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  • Pro-gun Democrats silenced as party veers left on Second Amendment

    05/19/2016 7:55:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    LOUISVILLE — Gun rights backers lament what they describe as a leftward drift on Second Amendment rights by Democrats in recent years, and predicted the push for stricter laws in blue state bastions such as California and Illinois will cost them even more independent-minded voters. Within the last decade, Democrats, including then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, were making overtures to gun groups including the National Rifle Association. But the 2012 Newtown school shooting spurred a realignment, with Democrats at the national level increasingly adopting a gun control posture, pushing gun rights Democrats to suppress their own views, said attendees at...
  • Liberal sexism? Ed Rendell calls Kelly Ayotte a ‘dumbbell’ (Re: Gun Control)

    05/10/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Rare ^ | 5/13/13 | WPHT - Philadelphia
    In a radio interview with a Philadelphia radio station today, former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) called GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a “dumbbell” for her opposition to gun control. Listen to the full interview below.
  • Former Pa. governor: A hot dog is a sandwich

    08/01/2015 7:54:59 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    upi ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    HARRISBURG, Pa., - Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has become the latest high-profile personality to weigh in on the debate over whether a hot dog qualifies as a sandwich. Rendell was asked by an interviewer to weigh in on the subject, which has recently become a topic of heated Internet debate, and he came out in favor of giving sandwich status to hot dogs. "It's got bread," Rendell told WPHT-AM. "Would you put a hoagie in the sandwich category? What I would think is the hot dog, the cheese steak, the hoagie, they're in the elite sandwich category...If you eat...
  • [Ed Rendell says] Never Let a Dead Child Go to Waste

    01/29/2013 9:50:51 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/29/12 | William A Levinson
    Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo, and their cohorts followed Rahm Emanuel's advice to "never let a good crisis go to waste" when they used the Sandy Hook shooting to renew their assault on the Bill of Rights. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell added, in effect, that one should never let a dead child go to waste if one can exploit him or her for political gain. "...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...
  • Ed Rendell: ‘There Are Probably More Ugly Women In America Than Attractive Women’

    05/18/2016 1:15:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 18, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says Donald Trump’s past comments on women will likely come back to haunt him because Rendell says “there are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women.”
  • Clinton Surrogate Rendell: We'll win because we will have the ugly women vote

    05/18/2016 12:38:00 PM PDT · by HypatiaTaught · 51 replies
    Will [Donald Trump] have some appeal to working-class Dems in Levittown or Bristol? Sure. For every one he’ll lose 1˝ , two Republican women. Trump’s comments like “You can’t be a 10 if you’re flat-chested,” that’ll come back to haunt him. There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women. People take that stuff personally. — Ed Rendell, a surrogate for the Hillary Clinton campaign
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Senate Committee Demands DHS Produce Whistle-Blower Smear Documents

    03/17/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 6 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/17/2016 | Evan Gahr
    In a letter released Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson  60% (R-WI) asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for all documents and communications regarding the dismissal of ICE whistle-blower Taylor Johnson and his underlings’ secretive effort to discredit her to reporters. Confused by all these Johnsons? It’s hard not to be. The story also features a cameo by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  2% (D-NV). In 2013, Johnson, a decorated agent, was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation and placed on desk duty. The single mother of four was ousted right after Reid’s office...
  • Rendell: Any Dem Will Expose Trump's 'Lack of Knowledge' In a One-On-One Debate (Video)

    12/27/2015 2:38:04 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, the former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), also the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said in the presidential election debates, any Democrat,Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16%, Martin O'Malley, or Hillary Clinton will "expose" Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's "lack of knowledge about things like the nuclear triad." Rendell said, "I think any Democrat,Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley,one-on-one with Donald Trump would be very advantageous. Donald does well when he controls the agenda. When speaking to a Trump rally. Even in the debates, nine, ten candidates, you know, moderators don't get to press him on substantive issues well. But...
  • Ex-DNC head: Kasich-Rubio ticket would scare me most

    12/20/2015 2:48:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) general chairman Ed Rendell says his party’s scariest opposition in 2016 would be a GOP presidential ticket comprised of Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). “In terms of who we fear the most, the Democratic side, just speaking for myself, I would fear John Kasich and Marco Rubio as vice president,” Rendell told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970 on Sunday. “That would be the ticket I would fear the most.”(continued)
  • Halperin: After Criticizing Hillary 'Not Saying Rendell Woke Up With Horse Head in Bed, But'

    08/28/2015 7:16:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So who's Hillary's enforcer? Last week we asked "who got to Donny Deutsch?" when he suddenly became supportive of Hillary whereas just the week before he had been very critical of her. Now the same thing has happened with Ed Rendell. Just yesterday, the former DNC Chairman and Pennsylvania governor was quoted in the New York Times saying Hillary has handled the email scandal "poorly, maybe atrociously, certainly horribly." But on today's Morning Joe, Ed was suddenly singing a different tune, claiming Hillary is doing everything right and plaintively suggesting that there is no problem. That led Mark Halperin to...
  • Democrats accused of snubbing black woman judge in Supreme Court bid

    02/26/2003 5:57:37 AM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 37 replies · 485+ views
    Democrats accused of snubbing black woman judge in Supreme Court bid ^ | Wednesday, February 26, 2003 | James O'Toole, Post-Gazette Politics Editor
    Democrats accused of snubbing black woman judge in Supreme Court bid Allen not invited to meeting with senior Democrats, including Rendell Wednesday, February 26, 2003By James O'Toole, Post-Gazette Politics Editor Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Cheryl Allen, a state Supreme Court candidate, is irate that she was not invited to a closed meeting Saturday where senior Democrats, including Gov. Ed Rendell, interviewed candidates for the high court. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Cheryl Allen "I'm very disappointed," Allen said last night. "I don't know why I wasn't invited. ... I would think that a truly Democratic process would demand an...
  • Rendell: 'Tough Cookie' Hillary Will Put Republicans 'In Short Pants'

    05/22/2015 4:40:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharpton's MSNBC show today, former DNC Chairman Ed Rendell dared congressional Republicans to recall Hillary Clinton to testify about Benghazi. Calling her a "tough cookie," Rendell vowed that "Hillary will put them in short pants." Paging Camille Paglia . . . Rendell surely thought he was paying Hillary a compliment. But is this really the Hillary persona that Dems want to project: that of a woman who makes little boys out of grown men? View the video here.
  • Homeland Security Releases Emails Showing Political Influence for Sony, Time Warner Projects

    04/11/2015 8:16:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4-10-15 | Eriq Gardner
    The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. The U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityÂ’s inspector general has released hundreds of pages of emails plus other documents in support of its investigation of improper influence on the EB-5 immigration program. Many of the documents discuss hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for film and television productions from Sony Pictures and Time Warner with prominent politicians including former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendall and...
  • Rendell: If GOP Shuts Down Government Over Immigration Executive Action They'll "Pay A Heavy Price"

    11/21/2014 7:20:39 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 87 replies ^ | November 20, 2014
    "I think the Republicans will lose in court if they go to court. The president clearly has the discretion to tell the Justice Department who he wants to deport and who he wants to not deport, where he wants the emphasis to be, it's clearly within his rights. But more than that, if the Republican party can't control itself, if they, in fact, shut down the government because of this, they'll pay a heavy price. If, in fact, they say, we're not going to do anything about immigration, because the president took this action, they'll look like spoiled children. They'll...
  • Fuel is cheaper—so let's hike gas tax: Former governor

    12/08/2014 7:34:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    cnbc ^ | Katie Kramer
    Gas prices, on average, are about 50 cents less a gallon than a year ago, giving a de facto tax cut and providing relief to millions of consumers as the holiday season kicks into high gear. However, a growing number of politicians have suggested that, given cheaper fuel costs, conditions might be ripe to hike federal taxes on gas in order to help fund infrastructure projects. Rendell is one of those voices. He supports raising the federal gas tax—
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 "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 ^ | 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...

    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