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6/15 Ups & Downs

See who had a good week, and who would like to take it back. Campaigns are heating up around the state. Plus, it’s been busy in Harrisburg, and it looks like one politico could use a stiff drink.

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 5 Comments

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6/15 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz.  Romney’s coming to PA tomorrow, and supporters and critics are gearing up. Mark Critz whacked President Obama post-speech on trade and the Keystone Pipeline; and Kathleen Kane will be getting her third campaign manager.

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments

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Critz Takes a Swipe at Obama Speech

Rep. Mark Critz, Republicans’ top congressional target in Pennsylvania this cycle, had some less-than-kind words for Barack Obama following his major campaign speech Thursday. He criticized the President on trade and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 5 Comments

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Romney Doing 3 Stops in PA Tour

Don’t write off Pennsylvania as a swing state quite yet. GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will make 3 stops on his bus tour through PA, several Republican sources confirm. He’ll be in Bucks, Carbon and Lebanon counties on Saturday.

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 6 Comments

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6/14 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz. Lots of Pittsburgh news today! The NRCC reserves $1.3M in fall airtime there; meanwhile, GOP candidates stopped in Steel City to make the pitch for coal industry deregulation; and, some Steelers threw their support and $$ behind Obama.

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments

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Smith Backs Off of Debt Ceiling Claim

Tom Smith’s heavy television campaign carried the former coal company owner to a wide victory in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate. But in two recent interviews, he backed off of one of his most direct assertions: that he’d never vote to raise the debt ceiling.

June 13th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 2 Comments