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  • Bishop scolds Casey (Sen. Casey; "cooperating...with evil")

    02/06/2009 2:52:31 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 14 replies · 538+ views
    The Times Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 2/6/09 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    Diocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph F. Martino accuses Sen. Bob Casey of “cooperating with … evil” by refusing to back legislation to block U.S. tax dollars from flowing to foreign family planning groups that refuse to renounce abortion. In a Jan. 30 letter to the senator, the bishop also calls on Mr. Casey to live up to his Catholic faith and “oppose abortion and other clear evils, including contraception.” Bishop Martino left unclear whether Mr. Casey should be denied the Catholic sacrament of Communion, a suggestion he made during the presidential election about politicians who support abortion. Mr. Casey opposes...
  • Obama supporters let down by Phila. no-show (SUCKERS!)

    01/16/2009 10:53:13 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 42 replies · 1,090+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Jan. 16, 2009 | Tom Infield
    Obama supporters let down by Phila. no-show By Tom Infield Inquirer Staff Writer Posted on Fri, Jan. 16, 2009 The word that came up, again and again, was disappointed. Some longtime supporters of President-elect Barack Obama - people who gathered petitions for him, knocked on doors for him, organized their neighborhoods for him - said they felt let down at not having the opportunity to see him in person tomorrow in Philadelphia. Excited that Obama had chosen their city from which to begin his inaugural train ride to Washington, many of his most loyal backers had expected he would hold...
  • Rooney family member to enter Congress today

    01/06/2009 7:41:04 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 11 replies · 792+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Tuesday, January 6, 2009 | Salena Zito
    A member of the Pittsburgh family that owns the Steelers will take the oath of office in Congress today. Tom Rooney, 39, of Tequesta, Fla., a Republican elected to represent Florida's 16th Congressional District, is the first Rooney to hold elected office. He is the grandson of Steelers founder Art Rooney. "Anyone from Western Pennsylvania that walks into my office is going to feel right at home," Rooney said in a phone interview Monday. His office will exhibit Steelers pictures and memorabilia because "it is the only framed art that I own."
  • Murtha Got $330K-Plus Boost from Democrats Right Before Election

    12/03/2008 1:17:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 1,228+ views
    Published on Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington ( Murtha Got $330K-Plus Boost from Democrats Right Before Election By John Bresnahan, Politico, December 3, 20083 Dec 2008 // Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), facing a serious challenge from Republican William Russell, received more than $334,000 in campaign donations from fellow Democrats in the two weeks leading up to the November elections, according to the latest disclosure report filed with Federal Election Commission.The big cash infusion helped Murtha fund more than $600,000 in TV ads, the FEC records show. Combined with more than $570,000 in TV ads paid for by...
  • Dems videotaped Barletta (Lou Barletta campaign for Congress)

    11/16/2008 8:15:19 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 19 replies · 933+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 11/16/2008 | BILL O ’ BOYLE
    U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski spent more than $2 million to win his 13th term, including $10,000 in payments to a videographer who followed political opponent Lou Barletta throughout the campaign. Kanjorski, a Democrat, defeated Barletta in the Nov. 4 election by nearly 10,000 votes to retain his 11th Congressional District seat. The videographer, identified as Joe Van Wie of Agapic Films of Scranton, was observed taping Barletta at campaign rallies and fundraisers. He also caught the mayor at Hazleton City Hall before and after council meetings, said Shawn Kelly, who served as Barletta’s campaign spokesman. Van Wie may have...
  • Pa. lieutenant governor dies at 78; had cancer

    11/12/2008 6:30:05 PM PST · by RDTF · 22 replies · 941+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 12, 2008 | not specified
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Ed Rendell says Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor has died. She was 78 and had been undergoing treatment for cancer. Rendell said Catherine Baker Knoll died at National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she had been recovering from the treatments. -snip-
  • Biden Booed at Eagles-Giants Game

    11/09/2008 9:58:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 389+ views ^ | November 9, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Any of you watching the Eagles-Giants game? A friend e-mailed me that our illustrious Vice President-elect Joe Biden was booed by Philly fans. He’s the silver lining on the gloomy Election 2008 cloud. AP notes the incident:
  • Why Dan Rooney fell for Obama (Mega Barf Alert)

    11/09/2008 6:33:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies · 390+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 9, 2008 | Gene Collier
    On the night of Jan. 3, 2008, little more than two weeks after the Steelers were beaten up at home by Jacksonville and little less than two days before they were to confront the Jaguars again in the first round of the National Football League playoffs, the club's normally unruffled chairman found himself unable to sleep. Around midnight, Daniel M. Rooney picked up the phone and rang his son Jim. "This is the greatest speech I've seen since John Kennedy," Dan said into the phone. "This guy connects with people like no one I've seen since John Kennedy. He convinced...
  • Head Strong: Ignoring suburbs doomed the GOP To win Pa., it must appeal to moderates.

    11/09/2008 3:37:09 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 98 replies · 558+ views ^ | November 9, 2008 | Michael Smerconish
    Head Strong: Ignoring suburbs doomed the GOP To win Pa., it must appeal to moderates. By Michael Smerconish - Inquirer Inquirer Currents Columnist If retail politicking alone determined the election outcome in Pennsylvania, McCain-Palin would have won in a landslide. Speaking on MSNBC election night, Gov. Rendell joked that the GOP ticket had spent so much time in the state that he was thinking of assessing them with a state income tax.
  • McCain T-shirt gets man cuffed, stuffed 'Don't tell him no more, lock him up,' police say

    11/08/2008 11:46:57 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 75 replies · 275+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-08-08 | Bob Unruh
    A man wearing a McCain-Palin T-shirt during a Philadelphia celebration on election night was arrested, cuffed and stuffed into a police cruiser, and supporters said it was for no more than wearing the endorsement of the GOP nominees for president and vice-president. Although the man protested that he didn't want to cause any trouble, officers manhandled and arrested him, the video posted on YouTube shows.
  • McCain wins Democratic strongholds in region

    11/06/2008 9:53:00 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 7 replies · 1,149+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW (Pittsburgh, PA area) ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2008 | By Chris Foreman
    The last time voters in the Democratic stronghold of Fayette County favored a Republican for the White House, President-elect Barack Obama was 11 years old. In the midst of trouncing George McGovern and winning re-election with 520 electoral votes in 1972, Republican incumbent Richard Nixon won Fayette by 4,813 votes. This year, despite an almost 41,000-registration edge for Democrats in Fayette and a 10 percent margin of victory for Obama statewide, GOP nominee John McCain beat Obama by 160 votes, according to unofficial results.
  • Rendell, Specter say Palin hurt McCain's chances

    11/06/2008 8:27:09 AM PST · by mak5 · 186 replies · 5,057+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 11/6/2008 | The Associated Press
    GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took some heat Wednesday from two of Pennsylvania's top political leaders. Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell told business leaders at a postelection breakfast that John McCain would have had a better chance of winning Pennsylvania with a different running mate, and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, a GOP moderate, rejected the idea that the Republican party might belong to Palin.
  • Some Good News From Pennsylvania: Republican Wins House Seat Held by Democrats Since 1969.

    11/05/2008 10:38:41 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 31 replies · 1,973+ views
    SOS Website ^ | 5 November 2008 | Pennsylvania Secretary of State
    Tim Kreiger, a first time candidate, eeked out a 864 vote victory in Westmoreland County, a seat which has been safely Democrat since it was created in 1969.In the closing days of the campaign, Kreiger was denounced by his opponent as a tool of the Bush Administration and a mouthpiece for the right wing extremist group Club for Growth.
  • Pennsylvania 2 to 1 for OBAMA?? WTF???

    11/04/2008 7:09:27 PM PST · by TheConservator · 92 replies · 8,765+ views
    ABC ^ | 11/04/2008 | Me
    Pennsylvania running 61% for Nobama, 38% for McCain, with 49% of precincts reporting???
  • Pennsylvania, what happened? Flame Away

    11/04/2008 11:11:57 PM PST · by HamiltonJay · 94 replies · 4,636+ views
    I may write on this topic one more time when the final few percentage points of precincts are in and I have a little more time to analyse. That however will be it, so you can flame away at me all you want. As most of you know I saw PA falling for McCain, very comfortably, obviously that has not happened. So, I was wrong and I am sorry. Feel free to yell, kick, scream, flame whatever you wish at me IN THIS THREAD, if that helps you get through the night. Know that I never tried to purposely deceive...
  • Philadelphia, PA County shows Obama with 59k, McCain with 561, and Nader with 52k?

    11/04/2008 6:05:37 PM PST · by prismsinc · 15 replies · 6,064+ views
    official Penn election results ^ | 11/04/08 | prismsinc
    on the offical Penn website. something is amiss....
  • Michael Barone: Pennsylvania STILL IN PLAY

    11/04/2008 6:03:56 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 76 replies · 12,969+ views
    When Barone Calls It, I Believe It Dang. Fox News calls Pennsylvania for Obama. But I notice someone in the Corner said that Barone was throwing cold water on the Pennsylvania calls. It's not looking good, but let's watch the actual results come in... UPDATE: CNN calls Pennsylvania for Obama. I'm told Fox News has called Georgia for McCain. 11/04 08:31 PM
  • Voters still in line in Westmoreland County (PA)

    11/04/2008 5:53:59 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 29 replies · 3,432+ views
    Polls officially closed at 8 p.m. in Pennsylvania, but ballots are still being cast in Westmoreland County. County spokesman Dan Stevens said that as of closing time there were still long lines at "numerous" polling places. Some precincts had as many as 70 people waiting to cast ballots. Stevens said it is estimated that more than half of the county's 306 precincts were still open after 8 p.m. "We were prepared for this," Stevens said. No one was permitted to queue up at the polling places after 8 p.m.
  • Fox calls PA for Obama

    11/04/2008 5:35:01 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 157 replies · 17,261+ views
    11-4-08 | self
    Someone cheer me up.... PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Fox calls PA for Obama (0% reporting ! )

    11/04/2008 5:37:39 PM PST · by libh8er · 65 replies · 5,377+ views | 11.4.08