Posts Tagged ‘tea party’
After shutdown vote, expect to hear more about “Tea Party Pat Toomey”

After shutdown vote, expect to hear more about “Tea Party Pat Toomey”

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons When Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey voted against the deal to end the government shut down on Wednesday, he said it was all about his disapproval of increased spending associated with the bill. “The one major redeeming aspect of this bill is that it reopens the government,” he said in a statement. “But I cannot...

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Let Them Eat Each Other: Tea Party group coming to take on moderate Republicans

Let Them Eat Each Other: Tea Party group coming to take on moderate Republicans

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) recently admitted to a group of donors that the ongoing government shutdown was necessary to appease Tea Party groups which may otherwise take on moderate Republicans in next year’s primary. “We have to do this because of the Tea Party. If we don’t, these guys are going to get primaried and they are going to lose their primary,”...

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Protesters to invade Constitution Center for Hillary Clinton Liberty Medal Ceremony

Protesters to invade Constitution Center for Hillary Clinton Liberty Medal Ceremony

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be in Philadelphia tonight to receive the 2013 Liberty Medal at the U.S. Constitution Center. The event has made the rounds in local and national media circles, largely because of the political implications: former Florida Governor (and the former president’s brother) Jeb Bush will be presenting the award...

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The Corbett Administration’s resident birther

Our friends at Keystone Politics recently re-ignited the publicity fire around the fact that former Tea Patriot activist and birther Ana Puig was hired by the Corbett Administration as legislative liaison for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. According to KP: Puig is as tea party as they come. In recent years, she has promoted an event featuring topics...

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Anti-Islam Blogger Receives ‘Liberty Award’ in Philly on July 4th

Anti-Islam blogger and editor of conservative website Atlas Shrugs Pamela Geller was in Philadelphia yesterday at an Independence Hall Tea Party event at the Independence Visitors’ Center. Geller was the featured speaker at the event, which later turned into a panel discussion on the health care Supreme Court ruling. During the event, which was billed as an...

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5 Political Events Going on in Philadelphia This Weekend

5 Political Events Going on in Philadelphia This Weekend

It’s Independence Season in Philadelphia, and that means one thing: Forty foot hoagies and the Goo Goo Dolls! Gatherings all over the city in the name of democracy in some cases, American exceptionalism in others, radical organizing in yet some others. Here are some of the political events going on this weekend and into next week you might want to know about....

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Romney in Town Tonight; Tax Day Protests Tomorrow

Romney in Town Tonight; Tax Day Protests Tomorrow

This is what happened the last time Romney was in town to raise funds. Mitt Romney will be in town tonight for the fourth annual Tri-State Tax Day Summit at the Franklin Institute, beginning at 6:30 p.m. He’ll be there to address the Independence Hall Tea Party Association, who say they are holding the event to discuss Tea Party principles of low taxes, less...

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DAILY GRINDER: No Education Required to be a Judge

DAILY GRINDER: No Education Required to be a Judge

News: Christine Solomon, a newly elected Philadelphia Traffic Court judge, just flunked a required judicial education examination that’s required to let her do her job. Gross news: A month after Judge Willie Singletary was “relieved” of his judicial duties for allegedly showing a court worker a photograph of his junk. Philly: Shame you don’t have to be...

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DAILY GRINDER: A Time-Lapse Video of Citizen’s Bank Park Getting Ready for Hockey

The Flyers will play the Winter Classic against the Rangers on January 2 outside at Citizens Bank Park. Now, want to see a sweet time-lapse video of the park’s field being turned into a hockey rink? Of course you do. Check it out here. A seventh person came forward on the Friday before Christmas to say she, too, was molested by former Philadelphia Daily News...

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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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