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  • Democrats reportedly discuss dropping DNC chair Wasserman Schultz

    05/25/2016 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 25, 2016
    Democrats on Capitol Hill have discussed the possiblity of removing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position prior to the party's national convention this summer in Philadelphia. According to The Hill, some Democrats believe that Wasserman Schultz's ongoing battles with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have made her too divisive a figure to unite the party ahead of this fall's election campaign. "There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on," one Democratic senator who supports frontrunner Hillary Clinton told The Hill. "I...
  • US fines China firm for illegal export to Pak nuke plant

    01/06/2013 2:24:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Rediff ^ | Friday, January 4, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    A Chinese company has agreed to pay a penalty of $3 million after pleading guilty to the charges of illegally exporting high-performance coating to Pakistan's Chashma nuclear power plant, US federal authorities said. Headquartered in Nanjing, the Chinese firm Huaxing agreed to the maximum criminal fine of  $2 million, $1 million of which will be stayed pending its successful completion of five years of corporate probation. Huaxing was building Chashma II Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan as part of a nuclear cooperation pact between China and Pakistan. Chashma II is owned by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, which is an...
  • How Hillary Clinton’s Map Advantage Could Shift Towards Trump

    05/25/2016 3:54:23 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/25/2016 | Matt A. Mayer
    The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton will crush Donald Trump in the November election. As I detailed previously, a generic Democratic candidate begins the general election with a huge Electoral College advantage based on how states have voted in the last six presidential elections. The count in September 2015 stood at 257 electoral votes for the Democrat and 206 electoral votes for the Republican, with five battleground states worth 75 electoral votes. Where is the race today as we near the end of the primary process? Based on current polling and primary results, Clinton likely would win the presidency...
  • Santorum endorses Trump

    05/24/2016 4:39:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) is throwing his support behind controversial presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "I'm 100 percent," Santorum said Tuesday during an interview on Fox News's "On The Record," when asked if he was supporting or endorsing Trump. "That's endorse." Santorum, who backed Marco Rubio after dropping out of the race himself in February, said he spoke with Trump more than a week ago and he said the businessman asked for his support. The former Senator indicated a top reason for endorsing Trump is the vacant Supreme Court seat. Santorum said he made a couple suggestions...
  • Bill Cosby WILL STAND trial on sex assault charges

    05/24/2016 12:06:53 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 May 2016 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    Bill Cosby is heading to trial on charges he sexually assaulted a woman over a decade ago. The disgraced comedian, 78, learned the news inside a Norristown, Pennsylvania courtroom on Tuesday after Montgomery County prosecutors spent the morning presenting their case to the judge and laying out why they believe they have enough evidence to send the case to trial. Cosby decided to waive his right to a formal arraignment after the judge's decision, which would have taken place on July 20. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his mansion in January 2004 and is...
  • School District of Springfield Township passes first transgender rights policy in Pennsylvania

    05/24/2016 5:55:51 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 23 replies
    Debate on the rights of people to identify as a gender other than the one they were born with has reached the national stage this year. But at Springfield Township schools, efforts to understand and accommodate gender-expansive students have been happening for years now, culminating in the passage of the first comprehensive district policy on transgender rights in the state on April 19. The policy recognizes the rights of students to identify as the gender of their choice, to be referred to by staff by the name and pronoun they identify with, to participate in activities in alignment with the...
  • Sanders: Democratic convention could be 'messy'

    05/23/2016 4:51:43 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 | Ken Thomas
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be "messy" as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added: "Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle..." Asked if the convention could be messy, Sanders said, "So what! Democracy is messy. Everyday my life is messy. But if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about."
  • Pittsburgh police refusing to work security at Beyonce’ concert over anti-police message

    05/23/2016 8:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/23/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This would likely be an easier column to write if I were more familiar with the life and work of Beyonce’, but even I know that she’s a very popular singer with significant music sales and well attended concerts. In terms of the latter revenue stream, events of that magnitude always require security staff on hand to keep the rowdy fans under control and that’s a thriving business in America. What’s less often discussed is the fact that off duty police officers frequently take such jobs and do their moonlighting work with the full blessing of their bosses. It’s not...
  • Hersheypark Announces Commitment to Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Use Women’s Restrooms

    05/23/2016 8:40:02 AM PDT · by Watcher67 · 141 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Heather Clark
    HERSHEY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania amusement park that is a popular attraction for families with children has announced that its internal policies allow visitors and employees to use the restroom that correlates with their “gender identity.” Hersheypark officials released a statement on Friday outlining that its restroom accommodations have already been in place and will continue. “We recognize that the more perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to all those who visit and seek employment here,” said Public Relations Manager Kathy Burrows. “In fact, our company has four core values, one of which is ‘respectful...
  • Reverse discrimination? Man sues two officials of private Monroe County community [Poconos PA]

    05/23/2016 6:50:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Pocono Record via Allentown Morning Call ^ | May 22, 2016 11:22 AM | Andrew Scott
    A white man alleges in a lawsuit that a Coolbaugh Township community’s black public safety chief discriminated against him and other white public safety officers while showing favoritism to black and Latino officers. Bryan Rush is suing A Pocono Country Place Public Safety Chief Kurt Cummings and its black human resources director, Cassandra Webster, who Rush claims did nothing to address reverse-discrimination complaints and approved Rush’s termination after Cummings falsely accused him of smoking in a patrol vehicle. Cummings occasionally made “discriminatory comments about protecting his minorities and other insensitive comments about favoring employees based on race,” Rush’s lawsuit states....
  • Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 53 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) “Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most...
  • Target sues a man who helped saved a girl's life in one of its store

    05/22/2016 12:43:30 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 17 replies
    5/22/16
    These are the basic facts. A homeless schizophrenic man, Leon Walls, stabbed a man, Jobe Wright, on a street. Walls then ran into a nearby Target, where Wright and some friends, including Michael Turner, pursued him. One of the pursuing men called police. They located Walls in the store, and Walls grabbed a teenage girl, threatening her with a knife. He said he wanted to leave the store, but the men said he wasn't leaving until police got there. Walls then started stabbing the girl, and the men subdued him. One of them had brought a baseball bat with him...
  • Clinton aide slams Pentagon's UFO secrecy

    10/23/2002 6:18:21 PM PDT · by anncoulteriscool · 66 replies · 243+ views
    cnn ^ | October 23, 2002 | unknown
    Clinton aide slams Pentagon's UFO secrecy One winter night in 1965, eyewitnesses saw a fireball streak over North America, bank, turn and appear to crash in western Pennsylvania. Then swarms of military personnel combed the area and a tarp-covered flatbed truck rumbled out of the woods. Now a former White House chief of staff and an international investigative journalist want to know what the Pentagon knows, calling on it to release classified files about that and other incidents involving unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. "It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old...
  • This Man Saved A Girl From Being Stabbed To Death, And Now Target Is Suing Him For It

    05/20/2016 6:27:48 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2016 | Bre Payton
    In 2013, Michael Turner saved the life of a 16-year-old girl who had been viciously attacked and stabbed in a Target store in Pennsylvania. And instead of thanking him for protecting its customers and preventing them from being murdered, Target is now suing him for his heroism and alleging he acted irresponsibly. The attacker, Leon Walls, was convicted of attempted homicide for stabbing then-16-year-old Allison Meadows in 2013. Security footage from the store shows Walls grabbing Meadows and stabbing her before Turner tackles the knife-wielding perp and chases him out of the store with a baseball bat.
  • Target sues Chattanooga girl's hero

    05/20/2016 2:56:14 AM PDT · by raybbr · 42 replies
    NewsChannel9 ^ | 5/18/2016 | James Torrez
    CHATTANOOGA — Glen Meadows will be making another trip from Chattanooga to Pennsylvania this weekend. Allison Meadows, Glen's daughter, was stabbed at a Target store in East Liberty, Penn in 2013. Surveillance footage showed Leon Walls grabbed and attacked Meadows' daughter with a knife. A group of men came to help stop Walls from committing any further harm. One of those men was Michael Turner, who is now being sued by the chain. "I thank him," said Meadows, "I thank him every time I see him." While Meadows thanks Turner, Target blames him. Court documents say the company claims Turner...
  • Democrats Fear Violence At Convention: "Don't Want To Go Back To '68 Riots"

    05/19/2016 6:09:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/19/16 | tyler durden
    Any way you slice it, the Democratic National Convention coming up in Philadelphia in late July promise to be tumultuous.Though Hillary Clinton and the party insiders long ago expected the 2016 primary to be a formality (which conspicuously few hopefuls in the race), the grassroots voters are feverishly demanding Bernie, and vehemently against the establishment candidate who is widely known for her duplicity and dishonesty.As California Senator Diane Feinstein makes clear in this short and sweet video below, the establishment fears the riots and backlash that could come from a contested, or at least highly protested, convention as Sen. Sanders...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Liberal sexism? Ed Rendell calls Kelly Ayotte a ‘dumbbell’ (Re: Gun Control)

    05/10/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Rare ^ | 5/13/13 | WPHT - Philadelphia
    In a radio interview with a Philadelphia radio station today, former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) called GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a “dumbbell” for her opposition to gun control. Listen to the full interview below.
  • Rendell: 'Tough Cookie' Hillary Will Put Republicans 'In Short Pants'

    05/22/2015 4:40:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharpton's MSNBC show today, former DNC Chairman Ed Rendell dared congressional Republicans to recall Hillary Clinton to testify about Benghazi. Calling her a "tough cookie," Rendell vowed that "Hillary will put them in short pants." Paging Camille Paglia . . . Rendell surely thought he was paying Hillary a compliment. But is this really the Hillary persona that Dems want to project: that of a woman who makes little boys out of grown men? View the video here.
  • Halperin: After Criticizing Hillary 'Not Saying Rendell Woke Up With Horse Head in Bed, But'

    08/28/2015 7:16:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So who's Hillary's enforcer? Last week we asked "who got to Donny Deutsch?" when he suddenly became supportive of Hillary whereas just the week before he had been very critical of her. Now the same thing has happened with Ed Rendell. Just yesterday, the former DNC Chairman and Pennsylvania governor was quoted in the New York Times saying Hillary has handled the email scandal "poorly, maybe atrociously, certainly horribly." But on today's Morning Joe, Ed was suddenly singing a different tune, claiming Hillary is doing everything right and plaintively suggesting that there is no problem. That led Mark Halperin to...
  • [Ed Rendell says] Never Let a Dead Child Go to Waste

    01/29/2013 9:50:51 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/29/12 | William A Levinson
    Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo, and their cohorts followed Rahm Emanuel's advice to "never let a good crisis go to waste" when they used the Sandy Hook shooting to renew their assault on the Bill of Rights. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell added, in effect, that one should never let a dead child go to waste if one can exploit him or her for political gain. "...the GOOD THING about Newtown is, it was so HORRIFIC that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Ed Rendell: ‘There Are Probably More Ugly Women In America Than Attractive Women’

    05/18/2016 1:15:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 18, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says Donald Trump’s past comments on women will likely come back to haunt him because Rendell says “there are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women.”
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Sanders: "Shots Were Fired Into My Campaign Office in Nevada"

    05/17/2016 2:33:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 120 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 17,2016 | Daniel Halper
    Bernie Sanders revealed Tuesday that shots were fired into his Nevada campaign office and that an "apartment housing complex my campaign staff lived in was broken into and ransacked." The Democratic presidential candidate did not explicitly blame his rival, Hillary Clinton, for the actions.
  • Opinion: Democrats, not Republicans, may be on verge of unraveling

    05/17/2016 1:45:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 17, 2016 | Darrell Delamaide
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Contentious supporters of the two rivals for the Democratic nomination turned the selection of Nevada’s national delegates this weekend into a virtual battlefield, with the chairman gaveling the proceeding to a peremptory close and fleeing the stage while armed guards cleared the meeting venue. The spectacle of Democratic Party officials railroading through a ruling favorable to Hillary Clinton while denying certification to some 58 Bernie Sanders delegates to the state convention comes on top of charges that caucuses and primary votes around the country have been manipulated to beef up Clinton’s much-touted lead in national delegates.
  • Dems' new fear: Sanders revolt could upend Democratic convention (major Rat spat alert)

    05/17/2016 2:31:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2016 | Manu Raju
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, a veteran of Democratic politics, says she never saw anything quite like this before. Loud cursing, shouting, obscene gestures and vile insults, including crude comments about the female anatomy. It was all on display over the weekend as supporters of Bernie Sanders turned the Nevada State Democratic Convention into chaos. "I was not able to stop these people for doing what they did," Boxer, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told CNN. "Apparently they've done it before. .... This group of about 100 were very vocal, and I can't describe it -- disrespectful doesn't even explain it, it was...
  • Nevada Democrats Warn DNC of Violence From Sanders Supporters

    05/17/2016 2:44:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 17,2016 | Niels Lesniewski
    A contentious Nevada Democratic convention this past weekend has led to a barrage of threats against the chairwoman of the state party. And it's led the party's lawyer to send a rather remarkable letter to the Democratic National Committee, warning of the risk of violent outbursts at the national convention in Philadelphia.
  • Most Americans want the government to pay for health care, poll says

    05/17/2016 12:21:48 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    Newsy, via WPXI ^ | May 17, 2016 | Grant Suneson
    A new Gallup Poll shows most Americans want the government to take on a bigger role in health care. More than 1,500 people from across the country were surveyed, and 58 percent favor replacing the provisions set up by the Affordable Care Act with a federally funded health care program. The ACA, or Obamacare, lets Americans buy insurance through the federal government, but the survey shows most citizens want the government to just pay for everything, or at least that’s what they’re saying now. In recent years, Americans have waffled on whether the government should pay their medical bills. Polls...
  • Pennsylvania Could Be An Electoral Tipping Point

    05/17/2016 7:17:53 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 52 replies
    538 ^ | 0517/16 | David Wasserman
    When most people think of battleground America, they think of Florida and Ohio, two of only three states (along with Nevada) that have voted for the winner of every presidential election since 1996. They tend not to think of Pennsylvania as a classic “swing state” — it has voted for the Democrat in every election since 1992, and it didn’t even crack the top 10 in 2012 campaign ad spending. But in 2016, Pennsylvania could be the keystone of the Electoral College and the ultimate arbiter of whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • US Rep. Chaka Fattah's corruption trial set to begin

    05/15/2016 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 12:50 AM EDT
    Opening statements are expected Monday in the federal corruption trial of a veteran Pennsylvania congressman. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is accused of accepting bribes and misusing campaign funds and federal grants to enrich his family and friends. An indictment alleges the 59-year-old Fattah took an illegal $1 million campaign loan for his failed 2007 mayoral campaign and misused federal funds to pay it back. …
  • Trump Picks Up Endorsements Of Nine House Chairmen

    05/14/2016 6:45:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 13, 2016
    Nine GOP committee chairmen lined up behind presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump Friday, just a day after the billionaire businessmen met with key party leaders on Capitol Hill. In a statement released announcing the endorsement, the chairmen said that it was important for Republicans to unite around Trump since America cannot deal with another Democrat in the White House nor can Republicans to lose their hold on Congress. “Any other outcome is a danger to economic growth, puts our national security in peril, enshrines ObamaCare as the law of the land, entraps Americans in a cycle of poverty and dependence,...
  • Philly man's campaign: Black Guns Matter

    05/11/2016 1:44:35 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Philly.com ^ | MAY 10, 2016 | Helen Ubinas
    WHAT IF we stopped trying to get guns off the streets and instead started licensing young men in Philly to legally pack heat? Do I have your attention? Yeah, Maj Toure got mine, too, when he suggested the idea, which he's pitching through a campaign he's calling Black Guns Matter. Catchy, right? And provocative. Toure, 29, is a local activist and artist. In many ways, he's also a walking, talking contradiction of what turns out to be an increasingly stereotypical idea of gun owners. Toure is a young African American man who grew up in North Philadelphia watching the destruction...
  • Brick thrown from overpass hits trucker in face on Pa. Turnpike

    05/12/2016 8:26:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    ABC 7 NY ^ | May 6, 2016 | Trish Hartman
    BRISTOL TWP., Pa. -- Police in Pennsylvania are looking for the person who sent one trucker to the hospital and put several others in danger. They say the suspect was throwing bricks off an overpass into traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, hitting three trucks Thursday night. Action News met up with truck driver Randy Blake on his way back home to West Virginia. He was still in shock after a harrowing night. Randy tells us, "That somebody could be that stupid to do something that heinous just for the kicks of it." Randy was driving eastbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike...
  • How Donald Trump dominated Appalachia, in 1 startling map

    05/11/2016 10:22:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 72 replies
    As if the election results weren't enough proof that Donald Trump absolutely dominated Appalachia, this map offers a pretty good picture of just how widespread the presumptive GOP nominee's support is in the region:
  • Dead heat: Trump, Clinton tied in 3 swing-state polls

    05/10/2016 7:16:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10,2016 | Nick Gass
    Buckle up for the next six months: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are effectively tied in the swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday. Split along lines of gender, race and age, the presumptive Republican nominee and the likely Democratic nominee appear poised for tight battles in those states, though Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders performs better against Trump than Clinton does and is also seen more favorably by voters in all three states. No presidential candidate has won an election since 1960 without winning at least two of the...
  • Clinton-Trump Close in FL, PA, OH Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    05/10/2016 3:40:44 AM PDT · by LNV · 88 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 5/10/2016 | Peter A. Brown
    "In a race marked by wide gender, age and racial gaps, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running neck and neck in the key presidential Swing States of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania."
  • BREAKING: New Quinnipiac Swing State Polls – Trump VS Clinton in OH, PA, FL…

    05/10/2016 4:52:40 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/10/16 | sundance
    (Via Quinnipiac University) Clinton and Trump both have negative favorability ratings among voters in each state, compared to Sanders’ split score, 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 presidential matchups show: Florida – Clinton at 43 percent, with 42 percent for Trump and Sanders at 44 percent to Trump’s 42 percent; Ohio – Trump edges Clinton 43 – 39 percent, while Sanders gets 43 percent to Trump’s 41 percent; Pennsylvania...
  • Democrats gird for fight with Trump in U.S. Rust Belt states

    05/09/2016 7:27:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9 May 2016 | Amanda Becker and Luciana Lopez
    CLEVELAND/NEW YORK - Bracing for a general election fight with Donald Trump, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies are putting resources into industrial states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania to try to block Trump from making inroads with working-class voters there. Labor leaders, progressive groups and Democratic operatives told Reuters in interviews that they took seriously Trump's appeal with white working-class voters and were studying how to respond to his promises to create jobs and negotiate better trade deals. The desire to stop the presumptive Republican presidential nominee from wresting away the support of unionized workers has even...
  • Trump Asks Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner, to Plan for Transition Team

    05/08/2016 2:33:48 PM PDT · by GilGil · 210 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/8/2016 | CNN-John King
    Posted on | May 8, 2016 | 1 Comment Economy is the most important issue for the voters. Poll after poll voters put economy as the number 1 issue. Today on CNN John King quoted recent polls. Overall around the country Trump beats Clinton on economy by 5%: Trump-50%, Clinton-45% What is really huge, is the fact that in the North-East, the rust belt, Trump beats her on economy by 25%: Trump- 59%, Clinton-34% This is extremely important as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan are the most important swing states.
  • Here’s What It’s Like To Have Clinton Cronies Sell Out Your Industry

    05/08/2016 11:41:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    America’s uranium industry has been absolutely devastated by Department of Energy decisions and political maneuvering by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and individuals closely tied to her. ... in 1976, the uranium extraction industry employed 35,000 people. Today .. fewer than 500 people in this country are involved in it .. 20 percent of our electrical power is dependent on those 500 people, that’s every fifth light-bulb. We’re now producing enough uranium to power 4 or 5 of our nuclear reactors, that’s 94 dependent on foreign uranium. ... Since 2011, DOE has sold off roughly $1 billion of publicly-owned uranium...
  • Flight delayed when math mistaken for terrorism by passenger

    05/08/2016 7:27:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 120 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 8, 2016
    An Ivy League professor says his flight was delayed when a fellow passenger mistook his scribbling on a math problem as a sign he might be a terrorist. American Airlines confirms that a woman expressed suspicions about University of Pennsylvania economics professor Guido Menzio. He was flying from Philadelphia to Syracuse on Thursday to give a talk at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He was working on a differential equation, but said he was told the woman thought he might be a terrorist because of what he was writing. Casey Norton, a spokesman for the air carrier, said the women’s...
  • Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Abuse Allegations as Early as 1976, Insurance Company Claims

    05/06/2016 6:18:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 54 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Alex Johnson and Tom Winter
    The late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno knew about sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976, according to an assertion in a Philadelphia court order made public Thursday. The claim emerged in a dispute over who should pay Penn State's share of about $60 million in settlements with 26 men who say Sandusky abused them when they were children — the university or its insurance company. Previously, the abuse was widely thought to have occurred from 1994 through 2008, when Sandusky ran a youth charity called Second Mile. But in the new...
  • Pennsylvania Making Millions by Selling Your Driver's Record.

    05/06/2016 5:29:07 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 28 replies
    NBC10 Philadelphia ^ | Friday, May 6, 2016 | NBC10.com
    The information on your driver’s license is a gold mine and Pennsylvania is cashing in. The NBC10 Investigators found the state has earned more than $157 million since 2010 selling driver records. An NBC10 analysis of the more than 32,000 private companies and government agencies to which PennDOT sold driver information, traced it to every state in the country. The companies include credit agencies, insurance companies and car dealerships. The information PennDOT sold includes names, addresses, and driving histories.
  • Joe Paterno Was Told Of Child Abuse By Jerry Sandusky In 1976 Per Report

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  • West Virginia coal group endorses Trump

    05/05/2016 12:10:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2016 | TYimothy Cama
    The West Virginia Coal Association is putting its weight behind Donald Trump for president. Members of the group, which represents companies in coal mining and related industries, voted Thursday to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee, days before West Virginia’s presidential primary. “Trump has said he will reverse the Democratic regulatory assault that has cost the coal industry more than 40 percent of our production and jobs since 2008,” Bill Raney, the group’s president, said in a statement. “In contrast, Hillary Clinton’s proposals essentially double-down on the job killing Obama policies,” he said. “West Virginia can’t afford that and neither can...
  • Jeff Kuhner Hat Tip To FreeRepublic !

    05/04/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by taildragger · 91 replies
    WRKO Radio ^ | 05/04/16 | Jeff Kuhner
    Jeff Kuhner WRKO just gave a hat tip to FreeRepublic and all the listeners Nationwide!Way to go Freepers!