May 14, 2015 |
Gov. Christie said Tuesday that if he'd been president in 2003 and had known that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction, he would not have gone to war. "Now, I think President Bush made the best decision he could at the time," given the information the intelligence community had provided to him, Christie told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview. "But I don't think you can honestly say that if we knew then that there was no WMD, that the country should've gone to war," Christie said.
August 7, 2013 |
JAKE TAPPER, the host of CNN's "The Lead," may be Queen Village born and bred, but his next project takes him to Pine Valley, the fictitious setting of soap opera "All My Children. " Tapper really stretches his acting muscle in a cameo in an Aug. 12 episode playing - what else? - an annoying journalist named Spencer Phillips , a faux business reporter. Alas, his plotline involves no evil twins. And he's never coma-ridden. Not even once. "All My Children" was canceled in 2011, but the show was resurrected online and is available through the Online Network via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
April 14, 2013
A story April 7 on CNN's Jake Tapper wrongly described his father, Theodore, who continues to practice medicine. In addition, it incompletely described Jake Tapper's boyhood homes. He lived both with his father in Merion and with his mother in Queen Village. A review Friday of the movie 42 incorrectly named the Philadelphia stadium where Jackie Robinson played in 1947. It was Shibe Park. A story in the Sunday Arts & Entertainment section gives an incomplete schedule for the Rolling Stones' tour.
April 8, 2013 |
Only minutes after signing off his new CNN show, The Lead With Jake Tapper , the host is in his Washington office - talking Philly, circa 1987. "When I left, it was before the Blue Route, before the Vine Street corridor," Tapper, 44, is saying. "William Penn's hat was still the tallest thing in the city. " Tapper grew up in Queen Village, in the house where his mother, Anne Tapper, still lives. "That Philly wasn't as fancy as today's Philly is," he says. His parents "split when I was 8. " His father, Ted Tapper, is a retired pediatrician living in Lower Merion; Anne is a retired psychiatric nurse.
April 25, 2001 |
Jake Tapper has always been too big for his britches. He was only a senior at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Lower Merion when he composed a letter to the editor of this newspaper. "The message has been clear," he wrote. "Wilson Goode cannot effectively run this city. " Earnest might be one way to describe its tone. Tapper, who at the advanced age of 32 is the Washington correspondent for the online magazine Salon.com and author of the just-published Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency, has another word: Obnoxious.
December 3, 1993 |
The list of panelists who will join President Clinton at the Dec. 13 Entitlements Conference at Bryn Mawr College reads like a Who's Who in the deficit reduction field. It includes former Sen. Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts, who made the deficit the focal point of his campaign for the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination; former Sen. Warren Rudman, a New Hampshire Republican who declined to run for re-election in 1992 because he said Congress could not effectively deal with the deficit; and Sen. Bob Kerrey (D., Neb.)
November 21, 1993 |
"Congressional press secretary" does not exactly top the list of possible entry-level jobs for recent college graduates. In fact, it's not on the list. That is part of the reason Jake P. Tapper never expected to land where he has. At 24, he is one of the youngest congressional press secretaries in Washington. And he works for one of the most talked-about freshmen, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky. "A lot of people will make comments about my age," Tapper, who looks more like he's 21, said last week.
October 28, 1993 |
President Clinton, members of his Cabinet and other Washington policy types will gather Dec. 13 at Bryn Mawr College for the first-ever Entitlements Conference, a visit Clinton promised to U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (D., Pa.) to secure her decisive vote for his budget. Margolies-Mezvinsky's office announced yesterday that she and Clinton will lead the conference at the 1,600-student college. Also expected are Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
October 13, 1993 |
President Clinton will attend a conference on entitlements Dec. 13 in Montgomery County, an appearance promised to U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies- Mezvinsky for her budget vote. Jake Tapper, press secretary for Margolies-Mezvinsky, announced the date of the conference yesterday. He said his office was working to confirm the location in the county. He said Margolies-Mezvinsky planned to hold a news conference at the site of the entitlement conference early next week. Margolies-Mezvinsky, a Democrat elected from a predominantly Republican district, came under fire for voting to pass Clinton's budget.
August 13, 1993 |
It didn't take long. State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Montgomery, told the Daily News yesterday he intends to form a committee to explore challenging U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky next year. Although Greenleaf has been mentioned as a potential challenger, this is the first time he has said he will create an exploratory committee. He will officially make that announcement next week, he said. Greenleaf's comments come exactly one week after Margolies-Mezvinsky voted in favor of President Clinton's budget bill after repeatedly voicing her opposition to the plan.