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  • Strange Bedfellows Partly Behind Electoral College Effort: Consultant Gerow, Ex-House Dems Lawyer Bill Sloane Helped Get Ball Rolling.

     
    An unlikely alliance between a veteran Republican political operative and the former chief counsel for Pennsylvania’s House Democrats helped give birth to a plan to change how Pennsylvania will allocate its 20 votes in the Electoral College in...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: In Washington, Corbett Talks Electoral College Changes.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Gov. Tom Corbett was in Our Nation's Capital on Tuesday, where he talked about proposed changes to Pennsylvania's Electoral College system with some very jumpy members of the state's GOP Congressional delegation....
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Cork Finally Popped On Booze Debate.

     
    The debate over liquor privatization got a kick in the pants yesterday with the release of a long-awaited report showing that selling off the state stores would generate as much as $1.6 billion in uprfront proceeds for the taxpayers. Gov. Tom Corbett said...
  • 16 years later, Rep. Holden switches vote on balanced budget

     
    In 1995, area Democrat U.S. Rep. Tim Holden was a relatively new member of Congress when he voted against a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Now, 16 years later, Holden, of the 17th district, joined Republicans and just......
  • A Pennsylvania Society Geography Lesson.

     
    The annual Pennsylvania Society weekend is about many things. And nearly all of them involve some variation on glad-handing, networking, celebrating and socializing. Also food and alcohol — lots of food and alcohol, paid for out of campaign money,...
  • The Top 5 Political Stories Of 2011: No. 4 Maps and Legends.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our countdown of the year's top political stories continues this morning with a geography lesson. Or, more specifically, a lesson about the inherently political nature of mapmaking in Pennsylvania. To quickly...
  • Palin gives Mike Fitzpatrick a shout-out

     
    Newly-elected Republican Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick got a shout-out from the mama grizzly of mama grizzlies herself on Tuesday. Fitzpatrick was in the audience at Sarah Palin's address to Plumstead Christian School in Bucks County when...
  • Fitzpatrick gets Colberted

     
    You haven't really made it in Washington until comedian Stephen Colbert has gotten some laughs at your expense. Bucks County Mike Fitzpatrick got the full Colbert treatment Monday night. Fitzpatrick, as we all well know by now, missed taking the......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Charles Snelling, RIP.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you've spent any time moving through Pennsylvania's political circles, particularly Republican ones in the Lehigh Valley, then there's a pretty good chance you met Charles Snelling more than once. Loud, gregarious...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Ordinarily, we'd be using the preamble to this morning's post to urge you to ease into the weekend. But for some among us -- budget staffers, particularly -- the next 48 hours will be filled......
  • Cutting Tariffs -- an unexpected perk of the campaign game?

     
    So here's an intriguing piece from Emma Jacobs at WHYY-FM's Newsworks site. Turns out that if you give money to your favorite local congressman, you, too, can get an onerous trade tariff targeted for reduction. Who knew? "Four Philadelphia-area...
  • Let the air wars begin in #PA8. Democrat Boockvar releases her first TV commercial.

     
    Here's Your First Look ... ... at the first television commercial from Democratic 8th Congressional district candidate Kathy Boockvar. She's taking on incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. The ad is called "Decisions" and, in it, Boockvar tries...