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'Noble purpose,' terror famine, and continuing influence of the 'greatest liar'

  By Toby Westerman at Renew America Red Famine, the latest book by Soviet/Russian expert Anne Applebaum, skillfully combines the hard facts ...

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Breaking: DOJ Turns Over 1.2 Million Documents Related to 2016 Election to House Intel Committee

 by Jim Hoft /The Gateway Pundit The Department of Justice turned over some of the 1.2 MILLION documents requested by lawmakers this ...

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Tech Totalitarians

"The federal government is no longer the main threat to your privacy and to your freedoms. Big corporations are." By Arnold ...

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Project Veritas Bombshell: Twitter Engineers Explain How They 'Shadow Ban' Conservatives

BY DEBRA HEINE /PJ Media No, you weren't being paranoid. Everything you ever suspected about Twitter censoring right-wing opinions through "shadow bans" is ...

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Uranium One Indictment Unsealed By DOJ

 TIM BROWN —  FreedomOutpost. On Friday, the Justice Department unsealed an 11-count indictment concerning the Uranium One scandal.  Sadly, it did not include former Secretary ...

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Right-to-Work Advocate Blames Unions’ Legal Threats for Loss

Kevin Mooney / @KevinMooneyDC / The Daily Signal  Union members dominate those watching the Sussex County Council hold a hearing on the right-to-work measure ...

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Number of High School Students Who Have Had Sex Drops

Tony Perkins / @tperkins /The Daily Signal Most young people support saving sex for marriage. Most of them don't like the idea of ...

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White House Doctor: President Trump in 'Excellent Health'

WILLIAM STEAKIN | IJR Nicholas Kamm /Getty Images Following his first physical exam since taking office, the White House physician pronounced President Donald Trump to ...

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The dangerous case of Bandy Lee: Examining the mental health of the mental health examiners

By Linda Goudsmit at Renew America The Democrats are desperate. They have been trying to derail, discredit, and destroy President ...

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Here’s the History of the 25th Amendment

Jarrett Stepman / @JarrettStepman /The Daily Signal Activists are calling for using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. (Photo: ...

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Beltway Insanity, by Ed Bender

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Dear Editor,

My Knights of Columbus council volunteers to work at the Kennedy House soup kitchen to feed the homeless. At our meeting last night we were informed that anyone who volunteers there must now watch a government video detailing how not to be unkind to the homeless, and sign a roster signifying that this has been done.

What resulted in this decision? Was there a sudden outbreak of unkindness to the homeless at Kennedy House? No, actually just showing up to work there is an act of kindness toward the homeless. It turns out that the federal government subsidizes Berks County’s food bank. The nuns of Kennedy House receive food for the homeless and poor from the food bank. And, wherever there is federal

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The ‘fundamental transformation’ of America’s neighborhoods

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by Jeannie DeAngelis at the American Thinker

America is now learning that on the painful road to ‘fundamental transformation,’ Barack Obama has plans to diversify suburbia. The president’s suburban justice plan is one where HUD tracks the racial and religious composition of American neighborhoods and then, doing away with the choice of established populations, makes changes to reflect Barack Obama’s vision for a fairer, more equitable nation.

The policy that accomplishes this progressive goal is aptly dubbed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH). A 2013 FOX News article titled “Obama administration using housing department in effort to diversify neighborhoods” claims that in conjunction with the federal government HUD will remake neighborhoods using data gathered from a “discrimination database.”

In turn, “zoning laws,

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A Report from State Rep John McGinnis

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Severance Tax Not the Answer to Budget Stalemate

While Gov. Tom Wolf portrays his plan to impose a severance tax on natural gas drilling as key to solving the state budget stalemate and a way to massively increase education dollars, the numbers and facts tell a different story.

Although he has proposed an effective tax rate (up to 17.5 percent) that is far higher than any other gas-producing state, his severance tax would, at best, generate just $188 million in new revenue once fully implemented. Learn more here.

Of his proposed $4.7 billion tax increase in 2015-16, just 3 cents of each dollar in new taxes would come from natural gas drillers (which would most likely result in higher home heating and electric

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Justin Simmons – Special Budget Update

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As most of you are aware, state government is currently in the midst of an impasse on the 2015-16 state budget. At a press conference on Tuesday at Cedarbrook Nursing Home in Allentown, I joined other House Republicans to discuss the impact this devastating stalemate will have on our human service agencies, and ultimately, our schools.

There was another way.

My colleagues in the House and Senate and I sent the governor a responsible, no-tax-increase, balanced budget at the end of June, which he promptly vetoed. That move greatly disappointed me, because a full budget veto – the first in 40 years – wasn’t necessary. In fact, two-thirds of the line items in the budget we gave him were identical to or more

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East Penn School District Not as sophisticated/up to date as you think

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It appears the EPSD accounting and business office is quite antiquated. It turns out that the EPSD system of accounting still requires a lot of hand work, kind of like it was back in the 70’s and 80’s when each person had to fill out a multi copy paper PO (purchase order) by hand and it physically has to be carried around to the appropriate departments and personnel.

The EPSD has separate accounting applications for each of their 10 schools, and none of the schools are electronically connected to the central business office. This means all the PO’s have to bounce around their school first and be couriered about by EPSD staff from each building to the next.

One of the EPSB members,

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Wolf’s Agenda Steals from Taxpayers for Public Union Benefit

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By State Representative Daryl Metcalfe

The new governor, Tom Wolf, believes that he has a mandate to increase your taxes after defeating Tom Corbett last year! The old saying of, “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that man behind the tree,” does not apply to Wolf’s tax-and-spend scheme because he wants a $4.7 billion tax increase that will raise everyone’s taxes.

He proposes to increase your personal income tax by 21 percent and your sales tax by 10 percent, in addition to creating a new tax on natural gas production. His tax-and-spend increases include a new cradle-to-grave approach, taxing diapers, caskets and many other items and services that are not currently taxed. On the budget deadline of June

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Education. Comparing PA to other states.

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By Ron Beitler at RonBeitler.com

I’m probably nuts for writing about education cause it’s a hyper-partisan mine-field littered with special interests and an ingrained “team mentality”. As a township commissioner I have no influence on these conversations. I have no team and I’m not interested in joining one. I just want to step outside the echo chambers for a minute.

But here goes nothing. I try hard to remain agnostic. Step away from the partisanship and just look at the big picture. To that end, you can somewhat do so since in our American education system we have 49 relatively independent systems to compare. I always go back to how are we doing vs. other states as a baseline.

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Thursday Night We Rocked Pottstown and It’s Politicians for 76

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…BECAUSE NO TAX SHOULD HAVE THE POWER TO LEAVE YOU HOMELESS!

From the PA Liberty Alliance

Hats off to Casey Bralla and the Coalition Advancing Freedom! They lead the charge for this campaign in Pottstown, western Montgomery and northern Chester Counties. Of course they had some help from the PA Liberty Alliance, CLASTA, Berks County Patriots, Citizens for Liberty, Valley Forge Patriots, Berks Tea Party and the Tri-county Campaign for Liberty who pounded the pavements for 3 Saturdays in and around Pottstown, donated time and money.

Many thanks to Sen Mensch and Rafferty for sending representation to the meeting to echo their support for 76. But the MOST surprising occurrence was the apparent turn about of Rep Hennessey! He has reservations and

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