Posts Tagged ‘Bob Brady’

DAILY GRINDER: Rep. Bob Brady to Receive ‘Bob Brady’ Award

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady will receive the first annual “Bob Brady Working Class Hero” award this weekend. The award, being doled out by the United Steelworkers Local 10-1 is going to Brady for helping broker the deal in which the Carlyle Group bought the almost-closed Philadelphia Sunoco Refinery. Stay away: The Running of the Santas is this weekend. And the...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Columnist Compares Obama Victory to Father’s Death

Philadelphia Daily News columnist Christine Flowers has a new piece out today, in which she mourns President Obama’s decisive victory over Mitt Romney in the presidential election on Tuesday. She does so by making many of the right-wing cookie cutter arguments we’ve been hearing for some time (the president “redistributes” wealth, he forces employers...

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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: Rep. Bob Brady Rips Romney Over Tax Plan

DAILY GRINDER: Rep. Bob Brady Rips Romney Over Tax Plan

Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Bob Brady The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center recently released a report which notes Mitt Romney would have to raise taxes on millions of middle-class families with children by more than $2,000 to pay for his $5 trillion tax plan, which benefits the wealthiest Americans and waits for said wealth to trickle down, eventually...

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DAILY GRINDER: Mitt Romney Likes Pickles and Sweet Peppers on his Wawa Meatball Hoagies

DAILY GRINDER: Mitt Romney Likes Pickles and Sweet Peppers on his Wawa Meatball Hoagies

The Mitt Romney presidential campaign rolled into the Philly suburbs this weekend, and at one point hit up a Quakertown Wawa. He said stuff presidential candidates say, then ordered a meatball hoagie with pickles and sweet peppers while discussing his potential running mate. “I am considering a number of people for my running mate and carrying out the vetting...

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Philly Reps. Vote Against ‘Gendercide’ Bill

Yesterday, House Republicans brought a bill to the floor of U.S. Congress which would ban sex-selective abortions in the United States. The bill failed to gain a two-thirds majority, required when using the fast-track procedure enabled to bring it to a vote. All three Philadelphia Congresspeople—Reps. Brady, Fattah and Schwartz—voted against it. The bill,...

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Best Philly/PA Representatives’ Deleted Tweets from Politwoops

Best Philly/PA Representatives’ Deleted Tweets from Politwoops

If you haven’t checked out Politwoops yet, then you have no idea what you’re missing. The site promises “deleted tweets from politicians,” and, well, it delivers. In real time. We combed through it briefly and made up a list of your Philly/Pennsylvania representatives’ most hilarious deleted tweets. They’re a mashup of misspellings, odd accusations...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rep. Metcalfe Tells Bob Brady to Stop Endorsing Fraud

It’s on: State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe put an open letter to Congressman Bob Brady on his website yesterday, telling the Philly Democratic boss to “stop endorsing voter fraud and corruption,” in regards to the recently-signed Voter ID bill. Brady has put out a statement against the bill, which Metcalfe, who sponsored it, says is necessary because ACORN...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Calls Trayvon Martin’s Death “An Assassination”

Mayor Nutter went on MSNBC on Sunday to speak about the Trayvon Martin killing in Sanford, Florida. “I’ve called this nothing short of an assassination,” Nutter said. “This individual Zimmerman followed Trayvon for some period of time. Trayvon was not a threat to him.” There is a candlelight vigil for Martin tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Love...

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John Featherman Back with ‘Naked Truth’ Smutty Ad

Former mayoral candidate John Featherman is running for Pennsylvania’s first U.S. Congressional district in 2012. While he’s got the Republican primary sewn up (he’s running unopposed), he’s probably as much of a general election longshot as would have been had he won the Republican primary in 2011. One thing no one could really fault him for then was...

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