Former President Trump Endorses Doug Mastriano for Governor of Pennsylvania

Former President Donald Trump weighed in on the GOP gubernatorial primary in Pennsylvania with only three days before the election, endorsing Doug Mastriano.

Mastriano, a state senator, has been leading the crowded field, according to the latest polls, and will likely be boosted by the Trump endorsement.

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Tea Party Patriots Blast FBI for Monitoring Parents

Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly using “threat tags” to monitor and investigate concerned parents that the FBI deemed unsafe.

According to a letter from GOP members of the House of Representatives, whistleblowers informed House Republicans that the government agency used the tags to launch investigations across the country.

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Naomi Judd Cause of Death Was a Self-Inflicted Firearm Wound, Family Reveals

Naomi Judd, the legendary country music singer, died of a self-inflicted firearm wound, the musician’s family revealed.

The matriarch of the Judd family battled with depression and mental illness, as her daughter Ashley noted in an interview with Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America” that it is “important to make the distinction between the loved one and the disease.”

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Club for Growth Backs Kathy Barnette in Senate Race, Drops Millions to Support Candidacy

The Club for Growth on Wednesday endorsed Kathy Barnette, who is running in the GOP primary to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.

The organization, which weighed in on the race with only one week to go, subsequently launched a multi-million dollar ad campaign to boost the candidate.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Mastriano Leads in GOP Primary, New Pennsylvania Poll Finds

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano and U.S. Senate contender Mehmet Oz are leading their respective GOP primary fields, according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted by the Trafalgar Group, spoke to 1,080 likely GOP voters in order to gauge each candidate’s support ahead of the May 17 primary election.

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J.D. Vance to Speak at Trump’s Pennsylvania Rally

Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance will speak at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, according to a release from Trump’s Save America PAC.

The rally, which will take place on Friday, is located in Western Pennsylvania and will include multiple candidates that Trump endorsed, like Dr. Mehmet Oz and Rep. Alex Mooney.

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Americans for Limited Government Urges Congress to Defund Biden’s Plan for ‘Disinformation Governance Board’

Americans for Limited Government, an organization that supports reducing the size and scope of government, urged Congress to defund a portion of the federal code that allows President Biden to create a “Disinformation Governance Board.”

Biden created the new board under the Department of Homeland Security and claims it will focus on misinformation about the Southern border, while preparing for Russian disinformation threats.

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Gov. DeSantis Signs Legislation to Strip Walt Disney Company of Self-Governing Status

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Friday to strip Walt Disney World’s special status that granted the amusement park broad powers to self-govern.

The old agreement, which took place in 1967, has permitted the venue to work as a quasi-governmental agency and maintain the same authority as a county government.

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New Initiative Seeks to Counter ‘Woke’ Corporate Policies

The Boardroom Initiative, a new joint project from the Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF), Free Enterprise Project, and Second Vote, aims to counter “woke” policies in corporate America.

The group will be led by former president and CEO of McDonald’s Ed Rensi and hopes to focus corporations on their business goals, rather than political policies.

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Mehmet Oz to Spend at Least $1 Million on Ad Touting Trump Endorsement

Mehmet Oz’s campaign will spend at least $1 million in Pennsylvania to inform voters of an endorsement from former President Donald Trump.

Campaign advisers informed NBC News of the move, which will be the largest ad placement by the celebrity doctor’s campaign since he launched his bid.

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‘Gasoline Misery Index’ Details Direct Impact of Record-High Gas Prices

The “Gasoline Misery Index” from the Metro Business Daily Network details the direct impact record-high gas prices have had on consumers across the United States.

Since President Joe Biden took office, prices of gas and other goods and services have continued to increase, as many peaked after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Governor Wolf Proposes Direct Payments to Pennsylvania Residents

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday proposed a new plan to disperse a portion of the state’s unused coronavirus relief funds.

Wolf’s plan would appropriate $500 million of the state’s available $2 billion for direct payments of up to $2,000 to certain households throughout the state.

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Greater Georgia to Launch Voter Registration for Individuals Impacted by Inflation

Greater Georgia, a nonprofit focused on voter engagement in the state, announced that they will begin voter registration for individuals in Atlanta that have been impacted by inflation.

The registration drive will center around gas stations in the area, as drivers across the country have felt the weight of record-high gas prices. In addition to gas stations, the group will target grocery stores and gun stores.

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Georgia Police Investigate Referee Attack During Church Basketball Game

Police in DeKalb County are investigating an assault on a referee during a youth basketball game at Stronghold Christian Church.

According to a video posted on social media, multiple individuals pursued the referee after the game ended, surrounding him so he could not escape.

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Three Georgia Men Sentenced to Federal Prison in Human Trafficking Operation

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Three Georgia men were sentenced to federal prison for their role in a human trafficking scheme that forced individuals to work on farms in the state.

According to a release from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the three men all plead guilty to various offenses related to the trafficking network.

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Voter Reference Foundation Sues New Mexico for More Transparent Voter Rolls

The Voter Reference Foundation (VRF) filed a federal lawsuit against Democrat Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Democrat Attorney General Hector Balderas in an attempt to secure more transparent voter rolls.

According to a press release from the group, they “filed a First Amendment lawsuit in federal court against top Democrat officials in New Mexico to ensure the public’s right to view public voter rolls is not blocked.”

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Pennsylvania Judge Kicks School Board Members Out of Positions for Mask Mandate

A Pennsylvania judge ruled to kick five Democratic members off the school board for the West Chester Area School District over a mask mandate.

Judge William Mahon of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas ruled to immediately remove the officials from their position due to “no response” from the members to a petition to end the mandate.

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Mike Huckabee Endorses U.S. Senate Candidate Dave McCormick as Polls Show He Is Front Runner in Pennsylvania

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Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and prominent conservative voice, endorsed Dave McCormick in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race.

Since announcing his candidacy, McCormick has attempted to secure widespread GOP support, as he battles Mehmet Oz and other contenders in the Republican primary competition.

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Daily Wire CEO Jeremy Boreing Creates Razor Brand to Compete with ‘Woke’ Brands

Jeremy Boreing, the co-CEO of the Nashville-based Daily Wire, announced the creation of a new razor brand to battle “woke” companies that infuse politics into business.

Specifically, the new brand, entitled Jeremy’s Razors,” targets Harry’s Razors, a company that pulled their advertising from the media outlet.

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Biden Demands Mehmet Oz, Herschel Walker Resign from Presidential Council

President Joe Biden has demanded the resignation of Dr. Mehmet Oz and Herschel Walker, appointees from former President Donald Trump and candidates for the U.S. Senate, from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

If either of the individuals refuses to resign, the letter threatens termination. However, despite the threat, both candidates have pledged to not back down.

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Pennsylvania Company Agrees to Settle Allegations of Improper Billing of Defense Intelligence Agency

Pennsylvania-based company Reveal Global Consulting, LLC agreed to settle allegations of improper billing of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

According to a release from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the company will pay back $820,000 to the federal agency in order to avoid consequences of potentially violating the False Claims Act.

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State Senator Jake Corman Introduces Legislation to Lower Pennsylvania Gas Tax

Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) proposed lowering the state’s gas tax levels in order to ease the burden on consumers.

Corman’s legislation, known as the Consumer Gas Prices Relief Act, would reduce the state’s liquid fuels tax by one-third through the end of 2022, cutting roughly 20 cents per gallon off the price.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Redistricting Appeals in North Carolina, Pennsylvania

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals from Republicans in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, an attempt to prevent the states’ redistricting maps.

GOP leaders in both states asked the Court for a temporary stay of the two maps in order to block them from being fully enacted. Because the ruling is not on the constitutionality of the maps, litigation can continue while the boundaries are in place.

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John Fredericks Media Network Adds Radio Station in Philadelphia

The John Fredericks Media Network purchased WVCH AM 740 and 103.3 FM in Chester and Malvern, Pennsylvania and will operate 95.3 FM in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

The new stations will allow programming to reach Philadelphia and large portions of New Jersey and Delaware.

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Former President Trump Encourages Local Political Participation by Republicans

Former President Donald Trump on Sunday encouraged Republicans to become involved in politics at the local level – specifically, be becoming a precinct committeeman.

Trump endorsed a movement, entitled the “Precinct Strategy,” to engage Republicans and “America First” supporters.

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Pennsylvania Poll: Dave McCormick Leading Republican Primary Contest

A new internal poll from Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Dave McCormick shows the GOP contender as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, according to a report from Breitbart News.

The survey, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, received responses from 600 GOP voters from across the state and has a four-point margin of error.

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Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Espionage-Related Charges, Disclosed Restricted Data to Undercover FBI Agent

A husband and wife, Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to communicate restricted data, as the husband attempted to disclose confidential information to someone he believed was a representative of a foreign government.

Originally, Jonathan Toebbe sent a package to a foreign government, listing an address in Pittsburgh for the return. The package contained a sample of restricted data, related to his work as a nuclear engineer assigned to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

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Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler Calls for Release of State’s Standardized Test Scores

Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) called on the Pennsylvania Department of Education to release the scores of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) for students throughout the state.

The test, which is a “standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment which provides students, parents, educators and citizens with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards,” measures scores in English language arts, mathematics, and science and technology.

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Dave McCormick, Mehmet Oz to Skip Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate Debate

Dave McCormick and Mehmet Oz will skip a debate among candidates running for the Pennsylvania GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.

Oz’s campaign cited a “scheduling conflict” when informing the host of his intended absence. Initially, McCormick agreed to participate in the debate.

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Former President Trump Backs Wyoming Legislation to End Crossover Voting

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday backed state-level legislation that would end crossover voting in Wyoming primary elections.

The bill, introduced by State Senator Bo Biteman (R-Ranchester), would prevent an individual from changing party affiliations on the day of the primary elections.

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San Francisco Parents Lead Recall of Three School Board Members

Parents and residents of San Francisco overwhelmingly voted to recall three school board members in the city’s first recall election since 1983.

Alison Collins, Faauuga Moliga and Gabriella Lopez all lost their positions on the governing body, as the “Yes” option to the recall question gained more than 70 percent in all three cases. 

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Report: Voting Issues Plagued Pennsylvania’s Delaware County in 2020

A new report from Margot Cleveland and The Federalist details widespread issues with voting ballots in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, according to videos taped by a whistleblower.

The whistleblower, Regina Miller, who was a contract worker helping election employees, recorded information when she became concerned with the actions of the election officials.

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Tea Party Patriots Action Slam Clinton Campaign, Media over Campaign Spy Allegations

Tea Party Patriots Action slammed members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the media, after Special Counsel John Durham filed a motion that detailed Clinton’s team paid individuals to “infiltrate” servers in Trump Tower and the White House.

The filing comes after former President Donald Trump made similar statements in the past; however, members of the media quickly dismissed the claims.

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Lou Barletta Leading Republicans in Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Primary, New Poll Finds

A new poll from the Trafalgar Group shows former congressman and Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Lou Barletta leading the Republican primary field.

The survey of 1,070 likely Republican voters demonstrated that Barletta has 24.1 percent of the support, as State Senator Doug Mastriano follows closely behind with 19.9 percent.

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University of Pittsburgh Fires Employees for Refusal to Get Coronavirus Vaccine

The University of Pittsburgh will fire nine individuals who refuse to receive the coronavirus vaccine, violating the institution’s mandate imposed last year.

According to a statement provided to the University Times, 22 individuals were originally non-compliant, but 13 individuals cleared the protocols. The university is “in the process of terminating” the others.

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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Endorses Dave McCormick in Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Race

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday endorsed Dave McCormick in his campaign for the GOP nomination to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.

The former Trump administration official called McCormick a “warrior,” opting to endorse him over Mehmet Oz and other prominent Republican candidates.

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New Pennsylvania Law Aims to Help Solve Missing Persons Cases

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed a new law into action that aims to help solve missing persons cases.

Specifically, House Bill 930 will mandate various law enforcement agencies to submit the DNA of a missing person, child, or unknown deceased person to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) for submission to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS).

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Prominent Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Josh Shapiro Cites ‘Scheduling Conflict’ During Biden Pennsylvania Visit

Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General and a prominent candidate for the state’s governor, did not attend President Joe Biden’s appearance in the state, citing an unexplained “scheduling conflict.”

The scheduling issue comes as President Biden’s poll numbers continue to drop. According to the latest numbers, compiled by Reuters, only 45 percent of individuals approve of his job performance.

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Pennsylvania Court Halts Mail-In Voting

A five-judge panel on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court stopped a provision that allows mail-in voting throughout the state, ruling the measure unconstitutional.

Proponents of the lawsuit argued that any permanent change to the election code of the state must be performed through constitutional amendment. In order for a constitutional amendment to be enacted, the measure must pass the legislature during two consecutive sessions.

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Senator Ted Cruz Endorses, Campaigns with Dave McCormick in Pennsylvania Senate Race

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed Dave McCormick in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate, joining the candidate on the campaign trail throughout Pennsylvania.

In his original endorsement, Cruz labeled the army veteran as someone who “will fight back against the woke, liberal agenda.”

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Governor Ron DeSantis Shreds Biden over Decision to Revoke Emergency Use Authorization for Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis shredded President Joe Biden’s administration over the decision to revoke the emergency use authorization for Regeneron and Eli Lilly monoclonal antibody treatments.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the treatments are not effective against the Omicron variant. Because the variant accounts for most cases of the coronavirus across the country, leaders of the agency limited its use.

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First Liberty Institute Amends Lawsuit, Sues for Religious Protections for All Members of the Navy

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The First Liberty Institute (FLI) on Monday amended their lawsuit against the Department of Defense and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to sue for religious protections for all members of the U.S. Navy.

The suit, which originally only included U.S. Navy SEALs, claims the Navy has been unwilling to grant religious exemptions to the coronavirus mandate handed down by President Joe Biden.

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Governor Whitmer Touts ‘Delivering for Older Michiganders,’ Despite Newly-Released Report on Nursing Home Deaths

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Saturday touted her record for “delivering for older Michiganders,” ahead of her State of the State address.

Seemingly, the governor ignored a recent report that demonstrated thousands of additional deaths in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that were not reported by her administration’s Department of Health and Human Services.

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Professor Jordan Peterson Surrenders Full Time Status at University of Toronto, Warns of Dangers of Certain ‘Social Justice’ Initiatives

Jordan Peterson, a long time professor at the University of Toronto, announced on Wednesday that he will surrender his full time status, largely due to social justice initiatives of the university and higher education in general.

However, Peterson will remain at the school. He will receive the title of professor emeritus, a title normally awarded to a retired professor who wishes to remain involved in academia.

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Former Trump-Endorsed Candidate Sean Parnell Backs Dave McCormick in GOP Senate Race

Sean Parnell, a former candidate for U.S. Senate who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, backed recently-declared candidate Dave McCormick in the same race.

McCormick will take on former lieutenant governor contender Jeff Bartos, political commentator Kathy Barnette, former ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands, and cardiac surgeon Mehmet Oz, and multiple other candidates.

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Businessman Dave McCormick Launches Pennsylvania GOP Senate Campaign

Dave McCormick, a businessman and former Bush administration official, officially launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

In the Thursday announcement, McCormick entered the crowded GOP primary field that includes almost a dozen Republican candidates.

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