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U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick wrestles the Tiger King

It’s Fitzpatrick v. Joe Exotic. Plus, a state rep’s alleged attempt to shake down Wawa and a legal-defense fund for Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson.

Mike Bloomberg goes from presidential big spender to deadbeat loser, for some staffers

Bloomberg promised to pay his presidential campaign staffers through the November general election, even if he didn't win the Democratic nomination. Then he laid everyone off last week.

Mike Bloomberg goes from presidential big spender to deadbeat loser, for some staffers

Bloomberg promised to pay his presidential campaign staffers through the November general election, even if he didn't win the Democratic nomination. Then he laid everyone off last week.

Candidates are changing tactics for a coronavirus election of social distancing

Running for public office can be challenging in the best of circumstances. Try campaigning in a pandemic.

Candidates are changing tactics for a coronavirus election of social distancing

Running for public office can be challenging in the best of circumstances. Try campaigning in a pandemic.

Pa. Democratic Jewish PAC announces rare presidential primary endorsement

Jewish Outreach Pennsylvania PAC picks Biden over Sanders, who is Jewish. Send us captions for photo of former Philly Mayor Mike Nutter gazing at Mike Bloomberg, who quit the president race March 4.

Pa. Democratic Jewish PAC announces rare presidential primary endorsement

Jewish Outreach Pennsylvania PAC picks Biden over Sanders, who is Jewish. Send us captions for photo of former Philly Mayor Mike Nutter gazing at Mike Bloomberg, who quit the president race March 4.
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Mike Bloomberg’s money changed Pennsylvania's political economy. What now?

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg promised to keep spending from his fortune, even if he lost or quit the Democratic race for president. Now that he is no longer a candidate, will he keep paying for consultants in Pennsylvania?

Trump looks stronger in new Pa. poll — but a double-whammy looms large

Even Trump’s own health advisers warn of the disease’s dangerous potential in the U.S. Those warnings have sent the stock market stumbling into a prolonged plummet.

West Philly is voting today in yet another special election after yet another Democrat was convicted

Voters in West Philadelphia’s 190th District of the state House will cast ballots Tuesday in the second special election for that seat in less than a year.

Philly's Democratic Party had $164,000 in debt on its books, until someone caught the error

There were concerns the party was in deep, deep debt. Here’s what actually happened.

Rick Santorum helped a campaign donor win a full Trump pardon

Rick Santorum helped secure a pardon for a member of his national finance committee from his 2016 presidential campaign. Paul Pogue and his family contributed $11,000 to Santorum’s campaign.

Lindy Li says ‘Bernie Bro’ bullying contributed to her resignation from Pa. Young Democrats

Li, a former congressional candidate now running to be a delegate for Joe Biden’s presidential bid, has emerged as a virulent social media critic of Sanders and socialism. She says that cost her the position as treasurer for the Pennsylvania Young Democrats.

The U.S. Attorney in Philly compared Jim Kenney and Larry Krasner to slaveholders

U.S. Attorney William McSwain evoked the memory of President Abraham Lincoln to compare Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner to slaveholders who sparked the Civil War and southern segregationists who opposed civil rights.

There’s a new Trump Store in the suburbs for supporters who wouldn’t ‘dare wear one of these shirts’ in Philly

Mike Domanico, a Bucks County supporter of President Donald Trump's, started selling pro-Trump merchandise at festivals and political rallies last year. That led to a kiosk at the Neshaminy Mall for the holiday season and, now, a retail "Trump Store" in Bensalem.

Philly Democrats seeking cash to beat Trump: ‘You gotta feed the dinosaur’

Democrats are launching a new fund-raising effort to rev up voters and recruit volunteers ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. Former City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who is running it, says it is not another “street money” pitch.

The next Philly mayor’s race is in 2023 but the money race has already started

New campaign finance reports are in for several Philadelphia elected officials who are potentially running for mayor in 2023 to succeed Jim Kenney. Here's what they tell us.

Trump’s Wildwood rally, a New Jersey brewery, and a social media backlash

Call it another Trump brew-haha, more proof that beer and presidential politics just don't mix. That's the lesson 7 Mile Brewery learned this week after posting on Facebook about Trump's visit to Wildwood, setting off a social media firestorm.

Before the feds indicted Kenyatta Johnson, he got new powers over zoning on City Council

Two Philadelphia City Council members under federal indictment in separate corruption cases are both poised to gain influence over the very areas of city government they are accused of abusing.

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