April 26, 2016 |
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz apparently have reached an agreement to combine forces against front-runner Donald Trump in coming Republican presidential primaries. In nearly simultaneous statements Sunday night, Cruz's campaign agreed not to contest Oregon and New Mexico, where Kasich is doing well, and to concentrate on the May 3 Indiana primary, where the conservative favorite Cruz is running just behind Trump in polls. "To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead, Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said in a statement.
April 26, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I was sure I wanted to spend the rest of my life with my boyfriend of three years, until I asked him if he felt the same, and he said no. He says that he doesn't want to get married or move in together, but that he might feel different in the future. We discussed breaking up, and he made it clear he didn't want that. Where do we/I go from here? Now I feel insecure and unsure. Part of me thinks I should just enjoy the relationship without needing to be sure of a future, but a big part of me feels betrayed that he doesn't want to make a commitment.
March 25, 2016 |
VISION ZERO, Complete Streets, Smart Growth or any other name it is called is an attack upon drivers. Vision Zero started in Sweden as an approach to minimizing traffic accidents and fatalities, including cars hitting bicyclists and pedestrians. This initiative is being heavily pushed by the Kenney administration and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Basically, the initiative is designed to make life so miserable that people will not drive. The speed-camera aspect is the most outrageous one. Where these are used, the speed limits are artificially low and tickets go out to drivers just barely above the speed limit.
October 8, 2015 |
Peco Energy Co.'s parent company Exelon Corp. reached an agreement with Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on its proposed $6.8 billion merger Pepco Holdings Inc., resurrecting a deal that District of Columbia regulators nixed in August. Exelon agreed to invest $78 million in the nation's capital, up from the $14 million it had previously proposed, according to the mayor's office. The District of Columbia Public Service Commission has scheduled a Wednesday vote. The merger already passed muster in New Jersey, where Pepco operates Atlantic City Electric Co., and in Delaware and Maryland, where it owns Delmarva Power.
September 12, 2014 |
TODAY, as with so many of our days, Clout's attention turns to the cold hard cash of politics. Case in point: A new Quinnipiac University Poll that tells an old and sad story for Gov. Corbett . Democrat Tom Wolf leads Corbett by 24 points, 59 percent to 35 percent with fewer than eight weeks until the Nov. 4 general election. That matches up with the results of other recent polls, including the Aug. 28 Daily News / Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The Quinnipiac pollsters asked Wolf supporters if they were voting for him or against Corbett.
January 16, 2014 |
Emotion fuels Jada Atchison's game. During a timeout with 11 seconds left Tuesday night, her team down by a point, Atchison openly cried. And she didn't hide her tears as she addressed her teammates. "I looked at them and told them, 'Ladies, this game isn't over yet,' " she said. Moments later Atchison, the point guard for the Burlington City girls' basketball team, picked up a loose ball at midcourt with a clear path to the net. "Get it and get to the basket - that's it, that's all I'm thinking," Atchison said after hitting the winning layup in a come-from-behind 50-49 win at Holy Cross.
April 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Federal authorities would be required to establish vast new border fences and surveillance as part of a bipartisan Senate plan aimed at allowing the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants to earn permanent residency and, potentially, citizenship, aides familiar with the proposal said Wednesday. The provisions would call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase surveillance to cover 100 percent of the southwestern border and to apprehend 90 percent of the people who attempt to enter the United States illegally, said the aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
January 29, 2013 |
It looks as if the Democratic field is clear for State Sen. Barbara Buono to take on Republican Gov. Christie in New Jersey's gubernatorial election in November. Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester), considered a possible contender, wants to focus on maintaining a Democratic hold of the Legislature, he said in a statement issued Monday. "Is there any question about the havoc and pain a Republican Legislature would inflict on the middle class, labor, women, and our seniors?"
January 24, 2013 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Republican soul-searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from every state in the nation come together for the first time since their party's November shellacking. There is broad agreement that the Republican Party needs to undergo fundamental changes to remain competitive as surging minority populations reshape the American electorate. But there is no clear path forward. And even as they gather in a Charlotte, N.C., hotel this week - just days after President Obama began his second term - Republicans are in some ways as divided as ever.
December 16, 2012 |
Peering over the edge of a jagged, 30-foot cliff into the calm, pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, my stomach twisted and turned like a roller coaster. I was frozen. Unable to take a leap of faith, I preoccupied myself by reflecting on the unforgettable chain of events that culminated with this epic test of will in the beautiful town of Positano, Italy. As I stepped off the tour bus, the blissful landscape of the Amalfi Coast overwhelmed my senses. Breathing in the fresh sea air, I strolled through the scene of an Italian postcard: Tiers of pastel blue, red, and yellow houses lined the mountainside, radiant violet flowers dangled from the overhang above the cobblestone walkway, and the welcoming, crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean enchanted me like a horde of sirens.