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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:32:00 GMT

 



Trump's directory for draining the swamp?
Ever hear of "The Plum Book?" It's so named for its color. But I like to think it's named for its content: a listing of plum political jobs - in the current edition some 9,000.



Pa. state workers face cruel political twist
JUST IN TIME for the holidays, 521 state employees, mostly union members, are scheduled for layoffs Dec. 19 because Harrisburg, as only it can, screwed up a funding issue.



Goodbye, Mr. Cohen . . . or not?
I, for one, will miss Mark Cohen. Not that we're close. Far from it. But I've written about him for decades, often with relish. And now he's leaving the legislature after decades.



Will release of report on porn-swapping public officials end "Porngate"?
OK, FOLKS, move along, nothing to see here. Yes, at least 51 public servants are involved, including 13 judges or senior government officials, two police chiefs, and at least one member of the legislature.



Baer: Will long-awaited release of report on porn-swapping public officials end "Porngate"?
Ok, folks, move along, nothing to see here. Yes, at least 51 public servants are involved, including 13 judges or senior government officials, two police chiefs and at least one member of the Legislature.



Political tips for Turkey Day
AH, THANKSGIVING, a day of gathering, a day of feasting, a day when so many get to, um, enjoy (?) extended family.



How Trump can feed his followers
TODAY WE look at how Donald Trump can woo opponents or mollify supporters in the event he doesn't "drain the swamp."



Baer: How Trump can feed his followers
Today we look at how Donald Trump can woo opponents or mollify supporters in the event he doesn't "drain the swamp."



Does Pa. going red foretell trouble for Gov. Wolf?
Donald Trump ran up high percentages in rural Pennsylvania counties to win in a state he wasn't supposed to. Can another GOP candidate do the same?



Whatever We Thought We Knew . . .
Baer: Sooo...what now?