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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
"...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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading