July 29, 2016 |
Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president Wednesday night, introducing himself to a national audience as a Jesuit-educated former missionary and governor who trusts Hillary Clinton with his Marine son's life. And Kaine also debuted in the traditional running-mate role of attack dog, mocking Republican Donald Trump's signature phrase, "Believe me," as a tipoff to the lies of a detail-free campaign. "He says, 'Believe me.' Well, his creditors, his contractors, his laid-off employees, his ripped-off students did just that," Kaine said.
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.
June 30, 2016 |
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.
June 27, 2016 |
Big-name Republicans aren't exactly jostling each other for the chance to be Donald Trump's apprentice. Democrats are watching as Hillary Clinton goes on the road Monday in pivotal Ohio with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), the progressive icon. It sure seems like a tryout. After a bruising primary fight with Bernie Sanders, Clinton does need help with her party's disappointed left and young voters, analysts point out. And Trump, after two bumpy months as presumptive GOP nominee in which he has wallowed in gaffes and failed to raise much money, could use political and policy heft in a running mate - somebody soothing to anxious party leaders and donors.
June 11, 2016 |
Former Gov. Ed Rendell thinks U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who some Democrats had hoped would run for president, is not even qualified to be Hillary Clinton's pick for vice president. Speaking on Rich Zeoli's show on 1210 WPHT on Wednesday, Rendell said Warren is "not in any way, shape, or form ready to be commander-in-chief. " Rendell later called back to temper his assessment. "I didn't want to leave it hanging out there about Elizabeth Warren," he said, adding that he liked her. "Elizabeth Warren's problem would be the same problem I'd have.
March 10, 2016 |
Hillary Clinton has a knack for turning triumph into tedium. On the night of Super Tuesday, after her wins all but guaranteed her the Democratic presidential nomination, she served up a victory speech that was a bowl of mush. "We know we've got work to do, but that work is not to make America great again," she said. "America never stopped being great. We have to make America whole. We have to fill in what's been hollowed out. We have to make strong the broken places, restitch the bonds of trust and respect.
April 23, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - Six U.S. senators, including Al Franken (D., Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), wrote to federal regulators Tuesday, urging them to block Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable. Should the deal win approval, "we believe that Comcast-TWC's unmatched power in the telecommunications industry would lead to higher prices, fewer choices, and poorer quality services for Americans," wrote Franken, Warren, and Sens. Bernard Sanders (I., Vt.), Ed Markey (D., Mass.)
April 4, 2015
ISSUE | TAX HIKES Council incumbents, stand ground now I am appalled that City Council incumbents running for reelection are not acting on the city budget - especially its proposed 9.34 percent property tax increase - until after the May primary ("Council a no-go on tax boost," April 1). Haven't we given the schools an extra $200 million for the past several years? What are they doing with the money? If they cared about education, they would make use of the stored books and other equipment just going to waste.
January 8, 2015
OK, LOOK, I can't wait. Believe me, I tried. I know it's only 2015. But I can't help myself. The 2016 race for the White House calls like a mythological Siren. The possibility of another Clinton/Bush clash coupled with an expected rerun of the 2012 GOP carnival of candidates is just too much to leave alone. So let's take an early look at what maybe lies ahead. Public polling - which, at this stage, is based on name ID and reflected chatter from cable TV - suggests Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush will be their party's nominees.