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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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Rendell Goes on TV to Give Vague Support of Obama Tax Cut Plan

Rendell Goes on TV to Give Vague Support of Obama Tax Cut Plan

Two years ago, former Bush officials celebrated the then-apparent victory of extending the former president’s tax cuts for the wealthy. “We knew that, politically, once you get it into law, it becomes almost impossible to remove it,” former Bush communications director told the Daily Beast. “That’s not a bad legacy. The fact that we were able to...

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In Blow to Gov. Tom Corbett, Health Care Law Upheld [UPDATED]

In Blow to Gov. Tom Corbett, Health Care Law Upheld [UPDATED]

"Damn it. I'll get you, Obamacare!" Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, several states’ attorneys general jumped on a lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality. Then-Pennsylvania Attorney General, now-Governor Tom Corbett was one of them, joining the federal lawsuit on March 23,...

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DAILY GRINDER: $1.6 Million Settlement in Contaminated Water Fracking Case

DAILY GRINDER: $1.6 Million Settlement in Contaminated Water Fracking Case

So you're saying this isn't Perrier? Coulda fooled me. Three northeastern Pennsylvania families have reached a $1.6 million settlement with Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy over contaminating their water wells and forcing them to go somewhere else. It’s a good chunk of change, but one of the families say it’s not much considering they have to leave...

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Obama Beats Romney in ‘Sugar Daddy’ Poll

Obama Beats Romney in ‘Sugar Daddy’ Poll

Pictured: Not Seeking Arrangement Only because I have a policy of publishing every single Pennsylvania politics poll that ever comes across my desk, always (or when it’s hilarious), it will now be noted that SeekingArrangement.com, America’s “oldest sugar daddy dating website,” has conducted a presidential poll. The site went state-by-state, asking...

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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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Hilarity: Mitt Romney Loves ‘Wawas’

As we mentioned this morning, presidential candidate Mitt Romney strolled into Pennsylvania this weekend for a little campaigning in Bucks County. He was supposed to head to a Quakertown Wawa for a shorti and a bag of Herr’s (probably), but soon found out former Governor Ed Rendell was there, to yell at him. So, he re-routed on his Googles, and went to a different...

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‘Fear of a Black Republican’ a Provocative, Though Glossy, Look at Urban Relations in GOP

‘Fear of a Black Republican’ a Provocative, Though Glossy, Look at Urban Relations in GOP

Black identification in the Republican party is at an all-time low. There are only two black Republican members of the U.S. House; no black Republican governors; and the party has nominated arguably the whitest, “Who let the dogs out”-singingest presidential candidate in modern history. Things don’t look like they’re about to change, either, seeing as...

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DAILY GRINDER: Mitt Romney Likes Pickles and Sweet Peppers on his Wawa Meatball Hoagies

DAILY GRINDER: Mitt Romney Likes Pickles and Sweet Peppers on his Wawa Meatball Hoagies

The Mitt Romney presidential campaign rolled into the Philly suburbs this weekend, and at one point hit up a Quakertown Wawa. He said stuff presidential candidates say, then ordered a meatball hoagie with pickles and sweet peppers while discussing his potential running mate. “I am considering a number of people for my running mate and carrying out the vetting...

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Mayor Nutter and VP Biden Sound Off on Romney Ahead of PA Visit

Mayor Nutter and VP Biden Sound Off on Romney Ahead of PA Visit

"You're awesome." "No, you're awesome." Mayor Michael Nutter and Vice President Joe Biden held a conference call this afternoon touting the president’s economic speech yesterday in Cleveland and hoping to combat Mitt Romney’s economic plan ahead of his visit to Bucks County this weekend. “Not only did the president make a great...

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