Commonwealth Confidential Archive: February, 2009

Violets and Vino...

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Stop and smell the ... wine. Sure, there will be all kinds of exotic flowers and plants at the 2009 Flower Show in Philadelphia. But for... Read more

Note to all pols: It's all about the economy

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The latest poll conducted by Franklin and Marshall College proves once again -- in case you doubted it -- that the state of the economy colors... Read more

Dog deal sparks outrage

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Four months after the passage of the toughened dog law, the state has agreed to suspend enforcement of a core provision of the law until a... Read more

Republican primary voters oppose union "card-check" proposal

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An overwhelming 81 percent of likely voters in next year's Pennsylvania Republican primary oppose proposed federal legislation that would... Read more

Ladies in Red

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Oh my God, can you BELIEVE it?? So screamed the headlines on several websites and blogs after Gov. Rendell's wife showed up at Sunday's... Read more

RNC chief to Specter: Go primary yourself

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When he was running to become national Republican chairman, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele had to fight perceptions on the right that... Read more

Pa. to allow mixed martial arts bouts

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Let’s ... get ... ready ... to ...REALLY ...rumble… Pennsylvania has joined the growing number of states to allow Mixed Martial... Read more

Rendell appoints new stimulus tsar: himself

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Gov. Rendell today announced the appointment of a new Pennsylvania "stimulus enforcer:" himself. Rendell, speaking on Fox New... Read more