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Toomey takes the Floor: Maiden Speech Addresses National Debt

Senator Pat Toomey -(R) took the floor and addressed the U.S. Senate in his maiden speech with his concern over the national debt limit. The Senator’s Full Faith and Credit Act is legislation he introduced last month and offered today on the floor. The amendment would make it so that the national debt becomes the Treasury’s top priority in the event that it reaches its limit.

March 1st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | 1 Comment

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3/1 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA gets named one of PA’s best political tweeters, adultBasic is almost done, issue groups continue to fight over federal budget cuts, Marcellus wastewater is generating buzz, and York, PA is no longer jealous of Harrisburg.

March 1st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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2/28 Morning Buzz

Mucho talk about Marcellus this weekend. PA pols respond to the conflict in Libya. Labor activists held rallies around PA to show support for Wisconsin workers. And Scranton Mayor Doherty will celebrate St. Patty’s day at the White House.

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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2/25 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA broke the latest poll in PA-Senate 2012 yesterday, and it showed good news for Bob Casey. The DEP has taken a step (likely the first) toward a scaled-back Marcellus oversight stance. The Orie trial goes on (and on). And workers in PA continue to flex their muscle in a series or rallies across the state.

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

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2/24 Morning Buzz

Neither Dems, GOP willing to blink as the federal government heads for shutdown. PA Republicans and labor eye each other warily. Newt’s night at Penn made national headlines. And is it just us, or has Rick Santorum been in the news a lot lately?

February 24th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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Abortion Scandal: Corbett Crafts Policy to Prevent Recurrence

After a West Philadelphia abortion clinic scandal that sounds more like something out of a bad dream than reality, Governor Tom Corbett is taking necessary steps to ensure such complete disregard for public health and safety doesn’t happen again.Corbett flexed his executive power when he crafted new policy for the Department of State and how filed complaints are handled along with a requirement for more thorough reports.

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | No Comments

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2/23 Morning Buzz

The shipyard v. prison controversy has soured otherwise strong relations between law enforcement enthusiasts and Navy enthusiasts. PA politicos look at Wisconsin and wonder, could it happen here? Casey goes to bat for NIH funding. And Mayor Nutter cruises.

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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2/22 Morning Buzz

Colbert talks about Rick Santorum’s “google problem.” Larry Medaglie raches out to voters en espanol. PA GOPers try to balance cuts their base wants, and funding the needs of their districts need. And Tom Knox, Ed Rendell and Michael Nutter walk into a hotel, today at 10am.

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments