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DAILY GRINDER: PW Abuse Awareness Essays Due in 3 Weeks

To reiterate from this week’s issue, PW Senior Editor Nina Hoffmann made a point to note Philadelphia Weekly is still looking for first-person essays for our upcoming sexual abuse project. “I called for first-person essays from abuse survivors, their loved ones and counselors in order to show that healing from sexual abuse does not occur in a vacuum. It requires...

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DAILY GRINDER: Trocadero Bomb Threat Empty

DAILY GRINDER: Trocadero Bomb Threat Empty

An anonymous email was sent to the Trocadero last night, threatening an attack on the concert hall. That email read, in part: “this is 2 let u know that bomb at the trocadero set for tonight…it is there now.  not only is bomb there now i have weapons there that i will use to cause mass destruction tonight. the media knows about this i want as many...

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DAILY GRINDER: Arlen Specter Has Cancer, Again

Arlen Specter has come clean on what’s wrong with him. “I’m battling cancer. It’s another battle I intend to win,” he said in a statement yesterday. Specter, a Democrat turned Republican turned Democrat, has fought cancer twice already—once in 2005, once in 2008. He says he looks forward to getting back to his regular life, and the...

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DAILY GRINDER: Koch Brothers Group May Pull PA Ads After Low Romney Polling

Chuck Todd of MSNBC—or NBC News?—tweeted yesterday that Americans for Prosperity, a Koch Brothers-funded right-wing group, was pulling out of Pennsylvania after a series of bad polls for Mitt Romney’s campaign. Both an AFL-CIO and Inquirer poll showed Romney down by almost 10 points. Polls have consistently shown Pennsylvanians don’t care much for the...

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DAILY GRINDER: Polls Show Obama Way Up

A New AFL-CIO poll shows Obama leading Romney in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Florida—though losing by small margins in Wisconsin and Nevada. The most positive aspect of these polls: Obama gets more than 50 percent in those states where he’s winning. The AFL-CIO is a union organization which has already endorsed Obama in the election. An...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter to Speak at Democratic National Convention

Mayor Michael Nutter will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina! Good for the mayor! He joins recent speaker picks like Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal and plenty others (Georgetown Law School Graduate Sandra Fluke, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, President of Planned Parenthood Action...

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DAILY GRINDER: Twitter Analysis Shows Philadelphians Rudest in Country

An online project monitored places in which people say “Fuck you,” and places in which people say “Good morning” for 10 days and found—surprise!—Philadelphia is the rudest place in the country. We are always saying fuck you, apparently. You know where they don’t say “fuck you” on Twitter very much? Montana. Check out the state map here. Philadelphia’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Talks Voter ID Education on MSNBC

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Talks Voter ID Education on MSNBC

Mayor Nutter went on Hardball with Chris Matthews last night to talk Voter ID. Specifically, the education and get-out-the-vote effort surrounding the issue now that a judge has held up the law. “My focus, our focus here in the city, city government: Utilizing every resource we can for all voters, is to make sure every eligible voter has the information...

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DAILY GRINDER: Still Fighting ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in PA Senate Race

A group called ‘Defending the Force’ has a new radio ad out hitting U.S. Senator Bob Casey on his vote to eliminate ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t tell’ back in 2010. The ad goes, in part: “Casey wasn’t there for our troops. Instead, Casey was one of the key Democrats who voted to overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which restricts the expression of...

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DAILY GRINDER: Former Eagle Touts GOP in Northeast Philly

Former Philadelphia Eagle and current U.S. Congressman from New Jersey Jon Runyan was in Philly this weekend to talk up the Republican Party. At a gathering full of “pulled pork and soft pretzels and plastic pitchers of Budweiser and Miller Lite,” according to the Inquirer, he spoke of Medicare, his current race and other standards. Runyan was representing...

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