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  • Rendell roots for the "Steagles"...for now

    01/13/2009 8:06:39 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 26 replies · 1,587+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | January 13, 2009 5 :56 AM | Salena Zito
    This coming Sunday, Gov. Edward G. Rendell will be all out for both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers in their NFL conference championship games. But if both teams happen to win, well, then it is all Eagles. Rendell told the New York Times that he has to be loyal. “If it costs me some political points, that’s life.” Rendell is a rabid Eagles fan, and is pretty sure that rabid Steelers fans would understand his Eagle loyalty. “The casual fans might be upset, but I don’t care,” he said. During World War II, the Steelers and the Eagles...
  • Rendell’s Former Firm Went Beyond ‘No-Bid’ Contracts

    01/09/2009 11:46:00 AM PST · by grace522 · 25 replies · 3,063+ views
    The Philadelphia Bulletin ^ | 9 Jan 09 | Steve Friend
    Ballard's $773,000 'No-Contract' Work Rendell’s Former Firm Went Beyond ‘No-Bid’ Contracts By Chris Freind, The Bulletin Published: Friday, January 09, 2009 Gov. Ed Rendell,D-Pa., has recently come under fire as more information emerges regarding the frequency and high-dollar amounts of no-bid state contracts that have been distributed to his political donors and friends. The details of such contracts have been previously revealed by The Bulletin. Many eyebrows have been raised on these lucrative no-bid contracts, especially since the records from past administrations were “lost” under Mr. Rendell’s tenure — ostensibly the only way to compare the frequency, amounts and recipients...
  • Rendell Tied To Richardson Probe Figure

    01/07/2009 5:56:11 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 15 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | January 07, 2009 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Was Fast Eddie Rendell involved? http://www.thebulletin.us/articles/2009/01/07/top_stories/doc49643cc4b4c99010131027.txt
  • 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...
  • Rendell: Forget the polls, it's gonna be close in state

    10/31/2008 9:46:52 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 60 replies · 1,933+ views
    Rendell: Forget the polls, it's gonna be close in state Governor stops at ESU while on bus tour for Obama By Dan Berrett Pocono Record Writer November 01, 2008 6:00 AM EAST STROUDSBURG — Gov. Ed Rendell urged supporters of Sen. Barack Obama on Friday to get out the vote in the last 100 hours of the presidential campaign because the race for Pennsylvania is closer than polls suggest. "This is not a 10-, 12- or 14-point election for Barack Obama," the Democratic governor said Friday afternoon in the lobby of East Stroudsburg University's new Science and Technology Center. "A...
  • 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.
  • PA Governor 'Nervous,' Sees McCain Surge

    10/22/2008 11:50:27 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 205 replies · 10,100+ views
    AOL News ^ | 10-22-08 | Mark Impomeni
    Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has written two separate memos to the Obama campaign in recent days begging for Sen. Obama to come back and campaign in his state. In the memos, Rendell, a former Hillary Clinton supporter, admits to being "a little nervous" about Obama's chances in the Keystone state. Rendell says that the McCain camp is making a strong push for Pennsylvania, with Sen. McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin spending significant time and resources there recently. Rendell wants Sen. Obama to return to his state and make three appearances to blunt McCain's momentum. He recommends a visit to what...
  • Rendell to cast vote for Clinton at convention

    08/19/2008 3:36:59 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 10 replies · 228+ views
    Pennsylvania's Gov. Ed Rendell told PolitikerPA, a political Web site, that "Early on, I said I would cast my ballot for Sen. Clinton, I'm going to cast my ballot for her, and then the moment I cast my vote, I'm going to continue to enthusiastically support Sen. Obama. It's going to be a good release for all of us." Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo confirmed to the Tribune-Review via email Rendell's statement with this response: "He (Rendell) will vote for Senator Clinton on the first ballot as part of his commitment as a pledged delegate. He will then support Sen. Obama...
  • Is Ed Rendell Plotting Against Barack Obama?

    08/01/2008 7:49:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 151+ views
    I hold in my hand proof that Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell wants Barack Obama to lose the presidential election this November. What do I have? I have a July 31 press release announcing that Rendell has established a “Chief Diversity Officer” for the Keystone State backed up by the legal force of the state government. Rendell’s action is great news, of course, for the leftist-multiculturalist cause of “diversity.” But Rendell’s action is also an early warning indicator: It’s a signal to non-leftists, in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, of what an even greater emphasis on “diversity” might look like. That is to...
  • Rendell's subtle rascism

    02/12/2008 5:16:42 PM PST · by melstew · 28 replies · 157+ views
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Ed Rendell, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most visible supporters, said some white Pennsylvanians are likely to vote against her rival Barack Obama because he is black.
  • Pennsylvania and Racism

    02/12/2008 8:50:00 PM PST · by Fred · 32 replies · 265+ views
    Pennsylvania and Racism ^ | 021208 | Evan Dawson
    Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell says Barack Obama is going to lose votes because some white voters are not ready for a black president: "I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate." Rendell also said he thought race cost his Republican opponent, former NFL star Lynn Swann, around five points in the 2006 election for governor. Rendell's statement was jarring for me. Last summer, at my wife's high school reunion, I met a guy who grew up in Penn Yan and now works for a nuclear facility outside Pittsburgh. He's a Libertarian...
  • Rendell can't spin away Hsu

    09/22/2007 9:55:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 264+ views
    pittsburgh live dot com ^ | 9-32-07 | Bumsted
    Rendell can't spin away Hsu By Brad Bumsted STATE CAPITOL REPORTER Sunday, September 23, 2007 HARRISBURG Capitol observers were astounded when Gov. Ed Rendell called Democrat fundraiser Norman Hsu, a felon and then-fugitive, "one of the best 10 people I've met." They're likely more astounded now. Rendell made the comment to The Philadelphia Inquirer; it became instant fodder for Capitol insiders. If Mr. Hsu is on the governor's Top 10 list, who else is on the list? Incredibly, Rendell last week backed off the statement at his first Capitol news conference since the Hsu scandal surfaced. The governor threw in...
  • PA GOP: Fast Eddie Robs Peter Paul to Pay Hillary

    09/17/2007 9:10:26 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 379+ views
    Pennsylvania GOP ^ | 9-14-07 | Michael Barley
    PA GOP: Fast Eddie Robs Peter Paul to Pay Hillary Friday, September 14, 2007 Contact: Michael Barley HARRISBURG —Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Robert A. Gleason, Jr. was not surprised to see that Gov. Ed Rendell and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton are involved in more fundraising scandals with another convicted felon, named Peter Paul. Paul alleges that Ed Rendell, then Chairman of the Democrat National Committee, told him to lie about his involvement with a 2000 Clinton for Senate fundraiser. “Apparently, when Sen. Clinton and Gov. Rendell need campaign donations, they dial up the list of America’s most wanted as...
  • (Paul v Clinton) Felon Wants Rendell to Testify (quite a headline, huh?)

    09/14/2007 10:18:07 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 583+ views
    pittsburghlive dot com ^ | 9-15-07 | Bumsted
    Felon wants Rendell to testify By Brad Bumsted STATE CAPITOL REPORTER Saturday, September 15, 2007 Peter F. Paul of Asheville, N.C., contends in court documents that after The Washington Post pursued a story disclosing his felony convictions, Rendell asked him to lie in 2000 to cover up Paul's role in a Hollywood fundraiser he helped sponsor for Clinton. "He will be deposed. He's a material witness," Paul told the Tribune-Review in a telephone interview. Court documents allege in a civil lawsuit pending in Los Angeles County Superior Court that "Rendell, on Hillary Rodham Clinton's behalf, asked Paul to lie about...
  • Rendell decides not to delay computer work on gun sales database

    08/28/2007 7:59:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 843+ views
    centredaily.com ^ | Aug. 28, 2007 | MARK SCOLFORO
    Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. --Gov. Ed Rendell, despite pressure from gun dealers, decided Tuesday not to delay a database upgrade that will halt Pennsylvania firearms sales for three days. The Democratic governor said the shutdown to allow work on the criminal history database would last one day less than previously announced. The Pennsylvania Instant Check System will be down from 6 p.m. Sunday and return to operation at 6 p.m. Sept. 5. "It is clear that there will never be an ideal time to temporarily shut down the system so we can make changes necessary to ensure the system continues...
  • Governor Ed Rendell's Terrorism Awareness and Prevention tips

    05/14/2007 3:52:58 PM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 14 replies · 629+ views
    PA-Aware.org, run by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency ^ | Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
    Domestic Terrorists Anti-Government Groups Often associated with unorganized militias, the Anti-Government movement actually embraces a much larger variety of groups and causes. The extreme fringe believes that the U.S. government is either the enemy or has been subverted by the enemy and must be actively defended against. Anti-Government Issues and Beliefs Gun Control is a conspiracy to enslave us starting with the removal of our ability to either defend ourselves or forcefully change our government. The first ten amendments of The Constitution are God given and all others are temporary, invalid or outright fraudulent. All judicial authority resides with the...
  • Pennsylvania launches health insurance plan

    01/17/2007 4:19:41 PM PST · by libertarianPA · 19 replies · 577+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/17/07 | Jon Hurdle
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Pennsylvania became the fifth U.S. state to seek universal health coverage for its citizens on Wednesday when it unveiled a plan to provide medical insurance for some three-quarters of a million residents who currently have none. Along with other states including Massachusetts and California, Pennsylvania is joining a growing movement among U.S. states to tackle the problem of residents without health care insurance, which according to some estimates number as many as 46 million Americans or about 15 percent of the population. The problem of uninsured medical costs, often left to be covered at taxpayer expense,...
  • Court Examines Rendell's Role In 1998 Protester Beatings

    10/20/2006 10:34:49 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 121 replies · 4,975+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 10/20/2006 | WILLIAM MULGREW
    <p>Philadelphia - A special three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals convened Wednesday to hear arguments on whether a Federal Civil Rights suit may proceed against Gov. Ed Rendell and overturn a 2003 lower court ruling that there was insufficient evidence. Rendell is charged with conspiring to suppress the First Amendment rights of protesters by having Teamsters Local 115 beat them while they demonstrated outside Philadelphia's City Hall during a Democratic fundraiser featuring President Bill Clinton. Rendell, who was mayor of Philadelphia at the time, admitted in a deposition following the Oct. 2, 1998 beatings to personally inviting Teamsters Local 115 Secretary-Treasurer John Morris and instructing the union to "drown-out" the Clinton protesters. "I specifically said I didn't want any interaction with the demonstrators. I wanted this to be extremely peaceful and extremely positive," Rendell also claimed in the deposition, which was taken two years after the fact. Morris was caught on video by local media placing a fedora over protester Don Adams' head, signaling the Teamsters to knock him to the ground and assault him. Adams was treated at a nearby hospital for a concussion, lacerations and multiple bruises. His sister, Teri, sustained minor injuries. Testimony from Morris' chief of staff revealed that, after the beatings, Rendell called Morris about the Teamsters who participated in the attack and said, "nothing is going to happen to these guys," and "I know how these things go." He then suggested that Morris and the Teamsters file a criminal complaint against Adams, which they did two days later on Oct. 4, 1998, alleging that he struck a woman in their group. Even though there was no police reports supporting the Teamster's claim, the incident was caught on video, and the District Attorney's Office pursued trial against Adams, who filed suit against the Teamsters and Rendell several months later. At one point, the Teamsters offered to drop their charges against him if he dropped his case. During that time, they launched a media campaign and accused Adams of being a woman-beater. Adams rejected the deal and was found not guilty on July 8, 1999. Five teamsters then pled guilty to various charges of assault and were granted probation, and Morris died in 2001. Arguments surrounding Rendell's involvement center not on how convincing the evidence is, but whether his interaction with Morris after the fact - consoling the Teamsters and advising them to sue Adams - can be used as evidence to support the charge of conspiracy. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in United States vs. Smith in 2002 that concerted actions to conceal unlawful behavior are relevant to a finding of conspiracy. The Supreme Court reached a similar conclusion in United States vs. Brodie last year. However, Philadelphia Law Department attorney Jane Lovitch Istvan, who represents Rendell, argued in brief, "The alleged conversation in this case ... contained no evidence of attempted concealment, nor is there a pattern of other alleged attempts to conceal." "I think he might have a case," Circuit Judge Restani said during oral arguments surrounding Adams' claim. The three circuit judges were appointed to hear the case from outside the Third Circuit Court's jurisdiction after a motion asking the entire Circuit to recuse itself was granted. This recusal was issued due to the fact that Rendell's wife, Judge Marjorie Rendell, sits on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.</p>
  • Swann vs. Rendell’s Harrisburg

    09/05/2006 7:49:17 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 17 replies · 1,071+ views
    PITTSBURGH—In his new book, A New Direction: My Plan for a Better Pennsylvania, Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann outlined his plan to increase job creation across Pennsylvania and stop Ed Rendell’s Harrisburg from hindering economic growth. The current administration’s burdensome business taxes cost Pennsylvania over 33,000 new jobs in 2004 alone. And in the Northeastern part of the state, manufacturing jobs dropped approximately 40 percent in Lackawanna County since 2000, 29 percent in the city of Scranton, and 15 percent in Luzerne County, according to newly released 2005 census data. The Swann/Matthews plan for job creation includes: · Returning the...
  • PA Governor Rendell: City law ‘feeds off’ hatred

    Hazleton Mayor Louis Barletta and Gov. Ed Rendell traded barbs over a new city ordinance that cracks down on illegal immigrants, with Rendell saying during a Thursday stop in Scranton that it had been drafted by “mean-spirited” politicians who “feed off hate and divisiveness.” Barletta disagreed, saying the ordinance simply upholds the law. The only mean-spirited remarks that Barletta said he could recall were made by two members of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, who publicly called Hazleton a “Nazi city” and said that Latinos would never assimilate into American culture. The Associated Press and The (Scranton) Times-Tribune...
  • Pa. governor speaks to Virginia Democrats at annual dinner

    02/11/2006 6:52:12 PM PST · by ncountylee · 13 replies · 410+ views
    AP/WRIC ^ | February 11, 2006
    RICHMOND, Va. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says Virginia Democrats should get back to the progressive initiatives that made the party great and quit running campaigns as though they were imitation Republicans. Rendell spoke to about one thousand Democratic activists at the party's annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner tonight in Richmond. Rendell said John Kerry should have remained truer to Democratic ideals when he opposed Republican George W- Bush two years ago. Rendell is seeking re-election this year against a strong challenge from Republican Lynn Swann -- a Hall of Fame player on the Pittsburgh Steelers' football team from the 1970s. In...
  • Lynn Swann's Super Bowl Win

    02/07/2006 8:41:45 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 26 replies · 445+ views
    TIME ^ | 2/7/06 | D.W. Pine
    Former Steeler great could ride team victory all the way to the Governor's office As Jerome Bettis and the Pittsburgh Steelers closed the book on a storybook season at Super Bowl XL in Detroit Sunday, the season of another Steelers legend was just kicking into high gear. Lynn Swann, the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player 30 years ago, is hoping to capture the Republican Party's official endorsement this Saturday in the Pennsylvania governor's race—an endorsement that has traditionally locked up the Republican primary election, which will be held in May of this year. And judging by the overwhelming support for...
  • Sen. John Edwards Blamed for Drawing Out of Kerry Concession Talks

    11/03/2004 9:34:40 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 78 replies · 6,042+ views
    Wonkette ^ | 11/04/04 | Ana Cox
    Edwards sure doesnt like being seen in the reaverview mirror.. 'What took Kerry so long,' all the pundits have been asking.Well, we hear for all of his Lurch like slugishness, the real stick in the mud was John Edwards, who didn't want to concede. Presumably, he sees his politcal future now shrinking into the blinding glare of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's pantsuits..