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  • Philadelphia Orchestra on strike; gala concert canceled

    09/30/2016 9:00:01 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    Philly.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | Peter Dobrin
    The Fabulous Philadelphians are on strike. Friday night, a crowd of about 1,000 sat in Verizon Hall waiting for the orchestra to appear for the scheduled start of the Opening Night Gala. But no Philadelphia Orchestra appeared on stage. Unbeknownst to most in the audience, the 96 musicians and two librarians belonging to American Federation of Musicians Local 77 had decided to go out on strike about an hour before curtain time. Finally, about 20 minutes after the scheduled start, orchestra president Allison B. Vulgamore came out on stage to say that no labor agreement was in place for "one...
  • Rainbow Appears Over Golf Course Where Arnold Palmer's Ashes Were Spread (Latrobe, Pa)

    09/30/2016 7:03:38 PM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Sep 30 2016 11:29
    Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, who passed away Sunday at the age of 87, was laid to rest. Palmer's ashes were spread at his hometown Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania during a private service attended by family and close friends. Shortly after the ceremony and the spreading of the ashes, something amazing happened...
  • He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va.

    09/29/2016 4:50:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    MSN Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016
    The FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state. One case came to light after relatives of a deceased man received a note congratulating him for registering, Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst said Thursday. “His family members were very distraught,” said Garst, who confirmed the existence of the FBI and police investigation but said she could provide few details because the case is ongoing.
  • Trump yard signs dominating Erie area (Pennsylvania)

    09/30/2016 11:03:35 AM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 22 replies
    YourErie.com ^ | 9/29/2016 | YourErie
    Link only, because of copyright stuff at the bottom of the article. http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/trump-yard-signs-dominating-erie-area
  • Trib Total Media to drop print edition in Pittsburgh

    09/30/2016 7:23:38 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 29 | Joyce Gannon
    Trib Total Media will stop publishing the print edition of its Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper after Nov. 30 and will lay off about 20 percent of its workforce as it downsizes its print operations and beefs up its digital presence. The changes and cuts announced Wednesday — including the planned layoffs of 106 employees — are the latest moves in a dramatic restructuring of Trib Total Media that began last year and has included employee buyouts, layoffs, closing some papers, selling others and cutting back delivery in Allegheny County.
  • Clinton is now beating Trump in 5 must-win battleground states

    09/29/2016 8:13:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 121 replies
    Voters in five battleground states declared Hillary Clinton the winner of this week’s debate against Donald Trump, boosting her fortunes in those key races, a new poll showed Thursday. A majority of voters in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia all told Public Policy Polling that Clinton got the better of Trump in their first showdown. The Public Policy poll was taken Tuesday and Wednesday, giving voters at least one night to digest Monday’s slugfest at Hofstra University. Clinton’s debate also helped her bounce to leads in all five states, according to the poll. In four-way races that include...
  • Salena Zito: Hillary Bringing Out Big Guns to Secure Black Vote

    09/29/2016 8:06:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 | By Salena Zito
    Democrats have placed their focus on bringing in top surrogates to Pennsylvania's colleges and black neighborhoods in an effort to motivate these key demographics to show up to vote for Hillary Clinton in the same numbers they supported Barack Obama. "Clinton so far has shown she is lagging in inspiring these voters – that is why you see (first lady) Michelle Obama at two universities in Pennsylvania Wednesday, Hillary herself in a black neighborhood and with plenty of plans for both [President Barack] Obama and Bill Clinton to do the same thing," said Terry Madonna, political science professor at Franklin...
  • Absentee ballot requests soaring (PA)

    09/28/2016 11:28:12 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    altoonamirror.com ^ | 24 Sept 2016 | By Kay Stephens
    HOLLIDAYSBURG - Blair County has received requests for almost 800 absentee ballots so far from registered voters who want to participate in the November election. The normal number is about 300, county Director of Elections Sarah Seymour said Friday. And there's still time to ask - through Nov. 1. Pennsylvania's election laws allow the distribution of absentee ballots for several reasons. In Blair County, the elections office typically distributes them, upon request, to voters who will be outside their municipality on Election Day and to voters with an illness or disability...(snip) Seymour also said Friday that her office has received...
  • New UPI Voter Polls: Trump Up in VA, FL, IA, OH, NC and PA

    09/27/2016 2:59:06 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 122 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/27/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump now leads in polling in swing states Virginia, Florida and Iowa. All of the Iowa polls the last few weeks have shown Trump with a significant lead in the Hawkeye state. Trump is also up in Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
  • Trump Tied in PA, CO, +1 in Maine, Down 2 Wisc. (Opinion Dynamics Research)

    09/27/2016 12:47:50 PM PDT · by CWW · 79 replies
    Opinion Dynamics Research ^ | 09-27-2016 | cww
    New 3 day rolling #s from Opinion Research Dynamics (which correctly predicted every senate race in 2014): Maine: Trump 42% Clinton 41% Colorado: Trump 42% Clinton 42% Pennsylvania: Trump 44% Clinton 44% Wisconsin: Trump 40 Clinton 44%
  • Pennsylvania Voter Registration Statistics (9/26/16 vs 11/4/14 vs 11/6/12)

    09/27/2016 1:37:46 PM PDT · by Ravi · 27 replies
    PA SOS ^ | 9/27/16 | me
    9/26/16: DEM-4,116,095; GOP-3,200,191; UAF-1,142,543 11/4/14: DEM-4,088,149; GOP-3,030,017; UAF-1,132,884 11/6/12: DEM-4,266,317; GOP-3,131,144; UAF-1,110,554
  • Refugee students sue for their place in public education (Won't get jobs)

    09/26/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/26/2016 | Michael Matza
    From flashpoints around the world - wars in Africa and the Middle East, terrorism in Asia, gang violence in Central America - tens of millions of migrants have run for their lives in just the past few years, creating crises of epic scale for many destination nations. A small fraction, about 85,000 annually, find a haven in the United States as refugees. Last year, 2,645 were resettled in Pennsylvania, including 510 in Philadelphia. New Jersey became home to 314, 91 of whom moved to the Camden area. Overall, 40 percent of recent refugees are minors. --SNIP-- Issa tried to enroll...
  • CNN Poll finds dead heat in Colorado and Pennsylvania

    09/26/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 26, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    The latest CNN/ORC poll shows a dead heat in Colorado and Pennsylvania with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton separated by a single point in a 4-way race. CNN reports: In Colorado, likely voters break 42% for Trump, 41% for Clinton, 13% for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 3% for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Pennsylvania’s likely voters split 45% for Clinton, 44% for Trump, 6% for Johnson and 3% for Stein. Those divides are well within each poll’s 3.5-point margin of sampling error.In both states, sharp divisions among whites by education are evident, with white college graduates choosing Clinton over Trump...
  • Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota with Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tightening

    09/26/2016 12:05:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    Democratic pollster Patrick Caddell told Breitbart News: “Trump is closing everywhere and states that have not been in play are coming into play, like Minnesota.” Caddell said those states that had been considered battleground states are not moving as fast, but all are inside the margin of error. In the battleground states, the Clinton campaign has built the infrastructure and made the investments, so they have the ability to fight there what is becoming a national tide, he said. “Part of that is because the Clinton campaign, well both campaigns, but particularly the Clinton campaign has spent so much of...
  • Blue Wall Crumbling: CO, PA Now Dead Heats, Clinton Camp Abandoning Ohio?

    09/26/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 26, 2016 | Guy Benson
    They'll strenuously deny it, I'm sure -- and it does seem a bit far-fetched that a deeply-funded campaign would abandon 18 precious electoral votes in a state in which their candidate is within the margin of error. Then again, Trump has led in five of the last six statewide polls in Buckeyeland -- and actions speak louder than words. National Democrats are pulling up stakes in Ohio's Senate race, and now CNN notes that the state has been conspicuously absent on Hillary's travel schedule lately. "So long Ohio?" Hmmm: “It’s been 20 days since Hillary Clinton stepped foot into this...
  • CNN/ORC polls: Trump, Clinton deadlocked in Colorado, Pennsylvania

    09/26/2016 6:24:59 AM PDT · by KavMan · 46 replies
    (CNN)Just one point separates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in two states that are critical to both candidates' chances of becoming president, according to new CNN/ORC polls in Pennsylvania and Colorado. In Colorado, likely voters break 42% for Trump, 41% for Clinton, 13% for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 3% for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Pennsylvania's likely voters split 45% for Clinton, 44% for Trump, 6% for Johnson and 3% for Stein. Those divides are well within each poll's 3.5-point margin of sampling error.
  • CNN/ORC polls: Trump, Clinton deadlocked in Colorado, Pennsylvania

    09/26/2016 3:43:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-26-2016 | Jennifer Agiesta
    (CNN)Just one point separates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in two states that are critical to both candidates' chances of becoming president, according to new CNN/ORC polls in Pennsylvania and Colorado. In Colorado, likely voters break 42% for Trump, 41% for Clinton, 13% for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 3% for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Pennsylvania's likely voters split 45% for Clinton, 44% for Trump, 6% for Johnson and 3% for Stein. Those divides are well within each poll's 3.5-point margin of sampling error. The new results in two battleground states underscore the closeness of the race and come as...
  • New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants

    03/12/2010 12:50:52 AM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    (NBC Philadelphia by Vince Lattanzio) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted by Robert on March 11, 2010 11:59 PM | n/a
    "New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants" SNIPPET: "The South Jersey man who Yemini officials are calling a terrorist with links to al-Qaeda previously worked at three local nuclear power plants. Sharif Mobley, 26, is being held in a jail in Yemen after he allegedly killed a police guard and seriously injured another during a shootout at a hospital on Monday. The Buena, N.J. native has also been accused of taking part in several acts of terrorism, Yemini officials say. He also purportedly has ties to the same branch of al-Qaeda who are suspected of attempting...
  • Clinton Campaign Accepting The Loss of Ohio….(and possibly Pennsylvania too)

    09/25/2016 4:40:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 86 replies
    Conservatve Treehouse ^ | September 25 2016 | sundance
    Clinton Campaign Accepting The Loss of Ohio…. Facing continually diminishing poll results in Ohio CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reports the Clinton team is essentially ceding the state to save resources. Michigan could be the next to drop. Additionally, Team Clinton are relying almost exclusively on Philadelphia, and to a lesser extent Pittsburgh, to fend off a similar situation in Pennsylvania. Donald Trump’s economic message and outlined ‘America-First’ policy agenda is most effective in the states where Clinton/Bush/Obama… and now candidate Clinton, policies have been the most disastrous for the middle class workers.
  • Trump makes big gains in latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll of Pa. voters

    09/25/2016 7:20:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | Laura Olson
    WASHINGTON — On the eve of the first presidential debate, a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows a narrow gap between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump amid rising support for Trump within his own party. Clinton still leads Trump in a head-to-head matchup, but only by a 3-point margin, 44 percent to 41 percent. Those results showed Clinton's support dropping and Trump's gaining compared with a Morning Call/Muhlenberg poll a week earlier, which showed Clinton at 47 percent and Trump at 38 percent. In a four-way matchup, Clinton leads by 2 points, at 40 percent to Trump's 38...
  • Trump makes big gains in latest...poll of Pa. voters [Hitlery Lead in Pennsylvania Down to 2]

    09/24/2016 6:56:34 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    McAll.com ^ | 9/24/16 | Laura Olson
    On the eve of the first presidential debate, a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows a narrow gap between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump amid rising support for Trump within his own party.... In a four-way matchup, Clinton leads by 2 points, at 40 percent to Trump's 38 percent. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson dropped to 8 percent — down from 14 percent a week ago — and Green Party nominee Jill Stein went from 5 to 3 percent.
  • Why Delco thinks Trump will make America safe again

    09/24/2016 4:45:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Daily Times News ^ | 24 Sep 2016 | Loretta Rodgers
    CHESTER TOWNSHIP >> More than 5,000 people packed Sun Center Studios Stage 2 Thursday night to get a glimpse of Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump and hear his signature message of “Make America Great Again.” Cars were lined down Concord Road from Sun Center past Northley Middle School and some individuals said they arrived at 2 p.m. for Trump’s 7 p.m. appearance. “We are here to see our next president,” said Parkside resident Ronnie Klekota, accompanied by his wife Robin. “Mr. Trump stands for all the values we stand for and the values of our forefathers.” Prior to entering...
  • Donald Trump, in Pittsburgh, Pledges to Boost Both Coal and Gas

    09/22/2016 5:37:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 22, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    Donald J. Trump on Thursday traveled to Pittsburgh, a city once synonymous with the rich coal seam that runs beneath it and now the capital of natural gas fracking, to promise the impossible: a boom for both coal and gas. Mr. Trump’s energy promises to those attending a corporate conference contained a fundamentally incompatible concept, as expanding the exploration of natural gas is the surest way to hurt coal production, and vice versa. Since the two fuels compete directly for the same market — the power plants that light American homes — it is effectively impossible to increase production of...
  • Trump Stops off for Some Cheesesteaks at Geno's 9/22/16 (3 minute video)

    09/22/2016 1:46:17 PM PDT · by GilGil · 154 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 9/22/2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Donald Trump Stops off for Some Cheesesteaks at Geno's 9/22/16
  • WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump Speaks At Shale Insight Conference

    09/22/2016 8:54:56 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | 9-22-2016 | CBS Pittsburgh
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  • LIVE: Trump Rally 9/22/2016 in Chester Township, PA at Sun Center Studios 7:00 PM ET.

    09/22/2016 1:57:40 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 500 replies
    Thursday, September 22, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Chester Township at 7pm. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Sun Center Studios Creed, the 7th Rocky film starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan as Apollo Creed's Grandson was filmed at Sun Center Studios throughout February and up to 3 March 2015
  • Kenney calls sanctuary city bill 'incredibly dangerous

    09/21/2016 1:36:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/21/2016 | Tricia L. Nadolny
    Mayor Kenney on Wednesday lashed out at a law making its way through the state legislature that targets the city's policy of giving sanctuary to undocumented immigrants, calling it "incredibly dangerous." The legislation from Northeast Philadelphia Republican Rep. Martina White would essentially make the city's policy, which bars nearly all communication between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, illegal. --SNIP-- The bill also would hold a municipality financially responsible for any damages, to a person or property, resulting from criminal activity by illegal immigrants, who in the legislation are called "unauthorized aliens."
  • Diversity without Dissent

    09/20/2016 7:09:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is one type of diversity that university officials are manifestly hostile to: diverse viewpoints critical of the policies which they are pursuing. "I've tried opposing affirmative action and I'm no longer invited to sit on committees," University of Pennsylvania law school professor Amy Wax said at the Cato Institute on September 15, 2016. Anyone who dissents, as a she did, faces a university "monoculture," and risks "marginalization, even ostracism." That universities are wedded to the idea is particularly ironic, Wax noted at the Constitution Day conference, because "Few universities have competitive entry in admissions." They don't reject that many...
  • Hillary Clinton outdoing Donald Trump in Pennsylvania (Record number of dead people voting!)

    09/19/2016 12:20:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    CBS Snooze ^ | 09/19/2016 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA -- Hillary Clinton’s campaign is aggressively outworking Donald Trump in battleground Pennsylvania, a state the billionaire businessman can scarcely afford to lose and still hope to become president. Despite polling well in Pennsylvania throughout the summer, Clinton’s team is nevertheless bearing down in a state her party has carried in six straight elections. They are ratcheting up advertising and dispatching their top supporters to Pennsylvania, from Bill Clinton to Joe Biden to last week’s visit from President Barack Obama. “We’ve got to fight for this thing,” Obama thundered at a rally in Philadelphia last Tuesday. “I need you to...
  • Philly FOP Chief On Presidential Endorsement: Clinton ‘Blew The Police Off"

    09/19/2016 9:45:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | 9/19/2016 | Dom Giordano
    John McNesby, the President of the Philadelphia FOP, discussed their endorsement of Donald Trump for President over Hillary Clinton and criticized the Democratic nominee for not engaging with them in their selection process. “They didn’t care. Their attitude, then, back in July, during the DNC, was they were going to win this thing anyway, so who cares? Now, I think the tides have turned a little bit and she’s on her heels. As many times as we’ve tried to…have it a fair process and an open process, the emails back were that they’re not interested and no thanks. Just snide...
  • Hillary Clinton plans millennial-focused campaign stop in Philly Monday (700 seat venue!)

    09/19/2016 5:10:21 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 43 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 9/19/2016 | Emily Babay
    Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail after having been sidelined by pneumonia, and her revived schedule includes a stop in Philadelphia today. The Democratic presidential nominee will give a millennial-focused speech Monday afternoon at Temple University. The event is scheduled for noon at the Great Court at Mitten Hall. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. (Sign-ups were online; the campaign's website says the event is at capacity.) "Clinton will discuss the challenges facing young people today and how her agenda would support them, including her plans to make free community college and debt-free college available to all Americans," her...
  • In pivotal Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton is out-dueling Donald Trump

    09/18/2016 6:47:50 PM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 69 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Tribune News Services
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is aggressively out working Donald Trump in battleground Pennsylvania, a state that the billionaire business man can scarcely afford to lose and still hope to become president.
  • Poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton tied across battleground states

    09/18/2016 8:10:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | September 18, 2016
    The race across the combined battlegrounds is as tight as can be, tied 42 percent to 42 percent.  Clinton was up one point last week, and was up two points back on Labor Day weekend. Voters in these states are still looking for change, while the partisan divide remains particularly deep. Fifty-five percent of battleground voters want to see “big changes” in the nation’s politics and economy in the next few years. Forty-three percent want “some changes” and only 2 percent think things are fine and not in need of much change. Trump leads by a wide margin on being trusted to change Washington: Forty-seven...
  • Officers fired upon for 2nd night in a row in Philadelphia

    09/18/2016 9:30:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2016 11:25 AM EDT
    … Police says officers noticed two men apparently smoking marijuana late Saturday in an area of central Philadelphia that’s packed with restaurants, shops and clubs. They pursued the men to a nearby street, where authorities said one of the men opened fire, discharging four shots. The officers didn’t return fire. They arrested the two men and recovered a gun. …
  • Clinton Outdoing Trump in Pennsylvania, a Must-Win State [Clinton With Superior Ground Game]

    09/18/2016 9:29:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 109 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 18, 2016 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Clinton Outdoing Trump in Pennsylvania, a Must-Win State By THOMAS BEAUMONT Hillary Clinton's campaign is aggressively outworking Donald Trump in battleground Pennsylvania, a state the billionaire businessman can scarcely afford to lose and still hope to become president. Despite polling well in Pennsylvania throughout the summer, Clinton's team is nevertheless bearing down in a state her party has carried in six straight elections. They are ratcheting up advertising and dispatching their top supporters to Pennsylvania, from Bill Clinton to Joe Biden to last week's visit from President Barack Obama. "We've got to fight for this thing," Obama thundered at a...
  • New Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows Clinton ahead in Pennsylvania

    09/17/2016 10:14:32 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 67 replies
    www.mcall.com ^ | 9/18/16 | Laura Olson
    WASHINGTON — Democrat Hillary Clinton has a 9-point lead among likely Pennsylvania voters as Republican Donald Trump continues to struggle among groups key to winning the state, according to a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll released Saturday. The survey, conducted Sept. 12-16, shows Clinton leading the presidential race here with support from 47 percent of likely voters who say they intend to vote for her or are leaning that way. Trump is at 38 percent, while 11 percent say they'd pick neither of the major-party choices, and 4 percent are not sure. Clinton's lead narrows slightly to 8 percent when third-party...
  • Joe Paterno tribute ignites positive and negative passions

    09/17/2016 12:30:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2016 | Mike Hiserman
    Penn State marked the 50th anniversary of the late Joe Paterno’s first game as head football coach Saturday, introducing former players and displaying video tributes at the Nittany Lions’ game against Temple... The tribute ignited reaction from Paterno critics as well as supporters...
  • 2 Police Officers Shot in West Philly, 1 Suspect Dead

    09/16/2016 9:32:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WCAU-TV ^ | September 16, 2016 | Sara Smith
    A female Philadelphia Police Sergeant and a male University of Pennsylvania Officer were shot in West Philadelphia Friday night, according to police. One suspect was also shot and killed. Shots rang out after 11 p.m. near 51st and Sansom streets in West Philadelphia. Police said one suspect was dead. The search continued for possible other suspects. Officers could be seen searching homes in the area. A civilian was also shot. Both officers were taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, listed in stable condition. There was no word on the condition of the civilian. Commissioner Ross was expected to provide an update...
  • Axiom Battleground Counties: 9/15 (Trump continues to surge)

    09/15/2016 7:21:44 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 61 replies
    Axiom Strategies ^ | 9/15/2016 | Axiom Strategies
    Colorado: Jefferson Co: Clinton +2 Pennsylvania: Luzerne Co: Trump +18, Northampton Trump +8 Florida: Hillsborough Co: Trump +1 North Carolina: Watauga Co: Trump +8 Ohio: Sandusky Co: Trump +7 Hamilton County Clinton +1 Nevada: Washoe Co: Trump +17 Virginia: Loudon Co: Clinton +2 Wisconsin: Door County: Clinton +9
  • Trump support surges in Pennsylvania towns

    09/16/2016 8:19:11 AM PDT · by KavMan · 67 replies
    Every square foot of Hazleton evokes America’s grand immigrant story. From the Irish cemetery on Donegal Hill, to the now closed Slovak Holy Trinity Church, this once booming Pennsylvanian coal town was a magnet to the huddled masses who crossed the Atlantic in search of a better life. In 1883, Hazleton became the third city in the world (New York was the first) to install an electric grid. It was literally a shining city on a hill. Today, as Donald Trump’s campaign steps up its focus on Pennsylvania — if he wins its 20 electoral college votes he could take...
  • Montco [illegal immigrant] man gets up to 70 years for rape of 6-year-old

    09/16/2016 8:54:09 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 22 replies
    Philly (D).com ^ | Caitlin McCabe
    A MONTGOMERY County man convicted of breaking into a Hatfield Township apartment and raping a 6-year-old girl while she slept in her bed was sentenced Thursday to 24 to 70 years in prison. In June, a Montgomery County Court jury found OsHerrera, 29, guilty of six of the seven charges against him - including rape and burglary. "I know I made a mistake, and I need to pay for that," Herrera said before the sentencing, speaking through a translator. But, he said later, "I want to continue with my life because I have reason to live . . . my...
  • Why Coal Will Matter in the Fall Election

    09/15/2016 4:48:57 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Sep 2016 | Terry Jarrett
    Just when Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment set a new low for insensitivity, we saw another real zinger this week from former Clinton White House staffer William Galston. In a smug Wall Street Journal op-ed, Galston deemed the “war on coal” a claim perpetuated by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to reinforce the coal community’s perceived “victimhood.” Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, a few things have happened: + In 2008, President Obama promised, “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” + The president’s subsequent MATS rule shut down at least 33 GW...
  • Pennsylvania Voter Registration Statistics (9/5 to 9/12): Dems +2949; GOP +3364; UAF +4198

    09/15/2016 11:42:53 AM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Republicans were doing a great job eating into their voting registration deficit over the past year. In August, however, the Democrats were finally able to staunch some of the bleeding. On August 1st, statistics showed 4,074,858 Democrats and 3,159,815 Republicans. An additional 1,106,024 voters brought the grand total to 8,340,697.
  • New bellwether county polling

    09/15/2016 8:33:25 AM PDT · by Viper652 · 23 replies
    They added another PA county and he's up big
  • Why Democrats in Western Pennsylvania Are Voting Trump

    09/14/2016 7:31:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Atlantic, the ^ | 13 September 2016 | Salena Zito
    Angela LeJohn is 49, has worked at a local energy company for nine years, and loves it. A registered Democrat, she never once voted for a Republican and never expected to entertain such a thought—not even in a local election—until this year. “The short of it is that I am looking at this election through self-preservation,” she explained. “I love my job, I love that I only live three miles from work, I love that who I work for contributes to a stable life, and I love that my community is holding on because of the trickle effect Lee Supply...
  • Bucknell Students Want to Make Social Justice Events Mandatory

    09/14/2016 6:02:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 13, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    According to a recent article in The Bucknellian, students at Bucknell were upset over the lack of attendance at a recent campus event that covered issues of social justice. An event at Bucknell University entitled “Conscience, Courage, and Community: Bucknell Responds to Injustice Today” was largely underattended, which prompted students to call for future social justice-themed events to be made mandatory by university administrators. “These seats won’t fill up … Three years and they still aren’t filled,” said Anthony Scrima, voicing his frustrations about the lack of interest in the event.
  • Pennsylvania to borrow again to avoid running out of money to pay bills

    09/13/2016 10:50:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Jan Murphy
    ...This is the third time in 2016 and the fourth time in 24 months that the state has needed to borrow money to meet short-term cash needs. Having these continued shortfalls and having them happen earlier in the fiscal year is a growing concern because it can impact the state's credit rating and cause taxpayers to have to pay interest on the money that is borrowed, according to Treasury officials.
  • LIVE: Two Trump Rallies 9/13/2016 Des Moines, IA @ 12pm CT and Aston, PA @ 7:30pm ET.

    09/13/2016 3:53:57 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 543 replies
    1st Rally---Tuesday, September 13, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Des Moines, IA at Seven Flags Event Center. Live coverage begins at 12:00 PM CT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Des Moines, IA at Seven Flags Event Center 2nd Rally---Tuesday, September 13, 2016: Donald J. Trump will be holding an event at the Aston Community Center in Aston, PA. Watch the live stream here beginning at 7:30 PM ET. Aston Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 16,592 at the 2010...
  • Pennsylvania Voter Registration Statistics (11/6/2012 vs. 9/5/2016); D/R/I splits

    09/12/2016 10:36:46 AM PDT · by Ravi · 15 replies
    PA sos ^ | 9/12/16 | me
    11/6/12: D-4,266,317 voters; R-3,131,144 voters; UAF-1,110,554 voters 9/5/16: D-4,094,000 voters; R-3,175,000 voters; UAF-685,390 voters
  • Can Pennsylvania confiscate your IRA? Under a new law, maybe

    09/12/2016 7:44:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Inquirer ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 | Erin E. Arvedlund
    The law, which took effect Saturday, allows Pennsylvania to seize some retirement accounts three years after they're presumed abandoned - regardless of the account owner's age. Previously, the state waited until individuals reached age 701/2 before seizing retirement accounts and liquidating the portfolios. Now, older folks and famously contact-averse millennials could be affected. Valley Forge-based Vanguard, with more than $3 trillion in assets, isn't happy about the state's budget-inspired change and plans to join forces with others in the financial industry to repeal the law next year. ... For those who opt to communicate electronically, the "lost contact" trigger is...