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  • Elementary school call the cops after ‘racist’ statement…about brownies?

    06/30/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by detective · 34 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...
  • 57 donkeys get painted for Democratic National Convention

    06/23/2016 11:38:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 23, 2016 2:11 PM EDT
    They’ve begun painting the donkeys in Philadelphia. Fifty-seven fiberglass donkeys representing the delegations to the Democratic National Convention are being painted with iconic images and will be placed on display starting July 1 at city landmarks. Twenty-eight artists were selected to custom-design each donkey, symbol of the Democratic Party. …
  • Fattah submits resignation — dated Oct. 3 (Milking it to Oct.)

    06/22/2016 4:49:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Greg Nash Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) submitted a letter of resignation from Congress on Wednesday that laid out his plan to remain as a member through October 3. The letter, sent a day after a jury convicted him of 23 corruption charges, was quickly ripped by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who called on Democratic leaders to join him in demanding Fattah's immediate resignation. "Mr. Fattah has betrayed the trust of this institution and the people of Pennsylvania, and for that he should resign immediately from the House of Representatives," Ryan said in a statement he tweeted out Wednesday. "We...
  • Bummed? This Focus Group on Trump Will Restore Your Faith in Americans

    06/22/2016 5:44:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nicolle Wallace nailed it: “voters are so smart! And whenever we scratch our heads here in New York City or anywhere along the Acela corridor, you really just have to get out for a day or an hour and talk to people. They see everything.” Wallace was reacting to clips from a focus group of working-class Pennsylvania voters aired on today’s Morning Joe. Trump boosters and critics alike offered fresh, authentic, insightful takes on the candidate. As something of a political junkie, I found myself feeling envious of the clear and uncluttered way they cut to the heart of things....
  • Pittsburgh news anchor fired after racist Facebook post says it was because she is white

    06/22/2016 5:38:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 21, 2016 | Christopher Brennen
    Pittsburgh news anchor fired after racist Facebook post says it was because she is white A Pittsburgh news anchor fired for a Facebook post stereotyping black people as criminals is suing, saying she was let go because she is white. Wendy Bell, then a presenter at WTAE, caused a social-media firestorm with a March post, where she wrote that still-unidentified shooting suspects were probably black. “You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday ... They are young black men, likely in their teens or in...
  • Pastor Manning:Clinton has won nomination

    06/04/2008 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 22 replies · 317+ views
    Manning: Clinton has won nomination Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Salena Zito Pastor James David Manning, posted an “urgent message to Sen. Hillary Clinton” via You-Tube video today claiming that Clinton “without a doubt has won the nomination for the presidency for the Democratic Party.” In the video, Manning, pastor of ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., compares Clinton’s courage to that of former Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto, Clinton's wisdom and poise to that of Cleopatra, and Clinton's leadership strength to that of Deborah of the Old Testament.
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • 3 Arrested With Multiple Loaded Guns, Knives, Body Armor at Holland Tunnel on Way to NYC

    06/21/2016 9:06:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 118 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 21 JUN 16 | By Pei-Sze Cheng and Jonathan Dienst
    Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York. The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache. The guns seized included long-range weapons as well as handguns. A camouflage helmet with what appeared to be night goggles was also recovered.
  • Jury convicts Pennsylvania US Rep. Chaka Fattah loan

    06/21/2016 10:59:58 AM PDT · by Phlap · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 06/21/2016
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jury convicts Pennsylvania US Rep. Chaka Fattah in racketeering trial involving donor's secret $1M campaign loan.
  • 6-year-old Montco girl lived her 'worst nightmare,' jury told [undocumented crime alert]

    06/21/2016 10:03:16 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 14 replies
    An 11-year-old Montgomery County boy awoke in his bunk bed one night last November and heard noises coming from the bottom bunk, where his 6-year-old sister slept. At first, he thought she was having a nightmare. Instead, the girl was "living her worst nightmare," a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. "A strange man in her bed, at four o'clock in the morning, lights off, as he sexually assaulted her." Assistant District Attorney M. Stewart Ryan offered that description in opening arguments at the trial of Oscar Herrera, a 29-year-old Hatfield man accused of breaking into the family's apartment and raping the...
  • Pittsburgh anchorwoman sues TV station, saying she was fired because she's white

    06/21/2016 7:47:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21,2016
    She commented on the March 9 shooting of five black people in the poor Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg. "You needn't be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts," Bell wrote March 21. "They are young black men, likely in their teens or in their early 20s. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They've grown up there. They know the police. They've been arrested." In the same post, she also praised a black restaurant worker in a...
  • Philadelphia Muslims assault restaurant patrons: “We belong to ISIS”

    06/21/2016 5:06:07 AM PDT · by milford421 · 48 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/21/16 | Robert Spencer
    ""They were just finishing up their cheese steaks when Brooke Kane’s girlfriend asked another group of patrons if she could bum a cigarette, Patrick Kane said. “That is when the guys just lost their minds,” said Patrick Kane, 31 and a maintenance supervisor at an apartment building. In seconds one man stood up, put his hand over the face of the woman and pushed her across the sidewalk, said Patrick Kane. “‘Don’t mess with us, we belong to ISIS,'” Kane said the man shouted at them.
  • Suspects Sought in Brutal Attack Outside Geno's Steaks ("Don't mess with us, we belong to ISIS")

    06/20/2016 11:52:42 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    6ABC ^ | June 20, 2016
    SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are searching for several suspects who were caught on camera brutally attacking three people outside Geno's Steaks in South Philadelphia. The incident happened back on June 11 outside the cheesesteak landmark on the 1200 block of South 9th Street. Patrick Kane and his wife say they were out at Geno's Steaks following a wedding. When one of their friends asked the group of guys to a bum a cigarette, that question somehow triggered the violent brawl. "I got punched in the nose, then I got punched in the back of the head, I got two...
  • Swing State Polls Show Close Race Between Clinton,Trump (PA Tied)

    06/20/2016 5:04:58 PM PDT · by LS · 71 replies
    PPP per Breitbart ^ | 6/20/2016 | Mike Flynn
    A recent round of polls in battleground states shows the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump much tighter than national polling. Traditional swing states show a battle similar to the fight in 2012 between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, with one exception. The emergence of Pennsylvania as a toss-up contest has already shifted the landscape ahead of November.
  • Worlds largest 'FART-IN' planned for Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech in Philadelphia

    06/19/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 67 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/18/16 | liveleak
    The Dirty Bernie supporters/delegates are holding a massive bean-dinner the night before and are encouraging everybody who's anybody to eat beans, show up, and let the world know that the way the Dem elections were run, some say defrauding Dirty Bernie of his rightful place as the Dem Candidate for POTUS (law suits in several States) really stinks. Just a few of the plethora of sources: http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/worlds_largest_fart-in_planned_for_hillary_clintons_acceptance_speech_in_ph http://www.topix.com/forum/philly/T8T2D4QDQC3LC9N3D http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141493594 Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=26f_1466305429#60PhfxET8WEmKuX9.99
  • People Love This Girl Who Walked Out Of Her High School Graduation Ceremony

    06/17/2016 1:25:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 16, 2016 | Leticia Miranda
    People Love This Girl Who Walked Out Of Her High School Graduation Ceremony “I got my diploma and there was no reason for me to stay for the rest of it.” ... [A]s soon as she got her diploma, she walked right out of the building. “I walked out because I got my diploma and there was no reason for me to stay for the rest of it,” she said. “I didn’t want to sit with all the people. That’s a lot of traffic to sit in after.” ...
  • Democratic Platform Committee Considers Calling For A Ban On Fracking

    06/17/2016 12:47:02 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 11 replies
    hotair.com ^ | June 17, 2016
    One of the lingering fights between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is over whether to ban fracking or simply regulate it more heavily. The Hill reports that fight is now continuing as the Democratic platform committee debates the party’s approach to energy: “I think it could be a tension point, but I think it’s a good tension point,” said Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica, who will testify before the committee this week.
  • Philadelphia Passes Game-Changing Soda Tax

    06/16/2016 3:17:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    Fortune ^ | June 16, 2016
    The Philadelphia City Council on Thursday voted 13-4 in favor of a bill that became known as the “soda tax.” It will impose a 1.5-cent tax per ounce for soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages include fruit drinks, sports drinks, flavored water, and energy drinks. The tax goes into effect at the beginning of next year. Notably, it excludes baby formula, any product that has a base that is majority milk, and some other healthier offerings predetermined by the city.
  • PA-Sen: Toomey Takes Part in Gun Violence Filibuster (VIDEO)

    06/15/2016 7:43:06 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 36 replies
    Politics PA ^ | 15 June 2016 | Nick Fields
    Earlier today, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy started a filibuster on the Senate floor on the subject of gun violence. Murphy has been perhaps the most passionate gun safety advocate since the Sandy Hook shooting occurred in his home state in 2012. Over the past few hours, Sen. Murphy has been joined by a number of his colleagues including Pat Toomey. Pennsylvania’s junior Senator has been one of the few Republican members to advocate in favor of gun safety measures. “I’m of the view that it’s time to get something done here,” Toomey began. “We’ve done a lot of talking.” Sen....
  • Sen. Casey unveils new gun legislation in Pittsburgh

    06/13/2016 3:29:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    wpxi ^ | 6-13-16 | Cara Sapida
    PITTSBURGH — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has unveiled legislation that would ban gun sales to those who commit misdemeanor hate crimes. Casey was joined at a press conference Monday morning in Pittsburgh by Mayor Bill Peduto for the announcement. “We may not be able to extinguish all hate, but we can take action to limit the damage so we don’t have to have these types of press conferences in the future,” Peduto said. The Hate Crimes Prevention Act denies the use of a gun to anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime under federal, state or tribal...
  • A Combative Donald Trump Shows Up at Tampa and Pittsburgh Rallies

    06/12/2016 4:13:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Beth Reinhard
    Some people who know Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump say he has two aspects: a thoughtful, charming private demeanor and an impulsive, inflammatory public persona. But now, two public images of Mr. Trump appear to be emerging: the scripted candidate who affirms conservative ideals and attacks presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and the free-wheeling headliner at rallies who seems willing to hurl insults at any and all, even within his own party. The latter public version of Mr. Trump showed up on Saturday at campaign stops in Tampa, Fl., and Pittsburgh, Pa., offering a stark contrast from the more-restrained...
  • Trump knocks rivals in Florida and Pennsylvania — and not just the Democrats

    06/11/2016 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    Donald Trump called for the Republican Party to fall in line behind his presidential bid Saturday during campaign swings through Florida and Pennsylvania, attacking skeptical members of his own party along with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “We have a war to win against a very crooked politician. The Republican Party really should get their act together,” Trump said here Saturday. “They have to come together. We have to win. And if for no other reason, the Supreme Court, remember that.”
  • BUILD BRIDGES, NOT WALLS HILLARY SAID, SO THEY BUILT A FENCE

    06/11/2016 10:42:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Hillary told Univision (the Mexican Cable TV Station) that we should be “building bridges, not walls.” Of course in reference to Donald Trump’s stand that we need to secure our borders with a ‘wall.’ So in preparation for the DNC Convention in Philadelphia, they are erecting a huge fence to keep out…Sanders supporters? Wait, isn’t a fence like a wall? If they can build one, why can’t we? “I think the idea of building walls as an answer to issues that confront our country is just not the right approach. We should be building bridges, we should be building understanding.”...
  • 2 Trump rallies 6/11/2016! Tampa, FL @ 11am & Pittsburgh, PA @ 3 pm EDT

    06/11/2016 4:19:47 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 579 replies
    Saturday, June 11, 2016 -Tampa, FL-Tampa Convention Center-11:00 AM Donald J. Trump for President Rally Doors Open: 8:00 AM Tampa Bay, Fl Tampa Convention Center Saturday, June 11, 2016 -Pittsburgh, PA-Atlantic Aviation 3:00 PM-Donald J. Trump for President Rally Doors Open at 12:00 PM Pittsburgh, PA Atlantic Aviation
  • Sanders: I'm staying in the race

    06/09/2016 10:15:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | June 9, 2016 | Nick Gass
    After spending an hour meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, Bernie Sanders vowed to stay in the race for Tuesday's District of Columbia primary while acknowledging that he would work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in the general election. Sanders ticked through a list of his priorities, promising to take those issues to the convention in Philadelphia next month.
  • Wells Fargo Center, Xfinity Live! to Be Inside DNC Security Perimeter

    06/10/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by DEEP_e · 13 replies
    NBC10.com ^ | Brian X. McCrone
    Security at the Sports Complex during the Democratic National Convention next month will include “no-scale fencing” to enclose the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!, the Secret Service special agent in charge said in an interview Thursday.
  • DONALD TRUMP IN PITTSBURGH THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH

    06/10/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 10 replies
    warroom.com ^ | 10 June 2016 | ROSE TENNENT
    DONALD TRUMP IN PITTSBURGH THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump arrives in Pittsburgh Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and our very own ROSE TENNENT "Rose Unplugged", will deliver pre-program remarks! WHERE: Atlantic Aviation, 300 Horizon Dr., Mood Township, PA 15108, Hanger 2 WHEN: Saturday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at noon Admission is FREE, but you MUST REGISTER. Get tickets at http://lists.warroom.com/lists/lt.php?id=Y0tSBR5WUx8AVAw
  • Schedule | Donald J Trump for President

    06/09/2016 8:32:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | June 9th, 2016
    Friday, June 10, 2016 - Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum 8:00 PM Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Tampa, FL Tampa Convention Center 11:00 AM Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA Atlantic Aviation 3:00 PM Monday, June 13, 2016 - ​Manchester, NH Saint Anselm College 2:30 PM Monday, June 13, 2016 - ​Portsmouth, NH Great Bay Community College 6:00 PM
  • Trump campaign projects 1,400 delegates at convention: report

    04/20/2016 1:32:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 122 replies
    The HIll ^ | 4/20/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Internal documents show Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's campaign advisers are projecting that the billionaire businessman will secure more than 1,400 delegates at the Republican National Convention in July, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. That total greatly exceeds the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the nomination on the first ballot. The projection was in an internal campaign memo sent to Trump surrogates Tuesday night, after Trump secured a convincing win in the New York primary. It called the front-runner's win in New York "YUGE" and included talking points to use in media interviews. It advised the surrogates to talk about...
  • PPP: Pennsylvania Close; Sanders Supporter Unity Would Make It Not Close (Trump Tie 2-way, -1 3-way)

    06/08/2016 12:08:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 65 replies
    PPP's new Pennsylvania poll finds a close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the state, although both a generic Democratic candidate and Bernie Sanders have more substantial leads that bode well for Clinton's chances if she can get the party unified around her in the weeks ahead. Clinton has 41% to 40% for Trump, with Gary Johnson at 6% and Jill Stein at 3%. In a head to head match up, Clinton and Trump tie at 44%. Similarly to what we found on the Florida poll we released yesterday, Republicans are more unified around Trump (79/8) than Democrats...
  • Top prosecutor's twin files complaint about sister's office

    06/08/2016 3:54:09 AM PDT · by chopperman · 14 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general's administration is facing yet another employee complaint — this time from her twin sister. Attorney General Kathleen Kane's twin has filed a wage and gender discrimination complaint against her sister's office, The Morning Call of Allentown reported (http://bit.ly/1teyEtf). Ellen Granahan works as a chief deputy attorney general and says her $88,509 salary is 17 to 37 percent lower than what male and female agency lawyers with similar titles earn. She filed the complaint Dec. 30 with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. The agency gave Kane's administration until May 12 to respond. It...
  • Cops: Man groped, stabbed woman at Warminster shopping center

    06/07/2016 7:08:32 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 12 replies
    Angel Ramos, 47, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, attempted robbery, indecent assault and related offenses after he allegedly stabbed a woman in a Warminster Township shopping center on Monday, June 6, 2016, while trying to rob and sexually assault her. Angel Ramos, 47, whose last known address was in Hatboro, Montgomery County, was charged with attempted robbery, aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime, indecent assault, and related offenses, and is being held in the Bucks County jail on $7.5 million bail. About 10:45 p.m. Monday, Ramos allegedly attacked a 33-year-old woman who was sitting in her...
  • Shell moves ahead with ethane cracker in Beaver County

    06/07/2016 4:27:55 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 21 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 06-07-2016 | David Conti
    Royal Dutch Shell will build the multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant it proposed more than four years ago on the banks of the Ohio River in Beaver County. The decision announced early Tuesday ends years of anticipation and debate that swirled as Shell prepared the massive site in Potter and Center while a global collapse in oil and natural gas prices prompted the company to lay off thousands and halt other projects. “Shell Chemicals has recently announced final investment decisions to expand alpha olefins production at our Geismar site in Louisiana and, with our partner CNOOC in China, to add a world-scale...
  • Biden, McCain awarded Allegheny College's civility prize

    06/06/2016 6:49:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Pittsburgh Business Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Paul J. Gough
    Allegheny College this week will award Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. John McCain Prizes for Civility in Public Life in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Tuesday's event will include former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and Allegheny College President James H. Mullen Jr. "These two political giants – one from the left and one from the right – have demonstrated throughout the course of their distinguished careers the benefits of civil behavior, and who showed remarkable moments of civility during recent presidential campaigns," the college said in a statement when the announcement was initially made in April.
  • Scranton teen charged as an adult in fatal stabbing

    06/06/2016 6:12:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    The Citizen's Voice ^ | 6/3/2016 | David Singleton
    SCRANTON — Kayla VanWert appeared to have taken the advantage over Cathleen Boyer as the two fought Sunday night in the 800 block of McKenna Court, one 16-year-old witness would tell police.VanWert, 18, was on top of Boyer, 16, who was pulling VanWert’s hair.Then Boyer started swinging her arm upward, hitting the side of VanWert’s chest.“She’s stabbing me! She’s stabbing me!” other witnesses heard the older teen scream.Suddenly, the large crowd that had gathered in the Hill Section alley to watch the fight that grew out of an escalating argument on social media scattered into the night, leaving VanWert bleeding...
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • Bomb squad called to Norristown Transportation Center for suspicious package (Philly suburb)

    06/05/2016 12:17:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Authorities have been called to the report of a suspicious package at the Norristown Transportation Center. The incident was reported at 1:21 p.m. Sunday at the center located at West Lafayette and Swede streets. Police have evacuated the area as a precaution. …
  • Gun safety bill advances in City Council (Philly- Patently Unconstitutional due to preemption laws)

    06/04/2016 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    A bill that would require safe storage of guns and ammunition in homes with children passed out of a committee of Philadelphia City Council on Wednesday without a word of opposition from gun-rights advocates. But that does not mean pushback isn't coming. Police Capt. Francis Healy, while saying the Police Department supports the effort, testified that the wording of the bill could prove "problematic and controversial" and that he expected a legal challenge. Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160602_Gun_safety_bill_advances_in_City_Council.html#CssmPtHfskzKspUh.99
  • District Attorney: Armed Citizen Performed ‘Public Service’ by Killing Robber (PA)

    06/04/2016 7:25:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    The district attorney for Levittown, Pennsylvania says a pharmacy owner performed a “public service” by shooting and killing a robber Friday morning. According to 6 ABC, police said the would-be robber entered the store with a shotgun and attempted “to mask his gun with an umbrella, but the owner was ready.” Police said the store owner–Kenneth Lee–had installed “a good camera system” so he saw the suspect as he approached the store. Lee warned the suspect numerous times to freeze, yet the suspect charged and Lee “fired nearly a dozen times.”
  • Man who was shot, caused White House lockdown: "I came here to shoot people"

    06/03/2016 5:48:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 03 JUNE 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Court documents indicate a Pennsylvania man who was shot after rushing a White House security gate last month was armed and told police, "I came here to shoot people." Federal prosecutors on Friday charged 31-year-old Jesse Olivieri of Ashland, Pennsylvania, in connection with the May 20 incident. Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said Olivieri remains hospitalized.
  • Police: Pharmacist fatally shoots shotgun-toting robber

    06/03/2016 11:43:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3, 2016 | AP
    LEVITTOWN, Pa. – Police say a suburban Philadelphia pharmacy owner shot and killed a would-be robber wearing a Halloween mask and carrying a shotgun. Falls Township police Lt. Henry Ward says the gunfire broke out just before 10 a.m. Friday at the Pennsbury Pharmacy. He says the gunman got out of the passenger seat of a minivan in the parking lot, walked in and went behind the store counter before the pharmacist fired nearly a dozen rounds at him.
  • Independent: Why Hillary Clinton Could Lose The Democratic Nomination To Bernie Sanders

    06/02/2016 8:14:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Breitbart News
    From Mal Siret writing at the Independent: Hillary Clinton could lose the race for Democratic nominee as the focus shifts to California, where an influx of voter registrations threatens to derail her lead over Bernie Sanders.
  • Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention

    06/01/2016 6:01:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    'Justice for Palestinians cannot be attained without the lifting of the occupation,' Cornel West was quoted as saying by 'The New York Times' on Wednesday. The Democrat party is facing a possible dilemma as supporters of the two candidates vying for the nomination gear up for a debate on what to do with its Mideast policy. The Israel issue is threatening to tear the party apart as Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who has mounted a considerable presidential campaign that has earned him greater clout within the left-wing camp, has tapped two individuals to a key committee who seek to...