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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/8 Edition

Pat Toomey is considering joining the tea party caucus, Tom Corbett has those who deal with the state government nervous about what cuts could be on the horizon and congratulations to Joe Paterno on his 400th victory. Happy Monday morning and welcome to the Buzz where we hope the iPhone glitch did not cause you to oversleep.

Weekend Headlines

Roll Call (paywall): Toomey would consider joining proposed tea party caucus

Tribune-Review: Tight-fisted Toomey talks compromise

Tribune-Review: ‘Pelosi is not (Dems’) problem,’ Doyle says

Intelligencer: GOP drops challenges to ballots

Intelligencer: Surfing through the 8th congressional district

Tribune-Review: New Gov. Tom Corbett planning to zero in on budget

Times-Tribune: Corbett will try to take state stores private

Patriot-News: Pennsylvania Homeland Security office engaged in domestic surveillance, compared political groups to Al Qaeda

Tribune-Review: Rendell: Beware tax cuts’ effects

Inquirer: Donna Cooper leaving Rendell administration for D.C. think tank

Inquirer: Asher a hidden force behind GOP success in Pa.

Tribune-Review: Western Pennsylvania power hitters on deck in capitol shift

Post-Gazette: Legislature goes home without fixing pension crisis

Times-News: Legislators will ask Governor to intercede to save proposed shopping


Inquirer: Another polarized ‘wave’ election

Weekend Opinions

Times-Tribune: Back-to-back tsunamis in opposite directions

Times-Tribune: REVOLUTION (or is it the same old spin?)

Times-News: Erie think tank offers postelection food for thought

Today’s Headlines

Patriot-News: Tom Corbett needs to pick a successor for attorney general; local Das could be in the running

Patriot-News: Corbett’s campaign pledges cause speculation about state employee layoffs

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader: Pa. population climbs, but House loss likely

Inquirer: Rendell is indefatigable as TV commentator

Inquirer: Jim Cawley’s path from Temple to Corbett’s No. 2

Inquirer: Stimulus money helped SEPTA move projects along

Central Pennsylvania Business Journal: Report: Pa. 7th in reducing oil dependence

PhillyClout: Sam Katz will not make a 4th run for mayor of Philadelphia

Today’s Opinions

Mayor Ravenstahl wrote an op-ed in the Post-Gazette about his trip to Asia.

John Baer: Pennsylvania Democrats in desperate need of some new leaders

Times-Tribune: Transparency government’s biggest cost

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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