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PA Lt Gov Replaces Banned Flags With Bigger Flags

The Hill reports: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from his office balcony with bigger ones after lawmakers moved to ban the display. The legislation passed last month, and Fetterman has since been vocal about his intentions to defy the order until state lawmakers legalize marijuana for recreational …

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SCOTUS Boots Election Suit From Cultist GOP Rep

USA Today reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear election case of U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, who started his legal fight against the results of the presidential race within weeks after fellow Republican Donald Trump lost the White House to Democrat Joe Biden. The court announced its decision in an order issued Monday at 9:30 a.m.  “The petition …

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Pennsylvania Cop Arrested For Role In Capitol Riot

Lancaster’s NBC News affiliate reports: A police officer in Lebanon County is charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Joseph Fischer, with the North Cornwall Township Police Department, was arrested Friday by the FBI. He has been suspended without pay, according to a news release from the township. A criminal complaint alleges …

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Gay PA Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta Enters US Senate Race

Philadelphia’s ABC News affiliate reports: State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta announced that he plans to run for the US Senate seat that’s coming open with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey’s decision not to seek reelection in 2022. In a video to supporters on Thursday night, Malcolm vowed to tackle poverty across the state, fight against corporate interests, and ensure an equitable recovery …

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PA State Rep. Brian Sims Launches Bid For Lt Governor

New Now Next reports: Pennsylvania lawmaker Brian Sims made headlines back in 2012 when he became the first openly gay man elected to the Pennsylvania state legislature. Now he’s looking to make history again by announcing his run for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. “I have a lot of hope when I look at the people across the country that decided …

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PA Lt Gov. John Fetterman Formally Unveils Senate Bid, Vows He Will “Always Be 100% Sedition-Free” [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) formally announced Monday that he will seek the state’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022. Fetterman filed to run in what is expected to be one of the nation’s most competitive races last week, but was cagey on whether it constituted a formal announcement. The lieutenant governor raised over $1 million …

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Pennsylvania Lt Gov Files For 2022 US Senate Run

Harrisburg’s NBC News affiliate reports: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman filed paperwork today to run for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Fetterman, a Democrat, submitted a statement of candidacy to the Federal Election Commission, nearly a month after he said he was exploring a run. The lieutenant governor hopes to fill the seat that will be vacated by Republican Sen. …

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PA Lt Gov To Defy GOP Ban On Rainbow Flag At Capitol

NBC News reports: The latest front line in the free speech war is a balcony in the Pennsylvania state Capitol — and it’s being fought over marijuana and rainbow flags. The flags belong to Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a tattooed 6-foot-8 Democrat considering a run for Senate next year, who hung the pro-legalization green leaf and LGBTQ rights flags …

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PA Republican Charged With Voting For Dead Wife

Pittsburgh’s ABC News affiliate reports: A criminal complaint alleges a South Park man submitted a mail-in ballot for November’s election in the name of his wife who had died seven years earlier. Allegheny County police said they learned of the crime while investigating an allegation of voter fraud in which Judy C. Presto had voted in the November election, despite …

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Pennsylvania Moves Smokers To Vaccine Priority List

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Smokers are now among a new group of Pennsylvanians at the front of the line to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pennsylvania Department of Health includes smoking on its list of qualifying conditions for those a part of Priority Group 1A. The department said in part: “Pennsylvania has chosen to follow the CDC’s recommendations and …

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FBI Collars Woman Who Stole Pelosi’s Laptop [VIDEO]

Philadelphia’s ABC News affiliate reports: Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Riley June Williams was arrested Monday, according to a Justice Department official. It’s not yet known when her initial court appearance will be. Pelosi’s deputy …

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PA Lt Gov. John Fetterman Floats 2022 US Senate Bid

The Philadelphia Enquirer reports: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman says he is taking “a serious look” at another run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, an ambition he plans to share with supporters on Friday. “The 2022 cycle in Pennsylvania is going to be one of the most, if not the most, important races,” Fetterman told The Inquirer in a …

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Lawyer Tells Judge He Can No Longer Represent Trump In PA Case: My Work Was Used To “Perpetuate A Crime”

Law & Crime reports: A Trump campaign lawyer told a federal judge that he can no longer represent the president in a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s election results, saying his legal work was used by President Donald Trump to criminally incite Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. Attorney Jerome M. Marcus on Thursday filed a Motion for Leave to Withdraw as …

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PA State Rep Dies Of Aneurysm At 42, Was COVID+

Penn Live reports: Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Reese died Saturday afternoon after suffering an apparent brain aneurysm, his family announced. Reese — who was elected in 2008 to serve parts of Westmoreland and Somerset counties — was 42 years old. He is survived by his wife Angela and three children. Reese was elected to Republican caucus chairman for the 2020–21 session. …

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PA Man Registered Dead Relatives Who Voted Trump

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: In the weeks leading up to the presidential election, Elizabeth Bartman and Elizabeth Weihman registered to vote as Republicans in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County officials said Monday. There was one problem: Both women had been dead for several years. The man behind those applications, Bruce Bartman, now faces two felony counts of perjury, as well …

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Dem Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Tests COVID+

Just in from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf: “During a routine test yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms and am feeling well. I am following CDC and Department of Health guidelines. Frances has been tested and, as we await the result, is quarantining at home with me. “I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all …

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Supreme Court Rejects Election Suit By PA Republicans

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has rejected Republicans’ last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground. The court without comment Tuesday refused to call into question the certification process in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf already has certified Biden’s victory and the state’s 20 electors are to meet on Dec. 14 to …

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Trump Pressures PA House Speaker To Overturn Result

The Washington Post reports: President Trump called the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives twice during the past week to make an extraordinary request for help reversing his loss in the state, reflecting a broadening pressure campaign by the president and his allies to try to subvert the 2020 election result. The calls, confirmed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler’s …

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PA Republicans Ask Congress To Reject Election Result

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Just hours after GOP leadership in the state House indicated they would not move to upend Pennsylvania’s election results in Harrisburg, Speaker Bryan Cutler [photo] and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff joined more than 60 Republican colleagues Friday in calling on members of Congress to do it instead. In a letter Democrats dismissed as a stunt, the …

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PA Supreme Court Tosses Bid To Throw Out Mail Votes

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed the lawsuit from Congressman Mike Kelly and congressional candidate Sean Parnell to declare universal mail-in voting unconstitutional in the state and deny the votes of the majority of Pennsylvanians who voted by mail in the Nov. 3 election. The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the …

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