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March 1, 1992 | By Alexis Moore, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
With resignations, retirements and redistricting, Pennsylvania's congressional delegation - after finally gaining some stature in Congress - may be losing some muscle along with members. Consider: Republican Sen. John Heinz, who was a member of the Senate Finance Committee, died in an air crash last April. House Majority Whip William H. Gray 3d, who sat on the House Appropriations Committee, resigned in September. Republican U.S. Rep. Lawrence Coughlin, another ranking appropriations panel member, announced last week that he would not seek re-election.
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September 17, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A senior Iranian delegation arrived in Iraq yesterday, a sign of the growing rapprochement between the two longtime foes that could help Baghdad get around U.N. trade sanctions. The Iranian delegation was led by Manushahr Mutaqi, the deputy foreign minister for international relations, the official Iraqi News Agency reported. The agency, monitored in Nicosia, Cyprus, quoted Mutaqi as saying prisoner- of-war exchanges, border matters and the reopening of embassies would be discussed.
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March 1, 1988 | By Chris Conway, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
An effort to organize an uncommitted New Jersey delegation for this summer's Democratic National Convention is being led by prominent Democrats, including six of the party's county chairmen. Leaders of the effort, which was announced here yesterday, said an uncommitted delegation would enable New Jersey Democrats to influence the convention outcome if the party's presidential choice were still unclear at that point. The effort came under immediate fire from Senate President John F. Russo, the legislature's top Democrat and an early supporter of Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis.
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September 18, 1990 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Goode gave a City Hall send-off yesterday to nine Philadelphians involved in the arts who will represent the city at a sister-cities arts festival in Tianjin, China, Sept. 29 through Oct. 5. The delegation includes two choreographers, Terry Beck and Steve Krieckhaus, and four performing artists of the New Freedom Theater - Johnnie Hobbs Jr., William "Sonny" Hoxter, Diane S. Leslie and Millicent Sparks, along with New Freedom director John E. Allen Jr. Leader of the delegation is Nancy B. Hill, managing director of Movement Theater International.
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February 1, 1989 | By Matthew Purdy, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Members of the New Jersey congressional delegation have requested a meeting with Defense Secretary-designate John Tower after weeks of frustration in trying to get information about the Pentagon's planned mothballing of Fort Dix. The latest frustration came late Monday evening when the Pentagon released a two-inch-thick stack of documents to the delegation in answer to the group's request for information about the Fort Dix decision. While the documentation was voluminous, it was hardly revealing about why Fort Dix is being mothballed.
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March 26, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
VATICAN CITY - Alternatingly droopy-eyed from jet lag and wide-eyed from the excitement of seeing ancient wonders, a delegation of two dozen Philadelphia political, business and church leaders arrived in Rome yesterday. The group, beginning a five-day trip to plan the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, took a tour of Rome, survived a gauntlet of media interviews and attended a reception at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The primary goal of the trip is to ensure that Pope Francis attends the September 2015 meeting, which could draw millions to Philadelphia.
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March 28, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
VATICAN CITY - Hours after learning that Pope Francis would not be receiving them in private audience, Gov. Corbett, Mayor Nutter and others in a delegation of Pennsylvanians greeted the pontiff individually Wednesday morning at his public audience in St. Peter's Square. Their combined face time with the pope lasted only about six minutes, far less than the 45 minutes Corbett had said Monday he anticipated the delegation might have. Instead, they filed one-by-one up a short flight of steps to the open-air canopy where Francis was seated on a simple, upholstered gold chair.
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December 4, 1987 | By GINA BOUBION, Daily News Staff Writer
Marina Grin's most recent telephone call to her aging parents in the Soviet Union two days ago was unlike any other. Usually, her parents are cheerful, if only to spare her worry. But this time, having been denied permission to leave Russia in September and having learned that Marina's father is stricken with lip cancer, all they could say was: "We are old people. We are tired. " Grin, a Russian emigre, is also tired. But she is hopeful that her parents, both 73, might be allowed to leave Russia as a gesture of good will before Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan meet Monday in Washington.
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March 28, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - About 10:15 Wednesday morning, 15 minutes ahead of schedule, a tall, white shimmer of glass motored into St. Peter's Square, where tens of thousands had gathered for the weekly papal audience. Heads turned, umbrellas swung, arms pointed, and the crowd murmur rose to a roar as Pope Francis, in the famous Popemobile, began a broad circle around the rain-swept square. "Viva il Papa!" shouted some. "Papa Francesco!" cried others. Grinning broadly, Francis waved, blessed them, and cupped his palms skyward, as though urging on their cries.
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September 7, 2004 | By Larry Kane
In the 21 conventions I have covered, never has more attention been given to one delegation than at last week's Republican National Convention. Pennsylvanians were housed in the same hotel as Texas, Florida and Michigan. The delegation was selected to put the President over the top in the formal balloting for nomination. Renee Amoore, a delegate from King of Prussia, was given the honors; a nod to the suburbs, where I can guarantee this Pennsylvania election will be decided. It is the Rendell effect that Republicans fear the most.
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September 8, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITER
Members of Mayor Kenney's administration will travel to Europe this month on a trade mission stopping in Germany, Portugal, and France. Kenney, who as a councilman and then as a mayoral candidate criticized Mayor Michael Nutter's international travel during his second term, will not join the 18-person delegation. Select Greater Philadelphia, an arm of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce which receives some city funding, is covering the $14,000 cost of the trip for Harold Epps, head of the city's Commerce Department and three members of his staff, city spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said.
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July 30, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, Staff Writer
Delegate Janet King is staying at a Marriott in Lansdale, Montgomery County, a good 35 miles from the Democratic National Convention in South Philadelphia. But what's 35 miles when you've traveled more than 8,000 miles through 10 time zones to get here, when you live so far away that at midmorning Thursday here it's already Friday back home? And what is any distance when you are making history, as King is? She is one of 13 delegates from the Northern Mariana Islands, the newest U.S. territory, which is sending representatives to the Democratic convention for the first time.
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July 29, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
At an LGBT delegate luncheon Wednesday, Chelsea Clinton lit into the Republicans, calling the rhetoric out of their convention in Cleveland "divisive, degrading, demeaning. " "I thought about what I found most offensive last week - it's hard to pick just one part," the soft-spoken Clinton said, stepping into the convention spotlight in a warm-up to her speech Thursday introducing her mom, Hillary Clinton. "What I actually found most offensive was the open embrace of conversion therapy in the Republican platform, in other words child abuse," she said, referring to the medically discredited theory that gay people can be "converted.
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July 29, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Jeff Gammage, STAFF WRITERS
Donahue Holloway sat on the stoop of an abandoned store, on a North Philadelphia street scarred by boarded-up rowhomes, graffiti and trash, 10 miles and a world away from the bright lights of the Democratic National Convention . Holloway, 57, wasn't worried whether Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump. He was worried about finding a second job to make up for poor business at his barbershop. He's lived near Cambria and Front streets in Fairhill his whole life, and only has seen the neighborhood get worse.
NEWS
July 29, 2016
Delegates to political conventions come from all kinds of backgrounds. That's a given. Still, it's kind of surprising, when you come across someone who admits to having worked in the sex industry. That's right. Sharron L. Cooks, 38, a delegate from Pennsylvania at the Democratic National Convention, doesn't shy away from telling people about her life. "I've had some individuals say well what about when you were an adult film actress? Or what about when you did that?"
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July 28, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Like thousands of other delegates to the Democratic National Convention this week, Gendy Tchuda made her way to Philadelphia by plane. Unlike most, the 25-year-old from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, bought a one-way ticket. "There's no jobs in Puerto Rico right now," said Tchuda, who's been searching fruitlessly for work since graduating from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in May 2015. "If I can get an opportunity, I would stay here. " Tchuda is among 23 Bernie Sanders delegates from Puerto Rico, which sent 67 delegates altogether.
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July 28, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
Emma Sanders was late to the Mississippi delegation's breakfast Tuesday, almost skipped it altogether, the exhausting first night of the Democratic National Convention having taken its toll on the great-grandmother. But when she finally arrived, she was in fine spirits, ready to talk about the momentous time in Atlantic City, when she was a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegate. It has been 52 years. The 1964 convention in Boardwalk Hall was the last time the Democratic Party held its national gathering in the area, and the bad reviews that came out of Atlantic City were a punch to the gut for the resort.
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July 27, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITER
Bernie Sanders delegates hope to challenge vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and nominate their own candidate, the Bernie Delegates Network said at a press briefing Monday morning. Coordinator Norman Solomon, a California delegate, would not give names of potential vice presidential candidates but said the group hopes to get the necessary signatures to file the nomination. "We're working on it," Solomon said. With a somewhat muddled message, delegates with the network - which claims to include two-thirds of Sanders delegates - rejected the idea of party unity.
NEWS
July 27, 2016
About 11 p.m. Monday, around 25 taxi drivers, Uber Black drivers and accessibility advocates put up a picket line around the DoubleTree Hotel in Center City where Uber was throwing a party for Pennsylvania delegates. In the end the delegates did not honor the picket line, and the party went on as planned. The protesters, who make up the Fair Ride Philly Coalition, were expressing their discontent with the city's handling and regulation of the ride service. While hors d'oeuvres and beverages were passed around inside, on the street the protesters were shouting "$70 billion app, drivers get table scraps," "1-2-3-4 Uber keeps its drivers poor!
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July 24, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
This week, 4,765 delegates from 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia are arriving in Philadelphia. That's 4,765 life stories, and 4,765 sets of ideologies, priorities, hopes, and attitudes about what the Democratic National Convention should achieve. Delegates range in age from their teens to their 90s. They are gay and straight, and transgender. They span all races and ethnicities. They include members of Congress, governors, and party leaders, but also students, unemployed people, schoolteachers, mechanics, web developers, lawyers, and retirees.
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