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November 10, 2002 | By Larry Eichel
To give you an idea of how desperate the Democrats are post-election, a number of party strategists have expressed a longing for the days of Bill Clinton. The fellow they miss is not the one who messed around with Monica Lewinsky and put the nation through the agony of impeachment. Or the one who used the Lincoln Bedroom as his private fund-raising tool. Or whose campaign efforts this fall didn't amount to much. No, the Bill Clinton they remember fondly is the candidate who got elected twice as a New Democrat, sounding as if he had some fresh ideas.
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June 10, 1990 | By Alan Sipress, Inquirer Staff Writer
The primary elections in Camden County last week were not exactly a textbook case of true democracy at work. After all, fewer than one-seventh of the eligible voters went to the polls. But the contested Democratic primary did provide two lessons about the workings of Camden County's long-dominant Democratic Party. For one, the Democratic organization proved that personalities can come and go but the party persists. Four of the seven seats at the freeholder table stay warm with Democratic bodies; only the nameplates change.
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December 4, 1988 | By Katharine Seelye, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the wake of the Democrats' statewide debacle at the ballot box last month, party officials yesterday announced a plan to give themselves more control in the campaign process. Foremost among the changes, said state party Chairman Larry Yatch, is that from now on the party - not the governor - will decide which candidates to endorse in future statewide elections. The party's next endorsements will come at its March 11 meeting, when it picks candidates to run in the May 16 primary.
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September 14, 2012 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - "Police investigate break-in at Democratic Party headquarters. " For those of a certain age that headline may sound familiar. Only this time, almost 40 years after GOP operatives burglarized the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, the target was Pennsylvania state Democratic Party headquarters in Harrisburg. City police say on July 11, party officials reported someone had entered their eighth-floor downtown Harrisburg offices overnight and removed two laptops and a camcorder.
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June 8, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Burn, chairman of the state Democratic Party, may be on his way out and Gov. Wolf apparently already has his successor in mind - Montgomery County Democratic Chairman Marcel Groen. Burn, an attorney from Allegheny County, said in an interview Saturday that he told party regional caucus leaders in a meeting in Allentown on Friday that he was considering resigning the post he has held since 2010. That news comes five months before the Nov. 3 general election, which includes Democrats running statewide for seats on the state's Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court.
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July 30, 2016 | By Janaki Chadha, STAFF WRITER
T-shirts on sale at the corner of 13th and Arch streets Thursday came with a snappy slogan: "Bill for First Lady. " The group hawking them - a Hillary Clinton political action committee called FirstLadyBill.com - attracted a small crowd, despite the heat. The PAC, according to its website, calls traditional gender rules "a drag" and asks: "What better way to highlight the 'herstoric' importance of putting a woman in the White House than having fun with her husband in drag as First Lady?"
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September 22, 2002 | By Steven Thomma INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
When it comes to war with Iraq, this is not your father's Democratic Party. At least not if your father protested the war in Vietnam, voted for peace candidate George McGovern, or thought Michael Dukakis looked good in that tank. The coming vote in Congress on war with Iraq is revealing a new Democratic Party, one desperate to shed the antiwar, antimilitary reflex that defined it from Vietnam through the Persian Gulf war. First popularized by challenges to President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 over Vietnam, antiwar and antimilitary sentiments prevailed in the party for a quarter-century.
NEWS
August 25, 1989 | By Michael L. Rozansky and Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writers
Buck Scott, the homespun chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee, will step down within the next few months, acknowledging that the party needs a leader with more time and commitment. Scott, a two-term party leader whose re-election a year ago surprised even himself, told Democratic officials last week that his resignation would take effect when the 54-member executive committee chooses a successor, probably after the November elections. "I felt the committee needed a leader who could give it more time and effort than what I'm in a position to give," said Scott, 60, a Wynnewood resident, who runs Electrical Energy Enterprises Inc. in Narberth.
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August 31, 2016
Not since Barry Goldwater's 1964 campaign has there been such widespread public disavowal by Republicans of their party's nominee. The Hillary Clinton Republicans will be one of the most important legacies of the 2016 campaigns. The question is whether they will constitute the forward end of a political realignment, or just a one-time reaction to the unsuitability of Donald Trump for the presidency. Reasons for skepticism about long-term change are rooted in the differences between today's polarized politics and the more tempered partisanship surrounding the big-bang elections of 1964 and 1980.
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July 30, 2016 | By Janaki Chadha, STAFF WRITER
T-shirts on sale at the corner of 13th and Arch streets Thursday came with a snappy slogan: "Bill for First Lady. " The group hawking them - a Hillary Clinton political action committee called FirstLadyBill.com - attracted a small crowd, despite the heat. The PAC, according to its website, calls traditional gender rules "a drag" and asks: "What better way to highlight the 'herstoric' importance of putting a woman in the White House than having fun with her husband in drag as First Lady?"
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Justine McDaniel, and Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITERS
In the end, it was hardly Days of Rage. After protesters breached security fences, blocked entrances, and stood, hundreds strong, outside the Wells Fargo Center each night of the Democratic National Convention , police and delegates braced for another evening of raucous demonstrations as Hillary Clinton prepared to take the stage Thursday. A crowd of upwards of 500 did, indeed, swell again outside the convention site Thursday night, and chanted "Feel the Bern" near the security fences.
NEWS
July 30, 2016
Hillary Clinton's hard-fought entry into the history books as the first woman a major party has nominated for president is the culmination of generations of struggles and sacrifices. Women have fought for equal footing with men since the nation's earliest days. Just a year after the colonists met in Philadelphia to declare their independence from England, the states enacted laws prohibiting women from participating in the new nation by voting. Those laws were followed by further statutes and court decisions relegating women to second-class status when it came to owning property, working, and controlling their bodies.
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July 30, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Start with the carpenters' and stagehands' unions, which historically hate each other's guts in Philadelphia. Add hard feelings over which union put up fences during Pope Francis' visit. Not a prayer of forgetting that. Layer in Democratic politics from Washington along with high-stakes pressure to show the city, candidate, and party in a good light. Then throw in demands from a contentious crew of media technicians from the major networks. No one wants to make them mad. Now, just for fun, mix it with a crazy deadline of seven weeks to transform the Wells Fargo complex into a $15 million mini metropolis for the Democratic National Convention.
NEWS
July 28, 2016
By Brian Rogers This week, Philadelphia is welcoming a very different Democratic Party from the last time a Clinton was on the ballot for president. Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton declared "the era of big government is over," just as Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell's tax cuts and reform agenda were helping revitalize the City of Brotherly Love. But Democrats gathering in the home of Ben Franklin have shifted sharply left on fundamental issues in recent years. With the meteoric rise of avowed socialist Bernie Sanders and his liberal ally Elizabeth Warren - who both spoke in prime time to open the convention Monday night - this week will show that this is no longer the party of Bill Clinton and Ed Rendell.
NEWS
July 27, 2016
Let me thank the 13 million Americans who voted for the political revolution, giving us the 1,846 pledged delegates here tonight - 46 percent of the total. And delegates: Thank you for being here, and for all the work you've done. I look forward to your votes during the roll call on Tuesday night. Let me be as clear as I can be. This election is not about, and has never been about, Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders or any of the other candidates who sought the presidency.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, STAFF WRITER
Now that the GOP has rolled up its convention in Cleveland , the nation's eyes are on Philly, host of the Democratic National Convention , which kicks off Monday . It's been decades since the two national party conventions had anything to do with the actual selection of a presidential candidate. The expected nomination of Hillary Clinton this week will be but a formality, just as Donald Trump 's was last week. So what's the purpose of a convention? What will the 50,000 assembled delegates staffers and volunteers be doing all this week at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly?
NEWS
July 27, 2016
Katie McGinty no doubt was hoping for positive attention and a campaign bounce coming out of her party's national convention right in her old hometown. She is, after all, positioned to possibly become the state's first woman U.S. senator in a year her party aims to elect the nation's first woman president. A "make history twice" tag makes for nice marketing. And McGinty has a coveted speaking slot in Thursday's lineup before Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination. Ah, but there's a downside due to her reference to a backside.
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July 26, 2016 | By Tricia Nadolny, Steve Bohnel, Erin Serpico and Vibha Kannan, STAFF WRITERS
An environmental advocate dressed in a furry, head-to-clawed-paw polar bear suit defied Philadelphia's staggering heat wave on Sunday and prepared to join thousands of more comfortably dressed protesters at the March for a Clean Energy Revolution. The polar bear made it to the end, not only in costume but on message! #CleanEnergyMarch pic.twitter.com/nEDXXspDNf — Tricia L. Nadolny (@TriciaNadolny) July 24, 2016 The march, aimed at banning the natural gas drilling practice known as fracking, promised thousands of participants from all 50 states on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
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