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January 12, 1994 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
Campaign strategist James Carville, star of the documentary "The War Room," seems to disprove the notion that the crocodile is not native to North America. What a face that guy has. It is dominated by eyebrows that converge in a sinister wedge over recessed eyes that stare with a predator's laser lock, advertising a mind that hums with constant interior calculation. They're the kind of eyes you might find observing you from the brim of a swamp. The same swamp, coincidentally, where Carville earns his living.
NEWS
April 25, 1994 | By Mark Bowden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Norman Braman was leaving. Jeffrey Lurie was just getting started. It was 7:45 last evening. Down in the Philadelphia Eagles' war room in the basement of Veterans Stadium, their club had just chosen giant Georgia tackle Bernard Williams with its first pick in the 1994 NFL Draft. Earlier in the evening they had traded two later picks to obtain San Francisco 49ers linebacker Bill Romanowski. "I'm very pleased," said Braman. There was still a long evening ahead shaping the future of the football team.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1994 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
"I doubt if bubble-gum-chompin', ponytail-wearin' 13-year-olds are going to be rushing out to the King of Prussia mall to see this thing," says James Carville, who is speaking, at the moment, about The War Room, a documentary by the husband-and-wife team of D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus that he, "Ragin' Cajun" Carville, happens to star in. And while it's true that Hollywood's most significant demographic group is likely to keep its distance from...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1994 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
It's tempting to imagine a fiction film based on the exploits of James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, the Louisiana country-boy campaign strategist and the videogenic communications director who engineered Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential run. With his balding pate and devilish brow, John Malkovich would make a mighty convincing Carville, and Mike Myers, if he were a little less jowly (and a little better actor), could turn in an acceptably cocky Stephanopoulos. But once you've seen The War Room, you realize that a Hollywood version would be redundant - and not nearly as much fun. A hugely entertaining documentary by cinema verite pioneer D.A. Pennebaker and his wife, Chris Hegedus, The War Room takes us inside the Clinton campaign as it trundles determinedly, albeit idiosyncratically, toward victory.
NEWS
November 15, 2005 | New York Daily News
Democrats yesterday demanded quarterly progress reports on the Iraq war from President Bush and called on Iraqis to take charge. "It's time to take the training wheels off the Iraqi government," said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada. "Iraqis must begin to run their own country. " Feeling the political heat, the White House set up a war room to respond to the Democrats. Team Bush has sent out three official e-mails since Friday, attacking Reid; Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
NEWS
January 14, 2003 | By Sudarsan Raghavan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Somewhere off the coast of Yemen, Osama bin Laden's ancestral homeland, this floating high-tech base is hunting suspected terrorists in the newest phase of the U.S.-led war on terror. The Mount Whitney is armed with guns that can knock out incoming missiles and kamikaze airplanes. But its most potent weapon is underneath the deck - an electronic war room filled with databases, monitoring screens and analysts. Even as the United States masses its military in the Persian Gulf for a possible war on Iraq, it is quietly building up its forces on a second front - the Horn of Africa.
SPORTS
April 20, 1994 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
The Eagles' draft war room is the place to be Sunday. Too bad ESPN's cameras won't be in there to bring us the action live. Lame-duck Eagles owner Norman Braman and owner-in-waiting Jeffrey Lurie both will sit in on the Birds' draft activity, which will be orchestrated by John Wooten in his first draft as personnel director and by head coach Rich Kotite. Braman said yesterday that as long as he officially owns the team, he feels it is his responsibility to function as an owner.
NEWS
August 18, 1992 | By Barbara Demick, INQUIRER CONVENTION BUREAU
Barely five miles from the Astrodome, in the heart of Republican territory, a guerrilla army has set up shop. You can tell you've arrived by the Clinton-Gore bumper stickers in the parking lot and by the receptionist, who queries discreetly, "Are you here for the 'Democratic' convention?" This is the war room from which Bill Clinton's team will try to deflect the aspersions, name-calling and mud-hurling they expect to emanate from that other convention in town. "Obviously, in the Republican convention, there will be more accusations hurled than you can count.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | By LINN WASHINGTON and JOANNE SILLS, Daily News Staff Writers
The war room - the nerve center for Mayor Goode's re-election effort in West Philadelphia north of Market Street - was on the second floor of state Rep. Chaka Fattah's district office on 59th Street near Oxford in the shadow of Overbrook High School. Inside was a hi-tech computerized operation that focused on turning out a maximum numbers of voters - despite the rain. "What we're doing today is a more systematic approach than what we had in '83 to pull out the voters," said Al Spivey, the war room's coordinator, who was wearing a blue "Goode for Mayor" baseball cap. "We've identified voters who don't vote that often, we're constantly monitoring the turnout in each division of our six wards and we will flood the divisions (that show)
NEWS
August 2, 1993 | By Jodi Enda, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
They don't walk, they run. They don't take, they grab. They speak very fast, frequently in acronyms. They live on coffee and junk food and get very little sleep. That's life in the "War Room" of the Clinton campaign. That's right, the Clinton campaign. Just eight months after it ended, the campaign is up and running again, reaching out to voters all over the land with an even greater sense of urgency than before. This time, though, President Clinton isn't out to get your vote.
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NEWS
March 4, 2012
By Jean Edward Smith Random House. 944 pp. $40 Reviewed by Paul Jablow The United States' three most defining wars were alike in at least one respect: Each produced a military hero who went on to the presidency. The historic verdicts are pretty much in on George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant. But the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower is still the source of continuing debate. Despite an occasionally fawning tone, Jean Smith's comprehensive biography, Eisenhower in War and Peace , throws a rich light on a deceptively complicated subject.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2010 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
Think of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France as the Olympics for artisans whose crafts do not normally lend themselves to cutthroat competition. One such area is pastry chefs, and every four years, the best and brightest French concocters of confections gather in Lyon for a to-the-teeth battle for sweet supremacy. Veteran documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus - the team behind the Oscar-nominated "The War Room" (1993) - focus their lens on this aspect of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France in their new doc "The King of Pastry.
SPORTS
December 21, 2007
LET'S BE CYNICAL; 'tis the season, after all. Let's say the Eagles had no intention of keeping Donovan McNabb as their starting quarterback next season. Let's say they drew up a script of how they would hope the next couple of months might play out. How would it be any different than what is currently happening? The answer is that it wouldn't be any different, not one bit. If their hope were to trade McNabb in the offseason, they would not announce their intentions now, not in word and not in deed.
NEWS
July 9, 2007 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER SENIOR WRITER
Say a crisis arises in the political world of Democratic mayoral nominee Michael Nutter. Who gets summoned to the war room to counsel him about what to do? First of all, there might not be a war room. Those close to Nutter say he does a lot of his consultation one-on-one via cell phone. And the roster of those consulted depends on the subject. "There's a room, there's a phone, there's a something," Nutter said. "I can make decisions. But I'm not the kind of person who's going to sit by myself, think it all out, and not have some engagement and back-and-forth with different viewpoints.
NEWS
July 9, 2007 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Senior Writer
Say a crisis arises in the political world of Democratic mayoral nominee Michael Nutter. Who gets summoned to the war room to counsel him about what to do? First of all, there might not be a war room. Those close to Nutter say he does a lot of his consultation one-on-one via cell phone. And the roster of those consulted depends on the subject. "There's a room, there's a phone, there's a something," Nutter said. "I can make decisions. But I'm not the kind of person who's going to sit by myself, think it all out, and not have some engagement and back-and-forth with different viewpoints.
NEWS
November 15, 2005 | New York Daily News
Democrats yesterday demanded quarterly progress reports on the Iraq war from President Bush and called on Iraqis to take charge. "It's time to take the training wheels off the Iraqi government," said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada. "Iraqis must begin to run their own country. " Feeling the political heat, the White House set up a war room to respond to the Democrats. Team Bush has sent out three official e-mails since Friday, attacking Reid; Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
SPORTS
September 2, 2005 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once upon a time, long before there were DVDs, MP3s and central A/C (well, maybe not that far back), Gil Brooks was a player at St. Joseph's Prep and not the head coach. Every August for three years, Brooks and his teammates would spend a week at Camp Neumann in Warminster practicing the art that is football. Flash forward thirty years, and Brooks - now in his 14th season at the Hawks' helm - doesn't pause when asked whether the olden days of camps past bring back fond memories.
NEWS
November 4, 2004 | By Tina Moore and Suzette Parmley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Up was down and down was up for the presidential campaigns in Pennsylvania on Election Day. The Kerry camp's euphoria over an apparent statewide victory was gradually eroded by a larger defeat. And the Bush campaign's realization that it would lose the battle in Pennsylvania was replaced by a growing sense it had won the war. By about 7 p.m. Tuesday, exit polls were showing Kerry up in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin and New Mexico. "If that holds, Bush can start calling United Van Lines," said campaign chief Tony Podesta, hunkered down with his staff all day in an 11th-floor office in Center City Philadelphia.
SPORTS
October 18, 2003 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A half-eaten salad shared desk space with his cellular phone and daily planner as Troy Vincent used the Eagles' lunch hour on Thursday to work on a real estate deal. Even over lunch, when many of his teammates hang out and get ready for the afternoon's practice, Vincent is working. With the death of his agent and mentor, Jim Bodley, two weeks ago, Vincent is more focused than ever. On family. On business. On football. A Trenton native and four-time Pro Bowl selection at cornerback, Vincent is involved with several businesses, including Eltekon, a multifaceted financial services company.
NEWS
January 14, 2003 | By Sudarsan Raghavan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Somewhere off the coast of Yemen, Osama bin Laden's ancestral homeland, this floating high-tech base is hunting suspected terrorists in the newest phase of the U.S.-led war on terror. The Mount Whitney is armed with guns that can knock out incoming missiles and kamikaze airplanes. But its most potent weapon is underneath the deck - an electronic war room filled with databases, monitoring screens and analysts. Even as the United States masses its military in the Persian Gulf for a possible war on Iraq, it is quietly building up its forces on a second front - the Horn of Africa.
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