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Concerts, Maritime Mingling And Loads Of Sponsors: Welcome To Philly!

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

While the RNC shindigs seemed to suffer a slow start, the Democratic National Convention hosted a successful first 24 hours of cushy events that promoted mingling between those on the public payroll and the corporate chieftains and lobbyists that underwrite the festivities.

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.

Love and Kindness Will Lead to Dem Unity

Lane Hudson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Lane Hudson

It is important for Hillary and her supporters to give Bernie the time and space to exit the race on his own terms and on his own schedule. It is equally important to give Bernie's supporters the chance to grieve the loss of the hopes and dreams they ascribed to their candidate.

Hillary's Hypocrisy: Clinging to Obama After Her Racist Dog Whistles in 2008

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

I received an email today from a black elder asking me to reprint a column I wrote for an African American newspaper in April 2008 detailing the persistent racism in the Clinton campaign as it tried to derail Obama's historic run for the presidency. She wanted me to "remind the American people of how far the Clintons had stooped" a mere eight years ago.

Former Pennsylvania Governor Wears Bag On Head After Eagles Lose

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

Moments after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished their 45-17 drubbing of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell decided...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Congress Needs A LeBron James To Fix Highway Fund, Says DOT Secretary | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Monday that Congress needs the equivalent of basketball player LeBron James to help them pass...

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

2016 Bid For Dem Convention Starts To Take Shape

Philadelphia Daily News | Chris Brennan | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA'S political, business and labor leaders gathered behind closed doors yesterday to prepare for a bid to host the 2016 Democratic National ...

Eugene Mulero

U.S. Highways 'A Disaster' In Need Of Gas Tax Increase, Former Obama Official Says | Eugene Mulero | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood intensified his criticism of Congress on Tuesday, saying the country's transportation system ...

A Prayer for All Cities: About Philadelphia's Election for Mayor

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

I have lived in Philadelphia since 1964, a transplant from Baltimore, where I attended Garrison Junior High, Forest Park High (each public schools), a...

Ashley Alman

Obama Fundraiser In Philadelphia Sets Million-Dollar Goal | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

President Obama's fundraiser in Philadelphia Thursday night, hosted by a pair of business executives, is aiming to raise a million dollars for the the...

Who Wrote the For-Profit College Group Handbook Urging Members Not to Lie to Students?

David Halperin | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
David Halperin

APSCU is trying to show in public that the sector is working to clean up its act, with a booklet advising recruiters to provide students with "clear and accurate information." But, as we've come to expect, APSCU has no shame.

Representative Allyson Schwartz Is That Rare Phenomenon: A Public Servant Who Serves the Public

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I met Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania) at a recent fundraiser at the home of a friend and County Democrati...

Obama's Former PR Flack: Thread Tying Keystone XL, PA Gov's Race Together

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Pennsylvania Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, has hired powerful PR firm SKDKnickerbocker for her campaign's communications efforts.

Obama EPA Censored Key Pennsylvania Fracking Water Contamination Study

Steve Horn | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

By law, the EPA is tasked to investigate groundwater contamination cases and punish violators of the law with criminal sentences. Instead, the industry has run roughshod over communities nationwide, letting polluters go free with no EPA accountability.


The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media

Now this is an accomplishment. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell seemed to have fallen asleep during his appearance on MSNBC's "Hardball" Tuesda...

New Yorkers Reject Fracking One Town at a Time

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York
Richard Schiffman

New Yorkers worried about fracking have been looking at the impact it has had on their neighbors in Pennsylvania. Increasingly, they don't like what they see there.

Former Governor Fails To Disclose Industry Ties In Fracking Op-Ed

Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Justin Elliott reports: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell took to the New York Daily News op-ed page Wednesday with a message to loc...

'Green News Report' - March 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Pennsylvania Republicans Face Heat Over Controversial Redistricting Plan

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee is sending robocalls to Pennsylvania voters beginning Monday, going after a GOP-sponsored plan to change the way the...

Elise Foley

Former Governors Caution Congress On Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Govs. Haley Barbour (R) and Ed Rendell (D), members of a Bipartisan Policy Center task force on immigration, had a word of warnin...

An Open Letter to MSNBC: Disclose Ed Rendell's Conflicts of Interest

Daniel Marans | Posted 05.06.2013 | Media
Daniel Marans

I am a longtime fan of MSNBC. I have watched it regularly for years and admired its growth into a commercially successful platform for smart news and analysis. That is why I am so disappointed.

Ed Rendell Intervened for Fracking Giant Range Resources to Stop Texas EPA Water Contamination Case

Steve Horn | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A recent investigation appears to connect the dots between shadowy lobbying efforts by shale gas fracking company Range Resources, and the Obama EPA's decision to shut down its high-profile lawsuit against Range for allegedly contaminating groundwater in Weatherford, Texas.

Ed Rendell Is Not Really a Democrat, He Just Plays One on TV

Jonathan Valania | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Valania

In addition to his current duties as professional-liberal-even-Joe-Sixpack-can-love on MSNBC, Ballard Spahr court jester, Rendell is currently co-chairing the steering committee of something called The CEO Campaign To Fix The Debt.

Elise Foley

Condoleezza Rice On Pathway To Citizenship: 'I Come In With An Open Mind' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new bipartisan task force on immigration reform led by Republicans Condoleezza Rice and Haley Barbour and Democrats Henry Cisneros and...