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Baer Growls Archive: October, 2012
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Young State Rep. Dogged by Video
Thu, Oct 18, 2012, 9:02 AM
Hazleton freshman state Rep. Tarah Toohil is speaking out after an anonymous video was posted to YouTube that includes still photos of her...
The Key Debate Question
Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 8:57 AM
Well into Tuesday night's town hall debate, after exchanges on tax plans, gas prices, unemployment and more, the key question of campaign 2012...
The Ole Head in the Sand
Tue, Oct 16, 2012, 8:42 AM
It's not unusual for incumbent pols to lay low during election years, relying on largely apathic or discouraged voters and their own name ID...
One instructive Arlen story
Mon, Oct 15, 2012, 8:42 AM
Throughout his decades in the Senate -- we tend to forget the number of elections he lost: DA, Mayor, Senator, Governor, President -- many...
Paul Ryan: Child Actor?
Fri, Oct 12, 2012, 8:56 AM
Okay, this might not be fair but as my first real mentor in journalism told me many, many years ago, "the Constitution guarantees us a free...
Our Legislature's Weekend Warriors
Thu, Oct 11, 2012, 8:49 AM
If you've noticed an uptick in productivity from our stellar state Legislature maybe it's because nearly half of its 253 members are collecting...
Romney in PA -- Or No?
Wed, Oct 10, 2012, 8:48 AM
Conflicting press releases from Democrats and Republicans (a real rarity there, eh?) suggest that Mitt Romney's campaign is either folding...
Finally Some Campaign Fun
Tue, Oct 9, 2012, 8:29 AM
Finally, the long, ugly slog of a presidential campaign marked by anger and caterwauling on both sides of the political spectrum, has a pinch...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.