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  • Twitter Censors Drudge Tweet of Trump 2020 Slogan as ‘Sensitive Material’

    03/16/2018 7:13:13 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 Mar 2018 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Twitter is hiding a tweet from the official Drudge Report account that features President Trump’s 2020 campaign slogan, “Keep America Great.” .@Twitter censors @realDonaldTrump’s 2020 campaign slogan as “sensitive material” ὄ @DRUDGE_REPORT @dcexaminer — Amanda House (@AmandaLeeHouse) March 11, 2018 When Twitter users navigate to the page of the Drudge Report with their “sensitive content” filter enabled, they are unable to see the Drudge Report’s full tweet. For new Twitter users, the “sensitive content” filter is enabled automatically and has to manually switched off. Instructions on how to do this can be found at the bottom of this piece....
  • Philly DA tells prosecutors seek lighter sentences, estimate costs of incarceration (Soros Toadie)

    03/16/2018 11:47:32 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 03/16/2018 | Chris Palmer
    Offer shorter prison sentences in plea deals. Decline certain classes of criminal charges. And explain, on the record, why taxpayers should fork over thousands of dollars per year to incarcerate people. Those are some of the instructions that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has outlined for the office’s 300 prosecutors — perhaps the boldest set of policies yet of his busy two-month tenure, and in line with his campaign promise to reduce the number of people behind bars. --SNIP-- The cost of imprisoning a criminal — estimated by Krasner’s office to be at least $42,000 annually — is roughly equivalent...
  • Democrats Can Take the House, if They Just Pick Conor Lamb Over Hillary Clinton

    03/16/2018 6:35:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | MIchael Barone
    What if they held a special election and nobody won? That's more or less what happened in southwestern Pennsylvania, in the special election to fill the vacancy in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District. Democrat Conor Lamb narrowly defeated Republican Rick Saccone -- by 627 votes out of 228,378 counted -- in a district held by Republican Tim Murphy since 2003. More to the point, the district was carried by a 20-point margin by Republican Donald Trump in 2016 and by a 58-41 percent margin by Republican Mitt Romney in 2012. Lamb's margin seems likely to hold up under a possible recount,...
  • GOP Consultants Gleeful Over Pennsylvania Loss

    03/15/2018 5:56:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | March 15, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab sound bite No. 3. Mike Murphy, Republican consultant extraordinaire — this is the guy that ran Jeb Bush’s campaign, hundred thousand dollars, got three delegates, he and Mark McKinnon are the two probably most prominent Republican consultants out there. They’re both on CNN last night with — well, I don’t know if they both were on with Don Lemon or not, but the first one is Murphy on CNN Tonight. And he says the problem that the Republicans have in the November elections is Trump, Trump, Trump, that’s the problem, and it’s a problem the Republicans just cannot...
  • Donald Trump: Conor Lamb Campaigned Like Me But Will Vote with Nancy Pelosi

    03/15/2018 5:59:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump praised Conor Lamb, the winner of the Congressional special election in Pennsylvania, for running a smart campaign on his agenda. “He said very nice things about me. I kept saying, is he a Republican? He sounded like a Republican to me,” Trump said. “But I guess when you’re popular in a certain area, that’s probably a good tactic.” Trump made his remarks during a closed-door fundraiser in Missouri on Wednesday evening. Audio of his remarks leaked to several media outlets. “It’s a pretty smart race, actually,” Trump admitted. “But he ran and he ran on that basis....
  • College Student Booted From Class for Insisting There Are Only Two Genders

    03/15/2018 2:39:12 PM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 March 2018 | Dave Bohon
    A student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania was kicked out of a religious studies course when he stood up in class to argue that, biologically, there are only two genders. As reported by Campus Reform, Religious Studies major Lake Ingle was in a class February 28 that included a video lecture by “transgender woman” Paula Stone Williams, a man who used to be a prominent pastor and church planter before deciding that he felt more comfortable as a woman.
  • One Lesson Of The PA-18 Race: Throwing Nancy Pelosi Under The Bus Helps the Democrat

    03/15/2018 2:18:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2018 | John Sexton
    The PA-18 race isn’t over yet (there could still be a recount), but even the prospect of a narrow win by Democratic candidate Conor Lamb is being taken as a sign by Democrats looking for a path to victory in 2018. Republicans spent millions on ads tying Lamb to Nancy Pelosi. That attempt to nationalize the race and tie the Dem candidate to the unpopular party leader has worked for Republicans in the past. But this time, Lamb came out of the gate distancing himself from Pelosi, saying he would not support her for Speaker if Democrats took back...
  • WOW! Republicans Say PA Voting Machines ‘Miscalibrated’, Saccone Votes Changed To Lamb

    03/15/2018 2:00:50 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 15, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    On Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s 18th district held a special election in which Democrat Conor Lamb is widely believed to have edged out his Republican rival Rick Saccone. While absentee votes are still being counted, Republicans are raising concerns that some voting machines were “miscalibrated,” which led to votes being switched from Saccone to Lamb.
  • GOP Cites Numerous Issues at Polling Sites Ahead of Likely Pennsylvania Recount (Rat cheating alert)

    03/15/2018 11:37:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 14, 2018 | Brent Scher
    Republicans are citing numerous problems at polling sites in Tuesday's special election in Pennsylvania, which remains too close to officially call but appears to be trending toward an extremely narrow victory for Democrat Conor Lamb. [Snip] Among the listed concerns are "miscalibrated" voting machines in Allegheny County, the only county of four in the district that went for Lamb, according to the source, who said there have been many reports of voters who intended to vote for Saccone ending up casting a ballot for Lamb. Furthermore, Republicans say their attorneys were ejected from polling sites as the absentee ballots were...
  • Poconos gunmaker's vision: an AR-15 for every American

    03/15/2018 7:23:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 03/15/2018 | Jason Nark
    An AR-15 semiautomatic rifle sits perched on a rack, higher than all the other things that decorate Justin Moon’s office in the Poconos. He built the rifle himself, and it rests above his diplomas from Harvard and the University of Miami and shelves jammed with thick economics textbooks and business guides. Last week he sat at a desk beneath it, discussing a dead-serious plan to make that black gun even more ubiquitous in America. “I mean, every American should really have an AR,” Moon said. “It’s America’s rifle.” ---SNIP--- Moon’s hatred of communism and socialism has direct roots in North...
  • GOP Says Voting Machines 'Miscalibrated' in District Lamb Won, Saccone Votes Switched to Lamb

    03/15/2018 5:45:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 159 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 03/15/18 | Chris Menahan
    Serious shenanigans may have gone down in Pennsylvania's special election on Tuesday. From the Washington Free Beacon:Lamb currently leads Republican Rick Saccone by just 627 votes and there are still absentee and provisional ballots that have not been tabulated, but Republicans are already preparing for the likely recount and even a possible lawsuit regarding issues at polling sites, according to a Republican source familiar with the deliberations. "We're actively investigating three instances and likely to file court action on them," the source said. Among the listed concerns are "miscalibrated" voting machines in Allegheny County, the only county of four in...
  • Paul Ryan: Dem lead in Pa. congressional race is 'wake-up call'

    03/14/2018 2:59:45 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 49 replies
    AOL ^ | 3/14/2018 | DENIS SLATTERY
    Ryan told House Republicans on Wednesday they need to “get to work,” fundraise and not be caught off guard heading into the midterm campaign season after Democrat Conor Lamb appeared to edge past his GOP opponent in a closely watched special congressional election.
  • Pennsylvania special election will be decided by absentee ballots

    03/14/2018 3:06:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 14, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    According to the Pennsylvania secretary of state's tally, Democrat Conor Lamb leads Republican Richard Saccone by 579 votes, less than half the total of 1,372 votes received by the Libertarian candidate. The razor-thin 0.26% lead could vanish if Saccone manages to get a little over 60% of the absentee votes that remain to be counted. Allegheny County's absentee ballots are included in that count, but the absentee ballots in the three other counties in the district have yet to be counted: 1,195 in Washington County, 1,808 in Westmoreland County, and 203 in Greene County, for a total of 3,204 absentee...
  • Vanity - NY Times has Saccone winning by 62% & then scraps prediction, suddenly....Election fraud?

    03/14/2018 2:49:46 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Last evening I began watching the PA-18th-CD election returns on the New York Times newspaper election results site...which is by far the best in the business for election reporting and background information. As the initial election returns flowed in, the Times indicated that, though the race was very close, it appeared like Conon Lamb would eke out a victory scoring 52%-48% over Rick Saccone. Then about fifteen minutes later, the Times suddenly changed its prediction to Saccone winning by a 62%-38% over Lamb. The Times said that they had information as to voting patterns in the Conservative counties, indicating a...
  • Ed Rendell: Progressive Dems Should Back Dems Like Lamb (Elite Progs on Notice)

    03/14/2018 2:39:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 03/13/2018 | Joe Crowe
    Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania as well as former mayor of Philadelphia, said that progressive Democrats should support moderate Democrats such as Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate in the Tuesday special election in Pennsylvania for an open House seat. "Conor Lamb is a lesson to us as a party. Conor Lamb ran as a conservative Democrat, certainly a moderate.
  • Pennsylvania special election may see recount; Lamb, Saccone locked in razor-thin fight

    03/14/2018 9:42:12 AM PDT · by smileyface · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 14, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    It could come down to a recount. Democrat Conor Lamb has already declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s special House election, but Republicans say they aren’t giving up until every vote is counted. The contest has still not been called, but Lamb leads Saccone by a few hundred votes. There’s no mandatory recount for a federal race in Pennsylvania, but Republicans have the option of petitioning for one. "This race is too close to call and we’re ready to ensure that every legal vote is counted,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Matt Gorman said late Tuesday. “Once they...
  • Republicans are panicking after a Democrat just cleaned up in a deep-red PA district

    03/14/2018 7:49:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 180 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2018 | Allan Smith
    Republicans are panicked after Democrat Conor Lamb closed in on a victory over Republican Rick Saccone in a Pennsylvania congressional district that went for President Donald Trump by 20 points in 2016. That Lamb could perform so well in a district that overwhelmingly supported Trump and had sent a Republican to Congress without much contention for the better part of two decades signaled major challenges for the party as it seeks to maintain its congressional majorities in this year's midterm elections. "It's really hard to see how anyone looks at the factors Republicans are facing at this time, and the...
  • Why It Doesn't Matter Who the Winner Is in PA-18

    03/14/2018 6:27:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    As of this writing, Democrat Conor Lamb is clinging to a lead of roughly 600 votes in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. There are probably not enough uncounted votes out there for Republican Rick Saccone to pull out the win. It also really doesn’t matter much, one way or the other (unless you are a Democrat living in the 18th who feels strongly about having a Democrat represent you in Washington). Here’s why: The House is increasingly polarized. There was a time that a narrowed House majority for a party would make for interesting politics in Washington,...
  • The Note: In Pennsylvania’s special election, an expensive lesson for Republicans

    03/14/2018 5:15:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    More than $10 million, a visit by President Donald Trump, the mobilization of the GOP army … all to buy a tie? It’s not just any tie. Republicans fought to almost (but not quite) even in a district Trump carried by nearly 20 points in 2016, and where Democrats had stopped bothering to even field House candidates in recent cycles. Plus, the district won’t even exist this time next year. Whether Conor Lamb assumes a seat in Congress is almost secondary at this point. He already showed that that red can turn purple and purple can turn close to blue,...
  • Democrat Conor Lamb declares victory in Pa. special election

    03/13/2018 11:17:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 96 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | Ben Kamisar
    CANONSBURG, PA — Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory early Wednesday morning in his razor-tight bid for a Pittsburgh-area House special election, although the race hasn't yet been called. The seat, which voted for President Trump in 2016 by a 20-point margin, was once considered an easy win for Republicans. But Lamb currently leads Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone by 579 ballots, with some absentee ballots outstanding. "It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it. You did it," Lamb told supporters at his election night party shortly before 1 a.m., after he was introduced as "congressman-elect." "We...