May 7, 2013 |
JOE MAHONEY liked nothing better than to chill out at his condo in Stone Harbor, N.J., where he could escape the pressures of his role as an executive of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. "He could relax there and do what he wanted to do," said his wife, the former Patricia McElwee. "He wasn't always able to do that here. " Joe wasn't a beach person; he didn't fish or boat. But the salubrious sea air and sun of the small beach community lent the right atmosphere for taking it easy.
March 17, 2013
A milestone for Pakistani rule ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The parliament completed its term Saturday and the coalition government was dissolved, the first time in Pakistan's history that a democratically elected government has served its full five years in office. The way is now open for elections and an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power to another elected administration, even though the country is plagued by political instability. "This is a milestone in the political history of Pakistan," said Rasul Bakhsh Rais, a political science professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
February 6, 2013 |
Billionaire investor Ronald O. Perelman has donated $25 million to the University of Pennsylvania to create a center to house its political science and economic departments, the university announced Monday. The center will bear his name and be based at the West Philadelphia Trust Building at 36th and Walnut Streets in the heart of Penn's campus. "Ron Perelman's extraordinary generosity will enable us to create an outstanding center for political science and economics, two of Penn's most popular undergraduate majors," Penn president Amy Gutmann said in a statement.
February 5, 2013 |
Billionaire investor Ronald O. Perelman has donated $25 million to the University of Pennsylvania to create a new center to house both its political science and economic departments, the university announced today. The new center will bear his name and be based at the West Philadelphia Trust Building at 36th and Walnut streets in the heart of Penn's campus. "Ron Perelman's extraordinary generosity will enable us to create an outstanding center for political science and economics, two of Penn's most popular undergraduate majors," Penn President Amy Gutmann said in a prepared statement.
January 10, 2013
James M. Buchanan, 93, who won the 1986 Nobel Prize for applying the principles of economic self-interest to understand why politicians do what they do, died Wednesday in Blacksburg, Va. No cause of death was given. Mr. Buchanan, a professor emeritus at George Mason University, was a pioneer in the field known as public-choice theory, which views government decisions through the personal interests of the bureaucrats and elected leaders who want to advance in their careers and win campaigns.
January 9, 2013
Age: 57; born Sept. 22, 1955, North Bergen, N.J. Experience: Assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, 2009-present; president and CEO of the Analysis Corp., McLean, Va., 2005-08; interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center, 2004-2005; director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004; CIA deputy executive director, 2001-2003. Education: Bachelor's degree, political science, Fordham University, 1977; master's degree, government, University of Texas at Austin, 1980.
December 22, 2012 |
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, a national political star considered the Democrat with the best chance to defeat Gov. Christie, won't run against the popular Republican next year - but may run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Booker's announcement, delivered Thursday morning via Twitter and a web video after months of speculation, alters the state's political landscape and leaves a host of questions about other Democrats who may seek Christie's job. It also means that Christie's path to reelection is considerably less complicated.
December 20, 2012 |
SEOUL, South Korea - Park Geun Hye was elected president of South Korea on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to lead Asia's fourth-biggest economy more than 30 years after her father's reign as dictator ended with his assassination. Park, 60, of the ruling New Frontier Party, defeated main opposition candidate Moon Jae In, 51.6 percent to 48 percent, the National Election Commission said on its website. The never-married daughter of the nation's longest-serving dictator will lead a country with one of the world's most entrenched gender gaps.
December 11, 2012 |
NEWARK,N.J. - Mayor Cory Booker of Newark was at it again last week. Eating like a food-stamp recipient to understand poverty, Booker documented his experience on five social media sites. Flirting with running for governor against Republican Gov. Christie, he kept legions of lesser-known Democratic challengers biting their nails. And enhancing his "super mayor" reputation, he pulled over to help someone after a car crash. All of that garnered national attention, further building the profile of the 43-year-old Democrat whose social-media moves and propensity for the extraordinary have made him a political phenom.
December 1, 2012 |
Edward A. Schwartz, 69, of East Mount Airy, a community activist who was elected to Philadelphia City Council and later became an Internet-savvy organizer, died this week at his home, his wife said Thursday. Mr. Schwartz died of a possible heart attack Wednesday night, Nov. 28, or Thursday morning, Nov. 29, said his wife, Jane Shull. He had an untreatable heart ailment. He served as an at-large councilman from 1984 to 1987 and then as director of the city's Office of Housing and Community Development.