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  • Fetterman: Biden Is Trying to ‘Have Both Sides’ on Israel–Hamas War

    05/19/2024 8:08:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2024 | Pam Key
    Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Joe Biden was trying to have “both sides” on the Israel–Hamas war. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “You’ve become famous or infamous depending on your point of view for your stalwart support of Israel since the October 7 attacks, especially, but before then as well, Israel recovered the body of yet another hostage yesterday. That’s for hostage bodies recovered this week. The U.S. is assessing that Israel has amassed enough troops to launch a full-scale ground operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, despite President Biden’s...
  • Small sample--a sliver of hope

    05/15/2024 8:27:29 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    PennLive ^ | 15 May A.D. 2024 | Advance Media
    Have changes in the economy impacted you personally this year? I am doing the same financially as I was at this time last year (25 Votes, 19.53%) • I am doing worse financially than I was this time last year (82 Votes, 64.06%) • I am doing better financially than I was at this time last year (21 Votes, 16.41%) Do you support or oppose recent pro-Palestinian protests on US college campuses? Oppose (69 Votes, 71.13%) • Support (11 Votes, 11.34%) • Not sure (17 Votes, 17.53%) In the Middle East Situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or...
  • Looking back on Philadelphia's MOVE bombing, 39 years later

    05/14/2024 2:49:03 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 59 replies
    NBC Philly via MSN ^ | 05/13/2024 | STAFF
    May 13, 1985 is a day that changed Philadelphia forever. On that day, police dropped a bomb on the MOVE compound on Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia, near Cobbs Creek, leaving 11 people, including children, dead. The ensuing fire destroyed the neighborhood and left decades of scars for everyone involved. The armed confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical group MOVE has boiled for years. The day before it escalated and by Monday morning the shooting had begun and ended as a bomb was dropped from a state police helicopter onto the group's row house at 5:27 p.m., igniting a...
  • Exton (PA) carnival canceled after being shut down by police due to unruly crowd of juveniles

    05/13/2024 11:11:10 AM PDT · by workerbee · 34 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | 5/12/24 | Jessica Macaulay, Chase Morrison, Eva Andersen
    **SNIP** Police initially shut down the carnival in Chester County Saturday night after a group of juveniles created what officials described as an "unsafe environment" for those at the fair. Additional officers from agencies around the county were also called in to help with crowd control. While they didn't specify exactly what happened, police said the large crowd in the outer lot of the Exton Square Mall was creating a disturbance. **SNIP** Police are also investigating a fight that they say occurred inside the mall after the carnival was shut down. The department released surveillance footage captured by a business...
  • AARP Poll: Pennsylvania Voter Survey

    05/13/2024 12:37:22 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies
    AARP Poll in Pennsylvania ^ | 12 May 2024 | AARP
    Former President Trump narrowly leads President Biden in both the 4-way and head-to-head ballots in Pennsylvania. • Among voters 50+, Trump leads by wider margins on both ballots, while voters 18-49 are closely divided. Within voters 50+, Trump has a sizable lead with 50- 64 year olds, but the race is very close among seniors. • On the 4-way ballot, 19% of voters 18-49 either choose a third-party candidate or are undecided compared to just 10% of voters 50+. Biden improves among younger voters when the third-party options are removed. • Trump is ahead in large part due to more...
  • Pa. state trooper who arrested a Philly LGBTQ official is no longer on the force

    05/10/2024 11:26:44 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer via MSN ^ | 05/10/2024 | Chris Palmer
    ---SNIP--- The now-former trooper arrested Celena Morrison-McLean, the city’s executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs, and her husband, Darius McLean, an official at the William Way Community Center, on the morning of March 2 after a traffic stop and heated confrontation on the Vine Street Expressway. A video of their arrests, captured by Morrison-McLean, circulated on social media shortly afterward and appeared to show McLean lying on the shoulder of the highway, begging the trooper to let him go. “I work for the mayor! I work for the mayor!” Morrison-McLean yelled before the trooper could be heard telling...
  • Pittsburgh (Hispanic invader) man charged in $25,000 regional theft scheme at Lowe's stores

    05/10/2024 10:54:51 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    Tribune-Review ^ | RENATTA SIGNORINI
    A Pittsburgh man was arrested Thursday in connection with what state police described as an organized retail theft scheme involving $24,800 worth of merchandise from Lowe’s stores in Westmoreland, Butler and Allegheny counties. Jesus A. Serna-Real, 38, of the city’s Knoxville neighborhood, is accused in a number of retail thefts at the home improvement chain, including the most recent one on Feb. 22 in Rostraver, according to court papers.
  • At MIT, Administrators Allow Unlawful Encampment To Displace Lawful Israeli Independence Day Event

    05/08/2024 3:41:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2024 | Jessica Costescu
    President Kornbluth assured us … that the encampment would be removed in time for our Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration,' letter from Jewish group says.. In the run-up to an annual Israeli Independence Day celebration at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, university president Sally Kornbluth assured student organizers that an unauthorized anti-Israel encampment—located in the same area where the Jewish students planned to hold their event—would be cleared in time. It wasn't, prompting school officials to walk back their promise and press the Jewish students to reschedule or relocate the event, messages obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. On April 24,...
  • Pennsylvania State Department Told Voters To Cast ‘Cured’ Ballots Against County Rules, Filing Alleges

    05/08/2024 11:11:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/08/2024 | BRIANNA LYMAN
    Two voters are trying to use the courts as a cudgel to force Butler County to accept the new ‘cured’ ballots, according to a Tuesday filing.After the Pennsylvania State Department allegedly instructed voters who cast invalid mail ballots to vote a second time via provisional ballot, two voters are trying to use the courts as a cudgel to force Butler County to accept the new “cured” ballots, according to a Tuesday filing by the Republican National Committee (RNC), which seeks to intervene in the court battle.Along with the Pennsylvania GOP, the RNC is asking to intervene as a respondent in...
  • School Enlists ‘Genderqueer’ Witch To Speak To Students About Dating, Survey Them About Their Sexuality

    05/08/2024 9:26:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | May 7, 2024 | Leif Le Mahieu
    Pennsylvania parents are demanding answers after a “queer witch” was brought into the school to speak to 14-year-olds about dating violence and survey the children on sexual topics. The controversy began last year when parents at the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District in Chester County found out that Deni Tobin, a “genderqueer” woman who uses male pronouns, spoke to high school students about dating. Tobin is a “practitioner astrologer and rune reader” with an organization called Prana House, where Tobin regularly hosts meetups for “queer witches.” After she was brought to Unionville High School to give a talk on “safe dating,”...
  • Fetterman: Biden Should Stop Delaying Arms to Israel, I Support Rafah Invasion

    05/07/2024 5:56:50 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) stated that while President Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of Israel, the administration delaying arms sales to the country is wrong and the only conditions should be on Hamas and their enablers. Fetterman praised Biden’s speech earlier in the day and stated that Biden “been very supportive [of] Israel, but I don’t agree with him on everything, like, for example, I was public and I said that I don’t think we should be withholding any kind of munitions and I think, I said I...
  • AARP poll: Trump leads in Pennsylvania

    05/07/2024 2:03:57 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 24 replies
    AARP ^ | 5/7/2024 | Emily Pickren
    Former President Donald Trump (R) leads over President Joe Biden (D) by 4 percentage points – 49% to 45% ...
  • UPenn student fundraising for mariachi band to play anti-Israel encampment off campus: ‘Best money I spent all week’

    05/06/2024 4:35:36 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 4, 2024 | Olivia Land
    Can they face the music? A frustrated fundraiser is looking to hire a mariachi band to incessantly serenade the anti-Israel encampment at the University of Pennsylvania — and supporters are donating to the idea in droves. The protesters occupying the Philadelphia campus’ College Green are reluctant to converse with outsiders, according to CNN — but have no problem shouting their ideals for all to hear, according to fundraiser Rob Martinez. “I believe these protestors (sic) should be serenaded for their efforts, just as they have constantly serenaded my efforts to study for finals with a megaphone and drum set,” Martinez...
  • Former Pa. health secretary, now a top U.S. health official, to be honored as transgender pioneer

    05/06/2024 2:12:50 PM PDT · by lightman · 28 replies
    PennLive ^ | 6 May A.D. 2024 | Rob Jennings
    Rutgers University is awarding an honorary degree to the nation’s first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Admiral Rachel L. Levine has led the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps since 2021 and is the assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Levine will receive an honorary doctor of science degree Sunday during the Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Health commencement at SHI Stadium, the university said Monday. Levine served as Pennsylvania’s physician general and as state Secretary of the Department of Health, before being nominated by President Biden to her current...
  • CNN host, Michael Smerconish, will no longer be Dickinson College's commencement speaker

    05/06/2024 10:52:39 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    WGAL(Lancaster, PA) ^ | 05/04/2024 | Taylor Hess
    Radio and television host Michael Smerconish will no longer be the commencement speaker at Dickinson College on May 19. Last month Dickinson’s president's office announced that Michael Smerconish would be this year’s commencement speaker. The offer has now been rescinded after the college’s student-run newspaper wrote an article entitled “The Class of 2024 Deserves Better Than Michael Smerconish.” The author of the article, t claims that in his book, Smerconish promotes attacks against Arabs and Muslims.
  • Fetterman says college protests are ‘working against peace in Middle East’

    05/05/2024 10:02:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/2024 | Lauren Sforza
    Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) said the ongoing pro-Palestinian college protests are “working against peace in the Middle East.” Fetterman has been outspoken about his support for Israel, saying recently that the pro-Palestinian encampments on college campuses were “pup tents” for militant group Hamas. Host Margaret Brennan asked Fetterman on CBS’s “Face the Nation” about the protests on Sunday, asking him whether he considers flying the Palestinian flag during the demonstrations to be antisemitic.
  • Outrage erupts when authorities toss 2 farmers in prison on 30-day sentences . ( Pennsylvania )

    05/04/2024 5:40:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    WND News Center ^ | May 3, 2024 | Bob Unruh
    Authorities claim there's no need for sentencing hearing, bail option.. A state legal action in Pennsylvania is sparking outrage .. for the result it demanded: Two farmers arrested and jailed on 30-day sentences with no sentencing hearing and no option for bail. ... Their lawyer, Robert Barnes, charges, "This is the craziest thing I've every seen." ... This is an unlawful civil contempt order. There are certain procedures that must be followed in a civil contempt action and to our knowledge those were not followed here. Even if they had been followed, the maximum allowable punishment is 15 days in...
  • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals Stands By Decision Rejecting Undated Pennsylvania Mail Ballots, In Blow To Left-Wing Activists

    05/01/2024 9:55:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/01/2024 | BRIANNA LYMAN
    The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an attempt from left-wing organizations to have the court reconsider a ruling that found unelected bureaucrats were wrong to accept thousands of undated or incorrectly dated ballots during the 2020 election. A three-judge panel for the 3rd Circuit ruled in a 2-1 decision in March that any mail-in ballots that arrive in envelopes missing a date or with an incorrect date are invalid, upholding a state law and overturning a lower court’s decision. Several left-wing organizations appealed the ruling by petitioning the court to review the decision en banc, a petition which...
  • Squatters who killed woman over inherited home bought diamond ring, PS5 on interstate shopping spree

    04/30/2024 7:34:50 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | April 30, 2024 | Christina Coulter
    A teen squatter couple who beat a New York mother to death when she found them living in her inherited Manhattan apartment went on a spending spree with her stolen credit cards, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Nadia Vitels, 52, was found dead in a duffel bag hidden under a pile of coats in her 19th floor East 31st Street apartment by her stunned son on March 14, Fox News Digital previously reported. Her beloved dog was alone at the scene. Halley Tejada, 19, and Kensley Alston, 18, fled the scene toward Pennsylvania in Vitels' Lexus SUV. Before...
  • Trump Holds Edge Over Biden in Seven Key Swing State Polls

    04/30/2024 4:50:55 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 19 replies
    Emerson College ^ | 4/30/2024 | NA
    New Emerson College Polling/The Hill swing state polls find President Biden trailing former President Trump in the states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin; the differences are within each survey’s margin of error.