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VIDEO: Don’t miss this important, honest discussion

(email, 1/29/10) This was a week where we at the White House were reminded more than ever of why we came to work for this President. On Wednesday, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, laying out his priorities for jumpstarting job creation, fighting to restore economic security for American families and changing […]

Pitts is no moderate; Lois Herr a better choice

letter in the Kennett Paper, 1/27/10 I am concerned that Joe Pitts has taken a large amount of space two weeks in a row in the Kennett Paper, and he presents himself as a moderate both times. I hardly have space to list all my disagreements with Mr. Pitts and his destructive votes. He states […]

Meet and Greet with Senator Specter

January 22, 2010 Dear Friends, State Senator Andy Dinniman cordially invites you to a meet and greet with United States Senator Arlen Specter on Friday, January 29th, 2010 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380. Please note that this is not a fundraiser […]

State of the Union message, 1/27/10

Full text here. See also Obama’s address to Congress 2/24/09 here: …I know that for many Americans watching right now, the state of our economy is a concern that rises above all others. And rightly so. If you haven’t been personally affected by this recession, you probably know someone who has – a friend; a […]

Hoeffel kicks off campaign, saying he ’stands with all the women of this state’

pa2010, 1/26/10 PHILADELPHIA—Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel formally kicked off his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday, playing up his socially liberal stances during appearances in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg before an evening rally here. After being joined by several state lawmakers in Harrisburg, Hoeffel basked in an impassioned plea to support him from longtime abortion rights activist Kate […]

Credit for rating should be shared

letter in Daily Local News, 1/22/10 The Republican machine in Chester County is quick to take credit for the county’s stellar credit rating as described by Michael Rellahan in his Dec. 2 article, “Top-notch bond rating …” which was followed by the Republican chairman’s letter crediting Carol Aichele and Terence Farrell on Dec. 26 and […]

Suit alleges discrimination in precinct polling place

Daily Local News, Thursday, January 21, 2010 By ERIC S. SMITH, Staff Writer Two Lincoln University students and three Lower Oxford residents filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Chester County that charges that black voters in Lower Oxford’s east precinct were deprived of their right to vote because of a small, inconvenient polling place. The […]

MLK’s dream…

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, […]

Sestak vs Specter IX: Standing up for Seniors

email from the Sestak campaign, 1/15/10 As Hubert H. Humphrey wisely said, a fundamental part of the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those “who are in in the twilight of life, the elderly.” Joe Sestak has made seniors a priority in Congress, taking the lead on legislation to benefit their economic, […]