Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Deval Patrick is launching what he acknowledges is a “Hail Mary” bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Deval Patrick is launching what he acknowledges is a “Hail Mary” bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

2020 election votes are at stake as a Pennsylvania county plays a game of chicken with Gov. Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said he would decertify current voting machines. Now Dauphin County is all but daring him to do it, with the 2020 presidential election a year away.

2020 election votes are at stake as a Pennsylvania county plays a game of chicken with Gov. Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said he would decertify current voting machines. Now Dauphin County is all but daring him to do it, with the 2020 presidential election a year away.

Michael Bloomberg helped two Republicans win big Pennsylvania elections. Now he wants the Democratic nomination for president.

If he does run, Mike Bloomberg might become a natural rival to Joe Biden among the party’s donor class, but he carries some major liabilities, including endorsements of two high profile Pennsylvania Republicans.

Michael Bloomberg helped two Republicans win big Pennsylvania elections. Now he wants the Democratic nomination for president.

If he does run, Mike Bloomberg might become a natural rival to Joe Biden among the party’s donor class, but he carries some major liabilities, including endorsements of two high profile Pennsylvania Republicans.
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Straight-party voting is gone in Pennsylvania. Who will miss it most?

No longer can voters go to the polls and simply make a single mark on a general election ballot to vote for every candidate of that party for each office.

Elizabeth Warren was a ‘political conservative.’ Then she went to Rutgers and taught at Penn.

Before Elizabeth Warren became a Democrat, the young mother entered a liberal cauldron at Rutgers Law School, where students strived for big, systemic change. How Rutgers and later Penn Law shaped the presidential contender.

Philadelphia’s new voting machines had a mostly smooth start. Now for the big test.

Election Day in Philadelphia last week was fairly normal, even with thousands of new voting machines being used for the first time. Now the big test is in 2020.

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OK Bloomberg: What panicked billionaires don’t get about a nation that made them so rich | Will Bunch

America's billionaires think their ability to work a rigged economic system makes them political geniuses. Voters already know better.

Voter turnout surged across the Philadelphia region amid a ‘highly polarized electorate’

Voter turnout increased throughout the Philadelphia region in Tuesday’s elections, as tens of thousands of more ballots were cast than in previous off-year elections in counties where Democrats picked up historic wins.

Philadelphia City Council is about to see some big changes

Philadelphia City Council is in store for significant changes when the new term starts in January, thanks to the arrival of Working Families Party insurgent winner Kendra Brooks and three other new members. Here's what to expect.

Michael Bloomberg considers run for president against Trump

Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is once again considering a run for president in 2020, with an adviser saying he is concerned that the current crop of Democratic contenders will not be able to defeat President Donald Trump.

Philadelphia Republicans endured a ‘preposterous’ election season. What’s next?

The Republican Party in Philadelphia has faced a decade of infighting that continued through a brutal Election Day.

A new 2020 poll has warning signs for Trump in Pennsylvania and other ‘Blue Wall’ states he captured in 2016

President Donald J. Trump is facing a motivated opposition in critical battleground states, including Pennsylvania, though a sizeable share of voters remain up for grabs, according to a new poll.

The Philadelphia suburbs turned blue in a big way. What do Democrats plan to do with their new power?

Democrats will have the lead role in shaping policy in all of Philadelphia’s collar counties — home to 20 percent of the state’s population — for the first time in history.

The Republican 'bloodletting' in Philadelphia's suburbs may be a bad sign for Trump in 2020

The Democrats’ shellacking of Republicans in the Philadelphia suburbs raised doubts about Donald Trump’s reelection prospects in the key battleground of Pennsylvania, as voters in the populous region signaled continuing discomfort with the president.

What’s the Working Families Party, and how’s it different from regular Democrats?

Will soon-to-be Councilperson Kendra Brooks operate on a different platform than her Democrat colleagues?

How Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party beat the odds to win in Philadelphia

The winning City Council campaign by Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party marked a new level of ambition and coordination for Philadelphia's progressive movement — and the clearest demonstration yet of its power in city politics.

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