Posts Tagged ‘Mitt Romney’

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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Nutter Calls Romney ‘A Joke’

Nutter Calls Romney ‘A Joke’

Lots of pixilated ink has been spilled over Mitt Romney’s speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People yesterday, in which he was maybe cheered, maybe booed, maybe both—but definitely not neither. Almost immediately after the speech, in which the presidential candidate told the mostly-black audience, “If you knew my heart, I...

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Nutter, Other PA Mayors Send Open Letter to Mitt Romney

Nutter, Other PA Mayors Send Open Letter to Mitt Romney

In light of a Washington Post report published on Friday detailing Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital — specifically, its role in outsourcing American jobs overseas — five Pennsylvania mayors are lashing out. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawloski, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott and Reading Mayor...

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Q&A: Newton, Mass. Mayor Setti Warren on What Pennsylvania Should Know About Mitt Romney

Q&A: Newton, Mass. Mayor Setti Warren on What Pennsylvania Should Know About Mitt Romney

Mayor Setti Warren When does the mayor of a suburban Boston city go on a tour throughout Pennsylvania? Probably when he thinks one of the most important swing states in the country could use a refresher on his state’s former governor. Such is the case of Newton, Massachusetts Mayor Setti Warren, a veteran of the Iraq War who witnessed Governor Mitt Romney’s...

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How the EPA Is Creating a Political Firestorm in Philly and Pennsylvania

How the EPA Is Creating a Political Firestorm in Philly and Pennsylvania

As Mayor Michael Nutter’s national star continues to rise, Philadelphia is being touted as an extraordinarily ‘Green’ city by a federal agency that’s quickly become the most polarizing under President Barack Obama: The Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA just designated Philadelphia a “Green Power Community.” They note we’re the largest city...

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Marco Rubio Cancels Constitution Center Appearance Amid VP Speculation

U.S. Senator from Florida and potential vice presidential candidate Marco Rubio has indefinitely postponed his appearance tonight at the Constitution Center. The event, hosted by WPHT’s Dom Giordano, was titled “The Voice of New Conservativism.” According to the Constitution Center, Rubio was “called to Washington D.C. to take part in unexpected votes...

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Democrats Out in Force As Romney Travels to Southeast Pennsylvania

Democrats Out in Force As Romney Travels to Southeast Pennsylvania

The Chair of the Democratic Party Jim Burn hosted a conference call yesterday, mock-inviting presidential candidate Mitt Romney to the state of Pennsylvania this weekend. “As Romney stops in small towns in PA, we can be sure that we will continue to hear more of the same empty rhetoric that we have heard as he travels around the country. He may act like he...

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At Franklin Institute, Obama Plays Up Most Vulnerable Positions

At Franklin Institute, Obama Plays Up Most Vulnerable Positions

Image: Emily DiCicco for Philadelphia Weekly President Barack Obama was in town yesterday for three high-reward (see: cash) events at the Franklin Institute. Speaking to about 500 people in the Institute’s rotunda, Obama hit several campaign centerpieces, including American innovation, his own successes in office and what Romney’s plans may be, should he...

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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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FAKE OUTRAGE: The Fox ‘Attack Ad’

FAKE OUTRAGE: The Fox ‘Attack Ad’

Getting mad at America’s dumbest, most nakedly biased shit show is about as productive as enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy for drinking at this weekend’s bike race in Manayunk. And yet, as we speak, these unrelated actions are happening. We mentioned the bike race yesterday. Today, we’d like to point out some of the worst fake outrage we’ve ever...

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