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August 8, 2000 | By David Goldstein and Jodi Enda, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Vice President Gore will make history today by tapping a Jewish senator, Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, as his running mate. Democrats hope Lieberman's reputation for moral rectitude - including his condemnation of President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky - will offset Gore's association with scandal. Gore called Lieberman to offer him the vice presidential slot yesterday afternoon, hours after Gore's campaign put out word of the selection. Before ending their call, the Southern Baptist vice president and the Orthodox Jewish senator prayed together.
NEWS
July 13, 2004
I'M SORRY TO hear that Cardinal Bevilacqua is sick, but I have no sympathy for him. He wasn't sick when the priest sexual-abuse scandal broke. He wasn't sick when the attorneys the diocese hired played hardball with the victims and their families. He wasn't sick when the coverups were going on. He wants to claim that the grand jury is disrespecting him, but what about the victims and their families who were disrespected by diocesan attorneys, and who were lied to - what about them?
NEWS
April 25, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Three more Secret Service employees have been forced out of the government, bringing to nine the number of people who have lost their jobs in the prostitution scandal roiling the agency. Two employees have resigned and a third is having his national-security clearance revoked, the Secret Service said Tuesday. The employee whose clearance is being revoked can appeal the decision. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said one of the resigning agents stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, where Obama stayed for the Summit of Americas.
NEWS
December 14, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
So what are we to call this emerging scandal? How about "Iranamok"? Or "Contradeceptive"? Or maybe "the Swiss Connection"? While Washington goes about the serious business of sorting out who did what and who knew what in the matter of U.S. arms sales to Iran, through Israel, with some of the payments diverted to Nicaraguan rebels, known as contras, by way of a Swiss bank account, a lot of less-serious folks are struggling to come up with...
NEWS
July 7, 2011 | Associated Press
LONDON - Britain's phone-hacking scandal intensified yesterday as the scope of tabloid intrusion into private voice mails became clearer: Murder victims. Terror victims. Film stars. Sports figures. Politicians. The royal family's entourage. Almost no one, it seems, was safe from a tabloid determined to beat its rivals, whatever it took. The focal point is the News of the World - now facing a spreading advertising boycott - and the top executives of its parent companies: Rebekah Brooks, former News of the World editor who is now chief executive of News International, and her boss, media potentate Rupert Murdoch.
NEWS
August 8, 1999 | By Dick Polman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yup, they're all here, indelibly etched in black and white, quaint artifacts pulled from a time capsule, images plucked from an bygone era of bushy sideburns, rotary phones, bell-bottom jeans, electric typewriters, and smoke-choked rooms. Start with Richard Nixon, the star of this Smithsonian Institution photo exhibit, the President who announced 25 years ago tonight that he was resigning his office. He's up there on the museum wall in all his fading glory - scowling, pacing, cajoling, stalking along a rainswept beach with bodyguards.
NEWS
December 7, 1986 | By Robert S. Boyd, Inquirer Washington Bureau
There was an almost audible sigh of relief from Republicans last week when President Reagan came down from his California mountaintop and, as he phrased it, put "the machinery in place" to "restore complete confidence" in his shaken administration. Party leaders interviewed around the country expressed fervent hope that the worst of the Iran arms-sale crisis was past - a hope mixed with an uneasy uncertainty that such is really the case. As if in a chorus, almost all of them said "it's too early to tell" what the long-term impact of the crisis will be on the party or the 1988 presidential election.
SPORTS
November 15, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The U.S. Olympic Committee directed more than $60,000 to support sports in Africa and the Mideast in hopes of currying favor for Salt Lake City's bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics, yesterday's Los Angeles Times reported. The newspaper said it obtained an internal USOC report which revealed that the USOC underwrote training costs and supplies for athletes and coaches from Sudan, Mali, Uganda and Turkey to help Salt Lake City win the 2002 Games. The USOC spent thousands of dollars on equipment such as basketballs and even gave out "pocket money" - $150 a month to each of three Sudanese athletes and a coach for four months in 1995, according to the report, which was said to give the most detailed account to date of the USOC's role in the worst corruption scandal in the history of the Olympic movement.
NEWS
April 7, 1987 | By Jeffrey K. Hadden and Anson Shupe
It is difficult to imagine how anything good could come out of the scandals that have rocked religious broadcasting in recent weeks. In the shadow of all the fun humorists and skeptical columnists have had at the expense of some of the stars of the electric church, the woes of religious broadcasters are no laughing matter. Three national public opinion polls conducted last week point to anger and disillusionment with the video vicarage. Those televangelists most directly involved are most badly damaged.
NEWS
July 13, 2004 | By William Safire
All our July chin-pulling about polls and veeps and CIA missteps has little to do with November's election, which will be decided by unforeseeable events. Instead, let's counter-program, to examine a political corruption story beginning to gain traction that will reach warp speed in hearings and headlines next spring. At least eight official investigations have begun into the largest financial rip-off in history: preliminary estimates from the GAO point to $10 billion skimmed or kicked back or otherwise stolen in the United Nations dealings with Saddam Hussein.
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July 13, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
A FORMER principal of Cayuga Elementary School in Hunting Park has been sentenced to 10 years' probation for her role in promoting a school culture of cheating on the state's standardized tests. Evelyn M. Cortez, 61, was sentenced by Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Timika Lane on Monday, the state Attorney General's Office announced. Cortez, who had entered a guilty plea in February, was sentenced to seven years' probation for tampering with evidence and criminal conspiracy.
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June 20, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TV Critic
Good TV fathers, like real ones, don't always know best. But the best never stop trying. The worst? They're just very trying. We could argue all Father's Day about the relative merits of Fred MacMurray ( My Three Sons ) and Andy Griffith, talk about Ed O'Neill's very different fathers on Married . . . with Children and Modern Family , or try to come to terms with the complicated legacy of Bill Cosby's Cliff Huxtable. Or we could focus on 10 current - or nearly current - characters who deserve a Father's Day shout-out, and a few other Very Bad Dads for whom Hallmark will hopefully never have a card.
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May 28, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A second Philadelphia judge pleaded guilty to federal charges Thursday in a case-fixing scandal that has roiled Municipal Court for five years. Judge Joseph J. O'Neill admitted he lied to FBI agents who were investigating special treatment he gave to a Democratic Party fund-raiser in a small-claims case in 2011. His plea came two years after another judge and the fund-raiser at the heart of the case pleaded guilty to counts of fraud. Two other judges also have been accused of ethical violations and suspended from the bench but have not been criminally charged.
NEWS
May 15, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - A federal judge on Friday denied a request from an unindicted accomplice in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case to block prosecutors from disclosing the individual's identity to the news media. U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton did, however, extend to Tuesday a deadline for prosecutors to make public a list of individuals they say joined the alleged criminal conspiracy but whom the government has not charged. In the interim, the "unindicted coconspirator," identified in court papers as John Doe, appealed the judge's decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.
NEWS
May 13, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, Staff Writer
Gov. Christie says it is "highly doubtful" that prosecutors will identify him as an unindicted accomplice in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case. Christie's remarks to reporters in West Trenton on Wednesday came as a federal judge ordered prosecutors to disclose by no later than noon Friday a list of individuals who they say joined the alleged criminal conspiracy but whom the government declined to charge. "Our intention is to comply with the order by that time," said William Skaggs, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.
NEWS
April 20, 2016
By Carrie Lukas Hillary Clinton wants to have it both ways. She wants voters to support her because they'd like a rerun of her husband's presidency (remembered as an era of relative peace and prosperity), but she doesn't want to have to answer for her husband's personal conduct and character. Yet Bill Clinton's treatment of women - and the many other scandals and ethical lapses that plagued his presidency - are a legitimate and important issue for voters to consider. Hillary Clinton wants to dismiss all such questions as dirty, tabloid politics meant to distract voters from real issues.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | By Chris Palmer and Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITERS
A former police officer was charged Wednesday for his role in an alleged theft scandal seven years ago at the Philadelphia Police Department's Firearms Identification Unit, according to court records. Anthony Magsam's arrest on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, and obstruction of administrative law came one week after his former commander, Lt. Vincent J. Testa, committed suicide prior to a scheduled meeting with prosecutors about the case. Magsam, 35, was released from custody Wednesday following an arraignment.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Federal authorities charged a second judge Wednesday in a slowly unfolding case-fixing scandal in Philadelphia Municipal Court. Prosecutors say Judge Joseph J. O'Neill lied to FBI agents who were investigating special treatment he gave to a Democratic Party fund-raiser facing a small-claims case in 2011. The charges were not unexpected. One other judge and the fund-raiser at the heart of the case have pleaded guilty to fraud, and prosecutors had indicated in filings before a state judicial disciplinary court last month that O'Neill would be the next to face indictment.
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