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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
August 12, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Jonathan Tamari, STAFF WRITERS
Locked in a tight reelection battle, Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) on Wednesday tried to seize on a local development on an issue he has hammered for months - the potential danger created when cities such as Philadelphia give sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Toomey called a news conference to highlight the case of an immigrant who had been targeted for deportation in 2014 but instead was released last year by Philadelphia police and now is accused of raping a preteen. He also attacked his Democratic rival, Katie McGinty, for not taking a stronger stand against the so-called sanctuary cities.
NEWS
August 8, 2016
It's been eight months since Donald Trump proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States, more than a year since he disparaged Sen. John McCain's service in Vietnam, and much longer since he became known for general belligerence and tastelessness. So his recent politically self-immolating feud with the Muslim American parents of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in action in Iraq, should dismay but not surprise anyone who has been paying attention. Nevertheless, with the conventions over and the election nearer, more voters and more of the Republican establishment have begun to grapple with Trump's unfitness for high office - so much so that just weeks after he accepted the nomination, many Republicans are hurriedly looking up the party's return policy.
NEWS
August 3, 2016
ISSUE | SUPREME COURT Conduct hearings Senate Republicans have refused to consider the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia until the next president takes office ("Phila. lawyer urges hearings," Sunday). The Constitution is clear about how appointments must be made, and the rules have been followed for more than 200 years. Former federal judge Tim Lewis said he put his ideological differences aside and testified on behalf of conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. because he was a "good person and a fine judge" and "it was the right thing to do. " That's what is missing in the U.S. government today: the selfless act of doing the right thing for the good of the people.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 29, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Julia Terruso, and Andrew Seidman, STAFF WRITERS
President Obama offered a muscular endorsement of Hillary Clinton and an impassioned defense of his own stewardship of the country Wednesday, capping a roster of political luminaries who rallied around the Democratic presidential nominee and savaged her opponent as unfit - if not dangerous. Obama, hoping to keep a Democrat in the White House, secure his own legacy, and ensure that his successor also breaks a historic barrier, lent his voice to his onetime rival, telling the Democratic National Convention crowd "there has never been a man or a woman more qualified" to be president than Clinton.
NEWS
July 29, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna and Daniel Block, STAFF WRITERS
SCRANTON - Barely acknowledging the criticism of his latest controversial remarks, Donald Trump used a rally here to intensify his attacks on Hillary Clinton and try to blunt any convention bounce coming her way. Speaking to a few thousand supporters who packed a college gymnasium a few hours north of Philadelphia, the Republican presidential nominee dismissed the tenor of the Democrats' convention and the portrayals of their nominee. Trump said he had no objection to a woman president but called Clinton "a disaster" who would set back women "a long way. " He also laughed off descriptions of her as "change maker," the term her husband had used Tuesday night in his effusive keynote address . The Democrats "probably paid $2 million" to the creator of that slogan, Trump quipped.
NEWS
July 23, 2016 | By Daniel Block, STAFF WRITER
The crowd watching Donald Trump's speech on the tavern television was spare and subdued. But they liked the message Thursday night, as well as the messenger. Some 15 people who turned out for a "watch party" of Trump supporters at Ryan's Pub in West Chester spoke of a dismay over the nation's trajectory and a belief that the Republican nominee could change that. "I'm worried for my children," said Joe Mottola, 59, an Exton resident who owns an IT company. "I'm worried about my grandchildren, and I see him as a beacon for the future.
NEWS
July 19, 2016
Most Democrats have united behind Hillary Clinton, but for Republicans in Congress, Donald Trump has created a dilemma. Below is a list of where the region's GOP lawmakers and candidates stand on their party's likely nominee. Sen. Pat Toomey - Pennsylvania Attending this week's convention in Cleveland? No. Supporting Trump? Unclear. Quote: "I'm hoping Donald Trump can say and do the things that will make me comfortable supporting him. . . . I'm not there yet. " Rep. Ryan Costello - PA6 Attending convention?
NEWS
July 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari and Maddie Hanna, STAFF WRITERS
WASHINGTON - When quarterback Tim Tebow shot down reports that he'd speak at the Republican convention this week, he became the most unusual big name to skip the Donald Trump show. But he's hardly alone. When the Republican National Convention opens Monday in Cleveland, it will be missing a fleet of the country's most recognizable Republicans, including former presidents, recent presidential nominees, and a chunk of the GOP's congressional roster. With just one exception, every Republican congressman and senator from the Philadelphia area will be somewhere else.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Dana Milbank
Donald Trump needed validation. At a rally Friday, Trump was discussing racial violence at his events and the perception that nonwhite people are against him when he singled out a black man in the crowd. "Look at my African American over here," Trump said, pointing. "Look at him. Are you the greatest?" The gesture - reminiscent of Trump with a Cinco de Mayo taco bowl at Trump Tower tweeting "I love Hispanics!" - was as respectful as if he had just instructed the crowd to "look at my Irish setter over here.
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