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DAILY GRINDER: Apocalypse Romney

DAILY GRINDER: Apocalypse Romney

What part of Romney’s campaign saying they’re not going to let fact-checkers stand in their way didn’t Obama understand? Most of the Washington garbage heap are saying Romney won last night’s debate—and who cares he didn’t offer any substance? He was nuts. The Obama campaign responded by sending out scores of “Fact checks” last night—and...

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DAILY GRINDER: Woman Punched in Face by Philly Cop ‘Very Angry’

DAILY GRINDER: Woman Punched in Face by Philly Cop ‘Very Angry’

Aida Guzman of Chester was the woman punched by Highway Patrol Lt. Jonathan Josey. She was interviewed by Fox News about the ordeal. And though she speaks little English, she was quoted saying, “I’m angry, very angry.” Her daughter was quoted saying she’s “mad at the police of Philadelphia.” She’s not sure if she’ll press charges,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Voter ID Decision Today

A decision in the Voter ID case is due today—and no matter what Judge Robert Simpson decides this time, it is not over. Not even close! The best he can do is delay the law, not destroy it. The law was passed back to him by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and they asked him to look at it under a new standard. I’m busy as hell this morning and may miss...

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DAILY GRINDER: Camden Officially Poorest U.S. City

DAILY GRINDER: Camden Officially Poorest U.S. City

Camden is now officially the poorest city in the United States. It was announced late last week that the New Jersey city across the Delaware has replaced the also localish Reading, Pennsylvania in this dishonor—although the margin of error when it comes to measuring poverty could make it hard to tell which is actually the poorest. Not sure how I missed this...

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DAILY GRINDER: Judge Says He May Block Voter ID Law

DAILY GRINDER: Judge Says He May Block Voter ID Law

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson “hints” he may block the Pennsylvania voter ID law this time around. And by hints, I of course mean he flat-out said it. “I’m giving you a heads-up,” he told lawyers after yesterday’s testimony, according to the Inquirer, “I think it’s a possibility there could be an injunction here.” Gov....

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DAILY GRINDER: Watch Pa Legislators Debate Voter ID on Fox News

Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach and Rep. Mike Turzai recently debated the state Voter ID law on Fox News. I know it sounds like it’d be awesome (Leach had currently noted of Turzai’s support of Voter ID, “your ideas suck”), but it wasn’t actually that cool. It feels like they got cut off right as  things were about to get out of control. Watch...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Speaking at Shale Gas Insight Meeting This Morning [UPDATED w/Remarks]

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Speaking at Shale Gas Insight Meeting This Morning [UPDATED w/Remarks]

According to his public schedule, Mayor Nutter “will give welcoming remarks at the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s second annual conference in Philadelphia” at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (By the time you’re reading this, he’s probably done.) Yesterday, several hundred anti-fracking activists marched against the conference, because that’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: Corbett Repeats Fake, Discredited Welfare-to-Work Smear on Philly Visit

DAILY GRINDER: Corbett Repeats Fake, Discredited Welfare-to-Work Smear on Philly Visit

During one of his stops in Philly yesterday, Governor Tom Corbett went out of his way to repeat a discredited claim that the Obama Administration has weakened the work requirement in the welfare-to-work program. “We need to get people off of dependency with the government by getting them jobs, by building the economy, not by waiving rules of looking for...

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DAILY GRINDER: Local Voting App Featured in PW Wins Award

DAILY GRINDER: Local Voting App Featured in PW Wins Award

The web app developed by Philly Voter activist Faye Anderson, Yo! Philly Votes, recently won 1st place in the first round of Hacks For Democracy, which sought to judge applications that could improve the fall election. Yo! Philly Votes was previously featured in Philadelphia Weekly as one of the best election apps this year. The app allows users to easily report...

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DAILY GRINDER: Terrance Williams Denied Clemency

DAILY GRINDER: Terrance Williams Denied Clemency

Image: Change.org Convicted, condemned murderer Terrance Williams lost his clemency bid yesterday when the five member clemency board did not vote to unanimously spare his life. Clemens murdered Mt. Airy churchman Amos Norwood in 1984 during, it was then claimed, an alleged robbery. Since then, claims have been made that Clemens had been sexually abused by...

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