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PoliticsPA’s 1/7 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA Up and Down are out for the week. Spoiler alert: Rep(?) Fitzpatrick is getting hosed for missing the oath of office. GOP consultant Chris Nicholas looks at redistricting numbers. State Rep. Metcalfe aims for the national spotlight in the immigration debate. Rendell gives his exit interview to the Capitol press corps. Toomey takes aim at defense spending. And Obama polls ahead of Rick Santorum in a hypothetical matchup.

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

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 1/6 Edition

The Congressional delegation was sworn in, and reporters no longer have to include “-elect” when referring to Senator Pat Toomey. The State Senate special election will be held March 15. Allegheny County pols look to move up the chain. A plan to create jobs, improve infrastructure and strengthen pensions in the Post-Gazette. And finally, Reps. Holden and Altmire apparently saw one of the 5,000 different GOP commercials this cycle – they voted against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.

January 6th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 1/5 Edition

Corbett pulls from the Empire State for his Secretary of Health, committee chairmen are finalized, 32 new members have joined Harrisburg’s cast of characters, and Ed Rendell joins the cast of the Colbert Report. Good morning politicos, and welcome to the buzz.

January 5th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments