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US: Pennsylvania (News/Activism)

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    10/27/2016 4:55:10 PM PDT · by reasoningMan · 14 replies
    6 ABC WPVI ^ | October 26, 2016 05:04PM | John Rawlins
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- SEPTA released a contingency plan on Wednesday in the event union workers go on strike. MORE INFORMATION: SEPTA contingency plan Members of the Transport Workers Union are set to walk off the job on Monday night bringing public transportation in the city to a halt unless an agreement can be reached. Talk continued on Wednesday, but negotiations have been very slow going, and issues like pensions remain to be resolved. That is why at this point people are starting to talk about strike contingency plans. "People are going to have to be creative. They're going to have...
  • New Polls: Trump Gaining in Pennsylvania, Ahead in Florida and Ohio

    10/27/2016 3:44:17 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 132 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 26, 2016 11:00 AM | Justin Holcomb
    Why is Republican nominee Donald Trump leading in two battleground states and nearly tied in another with less than two weeks before the election? Experts, analysts, and Washington, D.C. insiders lectured the American people on how this was not supposed to happen. According to a new poll, Trump maintains a healthy lead in Ohio over Hillary Clinton, 46 to 42 percentage points and in a Bloomberg Politics poll of Florida, Trump leads Clinton 45 to 43. In Pennsylvania, Trump continues to dwindle Clinton's lead where he is now within three points of the Democratic nominee. Florida and Ohio are must...
  • The Big List of Vote Fraud. (Multiple states - Ohio, Florida, Texas, NC, PA, & NV)

    10/27/2016 2:05:58 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2012 (relevant today)
    The outcome of the [2012] presidential election shocked almost everyone, with very few analysts expecting Barack Obama to win so decisively and to take so many of the “battleground” states that seemed to be pulling toward Romney By then the reports of voting irregularities started leaking out, then gushing out – like the 59 different Philadelphia voting divisions in which Mitt Romney received zero votes compared to Obama’s 19,605...... And that’s just the beginning. WND is compiling a list of reports documenting voting irregularities and apparent fraud during the 2012 presidential tabulation. These reports include: [go to the article] .......
  • Dozens of teens attack students on Philadelphia school bus, witnesses say (Police attacked too)

    10/27/2016 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 64 replies
    Fox News(Philly) ^ | 10/26/2016 | staff
    There was a frightening scene that unfolded which put children at risk in Philadelphia. Dozens of teens charged at a school bus and assaulted the young kids on board, according to witnesses. Now a mom is talking only to FOX 29. The streets of West Oak Lane are quiet now but witnesses say it was a far different scene Monday afternoon with a group of teens assaulting students on a school bus along with its driver. "A bunch of kids running around, going crazy. Older lady standing at the bus stop. Knocked her over. They ran on the bus driver....
  • Commentary: Trump's fears about Philly well-founded

    10/27/2016 11:03:23 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/26/2016 | Bruce Marks and Alex Marks
    --SNIP-- Democratic machine thugs forcibly preventing Republican poll watchers from challenging fraudulent activity. Democratic city officials, who were responsible for supervising the election, participating in the wrongdoing. The Democratic state Senate candidate illegally sworn into office. Is all this a figment of Donald Trump's mind? Hardly. They were the findings by late federal Judge Clarence Newcomer, who overturned the 1993 election in Philadelphia's Second Senatorial District, removed my opponent from office, and found me to be the winner. In criminal proceedings brought by Pennsylvania's attorney general, Democratic workers pled guilty to crimes although the masterminds who (temporarily) stole the election...
  • Trump son tours Yuengling brewery in Schuylkill County

    10/26/2016 9:10:38 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 47 replies
    If Donald Trump were president, there'd be a lot more places like D.G. Yuengling & Son, the Pottsville, Schuylkill County-based brewing company. So said Eric Trump, son of the Republican Party nominee for president, Monday during a whistle-stop tour of Yuengling's brewery in East Norwegian Township. WELCOME GUEST! | SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN Reading Eagle WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 Reading Eagle: Jeremy Drey | Richard "Dick" Yuengling Jr., left, shakes hands with Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential nominee Donald J Trump, during a campaign stop Monday at the Yuengling brewery in East Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County. Reading Eagle: Jeremy Drey...
  • Beer drinkers disavow Yuengling after owner shows support for Trump

    10/26/2016 2:50:35 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 189 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 10/26/2016 | PATRICIA MADEJ
    The owner of America's oldest brewery has come out in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and the company's faithful drinkers aren't too happy about it. Eric Trump, the nominee's son, stopped at D. G. Yuengling & Son's in Pottsville on Monday while campaigning on behalf of his father. His message to the company? Hard-working family businesses like Yuengling, a fixture in Schuylkill County since the 1800s, would thrive under a President Trump, the Reading Eagle reported Tuesday. Yuengling's response? "Our guys are behind your father," 73-year-old owner Richard "Dick" Yuengling Jr. said, according to the newspaper. "We need...
  • Review board says Pittsburgh police chief shouldn't have worn uniform for DNC speech

    10/26/2016 11:26:06 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 2 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 25, 2016 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - While the city’s Office of Municipal Investigations cleared the Pittsburgh police chief of any wrongdoing for giving a speech in uniform at the Democratic National Convention, the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board’s report did not. Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay came under fire in July after appearing in his police uniform on stage at the DNC in Philadelphia, where the Democratic nominees for president and vice president were picked. “A suit would've been a whole different story,” CPRB Executive Director Beth Pittinger said Tuesday following the release of the board's seven-page report. Pittinger said McLay sent a letter...
  • "Teen" charged as adult in Rittenhouse Square shooting

    10/26/2016 7:23:23 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 10 replies
    Police have identified 17-year-old Mehdi Fraiji as the gunman who allegedly shot a Good Samaritan last week in Rittenhouse Square. attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, firearms violations, and related offenses. Police said he turned himself in Saturday at the Central Detective Division. According to police, Fraiji and a coconspirator - who has not been identified or apprehended - tried to rob a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman in the park about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Fraiji knew both victims, police said.
  • Obamacare rates surge (Up 50% in PA ...Election Effect?)

    10/25/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | October 25, 2016 | Sam Kennedy
    When the Affordable Care Act's fourth open enrollment period starts next week, many Lehigh Valley participants will notice a sharp spike in premiums. In Pennsylvania, the average price for the benchmark second-lowest-cost silver plan for a 27-year-old is going up 53 percent, according to a report issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That's nearly four times the rate of increase nationally.
  • PASS IT ON=> Average 2017 Obamacare Premium Increases in Battleground States

    10/25/2016 3:27:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 20 replies ^ | Oct 25th, 2016
    Barack Obama and Democrats lied for years about how Obamacare would save you money and not affect your health care choices. Obama famously told Americans, “You can keep your plan if you like your plan.” That was probably the most memorable line of his presidency – and it was a bald faced lie. Obamacare was forced into law with 100% of the votes coming from Democratic lawmakers. This week we learned premiums would increase an average of 22% this year. Here are the average increase in premiums in battleground states. -Ohio: 13.12% increase -Florida: 17.40% increase -Pennsylvania: 32.5% increase -Nevada:...
  • Clinton Campaign Schedule between now and Nov 5th

    10/25/2016 12:45:26 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 36 replies
    Campaign website ^ | 10-25-16 | Anti-Hillary
    Here are the latest campaign stops from now until the 5th: 8 in Florida/ 3=Hillary, 2=Tim Kaine, 1=Obama, 1=Jennifer Lopez Concert, 1=Jon BonJovi Concert 8 in North Carolina / 6=Bill, 1=Sen.Warren, 1=Hill&Michelle 6 in Pennsylvania / 2=Kaine, 1=Biden, 1=Sen.Warren, 1=BonJovi Concert, 1=Katy Perry Concert 6 in Ohio / 3=Chelsea, 2=Kaine, 1=The National Concert 3 in Wisconsin / 3=Chelsea 1 in Nevada / Anne Holton 1 in Iowa / Hillary
  • Crazed teens viciously attack college kids for no apparent reason

    10/25/2016 12:54:29 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/25/2016 | Chris Perez
    <p>A slew of vicious, “flash mob”-style attacks at Temple University left at least six students beaten and bloodied over the weekend, along with a cop and a police horse. More than 150 teens, spread out in groups of 20 or 30, descended upon the campus at around 8:30 p.m. Friday — wreaking havoc for nearly two hours before eventually dispersing, according to NBC 10.</p>
  • Sen. Toomey's neighbors' homes hit with anti-GOP graffiti

    10/25/2016 9:56:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 9:44 AM EDT
    Police are investigating anti-Republican graffiti spray-painted on the homes of neighbors of GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. The graffiti sprayed late Saturday or early Sunday says, “Nazi, Slavers, Rapists, Cross-Worshippers == GOP.” Another message says, “Look Out Toomey and Your Neo Nazi Republicans,” and a third says hashtag “Americans Against the Republican Party.” …
  • Nets Silent on Perjury Sentencing of Democrat Attorney General (Penn's Hillary)

    10/25/2016 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/25/16 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The “Big Three” networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) continued their marathon of covering up Democratic scandals and controversies, Monday, by failing to report the prison sentencing of a former Democratic Party “rising star” during their evening broadcasts. “A judge sentenced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday to 10 to 23 months in prison --SNIP-- Kane was also a former staffer on Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 campaign for president. Former President Bill Clinton even endorsed Kane in her election to become the Attorney General stating, “as "a great Democrat who understands that an Attorney General's job is to stand...
  • Open Enrollment In Affordable Care Marketplace Will Bring Unpleasant Changes To Consumers

    10/25/2016 7:39:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | October 24, 2016 9:50 PM | Pat Loeb
    When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period begins next week, customers will see some changes, including fewer choices and higher prices. In Pennsylvania, the number of insurers in the marketplace has gone from 13 to eight. In Philadelphia, just two insurers are left and premiums are expected to rise 53 percent.Aviva Aron-Dine of Health and Human Services says the size of the hike reflects artificially low rates early on. Pennsylvania had among the lowest rates in the nation. …
  • Pennsylvania GOP: State poll watcher law is unconstitutional

    10/24/2016 3:40:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2016 4:25 PM EDT | Errin Haines Whack
    With two weeks to go before the presidential election, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the state’s law regarding poll watchers is unconstitutional. The challenge comes as polls show a tight race between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In recent days on the campaign trail, Trump has warned of “rigged elections” in “other communities” including cities like Philadelphia. The current state law, established in 1937, allows poll watchers to monitor locations only within the county in which they are registered to vote. The lawsuit claims that because some electoral districts...
  • Kathleen Kane gets 10-23 months in jail after tearful plea for leniency (Penn's Hillary)

    10/24/2016 12:23:24 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 83 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | 10/24/2016 | Peter Hall
    Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will spend 10 to 23 months in a county prison for crimes she committed in pursuit of retribution against a political foe, a judge decided Monday. Kane pleaded with a judge to spare her teenage sons the pain of being separated from their mother when she spoke Monday during her sentencing in Montgomery County Court. Kane, convicted in August of two felony counts of perjury and less serious charges of false swearing, obstruction, official oppression and conspiracy, apologized for leaking grand jury secrets in a plot to discredit a foe whom she believed was...
  • A confident Clinton at Penn pushes McGinty's Senate candidacy

    10/22/2016 8:55:17 PM PDT · by palmer · 51 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | OCTOBER 22, 2016 — 11:14 PM EDT | Caitlin McCabe
    Campaigning together for the first time in weeks, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her running-mate Tim Kaine stopped in Philadelphia Saturday night, where they told a crowd that it's time to turn attention to down-ballot races - particularly that of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty. Speaking to a crowd of more than 7,000 on a particularly blustery October night on the University of Pennsylvania's campus, Clinton's focus on down-ballot races marked a new direction in her campaign ...
  • GOP Sues Pennsylvania Over "Poll Watcher" Restrictions

    10/22/2016 7:26:46 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies ^ | Oct 22, 2016
    Pennsylvania has become ground zero for "election rigging" concerns over the past two election cycles. In 2012, Romney's performance in Philadelphia drew a huge amount of suspicion when he received exactly 0 votes in 59 voting divisions within the city. In fact, the vote count within those 59 divisions was an astonishing 19,605 to 0. While no one would argue that many Philadelphia neighborhoods tend to skew democratic, it certainly seems incredibly unlikely that, out of nearly 20,000 voters, not a single person preferred Mitt Romney. Of course, the city also drew heavy criticism after the Black Panthers sent "security"...
  • Clinton, Kaine to appear at rally at Penn on Saturday (Gathering of Privileged Slack'TIVISTs )

    10/22/2016 1:01:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/22/2016 | staff
    Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, are to appear at a nighttime rally tonight at the University of Pennsylvania. The event at the Dunning-Cohen Championship Field at Penn Park is set to begin at 8: 45 p.m. and run until 10. The entrance for the rally is at Paley Bridge on South 33rd Street. Gates will open at 6:15 p.m. You can RSVP here.
  • In Gettysburg, We Need the Pro-Life, Pro-Growth, King-Dollar Donald Trump

    10/22/2016 12:37:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 22, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The Trump campaign has announced that the candidate will deliver a major speech in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 22. He will present his closing arguments for American voters, outlining the steps he will take in his first 100 days to make America great again. I hope it’s his best speech yet. For all his gaffes and misstatements, the fact is this: The race is not over until it’s over. (Even when he means it’s over.) So, as Trump heads into his Gettysburg address, I want to emphasize what he should replay from last week’s debate, and what...
  • Trump promises to sue accusers after election

    10/22/2016 9:41:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 187 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2016 | Robert King
    Donald Trump promised to sue every single woman who accused him of sexual misconduct after the election is over, and blamed the media for using the allegations to attack his campaign. "Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign, total fabrication. The events never happened, never," he said during a rally in Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday.
  • LIVE:3 Trump Rallies! 10/22/2016 Gettyburg, PA 11am Virginia Beach, VA 3pm Cleveland, OH 7 pm ET

    10/22/2016 4:41:49 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 919 replies
    Saturday, October 22, 2016: Donald J. Trump will speak at The Eisenhower Complex in Gettysburg, PA at 11am. Trump will present his Contract With America for the first 100 days of his presidency. The Eisenhower Complex Saturday, October 22, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Virginia Beach, VA at Regent University’s Library Plaza at 3pm. Regent University’s Library Plaza Saturday, October 22, 2016: Donald J. Trump and Governor Mike Pence will hold a rally at the I-X Center in Cleveland, OH. Live coverage begins at 7:00pm ET.
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike agency to pay ex-worker $3.2M in whistleblower suit

    10/21/2016 10:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 7, 2016 | WTAE
    HARRISBURG, Pa. —A judge has ordered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to pay a former worker more than $3 million after finding he was wrongly fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on agency practices. Ralph Bailets sued the turnpike commission and two of its officials over his 2008 termination. He says he was dismissed for questioning a major computer contract, hiring practices and how large trucking firms qualify for E-ZPass discounts. Prosecutors in 2013 used his testimony to file corruption charges against several agency officials. The judge ruled in June that Bailets was wrongly terminated. reports the judge ruled...
  • Trump to Outline ‘First 100 Days’ in Gettysburg Speech Saturday

    10/21/2016 9:44:15 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 53 replies ^ | October 21, 2016
    Donald Trump will appear in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania tomorrow to give a speech meant to outline the agenda for his first 100 days in office.
  • Chinese Americans in More than 20 Cities to Launch “Aerial Campaign” for Donald Trump

    10/21/2016 9:06:01 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 25 replies
    CAFT ^ | October 19, 2016 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 19, 2016 – Phoenix, Arizona — Beginning Saturday, October 22,2016 and in the coming two weeks, in more than 20 cities across USA, airplanes will carry “Chinese Americans for Trump” messages to show Chinese Americans’ support for Donald J. Trump’s campaign for the United States President. This is after their first successful aerial campaign for Trump which took place in Phoenix, Arizona on October 15. 2016. On that day an airplane that carried “AZ Chinese Americans for Trump” message flew across the sky of Greater Phoenix for 4 hours. On October 18, Chinese Americans for...
  • LIVE: 3 Trump Rallies today. Fletcher, NC @ 12pm, Johnstown, PA @ 4pm and Newtown, PA @ 7:30 pm ET.

    10/21/2016 4:21:16 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 550 replies
    Three, three Trump rallies today Fletcher, PA @ noon, Johnstown, PA @ 4 and Newtown, PA @ 7:30pm ET.
  • Anti-Sanctuary Bill Worries Immigration Attorneys

    10/20/2016 3:37:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    It would impose liability on a sanctuary city for crimes committed by an "unauthorized alien" and prevent cities from enacting ordinances that limit government employees' communication with federal authorities regarding an individual's immigration status. It would also withhold state funding from any municipality that does not comply within 90 days of the law's effective date. Thirty-two counties in Pennsylvania have written or unwritten sanctuary policies that they will not honor detainment orders issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according to a Temple University's Beasley School of Law report.
  • Parking boots are being replaced by this yellow monstrosity

    10/20/2016 10:00:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 10-20-2016 | New York Post
    If you haven’t paid your parking tickets you may soon have a face-to-face with “the Barnacle.” The yellow monstrosity, which latches on to the windshield and blocks the driver’s view, rendering the car undriveable, has already begun replacing the parking boot in cities like Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of a 60-day trial that began Sept. 23. The peculiar device is more effective than the boot at immobilizing cars and is easier to install, Kevin Dougherty, president of the New York-based Barnacle Parking Enforcement, told The Barnacle — an opaque piece of plastic held in place...
  • Faculty on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

    10/19/2016 4:21:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 6:47 AM EDT
    Faculty at 14 Pennsylvania state universities went on strike Wednesday morning, affecting more than 100,000 students, after contract negotiations between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the faculty union hit an impasse. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced on its website that its members went on strike at 5 a.m. because no agreement could be reached. The union represents more than 5,000 faculty and coaches across the state, and a walkout was expected to halt classes midsemester. […] This is the first strike in the system’s 34-year history. The union includes faculty from Bloomsburg,...
  • Student found with 10 stamp bags of heroin at Pittsburgh school, authorities say

    10/18/2016 1:39:38 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - An 11th-grade student at University Prep 6-12 school in Pittsburgh was found in possession of 10 stamp bags of heroin, according to a spokeswoman for Pittsburgh Public Schools. Security said they became suspicious of the student when he arrived at school Tuesday morning and appeared to be under the influence. When staff members escorted the student to the office, spokeswoman Ebony Pugh told Channel 11 News that he placed three stamp bags in his mouth. He spit out the stamp bags and was examined by paramedics. The student was released to his parents and will face charges, Pugh...
  • Rubio, Toomey Dispute Trump 'Rigged' Election Claims in Debates

    10/18/2016 1:10:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey became the latest Republicans to speak out against Donald Trump's warnings of a rigged election Monday night. In separate high-stakes debates, the two incumbent U.S. senators each refuted Trump's claim that the results of the 2016 election could be tainted, and both men called for confidence in next month's vote. "Our elections may not always be completely perfect, but they are legitimate, they have integrity and everyone needs to respect the outcome," Toomey said during his debate with challenger Katie McGinty when asked about the Republican presidential nominee's allegations, which he's been repeating...
  • Trump campaign outspending Clinton on TV

    10/18/2016 1:21:37 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2016 | Reid Wilson
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is finally spending more money than Hillary Clinton’s. Trump’s campaign will spend almost $11.7 million on television ads set to run in eleven states this week, topping Clinton’s spending on ads for the first time. The Clinton campaign is spending $10.5 million on advertising in seven states.
  • Snotty Cheerleaders Get A HUGE Dose Of Karma After Being RUDE To Elderly WWII Vet

    10/18/2016 4:24:56 AM PDT · by · 86 replies
    Fury News ^ | October 16, 2016 | DI Staff
    It's always wonderful when karma comes calling at the right time, and for one school principal along with his band of bratty cheerleaders, that day came just at the right time. They thought no one would find out about the sick thing they did to World War II veterans, but once the word got out, the backlash was so enormous, it went on to make national news. On September 30, 12 cheerleaders from Cornell High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, decided to take a knee during the national anthem. While we’ve gotten used to these disgusting displays of disrespect across...
  • Gov. Wolf Says Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims Are ‘Dangerous’

    10/18/2016 10:30:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    CBS local radio ^ | 10-18-16 | kdkamorniningshow
    PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA/AP) – Donald Trump continues to insist that there’s a lot of fraud in the U.S. voting system. Yesterday, Trump lashed out at Republicans who’ve tried to tone him down, calling his own party’s leaders “so naive.” A study by a Loyola Law School professor found that out of 1 billion votes cast in all American elections between 2000 and 2014, there were only 31 known cases of impersonation fraud. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tells the “KDKA Morning News” that Trump’s claims are “dangerous” and that, “It really could undermine the legitimacy of our system.” “We have...
  • Students told term ‘be a man’ represents toxic masculinity

    10/18/2016 6:17:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 18, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    Gettysburg College freshman James Goodman began his first moments of higher education by being lectured by campus leaders about “toxic masculinity,” he tells The College Fix in an interview. Students who “identify as male” were shown a docudrama film about masculinity. The film, titled “The Mask You Live In,” was part of the lessons warning students that the notion of masculinity comes with harmful side effects, he said.
  • In Southwest Pa., the Democratic nominee is the Tea Party Republican

    10/17/2016 6:58:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    Art Halvorson may be the most interesting Democratic nominee for Congress this election—in part because he's really a Tea Party Republican. Halvorson in 2014 ran against pork-barreling Transportation Committee chairman and political legacy Bill Shuster. Shuster is most famous for his relationship with an airline lobbyist, an obvious conflict of interest for a Transpo chairman. Halvorson ran again this year, and lost the GOP primary to Shuster by only 1,200 votes—about 1 percent of the electorate. That same day, however, 1,069 Democratic voters wrote in his name on the Democratic primary ballot. No Democrat had filed to run, and Halvorson...
  • Phila. area faces hefty increases in Affordable Care Act rates

    10/17/2016 4:09:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer via ^ | October 17, 2016 — 6:06 PM EDT | Harold Brubaker
    Because of market turmoil and decisions by United Healthcare and Aetna to withdraw from Affordable Care Act exchanges in Pennsylvania for 2017, the remaining insurer in the Philadelphia area, Independence Blue Cross, has been granted bigger rate increase — 28 percent — than it requested in the spring, the state Insurance Department said Monday. Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller said additional companies beyond United and Aetna were considering ending their ACA individual-exchange businesses in Pennsylvania. If that happened, some counties might have been left without any offerings on the exchange, which is where individuals have to buy plans to qualify for...
  • Quinnipac Swing State polls (CO, PA, FLA & OH)

    10/17/2016 12:17:56 PM PDT · by DarthVader · 83 replies
    Quinnipac Website ^ | 10/17/2016 | Quinnipac University
    COLORADO: Clinton 45 - Trump 37, Johnson 10 FLORIDA: Clinton 48 - Trump 44, Johnson 4 OHIO: Trump 45 - Clinton 45, Johnson 6 PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 47 - Trump 41, Johnson 6 Independent likely voters shift to Democrat Hillary Clinton, giving her the lead over Republican Donald Trump in the critical swing states of Colorado, Florida, and Pennsylvania and moving her into a tie with Trump in Ohio, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
  • Pennsylvania Driver’s Licenses Won’t Be Enough to Board a Plane in 2018

    10/17/2016 12:42:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 17, 2016 | 3:07 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Beginning in January, Pennsylvania residents will no longer be to use their driver’s licenses to enter federal buildings, and one year later, they won’t be able to use their licenses to board a commercial airplane, the Department of Homeland Security wrote in a letter to the Transportation Department, which was released on Thursday. […] That’s because Pennsylvania — and five other states — failed to comply with the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005, a law that called for improved security measures in the wake of 9/11 which would make IDs counterfeit-proof and would store photos and other...
  • Koch brothers' network focusing on GOP Senate, not Trump

    10/17/2016 6:59:21 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 10/17/2016 | JULIE BYKOWICZ
    FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) — To the Republicans in the red "Can't Afford Katie" T-shirts, it's as if Donald Trump doesn't even exist. These activists have been sprinting through Pennsylvania neighborhoods, talking to people about how bad Democrat Katie McGinty would be as a U.S. senator. Here to help save Republican Sen. Pat Toomey — and, more broadly, the party's control of the Senate — are employees and volunteers for Americans for Prosperity, the best-known group financed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch.
  • Hillary Has To Disavow Those Anti-Catholic Emails

    10/16/2016 7:21:49 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies ^ | October 16, 2016 | Christine Flowers
    I'm Christine, I am a Catholic, and I vote. I've often seen bumper stickers that say, "I'm Pro Gun and I Vote," "I'm Pro Choice and I Vote," "I'm Dead and I Still Vote (In Philadelphia)." I'm embarrassed to say that I regarded them with some elitist disdain, confident that I was a better-educated, more open-minded citizen because I couldn't be a one-issue voter. I've come close when that issue is abortion, and I can count on two fingers the pro-choice candidates I've supported in 37 years of voting. But it was only this past week, when I read the...
  • Federal agencies to stop accepting Pa. driver's licenses as proof of identity

    10/15/2016 5:21:26 AM PDT · by chopperman · 46 replies ^ | 13 October 2016 | Michael Walton
    Federal agencies will begin rejecting Pennsylvania driver's licenses and photo IDs as official forms of identification on Jan. 30 unless the state comes into compliance with a national law that sets standards for state-issued IDs.
  • (Vanity) Open Society / Soros Associate Running U. S. Voting Machines

    10/14/2016 11:06:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Is there anyway to call for independent audit of these machines? "Mark Malloch-Brown, a Brit, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Smartmatic international corporation, a so-called 'elections solutions provider' that offers its voting machines, vote counting machines, software and techies to run elections all over the world. Besides his top position at Smartmatic, Mark Malloch-Brown serves in quite a high position (Vice Chairman) at no less of an organization than George Soros' international political meddling outfit, the Open Society Foundation. How do we know this? It's no secret. Mark Malloch-Brown is so proud of his service to George...
  • Pennsylvania Republican Party Registers over 243,000 New Voters: 100,000 Former Democrats

    10/13/2016 12:27:05 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2016 | Katie McMugh
    The surge in Republican registrations is nearly twice the number of newly registered Republicans compared to both the 2008 and 2012 numbers combined,” the Pennsylvania GOP said in a statement, calling their gains “historic.” Since November 2015, the Pennsylvania GOP registered 243,139 new Republican voters.
  • PA Voter Registration Update

    10/13/2016 7:06:35 AM PDT · by Reagan80 · 11 replies
    KDKA-TV ("CBS Local") ^ | 10/12/2016 | KDKA-TV News
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Democrats have switched to Republican since the beginning of the year. What’s more: The Pennsylvania Republican party says more than 240-thousand new voters have joined the party since last November. The state Republican party says that the surge in Republican registrations is nearly twice the number of newly registered Republicans compared to both the 2008 and 2012 numbers combined
  • Trump's Campaign Is 'Pulling Out of Virginia'

    10/12/2016 11:45:18 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 130 replies
    NBC ^ | 10-12-16 | ALEXANDRA JAFFE and ALI VITALI
    Donald Trump's campaign is "pulling out of Virginia," a move that stunned staff in the battleground state, three sources with knowledge of the decision told NBC News. The decision came from Trump's headquarters in New York and was announced on a conference call late Wednesday that left some Republican Party operatives in the state blindsided. Two staffers directly involved in the GOP's efforts in Virginia confirmed the decision. The move to pull out of Virginia shows Trump is "running essentially a four state campaign," with the focus now shifting to battlegrounds critical to his chances in November: Pennsylvania, Florida, North...
  • Haverford School headmaster placed on leave after alleged assault

    10/12/2016 4:52:40 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Mari A. Schaefer
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  • Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Voters Switch From Democrat To Republican

    10/12/2016 3:48:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | 10.12.16 | staff
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Democrats have switched to Republican since the beginning of the year. What’s more: The Pennsylvania Republican party says more than 240-thousand new voters have joined the party since last November. The party says that the surge in Republican registrations is nearly twice the number of newly registered Republicans compared to both the 2008 and 2012 numbers combined. The party says the new numbers come from the Pennsylvania Department of State which shows that 97,607 Democrats have actually switched to Republican.