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  • Sen. Pat Toomey endorses Marco Rubio for president

    02/03/2016 9:15:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 02/03/2016 | Laura Olson
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey endorsed Marco Rubio for president Wednesday, describing the Florida senator as a "thoughtful conservative leader" he believes will appeal to voters in Pennsylvania and across the country. Just hours later, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum quit the presidential race and also endorsed Rubio, calling him a "born leader" who shares his views on the central role of the family and on the national security threats facing the country. The support from Toomey and Santorum comes as Rubio is seeking to solidify backing from the GOP establishment after his third-place finish in Iowa. Toomey, a Republican from...
  • Springetts Police: Shoplifting suspect stole our vehicle (Pennsylvania)

    02/02/2016 6:26:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    York Dispatch ^ | February 1, 2016 | Katherine Ranzenberger
    A shoplifting suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing an unoccupied Springettsbury Township police car on Monday, according to township police. Marlo Harvard Jr., 21, Baltimore, is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, retail theft, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding police, as well as summary traffic offenses, according to a press release.
  • Hamas urges PA police to conduct more attacks

    02/01/2016 3:05:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya called on more Palestinian Authority (PA) Security Force members to follow the example of Amjad Abu-Omar, the terrorist who conducted a shooting attack adjacent to Bet El in Samaria on Sunday. Abu-Omar, a member of the PA Security Forces and formerly the personal bodyguard to the PA's Attorney General, shot three IDF soldiers wounding two of them seriously and one lightly before being shot dead by other soldiers. "Today Amjad Abu-Omar went out (to conduct an attack) without taking into account his connection to the Palestinian Authority which was granted funds in order to brainwash...
  • Catholic students celebrate Mass on snow altar while stranded on PA Turnpike

    01/24/2016 3:30:06 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Stranded on buses overnight by a monster snowstorm that has shut down parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, hundreds of Catholic high school students from Nebraska and elsewhere nevertheless seemed to have things relatively in hand this afternoon. Returning from Washington D.C., where they took part Friday in the annual March for Life, they at least had food and water on board, said Tim McNeil, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Omaha. A nearby maintenance building gave them access to bathrooms. And while there was nothing resembling a chapel anywhere near the cars, buses and trucks stopped westbound between the Bedford and...
  • PA official: Netanyahu has destroyed Arab 'culture of peace'

    01/18/2016 2:30:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/1/16 | Cynthia Blank
    ..... While Erekat would not reveal the identity of his aide, he did note an investigation was being conducted to determine if he had indeed spied for Israel and to what extent. "The law will take its course," Erekat asserted. "I say the suspect is innocent until proven guilty." According to Erekat, this is not the first time Israel has kept agents and spies among the upper echelons of the PA's leadership, nor is it the first time to happen within his own offices. Palestinian security forces confirmed to Channel 10 that despite the political deadlock, Israel still has spies...
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Saeb Erekat's assistant suspected of spying for Israel

    01/16/2016 3:28:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    An assistant to Saeb Erekat, a long-time senior official in the Palestinian Authority (PA), has been arrested by PA security forces on suspicion of spying on behalf of Israel. Erekat has acknowledged the facts of the case, which were published by media based in Ramallah. The suspect is accused of working for Israel for the past 20 years. He is believed to be in a Palestinian intelligence facility at present. Erekat served as the secretary-general for the PLO and headed the Palestinian negotiating team during peace talks with Israel. He often threatened Israel with ended the security agreement and worked...
  • Pennsylvania Mayor Pulls Police From NRA Gun Show (demanded a 60% fee increase)

    01/11/2016 4:33:47 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 47 replies
    The mayor of Harrisburg, Penn., ordered his police department on Friday not to provide security for an upcoming NRA-sponsored gun show after the association refused to meet a demand to pay a 60-percent increase in fees for the service. Harrisburg police have provided security for the annual Great American Outdoors Show, scheduled this year for February 6-14, in the past. Mayor Eric Papenfuse said that the decision not to offer the department’s services this year was motivated in part by the NRA’s opposition to the city’s gun control policies. “We have an epidemic of gun violence,” Papenfuse told WHTM. “It’s...
  • Luzerne Co., PA Gun Auction to be Held in early 2016

    12/26/2015 6:15:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Luzern County, Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Department has decided to auction off about 175 firearms, some air guns, knives and other items. The items have been collected under a number of different administrations over 17 years, from 1993 to 2010. Most of the items are from Prevention From Abuse (PFA) orders, temporary and permanent. The Sheriffs office published (on their website, in a pdf file) a list of 154 cases that had expired, and told people who wanted their property returned to let them know that they wanted their property back. That was done on 5 November of last year....
  • Latest in Porngate: Kane releases some of her twin's emails (DEM DOUBLE STANDARD!)

    12/17/2015 3:42:05 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    HARRISBURG - State Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, who has castigated prosecutors, judges, and others for exchanging offensive emails, failed to disclose that her twin sister - a top prosecutor on her staff - sent and received emails that mocked African Americans and Asians, joked about domestic abuse, and included photos of scantily clad men and women. Kane made public her sister's emails late Wednesday after coming under pressure from a Philadelphia prosecutor, who asserted that Kane's sister had sent or received 58 troubling emails - and Kane herself had received 11. The 49-year-old Democrat and her sister, Ellen Granahan,...
  • 'Kerry's actions - a series of mistakes and failures'

    12/06/2015 5:37:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/15 | Shlomo Pitrikovsky
    MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) attacked US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday after the latter lashed out at Israel, arguing that current trends in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are leading to a “one-state” reality. "With all due respect and gratitude to our friend the United States, the reality has proven that all of John Kerry's assessments and diplomatic actions in various sectors of the world were a series of mistakes and failures: in Egypt, Ukraine, Syria and also in Israel," Yogev blasted. "His opinions and speeches are disconnected from the Middle Eastern reality," Yogev charged, adding that "the land...
  • Pat Toomey throws support behind gun background checks amendment

    12/03/2015 2:42:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    Amid a national clamor for stricter gun laws, Sen. Pat Toomey, (R-PA), on Thursday said he would back gun legislation that would expand background checks.
  • Homeless veteran, beaten by teens on camera in Olney, dies

    11/27/2015 8:25:57 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    Surveillance video shows 51-year-old Robert Barnes being pummeled by teens with a hammer, a piece of wood and punches, after police say a 10-year-old boy told his mother he got into an argument with Barnes.
  • Amish man runs marathon in traditional slacks and suspenders

    11/21/2015 3:16:45 PM PST · by Daffynition · 69 replies
    AP via SeattlePI ^ | November 21, 2015 | staff reporter
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ~ An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon ~ not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire. Twenty-two-year-old Leroy Stolzfus finished the 26.2-mile Harrisburg Marathon on Nov. 8 in just over three hours and five minutes, all while wearing his community's traditional clothing, Pennlive.com reported
  • Hundreds Of Syrian Refugees Arrive In Pennsylvania

    11/19/2015 11:31:23 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 63 replies
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — They are Egyptian, Jordanian, Iraqi – but mostly Syrian, and just under 200 arrived to the Syrian Arab American Charity Association in Allentown to receive food, supplies and medical care. “No one comes here to make problems… they come here for a better life,” Syrian-born, Allentown resident Mohamad Salloum told Eyewitness News. By here, Mohamad means America, but also Lehigh County where the need for resettlement assistance is increasing, hence – this monthly event.
  • Market employees shoot and kill masked robbers in Reading (Score Two for the Good Guys!)

    11/01/2015 1:58:06 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    Police: "It appears as though this will be a case self defense and the shootings will be justified." According to witnesses and video evidence, Reading police say it looks as though three masked males entered the market. One male was armed with a pistol, which he fired inside the market, and another male could be seen pointing a stun gun at one of the employees. Police do not know if the third male was armed. According to Reading police, sometime during the robbery both employees pulled out their own guns and fired several shots at the masked males, striking two...
  • Pennsylvania Primary Poll: Trump 23 Carson 22 Rubio 13 Cruz 4 Bush 3

    10/29/2015 12:01:00 PM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 22 replies
    Franklin & Marshall ^ | 10/29/2015 | Franklin & Marshall / Center for Opinion Research
    Donald Trump 23% Ben Carson 22% Marco Rubio 13% John Kasich 6% Ted Cruz 4% Jeb Bush 3% Chris Christie 3% Carly Fiorina 3% Mike Huckabee 1% Bobby Jindal 1% Rand Paul 1% Rick Santorum 1% Lindsey Graham -- George Pataki -- Don’t know 20%
  • Report: PA Police Beat Jewish Worshipers at Joseph's Tomb

    10/17/2015 11:48:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18//10/15 | Uzi Baruch
    The Ariel Police detained five people - including three minors - overnight Saturday/Sunday, on suspicions of entering Joseph's Tomb outside Shechem (Nablus). Their attorney, Itamar Ben-Gvir, reported that some detainees were bleeding after Palestinian Authority (PA) police found them and beat them; two of them are suffering from head injuries. On Saturday night, the detainees arrived at the Tomb together with about 30 people to protest the site's arson by Palestinian Arabs last week. The PA police beat as many people as possible upon their entry to the site, however, banging their heads against their jeeps until the IDF arrived;...
  • POPE FRANCIS WRAPS UP JOYFUL US VISIT WITH BIG OPEN-AIR MASS

    09/27/2015 4:55:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 27, 2015 | Nicole Winfield,Rachel Zoll
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to "miracles of love," closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America's bishops.
  • Center City's a Police State Pre-Pope (Philly under lockdown)

    09/25/2015 6:51:43 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | Updated at 1:13 PM EDT on Friday, Sep 25, 2015 | Morgan Zalot
    Philadelphians and visitors to the city woke up on Friday morning to a world of barricades and tight security measures as authorities prepare for Pope Francis' weekend arrival. Fencing blocked off areas starting just east of City Hall, requiring people in that area to walk north to Cherry Street, where security checkpoints were set up, if they need to get inside the perimeter. Maureen Shaeffer and Ruth Schanbacher, who both came from the suburbs to go to work, didn't know each other before Friday morning. But they bonded over the tricky security measures. "We've been brought together through adversity," Shaeffer...
  • Pennsylvania one of the worst places to have a baby, study finds

    09/11/2015 1:24:48 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    post-gazette.com ^ | September 10, 2015 | David Templeton
    Expectant parents wanting the best for their babies typically focus on the best strollers, cribs and cost-effective diapers. But they might want to consider where best to have their baby. That place may not be Pennsylvania, with its low number of pediatricians, obstetrician-gynecologists and parental-support groups, and the lack of a baby-friendly environment. Pennsylvania actually ranked next to last, ahead of only Mississippi, based on health care costs and available services and resources for babies and parents, according to WalletHub.coms 2015 rankings of the best and worst states in which to have a baby.
  • PA: Offer of Return to Negotiation is a Trap

    09/10/2015 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/9/15 | Gil Ronen
    The Palestinian Authority responded unenthusiastically Thursday to offers by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to come to Ramallah and renew peace talks unconditionally with the Palestinian Authority (PA). According to Kol Yisrael radio, Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah said that the Palestinians are interested in a new framework for talks. He explained that the talks would not be renewed if a date is not set for ending them, and if the problem of borders is not discussed. Another senior PA official, top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, said that the idea of returning to the unconditional negotiations is a trap. He said...
  • Would-Be Victim Shoots, Kills ArmedRobber: Police

    09/10/2015 9:24:56 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    A would-be victim turned the tables on an armed robber in Chester, shooting and killing him, police said. The unidentified man was getting out of his vehicle on the 500 block of West Seventh Street around 1 a.m. Wednesday when he was approached by two robbers, police said. When one of the robbers pulled out a gun and fired two shots, the man pulled out his own weapon and returned fire, according to investigators. It was loud and it sounded like it was real close, said Kyle Roane, a neighbor of the victim who heard the gunshots.
  • MANHUNT CONTINUES FOLLOWING ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER

    09/03/2015 6:29:20 PM PDT · by Baynative · 4 replies
    http://tamaquaarea.com ^ | 9/2/15 | Andrew Leibenguth
    A West Penn Township police officer was airlifted after being injured during a traffic stop this evening (Wednesday, September 2, 2015) along West Penn Pike (SR309) on the Blue Mountain. Other online news articles identify the officer as Sergeant Melissa Missy Ruch. State Police stated she was assaulted while approaching a disabled vehicle. The incident occurred around 5:30 PM near the top of the mountain. Responding to an emergency radio ID activation, law enforcement officers found officer Ruch about 20-foot down an embankment. Rescuers utilized a Stokes basket to carry the officer up the embankment.
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged with 1983 murder of girlfriend

    09/02/2015 8:07:48 AM PDT · by Boogieman · 5 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | 9/2/15 | Associated Press
    Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a grand jury investigation into the death of Nancy Argentino, 23, of New York. Snuka, who had been at a World Wrestling Federation taping at the Allentown Fairgrounds, told police shortly after Argentino's death that he had returned to the couple's Whitehall Township hotel room to find her unresponsive in bed. She was pronounced dead at a hospital several hours later. An autopsy determined she...
  • Red Land vs. Japan: Keys to victory in LLWS championship [Today @ 3PM]

    08/30/2015 8:33:59 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-30-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- This is it. The last two unbeaten Little League teams in the entire world. While Red Land powered through districts, sectionals, states, regionals and the first four games of the Little League World Series en route to its first U.S. championship, Kitasuna from Tokyo was finessing its way through to the world championship. And now they meet at 3 p.m. today at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, the LLWS 2015 title up for grabs. The game will be televised live on ABC. Red Land hopes to become the first U.S. team to win the overall title since...
  • U.S. Little League championship stage is set for Red Land vs. Pearland, Texas

    08/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-29-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- If "the moment" hasn't yet negatively impacted Red Land Little League's collection of 12- and 13-year-old boys, then no reason to expect it will today. Expert climbers don't get 95 percent of the way up Kilimanjaro and suddenly get cold feet and a fear of heights. Neither, then, should we expect Red Land to tighten up in the U.S. championship of the 2015 Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. Tom Peifer's special collection of ballplayers meets Texas powerhouse Pearland West in the 3:30 p.m. title game, a berth in Sunday's 3 p.m. overall...
  • Judge Lets PA Off Easy After Obama Intervention

    08/24/2015 2:56:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 8/24/15 | Ben Ariel
    A judge in New York on Monday ordered the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to post $10 million in cash or bond while they appeal a jury's finding that they supported terrorist attacks in Israel, Reuters reported. At a court hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge George Daniels said the defendants must also deposit $1 million each month pending the appeal of a February jury verdict worth $655 million in favor of 10 American families. The order came a week after the Obama administration took the unusual step of urging Daniels to "carefully consider" the PAs...
  • Little League World Series Live Thread [Sunday]

    08/23/2015 11:57:56 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    espn ^ | 8-22-15 | n/a
    Today's schedule: Game 13: Uganda vs. Venezuela, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Announcers: Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Marysol Castro Game 14: Texas vs. California, 3 p.m. (ABC) Announcers: Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Game 15: Mexico vs. Japan, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Announcers: Flemming, Aaron Boone, Belisle, Castro Game 16: South Carolina vs. Pennsylvania, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Announcers: Ravech, Garciaparra, Peterson, Sire
  • Obama Stands with Terrorists Against Terror Victims

    08/22/2015 9:12:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | August 19, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Obama took office, his first phone call to a foreign leader was to the head of a terrorist group. "This is my first phone call to a foreign leader," Obama told the PLO's Abbas. "And I'm making it only hours after I took office." Obama repeatedly bent, twisted and mutilated existing laws to keep the money flowing to the PLOs Palestinian Authority. When Hamas and the PLO temporarily reconciled, Obama sent them money anyway. When Congress froze aid after the PLO defied the peace process by trying to join the UN, he signed a waiver claiming that aiding the...
  • Red Land [PA] rolls to 18-0 win at Little League World Series

    08/22/2015 5:18:24 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    witf ^ | 8-21-15 | n/a
    (South Williamsport) -- Red Land's Little League team put on an offensive show during its debut at the Little League World Series in Willamsport. Cole Wagner had two homers, a double and a single and drove in six runs in four at-bats and as the Lewisberry, York County, squad routed Webb City, Missouri, 18-0 in four innings tonight in the Little League World Series. Wagner hit a grand slam and a two-run home run during an eight-run third inning and Red Land scored 18 runs in the two middle innings. The team finished with 16 hits and gave its fans...
  • Concealed Carrier Robbed of Gun in Philadelphia

    08/21/2015 4:54:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this screenshot, the robber has the pistol, which appears to be a semi-auto. The robber is closest to the counter. The red arrow points to the pistol. It happened on August 17, 2015. The concealed handgun carrier was robbed of his handgun in a strong arm robbery. The story illustrates one of the disadvantages of concealed carry. Concealed carry gives up tactical deterrence. The robber did not know that the concealed carrier was armed, so he was not deterred from attacking him. In this case, the element of surprise was to the advantage of the robber. The police...
  • TRUMP SMASH: LEADS JEB BY +18 POINTS IN PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY

    08/20/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Will88 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 20, 2015 | John Nolte
    Just two months ago, in early June, a Quinnipiac poll showed Trump with only 4% support among Republican primary voters in Pennsylvania. The billionaire business was in tenth place. A new Quinnipiac poll released Thursday shows a startling reversal. Trump is not only in first place with 24% support, hes beating second place Ben Carson by a whopping +11 points.
  • Senator Bob Casey tells constituent hes pro-life but supports Planned Parenthood

    08/07/2015 6:34:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 7, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), who voted to continue funding Planned Parenthood, claims he is pro-life. A Pennsylvania constituent who wrote to both of his senators about defunding the abortion giant received a disappointing reply from Casey, who claimed his pro-life record is consistent, listing why he seems to think thats true. But Casey managed to avoid the topic of the Planned Parenthood undercover videos completely as he defended the good he believes they do. Casey writes: As a Pennsylvania public official and as a United States Senator, I have sought to support a consistent and comprehensive ethic of life and...
  • Ride the Phoenix @ Knoebels in HD [video link]

    08/10/2015 4:52:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-3-15 | Knoebels
    For those in the NE who haven't made the trek to Knoebels w/ your kids, do it! Free parking, free admission. Great family getaway run by a great family who meticulously maintain their rides.
  • IDF Mobilizes After PLO Blames Israel for Arson Attack

    07/31/2015 12:59:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/15
    The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA) holds the Israeli government "fully responsible" for the death of a toddler in an arson attack Friday in the Samaria Arab village of Duma, it announced Friday, in an incident the IDF has labeled "Jewish terror." "We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the brutal assassination of the toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha," PLO official Saeb Erekat said in a statement, according to AFP. "This is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism." Four family members of the one-and-a-half year-old...
  • Steelton police: Victim shot in home invasion shot and killed his assailant

    07/29/2015 5:22:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | 27 July, 2015 | Barbara Miller
    A 25-year-old Steelton man who was shot during a home invasion early Monday shot and killed his assailant, Steelton police say. "We believe it was self-defense," said Steelton police Chief John King, who said no charges have been filed in the shooting, which occurred in the 300 block of Lincoln Street. King said they don't know the identity of the man who was killed nor his accomplice. The pair encountered the residents of the home the 25-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman as they were arriving home just before midnight, King said. "The two suspects approached them at...
  • PA Democrat indicted on fed racketeering charges - Pelosi praises for commitment to middle class

    07/29/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) has been indicted on dozens of federal charges surrounding his unsuccessful run for Philadelphia mayor in 2007, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday. The 11-term Democrat, along with four associates, was indicted on 29 federal counts, including bribery, money laundering, falsification of records and multiple counts of bank fraud, among other charges. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Fattah and the others "embarked on a wide-ranging conspiracy involving bribery, concealment of unlawful campaign contributions and theft of charitable and federal funds to advance their own personal interests. When elected officials betray the trust and...
  • Minister Shalom Meets with PA Chief Negotiator

    07/26/2015 4:25:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/15 | Nitzan Kedar
    In a sign that Israel may be trying to restart talks with the Palestinian Authority, Minister Silvan Shalom, who was appointed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to be in charge of peace talks, met last week in Jordan with the PAs chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat. In recent months, since the formation of the new Israeli government, several meetings between Israeli and Palestinian representatives have been held, but the meeting between Shalom and Erekat was the highest-level meeting between the sides in recent years. .....
  • Arabs Living Under PA Demand Israeli Law

    07/19/2015 11:41:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/15 | Shimon Cohen
    A group of Arab residents of Samaria living under the administration of the Palestinian Authority (PA) has submitted a legal demand asking that Israeli employment laws be implemented in the area where they work - the industrial region of Nitzanei Shalom, just over the 1949 Armistice lines to the east of Netanya. The reason for the suit is a desire on the part of the Arab workers to receive various social rights enshrined in the Israeli laws, benefits they currently do not enjoy under the PA. However, a Tel Aviv - Yafo regional court ruled against the workers, deciding not...
  • Archbishop Chaput Releases Statement on Fired Catholic School Staffer

    07/14/2015 6:22:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is weighing in on the firing of teacher from a Montgomery County Catholic school, who allegedly lost her job because of her same-sex marriage. Margie Winters says she lost her job as the religious education director at Waldron Mercy Academy because of her marriage to Andrea Vittori. More than 100 people gathered together in support Winters at General Wayne Park in Lower Merion Township on Sunday afternoon. "I'm here to support Margie and let her know what was done to her was unjust, discriminatory and unfair," said Anthony Arechavale, parent. "I think it's...
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission gives Presque Isle Downs permit to shoot deer

    07/15/2015 5:55:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Erie Times-News ^ | JOHN GUERRIERO
    ERIE, Pa. -- Deer that have been invading the thoroughbred horse racing track at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Summit Township will be shot. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given the casino a permit for the deer kill as one way to combat the problem of deer entering the track grounds and making it dangerous for jockeys and horses.
  • Rising Tensions Between Jordan, Palestinian Authority

    06/22/2015 4:36:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 10/6/15 | B. Shanee
    Two recent events aggravated the existing political disputes and tensions between Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA). On May 22, 2015 worshippers disrupted a Friday sermon delivered at Al-Aqsa mosque by Jordanian chief qadi Ahmad Hulail, who was visiting the mosque at the head of a high-level Jordanian delegation. Also in late May, the Arab media reported that Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian Football Association, who holds dual Palestinian and Jordanian citizenship, refused to back the Jordanian candidate for the presidency of FIFA, King 'Abdallah's half-brother Prince 'Ali Bin Al-Hussein. These two incidents sparked furious reactions from the...
  • In prison break story, CNN thinks Pennsylvania is New York

    06/10/2015 2:52:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    Post Standard ^ | 06.10.14 | Mark Weiner
    During a Wednesday morning live broadcast from outside the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., CNN reported that escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt could be anywhere between New York's North Country and Canada, or even south to Mexico. As a reporter spoke, a map on the screen showed the words "New York" over Pennsylvania, and then tracked a potential path north to Canada or south to Mexico.
  • Op-Ed: Who is Really Behind BDS? We Can Cut Off BDS at the Spigot

    06/04/2015 11:56:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/15 | David Bedein
    Thousands of young people are now employed on campuses around the world, well financed and well organized, in an unprecedented effort that challenges the very legitimacy of Israel on every possible academic and economic front. They call their movement: BDS – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Over the next few days, Mr. Sheldon Adelson and Mr. Haim Saban have called an emergency meeting of organizations concerned about BDS to answer two questions. ● From where does the finance and organizational support for BDS emanate? ● How can BDS be stopped? The answers may be easier to ascertain than one would expectMost...
  • Music chief for Pope Francis' Phildelphia Mass quits in dispute with Archbishop Chaput

    06/02/2015 1:37:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    NC Reporter ^ | June 2, 2015 | David Gibson
    John Romeri during Mass on Aug. 8, 2010, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (RNS/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Erik M. Lunsford) The head of liturgical music for the Philadelphia archdiocese, who was also to play a key role orchestrating the huge outdoor Mass concluding Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. in September, is resigning his post over long-standing differences with Archbishop Charles Chaput. John Romeri, who has headed the archdiocesan liturgical music office for five years, said he will resign effective June 30 because "there are simply irreconcilable differences" with Chaput over the role and style of music at Mass. Romeri...
  • Scott Walker Will Keynote Philly GOP Conference

    05/21/2015 12:32:37 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Politics PA ^ | May 21, 2015 | Nick Field
    Scott Walker is coming to Philadelphia. The Wisconsin Governor and probable 2016 presidential candidate will keynote the 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.Governor Scott Walker is one of the leading voices of conservative values in the Republican Party, PA GOP Chair Rob Gleason said. Governor Walker has a proven track record of putting Republican principles into practice in government. Scott Walker has always put the needs of the taxpayer ahead of the wishes of special interests, and I look forward to hearing him discuss his vision for the future of our Party and our country. As the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia...
  • FBI to probe whether crashed Amtrak train was hit or shot at

    05/15/2015 4:54:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/15/2015 | Julian Hattem
    The FBI has been asked to investigate the possibility that the Amtrak train that crashed outside of Philadelphia was hit by a bullet or some other object. According to the The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an assistant conductor in the trains caf car claimed to have overheard a regional train engineer saying he had been hit by a rock or shot at.
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • Husband, father, deaconand soon, a priest

    05/08/2015 3:22:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Philly ^ | May 5, 2015 | BRENDAN MONAHAN
    Thirteen years ago Jim Cardosi’s wife, Cindy, discovered she had little time left to live.In 2002 she experienced symptoms resulting from a neurological illness that by 2005 would be identified as frontotemporal dementia or Pick’s Disease, which Cindy developed in her mid-40s.She required full-time care, so Jim retired from the military. They raised five kids together and built their lives around each other.Jim’s faith kept him poised throughout the illness, and he felt the call to the priesthood before her death. He cared for Cindy until her passing in July 2008 at 51 years old in their Jacksonville, Florida home.“I...