The newest Quinnipac Poll is out, and there’s good news for all you socialist America haters—a majority of Pennsylvanians supports both medical marijuana and same-sex marriage. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:
Al Franken is going after Comcast.
Yes, that’s Sen. Al Franken to you, and if he’s still best remembered as a comedian, you shouldn’t underestimate him: He’s by all accounts a thoughtful and hard-working politician. And he’s concerned about Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner cable.
Today President Obama will announce plans for My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative aimed at helping young African-American and Hispanic men. KYW 1060′s Cherri Gregg notes a local nonprofit is involved in the effort.
BMe Community CEO Trabian Shorters will be in Washington today for the launch of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which will bring together non-profits and for-profit organizations to test strategies for helping young men of color overcome negative statistics. Men and boys of color are disproportionately more likely to drop out of school, be victims of homicide or to go to prison, but these stats do not tell the full story of this population.
A lot has been made of bills in Kansas and Arizona that would give Christian business owners and employees the right to refuse service to customers based on their religious feelings about gay marriage. Via Keystone Politics, though, blogger Tim Stuhldreher suggests that Pennsylvania may already have such a law on the books.
So, how could Comcast—in its merger with Time Warner, in its new deal with Netflix—start to make your life better? Here are the ideas popping up on the Internet today:
• It could lead to an improvement in cable service. Don’t laugh. Technician Online says that’s a possible outcome of the merger. But that’s mostly the case if you’re a Time Warner customer.
CBS Philly reports: “New Jersey state senate president Steve Sweeney has taken over administration of Philadelphia’s ironworkers’ local, after its president and nine members were indicted for strong-arming non-union contractors. … He takes on the role because he’s the regional vice president for the Ironworkers International, and says his job is to restore the local’s reputation.”
Two things that were apparent during a Tuesday committee hearing at City Hall: First, there’s just not a lot of love for the Philly taxi system— even among the people who work and earn their livings from it.
Second: Fixing the problems might be a long way off.
Other cities provide better, cheaper, greener cabs with better-paid drivers, said Councilman David Oh, who chaired Tuesday’s meeting. “Somewhere in this mix there’s a better formula for us,” he said.
America! What a country! Where else could the son of a Kansan woman named Stanley and a bigamist Kenyan alcoholic wind up as president, right?
Hold on, Malia and Sasha. Don’t count on any dynasty-founding just yet. Read more »
Politico reports that Chris Christie’s approval rating has slid 15 points from December. “The number of New Jerseyans viewing Christie unfavorably has also grown. Voters barely view him favorably, 42 percent to 37 percent, down from a 44 percent to 28 percent favorable rating he enjoyed in January and a significant drop from his February 2013 record-high mark of 70 percent to 19 percent.”
Also bad for his 2016 presidential run: 54 percent of Jersey voters say Christie doesn’t have the temperament to be president.