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  • Concealed Carrier Saves Police Officer from Mob

    02/12/2016 5:40:33 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 22 replies
    USA Carry ^ | 02/10/2016 | by Michael Jenkins
    When a police officer in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania came under attack by a group of young people, the intervention of a citizen armed with a handgun prevented further tragedy. The incident took place on Friday, February 5th. A police officer on routine patrol near Upper Darby High School broke up a fight between several students. In response, a group of nearly 40 young people began to harass and threaten him. Two young men stepped forward and began to physically assault the uniformed officer. A neighbor in a nearby home took action. Armed with a handgun, he left his house and...
  • ‘Welcome Back Carter’ ( Destroying good paying jobs and )

    02/12/2016 12:06:40 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | William Perry Pendley
    Obama on federal coal mining is a throwback to Carter administration failings. resident Obama's plot to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to kill federal coal mining with a thousand paper cuts is not the first time he has used NEPA to try to end energy development. Disturbingly, his scheme is a throwback to President Carter and a decade-long moratorium that ended only when President Reagan took office. Meanwhile millions of Americans, vast regions and the nation's economy will suffer. In 2009, the Obama administration settled a "sweetheart lawsuit" by environmental groups by agreeing to a NEPA study on...
  • This Democrat Says It Is Not 'Sporting' To Use Semi-Automatic Weapons For Self-Defense

    02/12/2016 11:22:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Downtrend ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Anderson
    Dan Muroff is an anti-gun liberal nutcase who is running for Congress. He is hoping to unseat fellow anti-gun kook US Rep. Chaka Fattah for Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District by being an even bigger anti-gun kook. In a positively illuminating interview, Muroff explains how he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms because it is not "sporting" for people to use them in self-defense. [Snip] According to him the people that want to take away a Constitutional right are the reasonable ones and by implication, those who would fight to preserve that right are the unreasonable ones. After laying out his...
  • Gun owner saved cop from attack by kids

    02/10/2016 4:05:20 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 02/10/2016 | STEPHANIE FARR
    POLICE ARE crediting a vigilant gun owner with saving the life of an Upper Darby cop Friday after he saw the officer being attacked and surrounded by a large group of teens. "There were 40 kids. If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "There's no doubt they would have attacked him." About 3 p.m. every weekday, from six to eight township police officers patrol the area near Upper Darby High School as nearly 4,000 kids pour out of the building on Lansdowne Avenue near School Lane.
  • 5 donors you've never heard of who could shape the 2016 race

    01/02/2016 10:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jonathan Swan and Harper Neidig, The Hill
    News articles concerning the most influential political donors in America typically list the same names: The Koch brothers, George Soros, Sheldon Adelson and, lately, Tom Steyer. But as we reach the end of 2015, none of these billionaires has spent big in the 2016 contest, at least not at an individual candidate level. In their absence, a number of lesser known donors are shaping up to be major players in 2016. Here are five to watch: 1. The DeVos Family We're cheating by including a whole family in our list, but there is no way of separating out this high-spending...
  • Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

    02/09/2016 12:17:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 3:15 PM EST | Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo
    Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July. The first-term Democrat delivered an approximately $33.3 billion plan for 2016-17 to the Republican-controlled Legislature as he tries again to break down resistance to a multibillion-dollar tax increase that has held up passage of a budget for the current year. Wolf delivered his message in a blunt, 25-minute speech that prompted objections from most...
  • Pennsylvania Implements National 'It's On Us' Sexual Assault Initiative

    02/08/2016 1:23:12 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    wesa.fm ^ | February 08, 2016 | Deanna Garcia
    Pennsylvania is the first state to implement a full-scale campaign as part of the national "It's On Us" effort to end sexual violence. Credit www.governor.pa.gov Pennsylvania recently became the first state to launch a federal campaign to stop sexual assault on college campuses. The national initiative was announced in 2014 by President Barack Obama with the goal of building a movement to address, respond to and ultimately prevent sexual violence. A local "On Us PA" launched in late January. Gov. Tom Wolf called the President's plan the first "real crusade" against sexual assault. It aims to mobilize citizens to take...
  • Transportation funding expected to fall $6B short in Pennsylvania

    02/08/2016 12:54:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | Melissa Daniels
    Pennsylvania will be about $6 billion short of being able to fund all the projects legislators promised their constituents during passage of Act 89, the transportation funding bill of 2013. Secretary Leslie Richards will break the news to the Senate Transportation Committee when she testifies Tuesday, according to a copy of her testimony obtained by the Tribune-Review. Pennsylvania's 12-year transportation plan covers about 2,800 projects at a cost of about $34 billion. But that exceeds the $28 billion in revenue projected to come in for that time frame. “The Corbett administration over promised projects by at least $6 billion compared...
  • Driver caught speeding to the Super Bowl on Pa. Turnpike Sunday afternoon

    02/07/2016 8:04:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Penn Live ^ | February 07, 2016 | Wesley Robinson
    A 50-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Sunday evening, preventing him from making the 2,800-mile trip to the Super Bowl in California. Charles E. Robinson was pulled over for speeding at around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday near mile marker 230 heading east on the Turnpike, state police said in a news release. Trooper Mark Gray said Robinson was going about 100 mph in a rental car. Robinson told Gray that he was traveling to the Super Bowl, according to the release. Gray wrote in his report that he "immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana," which led...
  • Grading Gov. Tom Wolf's first year: C

    02/05/2016 5:59:21 PM PST · by lightman · 23 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 5 February AD 2016 | YDR Editorial Board
    REPORT CARD First marking period Student: Thomas Westerman Wolf, governor Freshman, Class of 2018 Grading scale: 0.0-4.0 Overall effectiveness (weighted) Grade: 2.0 Comments: Thomas is an idealistic student and a hard worker. In the past, he has demonstrated skills that qualified him for this honors program. He has been successful in business and as a community leader, bringing together people with different viewpoints to cooperate and achieve common goals. So far, however, he has not successfully brought those skills to bear on his primary task: Passage of a state budget that reflects his governing philosophy. It would be unfair to...
  • Teen Arrested for Online Threat Against Chester (PA) Schools

    02/04/2016 8:44:41 AM PST · by denydenydeny · 7 replies
    Fox29 Philadelphia ^ | Not bylined
    CHESTER (WTXF) - Chester Police say they've arrested a 17-year-old girl who was allegedly behind an online threat overnight. The threat was made on Instagram and Facebook, according to authorities. According to police, the alleged threat said someone was going to shoot up schools in Chester Upland School District, The Community Charter School and Chichester High School. It said, "I'm coming tomorrow shooting up every Chester Upland School District School, Chester Community Charter School (Both), and Chichester High School as well "all blacks must die." The message included multiple gun emojis as well as a knife emoji. Chester Police teamed...
  • Sen. Pat Toomey endorses Marco Rubio for president

    02/03/2016 9:15:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 02/03/2016 | Laura Olson
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey endorsed Marco Rubio for president Wednesday, describing the Florida senator as a "thoughtful conservative leader" he believes will appeal to voters in Pennsylvania and across the country. Just hours later, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum quit the presidential race and also endorsed Rubio, calling him a "born leader" who shares his views on the central role of the family and on the national security threats facing the country. The support from Toomey and Santorum comes as Rubio is seeking to solidify backing from the GOP establishment after his third-place finish in Iowa. Toomey, a Republican from...
  • Rick Santorum drops out of presidential race (also Paul)

    02/03/2016 11:30:55 AM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    yahoo ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is dropping out of the race for the White House, sources told CNN Wednesday....Earlier Wednesday, libertarian-minded Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul also announced that he was ending his presidential bid.
  • Santorum Drops Out, Teases Presidential Endorsement

    02/03/2016 11:29:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 140 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-3-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sources told CNN Wednesday that Rick Santorum is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. "Another GOP departure: CNN has learned @RickSantorum will exit race tonight. Plans endorsement." -- John King (@JohnKingCNN) February 3, 2016 The former Pennsylvania senator's exit comes close on the heels of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 's Wednesday announcement.
  • Jeb: ‘Absolutely Absurd’ to Suggest We Get Out for Rubio—‘I’m In It For The Long-Haul’

    02/03/2016 12:20:41 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/3/16 | p key
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said after his opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% came in a close third in the Iowa caucus which was far below where he was poling, the suggestion that other candidates drop put so Rubio has a clear path to the nomination is “absolutely absurd.” Host Martha MacCallum asked, “This morning Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)94% dropped out of this race. There is a lot of talk in Republican circles that there is pressure on you and others to get out and pave the way for Marco...
  • SANTORUM TO EXIT (CNN HEADLINE ONLY)

    02/03/2016 11:01:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    CNN
    Ted Cruz already posting it on Twitter... /s
  • Charges Dropped Against Heinz Field Officer Accused Of Assaulting Fan

    02/03/2016 9:11:36 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | 02/01/2016 | By Bob Allen
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) A Heinz Field police officer accused of assaulting a fan while making an arrest in November has been cleared of all charges. Police say Sgt. Stephen Matakovich was working a uniformed, off-duty secondary employment detail at a WPIAL football championship game at Heinz Field on Nov. 28, when he arrested a man for a number of charges, including public drunkenness and aggravated assault
  • Bill Cosby case: Ex-DA says he 'bound' Pennsylvania by not prosecuting

    02/03/2016 4:45:08 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:10 AM ET, Wed February 3, 2016 | Aaron Cooper and Jason Hanna, CNN
    Norristown, Pennsylvania (CNN)—Former Pennsylvania prosecutor Bruce Castor may not want a judge to throw out recent sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby. But he conceded Tuesday he thought he barred the commonwealth from prosecuting the case 11 years ago. Bruce Castor, a former Montgomery County district attorney, testified in a pretrial hearing in Norristown, where attorneys for the entertainer are asking a judge to drop recent charges accusing Cosby of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. [....] When Castor declined to prosecute in 2005, he said, Cosby couldn't claim Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination in the civil...
  • 4 cases over a couple of days where concealed handgun permit holders stopped violent crime

    02/02/2016 4:31:39 PM PST · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | February 2, 2016 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Temple Terrace, Florida (WFLA) February 1, 2016: . . . around 11 p.m. on Sunday night. investigators say two men approached 38-year-old Luis Enrique Alonso in front of his home as he was unloading groceries. The suspects grabbed Alonso, and one of the suspects pointed a silver handgun at him. Alonso grabbed the suspect’s gun and a brief struggle ensued. Police say Alonso then drew his own firearm and exchanged gunfire with the suspects. . . . Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (ABC Channel 27), February 1, 2016: . . . It happened Saturday around 4 p.m.
  • Pa. couple robbed at gunpoint, home set ablaze; daughter missing

    02/01/2016 12:03:07 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | AP
    MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania couple was robbed at gunpoint and bound with duct tape, and their house was set ablaze. Now their adult daughter is missing, too.
  • Police shoot, kill man after fatal stabbing of Port Authority K-9 officer

    02/01/2016 5:22:09 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 32 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | February 1, 2016 | Paula Reed Ward
    Police shot and killed a man Sunday afternoon near the East Busway in Wilkinsburg after they said he stabbed a Port Authority police dog to death. Bruce Kelley Jr., 37, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Whitney Avenue after 4 p.m. The K-9 officer, Aren, was a 5-year-old German shepherd who worked patrol and explosives. He had been on the job for four years, said Chief Matt Porter of Port Authority police. According to superintendent Charles Moffatt of Allegheny County police, the incident was first called in to 911 dispatch at 3:37 p.m. after two Port...
  • Judge: No Pajamas in My Courtroom!

    01/29/2016 4:38:49 PM PST · by aimhigh · 49 replies
    WNEP The News Station ^ | 01/29/2016 | Carmella Mataloni
    A district judge in Columbia County wants people to stop wearing pajama bottoms when showing up to court. In order to remind people not to wear the bottoms, he even put up a sign in the lobby of his courtroom. Magisterial District Judge Craig Long told us he's seen more and more people come into his courtroom dressed in pajama bottoms. He doesn't think that kind of attire is appropriate and hopes the new sign in his office will get people to think twice before wearing pajamas in the courtroom.
  • Chuck Todd: Trump Event Had ‘Rock Concert Atmosphere’ Versus ‘Low Energy’ GOP Debate

    01/28/2016 9:53:43 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 104 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | January 28
    While Thursday night's GOP debate was still on-going, NBC's Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word and hyped that Donald Trump events like the one he held instead of attending the debate have a "sort of like this rock concert feel" while the latest Republican presidential debate felt like it was "low energy" instead. After joking that Rick Santorum was desperately trying to not stand directly behind the Trump campaign podium at the so-called event for veterans, Todd mentioned that he was there for awhile before coming back to the debate site and noticed that...
  • Ky. Governor claims Planned Parenthood performs 'illegal, unlicensed' abortions

    01/28/2016 8:47:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | 1/28/2016 | Jessica Denson
    Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gov. Matt Bevin (R) claimed Thursday that Planned Parenthood is performing illegal and unlicensed abortions in Kentucky. He spoke to reporters and photographers during an unrelated event in Louisville. "I've always been a very strongly unapologetic pro-life individual," Bevin said. "To that end, that has not changed. What I tell you is interesting, and this is just breaking news even today, is that Planned Parenthood is illegally performing abortions in Kentucky." He went on to say, "It's that brazen disregard for the law that is going to be hammered down. There is no tolerance whatsoever for...
  • Fiorina Slams Fox News Moderator Over Smearing Rick Santorum’s Pro-Life Credentials

    01/28/2016 7:51:15 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2016 | Staff
    Moderator Martha MacCallum twisted facts during the GOP undercard debate in Iowa when she turned to pro-life former Sen. Rick Santorum and asked, "Carly Fiorina was the only one of the GOP candidates to attend the March for Life in Washington last week. Where were you?" The premise of MacCallum's question was deceptive, at best. As Breitbart News reported, Fiorina was the only GOP presidential candidate invited to speak at the March for Life on January 22. The committee that organizes the march set the theme of "Pro-Life, Pro-Woman Go Hand-in-Hand" as a way to counter the "war on women"...
  • Judge denies Fattah lawyers' bid to withdraw (Dem Rep stiffing lawyers by using money to campaign)

    01/28/2016 11:56:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Philly.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck
    Quick Summary: Dem Rep. Chaka Fattah is cheating the lawyers defending him in his bribery case by using all of his money to campaign for reelection -- and the Federal judge basically told the lawyers "too bad" A federal judge on Wednesday called U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's decision to prioritize fund-raising for his reelection campaign above paying his lawyers "particularly unfair" but denied a request from his defense team to withdraw from his corruption case. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III said that though the lawyers had not been fully paid in months, they were aware of the time and...
  • January 2016 Franklin & Marshall College Poll

    01/28/2016 8:11:29 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 5 replies
    Franklin & Marshall College ^ | 1/28/16 | FM College
  • I Criticized Black Lives Matter...And Got Death Threats [Resurrecting Rome]

    01/27/2016 10:18:44 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/27/2016 | Michael Moroz
    "If anyone wants to see a case study of the puerile politically correct campus culture that pervades modern colleges, they need only look at the incredible overreaction at the University of Missouri." I wrote that sentence a few weeks ago, without any idea the article it introduced would initiate a firestorm of censorship, death threats, and intimidation. As managing editor of my high school newspaper, The Centralizer of Central High School in Philadelphia, I’ve always been concerned with the issue of censorship and free speech on campus. As I’ve learned from the past few weeks, the culture of micro-aggressions, safe...
  • Santorum to reconsider campaign after Iowa

    01/24/2016 10:59:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 24, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Rick Santorum said he will reconsider his presidential campaign if he fails to finish "ahead of the pack that's sitting in single digits right now" in the Iowa caucuses next week. "If the people of Iowa put their faith in me, we're going to continue on," Santorum told the Des Moines Register Sunday. The former Pennsylvania senator surprised pollsters with his narrow victory in Iowa in 2012. But eight days ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Santorum sits at just 1.2 percent in the Hawkeye State, according to the RealClear average of Republican polls.
  • JFK allowed passengers arriving on international flight to exit without going through Customs

    01/25/2016 6:37:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/23/16 | Victoria Bekiempis, Denis Slattery
    Passengers arriving at Kennedy Airport on an international flight were allowed to exit the busy hub without going through Customs -- for at least the second time in recent months, the Daily News has learned. Bumbling airline and security officials let travelers on American Airlines Flight 1223 from Cancun, Mexico, out of the airport on Monday morning without having their passports or bags checked, sources told The News. The security lapse mirrored a similar incident involving another American Airlines flight in November. A 34-year-old man who had been in Cancun to attend three Phish concerts told The News he was...
  • Stranded Pro-Lifers Celebrate Mass on the Side of the PA Turnpike

    01/24/2016 5:24:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Friday was the 43rd annual March for Life, and drew hundreds of thousands of people from across the country to march through Washington, D.C. to protest abortion. Due to the massive blizzard that struck the city as the march drew to a close, hundreds of pilgrims (including National Review's Kathryn Lopez, who live-tweeted the experience) wound up stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for nearly a full day as traffic was completely stopped by the storm. One group of pilgrims, however, did not let the intense conditions stop them from celebrating Mass on the side of the road, complete with an...
  • March for Life groups stranded for hours in northeast blizzard

    01/24/2016 9:13:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    March for Life organizers had pledged that neither a blizzard forecast nor icy cold temperatures would keep them from descending on the nation’s capital Friday for the annual pro-life event - but returning home is proving to be a more difficult task. A massive winter storm that rolled through the mid-atlantic and Northeast Friday night has reportedly left busloads of march participants stuck on the side of major highways. Six buses carrying a group of 330 students and chaperons who traveled to the District of Columbia from Omaha, Nebraska have been stuck on the Pennsylvania turnpike for 11 hours due...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Donald Trump noticeably absent from GOP candidates standing for life on anniversary of Roe

    01/24/2016 2:09:17 AM PST · by Sun · 133 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Kristi Burton Brown
    On the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, many GOP presidential contenders were not silent. While Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton continue to defend the horrors of abortion, Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson took to social media. Recognizing the tragedy of over 58 million lives lost, these candidates explained why they stand for life. Donald Trump, however, has been silent on abortion, the March for Life, and Roe v. Wade all day. He is the only GOP front runner to avoid making a statement. Issues concerning Trump’s pro-abortion past continue...
  • 31 of the Most Interesting Signs at the March for Life

    01/23/2016 8:01:48 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 23 January 2016 | Mariana Barillas
    An enthusiastic crowd showed its support for the pro-life movement by attending the 2016 March for Life despite frigid Friday weather and an impending blizzard in our nation's capital. A number of demonstrators brought their own handmade signs displaying why they choose to be pro-life. The March for Life in Washington, D.C., is held annually on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the country.
  • Defamation suit against Bill Cosby is tossed

    01/22/2016 3:32:48 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 7 replies
    United Press International ^ | 01/22/2016 | Shawn Price
    A Pennsylvania judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby on Thursday, court records showed. Judge Arthur J. Schwab tossed all three claims against the disgraced comedian, ruling the statements by accuser Renita Hill do not fit Pennsylvania law's definition of defamation.
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • University searches for new nickname to replace politically incorrect ‘Crusader’

    01/20/2016 10:45:22 AM PST · by massmike · 92 replies
    A Pennsylvania university is searching for a new mascot and nickname to replace its longtime “Crusaders” moniker, which the school says is “at odds” with its “values and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.” Susquehanna University is asking people to submit their top choices for a replacement by Jan. 25. The top contenders — which might include the Bobcats or River Otters — will then be submitted to the university president, who will in turn present them to the school’s board of trustees.
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • Historic building where Bill of Rights was born is partially demolished

    01/19/2016 1:48:47 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-19-16 | Thomas Lifson
    Symbolism doesn't get much more chilling than this. Serious efforts are underway to abrogate the First and Second Amendments, in the name of "campaign finance reform" and "commonsense gun safety" - both euphemisms masking the tyrannical impulses of the left. At such a time, to demolish the site where the Bill of Rights were first proposed is unnerving, to say the least. But government incompetence, rather than some sinister plot, seems to be at the root of it. Phyllis Zimmerman of The Sentinel of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania reports: On Jan. 6, workers began demolishing a two-story stone house at 7086...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • Private Jet en route from Anchorage to Des Moines tonight [vanity]

    01/18/2016 5:48:41 PM PST · by springwater13 · 460 replies
    Palin is arriving to endorse Trump. You heard it here first.
  • Rick Santorum Defends Donald Trump, Knocks Ted Cruz

    01/18/2016 5:38:31 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum defended GOP frontrunner Donald Trump's values during a radio interview on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125. Santorum also said that with GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, "you've seen a shift" on some issues. Breitbart News asked Santorum if he believes Trump is sincere on his conservative principles following the recent criticism by Cruz about Trump's "New York values" shared in a 1999 interview between Trump and Tim Russert. "Past is prologue and if you look at someone's past, it's legit," Santorum began, but added, "people change and that's a good...
  • Donald Trump: I’m going to win N.J., Pa. and possibly N.Y.

    01/18/2016 9:57:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/15/2016 | David Sherfinski
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump predicted Friday that he can expand the electoral map into states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and possibly even New York, saying there will be "the largest turnout in the history of this country." "I'm going to win states that they never thought of winning," Mr. Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I mean, I think I have a chance of winning New York state, as an example." "Can you imagine if we ever won New York? Nobody even thinks about that when they do the polls," he said. "Plus we're going to win West Virginia...
  • Developer demolishes ‘birthplace of the Bill of Rights’

    01/18/2016 8:53:33 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 24 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 1/18/16 | Victor Skinner
    Officials in Silver Spring Township, Pennsylvania are scrambling to save face after they inadvertently allowed a local developer to begin demolition on the reputed birthplace of the U.S. Bill of Rights. Triple Crown Corporation secured the necessary permits and followed the proper protocols to demolish a two-story stone house along Carlisle Pike that was most recently used as Stone House Auto Sales. But it wasn’t until the company started demolition Jan. 6 that local officials realized its historical significance, The Sentinel reports.
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Islamist running 140 tax-funded charter schools in U.S.

    01/17/2016 3:54:50 PM PST · by amorphous · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 17 Jan 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Muhammad Fethullah Gulen is a Turkish Islamist, writer and preacher with a secret plan for bringing Shariah law to America. Arguably Turkey's most influential spiritual leader of the past 50 years, Gulen left that country in the late 1990s and now directs his cult-like Islamic movement from a guarded compound in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Part of his empire consists of a thriving network of more than 140 charter schools in 26 states that sell themselves to parents as a secular and more academically rigorous alternative to public schools. As the second largest chain of charter schools in the...
  • Philly mayor claims he was ‘misinterpreted’ on claims terror attack...(T)

    01/16/2016 6:18:12 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/16/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney has earned himself a place in the Doofus Hall of Fame for telling a press conference about an attempted assassination a police officer by a man who told police he acted "in the name of Islam" because "the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Koran": "In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you've seen on the screen. That is abhorrent. It's just terrible and it does not represent this religion in any way...
  • In Climate Move, Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands

    01/15/2016 7:06:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 14, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will announce on Friday a halt to new coal mining leases on public lands as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and a slowdown in extraction, according to an administration official. The move would represent a significant setback for the coal industry, effectively freezing new coal production on federal lands and sending a signal to energy markets that could turn investors away from an already flailing industry. President Obama telegraphed the step in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, saying, "I'm going...
  • Three former Phila. elections officials plead guilty

    01/14/2016 9:18:45 AM PST · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 01/14/2016 | Julie Shaw
    Three former Philadelphia elections officials pleaded guilty Wednesday in Common Pleas Court to misdemeanor charges of violating the state's election code and were each sentenced to one year of probation. Under a plea deal, felony fraud charges were dropped against Robin Trainor, 56; Laura Murtaugh, 57; and Cheryl Ali, also 57.