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1/26 Morning Buzz

Pennsylvania’s DC delegation responds to the State of the Union. Spoiler alert: Democrats liked it a lot. Republicans, less so. PoliticsPA will have the partisan responses to President Obama’s call for bipartisanship throughout the day.

January 26th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/25 Morning Buzz

Rendell eyes a spot at MSNBC as he rejoins the law firm of Ballard Spahr. It’s starting to look like southwestern PA will bear the brunt of redistricting. Battles over abortion are brewing in PA and DC. Toomey defends Pennsylvania’s honor in a Super Bowl prop bet with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). In SD-11 Special election news, Judy Schwank is now officially the Democratic candidate. And Santorum continues to get mileage out of his abortion/race/Obama non-gaffe.

January 25th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/24 Morning Buzz

The big news came out of Reading this weekend and PoliticsPA was on the scene. Each party selected its candidate for the special election to replace the late State Senator Mike O’Pake: Democrats rallied behind former Commissioner Judy Schwank (as PoliticsPA predicted on Dec. 29), and Republicans picked Register of Wills Larry Medaglia. The Berks County-based special will be the first test of GOP momentum after big wins in 2010. Check out the other weekend news, too.

January 24th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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1/21 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA announces our politico look-alike feature. Various members of the PA delegation explain their votes on the health care repeal vote. The redistricting looks to be more transparent. Abortion is in the news. And Corbett takes heat for not turning in his reform plan “on day one,” as promised.

January 21st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/20 Morning Buzz

The House officially votes to repeal health care reform and both parties sought to capitalize. A poll shows Nutter in a strong position. Toomey gives intellectual heft to the GOP debt ceiling argument. Everyone is still getting used to having a new Governor. And the GOP side of the Montco Commissioners race just got a lot less complicated.

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/19 Morning Buzz

Governor Tom Corbett. We’re still getting used to that. Yesterday was the big day. Make sure to check out PoliticPA’s extensive coverage of the Inauguration, the accompanying anti-Marcellus protest, and the Inaugural Ball.

January 19th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 3 Comments

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1/18 Morning Buzz

Well folks, today is the day. The era of Ed Rendell is over. The era Tom Corbett has begun. Make sure to check PoliticsPA for your up-to-the-minute Inauguration Day coverage.

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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1/17 Morning Buzz

Pennsylvania celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the same time as we debate the legacy of Edward G. Rendell, Governor. Meanwhile, Tom Corbett prepares to take the helm of state government. Mark Schweiker tells PoliticsPA that he is official out of the 2012 Senate race. Pittsburgh gets two major boons: the Steelers don’t have to play the Patriots, and the city is in line for millions in revenue for hosting the AFC Championship (h/t to Jon Delano).

January 17th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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1/14 Morning Buzz

Mary Isenhour forms a consulting firm, then challenges the suggestion that PA Dems’ impressive voter registration edge is slipping. PoliticsPA’s Ups and Downs are up for the week. Kanjorski continues to take heat for his comments about Rick Scott. Pileggi considers putting redistricting proposals online. And giant-killer Toohil is named Deputy House Whip

January 14th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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1/13 Morning Buzz

Environmentalists praise Corbett. Yes, I said praise. School choice, aka vouchers, are on the agenda in Harrisburg. Rick Santorum’s Presidential aspirations face a roadblock… in his home state. PA politicos continue to digest the repercussions of the Tucson tragedy. It could be organized labor vs. the Democratic party in Cumberland County. And it’s starting to […]

January 13th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments