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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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June 10, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Genevieve Mina hopes to be in Philadelphia next month as one of Alaska's youngest delegates to the Democratic National Convention - that is, if the 20-year-old can raise the money to get here. Mina, who is president of the College Democrats at the University of Alaska, set up an online fund-raising page to solicit donations to help cover costs of flights and lodging for convention week - all told, about $4,000. "It'd be tough to pay out of my own pocket," Mina said from Anchorage.
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June 2, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
This year's Democratic National Convention will likely welcome the most openly gay delegates ever. Organizers are still certifying delegates, but they say they have more lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender representatives than in the past and expect at least one LGBT delegate from each of the 50 states. At the same time, the Equality Forum, the Philadelphia-based LGBT civil rights group, announced Tuesday it would hold its 24th annual civil rights summit to coincide with the convention.
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May 24, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
With national attention focused on the role of superdelegates in picking candidates, a federal lawsuit filed in Trenton this month sheds light on how voting is conducted at closed local party conventions and how it can escalate political infighting. The lawsuit alleges that several superdelegates at a Democratic mini-convention in Berkeley, Ocean County, voted more than once, which led to unfair endorsements for candidates vying for a seat in Congress and for county government. Calling it a "rigged voting process," the complaint said some delegates voted up to six times at the March 19 meeting before endorsements were made.
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May 13, 2016
A federal indictment Tuesday charged Democratic State Sen. Larry Farnese of Philadelphia with providing a phony scholarship taken from campaign funds for the daughter of a party foot soldier. The allegations earn him membership in a growing club of indicted Philadelphia legislators and a particularly impressive series of indicted state senators from the city's First District: Farnese makes three in a row. Unlike his indicted (and convicted) predecessors Vincent Fumo and Henry "Buddy" Cianfrani, Farnese never rose to become more than a backbencher in Harrisburg.
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May 2, 2016
REPUBLICANS Needed for nomination: 1,237 Delegates 1 Candidate   Total / Needed    Donald Trump   956   281    Ted Cruz   547   690    John Kasich   154   1,083    DEMOCRATS Needed for nomination: 2,383 Delegates 1 Candidate   Total / Needed   Hillary Clinton   1,662   364    Bernie Sanders   1,373   653    DELEGATES REMAINING State   GOP   DEMS    ...
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April 29, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Thomas Fitzgerald, and Maria Panaritis, STAFF WRITERS
Charlie Gerow realized early Tuesday that he was about to be trumped. An uncommitted candidate for delegate to the Republican National Convention, Gerow stopped at a polling station in the Fourth Congressional District outside Harrisburg to shake hands and ask for support. "I see people are coming into the polls with the Trump slate on a card in their pockets," Gerow said. "I've never seen anything like it in a delegate race. " A well-known GOP political consultant who advised Carly Fiorina's presidential campaign earlier this year, Gerow has been elected a delegate several times.
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April 25, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Pennsylvania matters. And those voting in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary should spend as much time deliberating their delegate selections as they do their presidential choice. The composition of the convention delegation, largely selected as three per congressional district, could determine whether Donald Trump becomes the party nominee. With his having won New York state in a landslide, Trump's trajectory will get him close to the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination.
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April 23, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel and Maddie Hanna, STAFF WRITERS
This is how confident Donald Trump's Pennsylvania supporters are that he'll coast to victory Tuesday: Confident enough to spend the final stretch mastering the impenetrable rules that govern the Republican National Convention, lining up hundreds of poll workers, and strategizing about their real challenge - getting voters to cast primary ballots next week for pro-Trump delegates. "He's going to win the popular vote without question," said Phyllis Zemble, a former Lower Merion Township commissioner and Democrat who turned Republican to vote for Trump.
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April 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari and Thomas Fitzgerald, STAFF WRITERS
The polls will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Pennsylvania's primary, but for the Republican presidential campaigns, the politicking here may just be getting started then. That's because even after the confetti clears, 54 of the Keystone State's 71 Republican delegates will still be up for grabs. If the GOP primary goes all the way to a contested nominating convention in Cleveland, those votes could prove critical to front-runner Donald Trump or to those trying to stop him. "There will be a full-court press" to woo Pennsylvania's unbound delegates if that happens, said State GOP Chairman Rob Gleason.
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