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Gov. Wolf to sign executive order on violence this morning, in the wake of Philly cop shootings

The signing of the order comes a day some local and state officials renewed calls for Congress and the state legislature to strengthen gun control laws in response to the shooting of police.

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On violent crime, U.S. Attorney William McSwain and DA Larry Krasner are ready to fight ... each other | Clout

Tucker Carlson sent a crew from his Fox News show to Philly this week to interview U.S. Attorney William McSwain about Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. McSwain has trash-talked Krasner on Carlson's show before and plans to do so when the television host returns from vacation.
Opinion

On violent crime, U.S. Attorney William McSwain and DA Larry Krasner are ready to fight ... each other | Clout

Tucker Carlson sent a crew from his Fox News show to Philly this week to interview U.S. Attorney William McSwain about Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. McSwain has trash-talked Krasner on Carlson's show before and plans to do so when the television host returns from vacation.

An AR-15 was likely used in N. Philly police shooting; officers shot range from rookie to a 19-year veteran

Investigators sought to piece together the most extensive shooting attack on Philadelphia police in decades, while the city, and its elected officials, continued to reckon with an event that stirred raw emotions about how citizens see and interact with officers and the scourge of gun violence.

An AR-15 was likely used in N. Philly police shooting; officers shot range from rookie to a 19-year veteran

Investigators sought to piece together the most extensive shooting attack on Philadelphia police in decades, while the city, and its elected officials, continued to reckon with an event that stirred raw emotions about how citizens see and interact with officers and the scourge of gun violence.

Philly’s voting-machine contract will move forward despite vendor’s failure to disclose its use of lobbyists

The decision drew hisses and boos from dozens of protesters who had urged elections officials to restart the voting machine selection process.

Philly’s voting-machine contract will move forward despite vendor’s failure to disclose its use of lobbyists

The decision drew hisses and boos from dozens of protesters who had urged elections officials to restart the voting machine selection process.
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Longtime Philly GOP Councilman Brian O’Neill faces test against Democrat backed by outside group

The only Republican to hold a district seat on City Council, Brian O'Neill is facing one of the toughest contests in his 40-year career. His challenger has the backing of an independent expenditure group that helped oust another longtime incumbent, Jannie Blackwell.

D.A. Larry Krasner pushes back on critics of his ‘war criminals’ joke

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said the Nazi analogy is a joke about former prosecutors going to work for Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Krasner's critics don't think it's funny.

Philly jails extend cashier hours, but most inmates still would be released without IDs, cash, or phones

Philadelphia prisons commissioner Blanche Carney extends the hours when released inmates can retrieve their belongings, but it would only help a fraction of the thousands set free at night.

Under orders to replace voting machines, Pa. counties wonder when they’ll see state money

“They tell us it’s going to work, but we don’t know that,” a county elections official said. “And we’ve been promised a lot, but we still have yet to see it.”

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Philly DA Larry Krasner clashes with Pa. AG Josh Shapiro — again — over alleged power grab | Clout

Also, Krasner says his staff calls “war criminals” those assistant prosecutors who left rather than work under a progressive boss, and slams former Vice President Joe Biden.

People at Philly rally say they like Cory Booker, but aren’t sure about his chances

Booker had two impressive debate performances this summer, neither of which netted him much traction in the polls and that contradiction seemed to bear itself out in the flesh on Wednesday at a rally where 300 people hung on his every word, b and then several said they were unlikely to vote for...

Pa. Democrats support Biden and Warren, but will vote for anyone against Trump, poll finds

A clear portrait emerges of an electorate deeply divided over the president, with strongly held feelings on either side.

Democrats train students of color in battleground states, hoping to avoid Clinton’s 2016 mistakes

In Michigan, Florida, and Pennsylvania, college students are training with the Democratic Party on how to work for its eventual nominee in 2020.

Cory Booker, Joe Biden blast Donald Trump for feeding white supremacy

Cory Booker and Joe Biden accused the president of fueling violence by stoking racism and fear, creating a stark split-screen moment as President Trump met privately with victims and first responders in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Lou Barletta, out of Congress but still into immigration policy, wants to build that wall | Clout

Former U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Hazleton is raising money to help elect candidates who support President Donald Trump's ambition to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Barletta says he will also support private border wall construction.

Longest-serving Philly sheriff is sentenced to 5 years in prison for $675K bribery scheme

John Green, the former Philadelphia sheriff who took $675,000 worth of bribes, was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for corruption.

A looming civil rights fight could shift political power away from Philly and North Jersey

Philly would lose at least one state House seat, and the suburbs would lose another

Cory Booker to hold Philadelphia event Aug. 7

Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) is planning an event at The Fillmore in Fishtown, part of a campaign swing that takes him to major cities in key swing states, including Detroit and Milwaukee.

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