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Trump Wants to Recruit Women Voters, Starting in King of Prussia

Donald Trump wants more women to vote for him. Yes, this past weekend the president did in fact tell four freshman lawmakers — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, […]

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Penn Paid Joe Biden $775,000 to Expand Its “Global Outreach” … and Give Some Speeches

When Penn announced in 2017 that former Vice President Joe Biden would be joining its faculty as the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, students were understandably excited. Imagine […]

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If You Have a Brilliant Idea to Combat Gerrymandering, Please Go to This Meeting

When something controversial comes up in state politics, Gov. Tom Wolf seems to like convening a statewide listening tour on the subject. Lt. Gov John Fetterman just finished crisscrossing […]

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Thomas and Gilmore Richardson Win in Council Primary, Heralding Arrival of Next Generation

With strong performances in Tuesday’s City Council at-large primary, community advocate Isaiah Thomas, 34, and former chief of staff Katherine Gilmore Richardson, 35, are poised […]

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Tracey Gordon Defeats Longtime Incumbent Ron Donatucci for Register of Wills

After nearly 40 years, the office of the Register of Wills will have a new leader. On Tuesday night, community advocate Tracey Gordon made history […]

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Jamie Gauthier Defeats 27-Year Incumbent Jannie Blackwell in City Council Race

On Tuesday night, Jamie Gauthier, the former executive director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, won a highly contested Democratic primary for City Council’s District 3 […]

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Kenney Easily Wins Democratic Nomination for Second Term

Get ready for four more years of Mayor Jim Kenney, Philly. Unofficial primary election results are in — and Kenney won the Democratic nomination for mayor in […]

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It’s Primary Day in Philadelphia: Here’s What You Need to Know

Odd-year elections are often the middle children of American democracy — especially the primaries. Four years ago, the turnout in this same election was an abysmal […]

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Do You Know Why You’re Voting on Four Ballot Questions This Year?

When you step into the ballot box for Tuesday’s primary election, you will face a number of decisions, from whom to nominate for mayor to whom you’ll select […]

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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

The 2019 municipal primary is nearly here, Philly. If you’re registered to vote, you should absolutely get to the polls on Tuesday. There’s a lot at stake when […]

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How Pennsylvania’s Latest Anti-Abortion Bill Fits Into Anti-Roe Strategy

Just one day before Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed the country’s strictest anti-abortion bill into law this week — bringing a fierce abortion rights debate […]

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BBWC Activist Demands That Jannie Blackwell Retract Accusations of Violence

Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, co-founder of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative, is demanding a retraction of and apology for a series of public accusations of violent […]

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2019 Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

We’ve got one week until the municipal primary, Philly, and the election’s biggest race is just heating up. The city’s three Democratic mayoral candidates — […]

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Elizabeth Warren to Drop Into Philly to Talk With Teachers Union

Here comes another 2020 presidential hopeful. Just five days before Joe Biden will hold his campaign kickoff rally in front of the Art Museum, Elizabeth Warren will visit […]

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What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Your sole chance to watch Philadelphia’s three Democratic mayoral candidates face off on the small screen is almost here. Mayor Jim Kenney and his challengers, […]