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FILE—Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks speaks with Sheila Armstrong, 45, who lost her brother to gun violence at House of Glory Philly CDC in Philadelphia, in this file photo from Sept. 19, 2022. Black voters are at the center of an increasingly competitive battle in a race that could tilt control of the Senate between Oz and Democrat John Fetterman, as Democrats try to harness outrage over the Supreme Court's abortion decision and Republicans tap the national playbook to focus on rising crime in cities. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd, File)
Crime and Recession Coverage Predictably Plummet After Election

With the midterm elections over, it’s a good time to inform people that news coverage related to crime—this election cycle’s “flood the zone” narrative—has nearly vanished, and the coming recession that so many pundits referred to as a certainty, is not certain at all, and never has been.

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Trump Plans to Begin His Next Attack on American Elections in Philadelphia

Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to challenge the Philadelphia election results of the US Senate race between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz—a move many see as a dry run for the 2024 election.

State Rep. Chris Rabb speaks at Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia, on January 29, 2018.  (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Wage Yet Another Battle Over Book Banning

Democratic state Rep. Chris Rabb wants to create a system in which a number of steps would have to take place in order to ban a text from a school system or a school library.

FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, union organizers, students, and supporters for a $15 an hour wage march through the Oakland section Pittsburgh. Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Where Do Shapiro and Mastriano Stand on the Minimum Wage Debate?

While the gubernatorial candidates are miles apart on many issues relevant to Pennsylvania voters, they are perhaps farthest apart on the economic issues that working families are struggling with now more than at any time in the last decade.

Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks during a campaign event in Malvern, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Dr. Oz Stages Photo Op With Paid Staffer Who Lost a Family Member to Gun Violence

First, it was whether or not he actually lived in Pennsylvania, then it was his days as a peddler of “miracle cures.” Now, the credibility of Dr. Oz’s campaign is called into question again after a staged photo op.

ACLU headquarters, Washington D.C. (Shutterstock)
ACLU Files Complaint Alleging Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination in Central Bucks County Schools

The suit alleges the district engages in a number of anti-LGBTQ+ actions, including ordering staff to misgender students, removing LGBTQ+-themed books, banning pride flags, and even disciplining staff who spoke out against these actions.

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Doug Mastriano Holds Event With Extreme Right-Wing Commentator as Election Day Approaches

The Mastriano campaign recently held an event with Jack Posobiec, an internet conspiracy theorist and commentator known for creating and amplifying conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate.