Posts Tagged ‘Casey’
Senate REJECTS Mumia lawyer for Civil Rights position

Senate REJECTS Mumia lawyer for Civil Rights position

The U.S. Senate rejected former NAACP Legal Defense Fund Head Debo Adegbile for the U.S. Justice Department this morning. Adegbile is the controversial civil rights lawyer President Obama nominated to head that federal agency’s Civil Rights Division. His name has been the source of controversy as of late, being that he headed the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund...

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Toomey, Casey, Senate vote for ENDA

Toomey, Casey, Senate vote for ENDA

In a not-so-surprising move, both Pennsylvania senators Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey helped pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act through the U.S. Senate earlier today. The bill would make it illegal for businesses with 15 or more employees to make their hiring decisions based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill, which made...

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DAILY GRINDER: Voter ID Decision Today

A decision in the Voter ID case is due today—and no matter what Judge Robert Simpson decides this time, it is not over. Not even close! The best he can do is delay the law, not destroy it. The law was passed back to him by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and they asked him to look at it under a new standard. I’m busy as hell this morning and may miss...

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DAILY GRINDER: Judge Says He May Block Voter ID Law

DAILY GRINDER: Judge Says He May Block Voter ID Law

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson “hints” he may block the Pennsylvania voter ID law this time around. And by hints, I of course mean he flat-out said it. “I’m giving you a heads-up,” he told lawyers after yesterday’s testimony, according to the Inquirer, “I think it’s a possibility there could be an injunction here.” Gov....

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DAILY GRINDER: Alicia Keys in Philly for Obama Camp Women’s Summit

Singer Alicia Keys is joining White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tonight at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for an Obama campaign “Women Voter 2012 Summit.” The campaign notes the event is meant to bring attention to President Obama’s record on women’s rights/health and reinforce what “American women...

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DAILY GRINDER: $1.6 Million Settlement in Contaminated Water Fracking Case

DAILY GRINDER: $1.6 Million Settlement in Contaminated Water Fracking Case

So you're saying this isn't Perrier? Coulda fooled me. Three northeastern Pennsylvania families have reached a $1.6 million settlement with Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy over contaminating their water wells and forcing them to go somewhere else. It’s a good chunk of change, but one of the families say it’s not much considering they have to leave...

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Obama, Casey Hold Large Leads in Pennsylvania

Obama, Casey Hold Large Leads in Pennsylvania

Last night’s Democratic loss in Wisconsin was a huge blow for liberals and public sector unions (and probably those still in denial about the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision), but finding a parallel to Pennsylvania might be a little tough. Because in most statewide elections here, the Demcorat seems to be crushing it—for now. According...

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DAILY GRINDER: SEPTA Police May Strike

SEPTA Police are threatening to strike if they can’t reach a deal with the Authority. The union representing the workers’ president Richard Neal Jr. said if they can’t reach a deal, “we might have no choice but to go out.” SEPTA police have been working under the terms of a contract that ended April 1, 2011. The union wants 24 percent in wage hikes,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Pennsylvania Salaries…SOPA News…Did Santorum Win Iowa?

Ever wonder why Pennsyltucky hates Philly so much and is slowly—but surely!—tightening the cash faucet with each drying, dying day? It’s because of things like this: The top four public employee earners in the state, according to a recently-released study (there have been a lot of them, lately) notes Arlene Ackerman has made the most in a year, at $348,140;...

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With Help of Philly and Pennsylvania, Obama Signs National Defense Authorization Act

President Barack Obama and all viable Republican presidential candidates have something in common, and it’s pretty important: They’re generally supportive of the National Defense Authorization Act. The Act, as we’ve detailed, basically cements the idea that the president can detain anyone around the world, indefinitely. There’d been a ton of confusion...

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