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Saturday, July 04, 2015

FAIL - Americans Don't Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July!

Bill Whittle: The Democrats' Horrible Racist Past

Thanks to Supreme Court, it's no longer Independence Day ...


Guess Which Billionaire Is Pouring Cash Into Pro-Hillary Groups?

Guess Which Billionaire Is Pouring Cash Into Pro-Hillary Groups

Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased

Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased | WashingtonExaminer.com

Women Still Short-Changed in Obama White House

Women working in President Barack Obama’s White House make just 84.2
cents for each dollar earned by men, according to an American Enterprise
Institute analysis of 2015 salary data.

Women Still Short-Changed in Obama White House

Ronald Reagan on Freedom ...


America truly is exceptional

Katie Pavlich: America truly is exceptional

Happy 239th birthday, America!

Editorial: Let us resolve ...

Friday, July 03, 2015

Tell Governor Wolf To #SignPABudget

Republicans, Southerners, Oldest Americans Most Proud to be American

Republicans, Southerners, Oldest Americans Most Proud to be American | Truth Revolt

If things don't work out for Bernie Sanders in the US ...


Workers Ask For Their Hours Back After Obamacare Cuts

Workers Ask For Their Hours Back After Obamacare Cuts | Truth Revolt

Gov. Wolf sides with special interests, unions over Pa. consumers

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill to privatize Pennsylvania's liquor system

Democrats' War on Women: 56,085,000 Women Not in Labor Force

56,085,000 Women Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 56.7%

Not A Shred of Evidence Hillary Did Anything Wrong


15 Weeks: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

15 Weeks: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

Invasion: 128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught at Mexican Border Per Day

128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught at Mexican Border Per Day in May

Obama officials knew of Hillary Clinton's email account in 2009

Obama officials knew of Clinton account in 2009

Gov. Tom Wolf dances when Big Labor pulls his strings

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill to privatize Pennsylvania's liquor system

Gov. Wolf Should Abandon his Taxes on Working People

Gov. Wolf Should Abandon his Taxes on Working People

Inside the Mind of Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf ...


Bill O'Reilly: Independence from God

Independence from God

Record 93.6M Americans Not in Labor Force

Record 93,626,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 62.6%

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Greek Banks Don't Look So Good


GUEST COLUMN: Wolf's 'My Way Or The Highway' Approach Blocks Progress

By Matthew J. Brouillette

In his 2015 budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf urged dissenters, “If you don’t agree with my ideas, here is my request: please come with your own ideas. It’s not good enough to just say no and continue with the same old same old.” Talk is one thing — action is another.

Wolf’s recent veto of a responsible budget that shields working families from massive tax hikes reveals a “my way or the highway’” response — the equivalent of just saying “no.” Even after the House resoundingly defeated his tax-raising plan by a 193-0 vote, Wolf insists that legislative leaders to drop Pennsylvanians’ priorities to focus on his own extreme agenda — one that, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers, would increase taxes in our state higher than the other 49 states combined!

Consider that Wolf’s budget, while dramatically increasing funds for school districts, includes harsh cuts to public charter schools, slashing funding for cyber charter schools to less than half of the state’s per-pupil average. He’s also proven hostile to giving parents and children more educational options in struggling school districts in Philadelphia and York.

Wolf vetoed historic liquor privatization passed by the General Assembly. Though a majority of voters — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — want to end the government monopoly of wine and spirit sales, Wolf says it’s his way or the highway.

 On pension reform now sitting on his desk, Wolf has also threatened a veto, despite the fact that the legislation mirrors a transition his own company made from defined benefit to defined contribution, or 401(k)-type, plans.

No matter the issue and no matter public opinion, Wolf is strictly adhering to the agenda of his largest campaign contributors — public-sector unions — at taxpayers’ expense.

Sadly, that’s hardly surprising. During his campaign for governor, Wolf received $3.4 million in campaign contributions from government unions. He also received indirect support from at least three government unions that funneled $1.6 million in union dues to PA Families First, a Super PAC established by the Democratic Governors’ Association, which aided his election as governor.

Another group called “America Works USA” has been sending out mailers attacking Republicans for voting against Wolf’s tax increases, although every single Democrat representative voted against them as well. It’s no surprise that this group is also affiliated with the Democratic Governors’ Association and received $1.1 million from union dues as recently as 2012.

And while Wolf recently said he hopes to restart budget negotiations, his spokesman called one legislative leader “delusional” and another “the reason people don’t like Harrisburg.” The administration has called organizations that question its policy proposals “dishonest” and accused others of putting special interests “over the interests of children.” That’s not how to win friends and influence people.

While harsh rhetoric may not be unusual in Harrisburg, it is unexpected from someone who campaigned as “a new kind of governor.”

In the midst of budget negotiations, Wolf even took the unprecedented step of forming a political action committee (PAC). This new PAC, “Rebuild Pennsylvania” was registered earlier this month by one of Wolf’s campaign staffers, and will be run by another of his political advisors. Wolf himself is reportedly the first contributor. This new group will support candidates of Wolf’s choosing and bring political pressure to advance his agenda.

In practice, Wolf never stopped campaigning, even sending out fundraising emails “to help pass his budget.” But while his campaign is still swinging, he’s yet to get around to governing.

On the campaign trail, candidate Wolf promised a middle class tax cut. But his budget will cost the middle class and every other income group in Pennsylvania — including low income families — more of their hard-earned money, all to meet the demands of his largest campaign supporters.

Given Wolf’s extreme positions, it may take months to convince him he needs to reach across the aisle and work with lawmakers. Historic opportunities to reform public pensions, privatize state liquor stores, and improve public education are too critical to simply reject.

Gov. Wolf is right that the “same old same old” is no longer good enough. Unfortunately, the only thing standing in the way of progress is Wolf himself.

Matthew J. Brouillette is president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation (CommonwealthFoundation.org), Pennsylvania’s free market think tank.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sen. Pat Toomey Launches First TV Ad for 2016 Election

How The Internet Feeds Progressive Mass Hysteria

Victor Davis Hanson: Progressive Mass Hysteria

Guest Column: Deep GOP presidential bench forms a new 'Team of Rivals'

By Lowman S. Henry

Once again this week the field of contenders for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination continued to grow. There is great diversity in what is shaping up to be a historically large field of would-be presidents. Diverse not just by gender, race and ethnicity, but collectively the candidates bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the contest.

A few years back the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin penned a book entitled "Team of Rivals," which went into great detail as to how President Abraham Lincoln brought those who competed against him during the nomination process into his cabinet. President Lincoln was both secure enough in his own abilities, and wise enough to recognize his erstwhile opponents had talents the country sorely needed.

If Republicans reclaim the White House, the large field of contenders will give the new president a deep pool of qualified individuals from which to pick his, or her, cabinet. Just for fun, let’s take a look at the Republican presidential contenders and see how they might fit into a new administration:

The big four cabinet posts are State, Defense, Treasury and Justice. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has emerged as one of the leading voices on foreign affairs making him well qualified to become the next Secretary of State. Both the current Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton had competed for their party’s presidential nomination and served in the U.S. Senate prior to becoming the nation’s top diplomat, so Rubio would be following a well-worn path.

For Secretary of Defense U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham would be a perfect fit. He, along with Senator John McCain, for a decade now have traveled extensively to the mid-east and other areas of global conflict. He would be well positioned to begin restoring the confidence in America’s resolve which has been lost over the past six years. And George Pataki, the former New York governor who led his state in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, would be an excellent fit for Secretary of Homeland Security.

Nobody on the campaign trail speaks as well or argues as effectively as the U.S. Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz. His passionate defense of conservative principles and strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution would make him an ideal candidate to become the next Attorney General of the United States. And, who better to be Secretary of the Treasury than the man who has made an $8 billion personal fortune — The Donald, Donald Trump?

As we continue to build the ideal GOP presidential cabinet let’s put the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum in as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Santorum cares passionately for families and could walk in the innovative footsteps of another conservative icon, Jack Kemp, who proved that housing policy could be compassionate and realistic at the same time. Along those lines, Dr. Ben Carson, a highly respected neurosurgeon, would be an ideal fit as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

For Secretary of the Interior, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry would be ideal. Western states need an Interior secretary who will fight for their interests. Perry is steeped in the issues, a passionate and effective advocate for his causes, and as a westerner would be widely acceptable in that role.  Alternately, he would fit well as Secretary of Energy.

Conservatives would applaud the appointment of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as Secretary of Labor. Walker has successfully battled the labor unions in Wisconsin and intrinsically understands how the nation’s current labor policy environment is hindering the economic recovery. Pair him with Carly Fiorina as Commerce Secretary and they could put the nation’s economy back on the right track.

His support for Common Core standards aside, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was an innovator and strong supporter of school choice making him a good pick for Secretary of Education. Ohio Gov. John Kasich would be effective as White House Chief of Staff. And, to really make liberal heads spin, let’s put Senator Rand Paul on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Finally let’s appoint New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as Secretary of Transportation. Who better to rebuild our nation’s roads and bridges ... OK, well, maybe not.

Those are my presidential cabinet picks. Of course, one of these folks would have to end up as president, and another likely vice president, but the bottom line is the GOP has a wealth of talent which could be called into service if the party prevails in November of 2016.

Lowman S. Henry is chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research in Harrisburg and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal.  His e-mail address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org

GOP Demands Hillary Turn Over Email Server

Did Justice Kagan Lie About Same-Sex Marriage During Her Confirmation Hearing?

Justice Kagan in 2009: 'There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage' | The Weekly Standard

Hillary Deleted Passages From and Edited Emails

Hillary Deleted Passages from and Edited Emails Delivered to State; Will Press Ignore?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Has anyone on the Supreme Court read the Constitution?

Liberal Justices Complain Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, Even Though It's in the Constitution

Obamacare Ruling Explained in Baseball Terms ...


Tucker Carlson exposes the liberal fascism that the MSM operates under

A smug liberal Pennsylvania newspaper editor looks even more foolish trying to defend his newspaper's one-sided policy on readers' views. The newspaper's policy in a nutshell: You will agree without view or you don't get published. Liberal fascism at its finest. 

Tucker Carlson Shuts Down Editor Who Vowed to Silence Anti-Gay Marriage Views | Truth Revolt

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Liberal Bob Beckel Bounced at Fox News

Beckel Bounced at Fox | Truth Revolt

Remember When Obama Said We Can't Trust Iran?

Gettysburg to sell Confederate flags despite National Park Service request

The Gettysburg Foundation, which operates gift shops at the Gettysburg National Military Park, will not join the hysteria over banning the Confederate flag.

Gettysburg to sell Confederate flags despite National Park Service request

Scalia Slams Roberts on SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling

Scalia Slams Roberts on SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling | Truth Revolt

Pennsylvania School Districts Overwhelmed by Union Pension Costs

School Districts Overwhelmed by Pension Costs

30,000 Jobs at Risk if Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf Gets His Way on Taxes, Spending

Commonwealth Foundation: 30,000 Jobs at Risk

Philadelphia D.A. charges 3 Democratic officials with election fraud

D.A. charges three Philly election officials with fraud

The Associated Press IS The Liberal Media


When Bill Clinton Signed Law Honoring 'the Confederate States of America' ...

FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton Commemorated Confederate Flag

IRS Paid $18.8 Million to Contractors With Unpaid Back Taxes

IRS Paid $18.8 Million to Contractors With Unpaid Back Taxes

No Confederate Flags, But Walmart Selling Iranian, Cuban Flags

Walmart Selling Iranian, Cuban Flags

Monday, June 22, 2015

Left-Wing Associated Press Publishes Images of Gun Pointed at Ted Cruz's Head

This is the same left-wing outfit that repeatedly published a photo of Barack Obama with a halo around his head. It's pretty clear the AP is in the tank for the Democratic Party.

AP Publishes Images of Gun Pointed at Ted Cruz's Head | Truth Revolt

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker Wins Straw Poll Among Republicans at Pa. Event

A straw poll taken at the 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference held in Philadelphia  shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with a runaway lead over any other 2016 GOP presidential candidate. More than 600 party leaders and activists attended the event.

Below are the Top 5 finishers of the straw poll, according Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason:

Scott Walker – 25.3%
Chris Christie – 11.6%
Marco Rubio – 11.0%
Rick Santorum – 9.6%
Jeb Bush – 9.6%