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Philly Congressman Angers U.S. Soccer Fans — All 11 of Them

ICYMI, the U.S. soccer team suffered an embarrassing 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago last night, meaning we’ll miss out on playing in the World Cup for […]

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Here’s What Philly’s Congress Members Think About Trump’s Airstrikes on Syria

A number of local Congress members have weighed in on President Donald Trump’s decision to order a missile attack on Syria. In a speech last […]

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Can Kevin and Brendan Boyle Save the Democratic Party?

Brendan Boyle had only been on the campaign trail for a couple of months when his high-priced D.C. consultant told him he should quit. It […]

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

Philadelphians know Mayor Jim Kenney as a man who is passionately pro-immigration. As a Councilman, he told anti-immigration protesters, “You can’t go through life hating.” On his first day as […]

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Kenney, Other Philly Pols Added to Lineup of DNC Speakers

The Democratic National Convention just got a bit more Philly. Today, the DNC announced five more speakers for the event: Mayor Jim Kenney, Gov. Tom […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]

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Philly Schools Have to Borrow Money to Stay Open

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today: The Philadelphia School District has to borrow money to keep the lights on. The budget […]

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Philly Rep. Brendan Boyle: Joe Biden Is Running for President

Many political observers think it might be too late for Vice President Joe Biden to jump into the presidential race. Frontrunner Hillary Clinton has been […]

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Why Trump Boycotting Oreos Should Please Northeast Philly

Donald Trump is no fan of American jobs moving to Mexico — and he likely has some support for that sentiment in Northeast Philadelphia. Trump […]

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House Resolution Seeks to Honor Homophobic Pro-Life Advocate John Patrick Stanton [UPDATED]

The late John Patrick Stanton was called “the father of Philadelphia’s pro-life movement” by LifeSiteNews.com and the “pro-life movement’s leading light” by Catholic Philly. He […]

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The Brief: Will Stephanie Singer, Milton Street Survive Ballot Challenge Season?

A dozen candidates found out last week that legal challenges had been filed against them to try to kick them off the May 19th primary ballot. […]

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Q&A: Almost-Congressman Brendan Boyle

It’s been a pretty crummy year for Philadelphia’s delegation in Washington D.C., and, consequentially, for the city’s clout in the Capitol. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah […]

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LGBT-Centric Hate Crime Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

This morning House Bill 177, a bill that would protect LGBT and mentally disabled people under Pennsylvania’s current hate-crime laws—passed the House Judiciary Committee 19 to […]

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Rep. Brendan Boyle Says His Hate Crime Bill Could Pass On Tuesday

As we all were forced to remember last week, Pennsylvania’s current hate crime law does not offer protections for gay people. But Democratic State Representative […]

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The Bizarre, Mysterious Campaign of Marjorie Margolies

The biggest political race in the state is the gubernatorial election. The biggest political name in the state, however, is Marjorie Margolies— aka the soon-to-be […]