Holly Otterbein

Senior writer

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Obama Doesn’t Approve of Your Pathetic Voter Turnout, Philly

In a speech for the ages, the president urged Americans to do a radical thing: Vote for mayor.

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Police: Actually, No One Has Been Arrested at the DNC Yet

If all goes according to plan, protesters won’t face any charges this week for disorderly conduct—thanks to a new city law.

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Kenney: Trump’s GOP Is the New Know-Nothing Party

“Whether our families came to this country in 1776 or 1976 or 2016, this country belongs to all of us!”

City Life

A Visit to Trump Country

Polls have him winning Pa. Our reporter went home to see why.

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Teamsters to Pro-Soda Tax Lawmakers: No More $$$ For You!

“We cannot in good conscience continue to offer you any support whatsoever.”

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Meet the Dark Money Forces Behind Philly’s Soda Tax

Here’s why they’re troubling for future policy battles.

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A Special Election to Replace Fattah Could Get Messy

Dwight Evans seems like the obvious choice, right?

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Fattah Resigns Effective Immediately

The convicted congressman had previously announced he would resign in October.

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The Chaka Fattah Verdict Is In: He’s Guilty

A jury has found the longtime Philadelphia Congressman guilty on all counts. Three co-defendants were convicted of RICO.

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The Soda Tax Battle’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Council passed the soda tax today.

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Beverage Lobby Spends $700K on Last-Minute Ad Blitz Against Soda Tax

Even though Council is all but guaranteed to pass the soda tax tomorrow.

City Life

Why Pa. Won’t Pass Stricter Gun Laws After the Orlando Massacre

In this era of political partisanship, both Democratic and Republican leaders in Harrisburg are beloved by the NRA.

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How Jim Kenney’s Big Soda Tax Victory Is Upending City Hall

The battle over the levy has scattered Darrell Clarke’s once-monolithic voting bloc.

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Will Philly’s Soda Tax Make Coca-Cola the Next Philip Morris?

Smoking bans started at the state and local level, too — then spread across the country.

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Philly Soda Tax Gets Thumbs-Up From Council

A Council panel approved the tax Wednesday.