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  • Jeb Bush Vs. Ted Cruz

    12/23/2014 9:41:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his intention to "actively explore" a run for president. That announcement spurred spasms of joy in some segments of the Republican Party who have been itching for an effective counter to the enthusiasm of the grassroots right. Those Republicans -- largely coastal donors who scorn social conservatives as rubes, and shun the supposed fiscal extremism of the tea party -- have been searching for a candidate who will buck the base on immigration, who doesn't mind hand-in-glove corporatism, and who, most of all, feels the same way they do about the grassroots....
  • NAACP supports Black Republican Lamar Gunn-- GOP Election Stolen by Dixiecrats

    11/23/2014 12:35:50 PM PST · by Moseley · 11 replies
    Delaware Politics ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jahi Issa Ph.D
    On November 17th, 2014, the Delaware N.A.A.C.P Sent this letter to: Governor Jack Markell Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. Biden III U.S. Justice Department, Voting Rights Acts &Civil Rights Division Ms. Elaine Manlove, State Election Commissioner Please consider this a formal complaint and request for an investigation into the November 4, 2014 election for the position of Recorder of Deeds in Kent County Delaware. The Delaware State Conference of Branches of the NAACP is making this request because a candidate who was declared the winner of the Election on November 4, 2014 has had his rights denied. This was brought...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • 'You should text my mom, she is obsessed with you': How former NFL cheerleader's son matched up

    11/06/2014 1:07:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2014 | David McCormack
    The inappropriate sexual relationship between Molly Shattuck, the 47-year-old former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, and a 15-year-old boy which has lead to the mother-of-three being charged with third-degree rape was instigated by her own son, police have revealed. According to Delaware State Police, it was one of Shattuck’s own children who urged the unnamed victim to text his mom because ‘she is obsessed with you’ after spotting photos of the teen on Instagram.
  • Ex-NFL cheerleader, 47, and former wife of billionaire energy tycoon facing jail for sex assault

    11/05/2014 9:35:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2014 | David McCormack
    A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual relationship involving a 15-year-old boy. Molly Shattuck, 47, was indicted on Monday on two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors, Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said. She was released on $84,000 bond after an arraignment on Wednesday in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown, Delaware.
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Vanity: Could there be an upset in Delaware?

    11/04/2014 6:16:26 PM PST · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    UNITED STATES SENATOR Delaware's Secretary of State website reporting: 97 of 433 Districts Reported DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHRISTOPHER A COONS, 22312 44.0 % REPUBLICAN PARTY, KEVIN WADE, 27578 54.3 % GREEN PARTY, ANDREW GROFF 870 1.7 %
  • Delaware TV gets the hottest U.S. Senate campaign ad: Chris Coons Ebola Zone!

    10/30/2014 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Moseley · 17 replies
    Dr. Rich Swier ^ | October 30, 2014 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Kevin Wade's campaign ad (titled "Ebola Zone") begins airing on Delaware television Thursday, October 30, on broadcast TV and cable. The ad can also be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkNzyGDy7AM Incumbent Democrat Freshman Chris Coons is the Chair of the Africa Subcommittee in the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate. Thus, Republican Kevin Wade accuses Coons of failing to perform his job for Delaware and the nation over the preceding year since the Ebola outbreak began in the Fall of 2013. Wade alleges that Senator Coons is the Democrats' and Senate's #1 voice on Africa as well as eyes and ears. On a question of...
  • Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Husband of Dem State Senator After GOP Volunteers

    10/30/2014 4:47:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Police in Middletown, Delaware, issued an arrest warrantfor the husband of state Sen. Bethany Hall-Long on Wednesday after he was caught on video allegedly stealing campaign signs put up by Republicans. The suspect, identified as Dana Armon Long, has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor for theft under $1,500. He faces up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,300. On Wednesday, Republican campaign volunteers reportedly set up a camera at the location in Middletown where dozens of their political signs kept disappearing. Some of the signs apparently read, “Fix the Economy! Vote Republican.” “We got...
  • Jobs Outsourced Overseas by Delaware’s U.S. Senator Chris Coons

    10/20/2014 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Moseley · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | October 20, 2014 | Johan Snyder
    Delaware’s Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons has outsourced over 2,170 high-paying Delaware jobs to China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from his family’s business W.L. Gore and Associates. Yet in a bold act of chutzpah, Coons is also running for re-election by promising voters he will bring manufacturing jobs to ‘the First State.’ Nationwide, Republicans have been hammered for many years with the false and unfair accusation that American jobs are going overseas because of Republican plans. Whereas Democrat Party policies harm the nation's business environment and drive employers out of the U.S.A., liberals come close to accusing Republicans...
  • African Ebola deaths more important than US deaths. Sen Chris Coons of Delaware

    10/13/2014 6:28:10 PM PDT · by Moseley · 37 replies
    TWITCHY ^ | October 12, 2014 | Senator Chris Coons
    Democrat US Senator Chris Coons from Delaware Tweeted Sunday afternoon that Americans should stop "freaking out" about one Ebola death in America and should care about West Africa instead of America's safety. NOTE that Senator Chris Coons is the Chair of the Africa Subcommittee of the US Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee. So Chris Coons is the Democrats lead voice on Africa in the US Congress. For the past year since the Ebola outbreak began in the Fall of 2013, Coons was the point person for the U.S. Congress who should have been paying attention to the growing crisis. Coons was...
  • Delaware Mom Arrested After 4-Year-Old Daughter Gives Heroin to Kids at Daycare: Police

    10/07/2014 12:18:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | Oct 7, 2014 | David Chang
    A Delaware mother was arrested after her 4-year-old daughter brought over 200 bags of heroin to school and passed them out to other children at a local daycare, thinking they were candy, police say.
  • Child Brought To Delaware Hospital For Possible Ebola (Liberian, CDC does not test)

    10/05/2014 9:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | October 5, 2014
    Dover, Delaware - Officials at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Delaware say a child was brought to their emergency department over the weekend because of possible symptoms of Ebola virus. ---snip--- It was determined by the CDC the likelihood the child has Ebola was low, so the CDC decided not to test the child after they were notified....
  • Patient being tested in Delaware for possible Ebola virus

    10/05/2014 5:30:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 76 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10-5-14 | Fox News
    A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being tested for the deadly virus at a Delaware hospital, Fox News confirmed Sunday. A nurse at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover confirmed to Fox News that a patient exhibiting Ebola symptoms has been placed in isolation in the hospital and is being tested for the deadly virus, but did not give any more detail. The only confirmed U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital.
  • Delaware, US domestic tax haven, under pressure (Biden's tax tax dodging money laundering fiefdom)

    09/12/2014 3:44:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Agence France-Presse via Yahoo ^ | 09/11/2014 | Jeremy Tordjman
    There are more companies than people in the small US state of Delaware, its population of under one million nestled on the Atlantic coast just south of New Jersey. The reason is clear: the state offers companies low taxes, an efficient, pro-business legal environment, and it allows anyone to set up a company anonymously, registering a shell that hides who really controls it and controls the money within it. That has now put Delaware, and other states that permit shell companies, in the sights of the US authorities, after they have campaigned against international tax havens like Switzerland to fight...
  • Gasoline Prices in Delaware Averaging $1.71

    09/07/2014 11:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Gasoline prices in Delaware continue to plummet as the price of crude oil has fallen nearly 70 percent from its mid-summer high. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware is $1.71....
  • it’s bondage to the rescue!Delaware’s Jack Markell sends image of nearly-naked woman

    09/05/2014 7:01:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | 9-5-14 | Brian Maloney
    The astute follower, who took a screen grab of the photo, wrote in response: “Ummm … Maybe she’s a teacher?” The tweet was re-posted with the intended photo and the Democratic governor’s office promised in a follow-up post that the incident was being investigated. “An inappropriate photo was inadvertently sent out earlier. We are looking into how this occurred but apologize to anyone who was offenders,” the account tweeted. Were a Republican governor to make this blunder, we know the mainstream media would be all over it.
  • Executive action needed to 'stop the bleeding' from tax loophole, senator says

    08/11/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del) called Sunday for the Obama administration to move unilaterally to stop companies from shifting their legal addresses overseas to reduce their taxes. The Obama administration is weighing executive action to tamp down on the practice, known as “inversion,” which is currently legal but has come under fire from critics who say it is unpatriotic. “I have a problem with a mostly American company using a tax loophole to avoid paying their fair share,” Coons said on "Fox News Sunday." “In the absence of congressional action, I do thing Treasury will step up and do something to...
  • Man Suing Pizza Restaurant For $260,000 Because the Employees Beat Him Up When He Tried To Rob Them

    07/31/2014 2:13:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Black News ^ | July 24, 2014
    Newport, DE — Back in 2010, a man named Nigel Sykes recently tried to rob Seasons Pizza restaurant in Newport, Delaware, but employees tackled him, took his gun, and beat him up. Now he is suing the restaurant for his injuries, and he’s doing it from jail. Now 23-years old, Sykes has just filed a federal civil complaint claiming that the rough treatment was “unnecessary”. He also says that because of his incurred injuries during the attempted robbery, he wants to be compensated. He also claims in his suit that after employees subdued him, two local police officers improperly...
  • Veterans show Obama how they turn their backs on him, as he has done to them

    07/20/2014 2:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 19, 2014 | Amanda Shea
    Angry veterans protested President Obama’s visit to Delaware to show their disdain for how the administration has treated them. The 25 protesters — led by Martin Nicholson, a veteran Marine – lined the street and turned their backs to the president’s passing motorcade. “We feel he’s turned his back on us veterans, so we’re going to turn our backs on him as he drives by on his motorcade to show our appreciation that he does not care about us veterans,” Nicholson told BuzzPo.com. Obama was in Delaware to discuss a recently damaged bridge, a topic the protesters call a waste...
  • The American Flag Daily: Caesar Rodney's Ride

    07/01/2014 6:07:32 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 6 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 1, 2014 | JasonZ
    With the Delaware delegation deadlocked on the question of approving the Declaration of Independence in the Continental Congress, Caesar Rodney rode 70 miles in a thunderstorm the night of July 1, 1776 to arrive in Philadelphia as the vote for independence began the next morning. Rodney cast the deciding vote for Delaware in favor of independence, and would eventually sign the Declaration on August 2, 1776. Rodney's ride is depicted on the back of the Delaware quarter, issued in 1999.
  • Delaware Senate OKs $10M bailout for casinos

    06/26/2014 10:58:36 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2014
    Senate lawmakers on Wednesday approved a $10 million financial bailout for Delaware’s three gambling casinos. The Senate voted 14-5 to pass legislation to help the casinos, which say they are struggling with increased competition from neighboring states and have to share too much of their gambling revenue with the state. [...] The change would take effect in July 2015, at an estimated cost to the state of about $10 million annually. To help the casinos until then, lawmakers cobbled together a similar amount of taxpayer money, mostly from unspent funds that are supposed to be used for economic development projects....
  • All Delaware Republicans: Support your DEGOP with $10 each

    06/23/2014 6:01:47 PM PDT · by Moseley · 18 replies
    DEGOP ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Delaware Republican Party has set up a plan for every registered Republican to donate a minimum of $10 each -- or as an alternative, at your option, preferably $10 per month, repeating each month until November 30, 2014 If you go to -- http://www.delawaregop.com/index.cfm?ref=13100 The DEGOP donation page is set up automatically to accept $10 donations automatically repeating at $10 per month from today until November 30, 2014. Of course you can change the "Recurrence" field to (a) One Time Only, or (b) Quarterly or (c) Monthly. You can change the ending date. You can change the dollar amount....
  • Delaware US Senate: KEVIN WADE could run again 2014, was 2014 GOP nominee

    06/23/2014 2:29:09 PM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    With the July 8 deadline looming, Delaware Republicans still have no declared candidate for United States Senate in 2014 to run against Democrat Chris Coons. However, a distinct possibility emerging is successful businessman Kevin Wade, who was the 2012 nominee of the Delaware Republican Party (DEGOP). As the country's circumstances worsen and it becomes clear to Republicans that really there is no one else actively considering the task, Kevin Wade is taking a new look at the race. Christine O'Donnell has ruled out a rematch, citing -- genuine and serious -- family reasons. Her father passed away last year from...
  • Crucial East Coast highway bridge closed

    06/04/2014 10:01:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Newsday.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | Randall Chase (Associated Press)
    WILMINGTON, Del. - (AP) -- Highway engineers say a crucial bridge on the Eastern Seaboard's interstate highway system could imperil drivers if traffic is allowed back on it. The bridge, near Wilmington, Delaware, was closed Monday when its support pillars were found to be tilting. The Interstate 495 bridge won't reopen anytime soon, highway officials said Tuesday, and the 90,000 vehicles that cross it every day are being diverted onto the main north highway, I-95, further overloading one of the most crowded arteries in America.
  • Nascar SCS FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday June 1 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    05/28/2014 8:55:26 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 79 replies
  • World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division

    05/26/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | May 26, 2014 | DOUALY XAYKAOTHAO
    When Kansas-native Torrence Riggs was only 24, his Army division, the 103rd, entered southwest Germany. "I seen a lot of soldier boys with grim faces, I'll tell you that. I had one too," he says. It was 1945, and the people in Germany's Dachau concentration camp, he says, had either been worked or starved to death. "Terrible. They were are all just white as can be, and they wore outfits that looked like pajama outfits," Riggs says. "We didn't see how they could walk. They come out, they look like walking skeletons. And they brought, the people that lived there,...
  • Sting bomb: When millions of bees are unleashed

    05/22/2014 4:14:09 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 26 replies
    Philly.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Jason Nark
    NEWARK, Del. - A lone honeybee, its wings wet and its mind likely muddled, crawled across a porch on Old Cooches Bridge Road yesterday, a seemingly safe haven amid the bee-pocalyspe all around. Just 100 yards away, across the busy lanes of Interstate 95 near the University of Delaware, the scene along a northbound on-ramp resembled a tiny battlefield after a major conflict. Bees clung to a gnarled guardrail, barely moving, while others tried to fly between the raindrops, in and out of the many smashed, wooden hives spilled all over the small strip of grass. A traffic sign warned...
  • Leaked Delaware Bill Shows 3D Gun Ban

    05/10/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 8, 2014 | Yehuda Remer
    "I only had a couple of seconds to take a picture of it with my cell phone."A new bill being circulated for co-sponsors in Delaware would make any person in possession of a firearm that is undetectable by a metal detector a felon. The bill, which has not been posted online, was leaked by State Rep. Jeffery Spiegelman (R) via a phone picture. Posted from thetruthaboutguns.com, Spiegelman writes, “First, let me apologize for the poor quality. This bill (137) was circulated today for cosponsors and I only had a couple of seconds to take a picture of it with my...
  • Dover Air Force Base on Lockdown

    05/08/2014 8:51:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 127 replies
    WBOC 16 ^ | 5/8/14 | Rachel Rea
    DOVER, Del. - The Dover Air Force Base is on lockdown because of a suspicious person on base. Dover Air Force Base Public Affairs said the base went on lockdown around 11:00 a.m.
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 85 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Prince Madoc and the Discovery of America

    01/06/2011 9:51:05 PM PST · by Palter · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 Oct 2010 | Phil Carradice
    Who discovered America? It's a simple question and one that usually brings the standard response - Christopher Columbus. But here in Wales we have our own theory. And that theory says that America was actually discovered 300 years before Columbus sailed "the ocean blue" in 1492 - and more importantly, that it was discovered by a Welshman. Mandan Indians used Bull Boats for transport and fishing that are identical to the Welsh coracle. The man in question was Prince Madoc, the son of Owain Gwynedd, one of the greatest and most important rulers in the country, and while the legend...
  • Britons In USA In 6th Century - Shock Claim (Prince Madoc)

    11/26/2003 3:31:04 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 957+ views
    REweb.com ^ | 11-26-2003
    <p>Historians and researchers announced today that Radio Carbon dating evidence, and the discovery of ancient British style artefacts and inscriptions, provided "the strongest indications yet" that British explorers, under the Prince Madoc ap Meurig, arrived in the country during the 6th Century and set up colonies in the American Midwest.</p>
  • As they say in Kentucky; "Cymru am bith".

    08/29/2002 9:51:38 AM PDT · by scouse · 63 replies · 1,787+ views
    News Wales (UK) ^ | 8/26/02 | Unknown
    Did the Welsh discover America? 26/8/2002 A team of historians and researchers announced today that Radio Carbon dating evidence, and the discovery of ancient British style artefacts and inscriptions in the American Midwest, provide the strongest indications yet" that British explorers, under the Prince Madoc ap Meurig, arrived in the country during the 6th Century and set up colonies there. Research team members have known the location of burial sites of Madoc's close relatives in Wales for some time, it emerged today; but they have decided to break their self-imposed silence in order that their research be fully known and...
  • (Prince) Madoc In America

    07/10/2003 5:56:52 PM PDT · by blam · 74 replies · 7,275+ views
    Madoc In AmericaNative American Histories in the USA Is truth stranger than fiction? Of course it is; it always has been One subject that has been debated for the last four hundred years was whether or not a Khumric-Welsh Prince called Madoc discovered America. Queen Elizabeth I was persuaded by her advisors that this was so and the Khumric-Welsh discovery was put forward as somehow giving England a prior claim in the political wrangles over first rights in the New World of the Americas. No one ever thought to investigate the British records. Caradoc of Llancarfan wrote about it circa...
  • Why Delaware’s Health-Care Premiums Have Increased by 100%

    04/10/2014 10:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Business ^ | April 8, 2014 | Kate Rogers
    The evidence of insurance premiums spiking under the Affordable Care Act continues to mount, with new research from Morgan Stanley showing the highest increases in the individual and group markets in years. Morgan Stanley’s (MS) health-care analysts conducted a proprietary survey of 148 brokers and found the average increases in the small group market are above 11%, and 12% in the individual market. What’s more, certain states are experiencing premiums five to 10 times higher than last year’s prices. In Delaware, premiums are up by 100% on average while New Hampshire prices were 94% higher. It’s not yet clear how...
  • Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers,

    04/09/2014 6:27:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7 Apr 14 | Dr. Scott Gottlieb
    Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers, With Delaware Up 100%, California 53%, Florida 37%, Pennsylvania 28%13 Health insurance premiums are showing the sharpest increases perhaps ever according to a survey of brokers who sell coverage in the individual and small group market. Morgan Stanley’s healthcare analysts conducted the proprietary survey of 148 brokers. The April survey shows the largest acceleration in small and individual group rates in any of the 12 prior quarterly periods when it has been conducted. The average increases are in excess of 11% in the small group market and...
  • Du Pont heir convicted of raping daughter spared prison

    04/04/2014 12:07:49 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/2/14 | Kevin Conlon and Stephanie Gallman
    Though Robert H. Richards IV was convicted of rape, the wealthy heir to the du Pont family fortune was spared prison by a Delaware court in 2009 because he would "not fare well" behind bars, according to court documents CNN obtained Tuesday. Richards is a great-grandson of the chemical magnate Irenee du Pont. He received an eight-year prison sentence in 2009 for raping his toddler daughter, but the sentencing order signed by a Delaware judge said "defendant will not fare well" in prison and the eight years were suspended.
  • Beau Biden defends the judge who gave a du Pont heir probation after admitting to sexually assault

    04/04/2014 11:31:44 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2014 | UK Daily Mail staff
    Beau Biden has defended the judge who decided to let an heir to the du Pont family agree to a plea deal after being charged with sexually abusing his young daughter. Biden, the Vice President's son who is in his second term as Delaware Attorney General, wrote a letter supporting Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden and her decision to allow Robert H. Richards IV to admit to fourth degree rape and register as a sex offender but not serve any time. Her decision prompted outrage after she supported the move by writing that the heir, who just turned 48 yesterday,...
  • The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police

    03/21/2014 4:05:36 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Wnd.com ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | by Jack Minor
    WND EXCLUSIVE The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police 'I can nullify any kind of unconstitutional law forced upon the people' The office of sheriff was created to address worries exactly like the rampant militarization of police forces in America, claim two sheriffs who have challenged elected officials in their states over what they believe are unconstitutional abuses of power. “Right now the threat to individual Americans from al-Qaida and other groups is nowhere near the threat we face from officials in our own country who are working at taking away our liberties,” Delaware Sheriff Jeff Christopher...
  • Child Sexual Abuse Case Involving Du Pont Heir Resurfaces

    03/20/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT · by mkboyce · 2 replies
    Newsworks.org ^ | March 18, 2014 | Nichelle Polston
    2008 child sexual abuse case involving one of Delaware's most prominent names is back in the spotlight. The case involves the great-grandson of Irenee Du Pont. The charges involve his children and were brought forward by the children's mother, Tracy Richards who is seeking monetary damages for their personal injuries. In 2008, Richards IV, 47, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to the felony that included one count of intentional 4th degree rape and sexual penetration of his daughter who was 3 years old when the abuse started. According to the lawsuit, Richards IV later admitted to more sexual abuse in...
  • Nevada and Delaware sign iPoker compact

    02/25/2014 11:32:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 25, 2014 | Andrew Feldman
    Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware signed an agreement Tuesday that would allow poker players from both states to participate in a combined player pool -- potentially the first step in recreating a true American online poker market. The legislation allows the two states, which currently offer limited potential player pools, the ability to create a larger marketplace and add to the player liquidity that online poker sites rely on for continued success.
  • Christine O’Donnell: I was a victim of the IRS

    02/22/2014 12:53:17 PM PST · by Robwin · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2014 | Christine O’Donnell
    Whether Democrat or Republican, do you really want your private tax information leaked with impunity? On March 9, 2010, around 10 a.m., I announced my plans to run for senate representing Delaware. Later that same day, my office received a call from a reporter asking about my taxes. It’s since come out, after a halting and unenthusiastic investigation, that a Delaware Department of Revenue employee named David Smith accessed my records that day at approximately 2 p.m. — out of curiosity, he says. That these records ended up in the hands of the press is just a coincidence, the IRS...
  • 14 in ’14, cuz it ain’t happening in ‘16 (Vanity)

    11/18/2013 4:27:24 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 71 replies
    Vanity | November 18, 2013 | ConservativeInPa
    The facts 1. There are 21 US Senate seats held by Democrats in the 2014 election. 2. There are nine US Senate seats held by Democrats in the 2016 election. This is likely to be 10 due to a special election in HI in 2014. 3. Republicans need to pick up six senate seats to have a majority. The Analysis The failures of ObamaCare and broken promises by Democrat senators create a target rich environment in 2014. This is a year Republicans have to do well. Winning a majority in the senate by only one seat or maintaining the status...
  • Supreme Court extends protections for multinational companies

    01/14/2014 1:17:18 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2014 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended protection for multinational companies from lawsuits in the United States over conduct that took place in other countries. The justices threw out a case in California that sought damages from Daimler AG for its alleged complicity in atrocities committed in Argentina’s 1976-to-1983 “Dirty War.” The company manufactures Mercedes-Benz automobiles and has a subsidiary, Mercedes-Benz USA, that does business in California and other states. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for a unanimous court, said those connections were too tenuous to mean the company could be sued in U.S. courts. Ginsburg said that under the...
  • How Delaware investigators brought down a violent drug cartel kingpin

    01/14/2014 11:25:25 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 4 replies
    The News Journal (Delaware) | January 11, 2014 | Sean O’Sullivan
    http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20140112/NEWS01/301120061/A-cargo-plane-a-pickup-modified-to-conceal-dope-and-a-federa
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    01/08/2014 9:10:51 AM PST · by topher · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jan 08, 2014 04:07 EST | Ben Johnson
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  • Nordic Grog Is Latest of Dogfish Head's Ancient Brews

    12/25/2013 2:50:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Monday, December 23, 2013 | editors
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    12/23/2013 1:48:31 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 58 replies
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