Pittsburgh

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • October 25, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Sean Parnell, a staunch support of former President Donald Trump who narrowly lost a race for Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district in November, announced Tuesday that he plans to run for the open Senate seat in the state. “The U.S Senate is evenly...

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  • May 12, 2021

From Politico: Rep. Conor Lamb has begun telling some donors and supporters in recent days that he is likely to enter the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions. Lamb has urged some donors to contribute quickly as he ramps up his fundraising operation ahead of...

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  • April 30, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: This Saturday and next, we're teaming up with our friends from Turn PA Blue to call thousands of likely new Democrats and help them register to vote! Sign up to call potential Democrats as part of our push to register 125,000...

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  • April 22, 2021

Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021

Have some weekend reading for you. The Atlantic has a great piece out about U.S. Senate candidate, Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D. PA), that’s worth a ready. Here’s a taste: Fetterman has already raised lots of money—$500,000 in just the first 72 hours he was in the race—in part as...

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  • March 12, 2021

There’s really only one Ted that’s applicable to an unconfirmed source trying to connect Greta Thunberg with the Unabomber and that’s Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has mocked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he criticized President Joe Biden‘s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. “So happy that USA has finally...

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  • March 11, 2021

Likely the RWNJ social media site Gab was constantly under FBI surveillance even before 6 January, but for some reason it wishes to make itself more well noticed. The “free speech” social media siteGab …has earned a reputation in recent years for attracting members of the far-right and has been linked to the...

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  • March 9, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

Big news today out of Pennsylvania: x YouTube Video Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman formally announced Monday what has been evident since his unsuccessful first campaign for U.S. Senate: He’s taking another shot at it. Fetterman, who launched his campaign with a video for supporters, is the first officially declared...

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  • February 8, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate, Superior Court Justice Maria McLaughlin (D. PA) Pennsylvania's Vote By Mail request form is now available for the 2021 elections! With key local offices on the ballot, Democrats need to vote with the same great fervor as...

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  • February 3, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his  organization, Powered By People: x Cruz says he’s for the people of Pittsburgh? The same ones whose votes he tried to throw out? Says he’s cares about the welfare of Americans, when he...

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  • January 22, 2021

On March 25, 1965, eleven days after the candles were blown out on my birthday cake, Ms. Viola Liuzzo was gunned down in her car following her participation as a civil rights marcher and transport driver. After a long day, she had agreed to drive black activist Mr. Leroy Moten,...

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  • December 9, 2020

Eugene Robinson has completely lost patience with Trump and The Republican Party. They are trying to return to Jim Crow. Eugene Robinson slams Trump & Republican Party x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Donald Trump and the Republican Party clearly believes that because people of color have an...

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  • November 20, 2020

Like the counterintelligence limits of the Mueller report, there are still slender skeletons to be revealed in the corruption of US interests. Trump’s inquiry about a strike against Iran last week was not about Iran’s nuclear proliferation as much as it was part of much larger regional conflict among nuclear...

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  • November 19, 2020

So, as I’m writing this, it’s pretty clear that Biden is going to win enough states to be the next President. But that won’t be official for awhile. Some of these races were tight. Some weren’t that tight, but Trump will likely pretend they were. What does that mean? It’s...

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  • November 6, 2020

There have been a lot of stories about how Trump is screwing around with the ballots, especially in Pennsylvania, where he and the GOP-controlled legislature have, with some help from the Supreme Court, set up the following catch-22: Reject any ballot that arrives after election day even though it was...

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  • October 29, 2020

Trump really thinks like a mafia don, granting and withholding favors (and sometimes killing people) according to his whim and needs. He that the government is his personal business, that he can dole out taxpayer money to his friends and withhold essential services from his enemies as though he were...

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  • October 28, 2020

We’ve all been hearing that Democrats have ad money to burn (so much that they’re running out of places to spend it) while Trump and his ilk are broke. But it gets much more obvious when you see it on a map, like the one the Wesleyan Media Project has...

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  • October 18, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Sen. Pat Toomey has decided not to run for reelection or for governor of Pennsylvania in 2022, according to two people familiar with his plans, a surprise decision by the Republican with significant implications for the state’s next elections. He will serve...

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  • October 4, 2020

A US aircraft carrier is the first named for an enlisted sailor and first named for an African American. The 15 billion dollar carrier was announced the USS Doris Miller in January on Martin Luther King's day. Doris (Dorie) Miller is the brave sailor who took over an anti-craft machine gun shooting...

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  • September 29, 2020

A US aircraft carrier is named for an enlisted sailor and African American named Doris “Dorie” Miller. The 15 billion dollar carrier was announced the USS Doris Miller in January on Martin Luther King's day. Doris (Dorie) Miller is the brave sailor who took over an anti-craft machine gun shooting at...

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  • September 29, 2020

Other than delusions of victory, Trump is trailing and needs to win the debates. Yet Trump, as with his original 2016 plan, remains focused on surviving past inauguration day short of an indictment.  Trump is desperate for a post-election deal that will cover his massive billion-dollar debts which he may cover...

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  • September 29, 2020

x The Joker wants to be mayor of Gotham City. https://t.co/PLtnFwPVOq — David Corn (@DavidCornDC) September 3, 2020 Today the Joker goes to the exurbs to defeat those ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ because no one likes their men with clown makeup in the suburbs. x They say politically that Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh...

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  • September 3, 2020

Here’s a preview of the 2022 Pennsylvania Governor’s race: Heather Heidelbaugh wants to deny Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro a second term. It’s an expensive and challenging proposition. But the little-known Pittsburgh lawyer is getting some valuable help from allies of Sen. Pat Toomey — whom political watchers in both...

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  • August 27, 2020

PPP’s latest poll decided to test how voters in the home towns of Joe Biden and Donald Trump feel about the candidates: Last week Donald Trump claimed that Joe Biden had abandoned Scranton, so we thought it would be interesting to do a poll of voters in Scranton to see...

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  • August 24, 2020

in an op ed piece at NBC titled My father, George Soros, is white supremacists' favorite target. But they won't stop us with the subtitle of “The surge in online smears of my father and me amid the Black Lives Matter movement is simply one more installment in a long,...

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  • August 1, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Tomorrow at 3:30 PM, Dr. Jill Biden is making a virtual campaign stop in Pittsburgh to talk with Senator Casey and Western PA locals about safely opening our schools. Virtual Event on Safe School Openings with Dr. Jill Biden and Sen....

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  • July 27, 2020

Stephen Rodrick at Rolling Stone has a great piece about Michigan’s status as a battleground state during a pandemic which is a sobering reminder of while we should expand our map, we can’t take these states for granted: James Carville once famously said that between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is...

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  • July 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Our 2020 victory plan is built on a simple premise: Democrats can win anywhere when Democrats show up everywhere. That's why this year's ground campaign looks a bit different—with more staff in more places and more focus on the issues of...

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  • June 23, 2020
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Show of Farce. Peaceful protest in the day, now earlier curfews. x JUST CONFIRMED: Denver Police seized these guns and tactical gear from two men who showed up to the protest on Friday. One of them, Chevy McGee, tells me he didn't break any laws. McGee is part of the...

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  • June 2, 2020
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We are at an interesting point, the necessity for socially distanced behavior and the imposition of De Facto martial law. Even as there is peaceful protest during the day time, there will be problematic police behavior in the evening. Remember that Trump needs martial law or at least its quasi-military manifestation to...

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  • June 2, 2020
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So this photo has been circulating on Twitter: https://twitter.com/prettyjanice888/status/1256411621536215040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Scott Bixby at The Daily Beast highlights why I can’t go on Twitter: But the woman in the photo is definitely, without a doubt, not Reade. pic.twitter.com/sMbQZ78kQ3 — UsHadrons (@ushadrons) May 3, 2020 The image and its imitators have exploited Twitter’s...

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  • May 7, 2020

Trump keeps lying as he goes to Camp David for a “working weekend”, prepping for a Fox News Town Hall on Sunday. x Trump is again describing their problem-plagued pandemic response as a great success, citing model estimates of up to 2.2 million people dying. “We have saved thousands and...

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  • May 1, 2020

Escape (to) Wisconsin (and Michigan and Pennsylvania): Trump campaign hypes sinophobic anti-Biden ads because that’s what 2020 in the swing states will be about. Because a squinting Biden with this hands together doesn’t seem at all stereotypical. And isn’t the border of China at Chinatown. Trump's Super PAC just bought...

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  • April 16, 2020

The San Francisco Chronicle put a story up today about how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) thought they had located 39 million masks that it planned to donate to health care workers, but that the FBI discovered it was all a hoax. Report: Stockpile of 39 million masks exposed...

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  • April 13, 2020

Live Blog below COVID Taskforce briefing Livestream (5pm) x If @presssec tries to override the @whca decision, then its members should boycott the briefing and refuse to broadcast it. They can always report later on OAN’s questions about “is ‘Chinese food’ racist?” and whatever infomercial for My Pillow the president wants...

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  • April 2, 2020

For years I have heard academia and the “culture class” say that sports are a waste of time and resources in America. Instead of building schools, we build billion-dollar stadiums, so the argument goes. The pointed question that usually follows is, why is it that a guy who dribbles a basketball...

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  • March 25, 2020

How strange, Lord Haw Haw gets an Iron Cross. There was a scholarship giveaway, a reunion, and all it needed was that DNA sample in the E. Jean Carroll defamation suit for Maury Povich’s on-camera reveal. x Speaker Pelosi on tearing up the president's State of the Union speech tonight: “It...

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  • February 5, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of Rep. Conor Lamb’s (D. PA-17) re-election campaign: Last March, Conor Lamb won a special election to flip Pennsylvania's 18th District blue for the first time in 15 years. Then in November's general election, he won...

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  • December 29, 2019

Why would the DNC cede the narrative on impeachment to the Republicans by not matching their ad campaign with our own truth campaign? It is mind-bogging. Those of us in the independent media and blogosphere do it ad nauseam but sometimes find divergent narratives or are simply ignored instead of...

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  • December 9, 2019

First off, I hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving break. I was back in Pittsburgh this past week (currently in San Diego visiting relatives, heading back to Los Angeles tonight) to welcome my newest baby niece into the world. So that’s why I went dark this past week. I’m...

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  • December 1, 2019

When asked if she felt threatened, former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch answered with a simple, “yes.” Anyone, to this point, who does not believe the President of the United States has not warranted his own Impeachment is either pouring the water, stirring in the sugar or opening the packages of...

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  • November 15, 2019

Trump announces at a Pittsburgh shale conference that his wall will be built in Colorado. Senator Patrick Leahy observes that Trump could do it with a SharpieTM. https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1187138147949469703? More Trump lies in yet another quasi-campaign speech because he’s fracked. Trump is being introduced at the shale conference by campaign donor Harold...

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  • October 23, 2019

Because someone in the hospitality business would want to jail and relocate the homeless away from hotels, put refugees in detention camps, and separate children from families Dear @realDonaldTrump: Wow, Mick Mulvaney admits your personal business interests will affect decisions you make because that's who you are at the end of...

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  • October 20, 2019

Now there’s a fun game of “Would You Rather?” Would you rather listen to Trump speak or be sent home without pay? Or … would you rather listen to Trump speak or watch live video of your skull being hollowed out with a swizzle stick and turned into an aquarium for Eric...

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  • August 16, 2019

We are all Jake Tapper this morning. (Hey, it’s better than all of us being Chuck Todd. Though if I were, I’d shave off that fucking goatee posthaste, and advise you to do the same. It just doesn’t work for his face. I mean, seriously.) Tapper began CNN’s State of...

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  • August 11, 2019

As pompous of an ass as I can be on occasion, there are a few simple rules I try really hard to follow, And one of those bedrock rules is to never try to tell a political savant like Nancy Pelosi how to do her job. But being human, sometimes...

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  • August 4, 2019

And the hits keep coming. This morning, in a bid to prove he really isn’t racist at all, Donald Trump retweeted a virulent racist. Because it’s 2019, and shit like this happens all the time.  x As you can see, I did nothing to lead people on, nor was I particularly...

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  • July 20, 2019
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