GOP Thinks They Can Convince Sen. Casey To Help Destroy Climate Change Rules

Politico is reporting House and Senate Republican staff members recently met in a closed-door session with energy lobbyists and other industry and pro-business groups, perhaps including the American Petroleum Institute, National Mining Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The topic of conversation: A new...

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Rick Santorum: ‘Remarkable For A Black Man’ To Have Opinion On Abortion Rights

Rick Santorum: ‘Remarkable For A Black Man’ To Have Opinion On Abortion Rights

Universally-hated Rick Santorum spoke with right-wing CNS News about a variety of topics, like abortion, gay marriage and gay adoption (against, against, against) and let out this lovely gem concerning President Barack Obama’s stance on the practice of what some may call infanticide: “The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t...

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Report: Free Library Created More Than $30 Million In 2010

Report: Free Library Created More Than $30 Million In 2010

The first ever economic impact study of Philadelphia’s libraries, The Economic Value of the Free Library of Philadelphia, found the free libraries created over $30 million worth of economic value to the city. Expect it to be cited during the next quote-unquote, city budget crisis. The study, conducted by the UPenn’s Fels Institute of Government, looked...

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Antonio Rodriguez, Alleged Kensington Strangler, Formally Charged with Murder, Rape

Antonio Rodriguez, Alleged Kensington Strangler, Formally Charged with Murder, Rape

Along with an updated mug shot, the Philadelphia Police Department just announced confirmation of the charges filed against Antonio Rodriguez. “Antonio Rodriguez was formally charged with three counts of the following; Murder, Rape, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse and Abuse of Corpse,” announced the PPD. The “three counts”...

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DAILY GRINDER: “Filthy, Deplorable, Disgusting” Congresspeople and Other Messes

The U.S. Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care For America Act (”Obamacare”), a move of pure spite vomit politics – BUT WHAT ABOUT SITTING SIDE BY SIDE AT THE STATE OF THE UNION?? – similar to the Democrats’ 2007 non-binding charade resolutions that wouldn’t have pulled U.S. soldiers out of Iraq, even if passed. All local lawmakers...

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The Phlog: Snogging, On Ice!

The Phlog: Snogging, On Ice!

Jessica Worley, 20, and Stephen Beers, 22 smooch while skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing (photo: Matt Petrillo).

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Day 1: Liquor Store Union Getting Ready For Fight With Corbett

Day 1: Liquor Store Union Getting Ready For Fight With Corbett

Unionized Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board employees are wasting no time. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PLCB employees met at four Western Pennsylvania hotels Monday to discuss their strategy going forward to stop Governor Tom Corbett’s publicized plan to dismantle PA’s liquor sales operation. They’ve already been making the rounds, locally...

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When Does Abortion Become Murder?

NOTE: THIS BLOG HAS BEEN UPDATED. According to today’s Inky, Kermit P. Gosnell – a West Philadelphia abortion doctor – has been arrested for killing seven infants and one woman. The woman, Karnamaya Mongar, died in November of 2009 after receiving an overdose of pain medication prescribed by the physician. That murder was probably unintentional. What was...

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The DNA Backlog Problem

This is not cool. A sample of Rodriguez’s DNA was provided to the State Police on Oct. 25 – a week before the first of the Strangler’s victims was found – but was not uploaded into the national CODIS database until Jan. 10, said Jack Lewis, a State Police spokesman. A match between Rodriguez’s DNA and evidence that Philadelphia police...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Makes Up Bad Insult For Good Reason

Television ghoul Glenn Beck said “Philadelphia sucks” on the air. His reason: It’s too scary to walk around Independence Mall after 6 p.m. (especially as the Ritz is letting out). He called the area “the killing streets.” Mayor Nutter’s spokesman struck back, saying Beck suffered from “verb-arrhea” (um, good one?) and Police Lt. Ray Evers...

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