett Signed act 12A of 2011
Keystone Politics: PA Withdraws From 5 Pollution Lawsuits
Politico: George Bush to speak at Pa. Sept. 11 event
Politico: Rick Santorum to roll out Pa. endorsements
Roll Call: From the photo vault: The Sept. 11 attacks
AP, Washington Post: Trial opens for central Pa. couple charged in death of adopted Russian boy, 7
The Hill: Rep. Murphy decides against PA senate run

Philly
Daily News: Philly Ready to Start A New Year Without Ackerman
Daily News: City Trapped In Vicious Recycle
Inquirer: Talks Break Down Between Archdiocese and Teachers Union
Daily News: District Promises Safer Schools Despite Fewer Officers
Inquirer: Fewer Congressmen Braving Town Halls
Fox News: Ackerman Buyout Could Be In Trouble
The Philly Post: Making a Bonusgate Example of John Perzel

Philly Burbs
Bucks County Courier: Churches Going Green
Burlington County Times: Local Woman Pushes For Hispanic Equality
Delco Daily Times: Commuter Rail Between Philly and Trenton Reopens
Delco Daily Times: 9/11 – Delco Ten Years Later
Bucks Local: PECO Crews Still Working on Hurricane Damage
Bucks Local: Unemployment in Bucks County Dips To Lowest Point in Three Years

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Tribute Review: Rja, Fitzgerald trade attacks as fall campaign kicks off
AP, Erie Times: Pittsburgh Metro Area Named One of Nation’s Least Diverse
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Council Bill Would Halt Evening Meter Fees
Post Gazette: Pgh Hosts Int’l Conf on Eve of 2012 Election

South Central
Patriot News: Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson lacks the skills to lead the city, former staffers say

NEPA
Times Tribune: With tight school budgets, teachers pay out of pocket for supplies
Times Leader: Drilling’s economic impact is lessened
Citizen’s Voice: Casey: Troop withdrawl needs careful evaluation
Standard Speaker: GOP plans push for charter schools
The Daily Review: Towanda Boro applies for $225K to upgrade traffic lights

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ – What we want to hear the president say

North by Northwest
Erie Times: Figaski On the Defensive at Millcreek Meeting (Updated 1:35 p.m.)
Courier Express: Brockway Approves Advertising Local Earned Income Ordinance
Centre Daily Times: Centre County, Penn State Groups Planning Host of Events to Mark 9/11 Anniversary
AP, Centre Daily Times: A Decade Later, Schools Find Lessons in 9/11
AP, Centre Daily Times: Pentagon Chief Visiting 9/11 Sites in NY, Pa.
Sun Gazette: Number of Races Have 1 Running
Sun Gazette: Man Sees Little Good in Government: ‘It is So Corrupt and Out of Hand’
Erie Times: U.S. Education Secretary to Visit Erie Wednesday
Erie Times: Erie City Council Considers Releasing Money for Capital Projects
Centre Daily Times: Keystone Little League to be Honored in State Captiol
AP, Centre Daily Times: Corman Backs Santorum for Prez Nod

Opinion
Citizen’s Voice: Make job creation top priority
Carlisle Sentinel: Predicting the 2012 election
Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial : School District Faces Test
Trentonian Editorial: Green’s Running in the Red
WHYY Newsworks, Off Mic: Sampling Attitudes Toward Privatization At A State Store

Blogs
John Hanger: US Public Yawns About Climate Change
John Hanger: Petroleum, Not Coal, is Biggest US Carbon Dioxide Source
Keystone Politics: Gambling Foe Charlie Dent Will Personally Benefit from Sands Events Center
Keystone Politics: College Dems Kick off Campaign Season With Call-a-Palooza
Keystone Politics: Pittsburgh Named One of Nation’s Least Diverse Regions
Keystone Politics: PA Withdraws From 5 Pollution Lawsuits
Penn Patriot: Call for Pay Freezes for Teachers Ignored
Above Average Jane: Citizens Marcellus Shale Meeting this Evening
Pennsylvania Progressive: News & Notes Sept. 6
PA Water Cooler: Labor Day-Time for Unions to Get Real
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Brace: $26 Million in Unpaid Fines Should Be Pursued
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Its Silly Season

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