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PoliticsPA Up & Down: 12/17 Edition

Sen. Casey – A great deal of names have been thrown around as potential challengers to the Senator and so far failed to stick – especially some of the bigger ones (Gerlach, Dent). However Thursday’s Quinnipiac poll took the varnish off the perception that Casey is invincible. Let’s give it a month or two and […]

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Madonna & Young’s Politically Uncorrected — Specter’s Legacy: A Work in Progress

Madonna & Young’s Politically Uncorrected — Specter’s Legacy: A work in Progress At the end he was ridiculed by some, disliked by many, and ignored by most. But at his prime and in his time, he was among the most powerful politicians in America, widely respected, frequently feared, and always a presence. His term in […]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Editorial, Features, Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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Sen. Daylin Leach: PA Society Blues

Pennsylvania Society has been happening in New York since approximately 1456. Since before there was a Pennsylvania, or a New York, or even a Society. There was however Mead, a nasty drink derived from fermenting water and honey, or water and an old diaper. It really didn’t matter.

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Features | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Top Political Operatives List

PoliticsPA asked the top politicos from around the Commonwealth, “If you were building your political team from scratch, who would you want on it?” We were not looking for power lobbyists, paid media magicians or rainmaking fundraisers. We wanted to know who are the people you want on your campaign team when the job needs to get done.

December 9th, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | 7 Comments

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How did Altmire, Critz survive the Democratic bloodbath on Nov. 2?

By Louis Jacobson PoliticsPA contributing writer CALIFORNIA, Pa. – In Pennsylvania, this year’s Republican election tide ousted a diverse crop of Democrats – a 13-term incumbent (Paul Kanjorski), a freshman (Kathy Dahlkemper), a commander in the Navy reserve (Chris Carney) and a young Iraq War vet (Patrick Murphy), as well as flipping a Democratic-held open […]

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | 3 Comments

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Special to PoliticsPA: An Election Reflection, by Fred Yang

By Fred Yang For PoliticsPA.com There’s no question that these past midterm elections were tough for Democrats.  But the bifurcated nature of November 2nd’s “wave” is notable.  Democrats lost the LARGEST number of U.S. House seats since 1938 and have the FEWEST number of Democrats in the House since 1947.  Yet while several Democratic incumbent […]

November 19th, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | 2 Comments

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Madonna & Young’s Politically Uncorrected: America’s Forensic Election

Regular elections determine who represents us in our representative democracy. But some exceptional elections do much more. These “forensic elections”—for that’s what they are—hold an electoral stethoscope against our body politic, gauge our civic vital signs, and offer both diagnosis and prognosis for any political malaise we may be experiencing.

November 9th, 2010 | Posted in Features | 1 Comment