November 21: Captain America

Christian Pulisic

It’s Monday of Thanksgiving Week. Good luck to Hershey native Christian Pulisic as he leads Team USA in the World Cup!

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Top Story

1. Cutler Names Impeachment Managers For Krasner Trial

Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler named three state representatives to serve as the impeachment managers for the Senate impeachment trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

Cutler is required to appoint three members – two from the majority party and an additional from the minority party – to exhibit the articles of impeachment to the Senate and manage the trial on behalf of the House. He selected: Rep. Craig Williams, Rep. Tim Bonner, and Rep. Jared Solomon. (PoliticsPA)

Related

PA House Names Three Impeachment Managers In The Case Against Philly DA Larry Krasner. “The Pennsylvania speaker of the House on Friday named three impeachment managers to handle the case against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, but the timing of when a trial will take place remains murky.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

A Lone Republican Voted Against Impeaching Philly DA Larry Krasner. “Although the historic measure passed 107-85 over the objections of Democrats, state Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny) broke ranks and voted against the action, which he said he believed would set a disastrous precedent for the future.” (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

 

Washington

2. Is John Fetterman The New Normal?

The author takes the election of the new senator to task, writing that “Pennsylvania’s still-recovering stroke victim and senator-elect, whose parents provided him with his main source of income for a considerable amount of his adult life, is the blueprint for America’s future politicians.

The American exercise in meritocratic self-governance and democratic republicanism is rapidly dying, and in its place, the old-world practice of political patronage is making its return.” (The Federalist)

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Mrs. Fetterman Goes To Washington. “The Pennsylvania Senator-elect’s spouse opens up about the nonstop attacks and threats she gets from the right.” (The New Republic)

Smucker, GOP Look Forward With New Republican Majority In The House. “U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker said the new Republican majority in the House should prioritize blocking large spending bills to help throttle inflation and launch oversight investigations into several federal agencies while examining international business deals involving President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.” (LNP | Lancaster Online)

Anti-Abortion Groups Argue Over Next Steps In Wake Of Election Losses. “The divisions among anti-abortion groups and Republican leaders threaten to undercut a movement that for decades has shaped party platforms, tipped the scales in primaries, and helped steer the federal judiciary rightward.(POLITICO)

GOP’s Lackluster Fundraising Spurs Post-Election Infighting. “Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program and assigned blame to one person: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.” (Associated Press)

 

Harrisburg

3. Fulton County Could Be Charged With Civil Contempt

“A Pennsylvania judge has recommended the state’s high court impose civil contempt penalties against a Republican-majority county government that this summer secretly allowed a third party to copy data from voting machines used in the 2020 election lost by former President Donald Trump.” (Associated Press)

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PA’s Risk-Limiting Audit, Explained. “As part of what will be a routine effort to verify Pennsylvania’s election results, the Department of State has asked counties to perform what’s known as a risk-limiting audit.” (WITF)

McCaffery To Run For Open Seat On PA High Court. “A Pennsylvania appellate court judge, Daniel McCaffery, will run for an open seat on the state Supreme Court in next November’s election, a campaign aide said Friday.” (Associated Press)

Westmoreland Judge Announces Bid For Opening On Commonwealth Court.Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge Harry Smail Jr. on Friday announced he will run for a vacant seat on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.” (Tribune-Review)

The Future Of Weed Politics In PA. “Many human rights were on the ballot this election season, including, but not limited to, Pennsylvanians’ legal right to smoke some weed.” (34th Street)

House Defeat Dooms PA GOP’s Plans For The Constitution. “In one stroke, all the Republican Party’s hopes to change the Pennsylvania constitution could be dashed.” (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)

 

Around The Commonwealth

With The Midterms Over, The 2023 Philadelphia Mayoral Race Is Shifting Into High Gear. “In America’s culture of perpetual politics, the end of one election cycle marks the beginning of another. And for Philadelphia voters, that means attention is now shifting from Pennsylvania’s nationally watched U.S. Senate and governor races to next year’s mayoral election, which is already in full swing.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

DelRosso Weighs Options For Her Future After Gubernatorial Race. “Republican state Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso wasn’t going to run against veteran Democratic state Rep. Tony DeLuca.” (Tribune-Review)

Laughlin Appointed Policy Chairman For Senate Republican Majority Caucus. “Republican state Sen. Dan Laughlin of Erie will serve as chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee when a new session of the General Assembly begins next year.” (Erie Times-News)

Montgomery County Commissioners Spar Over 2023 Budget, Proposed 8% Tax Hike. “Montgomery County’s top elected officials sat divided amid beginnings of the 2023 budget process. A 2-1 vote to advertise the proposed budget during the county commissioners meeting Thursday was followed by a display of disagreement.” (Pottstown Mercury)

 

Opinion

 

1 Thing

Christian Pulisic Is Captain America. “When Hershey native Christian Pulisic steps on the field at Al Rayyan Stadium on Monday for the U.S. team’s World Cup opener against Wales, he’ll be finally realizing a childhood dream.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

2 Responses

  1. The Federalist article on Fetterman is arrogant and pompous deciding unilaterally what is the new normal. Politics has never been normal and to prove that point we have this bombastic intellectually deficient waste of an article judging someone lacking because they got ill and wanted to heal. The article also is finding flaws in parental love. So this where political ideology has taken this country right into the moral toilet along with all the other intellectual waste. Nothing like vapid meaningless drivel to start Thanksgiving week.

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