Tag: Pennsylvania

Even Ex-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Is Making Jokes About Dr. Oz Being From New Jersey

As Dr. Oz continues to trail behind John Fetterman in the Pennsylvania race for Pat Toomey’s open senate seat, even Republicans like Chris Christie can’t help but troll the TV doctor. While entertaining the crowd at a Garden State business convention, the former New Jersey governor took a noticeable jab at Oz’s residency woes that […]

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John Fetterman Had A Joke Ready When It Turned Out Dr. Oz Wasn’t The Only Republican Jersey-ite Running For Pennsylvania Office

For months, John Fetterman has relentlessly trolled Dr. Oz, his Pennsylvania Senate opponent, on many issues. But he’s frequently dwelled on one idea in particular: The former TV quack was, up until pretty recently, a Jersey boy. Now it turns out he’s not the only Republican candidate who’s spent most of his life voting in […]

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Rally With Trump? Some G.O.P. Candidates Aren’t Thrilled About It.

Former President Donald J. Trump is preparing to swoop into Ohio on Saturday to rally Republicans behind J.D. Vance in a key Senate race. Two weeks earlier, he did the same for Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. Neither candidate invited him. Instead, aides to the former president simply informed the Senate campaigns that he was coming. […]

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At Old Coal Mines, the American Chestnut Tries for a Comeback

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio — Michael French trudged through a thicket of prickly bramble, unfazed by the branches he had to swat away on occasion in order to arrive at a quiet spot of hilly land that was once mined for coal. Now, however, it is patched with flowering goldenrods and long yellow-green grasses and dotted […]

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Fetterman Says Stroke Problems Have Not Slowed Down a ‘Normal’ Campaign

Four months after suffering a stroke he described as a “near-death experience,” Lt. Gov. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania acknowledges lingering problems with his speech and hearing that sometimes cause verbal miscues. He has relied on closed captions or the help of staff members to smooth his interactions with voters and reporters as he runs for […]

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Democrats’ Midterm Dilemma: How to Back Biden, Yet Shun Him, Too

When President Biden appeared in central Ohio on Friday for the groundbreaking of a semiconductor manufacturing facility, he was joined by Tim Ryan, the Democrat running for Senate. The party’s candidate for governor, however, did not attend, saying from afar that she appreciated Mr. Biden’s visit to her state. Five days earlier, in Wisconsin, another […]

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Want to Regain Parents’ Trust, Public Health Institutions? Be Humble.

I spoke to Tina Grieco-Calub, Katherine Gordon and Kaylah Lalonde, three researchers with expertise in speech and developmental psychology who are currently working on a study funded by the National Institutes of Health about the effects of masks on word learning in preschoolers. According to the abstract of their project: The use of face masks […]

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Even Fox News Wants To Know What The Heck Is Wrong With Dr Oz’s Flailing Campaign

Ever since winning the Republican primary, Dr. Oz has routinely trailed John Fetterman in the Pennsylvania senate race for Pat Toomey’s open seat. That gap continued to widen over the summer as Fetterman repeatedly hammered Oz on social media. After already having a field day with the fact that Oz is barely a resident of […]

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Another White Student Is In Trouble For Another ‘If I Was Black, I’d Be Picking Cotton’ Sign

NewsOne Featured Video “If I was black I would be picking cotton, but I’m white so I’m picking you.” At this point, I’m convinced that this is some kind of New Testament bible verse from the Book of Colonizer Spawn because there’s just no way this new generation of racists could possibly be this unoriginal. […]

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Get Your Popcorn Ready, Because John Fetterman Says He’s Willing To Debate Dr. Oz In Person

For months and months and months, John Fetterman has largely conducted his congressional campaign online. There’s a good reason for that: In May, he suffered a stroke. But he’s proven he doesn’t need to hit the road to combat his opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz: He’s been able to easily, relentlessly, and creatively troll him over […]

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An Old Clip In Which Dr. Oz Endorses Cousin-‘Smashing’ Has Surfaced And Naturally John Fetterman Had A Near-Perfect Response

Dr. Mehmet Oz’s congressional campaign has been one of the most accident-prone and Sideshow Bob-like in memory, and the former TV quack is still somehow finding new rakes to step on. Lately people have been digging up old, incriminating (or just embarrassing) interviews he’s done over his many years in the spotlight. Last week, someone […]

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Abortion and Trump Are Giving Democrats a Shot

Forget Hot Girl Summer. We just came off Hot Primary Summer, which featured fewer tequila shots than the Megan Thee Stallion-inspired original — unless, maybe, you were partying with Dr. Oz — but still packed way more drama than you’d expect in a midterm election cycle. Republican voters in Georgia stiff-arming Donald Trump? Democratic House […]

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Trump Was So Amped Up And Said So Many Wacky Things In His Speech Last Night That ‘Adderall’ Was Trending For Hours Afterwards

Is Donald Trump running for president again? When he appeared at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Saturday night, he was ostensibly there to prop up two GOP candidates sagging in the polls: Doug Mastriano, who’s running for governor, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, who’s running for Congress. But as is his wont, he mostly spoke about […]

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Trump Tried To Attack John Fetterman By Claiming Without Evidence That He Takes Drugs

On Saturday night, Donald Trump delivered an awkward — and, yes, vicious and divisive and disturbing and endless — speech at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It was awkward because there’s a chance he could wind up indicted, even in prison for absconding with classified government documents. It was nasty because it was a Trump […]

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Trump Lashes Out in First Rally Since F.B.I. Search

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In his first rally since his home was searched by the F.B.I. on Aug. 8, former President Donald J. Trump on Saturday lashed out at President Biden and federal agents, calling his Democratic rival “an enemy of the state” and the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice “vicious monsters.” In an […]

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Pennsylvania Stakes Its Claim as Center of the Political Universe

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Pennsylvania, the site of crucial victories and devastating defeats for both political parties in recent elections, has emerged as the nation’s center of political gravity and its ultimate battleground as peak campaign season arrives. Perhaps no other state features as many high-stakes, competitive races, each pulsing with political currents shaping midterm campaigns […]

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Doug Mastriano’s Extremely Online Rise to Republicans’ Governor Nominee in Pa.

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, Diane Fisher, a nurse from Weatherly, Pa., was surfing through videos on Facebook when she came across a livestream from Doug Mastriano, a Pennsylvania state senator. Starting in late March 2020, Mr. Mastriano had beamed regularly into Facebook from his living room, offering his […]

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Dr. Oz Seemed To Awkwardly Throw His Campaign Staffers Under The Bus For Making Light Of John Fetterman’s Stroke

Dr. Oz wants to win a vacating Senate seat in Pennsylvania so badly he even moved across state lines. But if he does nab it, it will only be after enduring untold mockery from his opponent, John Fetterman. For months, the Keystone State’s sitting lieutenant governor has been relentlessly and creatively trolling the former TV […]

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Biden Will Discuss Gun Control and Crime in Pennsylvania Speech

WASHINGTON — For months, President Biden has tried to blunt attacks that he is soft on crime by distancing himself from progressive calls to defund police departments. In a speech in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Mr. Biden is expected to take a page from his opponents’ playbook and accuse Republicans of no longer being the party […]

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‘A Stirring of Democratic Hearts’: Three Writers Discuss a Transformed Midterm Landscape

Frank Bruni, a contributing Opinion writer, hosted an online conversation with Molly Jong-Fast, the writer of the “Wait, What?” newsletter for The Atlantic, and Doug Sosnik, a former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, to discuss whether the Democrats have shifted the narrative of the midterm elections. FRANK BRUNI: Doug, Molly, an apology — because […]

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How a Corporate Law Firm Led a Political Revolution

In early 2016, McGahn, traveling with the Trump team in Iowa for its caucuses, got word that Jonathan Bunch, who at the time was the head of external relations at the Federalist Society, wanted to speak to someone at the campaign. Perhaps more than any other interest group, the Federalist Society was a kingmaker in […]

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Dr. Oz Is Now Criticizing John Fetterman For Not Eating Enough Veggies, Which Will Surely Endear Him More To Cheesesteak-Loving PA Voters And The MAGA Base

There have been countless creative missteps in the congressional campaign of Dr. Mehmet Oz, but one was so bad it hurt him twice: His surreally misguided video about supermarket-shopping for “crudité.” He recorded it in April, and John Oliver was quick to demolish it. It was back in the news four months later as a […]

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John Fetterman Has Raised So Much Money Thanks To Dr. Oz’s Ridiculously Bad Crudités Video

Last week, Dr. Oz starred in a hilariously bad campaign video where he pretended to go grocery shopping, and clearly, had no idea what he was doing. Not only did he mispronounce the name of the supermarket, but he awkwardly attempted to buy random ingredients for a “crudités.” Granted, that’s the proper culinary term, but […]

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Ron DeSantis Rallies With Doug Mastriano and J.D. Vance

PITTSBURGH — Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, widely seen as the Republican who poses the biggest threat to Donald J. Trump if they both run for president in 2024, blitzed through Pennsylvania and Ohio on Friday during a national tour with hard-right candidates that was clearly intended to elevate his standing and earn political capital […]

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Trump Is Reportedly Freaking Out That His Hand-Picked Candidate Dr. Oz Will ‘F*cking Lose’ To John Fetterman

As Dr. Oz continues to get relentlessly pummeled by John Fetterman in the Pennsylvania senate race, Donald Trump is reportedly doing what he does best: Running away from any situation that doesn’t involve winning. Despite backing Oz and giving him a very narrow win in the Republican primary, the former president is reportedly pulling back […]

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Doug Mastriano Gets Pennsylvania Republicans to Close Ranks Behind Him

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Before Pennsylvania’s primary, much of the state’s Republican establishment agreed that Doug Mastriano would be a disaster as the nominee for governor. Andy Reilly, the state’s Republican national committeeman, had joined a stop-Mastriano effort by rival candidates, who feared that the far-right state senator and prolific spreader of election conspiracy theories […]

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The Humiliation of Dr. Oz Is Nearly Complete

Fetterman has successfully, and hilariously, played up the fact that Oz is a carpetbagger with all kinds of eye-catching stunts: He’s flown a banner over the Jersey shore reading “HEY DR. OZ, WELCOME HOME TO NJ! ♥ JOHN”; enlisted the help of Snooki and Bruce Springsteen guitarist Steven Van Zandt to roast the longtime Jersey […]

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Driver Kills 1 and Injures 17 at Pennsylvania Benefit, Then Kills Another, Police Say

In a pair of horrific scenes on Saturday that compounded the tragedy of a recent fatal fire in eastern Pennsylvania, a man plowed his car into a fund-raising event for families affected by that fire, killing one and injuring 17, then drove off and fatally beat a woman before the police arrested him, the authorities […]

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The Abortion Elections All Across America

In some states, abortion itself will be directly on the ballot. California voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. “This is absolutely a viable option for other states—and one that lawmakers and advocates elsewhere are also working on,” Timmaraju told me. In Michigan, to take one example, […]

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We Went on a Lanternfly-Killing Rampage. They’re Still Here.

Last week, a pretty moth on a flower outside a window caught this reporter’s eye. Closer inspection confirmed suspicion: It was a spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that New Yorkers are under scientists’ orders to kill without mercy. By now it is clear that the lanternflies, which can devastate crops like grapes and apples, harm […]

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