Posts Tagged ‘Arlen Specter’

DAILY GRINDER: Philly’s Anti-Obesity Policy Recognized—for Success

Think Progress blogged yesterday about Philadelphia’s drop in the childhood obesity rate (it’s gone down about 5 percent) and are crediting things like, well, our Mayor’s and city’s obesity-reduction policies, especially as it’s effected minorities. “Philadelphia, which has the biggest share of residents living in poverty of the nation’s 10...

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DAILY GRINDER: Why Are Citizens Still Being Misled on Voter ID?

DAILY GRINDER: Why Are Citizens Still Being Misled on Voter ID?

Uh, yeah, so it turns out the state is still misleading people on the whole Voter ID thing. Be it “Show it” billboards and bus ads that have still been reported plastered up. Or the “Show it” TV commercials that’ve been slightly edited to not explicitly say ID is needed this election—but to note you may be asked for identification (and if so, who...

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DAILY GRINDER: Sen. Arlen Specter Has Died; Watch His Standup Routine Here

Former Sen. Arlen Specter has died. I could get into the dude’s accomplishments, the Magic Bullet Theory, his role in the Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork hearings, his switching parties, his healthcare vote, and maybe some other things. But fuck that. That’s what everyone’s talking about. Let’s watch his standup routine, instead. (Note: Turn up your speakers;...

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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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Sen. Arlen Specter Appeals To Utah Voters Using ‘Cannibals’ Rhetoric

Sen. Arlen Specter Appeals To Utah Voters Using ‘Cannibals’ Rhetoric

Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, in spite of his previous outburst while attempting to promote his book Life Among the Cannibals, continues going on television to promote his book, Life Among the Cannibals. And it keeps getting weirder. On Saturday, he went on MSNBC to talk about Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, a moderate Republican dinosaur who...

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Arlen Specter FREAKS OUT on Radio Show

Arlen Specter FREAKS OUT on Radio Show

Buy my book...buy my book... Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has a new book out called Life Among the Cannibals. It’s all about how Washington D.C.’s culture is very divided nowadays and that is, in part, reason for Arlen Specter’s devolution in the political arena. The Democrat-turned Republican-turned Democrat has been making the rounds to talk...

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DAILY GRINDER: AG Candidate Murphy Says he Won’t Enforce ‘Ultrasound’ Legislation

Former Congressman and current Pennsylvania Attorney General candidate Patrick Murphy claims he won’t enforce the ultrasound bill if it goes into law and he is elected in November. His Democratic primary opponent, Kathleen Kane, is also opposed to the bill but has stopped short of saying she plain old won’t enforce it. Gov. Corbett is now saying his “Close...

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DAILY GRINDER: Treasury Subpoenas Rendell’s Records

Investigators from the U.S. Treasury Department have subpoenaed records related to payments former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has accepted for public speaking engagements on behalf of the People’s Mujhadeen of Iran, a group of Iranian dissidents the State Department has listed as a terrorist group. Rendell and others, including Republicans, have long...

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Election 2012: Rick Santorum vs. Arlen Specter

Election 2012: Rick Santorum vs. Arlen Specter

The gloves are off, and former Sens. Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum, former colleagues in Pennsylvania’s delegation of the U.S. Senate, are trading some overdue hits. This morning, Specter spoke with Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown about Santorum. When asked the hypothetical question of whether or not he’d support the Pennsylvania Republican...

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