Clout has a bone to pick with City Hall. What else is new, right?
But this one's important, the solution is simple, and anyone who values government transparency in Philadelphia should join us in this particular bone-picking.
GoFundMe has been used to raise more than $15 million this year in the Philadelphia area alone. An lawyer with a $316,000 city contract created a page for his own retirement in Florida. "It was just a joke!" he said.
THE SCROOGES at the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline aren't cutting Philly judges any slack this holiday season. They kicked two judges off the bench and may terminate the pension of another.
YOU MIGHT'VE heard that Ed Mitchell, a longtime councilman in Upland Borough, was busted in a kickback and covert surveillance scheme. But how much do you really know about Mitchell?
THE SUSPICIONS have been swirling around Emily Youcis for the better part of 2016, after the animated cartoonist known to Phillies fans as "Pistachio Girl" rebranded herself as a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and darling of the so-called alt-right.
THE SUSPICIONS have been swirling around Emily Youcis for the better part of 2016, after the animated cartoonist known to Phillies fans as Pistachio Gir' rebranded herself as a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and darling of the so-called alt-right.
Did you catch that fantastic Bloomberg story last weekend about Best Sunshine Live, the curiously named and wildly profitable casino in the middle of nowhere that may or may not be a massive money-laundering operation?
LAST MONTH, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, a New Jersey Republican, denounced Donald Trump - for obvious reasons - and said he would write in a vote for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:
FORMER GOV. Ed Rendell, a longtime booster of Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions, tells Clout that her campaign has built a "tremendous field operation" to turn out votes Tuesday in Pennsylvania. But Clinton's campaign apparently isn't budging on its refusal to put up so-called "street money" for the Democratic City Committee, cash that filters down to the division level to help fund the push for voter turnout.
Former hot dog vendor, former state senator, and two-time mayoral candidate T. Milton Street Sr., 75, is now an Uber driver. But he's no longer endorsing Donald Trump.
LET'S STOP BICKERING and just stipulate that Donald Trump is a creep. A real crumb bum, as the late Frank Rizzo would say. Or, as Mayor Kenney tweeted this week, a "weirdo perv."
For a mayor who, as Philly Mag alleged, is waging a "War on Cool," Jim Kenney is looking pretty cool this week.
IT WAS ONLY a matter of time before walking tragicomedy Donald Trump strolled into Jeffrey Rotwitt's Sun Center Studios, the site of Thursday night's campaign rally for the Republican presidential nominee.
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