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Philadelphia Makes Huge Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms, Hands Over $3 Million to Its Victims

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00am 9/19/2018 at 7:00am
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Philadelphia has had atrocious civil asset forfeiture laws since 2002, which has led to legalized theft of belongings to 23,000 citizens.

That practice has undergone a makeover after the city settled a lawsuit and pay victims $3 million. The case involved a family that lost their home due to “a minor drug...

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Pennsylvania’s 9/11 memorial chimes tribute to American heroes

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/11/2018 at 3:00pm
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Today marks the 17th anniversary of the 911 attack on this nation, which hit New York’s iconic World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a farm field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The heroes of United Airlines flight 93, who brought down the plane before it could return to Washington D.C. and slam into the...

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Pope Francis Responds to Sex Abuse Scandal: ‘We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11:00am 8/20/2018 at 11:00am
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About six days after a report dropped that detailed the child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania, Pope Francis has released a statement tearing apart those involved in the abuse and cover-up. From

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Cook Political Moves Three House GOP Seats to Toss Up

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 9:00am 8/16/2018 at 9:00am

The Cook Political Report has moved three House GOP seats to Toss Up from Lean Republican after new polling came out. Another race slipped a little, moving to Lean Republican from Likely Republican.

While it may not seem like a big deal, we know the Democrats want the House back and any...

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Illegal Immigrant Released by ‘Sanctuary City’ of Philadelphia Convicted of Child Rape

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 3:00pm 8/9/2018 at 3:00pm
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Tolerant Pennsylvania State Rep Welcomes Pence to Philly With the Middle Finger

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:00pm 6/20/2018 at 7:00pm
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Openly gay Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims decided to break from the left’s message of tolerance and welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Philadelphia with the middle finger.

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Dem Scott Wallace (#PA01) foundation funded worst-of-the-worst anti-Israel pro-BDS groups

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 3:00pm 5/17/2018 at 3:00pm
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Pennsylvania’s newly formed 1st Congressional District is a classic “swing” district, and is rated a toss-up by Cook Political Report. Scott Wallace just won the Democrat nomination, and will run against Republican Brian Fitzpatrick, currently the Rep in the soon-to-be phased out 8th District.

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Pennsylvania School District That Armed Students and Teachers With Rocks Brings On Armed Security Guards

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5:00pm 3/26/2018 at 5:00pm
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Blue Mountain School District in Pennsylvania landed in the middle of a national press firestorm after the district suggested students ought to be armed with river stones to defend themselves from a school shooter.

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Pennsylvania: Teachers, Students “Armed” With Rocks To Combat Potential Shooter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 5:00pm 3/24/2018 at 5:00pm
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The Blue Mountain school district in Pennsylvania has provided all of its schools with 5-gallon buckets full of rocks to be used as a “last resort” against a potential school shooter.  Students and teachers have been practicing in unarmed drills (i.e. drills without the rocks).

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Pennsylvania Congressional Redistricting Challenge is Dead

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:00pm 3/19/2018 at 7:00pm
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All court actions challenging the controversial Pennsylvania Congressional redistricting maps were shot down Monday.

Early Monday, a three-judge federal panel rejected a Republican challenge to the new maps, which could cost the GOP as many as four Congressional seats.
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Philadelphia Soda Tax Fizzles, Brings in $13 Million Less Than Expected

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00pm 3/1/2018 at 7:00pm
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Philadelphia set the bar last year when officials added a 1.5 cents-an-ounce to sweetened beverages. It only brought in $78.8 million…$13 million less than they city hoped.

You mean to tell me that when you charge a lot more for pop that people won’t buy it? I’m SHOCKED! Not really. I mean,...

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Federal court panel denies emergency restraining order against new PA congressional map, sets March 9 hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30pm 2/23/2018 at 6:30pm
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A three-judge federal court panel has denied Pennsylvania Republicans’ request to immediately suspend implementation of a court-imposed remedial Congressional map.

For more information, see our prior post on the unfolding Pennsylvania redistricting drama. This is a separate proceeding from the request for a stay made to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Pennsylvania Republicans file federal lawsuit to stop PA Sup Ct court-imposed redistricting

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 5:05pm 2/22/2018 at 5:05pm

A new theater has opened up in the great Pennsylvania Redistricting Battle of 2018, with Republicans filing a federal lawsuit to halt court-ordered redistricting that could cost the GOP four seats in the House this November.

On January 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared that the state’s Congressional map, which had been...

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Pennsylvania legislators seek SCOTUS Emergency Stay of new congressional district map

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 8:34pm 2/21/2018 at 8:34pm
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On February 19, 2018, the majority Democrat members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court imposed a new congressional district map that was very Democrat friendly, likely swinging 4-5 seats to Democrats. It could be the difference between Democrats taking control of the U.S. House or not in the 2018 midterms.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopts Democratic-friendly map for 2018 elections

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 19, 2018 at 6:00pm 2/19/2018 at 6:00pm
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Republicans probably just lost at least 4 or 5 seats in the House.

This afternoon, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveiled its remedial Congressional map for the midterm elections in November. [See Featured Image] The Supreme Court Order imposing the map is here.

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In blow to Republicans, Justice Alito denies emergency request to halt Pennsylvania redistricting

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 5, 2018 at 3:00pm 2/5/2018 at 3:00pm
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On January 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, on a 5—2 party-line vote, struck down the state’s congressional map and ordered the legislature to draw a new one by February 9. See my prior post, Bad news for GOP: Pennsylvania Supreme Court tosses state’s congressional maps.

Two members of PA’s state legislature—its Speaker of...

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U Penn Revokes Steve Wynn’s Honorary Degree, Will Rename Building and Scholarships

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:47pm 2/1/2018 at 2:47pm
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Thursday, the Penn Board of Trustees along with the university’s president published a letter to the Penn Community announcing their decision to revoke the honorary degree previously awarded to Steve Wynn, a former Penn Trustee and College alumnus. The university will also remove Wynn’s name from Wynn Commons...

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