December 7, 2011
What's Donald Trump up to with his offer to moderate an Iowa debate by Republican presidential candidates?
February 21, 2012
A pair of "super" political action committees supporting top Republican presidential candidates spent nearly $24 million in January, according reports filed Monday. A7
December 2, 2011 |
The opening-night audience - longtime fans of 1812's annual news-and-views send-up This Is the Week That Is - cheers to see Patsy (Jen Childs) back in South Philly, wearing her pink Eagles sweatshirt, giving Washington a piece of her mind. When she announces that 1812 Productions is the only company devoted to comedy in the whole country, she offers an aside, "I know, I know. Can yez stand it?" All the expectable, mockable suspects are rounded up for our amusement: the Republican presidential candidates, the Occupiers, Greece, superheroes, the Republican presidential candidates, President Obama, Michelle Obama, Wall Street bankers, spin doctors, the Republican presidential candidates, Harvard professors, newscasters, television talk shows, and, wait, did I mention Republican presidential candidates?
January 6, 2016 |
NASHUA, N.H. - The Big Dog was back, but his bark was subdued. Former President Bill Clinton hit the campaign trail Monday on behalf of his wife, with a discursive speech that touched on the prosperity the country enjoyed during his presidency in the 1990s, Hillary Clinton's work as Arkansas' first lady, and reminiscences of falling in love with her at Yale Law School. He spoke in a raspy voice without the joy in rhetorical combat expected of one of the most gifted speakers of his generation - which, come to think of it, may have been the point.
February 21, 2016 |
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Republican presidential candidates traversed South Carolina on Friday - upstate, low country, and in between - to make urgent final appeals one day before the state's primary, as polls showed a tightening race after a week of nasty campaigning. Can Donald Trump lock down his place as the undisputed GOP front-runner? And can anyone break away from the rest of the pack to end the party's stalemate and challenge him? When ballots are counted Saturday night, voters might have provided some answers to these and other pressing questions about the GOP race, which some party strategists are predicting could go on for a while.
March 10, 1996 |
He couldn't get arrested. Your classic putdown for the man on the move going nowhere fast. Of course, the other day one of them did get arrested - taken away in handcuffs, in fact, for trying to crash the party - and it won't do him much good, either. We're talking losers. We're talking all those Republican presidential candidates bringing up the rear of the pack while getting their own rears kicked by voters across this thoroughly underwhelmed land of ours. It's not just Alan Keyes, who decided - until an Atlanta TV station and some Atlanta police decided otherwise - that he'd join a presidential debate that was limited to the top four contenders.
April 7, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Sestak offers experience, leadership I've been a strong supporter of the Obama administration, but I was surprised to see President Obama and Vice President Biden jump into the Pennsylvania Democratic primary for U.S. Senate ("Obama and Biden endorse McGinty," Thursday). Snubbing Joe Sestak was a big mistake. He served two terms in the House of Representatives for the Seventh District, which traditionally is held by a Republican. Sestak was a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act and other progressive bills, and he knows the issues.
October 30, 2015 |
PENNSYLVANIA is a decrepit old train, sputtering along in the wrong direction, with a bunch of hapless politicians behind the controls. Those were some of the takeaways of a new Daily News/ Franklin & Marshall College poll of 614 registered voters in the state. The poll results, which will be made public today, show that 62 percent of voters believe the state is on the wrong track, an eight-point increase from just two months ago. Government and politicians were identified as the state's biggest problems by 39 percent of voters.
January 19, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 No sign of leadership As a lifelong Democrat who probably has never voted a straight party ticket, I was flabbergasted by the childish behavior of the Republican presidential candidates in Thursday's televised debate ("Southern Slugfest," Friday). The first hour and 40 minutes consisted of name-calling and rude attacks on the Democratic candidates, grandstanding, and criticism of each other. Nowhere was there a plan to solve any of the issues facing this country.
January 18, 2016 |
To hear the Republican presidential candidates tell it, Americans should duck and cover as in a Cold War drill. The sooner, the better, too, because the world is dangerous. Fear has been a main narrative thread in the GOP campaign the last two months, after terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., moved national security to the top of the list of concerns of the party's primary voters. This was on vivid display in Thursday's prime-time debate, as GOP candidates cataloged a range of potential threats, from nuclear-armed terrorists to mass gun confiscation by the federal government, to Syrian refugees, and even the apocalypse itself.