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5/27 Morning Buzz

The Commonwealth Court primary goes to a recount; Santorumania! Norquist vs. Scarnati; the PA Dems on offense; PA newspapers dodge a bullet; and yes, the latest Miley Cyrus news.

May 27th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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5/26 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA is starting a new feature today. We are going to spotlight a different Chief of Staff each week. Today, we start with Rep. Marino’s Chief of Staff, Bill Tighe. Rep. Altmire & Rep. Holden took a trip to the desert, where they participated in a tour of the US-Mexico border sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords office. Check out our take on the state budget passed through the state house on the strength of the GOP majority. Finally, the talk in Washington this week has been the Middle East. A lot of that talk came from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference which wrapped up on Tuesday. We have Sen. Toomey and Sen. Casey’s speeches from the conference covered.

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

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5/19 Morning Buzz

Rick Santorum has clarified some of the comments he made about John McCain. Sen. Toomey gave another speech about his deficit reduction plan. Jim Cawley is settling back into his role as Lieutenant Governor because Gov. Corbett is out of the hospital and says he is feeling better. The Philly papers are speculating about what the Nutter agenda will look like in his all-but-assured 2nd term. The Philly writers also prognosticate who might run in 2015.

May 19th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments