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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Democrats can’t hide record of failure

Mort Kondracke, editor of Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Congress, and one of the most middle-of-the-road political commentators in the nation, says Democrats will lose big on Tuesday because they can't hide their record of failure over the past two years.

Democrats can't hide their record - pottsmerc.com

Four more years of Ed Rendell?

Remember the broken promises as you go to vote Nov. 2 - pottsmerc.com

A terrific letter to the editor about what's at stake in Tuesday's election.

Remember the broken promises as you go to vote Nov. 2 - pottsmerc.com

Two years later, GOP is phoenix rising

The Associated Press has a fascinating story about how quickly the Republican Party has rebounded - thanks in large part to the incompetence of Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats

Two years later, GOP is phoenix rising - pottsmerc.com

Pottstown Mercury backs Jim Gerlach for Congress

The Mercury has endorsed Republican incumbent Jim Gerlach in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District.

Endorsements for Congress: Dent, Gerlach, Meehan - pottsmerc.com

Endorsement: Corbett for governor - The Times Observer

Our Opinion: Corbett for governor - TimesObserver.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - The Times Observer

Tom Corbett TV Ad: Ready to go to work

Corbett is right choice for governor — Lewistown Sentinel

Corbett is right choice for governor - LewistownSentinel.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Central PA — Lewistown Sentinel

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wilkes-Barre newspaper backs Corbett for governor

A state ripe for change needs a candidate ready for reform, says The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre in announcing its endorsement for Pennsylvania governor. That candidate if Republican Tom Corbett.

Tom Corbett | The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Weekly GOP Address: Vote for change on Nov. 2

The Forgotten Man - Jon McNaughton

Newspaper: Tom Corbett is the best choice for governor

The Daily Item in Sunbury is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Republican Tom Corbett for governor.

"Corbett is the best choice for governor in a time when Pennsylvanians demand change," the newspaper says.

Tom Corbett is the best choice for governor

Endorsements: Reichley, Vereb, Kampf for Pa. House

The Pottstown Mercury has endorsed two incumbents, Doug Reichley and Mike Vereb, and a newcomer, Warren Kampf, for legislative seats in the newspaper's coverage area.

Endorsements: Reichley, Vereb, Kampf for Pa. House - pottsmerc.com

Newspaper: Toomey gets our nod over Sestak

From The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: "We believe that Pat Toomey will join others in Congress who want to stop the nonsense in Washington and take our nation in another, more sensible direction."

Toomey gets our nod over Sestak

Video: Toomey rallies support across PA

More Jobs, Less Government Tour of PA from Pat Toomey on Vimeo.

Will Voters Set U.S. Free From Obama's Hold?

Thomas Sowell: Will Voters Set U.S. Free From Obama's Hold? - Investors.com

Friday, October 29, 2010

Video: One More Vote

From 'Yes We Can' to 'Shove It' in 2 Short Years

Terrific column by Terry H. Lee on the disastrous first two years of the Obama administration and how the nightmare can end on Nov. 2.

2008 – 2010: From "Yes We Can" to "Shove It" in Two Short Years

Toomey needed in Senate - Williamsport-Sun Gazette

In endorsing Republican Pat Toomey over liberal Joe Sestak, the Williamsport-Sun Gazette editorial board says: "Toomey would be an important addition in the Senate of one more voice for private business incentives and fiscal discipline in government. That's never been more needed than now."

Read the full editorial at the link below:

Toomey needed in Senate - SunGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Williamsport-Sun Gazette

Video: NewsBusted

Another reason to vote Republican

Nancy Pelosi, Other Top Dems May Step Down If GOP Wins Big

Quote of the Day

"The amount of sleep required by the average person is just five minutes more." — Anonymous

Altoona Mirror backs Toomey for US Senate

From the Altoona Mirror:
Electing Toomey as Pennsylvania's senator will send an unmistakable message to the Washington establishment that change is needed.

It's a signal that cannot come too soon.
Read the full endorsement editorial at the link below:

Toomey can steer course - AltoonaMirror.com - Altoona, PA

The Fourth Verse of The Star-Spangled Banner

Lancaster New Era endorses Pat Toomey for Senate

From the Lancaster New Era:
Pat Toomey has solid conservative views - small government, low taxes, fiscal restraint, strong military - and he seeks high public office at a time when those views are desperately needed.

Voters should respond by sending him to Washington as Pennsylvania's next U.S. senator.
Read the full endorsement editorial here.

Newspaper: Democrats turn to gutter politics

PhillyBurbs.com:  Sleaze season - Dems' dirty trick?

'The Lorax' starring Ed Rendell



See related editorial, "Rendell's drilling moratorium: Playing games," at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

Dems linked to voter fraud scheme

From the Bucks County Courier Times:
A trio of Bucks County residents backed by the county Republican committee say they have evidence linking Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy's campaign to a scheme to flood the county voter registration office with fraudulent applications for absentee ballots.

In a petition filed Tuesday, county Republicans say the name of Murphy's campaign manager appeared on a Bristol post office box where voters were urged in a series of letters paid for by the state Democratic Committee to send absentee ballot applications.
Read the full story at the link below:

PhillyBurbs.com:  Residents cry foul over ballots

Religious Americans Enjoy Higher Wellbeing

You gotta have faith!

Religious Americans Enjoy Higher Wellbeing

NPR: National Pathetic Radio

Bucks County newspaper backs Toomey for US Senate

The Bucks County Courier Times is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Republican Pat Toomey for US Senate. Despite efforts by the far left to paint the former Lehigh Valley congressman as an "extremist," the newspaper says it found Toomey "to be clear, succinct and reasonable."

Read the full endorsement editorial at the link below:

PhillyBurbs.com: Endorsement 2010 - Toomey for Senate

Columnist: Tea partiers hope to have the last laugh

These tea partiers have been mocked and laughed at for more than a year," writes columnist Gil Spencer. "We'll see who's laughing Nov. 3."

Read the full column at the link below:

Columnist Gil Spencer: Tea partiers hope to have the last laugh - delcotimes.com

7 in 10 Voters Disagree with NPR Decision to Fire Juan Williams

7 in 10 Voters Disagree with NPR's Decision to Fire Juan Williams

Video: Democrats Greatest Hits

Democrats Greatest Hits from RightChange on Vimeo.

PennDOT Introduces Online Service to Aid Residents Working to Restore Driving Privileges

PennDOT Introduces Online Service to Aid Residents Working to Restore Driving Privileges

Horror Movies This Halloween Give Insight Into Human Nature

Horror Movies This Halloween Give Insight Into Human Nature

Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to Open on Nov. 1

Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to Open on Nov. 1

A look iinside newspaper blogs

StinkyJournalism Study: 68% Ten Top US Newspapers' Blogs Are Edited

No More Frankens website launches



Just in time for Halloween, the Republican National Committee has launched a new website to remind remind voters what is at stake on Nov. 2.

From RNC Chairman Michael Steele:
"With Democrat lawyers, liberal shadow groups, and labor unions organizing to challenge the Election Day results, it is more important than ever that the American people deliver a decisive victory for Republicans up and down the ballot in all 50 states. In order to protect our hard-fought victories, we must fund and operate a winning 72 hour ground game which puts the margin of victory out of reach. The election of Democrat Al Franken to the United States Senate serves as a glaring and painful reminder to voters as to why it is so important to support our Republican Victory program and show up on Election Day."
The 'No More Frankens' website can be viewed at: www.nomorefrankens.com

Delco Times: Pat Meehan deserves a win in the PA 7th Congressional District

The Delaware County Daily Times has endorsed Republican Pat Meehan for PA's 7th Congressional District, which is made up primarily of Delaware County with a little bit of Chester and Montgomery counties thrown in.

EDITORIAL: Meehan deserves a win in the 7th District - delcotimes.com

The Enthusiasm Gap On Display

Less than 300 people showed up for a rally in Norristown featuring Bill Clinton, Ed Rendell and Dan Onorato. Most of them were union workers paid to show up and politicians. Another example of how dispirited the Democratic Party is these days.

Political luminaries lend hands in Pa. campaigns - pottsmerc.com

Investigation finds mismanagement is rampant in public housing

Government-run public housing is a tool Democrats use to buy votes of fellow Democrats - using someone else's money, of course.

Investigation finds mismanagement is rampant in public housing - pottsmerc.com

Newest Tom Corbett TV ad

The dangers of Facebook

Jacksonville mom shakes baby for interrupting FarmVille, pleads guilty to murder | jacksonville.com

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ending the 'hot or not' factor for Nikki Haley and female candidates



Why isn't the liberal media concerned about the sexist attitudes within the media toward conservative female candidates?

From a new column by Swanee Hunt and Kerry Healey:
Many factors contribute to the gender gap in political leadership, but a recent study sponsored by the new "Name It. Change It." campaign highlights the key role of sexism in the media's treatment of female candidates. This sexism acts both to deter women from running for office and also decreases their chances of success when they do throw their hats in the ring.
Read the full column at the link below:

Ending the 'hot or not' factor for Nikki Haley and female candidates - CSMonitor.com

We need a pay czar for colleges

How about a pay czar for professors and college administrators? The cost of a college education is out of control.

Tuition at public colleges jumps 8 percent, College Board reports

What gets done if the GOP takes over Capitol Hill

Election 2010: What gets done if the GOP takes over Capitol Hill

Study documents ABC, CBS, NBC bias toward Tea Party

Media Research Center documents ABC, CBS, NBC bias | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

'Call Me Senator!' Barbara Boxer Spoof (Video)

'Call Me Senator!' Barbara Boxer Spoof (Video) - HUMAN EVENTS

Chris Christie Endorses Tom Corbett

The Clinton Tapes

Judicial Watch Sues Archives for Clinton Tapes: Access Demanded to Recorded Bill Clinton White House Conversations

'Taxpayers' Friends' Endorsed for Congress

Political Action Arm of National Taxpayer Group Endorses 'Taxpayers' Friends' for Congress

Department of State: Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 178 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

Department of State: Disciplinary Actions Taken Against 178 Licensed, Commissioned Professionals, Organizations

'I'm an enemy'

President Obama, the most divisive politician to ever occupy the White House, calls anyone who disagrees with his policies the enemy. Sign me up.

All The President's Enemies - HUMAN EVENTS

Now Playing

How low will Democrats go?

With Poll Numbers Sinking, Democrats Sink Down in the Political Gutter - HUMAN EVENTS

Columnist: It Looks Like a Republican Senate in 2010

John Gizzi, political editor of Human Events, offers a scenario where Republicans take control of the Senate after Nov. 2.

It Looks Like a Republican Senate in 2010 - HUMAN EVENTS

Video: Democrats For Toomey

Why are Democrats Supporting Pat Toomey? from Pat Toomey on Vimeo.

Columnist: Hey undecided voters, pick a side

Hey undecided voters, pick a side - pottsmerc.com

Olbermann Warns Voters Against 'Cataclysm' of Tea Party, 'Would Destroy America from Within'

Olbermann Warns Voters Against 'Cataclysm' of Tea Party, 'Would Destroy America from Within'

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

James Cameron plans 2 'Avatar' sequels

When your last film earns $2.8 billion at the box office worldwide, it's a sure bet you'll be working on a sequel.

James Cameron has announced plans to make two sequels to his blockbuster hit "Avatar," which eclipsed Cameron's "Titanic" to become the biggest movie of all time.

The sequels, which will also be shot in 3-D, are scheduled for release in late 2014 and 2015.

From The Hollywood Reporter:
"We'll continue to follow the same people on the same planet," producer Jon Landau said Wednesday during Paul Kagan's 3D Media Markets conference in New York. But, he allowed, "We might go underwater."
Read more about Cameron's plans here.

'You Don't Have to be Crazy to be a Democrat, But it Helps'

The latest from Ann Coulter, chronicling the many looney tunes who make up the Democratic Party these days.

You Don't Have to be Crazy to be a Democrat, But it Helps - HUMAN EVENTS

Businessman asks Gerlach to repeal provision of health care law

Obamacare is a job-killer, as if Obama and the Democrats haven't done enough to put millions of Americans out of work.

Businessman asks Gerlach to repeal provision of health care law

Democrat Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania

Patrick Murphy-linked Absentee Voter Controversy Unfolds

Patrick Murphy-linked Absentee Voter Controversy Unfolds - By Thomas A. Shakely - Battle ’10 - National Review Online

Taxpayers Watchdog: Sestak would spend another $100B

National Taxpayers Union Foundation - Over $100 Billion Separates Federal Budget Agendas of Pennsylvania Senate Candidates, Study Finds

'Batman 3, The Dark Knight Rises'

Batman 3, The Dark Knight Rises, steps into the light - CSMonitor.com

Midterm blowout: 50 or more Dem seats set to fall in the election

The Hill, a non-partisan newspapers that covers Congress, predicts Democrats will lose at least 50 seats (and the majority) in the Nov. 2 election.

Midterm blowout: 50 or more Dem seats set to fall in the election - TheHill.com

NPR: National Politically Correct Radio

Reality check: Democrats aren't getting outspent by Republicans in midterms

Reality check: Democrats aren’t getting outspent by Republicans in midterms | Washington Examiner

Democratic Dirty Tricks Exposed

Campaign manager of Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., tied to deceptive absentee ballot mailer | Washington Examiner

Hey Undecideds: Pick A Side

Columnist Chris Freind: If you're still undecided about this election, you have no business showing up the polls on Nov. 2. Amen to that.

Hey Undecideds: Stop Being PC And Pick A Side

Germany's Angela Merkel: Multiculturalism has 'utterly failed'

Germany's Angela Merkel: Multiculturalism has 'utterly failed' - CSMonitor.com

Video: Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

Bucks County Absentee Ballot Scandal Linked To Patrick Murphy Campaign

Republican Party of Pennsylvania

'Inside Job' Trailer 2010

Editorial: NPR takes a hit after Juan Williams’ firing

Editorial: NPR takes a hit after Juan Williams’ firing - delcotimes.com

Obama Corrects Himself on the Declaration of Independence

Obama Corrects Himself on the Declaration of Independence | The Weekly Standard

Todd Stephens endorsed for 151st state House District

PhillyBurbs.com:  Endorsement 2010 - 151st state House: Todd Stephens

Harrisburg newspaper backs Corbett for governor

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, which does more coverage of state government than any other newspaper in Pennsylvania, has endorsed Republican Tom Corbett for governor

"We take Corbett at his word that he will put what is best for Pennsylvania first, even if it costs him politically," the newspaper writes.

Read the endorsement editorial here.

Hollywood conservatives look forward to Nov. 2

Elephant in the Room - Wilshire & Washington on Variety.com

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PA official calls for investigation of Lincoln University professor for 'disgraceful' comments about Israel



Pennsylvania Board of Education Chairman Joseph Torsella has written a letter to Lincoln University President Ivory Nelson asking for an investigation into anti-Semitic remarks made by Dr. Kaukab Siddique, an associate professor of English at the university.

From Torsella's letter:
According to public writings and speeches, Mr. Siddique has characterized Israel as a "terrorist entity;" called for its violent overthrow; and peddled anti-Semitic propaganda ("the Jews…are a small minority in America, yet they have taken over this country by devious and immoral means"). Further, I am concerned about statements in, among other sources, the "New Trend Magazine" about Hezbollah and the Taliban that have been brought to my attention as purportedly authored by Mr. Siddique.
Read the full text of the latter at the link below:

State Board of Education Chairman Joseph Torsella Addresses Lincoln Professor's Remarks

WhyTuesday.org Announces Cash Video Contest

WhyTuesday.org Announces Cash Video Contest

Pelosi Takes Taxpayers For A ride



See related editorial at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin Goes Into Circulation November 18

Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin Goes Into Circulation November 18

George Soros Gives $1M to California Pot Legalization Measure

Soros Gives $1M to California Pot Legalization Measure | CNSnews.com

Newspaper: Tom Corbett preferred choice for PA governor

The Altoona Mirror is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Republican Tom Corbett for governor.

From the newspaper's endorsement:
The determination shown by the state attorney general in going after drug dealers and corrupt politicians is what Pennsylvania needs from its next top executive.

And that makes Republican Tom Corbett the best choice in the gubernatorial election next Tuesday.
Read the full editorial at the link below:
Corbett preferred choice - AltoonaMirror.com - Altoona, PA | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - The Altoona Mirror

Video: Chinese Professor

The Democrat Stimulus: An $814 Billion Flop

Columnist Deroy Murdock on how failure is an option for Democrats.

The Democrat Stimulus: An $814 Billion Flop - HUMAN EVENTS

Newspaper: Todd Stephens for 151st state House

The Doylestown Intelligencer is urging voters to elect Republican challenger Todd Stephens for Pennsylvania's 151st state House District.

PhillyBurbs.com:  Endorsement 2010 - 151st state House: Todd Stephens

Newspaper: No  Endorsement For Rep. Allyson Schwartz

The Doylestown Intelligencer is unable to endorse incumbent Democrat Rep. Allyson Schwartz for Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District because Schwartz is too partisan and has voted wrong on key issues in the past two years. The newspaper says Republican challenger Dee Adcock is too inexperienced to back for the seat, but they cannot support Schwartz's re-election, either.

Read the full editorial at the link below:

PhillyBurbs.com: Endorsement 2010 - Conflict in the 13th Congressional

Video: Two Of A Kind

Sen. Bob Mensch endorsed for 24th state Senate District

State Sen. Bob Mensch deserves a full four-year term in the Pennsylvania Senate, according to The Doylestown Intelligencer.

PhillyBurbs.com:  Endorsements 2010 - 24th state Senate: Bob Mensch

PennDOT Warns Motorists to Watch Out for Trick-or-Treaters

PennDOT Warns Motorists to Watch Out for Trick-or-Treaters

Congress' Thirst For Spurious Spending: $200,000 for Bottled Water?!

Lifestyles of the rich and famous - with taxpayers picking up the tab, of course.

Congress' Thirst For Spurious Spending: $200,000 for Bottled Water?!

Newspaper backs Mike Fitzpatrick for PA's 8th Congressional Dist.

One of the leading newspapers in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District is backing Republican Mike Fitzpatrick over incumbent Democrat Patrick Murphy.

PhillyBurbs.com:  Endorsement 2010 - 8th Congressional: Mike Fitzpatrick

Charlie Dent's opponent: "Huh"

American Legion on Gettysburg Casino: 'Honor not for sale'

Legion on Gettysburg Casino: 'Honor not for sale'

What's Why Tuesday?



What's Why Tuesday?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Newspaper endorses Jim Gerlach for Congress

Pennsylvania's biggest newspaper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, has endorsed Republican US Rep. Jim Gerlach for reelection to Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District.

While Gerlach is one of the best members of Congress from Pennsylvania, it's always dicey with The Inquirer, which is a very pro-Democratic Party newspapers. This endorsement could have gone either way but the newspaper clearly sees Gerlach as the better candidate.

From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
The four-term congressman learned that a standout state Senate career - with a progressive record on conservation issues, in particular - doesn't assure Washington success. With his politically divided district, including Chester, Montgomery, Berks, and Lehigh Counties, Gerlach, 55, has been reluctant to make waves.

His constituents can be confident that Gerlach is qualified to lead - certainly, if his party wins the House. Gerlach could bring a moderate's voice to discussions on health care, tax policy, military affairs, and growing the economy.
Read more endorsements at the newspaper's website.

Obama job approval numbers reach new low

President Obama Heads into Midterms at Lowest Approval Rating of Presidency

Shovel Ready Jobs

Newspaper backs Toomey for US Senate

The Express-Times of Easton is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Pat Toomey over Joe Sestak in the much-watched race for the open U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania.

Toomey would make a real difference in Congress, unlike Sestak, who has rubber-stamped the Obama-Pelosi agenda since he arrived in Washington.

From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
Toomey is so opposed to earmarks he says he wouldn't try to bring any back to Pennsylvania — he'd focus on eliminating them, a practice he began as a congressman.

The best example of Toomey's tenaciousness came in 1998-99, when he got tired of arguing in the House about excessive spending and wrote his own budget. He then led a filibuster that forced Republican leaders to adopt some of his cuts.

That's the kind of restraint Congress needs to enshrine — and Toomey is the candidate who won’t brook any dissent in a war on wasteful spending.
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

Another Unaffordable Entitlement

From Investor's Business Daily:
ObamaCare: Finding things we don't like in the Democrats' overhaul legislation is becoming an almost daily event. Add to the list the possibility that a provision in the bill could be almost six times more costly than the initial estimate.
Another Unaffordable Entitlement - Investors.com

Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Marco Rubio for Senate

Political Action Arm of Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Marco Rubio for Senate

Study: Boxer Would Boost, Fiorina Would Trim Federal Budget

Study: Boxer Would Boost, Fiorina Would Trim Federal Budget

Inquirer endorses Meehan over Lentz

The Philadelphia Inquirer has endorsed Republican Pat Meehan over Democrat Bryan Lentz in the race for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.

From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
The heated contest for an open congressional seat in Delaware County could turn on an ethical controversy involving the Democratic nominee, who condoned helping a third-party candidate regarded as a spoiler.

Two-term Democratic state Rep. Bryan Lentz says he sees no harm in his volunteers' gathering thousands of petition signatures for a third-party challenger, Jim Schneller, who is far from being congressional material.

Lentz's dismissive explanation - "politics is politics" - for helping to get Schneller on the ballot is a jarring admission and character flaw for a former Philadelphia prosecutor.

If the matchup comes down to credibility and integrity, though, voters have an attractive alternative: Former U.S. Attorney PATRICK MEEHAN, who earns The Inquirer's endorsement.

The straitlaced Meehan, 55, was a solid district attorney in Delaware County. But it was his anticorruption probes as federal prosecutor for eight years - including nearly two dozen pay-to-play cases in Philadelphia, and developing the winning case against former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo - that serve as his most important achievement.

Meehan may be to the right of Lentz in this campaign, but he has a record as a moderate Republican. Voters should give him the chance to follow those sound instincts in Washington.
Read more endorsements at the newspaper's website.

A Fun Halloween

Columnist: Liberals Attempt to Stifle Soldiers' Ability to Vote

Doug Giles: Liberals Attempt to Stifle Soldiers' Ability to Vote

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Laughably Claims Channel Doesn't Fundraise for Dems

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Laughably Claims Channel Doesn't Fundraise for Dems

George Will schools Christiane Amanpour On Campaign Spending

George Will schools Christiane Amanpour On Campaign Spending

Columnist: Honeymoon is officially over for Phillies

McCaffery: Honeymoon is officially over for Phillies (With Video) - delcotimes.com

'60 Minutes' Shock Report: National Unemployed and Underemployed 17.5%



60 Minutes Shock Report: National Unemployed and Underemployed 17.5%; California 22%

Liberal newspaper endorses Tom Corbett for governor

One of the most liberal newspapers in Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, is urging its readers to elect Republican Tom Corbett governor of Pennsylvania over Ed Rendell-close Dan Onorato.

I am shocked. The Post-Gazette hardly ever endroses Republicans.

From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
This no-nonsense politician also has his enlightened and progressive side. He recognizes the benefit of early education (as does Mr. Onorato) and sees the absurdity of that relic of Prohibition, the monopolistic Liquor Control Board system, and the crying need for its privatization (which Mr. Onorato does not). If done right, this would be a way of providing a great amount of budgetary relief without raising taxes. It also would send a message in the strongest way that Pennsylvania, despite its backward reputation, is not change averse.

The Post-Gazette endorses Tom Corbett, the candidate in a season of change who we believe can break with the past for the sake of a better future.

Read the full editorial here.

The city's other newspaper, the more conservative Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, also endorsed Corbett for governor. You can read that editorial here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

'Obama's downfall is his arrogance'

You know things are going bad when die-hard liberals Steve and Cokie Roberts turn on Obama, a man tney've supported for more than two years. The Kool Aid must have worn off for the Roberts family.

From their latest column:
"Some disillusionment was inevitable and unavoidable. But Team Obama also made a classic mistake. They decided that the rules of politics did not apply to them, that the popularity of their campaign slogans would somehow insulate them from the realities of Washington.

Arrogance probably is the right word. Obama ran hard against Washington, against the insiders and interest groups and influence traders, against capital careerists like John McCain and Hillary Clinton. Then, once elected, he tried to tell voters that Washington was actually the answer to practically every issue: rising job losses, insurance premiums and global temperatures.

At its core, the message was contradictory. How can Washington be the problem -- and the solution — at the same time."
Read the full column at the link below:

Obama's downfall is his arrogance - pottsmerc.com

Weekly Republican Address: Sen. John Thune

Is there life after death?

Review of Clint Eastwood's 'Hereafter' | Movies & TV | Christianity Today

PA GOP AD WATCH: Desperate Onorato Lies, Tries To Scare Voters

Republican Party of Pennsylvania

Berks County Patriots hold candidates night

550 people attended a candidates night sponsored by the Berks County Patrios. That's an amazing turnout. Most events sponsored by Democratic groups draw a few dozen people. This group is becoming a real force in Berks County politics.

Berks County Patriots hold candidates night

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Shocking video of NY Democrats sitting through the Pledge of Allegiance

Trade Ryan Howard!

How appropriate that Ryan Howard should be called out on strikes looking in the bottom of the 9th with two men on to end the Phillies 2010 season. It symbolizes Ryan's pathetic performance in the playoffs, where he did not have a single RBI. Howard deserves the lion's share of the blame for the Phillies disappointing playoff run. There's plenty of blame to go around, but Howard gets paid big bucks to knock in runs and he failed. This time is too old and too complacent. The Phils need a major shakeup for 2011. Start by trading Howard for a more consistent run producer.

For Your Eyes Only: Russian spy Anna Chapman poses for Maxim



The Cold War could be heating up again. Russian spy Anna Chapman poses for the Russian edition of Maxim magazine.

My Russian is a little rusty, but Chapman graces the cover of the November issue under the caption "For Your Eyes Only," a reference to the 1981 James Bond movie.

Read more about the spy who came in from the cold here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Video: Whole Lotta Obama Kool Aid



With apologies to Led Zeppelin, check out this very funny song parody. (Song lyrics are available at the link below)

Whole Lotta Obama Kool Aid - HUMAN EVENTS

Obamacare: The cure is worse than the ailment

Latest column from Deroy Murdock:

Obamacare: The cure is worse than the ailment - trentonian.com

50 Ways Tom Corbett will Rebuild PA

Tom Corbett's plan for undoing the damage Ed Rendell has done to Pennsylvania over the past 8 years.

50 Ways Tom Corbett will Rebuild PA | Tom Corbett for Governor of Pennsylvania

Rendell Vetoes House Bill 101, Cites Constitutional Concerns

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Vetoes House Bill 101, Cites Constitutional Concerns

Majority of Voters Say Supreme Court Should Consider Obamacare Constitutionality

Majority of Voters Say Supreme Court Should Consider Obamacare Constitutionality

Ten Legislative Races Pass $1M Mark

Ten Legislative Races Pass $1M Mark

Shovel Ready Job

Newspaper: Tom Corbett is the best choice for governor

From The Daily Item in Sunbury:
Corbett has demonstrated that he understands the challenges ahead and offers the best plan to overcome those obstacles in a way that taxpayers will appreciate. Corbett is the best choice for governor in a time when Pennsylvanians demand change.
Read the full editorial at the link below:

Tom Corbett is the best choice for governor

Columnist: Anti-business Obama strikes again

How can the economy recover when you have the president and Congress working to destroy it? Hope and change will come when veto-proof GOP majorities are elected to Congress on Nov. 2.

Anti-business Obama strikes again - pottsmerc.com

'Yes we can' turn mess around

Great letter to the editor. The choice on Nov. 2: More of the same failed Obama/Pelosi policies or real change?

'Yes we can' turn mess around - pottsmerc.com

Pat Toomey's Cat Responds To Joe Sestak's Dog

Liberal witch-hunt at NPR

Is Nina Totenberg Next? | The Weekly Standard

Columnist: Defund All Public Broadcasting Now

Why are taxpayers forking up $420 million a year to support left-wing propaganda outlets like NPR and PBS?

Defund All Public Broadcasting Now - HUMAN EVENTS

GOP Ready to Probe NPR's Federal Funding

Why are American taxpayers funding a left-wing propaganda operation like National Public Radio?

GOP Ready to Probe NPR’s Federal Funding - HUMAN EVENTS

Bill O'Reilly: View to a Kill

Bill O'Reilly's latest column on how political correctness is getting in the way of fighting terrorism.

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - View to a Kill

Barbara Boxer Parody Video

Call Me Madam Joe from RightChange on Vimeo.

Columnist: The World Has A Muslim Problem

The World Has A Muslim Problem

288,000 Visitors

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The Empire Strikes Back

What Are We Most Angry About? The Economy, Unemployment, the Government, Taxes and Immigration

What Are We Most Angry About? The Economy, Unemployment, the Government, Taxes and Immigration

Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Pat Toomey for Senate

Political Action Arm of Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Endorses Toomey for Senate

My interview with US Rep. Jim Gerlach

Video: Q&A with Jim Gerlach - pottsmerc.com

The Imperial Presidency

David Asman has a disturbing prediction of "The Coming Imperial Presidency" after Democrats lose control of Congress.

His Majesty Barack Obama will not listen to the voice of the people when they repudiate his radical agenda on Nov. 2.

Instead, he will likely rule by decry, bypassing Congress - and the will of the American people.

From Asman's column at Fox Business:
(Obama's) vision of America is one in which a dwindling private sector becomes the lap dog of an ever growing, government managed economy. You can call it European statism or socialism, but it's definitely not the free market most of us were accustomed to. And while it may not be our vision of America, it is his vision. And he wants to pursue it. But how? Without a compliant Congress it won't be as easy as it was the first two years. That's why we think he's going to turn up the juice of his executive powers to a level we haven't seen for decades. And it's not just us saying it.

The Los Angeles Times published a piece last week about how Obama is considering using executive orders to bypass the intentions of Congress:

"The best arena for Obama to execute his plans may be his own branch of government. That means more executive orders…and more deployment of his ample regulatory powers and the wide-ranging rulemaking authority of his Cabinet members."
Read the full column here.

No Going-Away Present for Ed Rendell

Governor Rendell Says Severance Tax Clearly is Dead This Year

Trick-or-Treat Obama Style

Viguerie Launches Petition, with a Goal of a Million Names, to End Federal Funding of National Public Radio (NPR)

Viguerie Launches Petition, with a Goal of a Million Names, to End Federal Funding of National Public Radio (NPR)

Sen. Reid's Taxpayer Reimbursed Expenses Include $16,548 Video Wall

Sen. Reid's Taxpayer Reimbursed Expenses Include $16,548 Video Wall

Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace on the Rise

Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace on the Rise

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Political correctness run amuck!

NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim comments. Was it fair? - CSMonitor.com

Pa. Democrat admits helping Tea Party candidate

Pa. Democrat admits helping Tea Party candidate - The Hill's Ballot Box

BREAKING NEWS: 34th Chilean miner rescued!

The Puppet Master

Deceptive Democrat election mailer exposed

Deceptive Democrat election mailer - mcall.com

Newspaper: Voters should learn candidate positions, not the propaganda

Voters should learn candidate positions, not the propaganda - pottsmerc.com

Berks County 'Extreme Makeover' episode to air Sunday

Berks 'Extreme Makeover' episode to air Sunday - pottsmerc.com

Time to de-fund NPR

American taxpayers should not be paying for a left-wing propaganda tool like NPR.

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Juan Williams Fired For Acknowledging Negative Stereotypes

The old ball and chain

Al Gore, You're Next!

Wikipedia Bans Radical Global Warming Propagandist From Editing All Pages

Christine O'Donnell is correct: No 'separation of church and state' in Constitution

Christine O'Donnell Shames ABC Into Airing Democrat's First Amendment Gaffe

Liberal Fascism On The Rise At NPR



NPR, which is funded by taxpayers, fired political commentator Juan Williams because he expressed his opinion on the Muslim threat to the U.S. during an appearance on Bill O'Reilly's show.

Another example of liberal fascism.

There is no free speech when it comes to expressing views the far left doesn't like.

I'm no fan of Juan Williams, who is a liberal, but he has a right to express his opinion - except it seems on the ultra-left NPR.

Columnist: A Soulless White House

A Soulless White House

Rep. Michele Bachmann: Democrats recklessly spending and killing jobs

Democrats are recklessly spending and killing jobs, writes Bachmann - TheHill.com

'No COLA again is outrageous'

Terrific letter to the editor: "Democrats always proclaim to be the champion of the underdog, but this Democrat-controlled Congress and administration has demonstrated that this is far from the truth."

No COLA again is outrageous (10/19/10)

Joe Sestak's Record on Israel

Berks County Patriots Sponsor Candidate Forum

State Rep. Sam Rohrer will serve as guest moderator of the Berks County Patriots Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 21.

The event, which will feature federal and state candidates, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Leesport Market Hall, Route 61, just north of Reading.

Rohrer, a Republican who ran for governor in the May primary, is retiring from the state House of Representatives this year.

For more information, call 610-926-3923 or go to www.berkscountypatriots.org

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Anvil

Vote for Life | Americans United for Life Action

Find out which Congressional candidates support taxpayer-funded abortions on demand.

Vote for Life | Americans United for Life Action

Poll: Only 1-in-4 see American Dream as still attainable

Where did the hope go? Two years of the disastrous Obama administration has crushed the hope in most Americans.

POLL: Only 1-in-4 see American Dream as still attainable for everyone in the U.S. - TheHill.com

Desperate Democrat resorts to dirty tricks

Pa. Democrat admits helping Tea Party candidate - The Hill's Ballot Box

My interview with Congressman Charlie Dent

Check out my recent interview of Congressman Charlie Dent, a Republican seeking reelection to Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District.

Video: Q&A with Charlie Dent - pottsmerc.com

Citizens Give Government Rock-Bottom Transparency Ratings

Citizens Give Government Rock-Bottom Transparency Ratings

Land of the Lost

Columnist: Philadelphia Is the Next Greece

Chris Freind on the financial mismanagement in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Is the Next Greece

Obama Strips the 'Creator' from Declaration of Independence

Obama Strips the 'Creator' from Declaration of Independence -- Again | CNSnews.com

NIA Releases Trailer for 'End of Liberty'



NIA Releases Trailer for 'End of Liberty'

Pro-Life Group Targets 42 House Democrats

Pro-Life Group Targets 42 Democrats | CNSnews.com

Obama Has Now Borrowed $3 Trillion So Far

It's Official: Obama Has Now Borrowed $3 Trillion | CNSnews.com

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

PA Right to Work PAC Endorses Candidates

The Pennsylvania Right to Work Political Action Committee, a nonpartisan group that supports pro-Right to Work candidates for the Pennsylvania House and State Senate, has announced its endorsed candidates for the Nov. 2 General Election.

The following candidates are endorsed for Pennsylvania's State Senate:
Michael Brubaker (36th Dist.), Matt Connolly (14th Dist.), John Eichelberger (30th Dist.), Mike Folmer (48th Dist.), Rhashea Harmon (8th Dist.), Frank Scavo (22nd Dist.), Steve Urban (14th Dist.), and Michael Waugh (28th Dist.)
The following candidates are endorsed for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:
John Bear (97th Dist.), Steve Bloom (199th Dist.), Tom Bogar (153rd Dist.), Scott Boyd (43rd Dist.), Rob Ciervo (31st Dist.), Paul Clymer (145th Dist.), Jim Cox (129th Dist.), Tom Creighton (37th Dist.), Bryan Cutler (100th Dist.), Gordon Denlinger (99th Dist.), Alex Dubart (20th Dist.), Joe Emrick (137th Dist.), Garth Everett (84th Dist.), Mark Gillen (128th Dist.), Glen Grell (87th Dist.), Seth Grove (196th Dist.), Doyle Heffley (122nd Dist.), Sue Helm (104th Dist.), David Hickernell (98th Dist.), Dave Huffman (83rd Dist.), Rob Kauffman (89th Dist.), Fred Keller (85th Dist.), Mark Keller (86th Dist.), Daryl Metcalfe (12th Dist.), Ron Miller (93rd Dist.), Dan Moul (91st Dist.), Kathy Rapp (65th Dist.), Doug Reichley (134th Dist.), Todd Rock (90th Dist.), Curt Schroder (155th Dist.), Stan Saylor (94th Dist.), Justin Simmons (131st Dist.), RoseMarie Swanger (102nd Dist.), and Will Tallman (193rd Dist.)
From a The Pennsylvania Right to Work PAC press release:
The Right to Work PAC supports incumbents and challengers, Democrats and Republicans — a diverse group of candidates who share a desire to help Pennsylvania's economy and individual citizens by passing legislation guaranteeing every wage earner's right to hold a job regardless of union membership or support.

It is the Unions and the union entitlement mentality which justifies taking from those who have built and created profitable, productive businesses and, in particular, the monopoly government unions, who are driving Pennsylvania to bankruptcy.

This election is critical to the future of Pennsylvania just as a Right to Work law is critical for economic growth in our Commonwealth. We believe these candidates provide the best hope for a better tomorrow in Pennsylvania.

Nancy Pelosi's Pet: Bryan Lentz

FRC Action Announces Iowa Judge Bus Tour Urging 'No Retention' on Activist Judges

FRC Action Announces Iowa Judge Bus Tour Urging 'No Retention' on Activist Judges

Rendell Signs 11 Bills Into Law

Governor Rendell Signs Legislation

Pennsylvania Auditor General Backs Voluntary Retirement Incentive to Reduce State Payroll

PA Auditor General Jack Wagner would like to see a reduction in the state's 77,000 employees by offering incentives for early retirement.

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner Says State Could Save Millions of Dollars by Offering Voluntary Retirement Incentive

Census Bureau News: Nation's Foreign-Born Population Nears 37 Million

Census Bureau News: Nation's Foreign-Born Population Nears 37 Million

My interview with state Rep. Doug Reichley

Video Q&A with Rep. Doug Reichley

Teamsters Withdraw Endorsement of Bryan Lentz

This is a first. I've never heard of a group withdrawing its endorsement to a political candidate, but the Pennsylvania Teamsters, representing 92,000 union workers, is telling its members NOT TO VOTE for Bryan Lentz, the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.

Pennsylvania Conference Won't Support Lentz

Trapped

Labor Backs Pat Meehan for Congress

UAW Local 1069 Endorses Pat Meehan for Congress

Will the Real Joe Sestak Please Stand Up?

WPAZ will return to the air waves

Local radio will be back soon in the Pottstown area.

WPAZ will return to the air waves - pottsmerc.com

'Bald-Faced Lies' in Pennsylvania?

'Bald-Faced Lies' in Pennsylvania? Scranton Newspaper Distorts ObamaCare's Effect on Catholic Hospitals

Where Are The Jobs?

Pre-election pandering to seniors

Democrats Make a $250 Pitch to Senior Voters | CNSnews.com

Eight Steps to Rebuild America's Economy

If Chuck Norris has the answers, why don't the economic geniuses working for Obama?

Eight Steps to Rebuild America's Economy

Video: You cannot!

You Cannot! from RightChange on Vimeo.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Anti-gun group backs Onorato for governor

There's a clear distinction between Republican Tom Corbett and Democrat Dan Onorato when it comes to protecting Second Amendment rights.

Corbett, who is endorsed by the NRA, is a staunch defender of gun rights. Onorato backs gun-control measures.

That's why he has been endorsed by CeaseFirePA, a liberal advocacy group pushing for more gun-control measures against law-abiding Pennsylvania gun ownners.

From the CeaseFirePA press release endorsing Onorato:

Since May, Onorato has distinguished himself as the clear gubernatorial choice for Pennsylvanians concerned with the rising tide of gun violence in Commonwealth. Onorato has been one of the strongest voices in Pennsylvania for closing the Florida Gun Loophole. By contrast, Tom Corbett has refused to address the issue of gun violence – both as a candidate and as Pennsylvania's Attorney General. In a televised debate on October 16th, Corbett and Onorato sparred over how to address the Florida loophole. While Corbett once again dismissed the issue, "I don't believe there is a Florida loophole," Dan Onorato addressed it head on: "I don't need the Department of Agriculture in Florida telling me who should carry a gun in Pennsylvania."

Read more about CeaseFirePA efforts to punish gun owners for the failed liberal policies of Democratic mayors at the group's website.

'Fire From The Heartland' Trailer

Liz Cheney Exposes Howard Dean In Lie About George Soros

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lifelong Democrat Voting for Pat Toomey

Lifelong Democrat from Pat Toomey on Vimeo.

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft

OPA! Greek festival marks 40th year in Reading, PA

READING — "Be Greek For A Day" is the theme of the 40th annual Greek Food Bazaar scheduled for Oct. 15-16-17 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the largest ethnic food festival in Berks County to enjoy Greek food and pastry, wine, dancing, arts and crafts and live music.

All the food is prepared and cooked on the premises by parishioners using traditional Greek recipes.

The most popular dish is Athenian-style chicken, which comes in a platter with a side of rice pilaf or pastitsio (layered Greek pasta, seasoned with chopped beef topped with b├ęchamel) and Greek-style string beans cooked with tomatoes and seasonings, a Greek salad featuring feta cheese, and roll and butter for $10.

You can substitute Plaki (fresh fish fillet baked with vegetables, herbs and wine) for the platter meal.

There are also a la carte items such Gyro (marinated beef and lamb slices) and Souvlaki (pork shis-ke-bob) sandwiches; Calamari (squid) cooked in tomatoes and wine; Moussaka (eggplant casserole); and Arni Psito (roast lamb) with Greek spices.

All food items are available to eat-in or take-out.

A variety of imported Greek wines and the popular Ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur, are also available. Beer and soda is also on sale for less adventurous visitors.

While enjoying a meal in the main dining hall, visitors will be treated to Greek and American music by Stavros & Maria, a brother-sister act who are also church members.

The church's youth dance group, Kefi, will perform traditional Greek dances wearing colorful costumes throughout the weekend.

After a hearty meal, there's plenty to see and do on the church grounds.

An Agora (Greek market) offers packaged Greek foods and prepared dishes to go.

The Kafenio (Greek coffee house) features fresh-brewed Greek-style coffee, rice pudding and pastries in a relaxed atmosphere.

Visitors can also shop for original artwork, gold jewelry and items imported from Greece in the figt rooms.

Festival-goers can also view one of the largest collections of Byzantine iconography in the United States. Free guided tours of the church interior are provided on the hour.

A popular stop for all visitors is the pastry room, where you can pick between popular treats like Baklava (almonds, butter, and honey layered in flaky pastry), Teelikta (walnuts, butter and honey rolled in flaky pastry); Kourabiethes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar), Koulourakia (Greek twisted butter cookie) and Galaktobouriko (a filo pastry filled with custard and moistened with honey syrup).

Another Greek delicacy is Loukoumathes (puffed honey balls), a warm dough pastry topped with honey, cinnamon and chopped nuts.

Also try the Baklava Sundae for a unique taste treat.

Bazaar hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Admission and parking are free in the church lot. Additional parking is available at the adjacent Holy Name High School. The event is held rain or shine.

The church is located at 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., about one mile from Business Route 222 South (Lancaster Avenue), just turn onto Hancock Boulevard at the car dealership and follow the road to the church.

For more information, call the church office at 610-374-7511 or visit the church's web site, www.stsconstantinehelen.org

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Candidates address Berks Tea Party

Interesting that only Republican candidates or their representatives attended a Candidates Night forum sponsored by a tea party group in Berks County.

I guess those snobbish Democratic candidates couldn't bring themselves down to the level of the voters. Or maybe all the Democratic candidates were busy attending a labor rally.

Candidates address Berks Tea Party

Get Back In Line

State Police Renew Program Aimed at Arresting Impaired Drivers

State Police Renew Program Aimed at Arresting Impaired Drivers

America's Currency Crisis is Now Underway

America's Currency Crisis is Now Underway

CF Policy Talk: Pension Reform

Air Pelosi costs taxpayers $2.1M in 2 years

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of her family and staff took 85 tax-paid trips on military aircraft between March 2, 2009, and June 7, 2010, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.

From an article in The Washington Examiner:
"Pelosi's abusive use of military aircraft demonstrates a shocking lack of regard for the American taxpayer and the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force. Speaker Pelosi may have a frequent flyer record for taxpayer-financed luxury jet travel," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Read the full story at the newspaper's website.

My interview with state Senate candidate Bill Wallace

Bill Wallace is the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 24th state Senate District. A school teacher, Mr. Wallace says he would not touch the troubled public pension system that is running out of money and would force massive property tax hikes for homeowners.

Video: Q&A with Bill Wallace - pottsmerc.com

Chambers of commerce seek reform of pension, arbitration laws

Chambers of commerce seek reform of pension, arbitration laws

Cry Babies: 'The View' Hosts Walk Out on O’Reilly During Heated Mosque Debate

Another pathetic display by liberals who can't argue their position so they take their ball and go home.

Cry Babies: 'The View' Hosts Walk Out on O’Reilly During Heated Mosque Debate

State Rep. Dave Reed: Big Decisions Ahead for Pennsylvania

An excellent op-ed from a Western Pennsylvania lawmaker outlining the critical issues facing Pennsylvania in 2011 and beyond.

State Rep. Dave Reed - Big Decisions Ahead for Pennsylvania

Sen. Rafferty to salute veterans

State Sen. John C. Rafferty, Jr., R-44th, will salute veterans who live in the 44th Senatorial District (parts of Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties) during the third annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at Sunnybook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown.

The patriotic celebration, scheduled Oct. 30 from 8 to 10 a.m., will feature a keynote speaker and breakfast, and will honor the men and women who served and continue to serve in the armed forces.

For more information, or to register for the event, contact Sen. Rafferty's office at 610-831-8830.

Due to the capacity of the building seating is limited and only those veterans who have pre-registered will be admitted. (More than 350 attended last year's event.)

Deadline for registration is Oct. 26.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Thrill Is Gone

Those college students who helped put Barack Obama in the White House in 2008 have turned their back on the Chosen One, according to a new poll.

Obama's job approval ratings among college students, which was at 60 percent a year ago, has dropped to 44 percent, according to an n Associated Press-mtvU poll released today.

From The Associated Press:
An Associated Press-mtvU poll found college students cooling in their support for President Barack Obama, a fresh sign of trouble for Democrats struggling to rekindle enthusiasm among many of these newest voters for the crucial midterm elections in three weeks.

Forty-four percent of students approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 27 percent are unhappy with his stewardship, according to the survey conducted late last month. That's a significant drop from the 60 percent who gave the president high marks in a May 2009 poll. Only 15 percent had a negative opinion back then.
For more poll results, click here.

Auditor General Jack Wagner Says State Leadership Must Step Up, Fix Flawed Charter School Funding Formula

Auditor General Jack Wagner Says State Leadership Must Step Up, Fix Flawed Charter School Funding Formula

National Park Foundation Announces Best National Parks For Fall Foliage Viewing

National Park Foundation Announces Best National Parks For Fall Foliage Viewing

Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department Over Immigration Lawsuit

Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department to Obtain All Communications with ACLU Regarding Obama Administration Lawsuit Challenging Arizona's SB 1070

Idiot Boards

Governor Rendell Announces Appointments

Governor Rendell Announces Appointments

NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rep. Jim Gerlach

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped in Berks County Tuesday to endorse U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, who is seeking his fifth term representing Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District.

From the Reading Eagle:
"We have to win back the House," Christie said. "We are going to win a number of House seats and we need someone like Congressman Gerlach to help these Republican newcomers."
New Jersey governor campaigns for Gerlach

Rasmussen: 5 Senate seats in play for majority

Rasmussen Reports says the Senate Balance of Power three weeks before the election shapes up like this: Democrats 48 seats, GOP 47 seats and Toss-Ups 5 seats.

The five contested races are California, Illinois, Nevada, Washington and West Virginia.

Republicans could take the majority depending on the five toss-up races.

Election 2010: Senate Balance Of Power

Beyond the Headlines: The truth about our jobs crisis

NPRA Criticizes EPA Decision to Increase Ethanol in Gasoline

NPRA Criticizes EPA Decision to Increase Ethanol in Gasoline

Rendell promises to stop spying on Pennsylvania citizens

Governor Rendell's Chief of Staff Outlines Intelligence-Gathering Plan that Protects Public, Respects Citizens' Rights

Study: Over $100 Billion Separates Federal Budget Agendas of Pennsylvania Senate Candidates

Democrat Joe Sestak supports $100 billion in new federal spending. Who's going to pay for it, Joe?

Study: Over $100 Billion Separates Federal Budget Agendas of Pennsylvania Senate Candidates