July 10, 2014 |
Real convict of Atlanta It'll be some time before we'll see The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks on her husband's arm. Apollo Nida , 35, was sentenced Tuesday to 96 months (eight years) in federal prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud and ID theft, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Nida ripped off more than 50 people to the tune of $2 mil. Nida could have been given anywhere from 92 to 115 months. U.S. District Court Judge Charles A. Pannell said he handed down a fairly stiff sentence because white-collar crimes of this type see a high rate of recidivism.
March 12, 2014 |
JOE McGINNISS, who went from controversial stints at the old Evening Bulletin and the Inquirer to best-sellerdom as a writer of blistering books, died yesterday in Worcester, Mass., of prostate cancer at age 71. McGinniss wrote hard-hitting books on many subjects, from Richard Nixon ( The Selling of the President 1968 ) to Sarah Palin ( The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin ). The Palin book led him to move in next door to her Alaska home for several months.
October 14, 2013 |
More than 1,500 Tea Party enthusiasts gathered outside the New Egypt Speedway gate Saturday to rally for U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan, but mostly to see Sarah Palin, the darling of the right and former Republican vice presidential candidate. Palin addressed the flag-waving crowd for about 15 minutes, urging supporters to vote for Lonegan in a special election Wednesday against Democrat Cory Booker, Newark's mayor. The race will fill a vacancy created by Sen. Frank Lautenberg's death in June.
October 7, 2013 |
As political strife consumed Washington last week, New Jersey provided a moment of bipartisan agreement, right in the heat of a Senate campaign. Sarah Palin endorsed Republican candidate Steve Lonegan on Wednesday - thrilling Democrats and Republicans alike. For Lonegan, who trails Democrat Cory Booker in name recognition and fund-raising but is polling closer than expected, the nod from Palin got him free publicity and a star name to rally conservatives. He had previously won backing from two other champions of the right, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.)
October 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin, former Republican vice presidential candidate and a prominent voice of the right, has endorsed New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan, his campaign announced Wednesday night. Palin's endorsement took aim at Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic candidate, who leads in polls. She said unemployment, taxes, and violent crime all have grown during Booker's term in office. "In fairness, [he] may not have noticed these facts between his constant tweeting and trips to Hollywood," Palin said in a statement released by the Lonegan campaign.
May 4, 2013
NRA begins its convention HOUSTON - The National Rifle Association kicked off its convention Friday with a warning that members are engaged in a "culture war" that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the gun debate. NRA first vice president James Porter, who will assume the organization's presidency Monday, issued a full-throated challenge to President Obama in the wake of a victory regarding gun control and called on members to dig in for a fight that will stretch into the 2014 elections.
April 11, 2013
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, will speak at Plumstead Christian School's annual Founder's Day Forum April 15 in Souderton. Tebow will deliver a message of "faith, family and football," at two events at Calvary Church. The New York Jet quarterback has been outspoken about his Christian faith which is a focus of Through My Eyes , Tebow's best-selling memoir published last year. Tebow will be the first professional athlete to speak at the annual event which has featured several high profile figures including President George W. Bush, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Vice President Dan Quayle.
April 5, 2013 |
By now, eight years later, after so much debate over his sister's situation - her diagnosis, her prognosis, her wishes, her autopsy - one thought remains dominant for Bobby Schindler: Terri Schiavo deserved to live. Schindler now heads a growing foundation to help others in similar situations. Every year since her death, they've held a "Terri's Day" of remembrance. This year, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network has moved from Florida to the Philadelphia area, where both the Schindler and Schiavo families are from, and the event has grown.
April 4, 2013 |
By now, eight years later, the details and debate over his sister's situation - her diagnosis, her prognosis, her wishes, her autopsy - are no longer that important to Bobby Schindler. For him, one thought dominates. Terri Schiavo deserved to live. Schindler now heads a growing foundation to help others in similar situations. Every year since her death, they've held a "Terri's Day" of remembrance. This year, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network has moved from Florida to the Philadelphia area, where both the Schindler and Schiavo families are from, and the event has grown.
March 18, 2013 |
OXON HILL, Md. - Returning to the national stage, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Saturday that the Republican Party must broaden its message to grow. "We must leave no American behind," she said in a populist speech that electrified supporters at a conservative summit outside Washington. "And we must share our powerful message of freedom and liberty to all citizens - even those who may disagree on some issues. " Palin, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2008, maintained a low profile during last year's election.