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  • Santorum: Dems have a chance in 2020 if they pick someone ‘unexpected’

    12/09/2018 2:35:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) on Sunday said he believes the Democratic Party could win in 2020 if they pick someone "unexpected" as their party's presidential nominee. Santorum, asked if there were any potential Democratic candidates he was afraid of, pointed to previous presidential contests, saying all of the Democratic candidates who won were "not the favorite" at the time. "When the Democrats win, they pick someone unexpected or someone who’s not the favorite," Santorum, a CNN analyst, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "[Former Presidents] Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter," he listed. "When they pick [failed...
  • Clinton Operative and Top Democrat Jailed for Mass Corruption

    11/30/2018 7:26:54 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 32 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-30 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    A top Democrat and key Clinton operative has been jailed for two years on multiple corruption charges.
  • Trump hosts Holocaust survivors at White House Hanukkah reception

    12/06/2018 4:58:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump marked Hanukkah Thursday evening at a White House reception that included eight survivors of the Holocaust. In an East Room event, Mr. Trump recalled the fatal mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October, calling it a “sinister anti-Semitic attack.” “In the aftermath of that wicked assault, we reaffirmed our solemn duty to confront anti-Semitism everywhere it occurs,” the president said. “We must stamp out this vile hatred from the world.” The president then introduced eight Holocaust survivors, calling the era “history’s darkest hour.” He told the survivors that they inspire the world with their courage,...
  • Police: Drug dealer released from prison, then carjacks woman in parking lot

    12/05/2018 1:44:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    TRIB LIVE ^ | Dec. 5, 2018, 8:36 a.m. | RENATTA SIGNORINI
    A Philadelphia man’s freedom from the Westmoreland County Prison on Tuesday was short-lived. Moments after Thomas Lee Williams, 36, was released from the Hempfield jail at about 6:15 p.m., police said he attacked a West Leechburg woman in the parking lot, took her sport-utility vehicle and fled with her 1-year-old grandson in the back seat. Williams crashed 2 miles away in Youngwood about 15 minutes later, ran into a wooded area and was eventually apprehended, according to county Park Police Chief Kirk Nolan. Williams was back behind bars Wednesday on $250,000 bail. Investigators will be examining surveillance video from outside...
  • Why did CNN fire a pro-Palestinian commentator?

    12/04/2018 4:25:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | December 4, 2018 | Cornel West
    W hy is it so difficult, if not impossible, to have a candid debate about the grim Israeli-Palestinian catastrophe that prevails in our midst? What stands in the way of our capacity to grasp the undeniable need for justice for Palestinians and the understandable fear of annihilation of the Jews in Israel? Is the only option a desperate Palestinian counter-violent struggle against the structural and military violence of the occupying Israeli state? The recent firing of Marc Lamont Hill by CNN for calling for a free Palestine once again opens up this Pandora’s box – with little, if any, hope...
  • Prominent liberals demand CNN rehire Marc Lamont Hill: 'Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic'

    12/04/2018 4:31:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    CNN’s decision to drop Marc Lamont Hill has met with resistance on the left, with some prominent progressives calling for the network to rehire him and challenging the widely held view that his comments before a United Nations panel were anti-Semitic. Harvard professor Cornel West, “Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo, Democratic Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib, and a host of journalists were among those who rushed to Mr. Hill’s defense after CNN released the liberal commentator last week following an uproar over his speech. Mr. West said he was in “deep solidarity” with Mr. Hill, while Mr. Ruffalo said that “[c]riticizing Israel is...
  • Political Operative Convicted of Federal Campaign Finance Crimes in Two Congressional Campaigns

    12/03/2018 6:57:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Justice.gov ^ | 12-3- | Justice.gov
    A jury sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania convicted longtime political operative Kenneth Smukler, 58, of Villanova, Pennsylvania, today on charges of making and concealing illegal campaign contributions in two Congressional primary elections, and of obstructing justice in an investigation by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “Today’s convictions demonstrate the Department of Justice’s commitment to ensuring a level playing field in the financing of federal elections,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski. “We will hold...
  • Student barred from class for claiming there are two genders

    03/10/2018 6:31:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 61 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 8, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter and Bradley Devlin
    A student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been barred from attending a religious studies class required for graduation after pointing out that there are only two genders. “Later this week I will be defending myself and my FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS in front of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB) of the Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (IUP) against allegations of Classroom Conduct violations,” Lake Ingle stated in a Facebook post, which was deleted after Ingle retained legal representation. “The decision made by the AIB that day will determine whether I will be able to continue participating in my full course load,...
  • 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.
  • College student kicked out of class for telling professor there are only two genders

    03/18/2018 3:53:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    fox ^ | Mar 14, 2018 | Caleb Parke | Fox News
    A religious studies major was barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for saying during class that there are only two genders. Lake Ingle, a senior at the university, said he was silenced and punished by IUP Professor Alison Downie for questioning her during a Feb. 28 “Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation” lecture. After showing a 15-minute TED Talk by transgender ex-pastor Paula Stone Williams discussing the “reality” of “mansplaining,” “sexism from men,” and “male privilege,” the professor asked the women in the class to share their thoughts. When no women in the class said anything, Ingle...
  • “Ballot Harvesting” Added Over 250,000 Votes in Orange County – Flipping Four Seats Blue

    12/03/2018 1:33:34 AM PST · by dennisw · 157 replies
    GATEWAY P ^ | Dec 2 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Very few people took notice when far left Governor Jerry Brown signed the changes in AB1921 into law two years ago. As a result, California lost 7 of its 14 Republican House seats this election cycle. Ballot harvesting is illegal in most states. In Texas, New York and Pennsylvania they arrest people for ballot harvesting. Orange County, traditionally a conservative enclave in Southern California turned all blue after Democrats found hundreds of thousands of votes post election day. Republicans such as Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher and Young Kim were all ahead election night only to lose their races after late...
  • ...Actor Mark Ruffalo stands ‘in solidarity’ w/Marc Lamont Hill against ‘the Jewish establishment

    11/30/2018 12:09:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 11/30/18 | Sarah D
    And on today’s episode of “Lefty Celebs Say the Darnedest Things,” Mark Ruffalo is using his pull to gin up support for anti-Semitic professor and ex-CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill: Criticizing the actions of Israel is not anti-semitism. Since when is advocating for human rights a fireable offense? Join us in standing in solidarity with Dr. @MarcLamontHill....
  • Marc Lamont Hill’s Slip Up and Slide Down

    12/02/2018 10:47:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 12-2-18 | Yisrael Medad
    do not know if Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill adopted his extreme pro-“Palestine-as-Arab” position due to a deep delve into the history of Zionism, Arab nationalism, and complex political and diplomatic developments in the Middle East over the past century and more, or simply because, as a self-defined progressive, he felt that must be part of his identity. Or maybe he reached out to the cause due to his own racial intersectionality. Whatever galvanized him, his speech at the United Nations not only lost him his CNN commentator’s contract, but highlighted the dangerous intellectual course that anti-Zionism has taken...
  • Man accused of groping young girl in Tacony arrested, charged

    11/30/2018 3:09:59 AM PST · by Doogle · 20 replies
    Fox 29news ^ | 11/29/18 | Fox29 news
    NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia police have arrested and charged a man after they say he groped a young girl as she walked to school Wednesday morning. Police say the victim was walking on the 4500 block of Longshore Avenue around 8 a.m. when police say she was approached by Joshua Perierra-Lopez.
  • PA Politics Ex-attorney general Kathleen Kane loses appeal, may soon head to jail (PA's Hillary)

    11/27/2018 11:57:28 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    AP via Penn Live ^ | 11/26/2018 | Mark Scolforo
    Pennsylvania’s former top state prosecutor is likely to soon find herself behind bars, more than two years after being convicted and sentenced for leaking grand jury information and lying about it. The state Supreme Court announced Monday it will not review former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's conviction, and the Montgomery County district attorney's office said it will ask a judge Tuesday morning to revoke her bail.
  • I resigned from the Department of Justice because of Trump’s campaign against immigration judges

    11/26/2018 1:31:41 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 11/26/18 | Gianfranco De Girolamo
    Department official who oversees the immigration courts as head of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, announced a mandate imposing individual quotas on all the judges. Each judge would be required to decide 700 cases per year, he said. With these new quotas, which went into effect on Oct. 1, immigration judges must now decide between three and four cases a day — while also reviewing dozens of motions daily and keeping up with all their administrative duties — or their jobs will be at risk. The announcement of the quotas in March was the first in a series of...
  • Marines maced, attacked during hate crime; called “Nazis and white supremacists” (Antifa)

    11/21/2018 11:24:01 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 84 replies
    US Marine Life ^ | 11/21/2018 | staff
    Police in Philadelphia need help to identify those believed to be responsible for attacking a group of Marine Corps reservists on Saturday. The Marines were down the street from a “We the People” rally when they were approached by a group of people who called them “Nazis” and “white supremacists.” After the name-calling, the group sprayed mace at the Marines and began punching and kicking them. During the assault, one of the complainant’s had his cell phone stolen from him by one of the male suspects, according to the Philadelphia Police Department. After the attack, the group fled the scene...
  • Philly Antifa Activist Tom Keenan Charged in Assault on Marines

    11/26/2018 3:56:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    phillymag.com ^ | November 25, 2018 | VICTOR FIORILLO
    Last week, we told you that the Philadelphia Police Department was asking for the public’s help to identify a group of people who allegedly attacked United States Marine Corps reservists in Old City, and now police say they have one suspect in custody: Tom Keenan, who has been associated with Philadelphia’s antifa movement. Investigators say that a group of men and women maced, punched, kicked, and robbed the reservists near Front and Chestnut streets on Saturday, November 17th, around 3:20 p.m., just down the street from the controversial “We the People” rally. The group allegedly called the reservists “Nazis” and “white supremacists.” -snip According to...
  • Woman accused of ‘taunting’ police trooper with exposed breasts during arrest

    11/24/2018 10:42:05 AM PST · by lightman · 62 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | 23 November A.D. 2018 | Sean Sauro
    A Red Lion woman faces criminal charges after state police said she exposed her breasts to a trooper during a Thursday afternoon arrest. State police in York said they were called to the 400 block of South Charles Street in Red Lion Borough about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, when they found 25-year-old Brianna L. Wilson. According to police, a warrant had previously been issued for Wilson’s arrest. A trooper attempted to take her into custody, when Wilson flashed him, police said. “The accused became irate and exposed her bare breasts to the trooper in a taunting/inappropriate manner,” police said. Charges have...
  • Love And Discrimination In Philadelphia

    11/23/2018 12:17:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2018 | Kathryn Lopez
    Wayne and Sean were the answers to a girl named Brittany's prayers. Twenty-five years ago, as the 3-year-old granddaughter of a Philadelphian named Sharonell Fulton, Brittany watched children playing in the playground across from her grandmother's house. She longed for the same companionship. Brittany didn't know Wayne and Sean, two brothers, but their situation was nothing to envy. Living with their uncle and aunt, drug addiction and fighting were constant. The breaking point came when the uncle inadvertently threw boiling water on the boys during a fight with his wife. Both of the boys were rushed to the hospital with...