Liveblogging: The Midterm Elections

Liveblogging: The Midterm Elections

6:50: First thing’s first. Welcome, and be glad Pennsylvania’s Exit Polls aren’t leaking all over the net. Yet. Otherwise we’d have to deal with shit like this: It’s from Drudge, if you’re not aware of the infamous “Drudge siren.” And those states’ polls aren’t even closed yet. That being said, our polls actually close at 8. We’ll...

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Daily Grinder: Your Midterm Election Day, So Far

Daily Grinder: Your Midterm Election Day, So Far

Here’s your election roundup, as of, say, 2:30pm. More to follow… Philly.com Some poll workers in Abington Township think people are voting a straight party ticket because they’re upset over the partisanship performed by the Republicans and their Astroturf army in the tea party. Others just like to vote for change, every time they vote. Jon Runyan may get...

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Philly: GOTV or STFU – Voting Info

Here’s what you need to know about today’s elections. First off, vote. If you don’t, read the headline. Polls opened this morning at 7am and will stay that way until 8pm tonight. If you’re in line by 8pm, you’re good. They’ll stay open for you. If you don’t know where your voting place is, check out these sites: Where To Vote Google Voting Maps Bring...

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Michelle Obama, PA Dems Make Final Push To Get Out The Vote In Philly

Michelle Obama, PA Dems Make Final Push To Get Out The Vote In Philly

Michelle Obama is not what you would call a natural politician. With the loquacious Guvna, Ed Rendell, emceeing for a good portion of the night, and a host of Philadelphia/Pennsylvania pols making cameos at Monday night’s “get out the vote” rally at the University of Pennsylvania, it would not have been surprising to anyone if President Barack...

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“Unsolved Philadelphia” To Premiere This Weekend; Liliana Acevedo Vigil Tonight

“Unsolved Philadelphia” To Premiere This Weekend; Liliana Acevedo Vigil Tonight

Help solve a murder. Help get killers off the streets. “Unsolved Philadelphia,” the crime solving show produced by Life Media Films and featured in the recent PW cover story “To Catch A Killer,” premieres this weekend.  The first episode will be shown Saturday, November 6th at 7:00 PM on Philly’s public access channels: 66 &...

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Jersey Trash: Final Thoughts On The Adler-Runyan Race

Jersey Trash: Final Thoughts On The Adler-Runyan Race

A year ago, if you’d told us a former Eagle would be marching toward victory in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, we’d have listened, though silently disagreed. And yet, here we are. Jon Runyan is on his way toward winning the seat from Democratic Rep. John Adler, heading down to the D.C. garbage heap, taking his shot at blocking librul bills padded...

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Guv, Senate (and Mayoral) Elections: Between Now And Wednesday

Guv, Senate (and Mayoral) Elections: Between Now And Wednesday

Today’s our last day to speculate about the 2010 elections, and that makes us sad. Know why? Cause we like speculating. So let’s! Senate: Latest Poll: Toomey +4 (Public Policy Polling) First off, nothing serious has changed over the last week between our potential senatorial buffoons. Rep. Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey have played it cool, though Toomey showed...

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Daily Grinder: Onorato With Rendell, Airport Scares, Suburban Candy-Hungry Dentist

Daily Grinder: Onorato With Rendell, Airport Scares, Suburban Candy-Hungry Dentist

Wednesday’s “Porn Raid” didn’t only affect makers and sellers of chat for sad people and videos for the rest of us. It also messed up a “mafia-like” organization who “forge paperwork, yank numbers” in the business of…toll free numbers! Sounds like a lot of good, honest stuff was going on at 7th and Chestnut. [Daily News] Allegheny County...

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‘Florida Loophole’ To Be Dealt With At The Local Level?

City Councilman Darrell Clarke is doing something, at some point. We don’t want to get too excited about it, yet, but nevertheless, like we said in that last sentence, it’s something. He’s proposing putting an end to the “Florida loophole” – at least in Philadelphia. WHYY reports that, “If the loophole is closed it will almost certainly be challenged...

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Daily Grinder: Hear The One About Olds Not Being Able To Read Street Signs?

Daily Grinder: Hear The One About Olds Not Being Able To Read Street Signs?

Old people can’t read. That’s according to a federal government study on aging baby boomers. The solution: Force your incredibly efficient, not-at-all-in-debt local government to change street signs across this great land of ours from ALL CAPS to Correct English. This, apparently, will help. Your local right wing Internet commenter can’t be happy about...

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