Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’
DAILY GRINDER: Nevada Pol Makes Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Endorsement

DAILY GRINDER: Nevada Pol Makes Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Endorsement

Former Nevada Senatorial candidate and noted crazy person Sharron Angle has decided to make an endorsement in the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race. Her pick: David Christian. She notes his commitment to working with Vietnam veterans and getting them jobs. She calls Gov. Tom Corbett’s recent endorsement of Steve Welch “indecent and immoral.” Of...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rendell Says Papers, Owners to be Separated by ‘Firewall’

Buzz Bissinger hosted Michael Smerconish’s radio show yesterday and featured Ed Rendell to talk about the potential purchase of the Philadelphia Media Network. Rendell said he doesn’t personally have any money to invest in the company and that if he and others owned the PMN, the newsroom would be a “firewall” between reporters and people like himself...

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Pennsylvania Elections Are Coming; Here are your Candidates

Pennsylvania Elections Are Coming; Here are your Candidates

A full list of Pennsylvania candidates for the 2012 elections was put online Friday. That includes everybody hoping to compete in any election—primaries and generals. Here’s what it means for you: Statewide, we’ll be voting for presidential candidate (and all primaries) on April 24. That’ll happen whether or not any (or all but one) of the Republicans...

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Election 2012: New Poll Shows Rick Santorum OVER Obama—But is it Trustworthy?

Election 2012: New Poll Shows Rick Santorum OVER Obama—But is it Trustworthy?

To hear the Rick Santorum campaign tell it, you’re just a donation away from their guy becoming president. It’s not the general they’re worried about if you want a Republican leading the next four years—it’s the primary. Because if the former Pennsylvania senator can get passed past Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, he’s set to beat President Barack...

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How’s Your Representative Look on SOPA/PIPA? (Hint: Bob Casey is a co-sponsor)

As you may have heard, there’s an issue out there that’s uniting liberals and conservatives in a place where their hate for each other is stronger than anywhere else—on the Internet! It’s the Stop Online Piracy Act (in the House) and Protect IP Act (in the Senate) and it’s got the Web up in a tizzy. Mostly because being within the bubble of Washington,...

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Remember High-Speed Rail Through Philly? It’s Dead.

Remember High-Speed Rail Through Philly? It’s Dead.

The Vice President at Penn. Back in February, Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech at 30th Street Station in which he touted the Obama Administration’s plans for high-speed rail the country over. It involved using federal stimulus cash to build new locomotives, similar to high-speed rail in Europe. We were promised Philly to New York in under an hour, at...

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City Commissioner-Elect Al Schmidt Makes Senate Endorsement

City Commissioner-Elect Al Schmidt Makes Senate Endorsement

When the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve, we’ll officially be in campaign season. There’s a national GOP primary to see who can make for good TV until the national Republican Party says, “Fine, give us Mitt Romney,” and here in Pennsylvania,  a mess of small government aggressives are clawing to replace Democratic Senator Bob Casey. The Republicans...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rizzo Going Out of Way to Sabotage Republican O’Neill in Council Race

Who says local politics can’t be fun? Now-Independent Councilman Frank Rizzo (kicked out of Republican leadership by Brian O’Neill and Jack Kelly after a vote in favor of making the 10th District less Republican) is conducting robocalls on behalf of Democrat Bill Rubin, who’s up against O’Neill on Tuesday. O’Neill is City Council’s only district Republican. Bank...

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Right Wing Counters Occupy Protests With ‘We Are the 53 Percent’

Right Wing Counters Occupy Protests With ‘We Are the 53 Percent’

You may not know this, but there’s a right wing talking point that says only 53 percent of American households pay taxes. (The patriotic 53 percent.) It’s the GOP’s way of saying, “You’re lazy; I subsidize your life.” It’s completely untrue, but, uh, whatever! With that in mind, founder of right wing blog ‘Red State’ Eric Erickson has started...

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More Invasive Abortion Legislation Proposed in Pennsylvania House of Representatives

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is set to pass a bill that further restricts women’s health clinics and intimidates women seeking abortions. It’s House Bill 1077, it was introduced by Rep. Kathy Rapp of Warren County, it has 112 co-sponsors and is similar to a bill passed in Texas that is currently being partially-blocked by that state’s Supreme...

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