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  • Santorum: "I Was Basically Pro-Choice All My Life, Until I Ran for Congress" (1995)

    03/17/2012 11:01:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 232 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | December 1995 | Eric Konigsberg
    IN THE SUMMER OF 1989, Rick Santorum and a fellow associate at the Pittsburgh law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart left work to drive to Three Rivers Stadium for the firm's annual softball game. Sitting behind the wheel, Santorum popped in a tape, and on came the reedy voice of a man lecturing as if to a classroom. “Listen,” Santorum said. “Newt Gingrich.” “Who the hell is Newt Gingrich?” the co-worker asked. Santorum explained that Gingrich was a congressman from Georgia, and that he was the guy to listen to if you were considering a future in politics. “At the...
  • Police: Family chanted, disrobed at Pa. school

    03/16/2012 4:44:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2012
    UPPER DARBY, Pa. - Authorities say four family members were arrested after stripping naked outside a suburban Philadelphia high school and chanting "God is great." Upper Darby police say it happened around 1 p.m. Friday in a parking lot outside school.
  • Photo ID Only First Step in Fighting Voter Fraud

    03/16/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2012 | Nicole S. Marrone
    Enforcing voting law is a further problem. Also read: Armed Americans Revolt Against Voter Fraud A solution in search of a problem? A modern-day poll tax? The rhetoric of the Democrats in Pennsylvania and elsewhere with regards to photo identification requirements on Election Day is absurdist. Those in favor of a requirement to show photo identification at the polls are being labeled evil Republicans seeking to suppress turnout, discriminate against the elderly, and racists. Are we tired of this yet? However, does anyone really believe that requiring a photo id on Election Day is going to change the outcome...
  • David Frum - Conservatives: Do You Really Want to Do This to Your Party? (Santorum)

    03/14/2012 8:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 14, 2012 | David Frum
    After tonight, Newt Gingrich has to be considered finished. You don't get to be the nominee if you don't win primaries, and if Gingrich can't win Alabama and Mississippi, it's hard to imagine any other state in the country where he can win. While Gingrich may remain some kind of factor, in almost every remaining state, this race devolves to a Romney-Santorum battle. That's great news for Santorum, who has been hoping and yearning for a two-man race. It's acceptable news for Romney, who knows that party donors and insiders dread a Santorum candidacy as likely to lead to a...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett signs voter ID into law (Pennsylvania)

    03/14/2012 6:59:32 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 29 replies
    Newsworks.org ^ | 3/14/12 | Mary Wilson
    After three days of floor debate, the Pennsylvania House has passed a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls. Governor Tom Corbett signed the bill into law Wednesday night. Opponents call it a "poll tax," while supporters insist it's "common sense." Counties are being told about the upcoming changes, according to Ron Ruman, a spokesman for the Department of State. For the April 24 primary election, poll workers are supposed to request, but not require, that voters show photo identification. "And then we're asking that the poll worker hand that voter a small sheet of paper which...
  • Lindsey Graham blasts Newt Gingrich on Afghanistan(Rino not happy about wanting out of Afghan)

    03/14/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/13/2012 | By Ed O'Keefe
    A clearly miffed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called on Newt Gingrich and other Republican presidential candidates Tuesday to temper their remarks on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, warning they run the risk of dividing the GOP and emboldening the Taliban. Graham, a vocal defender of military action in Afghanistan and previous operations in Iraq, said he was “very disappointed” with the former House speaker’s recent comments that the United States no longer has “the willpower or the capacity to do the things you have to do to fundamentally change” Afghanistan.
  • Arlen Specter Feels Betrayed After Betrayal

    03/12/2012 2:17:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 03/12/2012 | By W. JAMES ANTLE, III
    The Hill is reporting on some tibdits from Arlen Specter's forthcoming new memoir, Life Among the Cannibals. Specter feels that Democratrs used him to pass health care reform and then didn't follow through on their promises to help him win his primary. "I realized that the president and his advisers were gun-shy about supporting my candidacy after being stung by Obama's failed rescue attempts for New Jersey governor Jon Corzine and Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley. They were reluctant to become victims of a trifecta," he writes.The snub was made all the more painful by Obama flying over Philadelphia en...
  • Pittsburgh distillery to host whiskey tastings, now legal in Pa.

    03/11/2012 6:09:19 PM PDT · by lightman · 19 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 11 March AD 2012 | KEVIN BEGOS
    PITTSBURGH—You've probably heard of wine tastings. Now, whiskey tastings are legal in Pennsylvania too. A new state law allows small distilleries to give samples to visitors and sell bottles of their spirits directly to the public. That's big news for Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh, which opened to the public on Friday. The distillery is named after Philip Wigle, who burned down the home of a federal tax collector in the 1790s and helped lead the Whiskey Rebellion, a major test of George Washington's presidency. The rebels objected to one of the first federal taxes—on distilled spirits. Revenue from the taxes...
  • Multiple victims in Pa. psych clinic shooting

    03/08/2012 1:06:42 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 66 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/8/2012 | KDKA
    Two people are reportedly dead and several are wounded in a shooting at a psychiatric clinic at the University of Pittsburgh, CBS station KDKA reports. Police were looking for a gunman.
  • GOP Congressman's Daughter Tweeted About Contraception, Media Descends

    03/06/2012 6:12:16 AM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CMR ^ | March 5, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    A pro-life Congressman in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood has six children, one of whom tweeted that she was picking up contraception at Planned Parenthood. Now the media, which is currently, obsessed with lecturing conservatives on civility in the discussion of contraception and religious liberty, is descending and dragging the Congressman's daughter into the spotlight. Roll Call's "Heard on the Hill" column reports:Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R) has six kids, and HOH has a favorite! Her name is Maggie Fitzpatrick, and she’s a young co-ed and a prolific tweeter without a filter. Her tweets chronicle the life of an average...
  • Senators press to allow Syrians to stay in US amid violence in home country

    03/03/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2012 | unattributed (AP?)
    Several Democratic senators are calling on the Obama administration to allow Syrians who are already in the United States to stay, at least temporarily, out of concern it would be "too dangerous" for them to return home. The senators want President Obama to invoke what's known as "temporary protected status" for thousands of Syrians in the U.S. The designation typically is given to foreign nationals whose home countries are beset by war or natural disaster and who could face harm should they return. The senators argued that Syrians in the U.S. are in just that kind of predicament, as Syrian...
  • Five PA coal-fueled power plants to close due to Obama administration regulation

    03/01/2012 12:10:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 26+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    We get on President Obama’s case for neglecting to keep his campaign promises, so it’s only fair to note when he fulfills them. In January 2008, Obama promised to bankrupt coal-fired power plants with his new environmental regulations. Consider this a promise kept: GenOn Energy Inc. plans to close five of its older coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania over the next four years.The company, based in Houston, said Wednesday that tough new environmental rules make it unprofitable to operate the plants, which generate a total of 3,140 megawatts of electricity. The plants are in Portland, Shawville, Titus, New Castle and...
  • Penn Judge: Muslims Allowed to Attack People for Insulting Mohammad

    02/27/2012 7:40:00 PM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 42 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Jonathon Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, reports on a disturbing case in which a state judge in Pennsylvania threw out an assault case involving a Muslim attacking an atheist for insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Judge Mark Martin, an Iraq war veteran and a convert to Islam, threw the case out in what appears to be an invocation of Sharia law.
  • Geller Exclusive in the Daily Caller: Hundreds of threats for assault victim in

    02/29/2012 8:02:00 AM PST · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/27/2012 | Pam Geller
    (Extended title) ...case dismissed by Quran-minded judge There are a number of breaking developments in the exclusive I wrote for the Daily Caller, today. Don't miss it. Go here.
  • Pa. Court: Judge Uses Sharia Law to Free Muslim Assailant

    02/29/2012 7:54:41 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 February 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    In a shocking case out of Pennsylvania, an American judge has thrown out an assault charge against a Muslim immigrant based on Sharia law. The assault victim was the head of the Pennsylvania chapter of American Atheists, Ernest Perce V, who was marching in a Halloween parade as “Zombie Mohammed” next to a fellow atheist dressed as “Zombie Pope.” The former depiction didn’t sit well with Muslim onlooker Talag Elbayomy, who then attacked Mr. Perce. And with an admission of guilt by the assailant and video of the incident, it should have been an open-and-shut case. But that’s not how...
  • Lieberman to Iran: Negotiate or expect strike

    02/25/2012 6:57:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | February 25, 2012
    Sen. Joe Lieberman is leading a congressional move to push U.S. policy toward a more belligerent stance against Iran by urging President Obama to take action to "prevent the Iranian government from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability." The key policy change would shift the U.S. objective from preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons to that of preventing Iran from having the "capability" to make the weapons. The resolution is sponsored by Lieberman, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., and signed onto by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and 28 other senators.
  • Muslim Admits to Attacking Atheist; Muslim Judge Dismisses Case

    02/24/2012 5:53:15 AM PST · by LSUfan · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Opposing Views ^ | 22 February 2012 | Al Stefanelli
    The Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, Inc., Mr. Ernest Perce V., was assaulted by a Muslim while participating in a Halloween parade. Along with a Zombie Pope, Ernest was costumed as Zombie Muhammad. The assault was caught on video, the Muslim man admitted to his crime and charges were filed in what should have been an open-and-shut case. That’s not what happened, though. The defendant is an immigrant and claims he did not know his actions were illegal, or that it was legal in this country to represent Muhammad in any form. To add insult to injury, he also...
  • Campaigning Against the Modern World (longtime PA reporter outlines why Santorum is angry)

    02/25/2012 7:16:36 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/24/2012 | Tom Ferrick, Jr.
    As a journalist who covered Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania for years, I can understand the Tea Party’s infatuation with him. It’s his anger. It is in perfect synch with the constituency he is wooing. Even at the height of his political success, when he had a lot to be happy about, Santorum was an angry man. I found it odd. I was used to covering politicians who had good dispositions — or were good at pretending they had good dispositions. Santorum was different... People who don’t know him — and just see the angry Rick — don’t realize what a...
  • Sharia Law In Pennsylvania

    02/25/2012 2:05:08 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    Power Line ^ | Feburary 24, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    (Andy McCarthy's) post on a criminal prosecution in Pennsylvania that was dismissed based on an application of sharia law and a recognition of the special, privileged status of Islam is the most chilling thing I have read in quite a while. This is Andy’s account of the events that led to the prosecution: The victim, [atheist activist] Ernest Perce, wore a “Zombie Mohammed” costume and pretended to walk among the dead (in the company of an associate who was the “Zombie Pope” — and who, you’ll be shocked to learn, was not assaulted). The assailant, Talag Elbayomy, a Muslim immigrant,...
  • US Judge rules Muslims have a right to assault people who offend them

    02/24/2012 1:03:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 116 replies
    Human Events ^ | 02/24/2012 | John Hayward
    Unbelievable. Yes, this happened HERE. People who are concerned about the spread of Muslim sharia law into American jurisprudence used to be dismissed as alarmists. That won’t happen again for a while, thanks to a Pennsylvania judge who just dismissed assault charges against a Muslim who was videotaped attacking a man dressed as “Zombie Muhammad” during a Halloween parade. The judge, who is a Muslim, didn’t even care to see the videotape, because the assault was entirely justified under sharia law, so the First Amendment doesn’t apply. In fact, the beaten Zombie Muhammad should just be thankful he wasn’t killed,...