Friday, November 9, 2012
Though Northampton Township doesn't have an ordinance saying how quickly political signs need to be taken down after an election, the sooner the better.
Northampton Township doesn't have an ordinance saying how quickly political signs need to be removed after an election, but the Code Enforcement Department says the sooner the better. The township's Director of Planning and Zoning, Mike Solomon said that, unlike other areas, Northampton doesn't have regulations telling residents to remove political signs within a certain time frame. He said that usually they are removed soon after the election. "They're taken down relatively quickly," Solomon said. "It's not been an issue that we've had to deal with." A response to a reminder posted on Northampton Patch's Facebook page encouraged the community to do it as soon as possible because "it is just an eyesore." Do you think the township should …
Monday, October 8, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Monday, October 8, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Local readers discuss Oct. 3 debate in Bucks and Montgomery.
When Wendy Larson arrived to watch Wednesday night's presidential debate at Ann's Choice in Warminster, she had already decided on voting for incumbent President Barack Obama. "I made up my mind after the conventions," said Larson. "When I saw the Republicans, I didn't think they represented me." Ninety minutes later, Larson found herself back on the fence over how she will cast her ballot on Nov. 6. "Romney acquitted himself well," she said. "He showed he has more experience in dealing with the country's problems." Judging by the real time reactions posted by Patch users in Bucks and Montgomery counties during last night's liveblog of the debate, the general consensus is that Romney won the first of three scheduled debates between the …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Many Republicans dismiss the large lead some polls say the president has going into the first debate.
Add polling data to the growing list of things Republicans and Democrats don’t see eye to eye on. With Barack Obama, by the reckoning of most polls, surging ahead of challenger Mitt Romney in recent weeks, many prominent Republicans have begun questioning the methodology, and the motives, of the pollsters. The skepticism has trickled down to the local level. At Romney’s Sept. 28 rally at Valley Forge Military Academy—a state where he faces, according to election forecaster Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com, an 8.6 point deficit and has just a three percent chance of winning—each of the attendees Patch spoke with expressed the view that recent polling data isn't an accurate reflection of the state of the race. Sharon Kanze is among the …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Leder hosted $50,000-per-person fundraiser during which Romney called 47 percent of voters 'victims.'
Gov. Mitt Romney said in a video recently released by liberal magazine Mother Jones that 47 percent of American voters consider themselves "victims." "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," said Romney in the video. "All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what… These are people who pay no income tax.” These comments were made at the home of 76ers …