June 19, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban and the United States said Tuesday they would hold talks within days on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed over control of the country's security to the Afghan army and police. The Taliban met a key U.S. demand by pledging not to use Afghanistan as a base to threaten other countries, although the Americans said it must also denounce al-Qaeda. President Obama cautioned that the process won't be quick or easy.
June 4, 1986
I am writing concerning Andrew Maykuth's May 21 article relating to Camden County Freeholder Joseph Milano's vindictiveness while in political office. To use this office as a way of "getting even" with those who oppose him is despicable. In my opinion he is extremely undeserving of his $17,000 annual "supplemental" income paid at the expense of decent hardworking taxpayers. May the November election bring Mr. Milano his "just due. " Diane C. Lusk Lindenwold, N.J.
May 30, 2016
With Donald Trump unopposed on the Republican side, New Jersey Democrats will cast some of the season's last votes on a contested presidential nomination on June 7. As the Editorial Board detailed before the Pennsylvania primary, despite the enthusiasm generated by Bernie Sanders, HILLARY CLINTON is better prepared for the office. South Jersey Democrats will also decide three congressional nominations. The most heated contest is in the Camden County-based First District, whose freshman congressman, Donald Norcross, likes to say he's just an electrician in a tie. But Norcross harnesses a lot more power than the average working man. The son of a labor leader and brother of South Jersey's top Democratic power broker, Norcross headed the regional AFL-CIO before his path to political office was cleared by the precisely timed midterm retirement of the state Assembly speaker himself.
January 22, 2013 |
HAPPY FERNANDEZ once had some choice advice for women brave enough to run for political office: "Keep a clear head, a big, warm heart, but have real tough layers of alligator hide. " It was hard to picture Happy Fernandez with alligator hide, but as for a clear head and big, warm heart, she was the champ. She might have been feeling the sting a little when she gave that advice in 1999, having just lost her try for mayor of Philadelphia - the first and only high-profile woman to go for that office.
April 11, 2013 |
FORMER city Bail Commissioner Tim O'Brien was arrested Sunday for allegedly roughing up his girlfriend. O'Brien, 50, allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by her hair and smacked her face into a wall on March 31, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. on Pickwick Street near Almond, in Port Richmond. The 35-year-old woman, whom the Daily News is not identifying, was taken to Temple University Hospital for treatment, Russell said.
June 20, 2013
By Amanda Hess In 2012, the number of women serving in the U.S. Senate reached a historic high: 20 out of 100. And so we continue to debate about the underrepresentation of women in politics, and the debate continues to hinge on the differences between men and women. Some argue that women are unsuited for political office because they're naturally less assertive and dominant; others claim women are better suited for modern leadership roles because they're more compassionate than their male peers.
May 14, 1997 |
Rose Toll, 85, a former state legislator and Democratic ward leader and the widow of Congressman Herman Toll, died Monday of complications of Alzheimer's disease at a life-care community in Voorhees, N.J., where she lived the last five years. Mrs. Toll spent six years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and was the principal sponsor of the state Generic Drug Law, which allows druggists to substitute generic drugs for name brands. Born Rose Ornstein, Mrs. Toll grew up in Kensington, where her father owned a drugstore.
September 22, 2006
I'VE BEEN a Philadelphian for over 35 years and have never had the compulsion to respond to any newspaper political commentary. But I'm offended enough to respond to the Sept. 15 Jill Porter column ("Campbell's the wrong choice"). Philadelphia appears to be in a unique political position regarding the mayoral election in '07. The candidates whose names have been mentioned, State Rep. Dwight Evans, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, ex-Councilman Michael Nutter, former Controller Jonathan Seidel, State Sen. Anthony Williams and possibly Democratic Party chairman and Rep. Bob Brady all seem to be more than qualified to lead this great city.
May 5, 1991 |
With no divisive issues facing its approximately 4,100 residents and little material available for use as election fodder by its candidates, the May 21 primary battle for the Second Ward commissioner's seat in Upper Moreland doesn't rank as history's most compelling political race. Incumbent Republican Bert Parrish, 59, was appointed to the seat in April 1989 after the death of former Commissioner James J. Gould and then ran unopposed in the November 1990 election. He now is being challenged by Greg Monaghan, 28, a novice whose political resume includes a stint as a member of the local Republican committee in the last election.