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  • WH seeks to mend labor ties

    The White House is trying to fix the Family Feud situation happening with organized labor after the Arkansas primary, says Greg Sargent at the WashPost's Plum Line blog: In a private meeting currently under way with labor leaders, top White House officia...
  • Border war

    Things are already testy across the border in Ohio's 18th congressional race between incumbent Dem Zack Space and GOP nominee Bob Gibbs, a state senator, CQ Politics says: Space's campaign this week initiated a six-figure television campaign attacking ...
  • Sestak strikes back on oil

    The energy debate continues in the Sestak/Toomey Senate race. Yesterday Toomey aligned himself with Obama on shallow-water oil exploration, calling Sestak too liberal, and today the Democrat's camp strikes back by tying the Republican's support of drillin...
  • More on labor/WH fight

    Here's the latest from Politico on fights between labor and the White House: Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) may have survived a primary challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, but her narrow runoff victory only exacerbated the family feud between the White...
  • Testing waters on climate

    Don't miss Dan Malloy today on a Senate vote with climate bill overtones: The EPA in December issued a controversial "endangerment finding" on carbon emissions, essentially declaring that they are a threat to human health because they cause global warmin...
  • NYT: Guv race leans GOP

    The New York Times today changed its ranking of the governor's race to Tom Corbett's favor, though it didn't give a reason for the change. From the Times' Jeff Zeleny: Pennsylvania: The governor’s race shifts to Leaning Republican from Tossup. To succ...
  • Toomey: Obama good, Sestak bad

    We've talked before about the role the energy debate will play in the Sestak/Toomey Senate race this year. In that vein, the Toomey camp released a fascinating statement today at once tying their stance on offshore drilling to Obama's -- as part of their ...
  • Summer pastimes

    Washington gets criticized for lots of things . . . so let's pile on! Two separate strains of media criticism are eating up the interwebs this week, on the national pastimes of politics and baseball, and both intersect in Washington. It started this we...
  • Issa to speak at state GOP session

    Here's the lineup for this weekend's summer meeting of the state GOP. Note the appearance of lead Joe Sestak inquisitor Darrell Issa of California: WHAT: The PA GOP Annual Celebrate Pennsylvania Summer Dinner WHEN: Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m....
  • Wagner remains ward chair

    From City Paper: Pete Wagner is reelected chairman of the Democratic committee's 19th ward, though afterwards it nearly led to a fight in an elementary school parking lot....
  • Post-game analysis

    Postgame election night analysis from Arkansas, California, S.C. and elsewhere from Chris Cillizza at the WashPost here. Politico: On the biggest primary night of the year so far, the wild 2010 plotline took a turn for the familiar: The political center...
  • Job offers get a yawn

    A new Rasmussen poll finds apathy on the White House job offer issue Republicans keep hammering Joe Sestak on: Voters express only modest concern and hardly any surprise about the secret job offers made by the Obama White House to Democratic politicians ...
  • Sestak & the establishment

    Joe Sestak is continuing his attacks on the Democratic establishment, which he previewed here in Pittsburgh in remarks three days after the primary. We can expect the two-term congressman to use this argument throughout the fall in an attempt to align ...
  • Rendell: Hit Corbett on "hypocrisy"

    Ed Rendell hinted today that the Campaign Group -- the ad agency for Dan Onorato and Joe Sestak, as well as his own campaigns -- will hit Tom Corbett with tough ads this fall, probably over Democratic criticisms that he has politicized the state Attorney ...
  • Toomey: keep drilling

    More from Tom Fitzgerald at the Inquirer on Pat Toomey and oil: The BP oil disaster in the Gulf is horrible, but should not deter the U.S. from pursuing off-shore drilling, Republican Senate candidate Pat Toomey said in a Friday interview with Pennsyl...
  • Rendell: might lay off 20,000

    Due to an unforseen cut in federal Medicare spending, the state may have to lay off 20,000 workers, Gov. Ed Rendell warned the New York Times today: Having counted on Washington for money that may not be delivered, at least 30 states will have to close...
  • Burn: I'm the guy

    Jim Burn, the Allegheny County Democratic chairman, believes he’s in a strong position to succeed T.J. Rooney as head of the state Democratic organization. The members of the Democratic state committee will meet on June 19 to elect a new chair.  Mr. B...
  • Corbett spox switches seats

    PoliticsPa reports Tom Corbett's spokesman in the AG's office, Kevin Harley, has left his government gig to become lead spokesman for his gubernatorial campaign....
  • Pasquerilla booted from GOP cmte

    Prominent Johnstown businessman Mark Pasquerilla said today that he was been expelled from the state Republican party's Leadership Committee, presumably due to his support of Democrat Mark Critz in the 12th District special election. He was notified of th...
  • WH pulls back from Lincoln in Ark.

    Hmmmmm . . . where have we seen this before? From the HuffPost: The White House is still formally supporting Sen. Blanche Lincoln's re-election bid as the Arkansas Democratic primary approaches its runoff vote on Tuesday. But over the past few weeks, as ...