The Daily Pennsylvanian, the independent student newspaper of Penn, endorsed Hillary Clinton today in a joint editorial with the Wellesley News, the college paper of Hillary Clinton’s alma mater. Trump, as he mentions on the campaign trail, graduated from Wharton with a bachelor’s in economics in 1968. Read more »
What will Bernie Sanders do after the election is over?
Sanders gained a huge gathering of followers during his run for the presidency. Though he lost the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, not all of his supporters have joined him in backing the Democratic nominee and her running mate, Tim Kaine. When the election ends, Sanders will be back in Congress — with a higher profile than he’s ever had before. What will he do? Read more »
— Andy Famiglietti (@afamiglietti) October 19, 2016
More than 5,000 faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities went on strike this morning in a move that affects more than 100,000 students, and many of them aren’t really sure what to do about it. Read more »
Katy Perry will hold a free concert in Philadelphia a few days before the presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced this morning.
Perry, a pop-rock superstar with nine number-one singles in the U.S. and more than 100 million records sold worldwide, will perform at a yet-to-be-determined location in Philadelphia on November 5th, the Saturday before the election. The Clinton campaign has not yet announced how tickets will be distributed, but they’ll be free. Read more »
— Greg Berry (@gregmberry) October 19, 2016
You may have been lucky enough to see Hempy the Weed Leaf running loose in Philadelphia yesterday – but if not, there will be plenty of him to go around at a “Pop Up Weed Garden” planned for this Thursday in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Marijuana activist Nikki Allen Poe donned the costume yesterday to promote the celebratory event, scheduled for 4:20 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the two-year anniversary of marijuana decriminalization in Philadelphia – which Poe and fellow activist Chris Goldstein helped to make happen. Read more »
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will make a joint appearance in Philadelphia on Saturday.
This afternoon the Clinton campaign announced visits by the duo, times and locations unspecified, to both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Per a release, the appearance will concentrate on get-out-the-vote efforts and encourage registered voters to visit a Democratic-produced GOTV website.
Most analyses of Clinton’s chances in Pennsylvania rely on a strong voting edge in both Philly and Pittsburgh, both Democratic strongholds. Dems had a 919,000-voter edge at last count largely because of the two cities, and many of the Democratic heavyweights’ visits have concentrated on registering people to vote. Now the message has shifted to getting people to vote. Read more »
Ed Wade famously described Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling as a horse every fifth day, and “on the other four days, he tends to say things which are detrimental to the club and clearly self-serving.” The reader was left to fill in the punch line: A horse every fifth day, and a horse’s ass the other four. Read more »
In June, Hillary Clinton selected Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. But, according to an email released recently by WikiLeaks, there were plenty of other names under consideration — and one had a Philadelphia flavor to it.
On the short list, according to an email apparently from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, was former Penn president Judith Rodin. Podesta organized the list in “rough food groups,” and Rodin’s name was in the group that included Michael Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, GM CEO Mary Barra, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. (The Clinton campaign has not confirmed that any of the leaked emails, which have been dribbling out throughout October, are authentic.) Read more »