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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/20 Edition

The Senate passed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell over the weekend, scoring a legislative victory for Rep. Patrick Murphy who was the leading voice of the repeal in the House, Rep. Dahlkemper explains why she voted against the tax cut legislation and the Tribune-Review looks at the FEC filings of the Pa. Congressional delegation. Good Monday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

Weekend Headlines:

Inquirer: Rep. Patrick Murphy pleased with success of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell legislation

Post-Gazette: Tim Murphy for Senate?

Post-Gazette: Ex-Veon aid is sentenced as part of Bonusgate probe

Times-News: Rep. Dahlkemper explains why she voted against the tax cut legislation

Intelligencer: Patrick Murphy & Allyson Schwartz vote for tax cut legislation

Times-News: Mike Kelly named to Oversight and Education Committees

Times-Tribune: Tom Marino to serve on Homeland Security and Judiciary committee; Lou Barletta to serve on Transportation Committee

Early Returns: Sen. Specter, the new Holbrooke?

Commonwealth Confidential: Corbett names Corrections, police heads; also launches inaugural website

Heard in City Hall: Philly DA Seth Williams named to Aspen Institute Fellowship

Newsworks: Philly City Council moves to close Florida Gun Loophole

CBS Pittsburgh: State Rep. Metcalfe still pushing for Castle Doctrine legislation

Times-Tribune: Sestak still finding cause for optimism

Commonwealth Confidential: Sestak: Tax deal a “backdoor stimulus”

Tribune-Review: Lawmaker pushes transit competition in Allegheny County

Weekend Opinions

Times-News: Erie can win if GE wins high-speed rail project

Times-Tribune: Practical deal in Dimock

Today’s Headlines

Post-Gazette: Corbett’s team jingles with donors (h/t Capitol Ideas)

State College News: Corman Weighing a Run for the U.S. Senate (h/t Capitol Ideas)

Tribune-Review: An interesting look at the Federal Election Commission filings of the Pa. Congressional Delegation (h/t Capitol Ideas)

Today’s Opinions

John Baer: The case of injured trooper Hawley just keeps getting worse

  • 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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