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Pols On The Street: Another Trump Card!?

by Joe Shaheeli Does it matter if Donald Trump blames cheating on Election Day if he loses Pennsylvania? For those of us who know how it all works, it shows he personally doesn’t understand the political system, how elections work, who is responsible for monitoring and placing before the electorate the thousands of polls that […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Back to Obama’s Playbook in Philly

by Joe Shaheeli To win Pennsylvania in the Presidential election this Nov. 8, the campaign team of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has been renewing contacts with the Democratic leaders of this city who can bring out the numbers their candidate needs to take Pennsylvania. There is little doubt that as Philly goes, so goes Pennsy. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Time for Philly Election Workers to Change Any Foolish Ways

by Joe Shaheeli It’s obvious the political pool fed by this City and State, especially the City of Philadelphia, has drawn fishhooks from the feds, who have proven they can’t fish nearly so well in waters where drugs flow freely. Pennsylvania is now inundated with heroin, for instance. But in Philly, constantly changing ethical rules […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Battle for Pennsylvania Will Be Fought Here

by Joe Shaheeli Hillary Clinton stops in Harrisburg following her first in Philly at Temple University, the day after the DNC crowned her, were followed by an appearance by Donald Trump in Mechanicsburg. These campaign moves are an early sign both understand Pennsylvania is now rated by pollsters as a swing state. The Clinton campaign […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: D.N.C. Disregards a Key Campaign Rule

by Joe Shaheeli We all had to be impressed by what we have seen of the Democratic National Convention this week, with the best to come tonight. But we need to remind those of us in the trenches – knocking at doors, making telephone calls and leafleting everywhere – not to make the mistakes made […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: GOP Convention Watch Is Almost Over

by Joe Shaheeli Those watching television and not tuned into convention coverage cannot consider themselves civic-spirited citizenry. Those glued to anything else will learn they’ve missed political machinations at its best. Those wondering why we plan to stay glued to the television coverage have on their side the fact political conventions have not, since 1952, […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Progressive Carpetbaggers Are City’s New Litterbugs

by Joe Shaheeli The DNC Action Committee (not to be confused with the Democratic National Convention) has the following posted on its homepage: “Let’s make history again.” Absent the online rhetoric, one thing is abundantly clear: The most significant thing this group is making right now is a mess. From the early actions of its […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election for 2nd Congressional Seat Is Same as General, Nov. 8

by Joe Shaheeli Gov. Tom Wolf saved the Commonwealth well over $1 million by setting the special election to fill the 2nd Congressional District seat on the same day as the Nov. 8 general election. It was a win- win decision, supported by leadership of both parties. In the minority among registered voters, Republicans see […]

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Pols On The Street: DNC Must Weather Protests

by Joe Shaheeli Seems every time this city winds up in the center of a national event, someone comes in to rain on our parade. With the Democratic National Convention slated to attract worldwide attention during the last week in July, there is worry unscheduled, unpermitted protest parades will keep City safety forces on overtime, […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Philly Ever Learn How to Handle Protests??

by Joe Shaheeli Why in the world would anyone want to not give Cheri Honkala a permit to protest? She’s the lady who for years has staged demonstrations, set up tent cities, and staged blockades in her constant efforts to draw attention to the fact we have homeless, the poor get poorer, and human rights […]

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