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Bin Laden’s Last Seconds

By at May 4, 2011 | 1:59 pm | 72 Comments

Bin Laden’s Last Seconds

Osama bin Laden did not have a gun in his hands when American forces shot and killed him. Details of his demise do not match the pictures or video’s we have all grown accustomed to seeing; the world’s leading terrorist always liked to be photographed with an assault rifle in plain view.

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Signed, Sealed & Deadly

By at April 26, 2011 | 12:06 pm | 0 Comment

Signed, Sealed & Deadly

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai,(R-Allegheny) is thrilled. In a news release, Turzai said, “It is very appropriate the for the first law of the Pennsylvania Republican majority to give back to residents the ability to choose which safety features should be part of their homes.”

Well, if that’s the case, why not also give homeowners the choice of installing asbestos, joists carved out of balsa wood and for good measure throw in the choice of using lead paint.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 12, 2011 | 9:50 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nuclear regulators in Japan raised the emergency level of its nuclear crisis to a 7. The highest number on the international scale. In Philadelphia, water experts are trying to find the source of a common component of nuclear reactors, and in Pennsylvania’s divided House, lawmakers passed a controversial bill severely limiting how much money plaintiffs’ can collect in civil liability suits.

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March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

By at April 7, 2011 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

One look at the high political drama playing out at the Nation’s Capitol and you can forget about love is in the air and spring is everywhere, especially if you plan to visit a national park or wind your way through Washington’s Cherry Blossoms and take in the annual parade; that and more hangs in the balance of a budget impasse.

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More Good News – Public Integrity Commission Proposed

By at April 7, 2011 | 10:07 am | 3 Comments

More Good News – Public Integrity Commission Proposed

A bi-partisan group of lawmakers from both the House and Senate announced the introduction of legislation to create an independent Public Integrity Commission with comprehensive powers to root out corruption in PA. Led by Reps. Curt Schroder (Chester) and Eugene DePasquale (York) in the House, and by Sens. Ted Erickson (Delaware) and John Yudichak (Luzerne) in the Senate, the proposal is the most comprehensive response to date to the years of local and state scandals plaguing PA.

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Sam Smith’s Grand Plan

By at March 30, 2011 | 10:32 am | 3 Comments

Sam Smith’s Grand Plan

Pennsylvania’s House Speaker Sam Smith says fewer bodies will go a long way in helping to streamline state government. On Tuesday, Smith unveiled a measure that could take a decade to bring to fruition.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 30, 2011 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nearly three weeks have passed since an earthquake and tsunami nearly destroyed the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in Japan, and problems keep multiplying. In Pennsylvania, House Speaker Sam Smith introduced a bill that would eliminate 50 members of the House. Smith believes it will go a long way toward make that legislative body more efficient.

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At Last, a Lawmaker Willing to let the People Decide

By at March 25, 2011 | 9:22 am | 0 Comment

At Last, a Lawmaker Willing to let the People Decide

Now for the first time, Rep. Scott Conklin has introduced a bill, House Bill 763 , that incorporates what we believe to be the essential elements of a referendum this fall. Click on the bill number above for a list of those lawmakers who have co-sponsored Conklin‘s bill.

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Will Common Sense Prevail

By at February 28, 2011 | 1:30 pm | 23 Comments

Will Common Sense Prevail

As if congress does not have enough to manage with a frail economy, a budget of epic woes, the war on terrorism, energy independence, education, okay, the point needs to extend no further, so, lets cut to the chase, and shoot lawmakers a Red-Bull of common sense. The short of it, If congress fails to pass a funding resolution this week its lights […]

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Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

By at February 23, 2011 | 1:18 pm | 3 Comments

Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

Scott Paterno returns with the conclusion of his insight and perspective of what continues to unfold in Wisconsin. Paterno suspects unions are trying to scare the middle class by saying that middle wage earners will vanish without the power of unions and collective bargaining.

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