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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving in America Under Obama


Thanksgiving Day 2014


Dr. Ben Carson: Race Relations in America Better Before Obama

Dr. Ben Carson: Race Relations in America Better Before Obama

Liberals willing to fight to the last drop of black blood

Ann Coulter: Liberals willing to fight to the last drop of black blood | Human Events

Thanksgiving with Big Government Bureaucrats


EPA Rule Would Increase PA Energy Bills by $1,000

EPA Rule Would Increase PA Energy Bills by $1,000

Why Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett Missed the National Wave

Why Corbett Missed the National Wave

Ben Shapiro: The Truth About Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving From Barack Obama: 3,415 New Regulations Released

Happy Thanksgiving From D.C.: 3,415 New Regulations Released | Truth Revolt

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

School kids give first lady sarcastic 'thanks' on Twitter

Kids give first lady sarcastic 'thanks' on Twitter

Prisoners file $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns, audit finds

Prisoners file $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns, audit finds | Human Events

Everything Obama Learned in Kindergarten


Liberal magazine wants a challenger for Hillary Clinton

Wanted: A Challenge to Clinton | The Nation

Thanks to Macellus Shale, natural gas prices decline

An early Christmas present for Pennsylvania residents who heat their homes with natural gas. The Reading, Pa.-based UGI Utilities Inc. – Gas Division announced Wednesday that their customers' purchased gas cost rates will decrease on Dec.1 due to lower wholesale natural gas costs.

As a result, an average residential heating customer’s bill is estimated to decrease approximately 4.7 percent, from $90.05 to $85.77 per month, the company said in a press release.

"Thanks in part to increasing availability of supplies of Pennsylvania-produced Marcellus and Utica Shale gas, UGI is pleased to be able to reduce purchased gas costs for our customers,” said UGI Utilities Vice President of Rates Paul Szykman. "This cost reduction is an added benefit to customers as we enter the winter heating season."

Take that, Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf, who promised to raise taxes on the natural gas industry.

Read the full release from UGI at www.ugi.com

Obama IRS planning bonuses for employees who owe taxes

Top Republican: IRS planning bonuses for employees who owe taxes | WashingtonExaminer.com

Did New York Times make the case for fully repealing Obamacare?

New York Times makes the case for fully repealing Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com

Boscov's celebrates 100 years of business

PHOTOS: Boscov's celebrates 100 years of business - Pottstown Mercury Media Center

Monday, November 24, 2014

Name change: Pennsylvania drops 'welfare' from Welfare Dept. to avoid stigma

The Department of Welfare has dropped "welfare" from its moniker because the term welfare offends the many millions who receive welfare and the bureaucrats who administer the billions of dollars in welfare payments. So from now on, it's the Department of Human Services, which is still the place to go for welfare.By the way, Pennsylvania spends about $11 billion annually on welfare programs.

Pennsylvania human services agency gets new name - WHTM Harrisburg, Pa.

Obama rolls out the welcome mat


Pottstown Mercury has opening for staff reporter

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Staff Reporter - Editorial Department Job in Pottstown 19464, Pennsylvania US | Monster.com

Fact Checker Destroys Obama Immigration Exec. Order Argument

Washington Post Fact Checker Destroys Obama Immigration Exec. Order Argument | Truth Revolt

Did caving in to Obama cost PA Gov. Tom Corbett reelection?

Medicaid expansion damages Corbett reelection bid | Human Events

How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?

DAVID HOROWITZ: How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror? | Truth Revolt

Friday, November 21, 2014

Another pay raise for the Pennsylvania House of Lords

The median household income in Pennsylvania is $52,000, but thanks to automatic pay raises they gave themselves since 1995, Pennsylvania state legislators now get a base salary $85,356, plus  unlimited expense vouchers, plus Cadillac health plan, plus free car and gas, plus lifetime pensions.

The House of Lords is actually located in Harrisburg, not London.

Cost-of-living raises boost salaries of top Pa. officials

Democrat Tom Wolf Bought and Paid For by Big Labor

Pennsylvania taxpayers will be taking a backseat over the next four years. If there was any doubt in your mind that Pennsylvania Democratic Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf is a puppet of Big Labor, consider this:
FOUR TOP WOLF DONORS WERE GOVERNMENT UNIONS
Government unions pumped more than $7 million directly to political candidates across Pennsylvania — including $2.7 million given to Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf — and at least $1.6 million in election-related TV ads.
The most recent campaign finance reports show seven Pennsylvania government unions gave $7.2 million in campaign contributions in 2013-2014. That's up from the $4.7 million during the last election cycle.
Topping the list were PSEA: $3,037,756; SEIU: $2,119,312; AFSCME: $1,178,197; and UFCW: $385,179. Government unions funneled an additional $1.6 million to Pennsylvania "SuperPACs" like PA Families First, which ran several TV ads in support of Wolf.
POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah's Fate Is Key To Other Seats

An Imperial Presidency

Report: Just 50%, not media-hyped 97%, of scientists blame humans for climate change

Purdue: Just 50%, not media-hyped 97%, of scientists blame humans for climate change | WashingtonExaminer.com

#UNCONSTITUTIONAL: Barack Obama on executive orders

Obama's Next Executive Order?


Newspaper: Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane's credibility is gone

The Kathleen Kane chronicles: The Pa. attorney general's credibility is gone

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sen. Toomey Blasts Obama Amnesty Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the follow statement about President Obama’s executive action on immigration:
"I strongly oppose the President’s latest overreach of his legal authority and his decision to dictate sweeping immigration policy changes without legislation. America’s immigration system is badly broken and cries out for reform, including stronger border security and adequate opportunities for legal immigration. Regrettably, President Obama's unilateral and legally unauthorized actions will do nothing to fix our broken system, and could encourage even more illegal immigration."   

Congressman Pitts' Comments on Obama Immigration Order

WASHINGTON — Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) released the following statement on President Obama’s executive order on immigration policy:
"The President said repeatedly in the last few years that he was not a 'king.' However, tonight he took action outside the laws Congress set to govern immigration policy.

"This isn’t just going around Congress, it's going around the American people, who just spoke in the 2014 elections. This isn't a long-term solution and it puts up a substantial barrier to getting such an agreement during the President's remaining years in office."

Congressman Gerlach Statement on Obama Amnesty for Illegals

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-6th District) issued the following statement on Thursday after President Obama announced that he would bypass Congress, ignore the American people and test the Constitutional limits of his executive authority in granting amnesty to 5 million people who illegally entered the United States:
"The President's hubris is alarming and he's once again demonstrated utter disregard for the legislative process that protects the rights of American people to have a voice in how our country is governed. The first reform necessary for improving our flawed immigration system is securing our border, not rewarding those who broke the law by granting them executive amnesty. My staff has helped countless hard-working families seeking a better life in the United States who have obeyed the law, obtained legal status and, in many cases, waited several years for their loved ones to legally enter our country. The President's abuse of executive power will let about 5 million people skip the line ahead of these law-abiding families. That's wrong."

Confused PA AG Kane reverses claim about child porn in emails

Attorney general Kane reverses claim about child porn in emails

Report: Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Were Rigged

Report: Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Were Rigged

Barack Obama: Who Needs Congress


Bill O'Reilly: A Government of Grubers

A Government of Grubers

Pa. checks potential duplicate voter registrations

Pa. checks potential duplicate voter registrations - WHTM Harrisburg, Pa.

Time to pass Employee Rights Act

Newt Gingrich: Time to pass Employee Rights Act

Top donors to hash out union contracts with Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Wolf

Top donors to hash out union contracts with Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Wolf

All of #GruberGate in Two Minutes

Monday, November 17, 2014

Obama Agency Misspent $2.4 Billion on Food Stamps This Year

USDA Misspent $2.4 Billion on Food Stamps This Year

Fake Obamacare postings on Facebook?

An administration that resorts to lies and distortions to get its agenda through Congress would have no qualms about faking its Twitter and Facebook pages, now would it? Last year, we found out that millions of Obama followers on Twitter were fake accounts. Now The Washington Times reports that most of the followers of the Obamacare Facebook page are fake accounts or they are paid Obama operatives posting to the site. Check out the article for yourself at the newspaper's website.

Hitler Finds Out Field Marshal Gruber Spilled the Beans

Premiums Up by as Much as 314% Under Obamacare

New Wave of Obamacare Price Hikes Arrives

'Dumb and Dumber To' starring Jonathan Gruber



Liberal Media Bias 101

The biggest political story in the country is a week old and some of the major Mainstream Media outlets are still ignoring the Gruber controversy. That, my friends, is liberal media bias.

ABC, NBC, Los Angeles Times Continue Censorship of Gruber Eight Days After First Video Surfaced

'Dumbstruck' Liberal Bob Schieffer Says Gruber Should Repay $400K Obamacare Pay

'Dumbstruck' Bob Schieffer Says Gruber Should Repay $400K Obamacare Lucre

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Senior Moment: Pelosi Says She Doesn't Know Man She's Cited Several Times

Senior Moment: Pelosi Says She Doesn't Know Man She's Cited Several Times

Weekly GOP Address: 'You deserve a government that puts your priorities first'

Report: $420M in U.S. Weapons, ‘Sensitive Items’ Go Missing in Afghanistan 

Report: $420M in U.S. Weapons, ‘Sensitive Items’ Go Missing in Afghanistan 

CBS Evening News: ‘Embarrassed Democrats’ Trying to ‘Turn Gruber into a Stranger’

CBS Evening News: ‘Embarrassed Democrats’ Trying to ‘Turn Gruber into a Stranger’

#Grubering

Petition Demands Return of $400K in Taxpayer Funds Paid to Jonathan Gruber

Petition Demands Return of $400K in Taxpayer Funds Paid to Jonathan Gruber | Truth Revolt

School Paints Over Historical Mural With Images of Oprah and Obama

School Paints Over Historical Mural With New 'Heroes' -- Oprah and Obama | Truth Revolt

The King of Denial


Gruber Linked to Getting Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

Who Lied? Jonathan Gruber Linked to Getting Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

Journalist: 'I Was Silenced' at CNBC for Criticizing ObamaCare

FBN’s Melissa Francis: ‘I Was Silenced’ When at CNBC for Criticizing ObamaCare

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rep. Joe Pitts: Obamacare was built on lies

By Congressman Joe Pitts
Guest columnist


Imperfect human plans inevitably lead to imperfect outcomes. I opposed President Obama’s stimulus bill when he came into office because I didn’t think it would work, and it didn’t. However, I don’t think the President was selling his jobs plan deceptively. He earnestly thought it would boost jobs.

We can’t say the same about the misnamed Affordable Care Act. The President’s health care plan was sold to the American people with very distinct deceptions. I know that there will be many who disagree. But the claims made about the bill directly contradicted what was written in the text.

One lie Jonathan Gruber, MIT professor and one of the architects behind the law, confirmed in comments recorded last year was that the individual mandate was not a tax. Gruber said, “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the Congressional Budget Office didn’t score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scores the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.” He also said, “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”

In fact, in order for the Supreme Court to declare the law constitutional, they had to say the mandate was created via Congress’ powers to levy taxes. The IRS is the one enforcing the mandate and it is doing it through annual tax returns.

Gruber and the other writers of the bill knew exactly what they were doing. CBO is pretty easy to game. They have to operate within strict rules. They are essentially a referee with blinders on and if you know where to commit a foul, they aren’t going to see it.

That leads to another of the ACA’s lies: that it would actually save the government money. CBO gives a bill a “score” that determines how much it spends and how much it brings in in new revenue. In the case of Obamacare, the score said there would be more revenue than spending.

In reality, the writers of the bill used some clever tricks to bump up revenue. They included a provision for long-term care insurance that would bring in $70 billion in temporary revenue. However, the plan was so poorly designed that it had to be scrapped before a single dollar was ever collected.

They also double counted cuts to Medicare, claiming that the more than $700 billion taken from the program could both pay for new Obamacare benefits and sustain the Medicare program itself. It’s like trying to use the same dollar bill to pay for a Twinkie today and then a Coke tomorrow.

The President repeatedly claimed that people could keep their current health plan and doctor. However, the way the bill was written, it would mean the elimination of millions of individual health plans. The cuts to Medicare were projected to lead doctors to drop out of the program, leaving millions of seniors looking for a new physician.

The purveyors of Obamacare were snake oil salesman, doing everything they could to make the sale and then get out of town before everyone found out what was in the tonic.

Gruber’s words show his disdain for everyday Americans. The funny thing is that the American people never really bought what he was selling. Since the time when the President’s health reform was first introduced in April of 2009, more than 500 polls have been conducted to gauge support. Only 26 of these polls ever showed that more Americans supported the plan than opposed it.

The people who bought into Obamacare were Congressional Democrats. Dozens of them lost their jobs over the law in the election of 2010. Because of six year terms, Senators in Arkansas, North Carolina and Alaska faced the voters this year for the first time since the passage of Obamacare. They lost too.

We still need health reform, but a plan sold on promises made earnestly, not outright lies about the contents of the bill.

US Rep. Joe Pitts represents Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District.

Something to Crow About ...


Nancy Pelosi Says She Doesn't Know Who Jonathan Gruber Is. But in 2009, She Cited His Work By Name.

It would appear that lying is engrained in Democrats' DNA.

Nancy Pelosi Says She Doesn't Know Who Jonathan Gruber Is. But in 2009, She Cited His Work By Name.

Feds Engage in Massive Spying on Americans' Cellphones from the Air


Feds Engage in Massive Spying on Americans' Cellphones from the Air

Jonathan Gruber Embraced Misleading the Public About Obamacare

Jonathan Gruber Embraced Misleading the Public About Obamacare Even While It Was Still Being Debated

Senate Democrats drop from 60 to 46 since passing Obamacare

Byron York: Dems' path after Obamacare: Down, down, down | WashingtonExaminer.com

Speaking of stupid voters ...


Newspaper praises ouster of RINO Dominic Pileggi as PA Senate Leader

Pileggi's defeat: A blessed check

Gruber's Obamacare comments expose what's wrong with liberalism

Philip Klein: Gruber's Obamacare comments expose what's wrong with liberalism | WashingtonExaminer.com

Report: 42% of new Medicaid signups are immigrants, their children

Report: 42 percent of new Medicaid signups are immigrants, their children | WashingtonExaminer.com

That time Harry Reid had nothing but praise for Obamacare's controversial architect

That time Harry Reid had nothing but praise for Obamacare's controversial architect | WashingtonExaminer.com

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kirk Cameron's 'Saving Christmas' In Theaters Nov. 14

PLCB Annual Report: Future of Government Booze Bleak

Pennsylvania is one of only two states that has a monopoly on liquor sales and while the state reported record revenues of $2.2 billion, there are warnings about the future of the state-run liquor industry.

PLCB Annual Report: Future of Government Booze Bleak

Democrats, Obamacare supporters labeled stupid by their own party leaders


A simple question for Democrats: Why would you belong to a political party where your leaders consider you stupid and they have to lie to you so they can get their signature piece of legislation passed?

The problem with Valerie Jarrett, America's shadow president

Jonathan Capehart: The problem with Valerie Jarrett

Transparency also crashes in accident involving PA AG Kathleen Kane

Editorial: Transparency also crashes in Dunmore Details cloudy in accident involving attorney general - Opinion - Citizens' Voice

Obama job rating flat after midterm losses

Pew: Obama job rating flat after midterm losses, unlike Bush, Ike, Truman

Meet The Typical Obama Voter


Networks finally acknowledge Gruber's Obamacare Comments

It appears that the state-run Obama media has been shamed into finally covering the controversy over a former Obamacare officials admitting the administration had to lie about Obamacare.

CBS: Gruber's Obamacare Comments 'Stirring More Controversy Than Ever'

Second Video Shows Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Insulting 'Stupid' Americans

It's bad enough Obama and his minions lied to you, but they're also calling you stupid. Not exactly the hope and change you were expecting, was it?

Second Video Shows Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Insulting 'Stupid' Americans

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

'People Are Going To Be In For A Shock': Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple

‘People Are Going To Be In For A Shock': Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple « CBS DC

Former AP Chief Ron Fournier Laments 'Obamacare's Foundation of Lies'

Former AP Chief Ron Fournier Laments 'Obamacare's Foundation of Lies'

Maryland School District 'Cancels' Christmas To Appease Muslims

Maryland School District 'Cancels' Christmas | Truth Revolt

Pileggi Ousted as PA Senate Majority Leader by GOP Conservatives

Dominic Pileggi, arguably the most powerful political figure in Pennsylvania in recent years, has been ousted by fellow Republicans as Senate Majority Leader, a post he has held for the past eight years. Pileggi was widely criticized for bottling up Gov. Tom Corbett's reform agenda in the GOP-controlled Senate, which in turn may have contributed to Corbett's defeat on Nov. 4 to liberal Democrat Tom Wolf.

A conservative group of state Senators publicly denounced Pileggi, a moderate Philadelphia-area state lawmaker and sought his ouster. The coup took place Wednesday as the GOP Caucus met to decide on its leaders for the next legislative session. With a pickup of three new seats on Election Day, the Republicans now control 30 seats in the 50-member PA Senate.

The new Senate Majority Leader is Sen. Jake Corman of Centre County.

Gov. Corbett sought to privatize the state's liquor monopoly and revamp pensions for teachers and government workers, but both measures died in the Senate because Pileggi refused to bring them up for a vote. Pileggi also blockd a vote on SB 76, which would have eliminated Pennsylvania school property taxes.

Pileggi was often referred to as a RINO (Republican In Name Only) by Harrisburg observers. The Wall Street Journal today called Pileggi's ouster as a "setback for Pennsylvania Democrats" because of Pileggi's perceived willingness to work with Democrats and incoming Gov. Tom Wolf.

From the Journal's Political Diary:
Notwithstanding the Republican governor's 10-point defeat to Democrat Tom Wolf, Republicans picked up eight seats in the state House and three in the Senate. The gains bolster the GOP majority in the Senate to 30-20 and 119-84 in the House. That's not strong enough to override a veto, but Democrats will now have a hard time passing legislation merely by picking off some moderate Republicans.

Many of Mr. Corbett's governing priorities, such as pension reform and liquor-store privatization, foundered in the statehouse because of intraparty squabbles between his caucus's moderate and conservative wings. Public unions were able to block reforms by bribing or browbeating a couple of Republican senators or a dozen or so House members. Democrats often used Mr. Pileggi as their liaison.

The Senate Majority leader was known to act as a double agent, publicly backing legislation while working behind the scenes to kill it. Former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell has described Mr. Pileggi as "the most powerful person in Harrisburg." Conservative state Sen. Scott Wagner described him earlier this year as "the number one obstacle in the Senate."
The only holdover in a leadership position is Senate President Joe Scaranti. Because of the defeat of Republican Corbett and running-mate Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, a Democrat, newly-elected Lt. Gov. Mike Stack will now preside over the Senate. Stack, who is also a state senator, has said he plans to keep both his senate seat and his new post as Lt. Gov., but there are questions about the constitutionality of holding two elected offices at once.

Over in the House, where Republicans also bolstered their majority, ultra-conservative state Rep. Mike Turzai, who had been Majority Leader, was elected Speaker of the House, another blow to liberal Tom Wolf's chances of getting any of his tax-and-spend agenda through the Legislature.

The bloodless coup staged by Senate conservatives effectively makes Gov.-elect Tom Wolf a lame duck even before taking office. Republicans will now set the agenda for the next four years.

Still not certain? Liberal John Micek of PennLive.com is already asking, "Is Wolf's honeymoon over before it even starts?"

Here's a release from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania congratulating the new Senate leadership:
PA GOP Chairman Gleason Congratulates
New State Senate GOP Leadership Team
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State Senate Republican Caucus.
"Congratulations to President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Majority Leader Jake Corman and our entire State Senate Republican leadership team on their elections," Gleason said. "At such an important time in the history of our Commonwealth, it's important to continue the tradition of strong Republican leadership that will stand up for the Republican principles of individual freedom and economic opportunity in our state Senate.
"I congratulate the new state Senate Republican leadership team, and look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
Today, State Senate Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
President Pro Tempore – 25th District Senator Joe Scarnati
Senate Majority Leader – 34th District Senator Jake Corman
Senate Appropriations Chairman – 16th District Senator Pat Browne
Senate Majority Whip – 27th District Senator John Gordner
Senate Majority Caucus Chairman – 24th District Senator Bob Mensch
Senate Caucus Secretary –  33rd District Senator Rich Alloway
The following State Senate Republicans were appointed to serve in leadership positions by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati:
Senate Caucus Administrator – 10th District Senator Chuck McIlhinney
Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman – 29th District Senator David Argall

Here's the PA GOP release congratulating the new House leadership:

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus.

"Today, our state House Republican team voted to elect quality leaders who will move our Commonwealth in the right direction," Gleason said. "Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and the State House Republican leadership team will bring their proven track records of creating jobs, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to their new positions and our Commonwealth will be better because of their leadership.

"I congratulate Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and every member of our state House Republican leadership team on their elections, and eagerly anticipate working with them to improve our Commonwealth in the future."

Today, State House Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:

Speaker-designate of the House – 28th District Representative Mike Turzai

House Majority Leader – 62nd District Representative Dave Reed

House Majority Whip – 100th District Representative Bryan Cutler

House Appropriations Chairman – 165th District Representative William Adolph

House Caucus Chairman – 111th District Representative Sandra Major

House Policy Committee Chairman – 171st District Representative Kerry Benninghoff

House Caucus Administrator – 11th District  Representative Brian Ellis

House Caucus Secretary – 63rd District Representative Donna Oberlander

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus.
“Today, our state House Republican team voted to elect quality leaders who will move our Commonwealth in the right direction,” Gleason said. “Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and the State House Republican leadership team will bring their proven track records of creating jobs, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to their new positions and our Commonwealth will be better because of their leadership.
“I congratulate Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and every member of our state House Republican leadership team on their elections, and eagerly anticipate working with them to improve our Commonwealth in the future.”
Today, State House Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
Speaker-designate of the House – 28th District Representative Mike Turzai
House Majority Leader – 62nd District Representative Dave Reed
House Majority Whip – 100th District Representative Bryan Cutler
House Appropriations Chairman – 165th District Representative William Adolph
House Caucus Chairman – 111th District Representative Sandra Major
House Policy Committee Chairman – 171st District Representative Kerry Benninghoff
House Caucus Administrator – 11th District  Representative Brian Ellis
House Caucus Secretary – 63rd District Representative Donna Oberlander
- See more at: http://www.pagop.org/2014/11/pa-gop-chairman-gleason-applauds-election-house-gop-leaders/#sthash.8zXhAbrA.dpuf
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus.
“Today, our state House Republican team voted to elect quality leaders who will move our Commonwealth in the right direction,” Gleason said. “Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and the State House Republican leadership team will bring their proven track records of creating jobs, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to their new positions and our Commonwealth will be better because of their leadership.
“I congratulate Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and every member of our state House Republican leadership team on their elections, and eagerly anticipate working with them to improve our Commonwealth in the future.”
Today, State House Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
Speaker-designate of the House – 28th District Representative Mike Turzai
House Majority Leader – 62nd District Representative Dave Reed
House Majority Whip – 100th District Representative Bryan Cutler
House Appropriations Chairman – 165th District Representative William Adolph
House Caucus Chairman – 111th District Representative Sandra Major
House Policy Committee Chairman – 171st District Representative Kerry Benninghoff
House Caucus Administrator – 11th District  Representative Brian Ellis
House Caucus Secretary – 63rd District Representative Donna Oberlander
- See more at: http://www.pagop.org/2014/11/pa-gop-chairman-gleason-applauds-election-house-gop-leaders/#sthash.8zXhAbrA.dpuf

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus.
“Today, our state House Republican team voted to elect quality leaders who will move our Commonwealth in the right direction,” Gleason said. “Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and the State House Republican leadership team will bring their proven track records of creating jobs, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to their new positions and our Commonwealth will be better because of their leadership.
“I congratulate Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and every member of our state House Republican leadership team on their elections, and eagerly anticipate working with them to improve our Commonwealth in the future.”
Today, State House Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
Speaker-designate of the House – 28th District Representative Mike Turzai
House Majority Leader – 62nd District Representative Dave Reed
House Majority Whip – 100th District Representative Bryan Cutler
House Appropriations Chairman – 165th District Representative William Adolph
House Caucus Chairman – 111th District Representative Sandra Major
House Policy Committee Chairman – 171st District Representative Kerry Benninghoff
House Caucus Administrator – 11th District  Representative Brian Ellis
House Caucus Secretary – 63rd District Representative Donna Oberlander
- See more at: http://www.pagop.org/2014/11/pa-gop-chairman-gleason-applauds-election-house-gop-leaders/#sthash.8zXhAbrA.dpuf

Democrats' Idea of Working Together


Gallup: By 17-point margin, public wants GOP Congress, not Obama, to lead nation

By 17-point margin, public wants GOP Congress, not Obama, to lead nation | WashingtonExaminer.com

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'Democrats need new ideas, new leadership and new ideas' but cling to Reid, Pelosi despite midterms drubbing

Reid, Pelosi hang on to power after Dems' drubbing | WashingtonExaminer.com

If You Were Granted Only One Wish ...


Full video: Obamacare architect's stunning, candid remarks about the 'stupidity' of voters

Full video: Obamacare architect's stunning, candid remarks about the 'stupidity' of voters | WashingtonExaminer.com

A smoking gun for us 'stupid American voters'

David Limbaugh: A smoking gun for us 'stupid American voters' | WashingtonExaminer.com

Under Obama, illegals get driver's license, credit cards, Obamacare

Under Obama program, illegals get driver's license, credit cards, Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com

Monday, November 10, 2014

Obamacare Architect: 'Stupidity of American Voter' Was 'Critical' to Passing Obamacare

I wonder how Obama supporters feel now that it has been revealed that he felt they were too stupid to understand Obamacare and the administration had to lie about the plan. 
Obamacare Architect: 'Stupidity of American Voter' Was 'Critical' to Passing Obamacare

In case you missed MSNBC on Election Night

GOP leadership fight widens in Pennsylvania Senate

GOP leadership fight widens in Pennsylvania Senate - WHTM Harrisburg, Pa.

ObamaCare is running out of gas

John Hayward: ObamaCare is running out of gas | Human Events

PA State Senator Blames GOP Legislative Leadership For Corbett Loss

Conservative members of the Pennsylvania Senate want to hold the current leadership accountable for failing to move Gov. Tom Corbett's agenda through the GOP-controlled Senate.
Sen. Wagner: State Leadership At Fault For Corbett Loss « CBS Philly

Pope: Visible unity of Christians needed for a troubled world

Visible unity of Christians, a need for a troubled world, says Pope : Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Who or What Killed the Democratic Party?


Alternative and niche newspapers are thriving

Editor & Publisher: Alternative and niche newspapers are thriving

Friday, November 07, 2014

Common Core Supporters Got Slaughtered in Midterms

Common Core Supporters Got Slaughtered in Midterms

Will Democrats get the message?


Back to Iraq: Look the Other Way as Obama Sends 1,500 More Troops to Iraq

Whatever happened to Obama's promise of "no boots on the ground"? Commander-in-Chief Obama is sending 1,500 more US troops to Iraq as ISIS threatens to overrun the country. Total US troops strength will double to around 3,000. Isn't this the same guy who pulled all US troops out of Iraq to appease his far-left base? Now, we're going back.
Look the Other Way as Obama Sends 1,500 More Troops to Iraq

Pa. Democrats' No. 1 target in 2016: Sen. Pat Toomey

Former Congressman Joe Sestak is already planning to run against Toomey and all the talk has been about Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane running against Toomey in 2016, but Kane has been bogged down in one scandal after another since taking office last year. Her stock was dropped dramatically among Pennsylvania voters.
Democrats' target in 2016: Sen. Toomey

The truth behind ObamaCare numbers

The truth behind ObamaCare numbers

Republican Ryan Costello, off to Congress, quitting as Chester County commissioner

Costello, off to Congress, quitting as Chesco commissioner

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Every Newly Elected GOP Senators Campaigned on Repealing Obamacare

The American people gave Republicans a mandate on November 4: Repeal Obamacare. So let Obama veto it. Congress should vote to repeal Obamacare as its first priority in 2015.
100% of Newly Elected GOP Senators Campaigned on Repealing Obamacare | CNS News

PA Gov. Corbett: Penn State 'probably' should not have fired Joe Paterno

While some pundits blame Gov. Tom Corbett's defeat Tuesday partially on his handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case while Corbett was Pennsylvania Attorney General, the lame-duck Republican governor drops a bombshell today.

Corbett: Penn State 'probably' should not have fired Paterno

Democrats Aren't The Only Ones Crying About Tuesday's Election Results


Pundits on Corbett loss: 'Wrong man at the wrong time in the wrong office'

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Conservatives Want Pileggi Out as PA Senate Majority Leader

With Republicans holding commanding majorities in both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature, the real power-brokers in Harrisburg over the next two years will be GOP legislative leaders and not newly-elected Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. With that in mind, conservatives are mounting a challenge to Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, who is blamed for scuttling much of Gov. Tom Corbett's first-term agenda and leading to Corbett's defeat on Election Day. At least two state Senators -- Scott Wagner of York County and Donald White of Armstrong County -- have  publicly called for replacement of Pileggi, who represents parts of Delaware and Chester counties. And now Sen. Jake Corman of Centre County, the current Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, has announced he will challenge Pileggi for the top leadership post.

The conservative American Future Fund Political Action issued the following statement on the pending leadership fight within the GOP caucus:
"This past Tuesday, while Republicans across the nation were celebrating landmark victories, Pennsylvania Republicans were facing the first defeat of an incumbent Governor in the Commonwealth's history," said Nick Ryan, Chairman of American Future Fund Action. "One of the main causes of the defeat of Governor Corbett was the inaction, ineptitude, and impotence of the Republican leadership in the Pennsylvania State Senate."

"For four years, Governor Corbett was unable to pass virtually any legislation that would have moved Pennsylvania in the right direction. The cause was simple, members of the Republican State Senate cared more about union bosses in Philadelphia than their constituents or the good of the Commonwealth as a whole. The blame for all of these problems lies at the feet of Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi. Pileggi's Philadelphia Boss-Style politics has no place in the leadership of the Republican Party should we hope to govern based on principles rather than our campaign coffers," concluded Ryan.
With Republicans controlling 30 of the 50 seats in the Pennsylvania Senate, a majority vote of 16 within the GOP Caucus is needed to win the post of Majority Leader, which Pileggi has held for the past eight years.

6 in Pa. Attorney General's Office implicated in porn emails lose jobs

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Expressing Condolences to Democrats


Democrats Supported By Hillary Clinton Lost on Election Day

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Pa. Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf is already a lame duck

If you voted for Tom Wolf because you think he's going to spend more money on liberal causes, you're in for a major disappointment.

Pennsylvania voters didn't like Tom Corbett, but they also wanted a barrier to the Wolf agenda, so they gave Republicans greater control of the Pennsylvania Legislature.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Corbett's loss was balanced by Republican gains in the General Assembly. The party picked up three seats in the 50-member Senate, raising its total to 30, and increased its House majority from 111 to 119 among 203 members, the largest majority since the 1957-58 session.

New Pennsylvania Governor Wolf expected to have to bend on agenda

GOP fight brewing in PA Senate over majority leadership

Dominic Pileggi, a Philadelphia-area state senator who helped scuttled much of Gov. Tom Corbett's agenda in the Pennsylvania Senate, is now facing a potential challenge to his leadership from more conservative members of the GOP caucus.

Pileggi is the main reason Pennsylvania does not have property tax reform or the elimination of the state monopoly on liquor sales or pension reform. He blocked every Corbett initiative and helped put Tom Wolf in the governor's office.

GOP fight brewing in state Senate over majority leadership

Obama Reacts to 2014 Election Results


A handy post-election spin guide for dejected Democrats

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A tough night at MSNBC

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Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Middle Class

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Voters' verdict explodes Democratic myths

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You get what you pay for ... Pa. Gov.-elect Tom Wolf won't take a salary

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Election 2014: Heed the message

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

How the Faithful Voted: 2014 Preliminary Analysis

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Have we heard the last of Sandra Fluke?

Tick ... tick ... tick ... Are Sandra Fluke's 15 minutes of fame finally over? It would appear her fledgling political career is definitely over after an embarrassing loss on Election Day.

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Teachers' unions get schooled in 2014 election

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Obama's reverse Midas touch: 'Everything he touched turned to crap'

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Female GOP wave destroys Democrats' 'War on Women' nonsense


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Democrats Swim With The Fishes


GOP expands majorities in state House, Senate but loses governor's mansion

Tom Corbett blew it Tuesday, failing to capitalize on the anti-Democratic Party wave. A poor campaigner with lousy political advisers, Corbett lost his bid for a second term to a guy who sells kitchen cabinets, never ran for office before and promised to raise taxes. Very disappointing. Of course, Democrat Tom Wolf's big-government agenda is irrelevant as Republicans expanded their majorities in both the state House and Senate on Tuesday. Wolf will get none of his initiatives through the Legislature over the next 4 years.

GOP expands majorities in state House, Senate | News | witf.org

GOP Midterm Tsunami Sinks Obama


From Hope to Nope


Liberal analyst on MSNBC: 'The Obama era is over'

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Mia Love becomes first black Republican woman in Congress

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More evidence Obamacare caused premiums to skyrocket

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Mount Penn voters turn down merger with Lower Alsace

Mount Penn elected officials did a terrible job of selling the merger plan to borough residents.  

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27 senators who voted for Obamacare won't be part of new Senate

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Republicans Take West Virginia Senate Seat Held by Dems for 3 Decades

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GOP Gets 2 Arkansas Senate Seats for the First Time in Over 100 Years

It's turning into a historic night for the Republican Party. The Republican candidate for US Senate in West Virginia won for the first time in more than 60 years ... and now this ...

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Scaife estate tax payment of $100M filed in Pa.

Democrat Tom 'Taxman' Wolf must be overjoyed tonight. Pennsylvania collected $100 million from the estate of Richard Scaife, who died earlier this year. But Wolf doesn't think Pennsylvania residents are paying enough taxes.

Scaife estate tax payment of $100M filed

Day of Reckoning for Obamacare Supporters

Democratic Senators will pay the price tonight for support Obamacare. 

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Midterms Gaffe Award Winner: 'I am not on the ballot this fall... But make no mistake, these policies are…'

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Democrat Tom Wolf Campaign Lies Exposed

Corbett clear choice for Pa. governor over Wolf's dangerous agenda


From the Williamsport Sun-Gazette endorsement of Republican Pa. Governor Tom Corbett over Democratic challenger Tom Wolf:
"We endorse a second term for Gov. Corbett. Contrary to the ridiculous claims of Wolf, Corbett has increased the state's funding of education. He wants to continue managing the gas industry that is generating jobs and producing revenue and attack the looming pension crisis with changes to make it solvent in the long-term future. He wants to privatize the liquor store system, bringing in revenue from sale of licenses and increasing consumer choice."
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Not paying enough taxes? Democrat Tom Wolf will take care of that.

If you vote for Tom Wolf today, you're voting to raise your taxes


Monday, November 03, 2014

Corbett says Pa. governor's race 'boils down to one word'

Final sprint: Corbett says race 'boils down to one word'

Pennsylvania lobbyists spent $116M to influence politicians in 2013

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Democrats happy to 'calibrate' voting machines


Obama is also going through your mail

Editorial: Tracking your mail: Ripe for abuse

Another Pa. Newspaper Backs Tom Corbett Re-Election for Governor

The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat is the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to endorse Gov. Tom Corbett for re-election.

"We have a vision for the future of Pennsylvania that includes a burgeoning natural gas industry, a growing economy and progress in the war on drugs, and we believe Tom Corbett is the better option to get us there." the newspaper's editorial board writes.

Read the full endorsement editorial here.

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Guest Column: Election Day Predictions

Chris Freind, a Philadelphia-based columnist, offers his annual pre-Election Day predictions:

Election Day 2014: All too easy 

Predicting this year’s election results makes for an easy column. But perhaps more important than the returns are the reasons behind the vote, since understanding the electorate’s mindset provides insight into what direction the country will take.

The American people have always accepted their government not being efficient. After all, democracy - free people governing themselves - is not a particularly efficient system.  Just the best.

But for whatever reason, things have become exponentially worse. Now, there is a pervasive feeling that we have returned to the Jimmy Carter years, where nothing seems to work because the system is utterly broken.

Examples abound: the Obamacare website failure was a multibillion dollar fiasco; the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website repeatedly crashed after the recent airbag recall; the CDC’s response to Ebola was fraught with amateur mistakes; NASA cancelled the shuttle program without a replacement, and its latest rocket exploded in spectacular fashion; the immigration crisis continues unimpeded; and the Secret Service’s multiple failures, including its inability to literally lock the front door to the White House, makes them look like the Keystone Kops. And the list goes on.

Taken individually, none would influence the vote.  But collectively, given the level of disgust over the government’s ineptitude, people will vote against the Party in power. The buck stops with the President, so Election Day will be a boon for Republicans.  But a word of caution to the Grand Old Party: they would be wise to understand that it’s not so much people embracing them but rejecting the status quo.

What they do with their gains - simply be obstructionist, or articulate and execute a bold vision - will go a long way to determining their future success.

Here is the breakdown:

Governor:  This is the easiest call. Democrat Tom Wolf will trounce incumbent Tom Corbett in an historic landslide. It will be a humiliating defeat for Corbett not only because he will become the first modern-day Governor to lose re-election, but, quite possibly, the only Republican Governor in the nation to lose.

Despite riding to victory in 2010 with a ten-point margin and having record Republican legislative majorities, Corbett failed at virtually everything, from liquor privatization to pension reform, and from reducing some of the nation’s highest taxes to reforming a failed educational system (though he did manage to give Pennsylvanians the highest gas taxes in the nation).

Yet rather than blame himself for legendary incompetence (and that’s saying something in Harrisburg), it’s been everyone else’s fault: the media (of course), an intransigent legislature, unions, former Governor Ed Rendell, and probably even extraterrestrials. Corbett had everything, so the total failure must be laid at his own feet.

But far and away, the biggest reasons Corbett will lose are his handling of the Jerry Sandusky investigation while Attorney General and his devastating effect on Penn State and its football program. Half of the University’s mammoth alumni network think Corbett put Joe Paterno in his grave prematurely, and the other half are convinced he allowed a monster on the street much longer than necessary for purely political reasons.

To this day, Corbett has adamantly refused to answer the most basic questions: Why did he direct a narcotics agent with a small staff, instead of specialized Child Predator units, to lead the pedophilia investigation?  Why did it take three long years to make an arrest? And why did he, as a Penn State Trustee, approve the extremely harsh sanctions against the University and then reverse course by suing the NCAA in a case that turned out to be not just legal folly, but a boon to a law firm that happened to be a large campaign contributor?

Much of Corbett’s base has abandoned him because they simply cannot trust a man whom they believe put political fortunes above children’s physical welfare. This election has little to do with Tom Wolf and everything to do with Tom Corbett. The Sandusky affair will always cause great pain, but for many, booting the Governor will bring about a sense of closure.

Congress: 
  Given the redistricting after the 2010 census, control of the House of Representatives will remain in Republican hands --- great news for the GOP since it holds a sizable majority.  In fact, Republicans will pick up a handful of seats nationwide, and hold many being vacated by GOP members. Ryan Costello wins handily in Chester County (Jim Gerlach’s seat), as will Tom MacArthur in New Jersey (former Eagle Jon Runyan’s district).  No other Pennsylvania races are remotely competitive.

U.S. Senate: 
This is where the GOP will make its biggest gains.   Democrats currently control the 100-member chamber with 53 senators (though effectively they have 55 since two Independents caucus with them), but their majority will almost certainly fall. Republicans are poised to pick up seats in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Louisiana will probably see a runoff, where the GOP’s prospects are favorable. Kansas, typically a Republican stronghold but where GOP incumbent Pat Roberts is in trouble, will, in the end, stay Republican. Depending on the extent of the Republican groundswell, North Carolina may flip, with gains in New Hampshire and Virginia possible, though significantly less likely. Despite the GOP’s penchant for snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory, a Republican majority is all but guaranteed.

Interestingly, the GOP’s anticipated majority may be short-lived.  The tables could well be turned in 2016, when Republicans will be forced to defend more seats than the Democrats, a task that much harder if their presidential nominee is a dud, wholly unable to relate to the average American, a la John McCain and Mitt Romney.

State House:  Republicans hold a substantial majority, which they will not only keep but likely expand. The Democrats’ best hope for a pickup is the Delaware County seat vacated by longtime Representative Nick Micozzie, but at the end of the day, the GOP will carry that District.

State Senate: The GOP holds a 27-23 edge here, and will add to it.  The question is by how much. The state’s most hotly-contested race is the 26th District seat (comprising Delaware and Chester Counties) being vacated by Ted Erickson.  Delaware County Councilman Tom McGarrigle is locked in a bruising, multimillion-dollar fight with Plumbers’ Union Business Manager John Kane.

McGarrigle has been attacked for his past tax problems while operating a small business, as well as raising taxes multiple times as County Councilman. But above all, his association with Tom Corbett was proving toxic.  As of Labor Day, the race seemed Kane’s to lose.

And that looks to be exactly what has happened.

McGarrigle and the vaunted Delaware County Republican Machine rallied, incessantly hammering Kane on his $276,000 salary and his pledge to keep his union job should he be elected.  That barrage has knocked Kane off-message, and his campaign has floundered in recent weeks. All of which brings up two points:

1) Why would the Democrats nominate a union official in the first place, knowing that such a position is a lightning rod? There were more than enough controversial aspects to this senate campaign, from taxing natural gas to funding pubic education.  Why would they willfully inject such a highly-charged issue, especially knowing how close the race would be?

2) How could Kane and his braintrust not have anticipated the exorbitant salary and keeping-both-jobs issues being so front-and-center?  And how could they not have crafted better responses? Thinking there would not be a huge backlash taking a union paycheck three times higher than a senate salary is unfathomably naïve. It’s pretty hard being the independent Kane claims to be when his salary and campaign are bankrolled by a special interest.

Kane’s best hope is that Corbett will get crushed in Delaware County.  Regardless of campaign issues, at some point McGarrigle’s campaign could be doomed by Corbett’s numbers.  McGarrigle can still win if Wolf gets 57 or 58 percent.  But if the rout gets much higher, Kane will prevail.

Prediction: McGarrigle emerges victorious. Barely.

And that’s all she wrote.

Chris Freind is an independent columnist and commentator. He can be reached at CF@FFZMedia.com

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Liberal Pa. newspaper declines to endorse 'untested' Democrat Tom Wolf

A major blow to liberal Democrat Tom Wolf, who expected an automatic endorsement from one of Pennsylvania's most liberal newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The newspaper's editorial board says it cannot endorse the 'untested'  Wolf for governor.

From the newspapers "non-endorsement" endorsement editorial:

"... it is hard to tell how (Tom Wolf's) leadership at a small company not open to public view has prepared him for the bare-knuckled politics of working with a Legislature, particularly one controlled by the opposing party. "

The newspaper stops short of calling Wolf a liar:

"Perhaps because he self-funded his primary win and has had a fat lead in most polls, the novice candidate has left some of his views undefined. He has been reticent about the details of his plan to change the income tax structure, claiming he can’t be specific on who will pay more and who will pay less until he has a look at the inside books. That claim rings false."

Read the full editorial here.

(The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is the third Democratic-leaning newspaper that has declined to endorse Wolf for governor, joining the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.)

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