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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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Green Party Presidential Ticket Arrested in Philly

Green Party Presidential Ticket Arrested in Philly

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and Vice Presidential candidate Cheri Honkala were arrested today after an hours-long sit-in to protest home foreclosures, dubbed ‘Occupy Fannie Mae.’ The candidates were joined by about 50 protesters as they and others spoke, then picketed, then attempted to enter 1835 Market Street to speak with a Fannie...

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Restaurant Workers Rally for a Higher Minimum Wage

Restaurant Workers Rally for a Higher Minimum Wage

Earning minimum wage can be a bit ugly. Both the Pennsylvania and federal minimum wage stands at $7.25 per hour—which equates to $15,080 per year, assuming said minimum-wage worker takes no days off. The current minimum wage hasn’t kept up with inflation and partially accounts for why a record number of Americans are on food stamps today. And as bad as that...

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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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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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Community Action Groups Shut Down Center City, Protest Gov. Corbett

Community Action Groups Shut Down Center City, Protest Gov. Corbett

When Governor Corbett comes to Philly, he does so with good reason. Like, say, he speaks with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the one group in Southeastern Pennsylvania that may still support his budget priorities. That’s what happened yesterday at the Prince Music Theater—and protesters from several community action groups were ready for his...

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DAILY GRINDER: Pat Toomey for VP? “Very Unlikely”

DAILY GRINDER: Pat Toomey for VP? “Very Unlikely”

Cardboard can't even run for office! Senator Pat Toomey told the Express Times, a newspaper in the Lehigh Valley that it is “very unlikely” he will be the vice presidential nominee, noting, “We’ve got a deep bench. We’ve got a lot of people that would bring a lot to a national ticket.” There’s a “your momma” joke somewhere in there,...

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Gov. Tom Corbett Protests Begin at 4 p.m.

Gov. Tom Corbett Protests Begin at 4 p.m.

Don't edit my blueprint for human extinction! Tom Corbett is in town today for a meeting with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (who, by the way, have marketed themselves in the past as being not as evil as the U.S. Chamber; they have no affiliation) at the Prince Music Theater at Broad and Chestnut in Center City. Meeting him will be a horde of...

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Occupy Philly May Day Protests End in Two Arrests

Occupy Philly May Day Protests End in Two Arrests

Yesterday’s Occupy Philly’s May Day celebrations promised—through the animated depiction of UC Davis campus Police Lt. John Pike’s head ripped off and spouting blood like a Kill Bill action sequence—closing down banks throughout Philadelphia. That was at least the thought at 12:30 yesterday afternoon when a crowd gathered at the Wells Fargo branch at...

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WATCH: Occupy Philadelphia and Police Clash at Wells Fargo

WATCH: Occupy Philadelphia and Police Clash at Wells Fargo

Occupy Philadelphia protested around Center City today with the intention of taking their word to Philadelphia’s banks. While they were shouting obscenities regarding all banks (some the banking structure, in general), Wells Fargo seemed to be the main culprit. This is likely due to the School Swaps deal the bank infamously made with the Philadelphia School...

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