Posts Tagged ‘votes’
Free market group still threatening to hit Pennsylvania with ads

Free market group still threatening to hit Pennsylvania with ads

Ninety percent of life is about showing up, and for a while now, the American Future Fund Political Action has been threatening to do so. The Fund itself is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) conservative group which believes free market principles are “under direct attack in America”—and it’s their job to fight back. Which means targeting moderate Republicans...

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Why Sen. Pat Toomey voted against more than 80,000 PA unemployed

Why Sen. Pat Toomey voted against more than 80,000 PA unemployed

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons Some 86,900 Pennsylvanians lost unemployment insurance when federal emergency unemployment compensation ran out last week, but that didn’t stop U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) from voting against legislation that would have extended the program. After some obvious bickering and poo-pooing, the U.S. Senate voted 60-37 to extend...

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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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Obama, Romney Trade Barbs Over Pennsylvania Vote

Obama, Romney Trade Barbs Over Pennsylvania Vote

Mitt Romney hadn’t even begun licking up the “They Love Me, They Really Love Me”-themed Carvel Whale cake icing smeared all over his face before the Obama for America-Pennsylvania email blast went out last night. The theme of the blast (and many others like it): Mitt Romney sucks and the Pennsylvania primary proved it. “Despite having an essentially...

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Update: Santorum May Pick up HALF of Michigan Delegates

Update: Santorum May Pick up HALF of Michigan Delegates

"...fuck with me. See what happens." As the Santorum Campaign Predicted last night, the unofficial word is that Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney will split Michigan’s delegates, in spite of Romney having won the state 41 percent to 38 percent. As of the time of this blog, 26 Michigan’s delegates have been decided, with each candidate having picked...

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Brian Sims Hits Rep. Josephs Over ‘Year of the Bible’ Apology

It’s the Year that won’t end. After Philadelphia State Rep. Babette Josephs joined a group of legislators to apologize for their vote in favor of House Resolution 535 — which bizarrely declared 2012 the ‘Year of the Bible’ in Pennsylvania — her primary challenger is hitting her back where it hurts: Her own statements. “I call on Representative...

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Occupy Philly To Finally Decide on Move Tonight? Maybe.

Occupy Philly To Finally Decide on Move Tonight? Maybe.

Occupy Philly may hold a vote at tonight’s General Assembly about whether or not to move their camp on or about November 15—which is next Tuesday—when construction on Dilworth Plaza is scheduled to begin. According to Occupy Philly Media, one “move” proposal is as follows: “Occupy Philadelphia will stay at Dilworth Plaza at the anticipated ’start...

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Update: Toomey Votes FOR Hire Heroes Act

Update: Toomey Votes FOR Hire Heroes Act

President Obama at the Bellevue. Yesterday, before the Senate put the Hire Heroes Act up for a vote, Fight For Philly activists and military veterans took to the office he often leaves vacant on JFK Boulevard to make note of the Pennsylvania senator’s blocking of the American Jobs Act and the Rebuild America Jobs Act. The protesters said that they didn’t...

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