Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Baldwin-Whitehall residents and people across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide tornado in Oklahoma. At least 24 people have died, more than 200 have been injured, and President Barack Obama has declared the path of the tornado to be a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. If you know of someone from the Baldwin-Whitehall area that was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact B-W Patch Editor Bob Healy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The issues are many, but which stands out as the one most important to America?
A flurry of festivities will set Washington, D.C. in motion this week as President Barack Obama is sworn in Monday for his second term in office. With "Faith in America's Future" as the theme for the 2013 inauguration, the celebration will reflect the country's perseverance and unity, as well as commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome in 1863. The inaugural address, parade, and a number of balls and galas that honor the president will have a certain priority of their own. But when the hoopla dies down, there's some serious work to be done. Through the last year, our Patch Polls have focused on some of the major issues facing the country. This week, …
Friday, December 21, 2012
'The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,' the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
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Friday, December 21, 2012
In an amazing Friday morning press conference in Washington, DC, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting deaths of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT, and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of …
Sandy Bennett, James Nowalk join Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement.
The mayors of Baldwin and Whitehall boroughs have added their signatures to a gun control letter written to U.S. President Barack Obama. The letter is part of a Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) movement co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and is dated for Dec. 19, five days after a tragedy in Newtown, CT, that caused the shooting deaths of 26 people, including 20 children. Here is the letter that Baldwin Mayor Alexander R. Bennett Jr. and Whitehall Mayor James F. Nowalk have added their names to: Dear President Obama, On Friday, December 14th the entire nation watched as parents stood outside the Sandy Hook Elementary School and waited, desperately hoping to be reunited with their children. That …
Friday, November 9, 2012
But Baldwin Borough and Baldwin Township supported Barack Obama.
Democrat Barack Obama won the national vote on Tuesday, and he won in Pennsylvania. But, if Whitehall Borough alone decided the presidency of the United States, Republican Mitt Romney would be the winner. According to unofficial results from the Allegheny County Division of Elections, Romney gained 130 more votes in Whitehall than President Obama did. Fifty-two people in Whitehall voted for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, 16 voted for Jill Stein of the Green Party, and 17 wrote another name in. The results in Baldwin Borough and Baldwin Township, however, were in Obama's favor. View the table below to see how each municipality within the Baldwin-Whitehall School District voted. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check out Tuesday's results here.
Read below for Tuesday's results of federal/statewide races. And click here for local results of the same general election. (All results are unofficial until certified.) President Barack Obama won in Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC, ABC and The Associated Press. Obama also won overall re-election. Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey also won in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Casey's opponent, Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith, conceded at 10:30 p.m. Prior to Tuesday's vote, influential Pennsylvania political insiders differed on the key to winning the Keystone State for President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Republicans said that the role of undecided and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden defeat challengers Republican Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m. EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from the president attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the …
Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.
President Barack Obama has been declared the winner in Pennsylvania's general election, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC, ABC and the Associated Press. In the 2008 presidential election, Pennsylvania voted for Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the environment – specifically fracking. As she worked on one final get-out-the-vote effort Tuesday at Obama campaign headquarters in Dormont, Obama canvas …
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The good news is that ads will end after Tuesday. The bad news is Election Day is still two days away.
As we head into the last few days before the election, the campaign ads seem never ending. But do they influence voters or turn them off? Some people hang on to those ads which agree with their viewpoint but others just seem to be grating if you don't have a similar viewpoint. Many seem to be negative ads against the opponent rather than ones that point out the attributes of the candidate. So, you tell us. Take our poll and if there's a specific commercial that you want to point out, tell us in the comments section.