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  • Trump to visit Pennsylvania, in the middle of the DNC

    07/22/2016 4:46:05 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 70 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | AP
    HARRISBURG (AP) - Donald Trump will visit Pennsylvania next week in the middle of the Democratic National Convention for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee. State party officials said Trump will visit Lackawanna College in Scranton on Wednesday.
  • It’s Going to be Really, Really Hot in Philly This Weekend

    07/22/2016 2:37:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 63 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 07/22/2002 | CLAIRE SASKO
    If you didn’t notice – which you probably haven’t, because it’s still unbearably hot – the year’s longest heat wave has ended, but that doesn’t mean the temperature’s cooling off that much, or for that long. In fact, another heat wave is likely in store. The city and surrounding areas have been issued an excessive heat watch for this weekend. The National Weather service said a coming heat wave could bring the highest temperatures of the summer, starting tomorrow. Highs will reach the mid to upper 90s, according to the NWS. Don’t surprised if temperatures soar into the triple digits...
  • Planned Yorklyn microbrew targets August opening [in a historic mill in Delaware]

    07/22/2016 2:15:03 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    Delaware Online (The News Journal) ^ | July 22, 2016 | Xerxes Wilson
    Gannett...link and title only. Click here to go to article.
  • DNC to Build a Wall for Security During National Convention in Philadelphia

    07/22/2016 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jerome Hudson
    The Secret Service special agent in charge of security during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next month said there will be a security perimeter around the Wells Fargo Complex that will extend higher than five feet. The DNC’s annual event will include “no-scale fencing,” Special Agent James Henry told NBC10.com. Henry noted that the specifics about the “perimeter” have not yet been finalized. This year’s Democratic National Convention will take place July 25-28 in Philadelphia, marking the second time in less than a year that the City of Brotherly Love has hosted a high profile event necessitating a National...
  • DNC: The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear with Bill Clinton

    07/22/2016 7:55:30 AM PDT · by ncfool · 154 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Brian Flood
    "Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, which includes the mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody. The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are scheduled to appear at the DNC."
  • Justice Department: Town discriminated against Muslims [Bensalem PA]

    07/21/2016 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 12:26 AM EDT
    The U.S. Justice Department is suing a suburban Philadelphia town, alleging its denial of a permit for a mosque in 2014 constituted religious discrimination. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the suit was filed Thursday and seeks to have Bensalem give the Bensalem Masjid approval to build the mosque, provide training for township employees on religious land-use laws and pay unspecified damages. …
  • Dems: 'We're Panicked'

    07/21/2016 9:52:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 07-21-2016 | Paul Bedard
    With start of the Democratic National Convention just three days away, Democratic groups are expressing dismay that Hillary Rodham Clinton is neck and neck with Donald Trump in the polls. "Were PANICKED, friends," said an email shot from the Democratic Governors Association. The group and other Clinton supporters are concerned about the polls and the new analysis by numbers guru Nate Silver showing Clinton's lead down to three points. The RealClearPolitics average is even worse. Today's analysis has Clinton's lead at 2.8 points. "This is not good," said the DGA fundraising email. Their note: We're PANICKED, Friends: Nate Silver just...
  • Philadelphia police union slams Hillary Clinton over choice of speakers at convention

    07/21/2016 7:51:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 7/21/2016 | Dave Boyer
    Philadelphia’s police union is blasting Hillary Clinton for inviting relatives of victims of police shootings to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, but failing to include relatives of slain police officers. John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, said the union was “shocked and saddened” by the planned choice of speakers at the convention, which opens Monday in Philadelphia.
  • Get Ready: There’s a 51-Foot Joint Coming to the DNC

    07/20/2016 2:16:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 61 replies
    phillymag.com ^ | 7-18-16 | Claire Sasko
    A 51-foot joint will make an appearance in Philly for the Democratic National Convention next week. No, it doesn’t actually contain marijuana – just a lot of air. The giant joint has circulated at past events in New York City and Washington, D.C. DCMJ, an organization pushing for marijuana legalization, will lead the joint-centered march. It’s expected to start sometime after noon on July 25th, according to PhillyVoice. Volunteers will help carry the joint to the convention, and activists will support it on the return journey. According to the Associated Press, the Secret Service flagged and restricted the whereabouts of...
  • One Of Hillary Clinton’s DNC Delegates Literally Tried To Murder Someone, But Media Are Silent

    07/20/2016 12:24:59 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 20, 2016 | Bre Peyton
    A Democratic National Committee delegate pledged to Hillary Clinton tried to murder her husband with a gun on Sunday, but the national media won’t talk about it. Deanna Vicites, a 47-year-old Hillary Clinton delegate from Pennsylvania, was charged with attempted homicide after shooting her husband in the neck with a revolver over the weekend. The two admitted to authorities they had been drinking all day, and while Deanna initially told authorities it was a mistake, the district attorney said there was no way the shooting was an accident. Democratic Party officials said the Clinton campaign would have to find a...
  • Poll: Trump Leads in Top Battleground Counties in U.S.A.

    07/18/2016 1:16:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2016 | Logan Churchwell
    Sorry, page would not let me to excerpt anything, need to go to the link to read article.
  • A young Pirates fan experienced the emotional highs and lows . . . (Cuteness alert)

    07/18/2016 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 14 replies
    MLB . Com ^ | 18 July 2016 | By Adrian Garro
    Baseball is a funny thing. Investing time, energy and focus on a given team or game can bring out the innermost emotions of fans. The seemingly arbitrary on-field events can hold especially powerful emotional weight for the supremely invested, something to which most young fans can attest. One young Pirates fan definitely can, and was caught on-camera riding the emotional rollercoaster in Sunday's tense affair with the Nats at Nationals Park that was eventually won by Pittsburgh, 2-1, in 18 innings. Early on, with the Bucs up, 1-0, this young man was feeling pretty good, throwing around high-fives and being...
  • Pence eats at Chili’s in NY, Twitter erupts

    07/17/2016 5:31:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 16 JULY 2016 | JOHN HANLON
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Shortly after being officially introduced as Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was trending on Twitter — but it had nothing to do with politics. Pence posted a photo of his family eating at a Chili’s restaurant in New York, prompting a storm of tweets.
  • TRUMP PICKS PENCE (NOW IT'S OFFICIAL!!)

    07/15/2016 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 493 replies
    twitter.com ^ | July 15, 2016
  • Fayette County commissioner shot, investigation ongoing, DA says

    07/17/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · by RS_Rider · 11 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 07-17-2016 | Mary Pickels
    Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites was shot early Sunday in his residence in South Union, county District Attorney Richard Bower said. Bower said he was meeting with Uniontown state police Sunday afternoon, and that the shooting remained under investigation. He declined to give details, or say if anyone was facing charges in the incident. Bower said Vicites is in stable condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. State police have released no information on the incident. Vicites resides at the Crestvue Drive home in South Union with his second wife, Deanna Vicites. He is the father of two sons,...
  • The Saylorsburg-based cleric being blamed for Turkey coup attempt

    07/16/2016 9:05:27 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 10 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | July 16, 2016 | AP
    Some background on Gülen
  • Police: Woman who admitted to drinking 8 beers crashes into beer distributor

    07/15/2016 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 23 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | uncredited
    BUTLER, Pa. — A woman who was drunk on beer crashed into a beer distributor Thursday, Channel 11’s news exchange partners at Inside Butler County reported. Lynly Broge, 53, of Butler crashed her car into the side of O’Donnell’s Beer Distributor on Route 68 in Oakland Township. According to Inside Butler County, Broge’s vehicle crossed the center line, traveled into the parking lot and struck a block wall. State police said in a criminal complaint obtained by Inside Butler County that the entire front end of the vehicle went through the building’s wall. The complaint said Broge admitted to drinking...
  • GOP Senate incumbents lead big in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

    07/14/2016 11:24:38 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 40 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 07/14/2016 | Quinnipiac University
    Republican incumbent senators have solid leads over Democratic challengers in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Noteworthy is Ohio where former Gov. Ted Strickland, who had an early lead but now trails Sen. Rob Portman by 7 percentage points, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three states. The U.S. Senate matchups show: Florida - Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S....
  • NY Times in Denial: "Unclear What Role, If Any, Religion Played" in Fort Dix Six Terror Plot"

    05/14/2007 2:28:49 PM PDT · by TimesWatch · 27 replies · 877+ views
    www.timeswatch.org ^ | 05/14/07 | Times Watch
    New York Times reporter Alan Feuer, seen last May giving respectable coverage to a convention of "Bush-caused-9-11" conspiracy nuts, went to enormous (and erroneous) pains Monday to soft-pedal the Muslim beliefs of the Fort Dix terrorist plotters in "Two Mosques Are Shaken by Ties to a Terror Plot." "It is unclear what role, if any, religion played in the attack Mr. Shnewer and the five other men are charged with planning. (The sixth suspect, Agron Abdullahu, had no apparent connection with Al-Aqsa or the South Jersey Islamic Center.) The authorities have described the suspects as Islamic extremists, but the lengthy...
  • Speakers at Donald Trump’s Convention: Tim Tebow, Peter Thiel, But No Sarah Palin?

    07/14/2016 12:23:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 126 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 13, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    CLEVELAND — A night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct. Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee, has been promising a different kind of Republican National Convention, and plans obtained by The New York Times show that he is eager to put his showbiz stamp on the party’s gathering, even as he struggles to attract A-list talent. The roster of speakers obtained by The Times, and confirmed by two people with direct knowledge of the convention planning, reveals a lineup lacking many of the...
  • GOP Platform Committee Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

    07/13/2016 10:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 13, 2016 | 9:57 AM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Republican Party’s Platform Committee adopted a draft document Tuesday that not only recognizes the unborn child’s “fundamental right to life,” but also calls for defunding Planned Parenthood and states that the GOP will “not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.” The draft platform still has to be adopted by the full GOP Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next week. The Platform Committee, which was chaired by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) — who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee — and dominated by social conservatives, adopted...
  • What Newt Gingrich Really Thinks of Donald Trump

    Newt Gingrich, a leading candidate to be Donald Trump’s running mate, told Republicans at a closed-door meeting earlier this year that Trump is not a conservative, speaks to voters “at the lowest level of any candidate in either party,” and could lose in a landslide if he didn’t significantly change his approach to campaigning. Gingrich suggested Trump’s move from campaigning to governing would be challenging: “How we make the transition from, you know, language for fourth graders to real policy, I don’t know.” His comments came in a February speech in Washington to the Republican State Leadership Committee, months before...
  • Trump Campaign Focusing on 17 States in General Election

    07/13/2016 8:18:16 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 20 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | July 6, 2016
    Donald Trump's political director, Jim Murphy, told House members that the campaign would focus on 17 states this fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Included are 12 states Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 (145 electoral votes) and five states Mitt Romney won in 2012. Not in the list are extreme longshots like California and New York, states Trump has previously indicated would be competitive for him.
  • Philly airport workers vote to strike during the DNC

    07/13/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    philly.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Jane M. Von Bergen
    Baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, airplane cleaners, and other workers at Philadelphia International Airport voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to walk off their jobs in protest during the Democratic National Convention this month, according to a union that wants to organize them. The workers are seeking better scheduling, clarity on sick pay, a more predictable disciplinary system, and to be able to unionize. The vote, which took place at the airport, was 461-5 in favor of striking out of 500 on shift Tuesday participating. The workers, who number about 1,000, work for subcontractors hired by various airlines.
  • Clinton Losing On Honesty In Florida (Tr+5), Ohio (Tr+1), Pennsylvania (Tr+6) Quinnipiac U. (trunc)

    07/13/2016 1:41:12 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 31 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 7/13/2016 | Quinnipiac University
    FLORIDA: Trump 42 - Clinton 39 OHIO: Clinton 41 - Trump 41 PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 43 - Clinton 41 With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call races in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Clinton loses ground on almost every measure from a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no...
  • Swing-state polls: Trump, Clinton neck-and-neck

    07/13/2016 6:57:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13 | Theodore Scleifer
    The poll marks an 11-point difference from a month ago in the Sunshine State. Now, Trump leads Clinton 42% to 39%, within the margin of error; a month ago Clinton led 47% to 39%. With third-party candidates included, Trump's edge extends to five points, 41% to 36%. In the two other states polled, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Clinton and Trump are in as tight a race as other pollsters have documented. They are tied at 41% each in Ohio, and Trump leads by 2 points, 43% to 41%, in Pennsylvania.
  • Donald Trump Just Took The Lead Over Hillary Clinton In Several Key Swing States

    07/13/2016 10:10:25 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    BI ^ | 7-13-2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Maxwell Tani July 13, 2016 Donald Trump has made up his deficit against Hillary Clinton in a series of new polls of battleground states, swinging to leads in Florida and Pennsylvania and a tie in Ohio. The new set of Quinnipiac University polls, released Wednesday, found the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in a dead heat with Clinton in the three states, a slight change from similar Quinnipiac University polls conducted last month. Clinton's biggest drop was in Florida, where last month she led Trump by 8 points. In Wednesday's poll of the state, Trump garnered 42% support to Clinton's 39%...
  • Pennsylvania prison drug dog dies after being left in hot car by handler

    07/13/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    © Copyright 2016 NYDailyNews.com. All rights reserved. ^ | July 13, 2016, 12:05 PM | BY ADAM SHRIER
    A Pennsylvania Department of Corrections K9 died after being left inside a hot car for more than two hours, officials confirmed. Totti, a 2-year-old yellow lab that worked with the department’s Drug Interdictions Unit, was left in the squad car during training exercises at the Rockview State Prison by his handler, Sgt. Chad Holland.... Pennsylvania prison officials have opened an internal investigation into Totti’s death. As the investigation continues, Holland remains employed by the department and has not been reprimanded.
  • Clinton Losing In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    07/13/2016 4:39:03 AM PDT · by Nicojones · 154 replies
    Quinnipiac polling ^ | 7/13/2016 | Quinnipiac
    FLORIDA: Trump 42 - Clinton 39 OHIO: Clinton 41 - Trump 41 PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 43 - Clinton 41 With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call races in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Clinton loses ground on almost every measure from a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no...
  • Former Top Cop: America Is "Sitting On A Powder Keg"

    07/11/2016 6:57:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2016 | Lindsey Bever
    The former top cop in Washington and Philadelphia said Sunday that the country is “sitting on a powder keg” amid outcry over a number of fatal police shootings, including two last week that prompted nationwide protests.
  • Hundreds march in Pittsburgh for Black Lives Matter

    07/10/2016 9:10:17 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 25 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 7/9/2016 | MADASYN CZEBINIAK AND MATTHEW SANTONI
    Sarafina Davis has had enough. “I am tired of these police officers raging war on our black men, and not being held accountable for their actions,” she said. So she decided to create a Black Lives Matter event that ended up attracting hundreds of people to Point State Park on Saturday. She and her sister, Jobie Mack, 21, of West Mifflin, didn't expect the event to draw as many people as it did. Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay estimated the crowd at 1,300 as it headed from the Point up Liberty Avenue to Sixth Avenue, before about 500 returned to...
  • How many must die on I-81? An open letter to government leaders

    07/10/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | July 6, 2016 | Andy Bruns
    Dear Gov. Hogan, Rep. Delaney, Rep. Shuster … somebody: I'm Andy Bruns, and I run The Herald-Mail. I need to tell you something disturbing about myself. At least 10 times a week, I put a bullet in the revolver, spin the cylinder, put the gun to my head and pull the trigger. One of these days, the gun will go off. My friends and family will be devastated, and my children will be fatherless. No, I’m not suicidal. I, along with thousands of others in the region, simply commute to work on Interstate 81. The gun is only a metaphor,...
  • After Dallas Sniper Attack on Police, Rush Makes Grim Prediction for Party Conventions

    07/09/2016 12:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 9, 2016
    “This is not the end of anything here.” Following the horrific violence and murder of police officers in Dallas this week, conservative talk host Rush Limbaugh made a disturbingly plausible prediction on his show. Rush suggested that Dallas might just be the beginning of something and that the next targets could be the Republican National Convention and the Democratic Convention after that. The Washington Free Beacon reported: After Dallas, Rush Limbaugh Predicts Republican and Democratic Conventions Will Be Attacked Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh predicted Friday that both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions later this month will be the...
  • Rapper: Answer to bloodbath on Philly's streets – more guns (a rapper who gets it)

    07/07/2016 2:07:19 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    In a city awash in violence, where a homicide or two is reported every few days, Maj Toure believes more guns – in the hands of the right people – could help stem the bloodshed. “The good guys -- the people that want to be more informed, more responsible, that want to be card-carrying good guys and girls -- those are the people that we’re talking to,” said Toure, a North Philly native and rapper. It's a similar message to the one espoused by the powerful lobbyist the National Rifle Association, which responded to calls for stricter gun control laws...
  • Guess Which Presidential Candidate Was Scheduled For A Black Lives Matter Event Today?

    07/08/2016 5:12:59 PM PDT · by BAW · 41 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | July 8, 2016
    Hint: Her first name is Hillary. See this earlier announcement via the New York Times: "Mrs. Clinton will be in Pennsylvania, with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., at events that will touch on the police-related deaths of Alton B. Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, as protests raged in Chicago and New York."Mrs. Clinton, who is seeking to reassemble President Obama’s winning coalition amid the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, has made criminal justice overhaul a hallmark of her campaign."Poor Hillary. She was all set to pander once again to the Black vote while attacking...
  • Officials Nab Virginia Man For Attempting To Aid ISIS Attacks In DC

    07/08/2016 8:00:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 07/08/2016 | Steve Birr
    Haris Qamar, 25, from Burke in Fairfax County Virginia, operated roughly 60 radical Twitter accounts expressing pro-ISIS sentiment and actively traversed the city, taking pictures of targets in the District for an ISIS propaganda video. ... Qamar told the CW on numerous occasions that he supported the barbaric violence ISIS perpetrates, describing his approval of the, “bodies, blood and beheadings.” “Qamar allegedly said, ‘bye bye DC, stupid ass kufar, kill’em all,'” . ... “Qamar tweeted his prayer that Allah ‘give strength to the mujahideen to slaughter every single US military officer,
  • Allegheny County considers mandate for HPV vaccine for students

    07/07/2016 2:05:48 PM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 18 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | June 22, 2016 | Lauren Rosenblatt
    After 35 radiation treatments and seven chemotherapy sessions to reduce a cancerous lump in his throat from the human papillomavirus HPV, John Rhodes had trouble eating, swallowing and communicating. For a time, he needed a feeding tube, and he has yet to put on the 80 pounds he lost as a result. As assistant coach for the Duquesne men’s basketball team, he had to use other tactics to get his players attention so he could teach them without the booming voice he used to have. Mr. Rhodes, 50, expressed his support for the HPV vaccine at the Allegheny County Health...
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/7/16 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges. Trump’s most tense exchange was with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has been vocal in his concerns about the business mogul’s candidacy, especially his rhetoric and policies on immigration that the senator argues alienate many Latino voters and others in Arizona....
  • Trump Victory in Pennsylvania Hinges on 10 Counties, Experts Say

    07/06/2016 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 06, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Western Pennsylvania has been the driving force in the state becoming more Republican said Henry Olsen, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Olsen said voting patterns of former union Democrats displaced by trade deals and environmental regulations that impacted the coal industry contributed to the rightward push. “If you look at the coal county of Greene, the person who is not looking closely says, ‘Oh well, Romney carried it by huge margins, so how can that make a difference for Trump?' Well he did, except potential turnout was down by 10 percentage points,” Olson said. “If...
  • DNC Readies Warning On "Trumpocalypse"

    07/06/2016 5:51:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    The Democratic Party’s plan to crash this month’s Republican National Convention is heavy on gimmicks and stunts meant to highlight a possible “Trumpocalypse,” as well as to ridicule the presumptive GOP candidate.... ....Democratic National Committee’s “Counter Convention Plan Sketch” covers 22 pages and outlines the party’s activities in Cleveland, where the Republican convention begins July 18. ...A copy of the plan was obtained by the hacker “Guccifer 2.0,” who breached party servers and made off with DNC financial records... ....The DNC plan notes that the party’s efforts in Cleveland will cost in excess of $800,000. In addition to 16 staffers...
  • Sanders delegates shocked they need cash for DNC trip

    07/04/2016 10:51:46 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/4/2015 | Mary Kay Linge
    Some of Bernie Sanders’ 1,831 New York delegates can’t scrape up enough cash to attend this month’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — so they’ve turned to crowdfunding websites to raise the cash. “The cost definitely was a surprise,” said Jessica Frisco, 23, a delegate from the Upper West Side. “People are freaking out.” Unlike the savvy operators who usually win slots as convention delegates, some from Sanders’ campaign say they had no idea they would have to spend up to $5,000 on travel expenses.
  • Born By Declaration: How Thirteen United Colonies Became The United States

    07/04/2016 1:04:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Breitbart News
    “I believe that if Breitbart were covering the Continental Congress, the Founder our readers would identify with would be John Adams,” Breitbart Senior West Coast Editor Rebecca Mansour said. Speaking to SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon for the Breitbart News Daily Fourth of July Special, Mansour explained in dramatic detail the personalities and political tensions that led the Continental Congress to declare independence from the British crown.
  • Elementary school call the cops after ‘racist’ statement…about brownies?

    06/30/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    This story is crazy. From Philly.com: On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed that the remark was “racist,” the school called the Collingswood Police Department, according to the mother of the boy who made the comment. The police officer spoke to the student, who is 9, said the boy’s mother, Stacy dos Santos, and local authorities. Dos Santos said that the school overreacted and that...
  • Polls show tight Clinton-Trump race in 2016 battlegrounds

    06/28/2016 8:31:40 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Battleground state polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locked in a tight race for the White House with just more than four months to go before Election Day. Clinton has so far failed to pull away in the 10 states likely to determine the outcome of the 2016 election, even as Trump has suffered through what some political observers describe as the worst stretch they’ve seen a major presidential candidate endure. Trump in the last few weeks has fired his campaign manager, seen Republicans flee from his campaign and released embarrassingly low fundraising figures. Yet he is running competitively...
  • Philly’s “Soda Tax”: Not Popular, Not Fiscally Sound, Not Legal

    06/28/2016 12:16:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jerry Rogers
    In Philadelphia, a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on beverages goes into effect January 1, 2017. The regressive, highly unpopular tax will add 18 cents to the cost of a can of soda, $1.08 for a six-pack or $1.02 for a two-liter bottle. The new “soda tax” will be added on top of the already excessive 8% sales tax that applies to beverages in Pennsylvania.Yes, the tax is unpopular – 58% of residents oppose the measure. Yes, the tax will disproportionately harm poor residents – economic studies show that low-income Americans spend a larger portion of their income on consumer goods like soda. No, the...
  • LIVE:2 Trump Rallies 6/28/2016 Monessen, PA @ 2:30pm and St. Clairsville, OH @ 7pm EDT

    06/28/2016 1:40:26 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 434 replies
    MONESSEN, PA Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of Donald J. Trump’s policy speech in Monessen, PA at Alumisource. Coverage begins at 2:30 PM EDT. Watch the LIVE Stream of the event below beginning at 2:30 PM EDT Monessen is a city in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,720 at the 2010 census. In 1940, 20,257 people lived there. In 1990 the population was 13,026. John Kennedy speaking in Monessen, PA in October 1962 ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump rally in St. Clairsville, OH at Ohio...
  • 'Dance Mom's' Abby Lee Miller pleads guilty in bankruptcy case

    06/27/2016 12:36:56 PM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    FOX ^ | June 27, 2016 | AP
    "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller pleaded guilty Monday to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country. She was charged last fall with illegally trying to hide $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Authorities later accused her of dividing more than $120,000 into plastic bags and having others in her group put the bags in their luggage in August 2014, violating a law requiring people to report bringing more than $10,000 worth of foreign currency into the country.
  • Donald Trump to give economic speech Tuesday in (Monessen) Pennsylvania

    06/27/2016 10:35:59 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | June 27, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump will give an economic policy speech in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, his campaign announced Monday. Trump's address -- titled "Declaring American Economic Independence" -- in Monessen will be his first appearance on the campaign trail since his trip to Scotland, where he promoted his remodeled golf course. Monessen is a western Pennsylvania town located south of Pittsburgh and the venue is an industrial plant. A theme of Trump's campaign has been re-energizing American manufacturing, as well as fighting the side effects of globalization. Eric Trump, his son, teased Monday that his father will be making an...
  • Keep those eyes on bellwethers Ohio & Pennsylvania

    06/27/2016 9:44:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    TRIB Live ^ | June 25, 2016 | SALENA ZITO
    On paper, Republicans Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob Portman of Ohio should be losing in the polls in their U.S. Senate re-election races. Both men have been hammered for a month over whether they will support their party's presumptive nominee, their opposition to voting on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee and their refusal to enact new gun legislation after the massacre in Orlando. Yet both are defying conventional political wisdom. Toomey increased his lead over Democrat Katie McGinty by 8 percentage points in the latest Quinnipiac survey. Portman's numbers improved by 9 points, placing him in a tie with...
  • House Dem convicted of corruption resigns

    06/23/2016 11:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Greg Nash Resignation letter at link. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) is resigning effective immediately, he announced Thursday, after initially seeking to remain in Congress despite his conviction on corruption charges. "In my previous letter I indicated a later resignation date in order to provide for an orderly transition of my office after 21 years in the House," he wrote in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). "However, out of respect for the entire House Leadership, and so as not to cause a distraction from the House's work for the people, I have changed my effective date." Fattah first...