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  • Pennsylvania's Elections Tell Us How Worried Republicans Nationwide Should Be

    11/15/2017 7:40:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | November 15, 2017 | Salena Zito
    YORK, Pa. -- In York's mayoral race last week, a convicted felon-turned-environmental activist who's registered as a Democrat but running as a Republican defeated the black female Democratic incumbent. And he did it with a local coalition of Bernie Sanders and Republican supporters, as well as a breakdown of trust in the leadership of the incumbent mayor. This was perhaps the Keystone State's most eye-catching result. But more broadly, Pennsylvania's off-year election results are worth examining in order to take the voters' temperature, as we're one year out from President Donald Trump's historic win here that few predicted, and...
  • (Philadelphia) State raids Delco offices, seeking evidence of voter registration fraud

    11/01/2016 8:39:52 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 53 replies ^ | Nov 1 2016 | Laura McCrystal and Angela Couloumbis
    Pennsylvania state police have raided a Delaware County political field office seeking evidence of possible voter-registration fraud, according to court records. In a warrant filed late last week in County Court, investigators said they were seeking documents, financial information, and lists of employees at the Norwood office of FieldWorks LLC, a national organization that often does street work for Democrats, records show. The warrant did not specify the nature of the probe, but said agents also were looking for "templates . . . utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms" and "completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying...
  • Toomey: 'I think Gov. Romney's going to carry Pennsylvania'

    11/05/2012 1:00:46 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-5-12 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) predicted Monday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would carry the state of Pennsylvania, pushing back against Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe's suggestion that GOP efforts in the state were a "desperate ploy" to find an alternative path to 270 electoral votes. But Toomey noted that in 2010, Republicans swept statewide offices in Pennsylvania, and he predicted a similar electorate for Tuesday's presidential vote. "If you take a look at what happened the last time Pennsylvanians went to the polls, which is 2010, Republicans swept," Toomey told CNN on "Starting Point." "I won a statewide office....
  • Poll: Romney surges in Pennsylvania

    10/09/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    Mitt Romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate may have put Pennsylvania back in play, and closed the gap with President Obama in other battleground states. A Siena Research Institute Poll on Tuesday showed the Republican nominee trailing Mr. Obama by only three percentage points, 43 percent to 40 percent, in the Keystone State. Other polls prior to the debate had shown Mr. Obama with as much as a 12-point lead. "Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes suddenly appear to be up for grabs," said poll director Don Levy. "Romney not only has Republican support but now leads in vote-rich areas...
  • Romney Surging in PA (O 47 R 45)

    10/08/2012 3:51:52 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 30 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/8/12 | American Spectator
    Just in. The Susquehanna Poll (from the Susquehanna Polling and Research folks ) have just released their post-debate poll of Pennsylvania. Bottom line: Romney is suddenly surging, with Obama leading by a mere two points -- which is to say a "virtual dead heat." Concludes the poll: There is (my emphasis) "clear evidence the debates have helped solidify the Keystone State as a tossup election in November and one well within Romney's reach."
  • Mitt Romney's ‘secret:’ Pennsylvania is competitive

    09/28/2012 10:42:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/12 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    WAYNE, Pa. — Mitt Romney declared Pennsylvania a battleground during a mid-morning rally here Friday, despite public polls showing him well behind in the race for the state’s prized 20 electoral votes. “I’ve got a little secret here and that is that the Obama campaign thinks that Pennsylvania is in their pocket. They don’t need to worry about it,” Romney said during a visit to a military academy in the Philadelphia suburbs. “And you’re right and they’re wrong. We’re going to win Pennsylvania and we’re going to take the White House.”
  • PA Dems complain about GOP gerrymandering, have their own very gerrymandered map.

    12/14/2011 1:30:23 PM PST · by paman12 · 6 replies
    Dems Release Their Own Congressional Map Democrats have strongly criticized the congressional map unveiled yesterday by Harrisburg Republicans. Well-grounded accusations of partisanship fill the air. So Senate Democrats have released their own version. The caucus will introduce the map below as an amendment to SB 1249 at some point Wednesday. Since Republicans have the Governor’s mansion and majorities in the Pa. House and Senate, it’s unlikely to go anywhere. But it’s interesting to look at.The full map is below. Bless them for including municipal breakdowns. It raises an interesting question: can Dems still complain about gerrymandering when their maps looks...
  • Pennsylvania redistricting Plan a Coup for GOP

    Republicans notched a major redistricting win on Tuesday with the unveiling of a Pennsylvania congressional map that deals a sharp blow to Democrats’ prospects in the state. The GOP-drawn plan, released by a state legislative redistricting panel, forces two Democrats into an incumbent vs. incumbent face-off for a southwestern Pennsylvania-based seat and shores up more than a half-dozen House Republicans.
  • Former U.S. president Clinton says Middle East peace one of his great regrets

    03/07/2006 6:31:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 84 replies · 1,153+ views
    Yahoo News & Canadian Press ^ | March 7, 2006 | DENE MOORE
    There is a whole Arab world that isn't mentioned in the news that is victimized by terrorists and religious fanatics, says former U.S. president Bill Clinton. It's also a world where there are many people dedicated to building a lasting peace, Clinton said during a speech in Montreal on Tuesday. Even the recent election of Hamas doesn't mean Palestinians support the violence and terrorism often linked to the extremist group, Clinton said. Palestinians don't want violence and Shariah law, he said. "Palestinians elected Hamas because they promised to make the buses run on time," Clinton told about 5,000 people who...
  • Hamas win may be good

    02/13/2006 9:13:44 AM PST · by Clive · 13 replies · 397+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2006-02-13 | Peter Worthington
    By inviting Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to visit Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin has thrust himself into the Palestinian debate. While Putin doesn’t consider Hamas a terrorist organization, as the U.S. does, it still begs the question as to whether Hamas’ stunning electoral victory is good or bad for Israel, good or bad for peace? Initial hysteria in some quarters over Hamas democratically winning electoral power has eased. It caught the world by surprise — except for Israel, where many had anticipated a Hamas win. In Israel and elsewhere, there is uncertainty about what it will mean to prospects of...
  • Outgoing PA parliament tightens Abbas' grip on gov't

    02/13/2006 7:32:07 AM PST · by Jack_1 · 3 replies · 256+ views
    The outgoing Palestinian parliament gave Mahmoud Abbas sweeping new powers Monday, just days before Hamas was to take control of the legislature. Legal expert Issam Abdeen said the new legislation would allow Abbas to "cancel any law approved by the new parliament on the pretext it is unconstitutional." Hamas spokesman Said Siyam said parliament had no right to make last-minute changes, and that Hamas would overturn the old parliament's decisions after the new legislature convenes Saturday. "The parliament has no mandate and no authority to issue any new legislation," he said, calling Monday's action "not legitimate."
  • Terror's Missing Link-The danger of legitimizing Hamas.

    02/13/2006 5:38:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 230+ views ^ | February 13, 2006 | Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen
    President George W. Bush’s most recent reminder that the U.S. needs to fight the worldwide terrorism of the Islamists, ignored a major target and victim of this terrorism – Israel. In a February 9 speech at the National Guard Memorial Building, in Washington DC, the President noted many of the countries that have been the victims of Islamist terrorist attacks. As he had done repeatedly several times before, he mentioned: Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Turkey, Spain and England.  Conspicuously absent from the list is Israel. Yet, Israel was the first target of the Islamist terrorism, decades before this war...
  • You Get What You Vote For. What Does Hamas Get Us?

    02/04/2006 10:54:33 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 557+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/5/6 | Abdallah Alsalmi
    Here in Gaza, we are holding our breath, waiting to see what the unprecedented victory of Hamas in our legislative elections will mean for us. The territory is quiet. Even the militants have taken a break from launching rockets or occupying government buildings. Ironically, the subdued atmosphere is a clear sign of the violent turmoil inside each and every Palestinian. But this unease is not focused on what attacks or retaliations might occur between Hamas and its avowed enemy, Israel. Instead, what I hear my neighbors and colleagues discussing is: How will Hamas govern without the support of international donors?...
  • Jimmy Carter: "Give Hammas a Chance"

    02/02/2006 3:43:21 PM PST · by HonduGOP · 83 replies · 1,554+ views
    Fox News Channel-Britt Hume | 2/2/06 | HonduGOP
    In Britt Hume's News show, Mr. Hume reported that former President Jimmy Carter is asking the U.S. Administration to "give Hammas a chance" because he is sure that the militant group "will renounce terrorism" (and become peaceful) once it forms a government. Furthermore, Jimmy Carter demands that we do not cut economic aid to the Hamas regime because the Palestinians will suffer for it.
  • The weakness in backing strongmen--Hamas' victory shows the folly of relying on tyrants

    02/02/2006 7:01:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies · 301+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2-2-06 | Max Boot
    Hamas' victory in the Palestinian elections last week is widely seen as discrediting President Bush's desire to spread democracy. Actually, the electoral triumph of this pro-terrorist, anti-Western movement offers more evidence for the failure of the cynical approach that the United States pursued before Bush came into office — a pseudo-realistic policy of using supposedly benign dictators to repress Islamic extremists. That, after all, was the rationale behind the Oslo process: Israel and the U.S. would support Yasser Arafat in the hope that he would deliver peace and crack down on the crazies. Fat chance. Instead, his Fatah party gave...
  • Egypt Calls on Hamas to Recognize Israel

    02/01/2006 10:08:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 556+ views
    Yahoo and AP ^ | Wed Feb 1, 9:03 AM ET | SALAH NASRAWI, Associated Press Writer
    Two top Egyptian officials called on Hamas to recognize Israel, disarm and honor past peace deals Wednesday, the latest sign Arab governments are pushing the militant group to moderate after its surprise election victory. Separately, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official said that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has told Egyptian officials he would hold off on asking Hamas to form the next Palestinian government until Hamas renounces violence.The Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, cited Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as saying that Abbas had made the decision after a meeting...
  • U.S. State Department to investigate failure to foresee Hamas victory

    02/01/2006 8:00:42 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 17 replies · 430+ views
    H a a r e t z ^ | 2/2/2006 | DPA
    U.S. State Department to investigate failure to foresee Hamas victory By DPA The United States is examining why it was caught off guard by Hamas' victory in Palestinian legislative elections last week, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged earlier this week that she was surprised by Hamas's defeat of the Fatah party, which had dominated Palestinian politics for years. "She's asked her staff to look into that. Why is it that we didn't see this coming?" US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said. The United States designates Hamas, formally known as the Islamic...
  • Hamas Victory Has Brought Moment of Truth

    02/01/2006 5:45:39 PM PST · by BlueJ7 · 8 replies · 708+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 1, 2006 | By Ed Koch
    “I vow by the One who raised the seven layers to Heaven (i.e. Allah) and who has beheaded tyrants that the leader of America has been thoroughly humiliated. Our heroes have defended this place. They have entered legend. Killing the infidels is our religion, slaughtering them is our religion, until they convert to Islam or pay us tribute.”
  • The PA's debts

    01/31/2006 10:51:21 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 15 replies · 502+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1 February, 2006 | Editorial
    Since Hamas's landslide victory, a debate has ensued over whether Israel ought to continue to remit taxes it has been collecting on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, even though the PA will now be controlled by a terrorist organization openly committed to Israel's destruction. For just the payment scheduled for this month, some NIS 200 million has been collected, and for now the government seems to have decided not to transfer the funds to the PA. Unmentioned in our public discourse, however, are the vast funds owed by the PA to Israel. This situation antedates all recent upheavals. No sooner...
  • Jimmy Carter Goes Gaga in Gaza

    01/31/2006 8:31:49 AM PST · by seanmerc · 31 replies · 1,235+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 30, 2006 | Doug Powers
    Jimmy Carter goes gaga in Gaza By Doug Powers Posted: January 30, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern It's often been said that Jimmy Carter is a much better ex-president than he was president. If that was the case, it's no longer true - and that's hard to do. Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and current special ambassador to Everywhere, has spent the better part of a few decades practicing conflict resolution on the world. Jimmy has attempted to mediate settlements from the Israeli-Palestinian fight to the Jessica Simpson-Nick Lachey marriage, and traveled to all unmopped corners of...