Politics

It's All Politics
9:12 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Fact Checkers Say Some Of Ryan's Claims Don't Add Up

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 10:02 am

Rep. Paul Ryan stretched some truths Wednesday night when he accepted the Republican Party's 2012 vice presidential nomination, according to the fact checkers who parse politicians' words for news outlets and independent watchdogs:

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It's All Politics
8:07 am
Thu August 30, 2012

In A Picture: Ryan's Speech Was Much Ado About Obama

Wordle.net

For those who like word clouds, here is Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's speech Wednesday night at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, during which he accepted his party's vice presidential nomination.

This picture of how often he said something drew our eyes to:

-- "Obama." That would be the president, of course, who Ryan said has failed the American people.

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It's All Politics
7:33 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Ryan's Speech Revives The Spirit Of Jack Kemp, War Over Reaganomics

Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee, became a speech writer for the conservative Republican politician Jack Kemp after graduating from college in 1992.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 8:47 am

The second night of the Republican convention was an orchestrated buildup for Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan.

Ryan emerged at the evening's end to deliver the payoff speech and introduce himself to a national audience. He did a rousing job of it, delivering the session's most memorable material with stark intensity.

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Politics
9:40 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Leaders of Public Media Meet with Congressman Charlie Dent

Leaders of Public Media serving Representative Charlie Dent's district, together with local champions, met with the Congressman to discuss the community services they provide, and the future of federal funding that enables these services.

Left to right on the photo: Jamie Musselman, Charles Marcon, Rep. Charlie Dent, Kathleen Pavelko (WITF), Roger LaMay (WXPN), Bill Marrazzo (WHYY), Tim Fallon (WLVT), Bill Dautremont-Smith (WDIY).

Presidential Race
2:44 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Tale Of The Tape: The VP And His Challenger

Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
Evan Vucci/Jae C. Hong AP

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 2:49 pm

Who Is He?

Joe Biden: Biden, whose own presidential aspirations sputtered in 1988 and again in 2008, brought to the Democratic ticket foreign policy chops and an ability to relate to working-class voters. In his 36 years representing Delaware in the U.S. Senate, he became known as more pragmatist than ideologue. He has also made a somewhat dubious name for himself because of his volubility and not infrequent verbal stumbles. But he has parlayed those potential liabilities into an effective, if occasionally unpredictable, campaign trail presence.

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Politics
1:08 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Mayor Pawlowski on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has a problem.  Actually, like all mayors trying to make their cities viable in Pennsylvania, the mayor has big problems.  Having cut city spending to the bone, he still has major obligations such as meeting its pension obligations for retired city workers. So Mayor Pawlowski is proposing some bold measures, including unloading some major operations to private and/or outside interests. Join host Alan Jennings as he welcomes the Mayor to Lehigh Valley Discourse to discuss plans for the city.

Politics
4:12 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has a problem. Actually, like all mayors trying to make their cities viable in Pennsylvania, the mayor has big problems.  Having cut city spending to the bone, he still has major obligations such as meeting its pension obligations for retired city workers.  So Mayor Pawlowski is proposing some bold measures, including unloading some major operations to private and/or outside interests. Join host Alan Jennings as he welcomes the mayor to this week’s program to discuss plans for the city.

Politics
4:12 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Women on U.S. Supreme Court Focus of Program

Host Eleanor Bobrow talk with Dr. Nichola D. Gutgold, Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State University, Lehigh Valley Campus and author of The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options, as they discuss the shift that took place once women were elected to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Politics
4:03 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Parsons, Mazziotti join Alan Jennings on LV Discourse

Join host Alan Jennings as he welcomes guest Scott Parsons, first-year county legislator who  defeated Ron Angle last year to join Northampton County Council, and Vic Mazziotti, who was part of an organized block of conservatives elected to the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners.

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