Posts Tagged ‘Mitt Romney’

How ‘Freakonomics’ Can Help Explain Hyped PA Polls

A new poll shows President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tied at 47 percent in Pennsylvania. Conducted for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review by Susquehanna Polling and Research, the poll is being touted nationally as evidence Romney might actually win Pennsylvania. The only problem? As we’ve stated before, Susquehanna is a GOP-centric...

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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: Read this Account of Fracking in North-Central PA

DAILY GRINDER: Read this Account of Fracking in North-Central PA

A farmer in Bradford County, Pennsylvania has written an essay about what it has meant to “sacrifice” for the public good, and allow her land to be fracked. Then she sent it into the Public Herald. You should read it. It’s devastating. Here’s a piece: “My water changed March 15, 2011. It now turns white, with a green moss settling on top of sand....

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DAILY GRINDER: The Debates Are Over—Here are Five Takeaways

DAILY GRINDER: The Debates Are Over—Here are Five Takeaways

...The debates are over. God bless America. Like many of you (I assume), I am very happy the debates are over and Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will never, ever have to publicly speak to each other again. The general consensus of last night’s debate was that the president won pretty handily, but whatever. Who cares? It’s just a foreign policy...

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DAILY GRINDER: Anti-“Sexting” Legislation Passes PA Legislature

DAILY GRINDER: Anti-“Sexting” Legislation Passes PA Legislature

Last week, the state House voted 188-3 to approve a bill the Senate had already OK’d that’d ban “sexting” by the young. Which means (pending Gov. Corbett’s signature), if you’re between the ages of 13 and 17 and you send naked pictures of yourself to a friend via text message, you could be “subject to anything from a summary offense, which involves...

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“Poll” Shows Romney Leading Pennsylvania

“Poll” Shows Romney Leading Pennsylvania

As PW wrote earlier this campaign season for our September election app guide: “Call us old-fashioned, but we love misleading, often blatantly racist headlines that link us to right-wing websites peddling Beltway-bubble batshit with a xenophobic hatred of President Obama. It helps us get through the day. Which is why we love the Drudge Report. In the lead-up...

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DAILY GRINDER: Libertarian and Green Parties on Pennsylvania Presidential Ballot

DAILY GRINDER: Libertarian and Green Parties on Pennsylvania Presidential Ballot

The Libertarian Party will stay on the ballot in Pennsylvania, despite Republican lawyers doing their damndest to kick candidate Gary Johnson off. Commonwealth Court Senior Judge James Gardner Colins said the Libertarians have at least 20,730 signatures, which is 129 more than the law requires. So now what? Now what is, you get the choice in November between...

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DAILY GRINDER: Romney T-Shirt Story Being Exploited for Campaigns, School Choice

DAILY GRINDER: Romney T-Shirt Story Being Exploited for Campaigns, School Choice

Let’s talk about the Mitt Romney T-shirt outragicide! But first, let it be known that if you post the personal contact information of the teacher accused of mocking the student in Port Richmond for wearing the Mitt Romney T-shirt—or anyone else’s personal information, with the intention of that person being harassed, as several people tried to do last...

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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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Protests Going on Around Romney Visit to Union League—Right Now

Protests Going on Around Romney Visit to Union League—Right Now

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Philly—right now. Normally, I’d joke about how “if you blink, you might miss him” (that always gets the crowd going), but let’s be honest: You are just going to miss him. He, along with Gov. Tom Corbett and Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan are at the Union League raising some funds from wealthy donors likely...

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