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No Safe Haven for Obstructionists

No Safe Haven for Obstructionists

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man.

He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure Mr. Obama was a one-term president.

That vow drove McConnell’s and the Tea Party’s politics. They didn’t worry about the nation or the people. They worried about how to…

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My Future (Dem) Congressman Voted for TRAP Law That is Sending a Mother to Jail

My Future (Dem) Congressman Voted for TRAP Law That is Sending a Mother to Jail

As a State Representative, My future (Dem) Congressman Brendan Boyle voted for a TRAP law that closed women’s clinics around Pennsylvania and because of that vote Boyle took, a mother, who gave her daughter pills to force a miscariage because they lived 80 miles away from a women’s clinic, is facing serious jail time.

During the primary, Colleen Kennedy wrote:

This law has returned Pennsylvania…

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LETTER: Employer Lays Off Employee After Cancer Diagnosis, Plea for Fundraiser Going Viral

LETTER: Employer Lays Off Employee After Cancer Diagnosis, Plea for Fundraiser Going Viral

Last night, a letter from an oral surgeon to an office assistant was posted on social media, and in a plea for help, the letter is starting to go viral.  The letter that was posted to Facebook stated:

Dear Carol,

You are currently engaged in a battle against cancer that will be demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.  The symptoms of the disease, the pain medications you will need, and…

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#FastFoodStrike: Fast Food Workers Nationwide Take to the Streets Demanding $15/hr and a Union

#FastFoodStrike: Fast Food Workers Nationwide Take to the Streets Demanding $15/hr and a Union

Fast food workers are walking off the job today as part of a nationwide day of actionto demand a raise in the minimum wage to $15/hour and a union. Workers in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Minneapolis, Chicago…the list goes on and on…have pledged to turn up the heat in their fight for a living wage and the right to form a union with out harassment…

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#PAGov: Tom Corbett About to Get Santorumed

#PAGov: Tom Corbett About to Get Santorumed

No no, not that Santorum,” but this Santorum.

The one where Rick Santorum lost to Bob Casey by a 20 point margin in 2006, and with Robert Morris University’s latest poll, Tom Corbett is primed to be bounced out of office by a double digit margin.  The question now is by how much.

Democratic challenger Tom Wolf leads Republican Gov. Tom Corbett by 55.5 percent to 24.7 percent among likely voters…

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#PAGov: Shorter PA Republican: “Rendell was better at governing.”

#PAGov: Shorter PA Republican: “Rendell was better at governing.”

Oh hey……remember how Tom Corbett has been comparing Tom Wolf to the liberal boogeyman Ed Rendell?

Sortta like the governor’s latest campaign attack at?

Well, Republican State Representative Kate Harper pretty much explained why Governor Rendell was a better “politician” than Tom Corbett.
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#PAGov: Tom Corbett’s Big White Reelection Tent

#PAGov: Tom Corbett’s Big White Reelection Tent

Tom Corbett’s reelection tent consists of of white people, and that’s it.  Last week, the latest Franklin and Marshall poll showed that Corbett has a 2 percent approval rating among non-white people, with 40 percent undecided.  Those 40 percent should have an asterisk next to it because most of them will vote for Tom Wolf.

So if Tom Corbett is going to win without black or latino people, he…

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Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog. Check out more of Steve’work from DeSmogBlog and give everyone at DeSmogBlog some love – visit their site for some of the best research debunking misinformation about climate science on the web.

On the Friday before Labor Day — in the form of an age-old “Friday News Dump” — the Federal Energy…

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Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog. Check out more of Steve’work from DeSmogBlog and give everyone at DeSmogBlog some love – visit their site for some of the best research debunking misinformation about climate science on the web.

In little-noticed news arising out of arecent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by…

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