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Another PA Gov candidate favors decriminalizing weed

Another PA Gov candidate favors decriminalizing weed

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Max Myers Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate John Hanger has largely built his long-shot campaign for the Democratic nomination around being the only Democrat to support of both medical and recreational marijuana legalization. But it turns out he may not be the only one. Mechanicsburg-based pastor Max Myers, perhaps the...

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PA unemployment rate rose during ‘faked’ jobs report month

PA unemployment rate rose during ‘faked’ jobs report month

The right wing media has been all over a story in the New York Post this week, in which columnist John Crudele claims in the fall of 2012, during the “homestretch” of the presidential campaign, job numbers were “manipulated … [a]nd the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.” Specifically, when the unemployment rate fell from...

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How an independent political party helped run former Philly schools chief out of CT—and how their tactics could change politics here

How an independent political party helped run former Philly schools chief out of CT—and how their tactics could change politics here

No one expects you to know where Bridgeport, CT. necessarily is on a map, but those of us interested in independent politics may want to learn all we can about New England’s 5th-largest city which used to house P.T. Barnum. What happened there on Election Day last week may have a lasting effect on the country, and has completely changed the game for the...

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Optimism may be premature in Voter ID delay

Optimism may be premature in Voter ID delay

Democrats and civil liberties proponents received a short burst of celebration on Friday as a state judge barred the enforcement of Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law for the November 2013 municipal and judicial elections. But the implication that this is a win for Voter ID opponents is murky, if at all true. The latest incarnation of a fight over Voter ID came about...

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The IRS scandal is dead—long live the IRS scandal!

Almost every conservative columnist who spent the last month writing the obviously-false narrative that conservative nonprofit groups were specifically targeted and scrutinized by the Internal Revenue Service (for the most nefarious of reasons) was just proven wrong. The Associated Press reported today that an obtained IRS document showed that in addition to...

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Is Rick Santorum Pitting Social Conservatives Against the GOP Itself?

The national Republican Party may be looking to modernize itself, but former Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum seems to have other ideas. “An alliance of political consultants and unprincipled politicians want to throw social conservatives like you and me out of the Republican Party,” he wrote by email to supporters of Patriot...

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PA Republicans Ripped for Hosting Virginia Governor at Lincoln Dinner

PA Republicans Ripped for Hosting Virginia Governor at Lincoln Dinner

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was in Pennsylvania on Friday to speak with the local Republican Party for their Lincoln Dinner and plenty of opposition party members had reason to question why that was the case. For one, McDonnell had instituted something in his home state in 2010 called “Confederate History Month,” meant to “understand the sacrifices...

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Republican Electoral Vote Rigging in Pennsylvania Actually Gets Worse

Republican Electoral Vote Rigging in Pennsylvania Actually Gets Worse

In yet another co-sponsorship memo being circulated in Harrisburg, Republican state House members are calling for Pennsylvania’s electoral college votes to be separated by congressional district — again. The memo, written by State Reps. Robert Godshall (R-Montco) and Seth Grove (R-York) outlines a plan first introduced by State Sen. Dominic Pileggi in...

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City Commissioner Singer Releases Provisional Ballot Report

City Commissioner Singer Releases Provisional Ballot Report

City Commissioner Stephanie Singer Philadelphia City Commissioner Stephanie Singer recently released a report which attempts to provide details as to why 27 thousand Philadelphians had to cast provisional ballots during this past November election. The report, conducted without the input of City Commissioner Co-chairs Al Schmidt and Anthony Clark, concludes that...

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DAILY GRINDER: Now, Just 50 Philly Divisions Went Zero Percent for Romney

DAILY GRINDER: Now, Just 50 Philly Divisions Went Zero Percent for Romney

Election Day/Night results showed Republican Mitt Romney received zero votes in 59 Philadelphia divisions in this year’s presidential race. And that was evidence there was a conspiracy at foot, because Philadelphia is the center of the universe for stealing votes. Plus, as one theorist noted, the divisions don’t even exist! (Note: That was not true.)...

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