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February 28, 2013 | By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved President Obama's choice of Jacob Lew to be Treasury secretary and sent the nomination to the full Senate. Lew would succeed Timothy Geithner, who completed a tumultuous four-year term in which he helped lead the administration's response to the financial crisis and recession. The committee approved Lew's nomination, 19-5. The timing of a Senate vote is unclear. During a three-hour confirmation hearing Feb. 13, the sharpest questions came from Republicans who pressed Lew about his tenure at Citigroup, where he was a top executive from 2006 until early 2009, a period covering the height of the financial crisis.
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August 6, 2003
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia seeks suggestions from community organizations, historical societies and individuals about buildings in the five-county area that are in danger. The alliance wants to bring these structures to public attention and find ways to protect them. More information is available at the alliance Web site at www.preservationalliance.com. Letters and photographs can be sent to: the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, 1616 Walnut St., Suite 2110, Philadelphia 19103.
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February 15, 2013 | By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Thursday stalled the nomination of former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel as the nation's next defense secretary over unrelated questions about President Obama's actions in the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. Democrats called the vote "tragic" and vowed to revive the nomination after Congress' weeklong break. By 58-40, with one abstention, the Senate fell short of the 60-vote threshold required to advance Hagel's nomination to a final, up-or-down vote on his confirmation.
NEWS
August 7, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
Most Americans have not "read or heard anything," about the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll reported today. Of those aware of the nomination, the public is closely divided on the nomination, with 45 percent approving, 40 percent disapproving and 15 percent undecided. The poll, taken Monday through Wednesday, found that 55 percent of Americans had not heard or read of the nomination. It also found that 46 percent of those aware of the nomination believe the Senate should consider only Bork's background and qualifications when deciding whether to confirm him. Fifty-one percent believe the Senate also should consider Bork's political views.
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May 16, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) has given his approval to advance a Philadelphia judge's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, clearing one obstacle for a nominee who critics argued was being stalled over politics. Toomey has submitted his "blue slip" to the Judiciary Committee, giving his blessing to holding a hearing on the nomination of Luis Felipe Restrepo, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. A spokeswoman for the senator confirmed the move.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - After claims of political stalling, a Senate panel on Wednesday will finally take up the nomination of Philadelphia-based Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The hearing before the Judiciary Committee could be a key step in advancing Restrepo's nomination, which liberal groups and other advocates say has been slowed by political gamesmanship, a charge Republicans have denied. Sens. Robert P. Casey (D., Pa.) and Patrick Toomey (R., Pa.)
NEWS
May 25, 2010
I FIND myself amused over the conservatives' hysterical reaction to the president's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. To cover the right's real agenda, what I'm hearing is their "disappointment" over her lack of judicial experience, never having been a judge. But it was the GOP's own fault that she never became a judge. President Clinton nominated her, and the Republican-controlled Congress let her nomination languish. And one of the heroes of the right, the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, was never a judge either when he was nominated by a Republican President to be on the court.
NEWS
June 26, 2013 | By Tom Johnson, NJ SPOTLIGHT
It took only two minutes for the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee to advise and consent Monday to the nomination of Diane Solomon to the Board of Public Utilities, an agency led by her husband at the outset of the Christie administration. Her nomination won unanimous approval from the panel, which did not ask any questions other than a lighthearted query from the chairman of the committee, Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D., Bergen). "I'm assuming you thought the job was great when your husband had it," Scutari quipped to Solomon.
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January 8, 2013 | By Scott Wilson, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - President Obama will nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican and Vietnam veteran, to be secretary of defense as early as Monday, according to a person close to the process. In the last day, the White House has informed the Hagel camp that Obama intends to announce the nomination and expects it to come Monday. But the person with knowledge of the process, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the event could slip until Tuesday because of scheduling questions.
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August 31, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, Culture Writer
Full list of Barrymore nominations "Some years you're up, some years you're down. Everybody has a turn at the spotlight," Erin Reilly, Theatre Philadelphia board president, said Monday at the Barrymore Awards nomination announcement. Indeed, the 2016 nominations for excellence in Philadelphia theater showed little preference for genre, audience, or house size: The five top nominated shows (winners will be announced Oct. 24 at the Merriam Theater) are about as diverse as theater can be. Topping the nominees was The Invisible Hand , a 2012 play by Ayad Akhtar about an American Citibank executive held for ransom in Pakistan.
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August 30, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, Staff Writer
The 2016 Barrymore Award nominations for excellence in Philadelphia theater, announced Monday morning by Theatre Philadelphia, showed little preference for genre, audience, or the size of the theater: The five top nominated shows — with the winners to be presented Oct. 24 at the Merriam Theater —  are about as diverse as theater can be. The Invisible Hand,  a 2012 play by Ayad Akhtar about an American Citibank executive held for...
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August 20, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, STAFF WRITERS
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Thursday nominated a former top state prosecutor to serve as attorney general and replace the convicted Kathleen G. Kane, a move that would end the fleeting tenure of Bruce L. Castor Jr. Wolf said his nominee, Bruce Beemer, a Democrat, had the support of Republican and Democratic legislative leaders. Beemer's nomination must be confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate, a vote that is not expected before the end of the month. "Bruce Beemer has a depth of experience," Wolf said in a statement.
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August 1, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
As a former federal judge whose nomination sailed through a politically divided Senate, Tim Lewis has taken up the cause of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland with fervor. Lewis, a partner at the Center City law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis L.L.P., and a former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, has traveled the country, written op-eds, and testified on Capitol Hill making the argument that the Senate is obligated to hold hearings on Garland's stalled nomination.
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July 31, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
If Alice Paul, the New Jersey suffragist who led the fight to get women the vote, had witnessed Hillary Clinton's becoming the first female presidential candidate of a major party, she likely would have celebrated briefly and then gone back to work. That's according to the women who have studied Paul and run the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel. "She would say, 'Now we need to keep working,' " Terri O'Connell, a spokeswoman for the organization, said Friday, a day after watching history being made with fellow feminists and activists in Center City.
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July 30, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Jonathan Tamari, STAFF WRITERS
Hillary Clinton offered a confident vision Thursday night of a nation "stronger together" and capable of overcoming the forces of division to build a future with greater opportunity for all Americans despite pressing problems. "Bonds of trust and respect are fraying," Clinton said as she formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president. "It truly is up to us: We have to decide whether we're going to work together so we can all rise together. " For Clinton, who made history as the first woman nominated by a major political party in the United States, the speech represented a high-profile chance to forge an emotional connection with the public, something she has by her own admission struggled to do in a long political career.
NEWS
July 29, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 This historic moment is for everyone It has been suggested that the Democratic Party should maybe tone down this first-woman-presidential-candidate talk because it might turn off male voters ("Hillary Clinton's historic moment," Wednesday). What a slap in the face to us male voters. As the son of a fantastic mother, husband to a phenomenal wife, father to three wonderful adult daughters, and grandfather of two beautiful granddaughters, I could not be prouder to live in a time when a national political party nominated a woman to be president.
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July 28, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, Maria Panaritis, and Jonathan Tamari, STAFF WRITERS
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman nominated for the U.S. presidency by a major political party, her moment in history sealed by thunderous cheers from exuberant Democrats gathered in Philadelphia. The vote by delegates came on the second day of a Democratic National Convention that threatened to again become a test of party unity. But just after Clinton reached the 2,382 ballots she needed to win the nomination, her onetime rival took a symbolic yet significant step to end the discord.
NEWS
July 21, 2016
By Frederick Lawrence Judge Merrick Garland has set a record he never sought and one of which no one, certainly not the U.S. Senate, should be proud. July 19 marks 125 days since President Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The nomination passes the record for delay that the Senate set a century ago with the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to the court. One hundred years ago, with a world in turmoil as a great war raged in Europe, a cultural and political battle unfolded in the U.S. Senate.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | Laurie Conrad
We're happy, OK? Two Emmy nominations, for costumes (so deserved, Terry Dresbach!) and for production design (good on, Jon Gary Steele!) for "Outlander" Season 2 on Starz. But even with seven positions instead of five for Best Drama Series, "Outlander" was still shut out in that category when the 2016 Emmy nominations were announced today. As were stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies. (Insert Gaelic expletives here.) It's not about snubs, which would imply some deliberate thought.
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