July 9, 2012 |
TRIPOLI, Libya - Libya's first nationwide elections in nearly five decades brought hints Sunday of an Arab Spring precedent: Western-leaning parties making strides over Islamist rivals hoping to follow the same paths to power as in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia. While final results from Saturday's parliamentary election could still be days away under a two-tier selection system, unofficial and partial counts from Libya's biggest cities suggested liberal factions were leading the Muslim Brotherhood and allies in a possible first major setback to their political surge after last year's uprisings.
May 28, 1989 |
Forget the labels Republican and Democrat, incumbent and challenger. In the Deptford Township primary elections, there are 10 candidates and two factions: those who feel that the town is being run well and those who feel the current administration has become too comfortable. And these factions cross party and incumbency lines. Six of the primary candidates are Republicans who are squaring off to determine which four will represent their party in the November election. Four Democrats are running unopposed.
August 13, 2004 |
James E. McGreevey, whose tireless pursuit of the New Jersey governorship consumed most of his adult life, finally stopped running yesterday. In deciding to resign because of a homosexual affair, the governor succumbed to the swirl of political, legal and personal crises that had compromised his ability to govern and destroyed his reelection chances. McGreevey's planned departure on Nov. 15 also touched off a storm in New Jersey politics that has both parties - and factions within the parties - scrambling for supremacy in the post-McGreevey era. After a day of political intrigue and turmoil, McGreevey announced that he would not resign until later this year - making a special election in November impossible and paving the way for State Senate President Richard J. Codey to serve out the final year of McGreevey's term.
May 11, 1989 |
A long-brewing family dispute between two factions of Cherry Hill Democrats is getting some ink in campaign literature soon to arrive in Cherry Hill mailboxes. The platforms of the two camps - hard-line barbs that herald a bitter primary fight - are taking shape. A slate of four Township Council candidates led by Mayor Susan Bass Levin rips what it calls the patronage and corruption of its opponents, the Camden County Democratic Party. At the same time, the party-endorsed slate promises no new taxes and criticizes the incumbent candidates for raising them last year by 80 percent.
October 6, 1988 |
An alleged feud between two factions of the Philadelphia mob was the focus yesterday in the racketeering trial of Nicodemo Scarfo and 16 associates as the government presented testimony about two men killed and two men wounded. Patricia Tamburrino, the widow of Salvatore "Sammy" Tamburrino, testified that she was at home with her two children on Nov. 3, 1983, when her husband was shot to death in the variety store he operated beneath their Southwest Philadelphia home. She testified that she heard a series of shots, ran downstairs and saw her husband lying unconscious on the floor toward the rear of the store.
February 27, 1992 |
There will be no mending of fences between two factions of the Pine Hill Republican Club, whose leaders are separated by a gulf that not even the county Republican Party can bridge. Representatives of the opposing factions - Dreama Biddle and former Mayor Joseph Nunes - met Saturday with county Republican Party Chairman Frederick Fitchett in an attempt to unify the municipal party. In the end, both sides were more convinced than ever that a reconciliation was impossible. "(Nunes)
March 13, 1992 |
Ten parishioners of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in South Philadelphia surrendered yesterday on aggravated assault and related charges stemming from a fight in the church sanctuary last month. Two factions, police said, have been battling for control of the 3,000- member church, at 22d and Bainbridge Streets, since the death of its leader of 30 years, Bishop S. McDowell Shelton, in October. The 10 who surrendered at South Detective Division, 24th and Wolf Streets, were members of the faction led by Kenneth Shelton.
May 19, 1989 |
In flashy, suburban, mall-centered Cherry Hill, the politicians are sleeping less and schmoozing more than usual, with only two weeks left in the Democratic primary race for control of township government. As two factions of local Democrats spar away, a slate of uncontested Republicans are lying low, waiting to make their play for the four open seats on Township Council after the bloody Democratic primary. Veteran pols are closely watching Cherry Hill's Democratic tussle, the first outward sign of party division for the second-largest municipality in Democrat-controlled Camden County in a decade.
March 23, 2001 |
Pharmaceutical companies live on patent protection. They make their profits in the few years they enjoy a monopoly on the drugs they have discovered. They fight fiercely to protect their turf, and give generously to politicians to make sure they protect that turf too. Who, then, do you think has just issued a report showing that changes in law and regulation have effectively doubled the drug companies' patent protection time? Some tiny, Naderite public interest group? Some other representative of the little guy?
May 28, 2009 |
A rift over leadership in the Gloucester County Republican Party has created a bitterly contested primary for two seats on the freeholder board. The ordinarily unified party has split into three factions that will battle on June 2 for a piece of county government, which has been controlled by Democrats for 20 years. This year, Democrats are fielding incumbent Freeholders Joe Chila and Robert Damminger, with Carmel Morina running for reelection as sheriff. On the Republican side, county party chairwoman Loran Oglesby has been criticized by members of two party blocs, who say she has been ineffective in her four years in charge.