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  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pulls out of greenhouse gas effort

    05/26/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/27/11
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced Thursday that he would pull out of a regional climate pact by the end of the year, delivering a political setback to the fledging effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. In a news conference, Christie said the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a 2005 accord in which 10 states agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants 10 percent by 2018, would not be able to meet its goals. The program requires plants in the region that burn fossil fuels to buy pollution allowances for the carbon they...
  • NRA Files Suit Against Unconstitutional Ban on Carrying Firearms for Self-Defense in Illinois

    05/13/2011 6:12:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 13, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 NRA Files Suit Against Unconstitutional Ban on Carrying Firearms for Self-Defense in Illinois Friday, May 13, 2011 Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association is funding and supporting a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of Illinois’ complete and total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home. The case, filed today in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, is Shepard v. Madigan. The lead plaintiff is church treasurer Mary Shepard; joining her is the Illinois State Rifle Association, the NRA’s state affiliate. Mary Shepard is an...
  • Delaware to Be Eighth State to Allow Civil Unions (The Next Domino)

    04/16/2011 4:45:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/16/2011 | Ethan Cole
    Delaware will be the eighth state to allow civil unions or comprehensive domestic partnerships for same-sex couples. The state House of Representatives voted 26 to 15 Thursday night in favor of the measure. Governor Jack Markell, who has been a gay rights advocate throughout his public service career, has said he will sign the civil union bill, which gives gay couples the same rights, benefits, and responsibilities as heterosexual married couples. The Senate passed the bill last week. "We are tremendously proud that the Delaware House has passed civil union legislation," said Equality Delaware President Lisa Goodman. "The fact that...
  • Delaware poised to pass gay civil unions

    04/14/2011 4:16:24 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 04/14/2011 | Peter Jesserer Smith
    Lawmakers in Delaware are poised to pass legislation that would give homosexual couples a marriage-like legal status that has everything but the name “marriage” attached to it. On Wednesday the House Administration Committee approved SB 30, the homosexual civil unions bill, in a 4 – 1 vote. The House is expected to take up the legislation Thursday evening. The Senate already approved the bill last week in a 13-6 vote, and Democrat Gov. Jack Markell has signaled that he will sign the measure into law if it passes the full House.... House lawmakers will also discuss a variety of amendments...
  • Vice President Biden Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Race to the Top Awards in Delaware ($100M)

    03/21/2011 3:23:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    White House ^ | 3/21/11 | Some Spinmeister
    Vice President Biden Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Race to the Top Awards in DelawareTeacher collaboration critical to early success in Delaware The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release March 21, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan were in Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate the first year anniversary of the first Race to the Top awards, which marked the beginning of a transformative and highly successful investment in education. Nearly a year after being awarded over $100 million in Race to the Top funding, Delaware’s grant has significantly helped...
  • MSNBC admits: Scientists *ARE* creating mice with completely human brains

    03/21/2011 7:03:46 AM PDT · by Moseley · 72 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 29, 2005 | Associated Press
    Mice with human brains In January, an informal ethics committee at Stanford University endorsed a proposal to create mice with brains nearly completely made of human brain cells. Stem cell scientist Irving Weissman said his experiment could provide unparalleled insight into how the human brain develops and how degenerative brain diseases like Parkinson’s progress. Particularly worrisome to some scientists are the nightmare scenarios that could arise from the mixing of brain cells: What if a human mind somehow got trapped inside a sheep’s head? The “idea that human neuronal cells might participate in 'higher order' brain functions in a nonhuman...
  • Budget-busting station will be named for Biden

    03/17/2011 7:22:09 PM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 14 replies
    As a thank-you to its most famous customer, Amtrak is renaming the train station in Wilmington, Del., after stimulus “sheriff” Vice President Joseph R. Biden - after the project received $20 million in stimulus money and came in $5.7 million over the initial announced budget. Spokesmen for Mr. Biden, who said he personally fought for stimulus money for Amtrak, didn’t respond to messages Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Mike Castle Illegally Used Campaign Fund for Personal Expenses -- not Christine O'Donnell

    03/06/2011 5:53:31 AM PST · by Moseley · 58 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | March 6, 2011 | Jonathon Moseley
    Violations of campaign finance laws were committed NOT by Christine O'Donnell, but apparently instead by former Congressman Mike Castle, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware, as revealed in his Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports. Unlike O'Donnell who was clearly a candidate for office in January 2009, Mike Castle did not file a Statement of Candidacy until October 19, 2009. As a result, none of Mike Castle's expenses from January 2009 through October 2009 would qualify as legitimate campaign expenses -- at least if we apply the Delaware Republican Party's own standards from their attacks on Christine O'Donnell. Castle's...
  • Supreme Court overrules payout of $80,000 to black cinema goers after manager asked them to be quiet

    03/03/2011 11:30:10 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 3, 2011
    A cinema manager was not being racist when he told a largely black audience to silence their cell phones and be quiet, Delaware's Supreme Court has ruled. The court has overturned a judgment by the state's Human Relations Commission that 23 black cinema goers should each be awarded $1,500 for being told to be quiet by David Stewart. Carmike 14 Theatre, in Dover, was told to make the payouts after 'insulting, humiliating and demeaning' patrons during a showing of the Tyler Perry movie Why Did I Get Married? in October 2007. The movie theatre was sold-out and was showing the...
  • Joe Biden can’t get anyone to name a school after him

    03/03/2011 7:04:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/02/11 | Holly Bailey
    Joe Biden can’t get anyone to name a school after himBy Holly Bailey Wed Mar 2, 4:42 pm ET President Obama already has seven schools around the country named after him, so you'd think Vice President Joe Biden wouldn't have a problem getting his name plastered on just one school in his home state of Delaware. But, as ABC News' Karen Travers reports, residents in Delaware's Brandywine School District on Tuesday voted against a bid to name a newly-build elementary school after the Veep, who represented the state for 36 years in the Senate. The move came after an anonymous...
  • Tom Ross, Delaware GOP Chair Angers Conservatives at Sussex GOP Meeting re: O'Donnell

    02/17/2011 9:58:03 AM PST · by Moseley · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | February 17, 2011 | Blue Hen Conservative
    Delaware Republican State Chairman Tom Ross “imploded” at the Sussex County GOP monthly meeting on February 16, 2011, fueling reports by one Delaware opinion reporter that Ross does not plan to seek re-election at the State’s April 30, 2011, State Republican Convention. “Because it is true!” Ross angrily proclaimed when asked why he said that US Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell “could not be elected dog-catcher in Delaware.” The remark was explosive because the GOP Chair thus dramatically abandoned his earlier attempts to build bridges with the more conservative wing of the Delaware GOP in the State’s Southernmost county, Sussex. Ross’...
  • Delaware Republican Chair Tom Ross AGAIN angers Delaware conservatives Feb.16

    02/17/2011 7:26:03 AM PST · by Moseley · 28 replies
    Tom Ross capped off 10 minutes of trying to build bridges with conservatives by blowing himself up and angering conservatives, with these renewed attacks on Christine O'Donnell.
  • Christine O'Donnell Establishes 'ChristinePAC,' Plans to 'Bring the Battle' to Her Opponents

    02/08/2011 5:52:26 PM PST · by Moseley · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 8, 2011 | THE NOTE (Gregory Simmons)
    ABC News' Gregory Simmons reports: It looks like former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is positioning herself to play a Palinesque role in the upcoming election cycle.  In a letter to supporters today, O’Donnell announced she is establishing ChristinePAC to “investigate and counter attack leftwing groups” and to help pay for her expenses as she travels around the country speaking. “This is a way that will help me counter attack our opponents and bring the battle to them,” she wrote. O’Donnell, whose name has become synonymous with the Tea Party Movement, says she won’t submit to the Left who attack her because...
  • The Fall of the House of Kennedy

    01/16/2011 8:33:36 AM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield ^ | January 15, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    The 112th congress is the first congress in half a century without a Kennedy on board. And the first glimpse of a Republican landslide came with the backlash over the "Kennedy seat" in Massachusetts. As it turned out, it wasn't the Kennedy seat, it was the people's seat. And it wasn't the Kennedy congress, it is the people's congress. What was once a family on the verge of creating an expansive political dynasty in two branches of government, barely had enough clout to convince A&E not to air a scandalous miniseries about their family. Which is a pity, because the...
  • After two weeks, mystery still surrounds death of Wheeler

    01/17/2011 1:51:22 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 110 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/17/2011 | Kathleen Brady Shea
    An unfitting end to an illustrious career. That's how several West Point classmates viewed the New Year's Eve discovery of a prominent defense expert's body in a Wilmington landfill. Two weeks after Newark, Del., police identified John "Jack" P. Wheeler 3d, 66, of New Castle, as a homicide victim, investigators still have released few particulars about the case, allowing conspiracy theorists of all kinds to draw pictures of their own. Although the case was deemed a homicide, police have declined to list a cause, raising questions about whether Wheeler was drugged, shot, beaten, or stabbed. New information from police sources...
  • Kovach (R) easily wins New Castle County Council President's race (Chris Coons old seat)

    01/13/2011 6:53:28 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 3 replies
    WDEL 1150AM ^ | 1/13/11
    Republican Tom Kovach has defeated Democrat Tim Sheldon in the race to become County Council's next President. Kovach, an attorney and former state Representative, easily outdistanced Sheldon, a Council member and union pension fund manager. Kovach tallied 58 percent of the vote to Sheldon's 42 percent. Democrats have a big edge in voter registration, but low turnout may have negated that advantage.
  • O’Donnell and the $9.99 Lunch Special — Liberals Can’t Get Anything Right

    01/09/2011 9:14:02 PM PST · by Moseley · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | January 10, 2011 | Jon Moseley
    One of the more amusing examples of Left wing's hysteria over Christine O'Donnell is her January 28, 2009, meeting with a potential donor at Lone Star Steakhouse at 307 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware, where the bill totalled $22.16. For some reason, this one trivial expense has tongues flapping. For liberal elitist expense accounts from New York City and Inside-the-Beltway, $22.16 is not enough for two people to eat. Therefore -- they wildly speculate without foundation -- O'Donnell had to be eating alone, not meeting with a potential donor as a "fund-raising expense." (Of course, not everyone present at a...
  • Ongoing FR Analysis: Jack Wheeler Murder

    01/09/2011 8:55:15 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 1,839 replies ^ | January 9, 2011 | Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt
    Wilmington, Delaware (CNN) -- Police have found homicide victim John Wheeler's cell phone, according to a taxi driver who was interviewed by investigators this week. Athel Scott told CNN National Correspondent Susan Candiotti that police told him they found the cab driver's number in the phone of Wheeler, the former Pentagon official who was found dead in a Delaware landfill. He said investigators wanted to know how his number got there. Scott... says he told the police he didn't have any idea. "I never got a call from the man. I don't know him... He's never been in my cab....
  • Private eye questions if death was murder

    01/07/2011 7:09:54 AM PST · by Gondring · 76 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Fri, Jan. 7, 2011 | WILL BUNCH
    APROMINENT Philadelphia crime sleuth is speculating that the region's high-profile murder mystery - the shocking discovery of ex-Pentagon official John "Jack" Wheeler III in a Wilmington landfill - might not be a murder at all. William Fleisher, an ex-cop who co-founded Philadelphia's murder-solving Vidocq Society, said that the discovery of eyewitnesses and surveillance video of a disoriented Wheeler before he died suggests that the 66-year-old man had suffered a head or brain injury. And that apparent disorientation, Fleisher speculated, could have caused Wheeler to voluntarily crawl into a trash Dumpster - either seeking shelter, as happens sometimes among the homeless,...
  • John P. Wheeler: Eliminating the red herrings

    01/07/2011 10:43:01 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 94 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1-7-2010 | Radell Smith
    <p>Pentagon and defense operations must zero in on a problem and bypass the red herrings when seeking solutions; Law enforcement has to do the same thing in a murder investigation like that of John P, Wheeler III. Red herrings in the John Wheeler case include too much of a focus on his alleged erratic behavior and more.</p>