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.
Chris covers an Inquirer story alleging Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s shutdown of an operation into high ranking Democrats. He talks to Politico’s Kevin Cirilli, Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup, and the CEO of WaWa, Christopher Gheysens.
AG Kathleen Kane is telling those with complaints to provide documentation on contracts, billing, and marketing practices. Her Bureau of Consumer Protection is trying to figure out if anyone has been overcharged.
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is reviewing whether her office has jurisdiction to investigate complaints into the costs that natural gas exploration giant Chesapeake Energy Corp. deducts before it pays royalties to the owners of land where it drills.
Restrictions related to the Feb. 5th ice storm will extend for 30 days after the expiration of the disaster declaration.
Corbett says he has several additional options regarding the ruling by a Commonwealth Court judge that the voter ID requirement is unconstitutional: he can ask for a hearing before the entire Commonwealth Court, or he can appeal to the state Supreme Court.
Chris continues to analyze the media coverage of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and talks to comedian and talk show host Dennis Miller.
The momentum toward marriage equality grew stronger in 2013, as a sea change of public, legal, and political opinion on LGBT rights rippled across the country.
Gov. Tom Corbett is ending his pursuit of the operator of the British national lottery to run the Pennsylvania Lottery in a privatization deal.