Philadelphia Congressman Dwight Evans was just elected to serve his first term in Washington, and he’s already had his first trial by fire. Evans, a Democrat representing Pennsylvania’s second congressional district, got into a heated, sometimes inaudible yelling match with Fox News host / Megyn Kelly replacement / professional arguer Tucker Carlson Wednesday night over president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Most notably, Carlson pressed Evans on why he wasn’t able to comment on Trump’s plan for “black America” — because he hadn’t seen it. You can find the full video here.
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Education is facing questions about her connections to a Philadelphia organization that has lobbied for more rights for college students accused of sexual assault. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, Tuesday questioned Michigan billionaire and GOP donor Betsy DeVos about how to fight sexual violence on campus during a confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He said she donated $25,000 to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education -- and we fact-checked his claim.
Here in Philly, we’ve fallen in love with Joel Embiid. But we can sometimes be irrationally exuberant about our sports teams, so we wanted some outside perspective. We reached out to a panel of national NBA experts to ask three simple questions: How good is Embiid; What will the Sixers do with their roster; Is Brett Brown a Coach of the Year candidate? Here's what they said.
This is it, the day Donald Trump assumes the presidency. Several marches, rallies and student walk-outs will be held throughout the day (there's one at Paine Plaza, one in West Philly and one at the Liberty Bell, to name a few), so some comic relief is a good way to end the night. Songs, bits, sketches, squirt guns and ghosts are promised in this "Party Lines" variety show.
Where: Good Good Comedy Theater at 215 N. 11th St. 19107
When: January 20, 2017 at 10:30 p.m.
How much: $5
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Donald Trump’s inauguration is today. But for Philadelphia, the bigger event is Saturday: The Women’s March on Philadelphia. The sister march that’s an affiliate of the massive Women’s March on Washington is expecting to draw thousands of participants Saturday for a march and rally from about 10 a.m. through the afternoon. And whether it’s for your pre-march, pump-up needs or to play from your phone during the march, you’re going to need a playlist of power ballads and straight-up female empowerment tunes. Lucky for you, we made one.
Some breakfast pastries are based on age-old recipes passed down through generations. Some seem like they were created expressly to look good on Instagram. Like that “rainbow bagel.” Even though it went viral nearly a year ago, it’s apparently still a thing. A year later, the edible phenom’s popularity -- even here in Philly -- hasn’t disappeared.