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  • Simple gasket screw-up shut down the bridge from New Jersey to Delaware for 6 hours

    12/11/2018 1:10:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A preliminary investigation has found that a gasket failure caused a chemical gas leak that forced the temporary closure of a heavily used bridge connecting Delaware and New Jersey on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Officials with Croda Inc. said Tuesday that initial findings show that an incorrect gasket fitted on a pipe during construction of its Delaware ethylene oxide production plant failed Sunday. The company is sending the gasket to independent experts for analysis and confirmation.
  • [E]xplorers searching for the famed steamship Pulaski... find a wreck filled with silver coins

    01/27/2018 9:17:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 20 January 2018 | Forrest Hanson For
    A survivor's account in the Wilmington Advertiser tells of 'the wailing of the hopeless beings who were floating around in every direction, upon pieces of the wreck, to seek land'. McLeod's account, compiled from survivor's recollections, reads: 'The boat parted in two with a tremendous crash, and the bow and stern rose somewhat out of the water, but the latter again continued to sink until the water reached the promenade deck, when it separated into two parts, upset and precipitated all on it into the water.' The North Carolina Standard deemed the disaster to be 'the most painful catastrophe that...
  • Santorum: Dems have a chance in 2020 if they pick someone ‘unexpected’

    12/09/2018 2:35:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) on Sunday said he believes the Democratic Party could win in 2020 if they pick someone "unexpected" as their party's presidential nominee. Santorum, asked if there were any potential Democratic candidates he was afraid of, pointed to previous presidential contests, saying all of the Democratic candidates who won were "not the favorite" at the time. "When the Democrats win, they pick someone unexpected or someone who’s not the favorite," Santorum, a CNN analyst, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "[Former Presidents] Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter," he listed. "When they pick [failed...
  • By Unanimous Vote, Delaware Set the Stage for Success

    12/08/2018 9:50:54 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 7, 2018 AD | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the first ratification convention’s conclusion… On December 7, 1787, at Elizabeth Battel's Golden Fleece Tavern in Dover, Delaware, the state of Delaware became the first state to ratify the new Constitution of the United States, and did so by a unanimous vote of thirty to zero. With such an auspicious beginning, we might think that national ratification would be a foregone conclusion, but ... no such luck. As easy a decision as it was for some states, it was a very difficult one for others. We think there are huge differences between the states today...
  • Facebook reeling after damning NYT report

    11/15/2018 10:06:57 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Harper Neidig and Ali Breland
    Facebook is being hit with fresh criticism from Capitol Hill as lawmakers reacted harshly Thursday to a New York Times investigation that detailed the company’s efforts to wield influence in Washington after becoming aware of Russia-linked activity on its platform during the 2016 presidential campaign. The explosive article laid out how Facebook’s leadership was reluctant to confront the Russian efforts on its platform and was unprepared for the subsequent firestorm and fallout, which involved the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Specifically, the Times reported that the tech giant used a Republican opposition research firm called Definers Public Affairs to accuse liberal financier...
  • Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in...

    10/31/2018 6:31:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 31, 2018 5:00 PM | Lauretta Brown
    FULL TITLE: Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in History' Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) went after President Trump Tuesday while he was campaigning for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D). He called Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history." Sanders told the crowd that Democratic campaign staffers across the country “are working to make certain that the agenda of the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history will go nowhere because Democrats will control the House and the Senate.” Unlike former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders said earlier this week...
  • Chinese anger after terracotta warrior's thumb stolen in US

    02/20/2018 1:40:25 AM PST · by Simon Green · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/20/18 | Ellie Kaufman and Ben Westcott
    Chinese authorities are livid over the theft of a thumb from a 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior on loan to a US museum, calling for the perpetrator to be "severely" punished. The ancient statue is valued at $4.5 million and considered a "priceless part of China's cultural heritage." It was on display at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute when the vandalism took place. "We call on the United States to severely punish those who have done [this]," Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relic Exchange Center's director told the Beijing Youth Daily, a state-run Chinese newspaper. The warrior statues date back to 209 B.C., when the...
  • FBI: Partygoer broke off 2,000-year-old statue's thumb, took it home after selfie shot

    02/20/2018 1:02:35 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | February 20, 2018 | Natalie Dreier
    PHILADELPHIA - A statue that stood guard, buried and undamaged for more than 2,000 years, couldn’t contend with a man at a private party in Philadelphia who just had to sneak off and take a selfie, according to multiple media reports. The man, later identified as Michael Rohana, 24, was seen in a restricted area at the Franklin Institute during a party on Dec. 21 that was held after-hours at the museum, The New York Times reported. FBI officials said Rohana used his cellphone’s flash as a light source to see the displays. He then put his arm around one...
  • Barefoot Contessa dishes on what she would serve Trump: 'a subpoena'

    10/27/2018 9:43:02 AM PDT · by gattaca · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 27, 2018 | Kimberly Leonard
    Ina Garten plans to cook up something special, should she ever have the opportunity to host some of Washington's top politicians. The Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa" star was asked by New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni what she would serve political figures. For Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, Garten would prepare lobster macaroni and cheese. For Senate hopeful Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, an avowed BBQ lover, she would serve pulled pork shoulder with maple beans, cornbread, and a kale salad. Former Vice President Joe Biden would receive "something fun, like a lobster and clambake," Garten said. And President Trump? "A...
  • Biden predicts Dems will win 40 House seats, take back Senate

    10/10/2018 12:26:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 10, 2018 | by Rachel Elbaum
    LONDON - Former Vice President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday that the Democrats would win 40 seats in the House and would also take back the Senate in the November midterm elections. "I predict to you the Democrats will win 40 seats in the House. And I predict to you there's a slightly better than even chance we win the Senate," Biden said in a speech during a visit to London. He said a deep dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump and his administration would result in the Democratic wave. "President Trump is the only president - and I've been there...
  • Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations a 'hoax set up by the Democrats'

    10/08/2018 8:50:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Trump said Monday that he expects a lot of Democratic voters to support Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms because of how the party's lawmakers handled sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left that we’ll end up being Venezuela. This country would end up being Venezuela. I think a lot of Democrats are going to be voting voting Republican on Nov. 6," Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for a law enforcement event in Florida. The president seized on the specter raised by...
  • Flake "still having issues": Twitter report

    10/04/2018 12:26:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 221 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/04/18 | Elaina Plott
    I’m told by source with direct knowledge that Flake is “still having issues” and that some colleagues are trying to “walk him through them.” Sen Coons tells me just now that Flake reached out to him and asked if they could speak at length later.
  • Christine Blasey-Ford Friend In Delaware Was Career FBI Agent and Likely Together During Accusation

    10/03/2018 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 10/03/2018 | STAFF
    In a letter released last night from a former boyfriend of Christine Blasey-Ford, there was a name curiously not redacted. The name of Monica L McLean was revealed as a life-long friend who Ms. Ford helped with polygraph preparation. The media has begun to focus on the letter as outlining a lie told by Ms. Ford during recent congressional testimony… But the backstory to Ms. Monica Lee McLean is an even bigger story. First the letter from the boyfriend: In addition to boyfriend noting Ms. Monica L McLean in the current letter, Ms. Monica Lee McLean was also one of...
  • Would Jeff Flake judge his son as harshly for youthful indiscretions as he would Brett Kavanaugh?

    10/02/2018 2:01:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-02-18 | DrJohn
    Jeff Flake, the squishy Senator from Arizona, is having himself a dilemma. He can't decide whether or not to support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. I caught up with Flake briefly as he left the event, and asked if this meant he would not vote to confirm Kavanaugh, even if the FBI cleared him by week’s end. He appeared rattled, and his handlers rushed him into the stairwell. “I didn’t say that …” he stammered. “I wasn’t referring to him.” Flake seemed to be wavering in recent days over his willingness to confirm Kavanaugh. On Friday afternoon, mere hours after...
  • Jeff Flake: ‘We Can’t Have That on the Court’

    10/02/2018 12:20:14 PM PDT · by mtrott · 183 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/02/2018 | Elaina Plott
    As the Senate awaits the results of the FBI investigation into the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Jeff Flake, one of the lawmakers who spurred the inquiry, criticized the judge Tuesday for his recent appearance in the upper chamber. Speaking with Jeffrey Rosen, the president of the National Constitution Center, and Democratic Senator Chris Coons at The Atlantic Festival on Tuesday morning, Flake called the judge’s interactions with lawmakers “sharp and partisan.” “We can’t have that on the Court,” said the Arizona senator, who didn’t elaborate on which interactions he was referring to.
  • Flake says Kavanaugh hearings are ‘tearing the country apart’

    09/30/2018 5:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 30, 2018 | Mark Moore
    GOP Sen. Jeff Flake said being confronted by two sexual assault victims in a Capitol elevator and the testimony from the accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh combined to make him realize the confirmation process was “tearing the country apart.” “I don’t think anybody expected what happened on Friday to happen. And I can’t say that I did either,” the Arizona lawmaker told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday. “I just knew that we couldn’t move forward, that I couldn’t move forward without hitting the pause button. Because, what I was seeing, experiencing, in an elevator...
  • Sen. Chris Coons: Burden of proof lies with Brett Kavanaugh to prove his innocence

    09/25/2018 9:35:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, drew double-takes on the right Monday after insisting that the burden of proof lies with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to prove his innocence. Ms. Coons said that Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez “have nothing to gain” and have put themselves “at legal risk” by accusing Mr. Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in his teen years. “It is Judge Kavanaugh who is seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court and who I think now bears the burden of disproving these allegations,” said Mr. Coons in a Monday interview on MSNBC, “rather than...
  • Chris Coons: Gorsuch nomination ‘almost certainly’ will require GOP to go ‘nuclear’

    03/27/2017 10:09:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 72 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware predicted Monday that Republicans will “almost certainly” have to resort to the “nuclear” option to approve the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held four days of hearings on the Gorsuch nomination, doesn’t envision Democrats crossing party lines to vote in favor of President Trump’s nominee. “He will get an up or down vote. Sen. Schumer, our minority leader, has said it is going to be a 60-vote margin, and I doubt he is going to get 60 votes. The question...
  • Senators McCain and Coons call on Pompeo to withdraw immigration nominee

    06/20/2018 4:49:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Jamie Erlich
    A bipartisan pair of senators penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to withdraw the Trump administration's nominee to a high-profile role over concerns that he has "spread misinformation" about immigrants and displayed a "lack of empathy" towards refugees.
  • Dem Sen Coons: We Have Not Seen the ‘Sorts of Evidence’ to Justify Impeaching Trump

    12/21/2017 10:50:54 AM PST · by gubamyster · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/21/2017 | PAM KEY
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said it was “premature” to discuss impeaching President Donald Trump because he has not “seen the sorts of evidence that would justify it at this point.” Coons said, “I’m not calling for the president’s impeachment at this point because I don’t think we’ve seen the sorts of evidence that would justify it at this point. I’m a political realist. It’s a Republican-controlled House and Senate. Impeachment won’t move forward unless there is something that shocks the conscience of the average American and persuades a majority of Republicans this president committed high...