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#PAGov: Tom Corbett’s Media Strategist Defends Ernst’s Use of Nullification

#PAGov: Tom Corbett’s Media Strategist Defends Ernst’s Use of Nullification

On Hardball earlier this evening, Chris Matthews covered Joni Ernst’s nullification video which was released by The Daily Beast.  In the video, the Iowa senatorial candidate said “as a U.S. senator, why should we be passing laws that the states are considering nullifying.” So Ernst is kinda for nullification and continued with “we are way overstepping bounds as federal legislators. “We should not…

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Greenpeace Report: Obama Administration Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Greenpeace Report: Obama Administration Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog.  In this piece, Steve reports on documents obtained under WI’s Public Records Acts and gives them some necessary context. 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…

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Packing Heat in the Brothers’ ’Hood - Armed Right-Wing Whites Head to Black Houston Neighborhood

Packing Heat in the Brothers’ ’Hood – Armed Right-Wing Whites Head to Black Houston Neighborhood

A group of white gun-rights advocates plan to sling rifles, shotguns, and semi-automatic assault weapons onto their bodies, and walk through a Black neighborhood in Houston.

What could possibly go wrong with that?!

The march through Houston’s Fifth Ward is planned for August 16 to “educate” Texans about their rights to openly carry firearms.

To deflect criticism that the march is…

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#PAGov: Is Tom Corbett’s Pension Reform Tour a Bunch of Taxpayer Funded Campaign Events?

#PAGov: Is Tom Corbett’s Pension Reform Tour a Bunch of Taxpayer Funded Campaign Events?

You be the judge.

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Here are some screenshots from Governor Corbett’s official account “@GovernorCorbett” and his campaign account “@CorbettForGov.”  A couple of days ago The Patriot News wrote:

If anyone should know the fine line between official and campaign business, it’s perhaps Gov. Tom Corbett, whose investigation of Capitol corruption during his tenure as Attorney General put…

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Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog.  In this piece, Steve reports on documents obtained under WI’s Public Records Acts and gives them some necessary context. 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…

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#PaGov: Pirates Fans Think Tom Corbett’s Education Policy is “Fracked Up”

#PaGov: Pirates Fans Think Tom Corbett’s Education Policy is “Fracked Up”

The NextGen Climate Super PAC released another video attacking, what else, Tom Corbett’s natural gas and education policy.  In the video, canvassers were asking Pittsburgh Pirates fans to stick “fracked up stickers” on Governor Corbett’s face.  Throughout the video, the canvassers brought up these three claims:

  1. The governor has refused to tax the oil and gas industry.  This is pretty simple,…

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That’s rich folks, another Political Action Committee, Pennsylvania Families First, is taking…

That’s rich folks, another Political Action Committee, Pennsylvania Families First, is taking a swing at Governor Tom Corbett’s education cuts and his handouts to the natural gas industry.  This ad is still scratching at the surface of Governor Corbett’s horrible education and natural gas record.  The governor has cut over a billion from public education and those cuts, and the refusal to restore…

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Parking Privatization Killing Harrisburg Businesses

Parking Privatization Killing Harrisburg Businesses

Privatization of public assets is good or the tapayers and local economy?

Wrong…

Via Pennlive:

With parking in Harrisburg costing $3 an hour, many city restaurant and bar owners say business is taking a hit.

For one, happy hour in Harrisburg is nearly dead while Saturday business at many city restaurants and bars is down. At least one restaurant, Zia’s at Red Door is closing, partly on account of…

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#PAGov: Corbett Exploits Made Up Pension Crisis for Moody’s Downgrade

#PAGov: Corbett Exploits Made Up Pension Crisis for Moody’s Downgrade

Earlier today, Pennlive reported that Pennsylvania’s credit rating by Moody’s was downgraded to “stable.”  Using the downgrade as fodder to pension reform talking points, Governor Corbett, unsurprisingly, placed the blame on the state’s made up pension crisis.  In a press release, Governor Corbett said that “it’s clear that this [made up] pension crisis has put a strain on Pennsylvania’s…

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#PAGov: What Tom Corbett Said about the Migrant Children Was Racist

#PAGov: What Tom Corbett Said about the Migrant Children Was Racist

The jury is still out whether Governor Tom Corbett is that racist uncle at the Thanksgiving Day table, but his “mather of fact” comments about the migrant children and the humanitarian crisis happening at the border were racist.  Plain and simple.  The governor took out his dog whistle and stated:

We feel for these children that they are fleeing their countries,” Corbett said. “We want to make…

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