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  • The President Behind the U.S. Supreme Court’s Worst Decision

    10/20/2018 7:40:49 PM PDT · by iowamark · 96 replies
    Ozy.com ^ | 10/16/2018 | Sean Braswell
    As a work of presidential prose, James Buchanan’s inaugural address on March 4, 1857, is widely considered one of the most forgettable ever given by an American leader. As The New York Times put it dryly at the time: “Little if any impression has been made by the inaugural.” Still, it would not take long for Buchanan’s unimpressive inauguration to become one of the most significant in history. For one thing, it was the first to be photographed. It was also the first inaugural given after the creation of the Republican Party, the last before secession and ultimately the last...
  • Pennsylvania Republican Party Election Update ("surpassed the Democrats ballots returned")

    10/21/2018 5:02:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    gloucestercitynews.net ^ | Sunday, October 21, 2018 | Val DiGiorgio
    ... As of Friday, we officially surpassed the Democrats in the number of absentee ballots returned. We have made an incredible push over the last weeks, and look to continue over the last week to increase our margins. Compared to this point in 2014, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania has doubled absentee returns. This is an incredible sign for us as we are now just over two weeks away from Election Day...
  • Pennsylvania Families Are Thriving In The Trump Economy

    10/20/2018 5:48:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2018 | Madison Gisiotto
    The Trump economy is booming, and these benefits are helping Pittsburgh families big time.For far too long, families across the country faced an uncertain future. The so-called leaders of our nation were sending jobs and wealth overseas, leaving the American people to deal with economic decline and dependency. Even worse, draconian taxes and regulations meant that would-be entrepreneurs were held back by red tape.Resulting from President Trump’s tax cuts and deregulations, Pennsylvania has transformed into the perfect environment for business and labor demand. Those conditions have put more money back in the pockets of Pennsylvanians and have created more jobs...
  • The School District Consolidation Question

    10/20/2018 10:28:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2018 | Colin McNickle
    Indeed, there can be concrete benefits to consolidating local school districts in Pennsylvania. But operational concerns – contractual, economic and, to some, even parochial -- stand to trump any rush to future mergers, concludes a new analysis by the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. “Given past experience, consolidations in Pennsylvania seem very unlikely,” says Eric Montarti, research director at the Pittsburgh think tank (in Policy Brief Vol. 18, No. 39). “(F)ew consolidations occur because there are deep-seated local objections and serious economic reasons for not pursuing” them. The commonwealth today has 500 public school districts. But 66 years ago, in...
  • New Penn prof Jeb Bush discusses 'tribal tendencies' of partisan politics at College Hall

    10/19/2018 8:28:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | October 18, 2018 | Courtney Daub
    In a packed room in College Hall on Wednesday night, former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush gave his first talk at Penn since being named the second Presidential Practice Professor. Bush addressed the partisan nature in politics today and the lack of dialogue that exists across the aisle, urging conservatives to return to the idea that America is the land of opportunity. The event, co-hosted by the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy and Penn Political Union, focused on the state of American democracy and what Bush calls increased “tribal tendencies” in partisan politics in a time of...
  • Amid racial tensions, Penn Hills girls volleyball team to skip Connellsville game (gun snowflakes)

    10/17/2018 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 16 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | 10/17/2018 | Dillon Carr
    The Penn Hills girls volleyball team will skip its volleyball game in Connellsville tonight amid a controversy between the two school districts involving accusations of racism and insensitivity. “The Penn Hills Girls Volleyball Team will not be traveling to Connellsville to play volleyball in a make up game scheduled for this evening,” Coach Jay Mitlo wrote in a blog post . “… and here’s why. It won’t be about fun, sports, or even America for that matter. It’s about racism, intimidation, and lack of respect. I’m not supporting those things. “ Mitlo said the decision to skip the game came...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 10/19/2018

    10/19/2018 4:58:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Turkish police conducting the murder investigation involving Saudi write Jamal Khashoggi have searched a forested area. They believe the pieces of his body were taken there or perhaps to farmland after his murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul October 2nd. President Trump has said it appears that Khashoggi was murdered but the US would like to have any audio or video evidence the Turks have...... What is Turkey's end game for the Khashoggi matter? A commentary in the pro-government "Yeni Safak" newspaper says the matter provides an opportunity for Saudi Arabia to align itself with the Turkish regime......
  • The Drive For 25: An Updated Seat-By-Seat Analysis Of The House

    10/18/2018 6:34:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Center For Politics ^ | Oct -8, 2018 | Kyle Kondik
    We went with the name “Drive for 25” as an homage to a 2012 House Democratic slogan and to reflect the fact that while Democrats need to net 23 seats, they probably are going to lose at least a couple of seats they currently hold to Republicans. (snip)This year, Republicans appear to be guaranteed at least one pickup: PA-14, an open seat in southwestern Pennsylvania that is a more Republican-leaning version of the old PA-18, the seat now-Rep. Conor Lamb (D) won in a special election in March.(snip) Republicans also are targeting two open seats in Minnesota, MN-1 (covering southern...
  • Mom Accused of Forcing Three-Year-Old Daughter into Pornographic Videos

    A Pennsylvania mother has been arrested and accused of allowing her boyfriend to create pornographic videos and photographs using her own three-year-old daughter. Kayla Parker, 26, was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, and extradited to Pennsylvania to face charges of exploiting a child and other accusations. Her bail was set at 10 percent of one million dollars and her next hearing will be on October 26.
  • Jeremy Shaffer's ridiculous socialism attack ad (Fun local political ad against Dem)

    10/17/2018 5:18:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 16, 2018
    I usually switch the channel when a political ad comes on, but this one is a hoot. It's for a local Western PA State Senate race. Apologies for the poor video, but the only clips I could find were apparently 2nd or 3rd generation recorded from the TV.
  • Police: Brawl Involving Up To 200 Students Erupts Outside McDonald’s In Hunting Park [Phila] [ed]

    10/17/2018 7:42:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | October 16, 2018 | Staff
    Over a dozen juveniles were arrested and cited after police say a large brawl involving up to 200 school students erupted outside of a McDonald’s in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia. Police say they were called for a report of a large fight on Broad Street and Hunting Park Avenue around 3:40 p.m. Police say when they arrived it “immediately deteriorated into a riotous condition” with roughly 150 to 200 students fighting and instigating.
  • Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour

    10/16/2018 7:25:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WHTM-TV ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) - First lady Melania Trump will travel to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb.</p> <p>Mrs. Trump is being joined on her Wednesday visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.</p>
  • Pennsylvania Dem forced to resign from local party over ‘Stand for the flag’ Facebook post

    10/15/2018 7:47:15 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | Avery Anapol
    A county Democratic official in Pennsylvania says he was forced to step down over a Facebook post saying he "[stands] for the flag." Mark Salvas, the former executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Party, told Pittsburgh's KDKA News that the county party chair asked him to resign after just weeks on the job. Salvas, a former Marine and Gulf War veteran, told KDKA that his forced departure was prompted by two social media posts, including one photo of him and his wife with the words: "I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross."
  • Most Livable Cities? Questioning Those ‘Livability’ Rankings

    10/14/2018 8:10:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/14/2018 | Colin McNickle
    “Livability” rankings have been all the rage for a number of years. Various entities devise the ratings; the media dutifully report them with little or no context. Public officials and booster organizations then tout the most laudatory rankings and reports as proof-positive that their respective cities and/or regions are “getting it right” or “on the move” or some other feel-good bromide. But as two recent cases illustrate, all ranking methodologies are not created equal and some of the criteria employed are suspect, bordering on “bogus,” according to an analysis (Policy Brief Vol. 18, No. 38) by the Allegheny Institute for...
  • Amal Clooney criticizes Trump for controversial comments on Christine Blasey Ford...

    10/13/2018 4:40:41 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/13/2018 | elizabeth zwirz
    Amal Clooney reportedly took aim at President Trump on Friday for his previous controversial remarks about Christine Blasey Ford, who accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The remarks from the human rights attorney came during her address to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Philadelphia Magazine reported. The conference announced in April that she would be headlining the event as a keynote speaker. “A president shouldn’t ridicule a woman who courageously comes forward to allege abuse,” Clooney told the crowd in Philadelphia, according to the outlet.
  • Real Clear Politics "Senate No Toss Ups 2018" GOP +2 Dem 0

    10/13/2018 4:20:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 13, 2018
    Senate No Toss Ups 2018 Democrats 0 Pick Ups GOP 2 Pick Ups Mo & ND
  • Ex-student senator at OU faces charges that she sent threats to herself

    10/13/2018 1:19:25 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Athens News ^ | 10/10/2018 | Conor Morris
    A now-former Ohio University student senator was charged Monday by the OU Police Department with three counts of “making false alarms,” after reporting that she had received a series of threatening messages, including a death threat targeting her as an LGBTQ person. After Anna Ayers, 21, of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, reported that she had received those threatening messages two weeks ago, the OU Police investigated her claims and found that she had “placed the messages herself, prior to reporting them,” according to an OU Police news release issued early Monday evening. Ayers resigned form her position on Student Senate as Senate’s...
  • Liberal Tells Conservative He Could Rape Her, Then Says Don't Tape This

    10/13/2018 5:54:34 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 100 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 12, 2018 | Malachi Bailey
    The left's entire narrative on sexual assault and claims of moral high ground are completely shattered by a new video showing a left-wing man declaring he is allowed to rape a conservative girl. Conservative activist Kaitlin Bennett was interviewing liberal protesters at President Donald Trump's rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday when one of the protesters, an older man, put his hand on Bennett’s shoulder. That prompted her to say, "Don't touch me." "Why not?" the man said. "Hey, I'm allowed to touch her!" the man exclaimed, turning to someone watching the encounter unfold. "No, you are not allowed to touch...
  • Abortion Activist Trying Again to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions

    10/12/2018 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The Little Sisters of the Poor took their fight to not have to pay for abortions in their health care plan all the way to the Supreme Court and won. So that should be the end of the battle right? Not so much. Last year, pro-abortion attorneys general in Pennsylvania and several other states filed lawsuits to overturn new religious protections issued by the Trump administration. The new rules protect the nuns and other religious employers from having to pay for drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans. A federal judge blocked the rule in response...
  • Turkey releases pastor Andrew Brunson!

    10/12/2018 7:03:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/2018 | by Joel Gehrke
    American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was swept up in a wave of arrests in the wake a failed coup attempt in Turkey, was released on Friday, easing a major controversy between the United States and the NATO ally. A judge ordered Brunson's release as part of a reported deal in which President Trump will “ease economic pressure” on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s country. Turkey is not dropping the case against Brunson. The prosecutor “demanded up to 10 years in prison for terror charges,” a pro-government outlet reported, but Brunson will be allowed to leave the country. “The Second High Criminal...