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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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March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

By at April 7, 2011 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

One look at the high political drama playing out at the Nation’s Capitol and you can forget about love is in the air and spring is everywhere, especially if you plan to visit a national park or wind your way through Washington’s Cherry Blossoms and take in the annual parade; that and more hangs in the balance of a budget impasse.

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Sam Smith’s Grand Plan

By at March 30, 2011 | 10:32 am | 3 Comments

Sam Smith’s Grand Plan

Pennsylvania’s House Speaker Sam Smith says fewer bodies will go a long way in helping to streamline state government. On Tuesday, Smith unveiled a measure that could take a decade to bring to fruition.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 30, 2011 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nearly three weeks have passed since an earthquake and tsunami nearly destroyed the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in Japan, and problems keep multiplying. In Pennsylvania, House Speaker Sam Smith introduced a bill that would eliminate 50 members of the House. Smith believes it will go a long way toward make that legislative body more efficient.

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Will Common Sense Prevail

By at February 28, 2011 | 1:30 pm | 23 Comments

Will Common Sense Prevail

As if congress does not have enough to manage with a frail economy, a budget of epic woes, the war on terrorism, energy independence, education, okay, the point needs to extend no further, so, lets cut to the chase, and shoot lawmakers a Red-Bull of common sense. The short of it, If congress fails to pass a funding resolution this week its lights […]

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Slicing up Pennsylvania’s House

By at February 16, 2011 | 1:22 pm | 9 Comments

Slicing up Pennsylvania’s House

House Speaker Sam Smith is ready to start carving up the House. Smith believes eliminating 50 members of Pennsylvania’s House will make state government much more effective.

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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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