There are two Joe Bidens in this story. One is a puppy. The other used to be our vice president.
The former recently accompanied his owner, a Washington, D.C. woman named Sydney, on a trip to meet his match. Joe Biden (the human) was, according to Buzzfeed, in Washington to defend the Affordable Care Act on its anniversary (as a repeal vote nears.) Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
It’s just a small error. But, geeze, what an error!
The New York Times today wrote about the indictment of Seth Williams, and the article was pretty good.
There was one snag with the NYT’s story, however: It called Mayor Jim Kenney “Mayor David Kenney.” Read more »
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 »
District Attorney Seth Williams | Photo by Matt Rourke/AP
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has pleaded not guilty to 23 corruption charges, including wire fraud, extortion, the use of interstate facilities to promote bribery and honest services fraud. Read more »
A student has sued a Pennsylvania school district over a bathroom policy that allows transgender students to use the facility of their choice. Read more »
In what very well may be a first for Philadelphia, a write-in candidate will claim victory in yesterday’s special election to fill a vacant seat in the state House of Representatives. Read more »