Commonwealth Confidential Archive: December, 2008

Fumo's onetime top lawyer quits Senate

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Christopher B. Craig, one of former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo’s most loyal aides and widely considered among the best legal minds... Read more

Mutchler to testify at Blagojevich hearing

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Pennsylvania's new open records chief gets tapped to testify in the impeachment hearing of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Terry Mutchler... Read more

The Guv, The Advocate and a Temper Tantrum

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If Gov. Rendell ever runs for public office again, there’s one vote he’ll have to work hard to regain: that of Marti Hottenstein... Read more

Top Rendell aide stays with gov

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Stop the presses, Gov. Rendell's point man for the General Assembly is staying put. Steve Crawford, Rendell's secretary of legislative affairs... Read more

Politico to Gov. Rendell: we're going to miss you...

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Politico.com is making a list - checking it twice - and Gov. Rendell is on it. That list would be of the political personalities that are... Read more

House Democrats to former Rep. Veon: You're on your own.

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On this quiet day in the statehouse, where nary a creature is stirring - not even a mouse - The Associated Press is moving a pretty interesting... Read more

You say tomato, I say tom-ah-to....

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OK, so here's the winner of the press release containing, possibly, the best government spin of 2008 ANYWHERE ON THIS PLANET. Drum roll... Read more

Judge Rendell channels her inner ... Miss Piggy

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OK, before you go and get any crazy ideas, we mean Miss Piggy singing her over-wrought line of "Five Golden Rings" in the Muppets'... Read more