Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

DAILY GRINDER: Is AG Candidate Sexist for Calling Opponent ‘Pretty’?

Pennsylvania Republican Attorney General candidate Dave Freed called his opponent Kathleen Kane someone who is “pretty and has a lot of money.” Now, he’s being criticized by a number of groups, like the National Organization for Women and state politicians. NOW said, “It’s a shame in 2012 that Mr. Freed would rather talk about Kathleen...

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DAILY GRINDER: Big Beverage, Big Spenders in Philadelphia

DAILY GRINDER: Big Beverage, Big Spenders in Philadelphia

Hate to say we told you so. But here goes: In January, PW published a story about how the American Beverage Association was gearing up for another fight for soda in Philadelphia, particularly with a new ad campaign called Smart Taxpayers Exposing Waste, which essentially shows taxpayers how much money governments are spending on anti-soda initiatives rather than...

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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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DAILY GRINDER: 50 Democrats Sign Brief Supporting Voter ID Challenge

DAILY GRINDER: 50 Democrats Sign Brief Supporting Voter ID Challenge

Fifty House Democrats signed a brief in support of the challenge to the Voter ID law. Many claim the law violates the Pennsylvania constitution’s “protection of the right to vote and oversteps the powers vested in the General Assembly.” As we’ve reported before, it also unfairly brutalizes women, minorities, the elderly and college students. Governor...

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Q&A: Former NFL Player, Current LGBT Activist Wade Davis on Obama Support

Q&A: Former NFL Player, Current LGBT Activist Wade Davis on Obama Support

After four years in the NFL, Wade Davis came out of the closet. He currently works as a mentor with LGBT youth and is a member of the GLSEN Sports Advisory Board. “His past professional career within a hypermasculine sport juxtaposed with his activist work and current occupation working with LGBTQ ,” according to his Huffington Post bio, “has enabled him...

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GOP Wants You To ‘Stand With’ Gov. Rendell AGAINST Obama

GOP Wants You To ‘Stand With’ Gov. Rendell AGAINST Obama

Remember we asked you the definition of “unbelievable sleaze,” and you said…what did you say, again? Oh, right. In light of some Democrats weirdly coming out in favor of Mitt Romney’s former predatory management firm, Bain Capital, the GOP has begun using some of that criticism of the president’s criticism to “slam” the president. Their latest...

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DAILY GRINDER: 7 Counties To Determine Pennsylvania Vote, Possibly Election

DAILY GRINDER: 7 Counties To Determine Pennsylvania Vote, Possibly Election

Pennsylvania pollster Terry Madonna says there are seven Pennsylvania counties that will determine whether Obama or Romney wins the state—and, based on how things go elsewhere, the election. Those counties do not include Philadelphia, but do include Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware. Pearl Jam is one of the 28 bands that’ll be playing the Made in America...

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Rep. Bob Brady Co-Sponsors ‘Voter Empowerment Act’ as Obama Camp Releases Web-Based Voter Assistance

Rep. Bob Brady Co-Sponsors ‘Voter Empowerment Act’ as Obama Camp Releases Web-Based Voter Assistance

Philadelphia Rep. Bob Brady (D-Phila) was one of five House Democrats to co-sponsor the Voter Empowerment Act, a voting rights law which attempts to combat recent Republican attempts at disenfranchising voters, though does not block state Voter ID legislation. “With a pivotal presidential election just six months away, we must do all we can to ensure free and...

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DAILY GRINDER: Northeast Philly Woman Threatens Sen. Casey

DAILY GRINDER: Northeast Philly Woman Threatens Sen. Casey

A Northeast Philly woman was charged on Wednesday with threatening Senator Bob Casey. Ruby Marconi, 57, allegedly called Casey’s Washington office and told the Senator’s machine, “Hello Casey, you are going to pay for this … What the hell are you in office for, to go against President Obama?” She also noted, “You don’t think people are planning...

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Calls for Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Amendments Following Obama Announcement

Calls for Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Amendments Following Obama Announcement

Pennsylvania politicians and activists had all sorts of reactions to President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he supports gay marriage. Many of those have already been dissected by the media, but in some local instances, advocates have been using the president’s words as fodder to promote not just a political agenda, but enthusiasm for specific legislation. “[Obama]...

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