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Ramsey-Led Policing Commission Makes Recommendations

The presidential task force on 21st century policing led by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has issued its “interim” report. Ramsey will hold a press […]

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Gov. Wolf to Obama: Help Prevent Oil Train Accidents

Every week, as many as 70 trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation pass through Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf says. Many are en route to Philadelphia. Wolf wrote […]

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Is President Obama Really Christian?

Forget the Oscars. Here’s how Erick Erickson, the blogger-activist recently labeled by The Atlantic as America’s “most powerful conservative,” entertained himself this weekend: I don’t […]

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Former Comcast Exec Gets Permanent Secret Service Job

Joseph Clancy, the Comcast executive plucked by President Obama to be interim director of the Secret Service in the wake of some notable security breaches, […]

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Here’s Everything Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Did in the Last Two Weeks

Gov. Tom Wolf announced last month that he was going to post his full work calendar online starting in February. It sounded all good and transparent, but, we pointed […]

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Cohen: Net Neutrality Could Scuttle Time Warner Merger

Comcast is the focus of a big Page One story today in the Wall Street Journal, focusing on the company’s power in Washington, net neutrality, […]

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Four Obama State of the Union Pledges That Would Help Philly

President Obama barely made mention of cities or urban affairs in last night’s State of the Union. But his agenda did include four big initiatives […]

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Transgender Americans Mentioned in State of the Union Address for the First Time

If you’re one of the ones who stayed up watching President Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) address, you witnessed history in the making. The speech […]

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Obama’s Community College Plan Would Be a Total Disaster

Obama’s dream plan to offer free community college tuition to students across the nation could work. The key word here is “could.” It would require […]

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Obama Wants to Help Create Comcast’s Competitors

If Comcast really is militantly left-wing, why on earth is President Obama making life so hard for the company? He already came out in favor […]

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Penn A Cappella Group Perform for President, First Lady and Emmy Rossum at the White House

Last Wednesday, members of The University of Pennsylvania Shabbatones, a Jewish a cappella group, sang for the president and first lady at the White House’s annual Chanukah […]

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N.J Senator Rips Obama for Cuba Actions

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez is furious at President Obama for a historical deal with Cuba that paves the way for the normalization of the […]

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Obama Picks Philadelphia Native As New Defense Secretary

Ashton Carter, a native of Philadelphia and a 1972 graduate of Abington High School, is expected to become the next Secretary of Defense. Carter was […]

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Ramsey to Co-Chair White House Task Force

@WhiteHouse announces creation of a Task Force on 21st Century Policingto be co-chaired by the PPD's own @PPDCommish pic.twitter.com/Y2F123hcBg — Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) December 1, […]

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Nutter Joins Mayors Backing Obama on Immigration

Mayor Nutter has joined with mayors of two dozen other large American cities to offer President Obama support in his efforts to reduce deportations of […]