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Local Officials Fight To Save 911th Airlift In Allegheny County

As part of a “national restructuring plan,” the U.S. Air Force has decided to close the 911th Airlift Wing near Pittsburgh within the next two years. The closure is part of a larger national effort to cut federal defense spending, and the Pentagon has listed “a need for geographic balance and the base’s aging aircraft” as reasons for targeting the 911th for closure. The eight C-130 tactical aircraft at the 911th will be retired when the base closes.

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 2 Comments

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AG Oppo Dump

The Democratic primary for Attorney General has not been high-profile to date, but behind the scenes both campaigns have been hard at work trying to define each other. Kathleen Kane says Patrick Murphy is too inexperienced to be AG, while Murphy says Kane is too conservative to be a Democrat.

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, PA Offices 2012, Top Stories | 12 Comments

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3/12 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the Buzz. Did you all see HBO’s ‘Game Change’ this weekend? Shout out to Pa. political operative Ryan Shafik, who appeared as an extra in the film and did a little on-location consulting.

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments

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U.S. Treasury Department Probes Rendell Over Speeches For Iranian Dissidents

The Washington Times reports that the Treasury Department’s counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a long-timeDemocratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates of an Iranian opposition group designated as a terrorist group by the State Department.

March 10th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 2 Comments