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|Sens. Casey and Toomey plot secret deal to nominate Tea Party Judge for Western PA District Court
Take action to stop this back room deal. Click here. Keystone Progress has learned that a backroom deal by Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey may result in President Obama appointing a Tea Party ...
|Pennsylvania is Number 3! In Average Student Loan Debt
PA also 4th in Percentage of State Students Graduating with Debt HARRISBURG, PA —The results of a new state-by-state survey by the Institute for College Access and Success show Pennsylvania has ...
|PA Legislators asked to take pledge putting corporate front group before their oath of office
Sen. Richard Alloway and Rep. Brian Ellis pledge fealty to American Legislative Exchange Council in their role as PA co-chairs Senator Richard Alloway (R-33, Adams, Franklin, York) and ...
|Right-Wing Pennsylvania Pressure Groups Skirting Tax Laws and Masquerading as Think Tanks
New report by Keystone Progress unveils Commonwealth Foundation and Allegheny Institute as part of web of groups pushing national corporate agenda at the expense of Pennsylvania’s middle class ( ...
|Insurrectionist PA Police Chief urges supporters to “make final stand” tonight
Posts on his Facebook page encourage violence, blocking access to meeting (GILBERTON, PA) —Insurrectionist former police chief Mark Kessler is encouraging his supporters to join him tonight to “...
|PA Gov. Tom Corbett compares same-sex marriage to incest/
Tom Corbett: Same-sex marriage is like brother-sister incest Hardly a week goes by without Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett insulting LGBT people. And each time we think he's reached a new low he ...
|Rogue PA Police Chief Calls for Military Coup to Begin Next Week in DC
Mark Kessler has been something of a media darling the past few weeks. The small town (Gilberton, PA) police chief has posted a series of flamboyant videos that have threatened elected officials ...
|PA GOP Candidate Equates Rape to Getting Pregnant Out of Wedlock
PA GOP Candidate Tom Smith equates rape to getting pregnant out of wedlock What is it about Republican Senate candidates and rape? First, Missouri Rep. Todd Akin said that "legitimate rape" doesn'...
|Graphic: Where Obama and Romney stand on Marriage Equality
These are the official positions from the 2012 platforms of the 2 major parties. Unless a candidate disavows a position, by accepting the nomination they have agreed to their party's position. ...
|Investigate Corbett’s role in Sandusky scandal
The repercussions of the Jerry Sandusky crimes keep adding up. • Thankfully, Jerry Sandusky was found guilty and will never be free to rape children again. • The Freeh Report revealed the ...
|Former PA ALEC Chair, 3 others sever ties
Dozens of PA Legislators publicly rejecting controversial lobbying organization. Rep. Nick Kotik only remaining PA Democrat publicly allied with ALEC. (HARRISBURG, PA) – Two weeks ago, Keystone ...
I voted about an hour ago in West Reading Borough Hall where I served for 5 years as a member of Borough Council. The Constable greeted me, "Good morning, Mr. Morrill." The poll workers all said, "...
|Why are the Presbyterians fighting low wage workers in PA?
Tell the Presbyterian Church leadership to treat its workers fairly https://secure3.convio.net/pn/site/...
|On Tax Day, tell Congress to make corporations pay their fair share
On Tax Day, tell Congress to make Corporations pay their fair share Iâm tired of hearing Washington politicians talking about cuts to education and social programs as âshared sacrifice,â�
|GOP Trust Admits Wisconsin was about politics, not budget
The following text is from an email sent out by GOP Trust. In the email, they admit their fight against Public Sector Unions is all about politics, and not about the budget. (We've removed the links ...
|PA Budget: Corporate giveaways, higher property taxes, privatizing public services
Did you know that a family earning $36,000 a year pays more in income taxes than 84% of all Pennsylvania corporations? Did you know that Pennsylvania tax loopholes allow 2/3 of all corporations in ...
|What would Sarah Palin say about the PA Progressive Summit?
What would Sarah Palin say about the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit? Probably something like this:
|Mandate? What mandate? The numbers tell another story
What is a mandate? The popular understanding, in electoral terms, is an overwhelming victory with a clear message sent from the voters to act on certain issues as articulated during the campaign. ...
|Video: What's Tom Corbett Hiding? (PA Atty. Gen.)
This is the first TV ad from Keystone Progress PAC. It's a fun look at a serious topic- Attorney General Tom Corbett trying to hide correspondence between his office and GOP operatives trying to ...
|PA AG Sued to Reveal Links to GOP Operatives on Healthcare Suit
Keystone Progress (KP) filed a suit in Commonwealth Court today, appealing the Office of Attorney General’s denial of its Right to Know request. KP suit is seeking information on ...
|Progressives join together to win $1 million from Pepsi
Sixteen progressive organizations have banded together in an attempt to win the Pepsi Refresh contest.
|PA GOP Congressional Candidate Yells at Voters
Tom Marino, who is challenging Democrat Chris Carney for PA's 10th congressional set, yells at voters in this video:
|Facebook Kills "Porn for Toomey" Spoof Page
When it was revealed that Pat Toomey accepted money from a porn site owner for his run for US Senator from Pennsylvania, the Keystone Progress Action Fund decided to create a spoof Facebook page ...
|GOP Member of Congress apologizes TO British Petroleum
This morning a Republican Member of Congress apologized to BP. Yes, you heard it right. Congressman Joe Barton (R, TX) apologized to British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward because the White House got ...
|Major drilling accident in NW PA. Media banned from site. Threats of shooting, arrest
An explosion at a natural gas well in northwest Pennsylvania resulted in a spill of at least a million gallons of oil and chemicals mixed with water. According to the AP report, there was a shower ...
|The Real Story from Tuesday? The Tea Party is a Paper Tiger
The mainstream media are trumpeting Tuesday’s election results as a major victory for the Tea Party movement. That’s only natural. They created the link between the terms “Tea ...
|Is Tom Corbett losing it? Thin-skinned AG going after critics.
Two under-reported items in the last few days have us wondering if Attorney General Tom Corbett has the temperament to serve in his current office, never mind being governor. According to a first-...
|State AGs and GOP funder colluded on healthcare suit, internal emails show
Keystone Progress uncovers coordination between Corbett’s office and Republican State Leadership Committee, Corbett’s largest campaign donor. Corbett’s office tried to hide ...
|Call for PA Attorney General Corbett to resign
http://www.corbettmustresign.com The Office of Attorney General is one of the most important offices in all of government. The Attorney General, as the chief law enforcement officer of the ...
|Indicted Sen. Orie's Brother Works for PA AG Corbett
Why is no one reporting on the fact that Jerry Orie, the brother of Republican State Senator Jane Orie and Republican Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, works for Republican Attorney General ...
|PA AG uses loophole to delay right to know on healthcare suit
Corbett Uses Legal Loophole to Delay Providing Information on Partisan GOP Health Reform Lawsuit Right to Know request delayed up to 30 days to “determine whether the records requested are ...
|PA A.G. Tom Corbett trying to kill healthcare reform
Just hours after Congress passed health insurance reform, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett joined a lawsuit to block it. He joined 10 other Republican attorneys general who are pledging to ...
|How does the Healthcare Bill Affect Your District?
The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has produced a district-by-district review of how the pending legislation would affect people. It includes detailed information. http://energycommerce.
|WE WON! 75,000 emails in 24 hours convince Sen. Committee to kill anti-marriage equality bill||Michael Morrill||03/16/2010||14||36||-||58|
|PA Sen. Committee to vote tomorrow to ban same sex marriage
The PA State Senate’s Judiciary Committee is voting on Tuesday to take away your rights! Anti-LGBT legislators plan to vote to put a ban on same sex marriage in the PA Constitution. If they ...
|PA Bill to Amend Constitution to Ban Same-Sex Marriage
Last spring Sen. John Eichelberger said of LGBT couples, "We're allowing them to exist." His statement caused an uproar, as LGBT people and their supporters were outraged that someone with such ...
|Progressives Announce PA Gov Debate
(HARRISBURG, PA)—A coalition of self-described progressive organizations is hosting the first debate of the 2010 race for governor as a part of the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit. All five ...
|Lake Poll: Hoeffel Leads PA Gov Race
We received this memo summarizing the latest polling done by Celinda Lake on the 2010 PA governor's race. While the numbers are inconclusive, they show Joe Hoeffel in the lead with 15%. -...
|PA State Rep: Domestic violence= family values?
A simple resolution to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was halted by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican representing Butler. Why? ...
|Hoeffel wins progressive straw poll for PA Gov
Hoeffel leads Keystone Progress gubernatorial poll of progressive PA activists with 35.1%, Wagner 2nd with 21.8% (WEST READING, PA)—Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel is the choice of ...
|Joe Sestak wins online progressive straw poll
(WEST READING, PA)—Congressman Joe Sestak is the clear choice of progressive activists for U.S. Senate in 2010, according to a straw poll conducted by Keystone Progress. Sestak received 62.8% ...
|Teabag leader "We can't take [healthcare] all away at once."
A Patients First spokesperson shockingly says of government healthcare benefits, "We can't take it all away at once." Keystone Progress http://www.keystoneprogress.org interviewed her as she was ...
|Republican PA Senator: We're "allowing" gay people to exist
I listened to it live, but I couldn’t believe my ears. So I waited for the podcast and listened again. And he really said it. A Republican Pennsylvania State Senator told a Philadelphia ...
|SpecterScorecard.org created to monitor his record
http://www.specterscorecard.org will keep track of Specter’s key votes (HARRISBURG, PA)—Progressive organizations in Pennsylvania announced the creation of a new website that will keep ...
|UPDATED: PA newspaper runs ad calling for assassination of Obama
The Warren Pennsylvania Times-Observer (www.timesobserver.com) published an ad on Thursday calling for the assassination of President Barack Obama. In our conversation with the publisher, John ...
|Tell the Philly Inquirer: No torture advocates on your payroll
It's hard to believe, but it's true. The Philadelphia Inquirer has hired John Yoo to be a columnist and write monthly for what used to be the newspaper of record in Pennsylvania. Yoo is the infamous ...
|US Citizen threatened with "big problems" for visiting Cuba
A quick factual, chronological report of what happened to me on Wednesday at US Customs in Toronto. I’ll be posting commentary and my unpublished daily updates, photos and videos in the ...
|PA activist travels to Cuba to challenge travel ban
(This is the news release we are sending out about my trip to Cuba. Check back daily for updates. -MM) Michael Morrill of West Reading, PA will risk 10 year prison term, $250,000 fine for ...
|Politician against Free Choice admits he didn't read bill||Michael Morrill||04/05/2009||10||10||-||7|
|Fannie and Freddie Quietly Lift Foreclosure Moratorium
The Washington Independent just put this up. Please spread far and wide. A ban on foreclosure sales and evictions from houses owned by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which began as a ...
|Video: Joe the Plumber Shills Against EFCA in PA
Joe the “Plumber” doesn’t know that card check is already the law. Video of Joe in Harrisburg, PA today. Prior to this video, off camera, he admits he hasn’t read the ...
|Tell Specter: Let the Senate Vote on Employee Free Choice
Last month we sent an email asking whether Senator Specter was on the side of Rush Limbaugh or on the side of working families. Yesterday he answered the question. Specter came down solidly on the ...
|Stop Legal Discrimination in Pennsylvania
The bad news: There is no Pennsylvania law preventing discrimination in employment, housing or accommodations because of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. If you ...
|Restore Democracy in PA's 127th House District
While it sounds cliche, it really is time for a change--a progressive change in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
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