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April 29, 1993 | By Jodi Enda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the take-no-prisoners style that earned him the title "Ragin' Cajun," Democratic strategist James Carville yesterday began the indelicate process of carving up the leading Republican in the race to unseat Gov. Florio this fall. With his trademark combination of wit and wickedness, the man who put Bill Clinton in the White House chose to defend his current client, Florio, by attacking longtime Florio-basher Christine Todd Whitman. He blasted Whitman for not yet releasing her tax returns, for seeming to back off a pledge to repeal Florio's tax increases, and for airing - and then withdrawing - an ad that criticized expenditures in the office of the state's First Lady.
NEWS
October 19, 1992 | BY STUART HOFFMAN
If the polls are right and Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States, history books will trace his victory to an accident over a small school yard in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia. Think about the improbable sequence of events. Pennsylvania Sen. John Heinz dies on April 4, 1991, when a helicopter and small plane collide over Merion School. Democratic Gov. Robert Casey appoints Harris Wofford to fill Sen. Heinz's term until a special election can be held. President Bush, sensing a slam dunk Republican opportunity, encourages Attorney General Richard Thornburgh to run against Wofford.
NEWS
December 5, 1996
One of Bill Clinton's best buds, James Carville, is gearing up a p.r. campaign to call independent counsel Kenneth Starr a political hack who's just out to get the Clintons. But this caricature of Mr. Starr, a distinguished attorney with Republican connections, is belied by the fact that Attorney General Janet Reno keeps expanding his authority as new allegations come to light. Clearly, the political hack in this tangle is Mr. Carville, "the Ragin' Cajun" who managed the 1992 Clinton campaign.
NEWS
June 12, 1986 | By Dan Meyers, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
In an apparent display of Democratic unity, Robert P. Casey is expected to announce today that former Philadelphia District Attorney Edward G. Rendell will head his campaign for governor against Lt. Gov. William W. Scranton 3d. Casey previously talked with Rendell about serving as state Democratic chairman, but Rendell said he preferred a direct role in the Casey campaign. Rendell finally agreed to serve as campaign chairman, according to sources familiar with the campaign.
NEWS
November 4, 1993 | By Daniel LeDuc, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Could it be that after finally losing a big one - New Jersey - James Carville, the hard-knocking, face-eating Hannibal Lecter of Democratic politics, is actually becoming a wuss? Listen in on that Louisiana drawl, the morning after: "In a ham-and-egg breakfast, the chicken participates and the hog is committed," Gov. Florio's political strategist is saying. "For a long time in campaigns, I've been a hog. Now, I'm going to have a wife and I'm going to have to be a chicken in my work.
NEWS
October 15, 1986 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Instead of shaking hands on the campaign trail, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Robert P. Casey spent most of yesterday trying to shake dollars loose from campaign contributors. Both in the morning, prior to an interview with the editorial board of the Philadelphia Daily News, and in the late afternoon, Casey was secluded in his Philadelphia campaign headquarters on Chestnut Street, or in the office of his finance chairman, William Batoff, making telephone calls to potential donors.
NEWS
September 15, 2000 | by John M. Baer, Daily News Staff Writer
James Carville, one of the nation's most recognizable - and contentious - Democrats, dropped into the state last night to help Ron Klink raise money to compete with U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. Carville, "the ragin' Cajun," says he's willing to do "everything I can" to help fund Klink's underdog campaign against the well-financed freshman senator. Klink, a western Pennsylvania congressman, has trouble raising money from traditional Democratic sources, partly because he is pro-life and pro-gun, and partly because major Democratic fund-raising is based in eastern Pennsylvania.
NEWS
April 8, 2013
NO DISRESPECT, Mr. President, but you really should have known better than to bring up the subject of California Attorney General Kamala Harris' looks the way you did Thursday. True, she's one gorgeous woman. Everyone at that fundraiser in Silicon Valley that you both attended could take one look at Harris and see it. Trust me, Harris knows it, too. No doubt she's reminded every time she walks down the street. So, there was no need to bring it up the way you did when you called her the "best-looking attorney general in the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1994 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
It's tempting to imagine a fiction film based on the exploits of James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, the Louisiana country-boy campaign strategist and the videogenic communications director who engineered Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential run. With his balding pate and devilish brow, John Malkovich would make a mighty convincing Carville, and Mike Myers, if he were a little less jowly (and a little better actor), could turn in an acceptably cocky Stephanopoulos. But once you've seen The War Room, you realize that a Hollywood version would be redundant - and not nearly as much fun. A hugely entertaining documentary by cinema verite pioneer D.A. Pennebaker and his wife, Chris Hegedus, The War Room takes us inside the Clinton campaign as it trundles determinedly, albeit idiosyncratically, toward victory.
NEWS
September 30, 1993 | By Katharine Seelye, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Teresa Heinz, widow of U.S. Sen. John Heinz, hinted broadly yesterday that she might run next year for his Senate seat, now occupied by Democrat Harris Wofford. She said she had made a decision but wouldn't announce it for a few weeks, until she could "digest" it and see how comfortable she felt. Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole said she told him she would inform him of her decision "in a couple of weeks. " Asked how she might make her announcement, she said, "I have to talk about that with people who know better than I about those things.
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November 20, 2014 | BY DOYLE McMANUS
  IT'S BEEN almost two weeks since their stinging defeat in midterm elections, but Democrats are still licking their wounds and trying to figure out where they went wrong. They don't have much time to extract the right lessons: The 2016 presidential campaign will begin in earnest any minute now. So, I consulted two Democratic sages, each of whom played a central role in electing the last two Democratic presidents: David Axelrod, who worked for Barack Obama in 2008, and James Carville, who worked for Bill Clinton in 1992.
NEWS
April 8, 2013
NO DISRESPECT, Mr. President, but you really should have known better than to bring up the subject of California Attorney General Kamala Harris' looks the way you did Thursday. True, she's one gorgeous woman. Everyone at that fundraiser in Silicon Valley that you both attended could take one look at Harris and see it. Trust me, Harris knows it, too. No doubt she's reminded every time she walks down the street. So, there was no need to bring it up the way you did when you called her the "best-looking attorney general in the country.
NEWS
August 11, 2005 | By Jonah Goldberg
Much of Washington is having a grand time tittering about Robert Novak's potty mouth. But they're missing the point. Here are the facts. On a recent CNN broadcast, Novak was paired with James Carville for an "Inside Politics" discussion. In a boring, but heated, discussion about the Florida Senate race, Carville attacked Novak's integrity saying, "He's got to show these right-wingers that he's got backbone. The Wall Street Journal editorial page is watching. You show 'em you're tough!"
NEWS
November 15, 2004 | By James Vike
The timing could not have been better for James Carville's visit to the Kimmel Center on Monday, Oct. 25. His lecture, part of the Philadelphia Speaker Series sponsored by Widener University, took place one week before the election and on the heels of a rousing rally at Love Park featuring Sen. John Kerry and former President Bill Clinton. Carville described his high hopes for voter turnout in Pennsylvania and Ohio - especially turnout of newly registered voters and young voters.
NEWS
October 27, 2004 | By Amy Worden and Carrie Budoff INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Sen. Arlen Specter was in the region yesterday doing what only an incumbent can do at election time: dole out the federal dough. His challenger, U.S. Rep. Joseph M. Hoeffel, was up early to replenish his campaign coffers a week before Election Day. The events represented a typical day on the Senate campaign trail, as Hoeffel darted across the state with surrogates for Democrat John Kerry and Specter played up his money pull. After a brief appearance at a rally with union machinists in Essington, Delaware County, Specter arrived at Villanova University bearing a check for $1.8 million for a technology program.
NEWS
November 21, 2000 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer
Let's talk turkey. We all know that once the obligatory compliments are imparted to the chef - attesting to the scrumptious stuffing, tender bird and velvety pumpkin pie - this year's Thanksgiving dinner conversation is going to turn toward that most unsavory of courses: Politics. There isn't enough zinfandel or Michelob in the world to drown the differences of opinion on who won - or deserved to win - this year's presidential election. And this holiday, it's a lot more interesting than taking bets on when Uncle Joe will pass out in the mashed potatoes.
NEWS
September 15, 2000 | by John M. Baer, Daily News Staff Writer
James Carville, one of the nation's most recognizable - and contentious - Democrats, dropped into the state last night to help Ron Klink raise money to compete with U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. Carville, "the ragin' Cajun," says he's willing to do "everything I can" to help fund Klink's underdog campaign against the well-financed freshman senator. Klink, a western Pennsylvania congressman, has trouble raising money from traditional Democratic sources, partly because he is pro-life and pro-gun, and partly because major Democratic fund-raising is based in eastern Pennsylvania.
NEWS
June 30, 1999 | By Tom Turcol, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With Tipper Gore at one end of the state and James Carville at the other, two campaigns in acute need of political cash raked in big dollars yesterday on the names of the national Democratic celebrities. The twin events had nothing to do with each other, and, though each was pronounced a huge success, they in some ways underscored the deep divisions endangering the party's electoral fortunes over the next few years. Gore appeared at a Secaucus luncheon that sponsors say raised more than $500,000 for the Democrats' uphill bid to gain enough seats in November to reclaim control of the state Assembly.
NEWS
August 21, 1998 | By Charles Krauthammer
It's the seven months, stupid. Not the sex. Not the perjury to cover the sex. Not even the witness tampering to cover the perjury to cover the sex. The firestorm created by Bill Clinton's suicidal pseudo-confession Monday night reflects a nation's dumbfounded realization that he was entirely unapologetic about - indeed oblivious to - how he had mocked the country these last seven months. For seven months he made fools not just of his staff who went out and lied for him, his cabinet secretaries who vouched for him, his congressional and media allies who defended him, but everyone connected with presidential politics who had been engaged in the "war" declared by the White House in defense of a man who all the while knew it was all a lie. And not only was he oblivious.
NEWS
January 26, 1998 | By Robert A. Rankin, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU This article contains information from the Associated Press
President Clinton's aides yesterday accused independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr of using illegal tactics in a political vendetta to topple the President, and one vowed to wage "a war" against Starr in Clinton's defense. Clinton's aides repeated the President's insistence that he had no sexual or otherwise improper relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and argued against a rush to judgment, as the Sunday television talk shows turned into public-relations battlegrounds.
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