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August 25, 2003
SINCE DECIDING to forego appointing an outside agency to investigate the state police sex scandal, Gov. Rendell has been on the receiving end of some vitriol from women's rights and crime victims groups. "Unconscionable," said the founder of the National Center for Women and Policing in Los Angeles. "Disappointed," said the president of the state chapter for the National Organization for Women. The executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape essentially questioned whether people could trust the system.
NEWS
July 2, 2010 | By Angela Couloumbis and Evan Trowbridge, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - Gov. Rendell says he will sign the $28 billion budget that just passed the Pennsylvania legislature, but only if lawmakers also approve a pair of related bills he says are necessary to support the state's spending. Those bills have been held up for more than a day by a dispute between Republicans, who control the state Senate, and Democrats, who rule the House. Rendell said Thursday that if those differences persisted and legislators took no action on the bills in the next 10 days, he would be required under the state constitution to veto the hard-fought budget.
SPORTS
December 29, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tuesday Night Football? "Terrible idea," Gov. Rendell said moments before the kickoff of Tuesday night's game between the Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. "Too many people have to get out of work to try to get to this game. " Of course, that's also the case for Monday Night Football . But Rendell has been in a bit of a combative mood with regard to the NFL and its decision to postpone the Eagles' game from Sunday night to Tuesday night. Rendell kept up his criticism before the game was played.
NEWS
January 8, 1987 | By MARIA GALLAGHER, Daily News Staff Writer
Ending months of speculation, former District Attorney Edward G. Rendell today declared himself a Democratic candidate for mayor. Rendell's announcement, made at the Hershey Philadelphia Hotel, focused on how he would lead the city, and his motivations for entering the May 19 primary opposite Mayor Goode. Rendell accused the Goode administration of "ineptitude and mismanagement" and "unfulfilled programs and promises. " Under Goode, Rendell maintained, the city has become one of "unfilled potholes, unstaffed libraries and recreation centers, unclean streets, unemployed people, unmet promises and, worst of all, unfulfilled dreams and opportunities.
NEWS
May 5, 2003
GOV. RENDELL'S tax scheme is nothing more than a wealth redistribution shell game that Marx and Engels would be proud of. He hopes to send more of the state's money down the Philadelphia money pit. This is a blatant political payoff under the guise of being "for the children. " Let's hope our state legislature opposes any new tax increases or shifts in the burden. We should be lowering all taxes in the state, not raising them. Gov. Rendell needs to show the people of Pennsylvania one example of a state taxing itself to greatness.
NEWS
December 11, 1986 | By MARIA GALLAGHER, Daily News Staff Writer
They came, they saw, they concurred that former District Attorney Edward G. Rendell should run for mayor. They gathered last night at the Locust Club - politicians, former politicians, investment bankers, attorneys and business heavies, men described by Rendell as "my oldest supporters and best friends in politics. " They numbered about 30, and were hosted by Globe Security Systems owner S. Harrison "Sonny" Dogole. They dined on veal away from the prying press, urged Rendell to take the plunge, and offered to back him financially if he does.
NEWS
March 3, 2009 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
President Obama has nominated one of Gov. Rendell's top policy advisers to a leading post in the U.S. Department of Transportation. Roy Kienitz, a deputy chief of staff for Rendell, has been nominated as the department's undersecretary for policy. The White House, in a news release issued late Friday, credited Kienitz with directing a number of major capital projects during his tenure with the commonwealth, including the expansion of the Convention Center and the Port of Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 21, 1988 | By Charlotte Kidd, Special to The Inquirer
Members of the clergy are free to toss their collars into the political ring, but they must pass muster along with other candidates, says former Philadelphia District Attorney Ed Rendell. And, in Rendell's view, Democrat Jesse Jackson and Republican Pat Robertson don't pass muster, despite their charisma and the excitement they generate as presidential candidates. While both men inspire the people, "neither of them has demonstrated the ability to translate ideas into sound action," Rendell said Sunday to about 200 members of Adath Jeshurun Men's Association in Elkins Park.
NEWS
January 29, 2004
What a friend Gov. Rendell is. What a pal. What a pol. What a shame. A Democratic power broker exploits the public's business to extract money for his pet causes, and Rendell jumps right up to defend him. Powerful Democratic State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo of Philadelphia got Peco Energy Co. to donate $17 million to a charity controlled by Fumo staff, located in Fumo's district, and mainly serving Fumo's constituents. The money was part of a side deal arising from negotiations over utility deregulation during the Ridge administration.
NEWS
September 12, 2010 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Rendell talked Saturday about a little-known aspect of the 9/11 tragedy: how Muslim workers at Windows on the World, the restaurant atop the North Tower of the World Trade Center, would use a stairwell between the 106th and 107th floors for their daily prayers. The closest mosque was more than 100 floors down and four blocks away, so that impromptu prayer space had to do, he said. That stairwell disappeared along with both towers in the disaster. And the restaurant workers were among the estimated 60 Muslims in the buildings who died that day, Rendell said.
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September 8, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, STAFF WRITER
Former governor and mayor Ed Rendell and his wife, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie "Midge" Rendell, are divorcing, Ed Rendell said Tuesday. The couple has been separated since 2011. They were married in 1971. "It will be an amicable divorce, just how it's been the last five years," the former governor said. The couple's divorce was first reported by Philadelphia Magazine. Rendell, 72, said that he and his soon-to-be-ex-wife remain on good terms, noting they recently traveled together as a family.
NEWS
September 7, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
You don't know her name, but without Michelle Singer there might never have been a Democratic National Convention here. Or the bills might have gone unpaid, and the thousands of people at the convention might not have been able to live-stream or tweet the event. Singer, a longtime political fund-raiser who now works for Comcast Corp., was a central figure in Philadelphia's preparations to host the convention in late July. She was the unseen hand that did much to raise the $60 million needed to put on the show.
SPORTS
September 4, 2016 | By Ed Rendell
THEY SAY there's a sucker born every minute, and when it comes to football fans, especially Eagles fans, it couldn't be more true. A year ago at this time, Birds backers were reserving hotel rooms in Santa Clara, Calif., for the Super Bowl. Our team had gone 4-0 in the preseason, quarterback Sam Bradford looked like a younger Tom Brady, and Sports Illustrated picked the Eagles to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Well the Birds have done it again. They went undefeated in the preseason, Bradford played an almost flawless game against the Colts and Jim Schwartz's defense played as if it could be one of the best in the NFL. (Ironically, Schwartz was hired as head coach of the Detroit Lions after they followed a perfect 2008 preseason with an 0-16 record in the regular season.)
NEWS
August 30, 2016 | By Amy Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY Could the old Ed Rendell playbook save Atlantic City from fiscal catastrophe, not to mention a state takeover? The nearly broke seaside city has hired a former Mayor Ed Rendell budget hound to create a recovery plan by Nov. 3 to stave off a takeover. Michael Nadol, now a public finance consultant, was a 29-year-old labor specialist in the trenches of the Rendell administration's "budget police" in the 1990s that helped slim down and turn around a city of Philadelphia gasping on deficits and bloated budgets.
SPORTS
August 21, 2016 | By Ed Rendell
I REMEMBER being at the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and watching the parade of nations. As the host country, the United States entered last. I watched as the nations of the world entered in alphabetical order and it was fun seeing their pride and high spirits. And then finally the long-awaited American team entered. As I had done with the other teams, I watched our team through binoculars, and they were displaying the same joy and spirit the other teams did. But one thing was different - where almost all of the other teams were practically homogeneous (they all looked the same)
SPORTS
August 8, 2016 | ED RENDELL, For the Daily News
MAYBE IT'S because our professional sports teams have been so bad for so long. Or maybe it's because the actuary tables tell me that if I am going to see a championship, it better be soon. Or maybe it's because I tend to look at our teams through rose-colored glasses. But I'm feeling incredibly optimistic about the future of our Philadelphia Phillies. When the Phillies started unloading the stars who brought us so many division titles and a World Series victory, I thought it was the right move, but I was a little despondent, because I thought the rebuilding process might take five or six years.
NEWS
August 5, 2016 | By Chris Hepp, Staff Writer
Oh, the woes of an unwanted Democratic donkey. Imagine being abandoned by New York, of all places. More understandable might be rejection by Guam, American Samoa, or even Connecticut, but the Empire State? The bluest of blues, birthplace of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and home to Hillary Clinton? In the end, it is all the same for four spurned fiberglass burros that were part of the herd of 57 scattered about Philadelphia to promote last week's Democratic National Convention. They won't be going home, their delegations unwilling to pay their shipping costs.
NEWS
August 4, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The Democratic National Convention Host Committee on Tuesday again declined to disclose who funded the convention here, while questions were raised about the impartiality of the judge who sided with the committee's position in court last week. "Like we've said many times before and the court upheld, we will be filing an extremely comprehensive and transparent report with the FEC, per the law," Anna Adams-Sarthou, host committee spokeswoman, said Tuesday. "That continues to be our plan.
NEWS
July 28, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday declared Pennsylvania "in play" for president, two days before his friend Hillary Clinton is slated to accept the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia. The reason? Republican nominee Donald Trump's rhetoric is resonating with "white, blue-collar workers," Rendell said at breakfast sponsored by Politico. "People have to understand, not withstanding presidential elections, Pennsylvania is not a blue state," Rendell said. "We have a Republican legislature.
NEWS
July 19, 2016 | By Chris Hepp, Staff Writer
Consternation briefly clouded Anna Adams-Sarthou's features as she sized up the cluster of television crews that cluttered the path to the podium. With the day's stars, former Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr., waiting in the wings, the once-aspiring ballerina turned political-communications specialist firmly cleared a runway in advance of Wednesday's news conference to promote a "youth engagement" program in conjunction with the coming Democratic National Convention.
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