Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sen. Joni Ernst Delivers GOP Response to State of the Union

Monday, January 19, 2015

Inspector Barack Clouseau

Gender equality elusive in Congress as fewer women run for office

Reporter Melissa Daniels of the Tribune-Review examines the dearth of women in Congress:

Women make up 51 percent of the nation's population, but just 19 percent of its chief deliberative body.
Gender equality elusive in Congress as fewer women run for office

Union-backed 'dark money' group in Pa. could face IRS fine

Friday, January 16, 2015

Growing Public Support for Gun Rights

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Third Time The Charm For Mitt Romney?

Women have long history in Congress, but until recently there haven't been many

Public Policy Survey: Few Consider Global Warming A Priority

While Barack Obama and his liberal sycophants in the media keep harping on it, global warming finished 24 in a list of 25 public policy priorities in a recent survey conducted by Pew Research.

Terrorism is the No. 1 priority among the American public, followed closely by the economy.

Public's Policy Priorities Reflect Changing Conditions at Home and Abroad

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The US Constitution and religious liberty

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Weekly GOP Address: Obama blocks 42,000 jobs, energy security

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bush vs. Clinton: Make It Stop!

Welcome to 2015 and the Year of the Regulators

Roger Stone: Obama Makes Nixon 'Look Like a Boy Scout'

Friday, December 26, 2014

JibJab 2014 Year in Review: "2014, You Are History!"

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Underachiever of the Year: Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Congressman Mike Kelly Offers Obama Lump of Coal for Christmas

Lawmaker to Introduce Resolution to Impeach Scandal-Plagued PA Attorney General Kane

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Democrat Kathleen Kane rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

Saturday, December 13, 2014

When you finally realize he's not real

Poll: Many Pennsylvanians expect taxes to rise under Democrat Tom Wolf

Embattled PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane claims: 'I've done nothing wrong'

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How Obama Justifies Lawless Action

Democratic-led Senate Confirms Clueless Obama Donors for Ambassadorships

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sharyl Attkisson to headline 2015 PA Leadership Conference

Acclaimed broadcast journalist Sharyl Attkisson, who was targeted by the Obama Administration for her investigative work into the Benghazi scandal and coverup, is coming to Pennsylvania next spring as a headliner for the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, the annual gathering of the state's leading conservatives.

From the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference:
Sharyl Attkisson, investigative journalist, and author of the best-selling book Stonewalled, will be the featured dinner speaker at the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 17-18 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania.
For 20 years (through March 2014) Attkisson was a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on The Business of Congress.  She also received Emmy nominations in 2013 for Benghazi: Dying for Security and Green Energy Going Red
Additionally, Attkisson received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.
In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for the Gunwalker: Fast and Furious Story.  She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigation into TARP and the bank bailout.
She is author of the current New York Times Bestseller, Stonewalled (Harper Collins) which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images the public receives every day in the news and elsewhere.
Attkisson will join a who’s who of luminaries in headlining the annual conference.  In recent years featured speakers have included Jonah Goldberg, Steve Hayes, Frank Luntz, Charles Krauthammer, Dick Morris, Michael Reagan, Ann Coulter, Michele Malkin, Joe Scarborough, and Laura Ingraham.  The conference also features appearances by state and national leaders, interactive panel presentations, and exhibits by numerous conservative organizations.
The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier gathering of conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Obama Rolls Out The Welcome Mat


Happy Thanksgiving From Obama: 3,415 New Regulations Released

Prisoners file $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns, audit finds

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Obama The Cable Guy

Ron Fournier: Obama 'Destroyed the Credibility of His Administration and Government Itself'

SHOCKING: Hillary Clinton at 69 Could Be the Youngest Democrat Running in 2016

Obama Denies Gruber, but Facts Deny Obama

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Video shows Obamacare architect talking about the 'exploitation' of 'stupid' American voters

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Democrats' Idea of Working Together

Under Obama program, illegals get driver's license, credit cards, Obamacare

'American voters are too stupid': Obamacare architect explains law's passage

GOP Conservatives Oust Pileggi as PA Senate Majority Leader

Dominic Pileggi, arguably the most powerful political figure in Pennsylvania in recent years, has been ousted by fellow Republicans as Senate Majority Leader, a post he has held for the past eight years. Pileggi was widely criticized for bottling up Gov. Tom Corbett's reform agenda in the GOP-controlled Senate, which in turn may have contributed to Corbett's defeat on Nov. 4 to liberal Democrat Tom Wolf.

A conservative group of state Senators publicly denounced Pileggi, a moderate Philadelphia-area state lawmaker and sought his ouster. The coup took place Wednesday as the GOP Caucus met to decide on its leaders for the next legislative session. With a pickup of three new seats on Election Day, the Republicans now control 30 seats in the 50-member PA Senate.

The new Senate Majority Leader is Sen. Jake Corman of Centre County.

Gov. Corbett sought to privatize the state's liquor monopoly and revamp pensions for teachers and government workers, but both measures died in the Senate because Pileggi refused to bring them up for a vote. Pileggi also blockd a vote on SB 76, which would have eliminated Pennsylvania school property taxes.

Pileggi was often referred to as a RINO (Republican In Name Only) by Harrisburg observers. The Wall Street Journal today called Pileggi's ouster as a "setback for Pennsylvania Democrats" because of Pileggi's perceived willingness to work with Democrats and incoming Gov. Tom Wolf.

From the Journal's Political Diary:
Notwithstanding the Republican governor's 10-point defeat to Democrat Tom Wolf, Republicans picked up eight seats in the state House and three in the Senate. The gains bolster the GOP majority in the Senate to 30-20 and 119-84 in the House. That's not strong enough to override a veto, but Democrats will now have a hard time passing legislation merely by picking off some moderate Republicans.

Many of Mr. Corbett's governing priorities, such as pension reform and liquor-store privatization, foundered in the statehouse because of intraparty squabbles between his caucus's moderate and conservative wings. Public unions were able to block reforms by bribing or browbeating a couple of Republican senators or a dozen or so House members. Democrats often used Mr. Pileggi as their liaison.

The Senate Majority leader was known to act as a double agent, publicly backing legislation while working behind the scenes to kill it. Former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell has described Mr. Pileggi as "the most powerful person in Harrisburg." Conservative state Sen. Scott Wagner described him earlier this year as "the number one obstacle in the Senate."
The only holdover in a leadership position is Senate President Joe Scaranti. Because of the defeat of Republican Corbett and running-mate Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, a Democrat, newly-elected Lt. Gov. Mike Stack will now preside over the Senate. Stack, who is also a state senator, has said he plans to keep both his senate seat and his new post as Lt. Gov., but there are questions about the constitutionality of holding two elected offices at once.

Over in the House, where Republicans also bolstered their majority, ultra-conservative state Rep. Mike Turzai, who had been Majority Leader, was elected Speaker of the House, another blow to liberal Tom Wolf's chances of getting any of his tax-and-spend agenda through the Legislature.

The bloodless coup staged by Senate conservatives effectively makes Gov.-elect Tom Wolf a lame duck even before taking office. Republicans will now set the agenda for the next four years.

Don't believe me? Liberal John Micek of PennLive.com is already asking, "Is Wolf's honeymoon over before it even starts?"

Here's a release from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania congratulating the new Senate leadership:
PA GOP Chairman Gleason Congratulates
New State Senate GOP Leadership Team

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State Senate Republican Caucus.
"Congratulations to President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Majority Leader Jake Corman and our entire State Senate Republican leadership team on their elections," Gleason said. "At such an important time in the history of our Commonwealth, it's important to continue the tradition of strong Republican leadership that will stand up for the Republican principles of individual freedom and economic opportunity in our state Senate.
"I congratulate the new state Senate Republican leadership team, and look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
Today, State Senate Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
President Pro Tempore – 25th District Senator Joe Scarnati
Senate Majority Leader – 34th District Senator Jake Corman
Senate Appropriations Chairman – 16th District Senator Pat Browne
Senate Majority Whip – 27th District Senator John Gordner
Senate Majority Caucus Chairman – 24th District Senator Bob Mensch
Senate Caucus Secretary –  33rd District Senator Rich Alloway
The following State Senate Republicans were appointed to serve in leadership positions by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati:
Senate Caucus Administrator – 10th District Senator Chuck McIlhinney
Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman – 29th District Senator David Argall

Here's the PA GOP release congratulating the new House leadership:
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus.

"Today, our state House Republican team voted to elect quality leaders who will move our Commonwealth in the right direction," Gleason said. "Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and the State House Republican leadership team will bring their proven track records of creating jobs, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to their new positions and our Commonwealth will be better because of their leadership.

"I congratulate Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and every member of our state House Republican leadership team on their elections, and eagerly anticipate working with them to improve our Commonwealth in the future."

Today, State House Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:

Speaker-designate of the House – 28th District Representative Mike Turzai

House Majority Leader – 62nd District Representative Dave Reed

House Majority Whip – 100th District Representative Bryan Cutler

House Appropriations Chairman – 165th District Representative William Adolph

House Caucus Chairman – 111th District Representative Sandra Major

House Policy Committee Chairman – 171st District Representative Kerry Benninghoff

House Caucus Administrator – 11th District  Representative Brian Ellis

House Caucus Secretary – 63rd District Representative Donna Oberlander

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus.
“Today, our state House Republican team voted to elect quality leaders who will move our Commonwealth in the right direction,” Gleason said. “Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and the State House Republican leadership team will bring their proven track records of creating jobs, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to their new positions and our Commonwealth will be better because of their leadership.
“I congratulate Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and every member of our state House Republican leadership team on their elections, and eagerly anticipate working with them to improve our Commonwealth in the future.”
Today, State House Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
Speaker-designate of the House – 28th District Representative Mike Turzai
House Majority Leader – 62nd District Representative Dave Reed
House Majority Whip – 100th District Representative Bryan Cutler
House Appropriations Chairman – 165th District Representative William Adolph
House Caucus Chairman – 111th District Representative Sandra Major
House Policy Committee Chairman – 171st District Representative Kerry Benninghoff
House Caucus Administrator – 11th District  Representative Brian Ellis
House Caucus Secretary – 63rd District Representative Donna Oberlander
- See more at: http://www.pagop.org/2014/11/pa-gop-chairman-gleason-applauds-election-house-gop-leaders/#sthash.8zXhAbrA.dpuf
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus.
“Today, our state House Republican team voted to elect quality leaders who will move our Commonwealth in the right direction,” Gleason said. “Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and the State House Republican leadership team will bring their proven track records of creating jobs, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to their new positions and our Commonwealth will be better because of their leadership.
“I congratulate Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and every member of our state House Republican leadership team on their elections, and eagerly anticipate working with them to improve our Commonwealth in the future.”
Today, State House Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
Speaker-designate of the House – 28th District Representative Mike Turzai
House Majority Leader – 62nd District Representative Dave Reed
House Majority Whip – 100th District Representative Bryan Cutler
House Appropriations Chairman – 165th District Representative William Adolph
House Caucus Chairman – 111th District Representative Sandra Major
House Policy Committee Chairman – 171st District Representative Kerry Benninghoff
House Caucus Administrator – 11th District  Representative Brian Ellis
House Caucus Secretary – 63rd District Representative Donna Oberlander
- See more at: http://www.pagop.org/2014/11/pa-gop-chairman-gleason-applauds-election-house-gop-leaders/#sthash.8zXhAbrA.dpuf

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus.
“Today, our state House Republican team voted to elect quality leaders who will move our Commonwealth in the right direction,” Gleason said. “Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and the State House Republican leadership team will bring their proven track records of creating jobs, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to their new positions and our Commonwealth will be better because of their leadership.
“I congratulate Speaker-designate Mike Turzai and every member of our state House Republican leadership team on their elections, and eagerly anticipate working with them to improve our Commonwealth in the future.”
Today, State House Republicans chose the following officials to serve as members of their leadership team:
Speaker-designate of the House – 28th District Representative Mike Turzai
House Majority Leader – 62nd District Representative Dave Reed
House Majority Whip – 100th District Representative Bryan Cutler
House Appropriations Chairman – 165th District Representative William Adolph
House Caucus Chairman – 111th District Representative Sandra Major
House Policy Committee Chairman – 171st District Representative Kerry Benninghoff
House Caucus Administrator – 11th District  Representative Brian Ellis
House Caucus Secretary – 63rd District Representative Donna Oberlander
- See more at: http://www.pagop.org/2014/11/pa-gop-chairman-gleason-applauds-election-house-gop-leaders/#sthash.8zXhAbrA.dpuf

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day 2014

Worst Week Ever: Barack Obama

US Chamber of Commerce slams Obama economy, says it puts American dream 'in jeopardy'

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sending Condolences to Democrats

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Conservatives Want to Oust Pileggi as PA Senate Majority Leader

With Republicans holding commanding majorities in both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature, the real power-brokers in Harrisburg over the next two years will be legislative leaders and not newly-elected Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. With that in mind, conservatives are mounting a challenge to Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, who is blamed for scuttling much of Gov. Tom Corbett's first-term agenda and leading to Corbett's defeat on Election Day. At least two state Senators - Scott Wagner of York County and Sen. Donald White of Armstrong County - have  publicly called for replacement of Pileggi, who represents parts of Delaware and Chester counties. And now Sen. Jake Corman of Centre County, the current Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, has announced he will challenge Pileggi for the top leadership post.

The conservative American Future Fund Political Action issued the following statement on the pending leadership fight within the GOP caucus:
"This past Tuesday, while Republicans across the nation were celebrating landmark victories, Pennsylvania Republicans were facing the first defeat of an incumbent Governor in the Commonwealth's history," said Nick Ryan, Chairman of American Future Fund Action. "One of the main causes of the defeat of Governor Corbett was the inaction, ineptitude, and impotence of the Republican leadership in the Pennsylvania State Senate."

"For four years, Governor Corbett was unable to pass virtually any legislation that would have moved Pennsylvania in the right direction. The cause was simple, members of the Republican State Senate cared more about union bosses in Philadelphia than their constituents or the good of the Commonwealth as a whole. The blame for all of these problems lies at the feet of Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi. Pileggi's Philadelphia Boss-Style politics has no place in the leadership of the Republican Party should we hope to govern based on principles rather than our campaign coffers," concluded Ryan.
With Republicans controlling 30 of the 50 seats in the Pennsylvania Senate, a majority vote of 16 is needed to win the post of Majority Leader, which Pileggi has held for the past eight years.

Tom Wolf Buys His Way Into Pa. Governor's Mansion

Tom Wolf wins the Pennsylvania govenorship but faces a tough road ahead

A handy post-election spin guide for dejected Democrats

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Choice Is Simple

A vote for Tom Wolf is a vote to raise your taxes

Newspaper: Tom Corbett clear choice for Pa. governor

From the Williamsport Sun-Gazette endorsement of Republican Pa. Governor Tom Corbett over Democratic challenger Tom Wolf:
"We endorse a second term for Gov. Corbett. Contrary to the ridiculous claims of Wolf, Corbett has increased the state's funding of education. He wants to continue managing the gas industry that is generating jobs and producing revenue and attack the looming pension crisis with changes to make it solvent in the long-term future. He wants to privatize the liquor store system, bringing in revenue from sale of licenses and increasing consumer choice."
Corbett clearly the choice over Wolf's dangerous agenda - SunGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Williamsport-Sun Gazette

Monday, November 3, 2014

Liberal Pa. newspaper declines to endorse 'untested' Democrat Tom Wolf

A major blow to liberal Democrat Tom Wolf, who expected an automatic endorsement from one of Pennsylvania's most liberal newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The newspaper's editorial board says it cannot endorse the 'untested'  Wolf for governor.

From the newspapers "non-endorsement" endorsement editorial:

"... it is hard to tell how (Tom Wolf's) leadership at a small company not open to public view has prepared him for the bare-knuckled politics of working with a Legislature, particularly one controlled by the opposing party. "

The newspaper stops short of calling Wolf a liar:

"Perhaps because he self-funded his primary win and has had a fat lead in most polls, the novice candidate has left some of his views undefined. He has been reticent about the details of his plan to change the income tax structure, claiming he can’t be specific on who will pay more and who will pay less until he has a look at the inside books. That claim rings false."

Read the full editorial here.

(The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is the third Democratic-leaning newspaper that has declined to endorse Wolf for governor, joining the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.)

Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating in Pa. Stands at 32%

Friday, October 31, 2014

Pennsylvania's Wolf Man