June 6: McCormick Concedes


It’s the 78th anniversary of D-Day. McCormick Concedes to Oz. Fetterman Shares More Medical Info. The Perils of Politics in Polarized PA. Who Will Lead the PA Dems? Here is the Playbook.


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Belle Vernon | Sunny, 84
Williamsport | Mostly Sunny, 83
Doylestown | Sunny, 81


PA Sports
Phillies (25-29) | d. LA Angels, 9-7; TUE-THU vs. Milwaukee
Pirates (24-28) | d. Arizona, 3-0; TUE-WED vs. Detroit



Who Will Lead the PA Democratic Party?: At a time when Pennsylvania Democrats are coalescing behind gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, a fight for leadership within the group has spilled into the open.

The Perils of Politics in Polarized Pennsylvania: Whether it is selecting justices for the U.S. Supreme Court, establishing the majority party for the House and Senate and judicial branches, or selecting local representatives, your vote makes a difference.

Sunday News Show Preview – June 5: If it’s Sunday … and you still aren’t sure who won the GOP Senate race (yes, I know I used this line two weeks ago) … you might be in front of your television catching up on state political issues on the morning shows.


PA Senate Race: McCormick Concedes to Oz in GOP Senate Race: Dave McCormick has conceded the Republican U.S. Senate nomination to Mehmet Oz.

  • Commonwealth Court Sides With McCormick: In a Thursday night ruling, Commonwealth Court Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer sided with the campaign of U.S. Senate candidate Dave McCormick in a ballot-counting lawsuit.
  • Post-Gazette: How Pa.’s U.S. Senate race between John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz could play out
  • Inquirer: Mehmet Oz vs. John Fetterman is a clash of two personalities running as outsiders
  • Inquirer: Why David McCormick couldn’t catch Mehmet Oz in the Pa. Senate primary 
  • Inquirer: Fetterman says he ‘almost died,’ but cardiologist says his prognosis, despite ignoring medical advice, is now good
  • Inquirer: David McCormick concedes to Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary
  • AP: McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary
  • AP: Pa. GOP loudly opposed counting undated ballots, until now
  • AP: ‘I almost died,’ Fetterman says as Senate campaign heats up
  • PennLive: U.S. Senate candidate David McCormick concedes to Dr. Mehmet Oz in tight Pennsylvania primary
  • PennLive: ‘I could have died.’ Fetterman says he’s recovering, urges others to learn from his mistakes 
  • WFMZ: McCormick concedes to Oz in Pa. Republican primary race, as Democratic candidate reveals just how serious his recent health scare was
  • Erie Times-News: Oz to face Fetterman in November as McCormick concedes amid recount
  • Fox News: Dave McCormick concedes to Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary
  • National Journal: Against the Grain Episode 164: What’s the Matter With Pennsylvania?
  • The Hill: McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary
  • The Hill: Fetterman discloses previous heart condition, says he’s recovering
  • Politico: Fetterman had a previously undisclosed heart condition
  • CNN: Dave McCormick concedes Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary to Trump-backed Mehmet Oz
  • CNN: John Fetterman has told two very different stories about his health
  • CNN: Fetterman’s cardiologist says Democrat, who had stroke, suffers from atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy
  • Pennsylvania Capital-Star: McCormick concedes in Pa. GOP U.S. Senate primary race
  • Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Doctor for Fetterman says lieutenant governor, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee has cardiomyopathy
  • New York Times: Fetterman’s Heart Issues Add Wild Card to Key Pennsylvania Senate Race


‘Lehigh County GOP Chair: Coleman appears to have beaten Browne in Pa. state Senate race’: WFMZ reports that “the chairman of the Lehigh County Republican Committee says Jarrett Coleman appears to have defeated longtime state Sen. Pat Browne.”

‘Pennsylvania’s definition of broadband hasn’t changed in nearly 20 years’: Spotlight PA reports that “everyone in Pennsylvania has access to broadband — at least, according to the definition set by state lawmakers in the early 2000s. But ask residents of rural areas about their internet speeds, and you’ll likely hear about slow connections and outdated technology.”

‘Biden has not ‘reached out to Republicans’ on gun legislation, GOP senator says’: Business Insider reports that “GOP Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said President Joe Biden has not “reached out to Republicans” on gun legislation.”

‘Toomey says he hopes half of Senate Republicans will vote for potential gun deal’: The Hill reports that “Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), one of the lawmakers involved in the ongoing bipartisan gun negotiations, said the group has to “be realistic,” but he hopes at least half of his Republican colleagues in the Senate will vote for a potential deal if one ever arises.”

‘Pa. to start citing unlicensed recovery houses this week’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “starting June 9, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will have the authority to impose fines on unlicensed recovery houses in the commonwealth that receive public funding.”

‘To protect wildlife, SWPa lawmaker wants to take the air out of mass balloon releases’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “violators could be hit with fines up to $100, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette, who says he’s pursuing the legislation to protect the commonwealth’s wildlife and livestock.”

‘Proposal to ‘modernize’ Pa. dog law, increase fees, gains support from Ag officials, advocates’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, who has frequently sounded the alarm on the bureau’s situation, wrote a letter to the Senate committee urging lawmakers to take legislative action this budget season.”

‘Dems open election office in East Liberty’: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “to cheers and applause, Josh Shapiro and Austin Davis opened their All In Pennsylvania campaign office in East Liberty on Saturday.”

‘Working through the COVID-19 pandemic pays off for Pa. government workers with bonuses’: PennLive reports that “many union-represented employees who work under the governor’s jurisdiction will be receiving $1,000 payments.”

‘Erie native named new PA AFL-CIO president’: The Erie Times-News reports that “Ferritto, an Erie native, replaced president-elect Frank Snyder, who retired in late May amid a misconduct investigation.”


Regional Spotlight: Southeast and Lehigh Valley
NBC10: To Beat a Philly Incumbent, Knock on 10,000 Doors – and Raise $284,000
WHYY: Philly budget could have bigger surplus than expected
WHYY: Round two: September retrial set for Kenyatta Johnson and co-defendants
Inquirer: How the pandemic, progressives, and property assessments are fueling a debate over Philly’s taxes 
City & State PA: Philly officials support GOP bike lane protection bill
Fox News: Philadelphia DA Krasner blames mass shooting on ‘NRA lobbyists,’ ignores own record on illegal gun crime
Fox News: Philadelphia Eagles owner called for assault weapons ban before downtown mass shooting involving handguns
Inquirer: Philly officials subpoenaed the man behind a potential GOP ‘ballot harvesting’ effort. He refused to testify. 
Inquirer: Philadelphia could rehire retired cops, other employees to address staffing shortages under a new proposal 
Inquirer: City Council is backing a new relief package to soften the impact of rising property assessments 
Inquirer: Philly libraries and rec centers are at ‘completely unacceptable’ staffing levels, advocates say
Inquirer: WHYY names new VP for news and civic engagement 
Inquirer: A monster UPS warehouse threatens Far Northeast Philly. Residents fear gridlock
Inquirer: A Delco Capitol rioter who was turned in by his ex after he called her a ‘moron’ has pleaded guilty  
Inquirer: See Philadelphia students rally against gun violence 
Inquirer: Jury orders Philadelphia to pay $1 million to former police officers in case that brought down former Commissioner Richard Ross 
Inquirer: Philly prides itself on welcoming immigrants. Now it wants to make it official.
Inquirer: Mayor Kenney picks two new Philly school board members 
Inquirer: City urged to buy back $10 million in liens to protect community gardens and lots from sheriff’s sale 
Inquirer: Penn anthropologist sues Inquirer, Penn, and others over criticism about her handling of MOVE victim remains
Inquirer: Developers built a record number of homes in one of Pa.’s wealthiest counties last year
Inquirer: Smart guns could save lives, the CEO of a Radnor start-up says
WHYY: Philly voters poised to consider creating Department of Aviation
WHYY: Philly residents affected by gun violence will be researching the root causes of the crisis
WHYY: Philly bike advocates press mayor to move ahead with narrowing Washington Ave. 
WHYY: City to apply for funds to cap portion of Vine Street Expressway through Chinatown 
WHYY: Chester receiver floats monetizing water authority as ‘only realistic way’ out of potential bankruptcy
WHYY: Free Library will screen, discuss episodes of ‘Philly D.A.’
WHYY: Did you know Delaware County has a state holiday? It’s called Delco Day and it’s for a good cause
Billy Penn: What we know about the deadly mass shooting on South Street 
Billy Penn: Can Philly count? Advocates say hundreds more young people are experiencing homelessness than the city will acknowledge 
Billy Penn: Why Philly can’t make stronger gun laws, and the legal battle to get that changed 
Billy Penn: CAPA students walk out to protest discrimination and support their Black assistant principal
Philadelphia Tribune: Philly Councilmember Johnson floats property tax relief plan
KYW Newsradio: Philly leaders praise Biden police reform executive order, demand deeper change
Morning Call: Allentown City Council delays vote on giving IronPigs, Da Vinci $1.5 million in federal funds, citing favoritism issues 
Morning Call: More warehouses are on their way to Lehigh Valley, with no end in sight. What is fueling the boom? 
Morning Call: Allentown Council delays Mayor Matt Tuerk’s plan for pandemic relief spending, wants input from public on potential projects 
Morning Call: Many Lehigh Valley bridges receive poor rating, based on now-secret data. At least one community has concerns 
Morning Call: Bethlehem terminates budget and finance director following investigation 
Morning Call: Bethlehem has four new councilmembers and a new mayor. What does that mean for development on the South Side? 
Morning Call: City Council confirms public works deputy to lead department 
Morning Call: Rare study to examine if private wells in Lehigh, Northampton counties are causing illnesses in children 
Morning Call: Read the police criminal complaint against ex-Bethlehem budget director Mark Sivak 
Morning Call: ‘It’s gotten to an atrocious position’: Allentown City Council approves ‘emergency’ vehicle maintenance contract
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley airports will receive more than $6 million for improvements
Morning Call: First Black woman to be sworn in as postmaster for Allentown. Here is her plan to improve mail service.
Morning Call: How worried should we be now that monkeypox has arrived in Pa.? Lehigh Valley health experts weigh in 
Morning Call: Number of diagnosed HIV cases ‘impossibly low’ since 2020. Why that’s not good news, Lehigh Valley health experts say
Morning Call: When a federal lawsuit forced Lehigh County to modernize its prison, Lehigh County President Judge John Backenstoe, who died last week, took charge
Reading Eagle: Primary 2022: Berks poll workers say a lack of training and communication contributed to a difficult day
WFMZ: Northampton County setting up full-time Drug Task Force to combat opioid crisis
WFMZ: Northampton County puts together scenarios for Gracedale under potential federal, state rule changes
WFMZ: Bethlehem’s former finance director charged in thefts from city
Express Times: Lehigh Valley ranks among nation’s most overpriced rental markets in new report
Levittown Now: Owner Of Local Newspapers Restructures To Improve ‘Efficiency’
Delaware Valley Journal: Marjorie Margolies: Roe Decision May Make 2022 Another ‘Year of the Woman’


Stacy Garrity: Saving for a rainy day makes good fiscal sense
Robert Torres: To protect older adults from abuse, we must update our protective services law
Mark S. Singel: Proponents of the “Big Lie” want to control the outcome of the next election
Ray E. Landis: Lawmakers, Wolf can’t kick the can down the road this budget season
John Sigle: How do you tell rural voters they may be wrong without offending them?
Becky Bennett: What can rural voters be thinking? | Across the Divide
Will Bunch: Philly’s South Street massacre demands action on guns, but GOP isn’t having it
John L. Micek: Pa. Sen. Mastriano shares documents, agrees to interview with Jan. 6 committee | Friday Coffee
PennLive Editorial Board: Pennsylvania should allow pharmacies to continue to provide vaccinations to protect public health
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Mastriano’s plan to clean the vote will corrupt the vote 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: What’s going on? Police silence on major investigations sows confusion, concern 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Lessons for America from the Queen’s Jubilee
LNP | LancasterOnline Editorial Board: Lancaster County’s Class of ’22 graduates speak with impressive candor at commencements. We adults could learn from them.
George A. Nation III: Court deals predatory health care pricing a big defeat
Fritz Walker: Background checks can help keep guns out of the wrong hands
John Cole: What Dems worry? | Editorial Cartoon
Michael J. Rush: Increase awareness and resources at rail crossings in PA
Michael Kusluski: An easy win for criminal justice reform: Independent crime labs

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