April 24, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Donald Trump says he's considering running in the primary for the Republican presidential nomination, but the real estate mogul didn't vote in primary elections for more than two decades, according to the New York City Board of Elections. Trump voted in the primary election in the 1989 New York mayor's race - when Rudy Giuliani beat businessman Ronald Lauder - then didn't vote in a primary for 21 years, board spokeswoman Valerie Vazquez said Saturday. The report on Trump's voting record initially appeared on TV station NY1 a day earlier.
July 21, 2016 |
CLEVELAND - In the VIP section of the Republican convention sat some of Donald Trump's A-list allies - son Donald Jr., neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and Bob Dole, the only previous GOP nominee willing to show up here to support the party's new standard-bearer. As a swarm of media buzzed around them, a burly man from Pennsylvania watched, spoke quickly to a succession of convention staffers, and calculated who should arrive next. In the VIP area, David Urban plays "air-traffic controller," as he put it, for party luminaries, spouses, and key guests who want a spot in the area that comes with national exposure as television cameras cut to reaction shots.
September 12, 2016 |
OK, so Gary Johnson probably isn't going to be the nation's 45th president. And it's doubtful Bill Weld will be replacing Vice President Biden. But the Libertarian candidates still deserve to stand on the debate stage and offer Americans their message of fiscal conservatism and social liberalism. If the Commission on Presidential Debates evaluated candidate credentials and not poll standings, Johnson and Weld would have been the first to qualify. Neither the Republican nor Democratic ticket can match the executive governing experience of the Libertarian duo. In fact, we haven't had a third-party ticket this qualified in modern history.
June 27, 1988 |
Tawana Brawley's advisers yesterday accused U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani of conspiring with WCBS-TV to publicize the story of a man who claimed he recorded them debunking her sexual-assault story. "Rudy Giuliani may be your fair-haired boy, but he is our civil rights nightmare," the Rev. Al Sharpton told reporters at Bethany Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Brawley's mother, Glenda, has taken "sanctuary" in the church to avoid arrest for contempt of a grand jury that is investigating Tawana's case.
January 7, 1995 |
An act of everyday heroism led to tragedy yesterday in the Bronx. James Chenault, a veteran welfare clerk and Vietnam vet, was riding an elevator in his Bronx office building when it apparently stopped slightly above the second floor and the doors opened. As Chenault, 55, held the door open with his back to allow a woman to get off, a second woman got her foot caught as she tried to step off, and Chenault quickly moved to free her. He did, but while he was still in the doorway, leaning in, Car No. 1 lurched suddenly upward, the doors still open.
October 19, 2007 |
In political giving, some major donors cover their bets. And some don't. And individuals within the same organization support different candidates and different parties. Consider the Philadelphia Eagles. Owner Jeffrey Lurie has given $4,600 to Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to federal records. His wife, Christina, has given $2,300 to Clinton plus $2,300 to Democrat Barack Obama. Team president Joe Banner has donated another $2,300 to Clinton. But coach Andy Reid has sent $2,300 to Republican Mitt Romney, as has his wife, Tammy.
July 29, 2016 |
Hours after Donald Trump said he hoped Russia had hacked into Hillary Clinton's private server and obtained some of her email correspondence as secretary of state, GOP surrogates sought to reshape Trump's message. "I'm sure what he means is they should be released to the FBI," former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said at a news conference in South Philadelphia, referring to the roughly 30,000 emails Clinton deleted, which she has said were personal in nature. The State Department had requested Clinton's emails to comply with a House investigation into the 2012 attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
March 2, 2016
ISSUE | PREJUDICE Respect, not hatred Racist and anti-Semitic comments were evidently made to disrupt a community meeting hosted by South Philadelphia HOMES ("Meeting ends after anti-Jewish comments," Wednesday). We are saddened to see that our progress as a society in racial, ethnic, and religious tolerance has been so limited since the 1930s. Expressing disagreement with the ideas and thoughts of others is essential in a democratic society. We always have, and it is hoped always will, defend this basic right.
December 18, 2007
THE CITY'S Commission on Human Relations says it will take about two months to decide whether cheesesteak entrepreneur Joey Vento discriminates against customers who don't speak English. Two months? Two minutes would be more like it. This case is weak where it needs to be strong. There's no proof anyone was denied service because he failed to adhere to the sign on Vento's steak-shop window: "This is America. When ordering, please speak English. " Say what you will about the sign.
March 2, 2007
Political supporters known as "bundlers" are an inevitable part of federal election campaigns. Bundlers are wealthy or well-connected individuals who promise to raise, well, bundles of cash for a candidate, in return for who knows what. In the case of former Texas state Sen. Teel Bivins, the reward for being a "bundler" for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 was an appointment as U.S. ambassador to Sweden. Bivins was a Bush "pioneer" in 2000, raising at least $100,000 from other donors.