A poll released just before the first presidential debate gives Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a mere three-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. Read more »
If you’re planning on staying at home on Monday night, there are plenty of articles telling you how to watch the debate online if you don’t have cable. (The numerous options include live streams on both Facebook and Twitter.) But to us, watching the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate at home sounds about as exciting as the second season of True Detective, so we checked in with more than 75 Philly bars to see where to watch the debate tonight while drinking. Read more »
President Barack Obama will campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Tuesday, September 13th. Read more »
In Philadelphia today, Donald Trump was something he rarely is on the campaign trail: specific.
Today at the Union League’s Lincoln Hall, Trump’s half-hour speech for invited guests and the press included somewhat-detailed policy positions about his plans for the military as commander-in-chief. Read more »
In what is becoming something of a tradition, the night before a Donald Trump Philly visit, something media-memorable happens.
Last week it was Marco Gutierrez, the co-founder of Latinos for Trump, on MSNBC warning that one of the dire consequences of continued immigration would be “taco trucks on every corner.”
— Trevor Donovan (@TrevDon) September 2, 2016
Then last night — in advance of Trump’s scheduled appearance at the Union League today — Trump’s social media team allowed a tweet to go out marking anti-feminist Phylllis Schlafly’s death … only it was spelled “Phillies” Schlafly.
— Nonfat Soy Latte (@NonfatSoyLatte) September 6, 2016
Uh, oh. Guess the Donald’s got Philadelphia on his mind — and probably not because of the ho-hum season the fourth-place NL East team is having. Read more »
Outside Donald Trump‘s meeting with African-American leaders inside the hall of a church on North Broad Street, protesters, as promised, turned out to oppose the Republican presidential candidate. Elsewhere, leaders in Philadelphia’s African-American community had scheduled at least two press conferences to speak out against the candidate.
African-American leaders in Philly are holding at least 2 press conferences today to speak out against Trump. pic.twitter.com/gC8H2Z54wM
— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) September 2, 2016
At Greater Exodus Baptist Church, the protest was mostly peaceful, with only one sign-stealing incident between protesters and the two Trump supporters who were also outside. Here’s what happened:
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Late last week, in his umpteenth “foot in mouth” moment, Donald J. Trump rhetorically asked African Americans a question that in my mind perfectly synthesized this election and Trump’s used car salesman pitch. “What do you have to lose by trying something new like Donald Trump?” Read more »
If Donald Trump hopes to have a fighting chance at winning the White House in November — a prospect that is increasingly far fetched, according to recent polling data — he’ll have to turn up huge numbers in the suburbs of Philadelphia. On Tuesday, his campaign rallied supporters in Bucks County with a speech by Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate and the former governor of Indiana. Read more »