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“If Disabled People are going to Die without Services, we’re going to do it Publicly.”

By at May 26, 2011 | 5:28 pm | 840 Comments

“If Disabled People are going to Die without Services, we’re going to do it Publicly.”

Yesterday 30 disabled citizens rolled into their capitol in Harrisburg, PA asking to meet with their governor Tom Corbett. They were ignored. In fact, they were worse than ignored. The Corbett squad saw fit to put 25 uniformed and undercover security people standing all around these citizens whose only crime was to ask their governor hear their concerns.

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70 Percent Newt

By at May 18, 2011 | 12:25 pm | 1,275 Comments

70 Percent Newt

Newt started his talk with this question: who wouldn’t take 70% of the vote in any election? Obviously, for a room full of donors and long shot challengers (2 of 16 of us would prevail), the answer was an unsurprising no one. So why, he asks, do we not advance any or all of the 29 issues he identified as 70% issues with the American people, issues that the GOP already supported?

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 12, 2011 | 9:26 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; RTC’s John Messeder reports that a public school in Gettysburg is weighing whether or not to close a school as it tries to balance a $2 million dollar budget shortfall. Pennsylvania’s Legislative Reapportionment Commission met for the first time with Judge Stephen McEwen at the helm. RTC and a Democracy Rising investigation revealed that McEwen is serving on the bench past an age limit, which calls into question his appointment to the commission. Newt Gingrich is officially seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich is set to unveil a new contract with America, but he is bogged down with questions about his past indiscretions.

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Pennsylvania’s New Jobs Czar Fought Enviro Regs for Years

By at April 15, 2011 | 10:24 am | 3 Comments

Pennsylvania’s New Jobs Czar Fought Enviro Regs for Years

For years C. Alan Walker, a coal industry mogul and wealthy donor to Pennsylvania’s Republican Party, clashed with environmental officials who tried to regulate his companies. He described them as “vindictive,” “out of control” and “the most dangerous thing” affecting the country’s welfa

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Schwank it is in Pennsylvania’s 11th

By at March 16, 2011 | 11:27 am | 1 Comments

Schwank it is in Pennsylvania’s 11th

Judy Schwank a Democrat will apparently fill a Senate seat in Pennsylvania’s 11th District following the deak of Michael O’Pake.

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Casey and Toomey are Standing Toe to Toe

By at February 17, 2011 | 12:08 pm | 0 Comment

Casey and Toomey are Standing Toe to Toe

A new poll shows U.S. Senator Bob Casey has some work to do if he plans to get re-elected. Casey, a Democrat is not registering well with the majority of Pennsylvania voters.

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Draft Punxsutawney Phil for Office

By at February 2, 2011 | 6:11 pm | 1,007 Comments

Draft Punxsutawney Phil for Office

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, which means the weather, for those that don’t like winter, should start to improve. If Phil’s prediction is right on, I say its time to put him in office. But, which party would best suit our furry friend?

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Game on in Pennsylvania’s House

By at January 31, 2011 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Game on in Pennsylvania’s House

Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to House following last weeks boisterous argument in a House Rules Committee meeting. Several very important pieces of legislation are expected to end up on the floor for a full vote. Will civility make a return?

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PACS be careful of whom you harass, it might cost more than a Donation

By at January 28, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 1,816 Comments

PACS be careful of whom you harass, it might cost more than a Donation

Its not business as usual for Political Action Committee’s as they ramp up for the 2012 Presidential Election, or at least that is what they will lead one to believe. But all PACS are not equal, and some such as the Republican Majority Campaign are historically more interested in lining their own pockets than rearranging Congress.

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What a difference a day makes

By at January 6, 2011 | 2:14 pm | 1 Comments

What a difference a day makes

With Republicans firmly in charge in Pennsylvania — optimism initially grew for an era of restored integrity. However, much of that, at this point, can only be achieved through passage of rules and proposed rules are already dissolving into rhetoric.

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