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Archive: June, 2010

POSTED: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 12:48 PM

Mike Cibik, leader of the 5th Republican Ward, just put out an e-mail announcing that John Featherman, one of his committeemen, has filed paperwork with the state to enter the GOP primary election for mayor next year.  From Cibik's e-mail, it sounds like Featherman will be running as much against the current Republican leadership in the city as he will the Democratic Party.

"A sizable portion of his political platform will be to reform the stagnant and ineffective Republican city committee, along with energizing, expanding, and developing a new Republican base here in Philadelphia so we finally have a viable two-party system in the City of Brotherly Love," Cibik wrote. "Furthermore, he will be vigorously challenging Mayor Nutter on his failed financial and economic policies, and the political patronage and corruption in City Hall."

Featherman ran as a Republican for Clerk of Quarter Sessions in 2007, losing to incumbent Vivian Miller, a Democrat who recently retired amid talk of folding her office into other city agencies.  Featherman also twice challenged former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, losing as the Libertarian Party candidate in 2000 and withdrawing as a Republican primary election challenger in 2006 after Santorum challenged his nominating petitions.  Featherman also lost a bid for the U.S. House in 1998 on the Libertarian ticket.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 9:12 AM

Will Bunch answers all your questions on the gulf oil leak.

It's graduation day at the High School of the Future. But what kind of education did the class of 2010 get?

Study shows that most Philly youth are ineligible for military careers.

POSTED: Monday, June 14, 2010, 5:30 PM

Mayor Nutter was elected second vice president of the US Conference of Mayors today, which means he should be president in 2012. Here's the release:


Oklahoma City – As the 78th Annual Meeting of The U.S. Conference of Mayors wraps up in Oklahoma City, mayors in America have come together at the Cox Convention Center to debate and vote on policy resolutions that impact working families all across the country. In the business session of the final day of the annual gathering, two resolutions garnered more attention than the other 88 resolutions combined.

POSTED: Monday, June 14, 2010, 1:43 PM

Looks like Philly isn't the only city where Council and the mayor are bumping heads on the budget. Check out this story from the Detroit Free Press.

POSTED: Monday, June 14, 2010, 10:38 AM

While women have been making big political advances in other states, Pennsylvania is still an old boys club.

John Baer says the state budget might actually be done on time.

Pols need to get their jokes ready! Another Stu's Comedy Night is coming up.

POSTED: Friday, June 11, 2010, 12:11 PM

All we have to say is: Bring back the Marquis of Debris.

Wednesday, Jun 11, 1986


When the trash piles up
In your neighborhood,
Who ya gonna call?
Trash Busters!
When it don't look right
And it don't smell good,
Who ya gonna call?
Trash Busters!
"I ain't afraid of no rats! "

POSTED: Friday, June 11, 2010, 10:35 AM

The Daily News investigates rowdy after-school hours.

The Clout column investigates John Dougherty's attempt to return to the inner circles of the Democratic Party.

Local bars prepare for World Cup fans.

POSTED: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 5:26 PM

Mayor Nutter today heads out for sunny Oklahoma City where he'll spend the weekend talking policy and knocking back drinks with the other members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. We're sure he's thrilled to go west and get a break from budget debates and scuffles with City Council.

So to help him enjoy his time out there, PhillyClout decided to put together a little Oklahoma guide for the mayor. Here's our suggestions for a fun-filled weekend.

  • Yee-hah! Nutter has to check out the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. A current exhibit: "When Animals Attack? Humorous Hunting Tableaux."
  • Hungry? We suggest Nutter sit back on a "redneck love seat" and chow down on some freedom fries at "Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill." If it's good enough for Toby...
  • The mayor could use a new look. How about a custom fitted cowboy hat from Shorty's Caboy Hattery, where they make some seriously cool looking custom headgear.
  • What luck! There's a film festival this weekend in Oklahoma City. Given Nutter's recent quest to tax sugary drinks, we recommend "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead," a documentary about an obese man trying to reclaim his health.
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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to
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