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  • Hundreds of accused priests will be listed in Pennsylvania report on Catholic Church sex abuse

    08/14/2018 10:08:56 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 14, 2018 | Michelle Boorstein
    Catholics on Tuesday were awaiting the release of one of the most sweeping investigations ever on U.S. clerical sex abuse of minors — an 800-page-plus grand jury report detailing 70 years of misconduct and church response across Pennsylvania. The release is the culmination of an 18-month probe, led by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, on six of the state’s eight dioceses — Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Scranton, Erie and Greensburg — and follows other state grand jury reports that revealed abuse and coverups in two other dioceses. Legal challenges by some of the approximately 300 clergy named in the report have...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/13/2018 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/13/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Tomorrow is Primary Election Day in Minnesota with President Trump endorsing 8th District Republican Congressional candidate Pete Staube in a tweet today. Meanwhile, Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison is denying an allegation of domestic abuse. The son of his ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan posted the charge on Facebook Saturday night. Ellison is running in the Democrat primary for Attorney General in Minnesota. The prosecution has rested its case against Paul Manafort... Controversial FBI Agent Peter Strzok was fired Friday. He worked for Special Counsel Robert Mueller;s probe until anti-Donald Trump texts.... Dozens of cars have been set on fire and police attacked...
  • Official: Councilmen accused of child sex assault can't be forced from office

    08/12/2018 6:16:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Trib Review ^ | 8/10/18 | Matthew Medsger
    (Note: Croyle also runs a paper and a radio station) Kittanning (PA) Council does not have the authority to remove a councilman from office despite charges he engaged in sexual contact with a disabled 14-year-old, Council President Kim Chiesa said Friday. On Thursday, Council Vice President David John Croyle, 60, was arrested and charged with felony counts of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a person with a mental disability, corruption of minors and related charges. Croyle is the editor and publisher of the Kittanning Paper and senior pastor at...
  • Legislators Defeat Planned Parenthood Bill to Teach 12-Year-Old Kids About Oral and Anal Sex

    08/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 68 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | August 10, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Massachusetts bill that recommended teaching children as young as 12 about oral and anal sex failed in the state House last week amid growing public outrage. The College Fix reports state Senate Bill 2128 passed the state Senate but died in the House last week when the legislative session ended. The bill seemed harmless enough at first. It would have required public schools to provide “comprehensive” sex education that is medically accurate and age-appropriate. This included “the benefits of abstinence and delaying sexual activity” and “the effective use of contraceptives and barrier methods.” However, Andrew Beckwith, president of the...
  • Pennsylvania governor announces ‘LGBT Affairs’ commission to push gay agenda

    08/11/2018 5:28:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 08/11/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, August 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pennsylvania’s Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order Monday creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, a body dedicated to promoting homosexual and transgender interests in a wide variety of ways. “The creation of the commission on LGBTQ Affairs is one step of many we have taken to ensure obstacles are removed for anyone who is facing an unfair disadvantage based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,” Wolf said. “It’s a step we took together with our stakeholder and advocacy groups and one that those involved asked for – a commission...
  • Dashcam video of Route 33 shootout shows how quickly police work can turn deadly

    08/10/2018 7:07:23 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 31 replies
    lehighvalleylive ^ | August 9, 2018 | Rudy Miller
    "A decision made by a police officer in a split second can determine whether someone lives or dies." "The video shot from the dashboard of a state police cruiser shows Seiple trying to arrest Clary for driving under the influence. Clary breaks away and the troopers spend about a minute trying to subdue him until Clary dashes for his car and pulls out a gun."
  • [PA] Gov. Wolf announces formation of LGBTQ commission

    08/06/2018 6:12:09 PM PDT · by lightman · 48 replies ^ | 6 August A.D. 2018 | Paul Vigna
    Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday created the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. "The creation of the commission on LGBTQ Affairs is one step of many we have taken to ensure obstacles are removed for anyone who is facing an unfair disadvantage based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression," Wolf said in a press release. "It's a step we took together with our stakeholder and advocacy groups and one that those involved asked for - a commission to help coordinate and drive statewide equality efforts." The 40-member commission, believed to be the only one in the country, will be...
  • Conservative Leaders Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk Attacked by Protesters While Having Breakfast

    08/06/2018 9:25:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    IJR ^ | AUG 6, 2018 | JULIO ROSAS
    While Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens were having breakfast in Philadelphia on Monday morning, a group of protesters started to heckle them. Watch the videos below: “We [were] just enjoying life,” Kirk, TPUSA's founder and president, told IJR. “And then they came outside the window and started screaming.” In a video posted to Twitter, it is shown that when Owens and Kirk went outside, a protester poured water on Kirk: Police had to then intervene to prevent the situation from escalating. “Is there a colored-only section for black police officers and black conservatives that I missed,” Owens...
  • Maxine Waters gets her wish: Antifa mob ATTACKS Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens

    08/06/2018 8:00:31 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | August 6, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Two of Turning Point USA’s leaders were accosted by protesters they say were Antifa in Philadelphia Monday morning, according to videos posted to Twitter. Turning Point USA communications director Candace Owens tweeted a video saying she and Charlie Kirk, the organization’s founder and president, were “ATTACKED” and protested while they were eating breakfast in Philadelphia, Penn. Candace Owens ✔ @RealCandaceO Charlie Kirk and I just got ATTACKED and protested by ANTIFA for eating breakfast. They are currently following us through Philly. ALL BLACK AND HISPANIC police force protecting us as they scream “[expletive] the racist police”. [snip] Candace Owens ✔...
  • Why Lou Barletta will win the Pennsylvania Senate race

    08/06/2018 6:57:22 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    vanity | August 6,2018 | By Kevin Collins
    At this point the so called “polls” are virtually useless. They under poll Republicans and over poll Democrats. They are produced by the same liars who told us Hillary Clinton had a 95% chance of winning. The only ones that have any meaning are the ones that show Republicans leading. This is not a support of the “home team”; but rather a recognition that the polls are just as skewed left now as they were in 2016. Any lead for a Republican is reported only when a poll is forced to report it which really means he/she is leading by...
  • NEW VOTER NUMBERS: Very Good News For Republicans In Ohio

    08/05/2018 8:12:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/5/2018 | Larry Schweikart
    One of the most difficult things to do is to predict Ohio politics. The state does not register by party until a person votes in an election. If you did not vote in the previous election, guess what? You get dumped into the “U” bin (“unaffiliated”) until you vote again. Anyway, the numbers produced by the Ohio Secretary of State office are exceedingly inaccurate, at least according to my source, “The Accountant.” In 2016, the Accountant and my other Ohio source “OhioWan” were dead on, saying Trump would win big. Actually, hold that thought: they weren’t dead on. They were...
  • Journalists are playing into Trump’s hand

    08/05/2018 5:44:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Dana Milbank
    A question to my colleagues in the media: Why do we play President Trump’s foil? The scene in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Thursday night was familiar: journalists on an elevated platform in the middle of the arena, penned in, filming the proceedings and typing on their laptops while the president of the United States points at them and provokes thousands of people to boo them, jeer them, taunt them and chant (“CNN sucks!”). By my count, the president attacked the press — what he calls “the enemy of the American people” — no fewer than 21 times during his 75-minute speech, accusing...
  • Early polls favor Biden but Senate officials skeptical

    08/05/2018 6:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in some early polls asking voters about the party’s prospective presidential candidates in 2020. But in his old stomping grounds in the U.S. Senate, there are plenty of skeptics who point to the former vice president’s age, his support for the Iraq War and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful. “It’s hard to see someone [winning] who voted for the Iraq war. People are looking to turn the page,” one senior Democratic aide said. A second senior Democratic aide said “polls show that voters want someone...
  • Michael Steele: ‘Swing Voters Are Moving Away from the Trump Circus’

    08/04/2018 1:14:13 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 78 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8-3-2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele likened President Donald Trump’s rally last night in Wilkes-Barre, PA to a “circus” that is causing “swing voters” to move away from Republicans. Steele said, “Pennsylvania is a bellwether for a number of important races coming up this fall and the fact that the president is so narrowly playing to a base, that he feels good in that setting, he’s having fun, he’s riffing and cussing and doing all this and those folks are loving it. To Charlie’s point, the rest of the country, the independent voters,...
  • Woman placed in handcuffs at Trump protest (73 year old in Pennsylvania)

    08/03/2018 8:14:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Republican Herald ^ | August 3, 2018 | Eric Mark
    WILKES-BARRE — Police took a 73-year-old Wilkes-Barre woman into custody during a protest against President Donald Trump outside Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday. Andrea Glod was the only one among several hundred protestors who refused police commands to move off Highland Park Boulevard by the Interstate 81 exit ramp, minutes before Trump’s motorcade arrived. The roadway was blockaded and guarded by dozens of police officers, including state troopers on horseback, as most of the crowd moved the protest onto the side of the road. Glod stood her ground. “It started with a young state trooper who said, ‘You have to...
  • Trump rallies his base — and his base rallies for him

    08/03/2018 8:04:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 3, 2018 | David Knowles
    In yet another turbulent week for the White House, the president twice took comfort in his safest of safe spaces: the Trump rally. On Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., and Thursday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Trump basked in the applause, the encouraging chants of “CNN Sucks!,” and the sight of ubiquitous red hats and no longer cryptic “Q” signs and t-shirts that dotted his crowds. The ostensible reason for the rallies was to campaign for two Republican candidates Trump hopes will save him the humiliation of heavy GOP losses in the forthcoming midterm elections. In Florida, the president threw his support behind...
  • Trump trashes media as ‘fake, fake disgusting news’ at rally

    08/02/2018 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 02, 2018 6:17 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin
    Thundering that the media is the “fake, fake disgusting news,” President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponent. Trump barnstormed in a state that he swiped from the Democrats in 2016 and that is home to a Senate seat he is trying to place in the Republicans’ column this fall. But the race between GOP U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta and two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey took a back seat to Trump’s invectives against the media, which came amid a backdrop of antagonism to...
  • Boos for CNN break out at Trump rally

    08/02/2018 4:42:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The crowd at President Trump’s Pennsylvania rally broke out into chants of “CNN sucks” after the president referenced “fake news” during his remarks. Trump was discussing how he won the state of Pennsylvania during the 2016 presidential election when he claimed that the “fake news refused to call” the state for him. The crowd responded with boos and jeers, with some chanting, “CNN sucks.” Trump later returned to the issue of the media during the rally, asking, "Whatever happened to fair press? Whatever happened to honest reporting?" The incident took place just hours after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee...
  • WATCH LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Wilkes-Barre, PA 8/2/18 at 7 pm EDT

    08/02/2018 3:12:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 192 replies
    Thursday, August 2, 2018: RSBN reporters Liz Willis, Tom O'Neill, Alyssa Ashe and cameraman James Willis will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a campaign style rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Protester interrupts Trump at Pennsylvania rally

    08/02/2018 5:08:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/18 | John Bowden
    President Trump's rally Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was interrupted by a protester who was escorted out of the arena after causing a disturbance. Trump was speaking about his popularity and election day victory in Texas when he was distracted by a loud chorus of boos coming from the right side of the arena. Cameras showed a woman wearing yellow being escorted out by security personnel. "All right. Get em out. Get em out," Trump said as the demonstrator was removed. "Get 'em outta here." As the woman was leaving, media cameras caught her making obscene gestures toward the crowd...