The attorney general’s office says a decision by a judge in Philadelphia means Pennsylvania will lose some tobacco settlement money, but not nearly as much as it might have.
Chris reviews yesterday’s Phillies home opener, Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony on gun safety, and the President’s efforts to eliminate the gender pay gap. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from Philadelphia Magazine.
Leaders of both parties in the Pennsylvania House have banned most types of cash gifts in response to recent allegations that some state representatives accepted cash from a confidential informant in a criminal investigation.
Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier is seeking to stop the state’s case against him in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Spanier says he thought Penn State’s lawyer was representing him.
Spanier’s lawyers filed a complaint in federal court in Harrisburg Monday that says his case was “undertaken in bad faith” and that it violates his constitutional right to due process of law.
Dick Morris and Gary R’Nel spoke with Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter Craig McCoy, who co-authored their story last week about Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane halting an investigation that allegedly caught many politicians, including some high ranking Democrats, accepting bribes.
Earlier this week a delegation of top Democratic politicians led by former Governor Ed Rendell were advocating Philly as the host city for the convention.
Chris gives his take on the Corbett Administration’s response to Kathleen Kane, District Attorney Seth Williams’ Daily News editorial, and Michael Nutter’s appearance on Meet the Press. He talks to Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg and Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Governor Tom Corbett responded, albeit briefly, to Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane’s recent decision to shut down an investigation into political corruption in the City of Philadelphia.
Rich Zeoli: Attn: Media, Forget The Missing Plane, Focus On The Missing PA Political Corruption Investigation
There is a major political corruption drama unfolding in the state of Pennsylvania and the national media has yet to discuss the story. As many as five Democratic state legislators were caught on tape accepting cash bribes and gifts in exchange for a “no” vote on the controversial voter ID bill and the state Attorney General is refusing to prosecute.
Chris discusses his run in with Taylor Swift, President Obama’s appearance on Ellen, and Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s potential lawsuit against the Inquirer. He talks former CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, Economist Jim Rickards on Finance Friday and CBS 3′s Beasley Reece.
Chris discusses the media’s coverage of Russia’s move into Ukraine, rumors the Eagles may trade Desean Jackson, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s latest performance at a town hall. He talks to foreign policy expert Ed Turzanski and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Ellen Kaplan of the Committee of 70 says the matter of the quashed sting needs to be investigated, and a public accounting needs to be made.
Chris reviews Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s response to criticism of her decision to end an investigation into government corruption, the President’s sanctions against Russia, and basketball coach Roy Williams’ pitch for healthcare.gov. He talks to Kerry Vincent from the Food Network and Jennifer Stefano from Americans for Prosperity.
At a press conference in Harrisburg, Kane said the biggest reason she believes the investigation is fatally flawed is the credibility of the informant posing as a lobbyist who allegedly captured audio of the lawmakers accepting payments.