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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Don Quixote's Got Nothing On This Guy.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The polls are closed. The TV lights are dimmed. And the great caravan that is the 2012 Republican presidential campaign has moved on from New Hampshire and onto South Carolina, where, in just a few......
  • Friday Morning: A Quick Fill-Up On News.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're traversing the highways and byways of this great Commonwealth today, so we're going to keep this morning's missive a touch on the brief side. Here's a quick buffet of links to go with your......
  • Fine lines

     
    Let me get this straight. Before launching a presidential campaign, Mitt Romney supported abortion rights, gay rights, gun control, "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants, and combating climate change. He distanced himself from Reagan, attended Planned...
  • The Tale Of The Tape: What Turnout In 2008, 2010 May Tell Us About 2012.

     
    So It's Already Pretty Much Accepted ... ... that there's not a lot to be excited about in tomorrow's primary election. With the exit of Rick Santorum, the presidential primary is a snoozer. And we've yet to meet anyone who's......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Specter battling cancer again.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Usually we like to kick things off with a brief joke or gag to get your morning started right. But this morning all we're going to do is offer our thoughts and best wishes to......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Former Sen. Jane Orie appeals her sentence.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're on the road today and blogging from one of our Commonwealth's finer Green Cup chain coffee establishments. As is so often the case in these instances, we're running late and severely under-caffeinated, so we'...
  • Arlen Specter laid to rest, remembered as fighter.

     
    In 1980, when Arlen Specter was contemplating a run for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, his son Shanin tried to discourage him. After years of political defeats, the younger Specter worried that his father would be humiliated at the polls.......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate panel drops statewide board from charters bill.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Charter schools bill heads to the House.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A charter school reform bill that keeps local school boards in control of authorizing the alternative public schools is headed for a vote in the state House today as lawmakers try to wrap up their......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Tributes pour in for the late Arlen Specter.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who died Sunday at age 82 from complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma is being remembered this morning as a towering figure in Pennsylvania politics. Our Washington colleague...
  • Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, dies, aged 82.

     
    Reuters reports: HARRISBURG _ Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, a major political figure in Pennsylvania and Washington for more than four decades, died on Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma at age 82, his son said. Specter had...