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National NAACP takes over Philly chapter after president’s anti-Semitic Facebook post

BY: - August 26, 2020

The executive committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP voted on Aug. 20 to dissolve itself and yield full control to the national office.

While others pile on, some Blacks stand by Philly NAACP prez after he shares anti-Semitic meme

BY: - July 29, 2020

State and local leaders and numerous groups have called for Rodney Muhammad's resignation, saying the post was “vile” and “racist."

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A message to our public servants: You represent all of us. Think twice about your social media posts | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2020

The words of a public servant matter more than the words of others. They have the power to send messages of support or exclusion, of unity or division.

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In his war with MSNBC, Trump is dragging a dead woman through the mud | Dick Polman

BY: - June 1, 2020

it’s just another day at the office for the pandemic president, dragging an innocent family through the mud is his way of making America great again.

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Trump’s Twitter problem, explained | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 30, 2020

Twitter announced this week that it would start vetting President Donald Trump's tweets for accuracy, sparking an executive order by the White House.

Ahead of primary, taxpayers bankroll questionable COVID ads

BY: - May 12, 2020

Democrats defended the posts, saying “this is simply how a modern legislature strives to connect with real people in their daily lives,”

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House Rs, Ds trade social media ads over COVID-19 reopening vote

BY: - April 24, 2020

According to Facebook’s ad database the House Democratic Campaign Committee spent about $6,300 on social media ads attacking 21 Republican lawmakers last week who voted for a proposal to reopen some businesses. The House Republican Campaign Committee has so far spent $541 on 10 active ads attacking Democrats who voted against the reopening bill.

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Enough with the ‘Pennsyltucky’: Pa’s biggest political myths debunked | Purple States

BY: - February 10, 2020

For our friends in the national press, from the people who know best, here's a handy visitors guide to the Keystone State political tropes to avoid in 2020.

Some Dems question ‘Pro-Trump’ social media posts by W.Pa. House candidate

BY: - January 21, 2020

Among the posts’ contents are comments that appear to be pro-Donald Trump, unsympathetic and angry toward those on public assistance, pro-gun and unsympathetic toward opioid addicts.

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Here’s what happens when political bubbles collide | Opinion

BY: - September 6, 2019

When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.

Meet the Pa. congressman who blew up Twitter after calling Trump hardliner Stephen Miller a ‘scumbag’

BY: - April 21, 2019

The Philadelphia Democrat isn't known for rocking boat - unless you get him angry. Then it's game on.

Facebook post calling for Pelosi, Schumer to ‘be shot’ seen on Democratic Pa. mayor’s account

BY: - March 6, 2019

A post on a Facebook page that belongs to the Democratic mayor of a Lackawanna County borough called for several prominent elected officials to “be shot” because of their support for abortion access. Old Forge Mayor Robert Legg’s Facebook account is private and cannot be accessed by the Capital-Star. A screenshot of the post, dated […]