Northwest Philly activist faces uphill battle as Green Guv candidate

Northwest Philly activist faces uphill battle as Green Guv candidate

While the Democrats met in Harrisburg for the annual Progressive Summit this weekend, the Green Party met in State College where they nominated Paul Glover, the Northwest Philly activist and “social entrepreneur” we’ve been telling you about since the beginning of the year. Now, Glover will have to collect thousands of signatures to get on the ballot—and...

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Pa. Guv candidate opens up about eating squirrels

Pa. Guv candidate opens up about eating squirrels

Image via JoEllenLitz.com During an answer on the gun debate in Pennsylvania, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jo Ellen Litz, a commissioner from Lebanon County, said what may have been the unintentionally funniest and weirdest comment of the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit’s weekend. Mainly, that she used to indulge on squirrel. “I am pro-Second Amendment...

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Mumia’s lawyer faces mounting Pennsylvania opposition

Mumia’s lawyer faces mounting Pennsylvania opposition

Sen. Pat Toomey may be the only Pennsylvania politician to take to the Senate floor for a scathing anti-Mumia speech in the wake of Obama nominating the incarcerated murderer’s lawyer for his Justice Dept., but he’s far from the only local politician to vocally oppose Debo Adegbile for the federal department’s Civil Rights Division. In mid-February, Sen....

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POLL: Pennsylvanians support marriage equality by HUGE margin

POLL: Pennsylvanians support marriage equality by HUGE margin

As Republicans head into election season in the Keystone State, they’re going to have to face a growing reality: Pennsylvania voters are moving away from them—fast—on the marriage equality issue. The newest poll out today from Quinnipiac University shows by a margin of 57-37 percent, Pennsylvanians support allowing same-sex couples to marry. And when broken...

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Most Dem Guv candidates oppose Pa. ballot access

Most Dem Guv candidates oppose Pa. ballot access

Pa.'s Democratic gubernatorial candidates gathered at this weekend's Progressive Summit All Democratic gubernatorial candidates, except one, had a message this weekend for third party candidates who face objectively tougher obstacles to get on the ballot in Pennsylvania: Get bent. The candidates convened Friday evening at the Pennsylvania Progressive...

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Nutter wants ’16 Dem Convention in Philly

Nutter wants ’16 Dem Convention in Philly

This is something that happened: Yep, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, which, if the documentary 2016: Obama’s America is any indication, will probably take place in a zombie-saturated post-apocalyptic wasteland, no matter what the city! So, I’m not going to give you some bullshit “Should we have the convention here? Let us look at the pros...

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Babette Josephs shows up in news segment about “Frog” Miller in Eugene, OR

Babette Josephs shows up in news segment about “Frog” Miller in Eugene, OR

David "Frog" Miller in Eugene, Oregon Like most things that happen in Oregon—especially in a place like Eugene—context is important. And when trying to decipher how former State Rep. Babette Josephs — who is running for her old seat in Pennsylvania’s 182nd District against State Rep. Brian Sims — got quoted in a story about someone...

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Metcalfe invites Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson to 2nd Amendment bash

Metcalfe invites Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson to 2nd Amendment bash

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson Go ahead and file this one under “Yeah, he’s just trolling us now.” State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe announced earlier today that he has invited Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson to be the keynote speaker at the politician’s annual “Second Amendment Action Day.” “The battle against the radical liberal agenda in Pennsylvania...

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Pennsylvania has its own Arizona anti-gay bill

Pennsylvania has its own Arizona anti-gay bill

The nation flared up this week at Arizona’s anti-gay measure, which recently passed that state’s legislature, and is headed to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 1062 in the Southwestern state would make it legal for business owners to discriminate against potential customers if there’s a religious conflict. Many have referred to this legislation as an...

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After Sims’ Facebook comments, Rep. Cohen is supporting Josephs

After Sims’ Facebook comments, Rep. Cohen is supporting Josephs

State Rep. Mark Cohen During a lively discussion on his public Facebook page on Tuesday, freshman state Rep. Brian Sims defended his recent, unorthodox decision to endorse a primary challenger against a fellow Democratic incumbent in the state legislature, 40-year House veteran Rep. Mark Cohen of the 202nd District in Northeast Philadelphia. Sims characterized...

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