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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:11:59 GMT


Philly FOP backs Republican Beth Grossman for DA
The lodge has been after being critical of Democrat Larry Krasner's campaign for district attorney.

Pelosi claims momentum, has cheat-sheet for proof
Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the U.S. House, carries a cheat-sheet of statistics to cite when claiming her party is gaining momentum for the 2018 midterm elections.

Pa. Senate hearing on soda tax drowned out by protest
The Senate committee hearing on was canceled after protesters blew horns and whistles for more than 45 minutes to disrupt testimony.

Squilla takes a public pool plunge, a la Rendell
City Councilman Mark Squilla takes an unplanned plunge in a city pool. And some local officials with a strong interest in the city's soda tax may be shut out of a state Senate hearing in City Hall.

Philly's soda tax faces hearing, and a new threat?
The state Senate will hold a hearing on Friday, June 23, to discuss Philadelphia's sweetened beverage tax. And rumors are swirling in Harrisburg that state legislation may be proposed to preempt the city's ability to tax those beverages.

Clout: Local 98 hires ex-DA candidate Jack O'Neill
Local 98 has finally endorsed former DA candidate Jack O'Neill - for a job in the union. Plus: Mayor Kenney hangs former Mayor Street's portrait in City Hall, avoids flame war with former Mayor Nutter.

Clout: Darby's Paula Brown is baaack
Paula Brown, the notorious former mayor of Darby Borough, is looking to get back into politics. Plus: Lobbyist with city contract is Mayor Kenney's ex.

Millennial voting up (but still down) in Philly's May primary
Voter turnout for millennial voters in Philadelphia surged in the May primary election, even if it came up to just 10 percent after registered at 3 percent four years ago.

A Philly teacher's stunts draw interest from the Board of Ethics
A Philadelphia public school teacher used a billboard and banner plane to draw attention to stalled contract talks. And then the Philadelphia Board of Ethics came calling, saying that makes him a lobbyist who must register with the city.

PA GOP chair DiGiorgio talks race for governor, Russian investigation
PA GOP Chairman Val DiGiorgio talks about the 2017 race to take back the Governor's Office and knocks the investigation into Russian interference of the 2016 presidential election as a "made-up" scandal to stymie President Trump's agenda.