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June 7, 1990 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he was 14 and a "snot-nosed kid" as he recalls, Will Robinson was stumping in Delaware County for former U.S. Rep. Robert W. Edgar, a Democrat. Now, as campaign director of the Democratic National Committee, Robinson has moved way beyond the campaign phone banks and envelop-stuffing lines, but he still appreciates the political importance of Delaware County. Robinson, 31, returned to the county Tuesday to address the Haverford Township Democratic Committee and boost the candidacy of Allen Polsky, who is trying to unseat State Rep. Stephen F. Freind, a Republican.
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June 16, 2004 | By Keith Herbert INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marcel Groen, chief of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee for 10 years, has been elected to the party's national committee. Groen, 58, of Abington, was given a seat on the Democratic National Committee by members of the state Democratic Committee in early June. He is one of eight Pennsylvanians chosen to serve on the national committee. Montgomery County is the third-largest county in the state in population, and Groen said he ran for the seat because the county needed representation at the national level.
NEWS
August 11, 2016
By Justin Raimondo Why are the rules of journalism being rewritten this election year? My local newspaper, the Press-Democrat in Sonoma County, Calif., is so clearly in the tank for Hillary Clinton that I no longer take pleasure in my morning read. Donald Trump's convention acceptance speech, for example, was covered on the front page with two stories: On the left a straight, albeit somewhat judgmental, account of the speech, and on the right a "fact check" that disputed every point made by the GOP nominee.
NEWS
September 7, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
You don't know her name, but without Michelle Singer there might never have been a Democratic National Convention here. Or the bills might have gone unpaid, and the thousands of people at the convention might not have been able to live-stream or tweet the event. Singer, a longtime political fund-raiser who now works for Comcast Corp., was a central figure in Philadelphia's preparations to host the convention in late July. She was the unseen hand that did much to raise the $60 million needed to put on the show.
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June 18, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / RON TARVER
Vice President Gore addresses senior citizens and local Democratic leaders at the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades hall in Northeast Philadelphia. Gore, who was in town to attend a fund-raising dinner last night for the Democratic National Committee, delivered a harsh attack on Bob Dole. Dole's wife, Elizabeth, made a brief appearance in Jeffersonville, Montgomery County.
NEWS
September 28, 2007 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Oct. 30 Philadelphia debate among the eight Democratic presidential candidates will take place at Drexel University. Philip Terranova, the university's vice president for university relations, made the announcement Friday morning. Such details as the availability of tickets were not immediately available. The debate, which has been officially sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, will be produced by NBC News and televised on MSNBC.  
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November 11, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would have brought sweeping changes to the state's voting laws, panning the bill as "thinly veiled political gamesmanship. " Christie, a Republican running for president, previously criticized the legislation as an effort by the Democratic National Committee to increase voter fraud. "Ultimately, New Jersey taxpayers deserve better than to have their hard-earned tax dollars spent on thinly veiled political gamesmanship, and the state must ensure that every eligible citizen's vote counts and is not stolen by fraud," Christie wrote in his veto message.
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September 19, 1998 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Whenever he needed help - financial help, at least - President Clinton could always count on Philadelphia. In 1996, when Clinton was running for reelection, Mayor Rendell and other Philadelphia Democrats raised close to $3 million for him. A year ago, when the Democratic National Committee was short of cash, Clinton picked up another half-million on a visit to town. Now, with Democratic congressional candidates around the country fighting for their survival in the wake of the impeachment inquiry that Clinton faces in the House, the President is coming again.
NEWS
August 14, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Joan B. Kroc, the owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team, has given $1 million to the Democratic Party, the largest single donation ever. Kroc, a registered independent and an advocate of nuclear disarmament, said yesterday that the contribution was motivated by concern about the nation's direction during the Reagan administration. "I am turning to the Democratic Party for the positive, principled leadership we must have to restore America to its proper place as the foremost champion of peace and justice in the world," she said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
IT'S NO SECRET that Philly is a foodie town, so I imagine plenty of our readers will be tuning in to Fox 29 tonight to catch Season 14 of "Hell's Kitchen," starring grueling gourmand Gordon Ramsay . Two Philly locals will compete among 18 others for a chance at a cash prize and to be given a top spot in one of Ramsay's kitchens. "When I met him, I was in awe," said Christine Hazel , 32, originally from Levittown but a transplant to Philly three years ago. Not long after relocating, Hazel took over as the chef adviser to Chickie's & Pete's locations in Philly and South Jersey.
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September 7, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
You don't know her name, but without Michelle Singer there might never have been a Democratic National Convention here. Or the bills might have gone unpaid, and the thousands of people at the convention might not have been able to live-stream or tweet the event. Singer, a longtime political fund-raiser who now works for Comcast Corp., was a central figure in Philadelphia's preparations to host the convention in late July. She was the unseen hand that did much to raise the $60 million needed to put on the show.
NEWS
August 11, 2016
By Justin Raimondo Why are the rules of journalism being rewritten this election year? My local newspaper, the Press-Democrat in Sonoma County, Calif., is so clearly in the tank for Hillary Clinton that I no longer take pleasure in my morning read. Donald Trump's convention acceptance speech, for example, was covered on the front page with two stories: On the left a straight, albeit somewhat judgmental, account of the speech, and on the right a "fact check" that disputed every point made by the GOP nominee.
NEWS
August 1, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Service vs. power Hillary Clinton gave a great acceptance speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention ("Clinton's call: A nation united," Friday). President Obama also gave a great speech at the 2012 DNC. Many people later said he didn't keep his promises, but he only promised to work for his agenda, and he kept his word. The Constitution says that "We the People" are the rightful masters of our government. Cynicism and complaining never solved anything.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
For many viewers, the conventions exist for the relatively brief period the broadcast networks cover in prime time, which on Monday included rousing, pointed speeches by first lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who took the stage at 10:50 p.m., capped the evening with a speech that was as much about the movement he led as it was about directing his passionate supporters toward his onetime rival Hillary Clinton. He took a while to get there, but he eventually said it: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States.
NEWS
July 27, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Emails show Dems' cavalier attitude We see and hear from WikiLeaks-posted emails of the Democratic National Committee that the DNC's servers had been hacked, possibly by Russia ("Turmoil at the top," Monday). Yet Hillary Clinton has ignored and seems oblivious to evidence suggesting emails she so thoughtlessly and arrogantly sent from her unsecured private server while secretary of state may also be in the hands of hackers. The American people have not been served well by her and her party's reckless behavior.
NEWS
July 26, 2016
IN DISAPPOINTING numbers, but with chips the size of hassocks on their shoulders, the first Philadelphia assembly of the Bernie Sanders Brigade gathered on the plaza in front of the Municipal Services Building Sunday at 1:30 p.m., under blistering Sunday heat. Their common bond, according to the platform speakers and people I interviewed, was love for Bernie and loathing for Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic nominee for president - even if some of them can't bring themselves to concede that.
NEWS
July 23, 2016
By Joe Trippi and Simon Rosenberg Next week, our party will meet in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection to nominate our candidate for president of the United States. We hope that Democrats will emerge unified in support of Hillary Clinton, in opposition to Donald Trump, and formidable enough to win the presidency and make gains in other offices across the country. We have supported Clinton throughout this primary, but we believe that Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters have made the party stronger and have pointed toward legitimate concerns about the voice that rank-and-file Americans have in our governance structures and political processes.
NEWS
July 19, 2016 | By Chris Hepp, Staff Writer
Consternation briefly clouded Anna Adams-Sarthou's features as she sized up the cluster of television crews that cluttered the path to the podium. With the day's stars, former Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr., waiting in the wings, the once-aspiring ballerina turned political-communications specialist firmly cleared a runway in advance of Wednesday's news conference to promote a "youth engagement" program in conjunction with the coming Democratic National Convention.
NEWS
May 5, 2016
By Craig Snyder A movement arises within and surrounding a major American political party, a movement that rejects and condemns the official and unofficial establishment of that party's leadership. The party "establishment" is vilified as corrupt and corrupting. National leaders in the party, at both the presidential and congressional level, have to fear first, maybe even mostly, their primary elections. They can afford less and less to position themselves for the broad American political center because they must survive ideological purity contests in primaries within their party.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2016
Ballard Spahr has formed a dedicated political and election law group to help individuals, organizations, and government officials, to be led by partner Joseph A. Kanefield. He had been general counsel to former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. Other members include Edward G. Rendell, special counsel, and former Pennsylvania governor and general chair of the Democratic National Committee; partner Kenneth M. Jarin, vice chair for national finance for the Democratic National Committee and former treasurer of the Democratic Governors' Association; and partner Jon M. Laria, who chaired the finance committee for former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and served on the transition steering committee.
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