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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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January 27, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITER
Former Gov. Ed Rendell, a close friend of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, told the New York Times over the weekend that he might back his buddy if he runs for president as an independent. The caveat for Rendell, a longtime proponent of Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency: He would only back Bloomberg if U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic nomination. On Monday, Rendell walked that back a bit while speaking with The Inquirer. "I like Bernie Sanders.
NEWS
January 27, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
AMES, Iowa - As if the 2016 presidential campaign weren't operatic enough, now comes billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg threatening to run as an independent. His advisers say he is serious, motivated by the possibility that the major parties could nominate two people he considers extreme: real estate developer Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner, and socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic contest. Bloomberg has flirted with running for president several times since 2006 but has always pulled back from the brink.
NEWS
January 14, 2016
ADD ED RENDELL, wearing sneakers, to the battles of Kathleen "Kalamity" Kane. The former guv, fellow Dem, and consummate political performer soft-walked to Kane's defense yesterday. Ah, but only on the issue of whether the Senate should oust the attorney general because the Supreme Court suspended her law license. Rendell testified under oath before a Senate committee that a constitutional provision that appears to provide for Kane's removal through Senate action isn't the way to go. "The proper remedy," said Ed, "is impeachment.
NEWS
January 14, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, STAFF WRITERS
Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday urged a Senate panel to abandon any effort to remove Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane from office, at least until the state Supreme Court decides whether to reinstate her law license, as she has requested. The panel is considering a recommendation that the full Senate oust Kane as the state's top law enforcement official because she does not have an active law license. Rendell the state would face a "chaotic" situation if the Senate were to remove Kane and the Supreme Court later reinstated her license.
NEWS
December 21, 2015
ISSUE | ED RENDELL What about Paris? In the wake of 196 countries acknowledging that we need to move away from fossil fuels as a source of energy, it is a bitter pill to read Ed Rendell praising the spoils of fracking in the Marcellus region ("Time is right to develop Phila. energy, container hub," Monday). The climate agreement reached in Paris on Dec. 12 is a much-needed landmark on the road to a sustainable future, but there is much work to be done, and we cannot afford to backslide.
NEWS
December 14, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Jonathan Tamari, and Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writers
NEW YORK - Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Saturday challenged Philadelphia's business and political elite to contribute personally to Mayor-elect Jim Kenney's $60 million goal of providing universal prekindergarten throughout the city. Speaking at the main gala of the annual Pennsylvania Society weekend, he made a broad appeal to the well-heeled crowd, saying that poverty remained a stubborn problem throughout Pennsylvania in spite of the renaissance enjoyed in parts of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
NEWS
December 10, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Gov. Ed Rendell waited for years - and a big audience - to spill his secret about City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco. In front of more than 1,100 people Tuesday night in the Convention Center, Rendell described giving each of the 10 Council members who represent districts $1 million per year for community projects when he was mayor in the 1990s. Tasco persistently pitched strong projects and received more than $1 million, Rendell said. "Marian was savvy enough to never bring in schlock or things she needed for political reasons," Rendell said.
NEWS
October 31, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. opened his defense in his federal fraud trial Thursday just like he shops for his clothes: With an emphasis on splashy brand names. Former Gov. Ed Rendell was the first witness called to testify on Fattah's behalf. And in his gravelly rasp, he told jurors he hired the son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) to shoot photos for his 2002 gubernatorial campaign. He was, he testified, entirely satisfied with the work. "You were a hard worker," Rendell said to Fattah, who is representing himself.
SPORTS
October 30, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
COLIN KAEPERNICK is trending on several fronts. Even the Guv is weighing in. Ed Rendell, the football-crazy politico who writes a column for the Daily News' weekend edition, told Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 that the Eagles should consider trading for Kaepernick. "One thing is clear, Sam Bradford is not, in my judgment, the quarterback of the future for the Eagles," Rendell said. "What I would like to see us get at the end of the year, I'm told that San Francisco is going to be looking to trade Kaepernick, and I think, in Chip Kelly's system, Kaepernick could be the perfect quarterback because he can run. " The 49ers' quarterback reportedly has been labeled a loner for constantly wearing his headphones in the locker room.
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