Monday, February 8, 2016

A simple math lesson for Gov. Tom Wolf

Friday, February 5, 2016

AP Fact Check: Clinton, Sanders Skip Facts

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

POLL: 25 Percent of Federal Workers Might Quit Under Trump Presidency

We may have finally found a way to reduce the bloated federal government workforce ...

POLL: 25 Percent of Federal Workers Might Quit Under Trump Presidency

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Poll: Pennsylvania voters register disgust with Wolf era

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hillary's 3 AM Phone Call

Friday, January 22, 2016

Is Hillary Too Paranoid to be President?

Is Hillary Too Paranoid to be President?: Fear, hate and conspiracy theories are destroying Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Grumpy Old Men - 2016 Edition

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

GOP cuts out NBC from primary debate schedule

Saturday, January 16, 2016

'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Endorses Ted Cruz For President

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Real State of the Union ...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Rep. Vereb leaving Pa. House of Representatives

Mike Vereb is putting politics behind him in a big way.

The five-term Pennsylvania state legislator resigned last month as chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee after his party's disastrous showing in the November General Election. (Republicans lost every countywide race.)

Now he's leaving the state House of Representatives, announcing Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to another term in Montgomery County's 150th House District, a very safe Republican district that he could have held for the next decade or more.

It's a dramatic about-face for what looked like a promising political career for the retired police officer.

Vereb issued the following press release today:
HARRISBURGState Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today announced he will not seek another two-year term serving the residents of Pennsylvania’s 150th Legislative District.

“I can’t thank the residents of the 150th District enough for trusting me with the opportunity to represent them for a decade,” Vereb said.  “I’m proud of what we accomplished.”

Vereb, currently serving his fifth term, first took office as a state representative in 2007 amidst a wave of reform.  He served on a bipartisan commission established that year by the speaker of the House to bring transparency and accountability to the institution’s procedures.

Vereb served two terms as House Republican Caucus Secretary, a leadership position earned when he was selected by his colleagues.

During his tenure in the House, four bills Vereb introduced were signed into law.  When his sudden cardiac arrest prevention legislation was signed into law in 2012, Vereb helped make Pennsylvania the first state in the nation to pass a law protecting its student athletes from this threat.

Vereb sponsored a law giving crime victims a voice in the parole process by allowing them to be heard at parole hearings.  Another law he introduced strengthened penalties against coaches and other sports officials who sexually prey on youth athletes.

Vereb also sponsored a law to protect crime victims and their families against re-victimization by their criminal aggressors.

Vereb also served as co-chairman of the Basic Education Funding Commission, which developed a fair and reasonable formula to distribute state education dollars among Pennsylvania school districts.  He serves as chairman of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Safety and Security Committee, a voting member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and as chairman of the commission’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee.

Vereb helped usher the Commonwealth’s recent transportation funding plan through the state House and secured funding for several local bridge projects, including the replacement of Betzwood Bridge.

“When my term ends later this year, I’ll look forward to new opportunities and challenges,” Vereb said.  “I still have a year left to serve and I plan to make it a good one.”

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bill Clinton Lends A Hand To Hillary Campaign

Dodd-Frank's toll on small banks, credit unions

Be sure to thank a Democrat for Big Government's latest effort wreck the economy. 

Editorial: Dodd-Frank's toll

Thursday, December 31, 2015

NBC Ignores Planned Parenthood Videos, Clinton E-Mail/Foundation Scandals in Year in Review

Year-End Awards: The 'What Difference Does It Make?' Award, for Denying Hillary's Scandals

Enjoy a few laughs with end-of-the-year edition of NewsBusted ...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gov. Wolf vetoes no-tax-hike budget for third time

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday he will use his line-item veto power on the $30.8 billion, no-tax-hike budget passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. So the big question today is why didn't Wolf do this on July 1 when the first budget was sent to him by the Legislature? The answer: Wolf wants to spend billions more on liberal programs and raise taxes on working Pennsylvania families so he held the budget hostage for the past six months in the hopes of forcing the Legislature to raise taxes.

His ploy didn't work. So here we are - six months into the new fiscal year - without a budget, thanks to Wolf and his far-left staffers who want to spend more than the state takes in and pay back the labor unions that put Wolf into office last year.

There's a great quote in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review from Republican House Majority Leader Dave Reed, putting the Wolf budget fiasco in perspective: “While I am appreciative that the Governor will finally release some of his hostages and send some of the monies out to our schools and human service programs; it is disturbing to realize that his partial veto is reflective of his demand for a higher sales or income tax to spend even more money."

Gov. Wolf vetoes Republican budget, will release funds for schools

Monday, December 28, 2015

Star Wars: The Liberal Menace

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

GOP Grinches Set Up Massive Pre-Christmas Tax Hike in Pa.

Twenty-one Republicans in the Pennsylvania House joined with Democrats this week to set up a massive tax hike (up to $1.8 billion?) right before Christmas. Who are these Grinches? The watchdog group Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania has a list on its website. You can contact them now to remind them you will  remember their names on the 2016 ballot.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ted Cruz Christmas Classics

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

'Safe Zone' for Rudolph

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Letter from America to Obama ...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Weekly GOP Address: Stopping Terrorists From Coming To U.S.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Donald Trump to speak to Pennsylvania GOP bigwigs

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will headline the Pennsylvania GOP's Annual Commonwealth Club Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 11, according to Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason.

'Donald Trump is a successful and dynamic businessman and we are excited to hear about his vision for the future of our country," Gleason said in a statement posted on the PA GOP's website Wednesday. "The importance of Pennsylvania to the presidential campaign is clear and Donald Trump addressing Pennsylvania Republicans puts us in the middle of the national stage."

If you don't have a ticket for the luncheon, you're pretty much out of luck in hearing what Trump will have to say. Following tradition, the Commonwealth Club Luncheon will be closed to the press, Gleason said.

By the way, the event is being held in New York City, one of those head-scratching decisions by Pennsylvania's political elites to gather outside Pennsylvania for big party events.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bill O'Reilly: 'Delusional' Obama Has Lost Control of the War on Terror

MSM Continues to Pummel Obama's ISIS Failures, Paris Reaction

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Film Hillary Clinton Doesn't Want You to See: '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'


Friday, November 6, 2015

Rep. Joe Pitts will not seek re-election to Congress in 2016

A fixture in Congress since 1997, Republican Joe Pitts has announced he will not seek re-election to the House in 2016. Pitts, 76, has been consistently ranked among the most conservative members of Congress since he went to Washington. In recent years, he has won re-election to his 16th District House seat (representing parts of Berks, Chester and Lancaster counties) by wide margins. The district is a GOP stronghold and should remain in Republican control if the party can find a well-known name to run next year.

Although he's leaving Congress, Pitts said he plans to stay active, intending to focus on human rights around the world.

"As a person of faith, and a follower of Jesus, I believe that we are called to pursue justice and reconciliation, and to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves," Pitts said. "I plan to focus my future work on human rights and religious freedom, both domestic and international, as well as on matters of culture and the American family. My passion for these issues has been influenced by the examples of President Reagan, Chuck Colson, as well as great legislators like the 18th Century Member of the British Parliament William Wilberforce, and former colleagues like Henry Hyde, Frank Wolf, and Tony Hall."

Rep. Joe Pitts will not seek re-election to Congress in 2016

High-level strategy session between John Kerry and Barack Obama ...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Republicans pad majority in Pennsylvania Senate

Republicans picked up another seat in the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP a 31-19 majority. There's a reason Pennsylvania voters elected larger Republican majorities in both the state House and Senate - they're tired of big government in Harrisburg. But liberal Democrat Tom Wolf apparently still hasn't gotten the message. Another bad legislative election cycle for Democrats - like the ones they had in 2012 and 2014 - and Republicans will have enough votes to override any of Wolf's vetoes.
Republicans pad majority in Pennsylvania Senate with victory

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Scarborough Rails Against Liberal Bias: 'Name One Republican in Major Media Position'

Campaign Sign Confusion at Berks County Polling Site

Voters who pulled up to the Exeter Community Library today to cast ballots may have been scratching their heads as they walked into the building. Voters were greeted by campaign signs asking them to support Mark Gillen for State Representative. The problem? Mark Gillen's name isn't on the ballot. State representatives are elected in even-numbered years in Pennsylvania. Last time I checked my calendar, it's 2015. My theory is that somebody working for the Berks County Republican Committee who was tasked with bringing campaign signs to polling sites went a little too far into the warehouse and scooped up Gillen For State Rep signs by mistake.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Further Proof Democrats are the Party of the Rich

Monday, October 26, 2015

Welcome to Tom Wolf's Taxylvania

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Rubio Ad: Back To The Future

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sen. Pat Toomey Delivers Weekly Republican Address On Problem of Sanctuary Cities

Thursday, October 8, 2015

'If the Media Were a Restaurant, America's Getting Food Poisoning'

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Rejection of Wolf Tax Hikes A Great Win for Pa. Taxpayers

Obama IRS Only Protected Sensitive Taxpayer Information 7% of the Time

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Complete List of Hillary Clinton's Accomplishments

Obama's college list omits conservative, religious schools

Hillary Clinton's characterization of email turnover undercut by State Dept.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Side Effects of Obama's Awful Iran Deal

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reaganomics vs. Obamanomics

Poll shows dwindling support among women for Clinton

Constitution Day: Educate yourself

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Party of No Choice

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton Loses 10 Percent of Vote Among Democrats in Under a Month