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Johnny Doc

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Life After Johnny Doc

John Dougherty was out on a leisurely walk. Destination: the James A. Byrne federal courthouse. It was the first week in October, and Johnny Doc, […]

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5 Ways the Johnny Doc/Bobby Henon Verdict Will Shake Up Philly Politics

Philadelphia’s political world was rocked on Monday when a federal jury convicted union leader John Dougherty and City Councilmember Bobby Henon on bribery and conspiracy […]

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The Utterly Ridiculous History of Corrupt (and Allegedly Corrupt) Philly Politicians

’Twas more than a century before the Bobby Henon conviction that muckraking investigative journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote about Philadelphia in a series of articles detailing […]

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We Don’t Need a Jury to Tell Us That the Days of Johnny Doc Have Passed

This week, Philly “politics as usual” is on trial. More than two years after being federally charged for bribery and corruption, Local 98 leader John “Johnny […]

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10 Bold Predictions for Philly Politics in 2020

It’s a nod to fair representation enshrined in Philadelphia’s Home Rule Charter: While there are seven at-large seats on City Council, parties can nominate only […]

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Jared Solomon on Calling for Bobby Henon’s Resignation: “I Stepped Up”

Last week, state Rep. Jared Solomon, who represents the the 202nd District in the Northeast, surprised many when he called for the resignation of recently […]

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Mayor Kenney, Where Is the Call for Bobby Henon to Step Down?

As an experienced politician, Mayor Jim Kenney should know by now that when it comes to holding political figures accountable, consistency is the key to […]

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Johnny Doc’s People Told Us to Reach Out to His “Friends” for “Fairness.” So We Did.

Last week was quite a week for John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty. The leader of Philadelphia’s electrical union found himself the subject of dozens of headlines […]

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Here Are 169 Things Johnny Doc Is Accused of Buying With Union Money

Rumors of corruption have been swirling around Philadelphia Electrical Workers union leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and some of his cronies for years, and now […]

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Scenes From the Campaign Trail: A Black Trump Supporter Throws a Mayoral Kickoff Birthday

On Tuesday night, as news broke that the feds were set to indict longtime Democratic political kingpin John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and other union officials […]

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Allan Domb Floats Idea to Reduce Philly’s Property Tax Abatement

Looking for ways to bolster the resources of Philadelphia’s Housing Trust Fund, which supports affordable housing efforts in the city, City Council is currently moving […]

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Philly Unions Collect Supplies for Harvey Relief

It’s been more than a week since Hurricane Harvey first made landfall and Houston is still under water. As relief efforts across the country continue […]

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FBI Wiretapped Johnny Doc, Councilman Henon for More Than a Year

Remember when the FBI raided IBEW Local 98 leader John Dougherty’s (a.k.a. Johnny Doc’s) house this past August? According to a recent Inquirer report, that raid occurred more than […]

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Johnny Doc Forgets He’s a Democratic Elite, Says Democratic Elites Need to “Wake Up”

It’s hard to overstate how profoundly the Democratic Party screwed up in the 2016 election. Republicans will soon control the White House and both branches of […]

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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 […]