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  • Pennsylvania Dem forced to resign from local party over ‘Stand for the flag’ Facebook post

    10/15/2018 7:47:15 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | Avery Anapol
    A county Democratic official in Pennsylvania says he was forced to step down over a Facebook post saying he "[stands] for the flag." Mark Salvas, the former executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Party, told Pittsburgh's KDKA News that the county party chair asked him to resign after just weeks on the job. Salvas, a former Marine and Gulf War veteran, told KDKA that his forced departure was prompted by two social media posts, including one photo of him and his wife with the words: "I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross."
  • Most Livable Cities? Questioning Those ‘Livability’ Rankings

    10/14/2018 8:10:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/14/2018 | Colin McNickle
    “Livability” rankings have been all the rage for a number of years. Various entities devise the ratings; the media dutifully report them with little or no context. Public officials and booster organizations then tout the most laudatory rankings and reports as proof-positive that their respective cities and/or regions are “getting it right” or “on the move” or some other feel-good bromide. But as two recent cases illustrate, all ranking methodologies are not created equal and some of the criteria employed are suspect, bordering on “bogus,” according to an analysis (Policy Brief Vol. 18, No. 38) by the Allegheny Institute for...
  • Amal Clooney criticizes Trump for controversial comments on Christine Blasey Ford...

    10/13/2018 4:40:41 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/13/2018 | elizabeth zwirz
    Amal Clooney reportedly took aim at President Trump on Friday for his previous controversial remarks about Christine Blasey Ford, who accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The remarks from the human rights attorney came during her address to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Philadelphia Magazine reported. The conference announced in April that she would be headlining the event as a keynote speaker. “A president shouldn’t ridicule a woman who courageously comes forward to allege abuse,” Clooney told the crowd in Philadelphia, according to the outlet.
  • Real Clear Politics "Senate No Toss Ups 2018" GOP +2 Dem 0

    10/13/2018 4:20:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 13, 2018
    Senate No Toss Ups 2018 Democrats 0 Pick Ups GOP 2 Pick Ups Mo & ND
  • Ex-student senator at OU faces charges that she sent threats to herself

    10/13/2018 1:19:25 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Athens News ^ | 10/10/2018 | Conor Morris
    A now-former Ohio University student senator was charged Monday by the OU Police Department with three counts of “making false alarms,” after reporting that she had received a series of threatening messages, including a death threat targeting her as an LGBTQ person. After Anna Ayers, 21, of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, reported that she had received those threatening messages two weeks ago, the OU Police investigated her claims and found that she had “placed the messages herself, prior to reporting them,” according to an OU Police news release issued early Monday evening. Ayers resigned form her position on Student Senate as Senate’s...
  • Liberal Tells Conservative He Could Rape Her, Then Says Don't Tape This

    10/13/2018 5:54:34 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 100 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 12, 2018 | Malachi Bailey
    The left's entire narrative on sexual assault and claims of moral high ground are completely shattered by a new video showing a left-wing man declaring he is allowed to rape a conservative girl. Conservative activist Kaitlin Bennett was interviewing liberal protesters at President Donald Trump's rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday when one of the protesters, an older man, put his hand on Bennett’s shoulder. That prompted her to say, "Don't touch me." "Why not?" the man said. "Hey, I'm allowed to touch her!" the man exclaimed, turning to someone watching the encounter unfold. "No, you are not allowed to touch...
  • Abortion Activist Trying Again to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions

    10/12/2018 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The Little Sisters of the Poor took their fight to not have to pay for abortions in their health care plan all the way to the Supreme Court and won. So that should be the end of the battle right? Not so much. Last year, pro-abortion attorneys general in Pennsylvania and several other states filed lawsuits to overturn new religious protections issued by the Trump administration. The new rules protect the nuns and other religious employers from having to pay for drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans. A federal judge blocked the rule in response...
  • Turkey releases pastor Andrew Brunson!

    10/12/2018 7:03:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/2018 | by Joel Gehrke
    American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was swept up in a wave of arrests in the wake a failed coup attempt in Turkey, was released on Friday, easing a major controversy between the United States and the NATO ally. A judge ordered Brunson's release as part of a reported deal in which President Trump will “ease economic pressure” on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s country. Turkey is not dropping the case against Brunson. The prosecutor “demanded up to 10 years in prison for terror charges,” a pro-government outlet reported, but Brunson will be allowed to leave the country. “The Second High Criminal...
  • Civil War gold treasure hunters, lawyer say FBI acting ‘suspicious’

    10/11/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by whodathunkit · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2018 | Greg Norman
    A pair of Pennsylvania treasure hunters and their lawyer are accusing the FBI of playing games and acting suspiciously about a dig at a rural site believed to contain a massive stash of Civil War-era gold -- which may be worth up to $250 million. The accusations from Dennis and Kem Parada, and their attorney, Bill Cluck, came months after the bureau said it dug a hole in Dents Run and found nothing. The father-and-son duo felt convinced that area of state-owned wilderness northeast of Pittsburgh holds a hidden stash of gold and the pair claim the FBI went back...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 10/11/2018

    10/11/2018 5:04:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/11/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    A big drop in stock prices yesterday with the Dow Jones going down 3 percent in value and NASDAQ even more at 4 percent. Asian markets in Japan and Hong Kong also fell overnight and in Europe today there were also declines.... Two are reported dead after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle and southwestern Georgia.... An emergency landing this morning in Kazakhstan for an American and a Russian astronaut headed for the international space station.... President Trump stumped for Republicans at a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania last night..... President Trump says that the United States is demanding answers...
  • LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Erie, PA 10/10/18

    10/10/2018 7:38:58 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 95 replies
    Scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018: RSBN reporters Liz Willis, Alyssa Ashe, Bailee Byers, Max Kleiber and our cameraman James Willis will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, PA. The President is scheduled to speak at 7:00 PM ET
  • Rep. Margo Davidson recalls the death of her cousin Semika Shaw, a Gosnell victim

    10/09/2018 10:35:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIVE ACTION . ORG ^ | May 9, 2013 | Lauren Enriquez
    Kermit Gosnell, who is currently on trial awaiting a verdict on over one hundred abortion-related criminal charges, was responsible not the deaths not only of thousands of pre-born children, but also of at least two mothers. Semika Shaw was killed by Kermit Gosnell in the year 2000 – ten years before he was shut down. Despite complaints from her family after Semika’s death at the hands of the abortionist, Gosnell continued to operate, enshrined by the silence and blind eyes he received from medical and governmental authorities alike. Semika Shaw was only twenty-two years old when she died. She was...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour in 2018, 2019

    10/08/2018 4:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 8, 2018 | Dan Merica
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour. The Clintons announced on Monday that they would headline a series of live events together -- billed "An Evening with The Clintons" -- across the country in the final weeks of 2018 and into 2019. The tour will provide the Democratic stalwarts with a notable platform weeks after the consequential 2018 midterm elections and deep into 2019, when a number of Democrats will be jockeying for positions in the fight to be the party's standard bearer against President Donald Trump in 2020. The events, which are being produced by tour promoter Live...
  • Black man acquitted of killing white man after race dispute [Pittston PA]

    10/06/2018 6:57:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 06, 2018 2:12 PM EDT
    A black man has been acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of a white man outside a bar in a case his attorney said stemmed from “ugly racism.” Jurors deliberated for four hours Friday before acquitting Stephen Spencer of homicide, aggravated assault and terroristic threats. He was freed after 453 days in Luzerne County Correctional Center following the July 2017 shooting. Spencer, 31, was accused of killing Christopher Williams, 32, in a confrontation outside the Pittston bar in July 2017 after another man refused to shake his hand because of Spencer’s race following a dispute over a game...
  • I Found Trump’s Biggest Fan

    10/06/2018 6:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | October 3, 2018 | Ben Bradlee Jr.
    Lynette Villano’s grandson doesn’t speak to her because of it, but she’s still one of the president’s most die-hard supporters. Are there enough Lynettes for Trump to win in 2020? The day after the 2016 election, Lynette Villano, a 72-year-old widow and clerk for the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, sent her grandson Connor Mulvey a text message: “I guess you can probably figure out that I’m very happy today,” Lynnette began. “Donald Trump is to your generation what Ronald Reagan was to ours. I am so fortunate to have been part of both. … He defied conventional...
  • Anti-Trump Protests Have Become A Huge Joke

    10/05/2018 1:04:05 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | 10/03/2018 | Ernest Owens
    On Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of Philadelphians caused traffic, wore costumes, made lots of noise, and carried colorful signs across Center City. No, it wasn’t a pre-Halloween festival — it was yet another anti-Trump protest. ---SNIP--- These anti-Trump protests have become less about the issues at hand and more about the kind of political grandstanding that exhausts us all. I’ve attended countless protests over the years and have found the most powerful ones to be less manufactured.
  • 'He mostly can do no wrong': Bradlee on Trump's devoted base in a blue-collar Pennsylvania county

    10/05/2018 11:57:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2018 | Meg Cunningham
    A Pennsylvania county has become the example of how Trump took the nation by storm with a conservative rhetoric that reached the forgotten corners of America in the 2016 cycle. Ben Bradlee Jr., a former Boston Globe reporter who led the Pulitzer-Prize winning team featured in the movie "Spotlight," sat down with ABC’s Political Director Rick Klein this week for the Powerhouse Politics Podcast to discuss his book, “The Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania Country Elected Donald Trump and Changed America.” His book takes a deep dive, through the lives of 12 characters, into how Luzerne County became...
  • Lawsuit Against School District & 5 Girls Over Fake Sexual Assault

    10/03/2018 4:38:42 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 26 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | October 3, 2018 | Paul Pierce
    While “Mean Girls Day” is being marked Wednesday in reference to a mention of Oct. 3 in the popular 2004 cult movie, the parents of a former Seneca Valley High School student claim in a federal lawsuit filed this week that their teenage son was terrorized by false accusations made by five “Mean Girls” at the school. Michael J. and Alecia Flood of Zelienople, Butler County, the parents of a teenage boy identified in the lawsuit as T.F., seek unspecified civil damages against the girls’ parents, the school district and Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger’s office. The lawsuit alleges...
  • New I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange opens in Bucks County

    10/03/2018 10:46:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Bucks Local News ^ | September 24, 2018 | Bucks Local News
    BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> The long-awaited interchange connecting Interstates 95 and 276 (the PA Turnpike) in Bucks County is officially open. Officials from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the Pa. Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and representatives from ground-transportation agencies in neighboring states gathered on Friday to commemorate completion of major, Stage 1 components of the Turnpike/Interstate 95 Interchange Project. “Motorists who travel in this area have been waiting a long time to realize the benefits this direct link will bring, namely reduced congestion on Bucks County roadways and improved traffic flow in the Philadelphia region and the...
  • PA: Small GOP Lead in CD01 (Newly Drawn Anti-Trump District)

    10/03/2018 8:50:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    Monmouth ^ | Oct 3, 2018
    West Long Branch, NJ – The contest in Pennsylvania’s newly drawn 1st Congressional District remains tight, but Republican incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick has inched ahead of Democratic challenger Scott Wallace in the latest Monmouth University Poll of the race. Most PA-01 voters hold a negative view of President Donald Trump and a plurality say they would like to see Democrats take control of Congress. However, Fitzpatrick is able to counter these trends with a positive reputation among his constituents. Fitzpatrick currently holds a 50% to 46% lead over Wallace among likely voters using Monmouth’s standard midterm turnout model. The race narrows...