Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’
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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One Gov candidate vows fracking moratorium at sustainability debate

One Gov candidate vows fracking moratorium at sustainability debate

All eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates showed up at the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Sustainability Forum on Monday evening with the same apparent goal in mind: To prove s/he’s the “greenest” of them all. Debated issues at the debate sponsored by five environmental nonprofits ranged from fracking to state park funding. And while every candidate...

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Fight for Voter ID far from over as PA Republicans continue war of words

The infamous Pennsylvania Voter ID law is not dead. Far from it, actually. So far, in fact, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley is deciding whether to keep it legal or throw it away—right now. And when he decides, the case’s appeals are expected to continue for a long while. How do we know? Well, it’s not just because both sides have...

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Voter ID: How did we get here? Part II

Voter ID: How did we get here? Part II

Part 2: 2012 quickly becomes Pennsylvania’s Year Of The Bible ID card By the time 2012 came around, Pennsylvania was being looked at as a hotzone—possibly a battleground—in the upcoming presidential race between President Obama and…whoever the Republican candidate might be. After a late surge in the polls, former Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick...

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Voter ID: How did we get here? Part I

Voter ID: How did we get here? Part I

Writer’s/editor’s note: Randy LoBasso is on vacation this week, in another city, then the woods, then the desert. He’s scheduled several stories on the Pennsylvania Voter ID fight to go up each day until he’s back. The newest trial over that controversial Pennsylvania law is in court this week, and if you need a refresher, we’ve got you covered...

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Philly votes against PA House budget

Philly votes against PA House budget

The Republican budget passed Wednesday along party lines after five hours of sharp debate, defined by partisanship. It was opposed by the entire Philadelphia delegation, save Republicans John Taylor and, if you want to be technical about it, Thomas Murt. The $28.3 billion bill increases funds for health and human services, as well as basic education funding and...

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Southwest Philly May Day Attendees Call for Revival of Labor Politics

Southwest Philly May Day Attendees Call for Revival of Labor Politics

Charlie McCollester speaks at Philly May Day A pro-labor Americana band played on while Jim Moran, former director of the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health, talked May Day. “I found out about May Day and its history back in the early 70s while in labor school for the auto workers in Black Lake, Michigan,” said Moran. “I was in...

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Pennsylvanians and Americans Voted For a Democratic U.S. House—So Why Do Republicans Still Hold Huge Majorities?

Pennsylvanians and Americans Voted For a Democratic U.S. House—So Why Do Republicans Still Hold Huge Majorities?

Pennsylvania in 2012, Source: Think Progress In spite of misleading polls released before the election which showed the race close or even tied, President Obama easily won the state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. The same cannot be said, however, of the commonwealth’s Democratic Congresspeople. Democrats will hold only five of the state’s 18 congressional...

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As Romney Gets Ready for PA Visit, Pattern Shows Republicans Are Losers Here

As Romney Gets Ready for PA Visit, Pattern Shows Republicans Are Losers Here

"I'm coming...I'm coming!" After rumors circulated about Mitt Romney coming into Pennsylvania this weekend, we can finally confirm: He will be in Yardley on Sunday. On a farm. That is all. According to news reports and analysts over the past few days, Romney’s trip and accompanying commercial carpet-bombing may just be a strategic fake-out....

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DAILY GRINDER: Libertarian Party Hits Back at Republicans Over Ballot Access

An attorney for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is attempting to turn the tables on the entire Pennsylvania third party system—by suing the Republicans back. Alicia Dearn, who represents Johnson’s campaign, emailed District Attorney Seth Williams this week regarding concerns over the legal challenge to their campaign. Specifically, the idea...

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