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June 11, 2011 | By Meera Louis, Bloomberg News
President Obama intends to nominate Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Vice Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg to succeed Sheila Bair as chairman, according to a White House statement issued Friday night. Gruenberg has been the agency's vice chairman since 2005 and was acting chairman for six months in 2005 and 2006. He would replace Bair, who was appointed by President George W. Bush and took office in June 2006. She led the agency through the worst wave of banking failures since the savings-and-loan crisis of the 1980s.
NEWS
April 17, 2010 | By James Osborne INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gov. Christie's nominee to head the state Department of Children and Families withdrew from consideration for the post on Friday. In a letter to the governor, Janet Rosenzweig said the confirmation process was "distracting from the important work of this department. " She did not offer further explanation. Last month, Rosenzweig faced tough questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, in particular about her past work for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
NEWS
October 7, 1987 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, Daily News Staff Writer
Jasmine Silva may be only 5 1/2, but she continues to make her small voice heard. The first-grader from North Philadelphia is best known as probably the youngest member of the press corps ever to interview President Reagan. Jasmine, representing the Children's Free Press, met Reagan at a fund-raiser in Philadelphia for U.S. Sen. John Heinz last month during the Constitution bicentennial. She asked Reagan, she said afterward, "if Judge (Robert) Bork would be good for the future, and he said 'yes.
NEWS
June 23, 1997 | By Donald Kaul Donald Kaul is a syndicated columnist
Ihave a confession to make. I was brainwashed by conservatives. I know, I know - next to telling the National Enquirer you've been kidnapped by alien creatures, it's the most embarrassing admission you can make, but there it is. I'm not sure how it happened. One minute, I was keeping my guard up against right-wing blather; the next, I'd fallen victim to a sucker punch, from Robert Bork, of all people. You remember Bork. After playing a Rosencrantz/Guildenstern role in the Watergate Follies, he hit big time when nominated to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan.
NEWS
February 3, 1991 | By Jill Morrison, Special to The Inquirer
For most college-bound high school seniors, the last few months of the school year are a time of nervous waiting - waiting to find out what university sweat shirt they will don come August. But some Bucks County students who have been nominated to one or several military academies by U.S. Rep. Peter Kostmayer are especially anxious to find out their fate. They want to serve their country, and the war in the Persian Gulf has fueled their desire. "It's made me pursue this even more," said Timothy Komada, a senior at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Holland and nominee for the Air Force and Naval Academies as well as West Point.
NEWS
July 10, 2005
The Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to conduct one of the most important job interviews in decades. The senators shouldn't beat around the bush with the applicant. Even before President Bush nominates a candidate for the Supreme Court, partisans on both sides are trying to manipulate the ground rules. Some who want the court to outlaw abortion, for example, argue that it's inappropriate for lawmakers to press a nominee on his/her views about the subject. By trying to limit this line of inquiry, they hope to enable a conservative justice who's hostile to Roe v. Wade to be confirmed with a minimum of probing questions.
SPORTS
October 15, 2010
Nominations are being accepted for deserving high school football players for the Leonard Weaver/Daily News award. If you are a high school coach and wish to have a player considered, please send an e-mail to Daily News assistant sports editor Chuck Bausman at bausmac@phillynews.com . Please include information about the players' academic and athletic achievement, and contact information for us to reach him. Nominations will only be accepted from coaches.  
NEWS
February 9, 1987 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Once again, most of the attention in the capital this week will focus on the Senate and its confirmation process of Gov. Casey's nominees for state treasurer and Cabinet positions. The House of Representatives, while in session, is not expected to consider any major legislation on the floor. So far this session, 232 bills have been referred to House committees, where they will be discussed first. Stephen C. MacNett, top aide to Senate Majority Leader John Stauffer (R., Chester)
NEWS
March 28, 2016
Chris Coons is a Democratic U.S. senator from Delaware More than a month after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, most Senate Republicans have doubled down on their refusal to hold hearings, take a vote, or even meet with Merrick Garland, President Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy on our nation's highest court. Garland - chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - is a respected and seasoned jurist, and the Constitution requires the Senate to provide "advice and consent" on judicial nominees.
NEWS
July 18, 1991 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first time in memory, the Senate has spurned a presidential nomination to the largest advisory panel of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In a 9-8 vote yesterday, the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee rejected the appointment of Carol Iannone, a professor in the Gallatin Division of New York University, to the 26-member National Council on the Humanities. The largely partisan vote climaxed a bitter and lengthy controversy pitting Lynne V. Cheney, head of the endowment, against many of the nation's largest scholarly groups, led by the 29,000-member Modern Language Association (MLA)
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NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Jeremy Roebuck, and Claudia Vargas, STAFF WRITERS
Chaka Fattah, a fixture in Philadelphia politics for three decades, was ousted from the Second Congressional District seat by State Rep. Dwight Evans in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Fattah's fall came 20 days before the start of his federal criminal trial, an impending peril he tried to downplay as he campaigned for a 12th term. Fattah conceded just after 10 p.m. He stuck to the twin themes of his campaign - his long record of bringing resources to the district, and his complaint that the media did not give those accomplishments attention.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - The state Senate on Monday confirmed Walter Timpone as a justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, resolving a political standoff that had lasted for most of Gov. Christie's tenure. The Senate voted 33-1, a sign of bipartisanship that stood in stark contrast to the contentious and at times ugly yearslong fight between Christie, a Republican, and Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) over the ideological composition of the court. With the appointment of Timpone, a Democrat, each justice on the seven-member court has now been confirmed by the Senate, as envisioned by the state constitution.
NEWS
April 23, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - A key Senate panel on Thursday unanimously approved Gov. Christie's nominee to the New Jersey Supreme Court, clearing the way for his confirmation next week. The Judiciary Committee's hearing and 13-0 vote followed a surprise move last week, when the Republican governor joined Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) at a news conference to announce he was nominating a Democrat, Walter Timpone. The Senate's confirmation of Timpone, 65, of Cranford, would break a years-long impasse over the partisan balance on the court.
NEWS
April 16, 2016
A proven crime fighter Republican Joe Peters is eminently qualified to be Pennsylvania's attorney general. Peters rose from street cop to serving Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in fighting drug trafficking and international terrorism. He oversaw the country's 26 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area programs and their $250 million budget. He represented the White House with police, prosecutors, governors, mayors, and nongovernmental organizations. As a federal prosecutor, he helped secure the convictions of Philadelphia mob boss "Little Nicky" Scarfo, his underboss, and 16 mob soldiers.
NEWS
April 16, 2016
It was good to see Gov. Christie finally end his six-year attempt to make the New Jersey Supreme Court a partisan minion, but his latest nominee to the court raises questions that deserve thorough scrutiny by the state Senate before he is confirmed. Walter F. Timpone, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office from 1984 to 1994, raised controversy in 2001 when federal agents investigating U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli feared he had tipped off Torricelli that one of Timpone's legal clients had been asked to wear a hidden microphone in a meeting with the senator.
NEWS
March 28, 2016
Chris Coons is a Democratic U.S. senator from Delaware More than a month after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, most Senate Republicans have doubled down on their refusal to hold hearings, take a vote, or even meet with Merrick Garland, President Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy on our nation's highest court. Garland - chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - is a respected and seasoned jurist, and the Constitution requires the Senate to provide "advice and consent" on judicial nominees.
NEWS
March 24, 2016 | By John Baer
WITH THE Democratic primary for U.S. Senate just a month away and probably half the Democratic electorate not tuned in, Katie McGinty is undergoing a candidate metamorphosis. Mostly gone is the over-peppy cheerleader and steady spouter of talking points running a campaign recently labeled flat and flailing. Now there's spring in the step of the candidate who, despite being picked by state and national party leaders, seemed destined just weeks ago to fare only somewhat better than her last-place finish in the four-way 2014 gubernatorial primary.
NEWS
March 17, 2016
If Merrick Garland were a team in the NCAA basketball tournament, few if any office-pool brackets would have President Obama's Supreme Court nominee making it past the first round. The odds are against Garland's Senate confirmation, but not because he isn't qualified. In fact, less than a week before Obama's announcement Wednesday, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Garland "a fine man" for the court. Hatch further opined that Obama would nominate someone more liberal "because this appointment is about the election.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Sen. Pat Toomey held firm to his stand Wednesday that the next president should fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, even as President Obama pushed a nominee to the fore. With the court's "balance at stake, and with the presidential election fewer than eight months away, it is wise to give the American people a more direct voice," the Pennsylvania Republican said shortly after Obama nominated Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
NEWS
March 7, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Not even Vice President Biden, a 36-year Senate veteran and former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would be afforded the courtesy of a Senate interview, much less a Judiciary Committee hearing, should President Obama nominate him to fill the seat left vacant by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Or so I was recently told by Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch, one of the 11 Republicans on the committee who signed a letter saying they will "withhold consent on any nominee to the Supreme Court submitted by this president to fill Justice Scalia's vacancy.
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