Tag: Pennsylvania

Victim of Cosby Sexual Assault Settles Suit with Former Prosecutor

Andrea Constand has settled her defamation lawsuit against Bruce L. Castor Jr., the former Pennsylvania district attorney who declined to prosecute Bill Cosby in 2005 for the sexual assault for which Mr. Cosby is now imprisoned. Ms. Constand sued Mr. Castor three years ago, arguing that comments he made to explain his decision not to […]

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Check Out This Dude’s ‘Emotional Support Gator’

Joie Henney didn’t want to take medication for his depression, so he did what he considered the next best thing—register his five-foot pet alligator, Wally, as an emotional support animal. After noticing that his mood lifted whenever the 60-pound animal was around, he got a doctor’s permission to bring him outside on a leash, according […]

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Roe v. Wade Is at Risk. Here’s How to Prepare.

ImageElianna Schiffrik, center, was among a small group of counter-protesters outside the Supreme Court during the March for Life on Friday.CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times Abortion opponents have spent decades planning for a Supreme Court with a majority hostile to reproductive rights. So it’s little surprise that, with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh in the […]

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11 Indicted in 2016 Triple Murder to Silence D.E.A. Informant

The crime scene was grisly. Three people, tied up with plastic zip ties, were shot execution style and set on fire inside a barn in a small town in rural Pennsylvania on a summer day two and a half years ago. One clung to life, but died the next day. Now, the authorities say they […]

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How Did the Democrats Do on Tuesday in 2016 Trump Country?

They were the states that broke Democratic hearts the last time — and the ones where any political comeback would have to begin. So how did the Democrats do on Tuesday in 2016 Trump country? They won. They also lost. And both experiences are instructive for the party’s future. This year, The New York Times […]

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What Election Night Was Like for Activists Who Campaigned for 2 Years

HOMESTEAD, Pa. — The night began with giddy eagerness as the crowd trickled into the warren of rooms at the back of a bar just outside Pittsburgh. They were nurses, social workers, professors and retirees who had spent the last two years learning the science of campaigning from scratch and the last few months doing […]

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Trump Was Not Repudiated. He Was Rewarded.

If Donald Trump inaugurated a new era of conflict in American politics, Tuesday’s midterm elections were just another skirmish, not a turning point in the war. Republicans lost fewer seats in the House of Representatives than Democrats lost in 1994 or 2010, when Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were in their first terms as president. […]

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Midterm Elections 2018: Closing Arguments in Pennsylvania and Across the U.S.

On Tuesday, voters will choose the winning candidates for 36 governorships, 435 seats in the House of Representatives and nearly three dozen seats in the Senate, along with thousands of state and local offices. New York Times journalists are reporting from around the country this weekend as candidates make their final pitches to the voters […]

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Pennsylvania Flipped to Trump in 2016. Will It Flip Back in the Midterms?

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Sandy Sinkovich, a retired X-ray technician, was a registered Republican until she switched parties during the Obama years. She plans to vote a straight Democratic ticket in the midterms. President Trump, she said, has “done nothing but destroy our country.” Dave Sweeney, who services juice machines, registered as a Republican in 2016 […]

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When Trump Voters Go For Democrats

Even as Republicans grow hopeful about at least keeping the Senate during the midterm elections, one part of America looks sure to be brutal for their party: the Rust Belt. Democrats this November could conquer this region that was central to Donald Trump’s shocking win in 2016. The prospect of another pendulum swing back to […]

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Tragedy in Pittsburgh, House and Senate Latest, Beto Backer: 9 Days to Go

Welcome to The Tip Sheet, a daily political analysis of the 2018 elections, based on interviews with Republican and Democratic officials, pollsters, strategists and voters. Where things stand After a Trump supporter was arrested Friday, accused of mailing pipe bombs to Democrats, President Trump worried aloud that Republican “momentum” in the fall elections had stalled. […]

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What Could Hold Back a Democratic Wave? Economy, Confidence, Independence.

YARDLEY, Pa. — Sitting at her pumpkin-decorated dining room table, Kristen Donnelly ticked off her top political concerns: pay equity for women, gun control and anti-immigrant sentiment. (Her husband of five years has a green card.) As for the president? “I would never vote for Trump,” Ms. Donnelly declared. An independent, and co-chair of the […]

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Justice Department Investigates Pennsylvania Dioceses Accused of Sex Abuse Cover-Up

ERIE, Pa. — Following a scathing report alleging decades of sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, dioceses across the state said Thursday that they had received federal grand jury subpoenas for documents and would be cooperating with a Justice Department investigation. Of the eight dioceses in the state, Philadelphia, Erie, Harrisburg, Scranton, Pittsburgh and Allentown […]

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Republican Candidate in Pennsylvania Threatens to ‘Stomp All Over’ Opponent’s Face

Standing by the side of the road three weeks before Election Day, Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, wanted to send a message to the incumbent, Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat. It said, in part: “I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.” That violent imagery was perhaps the […]

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Pope Accepts Wuerl’s Resignation as Washington Archbishop, but Calls Him a Model Bishop

Cardinal Wuerl, who is considered a moderate and a supporter of Francis’ style of papacy, spoke in the interview about the constructive role he hoped to play at the annual meeting of American bishops in Baltimore in No. “We are going to each be asked to speak our mind on what we think needs to […]

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Female Candidates Calibrate Politics with Support for Kavanaugh Accusers

Still, Ms. Wexton has largely held back, though in an emailed statement she called on Ms. Comstock to declare whether or not she still supports Judge Kavanaugh. “Barbara Comstock is holding her old friend, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to a much lower standard than the one she set for members of the opposing party,” Ms. Wexton, […]

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