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Dems urge transportation funding patch

Dems urge transportation funding patch

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) --Democrats urged their colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a patch before funds run out for transportation projects nationwide.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett trails Democrat Tom Wolf by 22 points

Poll: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett trails Democrat Tom Wolf by 22 points

LANCASTER, Pa., July 2 (UPI) --One in four Pennsylvanians believe Gov. Tom Corbett deserves a second term, according to a poll that found him trailing Democrat Tom Wolf by 22 points.
Frances Burns
Businessman and philanthropist Lewis Katz honored at Philadelphia memorial service

Businessman and philanthropist Lewis Katz honored at Philadelphia memorial service

PHILADELPHIA, June 4 (UPI) --More than 1,000 people packed an auditorium at Temple University in Philadelphia Wednesday to honor philanthropist Lewis Katz.
Frances Burns
Tom Wolf, businessman making first run for elected office, wins Pa.'s Democratic primary

Tom Wolf, businessman making first run for elected office, wins Pa.'s Democratic primary

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21 (UPI) --Tom Wolf, a Pennsylvania businessman who spent $10 million on his own campaign, won the Democratic gubernatorial primary easily.
Frances Burns
Democrats start shifting from Obama to Hillary Clinton

Democrats start shifting from Obama to Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Democrats in Washington are beginning to look down the road -- away from President Obama and toward the 2016 campaign and Hillary Clinton, an insider said.

Pa. a gun-control swing state

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania was a swing state in the November election and could be a key battleground when it comes to gun control, debate participants say.
Specter's funeral draws 1,500 mourners

Specter's funeral draws 1,500 mourners

PENN VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Nearly 1,500 mourners filled a Penn Valley, Pa., temple Tuesday in a moving funeral ceremony for Sen. Arlen Specter, 82, who died Sunday.

Rendell questioned on ties to Iran group

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. agency has asked former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to turn over information on his relationship with an Iranian exile group, officials say.

Judge allegedly demanded sexual favors

BRADDOCK HILLS, Pa., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A judge in western Pennsylvania has been charged with demanding sexual favors from at least two women who appeared before him.

Rendell defends bringing slots to Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, in an interview with the CBS show "60 Minutes," angrily defended his decision to bring legal slot machines to the state.

Rendell clarifies 'wussies' comment

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said during a "Colbert Report" taping in New York the delay of an NFL game for snow is why the country is falling behind China.
Politicians debate size of election 'wave'

Politicians debate size of election 'wave'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Two days before the midterm elections, a Democratic leader said an "undertow" was building against the expected GOP "wave."
Pa. governor blocks gas leases

Pa. governor blocks gas leases

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A moratorium on exploiting natural gas in Pennsylvania state forests will protect sensitive land from environmental damage, the state's governor announced.

Rendell: No more tracking of Pa. activists

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Gov. Ed Rendell says he is ending Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security tracking of political dissidents and that he is "appalled" by the practice.

Rendell: GOP votes 'purely political'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell Sunday accused Republicans of trying to derail President Obama's efforts to boost the economy for "purely political reasons."
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) meets with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (2nd L) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool)
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Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell (pronounced /rɛnˈdɛl/; born January 5, 1944) is the 45th and current Governor of Pennsylvania. Rendell, a member of the Democratic Party, was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 2002, and his term of office began January 21, 2003. He is currently a Member of the Democratic Governors Association Executive Committee, and also served as General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 presidential election. Rendell is also a football analyst on Comcast SportsNet's Eagles Postgame Live, hosted by Michael Barkann.

From 2008 to 2009, Governor Rendell was the Chairman of the National Governors Association. He is married to Marjorie Rendell, a Federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Rendell is also a faculty member of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, and chair of Team Pennsylvania Foundation.

Rendell was born in New York City to Jewish American parents Jesse T. Rendell and Emma Sloat; all four of his grandparents were immigrants from Russia. He attended Riverdale Country School before the University of Pennsylvania, B.A. degree, 1965, and Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1968. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968 to 1974.

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