At a packed Pennsylvania Society cocktail party, one guest wanted out. So she was born a month early

Philadelphia lobbyist Jessica Cosme and her husband, political consultant Aren Platt, talked about the name Elouise for their soon-to-be-born daughter as they walked by The Plaza Hotel during Pennsylvania Society. Elouise had a surprise for them: an early arrival.

Delco is going to the Democrats, who plan to cut patronage, open up government

Since last month’s historic election in Delaware County, Democrats have been working to try to smooth their transition to power and to start shaping a new direction for the county.

Delco is going to the Democrats, who plan to cut patronage, open up government

Since last month’s historic election in Delaware County, Democrats have been working to try to smooth their transition to power and to start shaping a new direction for the county.

Think the 2020 Pennsylvania primary won’t matter? Think again.

The sprawling field of presidential candidates, combined with a nominating process that awards delegates on a proportional basis, point to a hotly contested 2020 primary in Pennsylvania.

Think the 2020 Pennsylvania primary won’t matter? Think again.

The sprawling field of presidential candidates, combined with a nominating process that awards delegates on a proportional basis, point to a hotly contested 2020 primary in Pennsylvania.

Norman Berson, 93, longtime state representative and champion of liberal causes

Decades before most politicians took up the issues, Berson pushed legislation in the 1970s that would have protected gay rights and lessened penalties for marijuana possession.

Norman Berson, 93, longtime state representative and champion of liberal causes

Decades before most politicians took up the issues, Berson pushed legislation in the 1970s that would have protected gay rights and lessened penalties for marijuana possession.
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Joe Biden has taken ‘slings and arrows’ but stayed strong for 2020, Ed Rendell says

"Kamala Harris shot up like meteor, shot right back," Rendell continued. "Elizabeth [Warren], shot up like a meteor, shot right back. [Pete] Buttigieg is shooting up, who knows."

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

As House Democrats preview potential articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, they issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument.

Penn president jokes that Comcast needs to hire 50 people to replace David Cohen

The news that Comcast Senior Vice President David L. Cohen will be stepping back from some of his many duties after almost two decades at the cable giant was all the chatter this weekend at the Pennsylvania Society political retreat in Manhattan.

Mike Turzai is thinking about running for Pennsylvania governor — again

Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, an Allegheny County Republican, is again flirting with a run for governor after a short-lived campaign in 2017 and 2018.

Cory Booker probably won’t qualify for the next presidential debate. But he says he’s not quitting.

Cory Booker is facing questions about his campaign's viability as he appears likely to miss the December Democratic debate, but says he is hanging in there. He argues the party is in danger of having no presidential candidates of color.

Outsider Kendra Brooks learns how to play the inside game at Pennsylvania Society

After an unprecedented victory as a Philadelphia City Council candidate for the progressive Working Families Party, Brooks, the ultimate outsider, decided it was time to see the ultimate insider event.

Rudy Giuliani returns to Ukraine amid scandal

Former New York mayor's trip to the country at the center of the impeachment scandal sends a brazen signal of disregard for House proceedings.

Congress, White House near deal to create Space Force in exchange for paid leave for federal workers

The deal could be voted on as early as next week, people close to the negotiations said.

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Will David L. Cohen do for the people of Philadelphia what he did for Comcast?

Cohen’s decision to start disengaging at Comcast has some Philadelphians hopeful he will redirect more energy to public purposes.

John Kerry hails Joe Biden’s experience as former VP tries to rally in Iowa

Joe Biden was joined in rural Iowa Friday by former Secretary of State John Kerry, another Democratic elder statesman who reinforced Biden’s age, but who pointed to his decades in public life as an asset, not a liability.

Philly FOP boss visits President Trump at White House to criticize DA Larry Krasner

John McNesby was among a group of police union officials who met with President Donald Trump to condemn prosecutors like Krasner who have taken office across the country and pledged to make the criminal justice system less punitive.

Pat Toomey defends Trump on impeachment: ‘Where is the crime?'

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, speaking to the state’s Republican Party at Pennsylvania Society in Manhattan, hinted that the U.S. Senate will clear President Donald Trump when the U.S. House sends over articles of impeachment for trial.

Trump faces deadline on participating in House Judiciary Committee impeachment probe

President Donald Trump faces a 5 p.m. deadline Friday to announce whether he intends to have a lawyer participate in the remaining impeachment proceedings before the House Judiciary Committee, as Democrats accelerate their attempt to remove him from office.

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