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Maria McLaughlin Scores Backing for Statewide Run

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POLS ON THE STREET: Welcome to the DA Circus

BY JOE SHAHEELI DA Seth Williams will soon feel the error of his ways; and we are not talking about how badly he handled his personal life, his office and his financial misfilings. He will suffer in silence forever, or maybe not, for caving in when the going got tough. With all the worst publicity […]

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Negrín: I Have the Skills to Run a Clean DA’s Office

BY GREG SALISBURY Everything you need to know about why Rich Negrín is so driven to return to the political whirlwind, little more than a year after resigning his post as Philadelphia’s managing director to join the politically connected law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, can be found on your phone. Or, more […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: State GOP Feels the Trump Card

BY JOE SHAHEELI Even though Philly’s Democratic Party, under the leadership of DCC Chairman Congressman Bob Brady, delivered a record-setting vote of over half million to Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, State Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) believes there are still rich pickings in the Commonwealth’s other counties that delivered record turnouts and majorities to […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: City Congressional Caucus Will Skip Trump Inauguration

by Joe Shaheeli Tomorrow’s inauguration ceremonies in D.C. won’t have many Philly Democrats in attendance. Especially noticeable will be the absence of Congressmen Bob Brady, Brendan Boyle and Dwight Evans. Led by Philadelphia Democratic Party Chairman Brady, the three worked hard and long to successfully deliver to Hillary Clinton a record-setting over-half-million votes. This was […]

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OUR OPINION: Activists, Come Home to Philadelphia

Those who are going to Washington to show our next president their disapproval or to indicate their support for his new “revolution” will find Saturday morning you will again all be united by shared concerns our great and beloved city is going through a series of changes, some for the better, and others for the […]

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Back On The Hill … 201st General Assembly Inauguration

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POLS ON THE STREET: Businessman Wolf Is Now Politician Wolf

by Joe Shaheeli Gov. Tom Wolf is getting to look more like a politician than the good businessman he touted himself as in his successful campaign to win that office. Now, as he enters the last half of his four-year term, he is getting to look more like a political leader seeking re-election to a […]

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Cephas Takes Wynnefield Ways to Harrisburg

by Tony West To understand incoming State Rep. Morgan Cephas, get to know Wynnefield. Wynnefield doesn’t control most of the votes in W. Philadelphia’s 192nd Legislative Dist. But it has become a favored home for Black leadership in Philadelphia. When veteran incumbent State Rep. Louise Bishop ran afoul of the law, a discreet power struggle […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: DA’s Primary May See More Challengers

by Joe Shaheeli District Attorney Seth Williams, based on his past primaries, has a lock on about 42% of the Democrats who normally vote in that municipal election. Those are the African American voters, who tend to support candidates from their own community, given a choice. Since all of his announced challengers to date are […]

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