Elizabeth Warren still firing back against Wall Street Democrats
Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't backing down on the fight Third Way picked with her over Social Security.
Corbett DEP pick a climate-denier? Admin takes heat over remarks: Monday Morning Coffee
There may be snow and ice outside and the kids might be home from school, but the political heat continues unabated over Gov. Tom Corbett's pick to run the Department of Environmental Protection and remarks from a top aide.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Area Votes in Congress
The Senate was in recess the week ending Dec. 6. Here's how area House members voted on major issues: Gun-control renewal.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
For unions, Democrats' 2014 primary is a dilemma
In 2002, the clock hadn't even struck 12:01 a.m. before Pennsylvania's labor unions had given well beyond $1 million to Bob Casey, the rising star of the state Democratic Party who nevertheless went on to lose the gubernatorial primary to Ed Rendell six months later in a race that wasn't even close.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
will not enable those who enable Third Way
With Reps. Allyson Schwarz and Ron Kind speaking out against that nutso Third Way Wall Street Journal op-ed, it's clear that even the organization's "co-chairs" aren't happy with the explicit stating of their agenda.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Poll reports falling support for Corbett
A poll released last week by a Democratic polling firm indicates that the current Pennsylvania governor now trails every major Democrat challenging him for the statehouse by double digits.
Pa. Lawmakers Join World in Mourning Nelson Mandela
Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities in white-minority South Africa, emerged to become his country's first black president.
Allyson Schwartz Communications Director Calls Vote on SS Cuts "Leadership"
So Allyson Schwartz has found herself in a clusterfuck with the latest Third Way fiasco, but earlier today, a Schwartz campaign aide defended a Schwartz budget vote that attacked SS, Medicare and Medicaid "leadership."
Philadelphia Public Record
Pols on the Street: Polls Today Don't Count Election Day
BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Being a Governor has advantages not afforded to challengers! One is prime time, most of the time.
Treasurer McCord Urges U.S. House Members to Back ENDA
Citing economic as well as moral grounds, State Treasurer Rob McCord is asking members of the Pennsylvania U.S. House delegation to support the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act that recently passed the Senate.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
On the campaign trail: The Philadelphia Democratic City Committee has endorsed Sen. Mike Stack in his run for lieutenant governor.
Schwartz ties to Wall Street group draws rebukes from progressives
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz's association with a centrist Wall Street advocacy group that's attacked U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's progressive economic policies, has left the 2014 gubernatorial candidate in a delicate situation.
Photo: Firefighters Show Off Gear Purchased With FEMA Grant
The following was provided to Patch: In April 2013 The Fort Washington Fire Company was awarded a $67,020 FEMA grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the purchase of 27 complete sets of structural firefighter gear .
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And, yeah, it does in other states, too, but our state is one of only a dozen where money tends to matter most in statewide races.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Is Tom Corbett Too Vulnerable?
One paradox of Tom Corbett' s deep, deep unpopularity with Pennsylvania voters is that vulnerability has enticed a great many Democrats into next year's gubernatorial race-creating a "free for all" that could destroy the party's chances to capture the seat.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Democratic race for Guv is wide open in 2014: Monday Morning Coffee
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Democratic candidate for Governor, talked with reporters at the The Pennsylvania State Capitol newsroom on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 about transportation legislation, and also fielded questions on a variety of other topics including the 2014 gubernatorial race.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Huffington Post
Fight Brews In Pennsylvania's 13th District For Democrats' Direction
When Rep. Allyson Schwartz announced earlier this year that she will run for Pennsylvania governor, the relatively safe seat she left open created a race for the nomination that pits the major competing elements of the Democratic coalition against each other.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Former Abortion Clinic Owner Leads Democratic Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor
Want to know which candidate for governor Pennsylvania Democrats prefer? According to a new survey released today, the answer is a former owner of an abortion clinic.
Arkoosh highlights importance of a woman's voice
Dr. Val Arkoosh, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, unveiled an online video highlighting what she sees as the importance of maintaining a woman's voice in the Pennsylvania congressional delegation.
Philadelphia Public Record
Pols on the Street: Dem Gubernational Hopefuls May Be Hurting Themselves
BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Five gubernatorial hopefuls hoping to win the Democratic endorsement and take on a beleaguered Republican Governor low in the polls, have begun the process that, in the end, may see themselves losing more voters than it gains them.