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July 8, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
President Reagan, taking his tax-and-spend battle with Congress on the road, asserted today that his administration has not run out of steam and that "all that lame-duck talk is for the birds. " Recalling that Harry Truman had been the last president to visit this blue-collar factory town, Reagan said his attacks on congressional tax and spending policies made "some up on Capitol Hill hot under the collar. " "I guess they think I'm giving them hell," said Reagan, whose whirlwind visit to New Britain coincided with Lt. Col. Oliver North's second day of testimony at the Iran-contra hearings in Washington.
SPORTS
October 11, 1995 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
The Cincinnati Reds will fire manager Davey Johnson at the end of the season. This, understand, isn't a scoop. It's not even news; Johnson has known from the first day of spring training that he's gone as soon as the Reds' season ends, swept out with the crumpled paper cups and the used adhesive tape, even if the Reds win the World Series. But Johnson, who has been reluctant to talk about his lame-duck status most of the season, addressed the issue before Cincinnati lost to Atlanta, 2-1, in 11 innings, in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series last night.
NEWS
July 26, 2010 | By Charles Krauthammer
Barack Obama's considerable political capital, earned on Election Day 2008, is spent - well spent, mind you, on the enactment of a highly ideological agenda of Obamacare, financial reform, and a $787 billion stimulus package that will significantly transform the country. But spent nonetheless. There's nothing left with which to complete his social-democratic ambitions. This would have to await the renewed mandate that would come with a second inaugural. That's why, as I suggested last week, nothing of major legislative consequence is likely to occur for the next 21/2 years - except, as columnist Irwin Stelzer points out, for one constitutional loophole: a lame-duck Congress called back into session between the elections this November and the swearing-in of the 112th Congress in January.
NEWS
February 8, 1988 | BY LOU CANNON
The three major television networks beat the House to the punch last week in declaring President Reagan a lame duck. A day before the House acted by a eight-vote margin to cut off further aid to the Nicaraguan Contras, the networks cast their ballots by refusing Reagan free time to sum up the case for helping his beloved "freedom fighters. " The Contras are fighting communism in Nicaragua, but the setback inflicted on them and Reagan by the networks was a triumph of capitalism.
SPORTS
September 16, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Lame-duck manager Art Howe and the listless New York Mets lost for the 21st time in 25 games last night, with John Thomson pitching the visiting Atlanta Braves to a 2-0 victory last n ight. The Mets fired Howe hours earlier, making the move effective at the end of the season. Thomson (12-8) gave up five hits in seven innings. In other games: At Milwaukee, Barry Bonds barely missed his 700th homer, but J.T. Snow connected following yet another walk to the San Francisco slugger and the Giants beat the Brewers, 8-1. Bonds went 0-for-4 with a first-inning flyout to the rightfield warning track, leaving him at 699. At Phoenix, Randy Johnson (14-13)
NEWS
January 30, 2000 | By Michael Tackett, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Leave it to ever-nimble President Clinton, the presumed lame duck, to frame the debate for the next presidential election by seeming to ask for a third term he cannot have. The President, who brought unwanted drama to his State of the Union address in the last two years and who harbors a unique capacity to inspire and infuriate, showed no sign last week of a quiet exit from the public stage he has dominated for seven years. Laying out an ample buffet of proposals - pretested to be popular with the people - Clinton inserted himself into the next presidential race by trying to ensure that the final page of his legacy will be the election of his chosen successor, Vice President Gore.
NEWS
April 29, 1998 | by Stu Bykofsky, Daily News Columnist
Channel 10's consumer crusader is himself in Denenberg's Dump. Herb Denenberg, a 23-year station veteran who has accumulated an astounding 35 Emmys for his TV work, is in the dump at least partly because of something controversial he had written for the station's Web site. KYW NewsRadio yesterday reported that Denenberg has been yanked off the air, but Channel 10 news director Steve Doerr last night said that it is "business as usual," with Denenberg appearing on a variety of newscasts.
NEWS
May 23, 1995 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Last Tuesday, Democratic voters here dumped three officeholders who had been locked in a bitter power struggle for more than three years. But the lame-duck officials - Mayor Barbara Bohannan-Sheppard on one side and City Council members Charles P. McLaughlin and Annette M. Burton on the other - battle on, with each side claiming the right to control millions of dollars for Chester's economic development. At a meeting Wednesday, the board of the Chester Redevelopment Authority, appointed by Bohannan-Sheppard, continued to defy an order from the City Council to hand over control of about $11.4 million in federal low-income community development funds.
NEWS
June 5, 1989 | BY W. RUSSELL G. BYERS
Back about 2,000 days ago - Jan. 5, 1984 - Mayor Goode released a list detailing his agenda for his first 100 days in office. A review of that agenda is discouraging. Right up at the top of the list, under "Resolve Critical Issues and Projects," were these six major priorities for Wilson Goode's first 100 Days in office: The homeless. Resource recovery system. Cable television. Convention Center. Vendor policy. Detention Center/Justice Center.
NEWS
November 23, 1987 | By REGINALD STUART, Daily News Staff Writer
President Reagan may have more than a year left to serve as the nation's chief executive, but many here are suggesting that the "Reagan Era" has already ended. "It's lame duck in spades," said Colin Campbell, professor of government at Georgetown University, echoing others in assessing Reagan's troubles as a politician who by law cannot seek another term. Reagan has been battered in recent months by a series of political setbacks at the hands of the Democrat-controlled Congress, a sharp contrast to his streak of victories after his 1980 landslide election.
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NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The walls of Jim Cawley's Harrisburg office are lined with portraits of his predecessors. Most, he hadn't met. And many, he conceded, he had never even heard of. Such can be the life of a Pennsylvania lieutenant governor. As second-in-command of a Republican administration just soundly booted from office, Cawley now serves with an expiration date delivered by the voters, the first lieutenant governor in the modern era with that kind of lame-duck period-in-waiting. "It is, for me, both personally and professionally different," the 45-year-old acknowledged last week over coffee in Doylestown.
NEWS
July 25, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
BON VOYAGE, Monsieur Nutter! The mayor and his wife, Lisa Nutter, yesterday arrived in France for an official six-day trip to promote international business interests in Philadelphia. In his second term, Nutter has traveled extensively in his official capacity, making previous trips to Beijing and Tianjin, China; Florence, Italy; the United Kingdom and Israel; Panama and Rome. Nutter's travel expenses will be paid for by the city, while his wife's, including their hotel room, will be covered by Advanced Sports International.
SPORTS
February 26, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was at the tail end of an uninspiring season, when most baseball people begin walking through the motions, when Chris Wheeler showed up at Citizens Bank Park with his dutifully kept notebooks and his well-worn scorebook. He was prepared for the last weekend of the 2013 regular season at Citizens Bank Park. It was a Saturday. Tyler Cloyd was scheduled to pitch against Dillon Gee of the New York Mets. Phillies team president David Montgomery found Wheeler before the game.
SPORTS
March 29, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When the two men sat in a cafeteria at Bright House Field two springs ago, there was no acrimony. Ruben Amaro Jr. unveiled a three-year extension for Charlie Manuel, a contract that would make him one of the highest-paid managers in baseball. "More than likely," Manuel said then, "I'll stay around as long as they'll have me. " When a disappointing 81-81 season ended last October, the two men faced a row of cameras in the basement of Citizens Bank Park to explain what would change.
NEWS
February 11, 2013 | By Nasser Karimi and Brian Murphy, Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran - There was nothing essentially new in the message to Washington from Iran's president Sunday: repeating last week's statement by the Iranian supreme leader that direct talks cannot happen as long as sanctions remain. What drew attention was how Mahmoud Ahmadinejad injected himself into it. He told crowds marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that he personally was ready to take part in one-on-one dialogue with the United States if Western economic pressures were eased.
NEWS
December 30, 2012 | By Andrew Miga, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday approved a $60.4 billion emergency spending aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy that had been backed by Senate Democrats. Democrats had to turn back Republican efforts to cut programs such as $150 million in fisheries aid that Republican lawmakers said was unrelated to the storm that hammered the East Coast late in October. The measure cleared the Senate on a 61-33 vote, with 12 Republicans supporting of the bill. The bill faces uncertain prospects in the House, where GOP leaders appear reluctant to move quickly on a big spending bill in the final days of a lame-duck session.
SPORTS
November 30, 2012
NORMALLY, WHEN a team costs you a win by allowing a screen pass for a first down on fourth-and-29, you curse that team. But when that team is the Chargers, you just shrug and move on to the next week. And that's where we find ourselves now: Week 13, trying to discern the lame from the lame duck, the contenders and the pretenders and the teams with nothing to lose. In Denver, we've got contender hosting pretender with the Buccaneers getting eight points. Tampa Bay is allowing the most passing yards per game in the NFL and its power running game will have to contend with the second-stingiest run defense in the league (in terms of yards-per-carry)
SPORTS
June 28, 2012 | John Smallwood
THIS WASN'T a good plan. Rod Thorn should not run the Sixers' draft on Thursday. Since ownership already decided Thorn ultimately would be out as president of basketball operations, it already should have hired his successor — not wait possibly up to a year while conducting its search process. Truthfully, the owners should have just put head coach Doug Collins in charge of all basketball-related decisions — as Pat Croce did when he hired Larry Brown as coach in 1997.
SPORTS
May 31, 2012 | Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - Butler said it will leave the Horizon League immediately and join the Atlantic Ten on July 1. Late Tuesday afternoon, the school announced it would begin playing in the A-10 this fall, one year sooner than originally planned. School officials said the two leagues were able to accommodate a quicker move. "The Atlantic Ten is looking forward to welcoming Butler immediately for participation in our league," commissioner Bernadette McGlade said in a statement.
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