Keep guns away from those who hate

Editorial, Daily Local News, 6/21/17

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

But vile, hateful words spewing from the mouth of a person with access to a firearm? Well, that’s a different story….

keep reading at Daily Local News. See also, in the same print issue, Pulse Nightclub shooting survivor joins U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in touting gun control legislation.

June 23, 2017

Obama slams ‘fundamental meanness’ of Senate healthcare bill

By Max Greenwood, The Hill, 6/22/17

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday blasted Senate Republican leaders’ plan to overhaul large parts of his signature healthcare legislation, ObamaCare.

“The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.

“Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm,” Obama wrote. “And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of

See more at The Hill

June 22, 2017

FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian government from law firm bio

By Andrew Kaczynski, CNN, 6/20/17

(CNN) Donald Trump’s nominee to be the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, represented an American energy executive in 2006 who was being criminally investigated by the Russian government.

The detail, which was included on Wray’s biography on the website of the law firm King and Spalding dating back to 2009, was removed in 2017, according to a KFile review of the Web Archive.

A copy of Wray’s biography from the law firm King and Spalding archived in December 2016 noted that Wray had represented “an energy company president in a criminal investigation by Russian authorities.” By June of this year, that information had been removed….

keep reading at CNN

June 20, 2017

Who does Lloyd Smucker work for?

email from Christina Hartman (2018 candidate, congressional district PA-16), 6/19/17

week, Rep. Lloyd Smucker voted to gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, rolling back the Obama-era protections designed to stop another Great Recession.

Yet again, Smucker and House Republicans are putting Wall Street banks and big corporations ahead first — and leaving the rest of us behind.

Can’t wait to vote him out? Join me to make sure Lloyd Smucker is defeated next year.

If we’re going to build an economy that works for all of us, we need a representative in Congress that stands up for us — not just for the big banks on Wall Street.

We don’t have to wait — we can start preparing to defeat Smucker now. Chip in today to flip Pennsylvania’s 16th district blue next year.

Thank you for all you do,


June 19, 2017