March 16, 2015 |
Eric Martin, 28, has tried his hand at day trading, running for Congress, and designing kids' games. None of those efforts came to much. But his latest scheme could soon make him an Internet multimillionaire. The fresh-faced father of two won a competition to recruit the most new users for the soon-to-be-launched shopping site Jet.com, the brainchild of a Web entrepreneur whose last business was bought by Amazon for about $545 million. Martin was awarded stock options that could be worth $18 million if the company is successful, an outcome that some of the world's biggest investors are banking on. "I still have my full-time job. This was more like a moonshot," Martin said recently in his small York, Pa., home.
April 25, 2012
Here is the percentage of the vote each GOP candidate won Tuesday. Connecticut primary Candidate % of Vote Mitt Romney 67.3 Ron Paul 13.5 Newt Gingrich 10.3 Rick Santorum 6.9 90% of returns counted Delaware primary Candidate % of Vote Mitt Romney 56.5 Newt Gingrich 27.1 Ron Paul 10.6 Rick Santorum 5.9 100% of returns counted ...
December 29, 2011 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - He could easily win the Iowa precinct caucuses Tuesday, which kick off the voting for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Yet Ron Paul is largely getting a free pass from his rivals and their supporters, the only top-tier candidate who is escaping the high-profile attack ads flooding the state's airwaves. Why? Because none of his competitors sees the Texas congressman as a serious long-term rival for the nomination. One, Mitt Romney, sees a Paul win in Iowa as the next best thing to a Romney win, something that would deny an Iowa launching pad for a more serious long-term challenger such as Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry.
March 7, 2012
THE CLEAR QUESTION the day after a smash-mouth Super Tuesday is whether the Republican Party emerges from the wreckage intact enough to compete in November. Rick Santorum scored wins in Tennessee and Oklahoma, despite a campaign that runs under fire with little money and less organization. "We've won races all over this country against all odds," he told supporters in Steubenville, Ohio. "We keep coming back. " Newt Gingrich won his home state of Georgia. Mitt Romney won his home state of Massachusetts.
December 30, 2011 |
SINEAD O'CONNOR revealed to the British paper The Sun why her marriage to drug counselor Barry Herridge lasted only 18 days. And it wasn't to one-up Kim Kardashian . O'Connor had previously admitted that she went on a wild hunt for weed after the two tied the knot at a Las Vegas drive-through. But things got dicier than the intended puff, puff, pass. "We ended up in a cab in some place that was quite dangerous. I wasn't scared - but he's a drugs counselor.
April 6, 2015 |
Daniel Maschi is ready to Stand With Rand. "Rand Paul is independent, the only Republican speaking against the establishment about ideas that will actually grow the party," said Maschi, 21, of Perkasie, a senior majoring in political science at West Chester University. After graduation, he plans to help elect the Kentucky senator president. As Paul prepares to formally enter the 2016 race Tuesday, he is counting on young conservatives and libertarians like Maschi for energy, votes, and volunteer work.
September 21, 2011
TODAY is United Nations Peace Day. President Obama is to address the U.N. General Assembly, which passed a resolution 30 years ago naming the observance. Mayor Nutter encourages citizens to observe Peace Day and its "message of nonviolence. " There are events throughout the city. Haven't heard anything from Gov. Corbett, but I'm pretty sure he likes peace, too. Nothing wrong with having a Peace Day, and, internationally, it's a day of cease-fire that allows relief agencies to deliver medical supplies to war-torn regions.
April 18, 2011
As the tax-filing deadline ("This year you get an automatic extension," Friday) arrives, and a debate on deficits and federal budget priorities begins, one major area of the federal budget appears to be largely off the table: military spending. Yet this accounts for 51 percent of the discretionary spending, the part of the budget that Congress can allocate however it chooses. That comes to over $750 billion, an average of nearly $6,000 per taxpaying household. Under Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget, it would continue to increase, and President Obama's alternative would only slow the rate of increase.
April 24, 2012 |
The price for "pre-roll" political advertising — the short ads you have to watch before featured videos on Web news sites — has nearly doubled, to $45 to $50 per 1,000 online views, from about $25 six months ago, said Rick Masterson, cofounder of CampaignGrid L.L.C., the Fort Washington-based, Republican-oriented online advertising consultant. The new price is five times 2010 levels. Thank (or blame) the spread of Internet-by-smartphone, the social-media personal-data explosion, and especially the Supreme Court and its partisan Citizens United decision that eased campaign-spending limits, inflating political ads and rates.
April 26, 2011
Ron Paul to form 2012 committee DES MOINES, Iowa - Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) plans to announce the formation of a 2012 presidential exploratory committee at an Iowa event. Drew Ivers, Paul's 2008 Iowa caucus campaign manager, said the veteran congressman, 75, would announce his plans Tuesday at a Des Moines hotel. An exploratory committee would allow Paul to raise and spend money toward a 2012 candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Ivers said Paul also planned to name an Iowa campaign team.