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6/12 Morning Buzz

Good morning, politicos, here’s the Buzz. A new poll shows Obama up 46-40. Kathleen Kane tries her hand at being an Obama campaign surrogate. And we have the first of a four-part feature: Harrisburg’s Smartest Staffers. First up: Senate Republicans.

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

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Quinnipiac Poll: Obama 46, Romney 40

PA isn’t a runaway yet. Obama holds a 6 point lead over Mitt Romney according to the latest Quinnipiac, fueled by his better performance among women and independents. Romney remains competitive because of his performance among men and on the question of who’s better suited to handle the economy.

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Poll, Presidential, Top Stories | No Comments

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Casey & Toomey, BFF

When it comes to breaching the partisan divide, our Senators may do it best. The Trib reports this morning on their strong working relationship. And while Pat Toomey has campaigned for Bob Casey’s Republican rival, it looks like he won’t be throwing any barbs at his colleague.

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | No Comments

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Politically Uncorrected: Taking Stock of the American Mood

Despite the bickering over gas prices and inflation (and how it will hurt Obama’s chances this fall) a new Emory University study suggests there is one economic factor that predicts the presidential election’s outcome better than the rest: stock market performance.

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Guest Commentary, Presidential, Top Stories | 1 Comment

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6/11 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz. The redistricting commission passed its final maps, both GOP-drawn; Dems endorsed gay marriage at their state committee meeting in King of Prussia; and a switcheroo looks likely in the race for Sen. John Pippy’s seat.

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments