Casey: I’m Voting Against Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Sen. Bob Casey will not be voting for Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court, he announced today.

“I don’t believe that Judge Gorsuch, and his judicial approach, would ensure fairness for families in Pennsylvania, and I won’t support his nomination,” Casey told reporters on a conference call today.

The Senator also announced he will vote no on cloture — which means Gorsuch will need to meet a 60-vote threshold to be confirmed for the Supreme Court. Read more »

Who Paid to Get Us on National Geographic’s List of Best Spring Trips?

Great Barrier Reef / Fish Tank Guy

Photos: Great Barrier Reef by Richard Ling (license); Fish Tank Guy image via Google Street View

What do the Coral Sea, home of the Great Barrier Reef, and Philadelphia, home of the Fish Tank Guy on 5th Street, have in common? They’re both on this National Geographic list of Best Spring Trips for 2017.

Yes, Philadelphia and the Great Barrier Reef, together at last! National Geographic has a list of “some destinations that will help you welcome the season’s nicer weather,” and Philly is on there. Read more »

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Endorses Joe Khan in D.A. Race

District Attorney Race, Philly D.A. race

L: Khizr Khan (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo) | R: Joe Khan courtesy of Khan’s campaign

You remember Khizr Khan – the Muslim American Gold Star father who was thrown into the national spotlight after his passionate anti-Donald Trump speech during the Democratic National Convention? The man who U.S. Army Vietnam veteran Tom Keefe nominated to run for the Virginia General Assembly?

Well, Khizr Khan just weighed in on the crowded race for Philly district attorney, and he’s throwing his support behind candidate Joe Khan (who happens to have the same last name as him).  Read more »

Republicans Push to Challenge Write-In Win in 197th

Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

A special election to fill a seat in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday took a surprising turn: voters in the 197th District in North Philadelphia chose not to elect the sole candidate on the ballot – a Republican – in favor of a write-in candidate who is likely from the Democratic or Green Party.  Read more »

Lower Merion Girls Attacked While Walking to Rita’s Water Ice in Philly

The two girls were approaching this Rita's Water Ice in Philadelphia on Monday.

The two girls were approaching this Rita’s Water Ice in Philadelphia on Monday.

Monday was the first day of spring, and so, as has become an annual tradition, Rita’s locations all over were giving away free water ice. And around 3 p.m., after they had finished the school day in Lower Merion, two sisters from Wynnewood decided to take a walk to Rita’s on City Avenue in Philadelphia, literally across the street from Lower Merion Township. Read more »

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