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None of you voted yesterday, but here’s what happened

None of you voted yesterday, but here’s what happened

"I'm not voting. I think this is a mailbox. Santa reads letters all year, right?" Yesterday’s election was one for the ages. Because it’s been ages since so many of you stayed home. “I’m afraid we may see the lowest turnout in many, many years,” wrote Committee of Seventy vice president and policy director Ellen Kaplan in last night’s...

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Pro-Choice Pennsylvanians Declare Victory

Women’s healthcare and politics. So confusing! While the pros and cons of chalking up getting rid of affordable basic gynecological care for women in an attempt to restrict access to abortion and contraception were discussed non-stop in the months leading up the election, the issue was barely mentioned in the debates. Then came the reports that abortion wasn’t...

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Dispatches From the Philadelphia Obama ‘Victory Party’

Dispatches From the Philadelphia Obama ‘Victory Party’

By 11:30, the 300 or so people at the Obama party at the Warwick Hotel in Center City had completely lost it. In a good way. They’d been partying with live DJs—playing all your favorite wedding and Bar/t Mitzvah hits—since Obama had been declared the winner of Pennsylvania about two hours earlier. Mayor Nutter spoke from a small stage in the hotel’s ball...

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Election Day Afternoon Grinder

Maybe I’ve been going to the wrong polling places, but everyone I’ve talked to about Voter ID today (as they were walking outside) said they were asked for photo identification and either showed it or refused. If they refused, there were no problems. But those were just the people I spoke with. Elsewhere, it was a different story. Complaints about Voter ID...

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DAILY GRINDER: Obama Holds PA Lead, Clinton Coming to Town, Bishops Release Voting Guide

DAILY GRINDER: Obama Holds PA Lead, Clinton Coming to Town, Bishops Release Voting Guide

Former President Bill Clinton is all over the state today, rallying support for President Obama. At 10:15 a.m., he’ll be in Pittsburgh; at 2:30 he’s in Blue Bell; at 4 p.m., he’s in Philly, at the Palestra; and at 7:30 p.m. he’s in Scranton. Hide your girlfriends. Mitt Romney rallied his own supporters in Yardley yesterday. The Secret Service said there...

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Americans for Prosperity, Backed by the Koch Brothers, Buy Pennsylvania Ad Time

The list of right-wing groups coming into Pennsylvania during the final week keeps growing. Now, as the New York Times reports, Koch Brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity is getting on the air, spending $1.5 million for commercials criticizing President Obama. One of the ads, titled “Has President Obama Earned Your Vote?,” features three Americans speaking...

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Will Blocked Texas Voter-ID Law Impact Pennsylvania?

A federal court today blocked Texas’ voter ID law, saying the state failed to prove the law would not negatively impact minorities. The proposed law is similar to that of Pennsylvania’s in that it would have forced all voters to show identification at the polls. Also like the Texas law, the Department of Justice is looking into Pennsylvania’s voter-ID law...

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FAKE OUTRAGE: Did Obama Insult Business Owners?

FAKE OUTRAGE: Did Obama Insult Business Owners?

There are plenty of things for which to attack President Obama politically. After all, the economy could be better. Drone warfare is a bit scary. The Administration’s secrecy in dealing with political prisoners sort of brings that 1984 feeling to mind. You get the idea. But we live in the world of Fox News soundbites and re-written press releases masqueraded...

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Look at These Urban Outfitters Mitt Romney T-Shirts

Look at These Urban Outfitters Mitt Romney T-Shirts

Philly-based Urban Outfitters is getting to the point where their clothes are perhaps so ironic, they’re completely mainstream. How else to explain a series of “graphic Ts” showcasing boring Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney? Check out the Ts below. The conservative-owned hip clothing company has a history of political T-shirts, including one...

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WATCH: Philly GOP Elects a New Chairman–Maybe

A group of rogue Republicans noted last week during the election of Rick Hellberg to Party Chair that they had no intention of making their work secretive. Everything, they said, was being done by the book, in an open forum. And if leaders Michael Meehan and Vito Canuso had any problem with that or questions as to what went on, well, it’d all be on tape. So...

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