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  • Fox Sports Tried to Cast Actors as L.A. Rams Fans for NFL Pre-Game Show

    12/09/2017 2:50:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 9, 2017 | Sean Burch
    Los Angeles gets an unwarranted rap as a bad sports town, and Fox Sports isn’t helping LA fans fight that label. Fox posted a listing on the casting site for “actors, models, and talent” to play Rams fans on its Sunday NFL pre-game show. With the Rams facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles in a match-up of two of the league’s best teams, you wouldn’t think it’d be necessary, but alas. “We’re looking for LA’s biggest NFL fans to be part of #NFLSunday’s Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pre Game Show!” said the ad. “Come out, bring your...
  • Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIR

    09/20/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 20, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIRPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 20, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments A government watchdog’s new report takes the FBI to task for violating its own policies by continuing to work with the Muslim Brotherhood’s front group in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).The report came as CAIR issued a new report denouncing the so-called “Islamophobia” of the Fox News Channel, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, David the Horowitz Freedom Center, and others who dare to engage in an honest discussion...
  • Justice, Progressive American Style. Or the Law of Unintended Consequences

    12/04/2017 4:42:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-4-17 | MOTUS
    Latest American Justice report from the lunatic fringe of the Left:Cindy Bass is currently a Philadelphia City Council woman.** But with a track record of sponsoring legislation that shifts the power balance  back into the hands of the crooks and thugs , she’s definitely future Congressional material. Of course her current proposal which requires liquor stores to take down the bullet proof glass that protects-clerks from gun-wielding marauders, was drafted with the best possible intentions. Unintended consequences - in this case more dead clerks – never enters their field of vision when they’re crafting do-gooder regulation for others to live...
  • No regrets, Chelsea Manning tells Penn audience

    11/30/2017 1:42:00 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    WHYY (PBS Philadelphia) ^ | 11/29/2017 | Bobby Allyn
    Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has no misgivings about being the force behind what’s been called one of the most notorious leaks of classified documents in U.S. history. “I don’t have any regrets. You can’t go back in time and change things,” said Manning Wednesday night, speaking to a packed room at the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. “I made the decision to do what I did, so that’s it.” Manning’s somewhat laid-back response fails to capture the magnitude of the hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables from U.S. embassies and consulates...
  • Convenient Stores in One Major City Are In Real Trouble Because of This Proposed Legislation

    11/30/2017 11:01:39 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 37 replies ^ | November 30, 2017 | Beth Baumann
    Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cindy Bass is pushing a controversial bill which would force business owners within the city to take down plexiglass from their establishments, Fox 29 reported. The bill is specifically designed to target convenient stores. Bass said this bill is about giving her constituents "dignity." According to Rich Kim, whose family has owned a deli in the area for the last 20 years, the plexiglass is about safety. "The most important thing is safety and the public's safety," Kim told Fox 29. "If the glass comes down, the crime rate will rise and there will be lots of...
  • Philly Lawmaker Moves To Ban Bulletproof Glass In Businesses

    11/29/2017 4:49:38 PM PST · by blueyon · 51 replies
    bluelivesmatter? ^ | 11/28/17 | GinnyReed
    Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia councilwoman Cindy Bass has introduced a controversial bill that would require business owners to take down any bulletproof glass they have in their businesses, and not allow future installation. The bill, known as the Stop and Go bill, is moving through city hall, and reads "No establishment shall erect or maintain a physical barrier." Broad Deli is a local business on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad. It has a wall of bulletproof glass separating its employees from customers. "The most important thing is safety and the public's safety," Rich Kim, the owner...
  • Controversial bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass

    11/27/2017 8:34:01 PM PST · by Phillyred · 57 replies
    Controversial bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass controversial bill is currently working its way through city hall designed to regulate 'stop and go' liquor stores. One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores. But at what cost to their safety? Broad Deli sits on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad, inside a wall of bulletproof glass separates customers from workers. "The most important thing is safety and the public's safety," owner Rich Kim said. Rich Kim's family has run the deli, which sells soda,...
  • Controversial bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass

    11/27/2017 5:50:42 PM PST · by Scarpetta · 81 replies
    Fox 29 News ^ | November 27, 2017 | WTFX
    A controversial bill is currently working its way through city hall designed to regulate 'stop and go' liquor stores. One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores. But at what cost to their safety? Broad Deli sits on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad, inside a wall of bulletproof glass separates customers from workers.  "The most important thing is safety and the public's safety," owner Rich Kim said. Rich Kim's family has run the deli, which sells soda, snacks, meals and beer by the can for 20 years.  He says the glass...
  • Philly Mayor: 'Disgraceful' if Irish-Catholic Lawmakers Don't Vote for DREAM Act (Chain Migration)

    11/27/2017 3:20:39 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/25/2017 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    Philadelphia Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney said “so what” if a “clean” DREAM Act gives DREAMers the opportunity to provide their undocumented immediate relatives with a path to U.S. citizenship. ---SNIP--- Kenney said Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) should vote for a clean DREAM Act as Irish-Americans. When President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was rescinded in September, Toomey said, "Congress needs to pass legislation to accommodate these young people while simultaneously addressing the other challenges within our deeply broken immigration system, including stopping dangerous sanctuary cities, strengthening border security, and cracking down on companies that...
  • FBI investigating US Rep. Brady over payment to challenger

    11/22/2017 3:48:31 AM PST · by smileyface · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | AP News
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI has reason to believe U.S. Rep. Bob Brady unlawfully concealed a $90,000 payment made by his campaign to get an opponent to quit a 2012 primary race, according to court documents that confirm the Philadelphia Democrat is under investigation in a widening campaign finance probe. In unsealed court documents made public Monday, the FBI requested a search warrant and has obtained data from an email account belonging to Brady. The FBI agent who filed the warrant wrote that there is probable cause Brady violated contribution limits and produced false documents, and there is evidence that...
  • Police: One couple and a SEPTA officer assaulted as two Philly flash mobs wreak havoc

    11/20/2017 3:41:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer + Daily News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Frank Kummer
    Two flash mobs — one of them comprising more than 100 juveniles — caused pandemonium Saturday night near Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, assaulting at least three people and committing a robbery, police said. Two teenagers were arrested by SEPTA police. The melee began around 7 p.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Walnut Street and spread to nearby streets, said Philadelphia police, who provided few details Sunday.
  • Philadelphia scores legal victory in sanctuary city funding fight

    11/16/2017 11:50:27 AM PST · by Hadean · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Dartunorro Clark
    Philadelphia scored a legal victory in its fight to keep federal funding Wednesday after a judge issued a preliminary injunction barring the Justice Department from withholding more than $1 million in crime-fighting aid over the city's so-called sanctuary city policies. The department has argued that Philadelphia — along with several other major cities and counties — does not appear to be in compliance with federal immigration law, does not meet the other conditions of the grant and therefore should not receive funds. But U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ruled Wednesday that the city was "in substantial compliance" with the statute...
  • Black Lives Matter PA Activist Asa Khalif Arrested

    11/15/2017 8:32:52 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | November 13, 2017 | David Chang
    Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania activist Asa Khalif was arrested Monday after he broke a window during a protest at the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office in Philadelphia. Khalif, 47, and another protester showed up at the office on S. 12th Street unannounced Monday morning and demanded answers regarding Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s open investigation of the deadly police shooting of David Jones, Shapiro's spokesperson Joe Grace told NBC10.
  • College prez asks students, faculty to defend tax breaks

    11/15/2017 8:13:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 15, 2017 | Matthew Stein
    The presidents of three Pennsylvania colleges recently sent a letter to Congress criticizing the Republican tax reform plans, and one even called on students and faculty to do the same. The “tri-co” system is made up of three liberal arts colleges South of Philadelphia—Swarthmore College, Haverford College, and Bryn Mawr College. In their “letter to our elected officials in Washington,” the presidents of the three colleges argue that several provisions included in the House and Senate would “harm higher education in this country” by scaling back tax benefits.
  • Ex-Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams sentenced to 5 years in prison

    10/24/2017 4:50:22 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 9 replies
    WPVI Channel Six ABC Philadelphia ^ | October 24, 2017 | AP Story Monkey
    PHILADELPHIA -- Former District Attorney Seth Williams, a career prosecutor who chased down municipal corruption but whose tenure as Philadelphia's first black DA was mired in a corruption scandal, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for accepting a bribe. The two-term Democrat didn't speak during the hearing and instead had his attorney read a statement in which he apologized and said he had failed the people of Philadelphia. "Rather than holding myself to a higher standard, I squandered that trust placed in me," the statement said. As his lawyer read it, Williams' face grew flush and he wiped...
  • Pedro Cortes, Pa. secretary of state, steps down

    10/12/2017 4:24:41 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    philly dot com ^ | 10-11-17 | Chris Brennan
    Pedro Cortes, Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, abruptly resigned from office Wednesday, three weeks after his agency came under criticism for a glitch that may have allowed thousands of ineligible immigrants statewide to vote. Cortes’ departure was announced in a 349-word “personnel update” emailed from Gov. Wolf’s office that offered no reason and focused almost entirely on his replacement, interim Secretary of State Robert Torres. Just 14 of the words were about Cortes, who also served as secretary of state from 2003 to 2010 under Gov. Ed Rendell. J.J. Abbott, a spokesman for Wolf, said he could not offer an explanation...
  • Candidate admits US rep's campaign paid him for leaving race

    10/03/2017 9:11:38 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies ^ | 3-Oct-2017 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA— A onetime challenger to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a $90,000 payment from the powerful Philadelphia Democrat’s campaign in exchange for dropping out of a 2012 primary. Jimmie Moore, a 66-year-old former city judge, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of filing a false campaign finance report, and agreed to cooperate with any investigations related to the primary campaign. “I don’t disagree with what the government said I did,” Moore told Judge Jan DuBois.
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Hoskins continues torrid pace with 18th HR

    09/14/2017 7:30:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Phillies ^ | September 14, 2017 | Todd Zolecki
    PHILADELPHIA -- Rhys Hoskins mixed it up Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. He crushed his 18th home run of the season in the second inning against Marlins right-hander Vance Worley, but this one sailed into the stands in right-center field. It is the first opposite-field homer of his career. Hoskins is the fastest player on record to hit 18 homers, needing only 34 games to reach the mark. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez had been the previous fastest, hitting his 18th and 19th homers in his 45th career game. Hoskins crushed an 0-2 fastball from Worley. The ball left his...
  • Afro-pick sculpture placed near statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo

    09/14/2017 4:25:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    Penn Live ^ | September 13, 2017
    A sculpture of a 12-foot-tall afro pick now sits feet from the controversial statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo in Philadelphia. The statue, installed by Mural Arts Philadelphia, is a temporary exhibit on Thomas Paine Plaza near 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard at the city municipal services building. Created by artist Hank Willis Thomas, it is titled "All Power to All People," and is part of a new public art project called "Monument Lab" that will include works from 20 artists placed at a dozen sites around the city over nine weeks. Thomas said he didn't create...