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  • Teen Suspects Sought in Armed Robberies of Cab Drivers in Philly

    09/02/2015 8:26:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 9/2/2015 | unknown
    Philadelphia police are searching for several teen suspects wanted for armed robberies targeting taxi drivers. The robberies happened between August 23 and August 26. In two of the incidents, the suspects threatened the taxi drivers with a gun and demanded money.
  • Papal visit organizers unveil marketing campaign

    08/27/2015 4:37:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 13 replies
    phillyvoice.com ^ | 8/26/15 | John Kopp
    Organizers for the World Meeting of Families announced Wednesday a grassroots marketing campaign aimed at encouraging business and residential participation during the papal events in late September. Standing outside Jack's Firehouse in Fairmount, WMOF Executive Director Donna Crilley Farrell unveiled window signage and buttons depicting Pope Francis alongside the marketing slogan #OpenInPHL. The signage and buttons will be distributed to businesses throughout Center City as part of the "I'll Be There" campaign. Businesses that will be open during the papal visit are being asked to use the window signs. The marketing campaign comes amidst residential grumbling regarding the massive street...
  • Obama: Gun-Related Deaths ‘Dwarf’ Terrorist-Caused Deaths(Blame guns, but not gunman)

    08/26/2015 4:45:24 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/26/15
    In a preview of an interview with President Barack Obama set to air tomorrow on Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI, the president reacted to the WDBJ shooting earlier in the day with commentary on what he described as “gun-related incidents.” “It breaks my heart every time you read about or hear about these kinds of incidents,” Obama said. “What we know, is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.”
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Philly Cop on Video Soliciting for Fund-Raiser at Traffic Stop

    08/21/2015 7:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/21 | aria Panaritis
    Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey on Friday ordered that a uniformed officer be taken off street patrol and ordered his gun taken from him after Facebook videos surfaced showing the officer pressuring a motorist to buy tickets for an upcoming police union fund-raiser. In the videos, Officer Matthew Zagursky tells a driver that if he buys tickets to the fund-raiser he will not tow his vehicle. The officer also uses a homophobic slur while apparently joking with the man at another point. Ramsey said he took action swiftly, after being shown the videos at a morning briefing Friday by his...
  • Philly Catholic School Facing Severe Legal Punishment After Firing Lesbian Teacher

    07/12/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 11, 2015 | Paul Buois
    Catholic school on the outskirts of Philadelphia has come under heavy attack in recent days after firing an openly lesbian teacher in a same-sex civil marriage with her partner. Since 2007, Waldron Mercy Academy knew that teacher Margie Winters had been civilly married to her lesbian lover, but they kept her on as Director of Religious Education anyway for a total of eight years, under the advisement that she keep her relationship secret and not discuss it with students or parents. Though she kept the order, parents from the school eventually found out about Winters and complained to the school...
  • Kermit Gosnell activity happening at highest levels of Planned Parenthood says Daleiden

    08/20/2015 1:14:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | saynsumthn
    On Wednesday’s Dana Loesch show Center for Medical Progress lead investigator, David Daleiden called what was revealed in his latest video exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby parts operation “Kermit Gosnell activity.” The latest video, number 7, is horrific and shows eyewitness Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress procurement technician describing the day she was called upon to remove brain tissue from a baby born alive, with his heart still beating after a Planned Parenthood abortion. “It is Kermit Gosnell activity happening at the highest levels of Planned Parenthood,” Daleiden told Loesch. Gosnell ran the Philadelphia House of Horrors abortion facility and is...
  • Concealed Carrier Robbed of Gun in Philadelphia

    08/21/2015 4:54:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this screenshot, the robber has the pistol, which appears to be a semi-auto.  The robber is closest to the counter.  The red arrow points to the pistol. It happened on August 17, 2015.  The concealed handgun carrier was robbed of his handgun in a strong arm robbery.  The story illustrates one of the disadvantages of concealed carry.  Concealed carry gives up tactical deterrence.   The robber did not know that the concealed carrier was armed, so he was not deterred from attacking him.  In this case, the element of surprise was to the advantage of the robber.  The police...
  • Q-poll swing-state poll shows Hillary trailing Republicans in FL, OH … and PA

    08/20/2015 7:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Pennsylvania? The last time a Republican won the Keystone State, the Berlin Wall was still in place. Yet Hillary Clinton trails both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Quinnipiac’s head-to-head matchups in today’s swing-state polling. She only trails Rubio in Ohio, the must-win state for Republicans, and loses to all three in Florida if the race were held today.And watch out for … Joe Biden. Or not: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are clear winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Vice President Joseph Biden runs as well as...
  • Tim Tebow scores touchdown in Eagles' 36-10 win over Colts

    08/16/2015 4:48:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/16/2015
    TimTebow got a warm Philly welcome. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years, Kenjon Barner returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts, 36-10, on Sunday. Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. He dove into the pylon on a seven-yard touchdown run late in...
  • Tebow runs for a score, Eagles beat Colts 36-10

    08/16/2015 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 51 replies
    Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years.
  • District registration for immigrant students closes Aug. 28 (70 countries 40 languages.)

    08/16/2015 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Philly.com ^ | August 15, 2013
    Last year, the center registered more than 800 students from more than 70 countries. Collectively, those students spoke more than 40 different native languages. The district also noted families shouldn’t be concerned about registering their child based on their immigration status. The district referred to Plyler v. DOE, a U.S. Supreme Court decision which held that it is unconstitutional to deny free public education to children who are not legally admitted into the United States. City immigrant populations have been on the rise since Mayor Michael Nutter’s signage of a a pair of executive orders, starting in 2009. “All city...
  • Philly school district registers 800 students speaking 40 languages from 70 countries

    08/15/2015 6:33:22 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 50 replies
    phillytrib.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | Damon C. Williams
    The School District of Philadelphia’s special registration for immigrant students who speak a language other than English closes on Aug. 28, giving families of such students roughly two weeks to register their child for the upcoming school year. The school year begins Sept. 8 for grades 1 through 12, and on Sept. 12 for kindergarten students; interested families should contact the Multilingual Assessment Center at (215) 400–4240 and selecting option 1. The office is open for registration Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Student registration packets are also available through the district’s website at www.philasd.org/announcements/New-Immigrant-Student-Registration-Packet.pdf. Last year,...
  • Donald Trump and the Mob (Mafia Connections)

    08/11/2015 8:19:33 PM PDT · by topher · 129 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2015 | Chris Frates
    (CNN)Donald Trump's glittering empire of New York skyscrapers and Atlantic City casinos have long had a darker side, allegations that the mob helped build them. Trump's alleged ties to New York and Philadelphia crime families go back decades and have been recounted in a book, newspapers and government records. "The mob connections of Donald are extraordinarily extensive," New York investigative journalist Wayne Barrett told CNN in an interview.
  • Big Rig Hauling Tea & Glue Tears Open Along Pennsylvania Turnpike

    08/10/2015 8:14:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dan Stamm
    A tractor-trailer hauling glue and loose tea overturned along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday morning. The big rig wrecked around 9:15 a.m. on the ramp from the eastbound Turnpike (I-276) to the Northeast Extension (I-476) in Plymouth Township Montgomery County, said state police. The 26-year-old driver luckily escaped with only a non-life-threatening hand laceration, said police. The force of the crash caused the trailer to crack as it came to a stop on its side along the grassy shoulder. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time after the wreck, traffic slowly got by as crews worked to right the rig. Police...
  • Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

    08/09/2015 4:04:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    Margie Winters, right, ex-nun, ex-Director of Religious Education at Waldron Mercy, a private Catholic high school--- and partner Andrea Vettori Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?" Yet the Archdiocese of Philadelphia opened its door only briefly when married gay teacher Margie Winters, trailed by supporters, arrived Monday with 23,000 petitions seeking reinstatement to her job at a Catholic elementary school. "The school and...
  • Friendly hitchhiking robot is found DECAPITATED in Philadelphia

    08/03/2015 6:37:58 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2015 | Regina F. Graham
    Only two weeks into an attempt to travel across the United States, the friendly hitchhiking robot's journey has ended in Philadelphia after being beaten to a pulp. HitchBOT, who was created by a team of communication researchers from Ontario, was found damaged beyond repair early Saturday in the city of brotherly love.
  • PA Turnpike OKs 2016 Rates for Delaware River Bridge Electronic Toll

    08/03/2015 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike press release ^ | July 23, 2015 | Pennsylvania Turnpike
    HARRISBURG, PA. (JULY 23, 2015) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) recently approved toll rates for a cashless, nonstop tolling point for westbound motorists crossing the Delaware River Bridge from New Jersey into Pennsylvania on Interstate 276. E-ZPass customers, who make up more than 80 percent of traffic at the bridge, will pay $5 for a two-axle vehicle; non-E-ZPass customers will pay $6.75 via Pennsylvania Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE, a system that will take an image of the license plate and mail an invoice to the vehicle's owner. Each additional axle will cost an additional $5 for E-ZPass customers and...
  • Not Much Brotherly Love for Robot in Philadelphia

    08/01/2015 5:31:10 PM PDT · by conservativehusker · 28 replies
    Salam Patch ^ | Aug 1 2015 | Adam swift
    Let’s be honest, whether fair or not, Philadelphia has a certain reputation. It’s a city where football fans booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus. Baseball fans once threw D cell batteries (the big ones) at visiting outfielder J.D. Drew. And now, it’s where an adorable robot who was only counting on the kindness of strangers to hitchhike across the country was vandalized, effectively ending his summer trip. hitchBOT’s trip came to an (Friday) night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City. Unfortunately, hitchBOT...
  • Pa. Congressman Fattah indicted on corruption charges from 2007 mayor’s race

    07/29/2015 9:16:01 AM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/29/15 | By Paul Kane and Mike DeBonis
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), a onetime rising star who came to Congress 20 years ago as a next-generation reformer, was charged Wednesday with racketeering related to an off-books $1 million loan to his unsuccessful campaign for Philadelphia mayor in 2007. The Justice Department charged Fattah, a senior member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, and four supporters with 29 counts that included bribery, bank fraud and other corruption charges. “The public expects their elected officials to act with honesty and integrity,” said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “By misusing campaign funds, misappropriating government funds, accepting...
  • Philadelphia Letter Carrier Charged With Not Delivering 22,000 Pieces of Mail

    07/23/2015 11:06:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Joel Landau
    Maybe the snow, or rain, or heat, or gloom of night, got to him. A Philadelphia mail carrier was charged with committing the greatest infraction of a United States Postal worker — not delivering the mail. Federal prosecutors allege Patrick D'Ambrosio, 48, declined to deliver a whopping 22,000 pieces of mail on his route between May 2014 and January of this year. He instead opted to stick the materials in his car and his northeast Philadelphia home. This behavior is the exact opposite of what the USPS motto stands for. "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night,...
  • Archbishop Chaput Releases Statement on Fired Catholic School Staffer

    07/14/2015 6:22:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is weighing in on the firing of teacher from a Montgomery County Catholic school, who allegedly lost her job because of her same-sex marriage. Margie Winters says she lost her job as the religious education director at Waldron Mercy Academy because of her marriage to Andrea Vittori. More than 100 people gathered together in support Winters at General Wayne Park in Lower Merion Township on Sunday afternoon. "I'm here to support Margie and let her know what was done to her was unjust, discriminatory and unfair," said Anthony Arechavale, parent. "I think it's...
  • Baltimore prosecutor gets rock star treatment (50% increase in murders)

    07/13/2015 3:27:32 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jenice Armstrong,
    --SNIP-- In the tradition of many in the NAACP, she brought it when it was her turn at the podium. The audience, who not that much earlier had been watching a mini fashion show put on by Philadelphia Fashion Week, appeared spellbound as Mosby shared her personal journey to become Baltimore's state attorney. She described how, after graduating magna cum laude from Tuskegee University, she got wait-listed at every law school to which she applied because of her LSAT scores. Mosby managed to get around that by calling and requesting interviews with admissions officers to persuade them that "my LSAT...
  • Archbishop: School that fired gay teacher showed ‘character’ (Waldron Mercy, Philly)

    07/13/2015 12:26:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 2:50 PM EDT
    The archbishop of Philadelphia said Monday that Roman Catholic school officials who fired a married gay teacher showed uncommon “character and common sense.” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the nuns and board members who run Waldron Mercy Academy are not seeking controversy, but simply following the church’s teaching. Chaput, in a statement, thanked school leaders “for taking the steps to ensure that the Catholic faith is presented … in accord with the teaching of the church. They’ve shown character and common sense at a moment when both seem to be uncommon.” …
  • Philly Catholic School Under Attack After Firing Same-Sex ‘Married’ Teacher

    07/10/2015 6:55:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/10/15 | Paul Bois
    A Catholic school on the outskirts of Philadelphia has come under heavy attack in recent days after firing an openly lesbian teacher in a same-sex "marriage" with her partner. Since 2007, Waldron Mercy Academy knew that teacher Margie Winters had been "married" to her lesbian lover, and rather than firing her, they kept her on as Director of Religious Education for a total of eight years, under the advisement that she keep her gay relationship secret and not discuss it with students or parents. Though she kept the order, describing it to reporters as "hard," faithful Catholic parents eventually found...
  • Five arrested in vicious, videotaped beating of defenseless student (MLK High)

    06/27/2015 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 45 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/26/2015 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    --snip-- The cellphone video shows the boy cowering under the blows of a gang attack, and rolling into a ball to protect himself from being repeatedly kicked and punched. At one point, a male hits him in the face with a traffic cone, breaking his teeth. "This kid was an innocent person, he had done nothing to anybody," said Capt. Malachi Jones of the Philadelphia police. The attack happened two weeks ago as the boy was walking home from school. His tormentors, who were fellow students at Martin Luther King High School, can be heard laughing and yelling as all...
  • Catholic Church to Welcome Homosexuals at Philadelphia Meeting

    06/26/2015 1:26:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Voice of America ^ | June 26, 2015 | Zlatica Hoke
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A U.S. bishop says homosexuals will be able to attend a global meeting of Catholic families in Philadelphia during a visit by Pope Francis. About 15,000 people are expected to attend lectures and take part in workshops during that five-day event in September, aimed at strengthening sacred family bonds. The pontiff will visit during the last two days of the meeting. Same-sex parents are becoming a reality despite religious and civil laws. The Catholic Church has firmly opposed same-sex marriages, but Pope Francis has expressed more tolerance for homosexuality than his predecessors. On Thursday, a U.S. bishop visiting the Vatican...
  • Gays can't use U.S. Catholic family meet to attack Church (Vatican-sponsored conference)

    06/26/2015 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    RobinsPost ^ | 06/25/2015 | Philip Pullella
    <p>Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' U.S. visit this year but won't be allowed to use it to attack Church teachings, the city's archbishop said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We don't want to provide a platform at the meeting for people to lobby for positions contrary to the life of our Church," said Archbishop Charles Chaput. The Catholic Church teaches homosexuality is not sinful but homosexual acts are.</p>
  • Pennsylvania court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges

    06/25/2015 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 12:18 PM EDT | Peter Jackson
    A court ruling striking down a Pennsylvania law that made it easier for gun-rights advocates like the National Rifle Association to challenge local gun ordinances is drawing strong reaction from both sides of the issue. A spokesman for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says Thursday’s Commonwealth Court ruling that the law is unconstitutional will allow municipalities to pursue common-sense gun safety requirements. Sen. Daylin Leach is one of five Democrats who joined in the challenge of the law. He says municipalities that repealed their gun ordinances because of the law can now restore them. An attorney for four pro-gun groups dismisses...
  • At least three killed, 10 wounded in overnight shootings (copycat killers?)

    06/21/2015 3:40:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 06/21/2015 | Alex Wigglesworth
    At least three people were killed and 10 injured in a spate of unrelated shootings across the city overnight. Among the wounded were three juveniles and seven adults struck by birdshot when two men opened fire during a crowded cookout in Mantua about 9:50 p.m. Saturday. All 10 victims were reported to be in stable condition Sunday. Witnesses told investigators the men fired a shotgun into the 4100 block of Ogden Street at least once, then drove down the street in a gold or silver four-door sedan and fired several more shots, possibly from a handgun.
  • ACT OF KINDNESS: Philadelphia Police Officer Lends a Helping Hand [VIDEO]

    06/21/2015 3:34:11 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TadQBEAm7e0 ^ | June 19, 2015 | Bernice Daniels recorded
    A Philly police officer was captured on camera helping two girls struggling to transport their laundry down a city street Wednesday. PHILADELPHIA - A small act of kindness can go a long way. A video of a Philadelphia police officer lending a helping hand is sweeping the internet and it caught one woman's attention. Bernice Daniels was driving to her sister's house in North Philadelphia on Sunday when she saw a police officer do something she considers pretty special. "It made me sit here and actually cry," Bernice told FOX 29. She was coming down 21st Street when she saw...
  • Mass Shootings In West Philadelphia and Detroit (Vanity)

    06/20/2015 8:01:22 PM PDT · by windcliff · 16 replies
    Nine shot one dead in Detroit and 7 shot in West Philadelphia. No Confederate Flag in sight.
  • Straw poll: Walker wins handily

    06/20/2015 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., won 25.3 percent of the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, which was emailed to those who attended this year's conference in Philadelphia. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in second place with 11.6 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tied at 9.6 percent. These results show a strong preference for regional candidates as well as governors, and differ greatly from the latest RealClearPolitics totals. Candidates Walker, Christie and former New York Gov. George Pataki were all...
  • While the corrupt media focuses on 9 shot in South Carolina, 11 were shot 3 dead

    06/18/2015 10:43:56 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 23 replies
    While the corrupt media focuses on 9 shot in South Carolina, 11 were shot 3 dead in Baltimore, Chicago and Philadelphia Guess who was doing the shooting?
  • Philly Robbery

    06/17/2015 7:23:32 PM PDT · by Aut Pax Aut Bellum · 10 replies
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/06/17/armed-robbery-suspect-to-victim-i-dont-want-to-shoot-you-but-i-need-to-feed-my-family/
  • Officials Raise Terror Threat Level, Evacuated Workers from 2 Philadelphia Naval Facilities

    06/16/2015 10:06:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-16-2015 | Dan Stamm
    A threat prompted the U.S. Navy to evacuate workers from two Philadelphia facilities Tuesday morning and raise the threat level to imminent. In turn, officials raised the threat level for those facilities from Bravo to Charlie — the second highest level — while evacuating workers around 10:20 a.m. Some workers said they were suddenly told they had to leave without being given an explanation. By noon, SkyForce10 captured crews blocking the entrance to the Northeast Philly facility with concrete barriers.
  • Comcast exec to hold fundraiser for Hillary Clinton ($1000 per hour)

    06/13/2015 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | 06/12/2015 | Dan Norton
    Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen will host a fundraising event at his home with Hillary Clinton on June 26. The Philadelphia Inquirer obtained a copy of the invitation, which prices tickets at $2,700 per person. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The mid-day fundraiser is not the first time Cohen has made efforts to help candidates raise money as they run for office.
  • Democratic senators urge extra money for convention security

    06/10/2015 7:48:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 5:57 PM EDT
    Two Democratic senators are urging a Senate panel to help cover security costs at the 2016 presidential nominating conventions, saying extra money is needed to ensure law enforcement have sufficient manpower and equipment. In a letter this week, Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Sherrod Brown of Ohio asked the Appropriations Committee for an additional $100 million, to be divided equally between the two conventions. …
  • ‘White Lives Matter': Philadelphia Residents Protest ‘Racial Attacks’ from Black Women

    06/06/2015 11:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 5, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Up to 200 South Philadelphia residents organized a large protest this week to take a stand against what they describe as “racial attacks” from four black women towards white residents. Residents claim that these four women have been “terrorizing” the neighborhood. Speakers said things like “white lives matter” and held up signs saying things like “We know who you are!” and “White women’s lives matter.” And they’re not just upset at these women, they’re outraged that the police haven’t taken any serious action against them. 911 calls were placed, but there were reportedly zero reports taken. Anonymous individuals told WPVI...
  • Eagles impressed by Tim Tebow, see improvement in throwing motion

    06/04/2015 1:56:54 PM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 31 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | June 03, 2015 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    [...] "He is actually getting better every day," offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said on Wednesday. "He works extremely hard. He is getting comfortable in what we do. He is having more good plays than bad plays out here. He is doing a very good job." [...] Now with the Eagles, and after spending two years working on his throwing motion, quarterbacks coach Ryan Day said he can see the hard work Tebow put in paying off. "He is working hard out here just like everyone out. He has some good throws, some throws he wants to get back," Day said....
  • Democrats accused of snubbing black woman judge in Supreme Court bid

    02/26/2003 5:57:37 AM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 37 replies · 485+ views
    Democrats accused of snubbing black woman judge in Supreme Court bid ^ | Wednesday, February 26, 2003 | James O'Toole, Post-Gazette Politics Editor
    Democrats accused of snubbing black woman judge in Supreme Court bid Allen not invited to meeting with senior Democrats, including Rendell Wednesday, February 26, 2003By James O'Toole, Post-Gazette Politics Editor Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Cheryl Allen, a state Supreme Court candidate, is irate that she was not invited to a closed meeting Saturday where senior Democrats, including Gov. Ed Rendell, interviewed candidates for the high court. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Cheryl Allen "I'm very disappointed," Allen said last night. "I don't know why I wasn't invited. ... I would think that a truly Democratic process would demand an...
  • Smoke And Wolves Inside The Church

    05/30/2015 9:56:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    In a post of mine three weeks ago, I touched upon several avenues by which the smoke of Satan is entering into the Catholic Church. In this post, I'll deal with several of these avenues. First we look at the various partnerships that the Vatican has struck with those opposed to the teachings of Jesus Christ (fifth bullet point). Caritas is reputedly the main social organization inside the Vatican. Yet as the Lepanto Institute and other organizations have pointed out, Caritas has been funding and even directing socialist organizations in their promotions of abortion, contraception, marxism etc. Lepanto has discovered...
  • 'Draw Muhammad' winner submitted for DC ads

    05/26/2015 1:27:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/15 | Ben Kamisar
    The winning cartoon from the “Draw Muhammad” event that led to a shooting in Texas earlier this month has been submitted to run as an advertisement on Washington, D.C., public transportation. Pamela Geller, the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) wrote on Breitbart.com that she has submitted the cartoon as an ad to run on Metro buses, as well as at the Foggy Bottom, Capitol South, Bethesda, L’Enfant Plaza and Shady Grove Metro stations. “Drawing Muhammad is not illegal under American law, but only under Islamic law. Violence that arises over the cartoons is solely the responsibility of...
  • New Extra Point Rule Puts Philadelphia Eagles and Tim Tebow Ahead of the Curve

    05/22/2015 9:22:33 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 9 replies
    RantSports ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mike Gibson
    In less than two months, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly might have gone from dunce to genius for signing Tim Tebow. The quarterback nobody wanted the last two years could be the very specialist the Eagles need to beat the NFL’s new extra-point rule. For the grand Kelly scheme to work, though, Tebow would have to be activated on game day not as the third quarterback—who can only be used if one of the first two go down—but as a special teams performer. Given Tebow’s size and reputation as a football player over a quarterback, that seems reasonable enough....
  • A Shameless Train Of Thought - Dems Exploit Amtreak Crash

    05/20/2015 3:24:47 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Former White House Chief of Staff and currently mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, whose city is rushing to be the next Detroit after decades of big government excesses, once said that a crisis was a terrible thing to waste since it allows you to get things done you couldn’t get done in a saner atmosphere. The Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia is the latest case in point. Never mind that the Antrak train that crashed outside Philadelphia, killing seven, was being driven at 106 miles per hour around a curve that was designed for 50 or that the “positive train control”...
  • Philly Election Officials Charged With Voter Fraud

    05/19/2015 5:37:43 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 37 replies
    NBC10.com Philly NBC channel 10 website ^ | Updated at 11:52 PM EDT on Monday, May 18, 2015 Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/loca | David Chang
    On the night before Philly’s primary, four local election officials are accused of casting extra votes in order to balance their numbers. Sandra Lee, 60, Alexia Harding, 22, James Collins, 69, and Gregory Thomas, 60, are all charged with voter fraud. Warrants for their arrests were issued Monday. All four suspects were election officials from Philly’s 18th Ward, 1st Division. Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Election-Officials-Voter-Fraud-Election-Fraud-304185341.html#ixzz3adO34T8g Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | nbcphiladelphia on Facebook
  • Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd engineer in every locomotive

    05/19/2015 10:28:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2015 1:23 PM EDT | Michael R. Sisak
    The union for Amtrak’s locomotive engineers on Tuesday urged the railroad to put a second engineer at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. “The public would never accept an airline operation with a single person in the cockpit,” the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen said in a statement. “There is no reason that rail employees and rail passengers’ lives should be viewed any differently.” Brandon Bostian, 32, was alone in the locomotive of Train 188 when it derailed May 12, about 10 minutes after...
  • When Tchaikovsky came to Philadelphia

    05/18/2015 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Borges · 20 replies
    Broadstreet Review ^ | 5/17/2015 | David M Perkins
    On May 18, 1891, a lovely spring day, at 3 o’clock, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arrived in Philadelphia without fanfare. There was to be a concert of his music that evening, the last he would conduct in the United States. The dervish tour had begun on April 26 in New York City, where he had been invited by Walter Damrosch, director of the New York Symphony for the grand opening of what was then called “Music Hall” (later to be formally designated as Carnegie Hall). That invitation was supported by no less a luminary than Andrew Carnegie himself. In New York,...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • Amtrak Employee Injured in Derailment Files Lawsuit

    05/16/2015 1:44:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KVOA-TV / NBC News ^ | May 15, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An Amtrak employee has filed the first lawsuit in connection to Tuesday's deadly train derailment that killed eight people and injured over 200 others in Philadelphia. The Bala Cynwyd law firm Coffey Kaye Myers & Olley, which is representing Amtrak employee Bruce Phillips and his wife Kalita Phillips of Philadelphia, confirmed with NBC10 that their clients are filing a lawsuit against Amtrak. Phillips is still hospitalized at Temple University Hospital. Phillips, an Amtrak employee, was "deadheading" in one of the rear railcars of Amtrak Regional Train 188 Tuesday night when the derailment occurred, according to the lawsuit. Deadheading is a...