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The Kids Are All Red: Socialism Rises Again in the Age of Trump

It’s one of those final, bittersweet Fridays of the summer, and a dozen people are crowded around a picnic table at the El Bar in […]

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In 2016, Jim Kenney Reminded Us How Effective a Seasoned Politician Can Be

Jim Kenney doesn’t want to be here. It’s mid-October, and we’re meeting in his sprawling office in City Hall to talk about something that should […]

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People Aren’t Taking This Miracle AIDS Drug, And That’s a Big Problem for Philly

The eyes of Damon Jacobs were slowly filling up with tears. It was a warm and busy day in late June, and at a national […]

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28 Days Later, Still No Answers From Henon About the FBI Raid

Next week, when City Council starts its fall session, Bobby Henon is going to have to be in the same room with a reporter. For […]

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Johnny Doc Finally Comments on His FBI Raid Outfit

When John Dougherty was raided by the FBI on August 5th, many reporters took note of the outfit he wore: white button-down shirt, khaki shorts, […]

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Who’s Behind Phone Survey Critical of Seth Williams?

The other day I answered a phone call and found myself taking a 15-minute survey about District Attorney Seth Williams and a former and possible […]

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Bobby Henon Has Done This 53 Times Since the FBI Raided His Offices

Councilman Bobby Henon is still refusing to answer any questions about the FBI’s raid of his offices 24 days ago.

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Report: Feds Seek Kenney’s Campaign PAC Records

This afternoon, Philadelphia magazine’s Jared Brey wrote that Mayor Jim Kenney’s alliance with electricians union leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty is looking worse and worse in light of […]

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Henon Goes Three Weeks Without Answering a Question About the FBI Raid

A reporter’s worst fear is being called “silly” by an anonymous PR flack. So when that nightmare came to pass this morning after Billy Penn […]

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Kenney’s Alliance With Johnny Doc Looks Worse By the Day

I had a nice little chuckle the other day when I was reading the latest installment in a growing series of Inquirer stories about FBI investigations involving local […]

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Seamus McCaffery Makes the Rounds With GOP AG Candidate

Seamus McCaffery, the former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice who resigned after getting caught swapping pornographic emails, is still moving and shaking in Philadelphia’s political scene. He […]

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20 Days of Silence: Bobby Henon Still Won’t Talk About the FBI Raids

Twenty days ago, the offices of Council Majority Leader Bobby Henon — as well as the home of his powerful ally John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty — were raided by […]

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The Best Zingers From Former City Rep.’s Lawsuit Against Controller Alan Butkovitz

Former City Representative Desiree Peterkin Bell sued City Controller Alan Butkovitz yesterday, claiming he defamed her earlier this month by saying she used a city-established nonprofit “as […]

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You Won’t Believe What Bobby Henon Said About the FBI Raid (Psych, He Didn’t Say Anything)

It’s been 19 days since the FBI raided City Councilman Bobby Henon’s office, and he still won’t answer any questions about it.

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Kenney to PPA: Target Worst Offenders Parking on Broad Street Median

Everyone who parks a car in the median on South Broad Street is breaking the law, but traditionally, the Philadelphia Parking Authority has looked the other […]