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  • Spring storm hits Northeast, bringing NYC the most April snow in over 30 years

    04/02/2018 10:58:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 2, 2018 | MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO
    It may be spring, but it feels like winter for the Northeast this morning as a snowstorm moves through Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New England. The latest The snowfall rate at New York's LaGuardia Airport reached 2 inches per hour this morning. New York City saw 5.5 inches of snow this morning -- its heaviest April snowfall since 1982 when the city was dumped with 9.6 inches. Kimberly Richardson âś” @kemrichardson7 Wow! #nyc right now #centralpark Beautiful but enough !!!!! #snow @ABC7NY 8:43 AM - Apr 2, 2018 The New York Yankees canceled today's home opener due to...
  • Pa. school district stocks classrooms with rocks to combat school shooters

    03/24/2018 1:19:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies ^ | 3/23/2018 | Avery Anapol
    A Pennsylvania school district has armed its students with rocks to defend themselves in the event of a school shooting. David Helsel, the superintendent of Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County, said at a state House Education Committee hearing on school safety this week that his district's classrooms are equipped with 5-gallon buckets of river rocks. "If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance to any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks," he said. "And they will be stoned." Helsel emphasized to Buzzfeed News that the so-called "go buckets" are a...
  • Republican Pa. congressman won't seek reelection: report

    03/24/2018 1:10:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2018 | Josh Delk
    Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Ryan Costello will not seek reelection in 2018 as he faces a difficult midterm race in a district with a growing Democratic voter base, according to City & State Pennsylvania. Despite having filed this week to run in the Republican primary in May, Costello told state and local GOP officials that he plans to drop out in the weeks beforehand, the anonymous sources said.
  • PA GOP moves to oust judges over gerrymandering decision

    03/20/2018 4:55:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    In a memo to fellow House members, state Rep. Cris Dush (R) said the ruling overriding Pennsylvania’s U.S. House district lines amounted to an overstep of judicial authority under the state Constitution, which lays out the path by which a bill becomes a law — in this case, a bill to delineate the district lines after the decennial Census and reapportionment process. “The five Justices who signed this order that blatantly and clearly contradicts the plain language of the Pennsylvania Constitution engaged in misbehavior in office,” Dush wrote to fellow members... While the legislature is run by Republicans, Democrats hold...
  • Former US Ambassador Shapiro admits there is no chance for peace between Israel and the PA

    03/14/2018 5:09:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/3/18
    Dan Shapiro, who the US ambassador to Israel during President Obama's term, estimated in an interview with Kol Rama radio that there is no chance for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at present time. "The administration is full of problems, and Netanyahu is busy with investigations, and I do not see it happening," Shapiro said....
  • Trump Rally Moon Township PA 7:00 PM EST

    03/10/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 130 replies
    Heads Up! Trump Rally at 7:00 EST. Carried on FNC. Its in Moon Township outside Pittsburgh. For GOP candidate Saccone. Trump carried the district in 2016.
  • GOP Panic Spreads to Pennsylvania

    03/06/2018 4:42:30 PM PST · by lasereye · 156 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 4, 2018 | Josh Kraushaar
    Republicans are learning an uncomfortable reality about the political environment for 2018: Tax cuts, conservative culture-war staples, and even Nancy Pelosi herself probably won’t be enough to overcome the deep hole that President Trump has put them in. With the White House awash in scandal and struggling to articulate its agenda, the political mood has turned so grim that Republicans are in danger of losing an upcoming special election in the heart of Trump country. That’s the lesson to draw from the surprisingly competitive campaign Democrat Conor Lamb is running in a Pittsburgh-area district Trump easily carried by 20 points,...
  • Palestinians blast Trump’s ‘Zionist American’ peace envoy

    02/05/2018 12:00:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/2/18 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority said Monday that Greenblatt’s efforts to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israel “have no chances of succeeding.” The Palestinians are particularly angered at what they believe is a US effort to replace the current leadership of the PA. Greenblatt, in a speech before the annual conference of the Institute for National Strategic Studies, said that the United States “is as committed as ever to reaching an agreement that guarantees a peaceful, prosperous future for both Israelis and Palestinians. That’s why this administration continues to work on developing a peace plan that can bring both parties to...
  • Abbas’ Fatah Deputy: U.S. Has Never Given Anything of Substance to Palestinians

    01/27/2018 7:34:30 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jan 2018 | DEBORAH DANAN
    TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ deputy in his ruling Fatah faction this week dismissed years of American aid amounting to several billion dollars with the declaration that the U.S. has never given anything of “substance” to the Palestinians and added that “nothing good will come from them.” “Recently we were forced to review all of our relations with the American administrations in recent years, and not just the Trump administration. We assessed that nothing good will come from them for the Palestinian people and the nation, and this is completely clear,” said Aloul in an interview with...
  • Palestinians: Peace ‘off the table’ if Trump doesn’t reverse Jerusalem move

    01/25/2018 2:46:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 56 replies
    The Palestinians rejected US President Donald Trump’s fresh threat to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in aid on Thursday, saying peace talks are “off the table” if the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital isn’t reversed. Ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Davos, Trump said the US would no longer provide aid to the Palestinians if they refused to engage in US-brokered peace talks with Israel. He also said he’d taken Jerusalem “off the table” with his December 6 recognition of the city as Israel’s capital — a move that led the Palestinians to...
  • PA: Donald Trump is 'oppressing' the Palestinians

    01/25/2018 12:10:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/18 | David Rosenberg
    Senior Palestinian Authority leaders slammed President Donald Trump Thursday, rejecting his demand that they agree to renew final status negotiations with Israel and ‘show respect’ to the United States for the hundreds of millions of dollars a year they receive in aid. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Thursday, President Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, touting the planned transfer of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and declaring the issue of Jerusalem “off the table” in terms of final status talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. “The hardest subject they had to...
  • Report: Europe will refuse Abbas request for recognition

    01/22/2018 11:46:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/18
    In spite of assurances by the European Union on Monday, the London-based pan-Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat reports that Europe intends to reject Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' request to recognize the PA as a state. According to diplomatic sources, the refusal stems from fear of a worsening the situation between Israel and the PA, and also in order not to appear to respond to United States President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem...
  • Hampton Roads ports benefiting from the 2017 coal-export revival

    01/22/2018 4:34:37 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 21 Jan 2018 | Robert McCabe
    NORFOLK Nearly 20 ships were anchored off Cape Charles early last week, most if not all of them colliers waiting to pick up coal destined for ports all over the world. Just a couple of years ago, you might have seen only a few vessels at a time in the same location. Not any more. They’re back. Hampton Roads is the biggest coal-exporting port in the country. Baltimore is right behind it. And they’re both in the vanguard of what appears to be a U.S. coal-export revival. Between 2016 and 2017, coal exports from Hampton Roads have surged by 58.8...
  • Report: Netanyahu offered Sinai state in exchange for annexation

    01/10/2018 11:33:19 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/1/18 | Chana Roberts
    Four former senior US officials claimed Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered the Obama administration a two-state solution in which Israel annexed the settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria in exchange for land in northern Sinai, next to Gaza, Haaretz reported. According to the officials, Netanyahu told then-US President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State John Kerry that he was sure Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi would agree to to the plan. However, when the US looked into the idea, they received a negative response. Netanyahu's office has denied this report, claiming it "is not accurate." In November 2017, Social...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf: Pennsylvania Will Not Take Medical Marijuana User’s Guns

    01/07/2018 4:57:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Pennsylvania is struggling with the legalization of medical marijuana and the Federal prohibition of marijuana use.The state police have quoted federal law as prohibiting people who legally use marijuana under state law, from purchasing firearms under federal law. Medical marijuana users may be denied a Pennsylvania license to carry firearms. From the Pennsylvania State Police website: If you are holder of a Medical Marijuana Card, it is important that you know: It is unlawful for you to attempt to purchase a firearm under Federal law and you will be denied during your Pennsylvania State Police background check, due to...
  • Uh oh. PA wants medical marijuana users to “dispose” of their guns

    01/04/2018 5:13:43 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 1/3/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a new year and medical marijuana is finding its way into the Keystone State. That’s not particularly remarkable since it’s a trend which has taken root in plenty of states around the nation. But Pennsylvania gun owners are now facing the same conundrum threatening to plague their fellow Second Amendment enthusiasts in other states where either medical or recreational pot has been legalized. The Pennsylvania State Police are telling everyone with both a firearm and a medical marijuana card to prepare to find a way to “dispose” of their guns. (CBS Pittsburgh)
  • PA Promotes Music Video Calling For Suicide Attacks In Wake Of Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem

    12/21/2017 9:49:12 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-21-2017
    The Palestinian Authority and PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah Party have been airing a music video promoting suicide attacks, a nonprofit monitoring the Palestinian media reported on Wednesday. A music video recently making the rounds on Palestinian social media contains lyrics saying the Al Aqsa Mosque “is calling” and “life is insignificant … God, grant us Martyrdom.” “A million grooms and brides … will have written the marriage contract in blood,” the lyrics say, using language directly linked to suicide bombings. The video featured the photos of two suicide bombers who murdered three Israelis and wounded 128. The video has...
  • PA threatens to quit America - do you care?

    12/17/2017 3:28:10 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/17 | Jack Englehard
    So it’s come to this. The PA (Palestinian Authority) is upset with us…so upset that its leaders are threatening to cut ties with us here in the United States. All that started soon after President Trump delivered on his promise to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel…to which we can only say Amen. Come to think of it, this is actually the tenth time the Palestinian Arabs have made that threat…but who’s counting? More to the point – who cares? Is there a downside to this? I see nothing but good. Are we supposed to be afraid? I think Freud...
  • 'Unfortunate PA chooses to miss yet another opportunity'

    12/10/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The Trump administration chastised the Palestinian Authority on Sunday, expressed regret that PA leaders would not meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming visit to Israel this month, following President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week and plans to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Ahead of President Trump’s declaration Wednesday, the Palestinian Authority warned that such a move would mark the end of any hopes for a negotiated settlement between Israel and the PA during the Trump administration. Following Trump’s statement last week, the PA announced that Vice President Mike Pence,...
  • PA complains to UN against Trump

    12/07/2017 11:27:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation to the United Nations on Thursday lodged a complaint at the Security Council against the United States, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Haaretz reported. The delegation requested that the Security Council declare Trump's decision to be against international law and to work toward reversing...