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October 30, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
COLIN KAEPERNICK is trending on several fronts. Even the Guv is weighing in. Ed Rendell, the football-crazy politico who writes a column for the Daily News' weekend edition, told Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 that the Eagles should consider trading for Kaepernick. "One thing is clear, Sam Bradford is not, in my judgment, the quarterback of the future for the Eagles," Rendell said. "What I would like to see us get at the end of the year, I'm told that San Francisco is going to be looking to trade Kaepernick, and I think, in Chip Kelly's system, Kaepernick could be the perfect quarterback because he can run. " The 49ers' quarterback reportedly has been labeled a loner for constantly wearing his headphones in the locker room.
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November 5, 2002 | MARK ALAN HUGHES
THE Daily News is not the only media outlet assuming that Ed Rendell will win today's gubernatorial race, although it was the only one to say so out loud, which should surprise no one. Two weeks ago, I spoke with a reporter from the nation's leading political magazine. Its upcoming cover story will be on the new governors elected this week. Apparently, this election may yield the biggest crop of new state chief executives in memory. The story revolves around Ed Rendell, because everyone assumes he'll win, and because he's expected to be the best-known of the new governors.
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February 14, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's official: The Democrats are coming to town. The Democratic National Committee's announcement Thursday that Philadelphia will host the party's 2016 presidential nominating convention - beating out Brooklyn, N.Y., and Columbus, Ohio - caps a yearlong campaign during which the city's marquee political names set aside their differences and pulled together as a team. The decision means Philadelphia will double down on national, even global, attention in the next 18 months, with Pope Francis visiting in September and the Democrats convening here in July 2016.
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October 30, 2006
WHEN ED RENDELL took office as only the sixth Democratic governor in Pennsylvania in 100 years, he surely wasn't expecting his path to be strewn with roses. Republicans dominated the Legislature, and they rarely show a soft spot for Philadelphia. Still, it was clear Rendell wasn't prepared for the bruising battle over his first budget. When the budget finally passed after a grinding nine-month standoff, it gave Rendell only a little of the education spending he wanted, and none of the economic stimulus or property-tax relief he had campaigned on. The state deficit was then $2 billion.
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April 19, 2002
KATE Michelman and Leslie Anastasio (OpEd, April 9) are right on Ed Rendell's being the only choice for those who support the rights granted to women under Roe vs. Wade. A woman's right to choose hinges on the precarious 5-4 bloc in the U.S. Supreme Court. Even if that bloc remains intact, who's to say that our conservative state legislature will not attempt to pass further restrictions? Arlene Lee, Holmes, Pa. It is unusual in a primary for Democrats to have such a stark contrast in candidates as Bob Casey Jr. vs. Ed Rendell this year.
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May 2, 2002
AFTER SEVEN YEARS of Tom Ridge and one of Mark Schweiker - and the Republican philosophy of the less government the better - where does the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stand? Right near the bottom in chart after chart comparing the commonwealth to other big states in the vital areas of jobs, population growth and education. Come the general election in November, Pennsylvania needs at least one gubernatorial candidate who will provide bold, visionary leadership. Someone who sees Pennsylvania not only for what it is, but for what it can be. In the Democratic primary for governor, only one candidate fills the bill: Ed Rendell.
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May 21, 1987 | By DEBBIE M. PRICE, Daily News Staff Writer (Staff writer Maria Gallagher contributed to this report.)
The dreary day after found Edward G. Rendell back in his shabby campaign office, littered with half-empty jugs of white wine, paper cups and tattered Rendell-for-Mayor posters, fielding phone calls and pronouncing the battle well fought. He was discouraged, disappointed, tired, drained, but not, he said, bitter or regretful. "We ran a good campaign, a great campaign, and I wouldn't have done anything differently," Rendell said yesterday. "I don't think that much went wrong.
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June 30, 2016 | By John Baer
WHEN ELIZABETH Warren and Hillary Clinton campaigned together in Cincinnati this week, they raised clasped hands, looking very much like a two-gal ticket. Lots of newsies went gaga. NBC's Luke Russert tweeted that if you believe you win with your base turning out, "there really is no other option ... than Warren as VP. " The Boston Globe's Amanda Katz tweeted, "Want to watch a female Baby Boomer get visibly excited to canvas? Say these words: 'Clinton-Warren 2016.' " And Peter Hamby, formerly of CNN and now head of Snapchat's news section, offered, "I'll say it again: Picking anyone other than Warren for VP makes no sense.
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May 28, 1999 | BY TOM MAZZA
In little more than seven months, the most effective big-city mayor in America will step down. I ask Ed Rendell and his well-heeled supporters to pave the way for him to take on a more daunting challenge than he confronted eight years ago. Rendell should become point man in a nationwide campaign to enact the strictest gun-control legislation in the free world. Let the movers and shakers of Philadelphia who have contributed tens of millions of dollars to Rendell's campaigns step up one more time and put up the seed money to fund an organization whose goal is to disarm America.
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September 23, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Those were the days. In this autumn of Philadelphia's discontent, with the schools crippled, a mayor who seems more technocrat than visionary, and a ho-hum field of possible successors, the city turns its lonely eyes to . . . Ed Rendell. A few business and opinion leaders have been asking: wouldn't it be great if Rendell were to run in 2015 for mayor of Philadelphia, the job he held from 1991 to 2000? Back then, Big Things got done. The city was rescued from the brink. Public pools reopened.
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July 2, 2016 | By Vibha Kannan, STAFF WRITER
A team of donkey doctors is on standby, Ed Rendell said Thursday, pointing to a sparkling, blue-and-green donkey bearing the painted label "COLORADO" in front of the Union League of Philadelphia. The former governor wasn't kidding. The Colorado donkey is one of 57 fiberglass donkeys unveiled Thursday in honor of July's Democratic National Convention. And if the material breaks or if someone decides to deface a donkey, experts will be on hand to handle it. The "Donkeys Around Town" installation is presented by the Mural Arts Program, the convention's host committee, and the arts group ArtJawn.
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June 30, 2016 | By John Baer
WHEN ELIZABETH Warren and Hillary Clinton campaigned together in Cincinnati this week, they raised clasped hands, looking very much like a two-gal ticket. Lots of newsies went gaga. NBC's Luke Russert tweeted that if you believe you win with your base turning out, "there really is no other option ... than Warren as VP. " The Boston Globe's Amanda Katz tweeted, "Want to watch a female Baby Boomer get visibly excited to canvas? Say these words: 'Clinton-Warren 2016.' " And Peter Hamby, formerly of CNN and now head of Snapchat's news section, offered, "I'll say it again: Picking anyone other than Warren for VP makes no sense.
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June 27, 2016
How did a veteran congressman come to think it was a good idea to appropriate half a million federal dollars to a fake charity devoted to cleaning up after water-skiers? Or take a down payment on a vacation home from a would-be ambassador whose bona fides he pitched to the president himself? Or repay an illegal loan to his campaign with laundered public money? The answer can be discerned in the collective shrug of Chaka Fattah's fellow Philadelphia Democrats last week when a jury found him to be the taxpayer-employed capo of a criminal organization.
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June 17, 2016 | By Pat Toomey
DEAR ED, Thank you for your kind words about me in your recent "open letter" in the Daily News. I have long enjoyed our good working relationship, and look forward to continuing it. In this time of extreme partisanship, it is very valuable for our state and our country to have mutual respect across the aisle, as you and I have shown is possible. On the critical issue of stopping gun violence, we share much common ground. As you noted, in 2013, I was proud to cross the aisle and join Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, to support an expansion of background checks to prevent more people with criminal histories and dangerous mental illnesses from obtaining guns.
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May 30, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Fund-raising for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has been a tougher slog this year than in the past, but convention host committee chair Ed Rendell says he expects to meet the party's financial targets by the time the convention opens two months from now. The party plans to raise some $64 million for the conclave, which will run July 25-28. Rendell said Saturday the party was $9 million to $10 million short of that goal now. Rendell attributed the difficulty to congressional budget cuts - lawmakers once appropriated $18 million each to the Republican and Democratic conventions, but no more - and a drop in corporate giving.
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April 25, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Rendell & Co. set sights on Sestak Remember when Ed Rendell's good friend and neighbor, Sen. Arlen Specter, switched to the Democratic Party to avoid another primary contest with Pat Toomey in 2010? And how distressed then-Gov. Rendell and the rest of the Democratic establishment were when that upstart congressman, Joe Sestak, defeated Specter in the Democratic primary? Now, in what could be called Rendell's Revenge, the party bigwigs have thrown their support behind a lackluster candidate, Katie McGinty, who placed last in a field of four in the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary ("McGinty the best Democrat for Senate seat," Monday)
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February 17, 2016
WHEN BERNIE Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, he became the first Jew to win a major party presidential primary - the first to even win delegates. But how Jewish is he? Who even knows he's Jewish? Will it matter that he's Jewish? In the recent Milwaukee debate, when asked how he felt about possibly "thwarting history" by blocking the path of the first woman president, Sanders replied enigmatically that, "from a historical point of view, somebody with my background, somebody with my views" would also be a first.
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February 5, 2016
'CLOUT WAS BORN from politics. Internal politics. " That's how retired Daily News assistant managing editor Gar Joseph recalls the genesis of the column he founded 20 years ago. It was the mid-1990s - O.J. Simpson acquitted, Oklahoma City federal building bombed, Eagles kelly green ditched, Million Man March, Bill Clinton , Spice Girls, Pepsi Kona - and Joseph's job apparently was on the line. "Latest city desk wanted him gone. Execution aimed for Christmas week," Joseph said, slipping into the third person for reasons we don't understand.
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January 14, 2016
ADD ED RENDELL, wearing sneakers, to the battles of Kathleen "Kalamity" Kane. The former guv, fellow Dem, and consummate political performer soft-walked to Kane's defense yesterday. Ah, but only on the issue of whether the Senate should oust the attorney general because the Supreme Court suspended her law license. Rendell testified under oath before a Senate committee that a constitutional provision that appears to provide for Kane's removal through Senate action isn't the way to go. "The proper remedy," said Ed, "is impeachment.
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