Saturday, January 5, 2013
The 2nd District congressman is beginning his 10th term.
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-2nd) was sworn in Thursday to his 10th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Fattah also announced the introduction of a bill: the Ending Fiscal Cliffs Act of 2013. From Fattah's announcement: The legislation streamlines the process of raising the debt ceiling – which Congress could face within two months—to avoid paralyzing political maneuvers. Under the current system, Congress authorizes Federal spending, then must grant redundant approval to borrow sufficient funds to cover the spending it has already approved. Fattah’s bill restructures the process to make it more efficient. It allows the Administration to raise the debt ceiling, as necessary, in order to avoid default whenever Congress spends money or …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Several sections of the Northwest logged zero votes for Governor Romney in the recent presidential elections.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeats Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
With sources calling a win for Fattah, the representative looks twoard the new year.
Chaka Fattah, the incumbent Democratic representative for the Northwest in the 2nd congressional district, retained his seat in Washington in Tuesday's election, according to the unofficial results from both the city and state's election results websites. Though verified results are not yet in, Fattah, who has served as representative in the House since 1995, appears to have bested Republican candidate Robert Mansfield and Independent James Foster. According to the state's election website, Fattah pulled 89.9 percent of the votes, getting 295,000 votes compared to Mansfield's nearly 25,00 votes. Fattah said that, with this win, he was going to be focused on working with house Republicans on fiscal issues. "Both the Bush tax cuts and the …
As long as they stay 10 feet away, campaign volunteers can be near voting locations.
Mt. Airy residents casting their vote at the Blair Christian Academy on Upsal Street might be greeted by campaign signs as they walk into the school. They also might be greeted by campaign volunteers. When Patch went to Blair Christian Academy at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Obama campaign volunteers were inside the building but outside the polling place, saying that they were there to make sure "voters knew how to vote." While being so close to where people vote might seem against the rules, the Committee of 70 claims otherwise. According to the non-partisan organization, campaign workers are allowed to be within 10 feet of a polling location on the day of the election. According to the judge of elections at Blair Christian, no one has officially …
See what questions people will be voting on come Tuesday.
Besides which national and local candidates Northwest residents want to support in the voting booth, residents in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy will be allowed to vote on a series of proposed amendments to state law. The following questions will appear on ballots Tuesday, according to the Committee of Seventy. If you have and questions about what these proposed amendments mean, follow this link for that site's explanation.
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Chestnut Hill.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in Chestnut Hill, check out Patch's Election Guide here.
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Mt. Airy.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in Mt. Airy, check out Patch's Election Guide here.
See which names will be on the ballot before you go to the polls Tuesday.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find out who will alter services come Nov. 6.
Election Day will happen Nov. 6. While it's every citizens own choice who to vote for—or whether to vote at all—some organizations may close or alter their schedules due to the election. Here's a look at some services and how they are impacted by the Tuesday general election. Schools The School District of Philadelphia is closed Tuesday to students, as many schools serve as polling places. However, the day is an inservice for faculty and staff. Municipal Services Government offices are open. Trash collection still occurs. The United States Post Office is open and mail will be delivered. The Free Library of Philadelphia is open.