DAILY GRINDER: Drexel Student Arrested in Egypt Protests
One of the Americans arrested during the Egypt protests, Gregory Porter, is a Drexel University student and resident of Glenside. He and two other Americans were accused of throwing firebombs from a rooftop within the university compound near Tahrir Square. ‘International and area studies’ probably doesn’t sound like one of those majors where you could become a political prisoner, but here we are.
Guess which state’s universities are the least transparent in the country. Go ahead. Guess.
Occupy Philly has decided to reject the city’s offer to move to Thomas Paine Plaza with a 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. baby permit. For now, they stay.
A bike cop got hit by a car at 13th and Market.
Meanwhile, two police officers were arrested yesterday. One for shoplifting, the other for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Sam Rohrer of Berks County announced his campaign for Senate in Pennsylvania on Monday. Today, he’s leading the Republican field with 25 percent of the vote, compared to 15 percent for Tim Burns, 3 percent for Tom Smith and 2 percent for Laureen Cummings. Rohrer, according to Public Policy Polling, is polling particularly well with Tea Party voters, which is bad news for Laureen Cummings, who needed those votes of the movement she claims to be a leader of if she wants anyone to, you know, give a damn about her.
Democrat consultant and Cajun lorax James Carville is writing campaign emails for Senator Bob Casey. “…Do me a favor. No, scratch that. Do yourself a favor. If the issues Bob Casey’s fighting for are as personal to you as they are to me, please make a generous contribution to Bob Casey’s re-election campaign today,” he writes. Gross.
Public Policy Polling also finds that although Newt Gingrich now leads (!) all Republicans in Pennsylvania, but he’s beat soundly by Obama in the general. Obama and Romney are tied at 45 percent each.