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Following Gun Vote, Pat Toomey Is Now More Popular Than Ever

So much for gun control being a political third rail. At least in Pennsylvania, where we cling to our guns, Senator Pat Toomey’s recent, failed, […]

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Local Republican Jim Gerlach Creates Bill to Tax Flu Shots

Do you have the flu? Are you sneezing, congested, miserable? Good. Sixth District Congressman Jim Gerlach sees money in that. He wants to tax your […]

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Twitter News, Cont’d: Anthony Weiner Back Online, Living Dangerously

And so he announced his return to Twitter like Anthony Weiner would, with cryptic text messages that don’t seem like he meant to send them: […]

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How Not Having Bronchitis Cost Me $1,500 at Lankenau

  A 2011 Centers for Disease Prevention and Control study states that about 79.7 percent of adults aged 18–64 whose last hospital visit in the […]

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We Can’t Find the Next Adam Lanza

This past week, before yesterday’s shameless display of ideological stonewalling cast a cloud of senselessness over the U.S. Senate, the New York Times ran an […]

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Toomey’s Gun Control Bill Blocked in Senate

The Senate passed Pat Toomey’s gun control bill today, by a vote of 54-46, gaining Republican support from three other Senators. But it needed 60 […]

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Pat Toomey Getting A Lot of Right-Wing Heat for Gun Control Bill

The Daily Beast has done us the favor of rounding up some examples of recent conservative opposition to Pat Toomey, after he paired up with […]

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Anthony Weiner Knows What Voters Need After a Sex Scandal

Wednesday, the New York Times Magazine did a favor to the headline writers guild, breaking the news that former Congressman Anthony Weiner is seriously considering […]

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Toomey Threatened to Nix Gun Control Bill For A Ridiculously Petty Reason

Today, for the first time since voting on the “Brady Bill” and the infamous assault weapons ban during the Clinton administration, the Senate will vote […]

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Dept. of Nevermind: Postal Service Keeping Saturday Delivery After All

In February, the United States Postal Service announced it was cutting Saturday delivery, due to decreasing revenue associated with, well, the internet. Today they’ve called […]

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Looks Like Inappropriate Twitterer Anthony Weiner Is Making a Comeback

Anthony Weiner, the greatest dick-pic twitterer Congress has ever known, is probably running for Mayor of NYC. A. Because he was a frontrunner in ’09, […]

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I’m a Republican. I’m a Mother. I’m for Stricter Gun Control Laws.

The gun control debate rages, in our homes, on the news and in Congress. I don’t understand why. I don’t understand why there is any […]

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Chelsea Clinton’s Mother-In-Law May Run For Schwartz’s Seat

Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky—probably better known these days as Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law—is considering a run for her old seat, now held by Allyson Schwartz, who […]

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Presidents: They’re Just Like Us! Obama Taking a 5% Pay Cut

In an act of solidarity with the thousands of federal workers who have been furloughed or had their pay slashed, Barack Obama has voluntarily accepted […]

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Daylin Leach Officially Running for Allyson Schwartz’s Seat

State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Duh)–fan of legalized pot, foe of genetically modified corn–is running for Allyson Schwartz’s seat in Congress, assuming she runs for governor, […]