June 11, 2011 |
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.
April 17, 2010 |
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.
October 7, 1987 |
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.
June 23, 1997 |
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.
February 3, 1991 |
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
February 9, 1987 |
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)
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.
July 18, 1991 |
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)