PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 9/15 Edition

President Obama received a warm reception in Philly, Fox News says Toomey is up by 6, and Rep. Dahlkemper is not sure how she will vote on the Bush tax cut issue. Good Wednesday morning, welcome to the Buzz, where we have your Politics As Usual podcast for your listening pleasure.


On the trail


Joe Sestak will host a conference call on Pat Toomey’s plans to privatize social security.

Dan Onorato will be holding a press conference in Philly.

Mayor Nutter will be in DC, where he will appear with Sen. Casey to call for an extension of an emergency jobs program.

Rep. Kanjorski will be on CNBC this morning to talk about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

PoliticsPA Reports


For the final time, Alex Roarty joined Scott Detrow of PA Public Radio and John Micek of the Morning Call for their Politics As Usual podcast. The podcast will never be the same again.


Today’s Headlines


ABC Philadelphia: Philadelphia local media recap of the Obama “back to school” speech but, the Valley News Dispatch says the speech was old news to many students.

Early Returns: On an ESPN interview, Obama talked about Dan Rooney, owner of the Steelers and Ambassador to Ireland.

Early Returns: Fox: Toomey up 6

The Gubernatorial candidates will have a debate on Oct. 16th

Inquirer: Corbett, Onorato agree on “opportunity grants”

CQ: DCCC Shrinks Ad Reservation in Northeast Pennsylvania

Inquirer: Suburban congressional race heats up with ad buy

Early Returns: Dahlkemper: No decision on tax cuts

PA2010.com: Clyburn to raise cash for Lentz, Trivedi

Post-Gazette: Rendell discusses state monitoring of gas drilling opponents

Post-Gazette: Rendell terminates contract with anti-terrorism firm

Inquirer: Rendell boasts of statewide test score gains

Post-Gazette: Ravenstahl to speak to business leaders in Shanghai

Times-Tribune: Rendell talks ball privately with commissioners

Today’s Opinions

John Baer: Your tax dollars in flames on way to Valhalla

Post-Gazette: Follow the money: Is the gas industry buying its way out of a tax

  • Best Cheesesteak in Philly

    • They Ain't Listed Here (33%)
    • Dalessandro’s Steaks and Hoagies (29%)
    • Pat's King of Steaks (9%)
    • John's Roast Pork (9%)
    • Steve's Prince of Steaks (9%)
    • Tony Luke's (6%)
    • Geno's Steaks (4%)

    Total Voters: 232

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