January 25, 2016
ISSUE | POLITICS Stop gerrymandering State legislators draw their own legislative districts in Pennsylvania, producing weird maps that assure that they are reelected and that party control is untouched by voters ("Target redistricting," Jan. 17). Our courts usually ignore the results because they are political. Children can explain checks and balances, by which the three branches of government - legislative, executive, and judicial - assure that law, order, and democracy survive.
January 21, 2016
AMES, Iowa - presidential front-runner Donald Trump received a key endorsement Tuesday from conservative heavyweight Sarah Palin, giving the billionaire businessman a potential boost with some voters less than two weeks before voting begins with the Iowa caucuses. "Media heads are spinning," Palin said after taking the stage at a Trump rally at Iowa State University. "This is going to be so much fun. " She said that, with Trump as president, America would no longer apologize. "No more pussy-footing around," Palin said, adding that Trump would allow the military do its job and destroy the Islamic State group.
January 22, 2015
EVERYBODY is talking about "American Sniper. " Box-office watchers and country-music stars, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper fans (guilty!), hawks and doves, doll collectors and mechanical baby-phobes. And, now, Sarah Palin . Turns out, the former guv and veep nom, Fox News personality, native Alaskan and natural fit for reality television genuinely knew Chris Kyle , the subject of the film. Palin called the late Navy SEAL "an ultimate warrior. " In 2011, she called him a member of her security detail.
January 7, 2015 |
On the shoulders of . . . dogs Author and inspirational speaker Sarah Palin is giving PETA all it wants of her . She Facebooked and Instagrammed photos of son Trig , 6, standing on the back of their dog Jill Hadassa , wanting to help wash dishes. PETA hated it and called her out. She's woofing back, calling PETA hypocrites, using the Hawaiian term okole (meaning "butt"), and telling PETA to "chill" and "shake it off," a clever cultural reference to Taylor Swift 's big hit. Teresa checks in early Very early (3 a.m.)
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.