Free Republic 1st Qtr 2021 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,569
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: scranton

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • LIVE: 5th President Trump Holds Make America Great Again Rally in Grand Rapids, MI 11/2/20 @ 10:30 pm EST

    11/02/2020 3:50:48 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 713 replies
    On Monday, November 2nd, President Donald J. Trump will deliver remarks at Make America Great Again Victory Rallies in Fayetteville, North Carolina at 11:30 AM EST, Scranton, Pennsylvania at 2:00 PM EST, Traverse City, Michigan at 5:00 PM EST, Kenosha, Wisconsin at 7:00 PM CST, and Grand Rapids, Michigan at 10:30 PM EST. The Make America Great Again Victory Rallies will feature remarks from President Donald J. Trump and Republican candidates.
  • Sen. Bob Casey: Postal workers say efforts to sabotage mail are ongoing in Lehigh Valley

    10/06/2020 11:26:49 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Morning Call (Allentown, PA) ^ | 10/06/2020 | PETER HALL
    Tractor-trailer loads of undelivered letters and parcels were rerouted from the Lehigh Valley’s central post office to a facility in Scranton, postal workers concerned about ongoing efforts to delay the mail told U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. Casey in a statement Tuesday called on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for answers after he pledged in August to reverse policy changes that caused mail to go undelivered. Casey cited photos provided by postal workers showing dozens of containers loaded with priority mail dating back to at least Sept. 17 that were rerouted from the Lehigh Valley to Scranton.
  • Former Scranton Mayor Sentenced To Seven Years’ Imprisonment On Public Corruption Charges

    10/04/2020 2:04:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies ^ | October 2, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Pennsylvania
    SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that the former mayor for the City of Scranton, William L. Courtright, age 63, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, on public corruption charges. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Courtright previously pleaded guilty on July 2, 2020, to charges involving criminal conspiracy, bribery and extortion in July 2019.  Courtright had been the subject of a multi-year year undercover investigation headed by the FBI.  The undercover investigation captured the former mayor accepting...
  • DOJ Directs Pennsylvania County to Change Practices After Discarded Ballots Found

    09/25/2020 8:34:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | September 25, 2020 | Zachary Stieber
    The Department of Justice directed the Pennsylvania county where discarded ballots were found to change its practices before the upcoming election. U.S. Attorney David Freed said in a letter to Shelby Watchilla, director of elections for Luzerne County, that the nine discarded ballots all originated with members of the military. Two of the ballots had been recovered by elections staff, reinserted into what appeared to be their appropriate envelopes, and resealed. One was linked to an envelope that was recovered, potentially tying it to a specific voter. The six others were simply removed and discarded, and can’t be attributed to...
  • Trump-Biden debate viewers can win cash by predicting occurrences, phrases

    09/22/2020 2:10:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 22, 2020 | Brian Flood
    Will President Trump use the nickname “Sleepy Joe” during next week’s presidential debate? Will 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden say the word “malarkey” more than he mentions former President Barack Obama? FOX Bet Super 6, a free-to-play app that typically focuses on sporting events, will allow users to win prizes by making accurate predictions about the first presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Biden on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Cleveland.
  • Biden Says Trump Is Responsible For All Deaths Throughout Human History Since The Dawn Of Time

    09/18/2020 4:02:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 18, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    SCRANTON, PA—At a town hall event Thursday night, Biden claimed that Donald Trump is responsible for all deaths throughout human history since the dawn of creation. "Cain and Abel? That was Trump. Genghis Khan? Trump. Black Death? Yep, you guessed it: Trump," Biden said, carefully reading off his teleprompter. "It's science. You can't argue with science. Do you know who tries to argue with science? Dummies, that's who. And you don't want to be a dummy." At this point, his teleprompter malfunctioned. "You know, a ventriloquist came through our town with a dummy back in, oh, 1945 or so. Right...
  • President Trump goes out for pizza

    08/23/2020 12:03:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    The Hill Youtube Channel ^ | August 20, 2020
    After his speech to supporters, President Trump visits a restaurant in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, a town about 15 minutes from Scranton.
  • Trump: “They Want to Cancel You, Take Your Job, Turn Your Family Against You While They Indoctrinate Your Children with Twisted World Views”

    08/20/2020 7:45:10 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    TGP ^ | August 20, 2020
    President Trump on Thursday spoke at an event in Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania as part of his four-state campaign tour this week. In a jab to Biden, Trump chose to speak near Biden’s hometown on the same day Biden will be accepting the Democrat nomination. There was a massive turnout of Trump supporters lining both side of the street to Trump’s event near Biden’s hometown. “They want to cancel you, take your job, turn your family against you, while they indoctrinate your children with twisted world views,” Trump said.
  • Trump may visit Scranton next week

    08/15/2020 10:45:47 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 11 replies
    Pittsburg Post Gazette ^ | 8/13/2020 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    President Donald Trump may visit Scranton on the same night city native and former Vice President Joe Biden accepts the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Joe Biden Left Scranton Long Ago

    08/13/2020 11:36:08 AM PDT · by oldbill · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2020 | William Campenni
    Pundits and anchors will in the coming weeks lecture us on how Biden stirs up the voters in his native land, and how they love him and will back their favorite son . . . If Joe has any current connection to Scranton it might be for a role in the bizarro cast of “The Office.” He wouldn't measure up to Michael's executive skills, but he would be a good fit as a character in the pool of dithering incompetence in Scranton's fictional Dunder-Mifflin office. Read more: Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook Read more:
  • What Americans Don’t Know About Joe Biden

    06/27/2020 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Atlantic via MSN ^ | 6/27/20 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    He’s old. He worked with Barack Obama. He’s generally seen as a decent guy. If you know more than that about Joe Biden, you know more than many voters. Growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, or having to move because his father lost his job? Writing the Violence Against Women Act? The tragedies he’s lived through, his years as a single father, how he rode the train back to Delaware each night when he was a senator? Even his supposed vulnerabilities, like helping to write the 1994 crime bill, running the Anita Hill hearings, protecting Delaware’s financial industry, or blundering on...
  • Tone-Deaf Democrats Risk Handing Western Pennsylvania to Trump

    01/07/2020 4:25:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | January 7, 2020 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- Darrin Kelly, president of the powerful Allegheny-Fayette County Central Labor Council, says that not one of the Democratic candidates running for president has reached out to him to ask about or listen to what union families in western Pennsylvania are looking for in a nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November. "Not one," he says abruptly. That omission is obvious in just about every proclamation about the energy sector coming from the mouths of most Democratic candidates, whether it is Sens. Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's pledging to ban fracking, or former Vice President Joe Biden's recent...
  • PennDOT P3 Project Will Address I-81 Improvements

    12/15/2019 7:53:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 10, 2019 | Transport Topics
    Leaders within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have approved a public-private partnership to reconstruct a portion of Interstate 81. PennDOT’s P3 Board approved the project, which will involve the reconstruction of a 4.5-mile section of the route near Wilkes-Barre, on Dec. 4. Wilkes-Barre, the seat of Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania, is 20 miles southwest of Scranton. The project will involve widening a portion of I-81 to three lanes in both directions, realigning 2.5 miles of southbound interstate and replacing eight bridges. Other safety measures include eliminating a left-hand exit and improving a substandard weave distance between two routes that...
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • $2 million study looks at hyperloop – 700 mph transit – that would cross Pennsylvania

    10/13/2019 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Jana Benscoter
    Will a hyperloop work in Pennsylvania? That’s the question officials from legislative and executive branches, statewide agencies, organizations and departments, as well as a handful of private business leaders are trying to answer. Fifty people, invited to a workshop at Dixon University in Harrisburg on Wednesday, met to talk about the possibility of building a hyperloop system in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has until April 2020 to complete a $2 million state-legislative commissioned study on its viability. Media wasn’t permitted to attend the invitation-only meeting. According to the turnpike’s research, a hyperloop combines a magnetic levitation train and...
  • Jane Fonda, 81, Knocked On Doors In Pennsylvania To Talk To 'Dispirited And Confused' Trump Voters

    09/02/2019 7:33:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 113 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09/01/19 | Marlene Lenthang
    Actress Jane Fonda, 81, canvassed door-to-door in Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 4 to speak to local voters in the swing state She went door-knocking with Working America, a political non-union workers' group that canvasses to persuade voters to support labor-backed candidatesFonda said she canvassed because she's 'scared for our democracy' She recounted speaking to dispirited Trump supporters who weren't well-educated on his policies  The actress says meeting voters face-to-face is the best way to educate them about political policy and help them make informed votes Fonda says the only way to resolve the 'mess' in D.C. is to 'outsmart the Facebook algorithms and digital...
  • Pa. woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering on her patio

    06/25/2019 9:33:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 89 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | June 25, 2019
    FALLS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment. Kathy Kehoe says the squawking of some blue jays outside her unit caught her attention Monday. When she looked outside, she saw a 4 to 5-foot-long serpent. Kehoe, 73, says she noticed the lateral spot commonly found on cobras and nudged its tail. When it rose and spread its hood, she realized it was a cobra. Her apartment complex in Falls, Wyoming County, just northwest of Scranton, is the same one where officials removed 20 venomous snakes from...
  • Pennsylvania Landslide: Biden 53, Trump 42 In New Quinnipiac Poll

    05/15/2019 6:50:24 PM PDT · by deek69 · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 5/15/2019 | Allah Pundit
    Trump’s been worried for months that Joe from Scranton might pose a threat to him in Pennsylvania and the Rust Belt that other Dems can’t match. His fears turn out to be well-founded, per Quinnipiac.
  • Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened to 'put a bullet' in Trump's head appears in federal court

    10/27/2018 3:46:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 26, 2018 | By Paulina Dedaj
    The Pennsylvania man accused of threatening to “put a bullet” in the president’s head back in June entered a not-guilty plea in court on Friday. Shawn Christy, 27, appeared in a Scranton courthouse, where he pleaded “absolutely not guilty” to charges that he made threats against President Trump online. Christy disappeared on June 19 after allegedly threatening John M. Morganelli, the district attorney of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and Trump in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. “Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head...
  • New York Yankees Post Message of Support for Bullied 10-Year-Old Girl: 'We Got Your Back'

    04/20/2018 12:13:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Inside Edition via MSN ^ | 19 Apr 2018 | Samantha Williams
    A 10-year-old girl from Pennsylvania received a special shout-out from the New York Yankees after sharing her experience of bullying in a heartbreaking video. The video shows Cassidy Slater, of Scranton, holding up sheets of paper describing the hardship she faces at her elementary school every day from bullies. "There's 4 of them and only 1 of me," she wrote....{snip} Among the video's many viewers were the New York Yankees. Some members of the team responded to her with a video of their own, using the same format with pieces of paper. The video started with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia...