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Breaking: Onorato Won’t Seek 3rd Term as County Exec

There’s been a lot of speculation over Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato’s future, but Target 11 has learned he will not run for re-election. Sources told Target 11 investigator Rick Earle that Onorato will likely finish out the remainder of his term this year and will then run for statewide office again.

January 11th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 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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Metcalfe Stakes Out National Role in Immigration Debate

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe hosted a press conference yesterday in Washington DC to decry so-called “anchor babies.” It’s the latest high-profile media appearance he’s earned with his Tea-Party-style immigration proposals. PoliticsPA sat down with Metcalfe to discuss his effort to play a national role on the issue.

January 6th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 1 Comment