John Davis is arriving in Erie on August 13, 2011

John Davis, a Conservative Republican, running for President of the United States will be in Erie on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 8 am. He is on a bus tour of Pennsylvania and neighboring states covering the following dates and places, which can be seen at John Davis for President web site

His bus will be stationed at the Intermodal Transportation Center on Erie’s Bayfront, 208 East Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA, 16507. All interested persons may meet and greet him and ask questions of national importance and his positions pertaining to the topic.

West County Republicans at Dan Rice Days

Dan Rice Days are celebrated annually in Girard and West County Republican regional party had

West County booth at Dan Rice Days

participated with a booth for the past two years. This year the booth was decorated by Elizabeth and Eugene Sorrentino under the leadership of Clayton Schulze, chairman of the regional party.The booth was located just to the right of the band playing big band music.

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S&P downgrades US credit rating from AAA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has lost its sterling credit rating.

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday lowered the nation’s AAA rating for the first time since granting it in 1917. The move came less than a week after a gridlocked Congress finally agreed to spending cuts that would reduce the debt by more than $2 trillion — a tumultuous process that contributed to convulsions in financial markets. The promised cuts were not enough to satisfy S&P.

The drop in the rating by one notch to AA-plus was telegraphed as a possibility back in April. The three main credit agencies, which also include Moody’s Investor Service and Fitch, had warned during the budget fight that if Congress did not cut spending far enough, the country faced a downgrade. Moody’s said it was keeping its AAA rating on the nation’s debt, but that it might still lower it.

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Paul Ryan’s response to Gene Sperling

Posted by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on August 02, 2011

Moments ago, the President signed into law a significant bipartisan step forward in getting Washington’s fiscal house in order. Relative to the magnitude of our budget challenges, the spending cuts are modest. But judged against Washington’s dismal track record of fiscal stewardship over the years, the Budget Control Act marks a major change in the culture of spending that is driving our nation to the brink of a debt-fueled economic crisis.
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U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly’s statement on House debt ceiling vote

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement on his vote tonight in support of the revised Budget Control Act of 2011, which passed the House by a vote of 269-161:

“Tonight, America turned an important corner. After decades of government growth and out-of-control spending, the debate in Washington has changed from ‘how much can we spend?’ to focus on ‘how can we stop spending money we don’t have?’
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Jean Craige Pepper sworn in today at the Erie Maritime Museum

Erie’s own Jean Craige Pepper Victor was sworn in today in a ceremony held at the Erie Maritime Museum by US  District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin at noon. The museum was an extremely appropriate choice for the ceremony which was to install her as a member to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Her nomination by Governor Tom Corbett was confirmed by the Senate on June 26,2011.

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More Americans unhappy with Obama on economy, jobs

By and , Published: July 26
More than a third of Americans now believe that President Obama’s policies are hurting the economy, and confidence in his ability to create jobs is sharply eroding among his base, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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