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State Rep. Acosta’s Replacement Is Far from Decided

State Rep. Acosta’s Replacement Is Far from Decided

by Tony West Two things are certain: Sometime between tomorrow and Jan. 3, 2017, State Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-Kensington) will leave office, and her replacement will be nominated by the ward leaders of her heavily Latino 197th Legislative Dist. Who will replace her is very much up in the air, though. Ward leaders from the […]

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Philly’s Elite Congratulate John Lewis for Liberty Medal

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EVERYDAY PEOPLE: Bobby Henon, the Quiet at the Eye of the Storm

by Denise Clay The week after Labor Day is notable for a lot of different reasons. Kids go back to school … unless it’s a blinding heat wave; the buildings in your school district are so old that they could have been used for speakeasies during Prohibition, and you don’t want your students to spontaneously […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: In Politics, Never Make a Claim You Can’t Back Up!

by Joe Shaheeli Long-surviving elected office-holders know: Never make a claim you can’t back up. That’s truer even today when those running for office make the mistake of doing so in their television ads. That seems to have happened to Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania 8th Dist. congressional seat. State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) has […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Dangerous Donald or Haughty Hillary? Philly, Pa. Offer Peak Political Action in 2016

After a long and beautiful summer, the much-dreaded – I mean, anticipated – presidential campaign season is upon us. The polling shows the race between DONALD TRUMP and HILLARY CLINTON tightening up. This is a really horrifying thing, considering Trump is often entirely ill-informed and/or has dangerous views. Clinton has outraised Trump by over $100 […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Tom Marino Seeks Special Prosecutor for Hillary Clinton

Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP had a roundtable discussion with African American leaders at the Greater Exodus Baptist Church on Broad Street at Fairmount last week. Republican City Committee CHAIRMAN JOE DeFELICE was there, as were GOP Congressional candidates DR. DEBORAH WILLIAMS (PA-1) and JAMES JONES (PA-2). Other local Republicans in attendance included WARD LEADERS CALVIN […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Why Is Trump Spending Time in Philadelphia?

by Joe Shaheeli Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump must know Philadelphia has been a wasteland for GOP presidential candidates for over 60 years now. More so, especially since Congressman Bob Brady took over the reins as chairman of the city’s Democratic Party. Party registrations favor Democrats a bit over 7 to 1. So why is […]

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DA Seth Williams’ Problems May Encourage Opposition

by Brian Briggs, City&State PA DA Seth Williams finds his potential political rivals have apparently taken note of his rash of critical press for failing to report donations in a timely manner. Two possible opponents for the 2017 election cycle, when Williams will in all likelihood run for re-election, were mentioned in the PhillyMag story: […]

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Republicans Stood in Lines to Clam Bake for a Chance To Meet Gov. Christie

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POLS ON THE STREET: Is McGinty’s Ad Doing Her In?

by Joe Shaheeli An axiom in Politics is not to, never to, ever consider mentioning your opponent on radio commercials, in newspaper ads and, worst of all, in television commercials. Breaking the rule on a regular basis is Democratic “break the glass ceiling for women” US Senate candidate Katie McGinty. Watch her ad blasting US […]

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