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  • Christine O'Donnell's BET: CALLS OUT Barack Obama on "Lie Du Jour" on Gas Prices

    03/15/2012 8:15:54 AM PDT · by Moseley · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | March 14, 2012 | Christine O'Donnell
    Obama’s Lie du Jour: There is nothing he can do, other than drill, to lower gas prices – LIE! by Christine O’Donnell on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:11p If I were a betting woman, I’d make the following bet with President Obama – and if any Dem takes the wager, I’ll become a betting woman! In a childish, unpresidential tone, President Obama mocked Republicans saying we have a three point plan for bringing down gas prices; drill, drill, drill. I’m challenging Pres. Obama or Any Democrat with the guts to take this wager… If I can come up with...
  • Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama

    02/25/2012 2:08:01 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals. Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress. “There was a sense that none of us should wait, we can’t wait for things to happen in Congress,” Markell said of the meeting. “We’re going to do what we can do [now].” Obama has positioned himself against Congress as...
  • Bankruptcy judge approves Solyndra bonuses (Taxpayers are still getting shafted)

    02/23/2012 3:47:48 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 1+ views
    boston globe ^ | 2/23/2012 | |Randall Chase, AP
    A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved close to $370,000 in bonuses for certain employees of Solyndra LLC, a solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government before declaring bankruptcy.
  • Yet Another Taxpayer-Funded University Study Smears Fox News

    02/17/2012 7:14:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 17, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    If the taxpayers of Delaware aren't startled by the following news, nothing will bother them: The University of Delaware – which recently increased tuition by 7% on students – has just spent what we can only assume was a great deal of money to complete a "major survey" of how little Fox News viewers understand the Occupy Wall Street movement. Seriously. The earth-shaking evidence provided by this survey tells us that Fox viewers are the least likely among consumers of various media outlets to understand the "central message" of the Occupy movement: "Too few people control the majority of the nation's wealth and power."  Viewers of the Daily Show...
  • Should Conservative Women like Christine O'Donnell "settle' for MITT ROMNEY?

    01/06/2012 8:19:55 AM PST · by Moseley · 14 replies
    Mitt Romney rolled out coordinated endorsements by tea party leaders Christine O'Donnell and Nikki Haley (Governor of South Carolina) and Ann Coulter in about the same week, just when Newt Gingrich was ahead of everyone nationwide in the Presidential Republican primary race. Yes, the endorsements did make a huge difference, because they crowded out attention for Newt Gingrich just at the moment (intentionally planned, no doubt) that Newt Gingrich was surging ahead of all the other GOP candidates. Whether or not anyone will vote as Christine O'Donnell recommends, the story "stepped on" Newt's best week in public relations term, crowding...
  • Delaware wheelchair woman hit, killed by three cars that flee

    01/04/2012 9:57:47 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 51 replies ^ | 4 Jan 2012 | Dave Warner
    A wheelchair-bound woman crossing a city street in Wilmington, Delaware, was struck and killed by a series of three vehicles that all fled the scene. Police were hunting on Wednesday for three drivers wanted in the hit-and-run death of Edith McFarland, 58, of Wilmington. She was trying to get across South Market Street, a busy road near the Fairview Inn, where she had been living for the past three months, when she was struck at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Delaware State Police said. "After the impact, McFarland was ejected from her wheelchair into the southbound lanes of South Market Street,...
  • 1st same-sex civil union performed in Delaware

    01/03/2012 1:52:34 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | January 2, 2012
    More than 400 people, including a U.S. senator, witnessed the first same-sex civil union in Delaware on New Year's Day. Lawyers Lisa Goodman and Drewry Fennell were joined in the union by the Rev. Patricia Downing, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Wilmington, where the Sunday afternoon ceremony took place. Goodman and Fennell have been partners for 14 years. Goodman is a lawyer who led the advocacy group Equality Delaware's fight for the civil union law. Fennell heads the state Criminal Justice Council and formerly led the ACLU's Delaware chapter. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., delivered the sermon and Lt....
  • Marco Rubio and Chris Coons Team Up on Jobs Bill

    11/16/2011 3:18:09 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/15/11 | Kevin Derby
    Drawing together elements from President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and ideas from congressional Republicans and Democrats, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reached out across the aisle Tuesday and teamed up with Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware to introduce the American Growth, Recovery, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Act. The AGREE Act covers a number of areas, including eliminating some taxes on small businesses. The legislation would also extend the research and development tax credit until 2013, make the Alternative Simplified Credit permanent while increasing it from 14 percent to 20 percent, and create a...
  • Senate majority rejects GOP bid to block EPA (with the help of 6 RINOs)

    11/11/2011 4:48:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 11, 2011 | Dina Cappiello (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican attempt to block a regulation intended to curb power plant pollution that blows downwind into other states. By a 56-41 vote, senators defeated a resolution by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who said the step was needed to rein in what he called the Obama administration's overzealous job-killing approach to environmental protection. "We are simply asking that the clean air regulations already on the books stay in place and we do not make the regulations so onerous that they put utility plants out of business and we have an...
  • Air Force mishandled remains of war dead, probe finds

    11/08/2011 10:20:27 AM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/8/11 | Craig Whitlock
    Federal investigators said Tuesday they uncovered “gross mismanagement” at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary that cares for America’s war dead after whistleblowers reported horror stories of lost body parts, shoddy inventory controls and lax supervision. The former mortuary commander and two other senior officials have been disciplined – but not fired -- in response to separate investigations conducted by the Air Force Inspector General, the Secretary of the Air Force and the Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal agency that also received the whistleblower complaints. The grisly findings at Dover echo a similar scandal at another hallowed repository...
  • VP Biden says he's staying on Democratic ticket

    10/12/2011 6:53:15 AM PDT · by Phlap · 20 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 10/12/2011
    Vice President Joe Biden says there's no question that he'll be in the No. 2 slot on next year's Democratic presidential ticket.
  • NASCAR SPRINT Cup: AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway ~ Sunday 10/02/2011 2:00 pm/et ~ ESPN

    09/27/2011 5:55:20 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 134 replies
    Various embedded links ^ | 9-27-2011 | NYTexan
    FREE REPUBLIC NASCAR THREAD AAA 400 Welcome to the Chase for the Sprint Cup Race #3 of 10 at (Click on the Pics, Graphics, & Links for related news & info.)
  • Delaware's Very Own Solyndra

    09/27/2011 9:24:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 26, 2011 | Paul Driessen
    Coauthored with John NicholsDelaware’s political establishment thinks First State electricity consumers should subsidize the manufacturing of super-sized fuel cells, under the auspices of California-based Bloom Energy, to replace natural gas and coal-fired power plants in generating electricity. The politicos want to build a factory in Newark, where rail service is available to ship Bloom’s 10-ton, 100-kilowatt, “eco-friendly” Energy Servers to presumed eager buyers across America. Bloom claims its “revolutionary new design” and “breakthroughs in materials science” make its new solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology “clean, reliable and affordable.” Governor Jack Markell, Department of Natural Resources Secretary Colin O’Mara, Department...
  • Blueblood Killer Tom Capano Found Dead In His Cell

    09/19/2011 8:12:13 PM PDT · by brityank · 36 replies · 1+ views
    CBS-TV3 [Philly] ^ | September 19, 2011 | CBS
    Blueblood Killer Tom Capano Found Dead In His CellSeptember 19, 2011SMYRNA, Del. (CBS) — Tom Capano, a once wealthy and politically connected attorney serving life in prison for killing a mistress in 1996, was found dead today in his prison cell. There was no immediate word on a cause of death, but officials say no foul play is suspected. The Capano murder case became the stuff of made-for-TV movies, but it was real-life horror for the family of the 30-year-old woman whose body has never been found. Ann Marie Fahey became involved with Capano in 1994, when she was...
  • 9/11 Ten Years Later: A new view of Islam (With Video)& (Barf)

    09/08/2011 8:05:08 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 16 replies ^ | Sept 8, 2011 | KATHLEEN E. CAREY
    Muslims’ portrayal in the media with covered faces and toting machine guns perhaps perpetuates a violent image that a quarter of Americans maintain. But locally, the decade following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has led to a period of a curiosity to learn. “They are the most negatively thought about religious group,” Dr. Sanjay Nath, associate dean and director of the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, said. “There's a very, very strong bias that Muslims are violent,” he said, adding that the militant subgroup represents less than 1 percent of the religion. “There’s a lot of...
  • Worse Than Isabel?

    08/23/2011 9:45:15 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 27 replies
    Foot's Forecast ^ | 8/23/11 | Foot's Forecast
    A majority of the Delmarva Peninsula and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area may see tropical-storm force winds, rainfall and coastal surge reaching or exceeding that of Isabel in 2003. Unless the current NHC track changes considerably, it suggests impacts to the Mid-Atlantic will be similar in scope to Hurricane Floyd in 1999 (NOAA), Fran in 1996 (USGS) and Hazel in 1954 (NGS)
  • ACLU Lawsuit Moves to Keep Sex Offenders in House Near New Day Care Center

    08/16/2011 12:37:42 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | August 16, 2011 | By Todd Starnes
    The Delaware American Civil Liberties Union has filed court papers to stop sex offenders from being evicted from a safe house that is located near a new day care center. The ACLU, along with an attorney representing the safe house and three sex offenders, has asked a judge to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the city from evicting the residents. “The state has asked the residents to leave, and if they don’t leave they will be arrested,” attorney Daniel Wolcott, Jr. told Fox News Radio. Wolcott is representing the owner of the safe house and three sex offenders....
  • Did NRSC Sabotage Christine O'Donnell with "Witch Ad" Unauthorized? [EXCERPT & COMMENT]

    08/11/2011 7:41:47 PM PDT · by Moseley · 59 replies
    FORBES Magazine ^ | August 11, 2011 | Adam Geller (with commentary by me)
    EXCERPT FROM FORBES MAGAZINE: She says she never wanted to make the ad - which was prompted by questions about a statement she had made on a late-night talk show years earlier - and was surprised when it showed up on the Internet. She blames an insistent media consultant but also her own inability to put her foot down. "It was a wrong-headed move, made for all the wrong reasons, but it was mine," O'Donnell writes in "Troublemaker: Let's Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again." The book is scheduled to go on sale Aug. 16. The Associated...
  • The Return of Christine O'Donnell

    08/09/2011 9:36:51 PM PDT · by This Just In · 65 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 9, 2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Return of Christine O'Donnell By Jeffrey Lord on 8.9.11 @ 6:08AM "You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked! Well I'm not licked! And I'm gonna stay right here and fight for this lost cause… even if this room gets filled with lies like these.… Somebody will listen to me." -- Jimmy Stewart as anti-Establishment Senator Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington She's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. The woman the Ruling Class spent so much time scorning in 2010 isn't going quietly. As a matter of fact, there's not the slightest sign she's going -- period. And -- among...
  • Obama Cancels Schedule to Meet Returned Bodies of Fallen Soldiers

    08/09/2011 9:37:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9 Aug 2011 | Yochi Dreazen
    President Obama will travel to Dover Air Force base later on Tuesday to honor the 22 Navy SEALs and eight other American troops killed in Afghanistan on Saturday when an insurgent shot down their helicopter, according to an administration official familiar with the matter. Obama will head a delegation of senior administration, Pentagon, and military officials who will salute the flag-draped caskets of the troops who died in a rescue mission this weekend in the worst single-day loss of the long Afghan war. The crash in eastern Afghanistan also marked the largest death toll in the history of the U.S....