Category Archives: National Politics

#PA13: Liberal Lion is King of the Jungle in Quarter 1

Despite some really powerful backers of the other three Democratic candidates, State Senator Daylin Leach (and his top-notch finance team) have risen to the top this quarter. Senator Daylin Leach, known by his supporters as the “Liberal Lion”, raised $335,556 … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, National Politics, US House

#PA13: Leach endorsed by PSEA and NEA

State Senator Daylin Leach, a hopeful in the 13th congressional race, received the official support of two organizations that don’t have the greatest respect for his opponent, Representative Brendan Boyle: the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), but also the National … More after the jump

Posted in Education, Elections, Miscellany, National Politics, State House, State Politics, State Senate, US House

#PA13: A Debate We’ll Never Forget (Part 2)

For Part 1, go here. Leadership Qualities When asked by Davies about the leadership qualities the candidates possess that make them uniquely qualified for the position, Senator Leach cited his role in picking a Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge, by publicly … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Miscellany, National Politics, US House

Redistricting Conflicts Highlight the Absurdity of Districting

Nobody likes the PA redistricting process, but there also doesn’t seem to be much of a consensus about what districting should try to do. Some people are upset that there are so few politically competitive districts, and think we should … More after the jump

Posted in National Politics, Regional Politics, State House, State Politics, State Senate, US House

#PAGov: What Does Allyson Schwartz Like About Third Way?

If the Third Way op-ed slamming progressive heroes Elizabeth Warren and Bill DeBlasio was “outrageous,” then what does Allyson Schwartz like about that organization? Why is she an honorary co-chair? Trying to convince Democratic politicians to cut Social Security and … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Governor, National Politics, State Politics, US House

The Only Positive Outcome of the Government Shutdown

If you’re looking for some good news about the shutdown of the federal government and you also are not a member of the Ku Klux Klan, then here’s at least one positive outcome: A planned Ku Klux Klan rally at … More after the jump

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“Ready for Hillary” group hosting kickoff event in Philly

On Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Finnigan’s Wake in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton’s Pennsylvania’s supporters will gather for a “Ready for Hillary” kickoff event launching local efforts encouraging the former Secretary of State to run for president in 2016. … More after the jump

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Federal Cuts to Food Assistance to Increase Hunger in PA Even As Farmers Markets Access Expands

A new report co-released by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, Public Citizens for Children and Youth, Just Harvest, and the Coalition Against Hunger shows that a major cut in the federal food assistance program set to take effect this … More after the jump

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Gerlach, Meehan, and Fitzpatrick Targeted on Immigration Reform

The bipartisan immigration reform bill that passed in the Senate last Thursday now put the onus on the House of Representatives to pick up the ball and run. Unfortunately, House Republicans have described the bill as dead on arrival, and … More after the jump

Posted in National Politics, Social Services

DCCC Targets Barletta, Kelly, and Meehan on Medicare Promises and the Ryan Budget

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a statement yesterday targeting Congressional Republicans who might “break their promise” to protect seniors over the age of 55. In the release, the DCCC targeted three Pennsylvania Republicans, suggesting that they might be among … More after the jump

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