Friday, May 31, 2013

The Buck Stops Where?

IRS may have targeted conservatives more broadly

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Nearly 11 Million Americans on Disability under Obama

Government is addicted to crackpot scare tactics

Nixon and Obama: Like brothers from another mother

1 in 5 Ohio Voters Are Fake

Didn't Obama "win" Ohio last November?

1 in 5 Ohio Voters Are Fake | FrontPage Magazine

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Like your health care policy? You may be losing it under Obamacare

Remember when Barack Obama said the following: "If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what." Turns out Obama lied. Millions of Americans will lose their current health care coverage under Obamacare.

Like your health care policy? You may be losing it under Obamacare

Rep. Michele Bachmann won't seek reelection in 2014

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dereliction of Duty: Eric Holder-style

Op-Ed: The manure is getting deep around Obama

Economy and jobs have slipped from Obama's radar

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz: Honoring Our Heroes this Memorial Day

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Those Who Served So America Might Live

The government's ethanol scam

Answering the Call: Why America Is The Greatest Nation On Earth

Will the West Wake Up About Islamic Fanatics?

End of the line for Eric Holder?

Hill School alum Oliver Stone tells graduating seniors to go out into the world with 'wit and grit'

Weiner's Wife Huma Abedin Is the One to Watch

Friday, May 24, 2013

Wrong Talking Points

Courts slow down Obama administration's lawlessness

Holder personally authorized Fox News surveillance

State Rep. Mike Vereb: Rendell Ignored PA Turnpike Commission Reforms

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hold Obama Accountable for Benghazi

Nat Hentoff: Why Obama is silent on murdered babies

Nothing ‘fair about the ‘Marketplace Fairness Act’

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Birthday Wishes to Michael Constantine

Birthday wishes to actor Michael Constantine, who turns 86 today. The co-star of the smash hit  movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is a Reading, Pa., native and a member of my church, Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Reading. The photo above was taken a church fundraiser that both of us attended a few years back. Michael Constantine has been a fixture in television and movies since the 1950s. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" remains among the Top 100 all-time box office hits. His best-known television role came in the series "Room 222," which ran on ABC from 1969 to 1974. The role of principal Seymour Kaufman earned Constantine an Emmy Award in 1970.

IRS brass concealed abuse of power scandal for a year

Government Gone Wild: It's Not Just the IRS

The Real Heroes

The Obama Crony in Charge of your Medical Records

3 women to battle for 2 seats on Berks County Court

A crowded field of eight candidates seeking two open seats on the Berks County Court of Common Pleas was narrowed to three by primary voters on Tuesday.

And voters clearly liked the female candidates more, setting up a three-way contest in November among the three female attorneys on the ballot.

Berks County First Assistant District Attorney M. Theresa Johnson, a registered Democrat, rode her reputation as a tough, no-nonsense prosecutor to win nominations in both the Democratic and Republican primaries

Final but unofficial results show Johnson topping the Democratic primary with 6,513 votes. Johnson, 47, of Brecknock, also finished second in the Republican primary with 5,092 votes, virtually assuring her a seat on the Berks County bench after the November general election.

The top vote-getter in the Republican primary was Madelyn Fudeman, 56, of Cumru, who finished with 6,370 votes. This was Fudeman’s second attempt to win a seat on the Berks bench.

The second Democratic nomination went to Eleni Dimitriou-Geishauser, 42, of Exeter, who finished with 5,377 votes in the Democratic primary.

All eight candidates cross-filed in both the Democratic and Republican primaries. By winning the second GOP nod, Johnson prevented James A. Smith, 43, of Richmond, from advancing to the November election. Smith, making his first election run, finished with 4,972 in the GOP primary.

The other Republican candidates were John Muir, 45, of Lower Heidelberg, who finished with 4,840 votes in the GOP primary, Peter Schiaroli, 53, of Reading with 1,721 votes, and Mahlon Boyer, 35, of Exeter, with 1,151 votes.

The third Democrat in the race was Patrick Barrett, 53, of Maidencreek, who finished with 3,233 in the Democratic primary. Fudeman, a registered Republican, made a strong showing in the Democratic primary, receiving 5,129 votes.

There are openings on the Berks County Court because Judge Linda K.M. Ludgate retired in December and Judge Peter W. Schmehl will retire in January.

Judges serve 10-year terms, then face a retention vote to stay on the bench for another 10 years. The current annual salary is $173,271.

Berks County Treasurer

The only other contested countywide primary race on Tuesday was for the Republican nomination for Berks County treasurer. Dennis Adams, 61, of Amity, easily won the race with 9,042 votes, defeating Pat Lupia, 53, of Muhlenberg, who finished with 4,108 votes. There was no Democrats on the ballot so unless a third-party candidate emerges in November, Adams will succeed current Treasurer Nelson H. Long, a Republican who did not seek re-election.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Obama Releases The Hounds

Everyone at the White House knew about the IRS scandal, except the President

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Scandals Dog Obama's Troubled Presidency

Monday, May 20, 2013

Vote NO to retain Pa. Chief Justice Ron Castille

Fox News reporter monitored by Obama Justice Dept.

White House defends IRS chief-turned-ObamaCare enforcer

Obama Into Darkness

Friday, May 17, 2013

Obama going with the idiot narrative on Benghazi

Why You Should Support Rep. Price's IRS Bill

Obama's Worst Week Ever?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Partisan Obama Culture Spawned a More Abusive IRS

Did the IRS target pro-life groups, too?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

You're Not Paranoid

More IRS abuses of power against conservative groups

Insurers predict 100%-400% Obamacare rate explosion

Diana West: Tell me again why the U.S. used Jihadists to guard Benghazi

Monday, May 13, 2013

The New IRS: Internal Revenge Service

Obama IRS scandal grows deeper

Forgetting Watergate's lesson

Obama admin secretly obtains Associated Press phone records

After serving as a useful idiot in helping Barack Obama obtain the presidency, The Associated Press learns that Obama has been secretly obtaining the news agency's phone records to keep tabs on its reporting. Doesn't this sound like the Soviet Union?

Will liberals finally wake up and realize how evil Obama is?

This is what AP President Gary Pruitt had to say:
"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP's newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP's activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know."
This is the thanks the AP gets for running hundreds of pro-Obama stories and ignoring negative stories all these years?

Obama admin secretly obtains Associated Press phone records

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Weekly GOP Address: Working Families Flexibility Act

Second Amendment Alive at Kutztown University

Obama uses IRS to target political opponents

Friday, May 10, 2013

What difference does it make for Hillary?

Obama: Screw America! Obamacare is 'here to stay'

Gallup Poll: 58% of Americans Oppose All or Most Abortions

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Castor drops idea of 2014 challenge to PA Gov. Corbett

Bruce L. Castor Jr., a longtime critic of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, has abandoned his quixotic quest to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.

The Montgomery County commissioner and former two-term district attorney made a lot of noise about a primary challenge to Corbett in 2014, but with no appetite among party leaders (or financial backers) for a costly primary fight, Castor has backed down.

Corbett has not formally announced he is seeking re-election, but most political observers say he will run again despite low job-approval numbers. His likely opponent will be Philadelphia-area Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, a former abortion clinic owner.

Castor drops idea of 2014 challenge to Corbett

Obama Backed Into Another Corner

Editorial: Pa. slots revenue fails to address property tax burden

Thatcher's revolution saved Great Britain

The Most Incorrigibly Political and America-bashing President

Monday, May 6, 2013

Nothing to see here ...

Weekly Standard Calls For National Ban on Late-Term Abortion

Friday, May 3, 2013

South Carolina bill declares Obamacare 'null and void' - criminalizes implementation

Obama State Dept. 'investigation' of Benghazi under investigation

Thursday, May 2, 2013

You call this property tax relief?

Former Gov. Ed Rendell promised "substantial" property tax relief if casino gambling was approved in Pennsylvania. Ed Rendell promised a minimum of $1 billion going to Pennsylvania homeowners each year from casino revenue.

Now for the reality: Pa. homeowners will receive an average of $200 in property tax relief this year. Some homeowners will see as little as $50.

Not exactly what Rendell promised.

Pa. homeowners to share nearly $612M in tax reductions

Business owners sue IRS over ObamaCare employer mandate

Obama's Poker Face

Barack Obama's 'Fairness' Economy Has Backfired

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Never forget Obama negligence on Benghazi massacre

Family Affair Report Details Nepotism in Congress

It's good to be a member of the permanent political class in Washington, D.C.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a scathing report today detailing pervasive nepotism in Congress.

The investigation by the non-partisan government accountability watchdog group uncovered 248 members meriting inclusion in the in-depth compilation, which covers the 2008 and 2010 election cycles.

Among CREW’s key findings:
   * 82 members (40 Democrats and 42 Republicans) paid family members through their congressional offices, campaign committees and political action committees (PACs);
   * 44 members (20 Democrats and 24 Republicans) have family members who lobby or are employed in government affairs;
   * 90 members (42 Democrats and 48 Republicans) have paid a family business, employer, or associated nonprofit;
   * 20 members (13 Democrats and 7 Republicans) used their campaign money to contribute to a family member’s political campaign;
   * 14 members (6 Democrats and 8 Republicans) charged interest on personal loans they made to their own campaigns;
   *  38 members (24 Democrats and 14 Republicans) earmarked to a family business, employer, or associated nonprofit.
You can download the complete report at the link below:

Family Affair Report Details Nepotism in Congress | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington