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Philly’s Biggest Losers of 2016

Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition […]

John Dougherty, in his trademark outfit

Johnny Doc Finally Comments on His FBI Raid Outfit

When John Dougherty was raided by the FBI on August 5th, many reporters took note of the outfit he wore: white button-down shirt, khaki shorts, […]


Report: Feds Seek Kenney’s Campaign PAC Records

This afternoon, Philadelphia magazine’s Jared Brey wrote that Mayor Jim Kenney’s alliance with electricians union leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty is looking worse and worse in light of […]


Kenney’s Alliance With Johnny Doc Looks Worse By the Day

I had a nice little chuckle the other day when I was reading the latest installment in a growing series of Inquirer stories about FBI investigations involving local […]


20 Days of Silence: Bobby Henon Still Won’t Talk About the FBI Raids

Twenty days ago, the offices of Council Majority Leader Bobby Henon — as well as the home of his powerful ally John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty — were raided by […]


Another Day, Another Refusal By Bobby Henon to Talk About the FBI Raids

It’s been 18 days since the FBI searched Councilman Bobby Henon’s office, and he still isn’t answering any questions about it.


Philly’s Deviant Political Culture, Explained

Because this is 2016 and I’m a journalist, I was on Twitter when I first saw the news that FBI agents were raiding Johnny Doc’s […]


Johnny Doc’s Union Paid Frank Keel $87,000 Last Year

It has been a while since we went through the finances of Philadelphia’s electrical union, IBEW Local 98. But in light of the federal investigation […]


Why the Johnny Doc Investigation Could Slow Kenney’s Momentum

It’s just one short line credited to an anonymous source, but it’s got to be a nightmare for Mayor Jim Kenney. In a story last […]


What the Johnny Doc Raids Mean for Philly Politics

I started thinking about Back to the Future Part II the other day. Remember when Marty went back — again — to 1955, and experienced a mind-boggling wave of déjà […]

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Now Johnny Doc’s Union Is Being Investigated by the Attorney General, Too

After federal and state authorities raided several properties connected to longtime power broker and IBEW Local 98 business manager John Dougherty Friday, the Inquirer reported on Sunday […]

Dan McQuade (left); John Dougherty (right)

Here’s How You Can Recreate Johnny Doc’s Look

The news that Philly power broker John Dougherty’s house was raided by federal agents this morning came as a surprise, but his outfit was pretty […]


Frank Keel Is Back with Johnny Doc (For Today, At Least)

In June, a longtime partnership in Philadelphia politics came to an end. Clout reported that John Dougherty and IBEW Local 98 spokesperson Frank Keel had been […]


This Isn’t the First Time the Feds Have Searched Johnny Doc’s Home

The news that authorities raided several properties connected to John Dougherty, the Philly power broker and IBEW Local 98 business manager, came as a surprise. […]

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What They’re Saying on Social Media About the Johnny Doc Raid

One of the most powerful men in Philadelphia may be in hot water. This morning, the FBI raided a number of properties associated with John Dougherty, […]