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Only One Philly Ward Liked Both Obama and Bernie

Here’s a strange nugget from yesterday’s primary results: 6 out of the 7 wards* where a majority of voters cast ballots for Bernie Sanders … went for Hillary Clinton back in 2008. […]

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Sen. Toomey to Meet with Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Pat Toomey has taken a beating in the wake of Merrick Garland‘s nomination to the Supreme Court. His Twitter mentions are a series of jabs […]


What They’re Saying: Pennsylvania Pols React to Obama’s Pick for Supreme Court

Today, Barack Obama made one of the most important decisions of his presidency: In his final NCAA tournament poll, he picked the Kansas Jayhawks to […]

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Is Donald Trump Driving Up GOP Registration in Pennsylvania?

Why are so many Pennsylvania Democrats fleeing to the Republican Party? PennLive reports that nearly 46,000 Keystone Dems have flipped their registration to the GOP […]

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Clinton, Trump Lead Among Pa. Voters

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the leading presidential candidates in Pennsylvania, according to a new Franklin & Marshall poll. Primary election day is still […]

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Jonathan Papelbon Owns an “Obama Can’t Ban These Guns” T-Shirt

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon after being ejected form the game for hitting Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (not pictured) with a pitch […]

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Obama Talks Gun Violence and Executive Actions From White House

On Tuesday, United States President Barack Obama took to a podium at the White House to discuss the executive actions that the White House unveiled […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Homes for the Holidays

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Philly Is Winning at Enrolling People for Obamacare

Philly is among the nation’s leaders in enrolling residents for health insurance, the White House announced this week. Signup for Obamacare coverage during the 2016 […]

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Obama, Wolf Say Syrian Refugees Welcome

In the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, President Obama and Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said today that the nation — and […]


Insider: Tired of Philly Politics As Usual? Quit Complaining and Run For Office

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  During the past few years, I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the months following municipal […]

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Obama’s DOJ to Release 6,000 Prisoners

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here is what you need to know today. Last July, President Obama visited Philly and called for transformation of the criminal justice […]

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NYT Profiles Philly-bred White House Social Planner

The New York Times has a profile of Philly-bred Deesha Dyer, the new White House social secretary, on the eve of a make-or-break week: She’s […]

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What Swarthmore Could Learn From Jerry Falwell’s University

In late August, just a few days before classes began at Swarthmore College, a member of the class of 2016 — to spare her future […]

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Obama to Name Eric Fanning as First Openly Gay Service Secretary to Lead the Army

Eric Fanning may very soon make history. In yet another LGBT-supportive move by the Obama administration, Mr. Fanning has been nominated by the President to […]