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  • A-Treat soda halts operations after nearly 100 years (Allentown PA)

    01/29/2015 7:15:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Easton Express-Times via LehighValleyLive.com ^ | January 23, 2015 at 6:34 PM | Edward Sieger
    A-Treat Beverages has shut down operations after nearly a century of business in the Lehigh Valley. The company, headquartered at 2001 Union Boulevard in Allentown, notified its customers Friday afternoon that it had ceased operations, according to Eric White, a spokesman for Redner’s Warehouse Markets. A-Treat, a Lehigh Valley staple, had notified Redner’s chief operating officer, and White said he learned of the closing about 3:30 p.m. The A-Treat products currently on store shelves will be the only ones available to retailers, White said. A-Treat self-distributes, meaning each Redner’s branch was on its own delivery schedule, so White couldn’t say...
  • Pennsylvania Governor Appoints First Transgender Woman to Top Cabinet Position

    01/29/2015 12:57:07 PM PST · by RBW in PA · 41 replies
    RH Reality Check ^ | January 19th, 2015 | Nina Lizz-Schultz
    Rachel Levine, a doctor dedicated to diversity and LGBTQ health who is a transgender woman, has been appointed physician general by Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Wolf. If chosen to serve in the governor’s cabinet, Levine, who has worked in the fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, and behavioral health for three decades, would become the highest-ranked transgender woman ever in the Pennsylvania government. Though he couldn’t say for certain, a spokesperson from Wolf’s office told Philadelphia magazine that “he believes Levine is the first transgender woman to hold the title of physician general.” Levine is the chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine...
  • Is Pennsylvania AG and Democrat thug Kathleen Kane on her way to federal prison?

    01/29/2015 9:10:49 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After an exhaustive eight month investigation, Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s Democrat “Girl Wonder” Attorney General may finally be facing the criminal charges she so richly deserves. A Grand Jury has recommended Kane be indicted for perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction of justice. While these crimes are serious when lodged against an ordinary public servant, they are bombshell quality when brought against a sitting State Attorney General. The charges stem from allegations that Kane leaked Grand Jury confidential memos in an effort to embarrass her Republican political enemies. Among those enemies was Tom Corbett who was the then State AG...
  • Can Pennsylvania have a Selma-like moment this year for the LGBT community?

    01/28/2015 9:43:18 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 31 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Charles Thompson
    Gov. Tom Wolf stood with a small group of lawmakers Wednesday morning to rally new efforts behind bills that would extend basic anti-discrimination protections statewide on the basis of sexual orientation. For Pennsylvania, a state where in most municipalities a person can still be fired from his job or denied housing because of his or her sexual orientation, Wolf said the extended anti-discrimination bills fit the state's heritage perfectly. "Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn on the basis of tolerance. On the basis of religious freedom," Wolf noted. U.S. District Judge John Jones gave the LGBT movement a push with...
  • Senate Democrats give Obama an Iran deadline (Menendez still ticked)

    01/27/2015 3:12:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Kristina Wong
    Ten Senate Democrats warned the White House in a letter Tuesday that they will support legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran if a framework to roll back the country’s nuclear program isn’t reached within two months. "In acknowledgement of your concern regarding congressional action on legislation at this moment, we will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," said the letter, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is the co-author of Iran sanctions legislation. "After March 24, we will only vote for this legislation on the Senate floor if Iran fails to reach agreement...
  • Senate Democrats bow to Obama, pull support for immediate new Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 6:05:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    U.N. gives mixed signals on Tehran cooperation as nuclear talks intensifySenate Democrats on Tuesday backed away from a bipartisan push for immediate new sanctions on Iran, bowing to President Obama’s call not to undercut international talks to get Tehran to curb its nuclear programs in the coming weeks. The shift, announced Tuesday by Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat and one of the party’s outspoken hawks on Iran, came amid a series of mixed signals from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency over the question of whether Tehran was honoring promises to put its suspect nuclear programs on hold as...
  • OBAMA, BOB MENENDEZ FIGHT OVER IRAN SANCTIONS GETS PERSONAL

    01/24/2015 7:25:57 AM PST · by LSUfan · 61 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 16 Jan 15 | Dan Reihl
    Everyone involved seems to be trying to put the best face on it, but Barack Obama went so far as to suggest senior Democrats like Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who take a hard line on Iran, are doing so purely to appease their donors. Obama said that as a former senator himself, he understood how outside forces — like special interests and donors — can influence senators to act, one of the senators recounted.
  • Obama-Menendez dispute shows Dem Iran rift

    01/18/2015 5:32:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KETK NBC ^ | 1/17/15
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A heated exchanged between President Barack Obama and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) broke out Thursday over whether the U.S. should reimpose sanctions on Iran amid ongoing negotiations over the country's nuclear program, according to two senators who were in the room. Menendez, the leading Democrat pushing for additional sanctions against Iran, forcefully pressed Obama on the need for additional sanctions during a meeting in which Obama urged Menendez and other senators to drop their efforts to pass sanctions legislation. Additional sanctions, Obama argued, could torpedo ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. The unusually sharp exchange, between...
  • Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'VIDEO

    01/21/2015 10:45:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | JAN 21,2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'
  • Democrats fold, of course, on Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 12:01:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27 at 1:22 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Unless there is any doubt, the vast majority of Democrats value partisan support for a failed president over support for our own national security and for that of Israel. Hence, they want to delay once again a vote on the Menendez-Kirk bill imposing sanctions on Iran unless it agrees to an acceptable final deal. The bill was introduced more than a year ago. The timing just isn’t right, you see. Will it ever be? A letter by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) signed onto by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),...
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • Transgender Woman to Be Pennsylvania's Physician General

    01/27/2015 7:17:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 60 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | Andrea Billups
    A transgender physician will soon become Pennsylvania's new physician general, the Washington Blade reported. Dr. Rachel Levine, an expert in adolescent eating disorders and behavior health, was nominated for the Commonwealth's highest medical post by progressive Gov. Tom Wolf. She made her transition from man to woman five years ago, and with her appointment will become "the highest-ranking transgender person to ever hold a position within state government," the Blade said. Levine graduated from Harvard College and Tulane University Medical School, and has practiced pediatrics and psychiatry for about three decades, PennLive reported. She has been a physician at Penn...
  • Pelosi gropes for a game plan

    01/26/2015 5:25:26 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-26-2015 | Lauren French & Anna Palmer
    Pelosi gropes for a game plan Heading into a retreat in Philadelphia, House members say Democrats have no message and no clear strategy to retake the majority. By LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER 1/26/15 5:36 AM EST Nancy Pelosi has big problems in her ranks. The California lawmaker is facing some of the most serious unrest she’s ever seen in her dozen years as the leader of the House Democrats: Members complain that the party has no message and no clear plan to retake the majority, despite good news on the economy that should have brought rewards at the polls....
  • Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker stocks rise after Iowa appearance

    01/26/2015 5:13:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-25-15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    For the last several months, the likes of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have dominated the media coverage of the still-nascent contest for the White House. But when the 2016 Republican presidential race roared to life this weekend with twin events in Iowa and Louisiana, two lesser-known contestants left indelible impressions on the GOP faithful. Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and current American Conservative Union Foundation Chairwoman Carly Fiorina and battle-tested Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left the crowds stirring after a nonstop ten-hour festival in Des Moines that exposed voters to 27 speakers and at least 10...
  • The Iowa Corral

    01/26/2015 2:43:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/26/2015 | Erick Erickson
    RedState assisted in sponsoring Rep. Steve King (R-IA)72%‘s event in Iowa this past weekend. I did not go, but made sure to pay attention to what was going on and who said what. As I have previously written, this is the most substantive field of Republican contenders since 1980. The number of Governors, Senators, and others who are running gives the GOP a deeper bench than any the Democrats can or will muster. They also agree on most topics and are trying to nuance themselves into unique positions. I appreciate Governor Perry’s desire to paint a vision for the country....
  • Trayvon Martin's mother: 'stop pretending'

    01/25/2015 9:23:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | January 23, 2015 | Corey Stern
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sybrina Fulton is not a household name. But her son, Trayvon Martin, certainly is. Fulton, the mother of the teen who was fatally shot in 2012, took part in Penn's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Commemoration on Jan. 22 for an evening of awards, musical performances and a panel discussion. The crowd rose to their feet when Fulton was introduced at Irvine Auditorium. Many Penn community members and West Philadelphia residents were eager to hear from the woman whose son’s death has gained worldwide attention over the past several years. “It’s still very painful for me. But I know...
  • 'Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at Iowa summit

    01/25/2015 2:40:21 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-25-2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    “The most important tax reform we can do is abolish the IRS,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told the fired-up audience. The firebrand senator compared the EPA to a locust and got a huge reaction when he demanded to “repeal every word of ObamaCare.” Sarah Palin, too, after telling reporters she’s thinking about a 2016 run, laced her speech with snappy one-liners as she lit into the current president. Of Obama, she said: “America, he’s just not that into you.” The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee also knocked the idea of a Hillary Clinton run. “Hey Iowa, can anyone stop Hillary?...
  • Erik Arneson promises to be at work despite being fired by (new PA) Gov. Tom Wolf

    01/23/2015 1:41:12 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 11 replies
    pennlive.com/ ^ | January 22, 2015 | Christian Alexandersen
    The head of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records said he plans on being at work Friday morning despite having his security pass taken away and being fired by Gov. Tom Wolf. Erik Arneson, who was appointed as executive director by Gov. Tom Corbett, was met by an attorney from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development on Thursday. Arneson said his security pass, office key and state-provided vehicle was taken from him. But that's not going to stop him from being in his office Friday morning. "[Wolf] doesn't have the authority to do it," Arneson said. "It's an...
  • “Pro-Life” Lawmakers Sabotage Vote on Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    01/22/2015 6:38:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A handful of “pro-life” lawmakers have sabotaged a vote House Republican leaders planned for today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn babies feel pain in abortions. As LifeNews reported yesterday, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina along with Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Jackie Walorski of Indiana — each of whom have pro-life voting records — objected to a vote on the bill on the grounds that the language in the bill did not do enough to allow women who have been victimized by rape to have abortions. Together, they reportedly...
  • Santorum: You Know That Cruz And Paul Are Really Just ‘Bomb Throwers,’ Right?

    01/19/2015 1:02:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 19, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    With 2016 rumblings abounding, we forgot about Rick Santorum. The former Pennsylvania Senator threw some early punches last week at his potential rivals, calling Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “bomb throwers,” who had no real accomplishments on their resumes (via NYT): Discussing Mr. Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses, Mr. Santorum raised four policy issues that he said would prompt questions about Mr. Huckabee’s fealty to conservative principles. Mr. Santorum was even harsher when discussing Mr. Paul of Kentucky and Mr. Cruz of Texas, both first-term senators, dismissing them as...
  • Harrisburg sued under new Pennsylvania law targeting local gun-control measures

    01/18/2015 10:45:13 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 6 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | January 13, 2015 | MARC LEVY and MARK SCOLFORO
    Pennsylvania's capital is facing a lawsuit believed to be the first filed under a new state law designed to give gun owners and gun rights groups a better chance at dismantling illegal municipal firearms ordinances. Houston-based U.S. Law Shield and two members of its Pennsylvania chapter filed the lawsuit, asking the court to stop Harrisburg from enforcing various firearms ordinances. They include ordinances that ban possession of firearms in parks, allow the mayor to prohibit public possession of weapons in a declared state of emergency and require gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to police. The 48-page complaint...
  • Stacking the Deck (2016 GOP Nominee Hopefuls)

    01/18/2015 9:40:45 AM PST · by parksstp · 14 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 01-18-2015 | parksstp
    If you're not familiar with the following website, you need to. These guys have systematically all of the data concerning the delegates and nomination process for the parties and how delegates are selected, what counts, and what doesn't count. I've reviewed the list and am currently working on an IA projection map of the caucus and potential vote but waiting until the straw poll when I can start filling in candidates. Yet, when I review the total states, I find it difficult to see how the Establishment loses if they are unopposed by other Establishment candidates. Red States for the...
  • PA: Armed Woman Stops Crime Spree

    01/17/2015 8:21:56 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 1/17/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Lancaster County, PA, an alert and armed woman stopped a crime spree. One of the things that destroys the sense of security in a neighborhood is the proliferation of burglaries and thefts of personal property from vehicles. That is what the pair of suspects were involved in when an alert woman stopped Robert LaFleur from breaking into her car at 2:30 am and held him at gunpoint until the police arrived. It seems unlikely that LaFleur would have obeyed the woman's commands if she had not been armed. The police report that he resisted arrest when they arrived, and...
  • Fearing Lawsuits Pennsylvania Municipalities Drop Firearm Laws

    01/12/2015 4:01:45 AM PST · by Renegade · 12 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | Michael Rubinkam
    Two dozen municipalities agreed to get rid of problematic ordinances.
  • Rick Santorum sounds off on ‘bomb throwers’ Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

    01/12/2015 5:54:35 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 212 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania threw a few elbows at several potential rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, calling possible contenders Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas “bomb throwers” with little experience.“Do we really want someone with this little experience?” Mr. Santorum said, referring to Mr. Paul, Mr. Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, The New York Times reported. “And the only experience they have basically — not Rubio, but Cruz and Paul because I don’t think Rubio is going to go — is bomb throwing? Do we really want somebody who’s a...
  • Snowstorm forces closure of 132-mile stretch of NY Thruway

    01/09/2015 9:22:01 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    ap ^ | January 09, 2015
    Severe weather has shut down a 132-mile stretch of the Thruway in western New York for the second time since the epic November snowstorm. The Thruway Authority closed Interstate 90 at midnight Thursday from Exit 46 outside Rochester to Exit 61 at Ripley, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles southwest of Buffalo.
  • PSP Looking for Two Women Suspected in Road Rage Incident on Interstate-81

    01/08/2015 8:30:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    WHAG News ^ | January 8, 2015 | WHAG News
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police barrack in Chambersburg are looking for two women suspected of stopping a vehicle on Interstate-81 and damaging it with a baseball bat. Police said the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. on January 2, near mile marker 17.5 on I-81 Southbound. The suspect vehicle, which was being driven by a white woman who is 5'2", about 120 lbs. with black hair, swerved between both southbound lanes to prevent the second vehicle from passing. The second vehicle was being driven by a 47-year-old woman from Chambersburg, who had a girl with her....
  • Gun owner groups threaten Harrisburg with lawsuit

    01/08/2015 5:28:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Gun owners’ groups are threatening to file a lawsuit against the City of Harrisburg in January, if the city does not take steps to rescind its gun ordinances. The group Firearm Owners Against Crime is one of the four groups that joined together to hire a lawyer. The lawyer sent a letter of intent to Harrisburg city officials.
  • Potential lawsuits put Reading's gun laws in jeopardy

    01/08/2015 3:11:50 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    A new state law is taking aim at Pennsylvania municipalities that have their own gun laws, and Reading is taking heed. Council members told 69 News that they intend to soon repeal the ordinance that requires people to report lost or stolen guns within 24 hours. "At the advice of our solicitor, we will now have on our agenda to introduce, an ordinance to repeal the current firearms ordinance," said Councilwoman Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz, D-Reading.
  • Breaking: Grand Jury Recommends Charges Against PA Attorney General

    01/08/2015 3:11:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 8, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    A grand jury has recommended criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The grand jury found that she leaked secret grand jury information to a newspaper in an effort to smear political enemies. PJ Media has been covering Kane’s refusal to prosecute Pennsylvania Democrats who took bribes in order to oppose photo voter identification legislation in Pennsylvania. Philly News : For about six months, Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Carluccio has been directing the grand jury as it has heard testimony from numerous witnesses, including Kane and many of her top aides, to determine how details of a long-ago investigation...
  • 10 Important Facts about Abortions in Pennsylvania

    01/08/2015 10:36:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    national right to life ^ | January 8, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
    Abortions reached a historic low in 2013 in Pennsylvania [32,108–a decline of 7%], as unsafe abortion centers shut down and women had better access to life-affirming pregnancy resources. A lot of the credit goes to the thousands of dedicated pro-life volunteers across the state who work to protect every child and mother from the devastation of abortion. Still, 32,108 abortions happened in 2013, and that means we have a lot of work to do. The report from the state Department of Health points to key areas where we can focus our efforts. Here are ten important facts from the report:...
  • Tom Marino: “doesn’t have any options”… except Boehner

    01/06/2015 12:02:04 PM PST · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    David Madeira Show ^ | January 6, 2015 | David Madeira
    David asks Congressman Tom Marino about who he’s supporting in SpeakerFight 2015. The Congressman believes he “doesn’t have any options”… except Boehner.
  • Santorum summons former aides for 2016 meeting

    01/05/2015 9:49:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | January 5, 2015 | Peter Hamby
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rick Santorum says he's in for 2016. Rick Santorum has invited former aides to Washington next week for a "private briefing" on his plans for a possible 2016 presidential bid. The "Personal Invitation from Senator Santorum," provided to CNN by a Republican who received it, was sent by a Santorum aide to more than two dozen "friends and former colleagues" from past campaigns and his time in the U.S. House and Senate. "As you probably know, RJS is seriously considering a run for the White House in 2016," Santorum adviser Matt Beynon wrote in the email, using Santorum's initials. "With...
  • Look Who Just Got Paroled

    01/05/2015 11:18:21 AM PST · by BigChiMike · 28 replies
    Times Union ^ | December 4, 2014 | Rick Karlin
    Scott Ritter, the former United Nations weapons inspector who was arrested and imprisoned for unlawful contact with a minor, has returned to Bethlehem. Ritter was paroled from state prison in Pennsylvania in September. A call to his home wasn't returned on Thursday. A vocal critic of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Ritter has resumed his trenchant writing on U.S. policy in the Middle East: He has authored at least three online articles for Huffington Post since October, including one warning that the creation of a U.S.-backed "Free Syrian Army" represents a "figment of American creative thinking."
  • Chris Christie in hot water with New York football fans after celebrating NFL playoff victory for

    01/05/2015 6:39:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2014 | Thomas Burrows
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has landed himself in hot water after he was caught enthusiastically celebrating a victory for the Dallas Cowboys. Christie was filmed hugging Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones and his son Stephen in a garish orange sweater after Dallas defeated Detroit Lions in a match yesterday. A native of New Jersey, Christie follows the Cowboys despite his team having a long-standing rivalry with the New York Giants in his own state as they play in the same NFL conference every year. He also cheers for the Cowboys ahead of his state's other NFL team, the New York...
  • Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Bush and Rubio Have Early Lead

    01/04/2015 7:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 4, 2015 | Tim Alberta, Scott Bland, Shane Goldmacher, Josh Kraushaar, Alex Roarty and Adam Wollner
    From the first day of 2011, Mitt Romney was the favorite to win the 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign. No one else was even close. The 2016 outlook could not be more different. Offered the choice to bet on one single candidate to win the nomination versus the rest of the field, the choice would have to be "the field." For the first time in years, there is no one next in line. And without a former vice president or powerhouse former candidate looking likely to run, Republicans are shaping up to spend the next year and a half fighting...
  • Cruz’s dilemma

    01/04/2015 9:34:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will headline the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention this month, joining a pair of other potential presidential candidate[s] also weighing bids to enter the 2016 field. . . . The roster of speakers also includes former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who ran for president in 2012, and Ben Carson, the Tea Party favorite and former neurosurgeon who’s debating entering the fray. It’s not uncommon for Cruz to play to this sort of crowd. He is a favorite among the most conservative members of the GOP, where he doles out one-liners (Abolish the...
  • Ted Cruz To Attend SC Tea Party Convention

    12/31/2014 5:39:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    FITS News ^ | December 31, 2014
    TEXAN LOOKING TO SHORE UP “CONSERVATIVE” SUPPORT IN PALMETTO STATE. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will attend the 2015 South Carolina Tea Party convention next month, sources close to the event tell FITS. The Texan – who along with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is seeking to emerge as a leading alternative to the GOP “establishment” – is the third presumptive “Republican” presidential prospect to commit to the event, which is being held in mid-January in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Also attending? Social conservative Rick Santorum – who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination in 2012 – and neurosurgeon/ author Ben Carson, who...
  • Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers (Local 401) with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering

    Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering Federal prosecutors today announced an indictment charging 10 members of the Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Local 401 with extorting and forcing businesses to hire their colleagues and defending their turf from non-union workers with violence. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane Memeger announced the charges at a press conference this morning after the 10 union members named in the indictment were arrested. According to the indictment, members of the Ironworkers would approach foremen at construction sites where iron work was being done and “implicitly or explicitly threaten the foreman...
  • Ironworkers boss faces trial alone after pleas

    01/02/2015 3:39:28 PM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    Reading Eagle ^ | January 2, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former ironworkers boss is the only man left standing as a union racketeering trial gets set to start Monday in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Federal prosecutors say a dozen Ironworkers Local 401 members threatened and sabotaged non-union contractors and rival unions in the Philadelphia area.</p>
  • Second Piece of Historic Ship Discovered at WTC Site

    08/06/2011 5:14:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    DNAinfo, Digital Network Associates ^ | August 4, 2011 | Olivia Scheck
    Archaeologists helping to excavate the World Trade Center site have uncovered a second piece of the more than 200-year-old ship that was discovered there last summer. The find, made last Friday, came as workers began digging up the east side of the construction area, which once housed the World Trade Center complex... Archaeologists first noticed remnants of the ship -- curved pieces of wood buried 25 feet below street level -- last July and spent two weeks excavating the artifact, which turned out to be a 32-foot-long section of the boat's hull. The piece that was found last Friday belongs...
  • WTC Ship Gives Up Lucky Coin

    09/10/2010 7:06:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Friday, September 10, 2010 | James William
    Lucky coin? Ever since the 2nd century B.C. -- not long after Romans began minting coins -- shipbuilders have been slipping a coin into the structure of their ships. It's a tradition that continues today. In fact, the USS New York -- made partially from steel recovered from the World Trade Center towers -- did it as well (see "What is Stepping the Mast?"). For the ancient Romans it was likely a continuation of religious customs. Now it's just a tradition and done for good luck. So we didn't find it during the five days we were actually excavating it....
  • Ancient Buried Ship Found at Ground Zero Site

    07/15/2010 10:07:56 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AOLNews ^ | 7/15/2010 | AP
    The ship was buried as junk two centuries ago - landfill to expand a bustling little island of commerce called Manhattan. When it re-emerged this week, surrounded by skyscrapers, it was an instant treasure that popped up from the mud near ground zero. A 32-foot piece of the vessel was found in soil 20 feet under street level, amid noisy bulldozers excavating a parking garage for the future World Trade Center. Near the site of so many grim finds - Sept. 11 victims' remains, twisted steel - this discovery was as unexpected as it was thrilling. Historians say the ship,...
  • Experts work to free buried ship hull at WTC site

    07/15/2010 2:38:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 15
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Workers at the World Trade Center site are excavating a 32-foot-long ship hull that apparently was used in the 18th century as part of the fill that extended lower Manhattan into the Hudson River.....
  • Burglar Shot Doing What? Pennsylvania Thief Caught With His Pants Down

    12/30/2014 5:23:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | December 29, 2014
    A burglar shot in a Franklin Commons Apartment at the 1000 block of Boblink Drive allegedly had an inconvenient urge. The unknown Pennsylvania thief was caught touching himself before a neighbor allegedly opened fire. The 21-year-old burglar was allegedly masturbating when the female second floor apartment resident spotted and confronted him around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. He then proceeded to enter the apartment through its balcony to reach her. It is unknown what else he may have done while he was there, but he grabbed her dog and then left the apartment. ABC News reports that the burglar may have...
  • Man Tries to Run Down Police; They Shoot, Kill Him in Pennsylvania

    12/30/2014 5:01:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 30, 2014
    A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents tried to use his car to run down officers seeking to arrest him on Tuesday so, fearing for their lives, they shot and killed him, authorities said. Police did not immediately identify the man, who was killed in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, as officers ordered him out of the car and he appeared ready to accelerate at them as they manned a blockade.
  • Iowa’s Steve King rules over GOP on road to presidency

    12/28/2014 10:12:08 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Steve King has summoned the potential field of 2016 Republican presidential candidates to Iowa next month for his Freedom Summit, and they are jumping at the opportunity — underscoring the conservative firebrand’s political pull and marking the event as the first major gathering of the next campaign for the White House. Mr. King told The Washington Times that the Jan. 24 gathering in Des Moines will give the kinds of activists who turn out for Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses a look at their options and will give the candidates an early reality check. (SNIP) Though Mr. Santorum achieved victory without...
  • Shock poll: Jeb Bush is choice of conservatives, Romney is establishment pick

    12/26/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by entropy12 · 196 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/25/2014 | Paul Bedard
    In a new poll of likely Republican primary voters nationwide by Zogby Analytics, 2012 GOP nominee Romney leads the pack with 14%, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (12%), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (10%), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (8%), former Arkansas Governor and now Fox News Host Mike Huckabee (7%), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (7%), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (5%), Rep. and former Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (4%), Texas Governor Rick Perry (4%), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (3%), Texas Senator Ted Cruz (3%), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (2%), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (1%), and both...
  • Ex-Chief Says Video Rants Meant to Snare Threats

    12/22/2014 10:51:41 AM PST · by februus · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press
    A former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting obscenely about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons secretly fed information on people he considered militia members, anti-government extremists and so-called "sovereign citizens" to the FBI and state police, according to documents he showed to The Associated Press.
  • Just look across the NY-PA border for safe and responsible fracking

    12/22/2014 8:47:58 AM PST · by thackney · 22 replies
    ExxonMobil ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ken Cohen
    The comedian Chico Marx famously asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?” That’s the question I feel like Governor Andrew Cuomo is posing to New Yorkers with his decision to ban hydraulic fracturing in the Empire State’s portion of the Marcellus Shale. The governor and his allies – most notably the acting state health commissioner, whose report served as justification for Mr. Cuomo’s decision – say the move will protect New York’s air, land, and water. For years now, New Yorkers have been besieged by apocalyptic claims made by anti-oil and gas activists – many of them...