Commonwealth Confidential Archive: January, 2011

Montco's Hoeffel won't seek another term; Rep. Shapiro to run for the spot

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Joseph M. Hoeffel III, the longtime standard bearer for Montgomery County's Democrats, announced this morning he will not seek another... Read more

Obama to pitch energy research at Penn State

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President Obama is scheduled to push for more energy research at an appearance at Penn State in State College on Wednesday. Obama also will... Read more

House brawl prompts calls for resignations

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The leaders of Pennsylvania's Democratic and Republican parties are demanding resignations by their rival party's House of Representatives... Read more

Rendell in 2002 said a return to Ballard would be "wrong"

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As former Gov. Rendell was preparing for his first big night as a professional TV news analyst yesterday, Capitolwire's bureau chief Pete DeCoursey... Read more

Mouse-free and profits few, Aramark bolts Capitol

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One year after "Mousegate" left an icky taste in diners' mouths, food service giant Aramark Inc. announced it is pulling out of the state... Read more

Senate panel Oks bill to bar abortion coverage

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A state Senate committee today approved a bill to ban abortion coverage from policies obtained through the federally-mandated health insurance... Read more

Rendell future: Lawyering? Check. TV pundit? Still talking

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The former governor is still keeping the news wires buzzing. This a.m. Ed Rendell's old law firm, Ballard Spahr announcing he will be rejoining... Read more

Corbett, Cuomo make football wager

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New York Gov. Cuomo is putting up Nathan's hotdogs. But exactly what Pennsylvania delicacy is Gov. Corbett wagering on Sunday's AFC championship... Read more