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  • If NY towns secede, can NY businesses succeed?

    04/20/2015 12:45:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WBNG-TV ^ | April 19, 2015 | Caroline Goggin
    Two months ago, Action News brought you the story about one local organization researching into a possible secession for 15 towns in Upstate New York to Pennsylvania. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) decision to ban hydraulic fracking in New York compelled the Upstate New York Towns Association to look into the idea. This month, the organization is releasing more information on the matter. Carolyn Price, president of the Upstate New York Towns Association, shared the group’s findings with Action News exclusively this week. Price said Upstate New York is currently in an “economic death spiral.” She attributes her statement to various...
  • Past time for NFL to consider 'bullpen drive-closers' as part of QB roles? [Tebow vanity]

    04/19/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 45 replies
    Colofornian | April 19, 2015 | Colofornian
    Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed a 4th quarterback -- Tim Tebow -- and talk is being bandied about re: Tebow's potential "role player" status...perhaps a review is in order to ponder a potential paradigm shift that the NFL is perhaps beyond the need to acknowledge. And for that, we need a quick review of another professional sport: Major League Baseball...and specifically the history of pitching: 1901-1968: For the first 68 years of the 20th century, Major League Baseball didn't even track "saves" by relief pitchers. Yankees pitcher Waite Hoyt was retroactively credited with "eight" saves in 1928. But...
  • Tim Tebow reportedly agrees to deal with Philadelphia Eagles

    04/19/2015 8:04:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/19/2015
    He’s baaaaaaaaaack. At least, for some offseason workouts, and — who knows? — possibly much more. Tim Tebow, the decorated Florida quarterback whose first stint in the NFL was as brief as it was closely scrutinized, has reached an agreement to join the Eagles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Philadelphia Coach Chip Kelly has spoken highly of Tebow in the past, and apparently he saw enough of the quarterback during a March workout to add him to a depth chart that currently includes Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne. The Eagles had reportedly been trying to trade...
  • Can Tebow help Eagles? Probably not

    04/19/2015 7:19:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 2015-04-19 | bbrookover@phillynews.com
    The roster move the Eagles are expected to make Monday shot straight to the top of the publicity charts. A lot of people might have been Tebowing that it was not true, but it is. The Eagles are adding a Heisman Trophy winner to their crowded quarterback depth chart. Oregon's Marcus Mariota remains a long shot to be in Eagles green after the NFL draft. Tim Tebow, on the other hand, will be on the practice fields at the NovaCare Complex after he signs a one-year deal with the team Monday. He'll be one of five quarterbacks on the roster,...
  • Tim Tebow Signs with Eagles

    04/19/2015 4:40:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old quarterback joins three other signal callers, Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley, and Mark Sanchez, likely competing for three roster spots. The line behind center in Philadelphia may be long. But it’s not terribly accomplished, allowing Tebow a solid chance to make the team and, unlike his try in New England, to enjoy an opportunity on the field should injuries or ineptitude result from Bradford or Sanchez starting. Bradford, the top man on the depth chart, endured injuries and struggled to live up to his potential in St. Louis...
  • Report: Eagles reach agreement with Tim Tebow

    04/19/2015 4:09:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 2015-04-19 | Philly.com Staff
    The Eagles have reached an agreement in principle with quarterback Tim Tebow, according to multiple media reports Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, who first reported the news, said that Tebow will be in Philadelphia Monday to sign the contract. Glazer also reported that the Eagles are convinced he has improved since the last time he was in the NFL after spending time with his quarterback coach Tom House.
  • Marco Rubio: Being Gay Is Not a Choice

    04/19/2015 12:03:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 128 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 19 Apr 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he does not believe sexual orientation is a choice for the "enormous majority of people."The Florida senator's comments came Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation, where he said that it should be up to states rather than the Supreme Court to define marriage and that he considers marriage to be between a man and a woman. "I also don't believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for the vast and enormous majority of people. In fact, the bottom line is, I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with," Rubio said. He and...
  • Huge brawl in the aisles of Philadelphia Zara store caught on camera

    04/18/2015 9:33:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2015 | By Evan Bleier
    Philadelphia might mean the City of Brotherly Love in Greek, but the sentiment of the name apparently doesn't always doesn't apply to Philly's female residents. At least five women got into a large-scale brawl that lasted for multiple minutes at a Zara clothing store on Friday afternoon. The fight broke out at a store location in the city's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.
  • HHS mandate loses again: Supreme Court order protects Pennsylvania Catholic groups

    04/18/2015 3:38:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | April 18, 2015
    U.S. Supreme Court. Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2015 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court has continued its trend of decisions stopping enforcement of a federal contraception mandate against religious employers with moral objections. On April 15, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order barring the federal government from enforcing the mandate against Catholic Charities affiliates, Catholic schools and social service organizations in the dioceses of Erie and Pittsburgh. “Every time a religious plaintiff has gone to the Supreme Court for protection from the government’s discriminatory mandate the Court has protected them,” Lori Windham, senior counsel for...
  • Former School Police Officer Hired To Protect Students Raped 22 Boys Instead

    04/18/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Ken H · 82 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 18, 2015 | n/a
    Former Pittsburgh school police officer Robert Lellock has been arrested and charged with raping 22 male students he was hired to protect. A federal lawsuit notes that school officials should have known about the abuse, as Lellock was frequently taking boys out of the classroom to rape them in a janitor’s closet. According to the Tribune-Review, Robert Lellock worked for the Pittsburgh public school system as a school police officer where he repeatedly sexually abused at least 22 boys. One victim claims that Lellock removed him from class at least two dozen times to rape him in a janitor’s closet....
  • Jeb Bush has edge on wide-open 2016 GOP field: poll

    04/18/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a small lead over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a new national poll on the possible 2016 GOP presidential field. Mr. Bush is the choice of 13 percent of Republican voters in the Monmouth University poll, followed by Mr. Cruz and Mr. Walker at 11 percent apiece. Mr. Cruz officially launched a bid for the White House last month.
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    04/18/2015 8:38:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    APNews ^ | 18 APR 15 | Steve Peeples
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up. In public, mentor Bush and protege Rubio have avoided criticizing each other since Rubio announced his candidacy. But Bush allies have started quietly spreading negative information about Rubio's record. Also, supporters of the two Miami politicians are drawing contrasts between Rubio, a 43-year-old son of Cuban immigrants, and 62-year-old Bush, a member of one of the nation's most powerful political dynasties. "Sparks are going to fly," said Al...
  • Marco Rubio in Spanish: Obama’s First Executive Amnesty ‘Important,’ People ‘Benefiting from It’

    04/18/2015 4:31:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 147 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—is “important” and he won’t reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univision’s Jorge Ramos. “I believe DACA is important. It can’t be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it,” Rubio said in Spanish on Ramos’s television program, according to an English translation provided by the media service Grabien. “But yes, it is going to...
  • John Bolton: Obama’s Iran deal greatest 'appeasement' in history

    04/17/2015 1:14:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015-04-17 | Mark Hensch
    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton on Friday bashed President Obama as having putting a nuclear arms deal with Iran above America’s safety.Bolton, who is considering a run for the White House in 2016, blasted Obama’s negotiations with Tehran as “feckless” and “weak.” ADVERTISEMENT “President Obama is engaging in what I believe is the greatest display of appeasement from a president in history,” Bolton told listeners at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit in Nashua.“The Obama administration has taken a position weaker than the U.N. Security Council.”Bolton accused Obama of a flawed foreign policy based...
  • Students at Pittsburgh-area school allegedly organize “Anti-Gay Day”

    04/17/2015 12:54:19 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 29 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | uncredited
    A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students. Several parents and students from McGuffey High School in Washington County have reached out to Channel 11 News voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. A group of students allegedly spread the news that if they were “Anti-Gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands. Below is a statement from Dr. Erica Kolat, the superintendent of McGuffey School District. “Yesterday afternoon, April 16, 2015, allegations of harassment were brought to the attention of our administration. McGuffey School District,...
  • Cruz Talks 2nd Amendment Sunday (Litchfield, New Hampshire, 4/19/15)

    04/13/2015 2:02:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Patch ^ | April 13, 2015 | Tony Schinella
    The Women’s Defense League of NH is co-sponsoring an event featuring New Hampshire first-in-the-nation presidential primary candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, according to a press statement. The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Arpil 19, at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club, 5 Lund St. in Litchfield. Cruz will be coming to speak to the 2nd Amendment Community in New Hampshire. He was the first candidate to formally announce his 2016 Presidential candidacy. The event is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Tickets are available via EventBrite. Event is sponsored...
  • Bad news for Jeb: Walker surging in New Hampshire

    04/15/2015 1:40:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Two weeks ago, I noticed that national polling and noted that the media-fueled boomlet for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker might be fading. If that’s true, it’s a phenomenon that is not apparent in a recent poll of GOP primary voters in New Hampshire. The results of a new NH1 survey conducted by the Republican firm Reach Communications from April 8 – 9 suggests that Walker’s appeal to the Republican electorate in this critical Northeaster state continues to grow. The survey found Walker leading with almost 23 percent of the vote, well outside the survey’s 3.0 percent margin of error. Former...
  • New PPP survey shows Jeb Bush in trouble in New Hampshire (Ted Cruz in 2nd place?!!)

    04/15/2015 12:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    SPB ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mitch Perry
    A new poll published by Public Policy Polling shows Florida Republicans Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio need to do a lot of work to become competitive in New Hampshire, the site of the first Republican Presidential Primary election next January. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is looking very strong, leading with 24 percent support. That’s 10 percentage points higher than the second-place Republican, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. And what’s most impressive is that Walker was only at 3 percent when PPP surveyed New Hampshire voters back in January. Rand Paul is third with 12 percent, and Jeb Bush comes in...
  • Scott Walker leading by double digits in New Hampshire

    04/16/2015 7:18:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-15-15 | David Sherfinski
    Ahead of a major gathering of Republican presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire later this week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has put some distance between himself and the rest of the field, leading by 10 points against his nearest competitor in a new poll on the Granite State. Mr. Walker is the top presidential choice for 24 percent of GOP primary voters, according to the poll out Wednesday from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. Next was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 14 percent, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 12 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 10...
  • GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for

    04/17/2015 2:08:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Telegram - Worchester ^ | April 17, 2015 | AP - Steve Peoples 
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary state this year and offers no shortage of intriguing storylines as Republican contenders across the political spectrum deliver speeches, answer questions and work to stand out in the crowd. Five things we'll be watching for: [SNIP] Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will be in New Hampshire as well to make sure Republicans don't get a free pass. [SNIP]
  • Jeb Bush: Loretta Lynch deserves a vote

    04/16/2015 7:31:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies
    NASH96.3 ^ | 4/16/2015 | Nash96.3 (fromCNN)
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suggested in New Hampshire on Thursday that Senate Republicans should allow a vote on Loretta Lynch, the White House attorney general nominee.</p> <p>“I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said at a “Politics and Pies” event in Concord, where he is testing the message he will deliver if he runs for president. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as attorney general.”</p>
  • Act of Love: Jeb Bush Pushes Republicans to Cave to Obama Executive Amnesty, Approve Loretta Lynch

    04/17/2015 6:12:25 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Apr 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to abandon his pre-election promise to fight President Obama’s executive amnesty by holding a vote to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. “I think that presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said in New Hampshire at an event with about 95 voters and “a horde of media,” according to Time Magazine’s Zeke Miller. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as Attorney General,” Bush said, echoing a talking point that...
  • Walker Support Solid, Establishment Favorite Bush Struggles in N.H.

    04/17/2015 8:56:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    As the Republican presidential candidates gather this weekend in New Hampshire, they’re all chasing a midwestern governor. The latest survey of New Hampshire Republicans, by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling, finds Wisconsin’s Scott Walker with a strong lead at 24 percent, followed by a rising Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Establishment favorite Jeb Bush is currently mired in fourth place, with 10 percent support, a drop from the last PPP poll of the first-in-the-nation primary state. Other polls show the race remains tight. The RealClearPolitics average has Walker at 19 percent, followed by Bush at 15 percent and Sen. Rand Paul at...
  • The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

    04/17/2015 10:23:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    cbs 13 ^ | 4-17-2015 | AP
    <p>Rick Perry says he won't make the same mistakes he made in New Hampshire four years ago if he chooses to make another run for the Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>"Coming here and spending the time in New Hampshire is invaluable, and I didn't realize that in '11," the former Texas governor told a handful of voters Friday at the Waterhouse Country Store in Windham.</p>
  • (Pitt) University Warns Professors That Their Students’ Genders May Change Over Time

    04/16/2015 8:19:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    This information was part of the University of Pittsburgh’s “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” document. The University of Pittsburgh has released a set of “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” informing instructors how they should be talking in their classrooms in order to not offend anyone. One suggestion is to ask “students to write down preferred names and pronouns” on the first day while also keeping in mind that just because a student wanted a particular pronoun on the first day doesn’t mean that he/she/they/zi/zie will always want that pronoun because “a person’s gender identity may change over time.” “Zi” and...
  • Lawmaker proposes keeping some Pa. bars open until 4 a.m.

    04/16/2015 4:18:49 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 19 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | April 16, 2015 | N/A
    A state lawmaker from Philadelphia says he will propose legislation allowing some bars to stay open until 4 a.m., arguing in part the measure would be one way to keep college students in Pennsylvania after they graduate. "This legislation would create a more attractive Pennsylvania and further a goal of appealing to young professionals and millennials who can greatly improve our local economies," State Rep. Jordan Harris, a Democrat, said in a statement Monday. "Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and cities in between are world-class cities of higher education and we need to create an environment where the nightlife encourages young people who...
  • Gravestone of Hillary Clinton's father vandalized in Pa. cemetery

    04/15/2015 5:41:05 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 38 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | John Luciew
    Is nothing sacred? The question is being raised in wake of a disturbing discovery in a Pennsylvania cemetery: The gravestone of Hillary Rodham Clinton's father has been found toppled over, NBC News is reporting. According to NBC, police say vandals may be responsible for upending the gravestone of Hugh Rodham in the Washburn Street Cemetery in Scranton.
  • Ex-drug officer says he stole cash, planted drugs many times (PA)

    04/14/2015 8:15:06 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 39 replies
    AP on MSN ^ | April 14, 2015 | Maryclaire Dale, AP staff
    PHILADELPHIA — A disgraced ex-police officer testifying against his drug squad colleagues acknowledged Tuesday that he stole drug money, planted evidence and lied on police paperwork too many times to count. Jeffrey Walker told jurors that the Philadelphia Police Department drug squad targeted white "college-boy ... khaki-pants types" who were "easy to intimidate." That matches the description of some of the drug dealers who have testified at the six-week police corruption trial that the squad stole as much as $110,000 at a time during violent, no-warrant raids. Lead defendant Thomas Liciardello always got a cut of the stolen money, while...
  • Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge

    04/13/2015 7:09:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Apr 13, 2015 | Rachel Martin
    Judiciary Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge By Rachel MartinPublished April 13, 2015watchdog.org A federal court recently told a Lawrence County woman she’s simply out of luck and can’t sue local officials, including a Common Pleas judge who apparently made up a criminal charge that was used to place her on electronic monitoring. A judge has absolute civil immunity, even if the action “was in error, was done maliciously, or was in excess of his authority,” the three-judge panel ruled in its six-page opinion. Judge Thomas Piccione had ordered Lynn Van Tassel to report...
  • Teen girls give Pa. woman black eye for 'shushing' them in movie theater

    04/13/2015 8:02:22 AM PDT · by all the best · 76 replies
    PennLive ^ | John Luciew
    A Stroudsburg, Pa., woman suffered a broken eye socket and bruises during the attack, which took place in a local movie theater of all places. And why did the group of teen girls allegedly pounce on victim Cindy Santamaria-Williams? She tells WNEP-TV, which broke the story, that she 'shushed' them for being "loud and cursing." Worse, the attack didn't occur during the heat of the moment inside the theater. The woman tells WNEP that the girls jumped her after the film let out: "They immediately jumped on me and knocked me to the ground, punched me in the face," she...
  • Cruz, Huckabee, Jindal and Santorum Speak to Iowa Homeschoolers (Video)

    04/12/2015 2:48:54 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | APRIL 10, 2015 | SHANE VANDER HART
    The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators held their 8th annual Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day yesterday. The activities started off at the Iowa State Capitol Building with remarks from Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. Those attending were encouraged to contact their State Representative and State Senator.The afternoon session attended by hundreds of homeschoolers from all over the state picked up at the Airport Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Des Moines. WHO Radio’s Jan Mickelson led a panel discussion on education issues in Iowa with Iowa’s Republican National Committeewoman Tamara Scott, State Representative Greg Heartsill (R-Melcher-Dallas), Rebekah Maxwell, a homeschooling graduate...
  • Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days'

    04/12/2015 10:47:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2015 | Gardner By Josh Gardner and Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com
    Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days' while she visited her boyfriend Nyia Parler, 41, allegedly left her 21-year-old son in woods on Monday and traveled to Maryland where she was taken into custody early Sunday Her son was found under rain-soaked pile of leaves on Friday night and police say he would have died if passers-by hadn't spotted him He was lying on the ground 10 feet from his wheelchair and a Bible A Philadelphia mother accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods before skipping town to see her boyfriend has been...
  • Open Letter to Glenn Beck: You Owe Poland an Apology

    10/05/2014 9:19:52 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 32 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 10/05/2014 | William Russell
    Dear Glenn Beck, I was so honored by the three interviews you did with me during the course of my congressional campaigns against John Murtha in 2008 to 2010. I will always remember how deeply you complemented me when you closed your first interview. I am writing with the hope my words will carry some influence with you and the messages you send over the airwaves. I greatly respect your endeavors to constantly educate yourself and your listeners as well as your promotion of reconciliation between opposing factions. My head almost exploded as I was driving and listening to your...
  • Open Letter to Glenn Beck: You Owe Poland an Apology (Repost w/ Pic)

    10/05/2014 10:58:51 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 55 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 10/05/2014 | William Russell
    Dear Glenn Beck, I was so honored by the three interviews you did with me during the course of my congressional campaigns against John Murtha in 2008 to 2010. I will always remember how deeply you complemented me when you closed your first interview. I am writing with the hope my words will carry some influence with you and the messages you send over the airwaves. I greatly respect your endeavors to constantly educate yourself and your listeners as well as your promotion of reconciliation between opposing factions. My head almost exploded as I was driving and listening to your...
  • Hillary Couldn't Afford To Wait

    04/12/2015 2:55:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 11, 2015 | David Freedlander
    Hillary launches her campaign on Sunday – and, some Dems say, it’s about damn time.At long last, the campaign has a candidate. After playing one of the more tedious games of cat and mouse in recent American political history, Hillary Clinton stands now ready to admit that she is what she has been for the last two years: an actual contender for the Democratic nomination for president. The announcement comes as Democrats in DC have fretted that without an organized infrastructure Clinton has been a glutton for Republican attacks, and ill-equipped to respond to the news of the moment, whether...
  • Clinton's presidential campaign: world's worst-kept secret ends Sunday - aboard flight to Iowa

    04/12/2015 2:09:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Guardian ^ | April 12, 2015 | Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington and Lauren Gambino in New York
    Hillary Clinton is prepared to formally declare her intention to run for president on Sunday, ending years of speculation over her ambitions to return to the White House as the first female president of the United States. The political world’s worst-kept secret will officially escape out into the wild shortly before noon Eastern time with the launch of Clinton’s campaign website. As the Guardian first reported early Friday, the former secretary of state is scheduled to announce her second presidential candidacy on Twitter – alongside simultaneous video and email messages – while aboard a plane from New York to the...
  • Police: Woman left quadriplegic son in woods, visited lover

    04/11/2015 5:51:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 11 APRIL 2015 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman has been accused of leaving her quadriplegic son in the woods in southwest Philadelphia for several days and then going to visit her boyfriend in Maryland. Authorities say the 21-year-old son has cerebral palsy. They say he was found lying in leaves covered with a blanket next to a wheelchair and a Bible near Cobbs Creek Park on Friday night. Police describe the son as severely disabled and say he was unable to communicate how he got there. Their investigation indicates he was left there Monday.
  • Teacher suspended after her 3rd-graders send 'get well' wishes to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    04/11/2015 2:15:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 10, 2015 | Fox News
    ORANGE, N.J. – A teacher in New Jersey who assigned her third-grade class to write "get well" letters to a sick inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer was suspended Friday, the school superintendent said. Orange School Superintendent Ronald Lee said in a statement that school administrators "vehemently deny" any knowledge of Marilyn Zuniga's assignment. Preliminary inquiries found that Zuniga did not seek approval from administrators nor were parents notified, Lee said. The letters were delivered to Mumia Abu-Jamal in prison following his hospitalization last month for what his family said was treatment for complications from diabetes. The former...
  • Polamalu retires from football (Pittsburgh Steelers)

    04/10/2015 12:43:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 44 replies
    Uniontown Herald-Standard ^ | 4-10-2015 | Jim Wexall
    April 10, 2015 Polamalu retires from football Jim Wexall Troy Polamalu called Dan Rooney last night to inform him he was retiring from football. The Steelers had asked Polamalu to retire in February, but he resisted until the realization came upon him in church this week, the Holy Week of the Greek Orthodox Church. “It’s all about family,” said Polamalu in a phone interview. “I live here in Pittsburgh now, and since the end of the season I’ve had a chance to enjoy my family on a level I never had before. It was awesome.” Polamalu retires after 12 seasons,...
  • Blacks Lose Ground under Obama - And Republicans should remind them

    04/10/2015 1:27:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2015 | Deroy Murdock Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416735/blacks-lose-ground-under-o
    As a declared presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) should generate even bigger headlines when he addresses black audiences, as he has at Howard University and other venues. When he was executive of mainly Democratic Milwaukee County, Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) appealed to black voters; his reelection majorities consistently increased. These and other Republicans should ask black Americans for their votes from now through November 2016. They should do so by challenging blacks to ask themselves an honest question: “What, exactly, have you gained by handing Obama 95 percent of your votes in 2008 and 93 percent in...
  • Campaign Finance Complaints Filed Against 4 Presidential Hopefuls[O’Malley-Santorum-Walker-Bush]

    04/01/2015 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 March 2015 | Eric Lichtblau
    For months, White House hopefuls from both parties have been raising millions in unlimited contributions at upscale fund-raisers from Manhattan to Palm Springs, Calif. — all without officially declaring themselves candidates and becoming subject to federal caps on contributions. Only a few of some 20 would-be presidential candidates have even bothered to set up the exploratory committees that were once a time-tested way to declare interest in the White House — and that set off their own fund-raising restrictions. But two leading campaign finance groups charged on Tuesday that the spread of these unofficial campaigns in recent months was not...
  • Fracking Link? High Radon Levels Found in 300K Pennsylvania Homes

    04/09/2015 6:21:05 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 56 replies
    cnbc ^ | 4-9-2015 | Maggie Fox and Stacey Naggiar
    Levels of radon, an invisible, odorless radioactive gas, have been rising measurably in Pennsylvania since the controversial practice of fracking started there, researchers reported Thursday. The study cannot directly link fracking with the raised radon levels. But whatever is going on, residents need to be aware of the rising levels of the gas and take action to get it out of their homes, the researchers say. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., killing an estimated 21,000 people a year. It occurs naturally in many types of rocks, and many people who have bought or sold...
  • Healthy but unpopular school lunches cost cafeterias

    04/06/2015 4:25:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | April 5, 2015 | By Dan Sheehan
    The mechanics of buying school lunch haven't changed much over the years: Pick up a tray, move through the line, eat and get on with the day. The problem is, students have been pushing a lot of those healthy alternatives into the trash can, or opting out of school lunch altogether in favor of more palatable fare from home. Food costs have risen and meal participation has declined, so many school programs are struggling. "If I have to write a letter to Mrs. Obama, I will," said Sue Bahnick, who oversees food service in the Northern Lehigh School District. As...
  • Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Voters Back Marijuana, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    04/06/2015 9:30:12 AM PDT · by Ken H · 64 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | April 06, 2015 | n/a
    Voters in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, support legalization of medical marijuana by margins of 5-1 or more and also support legalization of recreational marijuana use by smaller margins, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Support for medical marijuana is 84 - 14 percent in Florida, 84 - 15 percent in Ohio and 88 - 10 percent in Pennsylvania, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these...
  • With success in Allentown, Ed Pawlowski may run for U.S. Senate (Allentown is a toilet)

    04/05/2015 5:35:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    In a statement to The Morning Call, Pawlowski, a Democrat, said he feels he has a lot to offer in Washington. He hasn't made a final decision yet, but an announcement is expected in the next two weeks. "I have a lot to think about and will be giving the run the serious consideration that it deserves," Pawlowski said. As Mayor Ed Pawlowski ponders a U.S. Senate campaign, slim challenger field awaits Pat ToomeyPennsylvania NewsAs Mayor Ed Pawlowski ponders a U.S. Senate campaign, slim challenger field awaits Pat ToomeySee all relatedí 8 If he runs, the mayor would be vying...
  • Kane should step down (Liberal Remorse Over PA's Hillary)

    04/05/2015 6:18:47 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Pennsylvania's self-destructing attorney general, Kathleen Kane, should resign. This week alone, The Inquirer has reported that she disrupted a second political corruption case, while the Supreme Court upheld a probe into her dissemination of grand jury information that could yield criminal charges. It's now clear that since her early days in office, Kane's attempts to protect legitimate law enforcement targets and smear rivals have been at odds with the public interest.
  • SANITY: Federal Court Rules Taxpayer-Funded College Can Bar WOMAN From Men’s Locker Room

    04/05/2015 8:56:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/05/2015 | Eric Owens
    Seamus Johnston and partner (YouTube screenshot) A federal district judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit filed by a transgender student who wanted to use men’s bathrooms and restrooms on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.The student, Seamus Johnston, was born female but identifies as a male.Officials at Pitt’s Johnstown campus eventually expelled Johnston for repeatedly using a men’s locker room despite the school’s order that she not do so.Johnston filed her federal lawsuit claiming that the school violated her civil rights by preventing her from using men’s locker rooms and restrooms. (RELATED: Another Transgender Student Claims Discrimination Over...
  • Blue States Bleeding Red

    04/05/2015 9:13:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Matt Walter
    Last week, Republicans expanded their majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when 26-year-old Martina White won a special election in the 170th district. Expanding a legislative majority in a state that twice voted for Barack Obama is significant on its own, but expanding it because of the support of a unique coalition of Republican and traditionally Democratic-leading voters in a district in Philadelphia, a city where Republicans have not won an open General Assembly seat in 25 years, is extraordinary. The Republican wave did not end in November 2014, and White is just the latest Republican to win in...
  • Philadelphia "YoungLioness" Tried to Join ISIS: Feds

    04/03/2015 8:54:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Authorities say Keonna Thomas' use of social media is what led them to make the arrest. Police say she planned to link up with terrorists in Syria. NBC10's George Spencer has a closer look at the woman accused in the case. (Published Friday, Apr 3, 2015) A Philadelphia mother of two who goes by the name of "YoungLioness" on Twitter was arrested by federal authorities Friday and charged with trying to support ISIS with money and resources. Keonna Thomas, 30, appeared in court in full black dress with only her eyes showing just hours after her arrest. According to the...
  • Keonna Thomas, Philadelphia Mom, Charged With Plan to Join ISIS

    04/03/2015 8:55:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | Pete Williams and Tracy Connor
    A Philadelphia mom has been charged with planning to go overseas to join ISIS and martyr herself — going so far as to buy plane tickets. "That would be amazing... A girl can only wish," Keonna Thomas allegedly told an ISIS fighter in Syria who asked over the Internet if she would be involved in a suicide mission. "I can make that wish come true," the unnamed fighter allegedly replied.