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Demanding KI from President Obama

By at May 10, 2011 | 1:58 pm | 2 Comments

Demanding KI from President Obama

A seismic push in Congress to get President Barack Obama to put the Nuclear “Emergency Pill” law into motion.
It’s been on the books since 2002 but has not been carried out.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 2, 2011 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nearly ten years after Osama Bin Laden pulled off the 9-11 attack — American forces delivered justice. Bin Laden was shot and killed earlier today in his Pakastani hideout. RTC’s Eric Epstein delivers another top ten — this time Eric sizes up all the best reasons not to tax the Marcellus, and Democracy Rising Tim Pott’s follows up on a Pennsylvania judge that is breaking the law.

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Age, Integrity & the Pennsylvania Judicial System

By at April 29, 2011 | 4:28 pm | 508 Comments

Age, Integrity & the Pennsylvania Judicial System

Pennsylvania’s Judicial System has had its share of gaffes, indiscretions and ethical lapses over the past decade; now a new, questionable, and potentially damaging imbroglio is coming to roost, over of all things: The age of sitting judges.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 21, 2011 | 9:51 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, BP on the one year anniversary of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico – BP is suing Transocean for $40 billion, In Pennsylvania, a heartfelt plea from one of the state’s leading authorities on sprinklers and home fires, and homeowners in Japan are trying to beat the clock.

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Uncorking More Bubbly from Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board

By at April 15, 2011 | 10:13 am | 46 Comments

Uncorking More Bubbly from Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board

The head of Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is not ready to fold his cards and unplug the lights. LCB Chief Executive Joe Conti told lawmakers earlier this week he can remake the agency if he’s given more time and latitude.

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Searching for Statesmen, Fire in the Pennsylvania Senate

By at March 31, 2011 | 3:42 pm | 45 Comments

Searching for Statesmen, Fire in the Pennsylvania Senate

In this edition of Searching for Statesmen the importance of fire sprinklers and the fight in Pennsylvania’s legislature to repeal a new mandatory law requiring all new construction of single and double family homes come equipped with sprinklers. Host Mark Singel explores why the Sprinkler Law (H.B. 377) is so important. Singel a former Lt. Governor is urging everyone to reach out to their Senators and urge them not to repeal H.B. 377 — mandatory sprinklers could save as many as 200 lives a year in Pennsylvania.

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A former House Speaker is coming off the Bench

By at February 4, 2011 | 10:29 am | 0 Comment

A former House Speaker is coming off the Bench

Former Pennsylvania House Speaker Keith McCall is headed for the state gaming control board. The move comes just months after McCall’s retirement from the House, where he was a fixture for three decades.

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Former Governor Rendell pops up on NBC following President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

By at January 25, 2011 | 9:46 pm | 1 Comments

Former Governor Rendell pops up on NBC following President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is preparing to head back to work. According to the Philadelphia Inquirier, Rendell will rejoin his old law firm and Rock The Capital is getting word Tonight that Rendell is very close to signing a deal with MSNBC.

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Life after Congress

By at January 4, 2011 | 8:31 pm | 1 Comments

Life after Congress

Former Congressman Arlen Specter is headed for the classroom. Specter will begin teaching a course at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2011

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Not in my backyard, Pennsylvania is a factor in the rancor over illegal immigration

By at January 1, 2011 | 11:54 am | 1 Comments

Not in my backyard, Pennsylvania is a factor in the rancor over illegal immigration

The debate over illegal immigration gets a fresh start in 2011. A handful of states including Pennsylvania are coordinating an effort to pass a law in several states that will prevent children born in the U.S. — to illegal parents — from gaining birthright.

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