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Pennsylvania Ave.: Protesters ‘Occupy’ Sen. Toomey’s Allentown Office

About a dozen protesters, armed with makeshift posters and a lifesize cutout of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, gathered outside Toomey’s Allentown office Monday morning where they plan to stay until Toomey agrees to meet with them or at least hear them out over the phone. Borrowing from the Occupy movements, the group, organized by the American Dream Movement, is made up of unemployed workers and union workers upset with Toomey’s votes in Washington — most recently his “no” on President Obama’s jobs package and then a smaller version to employ teachers and law enforcement.

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 1 Comment

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Updated: PhillyClout: Majority Leader Cantor Cancels Univ. of Penn. Speech

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican majority leader in the U.S. House, canceled his scheduled speech at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business because if was going to be open to the first 300 people who showed up. Given that hundreds of Occupy Philadelphia protesters were planning to march from City Hall to the campus to protest the speech, that could have been lively audience. UPDATED with statement from Pa. Dems.

October 21st, 2011 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 6 Comments

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10/21 Morning Buzz

Eric Cantor visits Philly today; Vinsko’s strong Q3; Rizzo quits the GOP; Specter decries Washington gridlock; Sen. Corman pushes a transportation proposal; and the state takeover of Harrisburg is official.

October 21st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments

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Protest Planned for Cantor Visit to Penn

Hundreds are expected to rally against GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this afternoon when he makes an appearance at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. His speech, which will focus on the widening gap between the nation’s rich and poor, is being organized through the University as a Wharton Leadership lecture.

October 21st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Top Stories | No Comments