Tag: Philadelphia

John McCain Accepts Liberty Medal, Slams ‘Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism’

On Monday night in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center awarded Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) the Liberty Medal “for his lifetime of sacrifice and service.” After accepting the award from former Vice President Joe Biden, an emotional McCain mixed self-deprecating humor with a strong endorsement of American leadership and participation in “the international order we helped…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

National Weather Service Warns Of Powerful Northeast Snowstorm

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and New York starting Monday evening, as a powerful late-winter nor’easter approached, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of snow in some areas, with parts of Massachusetts possibly getting up to two feet of snow on Tuesday. Much of…

Statue of Liberty Goes Dark on Eve of Women’s Protest

The Statue of Liberty experienced an “unplanned outage” late Tuesday night, leaving only the flame and crown lit just hours before the nationwide “A Day Without Women” protest. The blackout began around 10 p.m. ET. National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis attributed the blackout to a project for a new emergency backup generator as part…

Jewish Cemetery Vandalized In Philadelphia

A Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia was vandalized less than a week after a similar incident in Missouri. More than 100 headstones were damaged at the Mount Carmel cemetery, police said Sunday. The destruction was reported by a man who arrived at the cemetery and found his relatives’ tombstones damaged. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney released a…

Businesses Close for ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Restaurants, stores, and other businesses across the U.S. will close Thursday in a show of support as immigrants boycott their jobs for A Day Without Immigrants. The strike will take place in cities including Philadelphia, Austin, and Washington, D.C., and is aimed at protesting the detention of undocumented immigrants throughout the nation. The demonstration will…

Trump Set To Talk Agenda At GOP Retreat Thursday

President Trump will speak to House and Senate Republicans at the GOP’s annual policy retreat on Tuesday, the first retreat in a decade where the GOP controls both houses of Congress and the White House. Vice President Mike Pence will also address the congressional Republicans, as will British Prime Minister Theresa May, marking the first…

Obama Rally For Hillary In Philadelphia [VIDEO]

After a bruising weekend for Democrats, President Barack Obama on Tuesday mounted a vigorous defense of Hillary Clinton, her campaign’s transparency and her fitness for the presidency, and blasted Republicans as fanning “anger and hate.” Obama painted a stark picture of the stakes in the face-off between Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump, and tried…

Hillary Accepts Presidential Nomination – Watch Full Speech VIDEO

Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination in a forward-looking speech at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention Thursday night. “We will not build a wall. Instead we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one. And we’ll build a path to citizens for millions of immigrants who are…

Watch Rev. William Barber Full DNC Speech [VIDEO]

In a speech that shook the walls of the the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, the President of the North Carolina NAACP, delivered one of the most riveting addresses of the Democratic National Convention. “I don’t come tonight representing any organization. But I’ve come to talk about faith and morality,”…

Khizr Khan: “Donald Trump have you even read the U.S. Constitution?”

Khizr Khan, The father of an American-Muslim soldier killed in action has contrasted his family’s “undivided loyalty” to America with Donald Trump, who has “sacrified nothing and no one”, in a moving speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention. If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America. Donald Trump…

Watch Chelsea Clinton DNC Full Speech [VIDEO]

Chelsea Clinton took the stage Thursday night to call on Americans to elect Hillary Clinton. In her speech, Chelsea reflected on Hillary as a mother and an advocate for children. “People ask me all the time, how does she do it? How does she keep going amid the sound and the fury of politics? Here’s…

Trump Implies Putin Uses ‘the N-word’ To Describe Obama [VIDEO]

The US election campaign has plunged to new a level of accusation and toxicity after Donald Trump claimed Russian leader Vladimir Putin had no respect for Barack Obama and appeared to imply he used a racial epithet to describe the American president. He also encouraged Russia to hack the emails of his election rival Hillary…

Watch President Obama DNC Speech Full VIDEO

President Obama denounced Donald Trump while calling on Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night. “There has never been a man or a woman—not me, not Bill, nobody—more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States,” Obama told the Democratic National Convention audience. Obama touted Donald Trump as a…

Donald Trump Asked Russia To Hack Hillary Clinton’s “30,000 Missing Emails”

After Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s “30,000 missing emails,” the Democratic candidate’s policy director shot back with a statement calling Trump’s behavior “the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent.” During Trump’s speech, Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike…

Bill Clinton Gets Personal in DNC Speech- Watch Full VIDEO

… speeches like this are fun. Actually doing the work is hard. So people say, “well we need a change; she’s been around a long time; and she’s sure been worth every single year she’s put into making people’s lives better… …You don’t know any of these …3.4 million people…but I’ll guarantee you they know…

Watch Warren, Bernie Sanders, Corey Booker & First Lady Full Speeches

Watch MA senator Elizabeth Warren addressing DNC delegates and slamming Donald Trump ———————– WATCH Bernie Sanders DNC Full Speech Video Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton must win . Hillary Clinton must become the next president.’ ———————— U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey talks about the founding fathers, quotes Maya Angelou and tells the crowd that…

Democratic National Convention Starts Now – WATCH LIVE

Watch The Democratic National Convention Live Stream Starting Tonight The first day of the Democratic National Convention starts this Monday, July 25, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia at 4:00 pm Eastern. The Schedule Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Monday’s theme: United Together Gavel time expected at 4:30 pm Eastern Headlining speakers: first lady Michelle…

Two Dead, Dozen Injured In Amtrak Train [VIDEO]

An Amtrak train carrying about 330 passengers derailed on Sunday just south of Philadelphia, killing two people and injuring 35 others. The train, which was traveling from New York to Savannah, Georgia, struck a backhoe on the tracks in Chester, according to Chester Fire Commissioner Travis Thomas. Two Amtrak employees were killed and 35 people…

Bill Cosby Admitted to Giving Quaaludes to Women

Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and “other people,” according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The AP had gone to court to compel…

Amtrak Resumes NYC to Philly Service [VIDEO]

Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York City resumed Monday morning, six days after a train derailed and killed eight people and injured 200 others. “Our infrastructure repairs have been made with the utmost care and emphasis on infrastructure integrity, including complete compliance with Federal Railroad Administration directives,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman…

DNC Picks Philadelphia for Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Committee said Thursday the convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, which beat two other finalists: Brooklyn, New York, and Columbus, Ohio. “There is clearly no better city to have this special event than Philadelphia. The role of Philadelphia in shaping our nation’s history is unmatched,” said…

Woman abducted in Philadelphia found alive [VIDEO]

The 22-year-old woman abducted from a Philadelphia street on Sunday has been found alive in Maryland, Philadelphia detectives confirm. Police had released surveillance video earlier this week showing Carlesha Freeland-Gaither being abducted in the Germantown section of the city.

Protests in Philadelphia over delayed response time to fatal fire

Dozens of people gathered for protests in southwest Philadelphia, where a weekend fire killed four children and consumed a stretch of row houses. Fire dispatch records show several factors affected a timely response to the fire. The fire department’s response is now the focus of demonstrations in the neighborhood. Several people were reportedly detained after…

[VIDEO] Plane evacuated at Philadelphia airport after mechanical failure

Passengers were evacuated on the runway at Philadelphia International Airport after a plane was forced to abort takeoff due to a mechanical failure on Thursday. Pilots of the U.S. Airways plane aborted the takeoff after landing gear collapsed, airport officials said. All 149 passengers were safely evacuated. Photo: Passengers of U.S. Airways flight 1702 were…