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  • Philadelphia has a hotline for undocumented immigrants facing raids

    05/31/2016 1:05:58 PM PDT · by russbart · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Janell Ross
    Immigration has been a fixture of debate in the 2016 presidential campaign. The presidential candidates have expressed, shall we say, divergent plans to address it.
  • Data show more students leaving public schools for charters

    05/29/2016 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
    Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets. In states experiencing population growth, such as Arizona, charter schools help relieve overcrowding. But for districts that are struggling financially, the student flight is costly. …
  • Democrats sweat next convention blowup

    05/28/2016 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/2016 | Daniel Strauss
    In the wake of a recent Nevada state party convention that descended into chaos, Democrats are sweating out a similar event in Wyoming on Saturday. When Democrats meet in Cheyenne to select delegates to the July national convention, the same elements that created such a volatile mix in Nevada will be present: anger and frustration over Bernie Sanders’ delegate haul, superdelegates who backed Hillary Clinton before the state caucuses took place, and threats to state party officials. Story Continued Below At a gathering of state Democratic chairmen in Philadelphia last week, Wyoming was identified as one of the upcoming states...
  • “Benjamin Franklin, an American Life”

    05/26/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/26/16 | Ed Wood
    Sometimes the rigors of daily life just get too overwhelming, causing me to turn to other less stressful items of interest. So I am now reading, “Benjamin Franklin -- An American Life,” by famed biographer, Walter Isaacson. It is already an amazing story about an amazing man, and I am not half way through its 586 pages --- small type, no pictures! Benjamin Franklin: author, inventor, scientist, politician, raconteur. But he considered himself, first and foremost, to be a printer. And would generally sign his name, “Benjamin Franklin, printer.” For in that Colonial period, a printer was a person of...
  • Hotter That Usual Summer Coming.Not Good For Either Convention,Rust Belt Or Chicago.

    05/26/2016 7:56:02 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 17 replies
    The entire rust belt just may be in for a scorcher come June, and maybe thru October. By now most of us have seen the forecast. The worst thing about heat waves in the rust belt is either lack of rain or breezes. Are we going to have a repeat of the deadly 1995 Chicago summer? And what about the DNC/GOP Conventions? It's probably going to be around 95 to 100 degrees those weekends. Are the Democrats still going to protest and "Break Stuff" while baking in that heat? And will the Leftist Loonies start up again blaming the excessive...
  • Where the 2016 DNC state delegations are staying in Philadelphia

    05/26/2016 11:20:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | May 25, 2016 | Staff
    About 6,000 delegates and alternates are coming to Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention from July 25 to 28, 2016. Fifty-seven state delegations were assigned to 26 hotels in Philadelphia and Valley Forge. State delegations use their hotels as a base of operations during the convention week. Each delegation begins its day by hosting breakfast at their respective hotels to preview the day’s convention activities. In addition, delegates use their hotels to host receptions and conduct official business, including meetings and press conferences. The delegations will be bused to the Wells Fargo Center during the convention hours. After a...
  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • The Democratic Party's Civil War Is Just Getting Started

    05/26/2016 8:26:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | May 25, 2016 | Reid Wilson, The Morning Consult
    The liberal wing of the Democratic Party is gaining strength, and asserting its power. When Hillary Clinton formally claims the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this summer in Philadelphia, she will inherit a party in the throes of a revolution — one in which her side seems likely to lose in the long term. The upheaval has been decades in the making, as the party has evolved from choosing relative centrist nominees such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry over more liberal contenders, to Barack Obama, who positioned himself to the left of Hillary Clinton in 2008. Now, even...
  • Democrats reportedly discuss dropping DNC chair Wasserman Schultz

    05/25/2016 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 25, 2016
    Democrats on Capitol Hill have discussed the possiblity of removing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position prior to the party's national convention this summer in Philadelphia. According to The Hill, some Democrats believe that Wasserman Schultz's ongoing battles with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have made her too divisive a figure to unite the party ahead of this fall's election campaign. "There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on," one Democratic senator who supports frontrunner Hillary Clinton told The Hill. "I...
  • Sanders: Democratic convention could be 'messy'

    05/23/2016 4:51:43 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 | Ken Thomas
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be "messy" as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added: "Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle..." Asked if the convention could be messy, Sanders said, "So what! Democracy is messy. Everyday my life is messy. But if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about."
  • Democrats’ demons: reason to fear convention chaos

    05/22/2016 1:36:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Seth Lipsky
    The Democratic warhorse Dianne Feinstein is warning that Bernie Sanders’ campaign against Hillary Clinton could turn the party’s convention in Philadelphia into the kind of disaster that erupted in Chicago in 1968. “It worries me a great deal,” she tells CNN. I can understand why. I was there. Covering the Democrats’ 1968 convention for one of America’s greatest newspapers, the Anniston (Ala.) Star, I saw a bitterly divided party, riven by the Vietnam War and Jim Crow, met with violence in the streets. The convention finally handed up, in Vice President Hubert Humphrey, one of the finest liberals in history....
  • Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 53 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) “Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most...
  • The Gathering Storm In Philadelphia

    05/22/2016 5:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    The media narrative for the last six months has been about how the Republican convention in Cleveland was going to be a fight, a mess, a second “mistake by the lake.” Journalists reveled in the prospect of a GOP floor fight and protests in the streets. What was missed, or more likely ignored, was the brawl happening on the left and the mess that could be the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Yes, Cleveland will have protests. Republicans, conservatives, or even average Americans who simply want to be left alone cannot get together without the prospect of a mob of angry...
  • Democrats Fear Violence At Convention: "Don't Want To Go Back To '68 Riots"

    05/19/2016 6:09:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/19/16 | tyler durden
    Any way you slice it, the Democratic National Convention coming up in Philadelphia in late July promise to be tumultuous.Though Hillary Clinton and the party insiders long ago expected the 2016 primary to be a formality (which conspicuously few hopefuls in the race), the grassroots voters are feverishly demanding Bernie, and vehemently against the establishment candidate who is widely known for her duplicity and dishonesty.As California Senator Diane Feinstein makes clear in this short and sweet video below, the establishment fears the riots and backlash that could come from a contested, or at least highly protested, convention as Sen. Sanders...
  • Liberal sexism? Ed Rendell calls Kelly Ayotte a ‘dumbbell’ (Re: Gun Control)

    05/10/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Rare ^ | 5/13/13 | WPHT - Philadelphia
    In a radio interview with a Philadelphia radio station today, former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) called GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a “dumbbell” for her opposition to gun control. Listen to the full interview below.
  • Philadelphia Aims To Become International Hub For Indoor Farming

    05/18/2016 8:57:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | April 28, 2016 | Stephanie Stahl
    On the CBS3 health watch, its vertical farming. Philadelphia aims to become an international hub for indoor growing, according to a resolution passed today by city council. When growing produce we usually think of acres of farmland. Some say the next generation of farming will be in urban centers like Philadelphia, and you won’t need soil or the sun, just an old warehouse. Welcome to vertical farming, where produce is grown inside, in specialized shelves that are stacked up vertically....
  • Sanders: "Shots Were Fired Into My Campaign Office in Nevada"

    05/17/2016 2:33:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 120 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 17,2016 | Daniel Halper
    Bernie Sanders revealed Tuesday that shots were fired into his Nevada campaign office and that an "apartment housing complex my campaign staff lived in was broken into and ransacked." The Democratic presidential candidate did not explicitly blame his rival, Hillary Clinton, for the actions.
  • Opinion: Democrats, not Republicans, may be on verge of unraveling

    05/17/2016 1:45:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 17, 2016 | Darrell Delamaide
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Contentious supporters of the two rivals for the Democratic nomination turned the selection of Nevada’s national delegates this weekend into a virtual battlefield, with the chairman gaveling the proceeding to a peremptory close and fleeing the stage while armed guards cleared the meeting venue. The spectacle of Democratic Party officials railroading through a ruling favorable to Hillary Clinton while denying certification to some 58 Bernie Sanders delegates to the state convention comes on top of charges that caucuses and primary votes around the country have been manipulated to beef up Clinton’s much-touted lead in national delegates.
  • Dems' new fear: Sanders revolt could upend Democratic convention (major Rat spat alert)

    05/17/2016 2:31:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2016 | Manu Raju
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, a veteran of Democratic politics, says she never saw anything quite like this before. Loud cursing, shouting, obscene gestures and vile insults, including crude comments about the female anatomy. It was all on display over the weekend as supporters of Bernie Sanders turned the Nevada State Democratic Convention into chaos. "I was not able to stop these people for doing what they did," Boxer, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told CNN. "Apparently they've done it before. .... This group of about 100 were very vocal, and I can't describe it -- disrespectful doesn't even explain it, it was...
  • Nevada Democrats Warn DNC of Violence From Sanders Supporters

    05/17/2016 2:44:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 17,2016 | Niels Lesniewski
    A contentious Nevada Democratic convention this past weekend has led to a barrage of threats against the chairwoman of the state party. And it's led the party's lawyer to send a rather remarkable letter to the Democratic National Committee, warning of the risk of violent outbursts at the national convention in Philadelphia.
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • US Rep. Chaka Fattah's corruption trial set to begin

    05/15/2016 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 12:50 AM EDT
    Opening statements are expected Monday in the federal corruption trial of a veteran Pennsylvania congressman. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is accused of accepting bribes and misusing campaign funds and federal grants to enrich his family and friends. An indictment alleges the 59-year-old Fattah took an illegal $1 million campaign loan for his failed 2007 mayoral campaign and misused federal funds to pay it back. …
  • Pa. bill would require students to know American history, civics

    05/03/2016 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require Pennsylvania’s high school students to have a basic understanding of American history and civics before graduating. House Bill 1858 would require that students pass a test on 100 basic facts from the United States Citizenship Civics Test, the test all immigrants must pass when applying for U.S. citizenship.
  • Philly man's campaign: Black Guns Matter

    05/11/2016 1:44:35 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Philly.com ^ | MAY 10, 2016 | Helen Ubinas
    WHAT IF we stopped trying to get guns off the streets and instead started licensing young men in Philly to legally pack heat? Do I have your attention? Yeah, Maj Toure got mine, too, when he suggested the idea, which he's pitching through a campaign he's calling Black Guns Matter. Catchy, right? And provocative. Toure, 29, is a local activist and artist. In many ways, he's also a walking, talking contradiction of what turns out to be an increasingly stereotypical idea of gun owners. Toure is a young African American man who grew up in North Philadelphia watching the destruction...
  • Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight

    05/07/2016 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2016 | Catherine Rampell
    On Thursday evening, a 40-year-old man — with dark, curly hair, olive skin and an exotic foreign accent — boarded a plane. It was a regional jet making a short, uneventful hop from Philadelphia to nearby Syracuse. Or so dozens of unsuspecting passengers thought. The curly-haired man tried to keep to himself, intently if inscrutably scribbling on a notepad he’d brought aboard. His seatmate, a blond-haired, 30-something woman sporting flip-flops and a red tote bag, looked him over. He was wearing navy Diesel jeans and a red Lacoste sweater – a look he would later describe as “simple elegance” –...
  • Ben Franklin & Trump: Bringing Business Smarts & Pride in Workmanship to Government

    05/08/2016 2:51:54 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 28 replies
    5/8/2016 | Pocono Pundit
    My FRiends, congratulations to Mr. Trump on his pending Republican nomination!  And what better way to celebrate than to compare Trump with the so-called "First American" and Founding Father, Ben Franklin. On Google Images, I ran across an amusing New York Magazine portrait of Trump wearing an 18th century hair style.  Then, shortly thereafter I found the splendid painting of Ben Franklin by David Martin.  I said: "Hey, wouldn't it be fun to GIMP those images together?" so Trump and Old Ben could sit together at the same table and shoot the breeze. For the story, I searched Wikipedia...
  • Here Are 7 Reasons Why Donald Trump Could Really Win In November

    05/03/2016 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Milhous · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 05/03/2016 08:09 pm ET | Howard Fineman
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, lives along so many fault lines of American politics that he is especially sensitive to Trump tremors, which he fears could become an earthquake by November. “I’m concerned,” he said. “Beating Donald Trump won’t be as easy as it might look.” Casey is a pro-life, pro-gun Roman Catholic in a state that Democratic consultant James Carville once described as “Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Alabama in between.” He is also an old-school Democrat and a new-school one: He's pro-union and wary of global trade; he defends Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare and same-sex...
  • Bernie Sanders is an Anti-Semitic Self-Hating Jew, Says Jackie Mason

    05/03/2016 4:35:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ahuva Balofsky
    Jewish comedian Jackie Mason has strong words for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, calling him a “self-hating Jew” in a radio interview. The segment, which aired Sunday, was previewed exclusively by Breitbart Friday. Mason spoke during his his regular segment on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” a popular talk radio program broadcast weekends in New York and Philadelphia. Klein is also Breitbart’s senior investigative reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief. Mason, who considers himself “the ultimate Jew”, took Sanders to task for repeated exaggerations and accusations levelled against Israel. When asked whether Sanders’s comments would be taken differently if they were made...
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • How the out-of-touch media missed Donald Trump's rise

    04/23/2016 9:02:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2016 | EDDIE SCARRY
    In an appearance on CNN in March, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Will Bunch said that "too much of our, at least, mainstream elite media news coverage is driven by columnists and pundits who aren't out in the field. They're talking to the consultant class at places like the Capital Grill and [with] consultants who are fighting the last war, who expected Trump to collapse. Bunch chided the media for having a blindspot to the places where Trump was receiving support. "The truth is if they'd gone out to places like Kentucky … these people are happy to talk, and what...
  • Happy Earth Day! Here's the story of the co-founder who killed then composted his girlfriend

    04/22/2016 10:37:46 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/22/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.
  • [From April 14, 2013] Observe 'Holly Maddux Day' instead ( Earth Day - Lenin's birthday )

    04/22/2016 10:11:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 04/14/2013 | Fritz Spencer
    More and more Americans are opting out of Earth Day in favor of a holiday that offers a chance to fight back against Marxism and political correctness. The holiday, which is called “Holly Maddux Day,” is named after the young woman murdered by Ira Einhorn, a 1960s antiwar activist. Einhorn, who was a friend of Jerry Rubin and Abby Hoffman, is regarded by many as the founder of Earth Day. Einhorn emceed the first Earth Day celebration in Philadelphia in April 1970, at which Sen. Edmund Muskie gave the highlight address. Einhorn, an advocate of free love and drug use,...
  • Browns trading No. 2 pick to Eagles for five picks

    04/20/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 20, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns are trading the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for five selections over the next two years. The Browns get the 2016 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), the Eagles' third-round and fourth-round picks in 2016. They also get the Eagles' 2017 first-round pick and the Eagles' 2018 second-rounder.
  • Federal Park Ranger Mocks Founders, Constitution ... While Leading Tour of Independence Hall!

    04/20/2016 10:58:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 127 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 19, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    A federal employee of the National Park Service who offers guided tours of Independence Hall in Philadelphia -- the birthplace of the Constitution -- stunned a group of tourists this week by telling them the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were the product of "class elites who were just out to protect their privileged status." Mary A. Hogan, a federal employee making in excess of $95,000 per year in salary and benefits, provided a tour Monday afternoon at Independence Hall laced with factual inaccuracies and disparaging comments about the Founders and the Constitution. Hogan, who goes by the...
  • 22 People Show Up For Cruz Philadelphia Rally-Unhinged Ted Starts Screaming on Radio(audio)

    04/19/2016 5:17:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 143 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4-19-2016 | sundance
    Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz had a full apoplectic meltdown today. During a radio appearance an unhinged Senator Cruz began lashing out and screaming at Sean Hannity. (Full Audio) The internet lit up as people discussed the on-air meltdown wondering what could have possibly triggered such grossly unstable behavior.Apparently the answer is found in this picture from Senator Cruz’s rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Only a few dozen people showed up to hear candidate Cruz – in a city home to over 1.6 million people.Apparently not much support for Lyin’ Ted Cruz in the city of brotherly love.Here’s the audio...
  • Media Will Obsess About Trump’s Victory In NY, But Cruz Owned The Night With His Speech In Philly

    04/19/2016 10:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 192 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 19, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    It wasn’t a good night for Ted Cruz, who finished third in New York amid a landslide for Donald Trump in his home state. There was some talk, which turned out to be more hopeful than realistic, that because of the fact New York was a closed primary with registration rules so restrictive that you had to be registered as a Republican back in October of last year in order to vote in it the circumstances would serve to hold down his vote – perhaps even keep him under 50 percent. That didn’t happen; with 70 percent of the vote...
  • Why Trump may be costing Democrats millions for their convention

    04/18/2016 8:56:00 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 04/18/16 05:34 AM EDT | Anna Palmer and Brianna Gurciullo
    Why Trump may be costing Democrats millions for their convention The GOP is struggling to raise cash from corporate donors, and now Democrats are feeling the pinch. By Anna Palmer and Brianna Gurciullo 04/18/16 05:34 AM EDT Republicans have been struggling for months in the shadow of Donald Trump to get corporate sponsors to pony up for their convention. Now Democratic fundraisers are feeling their pain, too. Several Fortune 500 companies — including Bank of America, Duke Energy and Time Warner —are taking a pass on chipping in for the Democratic convention in Philadelphia or, with just 100 days to...
  • Father shot 4-year-old daughter in Philadelphia home, police say

    04/17/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 17, 2016
    A father confessed to shooting and killing his 4-year-old daughter inside their Philadelphia home on Saturday afternoon, police said. The girl’s father, who has not been named, was allegedly playing with a gun when it fired, striking the girl in the face, CBS Philly reported. The girl died inside the house. The man fled after the shooting, but he was later taken into custody. Police originally believed the girl’s 5-year-old brother shot his sister, using the man’s weapon. A gun was recovered inside the house.
  • Hundreds protesting various issues tie up traffic around City Hall

    04/15/2016 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 04/15/2016 | Tommy Rowan
    As the evening rush of motorists descended upon Center City on Thursday evening, protesters from varying movements joined together for a large-scale "Day of Action" march to bring attention to their many causes. The marchers - including a few hundred activists seeking a national $15-an-hour minimum wage, a halt to a proposed stadium for Temple University, and an end to racial injustice - snaked down North Broad Street all the way to City Hall, where they stopped traffic for more than an hour. Bishop Dwayne Royster, executive director of POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild), said the goal...
  • "White Privilege Conference": (success is "white" and "racist")

    04/15/2016 6:49:29 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    EAG News.org ^ | 4/15/2016 | Victor Skinner
    PHILADELPHIA – Thursday marked the start of “The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference” and this year’s theme is "Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States." The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege – that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense "privilege" and repent. "Our vision is to build a community committed to dismantling white privilege, white supremacy and oppression, every day, everywhere," wrote Eddie Moore Jr., founder and president of “The Privilege Institute,”...
  • Bill Clinton's 1994 Crime Bill Is History

    04/14/2016 9:57:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- Over the last few days, former President Bill Clinton displayed one of the salient weaknesses of our contemporary politicians. He did this even while reminding Americans of, some would say, his rare lapses in true leadership: his 1994 bipartisan legislation to lower crimes rates in cities. When confronted by low-information Black Lives Matter activists during his speech in Philadelphia last week, he wilted. It took him 24 hours, but eventually, after an eloquent defense of his 1994 leadership, he groveled, whimpering, "I almost want to apologize." Why apologize, Mr. President? The incarceration of criminals that followed that 1994...
  • Radical Leftists Unleash Anti-Trump Riots Starting On March 19th

    03/20/2016 5:31:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Economic Collaps ^ | 19 August 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Many of the exact same groups that participated in Occupy Wall Street and helped organize protest rallies in Ferguson and Baltimore are now promising to bring us “the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation”. I recently wrote about the trouble that radical leftists have caused by attempting to disrupt Trump campaign events, but now there is a very organized effort to turn this into a national movement. On March 19th, thousands of angry protesters will descend on Trump Tower in New York City to denounce Donald Trump’s “fascist policies”, and on April 2nd dozens of leftist organizations will join...
  • PHILADELPHIA FLYERS OWNER ED SNIDER DIES AT AGE 83

    04/11/2016 10:27:24 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    6 ABC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | WPVI
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder whose "Broad Street Bullies" became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83.
  • Divided Democrats: Welcome To Philadelphia

    04/10/2016 6:28:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    As the media focuses on what promises to be “The Mistake On The Lake 2: Electric Boogaloo,” also known as the Republican convention in Cleveland, there’s another tire fire heating up in the City Of Brotherly Hate. The GOP convention looks like it will be a mess, but the Democratic convention a week later could be worse. After all, if there’s one thing Democrats know how to do, it’s throw a convention that turns into a total riot. As you know if you’ve been exposed to even a minute of mainstream news over the last month, the odds of a...
  • Russell Simmons Demands an Apology From Bill Clinton Over Black Lives Matter Comments

    04/09/2016 12:11:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 7, 2016 | Debbie Emery
    “The small drug users who were diseased and locked away deserve it? Bill Clinton u owe the black community and black lives matter an apology,” Def Jam Recordings co-founder says Russell Simmons was not impressed with Bill Clinton’s comments about the Black Lives Matter movement — and let the former president know it. “The small drug users who were diseased and locked away deserve it? Bill Clinton u owe the black community and black lives matter an apology,” the Def Jam Recordings co-founder and Phat Farm founder tweeted Thursday night. Simmons also linked out to a report on NPR detailing...
  • Why Bill Clinton's So Mad

    04/08/2016 7:36:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: On the Democrat side. I thought it was only the Trump rallies that had protesters, but it turns out Bill Clinton is drawing protesters. He's out there stumping for Hillary. You know people are starting to ask, with some of the stuff Clinton is saying. They really are. I mean, Salon.com is demanding that Hillary fire him. They say, "We know that she can't divorce him, but she should fire him." Why can't she divorce him? Why can't she? I ask it rhetorically. She's stuck with the guy, and the things he's doing are making people think...
  • Daniel Pipes: There's a name for Trump's brand of politics: neo-fascism

    04/07/2016 3:38:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 7, 2016 | Daniel Pipes
    Of his many outrageous campaign statements, perhaps Donald J. Trump's most important ones concern his hoped-for role as president of the United States. When told that uniformed personnel would disobey his unlawful order as president to torture prisoners and kill civilians, Trump menacingly replied "They won't refuse. They're not going to refuse, believe me." Responding to criticism by the speaker of the House, Trump spoke like a Mafia don: "Paul Ryan, I don't know him well, but I'm sure I'm going to get along great with him. And if I don't? He's gonna have to pay a big price." ......
  • Bill Clinton has heated exchange with protesters at rally for Hillary [Bubba vs BLM]

    04/08/2016 2:51:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Former President Bill Clinton engaged in a heated exchange on Thursday with protesters upset about welfare reform and gun violence laws passed when he was in office 20 years ago. Addressing supporters at a Hillary Clinton presidential rally in Philadelphia, Bill Clinton was interrupted by people in the crowd holding signs reading "Clinton crime bill destroyed our communities" and "Welfare reform increased poverty." As first lady, Hillary Clinton said in a 1996 speech about the crime bill, "They are often the kinds of kids that are called super-predators." Some blacks have found the term "super-predators" offensive and have tried to...
  • Bill Clinton In Philadelphia: Africa Is ‘A Place Where Black Lives Matter’

    04/07/2016 7:19:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President Bill Clinton’s doubled-down in his tense interaction with Black Lives Matter protesters today by praising his wife’s work to save lives in Africa, adding that it is “a place where Black Lives Matter.” The jibe came in Philadelphia, where he’s stumping for his wife’s struggling 2016 campaign. “I’ll tell you another story about a place where Black Lives Matter: Africa,” Clinton said. “The other day, I started my day with a picture that was sent to me on my iPad of a little guy running a store—he wasn’t very tall—in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. You know what...
  • Bill Clinton confronts protesters who say his crime reforms hurt blacks (Video)

    04/07/2016 6:20:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 04/07/2016 | LUCIANA LOPEZ AND JONATHAN ALLEN
    Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday faced down protesters angry at the impact his 1994 crime reforms have had on black Americans and defended the record of his wife, Hillary Clinton, who is relying on the support of black voters in her quest for the presidency. The former president spent more than 10 minutes confronting the protesters at a campaign rally in Philadelphia for his wife over criticisms that the crime bill he approved while president led to a surge in the imprisonment of black people. The Democratic race for the Nov. 8 election has become increasingly heated as Hillary...