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  • Pennsylvania sued over 'restrictive' deadline for absentee ballot returns (ACLU)

    11/14/2018 7:46:27 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 11/14/2018 | Julian Routh
    Voting rights advocates on Tuesday sued Pennsylvania over its deadlines to cast absentee ballots in elections, asking the commonwealth to overturn what they call "one of the most restrictive" deadlines in the country and alleging it disenfranchises eligible voters. The plaintiffs, nine of whom are residents who applied for absentee ballots on time but missed the state's deadline for returning them, are asking the court to rule the deadline unconstitutional — in violation of the state constitution's guarantee of "free and equal" elections and equal protections under the law.
  • Federal judge Conaboy dies in Pennsylvania at age 93

    11/13/2018 10:09:19 AM PST · by Jaysin · 10 replies
    WITF ^ | 11-9-2018 | The Associated Press
    (Scranton) -- Senior U.S. District Judge Richard P. Conaboy has died at a Pennsylvania hospital. He was 93. His son-in-law Larry Moran, Sr., says Conaboy passed away Friday morning at Scranton Regional Hospital. He says Conaboy died with his wife holding his hand and surrounded by his 12 children. He didn't give a cause of death. He says his father-in-law was a "great man." The Times-Tribune reports former Vice President Joe Biden, also a Scranton native, visited Conaboy in the hospital on Sunday. Conaboy was nominated by President Jimmy Carter in May 1979 to the U.S. District Court for the...
  • Pollster Who Got It Right in 2016 Does It Again

    11/12/2018 6:00:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    real Clear Politics ^ | November 10, 2018
    Robert Cahaly, senior strategist for the Trafalgar Group, made a name for himself in 2016 by being the only pollster to correctly show Donald Trump with a lead in Michigan and Pennsylvania -- two key states he carried -- heading into Election Day. (He did not poll Wisconsin, another surprising win for Trump.) Cahaly also showed Trump ahead in North Carolina and Florida, both of which he won, securing his improbable 304-227 Electoral College victory over Hillary Clinton. Cahaly managed to pick up support for Trump that all other pollsters missed by employing a unique method that sought to measure...
  • George W. Bush, Laura Bush to be honored in Philadelphia for work with vets(Biden Bush Lovefest)

    11/11/2018 11:31:08 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    <p>Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush are this year's recipients of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for their commitment to veterans.</p> <p>Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to present the award to the couple at the Philadelphia history museum on Sunday, which is also Veterans Day.</p>
  • Hundreds of items belonging to legendary 1970s Philly mayor Frank Rizzo are up for grabs

    11/09/2018 10:59:24 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 12 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | November 8, 2018 | AP
    Hundreds of items belonging to legendary 1970s Philly mayor Frank Rizzo are up for grabs on Black Friday, including his monogrammed clock, Rolodex and a signed picture of Nixon The home of the loved and loathed former Philadelphia mayor and police chief Frank Rizzo is for sale Rizzo's estate sale starts Black Friday, November 23, and will feature hundreds of items Items include his billy club, Rolodex, Italian-made furniture and a signed picture of Richard Nixon Aside from trinkets and paperwork from the papal visit in 1976, everything must go
  • Dems Warn in Multiple States: We’ll Know If You Don’t Vote, and So Will Your Neighbors

    11/06/2018 2:14:59 PM PST · by kevcol · 81 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 6, 2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Individuals in at least three states have received literature from Democratic campaigns, organizations, or state parties warning that their voter records are public information. In one of those states, residents received documents that reveal if their immediate neighbors have voted in past elections. The language used on all three of the documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show that a unified theme of "who you vote for is private, but whether or not you vote is public record" has been used throughout in an apparent attempt to push voters to the polls.
  • York Co. woman: I am joining the caravan at our southern border to welcome refugees

    11/06/2018 1:37:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 108 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 3:17 p.m. ET Nov. 6, 2018 | Carol Stowell
    I plan to volunteer at our Southern Border to help welcome and support refugees who are legally coming here to seek asylum. Why? Because I want these refugees to know that most Americans do care about them. I have watched with horror as leaders like Donald Trump, Scott Perry, Daryl Metcalfe and Lloyd Smucker use language like “aliens” and “illegals” and “animals” to characterize a group of people. It is racist and here are the real facts: 1. The United States has legal obligations to provide protection to those who qualify for asylum. Asylum seekers cannot be denied entry --...
  • [March 2018] Jewish GOP group calls for resignation of 7 Democrats over 'ties' to Farrakhan

    10/28/2018 7:04:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 49 replies
    The Republican Jewish Coalition is calling for the resignation of seven Democratic members of Congress whom it claims are "connected" to controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. The group describes him as a "known anti-Semite." The lobbying group on Tuesday called for the following lawmakers to step down: Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Barbara Lee, D-Calif.; Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; Danny Davis, D-Ill.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.; and Al Green, D-Texas.
  • Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

    11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    THE INQUIRER ^ | November 5, 2018 | Samantha Melamed,
    On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol. To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed. "I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Democrat Activist Charged with Vandalizing New York Synagogue

    11/05/2018 4:08:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 5, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    CNN goes into typical leftist “downplay” mode. On Friday, just days after 11 people were murdered in a Pittsburgh synagogue, New York City , for vandalizing a New York synagogue with anti-Semitic messages. “Die Jew rats we are here,” read one message, along with “Jews better be ready,” and “Hitler.” The next day, CNN failed to report that Polite, 26, was a Democrat activist who had worked on the Obama campaign in 2008.  CNN described him as a “Brooklyn man” arrested and charged with a hate crime for the anti-Semitic messages and “criminal mischief and making graffiti.” Other reports found...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus Get Out the Vote Ad Warns Trump’s America Heading Toward Nazism

    11/04/2018 3:50:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Nov 2018 | Ben Kew
    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus starred in an ad for the ‘Multiply Your Vote’ campaign this weekend, warning that the United States is heading toward a political reality similar to that of Nazi Germany unless President Donald Trump’s power is restrained. “Donald Trump, you are the president of all citizens of this country, you should not inflame the hatred of some at the violent expense of others,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins. “We’ve seen Jews subjected to persecution, prejudice, and mass murder for thousands of years. We were all horrified by the horrific slaughter of 11 Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue...
  • Suspect in Vandalism Attack on New York Synagogue Is Democrat Activist

    11/04/2018 5:56:37 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Nov 2018 | Joel Pollack
    James Polite, the 26-year-old man who was arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue in Brooklyn Thursday, is a Democratic activist who once worked for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and also volunteered for Barack Obama. The New York Times reported Saturday:Mr. Polite was arrested on Friday and charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime for writing “Die Jew Rats,” “Hitler,” “End It Now” and “Jew Better Be Ready” in marker on walls of the Union Temple of Brooklyn.The police said surveillance video captured Mr. Polite, of Brooklyn, inside the synagogue.He was taken into custody on Friday...
  • New York Times Already Defending Black Leftist Behind Anti-Semitic Hate Crime

    11/04/2018 7:19:55 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 04 NOV 2018 | DANIEL GREENFIELD
    This is exactly the phenomenon that I had described after the Pittsburgh shootings in, "If the Synagogue Shooter Were Muslim, the Media Would Be Defending Him." In 2006, Naveed Afzal Haq used a teenage girl as a hostage to force his way into the Seattle Jewish Federation where he shot 6 women. The Muslim attacker shouted, “You Jews” at the non-Jewish marketing director and shot her in the stomach. The bookkeeper went into cardiac arrest, died at the scene, was revived and died again on the operating table and still lived to testify at Haq's trial. "I want these Jews...
  • Synagogue vandalism suspect in NYC worked for Obama campaign in 2008, reports say

    11/04/2018 7:35:14 AM PST · by ETL · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    A 26-year-old man charged with vandalizing a historic New York City synagogue on Friday, just days after the Pittsburgh massacre, has been identified as a former campaign worker for Barack Obama who was profiled by the New York Times in 2017. The Times described James Polite as a young man who “spent much of his childhood in foster care,” and performed canvassing work for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. After a chance meeting, he got a job that year as an intern for Christine Quinn, a former speaker of New York City’s city council who was also a former mayoral candidate....
  • Conservatism and Anti-Semitism

    11/04/2018 6:15:10 AM PST · by WWII_Historian · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    Many American Jews behave as if they do not understand that the Democratic Party has made a complete ideological turn in 190 years of its existence – from the far-right (and racist) party to the far-left (and anti-Semitic) party. The neo-Nazi who shot 11 people in the Pittsburgh synagogue is known for his posts on Twitter. He was ideologically close not only to the anti-Semite Perez and the anti-Semite Ellison (Chairman of the DNC and his deputy) but also to the anti-Semite Farrakhan. Farrakhan is also known to be a longtime friend and ally of many bosses of the Democratic...
  • NYC SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM SUSPECT IS FORMER CITY HALL ANTI-HATE CRIME INTERN

    11/03/2018 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11.03.18 | Luke Rosiak
    The suspect in a synagogue vandalism act that forced the cancellation of a Democratic event is reportedly a former City Hall employee who worked on anti-hate crime issues and is a Democratic activist, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The New York Times and a Jewish couple helped the impoverished gay black man attend college where he studied African American studies, according to The Times. He resented New York liberals as patronizing, and railed against Israel and cultural appropriation, according to his Facebook profile. Before knowing his identity, politicians said the vandalism demonstrated why voting Democratic was needed and...
  • Photo Emerges of Democrat Congressional Candidate Jokingly Pointing Gun at Head of Soldier

    11/04/2018 6:43:39 AM PST · by blueyon · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | Awr Hawkins
    A photo has emerged showing Democrat Congressional candidate George Scott (PA-10) pointing a gun at an American soldier in what was allegedly a prank about handling captives. According to Penn Live, Scott indicated that pointing the gun at the soldier’s head was to produce what was “intended as a comic image.” Scott indicates the photo of him pointing a gun at a fellow soldier was taken in 1989 or 1990, “near [the] completion of Operation Just Cause in Panama.”
  • Bill Mitchell: ''Dem-run site' has 'Republicans winning EV in OH, WI, MI and PA.'

    11/03/2018 8:52:32 AM PDT · by rintintin · 63 replies
    Bill Mitchell Twitter ^ | Nov 3 2018 | Bill Mitchell
    targetearly.targetsmart.com/index.html has Republicans winning EV in OH, WI, MI and PA
  • Some Pa. Democrats Concerned About Democratic Socialist Nominations

    11/02/2018 4:47:19 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | Nov 2, 2018 | By Jon Delano
    <p>PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — They burst onto the Pittsburgh political scene with the nominations of Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato, two Democratic socialists, who defeated Pennsylvania Reps. Dom Costa and Paul Costa in the Democratic primary last May.</p> <p>“It’s really exciting because it proves what we can do when we get out and knock on doors,” Becca Tasker told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Friday.</p>