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1/12 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA takes a look at NEPA’s economic development now that it’s patrons of pork have departed. School choice gains ground. The debate over debate continues in the wake of the Tucson tragedy. Some Marines object to naming a new ship after the late Rep. Murtha. Foxwoods begs for a 2nd chance. Early Returns runs down the Pittsburgh council race.

January 12th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/11 Morning Buzz

Gleason backs Priebus over Steele for RNC Chair. Rendell legacy stories continue. Rep. Brady announces bill to limit threatening speech re: members of Congress. Editorial boards across the state debate whether the tone political rhetoric in America played a role in the Tucson tragedy. And comments made by Rep. Kanjorski in October about shooting Florida GOP Gov. Candidate Rick Scott have become conservatives’ counter-point in post-Tucson debate over political rhetoric.

January 11th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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Politically Uncorrected: The Rendell Legacy

By G. Terry Madonna & Michael L. Young. Rendell was a larger than life personality; by turns personable and irascible, candid but sometimes cryptic, ideological while also pragmatic, and predictably unpredictable in personal settings. He was great copy for journalists that found his frankness refreshing. And he always and everywhere was on stage, a consummate performer in the guise of a consummate politician.

January 10th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Guest Commentary, Harrisburg | 1 Comment

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Commentary: Democrat’s Voter Registration Advantage Over GOP Shrinks To Less Than 900,000 As We Enter The Era of Citizen Redistricting

by Christopher Nicholas Nicholas was one of PoliticsPA’s Top Operatives of 2010 Now that the Census Bureau has re-apportioned America’s 435 Congressional districts among the states and Pennsylvania is set to lose a seat, the serious task of re-districting — a political process controlled by politicians — can begin. Essentially the state’s 19 congressional districts […]

January 7th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Guest Commentary, Harrisburg | 7 Comments

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PoliticsPA Up and Down: 1/7 Edition

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. Apparently, Rep. (we think) Fitzpatrick was not on the floor of the House during the oath of office for House members. He saw the oath on TV while standing next to Rep. Sessions of Texas, said the oath along with the TV. According to House rules and procedures, you have to be […]

January 7th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA Up & Down: 2010 Edition

It’s been an interesting year in PA Politics: great for some, career-ending for others. These are the people who end the year at the top of their game, and the people who would have been better off if 2010 had never happened.

December 31st, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | 2 Comments