Sunday, August 2, 2015

Elections

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N.J. Senate Republicans cite a Daily News story as proof of a needed overhaul.
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Chaka Fattah's indictment is but another example.
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - President Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing.
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The three black town cars stopped next to Pat's King of Steaks, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker first strolled up Passyunk Avenue to Geno's Steaks, where Geno Vento waited with an open hand.
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Gov. Wolf and Republican leaders remain miles apart on a new budget partly because both sides make some good points.
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NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must disclose information about its major donors to New York's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge said Monday.
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There are times in politics when quitting can move things forward. For Gov. Wolf and Katie McGinty, this could well be one of those times.
7/24
He traces his roots online and an unnecessary presser happened at Sabrina’s.
7/22
Often the noise of politics and culture drowns out context, consistency and common sense; this is one of those times.
7/20
Here’s a look at what Gov. Wolf’s chief of staff is looking at as she faces an imminent decision on running for U.S. Senate.
7/17
A federal appeals court said Delaware may enforce a state election law requiring advocacy groups that run political advertising to reveal their donors.
7/15
Another attempt to reform Pennsylvania’s local property tax is sinking fast amid a partisan stalemate over a new state budget.
7/13
The politics of the state budget fight seem to mirror characters and themes in current blockbuster movies.
7/10
Bill Green owns AjayRaju.info. Why? Also: Joe Sestak Vine parade video goes viral and the Chaka Fattah probe chugs along
7/8
TV ads and anti-pedophile legislation make a case for a second Senate term for Toomey who, so far, doesn’t want to talk about it.
7/6
It’s a political-science term — and as Gov. Wolf and GOP leaders work on ending a budget impasse, all should work on ways to reduce it.
7/6
The pair, sans staff, met for breakfast in West Philly.
7/2
In a racially charged time, president returns to the city of his famous 2008 speech to rally civil-rights group.
5/20
Fallout from the primary election continued across the Philadelphia suburbs Wednesday as some candidates prepared to challenge close results and others celebrated or reeled from upsets.
5/20
Former City Councilman Jim Kenney on Wednesday said his resounding victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary election for mayor showed that "people want a positive campaign."
5/20
It’s a suicide mission for him, and just hay for journalists to chew on
5/20
Candidates celebrate at luncheons: one at a church, another at a ritzy steakhouse. Both were on South Broad Street.
5/19
Jim Kenney started 2015 eager to run for mayor but uneasy about leaving the at-large City Council seat he held for six terms.
5/20
Former Councilman and SRC chief Bill Green sure sounds like he’s interested in an independent run against Democratic primary victory Kenney.
5/19
The ex-City Councilman’s unexpected surge to win the Democratic mayoral primary may prove a lot easier than actually governing.
5/19
Lynne M. Abraham was feeling great. She had just lost the Democratic mayoral primary, but she was relentlessly upbeat. After a long day, a long six months, Abraham shook hands, flashed wide grins, and said she "had a wonderful day," and "was proud of the campaign we ran."
5/19
Pols dish about first-timers in race, past mistakes, etc.
5/19
Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty and Anne Covey, from Bucks County, were among six candidates who won the right Tuesday to vie for three open seats on the state Supreme Court.
5/20
Voters ousted incumbents Wilson Goode Jr. and Ed Neilson. New faces won: Real-estate guru Allan Domb, education activist Helen Gym, lawyer Derek Green.
5/19
Philadelphia advanced 15 judges closer to the city benches Tuesday - including several who were previously filling vacancies, and one with a disciplinary record.
5/20
It was one of four ballot questions approved yesterday.
5/20
The website for Philadelphia's City Council was hacked Wednesday morning.
5/20
John Sabatina Jr. wins special election for seat vacated by Mike Stack
5/19
James F. Kenney, a 23-year veteran of City Council and true son of South Philadelphia, rolled to an easy victory Tuesday in the Democratic mayoral primary, making him the odds-on favorite to become Philadelphia's next chief executive.
5/20
Voting results Tuesday night showed that all four ballot questions to amend the Philadelphia City Charter had wide margins leading in favor of approval.
5/20
Experts say the former city councilman campaigned well, while the state senator had missteps.
5/20
The November ballot for mayor of Philadelphia at this point may be missing a big name. Former City Councilman Bill Green IV, a lifelong Democrat and son of a former mayor, is weighing an independent challenge to the expected ascension of Democratic nominee James F. Kenney.
5/19
State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland ousted Chester Mayor John Linder on Tuesday night in one of the region's most heated primary battles.
5/19
Despite an intensely contested Philadelphia mayoral campaign and a state Supreme Court race with historic overtones, party workers throughout the region Tuesday were fretting over an absent majority.
5/20
Organizing your government can’t wait until November, says Michael Nutter, one who knows.
5/19
Ongoing observations by Philly.com's election insider, Tom Ferrick Jr.:
5/19
The big news tonight was former Councilman Jim Kenney’s historic primary win for mayor, but nearly as astonishing were the results for five citywide...
5/19
The people around here call this the Land That Everybody Forgets. If there is a capital of the Land That Everybody Forgets, it is Tent City, a community of tents and shanties tucked inside a clearing near the freight tracks in Fairhill, near Second and Indiana Avenue.
5/19
Despite an intensely contested Philadelphia mayoral campaign and state Supreme Court races with historic overtones, party workers on Tuesday throughout the region were fretting over the absent majority.
5/19
Philadelphia voters may be poised to look past race and ethnicity as they vote for mayor. Could it be true?
5/19
James F. Kenney, a 23-year veteran of City Council and true son of South Philadelphia, rolled to an easy victory Tuesday in the Democratic mayoral...
5/18
Live election day coverage from reporters from the Daily News, Inquirer and Philly.com.
5/19
The tradition continued for the umpteenth time Tuesday. Politicians and other movers and shakers from around the city made their stopped at Famous 4th Street Deli in South Philadelphia and at Relish in the Northwest part the city. And as always both scenes were quite lively.
5/19
Turnout may be dismal, but don’t blame nature.
5/19
The head of popular Boys' Latin charter school apparently sent out an email today telling teachers not to vote for city council candidate Helen Gym. Repeatedly.
5/19
For those of you planning to vote in the primary but have only been paying attention to the mayor's race, you are in for a surprise when you part the curtain to enter the voting booth: a sea of names.
5/19
A collection of scenes from polling places around the area.
5/18
Here is a guide — ranging from candidate bios, the latest news, voting information, and more — of everything you need to know.
5/19
Scenes from Primary Day in Philadelphia.
5/19
Last updated: May 19, 2015, 7:08 a.m. It's time to vote: Polling places are now open for Primary Day. The Democratic primary in Philadelphia’s...
5/19
Daily News columnist Ronnie Polaneczky is all over the place today. Here are a few folks she chatted up so far.
5/17
Here's a question I didn't expect to ask: Does money really matter in the race for mayor? Before you answer, here's another: Could race also be irrelevant?
5/19
This has the makings of a Kenney rout. Checking African-American Wards and he is either winning or close to Williams -- in partial returns...
5/19
With the primary over, the biggest question in Philly politics now becomes “What about Bill?”
5/19
Philadelphia has an an unusual collection of polling stations that include restaurants, private homes, barber shops and funeral homes. We'd like to...
5/18
We almost have a new Philadelphia mayor! Starting about a week before Jim Kenney's announcement, I began getting regular emails about his every move, while his five competitors seemed to only offer crickets.
5/19
YOU CAN SKIP the recommendations that follow, which wrap up our endorsements for the candidates and questions in this race . . . as long as you do one thing: Show up at the polls today. It matters.
5/19
The people have spoken: polls closed at 8 p.m. As the results filter in, stay with Philly.com as the winners are announced. The main event is the Democratic...
5/19
The Democratic mayoral hopefuls were gripping and grinning right up until the final hours.
5/18
Voters will weigh in on four ballot questions Tuesday that would change Philadelphia's Home Rule Charter, the city's governing document.
5/18
Democratic candidates for mayor in Tuesday's primary election took their pitches to the pulpits on Sunday, seeking the support of the party faithful.
5/18
Here’s a Q&A on key aspects of the election and its aftermath.
5/18
Melissa Murray Bailey took her 4-year-old daughter to a kindergarten orientation at a neighborhood school recently and was surprised to learn that students citywide receive free breakfast and lunch.
5/18
Jim Kenney fires up poll workers while Anthony Hardy Williams toutes his “Ph.D in humanity.” Polls open tomorrow at 7 a.m.
3/6
We at Clout are not oblivious to campaign-trail fashion trends. When retired Navy Adm. Joe Sestak snaps into campaign mode, for instance, we keenly...
11/4
Democrat Tom Wolf, a businessman from central Pennsylvania, was elected governor Tuesday in his first campaign for political office. Republican Tom Corbett became the first governor to lose a bid for reelection in the state's modern history.
11/20
Baer Growls: Exit polling from the mid-term elections show some startling numbers when it comes to religion and women.
11/5
PITTSBURGH - Gov. Corbett wept Tuesday night, but it wasn't over the election results. Midway through his concession speech, before about 200 supporters and banks of cameras, Corbett said he was most proud of the success he had during his term increasing services for people with intellectual disabilities.
11/5
Voters in Washington D.C., Oregon, and Alaska approved legalizing marijuana on Tuesday, opening doors that before now were only ajar in the West. At...
11/5
U.S. Rep. Robert Brady (D., Phila) spent Tuesday running from polling place to polling place, reaching out individually to constituents with an appeal as personal as it gets.
11/5
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) secured a fourth term in the House Tuesday night - you can read our story about his victory, and a strong night...
11/4
NEWARK, N.J. - U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker won reelection Tuesday, even as broad voter dissatisfaction with Congress ensnared some of his Democratic colleagues.
11/4
State Sen. Donald Norcross decisively defeated Republican challenger and former Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb in New Jersey's heavily Democratic First Congressional District race, according to unofficial election results.
11/4
In an extremely tight race, Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D., Cumberland) on Tuesday eked out a victory for the position of clerk in Cumberland County, according to unofficial results.
11/4
Republicans on Tuesday fended off a bid by Democrats to chip away at their control of the state legislature, setting the stage for partisan battles over policy and priorities with the newly elected governor, Tom Wolf.
11/4
Pennsylvania Republicans won the two most hotly contested House races in the Philadelphia area Tuesday, holding onto seats in Bucks and Chester Counties that Democrats had hoped to take away.
11/4
New Jersey voters approved two amendments to the state constitution Tuesday, supporting measures to dedicate funding for open space and eliminate the right to bail for certain defendants.
11/4
Republican Tom MacArthur defeated Democrat Aimee Belgard in one of the country's most hard-fought and expensive House races and won a seat representing a swath of South Jersey stretching from the Delaware River to the Shore.
11/4
Philadelphia voters overwhelming approved three ballot questions Tuesday that would make permanent the Mayor's Office of Sustainability, shift oversight of city prisons, and allow the city to borrow $137.3 million for various capital projects.
11/4
ATLANTIC CITY - Incumbent Republican Frank LoBiondo - with his name recognition and reputation as a fighter for veterans, the elderly and the Jersey shore landscape, easily won an 11th term in Congress Tuesday with a victory over Democratic challenger Bill Hughes Jr.
11/4
Despite allegations that they were caught on tape accepting cash, four Philadelphia Democratic legislators breezed to reelection Tuesday. Three of the four implicated in a "sting" investigation had no opposition in the general election. The fourth faced only a candidate from the Green Party.
11/4
Polls across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are now closed and the voting tally is underway in races that include an incumbent governor in the Keystone State who faces the daunting possibility of being the first in four decades to lose his bid for a second term.
11/4
Voters were lined up when the polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Tredyffrin Township municipal building. Another unexpected rush came at 11:15 a.m., before the typical lunch-hour crowd.
11/3
PITTSBURGH - When Tom Wolf walked into the United Steelworkers headquarters in Downtown Pittsburgh after the 2013 Labor Day parade, he was still "Tom Who?" to most rank-and-file union members.
11/4
Hundreds of mail-in ballots challenged by Republicans in New Jersey's hotly contested Third Congressional District race will be counted, two judges ruled Tuesday afternoon.
11/4
Voters are heading to the polls today, with offices in Congress, statehouses and governor’s mansions up for grabs. Polls in Pennsylvania are open...
11/3
LANCASTER - Gov. Corbett hopped off his charter jet at the Lancaster Airport Monday afternoon on his final sprint around the state ahead of the election Tuesday.
11/4
While the focus Tuesday was still on the final stretch of the Governor’s race, the political chatter included some discussion on the next big election: the 2015 mayor’s race. The politicians and operatives who stopped by the Famous Fourth Street Deli — the traditional lunch spot for the city’s mover’s and shakers on Election Day — chimed in on the suspected mayoral candidates and the issues that could drive the race.
11/4
6 a.m. - Polls open in New Jersey. 7 a.m. - Polls open in Pennsylvania. 7:10 a.m. - Norristown. Polls open, 10 minutes late, at St. Patrick's Church; poll workers late, county says.
11/4
Pennsylvania Polling Hours Polls will open at 7 a.m. in Pennsylvania and close at 8 p.m. Voting Issues? Bucks: 215-348-6154 Chesco: 610-344-6410 Delco:...
10/31
Bloomberg's Peter Cook reports on more memorable 2014 midterm campaign advertising. He speaks on "In The Loop." (2:20)
10/30
Citywide ballots on Tuesday will be organized into four party columns: Democratic, Republican, Green and Vote for Ines. Who is Ines and what did she do to score such impressive real estate?
10/28
Registering to vote online in Pennsylvania is a no-go. Access to absentee ballots is limited, and if you have trouble speaking or reading English and need assistance voting, the help you need might be tough to find.
10/24
If one recent evening newscast is any indication, Philadelphia voters may be longing for used car ads and payday loan pitches - and maybe for some unbiased political reportage.
10/15
The Christie Chronicles: Gov. Christie helped raise $21.5 million between July and September as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, bringing its fundraising total this year to $72 million, the group announced Wednesday.
10/14
Baer Growls: Pennsylvania leads the nation in spending on TV ads reaching voters who don't vote in the state.
10/7
Baer Growls: A new poll shows voters aren't paying attention to mid-term elections. I think it's because of depressing news and recurrent political fights with no good results.
9/24
In the Philadelphia area, most candidates and campaign committees trying to woo voters with TV ads this election season are going out of their way to...
10/11
The Street: Even as a marijuana legalization gains traction around the U.S. and the world, the anti-pot contingent soldiers on to promote its own agenda. These advocates are on a mission to keep marijuana illegal where it is, make it illegal where it is not and to inform the public of the dangers of marijuana legalization as they see it.
8/28
A Franklin & Marshall College Poll released Thursday finds PA Gov. Tom Corbett (R) trailing Democrat Tom Wolf by 25 percentage points, despite a summer's worth of attack ads raising questions about the challenger.
6/3
Turnout appears to be extremely light as New Jersey voters go to the polls in a primary election to choose their parties' candidates for November's general election.
5/23
The three Democrats easily bested by Tom Wolf in Tuesday's Democratic primary election for governor are now unified behind the victor. Just don't ask them any questions about it.
6/18
The Internal Revenue Service will propose new and specific rules defining how much money “social welfare” nonprofits may spend on political...
5/20
Despite an expensive gubernatorial campaign, two hotly contested congressional races, and beautiful weather, turnout for the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday was "superlight," in the words of one poll worker, and dismal, in the assessment of others.
5/14
York businessman Tom Wolf holds a comfortable double-digit lead in Pennsylvania Democratic primary for governor, per Franklin & Marshall College Poll.
4/17
State Treasurer Rob McCord is running a new TV advertisement, entitled “Sucker,” that is the first to take on an opponent by name in Pennsylvania’s...
4/10
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s credibility may be the biggest casualty of the Bridgegate scandal, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton public...
5/20
While all was calm at the polling place at the First Presbyterian Church, in Center City, Tuesday morning, a rather sticky situation did develop.
5/5
We've told them once. We've told them twice. The third time, we're bringing lawyers. The Sunlight Foundation and the Campaign Legal Center, represented...
4/21
Today is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania's May 20 primary. Pennsylvanians will elect party nominees for governor, lieutenant governor...
3/28
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jay Paterno, son of the late beloved head coach, said Friday afternoon he was withdrawing from the race for the Democratic lieutenant-governor nomination.
3/19
A special state Senate election Tuesday made state political history; it was won by a write-in candidate.
11/6
Tuesday's municipal election saw higher turnout than expected, and both parties tout victories.
11/6
Unofficial figures indicate fewer than one in nine registered voters went to the polls Tuesday.
11/6
Barbara Buono, who lost in a landslide to Chris Christie and only garnered two-thirds of the Democratic vote, didn't help her own cause in at least nine specific ways.
7/15
The president who once lyrically spoke of harmony came back to Philadelphia to slam injustice and urge reform of policing, courts and prisons.
3/2
The ex-councilman is a top-tier candidate for mayor, so naturally his candidacy comes with questions.
2/16
The slow-starting race to succeed Mayor Nutter is sure to involve Democratic drama and then maybe draw Sam Katz into the fray yet again.
11/8
The two tied races are currently undergoing an official recount, which will extend into Tuesday. If the ties remain, the winner will be decided by "drawing lots."
11/5
ASBURY PARK — Gov. Christie, who wooed New Jersey with candor, humor and gruffness and then cemented broad support with a willingness to cross party lines after Sandy, cruised to a landslide reelection victory Tuesday on the way to what his constituents believe is an inevitable campaign for the presidency in 2016.
11/5
In an outcome nobody expected, Don Guardian, who heads the city's Special Improvement District, upset Mayor Lorenzo Langford. He becomes the city's first openly gay mayor.
11/5
About 83 percent of precincts have reported as of 10:45 p.m. Here's what I can tell you so far: Several local government and party officials had predicted...
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/5
Photos from election day in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
11/4
NEWARK, N.J. - To begin his last full week before Election Day, Gov. Christie sat in the front row at a ceremony honoring the semiretired Democratic political leader of Essex County, Steve Adubato Sr. He made a joke about Adubato's alleged corruption, he said the 80-year-old reminded him of his late mother, and he lifted the veil from a large bronze statue depicting Adubato seated on a bench.
11/4
In their quest to gain control of the state Senate, New Jersey Republicans are hoping Gov. Chris Christie's coattails are long enough to carry them to...
11/4
Increasing New Jersey's minimum wage now and through annual cost-of-living raises will help workers and boost the economy. Or it will force businesses to increase prices and cut hours, hurting consumers and workers.
11/4
TRENTON On Tuesday, New Jersey voters won't just pick a governor. They will choose 120 state legislators, a host of county and local officials, and school board members, and decide whether to raise the state's minimum wage by $1.
11/4
NEWARK, N.J. - To begin his last full week before Election Day, Gov. Christie sat in the front row at a ceremony honoring the semiretired Democratic political leader of Essex County, Steve Adubato Sr. He made a joke about Adubato's alleged corruption, he said the 80-year-old reminded him of his late mother, and he lifted the veil from a large bronze statue depicting Adubato seated on a bench.
11/4
WOODBURY Three years after Republicans gained a foothold on the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders for the first time in more than a decade, the GOP is hoping to keep its two seats in Tuesday's election without the advantage of incumbency.
11/4
Tuesday's election pits freshman Republican incumbents against novice Democratic challengers with no elective experience in the Eighth Legislative District, which spans 15 municipalities in Burlington County, four in Camden County, and Hammonton in Atlantic County.
11/4
While the Democrats seeking reelection in New Jersey's Third Legislative District hold significant advantages in fund-raising and name recognition, the Senate's Republican leader has targeted the race as part of a broader effort to snatch control for the GOP.
11/4
During a campaign stop Thursday, Gov. Christie touched on three reasons for his lead in his reelection campaign: He appeals to Democratic constituencies, he is admired for his leadership after Sandy, and he is blunt enough to curse (twice) during a speech.
11/4
The three Democrats running for reelection in the Sixth Legislative District have pursued various causes during their tenure: reducing gun violence, improving access to higher education, and supporting veterans.
11/4
The three Democrats running for reelection in the Sixth Legislative District have pursued various causes during their tenure: reducing gun violence, improving access to higher education, and supporting veterans.
11/4
Gov. Christie will destroy Sen. Barbara Buono in tomorrow's election by either 19 points, 20 points, 28 points or 36 points, depending on which poll released today you believe.
10/15
Jonathan Tamari / Inquirer Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – A Quinnipiac University poll shows Democrat Cory Booker with a 14 point lead over Republican...
10/14
By Jonathan Tamari / Inquirer Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Is New Jersey's Senate race getting closer or not? Conflicting polls out Monday paint...
9/12
In his new ad, Christie neither mentions Barbara Buono nor even acknowledges the fact that he has an opponent.
9/11
WASHINGTON -- Democrat Cory Booker has a commanding 64-29 lead over Republican Steve Lonegan in New Jersey’s U.S. Senate race with just over one...
8/21
UPDATED with comments from Steve Lonegan WASHINGTON -- President Obama formally endorsed Newark Mayor Cory Booker in the New Jersey Senate race Wednesday...
8/20
WASHINGTON – Cory Booker coasted through the Democratic Senate primary, but the race took a toll on his popularity, according to a Monmouth University/Asbury...
7/9
WASHINGTON -- The New Jersey Senate primary is nearly half over, and the fundamentals haven't changed: polls make Cory Booker the big favorite on the...
6/5
The second of two stray thoughts on the New Jersey special Senate election as I (fittingly) ride the Amtrak to New York Tuesday night to cover Sen....
6/4
It might be hard to find someone in New Jersey who knows about this, but the gov is up for re-election today.
5/21
A Common Pleas Court judge has ordered Brett Mandel, a candidate in the Democratic primary election for City Controller, to stop campaigning inside polling places today.
5/21
City Controller Alan Butkovitz defeats two challengers in Democratic primary.
5/21
Voters will go to the polls today to elect the city's next controller and to vote in a series of judicial races.
3/12
Baer Growls: A new experience: as someone who writes about politics for a living, I've always wondered who exactly is taking and answering pollsters calls. Now I know.
2/13
Far from a cool drink of water (ok I couldn’t resist), Marco Rubio’s State of the Union response was a failure in that it continued to rest the entire weight of the Republican Party squarely on its Achilles heel.
2/8
Baer Growls: The Corbett administration has released a list of pols failing to comply with campaign-finance filing deadlines. Maybe their fines should be increased to help fund state needs.
2/4
Attytood: The New Castle News is reporting that Harrisburg legislative powerhouse Sen. Dominic Pileggi has yet another scheme in which Pennsylvania would award a number of electoral votes to the losing candidate under a system not used in any of the other 49 states.
1/22
PhillyClout: An unscientific exit poll of Philadelphia voters in the Nov. 6 general election found that 96.5 percent said they would have had the proper identification to meet the state’s voter-ID law, which was delayed through a court injunction.
12/19
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics is proposing changes to the city's campaign-finance regulation that will make it easier to crack down on outside groups that make illegal expenditures.
12/13
Commonwealth Confidential: A Commonwealth Court judge today said a trial on the constitutionality of the state's new voter ID law will likely be held in this coming summer.
12/7
Mayor Nutter on Friday announced the creation of a six-member “fact-finding” team to examine voting problems in Philadelphia in this year’s presidential election.
11/20
Two weeks after more than 27,000 voters were required to cast provisional ballots on Election Day, City Controller Alan Butkovitz announced he wants to conduct an audit of this year’s election process.
11/6
PhillyClout: We're keeping our eyes on results and celebrations happening around the country tonight as the results come in for the presidential race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
11/6
PhillyClout: Mayor Nutter said there have been minor incidents at polling places, but that it was nothing out of the ordinary.
11/6
The Daily Delco: Teams of Delaware County deputy sheriffs have been scrambling today to remove forms that incorrectly stated that "ALL VOTERS" are required to show photo identification.
11/6
PhillyClout: It’s Election Day. Exercise your right to vote and make sure you get in line before the polls close at 8 p.m.
11/6
GOP voter fraud in Pennsylvania: A systematic scheme to prevent tens of thousands of minority, senior and young voters from voting, and a campaigm...
11/5
PhillyClout: Predicting a “messy” election in Pennsylvania tomorrow, Committee of Seventy President Zack Stalberg promised to send 800 volunteers into the five-county Philadelphia region to help people at the polls.
11/3
Bucks County's 8th district Congressional race is awash in political star power as it enters its final days. Former President Bill Clinton cut a robocall...
10/24
PhillyClout: Some things change, some things stay the same at the agency that runs elections in the city.
10/12
PhillyClout: The Committee of Seventy is concerned about the city's backlog of voter registrations.
10/12
When it comes to drawing distinctions in ads and making a difference on Election Day, both parties seem to realize that women voters may hold the key.
10/3
Baer Growls: A state judge tossed the new voter ID law for this year's election; reaction is, well, interesting.
9/20
Blinq: The fast-food chain plans to opt out of politics, a Chicago alderman and a gay rights group say.
9/18
The friendly cable antagonists will face off online
9/11
Commonwealth Confidential: The 90-year-old father of a TV star was caught in PA's voter ID web. Then...
8/29
PhillyClout: The vast majority of the coverage of this race was written male reporters.
8/23
Baer Growls: American deaths in Afghanistan now have reached 2,000: When is it enough?
8/15
Say What?: Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson’s refusal to stop Pennsylvania from potentially denying hundreds of thousands of voters their constitutional right to cast a ballot is disturbing.
8/6
Baer Growls: Former Gov. Ed Rendell called the law "bad," while his successor said it's "a learning process."
8/1
Baer Growls: A court hearing on Pennsylvania's new voter ID law suggests a less than smooth transition.
7/25
BucksInq: That's just one of the 37 recommendations an advisory group made to Bucks commissioners.
7/23
Americans living overseas are sought-after donors to presidential campaigns - expats have already pledged $4.5 million to the Obama's campaign.
7/24
A protest set for Tuesday afternoon is to include remarks from a top NAACP official who recently tangled with Bill O'Reilly.
7/20
Paul E. Singer, a billionaire hedge fund manager, founded the American Unity Inc. super PAC to back pro-gay marriage Republican candidates.
7/19
Highlights from Supreme Court Justice Anthonin Scalia's interview with CNN's Piers Morgan
7/10
Just what the Republican-led Voter ID effort in Pennsylvania needed - another link to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
7/6
Baer Growls: State election numbers suggest voter ID may be more of a Democratic problem than Republicans say.
6/27
The U.S. Supreme Court, split 5-4 on ideological lines, faces a decline in its favorability rating as it prepares to rule on the "Obamacare" health law Thursday.
6/26
Baer Growls: State House GOP leader Mike Turzai says the new voter ID law will "allow" Romney to win here.
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