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June 4, 2004
ICAME home from a Memorial Day parade and dedication of the new WWII memorial in Downingtown and and turned on the news. What do I see? John Kerry laying a wreath at the foot of the Vietnam memorial. What a disgrace and a slap in the face to all Vietnam vets. To elect this man as our president would be the beginning of the end of America as we know it. Wake up, America. Do not elect John Kerry as our next president! Don Davies Downingtown
NEWS
August 17, 2004
SINCE THE Daily News has so vigorously endorsed John Kerry for president, I'd like to ask five questions. 1. If John Kerry is such a war hero, why do only two of his 23 fellow swiftboat commanders endorse him? 2. Kerry served four months in Vietnam. He has served 20 years in the Senate. What significant piece of legislation has John Kerry given us? 3. What EXACTLY is John Kerry's plan to fight terror? Saying he will get our allies back in line is not enough. The rest of the world has proven that they don't share our courage.
NEWS
May 10, 2010 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Staff Writer
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee who endured the original "Swift Boat" attacks, Sunday defended Sen. Arlen Specter, who has been accused of smearing his opponent's Navy career in Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate primary. Rep. Joe Sestak is running TV ads that accuse Specter of "lying" after quoting in his own campaign commercial news reports that Sestak was fired from a top Pentagon job in 2005 for creating a "poor command climate. " Sestak accuses Specter of "swiftboating" him. The issue has been one of the dominant themes of the bitter Senate contest now entering its last full week.
NEWS
November 1, 2004
IN THE FIVE months since the Daily News became the first newspaper to endorse John Kerry for president, we have become even more confident in our choice. President Bush has shown his disconnection from, and contempt for, the reality caused by his disastrous leadership. Kerry has shown himself to be smart, strong, and possessed of workable plans to get this nation back on the right track. We urge you to vote for John Kerry tomorrow - and, if possible, to volunteer your time and skill to get others out to vote.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2004 | By Daniel Rubin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When documentary filmmaker George Butler met John Kerry in 1964, he had a vision that the lanky chairman of Yale's political union would one day become president of the United States. Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry is Butler's 11th-hour shot at pushing his buddy over the top, a journey into the jungle that turned the Democratic nominee from earnest Swift Boat skipper into the disillusioned spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Butler has said that not since Teddy Roosevelt has there been an American political figure with a personal story as compelling as Kerry's.
NEWS
May 10, 2010 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee who endured the original "Swift Boat" attacks, Sunday defended Sen. Arlen Specter, who has been accused of smearing his opponent's Navy career in Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate primary. Rep. Joe Sestak is running TV ads that accuse Specter of "lying" after quoting in his own campaign commercial news reports that Sestak was fired from a top Pentagon job in 2005 for creating a "poor command climate. " Sestak accuses Specter of "swiftboating" him. The issue has been one of the dominant themes of the bitter Senate contest now entering its last full week.
NEWS
October 13, 2004
I'M AFRAID that George Bush has left us with no recourse but to finally say to him: "You can run, but you can't hide. " Mr. Bush has now made the maligning of John Kerry's 20-year record in Congress a central part of his attack. This is a record that includes fighting for the kinds of taxes that helped level the disparity between the upper and middle classes while creating a strong economy - with a budget surplus. Far from being weak on defense, Mr. Kerry was one of the first to alert the nation to the threat of global terror.
NEWS
September 9, 2004 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
YOU CAN put a fork in John Kerry. And I didn't need the Time and Newsweek polls showing W with a double-digit convention bounce to tell me so. I knew it the moment I walked out of Madison Square Garden last Thursday night. Barring the unforeseen, he's got this thing won. You may be thinking I had too many Manhattans in Manhattan. (I did.) But one week later, and without confetti pasted to my dome, I still think it's over. It hit me when the president delivered one particular line, halfway into his acceptance speech: "This election will also determine how America responds to the continuing danger of terrorism - and you know where I stand.
NEWS
July 23, 2012 | Dick Polman
The president is a polarizing figure whose reelection is imperiled by his handling of the nation's No. 1 issue. However, he's blessed with an opponent who is easy to attack — a rich Massachusetts patrician with seemingly flexible convictions and a personality that impedes any visceral connection with voters.   But enough about George W. Bush and John Kerry. You see where I'm going with this. The 2012 contest has taken on the broad contours of 2004, when Bush eked out a narrow win by framing the race not as a referendum on his stewardship of the war in Iraq, but as a choice between the devil people knew and the devil they didn't.
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July 17, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Martha Woodall, STAFF WRITERS
  Tension heated up Saturday between the U.S. and Turkey over who to blame for the country's failed   military coup ,   even as the reclusive Muslim cleric whom the Turkish government holds responsible denied from his Poconos compound that he had anything to do with the plot. Fethullah Gulen, a former ally turned bitter enemy of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemned the violent attempt to overthrow the government of his native country during an interview with the Associated Press at his 26-acre gated property in Saylorsburg, Monroe County.
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March 25, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
In the wake of the ISIS atrocity in Brussels, it's time to reflect on the meaning of John Kerry's recent statement that the group has committed a genocide against Yazidis. It is certainly true that ISIS has done its best to wipe out members of the ancient monotheistic religion, killing thousands of men, enslaving women and children, and creating roughly 400,000 refugees. But what good does a State Department declaration do for women and girls who escaped ISIS captivity after months of being raped daily, or the thousands who remain enslaved?
NEWS
November 24, 2015
CURRENT AND would-be political leaders ought to be ashamed. I mean, even more so than usual. Let me tell you why. Last week was the anniversary of Lincoln's 1864 Gettysburg Address. It was a short speech. We're created equal. We need to preserve government of, by and for the people. A speech, in other words, aimed at unifying the nation. This is the week of Thanksgiving, an American holiday whose date varied from state to state until set by Lincoln in an 1864 proclamation - aimed at unifying the nation.
NEWS
September 4, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers
Secretary of State John F. Kerry defended the international nuclear deal with Iran as a step toward a safer world Wednesday, as the Obama administration secured enough backing in the Senate to carry out the agreement. "History may judge it a turning point, a moment when the builders of stability seize the initiative from the destroyers of hope," Kerry told an invited crowd of about 200 at the National Constitution Center. Before Kerry spoke, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.) announced her support for the accord.
NEWS
June 3, 2014
ISSUE | LEWIS KATZ Inspiration from a life lived fully What a wonderful triumph when only last week the turmoil over ownership of The Inquirer was resolved with the outcome of the auction ("Katz never forgot his roots," June 2). Finally, we could look forward to once again enjoying the wonderful gift that the paper provides to our daily lives. Then we had to accept the news of the tremendous tragedy of the death of co-owner Lewis Katz and his friends. How cruelly ironic. Life offers no guarantees, but Katz used what time he had to make life better for all of us. We should strive to do the same in his memory.
NEWS
May 2, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
In February 2010, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned that failure to make peace with the Palestinians would cause Israel either to lose its Jewish majority or to become an "apartheid state. " He meant that without a two-state solution, Israel would face two impossible choices: Either give citizenship to millions of Palestinians, who would soon become a majority in Israel, or continue to control the lives of millions of Arabs who lack basic rights. Barak's remarks caused no political hysteria in Israel because they reflected painful reality; other Israeli politicians and pundits have said the same before and after.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Why now? You have to ask, with the entire Arab world falling apart, and President Obama caught up in urgent domestic matters, why has Secretary of State John Kerry staked his reputation on another effort to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? And, given the number of failed peace efforts over the past four decades, why on earth would Kerry set a goal of reaching an overall peace deal in nine months - which is, to put it mildly, impossible? Especially in the wake of the Arab Spring.
NEWS
July 22, 2013 | By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - When Secretary of State John Kerry bounded up the steps to his converted Air Force 757 in Amman, Jordan, on Friday night, staffers greeted him with applause. He grabbed a beer and strolled down the aisle to celebrate his most significant achievement yet in his short tenure as America's top diplomat: winning agreement from the Israelis and Palestinians on a framework for resuming stalled peace talks. It was a necessary breakthrough, for sure, yet a modest one, with the lowest bar for success in a process that merely sets the stage for what comes next: difficult and protracted negotiations aimed at a goal that has eluded successive U.S. administrations.
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