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Pa. judge: Sorry for BARACK, Holocaust jab

A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice apologized yesterday for signing an e-mail to Jewish voters that likened a vote for Barack Obama to ignoring warning signals that led to the Holocaust. Sandra Schultz Newman said she regrets that she did not review the final draft more carefully before it was released. “Some of the language was inappropriate...

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Local Dem pol endorses McCain for president

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By Emily Ngo

Legions of Hillary Clinton supporters vowed they would not vote for her rival Barack Obama following the Democratic primary, promising to back John McCain or stay away from the polls all together. While the vast majority have gravitated toward Obama in the subsequent months, some politicians are staying true to their word.

Assemb. Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn),...

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Not-so-subliminal campaigning?

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Gov. Palin's scarf says it all. Photo of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin via Belfast Telegraph

— LaShawnda Jones...

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Bloomberg to Washington? Not likely

By Jason Fink

Will it be Mr. Bloomberg goes to Washington?

Fresh off a big victory in the contentious term limits battle, in which he won the right to run for a third four-year term, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked today if he would take a cabinet position in either a Barack Obama or John McCain administration.

“Never say never,” Bloomberg said with a grin, before...

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Blogging from a swing state

By Meg Boyle

Greetings from Philly! I'm blogging from the City of Brotherly Love because I wanted to watch campaign coverage through the eyes of a battleground state. That's how dedicated I am to Politirazzi.

OK, I'm actually here for my best girlfriend's wedding, but my dedication is solid, Politirazzi.

One of the best things about spending this long (for me) weekend in Pa....

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Mayoral candidates: The race is still on

By Jason Fink

Two top contenders for mayor next year confirmed today that they will push ahead despite the radically altered political landscape created by Mayor Michael Bloomberg winning the right to run for a third term.

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn) and city Comptroller William Thompson both said they plan to stay in the race. The two would face off in a Democratic primary.


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Weekend's videos

Some of my favorites from the weekend:

A Florida fifth-grader scores an interview with Joe Biden.

SNL: Biden and Murtha try to blow the election for Obama.

McCain grilled by Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press"

This one is a little in bad taste, but Obama supporter attacked by McCain mugger

— Emily Ngo...

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They'll fix you; they fix everything

This Halloween season, the scariest thing haunting American households is not a witch, a ghost or Joe Biden’s usage of the term “gird your loins.” It’s the dreaded robocall.

According to CNN, some families in battleground states are receiving more than twelve robocalls per day. Some are even receiving pro-Obama robocalls that protest pro-McCain robocalls. The horror…the...

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Term limits may not be decided until late Thursday

By Jason Fink

The City Council may be in for a long day – and night – as word circulates that there might be as many as eight amendments offered to the bill to extend term limits.

The bill, which would extend term limits for city office holders to three from the current two, is scheduled to be voted on starting around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. On Wednesday, three council members...

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Ten things I won't miss about the election

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By Jeff Akston

There are only two weeks left in the election. This has been an exciting election, but mostly for the wrong reasons. Below are the top 10 things I’m looking forward being without after Nov. 4. Well, for another two years anyway.

1. Emails/posts that begin with: "Check out these facts about ..."

More often than not, they are complete lies. Worse, they are easily...

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