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POLS ON THE STREET: 270 Votes Are All That Matters

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ There exists a possibility, based on a census of polls, Mitt Romney could win the nationwide vote by a percentage or two. But the odds show President Obama still holds a majority, though narrowing in the states that could deliver him the 270 electoral votes he needs to assure reelection. Imagine having to […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: AFL-CIO Worked Where It Counts

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The national AFL-CIO reports its affiliates have successfully registered almost half a million new voters from union households. According to Mike Podhorzer, AFL-CIO political director, “This is the first time we’ve made this big an effort to increase registration. We’re really proud more union members are going to be engaged. Whoever they vote […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Credit Singer For Voter-ID Injunction

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ This week an injunction was imposed by the Commonwealth Court eliminating proper Voter Photo IDs as a prerequisite for voting in this presidential election. But thanks to the voter-ID-bill controversy, more Democrats made the registration rosters with proper photo IDs than would have been thought possible. That is because an alarm at disenfranchisement […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Are Polls Driving You Crazy?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ We’ve been polled into a confusing and foggy state by the proliferation of national polls telling us everything from President Barack Obama is stone winner, is in a race too close to call, or a probable loser. The same with state polls, some of which predict Democrats winning comfortably by a wide […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Sabatina Offers Easy Access To Voter ID

State Rep. John Sabatina, Jr. (D-Northeast) is introducing a bill that would allow members of the both the State House and State Senate to provide voter-identification cards at their district offices. He noted, “My district offices are conveniently located to make it easy for constituents to visit. The regional PennDOT office is not. By allowing […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Will We Remember The Libertarian Candidate?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Joe DeLong, Philadelphia comedian and writer, asked a question in a column he wrote promoting presidential candidacy of Libertarian Gary Johnson. We didn’t try to answer it, but you might. He asks, “In the 2008 election year, there were three other presidential candidates besides Barack Obama and John McCain – each received over […]

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Toomey Slams Obama Over Job Numbers, National Debt

by Rory McGlasson U.S. Senator Pat Toomey attacked President Barack Obama the job report and the growing national debt. At a news conference held at the Independence Visitors center, Toomey said Obama has burdened Americans with $5 trillion in new debt and 42 months of unemployment above 8 percent. “Pennsylvanians deserve a president with a […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Day Parade Signals End Of Labor Peace

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ It rained cats and dogs, and in fits and spurts, and that rain successfully overcame umbrella and poncho protection to soak everyone to the skin Labor Day Monday. But the rain failed to dampen the spirits and purpose of everyone who took part in the annual AFL-CIO Parade and Family Fun Festival along […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Getting On Ballot Is Tough In Pa.

The Pennsylvania Constitution Party has given up the quest to have its presidential candidate, Virgil Goode, on the 2012 Pennsylvania ballot. Though it had collected 175% of the required signatures, it was forced off the ballot by a GOP challenge. Key reason, according to Party Chair and VP candidate Jim Clymer, is the Pennsylvania Constitution […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Green Party Ballot Hurt Obama?

If Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala’s 35,000 signatures survive challenges, and their Party makes it to the Pennsylvania ballot, they may well have an impact on the outcome of the presidential race in this state. What is raising serious concern for Obama Team leaders here is the fact […]

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