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  • Top DHS official shows ‘favoritism’ to wealthy, Dem-connected immigrants: report

    03/24/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department meddled in three high-profile immigration cases, giving special treatment to applications from wealthy and well-connected immigrants after calls from major Democrats despite the objections of career employees, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the department’s legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded. Inspector General John Roth...
  • Former DNC chair Ed Rendell: Clinton making mistake by attacking FBI director [says PA close]

    11/01/2016 5:00:18 PM PDT · by Hadean · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Chris Massie
    Full title: Former DNC chair Ed Rendell: Clinton campaign is making a mistake by attacking FBI director (CNN)Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania and former Democratic National Committee chairman, said Tuesday that Hillary Clinton's campaign was making a mistake by attacking FBI director James Comey over how he handled recent developments into the investigation of Clinton's private server. "I think that's, I wouldn't do that," Rendell told radio host Rich Zeoli on 1210 WPHT Philadelphia. "Again, you know, I'm not running the campaign by any means, but I wouldn't do that. I agree with you." Earlier in the interview,...
  • 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
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 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
    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...