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In his war with MSNBC, Trump is dragging a dead woman through the mud | Dick Polman

BY: - June 1, 2020

it’s just another day at the office for the pandemic president, dragging an innocent family through the mud is his way of making America great again.

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Trump’s Twitter problem, explained | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 30, 2020

Twitter announced this week that it would start vetting President Donald Trump's tweets for accuracy, sparking an executive order by the White House.

Ahead of primary, taxpayers bankroll questionable COVID ads

BY: - May 12, 2020

Democrats defended the posts, saying “this is simply how a modern legislature strives to connect with real people in their daily lives,”

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House Rs, Ds trade social media ads over COVID-19 reopening vote

BY: - April 24, 2020

According to Facebook’s ad database the House Democratic Campaign Committee spent about $6,300 on social media ads attacking 21 Republican lawmakers last week who voted for a proposal to reopen some businesses. The House Republican Campaign Committee has so far spent $541 on 10 active ads attacking Democrats who voted against the reopening bill.

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Enough with the ‘Pennsyltucky’: Pa’s biggest political myths debunked | Purple States

BY: - February 10, 2020

For our friends in the national press, from the people who know best, here's a handy visitors guide to the Keystone State political tropes to avoid in 2020.

Some Dems question ‘Pro-Trump’ social media posts by W.Pa. House candidate

BY: - January 21, 2020

Among the posts’ contents are comments that appear to be pro-Donald Trump, unsympathetic and angry toward those on public assistance, pro-gun and unsympathetic toward opioid addicts.

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Here’s what happens when political bubbles collide | Opinion

BY: - September 6, 2019

When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.

Meet the Pa. congressman who blew up Twitter after calling Trump hardliner Stephen Miller a ‘scumbag’

BY: - April 21, 2019

The Philadelphia Democrat isn't known for rocking boat - unless you get him angry. Then it's game on.

Facebook post calling for Pelosi, Schumer to ‘be shot’ seen on Democratic Pa. mayor’s account

BY: - March 6, 2019

A post on a Facebook page that belongs to the Democratic mayor of a Lackawanna County borough called for several prominent elected officials to “be shot” because of their support for abortion access. Old Forge Mayor Robert Legg’s Facebook account is private and cannot be accessed by the Capital-Star. A screenshot of the post, dated […]

GOP state House candidate Scavo apologizes for anti-Muslim Facebook posts

BY: - March 1, 2019

Frank Scavo, a Lackawanna County school board chair, businessman, and Republican candidate for state House, apologized this week for posting anti-Muslim statements on his personal Facebook page. A review of Scavo’s social media from March 2018 to the present by the Pennsylvania Capital-Star revealed he posted anti-Muslim scaremongering and shared an unsubstantiated Clinton conspiracy theory. READ […]

Gov. Tom Wolf didn’t have a fave superhero, but he did love “Classics Illustrated” — which explains so much

BY: - February 27, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf held an Q&A session on Instagram on Wednesday. And while it lacked the intensity of … say … the Watergate hearings, there were a few surprise glimpses into the psyche of Pennsylvania’s chief executive. For one, the session did settle the “Debate We Didn’t Even Know We Were Having” over whether Wolf […]

Republican state House candidate shared Clinton conspiracy theory on Facebook

BY: - February 25, 2019

*Editor’s Note: Future Now’s director of research is Aaron Kleinman, not Aaron Kleiner. The Republican candidate for a state House seat outside Scranton shared a conspiratorial post on social media referencing debunked and unsubstantiated claims of child abuse and murder by the Clintons. Frank Scavo, a school board president, shared the post to Facebook on […]