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Weird Republican email hits local candidates on Obamacare–over and over again

Weird Republican email hits local candidates on Obamacare–over and over again

We’ll give the GOP this: They’re pretty consistent. But creativity has never been one of their strengths. And with the 2014 election coming up, if my inbox is any indication, it looks like the National Republican Campaign Committee’s fight will be both consistent and totally uncreative. Just look at this: Those candidates mentioned in my email...

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Free Market group targeting Pennsylvania’s unpure Republicans

Free Market group targeting Pennsylvania’s unpure Republicans

We warned you this would be happening. After months of Ross and Rachel-esque “Will they/Won’t they” teases, the nonprofit group American Future Fund announced today that they’re beginning a Pennsylvania ad blitz designed to weed out Republicans who are less pure than Heisenberg’s 90+ percent blue meth. “Our message is simple: Pennsylvanians are fed...

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Rick Santorum joins growing Republican voices against Syria intervention

Rick Santorum joins growing Republican voices against Syria intervention

"I was for it before I was against it -- seriously!" In an odd turn of events, former Sen. Rick Santorum (D-PA) sent out an email earlier today telling his supporters to oppose military action in Syria—despite being for it last year. “When these atrocities in Syria came to light last year, I advocated for military intervention to take out the Assad...

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In Pennsylvania, it’s Republicans who are leading on NSA pushback

In Pennsylvania, it’s Republicans who are leading on NSA pushback

Almost a month after the U.S. Congress, led by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), attempted to reign in the National Security Agency on domestic spying—and narrowly failed—it’s Pennsylvania’s Republicans who are continuing to lead the way in an attempt to quell Americans’ privacy concerns through forthcoming legislation. The NSA’s overreach on civil liberties...

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Fight for Voter ID far from over as PA Republicans continue war of words

The infamous Pennsylvania Voter ID law is not dead. Far from it, actually. So far, in fact, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley is deciding whether to keep it legal or throw it away—right now. And when he decides, the case’s appeals are expected to continue for a long while. How do we know? Well, it’s not just because both sides have...

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Voter ID: How did we get here? Part II

Voter ID: How did we get here? Part II

Part 2: 2012 quickly becomes Pennsylvania’s Year Of The Bible ID card By the time 2012 came around, Pennsylvania was being looked at as a hotzone—possibly a battleground—in the upcoming presidential race between President Obama and…whoever the Republican candidate might be. After a late surge in the polls, former Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick...

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Voter ID: How did we get here? Part I

Voter ID: How did we get here? Part I

Writer’s/editor’s note: Randy LoBasso is on vacation this week, in another city, then the woods, then the desert. He’s scheduled several stories on the Pennsylvania Voter ID fight to go up each day until he’s back. The newest trial over that controversial Pennsylvania law is in court this week, and if you need a refresher, we’ve got you covered...

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Philly votes against PA House budget

Philly votes against PA House budget

The Republican budget passed Wednesday along party lines after five hours of sharp debate, defined by partisanship. It was opposed by the entire Philadelphia delegation, save Republicans John Taylor and, if you want to be technical about it, Thomas Murt. The $28.3 billion bill increases funds for health and human services, as well as basic education funding and...

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Southwest Philly May Day Attendees Call for Revival of Labor Politics

Southwest Philly May Day Attendees Call for Revival of Labor Politics

Charlie McCollester speaks at Philly May Day A pro-labor Americana band played on while Jim Moran, former director of the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health, talked May Day. “I found out about May Day and its history back in the early 70s while in labor school for the auto workers in Black Lake, Michigan,” said Moran. “I was in...

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Pennsylvanians and Americans Voted For a Democratic U.S. House—So Why Do Republicans Still Hold Huge Majorities?

Pennsylvanians and Americans Voted For a Democratic U.S. House—So Why Do Republicans Still Hold Huge Majorities?

Pennsylvania in 2012, Source: Think Progress In spite of misleading polls released before the election which showed the race close or even tied, President Obama easily won the state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. The same cannot be said, however, of the commonwealth’s Democratic Congresspeople. Democrats will hold only five of the state’s 18 congressional...

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