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  • Morning Joe Covers Gosnell Trial—But Ex-Gov. Rendell Claims He Knew Nothing

    04/15/2013 5:46:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Credit Joe Scarborough not just for devoting a significant Morning Joe segment to the Gosnell abortion-murder trial today--but for declaring that he will have a reporter covering the trial--Joe Slobodzian of the Philadelphia Inquirer--back again tomorrow and throughout the week. Ed Rendell—who was governor of Pennsylvania from 2003-10 while many of the horrors unfolded and the clinic went uninspected—was on today's Morning Joe panel. Scarborough questioned Rendell as to how this could have happened on his watch. Rendell claimed he knew nothing of the goings-on in the abortion clinic, that it was a question of bureaucratic bungling, and that he...
  • Toomey could be key to a deal on guns [time to hit the phones, faxes and emails]

    04/06/2013 4:44:53 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 42 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 4/6/2013 | Jonathan Tamari
    WASHINGTON - Could Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey be a Republican bridge who helps secure a deal on background checks on guns? His office confirmed Friday that Toomey, a strong Second Amendment advocate, was in discussions on pending gun bills that have struggled to gain traction with Republicans and many pro-gun Democrats in the Senate. "Sen. Toomey and his staff are talking to a lot of folks - both in Pennsylvania and in the Capitol - on the issue of guns in the hopes that we get to an approach that works," his spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail. There was no...
  • Former Pa. Gov. (Rendell): The ‘Good Thing’ About Newtown Is That it Was ‘So Horrific,’

    01/11/2013 2:09:23 PM PST · by DTogo · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 11th, 2013 | Becket Adams
    “The good thing about Newtown is, it was so horrific that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side,” said the former mayor, referring to the current debate between gun control advocates and supporters of the Second Amendment.
  • Ed Rendell: GOP Welfare Attack Is Starting To Work

    09/04/2012 12:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 4, 2012 | Zeke Miller
    CONCORD, N.C. — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell warned Democrats today that the Republican attack alleging that President Barack Obama gutted the welfare work requirement is taking hold. "It’s starting to resonate," he told the Maryland delegation at a breakfast. "It’s starting to affect blue-collar white voters.” Rendell predicted that pushing back on the widely criticized attack will be a central component of the last Democratic president's speech. "I think the man that will push back on it will be the man that pushed for it and signed it — President Bill Clinton," Rendell said, "but he can't do it...
  • Rendell: Pennsylvania’s Not a Lock for Obama

    08/06/2012 10:28:28 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-6-12 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) said Sunday that he doesn’t believe recent polls showing President Obama with a wide lead in his home state. “There are two polls out that show it’s 11 points. But I don’t believe those polls,” Rendell said on CBS’ Face the Nation. “…That’s what he won by in ’08. I don’t believe that. I believe it’s going to be closer. We’ve got a very serious problem with a bad voter ID law, if the courts don’t throw it out, that could cost us 100,000 votes. So this isn’t over in Pennsylvania. And if you’re...
  • Pennsylvania may undo Obama

    07/05/2012 4:40:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 5, 2012 | Sam Rohrer and Colin Hanna
    The Obama-Biden campaign bus tour rolling through Pennsylvania this week, about four months before Election Day, illustrates that the road to re-election runs through the Keystone State. Many political analysts believe that President Barack Obama cannot win without Pennsylvania, so it would seem self-evident that the state should get considerable attention from both campaigns in the upcoming election. Instead, Pennsylvania has been downgraded by some pundits and may have been dropped from the list of top-priority swing states by the Romney campaign. We believe that's a mistake, and that Pennsylvania instead is poised to become the Ohio or Florida of...
  • Poll: Obama 49 - Romney 46, But..

    05/22/2012 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Celebrate good times, liberals -- President Obama has again vaulted ahead of Mitt Romney in a national poll:   After months of aggressive campaigning on jobs and the economy, President Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger, are locked in a dead heat over who could fix the problem foremost on voters’ minds, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The parity on economic issues foreshadows what probably will continue to be a tough and negative campaign. Overall, voters would be split 49 percent for Obama and 46 percent for Romney if the November election were held now. On handling...
  • The Booker insurgency grows - We few, we unhappy few.

    05/22/2012 12:01:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 05/22/2012 | John Hayward
    Newark mayor Cory Booker may have been reduced to filming “hostage videos” in which he apologizes for throwing sharp spikes of reason and temperance beneath the madly spinning wheels of the Obama re-election bus, but the Booker Insurgency continues to grow. Harold Ford Jr., formerly a Democrat congressman from Tennessee, was welcomed to the ranks on Monday. Ford was no small-time back-bencher. He took a credible shot at wrestling House leadership away from Nancy Pelosi, and served as leader of the Democratic Leadership Council - a now-forgotten artifact of an earlier time, when there really were “moderates” in the Democrat...
  • Rendell: Hey, can you believe these Bain attacks from Obama? [The saga continues]

    05/22/2012 10:27:03 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 21, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Ed Rendell joins Harold Ford and Cory Booker as critics within Barack Obama’s own party of his electoral strategy of demonizing private equity. In a BuzzFeed article that focuses on the larger disconnect between Obama and Democratic Party institutions, Zeke Miller gets the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania — a state critical to Obama’s re-election hopes — on the record as decidedly uncomfortable with the tone of Team Obama’s attacks on Bain Capital: Rendell joined the chorus of criticism of Obama’s attacks on finance, whose leaders have written checks to many members of both parties. “I think they’re very disappointing,”...
  • Top Democrat leader exposed for giving speeches to terror groups

    03/10/2012 11:35:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Jewish News ^ | 3/10/12
    The Treasury Department’s counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a long-time Democratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates of an Iranian opposition group designated as a terrorist group by the State Department. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell told The Washington Times that Treasury investigators last week subpoenaed records related to payments he has accepted in exchange for public speaking engagements. Mr. Rendell is among a bipartisan group of prominent former officials - including Cabinet-level Republicans - who have accepted payment in exchange for speeches calling for the removal of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from...
  • Ed Rendell and Wife Separate

    02/08/2011 3:16:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | February 7, 2011 | Amie Parnes
    Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and his wife of 40 years are calling it quits. In an e-mail sent out to friends on Monday, Rendell and wife, Judge Marjorie "Midge" Rendell, said that they will be "living separately.” The couple recently moved out of the governor's mansion in Harrisburg. "Dear friends, we wanted to let you know that we have decided to embark upon the next phase of our lives by living separately," the e-mail said, according to philly.com. "This has been a difficult decision, but we both believe it is the right thing to do. Our parting is amicable,...
  • Rendells tell friends they are separating

    02/07/2011 5:29:31 PM PST · by AGreatPer · 35 replies
    Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau ^ | 2/7/2011 | By Tracie Mauriello, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau
    Rendells tell friends they are separating HARRISBURG -- Their marriage survived years of speculation about Ed Rendell's never-confirmed affairs, but today -- 20 days after the former governor left office -- he and U.S. Circuit Judge Marjorie O. Rendell told friends they are separating. The news came in a five-sentence email sent at 4:08 p.m. and signed "Ed and Midge." The Rendells told recipients that the split is amicable, that they will remain friends and that they "will not find it awkward or uncomfortable" to be invited to the same social events. The Rendells have been married for about 40...
  • Rendell calls bid to curb guns in Pennsylvania 'a lost cause'

    11/30/2010 11:42:28 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Nov. 30, 2010 | Amy Worden
    HARRISBURG - For eight years, Gov. Rendell has lobbied hard in the halls of the Capitol for what he calls "commonsense" handgun laws. He wanted to limit sales to individuals to one handgun a month. He wanted owners to report lost or stolen weapons. He wanted to close a loophole in state law that he believes lets criminals use gun permits obtained in other states. At each turn, the legislature - including some of his allies in the Democratic-controlled House - knocked down the proposals like so many slow-moving clay birds on a skeet-shooting range. On Monday, Rendell defended his...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Governor Rendell Vetoes Castle Doctrine

    11/27/2010 3:06:07 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 75 replies
    CBS 21 News ^ | Nov, 27, 2010
    Three more bills met Gov. Ed Rendell's veto pen, including one that would have expanded a person's self-defense rights to use deadly force in certain circumstances outside their home or car. The self-defense bill would have expanded Pennsylvania's so-called "Castle Doctrine" and offered immunity against civil lawsuits in certain cases.
  • Rendell vetoes gun bill and two others

    11/27/2010 1:40:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Rendell vetoes gun bill and two others By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Gov. Rendell on Saturday vetoed three bills, including a controversial measure that would have expanded a person's right to use lethal force. Rendell said an expansion of the so-called "Castle Doctrine," would have "threatened – not enhanced – the public safety of Pennsylvania citizens." The law already protects residents' right to defend themselves in their homes, and the bill would have extended that right to virtually anywhere a person encountered a perceived threat. "The bill as passed encourages the use of deadly force, even when safe retreat...
  • Rendell: "Vote Like Your Life Defends On It … It Just Might" (video)

    10/10/2010 5:25:41 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 10, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "Remember, remember, vote like your life depends on it. Vote like your kids' future depends on it, because you know what, it just might," Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) said at a campaign rally headlined by President Obama in Philadelphia on Sunday.
  • Rendell: "Vote like your life depends on it .. because it just might" (looking for vid)

    10/10/2010 4:39:25 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2010 | The Hill
    The Hill and several other outlets are reporting this quote. Rendell spoke at an Obama rally in Philly earlier today. He spoke BEFORE Obama. Anyone know if there is video??
  • Ed Rendell: Help me beat Sarah Palin in Iowa

    10/07/2010 7:32:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 7, 2010 | David Catanese
    DUBUQUE, IOWA — Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is throwing down the gauntlet in the first-in-the-nation state of Iowa. The former Philadelphia mayor and chairman of the Democratic National Committee is calling on Democrats to help him match the political star power of Sarah Palin. In an e-mail to Iowa Democrats, the tough-talking Rendell is promising to draw a bigger crowd at the state party's upcoming Jefferson-Jackson dinner than Palin was able to muster at the GOP's annual Ronald Reagan dinner last month. "Sarah Palin was able to get 1,300 people to show up at the Republican Party of Iowa’s dinner...
  • Ed Rendell to left on MSNBC: ‘Get over it’

    10/05/2010 10:25:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Ed Rendell to left on MSNBC: ‘Get over it’ By: Andy Barr October 5, 2010 12:44 PM EDT Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says discouraged liberals need to “get over it” and support the Democratic Party, before they regret it. “This isn't about President [Barack] Obama,” Rendell said on MSNBC’s “Last Word” Monday night. “It's about whether the Democratic Party, not perfect, but certainly bent on trying to preserve theories in government and progressive practices, is going to be in charge of the Congress or the Republican Party. And it's not the Republican Party of old. This is a scary Republican...
  • CNBC's Kernen Challenges Pa. Governor on Tea Party Attacks; Rips MSNBC's Ed Schultz (Video)

    09/29/2010 12:18:01 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 29, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    As we near the midterm elections, left-wingers will be reading from the same tired playbook – the attempted marginalization of the Tea Party movement, but just more of it. But more and more, they are discovering the tactics are tougher to defend, as their side has their own fringe, loose-cannon elements. On CNBC’s Sept. 29 “Squawk Box,” hosts Joe Kernen and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera went after Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell for what seems to be hypocrisy – a willingness to attack one side for extremism, while ignoring extreme elements on the left. Rendell was asked by Kernen to elaborate on remarks...
  • Dem Gov. Ed Rendell Predicts Hillary Clinton Will Run for President in 2016 and Win – Video

    07/30/2010 9:47:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Democrat Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell saying he does not believe Hillary Clinton will run for President against Obama in 2012. But he does believe she will run in 2016, and will be the next President after Obama.
  • Ed Rendell: Obama Could Get Primary Challenge in 2012

    07/28/2010 12:28:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News' Political Hotsheet ^ | July 28, 2010 | Jaywon Choe
    There has been plenty of speculation about which Republicans will enter the race to challenge President Obama in the 2012 presidential elections. But on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" yesterday, Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell threw a curveball into the discussion when he suggested that Mr. Obama could face a challenge from within his own party if he were to escalate U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. While the governor didn't point to any specific potential primary challengers, he implied that Mr. Obama would need to keep his word on beginning to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in July 2011 to avoid a challenge from...
  • Democrat Ed Rendell Likens Obama Going on “The View” to Going on “Jerry Springer” – Video

    07/27/2010 10:48:14 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 27, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Pennsylvania Democrat Gov. Ed Rendell on “Morning Joe” today, where he disagreed with President Obama’s decision to go on “The View” this Thursday. Rendell said, “There’s got to be a little bit of dignity to the presidency.” Rendell went a step further and said “I would not put him on Jerry Springer either.” Rendell said, “The President of the United States should go on serious shows.” You could tell his disagreement with Obama’s decision was not going over well with Mika Brzezinski and others on the show!
  • Renewed Interest In The Sestak Issue

    06/18/2010 1:29:57 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 4 replies · 415+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/18/10 | CaroleL
    The possible violation of federal law by the Obama administration also known as 'the Sestak issue' has been pushed out of the media spotlight recently by the much larger 'oil spill in the Gulf issue'. But a new development is bringing renewed interest to whether the White House offered US Representative and Senate candidate Joe Sestak (D-Pennsylvania) a job if he would drop out of his Democratic primary race.
  • BREAKING...Ed Rendell was involved on Sestak

    06/02/2010 6:39:00 PM PDT · by Samizdat · 91 replies · 3,260+ views
    Fox News | 6/2/10 | Hannity
    On Hannity just now, Ed Rendell said he was in talks with Rahm Emanuel about wanting Sestak not to run against Specter. Hannity cut him off while he was in the process of admitting another job offer to someone against Santorum. I can't believe Sean would just cut him off like that. Oops!
  • Rendell: Stonewalling on Sestak ‘Not Smart’

    05/30/2010 3:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,155+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 30, 2010 | Mary Lu Carnevale
    The uproar over the White House disclosure it had tapped former President Bill Clinton to see if Rep. Joe Sestak could be enticed to drop his Senate primary bid in Pennsylvania got a new round of attention on the Sunday talk shows. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, appearing on Fox News Sunday, got this question from host Chris Wallace: “If it isn’t illegal and it isn’t improper, do you think using the former president of the United States as a political fixer and then stonewalling about it for months was dumb?” Rendell, a strong supporter of Sen. Arlen Specter who was...
  • Pennsylvania finds new clean fuel source. Gov. Ed Rendell taxes the Golden Goose before it lays eggs

    04/27/2010 12:18:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 744+ views
    News Blaze ^ | 04/26/2010 | Dr. John Sparks, Grove City College
    Imagine that you are governor of the state of Pennsylvania, and private enterprisers discover a new, clean source of fuel within the state's borders, a source which would help reduce the costs of energy, provide jobs for companies and workers, yield additional tax revenues from existing taxes, and augment local taxes. What response would one expect from the state's governor? If you are one of the new progressives, like Ed Rendell, governor of Pennsylvania, your immediate response is: "Tax 'em some more." Tax the new "golden goose," even when it has only just begun to lay "golden eggs." The new...
  • Ed Rendell: Tea Party Crowds are Pathetic

    04/24/2010 9:15:43 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 51 replies · 1,017+ views
    Ed Rendell on FNC just said he could hold a rally to increase federal legislation to protect puppies & draw at least 100,000. He's trying to downplay the size of the turnout at the Tea Party events, calling it "pathetic" & pointing out there is no "leadership" & no "infrastructure." (Eddie's not clear on the concept). Amazing. One wonders what all the hysteria on the left has been about if the Tax Day rally only drew a couple of "hundred" people.
  • MSNBC's Maddow, Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Complain Media Giving Tea Party Too Much Coverage

    04/22/2010 8:02:42 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies · 595+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 22, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    So you do your part and pay your taxes to the federal government. However, you feel you pay too much and you don't like how that same government uses that money. Do you have the right to petition and protest that government? If it's on federal land that your tax dollars paid for, then your protest is hypocritical nonsense, according to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. To her, the tea partiers, who protested on the government land of the National Mall, are hypocrites. Worse, they're getting unwarranted media coverage. "In the case of the tea partiers, though, mainstream media coverage has...
  • Pa will furlough workers if table games spurned-Gov

    01/04/2010 3:21:58 PM PST · by malkee · 15 replies · 500+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/4/10 | Joan Gralla
    Pennsylvania will have to furlough 1,000 state workers if the legislature does not legalize table games at casinos by the end of this week, the governor and his secretary of administration said on Monday. The furloughs will be needed to help close a $250 million hole in the budget, Democratic Governor Ed Rendell said in a statement. Pennsylvania currently allows only slot machines at its new casinos, which compete with New Jersey's Atlantic City's resorts that have offered table games for decades.
  • Stumbling governors signal trouble for Dems

    07/26/2009 2:17:42 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 23 replies · 290+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 26, 2009 | Michael Barone
    With polls showing a drop in Barack Obama's job rating and sinking support for the Democrats' health care plans, there is evidence of collateral damage where you might not expect to find it, in the standing of Democratic governors. Pennsylvania's Ed Rendell is suddenly getting negative job ratings in both the Quinnipiac and the Franklin and Marshall polls -- his lowest marks in seven years as governor. Ohio's Ted Strickland, who has spent most of his first term working amicably with Republican legislators, scores under 50 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll and has only tenuous leads over two Republicans,...
  • The Infamous Mr. Ed (Manhattan Madam’s Radio Interview implicates Ed Rendell?)

    07/24/2009 9:54:34 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 2,320+ views
    Man, Ed Rendell is so screwed -- literally. I don't normally listen to Opie & Anthony looking for breaking news, but astonishingly that's what I just got. A few minutes ago, the cast of the show on Sirius XM radio were interviewing Kristin Davis -- not the one from Sex and the City, the former Manhattan Madam who spent four months in Rikers in connection with the Eliot Spitzer hooker scandal from last year. There's been quite a bit of speculation that her operation at one time serviced another high-profile governor, besides Spitzer, and up until now she's been largely...
  • (Hooker mystery solved?)PA GOVERNOR ED RENDELL (D) ALSO CLIENT OF SAME HOOKER AS ELIOT SPITZER

    07/24/2009 9:15:34 PM PDT · by Sarah Barracuda · 62 replies · 4,317+ views
    No wonder Ed is always smiling. Just another Dem who can't keep his pecker in his pants.. Man, Ed Rendell is so screwed -- literally. I don't normally listen to Opie & Anthony looking for breaking news, but astonishingly that's what I just got. A few minutes ago, the cast of the show on Sirius XM radio were interviewing Kristin Davis -- not the one from Sex and the City, the former Manhattan Madam who spent four months in Rikers in connection with the Eliot Spitzer hooker scandal from last year. There's been quite a bit of speculation that her...
  • Road signs eat up part of stimulus

    07/20/2009 7:52:28 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 17 replies · 1,840+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Monday, July 20, 2009 | Salena Zito
    PennDOT has spent $60,000 to create large green road signs telling motorists that funding was secured by the federal stimulus package. Agency spokesman Eric Waters said the signs will be visible at 30 projects across the state. The signs will cost about $2,000 each. "We received $1 billion for roads and bridge projects; not all of the 242 projects will have signs," he said
  • Gov. Rendell: State Workers Should "Put A Statue Of Me" On Their Mantel (VIDEO)

    07/14/2009 12:58:19 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies · 693+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 14, 2009
    "Most of those state workers -- I've arranged for them to get a $15,000 loan with no interest, so if they're paying off $6,000 worth of credit debt at 14 percent, they should put a statue of me up on their mantel place," Rendell said.
  • Freedcom Radio 8 pm EDT tonight: Chris Freind, Brian Darling, and Chris Simcox

    05/03/2009 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 12 replies · 317+ views
    BTR: Freedom Radio ^ | May 3, 2009 | Honest Conservative
    Join us for a NiteCap at Freedom Radio tonight at 8 pm EDT for a the fastest two hours in radio with our very special guests, columnist Chris Freind of the Evening Bulletin, Brian Darling the Heritage Foundation's Director of Senate Relations, and Minutemen founder Chris Simcox who is a Republican candidate for the US Senate to replace John McCain. Join us by clicking here at Freedom Radio. Call in if you can at 646 478 5613. {Note: There have been issues for some folks with getting BTR's player to play, so we will be simulcasting as well from another...
  • The State Lawsuit Racket (the seedy politician-trial lawyer alliance)

    04/07/2009 7:34:25 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 1 replies · 256+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 8, 2009 | Editorial
    State Attorneys General regularly hire private plaintiffs lawyers on a contingency-fee basis to prosecute cases. The trial bar returns the favor with campaign donations to state office holders. And despite the inherent conflicts of interest and questionable ethics of the practice, corporate defendants have rarely challenged such arrangements. Which is why a motion pending before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is so remarkable -- and deserves more public attention. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the state of Pennsylvania over Janssen's antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The state alleges that Janssen has improperly...
  • Badge of Honor: Matthews Accuses Jindal of ‘Stupid Talk’

    02/23/2009 5:04:55 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 1,101+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bobby Jindal must be doing something right: Chris Matthews is making ugly remarks about him. On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews accused the Louisiana governor of “stupid talk.” It got even better for Bobby: Dem Gov. Ed Rendell announced that “I’m voting for Charlie Crist” over Jindal. Thank you, Ed! Rendell was a guest on this evening’s Hardball, and Matthews played a clip of Jindal and Crist’s contrasting comments on the stimulus plan. Jindal was critical, Crist thought it was great. MATTHEWS: Governor Rendell, that’s cartoon talk by Jindal. Nobody’s talking about a train or a light rail from Disney World...
  • Gov. Rendell subpoenaed in Fumo trial

    02/02/2009 12:53:27 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 19 replies · 2,675+ views
    PennLive.com ^ | 2/2/09 | CHARLES THOMPSON
    Gov. Ed Rendell will appear in federal court next Monday as a defense witness in the corruption trial of former Sen. Vince Fumo, D-Philadelphia. Chuck Ardo, Rendell's press secretary, said that Rendell had been served with a subpoena earlier today at his Philadelphia office. "The governor isn't sure what relevant information he may have, but he will honor the subpoena and answer any questions that are asked," Ardo said. Fumo is charged with misusing more than $1 million in state resources and another $1 million from the Citizens' Alliance for Better Neighborhoods, a south Philadelphia charity he allegedly controlled, for...
  • Richardson Donor Linked To Ed Rendell

    01/06/2009 10:02:47 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 467+ views
    supportyourlocalgunfighter.com ^ | January 7, 2009 | Wyatt Earp
    Los Angeles financier David Rubin - the man who cost Bill Richardson a position in the Obama Cabinet - is apparently linked to Pennsylvania Governor “Fast Eddie” Rendell. Rubin is not exactly just “a guy from the neighborhood,” either. He gave lots of money to Rendell’s campaign, and was later appointed to the governor’s transition team. Isn’t that interesting? HARRISBURG, Pa. - January 6, 2009 — A campaign donor who is the target of an federal investigation that forced New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to withdraw from consideration for U.S. Commerce secretary also gave generously to Gov. Ed Rendell’s campaigns....
  • Rendell, His Political Friends—And More State Contracts

    12/05/2008 8:19:24 AM PST · by grace522 · 7 replies · 566+ views
    The Philadelphia Bulletin ^ | 12/05/2008 | Chris Freind
    Rendell, His Political Friends—And More State Contracts By Chris Freind, The Bulletin 12/05/2008 Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., has come under increased fire as more information comes to light regarding his relationships with campaign donors. Awarding contributors with lucrative state contracts is nothing new in Pennsylvania, but the frequency, large-dollar amounts and the number of secretive no-bid contracts awarded to political friends are perceived by many to have crossed the ethical line. As a result, numerous bills aimed at reforming how state contracts are awarded will be re-introduced in January when the new legislature convenes. When questioned on how his friendships...
  • Rendell's sexist gaffe (about Janet Napolitano)

    12/03/2008 10:05:55 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies · 1,786+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 3, 3008 | Timothy McNulty
    Ed Rendell was the MC for the governor's meeting in Philly yesterday, where there was much to be heard on the open mics. CNN zeroed-in its microphones on Pa's motor-mouthed governor and heard him saying this about Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Obama's pick for Homeland Security chief: "Janet's perfect for that job. Because for that job, you have to have no life. Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day to it." CNN's Campbell Brown went off on the guv last night: Wow. Now, I'm sure Gov. Napolitano has many qualifications for the job beyond...
  • VIDEO: Pennsylvania Governor Rendell (Obama endorser) Praises Farrakhan and N.O.I.

    11/04/2008 10:28:37 AM PST · by ETL · 5 replies · 961+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 14, 1997
    Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Praises Farrakhan and N.O.I.:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DXum_-8I1TA
  • PA Governor Rendell (Endorsing Obama) Praises Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam

    11/02/2008 12:27:11 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 11 replies · 955+ views
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DXum_-8I1TA ^ | April 20, 2008 | PhilaTruth
    This is the transcript of former Mayor, Ed Rendell, who is Governor of Pennsylvania and the states most influential supporter of Presidential hopeful, Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking to a packed audience at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church on April 14, 1997 at rally: "A Solution Too Heal The Racial Divide." The then mayor was the principal organizer of the rally that brought together diverse religious, political, and civic Philadelphia leaders, with Nation of Islam leader, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as the keynote speaker.
  • Pennsylvania Gov Rendell on video honoring racist, Black Liberationist, Louis Farrakhan

    11/02/2008 5:03:39 AM PST · by ETL · 32 replies · 2,312+ views
    VIDEO: Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Praises Farrakhan and N.O.I.http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DXum_-8I1TA
  • PA Governor Ed Rendell Rips McCain Supporters

    10/29/2008 11:28:43 AM PDT · by ChiTraderRob · 49 replies · 2,281+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/29/08 | ChiTraderRob
    Ed Rendell, taking up Murtha's mantel, rips McCain supporters as "not having any wealth"
  • Bill Steigerwald: Handicapping the Race in Western Pennsylvania

    10/28/2008 12:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 983+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 27, 2008 | Bill Steigerwald
    Gov. Rendell first blurted the ugly truth about Western Pennsylvania back in February. "You've got conservative whites here," he said, no doubt thinking of the rolling hills and hollows of Western Pennsylvania, "and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate." State Rep. David Levdansky from a district south of Pittsburgh echoed that line of thought to the New York Times at the same time. "For all our wanting to believe that race is less of an issue than ever before, the reality of racism still exists." And then, three weeks...
  • PA GOV, Jokes about taxing Gov Palin(vanity)

    10/26/2008 10:03:13 PM PDT · by 09Patriot · 8 replies · 555+ views
    someplace ^ | 26 oct 08 | me
    I was watching meet the depressed or whatever it was, the one with the baggy eyed bolsheviK as a host. Governor of PA was commenting that Palin is spending so much time there he should charge her state income tax. Wow, I know dems are sick and tested but they even think taxing visitors is funny.
  • McCain's path to victory through Pa.

    10/22/2008 4:46:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies · 2,321+ views
    The Politico ^ | October 22, 2008 | Charles Mahtesian
    Facing seemingly limited options for getting to an Electoral College majority, John McCain’s path to victory likely runs through Pennsylvania, a state that no Republican presidential candidate has won in two decades, a state in which he trails in the polls by a wide margin and a state where in the past year more than a half-million new Democrats have been added to the voter registration rolls. It’s an unenviable position to be in, except for one thing: Nearly everyone in a position to know thinks the race for Pennsylvania’s 21 electoral votes is considerably tighter than what recent polls...
  • Philly Inquirer's New Palin Slam: She Sold her State's Plane? So What?

    Mario Cattabiani of the Philadelphia Inquirer wants you to know that Governor Sarah Palin's selling of her state's plane is no big deal. Why? Well, because Democrat Governor Ed "Fast Eddie" Rendell sold his state's plane, too, and he got a better deal. So, Palin's plane purveying pales next to Rendell's according to Cattabiani. Only, there are quite a few facts that Cattabiani seems to have skipped in his story. So, apparently, the only way for the Philly Inquirer to pooh pooh Palin's efforts is to mislead us about Rendell's. Unfortunately for Cattabiani, his piece ends up being just another...