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Talking Business with Tony Iannelli: College debt is crushing middle class America

Lehigh Valley News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:45

I know a typical American family, let's call them the Weebles. It's a real family but I changed the names to protect the innocent, as they say on TV. The dad always worked two jobs for the good of his family. He didn't spend nights out drinking with his buddies or complaining about what a hard...

It Begins: U.S. Launches China Trade Probe

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:25

The Trump administration formally launched an investigation into trade practices that China allegedly uses to steal the intellectual property of U.S. companies.

Thousands of Leftists Expected to Torpedo Boston Free Speech Rally

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 21:51

Thousands of left-wing activists are expected to counter-protest a free speech rally taking place in Boston this Saturday, exactly a week after the deadly violence in Charlottesville.

Driver knocked out, passengers scream after Salisbury crash

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 21:50

A man was knocked out Friday night in Salisbury Township when his car smashed into a tree, police said.

The driver, who had five passengers, was going east on Susquehanna, just past Ueberroth Avenue, at 8:40 p.m. when the car hit a tree in front of 1230 E. Susquehanna St.

“There was a huge bang...

Reports: Man falls 50 feet from railroad trestle over the Lehigh in Weissport

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 20:55

WEISSPORT — A man fell 50 feet from a railroad trestle to rocks Friday night along the Lehigh River at Weissport, according to emergency radio reports.

The fall was reported at 8:35 p.m. at the trestle between Lehighton and Weissport. Early reports indicated it happened on the Weissport side of...

Artists, Curators Torn About Confederate Statues' Futures

National News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 20:22
Artists, historic preservationists and museum curators are watching the nation's Confederate soldier statues coming down and are torn about what should happen to them when they're no longer atop their pedestals.

Carl Icahn Says ‘I Can’t’: Billionaire Quits as Special Adviser to President Trump

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 20:10

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn announced Friday that he was stepping down as special adviser to President Trump, saying he didn’t want “partisan bickering” over his role to cloud the Trump administration.

Derek Jeter, Wife Hannah Davis Welcome First Child

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:31

(UPI) -- Future baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter entered the hallowed halls of fatherhood Thursday with the birth of daughter Bella Raine Jeter.

Chinese Communists Salute America’s ‘Cultural Revolution’: the Charlottesville Aftermath

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:29

The Ayatollah of Iran took his shot at using the political and cultural fallout from Charlottesville for political gain earlier this week. On Friday, it was China’s turn, with an editorial in the Chinese Communist organ Global Times.

McIlroy to Return for FedEx Cup Playoffs

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:07

McIlroy had said after he finished at the PGA Championship that he could feel a back muscle spasm in recent weeks as he practiced more to get ready for the final major of the year. He said before leaving Quail Hollow he could return in a few weeks or not until next year.

Donald Trump Silent on Departure of Steve Bannon

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:03

President Donald Trump fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday, but remains silent about the decision.

Steve Bannon Speaks After White House Departure: ‘I’m Going to War for Trump’

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:37

Recently departed White House strategist Steve Bannon is preparing a war for Donald Trump, not against him.

Chris Long Joins Malcolm Jenkins in Black and White Protest of National Anthem

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:31

In an “ebony and ivory” moment on Thursday before the Eagles-Bills exhibition game, Eagles defensive end Chris Long put his arm around safety Malcolm Jenkins, who elevated his fist in protest of law enforcement’s unfair treatment of minorities.

Venezuela’s Protesting Violinist Beaten, Burned, Forced to Watch Rape by Soldiers in Prison

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:11

Wuilly Arteaga, a 23-year-old violinist known for playing the national anthem during protests in Venezuela, told reporters Thursday that the military subjected him to beatings, burnings, and forced him to watch soldiers rape a protester during his extended time behind bars.

‘Populist Hero’ Stephen K. Bannon Returns Home to Breitbart

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:58

Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon returned as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Friday afternoon and chaired the company’s evening editorial meeting.

CNBC: Joel Pollak Tanked the Stock Market with #WAR Tweet

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:55

First we controlled the election, next the presidency, now the stock market.

‘Goy, Bye!’ ‘White Flight’ HuffPost Loses the Plot, Turns Bannon Departure into Race War

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:40

HuffPost, the left-wing online tabloid formerly known as the Huffington Post, depicted White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's departure with a series racially and religiously-charged headlines.

Rush Limbaugh: ‘We Are on the Cusp of a Second Civil War’

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:36

Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said given the state of affairs in the country, particularly in the wake of last week’s events in Charlottesville, VA, it could be said the country was on the cusp of a second civil war. Limbaugh insisted much of the angst was being driven by forces from the outside wanting to see the United States cease being a “super powerful nation.” Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): America is under attack from within. Our culture, our history, our founding are under the most direct assault I have seen in my life. And I’m sure it’s the same with you. We haven’t seen anything like this. You might even get away with saying that we are on the cusp of a second civil war. Some of you might say that we are already into it, that it has already begun. However you characterize it, though, we are under attack from within. And it’s being bought and paid for by people from outside America, in addition to inside. I’m thinking of people like George Soros and any other number of international financiers whose objective it is to take the United

FS1’s Rob Parker Rips ‘Selfish’ Dez Bryant for Not Protesting National Anthem: ‘He Doesn’t Understand’

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:26

Fox Sports 1’s Rob Parker ripped “selfish” Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant for refusing to protest during the national anthem. Parker said Bryant, who cited his “family to feed” for not protesting, does not understand what Colin Kaepernick was protesting, adding that the “worst people in the world” are people who see something is wrong and do nothing to fix it. “[Bryant] comes off as your typical selfish athlete,” Parker said Friday on “Undisputed.” “He doesn’t understand, it’s not about him. It’s bigger than him.” He continued, “How do you make change? You’ve got to be willing to fight for it. It’s not going to happen because you’re so selfish you’re going to stand up there and derail the whole movement by talking about your damn job and feeding your damn family. It ain’t right. And it does a disservice to what Colin Kaepernick was willing to do, where he had nothing vested personally in it, other than doing what’s right. The worst people in the world are the people who refuse to say something when things are wrong. Those are the worst people in the world. And that’s what I look at when I look at Dez Bryant. He

Penn State frat prosecutor faces disciplinary hearing over her texting, Facebook account

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:15

HARRISBURG — The lead prosecutor handling the case against Penn State fraternity members charged after a pledge died faces a hearing of her own in front of the state board that deals with complaints about lawyers.

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court this week scheduled the Nov. 29 hearing...

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