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  • PA GOP moves to oust judges over gerrymandering decision

    03/20/2018 4:55:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 40 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...
  • Tucker: Demographics Are Changing Fast — ‘Without Any Real Public Debate On The Subject’

    03/20/2018 4:00:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/2018
    “A recent piece in National Geographic tells you a lot about demographics in America, and about how bewilderingly fast they’re changing without any real public debate on the subject,” The Daily Caller co-founder said. “The magazine profiles the small coal mining town of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. In the year 2000, Hazleton’s population was 2 percent Hispanic. Just 16 years later, Hazleton is majority Hispanic. That’s a lot of change. People who grew up in Hazleton return to find out they can’t communicate with the people who now live there. And that’s bewildering for people. That’s happening all over the country. No...
  • FBI dig at rumored site of fabled Civil War treasure comes up short

    03/20/2018 3:09:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies ^ | 3/20/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The FBI came out empty handed at the remote Pennsylvania site where Civil War-era gold treasure is rumored to be buried, officials said Monday. Dozens of FBI agents, Pennsylvania state officials and members of a treasure-hunting group dug in a rural site where local lore has it that a Civil War-era gold shipment bound for a U.S. Mint in Philadelphia was either lost or hidden around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. President Abraham Lincoln reportedly ordered the shipment to pay Union Army soldiers, according to a local treasure-hunting group called Finders Keepers.The FBI said it conducted...
  • State Legislature pushes automated safety vehicles at PennDOT, turnpike maintenance sites

    03/19/2018 3:03:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 18, 2018 | Ed Blazina
    It sounds like an oxymoron, but the state Legislature is taking action to help reduce the risk in one of the more dangerous jobs in road maintenance: driving the safety truck. The trucks are fitted with a warning arrow and a crash barrier on the rear. They are driven slowly to provide protection behind crews cutting grass and painting lines. About once a month, one of these truck drivers is injured when a motorist strikes the vehicle. To address that situation and others, the state House passed a bill last week to allow autonomous versions of the vehicle, known as...
  • Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map, rejecting Republican challenge

    03/19/2018 1:07:07 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 97 replies
    Philadelphia Daily Inquirer ^ | 19 March 2018 | by Jonathan Lai & Liz Navratil
    The new congressional map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be used in the 2018 elections, after courts rejected two challenges Monday. First, a panel of federal judges Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, saying the Republican lawmakers who brought the challenge did not have standing — “We hold that the federal Elections Clause violations that the Plaintiffs allege are not the Plaintiffs’ to assert” — and that the case is not appropriate for the court to take up at this time. “In short, the Plaintiffs invite us to opine on...
  • Fmr Clinton Pollster Mark Penn: Conor Lamb Came Out Against Nancy Pelosi and Won

    03/19/2018 7:15:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn weighed in on Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district special election result, crediting Rep.-elect Conor Lamb’s (D-PA) victory to the candidate going against the far left like Nancy Pelosi. “[A]fter so much talk that the party was moving to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders [the special Pennsylvania congressional election] really reaffirms the power of a centrist Democrat,” Penn told New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” host John Catsimatidis. “I mean, Conor Lamb really took a lot of centrist positions. He backed a lot of what President Trump was saying. And he came out explicitly against...
  • Pro-LGBT Lutheran Seminary President Unceremoniously Purged for Leading Ex-Gay Group 17 Years Ago

    03/18/2018 3:12:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/18/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    Less than a year after Theresa F. Latini was hired as the first president of United Lutheran Seminary in Pennsylvania last April, she was unceremoniously ousted from the institution of higher learning after news broke that she once led a Christian ministry helping believers overcome same-sex attraction. She left that organization in 2001 and has since sworn off the idea that LGBT people can reject their identities, but that did not save her from ideological cleansing.United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) was formed in 2017, as a merger between two seminaries in Gettysburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Latini was named its first...
  • Has $55MILLION of gold lost during the Battle of Gettysburg finally been discovered? [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:25:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    Has $55million worth of lost gold from the Civil War era been found in central Pennsylvania? That's what locals seem to believe after FBI agents, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and treasure hunters Dennis and Kem Parada were seen digging around a remote area in Benezette Township, called Dents Run. Dennis and his son Kem, the owners of the treasure hunting organization Finders Keepers, have claimed for years that 52 gold bars were buried under a fire pit at Dents Run more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Has lost Civil War gold bound for Philly been found?

    03/16/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | Jason Nark
    When Sgt. Jim Connors tipped back a few too many, he’d talk about the legend of lost Civil War gold, and boast about its whereabouts deep in the hills of Western Pennsylvania. Connors, according to a 1978 United Press International article in the Pittsburgh Press, was part of a special Union detachment tasked with transporting 26 gold bars, each weighing 50 pounds, from West Virginia to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in the summer of 1863.According to one version of the story, Connors staggered into Lock Haven, in north-central Pennsylvania, as the lone survivor of an ambush. The gold was...
  • Legend says a load of Union gold went missing during the Civil War. Did the FBI just find it?

    03/18/2018 1:25:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 3/17/18 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    As a 155-year-old legend goes, a Union Army wagon train left Wheeling, W.Va., before the Battle of Gettysburg, carrying two tons of gold, but never completed its 400-mile mission. The gold was supposed to be used to pay Union soldiers. But it first had to make it to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, according to the Associated Press. It never did. The wagon train traveled northeast and was last spotted in St. Marys, Pa. Searchers found the wagons and the bodies of dead soldiers — and the gold was gone. But maybe not forever. On Friday, dozens of FBI agents,...
  • Twitter Censors Drudge Tweet of Trump 2020 Slogan as ‘Sensitive Material’

    03/16/2018 7:13:13 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 Mar 2018 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Twitter is hiding a tweet from the official Drudge Report account that features President Trump’s 2020 campaign slogan, “Keep America Great.” .@Twitter censors @realDonaldTrump’s 2020 campaign slogan as “sensitive material” ὄ @DRUDGE_REPORT @dcexaminer — Amanda House (@AmandaLeeHouse) March 11, 2018 When Twitter users navigate to the page of the Drudge Report with their “sensitive content” filter enabled, they are unable to see the Drudge Report’s full tweet. For new Twitter users, the “sensitive content” filter is enabled automatically and has to manually switched off. Instructions on how to do this can be found at the bottom of this piece....
  • Philly DA tells prosecutors seek lighter sentences, estimate costs of incarceration (Soros Toadie)

    03/16/2018 11:47:32 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 03/16/2018 | Chris Palmer
    Offer shorter prison sentences in plea deals. Decline certain classes of criminal charges. And explain, on the record, why taxpayers should fork over thousands of dollars per year to incarcerate people. Those are some of the instructions that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has outlined for the office’s 300 prosecutors — perhaps the boldest set of policies yet of his busy two-month tenure, and in line with his campaign promise to reduce the number of people behind bars. --SNIP-- The cost of imprisoning a criminal — estimated by Krasner’s office to be at least $42,000 annually — is roughly equivalent...
  • One Lesson Of The PA-18 Race: Throwing Nancy Pelosi Under The Bus Helps the Democrat

    03/15/2018 2:18:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2018 | John Sexton
    The PA-18 race isn’t over yet (there could still be a recount), but even the prospect of a narrow win by Democratic candidate Conor Lamb is being taken as a sign by Democrats looking for a path to victory in 2018. Republicans spent millions on ads tying Lamb to Nancy Pelosi. That attempt to nationalize the race and tie the Dem candidate to the unpopular party leader has worked for Republicans in the past. But this time, Lamb came out of the gate distancing himself from Pelosi, saying he would not support her for Speaker if Democrats took back...
  • GOP Says Voting Machines 'Miscalibrated' in District Lamb Won, Saccone Votes Switched to Lamb

    03/15/2018 5:45:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 162 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 03/15/18 | Chris Menahan
    Serious shenanigans may have gone down in Pennsylvania's special election on Tuesday. From the Washington Free Beacon:Lamb currently leads Republican Rick Saccone by just 627 votes and there are still absentee and provisional ballots that have not been tabulated, but Republicans are already preparing for the likely recount and even a possible lawsuit regarding issues at polling sites, according to a Republican source familiar with the deliberations. "We're actively investigating three instances and likely to file court action on them," the source said. Among the listed concerns are "miscalibrated" voting machines in Allegheny County, the only county of four in...
  • Vanity - NY Times has Saccone winning by 62% & then scraps prediction, suddenly....Election fraud?

    03/14/2018 2:49:46 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Last evening I began watching the PA-18th-CD election returns on the New York Times newspaper election results site...which is by far the best in the business for election reporting and background information. As the initial election returns flowed in, the Times indicated that, though the race was very close, it appeared like Conon Lamb would eke out a victory scoring 52%-48% over Rick Saccone. Then about fifteen minutes later, the Times suddenly changed its prediction to Saccone winning by a 62%-38% over Lamb. The Times said that they had information as to voting patterns in the Conservative counties, indicating a...
  • Pennsylvania special election may see recount; Lamb, Saccone locked in razor-thin fight

    03/14/2018 9:42:12 AM PDT · by smileyface · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 14, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    It could come down to a recount. Democrat Conor Lamb has already declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s special House election, but Republicans say they aren’t giving up until every vote is counted. The contest has still not been called, but Lamb leads Saccone by a few hundred votes. There’s no mandatory recount for a federal race in Pennsylvania, but Republicans have the option of petitioning for one. "This race is too close to call and we’re ready to ensure that every legal vote is counted,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Matt Gorman said late Tuesday. “Once they...
  • Ed Rendell Calls Late-Term Abortion Supporter Conor Lamb “Pro-life”

    03/13/2018 5:02:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    This could be the biggest lie of the election season . . . On CNN this morning, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell called Conor Lamb “pro-life.” The truth is that Lamb, the Dem candidate in today’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, has said he would have voted against a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which the unborn can feel pain. That makes Lamb radically pro-abortion, Ed. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Vanity - Democrat, Hillary Clinton/Media mocks America's Blue Collar workers in PA-18th-CD!!!

    03/13/2018 4:48:40 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 7 replies
    Democrat, Hillary Clinton, yesterday, while traveling in India & her adoring MSNBC Media Goon, Al Veshi bad mouths "Steelworkers" in the "RED" states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, etc., Blue Collar "Steel, etc." Workers as stupid and dumb because they did not vote for her in the POTUS campaign of 2016, won by Republican, Donald J. Trump. The very same Democrat, Hillary Clinton that told West Virginia coal miners, that she, along with Democrats, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Debbi Wasserman Schultz, etc. would shut down coal mining in the entire USA and they would all...
  • Kasich Brags about Getting Elected at 30, Says “Big Guy” Will Say if He Should Run for Prez

    03/13/2018 9:57:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I try to like people, but John Kasich represents a real challenge. The guy really rubs me the wrong way. Somehow, in the midst of all the Tillerson-Pompeo talk, Kasich turned up on MSNBC this morning. Speaking of the special election in Pennsylvania today, Kasich bragged about having been elected to Congress at age 30. That, according to Kasich, makes 33-year old Dem candidate Conor Lamb “a little old.” Kasich made his 2020 strategy pretty clear, saying that the emergence of third parties “is more realistic than it’s ever been.” When host Stephanie Ruhle asked him flat out if he...
  • Lamb vs. Saccone Special Election PA18

    03/13/2018 5:16:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 906 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 13, 2018
    A thread to discuss the results. I feel like Lamb has a lot of momentum, has run as a moderate, and has run a better campaign. I'll predict he'll win tonight (although I'd like to see Saccone win). NYT does a good job with election results.