DNC protesters give Philly police high marks in demonstration zone at FDR park

DNC protesters give Philly police high marks in demonstration zone at FDR park

They may be angry at leaders of the Democratic National Convention, but protesters are giving Philadelphia's police and fire departments an A+ for their work in the demonstration zone set up in FDR Park.

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FactCheck.org: Misleading claims about health care, approval ratings, incarceration at DNC day 2

FactCheck.org: Misleading claims about health care, approval ratings, incarceration at DNC day 2

On a night headlined by President Bill Clinton's admiration for his wife — the now official Democratic nominee — there was a less-than-glowing treatment of some facts.

Rock the Vote comes of age with 'Truth to Power' art installation [photos]

Rock the Vote comes of age with 'Truth to Power' art installation [photos]

Last week, an army of volunteers wearing cut-off shorts and drinking bottled iced coffee were busy transforming a former factory floor at 990 Spring Garden into a 20,000-square-foot art installation.

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Opinion: Pennsylvania voters want progress, not rhetoric

Opinion: Pennsylvania voters want progress, not rhetoric

This past year brought about a reactionary and paranoid brand of politics — both nationwide and here in Pennsylvania — that's given rise to some of the worse tendencies we have as people. It's fueled by a relentless media

Essay: I want to be a volunteer, dammit!

The email that arrived at 3:30 p.m. took my breath away. It caused a crushing sensation in my gut. Don't show up to volunteer for the Democratic National Committee tomorrow, it said. It's too hot out.

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Old-timey Philly candymaker resurrecting ghosts of political past

Old-timey Philly candymaker resurrecting ghosts of political past

While many are calling this election a bitter contest, one Philadelphia business has found a sweet side to the electoral process.  Shane Confectionery on Market Street is reviving a patriotic tradition dating back

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Celebrating 50 cancer treatments with champagne and cupcakes

Celebrating 50 cancer treatments with champagne and cupcakes

Debbie Hemmes and her family recently celebrated her 50th with a golden-themed black tie affair. But it wasn't the typical 50th celebration you may be thinking of. 

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