Posts Tagged ‘voter ID’
DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Talks Voter ID Education on MSNBC

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Talks Voter ID Education on MSNBC

Mayor Nutter went on Hardball with Chris Matthews last night to talk Voter ID. Specifically, the education and get-out-the-vote effort surrounding the issue now that a judge has held up the law. “My focus, our focus here in the city, city government: Utilizing every resource we can for all voters, is to make sure every eligible voter has the information...

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Corbett Admin. Invokes New Black Panthers in Voter ID Letter to Justice Dept.

In late July, the U.S. Justice Department sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele noting it would be probing the state’s Voter ID laws—including the state’s erroneous claim that “99 percent of Pennsylvania’s eligible voters already have acceptable photo ID.” Yesterday, the state responded and sunk to new lows when it accused...

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DAILY GRINDER: Still Fighting ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in PA Senate Race

A group called ‘Defending the Force’ has a new radio ad out hitting U.S. Senator Bob Casey on his vote to eliminate ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t tell’ back in 2010. The ad goes, in part: “Casey wasn’t there for our troops. Instead, Casey was one of the key Democrats who voted to overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which restricts the expression of...

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DAILY GRINDER: Kensington Strangler Found Guilty, Sentenced

That didn’t take long: Antonio Rodriguez, a.k.a. The Kensington Strangler, was convicted yesterday of three counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and abuse of corpse. He will spend three life sentences in jail. Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart, the judge in the case, noted to Rodriguez after the judgment: “You not only violated these...

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As Voter ID Upheld, Groups Offer Criticism, Vow Education and Prepare for Appeal

Things are about to get a bit nuttier in Pennsylvania politics. Because this morning, Republican Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson upheld the Pennsylvania Voter ID law in a 70-page decision. Voter ID, which has been criticized by many as being a voter suppression law, is now slated to remain state law through the election. An appeal is expected to be filed...

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DAILY GRINDER: Court Upholds Voter ID Law

According to Philly.com, “A Commonwealth Court judge denied a bid by civil rights groups to block the new voter identification law from taking effect,” and said the plaintiffs hadn’t proven the law would impose “irreparable” harm on citizens. The ACLU is expected to appeal the ruling. But between this, Republicans attempting to kick the Libertarian...

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DAILY GRINDER: Almost 30 Percent of Pennsylvanians are ‘Obese’ and This is Bad

28.6 percent of Pennsylvania’s residents are considered ‘obese.’ That statistic makes us 20th in the country (in 1995, our rate was about 16 percent) and will likely be used by soda tax proponents, whenever that becomes a thing again, forever and ever. The executive director of the Trust for America’s Health, which analyzed obesity data from the Center...

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Not Even Corbett Knows the Details of Pennsylvania’s Voter-ID Law

There were two huge revelations in the voter-ID controversy over the past week that should seriously disturb Pennsylvanians. The revelations involve Gov. Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, and you. Let’s start with you, the average Pennsylvanian. Several days ago, Public Policy Polling released data showing Pennsylvania voters...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rep. Bob Brady Rips Romney Over Tax Plan

DAILY GRINDER: Rep. Bob Brady Rips Romney Over Tax Plan

Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Bob Brady The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center recently released a report which notes Mitt Romney would have to raise taxes on millions of middle-class families with children by more than $2,000 to pay for his $5 trillion tax plan, which benefits the wealthiest Americans and waits for said wealth to trickle down, eventually...

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DAILY GRINDER: Bill Would Encourage Natural Gas Frack Cars

DAILY GRINDER: Bill Would Encourage Natural Gas Frack Cars

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey has introduced a bill called the STATE Natural Gas Act. His bill would “encourage the use of natural gas as transportation fuel and encourage private investment in natural gas vehicles and transportation infrastructure.” The legislation would do so by providing grants through the Department of Energy, awarded based on competitive...

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