Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wednesday's DN: Obama Hits Schools, Turns To Health Care

The Daily News takes a look at the health care debate, asking if the controversial issue will shape the presidency of Barack Obama the way Sept. 11, 2001 shaped the presidency of George W. Bush. John Baer says Obama must reassert himself in a speech tonight to a joint session of Congress as "an honest agent of change."

Wednesday's DN: Obama Hits Schools, Turns To Health Care

The Daily News takes a look at the health care debate, asking if the controversial issue will shape the presidency of Barack Obama the way Sept. 11, 2001 shaped the presidency of George W. Bush.  John Baer says Obama must reassert himself in a speech tonight to a joint session of Congress as "an honest agent of change."

The new school year started for the Philadelphia School District with two new schools and a speech by Obama on how students should shape their own futures.  Ronnie Polaneczky reads between the lines of the president's speech to students for the socialist indoctrination predicted by leaders of the Republican Party.

And the melodrama that is the city's fiscal year 2010 budget woes in Harrisburg enters its 127th chapter with Mayor Nutter again threatening massive layoffs and big-time service cuts while the state General Assembly can't reach agreement on legislation that would prevent all that.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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