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Romney dodges Rendell rally

articles.philly.com — In an interview aboard his campaign bus, Romney said he plans to run full-tilt in Pennsylvania, which has voted Democratic in the last five presidential elections. "We're all in," he said, expressing confidence that his emphasis on the economy would overcome the drift of voters in the Philadelphia suburbs away from the GOP in national elections, due in part to the party's emphasis on social issues.

Corbett backs ban on sexual orientation discrimination

Diaz says he'll run for mayor

articles.philly.com — "He just feels that's the answer," Curson said Friday. "He feels that a better-educated city, better education among all populations, it makes a city a more attractive place to be." Diaz's decision was first reported by WHYY 91FM. The declared candidates in next May's all-important Democratic primary are former District Attorney Lynne M.

Wolf's $30B budget: 'Bold' blueprint or dead on arrival?

articles.philly.com — Their message was unequivocal: The governor's $29.9 billion spending plan is a no-go. "This is the most massive tax-and-spend plan in recent history," said Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson). "And if anyone doesn't believe those tax increases aren't coming out of the pocket of working, middle-class Pennsylvanians, they need to get a new pencil and calculator."

Safe Haven: Protecting pets - and people

philly.com — Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:52 AM The scene outside the Humane Society of Southern Mississippi one week after Hurricane Katrina obliterated the coastline was haunting: a bedraggled queue of people with their dogs on leashes and cats in carriers in search of help.

Another month, another spokesperson

philly.com — Another month, another spokesperson Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:12 PM The seventh time may be the charm for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who this week hired yet another spokesman after losing a line of top press aides. Chuck Ardo, former spokesman to Gov.

Aramark to go "cage-free" by 2020

philly.com — Aramark to go "cage-free" by 2020 One of the nation's largest food service companies is going totally cage free. Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:12 AM One of the nation's largest food service companies is going totally cage free.

Court hears arguments on firing Open Records director

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 1:01 PM HARRISBURG - In a lively 90-minute session, a panel of judges on Wednesday considered the fate of the leader of Pennsylvania's open records office. But looming larger in this closely-watched, likely precedent-setting case is the issue of executive authority over independent agencies.

A $4B question: How big is Wolf's budget?

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:08 AM Posted: Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:52 PM HARRISBURG - The legislative battle over Gov. Wolf's budget proposal began in earnest Monday - starting with a dispute over just how much money is at stake. Wolf has described his proposal as a $29.8 billion spending plan.

Rare sales tax bump is key to Wolf's budget

philly.com — Last updated: Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:09 AM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf wants to do what no governor has done since President Lyndon B. Johnson was in the White House: Raise the Pennsylvania sales tax. Former Gov. Ed Rendell tried it twice. In 2010, he couldn't even get the state's Democratic-controlled House to go along.
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Post failed to mention Brunel's "helper," teen son Isambard, would go on to be one of the greatest engineering geniuses of all time. https://t.co/CwS0ll2m3l

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@scottdetrow guessing the advice for stand ups at a Trump rally is watch your back.

Oct 24, 2016

His namesake "Hayden Act" has saved countless CA pets by mandating longer hold times & requiring shelters to find rescue partners. @BFAS_LA https://t.co/NohZfsKMbt

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