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June 22, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
After the Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election with a hard-line policy on immigration and a multimillionaire investment banker as their nominee, party leaders concluded in an "autopsy" that survival required, among other things, winning over Latino voters and erasing the perception they are the party of the rich. They did not reckon on Donald Trump. The reality TV star and real estate developer boasted about his wealth and insulted Mexican migrants as he announced last week he was entering the 2016 GOP race for president.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2007 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
The weeds are sky-high in Times Square. Deer run the avenues, hopscotching around abandoned cars. Mass graves fill Central Park. Manhattan, in the year 2012, is a ghost town. Not even Rudy Giuliani could save the place. But maybe Will Smith can. In I Am Legend , a big-budget adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 sci-fi novel (and two film versions: the 1964 Last Man on Earth and the 1971 Charlton Heston-starring Omega Man ), Smith plays Robert Neville, a military scientist who seems to be the last man in Manhattan.
NEWS
November 12, 2012 | By Daniel Estrin, Associated Press
JERUSALEM - They spent their journalistic careers analyzing, covering, and skewering Israel's politicians. Now, a striking number are vying to join their ranks. Four prominent Israeli TV anchors and news pundits are leaving their jobs and running for parliament in Israel's coming elections, reflecting the rising star power of media personalities for an electorate that has long had a penchant for retired army generals. The recent surge of journalists-turned-politicians reflects in part a desire for new blood in a political scene long dominated by the same faces.
SPORTS
June 2, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The prospective third-string quarterback of the Eagles stopped in the center of a NovaCare Complex practice field Thursday to shake owner Jeffrey Lurie's hand and chat a while, and then Tim Tebow turned to his right to face a familiar sight in a familiar setting. There, 105 reporters and writers clustered together in a tight, sweat-stinking group under an oppressive midafternoon sun. It was 90 degrees, the air like moist gauze, and from the weather to the horde of media awaiting Tebow, this could have been Gainesville, Fla., in 2008 or Cortland, N.Y., in 2012.
SPORTS
October 6, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
ALL THE MONTHS of preparation, all the millions of dollars, all the hopes of the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers come down to this: Ivan Nova vs. Doug Fister for a berth in the ALCS. Just 3 months ago, one was demoted to the minors and the other was languishing with a 3-12 record for last-place Seattle. "Obviously it's not something I foresaw going on," Fister said yesterday, the day after the Yankees stretched the ALDS to the limit with a 10-1 rout in Detroit. On the first off-day of a series interrupted by rain in New York last weekend, there was a cloudless blue sky over Yankee Stadium.
SPORTS
January 25, 2012 | BY KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
MLS COMMISSIONER Don Garber ventured via regional rail from New York to Philadelphia yesterday to announce that PPL Park would be the venue for this year's All-Star Game. It was a surprisingly unusual way for Garber to travel, but considering rumor and speculation all but confirmed that the Union won hosting rights before his arrival, it's possible his mindset was on saving a buck, even as he confirmed MLS' worst-kept secret. Inside the Mayor's Reception Room at City Hall, Garber said this year's event, against an opponent to be announced "within the next 60 days," will be held at the Union's picturesque stadium on Chester's waterfront.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2011 | By Yvonne Villarreal, McCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
LOS ANGELES - Reality shows have taken over much of television. This weekend, the unscripted genre is the focus of the inaugural Reality Rocks Expo. "The stars today on television are reality stars," said Robert Sunshine, one of the producers of the two-day event and the senior vice president of the Film Group, who added that he's "surprised there was nothing done on a national scale" to recognize the power of the format. But like many unscripted shows, the event - which organizers hope will draw 15,000 people to the Los Angeles Convention Center and will include panels, performances and workshops about reality television - has run into some casting issues.
NEWS
January 19, 2013 | By Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher, and Brad Paisley. Oh, and the president. President Obama's inauguration is shaping up to be an event as star-studded as any red carpet, with dozens of heavy hitters lining up to perform - and the promise of a few surprises to liven up the weekend. "I think it's going to be the coolest thing ever to look back with my grandkids and go, 'I was a part of that and I'm proud of that.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2011
SO MUCH television, so little time: _ With anchor Katie Couric reportedly poised to announce her too-much-talked-about departure from "The CBS Evening News," could we all finally agree that the person reading the news to us isn't nearly as important as the news itself? A 22- minute newscast is all about making day-to-day choices, a truth that's too often been lost in the five years or so of sporadic will-she-or-won't-she discussions involving Couric. The CBS anchor, whose contract's up in June, has, after a bit of a rough start, presided over a pretty good newscast, one I wouldn't expect to be hurt by her departure as long as the people behind the scenes and in the field continue to do their jobs.
SPORTS
May 6, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
Claude Giroux stood there, his arms folded, gently stroking his ginger playoff beard and trying to come up with an answer. The assembled press corps was eager for Giroux's take on why the recently dubbed "best player in the world" dropped off from a type of first-round series that would satisfy most players for an entire playoff run to just one point in three games against the New Jersey Devils. Giroux, 24, shrugged off the questions. "We were one goal away from us leading 2-1," Giroux said.
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June 22, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
After the Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election with a hard-line policy on immigration and a multimillionaire investment banker as their nominee, party leaders concluded in an "autopsy" that survival required, among other things, winning over Latino voters and erasing the perception they are the party of the rich. They did not reckon on Donald Trump. The reality TV star and real estate developer boasted about his wealth and insulted Mexican migrants as he announced last week he was entering the 2016 GOP race for president.
SPORTS
June 19, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE 76ERS blended the old with the new, the winning of the past with the rebuilding of the present as they unveiled the team's new uniforms in front of a Wells Farco Center crowd estimated at 2,500. Legends Allen Iverson, Billy Cunningham, Moses Malone and Bobby Jones were among the former players who spoke of the rich tradition of the organization and a fan base that they all considered the best they ever encountered. In another attempt by the organization to bridge the gap between the glory years and the recent ones that have produced only 37 wins over the past two seasons, the players took turns at the microphone as the team tried to blend the best features of its uniforms of the glory days of the 1960s, '70s and '80s.
SPORTS
June 2, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The prospective third-string quarterback of the Eagles stopped in the center of a NovaCare Complex practice field Thursday to shake owner Jeffrey Lurie's hand and chat a while, and then Tim Tebow turned to his right to face a familiar sight in a familiar setting. There, 105 reporters and writers clustered together in a tight, sweat-stinking group under an oppressive midafternoon sun. It was 90 degrees, the air like moist gauze, and from the weather to the horde of media awaiting Tebow, this could have been Gainesville, Fla., in 2008 or Cortland, N.Y., in 2012.
SPORTS
March 27, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
DENVER - Glenn Robinson III knows he has a stellar NBA career in front of him. The rookie swingman said he feels it during pregame workouts and at practice with the 76ers. He visualizes it when he studies film of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, players he wants to emulate. His motivation to be the best came from being waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 5. "I learned a lot in regards to how tough and how strong I am" while he waited for a chance to play, said Robinson, who was selected 40th overall by the Timberwolves last June after his sophomore year at Michigan.
SPORTS
July 16, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Being the main attraction of a World TeamTennis club works a little bit differently than it does in other professional sports. It is more akin to a rock star making a special appearance than anything else. A few days before making her debut with the Freedoms, Victoria Azarenka had yet to visit the city. She did not know many of her teammates. But when the world's 10th-ranked player steps on the court Tuesday night at the Villanova Pavilion against the San Diego Aviators, that will matter little for her or anyone else.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
How big is Jimmy Kimmel 's late-night show? So big that on Monday, Paul McCartney , 71, will hold an outdoor concert for a segment on the show. So big that a day later, Justin Timberlake will pull the same stunt. A gazillion-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard leading to Kimmel's studio will be cordoned off to make room for the millions who'll come.   Oh Liam! Oh! Oh, you cad! A day after news broke that Liam Hemsworth and the recently hypersexualized Miley Cyrus have broken up comes a report that Liam was seen over the weekend acting generally happy in the company of Mexican singer Eiza González at a Las Vegas nightclub, E!
NEWS
July 29, 2013 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
NEWARK, N.J. - In seven years as mayor, Cory Booker has added touches of luster here in the Brick City. Amid still-gritty streets, he has brought name-brand businesses and restaurants, loft apartments, and a glass office tower. His wealthy admirers are writing checks to city causes, and last year British Prime Minister David Cameron visited to glean ideas for reviving rusted industrial cities. But in any close analysis of Newark's famous mayor, a fundamental question looms: Behind the undeniable flash, is there deep-rooted substance to match?
NEWS
January 19, 2013 | By Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher, and Brad Paisley. Oh, and the president. President Obama's inauguration is shaping up to be an event as star-studded as any red carpet, with dozens of heavy hitters lining up to perform - and the promise of a few surprises to liven up the weekend. "I think it's going to be the coolest thing ever to look back with my grandkids and go, 'I was a part of that and I'm proud of that.
SPORTS
January 16, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
A SPURS fan/attorney is suing the franchise after he attended a Nov. 29 game against the Heat in which San Antonio rested four of its top players. Larry McGuinness filed a class-action suit in Miami-Dade County, claiming Spurs coach Gregg Popovich "intentionally and surreptitiously" sent Tim Duncan, Danny Green, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili home without regard for the fans or the league. "It was like going to Morton's Steakhouse and paying $63 for porterhouse and they bring out cube steak," McGuinness said, according to ESPN.
SPORTS
December 14, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni's old team, the Knicks, used his run 'n gun style to beat his new one. Of course, many have used this tactic in beating the Lakers. New York ran away from L.A. in a 116-107 victory Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks (17-5) have the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Lakers (9-14) have lost four in a row. This one was seemingly over at halftime, with the Knicks leading, 68-49. The Knicks led by 41-27 after the first quarter.
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