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#PaGov: A Corbett Investigation that Should Happen

#PaGov: A Corbett Investigation that Should Happen

For the past month, Governor Corbett has had a ghostworker scandal brewing within his administration, and with the most recent allegations about the scandal, it is time for Attorney General to investigate this subject.

At the end of July, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that former Department of Education Secretary Ronald Tomalishad been working as a “higher education adviser” and produced…

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"Be Free" - J. Cole’s Song of Solidarity with Ferguson

“Be Free” – J. Cole’s Song of Solidarity with Ferguson

Last week North Carolina based hip hop artist J. Cole released a raw, solemn, and painful song in solidarity with the protests in Ferguson following the brutal shooting of Michael Brown. Cole released the song on SoundCloud on August 15th and as of today the song has been played over a million times. Cole accompanied his song with a short statement:

Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every…

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House Committee: No Benghazi Scandal

House Committee: No Benghazi Scandal

The House Select Committee on Intelligence, following almost a two-year intense investigation, unanimously determined there is no basis for what has become known as the Benghazi Scandal.

The Committee consists of 12 Republicans and 9 Democrats.

The pretend-scandal began Sept. 11, 2012, when terrorists raided the U.S. consulate, and killed the ambassador and three others.

Although there was…

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Investor Call: Enbridge’s Keystone XL Clone Opens in October, Rail Facility to Follow

Investor Call: Enbridge’s Keystone XL Clone Opens in October, Rail Facility to Follow

Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog. Check out more of Steve’work from DeSmogBlog and give everyone at DeSmogBlog some love – visit their site for some of the best research debunking misinformation about climate science on the web.

In a recent quarter two call for investorsEnbridge Inc executives said the company’s “Keystone XL”…

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Rail CEOs to Investors: “Bomb Trains” Safe At Almost Any Speed

Rail CEOs to Investors: “Bomb Trains” Safe At Almost Any Speed

Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog. Check out more of Steve’work from DeSmogBlog and give everyone at DeSmogBlog some love – visit their site for some of the best research debunking misinformation about climate science on the web.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil…

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#PAGov: Corbett’s Ghostworker Gets Larger Pension Payments While Attacking Pensions

#PAGov: Corbett’s Ghostworker Gets Larger Pension Payments While Attacking Pensions

Oh the hypocrisy.

For the past year,Governor Corbett has been attacking the people who keep Pennsylvania, the government entity, running by creating this makers and takers argument when it comes to the pension crisis he’s been campaigning on.  During this time, the governor has been attacking, and blaming, the state unions for his failed pension reform, which would force future employees into a…

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Fighting For Universal Healthcare in Vermont

Fighting For Universal Healthcare in Vermont

Hello everyone!

Sean here… I am currently in Vermont with Put People First PA! and with groups from Maryland, Maine and Washington DC to help the Vermont Workers Center come up with ways to fund their universal healthcare system, which begins in 2017.  I’ll be blogging more about this later, but in the mean time follow me on twitter at @RCPress_Sean.

Talk to you soon…

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#PAGov: What Corbett Admin Official Admitted to is Probably Illegal

#PAGov: What Corbett Admin Official Admitted to is Probably Illegal

As the Ronald Tomalis scandal unfolded, acting Department of Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq admitted to cleansing emails on a nightly basis, and that’s probably extremely illegal.  

Now the conservative leaning Pittsburgh Tribune is calling the Corbett administration out on that admission.  They wrote:

First, there are the…

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AIDS Advances May be Compromised by Legislative Inaction

AIDS Advances May be Compromised by Legislative Inaction

Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia may have found an entry-way to the cure for AIDS.

Once the HIV virus enters the body it can lie dormant for years. It can also evolve into AIDS.  But, until now, it could never be removed.

It’s far too early to claim an AIDS cure—there still has to be several years of clinical trials— but this may be as close to a solution as scientists have come.

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