The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

So what is the Republicans' plan concerning raising the U.S. debt limit the Treasury Department says must be raised by the end of the month or risk default?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Time to empower the Iranian Resistance

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The author argues it is time for Western leaders to embrace the Iranian Resistance against the current leadership in Tehran..
DAVID AMESS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Pennsylvania going green

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell announced a $22 million grant for smaller municipalities to fund projects that will conserve electricity and natural gas.

Deal struck to end Philly transit strike

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell says a tentative agreement could end Philadelphia's transit strike by Saturday night.
Congress urged to renew assault-gun ban

Congress urged to renew assault-gun ban

HARRISBURGH, Pa., April 16 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell has urged Congress to reinstate a federal ban on assault rifles.
Pa. gov. pushes use of Welcome Fund

Pa. gov. pushes use of Welcome Fund

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell wants his state's Convention Center Authority to use the Welcome Fund to generate income for the center, sources said.

Bush lends support to Swann fundraiser

LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Lancaster, Pa., fundraiser attended by U.S. President George Bush has raised $700,000 for Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann.

Floodwalls, levees do well in Pa., .N.Y.

NEW HOPE, Pa., June 30 (UPI) -- Flood walls and levees have held their own in northeast Pennsylvania and New York against flooding that killed at least 14 people in four states.

Ben Franklin's 300th birthday celebrated

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Benjamin Franklin, the senior member of the Founding Fathers of the United States, turned 300 Tuesday.

Street wants gun-control talks with Rendell

PHILADELPHIA, March 15 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Mayor John Street requested an urgent meeting with Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell after 18 people were fatally shot in the city last week.

Tanker oil spill in Delaware River

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reported 25,000 to 30,000 gallons of crude oil leaked Saturday from the oil tanker ATHOS I.

Pennsylvania embraces slot machines

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 5 (UPI) -- The Pennsylvania legislature has approved a bill allowing as many as 61,000 slot machines to generate $1 billion a year, the New York Times said Monday.

HealthBiz: Malpractice reform cuts cases

Reforms of malpractice insurance enacted in Pennsylvania are showing promising results, an emergency situation is brewing in many ERs these days, and other news of interest to the healthcare industry.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

The Philadelphia Eagles cancel hoagie ban

PHILADELPHIA, July 31 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Eagles' hoagie ban at soon-to-open Lincoln Financial Field has officially been rescinded.

Execution warrant signed for Timothy Rice

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell Tuesday signed a warrant for the execution by lethal injection of Timothy Rice of Philadelphia.
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Edward Rendell
PHI99060402 - 04 MAY 1999 - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA:Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell gestures as he testifies at City Hall in favor of his proposal to enforce the purchase of "smart" type of gun in the city and outlaw other types of guns. The weapon contains a computer chip in the handle (just above his hand) which can contain up to 10 different sets of finger prints.If the person holding the gun does not have a finger print encoded into the gun, they can not fire it. Rendell has been a long time supporter of this new type of weapon. rw/jca/John C. Anderson UPI

Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and 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. From 2008 to 2009, Governor Rendell was Chairman of the National Governors Association. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Team Pennsylvania Foundation and sits on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, a museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. He is married to Marjorie Rendell, a Federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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 Law School, Juris Doctor, 1968. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968 to 1974.

Rendell was elected District Attorney of Philadelphia in 1977, defeating the incumbent Democratic DA, F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, in the primary election. Rendell ran a campaign that emphasized that he was new to the political scene and not tainted by corruption. In 1980, Rendell received 28 delegate votes for Vice President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention, although he was not a candidate. He served two terms as DA before leaving in 1986 to run for Governor of Pennsylvania. He was defeated in the Democratic gubernatorial primary by Robert P. Casey, Sr.

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