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  • Antares Rocket Launch Early Monday Could Be Visible Along US East Coast

    05/18/2018 5:54:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 18, 2018 07:28am ET | Chelsea Gohd,
    An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a commercial Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station from Virginia's Eastern Shore before dawn on Monday, and the launch could be visible to potentially millions of spectators along the U.S. East Coast. The Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 4:39 a.m. EDT (0839 GMT) on Monday (May 21) and should be highly visible across the East Coast of the United States, weather permitting. The mission, called OA-9, will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver more than 3 tons of supplies to...
  • Pennsylvania GOP tweets that Fetterman's use of 'jagoff' is profanity

    05/18/2018 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 21 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Two hours ago | Wes Venteicher
    Some Southwestern Pennsylvanians say it every day. But to the state Republican Party, jagoff is a profanity. The party blurred out the word in a tweet posted Wednesday showing a picture of a T-shirt that John Fetterman, the Democratic Party's nominee for lieutenant governor, sold during his campaign. The Pennsylvania Primary Election determined John Fetterman as the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor; Fetterman is endorsed by Bernie Sanders and his rise included selling t-shirts with profanity-laced attacks on President Trump!MORE: https://t.co/1kOou24P7N pic.twitter.com/l6M7zUJivR — PA GOP (@PAGOP) May 16, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Democrat resigns as mayor after allegedly soliciting 'police informant' for sex

    05/18/2018 8:30:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/17/2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A Democratic mayor from Pennsylvania has resigned nearly a month after he was arrested for allegedly soliciting a woman for sex — a woman who turned out to be a police informant. Bloomsburg Mayor Eric Bower, 36, initially claimed the accusations were made up because of his “political position.” He was arrested on April 20 after investigators said he showed up at a Hampton Inn with condoms and $200 in cash. According to the attorney general’s office, the woman, whom Bower solicited for sex that day, was “a Pennsylvania State Police confidential informant.”
  • Philly Election Worker Pleads Guilty To Intimidating Voters; 'You will vote Democrat!'

    05/16/2018 5:13:04 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 32 replies
    CNDnews.net ^ | Monday, May 14, 2018
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A North Philadelphia election worker has pleaded guilty to election fraud during a 2017 special election for a state House seat in the city. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says 59-year-old Thurman George, a machine inspector at Poll 43-7, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to frauds by election officers. George, along with three other election workers, was accused of harassment and intimidation against voters who wanted to vote for candidates of their choice, but not the candidate being pushed by the city’s Democratic Party machine. Minority inspector Calvin Mattox previously pleaded guilty to not meeting the qualifications of...
  • Work on I-70 may not be done on time [PA]

    05/16/2018 12:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | May 15, 2018 | Kathie Warco
    The soggy spring and delays in obtaining the necessary environmental permits may push back the completion date of work to reconstruct Interstate 70 between Beau Street and the Route 519/Eighty Four interchanges. “We are behind schedule,” Scott Faieta, assistant construction engineer for the state Department of Transportation, said Tuesday. “We met last week with the contractor, and it may be necessary to push it back to summer of 2021. It was supposed to be done November 2020.” The contractor for the $117 million project is Lane Construction Co. The work includes widening the highway to three lanes in each direction...
  • Climate Change Means More Landslides In Pittsburgh's Future

    05/10/2018 11:40:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Pittsburgh's NPR News Station ^ | May 10, 2018 | By SARAH BODEN
    In Spring Hill, early 20th Century houses look out over cinematic views of downtown Pittsburgh. The front of 36-year-old resident Randal Miller’s home appears fine, but the back is a mess. Part of it was slammed by a landslide this February. Landslides have always been an issue for the city due to its steep hills, clay soil and narrow valleys, but they usually occur in late spring and early early summer. Winter is typically Pittsburgh’s driest period, which is good, because the soil at that time is very wet as plants have yet to sprout and pull water from the...
  • GOP 'Flips' 48th District in PA Special Election

    05/16/2018 5:08:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    observer.com ^ | May 15, 2018
    Republican Tim O’Neal cracked the 4,000-vote threshold in Washington County’s 48th Legislative District, according to unofficial returns from the Washington County elections office, and declared victory. O’Neal, a veteran of the Afghanistan War who earned a “V” for valor and a Bronze Star, advertised this in contrast to that of Mitchell, an attorney, whom he portrayed playing the video game “Call of Duty.”
  • O’Neal flips HD-48 in special election. (GOP pickup!)

    05/16/2018 5:03:57 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 17 replies
    Observer-Reporter ^ | 5/15/2018 | Observer-Reporter
    Republican Tim O’Neal cracked the 4,000-vote threshold in Washington County’s 48th Legislative District, according to unofficial returns from the Washington County elections office, and declared victory. O’Neal continued to hold his lead with 4,534 votes to Democrat Clark Mitchell Jr.’s 3,743. Libertarian Demo Agoris trailed with 135.
  • Helen Tai Wins Special Election For PA's 178th District

    05/16/2018 4:27:08 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 33 replies
    New Hope Patch ^ | 16 May 2018 | Kara Seymour
    Democrat Helen Tai defeated Republican Wendi Thomas in a special election to represent Pennsylvania's 178th District in Harrisburg. The 178th district includes Northampton, New Hope, Upper Makefield, Wrightstown and Solebury. The special election was held to determine who will finish out former state Rep. Scott Petri's remaining term for the rest of the year. Tai, the chair of the Solebury Township Supervisors, flipped the seat to the Democrats. Petri, a Republican, resigned at the end of 2017. Tai defeated Thomas, a former member of the Council Rock School Board. According to unofficial vote totals, Tai won by 96 votes. She...
  • Pennsylvania Primary Election Results

    05/15/2018 5:48:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    Pennsylvania Primary Election Results By THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • Five Pennsylvania primaries to watch on Tuesday

    05/15/2018 7:42:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    thehill ^ | 05/15/2018 | Lisa Hagen & Ben Kamisar
    Pennsylvania candidates will face off for the first time under the state’s new congressional map in primaries on Tuesday, as Democrats eye several seats they believe can deliver them the House majority in November. Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Court struck down the old map in January, just months ahead of the May primaries, ruling that the districts were gerrymandered by Republicans. The new lines imposed by the court present several opportunities for Democratic pickups, especially around Philadelphia’s suburbs. Tuesday also offers an opportunity for female candidates to make inroads and potentially get one step closer to breaking into Pennsylvania’s all-male congressional...
  • Pennsylvania Dem deletes tweets blasting progressives, praising Trump

    05/12/2018 2:10:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WKBT-TV ^ | May 12, 2018 | Andrew Kaczynski, CNN
    A Democrat running for a US House seat in Pennsylvania offered praise for then-President-elect Donald Trump, called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign and said progressives "are the least tolerant of anyone who disagrees with them" in a series of now-deleted tweets. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is running to replace retiring Republican Rep. Charlie Dent in what is now Pennsylvania's 7th District. Morganelli, who is a centrist Democrat running in a crowded field of six primary candidates, is backed by United Together, a group with reported ties with the bipartisan organization No Labels, and longtime Clinton associate...
  • Nervous GOP urges McCain to attack (Flashback)

    05/11/2018 6:13:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | September 30, 2008 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MIKE ALLEN
    John McCain’s fade in recent polls, combined with a barrage of negative news coverage during the financial crisis, has leading Republican activists around the country worrying about his prospects and urging his campaign to become much more aggressive against Barack Obama in the remaining month before Election Day. A flurry of new polls shows Barack Obama gaining in several battleground states – most notably Florida, Pennsylvania and swing states throughout the West. Officials worry early voting, which is under way in important states such as Ohio, is likely to favor Obama in this toxic political climate.
  • Don’t Try to Blackmail Us on Nafta, Mr. President

    05/11/2018 5:23:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 10, 2018 | Pat Toomey
    The Trump administration will soon unveil a “new” North American Free Trade Agreement. U.S. trade negotiators have sought, among other things, to limit its duration, impose new domestic content requirements on certain products, and weaken investor legal protections. Even with these protectionist features, congressional Democrats are unlikely to vote for President Trump’s Nafta 2.0. He will need the support of pro-trade Republicans like me to ensure passage of any new agreement. To pressure us into voting for an agreement that diminishes free trade, some in the administration suggest offering a grim choice: either approve a diminished Nafta, or the president...
  • Nurse charged in death of H. R. McMaster Sr. at Cathedral Village

    05/10/2018 11:19:35 AM PDT · by katnip · 31 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 05/10/2018 | Harold Brubaker
    The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on Thursday charged a licensed practical nurse with involuntary manslaughter in the April 13 death of Herbert R. McMaster Sr. in the nursing home at Cathedral Village, in the Upper Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Christann S. Gainey, 30, was also charged with neglect of a care-dependent person and tampering with records for allegedly failing to provide appropriate care to McMaster, the father of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster Jr., after he fell in his room and hit his head, according to an eight-page criminal complaint.
  • Cumberland County commissioners push for widening of I-81 near Carlisle to three lanes

    05/09/2018 7:16:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Carlisle Sentinel ^ | May 3, 2018 | Naomi Creason and Sentinel Staff
    After a series of crashes on Interstate 81 in the Carlisle area in April, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Thursday approved a resolution that asks PennDOT to prioritize and expedite plans to widen the highway to three lanes in each direction across the county. Commissioners said the current design of the ramps and two-lanes of traffic no longer supports the number of vehicles traveling the interstate. “Interstate 81, along with the Pennsylvania Turnpike, brings tremendous economic opportunity. But the interstate also poses safety concerns as traffic volume increases and congestion worsens,” the board said in a joint statement. “In...
  • Flashback: Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump? (Schneiderman article from 2/2017)

    05/07/2018 8:03:59 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 03, 2017 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    “I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.” It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald Trump impression, puckering his lips into a duck face, scrunching up his nose and lowering his voice into something that resembles the president’s outer-borough growl. Schneiderman is recalling his meeting with Trump in 2010. Back then, Schneiderman was running for attorney general of New York, and Trump was still in his pre-birther, reality TV host phase. Trump had donated money to one of Schneiderman’s opponents in the Democratic...
  • Surprise: Stormy Daniels Is Dancing at the Penthouse Club This Week

    05/06/2018 6:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | May 6, 2018 | Victor Fiorillo
    Back in March, we told you that adult entertainer Stormy Daniels would be doing her thing at Club Risque in November, but now we’ve learned that she’s going to be performing at the Penthouse Club on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The just-announced Stormy Daniels appearance at the Penthouse Club on Castor Avenue is scheduled to take place a couple of days after she made headlines for her surprise cameo on Saturday Night Live. Later this week, Penthouse magazine will release a special Stormy Daniels collector’s issue, so she’s doing a publicity tour — as if she needs more...
  • Rosie O’Donnell’s Campaign Donations To Dems Went Over Legal Limit

    05/05/2018 8:07:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/05/18 | Anna Sanders
    Rosie O’Donnell made illegally over-sized campaign donations to at least five Democratic federal candidates, according to a Post analysis of campaign filings. The liberal comedian has regularly broken Federal Election Commission rules limiting the total any one person can give to an individual candidate at $2,700 per election. The limit applies separately to primaries, runoffs and general elections. “Nothing nefarious,” the outspoken star and Donald Trump arch-nemesis wrote in an email to the Post. “I was not choosing to over donate. “If 2700 is the cut off — [candidates] should refund the money,” she wrote. “I don’t look to see...
  • Operation Jade Helm 2015

    05/03/2018 8:21:15 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 28 replies
    (Vanity) | 3 May 2018 | areukiddingme1
    How many of you recall back in the summer of 2015, starting on July 15 and ending on September 15 the Obama Administration authorizing the conduct of operation Jade Helm 15 -- For many of us, this was a time when we really questioned the administration and their intentions for conducting such an exercise -- In light of all the abuses of power that we are discovering about the Obama Administration, our concerns appear to be valid. Just how far would Obama have directed the U.S. Military to go? What if hitlery had won, what was obama and hitlery willing...