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IG: MCCABE USED STRZOK’S MISTRESS TO BYPASS CHAIN OF COMMAND TO MONITOR CLINTON PROBE

Luke Rosiak | Investigative Reporter/Daily Caller Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe used Peter Strzok’s mistress, Lisa Page, to get information ...

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A case for America's goodness

By Lloyd Marcus at Renew America Memorial Day, I caught an interview with WWII veteran, Edgar Harrell who survived the bombing ...

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13 Facts the Media ‘Pros’ Don’t Want You to Know About ‘Family Border Separation’

Alex Wong/Getty Images By John  Nolte / Breitbart News Network The fire hose of fake news from the establishment media this week ...

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GOD IS FIRST – POLITICS DOESN’T COME CLOSE

 GARY DEMAR /Godfatherpolitics RELIGION AND LIBERTY ARE THE MEAT AND DRINK OF THE BODY POLITIC. WITHDRAW ONE OF THEM AND IT ...

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Five Fast Facts About APN + NEW Episodes of SIGTV Program

Five Fast Facts About APN   1. Did you know that you can listen to every "Stand in the Gap Today" radio show the day ...

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FORMER OBAMA SEC. ADMITS TO EXPANDING FAMILY DETENTION CENTERS

Mike Brest | Contributor/DailyCaller Jeh Johnson, former secretary of homeland security under President Obama, admitted that they expanded family detention centers under ...

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Smucker Statement on Executive Order Ending Family Separation

Smucker Statement on Executive Order Ending Family Separation Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement after President ...

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Smucker Contacts DHS Secretary Nielsen Regarding Family Separation Policy

Smucker Contacts DHS Secretary Nielsen Regarding Family Separation Policy   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) has contacted Department of Homeland ...

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Barletta Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from UNHRC

Barletta Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from UNHRC   WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today issued the following statement on the withdrawal of ...

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Bernstine Votes in Favor of No-Tax-Increase Budget

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2018   Bernstine Votes in Favor of No-Tax-Increase Budget HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today released the following statement ...

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Eminent Domain: Is the fair market price fair?

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This article first appeared in the first issue of The Lehigh Valley Commentator, Fall 2007.

By Andrew Geissinger

When someone objects to the seizure of land through the use of eminent domain, the supporters of the seizure frequently respond that the use of eminent domain to seize property is perfectly acceptable because, after all, the property owner will be paid for the property. In fact, the government entity making the seizure will pay the owner the fair market price. One township supervisor once stated, “We will not pay more than the property is worth. We owe the property owners no less than the market value for their property, and we owe it to the township’s taxpayers to pay no more than the fair price

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Is It Propaganda or Just Bad Reporting?

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Note: This article first appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of The Lehigh Valley Commentator. It is republished in this online version with minor revisions of the original.

By Andrew Geissinger

In the Spring of 2011, a Reuters wire service article by Tom Doggett appeared in various newspapers which alleged that “when the sign at a service station advertises regular gasoline for sale at $3.89-9/10 a gallon, most drivers focus on the first three digits in the price and think the cost is $3.89. Drivers actually pay $3.90.”

Click here to see the original Reuters article

According to the writer “Paying one-tenth of a penny more doesn’t add much to the cost of an

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Are Baseball and Hockey Bad for Valley Taxpayers?

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By Joe Hilliard

This article first appeared in issue #15, Summer 2011, of the Lehigh Valley Commentator.

Baseball is an American icon. Quite a few avid hockey fans I know feel that there is no other sport. Like many others, I love football and baseball (sorry, hockey fans). While many Americans view various sports and their favorite teams with great passion, is there any doubt that politicians, who thrive on doing what the public “wants,” would mix their political careers with support for sports stadiums?

In the movie “Field of Dreams,” Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, is a young struggling Iowa farmer. He hears a voice that keeps saying, “If you build it, he will come.” Kinsella eventually plows under part of his cornfield,

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Citizens United vs. FEC

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By Andrew Geissinger

Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of The Lehigh Valley Commentator.

No sooner did the Supreme Court hand down its 5 – 4 decision in January 2010 in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case than many major news organizations and most proponents of progressive political views began to treat us to extensive commentary on how extreme this decision was. Commentators frequently claimed the ruling will destroy democracy in the U.S. and allow virtually unlimited special interest influence in our elections.

Presidential Advisor David Axelrod’s comment is typical. Axelrod stated, “Under the ruling of the Supreme Court, any lobbyist could go in to any legislator and say, ‘If you don’t vote our way on this bill, we’re

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