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Archive: May, 2011

POSTED: Friday, May 6, 2011, 10:33 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: Boss, see the debate?

BE: Over whether to release bin Laden pix?

POSTED: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 10:19 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: Our old friend Bill DeWeese, the western Pa lawmaker and former House Speaker charged with multiple felonies in 2009 in connection with a sweeping probe of the legislature, re-elected last year and awaiting trial, continues to hammer at Gov. Corbett.

BE: Because Corbett, as attorney general, is the one who got him?

POSTED: Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 10:46 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: Great news, boss, your state legislature is solving one of the pressing issues of the day.

BE: The deficit? The school-funding problem? The higher-ed mess?

POSTED: Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 10:34 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: Boss, the financial picture of Pennsylvania has brightened with the announcement yesterday that revenue collections for the fiscal year to date are running way ahead of earlier estimates.

BE: Talk normal, we're a tabloid.

POSTED: Monday, May 2, 2011, 10:46 AM

(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)

JB: Could any newsie ask for a more news-filled weekend? It was GRRR-ATE!

BE: I thought you were a Baer, not Tony the Tiger.  But, yes, real news blew the royal marriage off the map.

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John Baer has been covering politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. The National Journal in 2002 called Baer one of the country's top 10 political journalists outside Washington, saying Baer has, "the ability to take the skin off a politician without making it hurt too much." E-mail John at baerj@phillynews.com.

John is the author of the book "On The Front Lines of Pennsylvania Politics: Twenty-Five Years of Keystone Reporting" (The History Press, 2012). Reach John at baerj@phillynews.com.

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