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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.

The map became...

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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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PA legislators seek SCOTUS stay of State Supreme Court Order striking down congressional districts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:33pm 1/25/2018 at 7:33pm
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Three days ago, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania struck down the state’s congressional map, holding that it “clearly, plainly and palpably violates the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

Offering no rationale for this decision, which upends districts that have been in place for six years, the State Supreme Court further instructed the...

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Bad news for GOP: Pennsylvania Supreme Court tosses state’s congressional maps

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00am 1/23/2018 at 7:00am
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The GOP may have just lost as many as four seats in the House—certainly at least one.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled, by a vote of 5–2, that the state’s congressional districts amounted to an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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Pennsylvania: Family Ordered To Remove “Jesus” Sign From Their Property

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 3:30pm 12/24/2017 at 3:30pm
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The PC, perpetually-offended crowd has struck again. This time in Pennsylvania where a homeowners’ association ordered a family to remove a “Jesus” sign from their own property because someone claimed to be “offended” by its presence.

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A Pennsylvania family was ordered by their homeowner’s association to take down their Jesus...

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Dept. of Homeland Security Classifies Harrisburg Shooting as Act of Terror

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 12/24/2017 at 1:00pm
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A man named Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty engaged in gunfire with police at more than one location in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night. The Department of Homeland Security has now classified the incident as a terror attack.

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PA Democrat Under FBI Investigation – Allegedly Paid 2012 Primary Opponent to Quit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00am 11/22/2017 at 7:00am
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Rep. Bob Brady of Pennsylvania has become the subject of an FBI probe based on alleged criminal campaign finance activity during the 2012 election. Brady’s campaign is accused of paying his primary opponent to drop out of the race.

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Penn State Coach Makes Players Shake Hands After Loss

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00pm 11/5/2017 at 2:00pm
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It’s custom in football to shake hands with your opponent after a game, but Penn State University (PSU) football players started to walk off the field after a close loss to Michigan State University.

PSU coach James Franklin was not having any of that. From Yahoo Sports:

Immediately after Michigan State’s Matt Coghlin...

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Rep. Murphy Will Retire After Mistress Revealed He Urged Her to Have an Abortion

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00am 10/5/2017 at 10:00am
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Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) has received praise and endorsements from pro-life and pro-family groups since he came into Congress in 2003.

But Murphy announced he will not seek re-election after texts leaked between him and the woman he was having an affair with revealed that he urged her to have an abortion...

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Philadelphia had Hundreds of Non-Citizen Voters in the Last Decade

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:30pm 9/22/2017 at 8:30pm
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Elections officials in Philadelphia discovered that a glitch allowed hundreds of illegal voters to cast ballots in the last decade. From Philly.com:

Commissioner Al Schmidt blamed that on what he said was a PennDot glitch that enabled legal permanent residents to register to vote at kiosks when they applied or renewed for...

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Lehigh U. Students Petition to Revoke Trump’s Honorary Degree

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:30am 8/23/2017 at 7:30am
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Just the other day, Liberty University students returned their diplomas to protest the school’s president’s support of President Donald Trump. Now Lehigh University students have signed a petition for the school to revoke Trump’s honorary degree. From CNBC:

A recent graduate’s online petition to rescind President Donald Trump’s honorary degree from Lehigh...

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Pennsylvania Nuns Build Chapel to Block Gas Pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:00am 7/17/2017 at 10:00am
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The Catholic nuns of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in West Hempfield, PA, have built an open air chapel on their land as a last effort to stop a company from building a natural gas pipeline on their property. From Philly.com:

A federal judge agreed this month that the pipeline’s...

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Philadelphia Theater Group to Debut Abortion Comedy in August

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 7, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/7/2017 at 5:00pm
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The local Philadelphia theater company Lightning Rod Special has announced a new play it will debut in August…a musical comedy about abortion. From Philadelphia Magazine:

The abortion musical has its roots at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, where [co-creator Alice] Yorke and the co-creators studied. Yorke says it was...

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