July 4, 2016
Answer: Manchester. Its population of about 110,000 is nearly a 10th of the entire state population of roughly 1.3 million. Concord, the state capital, has about 42,000 residents.
June 27, 2016 |
Anger is clearly the buzzword of the 2016 presidential campaign, especially on the GOP side of the aisle. Google the word with Republican and, like me, you might get more than 24 million hits (vs. 606,000 when matched with Democrat ). Exploring why people are "Mad as Hell" will be the focus of an event sponsored by the Inquirer on Wednesday night at the Independence Visitor Center. I'll have the privilege of speaking prior to a panel discussion that will be moderated by my colleagues John Baer and Dan Biddle and feature Daily News columnist Solomon Jones, Roll Call editor Melinda Henneberger, former Gov. Ed Rendell, and Farah Jimenez, president of the Philadelphia Education Fund.
June 24, 2016
Local artist Hawk Krall is obviously working his you know what off, putting the finishing touches on these fiberglass donkeys designed for New Jersey (front) and New Hampshire (the one right behind his a ... er, butt). Krall joined a bunch of other donkey artists at the Tioga Marine Terminal Thursday as the host committee for the Democratic National Convention unveiled the 57 fiberglass "Donkeys Around Town. " All are being painted by local artists, and each donkey represents a Democratic delegation that will be in town for the convention.
June 16, 2016 |
PITTSBURGH - Donald Trump's response to the Orlando terrorist attack, filled with "conspiracy theories" and falsehoods, betrayed him as "totally unqualified" to be president and lead in dangerous times, an outraged Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. Meanwhile, in Washington, President Obama denounced Trump as having extreme views toward Muslims that the president said make the United States less safe and threaten the nation's core values. "We hear language that singles out immigrants and suggests entire religious communities are complicit in violence," Obama said after a meeting with national security advisers.
June 9, 2016 |
Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich and a New York-based law firm will investigate the drinking water contamination near former naval air bases outside Philadelphia, they said Tuesday. In Bucks and Montgomery Counties, 16 public drinking wells and dozens of private wells have been shut off since 2014 after having been found contaminated with chemicals known as PFOA and PFOS. Although officials say public water is now safe to drink, and private well owners are being moved onto the public supply, residents worry about the years they spent drinking the water - and many say the government and military have failed to give them all the answers they're seeking.
April 29, 2016 |
JUST THREE years ago, Philadelphia sports had as distinct a New England taste as a hot bowl of chowder. The hockey coach was from Massachusetts, the basketball coach was from Maine, and the new, exciting football coach with the new, exciting football scheme was a New Hampshire native. Two key pieces of the Sixers, Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel, hailed from the Bay State. More than half of Chip Kelly's staff came from his New England connections. Kelly's gone, Peter Laviolette is in Nashville.
March 29, 2016 |
Polls prior to the March 8 Michigan primary were showing Hillary Clinton with a double-digit lead over Bernie Sanders. However, as we now know, Sanders eked out a win over Clinton in the state. Professionals in the survey research community are fully aware of the challenges facing public opinion polling in general, and preelection polling in particular. It is no longer simply a matter of selecting a sample of respondents that is representative of the population and contacting them.
February 29, 2016 |
For all the attention and money lavished on Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina, they allocated about 2 percent of the pledged Democratic delegates and 5 percent of the Republican delegates who will pick the nominees of the two major parties. Now, things accelerate. In two days, Super Tuesday, more states vote (12) and more delegates are at stake (1,460 in both parties) than on any other single day in the presidential primary campaign. Afterward, it will be clear whether Hillary Clinton's Southern fire wall of African American voters stabilized her candidacy enough to make her, once again, the presumptive Democratic nominee in the face of a strong challenge from the left by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
February 28, 2016 |
Since dropping out of the presidential race Feb. 10, Gov. Christie has emerged twice in New Jersey to make public remarks: during his budget address, and at a school ribbon-cutting in Newark. On Friday, he popped up in public again - but this time, he was back on the campaign trail, appearing in Texas to endorse Donald Trump. Christie - who didn't take questions from reporters at the Newark event earlier this week, and left before the ceremonial ribbon was cut - said in Fort Worth that he and Trump met Thursday, and "he said, 'How about coming out on the road to Texas with me?
February 24, 2016 |
The donors who bankrolled the super PAC backing Gov. Christie's now-finished presidential campaign included big financiers and business names: hedge-fund manager Steven Cohen, Home Depot cofounder Ken Langone, Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman. But wealthy local contributors also supported the super PAC, America Leads, which raised nearly $20 million before Christie exited the race two weeks ago. The super PAC's top donors in the Philadelphia area included Joseph Buckelew, chairman of the Conner Strong & Buckelew insurance firm, based in Marlton, who gave $150,000, and Vernon Hill, the former Commerce Bank chairman, who owns a Moorestown mansion and gave $100,000.