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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Fighting for Voter Reform
"Me ask you a question. This is, uh Actually very important and interesting question. The camera wealth of Pennsylvania, My home state. The legislature's Republican The Legislature wants to pass. Voting reform. Because of the way the Democrat Party Destroyed the voting system in the state of Pennsylvania. Both attacks on the state Supreme Court. It's hack governor. It's hack. Attorney general attack secretary of state and the rest of them. Now under our federal constitution. As you know, as we've talked about Endlessly. The state legislature. Not the state. Not all branches of the state. The state Legislature is specifically Granted the power To determine the means by which elections will be held to select electors. Excludes the courts. It excludes the executive branch. Now in Pennsylvania, particular, which I am familiar. As is my wife would litigate it up there. The opposite happened. You had a court on multiple occasions. Majority Democrat elected Their highest court was rewriting the state election loss. You had the executive branch, rewriting the state election laws through Guidance and directives to the counties. They have no constitutional authority to do any of that. So the state Legislature is trying to claw some of its power back and not deny people the right to vote to deny people who aren't supposed to vote the right to vote.
More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019
"A new study suggests that Kobe nineteen cases were in the United States weeks before health officials recognize them the first U. S. case a corona virus to be identified was a man from Washington state who returned from a trip to Wuhan China on January fifteenth a new study published in the journal clinical infectious diseases looked at blood samples from more than twenty four thousand people across the country collected in the first three months of twenty twenty the researchers found seven participants three from Illinois and one from Massachusetts Mississippi Pennsylvania and Wisconsin had evidence of coronavirus antibodies in their blood lead author Kerry all toft says one of the Illinois cases was affected as early as Christmas Eve some skepticism greeted the reports researchers said they use multiple types of test but some experts say can be difficult to distinguish between antibodies from different types of corona viruses the results do match a CDC study published in December of twenty twenty that suggests the corona viruses in the United States as early as December of twenty nineteen I'm Jennifer king
Finding Europe in America
"Says you have to actually go to europe to taste of the old world after all many american and canadian cities and towns were settled by european immigrants. Sometimes they tried to recreate a bit of what the new from the old country. Even if we can't go to europe we can discover benefit prayed here. In our hemisphere samantha. Brown hosts public television travel series places to love where she films from destinations. Both around the world in closer to home. She joins us today on travel. With rick steves to look at some of her favorite places to find a bit of europe. In america samantha. Thanks for joining us. Pleasure to be here rank. Boy know all i do is go to europe again and again and again but i really. There's a lot of europe hiding out here in the united states during covid lockdown times so we can't travel overseas like we'd like to but we can find little knockoffs here in the united states from all around the globe knockoffs because some of them are terrific kind of constructions and others are honest to goodness immigrant communities. That are still the way they were hundred and fifty years ago when they were there were settled just in my state washington. We've got leavenworth which is a famous little german. It's kind of a touristy. Gimmick but poulsbo is originally a norwegian town and its norwegian to this day and we have linden up by the canadian border which is a very dutch was settled by holland immigrants. What are your favorite slices of europe in america. Well one of my favorites is a city that i had gone to my entire life. My family Was brought up right outside of it and then after doing two years of europe came back to and it just hit me like a ton of bricks that this was a european city and that is philadelphia pennsylvania. It is by far the most for me. The most year of paean city in the united states and so then i started like do a deep dive like why is it so it was just a feeling i had like. Wow i just feel like. I'm in europe. And there were so many connections One of the main architects was an emigrant from leon france. He designed the ben. Franklin benjamin franklin parkway which is now. We're all the museums are lined. And he designed that off of the sean z z. and along this beautiful roadway parkway where they're abuse. There's the rodin museum. there's the philadelphia museum of art. Which has the largest collection of renoir in the world. Incredible and others rittenhouse square. They're all these not just pockets. Because i think you know there's places we'll talk about today the have pockets but this is a city that is just so of france and the best connection that i love about philadelphia is that it is also it has the most mural arts i think in the world and its sister city is leon so if you ever go to leeann france and the kuala rouge is where you see those phenomenal murals and that art that is available to all end. It's all over the city. That's what the to share so the city a definite of brotherly love is a great. If you want that. European and more specifically french you know kick
Sara Carter Says President Trump Shook up Washington
"I think what President Trump was able to do for the American public was actually by being the outsider was actually so. The corruption within within the bubble of Washington, D. C. And he did so by rattling their cages, right? I mean Washington, I mean, would literally shaken in its boots. When Trump became president. Remember that people were crying on election? Not any All of these journalists were alive. I was getting emails from people. Friends of my Yeah. Oh, yeah, yeah. Yeah, People were like you'll never believe what's going on behind the scenes. Panic has totally broken out behind the scenes. You know, it's great to see. Oh, awesome. Yeah, It was so awesome. I remember being in New York, you know? At the president's, um, celebration party, which you know, I think no one expected, uh, him to, you Know, win. And so I remember everybody was leaving to the Javits Center because all of these reporters except for the ones that were had to cover President Trump and I remember again how bummed out. They all were right. Like, Oh, man, we got to be here and Hillary is going to win. Hillary's going to win. Remember seeing their faces. And just watching the tears, flow and not of happiness. But when President Trump and his family walked out, Pennsylvania's called Wisconsin's called, You Know, We're standing in there in the hotel and look at the Hyatt. I'm trying to remember. I'm not really that good with that with that, remember where we're at in the ballroom that I just can't remember the name but I remember at the party at the Victory party. And I was just stunned. I'm like, Wait a minute. What's going on here? Because I've never seen this as a journalist
Ultimate Summer Pasta Salad Recipe
"Is my recipe for penny pasta with corn shrimp and avocado. So you're going to take one and a half cups of penny pasta. Penne pasta works really well with this. You know pasta. There's lots of different shapes. Obviously but penny works really well with this one pound of fresh shrimp cleaned one half of an avocado one cup of fresh corn. No if you can't get fresh frozen we'll do but fresh is available now so check it out. And if you're anywhere near pennsylvania check out our delicious fresh pennsylvania corn three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil one fresh lemon one clip of garlic parsley taste. So just about a small handful of fresh parsley. You're going to chop that up now. This ingredient is optional. A quarter cup of dry white wine. Salt to taste peppered its haste You're going to boil the water for the pasta when the water comes to a rolling boil at the pasta and cook it according to the directions on the box. I always tell everyone when you're buying dry pasta. Usually the the company that makes it knows exactly how many minutes that pasta should cook to be al dente. Of course you have to taste because not everyone's Electric ranges or gas ranges. Or whatever you using to cook this on are all the same so you know even though it gives you a time to cook the pasta. Make sure you taste the pasta before you take it out of the water but the pasta should be al dente. Cut the avocado into small cubes and place it in a dish. Of course you're going to appeal the avocado and take out the nut in the middle. Then you're going to cut it into small cubes. Place it in the dish. The lemon juice is squeezed. That on top of the avocado does not get brown. You're going to set that aside. Clean the shrimp plays two tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan and Heat that then. You're going to place in the shrimp that has been puled in clean and saute for one minute. I'd in the white wine saute that for about four minutes you know not too long because shrimp can get rubbery and until all the liquid has just about evaporated. You're going to remove that from the heat and set that aside. Drain your pasta. By this time. The pasta should be done. Drain the pasta. Well at the pasta into the saute pan with shrimp ad in the avocado cubes. The fresh corn another tablespoon of olive oil. And you're going to toss and serve this immediately while it's still warm
Michael Anton on Buckhead Secession, Realities in Other States Like New York and Maryland
"The people in the North. In parts are saying, Why don't we just get out of the city of Atlanta and become our own incorporated city that we can have our own police force and we can hire people who are going to enforce the law and let them know that we back then? You know, Michael, this makes me think of the it's really used in for religious institutions. More We talk about the term but the term subsidiarity, which is really the best level of administration, the most effective level of administration is going to be local. You know, In other words, you're H o A is going to be more receptive to what you need, because it's probably only what 102 100 homes and Eurasia way vote means a whole lot. It's one of 200 then the president to you, because he really doesn't care. I mean, you know, hundreds of millions of people vote for the president, of course of election cycles. Your vote. You know it matters, but you know, mathematically. It obviously doesn't matter as much. And I think this is one of those ideas that listen. If New York State is so big, it's not going to listen to him Onondaga County or whatever it may be. You know that Maybe these counties could join us, And I think having come from Maryland having lived there for a long time, Western Maryland Michael is always like my gosh. Why can't Can we get out of here? Can we go to West? Virginia? Yeah, Western Western, You know, I I know very little about the area, but I've been through it a couple of times. And once you get to Frederick and beyond the whole character of the state is utterly utterly different than what you see in Baltimore or around the chest speak. It's just it has way more in common with West Virginia or rural Pennsylvania, then And or, you know, or even parts of Virginia that don't have anything anymore, really in common with Northern Virginia, and yet because of the way because there's the dominance of urban and suburban areas in terms of population, you can vote to your heart's content in Western Maryland, and it doesn't matter. You're just going to lose every time the same way somebody in upstate New York will always get out. Voted by the city or somebody in you know, the rural Virginia or Western Virginia is always going to get out. Voted by Northern Virginia, those suburban counties right around Washington, D. C. They just they just
Marking Your Territory, Elderberries, and Hydrangea Color
"Think we should start out with true or false ellen. It is about peeing in the garden to keep critters away. I have very mixed feelings about this. I have used predator urine in my garden in pennsylvania. I don't know if did a darn bit of good. I really don't but i'll tell you it smelled pretty darn bad. So if i were a bunny or a deer. I would not have gone near that stuff. It's interesting that We're starting with predator urine. Because i have very strong feelings about this and that is i cannot believe that this is collected in a humane way new. And you can't find any. They will not tell you how it's like. Well how it has to be as collected is they have to keep the coyotes or these fox in little pens with wire floors so that when they urinate goes down into a trough or something so it can't possibly be a humane thing so i am not in favor of using predator urine in the garden. Unless you're encouraging the coyotes and the to hang out and peeing your garden. Naturally that i'm all in favor of. I use the fox here in once i started looking into says this can't be good. This cannot be good but there are also people who will. Pd the borders of their garden in hopes of keeping deer and bunnies away. And i've read mixed things about this but well. i think i wouldn't encourage anybody to urinate too close to their vegetable garden or or things that you're going to eat that just kinda makes good sense that you don't want to bring you know harm on yourself in terms of bacteria tetra. That's why we carry waste away both either down into septic systems or sewage treatment plants.
Auntie Anne's and the History of the Pretzel
"In january of two thousand and two just a few short months after the nine eleven attacks incited a rally around the flag effect that pushed president george w bush's approval rating north of ninety percent ws administration nearly came to an abrupt and permanent end. Not because of a terrorist strike. But rather because of a pretzel while chomping on a pretzel in private. The president choked on the snack. Food lost consciousness and fell to the floor. Giving them a nasty bruise. Below as i before being found and revived by the secret service. Mentions of the pretzel. Have been documented as early as the seventh century c e the distinct shape claim to be amongst depiction of arms folded in prayer. Other theories have a more practical reasoning for the foreign factor. It makes it easy to hang on. Hooks and bakeries pretzels. Omnipresence in the us can be directly traced a pennsylvania dutch country which despite its name is not dutch at all. It's archaic pronunciation of pennsylvania deutsch meaning german named for the first wave of germanic immigration to america in the eighteenth century the pennsylvania dutch imported ample amounts of german culture including a distinct dialect of the language still spoken today and these transatlantic crowds also brought over the knotted savory pastry popularized in bavaria. The brazil or pretzel pretzels became closely. Identified with the state of pennsylvania's german-american descendants. Iterative on the snack by inventing snack sized hard pretzel as well as the philadelphia s. Shaped soft varietal and so it was pennsylvania where in nineteen eighty eight and f. Beyeler opened her upon pretzel. Raise a farmer's market stall in the city of downingtown by nineteen ninety two. The year ws presidential father george h w bush would lose reelection to horn. Dog hick bill clinton the single stanhood exploded into over one hundred retail locations today. They're over fifteen hundred franchises worldwide located in shopping centers in ballparks as for w he spends his retirement oil painting and palling around with fellow. Telegenic monster ellen. Degeneres the pretzel standing alongside a duck pair of shoes as near misses from the reaper.
Senate GOP Blocks Jan. 6 Commission in Victory for Trump
"Today. They have done. The republicans have done the deed some of them do not even have the courtesy respect or courage to stick around to show their face to stand in the well of the senate while they did it. Republicans have successfully filibustered. The creation of a bipartisan commission split evenly between democrats and republicans for a comprehensive inquiry into the deadly direction mob that stormed the capital in january sixth and attempted to throw a fear faire free and fair election while we all watched on television and republicans. Did it with the help of a key accomplice. The senate rules. Here's the vote. Tally ready for this. Do some math in your head so you can figure this one out which ones bigger the vote was fifty four as against thirty five days now in any other context where you're voting and fifty four people want something and thirty five people do not well. That's a win for the as but in the united states senate apparently is not because you need sixty votes over conned filibuster not even sixty percent of those senators who bothered to stick around but sixty votes out of however many there are and the absences to democrats. Were absent senators. Kirsten cinema cinema and of arizona and patty murray of washington nine republicans were absent including senator pat toomey of pennsylvania who according to a spokesperson missed the vote due to family commitments. But would've voted. Yes if he was there
Bill Cosby Refuses Sex Offender Program, Is Denied Parole
"Hurdle after Bill Cosby is denied parole. He's serving 3 to 10 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for indecent assault. It was his first chance of parole. But the 83 year old refuses to attend sex offender programs because he doesn't want to admit
Vegas Is Open Again
"Breaking news. Las vegas in my opinion has announced the pandemic. It's in the past. We are moving forward. We are opening up. Our cases are not exploding despite that my past weekend very hard to get a parking spot on the strip high limits on all the blackjack tables on the strips social distancing pretty much a thing of the past in vegas. It is exciting overweight. We didn't open up too soon. I don't think that we did with vaccines nation rates. Going up vegas excited. I don't follow this stuff that closely. I will say i've done a couple of things recently. Where it certainly felt like things were a little more back to normal which was really fun. You know being out to dinner out with a group of people and it felt like more normal although i think i saw a tweet right before we started the show where pennsylvania actually had an uptick in cases last week. So i don't know. I guess i would say if you're going to go back to normal and you're going to go back to doing things like that with other people and social gatherings. Hopefully you're vaccinated. I'm not here to make any judgments or anything. I just don't want you guys to get covid so or if you get it to get sick so if you're gonna go back normal hopefully you already got back state. Evidently a decent amount of people pennsylvania. Steve went back to normal but they're not vaccinated.
The State of Vaccinations in the U.S.
"Alison. Over the weekend rhode island became the eighth state to reach a goal set by president biden to get seventy percent of adults vaccinated with at least one shot by july. Fourth is the rest of the country on track lost so far. Many of the smaller northeastern states have reached this goal. I including maine massachusetts vermont and new jersey nationwide about sixty one percent of adults have received their first dose and very close to half are now fully vaccinated so this is all good news but in states. Vaccinations remain much lower including alabama mississippi. Arkansas utah it's kind of unclear. I mean nationwide. The number of daily. Vaccinations has declined over the last month. Part of this. Is it a lot of people already been vaccinated. Now we're at about one point. Seven million shots a day so we have a ways to go as a country. General vivek murthy has pointed to survey data showing that more people would be motivated to roll up their sleeves if their employers gave time off to get the shot and recover from it so employers not only have an opportunity to increase fascination rates. It turns out that they can also help the close. The equity gallon. Vaccinations and you know. In recent weeks mega retailers including target and walmart have announced compensation and incentives for hourly employees who get vaccinated some employees have been offered cash bonuses. Yeah in house and can we take a second to talk about what is going on in my home state of ohio right now. I saw my parents this weekend and they were telling me what they were going to do. When they won the vaccine million. Yes oh hi. Oh has gotten a ton of attention for this lottery program so for the next five weeks beginning. This week there will be a one million dollar lottery. Draw for people who get their first dose of the pfizer or moderna vaccine or the one dose of j. and j. other states have jumped on this lottery bandwagon oregon kentucky maryland in new york ruled out something called the vaccine scratch initiative with that four million dollar possible when so ohio was really touting. Some pretty impressive numbers in terms of a boost in vaccinations. And i think it's surprising. Just how well lotteries may work. I talked to a behavioral economist about this katie milkman at the university of pennsylvania and your parents might appreciate this mattie the hijack pot is really alluring and feels like a game and because we overweight small probability that we might win and wonderful coke. They're really highly motivating. There's lots of research showing that lotteries can be used to change all sorts of other health
$515 Million Mega Millions Winning Ticket Sold in Pennsylvania
"Right for the lottery. Mega millions Jackpot. 515,000,001 winner Pennsylvania, we're being told is where the ticket was sold cash option whenever that person comes forward. 348.5
$500M Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Sold
"There was one ticket worth a half billion dollars sold in the mega millions, drawing one of the biggest prizes in the Games. 19 year history. The winning numbers for the mega million's draw. 69, 17, 18 and 48. The mega ball was eight. Somebody in Pennsylvania just saw their life change. $515 million You want to just get the cash payout. 348 million makes it the ninth largest jackpot since the game began, way back in
Lose the Laser
"I when we just define what is the laser strike. Basically what happens is as planes are flying. Around the sky people on the ground who have laser pointers sometimes point them at aircraft and way that looks to the pilot as it creates a dazzling affect on the flight deck and it causes them to sometimes not be able to perform their duties and can even cause them to lose vision or all kinds of other bad effects. It's obviously something very concerning to the epa and we've been tracking data for this since two thousand ten really since two thousand fifteen. The number of reported laser events has held steady at right around six thousand to seven thousand events. Each year we also saw really big spike. In two thousand fifteen it went from four thousand events to around seven thousand events and this year appears to be on track for about that same ballpark number between six thousand and seven thousand. We're like why. Why did we have this. Great big increase in two thousand fifteen from four thousand seven thousand. What happened was it because more reporting was because of more events that seem to be kind of a big spike so we did a study one of the box carriers as we call them actually had really good standards where pilots to report laser events from the very beginning and we felt like we could use them as kind of our control and if we saw an increase with this particular company that we knew that overall number of was increasing. We'll be really wanted to understand more reports versus more events. What we concluded from that little study is it was about half and half actually added a little insight. Made it a little less disconcerting. I guess that some of it was simply more reporting because a pilot awareness to report these events with the increase in laser strike. Visit in specific. Sates yeah you know really since twenty ten. We've kind of seeing the same patterns of states with larger populations seem to have the greatest number of events things you would expect like california texas and florida and arizona and pennsylvania. Those were kind of the top five however if you correct for population some really interesting patterns. Come out from that. Hawaii surprise has sixty four events per person as compared to save nevada and puerto rico in arizona and oregon and utah. They're all around forty events per person so the winning state hawaii which is really surprising.
Smart Devices Are Listening to More Than Our Words
"Picture this. You're not feeling so hot and you say to your smart speaker robot. i'm hungry and then you cough and the device says would you like a recipe for chicken soup and then by the way. Would you like to order. Cough drops with one hour. Delivery is the scenario laid out in one of amazon's patents and it shows how voice recognition technology could be used to learn things about us beyond the words. We say to our devices like whether we're sick or depressed joe toronto. A communications professor at the university of pennsylvania writes about all of this and his new book. The voice catchers. I asked him if the technology is there yet. We'll companies believe it's very sophisticated. They think that by using technologies that look at the sound that you have also they'll say syntax and sometimes in combination with the actual words you use they think it helps them Sell and make people feel better. How do they know where they get. The data from amazon. Pretty close lipped about it.
Misinformation Surges Amid India's COVID-19 Calamity
"Widespread virus panic has led to a plethora of misinformation in India fueled by anguished desperation and distrust of the government rumors and hoaxes spreading by word of mouth and on social media in India compounding the country's humanitarian crisis well treatments such as lemon juice might sound innocuous such claims can have deadly consequences if they lead people to skip vaccinations or ignore other guidelines Soumitra by doing nothing a university of Pennsylvania political scientist tells the AP much of the propaganda misinformation and conspiracy theories end up political some people using the material to criticize the government while others use it to support policies I'm Charles that's my
Late Night TV, Politics, and Donald Trump
"Behind the desk the story of late night is sponsored by noon. Donald trump was winning. He was winning all the counties that at he was winning the electoral college. I remember thinking. Wow it's real now. That moment for me was when the daily show with. Trevor noah started a lot. That was new started at that moment. An avalanche of politically charged humor came tumbling down late night television because no public figure since the start of late night in the nineteen fifties at ever ignited that combination of comedy inspiration and pure rage that donald trump did when he descended an escalator and ascended to the presidency. I'm bill carter and this is behind the desk. The story of late night in this edition. We're going to talk about. How late night got in a lather over. Donald trump and politics always attuned to whatever issues were dominating. The news with the president like this late night. Comedy found a new political gear full throttle and trump humor pretty much dan the late night landscape this morning. Donald trump asserted executive privilege over the mall. Report executive privilege of course is actually trumps favorite privilege right after a white male and mar-a-lago handicap bathroom was. You might expect. Trump has been tweeting a lot today. And you can tell. He's getting word because one of his post said they're finding biden votes all over the place in pennsylvania wisconsin and michigan so bad for our country. Do they're not finding votes. They're counting them briefly over the weekend. People started to notice that his hair is suddenly now white. it's completely white. The carpet now matches the supremacy
"pennsylvania" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"You'll notice if you are watching this rather than listening that. I am doing something very unusual. I have my computer at. I don't like to have my computer out usually during the show. I feel like it separates me from you. So i usually just use my printed notes but i have to have my computer up right now because we're getting the latest numbers in From the count. So when i woke up this morning. President trump was leading in michigan by a slim margin. I'll just let's just go through the states that matter right now so for some reason they still have not called georgia for president trump early on it was clear that georgia was trump. Now it may. I guess it seems less clear. Trump still has a commanding hundred. Four thousand vote lead there with ninety two percent of the estimated votes reported. And he's up very significantly. I have no idea why they're not calling georgia yet The same thing goes for north carolina. Trump is up almost one hundred thousand votes in north carolina. Pretty commanding lead for some reason. They won't call that they're either. It was so clear on election night that the country was going for trump in a decisive way and then it all stopped arizona. Right now seems to be the opposite sort of situation. Biden does appear to have a commanding lead in arizona. Nobody's really questioning those results right now but some of the other states people are questioning pretty significantly right now. Joe biden is up less than eight thousand fewer than eight thousand votes in nevada. It's incredibly tight right now. Nevada is it would be very helpful to president. Trump's reelection wisconsin. The race is about twenty thousand votes apart right now. Just imagine a slim that margin is twenty thousand votes. It's still an incredibly slim margin. And then in some places you're talking about eight or ten thousand votes. joe biden. Has that narrow narrow lead in wisconsin again. That didn't look that way last night but now that we're all waking up this morning it would appear that way michigan right now Which was for trump. When i when i woke up is now separated by twelve thousand votes. Twelve thousand votes basically unheard of just that slim margin for joe biden in pennsylvania. Trump has a commanding lead. Go trump is up six hundred thousand votes in pennsylvania with seventy six percent of estimated votes reported and yet they won't call it for trump. they won't call it for trump because if trump has pennsylvania if he has north carolina if he has georgia puts them in a very good place. He still probably has to win. Wisconsin or michigan but puts them in a very very strong position. They won't call those trump states and there seems to be some irregularities going on in other places as well even liberal outlets admitted that it was weird last night when they stopped counting the votes allegheny county. Pennsylvania suspended the scanning mail in ballots last night and they said that they were going to postpone it until ten. Am local time unheard of. That was according to nbc. Fulton georgia's stopped counting mail in ballots after a burst water. Pipe delayed the counting of about fifty thousand ballots. That was according to the new york. Times burst water pipe. You don't say. Did your dog eat the mail in ballots to joe biden to get to bed. He was probably already in bed before but he got out last night about it. And what was it about our time. Maybe eleven o'clock or earlier. Even joe biden comes on stage very positive very hopeful and to my mind a little too confident. We feel.
"pennsylvania" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"It's got a broad mix of demographics with big cities, rural areas and suburban voters in between it's also got twenty electoral votes. The sixth highest of all, the states president trump narrowly won Pennsylvania in two, thousand sixteen and the state is shaping up to be an even harder fought battleground this time. Around we turn now to our national political reporter John McCormack Hi John. Hi, thanks for having me. So John Pennsylvania is uniquely positioned even among the battleground states in terms of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic fallout. What can you tell us? Well, we did a data analysis looking at the unemployment compared to a year earlier and also the. Deaths per capita for every county in America what we found when we did that analysis was that a Pennsylvania among the battleground states has the largest proportion of counties that fall into both of those unfortunate pockets has a lot of counties that have unemployment rates that are in double digits much higher than a year ago because of the pandemic and it also. Has a good number of counties that have deaths per capita rates that are in the top twenty percent of all counties. So we we looked at both of these benchmarks to try to get a sense for you know which battleground state is sort of suffering the most pain right now related to the pandemic in Pennsylvania really stands out in in those rankings. Let's dig into some specific county as you call Bucks County in suburban Philadelphia a battleground within a battleground. Tell us more about that what's happening there? Yes. So the unemployment rate in in Bucks County, which is just outside of Philadelphia. It's nine point seven percent, and that's more than double what it was a year ago and we used your ago figures because there's a season -ality. Unemployment rates, and so we looked at what was the unemployment rate a year ago for the same month and then compared to that that month this year and bucks is a county that Democrats and Republicans have fought over very closely. In recent elections. Hillary Clinton wanted by eight tenths of one percentage point I was simply like three or four thousand votes in A. County that is home to about six, hundred, twenty, eight, thousand people, and so it is a place that gets a lot of attention. Every presidential election cycle it has an area called lower box, which is in the southern end of the county and is a little grittier more industrial and certainly more densely populated, and there's a lot of white working class voters in that area. You know really rallied around Donald. Trump. In two, thousand, sixteen in his campaign of course hopes that they'll rally around him again in this presidential election. So it's a big county. It's a complex county, has a real widespread in terms of soda sort of socio economics, and we'll be intensely fought over by the way former vice president Joe Biden will be going there on Saturday. We all know he hasn't been doing a lot of on the ground campaigning this summer and fall, but he's starting to do more of it and one of his stops this weekend will be in bucks. County. So that indicates it's important. You anticipated my next question. How are the dynamics you just described influencing how president trump and Joe Biden are approaching Pennsylvania especially in the final days of this election and how does that compare to what saw in the candidate approach to Pennsylvania in two? Thousand Sixteen Yeah Well Twenty Sixteen. There was a lot of emphasis on Pennsylvania as well. Hillary Clinton held her national political convention in the summer in Philadelphia. So that was an indication of how important the state was back then as well. Of course, president trump won the state very narrow sort of as part of his you know northern Great Lakes, trifecta Pennsylvania Michigan Wisconsin that really sealed the presidency for 'em and So it's important. Again, this time Joe Biden's headquarters is in his campaign headquarters is in Philadelphia, and when you look at the the television reservations that are in place for both campaigns between now and the election Pennsylvania on a dollars per electoral vote basis in other words if you look at all the advertising spending that's going to be going on in Pennsylvania and the next week and a half if you then divide by how many electoral votes each state has and sort of do the math on that Pennsylvania ranks right at the top specially for Joe Biden in terms of places where he's going to put a lot of dollars on television screens in the coming days. So John Given, everything we've just talked about just how key is Pennsylvania going to be in this election let's arguably the most important battleground state. Now obviously, Florida's is also very important twenty seven electoral votes, but Pennsylvania has twenty and it's sort of viewed as critical for both of these candidates from Vice President Joe Biden is from Pennsylvania. You know if if he can't win the state that was born in that, that does have a lot of sort of working class that he's trying to appeal to that could be pretty telling in terms of what happens on election night. So it'll be very much watched. Some of the outside groups that are trying to influence the presidential race they sorta described Pennsylvania as. Camel's back. They feel like if if trump can't win Pennsylvania then there's really probably know path for him. It's always dangerous to say those sorts of things because you know like anything there can be surprises in in different combinations of these states can add up to the two hundred and seventy that you need to win. But certainly, a lot of eyes will be on Pennsylvania and a lot of resources and time will be going into the state in the next week and a half before the Election Wall Street. Journal. National, political reporter John, McCormick John Thank you so much for being here today..
"pennsylvania" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Need to know in politics for Tuesday October Twentieth Democrats score a big court victory over Pennsylvania voting rules. Discuss that plus new mechanisms to enforce the rules in presidential debates and finally Republicans for Biden keep making themselves known. The Supreme Court of the United States in a four four ruling said the State Supreme Court Pennsylvania ruling about voting and when absentee ballots mailed ballots can be counted should stand. Now this is really important John Roberts the chief justice of the United States sided with the more liberal justices to come up with this four four ruling, and since there are only eight currently on the court as we await Amy Kuney, Barrett ascension to the Supreme Court a means that four four. Split the lower court ruling. In this case, the Pennsylvania Supreme. Court it stands. Well, what is that ruling that ruling is than if ballots are postmarked or sent by election day but received up to three days after up to November six th, they shall still be counted. This is a huge advantage for the Democrats who have been fighting across the country in state after state to try and get some extended deadlines not for when the ballots can be cast or sent but extended. For when the ballot can be counted received if the mail system is overloaded because so many more Americans are voting by mail this election season than ever have before in American history and so Democrats are fighting to make sure that if those ballots were postmarked insent election day as they need to be according to the rules that there is some window of time thereafter where they can be received and still be counted in Pennsylvania. That timeline is now three days after election day according to the United States Supreme Court Donald Trump. Clearly was not pleased with the ruling. Ruling yesterday that was ridiculous who they can count ballots after the election's over what kind of a thing. So what does that mean we're gonNA wait 'til after November third and sought denouncing states. That's crazy. But we got a strange ruling from the supreme. Court yesterday I was very strange once again chief justice John. Roberts. A Bush appointee clearly disappointing the president in his own positioning on the issue on the Supreme Court. But let me just debunk with the president is saying here they're talking about counting the ballots after the election's over these. Are, votes that are cast for the election either they were cast before Election Day or they were sent in postmarked on election day. These are not people who are voting after the election's over. It's simply that it's going to take some time to count all of the mail ballots. Now here's the thing about Pennsylvania, folks pack your patience. It is one of those states that has almost no history of voting by mail no real history of a big percentage of absentee votes. So it is going to be an entirely new process for them. And they can't begin counting votes until Election Day. There's no processing of all those votes that are coming in by mail in advance of Election Day like occurs in some states, they can't even start sorting and counting the male votes that they've received thus far never mind over the next two weeks still until election day. So they can't county to election day and they're gonNA have like a five hundred percent increase of what they normally have in terms of vote by mail. So it's going to take them a while to count which is. Why when you look at the election returns on election night out of Pennsylvania, the in Person Election Day vote which we expect to be a very pro-trump vote emmy look like Donald Trump's win in Pennsylvania going away. But remember we know that more Democrats than Republicans are inclined to vote early and by mail. So as these do get counted, you can begin to see that blue shift in a place like Pennsylvania occur from election day going forward for the next three days that the Supreme Court says, they can now.
"pennsylvania" Discussed on The Field
"Promises made promises kept you know how do you feel about Biden and do you think that he is? For the Working Class? And? Right now. I really don't think so I just don't see it I mean it's like he's like we said he's been there forty seven years. He's done. He's done absolutely nothing for this area, and then he comes back here like I mean I, don't know I can't. Have too much support. I mean he saves his hometown. Right. Points absolutely not. He's done the for this area and at the same time, Davis become completely disillusioned with the democratic. Party is like. They want nothing to do with the people right now their biggest and main goal is To Be Donald Trump. That's what they're concentrating on that. That's it. So we left a party. Me and my wife, Madonna. Republican side and that's I think the publican bars for the working class here. Democrat Democrats are somewhere else. I, mean just put down there off somewhere else listen to Dave. You can tell there is break from the Democratic Party isn't just about policy do you get the feeling that the national? Democrat sometimes look down on trump voters. Oh absolutely. Absolutely. facebook page I got the democratic committing more personal. Trump signs means you're retarded this and that visceral it's cultural people today call me a racist for supporting the president. So I always telling. Raises Car won't work with me. You know you could stick ripe your ass the way he thinks about the Democratic Party in the way he thinks the Democratic Party thinks about him. Are Fundamentally different. Especially when it comes to race I feel I'm the furthest thing from racist and Dave is very clear. He is not a racist I. Help anybody there used to be a poor guy who used to ride the bus use ties bike to the bus. And he worked up one of the local factors here and I think he had a flat tire he's pushing his bike to work and I stopped them I. so where do you work and I I? gave him ride the work. I took his bike here I, fixed this higher from. And I met him back at his workstation. Same guys to see what can. Pick them up with them, ride the work I mean. That's racist. No I watch baseball was being played. To me, I think, ninety percent of them were black, right? People. What in your mind? What makes a racist? What makes a race? Would you say is racist. I made if somebody comes right out and blatantly expresses or hey towards one religion or color or something like that. That's the way I would look at it. You'd have the George Floyd Video. What did you? Police officers, fault I. Don't know like I said, I didn't see the true topsy report. I'm hearing rumors or whatever's on facebook or whatever and. He was loaded up on. I mean people are saying I wanNA cop murder them I I don't see that way could happen to anybody anytime. You know the quarterback, the other way round black I with the way black cop the white. Guy. You wouldn't see a big moment on that. Do you think trump is racist. You think because some people critique him as racist people consider them racist. Like I said, my definition of racists is. Somebody, who's shows pure hatred, which I don't know anybody like that. Is like. It's getting bad I mean they might take Serb off the shelves Snoddy WanNa, take off the shelves they WanNa, take decided supermarket really come on. Too. Far. It's way too. I don't believe in it. I think people are just getting way too far out of hand with all of this. So. Donald. Trump's campaign clearly knows that for him to win again, he's going to need a lot more. Dave Mitch Goes. This is animals with at least Spiegel. And we are in old forge Pennsylvania just outside of Scranton. Eight trump rallies and that's the thing about Pennsylvania. It's a state with a lot more white working class people many of whom didn't vote in two thousand sixteen. The rally is going to start in a couple of hours and people are lining this street with a lot of American flags. So Indiana lease into one of many trump events in northeastern Pennsylvania, there are bikers for trump. There's MOMS for trump to the campaign is finding them. Describe the scene that we're we're in here. Well, I mean it's a I would say an orderly bunch of folks. I would say. It's reflective of more of a middle working class group I. Don't see many three piece suits around here and I think it was just listening to the news that that seems to be the shift. The Republican Party was always kind of of the. The more business person and whatever, and the Democrat Party was more for the working class kind of average Joe if you will no pun intended Joe Biden but. I. Think There's a shift going on. A Democrat turned Republican. When did that happen for you? I just turned to share this year. I've been a die hard democrat. My biggest fear dying is telling. Peter I voted for a bomb. I'm a union construction work. I'm not. GonNa say we're trade but I talked to carpenters, electricians, steelworkers, plumbers, and masons. And I'd say eighty five to ninety percent of us. Want trump. Most of the Union Tradesman, they want company vote for trump exactly like two thousand sixteen because I talked to a lot of them. Are you a Democrat as well? Yes. What was it that made you change? I what trump had to say I now like what he is done and I worked. As a volunteer for the trump campaign. Has. Anything that's happened in the last few months swayed your support or change your mind in any way. made it stronger. How do you feel like he's done in handling the pandemic that's going on well, they want him to be a miracle worker and there's no miracles for this. He did the best he could with the information that he has he's the president asked please people pleased millions of people you know like how how can you do that? You can't make everyone. Happy. So what else could he possibly do? There's things wrong because he didn't know what it was. It's not trump's fault that this happened. Didn't come from trump and he shouldn't be the one being penalized by it. Came out of. I think the big thing he did was he stopped the thing that everybody else was saying in fact Biden, said you can't do that. You're a racist you stop the Chinese from coming in. and. How about the things that have been happening this summer with.
"pennsylvania" Discussed on The Daily
"So can I ask you your Democrat. So how how common is it for Democrats to vote for for Republicans here? I think I told you on the phone I'm going to give you an example. When the election came around when trump was running? I'm working the polls that day as a Democrat and usually and hazle township because the population. So Small Election Day it's. Eight o'clock in the morning, you're going to get drips and drabs. Two hours later has not been lunchtime people come on the lunch hours then four o'clock, you'll get the rush. That day. Those people were lined up to the highway. I was like. Kidding me like what are these people doing here today? People just came out to vote for Donald Trump that did that's what they were there for. From The New York Times. This is the field I'm Shane Goldmahcer. In Pennsylvania. I hi how are you do? What are we doing here? So a few weeks ago I went with my colleagues and emails and Elise Spiegel luzern county one of the most important counties in one of the important swing states. Welcome coke. Pronounced say it again nanny Coke Megan hold showed no sign that Donald Trump is making inroads in the cities and suburbs. So an order in Pennsylvania in the White House again. Donald trump not only has to keep the white working class voters he got in Lucerne and places like it in two thousand sixteen. This time he's going to have to win even more. Just, introduce yourself your name, your title. So we went there specifically to talk to a local state Senator State Senator John Ud Check John Ud check. Check. Because, a lot of ways his story is the story of the whole area. Thanks so much for making time. We really appreciate it. We just wanted to start just to ask you a little bit about yourself and your own. Family history I'm one of. A children five sisters and two brothers one. Passed away birth. My mom passed away about fourteen years ago My father is really the genesis of my political career he. Was anthracite minor as his father and his grandfather. So Senator Ud checks family emigrated this area from Eastern Europe about one hundred years ago, and he comes from a long line and coal miners. But before he was born got into an accident, a mining accident cave-in left most of his one side of his body broken and busted, and eventually he started working in democratic politics in onto the school board here in Greater Nanticoke Gary, and then township supervisor because as far back as anyone can remember the only kind of politics for his family was politics to hear those stories of working in the minds and and. How you know the Democratic Party was for Labor for Organized Labor for the United Mine workers and how you know the WPA, help sustain family my grandfather worked on the work progress administration, and so having that real personal history where government helped sustain. My family was very personal connection on my father had always taught us. You looked at after your neighbor and particularly the working class and that's why I grew up Democrat and Ryan for offices a Democrat. My brother-in-law's a new port township commissioner my nephew's Democratic leader, my best friends whose democratic chairman and just like each family this areas remained a democratic stronghold. Trade deals cost jobs, coal mines closed, and the whole area was decimated economically we're going to bring back our jobs to Pennsylvania. We're GONNA bring back our jobs to the United States. Then came Donald J trump. Put Twenty thousand people at our arena like it was Iraq show. Folks were making signs for Donald Trump not bison. They were making A. Lot of them were first time voters, eight people. I didn't think he would win but I've looked at the numbers that I see what's happening in Pennsylvania I. See what's happening all over the country all over. It's the same manufacturing way down a ran into a gentleman who had a young son down at the capital in Harrisburg and the young son the mega and I said I gotta ask You I don't get it a billionaire from Manhattan is connecting to working class people that I've lived with my whole life. I. I don't get to connection. He said look you could put half of trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables Hillary Clinton the democratic forty. Make me feel bad about myself racist sexist homophobic xenophobic. Allama. You name it Donald Trump makes me feel good. About who I only have a high school education but I, got a good union job I go to work everyday go to church on Sunday I haunt. I fish. I'm pro gun. Why Bad guy? Trump. He was able to connect and sincerely make people believe here in Luzerne county that he's valued Oh. Thank you. Thank you every. Since Donald Trump won the last time. If you look at the the numbers, Pennsylvania's a whole six times more Republicans registered than Democrats since two thousand sixteen, the Republicans have closed the voter registration gap but the Democrats by almost two hundred thousand voters and senator. You D check he's not surprised at those numbers the condescending nature of I will decide what a good job is. Decide what a good life is for you when you listen from his perspective to the Democratic Party right now. It's not a good brand for northeastern Pennsylvania. That it's talking down to voters especially working class voters telling them that because of the need to address climate change, they're going to need to lose their jobs in coal mines or and fracking I. Don't know how I can go to those construction trade workers who are not just political sport is mind they're my friends. They're my neighbors I. Know Them I know their families, I know their kids and tell them that their job doesn't matter. that. I'm a Democrat I'm sorry I got to turn my back on working families because they've changed the rules of the game they changed the platform of the Party and they no longer support working families and I started to really feel. If I can't make a difference if I can't fight and beat the voice of the people in northeastern Pennsylvania in this caucus maybe I need to do something else and so whilst fall heading into the twenty twenty campaign I sat my father down and told him what we're really good at a lot of things as as a stubborn Slovak family but we're generally not too good at forgiveness so I hope you remember. that as I lay this out IDI check made a big decision. One thing that you would monitor me was never forget where you come from never forget the values of the folks that worked in the mayes that worked in the ditches. They get you the opportunity to work under chandeliers of that beautiful state capital in Harrisburg and I said at. The party. Democratic Party has drifted away from those working class sizes become more of a party of the elite and I said Dad I'm I'm leaving Democrat I'm going to become an independent. There's no way. I can do that job as a Democrat anymore in that caucus and in the shift of the National Party and the state. Party that simply won't let us in the room he officially left the Democratic Party what did Your Dad say when disappointed? Immunize Hug and he said son I'm proud of you..
"pennsylvania" Discussed on The Political History of the United States
"Penn as a young man lived in London when the city was devastated by a great fire. This would prove to be a pivotal moment in the life of the young William Penn.. Following the fire hit witness the literal rebuilding of London. Following that and seeing how the city could be rebuilt. Pet had a lifelong interest in city design. This would manifest in Philadelphia. Far, from being the haphazard city whose Latte was based on unpredictable and sporadic growth. Philadelphia was more or less a master designed city. Philadelphia would quickly begin to grow and expand, and by the time seventeen fifty rolled around it would have the largest population of any city in the North American British colonies. Pennsylvania was further located at a strategically important spot within North America. Located between the southern colonies such as Virginia and the Carolinas and the northern colonies in new. England and New York Pennsylvania was any position to be a trading hub virtually from its very conception. This is going to help to explain how ecology that is coming into the game relatively late is quickly going to grow to become a center of power within the North American colonies. We are going to leave our story here for now. Next. Time, we are going to spend our time looking at the politics of Pennsylvania Self. So, many of the things that we're going to see enshrined in the Federal Constitution a century later can draw their roots back to Pennsylvania. So next time I hope you all have a wonderful two weeks that you are staying healthy and that you are staying safe and I will see you back here then to discuss the political structure of Pennsylvania..
"pennsylvania" Discussed on Far Side Chats
"Located in Columbia County Pennsylvania. Centralia story began in eighteen. Forty one as coal boomtown community called Bull's head full said was later incorporated as a borough of Centralia and eighteen sixty six by the local coal companies who mind the rich anthracite coal from the area surrounding the small town for the town of Centralia. These rich deposits of anthracite coal proof to be kind of a double edged sword because in one thousand nine hundred sixty to a trash fire in strip mine beneath Centralia. Pennsylvania started burning. The fire has actually been going ever cents causing strange dangerous occurrences in the ground beneath the city. Coal seam fires aren't really anything unusual. I mean they really happen all over the world and our many others in the state of Pennsylvania alone however this fire is still burning under the town and it's been burning for decades before residents really understood what was going on or realized it was dangerous when a twelve year. Old Centralia Resident Todd. Dombrowski fell into a sinkhole that opened up in his backyard and nearly died. Concern finally kicked in and the townsfolk decided. It was getting to be a serious problem. I Guess Oh oh my Gosh I mean think you know. There's a fire under the city. We should leave. Yeah that's by first clue. I mean that's what I think but you know maybe not I guess not so the steam puffing out of the sink holes all over town has toxic levels of carbon monoxide and the ground temperature was up two hundred eighty degrees in some locations. By nineteen eighty-three the government allocated forty two million two relocating residents to safer locations. Most people gladly moved away at this point but a few folks remained. The government fought them in a victim of many from their homes and by October of two thousand thirteen. Only ten people remained in the small town. They settled lawsuits against the government are permitted to remain in the town until they chose to leave. Or you know pass on. But that doesn't mean the environment any safer or less intriguing than it was when the addictions occurred as people from near and far learn the story of Centralia. They come to visit because why not most are pretty Ostra by what they see a grid work of streets without names or without homes remnants of property such as steps to a front door that are no longer there. A few abandoned buildings scattered here and there surrounded by smoldering hillsides in devastated wastelands three cemeteries remaining on the grounds of church. That was torn down years ago. Only a very few occupied homes still remain while no lives have been lost that can be directly attributed to the mine fire what has been lost as the sole of community with any strange or unusual occurrence comes rumors and stories. Centralia is no different in that respect. Walking around the ruins of this modern day. Ghost town gives one the feeling of supernatural forces working underfoot for visitors to the town. Stories arose from these ashes. Some were stories from visitors. Who Left in fear? After thinking they saw a person or thing heard odd sounds and some felt they were being watched others go as far as to say Centralia is the gateway to hell which I imagine is like on. Buffy where she lives in. I think the town is Sonny jail and I think that they call the center of it. The hell mouth but I honestly did not research this. So don't quote me on that but I've never seen the show. So Liz my nerd level. Try but really high up there. I mean it's true. Anyways as you can tell imaginations can run wild as in trail lia becomes a modern day ghost town in the fire encroaches upon the graveyard of the abandoned town. Rumors have circulated that Centralia is haunted. Now sort of recently. The Movie Silent Hill has actually field some rumors. I don't know if you've seen silent hill. Liz Time I you know. I've not seen not my bread and butter kind of movie you for those at home. Who are like me have not seen it. It is a movie by Sony Pictures. That is a story about a small town in West Virginia called Silent Hill. And you know. I know crazy. So when researching the different elements of Silent Hill the screenwriter Roger. Avery actually came across the town of Centralia Pennsylvania Cintra Lia actually planted the seed for what developed into the cinematic version of the town of Silent Hill. The movie invites the audience to explore. Their fears of the unknown yet. Silent Hill is a horror film and a work of fiction. So you know it's sort of based off Centralia but not directly like there's your aren't there like cannibals since silent hill or something. I really don't remember it's been born enough. I don't think game like a video game now is it. I don't know I think so. I had no idea just goes to show how much I don't know about Louis. Well same I stayed away from it when it came..
"pennsylvania" Discussed on College Football Live
"Managed to jail for drop the MIC with those hamlets. Kind of like that old school army army lock. Yeah that's apprising some ageism bad. We'll house do you. You have to deal. That's why navy's attended a half point favorite because uniform. Because I'm telling you guys are with Navy I elect navy. Let's take a look at our blimpworthy player. Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry presented by Goodyear. Now compare leads. All AW BS quarterbacks in rushing one hundred thirty six point four yards rushing per game needs just sixty nine yards. Set the navy all time record for total offense in a season currently held by Woolworth Twenty Sixteen fellas defining moment from out compared. I don't know if you remember this. When he's sixteen was a freshman he was actually in the stands? Like eating liquorice liquorice licorice you. He was sick he'd played in a JV game. There are injuries on the navy team. He gets pulled out of the stands ends up playing in the game. The third quarter all the fourth year he becomes about Jalen hurts like last year. The movie. Yeah that should be a move exact. Let's let's talk about the College Football playoff defining moments for those four teams David. How about some Lsu you know listen? We needed offense was going to be new and it was going to be more innovative. least we heard about it all all off season. Well you gotTa Show Me First Game Austin Game Day. They're big time moment. Joe Boroughs throwing the ball all over the yard and guess what big Tom on third and seventeen late in the game. Most formative drills Dez. You run the ball especially Lsu by the way run the ball. Run the ball. Run the ball. Joe Bro gets pressured they blitz right and his face. He delivers that strike and then going on by the way when they beat Alabama. I think that moment proved to everybody on the team. Not Joe Borough. Everybody was like wait a minute riddick. We finally beat them. Do that had been tormenting US absolutely straight tormenting. Yeah beat them. Took care of business and it was good to go to win that game and Tuscaloosa was a straight dog dogfighting. They handle their business. But how about Ohio. State the Buckeyes. They would just steamrolling people all season long but then it had a home. Game Against Penn State Penn state starting quarterback. Sean Clifford get hurt. We'll let us came in the game. The third quarter put seventeen points up in the shoe on the Buckeyes. I was their game. They will do. The whole crowd was silent. That's when the Buckeyes had to hunker down. Forget early in the game to Justin feels fumbled. The ball can take a tumble but they hunkered down. They get focused and they came back a okay beat Penn State by eleven points. I thought that was a defining moment in number three Clemson. They're defining moment everybody know they have pretty much. What do you call it type schedule when you play like a bunch of this week teams cupcake will? ACC Today played North Carolina North Carolina that only that pushed washed the Tigers to the brink in almost won that game fell two point conversion they didn't convert and ended up losing by one point. I thought that game was only league. Game that clips and seem to be tested their season and.
"pennsylvania" Discussed on College Football Live
"The commander. In chief. Trophy goes goes to Annapolis in Kenya Motto Numata. Low Low becomes a winningest coach in this rivalry. If army wins split we got a three way split with the Service Academies Yup goes to West Point Fellas. Can they go for foreign. What's IT GONNA take for army which is a ten and a half point underdog to win this game? I think they can go over four in a row but I don't think they listen armies. There's there's struggling to see so you would think okay they. They won't win this game but in navies having a really good season army they had a five game losing jail at one point they lost five in a row but listen coach monkey that step tremendous staff. They're going to get these guys ready ready for this game because this is the game. This is one of those gains. We throw all the stats. You throw throw away all the statistics and everything the records. You don't care about that because it's just something something about seeing the other team across the field from you and I was going to bring out the best and we talk about the three game win streak for army before that of his fourteen game win streak for Navy Navy Navy typically has the upper hand last couple of years last three wins by the way for army decided by seven points. Yeah so it's always a good game. It's always competitive. We we talk about during the season when you have to play triple option teams it stinks. You hate it right. This is how they live those. You're going to tune in. And you're gonNA literally throwback to nineteen forties football ball which is amazing and the pageantry of this whole day tomorrow. We'll be amazing. Yeah these two teams are a mirror. Image of each other's having been at navy last week I can tell you navy. Maybe these seniors they want nothing more to leave with at least one win against army. Let's go to some uniforms. Here are going to cool things here every year army navy bring bring it. I mean Army right there it looks army ask you know what I mean. Get Their Forest Green Green Look Navy. That's just go back to this back here. Yeah which which is like you know. That's my guy. Roger Staubach favorite it vantage navy.
"pennsylvania" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"We have these debates. Pennsylvania is mid Westerner northeastern northeastern but parts of it or its Western hello and welcome to the five fifty politics podcast. I'm Gaylon drew and today we're coming to you from the state that could very well decide the twenty twenty presidential election and that state is Pennsylvania and more specifically. We're in Philadelphia right now. I don't want to overstate the point. We have no idea what things are going to look twenty twenty but if the race is close Pennsylvania will be key in two thousand sixteen the state arguably tied with Wisconsin as the tipping point state by our count. Both.
"pennsylvania" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"When you walk into this building and coach greens, ballet classes in session told me how you feel when you look around and think about what this place was when it started. I get excited. I don't even have to come in the building. I peep into Wyndhams just to get a feel. You know, did we do the right thing? Are we yet doing the right thing? And so just to see the excitement, the smiles the applause. That's great. And I can't wait to get. My great granddaughter involved. My name is Amelia Harris, and we are sitting in the church's office of nineteen forty seven Pennsylvania Avenue here at the corners of what we like to call resurrection. Intersection. We ventured out and purchase the building. Now, never get. We're roof parts of the flaws missing. And it was so terrible asset what in the world. But the Harris is visionary. He was dreaming. He was dreaming about the arts. We had the pleasure of meeting. Your husband elder CW Harris in the first part of this podcast. Tell me how long you guys been married. I guess you can say forty eight and a half years it'll be forty nine in June. And we met at the age of thirteen at that time. He was clad. He was short. He had freckles. He'll often say that I shrunk on him. But he grew on me because we both were the same size when we met. We got married in seventy and began to raise a family. And so his dream was I want to be to to make Santow. Now. Look like it did. I love reminiscent. Growing up as a child the stores was where my parents shocked. They would bring you over depends Vanya avenue and the place was lit up. I mean, lights everywhere. I remember Diana Ross and the Supremes when they would come to the Royal theatre, you know, so growing up in a decade when for me, I saw beauty ASO arts. So. So it was community. When we had the riots in the sixties is when the demise began to happen. So now, you have the fake and buildings and you have those who could not make that flight out and those who decided to remain and stay this is my community. And it changed me. You know, you have plans for yourself brewing up. What you want to do what you want to be? But I've not regretted now one moment being here on pressman and Pennsylvania Avenue. When it comes out town to lay out heads down. I feel like that we gave week gave Santow n- out..
"pennsylvania" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"All right. Give us the update here. Yeah. We I covered this case back in episodes, one forty six and one forty eight involving a state case captioned league of women voters versus Pennsylvania. And so this involves the Republican twenty eleven redistricting plan, which was challenged in the Pennsylvania supreme court under Pennsylvania's constitution. Thus circumventing the issues that we talked about in the last segment of you know, alternately putting a highly political issue before what is likely to be a partisan supreme court. And and so so let's talk about that a little bit Pennsylvania is a parody Matic example of packing and cracking. Right. We have a blue state that. It is a swing state and since twenty eleven there have been three congressional elections Pennsylvania has eighteen congressional districts. And so, you know, blue state slightly democratic maybe fifty to forty eight right? How do you think Pennsylvania's eighteen districts were have gone in the past three elections? Well, going with your math. I'm Jay, I'm I'm gonna just I've I'll say nine and nine because it's a swing state, and I'm guessing. Yeah. The representation will be roughly what the public is voting so nine and nine. Yeah. Yeah. Thirteen to five Republican and that other two five result. That thirteen to five result persisted from twenty twelve right, which was a pretty blue year. Right. That was the Barack Obama's reelection in which he carried Pennsylvania by nearly double digits in twenty fourteen despite the fact that the democratic share of the vote dropped off by six percent still thirteen to five Republican and then again in twenty sixteen when Donald Trump carried Pennsylvania still thirteen to five Republican. Well, I'm no math democratic sounds to me like something is wrong. Yeah. And and what's wrong is that the Republican plan tax all of the democratic voters into those five districts such that the Democrats have won those five districts by an average by an average vote share of overset. Seventy five percent and twenty twelve and twenty sixteenth. Yeah. So if you're thinking about, you know, how do you make sure that democratic votes are wasted? Yeah. You you put all the Democrats into these districts where Democrats are going to win no matter what? And you're just piling on huge margins thus enabling Republicans to win the remainder the rest of the state with under sixty percent of the vote. So this is the classic red map formula, and in and in fact, red map was used in Pennsylvania and so- league of women voters common cause a bunch of plaintiffs sued to invalidate they entire math. And interestingly again, as we as we flagged from the beginning of the second, they sued under article one section five of the Pennsylvania state constitution, which says elections shall be free. And equal. No power civil or military shell at anytime interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage. So that sidesteps, right. We've talked about it is pending before the supreme court does partisan gerrymandering violate the due process and equal protection clauses of the US constitution, Pennsylvania has its own constitutional provision that are on. Sorry. Remember because there's there's so much bad Republican gerrymandering everywhere. This was that one weird trick that was the kind of positive news on how they were going to keep it at the state level. That was the state. That's exactly right and good and the state supreme court. Yeah. So not only did the state supreme court rule that this twenty eleven plan that partisan gerrymandering, violates that provision of the Pennsylvania state constitution. But ultimately after remand ING and trying to get the Republican legislature to redraw the map in a way that was fair and the Republican legislature making, you know, tiny little marginal changes, ultimately, the Pennsylvania state supreme court redrew, the district's themselves they hired an outside expert. I mean, they, you know, the judges didn't sit down and do it. But the court commissioned an independent expert to redraw the districts to make them more fair..
"pennsylvania" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"If each date you know that govern game exactly and the actual process itself. So the two thousand and ten election was used not just in terms of the bringing the tea party to power, the ideological conservatism, that it represents go headlines. Yeah, just to piggyback on that. Just one thing that I think we saw with Pennsylvania's, you know, you know, one of the most agree GIS gerrymandered maps in the country. We see one party control, right? We see that the Republicans controlled the house, the Senate, the governor's office, and you know, they made the laws. They made the rules and there was no really check combined. Democrats would do. That's being nonpartisan ab- now you're not being partisan, but the Democrats have done that. So already pointed out, there's a district in Maryland. Yeah. So this is not partisan both parties. We'll do this. Well, that's exactly the point I wanted to go to because if regardless of party, if the party has the power, it seems very natural. In terms of American politics try to consolidate that power, but but you know, when Republicans do it and there have they have done here in Pennsylvania. Democrats have done it elsewhere. People keep talking to me about Maryland, California, back in the eighties and nineties. But the point is, is that is there a way to come up with a fair system that does mostly remove politics from the equation? And and here let me just let me just do some limit. Let me play for you a little bit of tape here. This is again Valentino degeorge. Oh, he's the GOP chairman of Pennsylvania, and he basically just takes. He takes issue with that entire question because he says it's perfectly fine. With legislators, creating districts, and he really opposes the idea of any other systems, specifically, an independent citizens commission, which we'll talk about here in a second. He poses other systems to draw future congressional maps, and here's what he said. So legislators are in the best position to draw lines and look the end of the day, heaven forbid, politics should enter into a piece of legislation that draws part, you know, political maps stunned over the country. Democrats join maps to their favors in other states, look Marilyn. So you know, this is nonsense. This was part of a Barack Obama, Eric Holder, fair districting plan. They called it to take back congressional seats and they've done it here in Pennsylvania. That's fell to Georgia, Pennsylvania GOP chair. So Lindsey, Lazar ski. He's he basically says, we know the state the best we should draw the maps. But there is this other idea about an independence, it isn't commission. What would that look like in Pennsylvania? I just have to say, I love that operatic music behind veils. And it was. It was a Columbus Day festival in Philadelphia. Taking me there to south Philly. So you know a group in Pennsylvania, fair district's PA for a number of years now they've been trying to. Change the Pennsylvania constitution and to implement an independent citizens commission that would actually draw the lines and they've modeled this after California, and this is really a grassroots organization. You see them at street fairs. You see them at avent's canvassing and you know they, they're asking the legislators to basically vote against their interests to form this commission. As you pointed out it, there is a such a commission in California made up of appointed independent citizens. And I think some several other couple other states in the west have similar similar commission. So do they work though? Have they created fairer districts if you talk to the people on the commission? Yes. If you talked to voters. Yes. I think a key difference between Pennsylvania and California is that in Pennsylvania, there's no referendum. So basically to get that process in place, the state legislature would have to. Pass a constitutional amendment, and then it would go to the voters in a referendum, and there's no guarantee. There's no guarantee that an independent commission itself would be truly independent. By somebody that that that's or hold positions by virtue get on get on the commission by virtue of a position they already hold or you could have state lawmaker leaders appoint a few. You could have different groups. Yeah, it it can get. It can get complicated, but here's what's fascinating until Baker versus car supreme court decision..
"pennsylvania" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"From WB you are Boston NPR I'm Meghna Chuck Roberti and this is on point. We've got a special broadcast today from the studios of WHYY in Philadelphia, and we're in Pennsylvania because yes, the keystone state is key to American politics. It's a microcosm of the country as a whole populous with a mix of urban and rural voters. The electorate here is pretty evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. You'll remember that President Trump won Pennsylvania by less than forty. Five thousand votes out of the six million ballots cast here in two thousand sixteen, so it would make sense to expect that same even split in the state's congressional delegation, half democrat half Republican, but that is not the case. The GOP holds thirteen out of Pennsylvania's eighteen congressional seats in part because Pennsylvania had one of the most extremely gerrymandered congressional maps in the country will that change this year. The state supreme court struck down the old district map and. Suddenly more than a half dozen of Pennsylvania's congressional races are newly competitive, and that could mean major change in the midterm elections. So this hour on point Pennsylvania's adventures in redistricting and the impact it could have on American politics. Now we've been spending several days here in Pennsylvania, getting a sense of the districts old and new. So I wanna start today in the states old. Seventh district in a parking lot in king of Prussia, Pennsylvania. So this district was known as goofy, kicking Donald, a strange name, but that's what the extremely gerrymandered shape of the old. Seventh district looked like a Disney brawl. We're standing outside creeds, seafood and steaks squeezed between the Pennsylvania turnpike and county line expressway. And we're here with Kate. Doyle Montgomery County lead for fair districts, Pennsylvania, a nonpartisan group that's pushing for permanent change in the state's districting rules. This parking lot is little infamous when it comes to the previous seventh district, Pennsylvania, it is connecting point. It is approximately one hundred and seventy meters long or about five hundred fifty feet. The old seventh spread along contorted twists and turns for some fifty miles from the Pennsylvania suburbs to Amish country. But this pinch point you sane bolt could cross the seventh district in about sixteen seconds, correct? So it's it's really just as wide as a parking lot. I mean, why did they do that? It has to be contiguous. In other words, no matter how strange the shape the district has to be a single unit that has been a long standing rule in Pennsylvania, says, fair districts, rich Rafferty, who's also with us Rafferty and dole both emphasized that gerrymandering has been practiced beloved by both parties, but the huge difference. Now, the availability of voter records and vast amounts of consumer information. Rafferty says the combination of big data and sophisticated mapping technology allows district lines to zigzag from house to house making certain seats so safe. The opposition simply falls.
"pennsylvania" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Answer the eastern pennsylvania institution admitted its first client on november twenty third nine hundred ninety eight and there were problems basically right from the start beginning as early as nineteen twelve the board report reports contained numerous complaints about the need for funds to enact changes in repairs to buildings that were less than a decade old so but opened four years they're already like f shits falling apart nineteen twelve report included requests for twenty five thousand for general repairs on buildings that had only been used for four years again clued on the list of needed work was detained buildings replace unsanitary clause it's and unsafe bathrooms rebuild stairways adds such ventilating apparatus is absolutely necessary overcrowding problem almost as soon as penn hurst opened its doors designed originally as i've stated for epileptics and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities that was tremendous pressure almost immediately to omit many different people many other different people from society steeped in a society steeped in eugenics movement who wanted to remove from the gene pool of various people including just immigrants orphans criminals i come back to the phrase eugenics movement here in a bit for now we're going to keep going but but yeah i mean that's the problem again there wasn't there wasn't a specialization we have now and they just basically you know anybody some family didn't wanna take care for whatever reason they would try and put them in an institution of some sort the stated mission of penn hers to house epilepsies and the feeble minded came under fire within the institution as early as nineteen twelve as well and that year the superintendent reported to the board of trustees chilling language that it is without question absolutely wrong to place the feeble minded an epileptic in the same institution they are not the same the different one from the other one as day on his night they are mentally physically and morally and comp dateable require entirely different treatment so at least some people back in understood how stupid was to house epileptics alongside those with severe intellectual disabilities however the admission of individuals with epilepsy and normal intelligence would continue for years why because again they society just didn't know where else to put these people didn't have any other place to put these people eventually however the mission of the institution was eventually clarified in for a while only people with intellectual disabilities were admitted and while the terms mental hospital and insane asylum are often used associated with pinter's again it was neither it was it was supposed to be this idyllic thriving community for those who do not fit to societal norms we're supposed to be an institution it has its work and farm with.
"pennsylvania" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Went to the polls yesterday they had this image of a washington chaos president behaving in such a almost capricious way towards somebody who'd worked for him joe for me the abiding image of of this pennsylvania action is donald trump on saturday speaking to a crowd that was just roaring its approval you know just people clapping and cheering and you might have thought looking at that that the presence personality is appeal to his base might carry the day no in fact he has that group of supporters thirty to forty percent who clap as loud as they can but in the end it couldn't help keep a district that has been reliable reliably republican so it's sort of that contrast that trump speaking to this narrow group with great animation and you think gosh she's still got those trump voters turns out that yesterday didn't i mean that's a great point david and for you know all the people as we said before for his base that he inspired he was turning off silence of of women voters of black voters hispanic voters of once again republicans in suburbs that's the thing you know every time cable news networks play donald trump speaking for ninety minutes yes it jen's up a third of america but i would suggest that trump's actually hurting himself the presence actually hurting himself because he's a fending all of these groups that have turned a deep red seat throughout this entire century jon meacham into a blue district now and they've also elected a young man and my gosh i'm so old he looks like he's about fifteen such an old guy but they've they have they have let connor lamb and the door of former prosecutor in a us marine who we're going to be talking about i would guess you say this just doomed him he'll he'll be out next week for the next twenty years and these.
"pennsylvania" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Osborne out yet steve kornacki not going to move an inch it's just that we for purposes of bookkeeping are coming to the end of this hour welcoming a new one the breaking news we continue to follow at the top of the hour a later than expected night for a lot of folks in south western pennsylvania and by extension in the news media across the country as this is the barn burner we've been covering all night race too close to call you see the difference their though the numbers have been changing throughout the night between lamb and succumbed on vying for a special election a very temporary election to the house of representatives we say that because the map is being smashed with a hammer and redrawn in the state of pennsylvania for political purposes are man steve kornacki our national political correspondent has been earning his salary tonight at the big board and especially watching this has come down to absentee ballots it's come down to exhausting the raw vote tonight we are fortunate that they apparently are diligent bookkeepers in south western pennsylvania yeah we're gonna have one holdout by gets that it may not matter because we just got a big dose of clarity we've been sitting on these numbers for so long we now have to reset here five hundred seventy nine votes that's the lead for connor lamb in this thing what is now just done in off the board all of allegheny and now i can confirm us i thought this was the case this is definitely the case westmoreland it's all in the absentee is in those two outstanding precincts are in all of the election day is in so now all that's left in this district we move down to washington in green we know green is eight tiny county we're looking at and i say i love tiny counties but you're sitting at two hundred absentee votes that are going to be counted there in green and you're looking at eleven ninety five in washington's basically we're sitting at fourteen hundred is all it's left fourteen hundred ballots and again it with a lead of five seventy nine oh boys you're looking at like sequoia.