Also found at the edge of space | Editorial Cartoon
The western Pa. Democrat, who's running for U.S. Senate, announced that he'd raised $2.5 million during the second quarter.
With Pa. in play, nat’l party committees raise $337M through June | Monday Morning Coffee
Pa.'s open U.S. Senate is among the most likely to flip in 2022. With control of Congress on the line, the Big 2 aren't messing around.
U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-W.Va? How the Dem Senate hopeful is trying to turn progressive rage over Joe Manchin into votes | Monday Morning Coffee
Channeling grasoots rage may pay off in the short-term. But will it play in the clubby confines of the Senate Democratic conference?
Why is Joe Manchin? What the Dems really need to do about their W.Va problem | John L. Micek
Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer have enough to worry about with the Party of Q and Insurrection. Trying to keep Manchin mollified and onside is a waste of time and energy.
‘Flag Police’ acting at GOP’s urging, took down Pride Month flags, Fetterman tells donors
(*This story was updated at 3:23 p.m. on Wednesday, 6/2/21 to include a second email that Lt. Gov. John Fetterman sent to donors and supporters. It was further updated to clarify the chain-of-command) Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s ongoing fight with legislative Republicans over the flags he flies from the balcony of his Capitol office got […]
‘These folks are not Hannibal Lecter’: Push to reform Pa. second-degree murder statute continues
“We finally have to invest in our communities to do everything possible to interrupt a vicious cycle,” House Minority Leader JoannaMcClinton said.
Does Pa.’s Primary Day rebuke of Wolf signal rough sailing for Dems in 2022? | Mark O’Keefe
Wolf's appeal or lack of it could be a factor in the U.S. Senate race, especially if Lt. Gov. John Fetterman wins the Democratic nomination.
Report: Pa. has 2nd highest number of people in U.S. serving life without parole | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Black Pennsylvanians are 21 times more likely to be sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder than white people, research found.
Why is the Pa. GOP keeping us stuck in cannabis prohibition? | Opinion
The starting point must be an honest discussion about the risks and rewards of adult use regulation. Lying to Pennsylvanians is inexcusable. We deserve the truth about the benefits of legalization.
Auditioning for LG, Sims raises $285k in first six weeks of statewide campaign
State Rep. Brian Sims has already raised $285,000 in six weeks since announcing his 2022 run for lieutenant governor, according to fundraising numbers shared with the Capital-Star by a campaign spokesperson.
MontCo Commissioner Val Arkoosh says she’s seeking 2022 Dem nod for U.S. Senate
Valerie Arkoosh, the chairwoman of Montgomery County’s Board of Commissioners, says she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2022, entering an already crowded primary field that’s top heavy with candidates from southeastern Pennsylvania. Arkoosh, a physician, made her announcement in a YouTube video released Monday morning, where she touted what she said were […]
Gov. Tom Wolf pardoned 69 marijuana offenders. Why that matters | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The executive action 'will give these 310 people a chance to put the conviction behind them, offering them more opportunities,' the Wolf administration said.