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Ed Rendell calls Obamacare rollout ‘terrible mismanagement’

Ed Rendell calls Obamacare rollout ‘terrible mismanagement’

Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell slammed the rollout of Obamacare, agreeing with host Joe Scarborough that it has been “perhaps one of the greatest failings of a Democrat—of a Democratic president that you’ve ever seen when it comes to management.” After being called a “strong”...

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Why some are wary of Ed Rendell’s attempt to bring magnetic trains to Philly and the Northeast corridor

Why some are wary of Ed Rendell’s attempt to bring magnetic trains to Philly and the Northeast corridor

When Ed Rendell isn’t busy writing his sports column in the Daily News, turns out he’s up to some serious stuff. The former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor, along with several other former politicians from the Northeast and elsewhere, is a member of the advisory board of Northeast Maglev, a private, Washington-based company dedicated to bringing...

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Rendell holds press conference to not endorse any gubernatorial candidates

Rendell holds press conference to not endorse any gubernatorial candidates

Name the one person in Philadelphia who needs to hold a press conference just to say he’s not endorsing a candidate for governor—then proceeds to not endorse anyone in no less than 563 words, which is just slightly shorter than one of his Daily News sports columns. Former Governor Ed Rendell held a press conference at the Bellevue Park Hyatt in Center City...

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Presence in Bucks Race Shows Desperation on Right

Mumia Abu-Jamal Presence in Bucks Race Shows Desperation on Right

Why is Mumia Abu-Jamal suddenly a hot topic in a Bucks County congressional race? The National Republican Congressional Committee’s ads for Republican incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick are doing their damnedest to link the Democratic challenger, attorney Kathy Boockvar, to the long-imprisoned Philadelphia convict, whose 30-year stint on death row was commuted to a...

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PHLOG: Protesters, Democratic Pols Greet Romney in Philly

PHLOG: Protesters, Democratic Pols Greet Romney in Philly

Protesters with Fight For Philly, the SEIU and others were waiting for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett outside the Union League this morning, where the trio stopped by for a fundraiser. About 60 people were on hand chanting slogans for the “Neighborhood swap” event—in...

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DAILY GRINDER: Voter ID Continues Today; Rally at Community College of Philadelphia

DAILY GRINDER: Voter ID Continues Today; Rally at Community College of Philadelphia

The Rock the Vote Bus is stopping today at the Community College of Philadelphia, encouraging students to register to vote. The stop will feature performances by Talib Kweli and Dice Raw. They’re going to be there from 12-4 p.m. and the event is open to the public. This is awesome, but I personally miss the “Vote or Die”/cake or death campaign...

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DAILY GRINDER: New State Voter ID Card Coming?

Pennsylvania officials said they will soon unveil a new state identification card which will make it easier to vote. (?) It will be “formerly announced” in the next few weeks. (?) “If you can’t meet the PennDot requirements for a non-driving ID because you are having trouble getting the necessary documentation together, there will be a way for...

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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: Philly Police Spokesman in Shore Barfight

Philadelphia Police Lt. and spokesman Ray Evers was allegedly in a barfight in Avalon, New Jersey. He claims he was “assaulted by several people” early on June 17 and taken to a hospital. He says it’s no big deal, but he made a report and police are looking into it. A Northeast Philly man has been arrested for allegedly starving his elderly father to death....

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DAILY GRINDER: Police Cameras Not Working?

DAILY GRINDER: Police Cameras Not Working?

Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz says less than half the surveillance cameras that’re supposed to be in use by Philadelphia police are working—or, in some cases, even hooked up. The city has spent $17 million on the system. Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison says those numbers are actually old and the city is actually up to 70 percent working....

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