August 7, 2011 |
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a well-known bioethicist who has worked at the National Institutes of Health and until recently was special health-policy adviser to the White House Office of Management and Budget's director, will join the University of Pennsylvania faculty on Sept. 1. Emanuel will have a slew of titles. Among them: Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy university professor, vice provost for global initiatives, and chair of the new department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine.
July 3, 2012 |
THEY SAY KEEP your friends close and your enemies even closer; politics makes for strange bedfellows; you better bet on the right horse. Obviously, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts didn't read the most recent edition of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. " Or check out the political landscape in Chicago. Chicago, the same city in which President Obama resided before moving into his new house and where one of his best friends, Rahm Emanuel, is the mayor. No matter where your politics lie, there are certain political situations you do not want to get embroiled in. If you are a Republican in Chicago, you stay low; and if you are a Democrat in Texas, you choose your words wisely when discussing the Bush family.
March 17, 2011
IN LESS than a week, rumors about Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey being picked to run the Chicago Police Department have evolved into a serious possibility. A quick recap: March 9: Chicago newspapers report that Ramsey might be considered to replace outgoing Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis. Friday: "I have not been contacted by the [Rahm Emanuel] administration . . . I'm not actively seeking employment elsewhere," Ramsey tells 6ABC. Friday: The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Ramsey "told associates he would love to come home to run the Chicago Police Department.
January 27, 2011
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is no carpetbagger, and should be allowed on the ballot for mayor of Chicago. An Illinois appeals court on Monday kicked Emanuel off the ballot, ruling he is ineligible because he hasn't lived in the city for the past year. Emanuel, who worked in Washington until last October, is appealing to the state's highest court. Serving our national government in Washington shouldn't disqualify anyone from going back home to participate in public life there.
January 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama returns home to Chicago on Wednesday for an infusion of campaign cash and, perhaps, a dose of the enthusiasm he hopes to reignite in his bid for reelection. The president's tour of his hometown will include three fund-raisers for wealthy supporters and younger voters alike. He is expected to raise more than $2 million with help from some longtime backers. The trip comes as his approval ratings have improved modestly after a tough year but are still hovering between 40 percent and 45 percent.
August 5, 2011 |
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a well known bioethicist who has worked at the National Institutes of Health and served as a special adviser for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget between February 2009 and January 2011, will join the University of Pennsylvania faculty on Sept. 1. Emanuel will have a slew of titles. Among them: Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University professor, vice provost for global initiatives and chair of the new department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine.
February 11, 2010 |
SOMEBODY tell George Carlin - I think the list is now down to six. That's my conclusion after reviewing the controversy over the private comment by White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. First, the obvious. The word "retard" went out with bell-bottom pants and the Byberry closing. Emanuel should never have used it. But the fact that so much attention has been focused on that word misses a much bigger point - none of the consternation focused on the f-word that preceded it. And that says something about the watered-down impact of Carlin's so-called "seven dirty words.
October 4, 2010
Verizon Wireless to refund $90M WASHINGTON - Verizon Wireless said Sunday it would pay up to $90 million in refunds to 15 million cell-phone customers who were wrongly charged for data sessions or Internet use, one of the largest refunds ever by a telecommunications company. The company's statement came as Verizon Wireless held talks with the Federal Communications Commission about complaints of unauthorized charges and after questions about a possible settlement of an FCC investigation of the issue.
June 8, 2010 |
In the summer of 2009, the cell phone of Rep. Joe Sestak (D., Pa.) was ringing. Sestak: Hello? Bill Clinton: Admiral Sestak, hi, it's Bill Clinton. Sestak: President Clinton! What a nice surprise. Clinton: Please, call me Bill. Sestak: Please, call me Admiral. Clinton: How've you been, Admiral? Sestak: Fine, sir, fine. I'm steaming full speed ahead in the House. Some of my staffers want four hours of sleep a night. Can you believe that?