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Gettyburg’s Latest Attraction: The Ku Klux Klan!

The Confederate White Knights, a Maryland-based Ku Klux Klan group, has obtained a special permit to hold a demonstration at Gettysburg National Military Park on […]

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5 Local Politicians Hating On Vlad Putin

As my colleague Joel Mathis noted yesterday, Vladimir Putin wrote perhaps the most astonishing, chutzpah-filled op-ed every to grace the pages of the New York […]

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9/11 Memorial Plaque Stolen in Scranton

A bronze plaque on a 9/11 Memorial plaque in Scranton, PA has been stolen, apparently sometime earlier this week (pictured above). The memorial was erected […]

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William H. Gray III Passes Away at 71

Former Congressman William H. Gray III, 71, passed away Monday in London, according to his Washington, DC office. A widely influential figure in local and […]

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How the DOMA Ruling *Could* Affect Pennsylvania

Yesterday I reported that the status of gay marriage in Pennsylvania won’t be affected at all by yesterday’s Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop […]

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Let’s Fix Congress by Kicking Out the Millionaires

On Face the Nation on Sunday, host Bob Schieffer let loose on our “do-nothing” Congress, lamenting how much things have changed since he first came […]

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Sister of NJ’s New Senator Got Kicked Out of a Springsteen Concert for Being Drunk

New Jersey, as of today, has a new Senator. His name if Jeff Chiesa. Surely there will be more information to report about his work […]

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Michele Bachmann’s Legacy Is Much Scarier Than Her Eyes Ever Were

History may very well look back on Michele Bachmann’s political career with much amusement. She was the conservative Republican congresswoman with the ever-present off-kilter look […]

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Can Obama Ambush Republicans With a Pocket Full of Blackness?

Democrats bank on a weary, politically shell-shocked public eventually punishing Republicans in 2014, compounded by the constant of changing demographic winds that conservatives can’t shake. […]

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Sex Offender Registries: Good Idea Gone Bad?

The ongoing plight of a Florida teen underscores the dysfunction of state laws that require sex offenders to register in a national database, even when […]

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It’s Official: Marjorie Margolies Running for Congress Again!

Nearly 20 years after being ousted from Congress, 70-year-old Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky (formerly) is gunning for her old seat again. Since getting ousted in 1994 […]

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CNN, Netflix May Be Interested in a Bob Brady Reality Show

During the November elections, former Philly Mag and Daily News editor Larry Platt followed U.S. Rep Bob Brady around the 4th Street Deli with a […]

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Ed Rendell and Wilson Goode, Now Paying Chaka Fattah Jr.’s Legal Bills

Rep. Chaka Fattah’s 30-year-old son Chip has been under investigation by the F.B.I. since 2012, apparently for financial improprieties. (The feds have also shown interest in possible […]

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What Jim Gerlach Wants You to Know About the Flu Tax

The flu tax is a hot topic on the Internet. A Google search shows hundreds of publications, blogs and TV stations have picked up the […]

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Watch Eastern PA Congressman Receive the Colbert Treatment

Consider this Matt Cartwright’s freshman hazing. The first-term Democrat, who represents a district that has been gerrymandered drawn to include Scranton, Pottsville, and Easton, was […]