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  • Stumped by Trump’s success? Take a drive outside US cities

    08/23/2016 3:48:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/23/16 | Salena Zito
    If you drive anywhere in Pennsylvania, from the turnpike to the old US routes to the dirt roads connecting small towns like Hooversville with “bigger” small towns like Somerset, you might conclude that Donald Trump is ahead in this state by double digits. Large signs, small signs, homemade signs, signs that wrap around barns, signs that go from one end of a fence to another dot the landscape with such frequency that, if you were playing the old-fashioned road-trip game of counting cows, you would hit 100 in just one small town like this one. In Ruffsdale, I am pretty...
  • Poll that Showed Trump +5 in PA Removed from CBS8 Website

    08/22/2016 5:33:36 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 37 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 8/22/2016 | Trump Conservative
    Yesterday, I reported a new poll that showed Donald Trump +5 ahead of Hillary Clinton in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania. CBS8 reported a story about this poll, conducted by Project Execution, explaining that results showed Trump leading Clinton 41.9% to 36.5%. CBS8 has since mysteriously removed the page with their report on this poll for some reason, perhaps the person who wrote it wasn’t aware it didn’t fit the mainstream media’s narrative of Donald Trump being doomed beyond all hope. The original link to this CBS8 story can be found here, which you can see now comes up...
  • GHP seeks 41 percent rate hike (Geisinger Health Plan, very big in PA)

    08/22/2016 11:33:39 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 7 replies
    The Daily Item ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rick Dandes
    If you rely on health insurance provided by companies aligned with the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Pennsylvania, prepare yourself for sticker shock when it’s time to pay those premiums in the fall. Valley residents enrolled in the ACA marketplace can choose from programs offered by Capital Advantage, Geisinger, Highmark, UPMC Health Options, Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options, and Keystone Health Plan Central. All are proposing significant rate increases for monthly premiums in 2017.
  • Trump Leads Clinton by 5+ Points in the Key Battleground State of Pennsylvania

    08/21/2016 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 155 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 21, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has surged to a 5-point lead over democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania as per a latest poll.
  • Turnpike Commission CEO apologizes for toll collector's racist statements as investigation continues

    08/20/2016 11:05:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 84 replies
    Penn Live ^ | July 27-28, 2016 | Steve Marroni
    Susquehanna Township resident Carl Shuman was heading home from a business trip in Pittsburgh Monday night, and after a pleasant drive, he pulled up to the toll booth at the Carlisle exit, ready to pay his toll. There, he was stunned by something that in his more than four decades of driving and in his professional life as an employment-law attorney, he had never encountered -- not like this, anyway, he said. As the car in front of him left the booth, Shuman noticed the toll collector shaking his head and smirking. "He said something very close to, 'Them black...
  • Pa. Turnpike wedded to toll hikes, mired in debt

    08/20/2016 8:06:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Lehigh Valley Express-Times ^ | July 31, 2016 | Express-Times Letter to the Editor
    Is it possible that a toll road could price itself right out of its market? That's essentially what the Pennsylvania Turnpike is prescribing for itself. Last week the Turnpike Commission informed us that tolls will go up a ninth consecutive year in 2017 — and stay on a steadily upward trajectory until 2044. And of course, there's no guarantee after that. By then, we can only hope, the turnpike will have morphed into a giant solar-powered car-train — for self-driving cars, of course. "Unsustainable" is an overused word these days, but it applies to the toll road's future. The turnpike...
  • Proposed legislation would crack down on Pennsylvania Turnpike toll cheats

    08/20/2016 4:10:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 1, 2016 | Brad Bumsted
    HARRISBURG — Motorists blow past Pennsylvania Turnpike toll booths every year, resulting in millions of dollars of losses. The agency that manages more than 500 miles of highway is supporting legislation to punish those scofflaws. A bill pending in the state Senate would “give us the hammer we need to go after habitual toll cheats,” Turnpike Commission Chairman Sean Logan said. “This measure would ensure that everyone pays their fair share. There are no free rides.” The bill by Senate Transportation Chairman John Rafferty, R-Montgomery County, and Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, would allow PennDOT to suspend the...
  • Ludicrous legislation takes toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike

    08/20/2016 7:49:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 7, 2016 | Eric Heyl
    Slam on the brakes. That's what state lawmakers want to do to increasingly frequent instances of motorists skirting payment of Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls. The problem wouldn't be nearly as prevalent had many of those same legislators years ago taken a detour around the lame-brain idea that directly resulted in turnpike travel becoming significantly more costly. How costly? Pretty soon only Saudi Arabian sheiks will be able to afford the outrageous tolls, though those guys probably prefer to fly their personal planes from Pittsburgh to Breezewood. Those lacking private jet transportation sidestep the tolls in renegade fashion. They fly through toll...
  • Impeachment Of Kane Still Possible Despite Conviction

    08/17/2016 6:25:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    PHILADELPHIA CBS LOCAL ^ | 17 AUGUST 2016 | TONY ROMEO
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Kathleen Kane resigned as Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Wednesday. But despite her conviction on perjury and other charges Monday night, impeachment proceedings against her may continue. Montgomery County Republican Todd Stephens is chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts. He says no decision has been made about the House impeachment investigation of Kathleen Kane which has been underway for several months. He says one reason the proceedings may continue is to bar Kane from holding office in the future.
  • Bill Cosby and lawyer Monique Pressley go their separate ways (translation: BOHICA, Bill)

    08/17/2016 2:39:52 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 10 replies
    Bill Cosby has lost another lawyer. The fallen comic has gone through three attorneys -- Martin Singer, Christopher Tayback and now Pressley -- since he was first accused of drugging and sexually assaulting dozens of women. According to Deadline, his new acting legal team will be Angela Agrusa, head of litigation Liner LLP and Pennsylvania-based attorney Brian McMonagle. Prior to her exit, Pressley vigorously defended Cosby in the court of public opinion, appearing on various news programs and speaking on the star’s behalf on social media. Pressley did not immediately return FOX411’s request for comment. Currently, Cosby is battling felony...
  • Hillary Holds Voter Registration Drive in West Philadelphia – Why?...

    08/17/2016 1:26:40 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 15 replies
    The Conservative TreeHouse ^ | August 16, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Hillary Clinton remains campaigning in Pennsylvania. Yesterday Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton campaigned in Scranton, a few hundred people showed up. Today, Hillary held a voter registration campaign event in a High School gym in West Philadelphia – the attendance/turnout was essentially the same. What’s going on? Where are all these Clinton supporters the national media keep polling and talking about? The answers are really quite simple. They’re in the same place they were during the 2016 Democrat primary race. Take a close look at the prior election turnout results: In 2008 38,111,341 (38.1 million) democrats voted...
  • Trump recruiting 'election observers' to scout for fraud

    08/17/2016 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 48 replies
    Donald Trump is getting pro-active about concerns the White House race could be “rigged” against him, by recruiting “election observers” to help monitor the vote, though details of the program are unclear -- and are raising concerns about potential Election Day confrontations.
  • Chris Matthews Fails to Identify Disgraced Pennsylvania AG as a Democrat

    08/17/2016 8:34:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that a Republican state attorney general had been forced to resign after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. Now imagine how the story would have been played on MSNBC. Fair to assume that the word “Republican” would have featured in the story’s first sentence? But in a stand-alone segment on today’s Hardball on the forced resignation of Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania AG who was convicted on nine charges, host Chris Matthews failed to ever mention, and the screen graphics never revealed, that Kane is a Democrat. Kane had illegally leaked secret grand jury documents to harm a...
  • At Least Six Swing States Face Double-Digit Premium Hikes under Obamacare

    08/16/2016 9:47:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 August 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trump’s favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law and consumers are expected to see the hikes around Nov. 1 — one week before heading to the polls. Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but Hillary Clinton has vowed to make the Obamacare exchanges work. Some say the way she would do that is through raising taxes.
  • Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction

    08/16/2016 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Pennsylvania's first elected female attorney general announced her resignation Tuesday, a day after being convicted of abusing the powers of the state's top law enforcement office to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up. Democrat Kathleen Kane's exit completes a spectacular fall for the former county prosecutor who soared to victory four years ago as an outsider promising to break up an "old-boys' network" in state government. She squandered her early popularity, feuded with rivals and aides and ultimately was undone by what prosecutors portrayed as a personal vendetta against her critics and perceived enemies.
  • Father named as the shooter in murder-suicide of family

    LEESPORT, Pa. – Authorities have named a Pennsylvania man as the shooter in a murder-suicide that left his family dead earlier this monthThe Berks County district attorney said Monday that 40-year-old Mark Short Sr. shot and killed his 33-year-old wife, Megan, and the couple's three children before turning the weapon on himself. The children — 8-year-old Lianna, 5-year-old Mark Jr. and 2-year-old Willow — were found dead alongside their parents Aug. 6 in the family's home in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. Authorities say the couple had been having "domestic issues." They found a handwritten murder-suicide note and a handgun near one...
  • Phony Clinton Crowd Numbers Exposed

    08/16/2016 8:44:08 AM PDT · by duckworth · 64 replies
    Supposedly there were 3000 people at a Clinton appearance in Scranton yesterday. Another lie!
  • Hillary Struggles to Fill High School Gym in City of 776,000 Democrats

    08/16/2016 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16,2016 | Jim Hoft
    But Hillary could only fill a high school gym. And it’s a SMALL gym. It was another embarrassing display. It’s a good thing the liberal media sent reporters – so they could help fill up the stands.
  • STEADY AS SHE GOES: Hillary holds onto railing, table, chair during home visit

    08/16/2016 11:24:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 185 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | August 16, 2016 | KYLE OLSON
    Hillary Clinton sought out the stability of just about anything during a visit to Joe Biden’s Scranton, Pennsylvania boyhood home. Video from Clinton’s appearance showed her grasping for a railing, a chair and the kitchen table on Monday.
  • Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Is Convicted on All Counts

    08/16/2016 4:39:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    NY Times | 08/15/16 | JESS BIDGOOD
    She was a rising Democratic star. She was the first in her party to be elected state attorney general. She was one of the most powerful women in Pennsylvania. But on Monday night, Kathleen G. Kane, the state’s top prosecutor, became a convicted criminal. A jury found Ms. Kane, 50, guilty of nine criminal charges, including perjury and criminal conspiracy, convicting her of leaking grand jury information, and then lying about it, in an effort to discredit a political rival. Ms. Kane was caught up in a web of scandal and counterscandal, threaded with lewd emails, political rivalries and alleged...
  • Pennsylvania's attorney general found guilty in perjury case

    08/15/2016 8:39:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 15, 2016 | Staff
    Pennsylvania's attorney general showed little emotion Monday night as she was convicted of leaking grand jury secrets and lying about it under oath. In calling her a flight risk, the judge ordered Kathleen Kane, 50, to surrender her passport and threatened to jail her if she retaliated against the once-trusted aides who testified against her.SnipKane, a first-term Democrat who had never held elected office, enjoyed a brief honeymoon period in 2013 before her agency descended into chaos as she feuded with officials inside and outside of the department.
  • Jury: A.G. Kane guilty of perjury, obstruction, all other charges (Pa's Hillary)

    08/15/2016 5:58:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 129 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 08/15/2016 | Craig R. McCoy Angela Couloumbis and Laura McCrystal
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was convicted Monday of perjury, obstruction and other crimes after squandering her once bright political future on an illegal vendetta against an enemy. Four years after Kane's election in a landslide as the first Democrat and first woman elected attorney general, a jury of six men and six women found her guilty of two counts of perjury and 10 misdemeanor counts of abusing the powers of her office.
  • Wow. Only Four People Line Up to See Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden in Pennsylvania

    08/15/2016 12:35:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    After taking the weekend off to relax and rejuvenate Hillary Clinton took Joe Biden with her on the campaign trail on Monday.The two held a rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania.It was another small crowd. Another small crowd for #CrookedHilary the people are only there to see a sitting VP talk not Hillary. #Scranton pic.twitter.com/j3597jufM0 — Trump The World (@TrumpTheWorld16) August 15, 2016 Hillary Clinton is lucky to get a few hundred supporters to come out to see her on the campaign trail. Another small crowd for #CrookedHilary the people are only there to see a sitting VP talk not Hillary. #Scranton...
  • Biden Won’t Let Go of Hillary During Awkward Hug

    08/15/2016 10:45:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 15, 2016 | David Rutz
    Vice President Joe Biden wouldn’t let go of Hillary Clinton’s waist for a lengthy amount of time, about 18 seconds, during his greeting hug before their joint campaign appearance in Pennsylvania.
  • Lady Muslim Gets Furious After She’s Denied Service… But Justice Steps Up And Smacks Her

    08/15/2016 7:34:19 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 43 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 15 August 2016 | Mad World News
    When Muslim Philadelphia resident Nadia Kamal stepped into an Advance America Cash Advance center wearing a hijab, she was told to remove it because, as the sign below says, hats and sunglasses were not allowed in the facility. According to the store’s employees, this policy was instituted in response to criminals trying rob the place while their faces were covered. However, this did not matter to Kamal, who felt “hurt” that the employees wanted her to violate Islamic law. “I’m in a public place … I cannot do that,” she told them before she stormed out of the facility and...
  • Health Insurers Use Process Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them

    08/15/2016 3:47:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2016 | Robert Pear
    After the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010, it created a review mechanism intended to prevent exorbitant increases in health insurance rates by shaming companies that sought them. But this summer, insurers are turning that process on its head, using it to highlight the reasons they are losing money under the health care law and their case for raising premiums in 2017. That has ignited an election-year fight between insurers and consumers, who are complaining bitterly about the double-digit increases being sought across the country. The conflicts have been on vivid display at hearings in states like Pennsylvania, where...
  • GOP could be near Trump breaking point; frustration abounds

    08/13/2016 3:32:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 121 replies
    WRAL.COM ^ | 13 AUGUST 2016 | AP
    ALTOONA, PA. — The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump. As he skips from one gaffe to the next, GOP leaders in Washington and in the most competitive states have begun openly contemplating turning their backs on their party's presidential nominee to prevent what they fear will be wide-scale Republican losses on Election Day.
  • Penn State College Republicans Dump Trump

    08/13/2016 10:48:35 AM PDT · by tellw · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-11-16 | Anna Giaritelli
    "Our membership was given the chance to vote on whether they would support Donald Trump. We found that a vast majority of the membership, roughly 72 percent, was against having us support him," the group wrote.
  • Protesters call for removal of Frank Rizzo statue

    08/13/2016 10:22:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 8/12/16 | Tricia L. Nadolny
    The bronze statue of former police commissioner and mayor Frank Rizzo that stands across from City Hall was buffed and polished ahead of last month's Democratic convention. His son said he wanted his father's shoes, which were often said to reflect like glass, shined for the festivities. But on Friday, two protesters had different plans for the statue. They draped a Ku Klux Klan hood on Rizzo's head, calling the monument a reminder of racial strife and discrimination that must come down. More than a thousand people have agreed with the duo, and have signed a petition calling for the...
  • TRUMP Handles Erie Protester: “Go Back to Mama!… And Your Mother’s Voting for Trump!”

    08/12/2016 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Man, this guy is SO GOOD! Trump held ANOTHER MASSIVE RALLY today – This time in Erie, Pennsylvania. Look at the #Trump Crowd in Erie, PA! Don't let the media tell you he isn't the people's candidate! #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/EQUpUmaFql — Matt McDonald (@Matt_McDonald_) August 12, 2016 Look at this Crowd! Look at the #Trump Crowd in Erie, PA! Don't let the media tell you he isn't the people's candidate! #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/EQUpUmaFql — Matt McDonald (@Matt_McDonald_) August 12, 2016 Trump handles angry protester at Erie rally — where THOUSANDS of supporters turned out to see him!Donald Trump: Oh, here’s another one....
  • Protesters call for Rizzo statue to come down

    08/12/2016 10:43:16 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 47 replies
    Philly.com
    Anti-police brutality activists briefly put a white hood on the the statue of Frank Rizzo, Philadelphia's controversial former police commissioner and mayor, to call attention to demands for what they call a symbol of discrimination be taken down. More than 950 people have signed a petition that calls for the statue to be taken down. More than 950 people have signed a petition that calls for the statue to be removed, though only two demonstrators were at Friday's protest. "Rizzo was an unrepentant racist who stopped at nothing to torture and hold Philadelphia's African-American community as his personal hostages," the...
  • LIVE THREADS:Trump Rallies 8/12/2016 Erie, PA @ 2pm and Altoona, PA @ 7pm ET.

    08/12/2016 1:19:40 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 713 replies
    Friday, August 12, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Erie, PA at Erie Insurance Arena. Live coverage begins at 2:00 PM ET. Erie, PA Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 2:00 PM ET: Erie Insurance Arena Friday, August 12, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Altoona, PA at the Blair County Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET. Altoona, PA Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 7:00 PM ET: Blair County Convention Center
  • Turkey's Erdogan issues Gulen ultimatum to US

    08/11/2016 8:52:06 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/11/16 | Euan McKirdy and Hande Atay Alam
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to give the United States an ultimatum, demanding the extradition of a cleric he believes is behind the failed July 15 coup attempt. Erdogan said the US would eventually have to choose between its relationship with Turkey and Fethullah Gulen, a former Erdogan ally who has been in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported Wednesday.
  • Armed homeowner scares off would-be burglars in Pittsburgh neighborhood

    08/10/2016 6:35:08 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 22 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH — A homeowner armed with a gun scared off two would-be burglars who broke into his home early Tuesday morning, Pittsburgh police said. Authorities said the men smashed a kitchen window to enter the home on Adelaide Street around 2:30 a.m. The sound of the breaking glass woke up the homeowner. Police said he grabbed his gun and confronted the men in his kitchen. According to police, the homeowner told the men to get out and they followed his orders, backing out of the kitchen and climbing back down a fire escape. Zone 2 police are investigating the attempted...
  • Juvenile Fights in Downtown Pittsburgh Shock Residents

    08/09/2016 5:02:59 PM PDT · by BrownsvilleBeerGuy · 33 replies
    Pittsburgh Trib Live ^ | Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, 11:30 p.m. | Madasyn Czebiniak
    Chris Litherland had never seen anything like it — crowds of juveniles fighting Downtown on Sunday. “They were just running around the streets, blocking traffic, blocking buses, walking on top of people's cars,” Litherland said.
  • Prosecutor: Pennsylvania attorney general had sought revenge

    08/09/2016 4:32:17 PM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 8/9/2016 | Maryclaire Dale
    A desire for revenge drove Pennsylvania's attorney general to leak secret criminal files to the press to embarrass a rival and then lie about it to a grand jury, prosecutors said as Kathleen Kane's perjury and obstruction trial opened Tuesday. Kane, 50, was once a rising star in the state's Democratic party.... SNIP Kane is charged with perjury, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of conspiracy, obstruction and false swearing. She lost her law license over the charges and did not seek re-election this year. The trial is expected to last a week.
  • Quinnipiac..Clinton Tied In Florida, Up In Ohio, Surging In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac

    08/09/2016 12:36:03 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 109 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 08/09/2016 | Quinnipiac University
    FLORIDA: Clinton 46 - Trump 45 OHIO: Clinton 49 - Trump 45 PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 52 - Trump 42 With third party candidates in the race, results are: Florida - Clinton and Trump tied at 43 - 43 percent, with 7 percent for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 3 percent for Green Party candidate Jill Stein; Ohio - Clinton at 44 percent to Trump's 42 percent, with Johnson at 8 percent and Stein at 3 percent; Pennsylvania - Clinton tops Trump 48 - 39 percent with 7 percent for Johnson and 3 percent for Stein.
  • Polls Show Donald Trump Staying Close to Hillary Clinton in 3 Swing States (New York Times)

    08/09/2016 2:18:17 PM PDT · by cba123 · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 9, 2016 | By ALAN RAPPEPORT
    Hillary Clinton may be surging in national polls, but in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Donald J. Trump remains in striking distance. According to a group of surveys of likely voters released on Tuesday by Quinnipiac University, Mrs. Clinton holds a one percentage point lead in Florida, a four-point lead in Ohio and a 10-point lead in Pennsylvania over Mr. Trump. The polls, which had a margin of error of plus-or-minus three percentage points, are slightly closer when Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, the Libertarian and Green Party nominees, are included. (please see link for full...
  • CLINTON TIED IN FLORIDA, UP IN OHIO, SURGING IN PENNSYLVANIA, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY

    08/09/2016 1:46:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    QUINNIPIAC ^ | 8/9/2016
    FLORIDA: Clinton 46 – Trump 45 OHIO: Clinton 49 – Trump 45 PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 52 – Trump 42 With huge gender gaps marking the presidential race, Democrat Hillary Clinton is in a virtual likely voter tie with Republican Donald Trump in Florida, but holds the slimmest of leads in Ohio and a 10-point advantage in Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today
  • Democratic National Convention Post-Mortem

    08/09/2016 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 9, 2016 | Chris Tremoglie
    Any political convention will bring protesters. However, those at the Democratic National Convention might very well take the prize for head-scratching, eye-popping and, most notably, nose-pinching moments. The convention brought some baffling, disturbing sights and spectacles that would make anyone ask, "Did that just really happen?" Outside the convention freedom of speech protests mingled with the aroma of marijuana. Protesters, angry with the corruption of the Democratic National Committee, angry with wealth inequality, angry with….just about anything related to America, gathered in raucous, sneering, unbathed crowds demanding they have their voices heard. The largest faction consisted of Bernie Sanders' supporters...
  • How a man here illegally got released, to be arrested again (Child Rapist)

    08/09/2016 7:53:40 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 08/08/2016 | Stu Bykofsky,
    --SNIP-- ICE wanted to deport Aguirre-Ochoa/Vasquez in 2015 after charges of domestic aggravated assault were dismissed, according to police. But they couldn't because Philadelphia is a Sanctuary City that does not cooperate with the feds, violating the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. The foreign felon, who does not belong here, was released into the wind, free to do whatever he wanted.
  • Fed and State Raid on Union IBEW & Hillary Campaign Office

    08/07/2016 5:18:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/06/16 | George Spencer
    Keep an eye on this one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdYAcsj5Lw0    
  • Parents, children of Pa. family found dead in their home

    08/07/2016 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 40 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 8/7/16 | Rob Tornoe
    Five family members, including a 2-year-old toddler, were found dead in their home in a small Pennsylvania town in what authorities are describing as an apparent murder-suicide.
  • FBI Raids Labor Leader’s Home, IBEW Union Hall, Councilman’s Office (Hillary office Raided!)

    08/06/2016 11:45:05 PM PDT · by proust · 86 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) ^ | 8/5/2016 | PHILADELPHIA (CBS)
    The FBI carried out investigations Friday, spanning across several locations throughout Philadelphia. FBI agents seized dozens of cartons of files and computers at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 at 18th and Spring Garden Streets.
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

    Donald Trump on Monday spent part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst -- fueling speculation that the Iowa freshman senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks. Ernst told Fox News they had a "good conversation," adding, "I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe." Earlier, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"
  • Fairfax City mayor arrested in connection with alleged meth-for-sex scheme

    08/05/2016 7:10:14 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 36 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dana Hedgpeth and Justin Jouvenal
    The mayor of Fairfax City has been arrested and charged in connection with what authorities say was a methamphetamine-for-sex scheme. Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, was arrested as part of an undercover operation by police, authorities announced Friday. The scheme involved offers of meth in exchange for group sexual encounters with men, police allege.
  • Conservative congressional candidate switches parties to take on moderate Republican

    08/04/2016 8:22:30 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 11 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 4, 2016
    Hoping to make the most of an election in which party loyalty and unity is at an historic low, one Pennsylvania Republican is hoping to beat a member of his own party by running as a Democrat. Bedford County resident Art Halvorson lost a hard-fought primary battle against incumbent Rep. Bill Shuster in a district that has not been represented by a Democrat in more than 80 years. Instead of simply accepting defeat, however, Halvorson saw another potential path to victory. After staging a successful write-in campaign ahead of the Democratic primary, the retired Coast Guard captain is now set...
  • City shuts down dumpster-pool craze (War on Hipsters)

    08/04/2016 5:02:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 08/04/2016 | ommy Rowan
    A West Philadelphia neighborhood has lost its block party privileges, and others around the city will have to find an alternate form of aquatic entertainment after the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections came down with a firm – if obvious – edict: Residents are not allowed to tap into fire hydrants to turn dumpsters into swimming pools. "We are not screwing around, Philly," the Department of Licenses & Inspections wrote, listing several reasons why "you shouldn’t swim in a receptacle most often used for waste." City officials said they were obliged to make that declaration after several residents in...
  • Tea party conservative to run as Democrat against Shuster [ Pennsylvania]

    08/04/2016 2:08:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The conservative tea party challenger who was narrowly beaten in the Republican primary by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster says he will run against the eight-term incumbent -- as a Democrat. Art Halvorson, a retired Coast Guard captain from Bedford County, received more than the 1,000 write-in votes in the Democratic primary. ... Halvorson has called Shuster too moderate, and the challenger touts himself as a tea party-backed conservative Christian. Shuster is the House Transportation Committee chairman and is Pennsylvania's highest-ranked member of Congress. He beat Halvorson in the 2014 Republican primary, but his second victory over Halvorson in April was...
  • Shale Production Has Reduced Energy Prices To Levels Where Saudi Arabia Can't Fund Its Welfare State

    08/04/2016 12:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Saudi Arabia knew that North American shale production could potentially torpedo their hold on the energy market via oil. So, they decided to trounce the natural gas market by opening the floodgates with petroleum. It didn’t work. The Telegraph now reports that shale production has cut prices so low that they can produce at prices that are lower that what’s required to keep Saudi Arabia’s socioeconomic fabric healthy: Opec's worst fears are coming true. Twenty months after Saudi Arabia took the fateful decision to flood world markets with oil, it has still failed to break the back of the US shale...