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

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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POLS ON THE STREET: Stein Discrediting Both Major Parties

by Joe Shaheeli Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s attempts to recount votes in three states in an effort to derail the election of Donald Trump has become a burden on both the Commonwealth’s major parties as well as those in the other two states in which she issued challenges. Party regulars know the score […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: The Permanent Interests of Black Americans

by Bob Johnson “We have no permanent enemies, no permanent friends, just permanent interests.” Former Congressman William L. Clay, Sr. (D-Mo.) enunciated this strategy at the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971. How should Black American voters respond to the tectonic political shift and the stress of a permanently divided nation that the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Some Voters Undecided Until They Enter the Booth

by Joe Shaheeli The Zogby Analytics Newswire, highly respected, confirmed what we have been saying off and on that “4%” of the voters don’t know for whom they will be voting until they enter the election booth. Zogby’s post-election poll results show several key factors drove Trump win; a plurality of voters not positive about […]

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Feibush Wins Mixed Victory over Ward Leader Nesmith

by Ryan Briggs Philadelphia developer and former City Council candidate Ori Feibush won $45,000 in a suit against 2nd Ward Leader Ed Nesmith and an associated PAC for allegedly defrauding him out of $106,000 in campaign funds last year. The lawsuit revolved around Nesmith’s apparent failure to deliver get-out-the-vote services for Feibush, who ran a […]

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