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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Pennsylvania

Danziger: GOP Elephant Becomes A Sinister Beast

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

February 16, 2018
Pennsylvania

Trump’s Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Pick Tied To Holocaust Deniers

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. As Republicans fight to save their House majority, their efforts in the Senate have also faced a long string of humiliations. They lost what should have been a completely safe special election in Alabama, after their candidate was credibly accused of being a child molester. Their frontrunner in Ohio unexpectedly dropped out. Their […]

January 26, 2018

Blowout! Democrat Wins Suburban Pittsburgh Special Election By 48 Points

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. On Tuesday night, Democrats added to their list of special election victories, this time in Pennsylvania. Democratic candidate Austin Davis, an Allegheny County executive aide, defeated Republican Fawn Walker Montgomery, a former city councilwoman, for the open seat in Pennsylvania’s 35th State House District. Davis, who campaigned on local jobs and public transportation investment, is the first black […]

January 25, 2018

GOP Won’t Drop Pennsylvania Rep. Meehan, Who Settled Sex Case With Taxpayer Funds

Of all the Republican House incumbents running for re-election — instead of simply retiring in fear of the coming blue wave — it is hard to find one less defensible than Pennsylvania Rep. Pat Meehan. Last weekend, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Meehan settled a sexual harassment case with a congressional staffer for thousands of dollars, on the taxpayer’s […]

January 25, 2018
Unions, Right To Work

The Red-State Trend That’s Coming To A Blue State Near You

When the AFL-CIO and other critics of right-to-work laws describe them as “right-to-work-for-less” laws, they aren’t merely being rhetorical; research demonstrates that right-to-work promotes inferior working conditions.

March 12, 2017
This election decides who and what we are

Recount Or Bust: It’s The Only Way To Verify The Election

An interview with John Bonifaz, a longtime voting rights attorney and founder of the National Voting Rights Institute, who is leading the recount campaign for the Green Party.

November 25, 2016
Recount

Pressure Builds For Recount In Key Swing States

Election night’s unofficial returns found Trump ahead of Clinton by 27,000 votes in Wisconsin. In Michigan, she is behind by 11,000 votes, and in Pennsylvania by 68,000 votes.

November 24, 2016
voter fraud

How Your Fellow Citizens Could Threaten Your Vote

Even if you’re a registered voter in Florida, your vote may not be a sure thing. That’s not due to fraud or Russian hacking of electronic voting machines, but because, under state law, virtually any other voter in your county can challenge your right to vote.

November 8, 2016
get out the vote, wear comfortable shoes

Want To Get Involved In This Election? Put On Some Comfortable Shoes

As Election Day approaches, it’s oh so easy to dismiss the important role you can play in this election. America is a big country, over 300 million people, but it’s the actions that civic-minded people take that tip the balance.

November 5, 2016
shithole

Democrats Sue Trump For Alleged Voter Intimidation In Four States

In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio, Democrats argued that Trump and Republican Party officials were mounting a “campaign of vigilante voter intimidation” that violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act and an 1871 law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan.

October 31, 2016
Election polls in key states

Election Polls In Key States: Clinton Leads In Iowa, Ohio, And Pennsylvania

Election polls released this week show Hillary Clinton leading in most of the 2016 battleground states, with a close contest between Clinton and Trump in Florida.

August 10, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016 in response to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

New Polls Show Trouble For Trump In Three Key States

According to the latest polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds commanding leads in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan– three states that Trump hoped to attract with his populist economic message.

August 4, 2016
Your delegate math headache

Your Guide To Super Tuesday IV: Northeastern Edition!

If you’re following along, either to keep abreast of current events or for pure schadenfreude, we’ve compiled each state’s delegate math and most recent polling to help keep track.

April 26, 2016

Pennsylvania’s Senate Democratic Primary Pitts The Party Against Itself

It started in 2010. That’s when the 64-year-old then-Congressman Sestak, after two victories in the normally Republican-leaning 7th Congressional District, ran for the Democratic nomination for the Senate.

April 26, 2016

Candidates — And Voters — Challenged By Delegate Elections In Pennsylvania

Voters admit they don’t understand the way the Keystone State GOP chooses delegates, and the candidates aren’t much better.

April 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton

Clinton And Cruz Visiting Philadelphia To Focus On Pa. Primaries

Pennsylvania’s primary is one of several in the mid-Atlantic and New England.

April 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton voting rights speech

This Week In Polls: Clinton Ahead Of GOPers In The Key Swing States

For the general election — and the Electoral College, where the presidency is really won — Quinnipiac University has a set of polls from the three biggest swing states, testing Hillary Clinton against a variety of Republican opponents.

June 19, 2015

GOP Victory On Obamacare Could Hurt Party In 2016, Report Suggests

If Republicans get their way at the Supreme Court this month and wipe out Obamacare premium subsidies for millions of Americans, the ensuing damage to their party in 2016 swing states could be significant.

June 4, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/vjDLK

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
verizon

Sprint And Verizon Wireless Customers In Line For Refunds After Settlements

Verizon will pay $70 million in customer refunds and Sprint will pay $50 million.

May 22, 2015

Cities And States Paying Massive Secret Fees To Wall Street

Wall Street fees paid by public workers’ pension systems have kicked off an intensifying debate over whether such expenses are necessary. Now, a report from an industry-friendly source says those huge levies represent only a fraction of the true amounts being raked in by Wall Street firms from state and local governments.

April 24, 2015
Fitness Craze, Pennsylvania, Lifestyle, Teens, Youth, Health, Exercise, CrossFit, Family

Growing CrossFit Program Branches Out To Children

Get the kids on your level. A new CrossFit program is a workout for teens minus the winning and losing of team sports.

March 30, 2015

Pennsylvania Governor Orders Moratorium On Executions

Tom Wolf has blocked the use of capital punishment in the Keystone State.

February 13, 2015

Philadelphia Will Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats have announced the location of their 2016 convention.

February 12, 2015