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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

People Who Live in Glass White Houses ...


Pennsylvania's Underachieving, Overpaid State Legislature

Pennsylvania has the largest full-time state legislatures in the country and one of the most expensive, burning through $300 million taxpayer dollars every year. Are Pennsylvania residents getting their money's worth from the 253 state lawmakers and their nearly 3,000 staffers? Not exactly. If the job of the legislature is to get bills signed into law, then taxpayers deserve a refund. A great big refund!

From a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

With 253 members, Pennsylvania boasts one of the largest full-time legislatures in the nation - and though its members keep busy churning out legislation, few of those bills actually become law.

Of 3,998 bills introduced in the House and Senate during the 2013-14 session, 369 bills became law, or 9.2 percent.

So far in this legislative session, which began in January of last year, just 149 of the 3,265 bills introduced have been enacted, or 4.6 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Legislative Data Processing Center.
Less than 10 percent of bills become law in Pennsylvania. Is that worth $300 million?

Read the full story at the newspaper's website.

Happy 86th Birthday to Clint Eastwood

My all-time favorite actor turns 86 today. Birthday wishes to the legendary Clint Eastwood.

ABC: Damning IG Report Comes at Bad Time for Clinton as She Deals With Trust Issues

ABC: Damning IG Report Comes at Bad Time for Clinton as She Deals With Trust Issues

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Friday, May 27, 2016

The toxicity of college commencement speeches

Thomas Sowell: The toxicity of college commencement speeches

Privatization is still better than government services

John Stossel: Privatization is still better than government services

The End of Absolutes: America's New Moral Code

The End of Absolutes: America's New Moral Code: New research from Barna probes the moral landscape in America, revealing some unique tensions.

Pennsylvania Insurer Is Seeking to Boost Obamacare Rates By 48%

Pennsylvania Insurer Is Seeking to Boost Obamacare Rates By 48.1 Percent

Clinton E-mail Scandal: 5 More Lies Uncovered By Report

A must-read editorial at Investor's Business Daily on Hillary Clinton's inability to speak the truth:

What does it say about Hillary Clinton that she was so determined to shield herself from public disclosure laws that she was willing to break every rule in the book, and then with a straight face tell the public that she did nothing wrong?
However low the public’s view of Hillary’s trustworthiness is, it isn’t low enough.
 Read the full editorial here.

Obama's Third Term Waiting In The Wings ...


Thursday, May 26, 2016

NYT campaign columnist: Hillary Clinton 'could conceivably lose'

NYT campaign columnist: Clinton 'could conceivably lose': Thomas Edsall, who writes on demographics and campaign strategy for the New York Times, said it's possible Hillary Clinton could lose the general election in a matchup with Donald Trump and that there are signs it's already happening.
Still, as we near the close of the primary season, Hillary Clinton has somehow succeeded in turning the election into a close contest that she could conceivably lose, Edsall wrote Wednesday. She retains key advantages in areas where Trump is vulnerable, but she has also ceded ground to him on the visceral terrain of nativism and anti-immigrant fervor, of a yearning for a return to the days of America's unquestioned global pre-eminence.
Clinton and Trump are effectively tied in national support, according to the RealClearPolitics average of recent polls. Though Clinton is viewed as untrustworthy by a majority of voters, largely due to her reliance on a private email server while serving as secretary of state, Edsall said it is attacks from both Republicans and her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders that are responsible for her low popularity.

Even Washington Post blasts Clinton over email server after watchdog report

Washington Post blasts Clinton over email server after watchdog report: The State Dept. inspector general issued an 83-page report finding Clinton had broken federal records rules.

The inaugural address we should hear but won't

George F. Will: The inaugural address we should hear but won't

State Department audit blames Clinton for email mismanagement

State Department audit blames Clinton, others for email management

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year

The latest Democratic Party 'Get Out The Vote' campaign ...

CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year: Hundreds of people who cast votes, according to state records, have been dead for years.

Hillary Makes Her Best Case For President ...


Obama's America: One-Third of Millennials Broke, Single, Living at Home

Obama's America: One-Third of Millennials Broke, Single, Living at Home: In Obama's America, a third of all young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are broke, single, and living with their parents. The Pew Research Center released its new study showing that Millennials are tipping the scales for the first time in modern history.

Pa. GOP Lawmakers Identify $3 Billion in Budget Savings

Lawmakers Identify Billions in Budget Savings

Pennsylvania child abuse hotline plagued by problems

Auditor says Pennsylvania child abuse hotline plagued by problems

Mickey Mouse boss: The VA's Robert McDonald must go

Mickey Mouse boss: The VA's Robert McDonald must go

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton is NOT a liar


'Champagne Socialist' Bernie Sanders Lives The High Life

Champagne Socialist Bernie Lives The High Life: Man of the people and champion of the little guy Bernie Sanders spent a bit of time at a lush resort in the Coachella Valley of California this week, leaving some to wonder if he lives up to the hype.The Desert Sun newspaper reported that Sanders, accompanied by his motorcade, stayed at the Two Bunch Palms resort near Palm Springs:

Why do liberals hate science?

Jonah Goldberg: The real deniers of science

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Progressive Lust for Power

The Progressive Lust for Power: The Left's camouflage that hides its real motive.

This Week in Progressive Lunacy: 'Hxstory' Because 'History' is Too Oppressive

This Week in Progressive Lunacy: 'Hxstory' Because 'History' is Too Oppressive:
University student demands have gotten out of hand. It almost seems as if competing schools are trying to one-up each other for the most ridiculous requests. And taking top prize this week is the Student Assembly for Power and Liberation at Western Washington University. What do they win? A safe and nearly trigger-free spot on TruthRevolt's This Week in Progressive Lunacy.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Inside Hillary Clinton's Safe Space ...


Pennsylvania Subsidies for International Billionaire

State Subsidies for International Billionaire

The Shameless New York Times

Bozell & Graham Column: The Shameless New York Times: The New York Times proclaimed the results of their six-week “investigation” on the front page of the Sunday paper. They discovered that Donald Trump is kind of sleazy around women. They want us to know this right now – not six months ago – when it’s clear he’s the Republican nominee against Mrs. Bill Clinton. No Republican is surprised. Their shameless partisanship knows no bounds.

ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins

ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins: The Washington Post released a poll on Thursday, which showed that 90% of Native Americans do not take offense to the word, Redskins. The sports media responded to this poll by apologizing for decades of fear-mongering, race-baiting, and trying to make a national crisis out of something that is not even a crisis in the Indian community. Just kidding. They freaked out.

This might make your election decision easier ...


Venezuela: This is what socialism looks like, kids

Katie Pavlich -Venezuela: This is what socialism looks like, kids

Two National Polls Show Donald Trump Leading Hillary Clinton

National Polls Find Donald Trump Leading Hillary Clinton

Record High Number of Foreign-Born Workers Employed in 2015

Record High Number of Foreign-Born Workers Employed in 2015

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Media Ignoring a MAJOR Part of the Facebook Scandal


Media Ignoring a MAJOR Part of the Facebook Scandal: The liberal media are ignoring a major part of the Facbook bias scandal: the accusation Facebook censors conservative individual member pages, blogs, smaller media outlets, and discussion groups.

Watch Hillary Clinton Lie for 13 Minutes Straight

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Facebook Censoring Conservative Media AND Conservative Users

Facebook Censoring Conservative Media AND Conservative Users:
TruthRevolt continues to report on the suppression of conservative news outlets by Facebook but as the pressure mounts on the social media giant to prove it doesn't encourage bias, other abuses are coming to light showing that Facebook also targets its conservative users.

Bathroom Confusion


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Fox News Poll: Trump Tops Hillary 45% to 42%

Fox News Poll: Trump Tops Hillary: A new Fox News poll shows Donald Trump topping Hillary Clinton 45 to 42 percent.The new poll showed that Trump has a slight edge over Hillary, despite a majority of voters having a morally unfavorable view of both candidates. It also shows a dramatic shift from April's poll, which had Hillary leading Trump 48 to 41 percent. In terms of demographics, Trump leads Hillary among working class whites (61 to 24 percent) while Hillary leads Trump among Hispanics (62 to 23 percent). Hillary also holds a commanding lead with blacks (90 to 7 percent).

Insurer Participation in Obamacare Exchanges Declined 27% Since Law Took Effect

Insurer Participation in Obamacare Exchanges Declined 27% Since Law Took Effect

Hacker puts up 167 Million LinkedIn Passwords for Sale

Hacker puts up 167 Million LinkedIn Passwords for Sale

Government funding doesn't come from the government?


Labor Unions Targeting Vulnerable Pennsylvanians

Unions Targeting Vulnerable Pennsylvanians

Trump's tax plan means growth, jobs

Stephen Moore: Trump's tax plan means growth, jobs

Newspaper: Another IRS crock

Editorial: Another IRS crock

Highmark sues federal government over Obamacare losses

Highmark sues federal government over Obamacare losses

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Liberal newspaper: Obama shouldn't dictate restroom rules

Here's something you don't see everyday: A liberal newspaper taking on an opposing view to one of Obama's decries ...

Editorial: Federal government shouldn't dictate restroom rules | Reading Eagle - NEWS: The White House has no business getting involved in a sensitive issue that is best addressed locally and with consideration for all concerned.

Would-be pundit George Clooney should worry about his sagging film career

Who is the most overated actor in Hollywood?

Far-left activist and part-time actor George Clooney, who recently hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, is spending a lot of time weighing in on politics. His most recent comment came at Cannes during the premiere of his latest box-office dud, "Monster Money." Clooney made a point of saying Donald Trump would never be president.

This coming from the "star" of a string of mega-flops, including "Hail Caesar!" "Tomorrowland" "The Monuments Men" "The Ides of March" "The Men Who Stare at Goats" "Burn After Reading" "Leatherheads" and "Syriana"

Let's face it. If it wasn't for his cameo in the Sandra Bullock move "Gravity" and those "Ocean's" remakes from 10 years ago, Clooney would be hard-pressed to hold down a job in Hollywood.

Perhaps he should spend more time picking his film roles than telling us who to vote for in November.

Behind the Scenes at Facebook ...


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States strike a blow against corporate welfare

States strike a blow against corporate welfare: Lawmakers in state capitols across the country have sown some seeds of progress in reining in corporate welfare. This is an important shift. Corporate welfare fundamentally undermines a free and flourishing economy. It is an insidious use of government power to create special privileges for the well connected few.
Florida had one of the year's biggest successes. Just before adjourning, the state's legislators ended a multi-million dollar corporate welfare program in existence since 1996. They did this by simply denying the $250 million in funding Gov. Rick Scott requested for Enterprise Florida. Scott and other Florida leaders rightfully want to compete for new businesses and win — there's nothing wrong with that. But state legislators recognized that funneling tax dollars to politically favored industries and companies — something many states do — is the wrong way to do it.

Poll: Trump within 3 points of Clinton nationally

Poll: Trump within 3 points of Clinton nationally: Donald Trump is inching closer to Hillary Clinton's lead nationally, according to a new poll.
The 5-point advantage Clinton held least week is now down to just 3 points, according to a national NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday. She leads Trump 48 percent to 45 percent.
Among minority voters, Clinton dominates. The former secretary of state leads Trump by a 75-point margin among black voters, 84-9 percent, and she holds a 37-point advantage among Hispanic voters, 65-28 percent.
She also leads him among female voters by 15 points, while Trump leads among men (11 points) and white voters (15 points).
Trump leads Clinton by 8 points among independent voters, 44-36, the poll found.
In the Democratic primary, Clinton leads Bernie Sanders nationally by 14 points, 54-40, according to the poll. Yet the Vermont senator beats Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head by a wider margin, 53-41.

Hillary At The Finish Line


Transparent mud: The Obama shield

Transparent mud: The Obama shield

Toomey blasts McGinty for support of 'sanctuary city' policy

Toomey, McGinty spar over Philadelphia's 'sanctuary city' policy

Thursday, May 12, 2016

When college grads enter the real world ...


Liberals outnumber conservatives as college commencement speakers 4-to-1

Liberals outnumber conservatives as college commencement speakers 4 to 1: Liberals will far outnumber conservatives as college commencement speakers this year, the latest sign of higher education's censoring of speech, according to the latest tally from the Young America's Foundation. YAF's 24th annual Commencement Speakers Survey found 45 liberal
 speakers and 12 conservatives scheduled to speak at the nation's top 100 universities. Of our country's top ten schools, nine speakers are liberal. As usual, our nation's brightest students will receive one final dose of liberalism from their progressive professors and administrators before heading out into the real world, said YAF.

Prosecutors: Clinton contributions compromise integrity of Justice Dept.

Prosecutors: Clinton contributions compromise integrity of Justice Dept.: 'Prosecutors are expected to be non-partisan and above the political fray.'

Get serious, America, about the economy & security

Peter Morici, an economist and business professor at the University of Maryland, believes Donald Trump is the answer to getting the U.S. out the Obama/Clinton malaise of the past eight years: 

Now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the presumptive major
party nominees, Americans have a clear choice between a more prosperous,
safer America and the risk that their children will live in poverty and
fear.

Trump may alarm and even arouse fear among allies and foes alike.
Looking at the world Obama and Clinton helped create — it's about time! 
 Read the full column at the link below:

Get serious, America, about the economy & security

Democrats should fear Donald Trump

This isn't coming from a Trump supporter but from a columnist for the ultra-liberal Washington Post:
When I hear smart people explaining why Trump cannot win, all I can think is: Aren't you the ones who told us that he couldn't top 30 percent, and then 40 percent, and then 50 percent in the Republican primaries?
Nor is it reassuring to read how happy the Clinton camp must be to be facing such a weak opponent. They need to be running scared — smart, but scared — now and for the next six months.
I do have faith in the American voter, I really do. But when two-thirds of the country is unhappy, a rational outcome can't be taken for granted.
 Fred Hiatt: Democrats should fear Donald Trump

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Who knew Paul Ryan was a conservative?


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Bernie Sanders: Hillary Would be a 'Disaster' for Party

Sanders: Hillary Would be a 'Disaster' for Party:
Fresh from winning the West Virginia primary Tuesday night, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders immediately set his opponent Hillary Clinton ablaze Wednesday, exclaiming that she would be a 'disaster' for the Democratic party if nominated for president.

Poll: Trump, Clinton in dead heat in Pennsylvania

Who says Donald Trump can't beat Hillary Clinton? A new Quinnipiac poll has the race even in three key states.

Trump, Clinton in dead heat in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Quinnipiac poll finds

PA Gov. Wolf Threatens Veto of Teacher Accountability Bill

Gov. Wolf Threatens Veto, Denying Schools Flexibility they Want

New York Post Front Cover: Stop The Coronation!


Columnist: Hillary Clinton is unraveling

While the liberal media is fixated on Donald Trump, the real story of the 2016 presidential race is the unraveling of Hillary Clinton.

From a column by Michael Goodwin in the New York Post:

With the poll showing Bernie Sanders doing better against Trump than Clinton (and Sanders winning the West Virginia primary on Tuesday), I myself am growing concerned about the “unraveling” of the Democratic Party!

A new Quinnipiac poll tells the inconvenient truth. Trump and Hillary Clinton are tied in each of the three key swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.
 Read the full column at the newspapers' website.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hillary vs. Coal Miners


Curt Schilling Blasts 'Outwardly Bigoted, Intolerant' ESPN

Curt Schilling Blasts 'Outwardly Bigoted, Intolerant' ESPN:
ESPN recently fired baseball legend Curt Schilling for committing the capital offense of mocking North Carolina's alleged 'bigoted' bathroom law. And, well, given the grievous nature of the human rights abuses going on in the Tar Heel state, who could blame the media outlet?


​'ESPN made certain to let the world know it 'is an inclusive company' and that Schilling's 'was unacceptable.'

Facebook exposed: Social network suppresses conservative news

Reports that Facebook buried trending conservative news raise questions about its political influence

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Pennsylvania taxpayers foot hefty legal bill for Democrat Kathleen Kane

Pennsylvania taxpayers foot hefty legal bill for Kathleen Kane

Weekly GOP Address: Supporting Small Business

New York Times: Iran Nuclear Deal was Based on a Lie

New York Times: Iran Nuclear Deal was Based on a Lie

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Obama TSA Raking in Millions from Your Loose Change

TSA Raking in Millions from Your Loose Change:
Careless travelers are giving even more funding to the Transportation Security Administration by leaving behind loose change at security checkpoints. Last year, the TSA collected over $765,000. But since 2008, the agency's coffers have collected $4.3 million.

Rosen: Obama Admin 'Unquestionably' Engaged in Deception to Sell Iran Nuclear Deal

Rosen: Obama Administration 'Unquestionably' Engaged in Deception to Sell Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, May 06, 2016

Not the Superheroes You Were Expecting?


Hillary Biographer Carl Bernstein: 'We Don't Really Know About Her As a Person'

Hillary Biographer Carl Bernstein: 'We Don't Really Know About Her As a Person': On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, CNN commentator Carl Bernstein oddly proclaimed 'Hillary Clinton has been around for 40 years and yet we don't really know about her as a person.' He said this just seconds after anchor Don Lemon reminded the audience Bernstein wrote an entire book about allegedly unknown Hillary Clinton.

CNN President Admits: Fair to Say We Were 'A Little Too Liberal'

CNN President Admits: It's Fair to Say We Were 'A Little Too Liberal': In a happy-news story headlined “CNN Enjoys Outsize Ratings Boost From Presidential Race,” Wall Street Journal media reporters Keach Hagey and Nick Niedzwiadek published a surprising quote from CNN president Jeff Zucker. He admitted it was legitimate to call CNN “a little too liberal,” but now it is a “much more-balanced network.”

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Facebook Manipulates News Feeds Away from Conservative Sources

Facebook Manipulates News Feeds Away from Conservative Sources:
A Gizmodo report delves into the world of journalists hired by Mark Zuckerberg and entrenched into Facebook headquarters' basement to decide what trends on hundreds of millions of users' news feeds each week.

Being a Liberal, a Liar and a Horse's Ass Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry

Being a Liberal, a Liar and a Horse's Ass Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry:
In honor of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the release of former Vice President Al Gore's blockbusting, influential documentary An Inconvenient Truth, The Daily Caller News Foundation re-watched the lucrative propaganda film to see how closely Gore’s fearmongering about climate disaster matches up with reality.

Pa. tax dollars go to cushioning a billionaire's wallet

Eric Heyl: Pa. tax dollars go to worthy cause — cushioning a billionaire's wallet