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  • Senators Move to Protect Special Counsel in Russia Probe

    08/03/2017 10:04:44 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 112 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 3, 2017 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. The bill would allow any special counsel for the Department of Justice to challenge his or her removal in court, with a review by a three-judge panel within 14 days of the challenge. The bill would apply retroactively to May 17, 2017 — the day Mueller...
  • Joe Biden still wants to be president. Can his family endure one last campaign?

    07/30/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/30/17 | Roxanne Roberts
    The new house is on the edge of Cape Henlopen State Park, just north of the boardwalk: three stories, six bedrooms, three fireplaces and an expansive view of the Atlantic Ocean. The new owners are Joe and Jill Biden, rich for the first time in their lives, thanks to a three-book publishing deal - two by him, one by her - that allowed them to purchase the $2 million vacation home in this beachiest of beach towns. Red, white and blue bunting hangs from the second-floor balcony. There's a small wooden sign, "A Promise Kept," over the entrance, and two...
  • Biden deflects questions about 2020 run at OZY Fest

    07/23/2017 1:16:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2017 | John Bowden
    Former Vice President Joe Biden deflected questions from Katie Couric about his 2020 ambitions at OZY Fest on Saturday, saying his current focus is working toward electing a Democratic Congress in 2018. Biden introduced his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, who was one of several speakers at the event Saturday in New York City. Biden was later spotted in the audience, watching while his wife Dr. Jill Biden was interviewed by Katie Couric.
  • Swimming pool where Biden worked as lifeguard named for him

    06/26/2017 1:25:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2017
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Former vice president Joe Biden already has a train station in Wilmington named for him. Now, local officials are making a splash by naming a swimming pool for him. Gov. John Carney was scheduled to join Biden and community members on Monday, when the aquatic center at the Brown-Burton Winchester Park will be renamed in his honor. As a teenager, Biden worked as a lifeguard at what was known as the Prices Run swimming pool.
  • U. Delaware will not rehire prof who made critical comments about Otto Warmbier after his death

    06/25/2017 5:57:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 06/25/2017 | Jason Laughlin
    The University of Delaware teacher who stirred outrage with her comments about an American student who died after a year of imprisonment in North Korea won’t return to teaching at the school, officials said. Katherine Dettwyler, 62, taught at the school’s anthropology department in the spring as an adjunct professor. She “will not be rehired to teach at the University in the future,” according to a statement released by the school. Dettwyler could not be reached for comment Sunday.
  • Prof says Otto Warmbier 'got exactly what he deserved'

    06/23/2017 4:21:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 6/22/17 | Shannon Spada
    A University of Delaware professor claimed Wednesday that Otto Warmbier was typical of “rich, white, clueless males” and “got exactly what he deserved” at the hands of the North Koreans.When other readers challenged her comment on a National Review article about Warmbier's death, Kathryn Dettwyler doubled down, saying Warmbier fit the mold of a student who would "rape drunk girls" and "snort cocaine." A University of Delaware professor claimed Wednesday that Otto Warmbier was typical of “rich, white, clueless males” and “got exactly what he deserved” at the hands of the North Koreans.Katherine Dettwyler, an anthropology professor at UDel,...
  • Biden tops list of potential 2020 Democrats in new poll

    06/19/2017 3:48:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Former Vice President Joe Biden tops a list of prospective Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race in a new survey. Seventy-four percent of Democrats in the Morning Consult/Politico poll out Monday view Biden favorably. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), with a favorable rating from 51 percent of Democrats, follows Biden in second place. [Snip] Other contenders in the new poll included Democratic Sens. Al Franken (Minn.), Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.).
  • Tillerson Slams Biden: ‘Show Me Your Results and I’ll Tell You Your Commitment’

    06/13/2017 10:23:32 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/13/2017 | Jack Heretik
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday slammed a comment from former Vice President Joe Biden about how budgets reflect priorities. "Don't tell me what you value; show me your budget and I'll tell you what you value," Biden had said. Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) mentioned Biden's quote during Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Tillerson. Coons used the quote to reference the Trump administration's proposed funding cuts to the State Department's budget. Tillerson said that results gauged values more than funding. "Having the funds are certainly appreciated and needed, but then we have to be able to...
  • D.C. and Maryland to sue President Trump, alleging breach of constitutional oath

    06/12/2017 12:36:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2017 | Aaron C. Davis
    Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland say they will sue President Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments since moving into the White House. The lawsuit, the first of its kind brought by government entities, centers on the fact that Trump chose to retain ownership of his company when he became president. Trump said in January that he was shifting his business assets into a trust managed by his sons to eliminate potential conflicts of interests. But D.C....
  • Brother: Biden 'absolutely' has a 2020 run in him

    06/07/2017 4:52:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Former Vice President Joe Biden could "absolutely" muster the energy for a 2020 presidential bid, his brother said in an interview released Wednesday. "Absolutely. Absolutely," Frank Biden told SiriusXM host Michael Smerconish when asked if the former vice president could launch a White House campaign in 2020. "Why anyone would think otherwise, I don't know." [Snip] "If you look at it objectively, Joe is one of the few people in the United States that commands respect from the right and the left, based on the fact that you may not like what Joe says, but you can take to the...
  • Biden: ‘Guys, I’m not running’

    05/01/2017 9:40:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 04/30/17 | Cyra Master
    Speaking at an annual Democratic Party dinner in New Hampshire on Sunday evening, former Vice President Joe Biden drew a groan from the crowd when he addressed the elephant in the room. Addressing a crowd in Manchester, Biden said that though his visit “caused a lot of speculation — guys I’m not running!"
  • Delaware State Police trooper fatally shot

    04/27/2017 5:10:44 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/27/2017 | ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
    A Delaware State Police trooper has died after being shot in the parking lot of a Wawa convenience store Wednesday, and one of the suspects remains barricaded in his home, authorities said. Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard, 32, approached a suspicious vehicle occupied by two suspects outside a Wawa in Bear, Del., when one of the suspects got out of the vehicle and fired several shots, striking the trooper shortly after noon, Delaware State Police said.
  • Muslims Take Over Senate Floor To Pray To Allah – Then This Veteran Steps In…

    The U.S. is currently at war with an ideology that is unbinding, and will not relent until the U.S. is defeated. Sadly, many within our own Government cannot see the truth behind this cold, hard fact, because they are blinded by political correctness. Comes now a story that proves case in point. Thank God at least one man in attendance, a veteran, called this spade a spade. Online media outlet Mr. Conservative relays the details of what happened from Right Wing News below: Two Muslim men took over the Delaware Senate floor this week to pray to Allah in an...
  • Muslims Lead Prayer Against “Infidels” In Senate, Then Furious Veteran Steps In

    04/08/2017 12:15:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies ^ | April 7, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    (Angry Patriot) – The cult of multiculturalism is a virus attacking the American body politic. One U.S. veteran in Delaware took a brave stand in order to halt the infection.Dave Lawson, an Air Force veteran and the Republican representative of Marydel, chastised his colleagues for immediately bowing their heads in submission when two Muslims began a prayer inside of the Delaware Senate, via Delaware Online.“We just heard from the Koran, which calls for our very demise,” Lawson barked after the prayer had been read. “I fought for this country, not to be damned by someone that comes in here and...
  • Delaware state senators walk out of session during Muslim prayer

    04/06/2017 4:37:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies ^ | April 6, 2017 | Daniel Craig
    Republican lawmakers in Delaware walked out of a legislative session Wednesday during a prayer reading from the Quran, with one returning later to call the reading from the Muslim holy book "despicable." The News Journal reports state Sens. Dave Lawson and Colin Bonini exited the Senate chambers in Dover when Tarek Ewis, imam of the Masjid Isa Ibn-e-Maryam mosque in Newark, and Naveed Baqir, executive director of the Delaware Council on Global and Muslim Affairs, gave the day's invocation per an invitation. Lawson returned after the prayer had finished. An Air Force veteran who served a tour in Vietnam, he...
  • Jill And Joe Biden strike a three-book deal ($60 million!)

    04/06/2017 6:55:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 76 replies
    Books written by former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will be coming to a store near you, reports USA Today. The anticipated release dates have yet to be announced, but the couple has reportedly signed a deal with Flatiron Books. According to the publisher, the agreement involves three books, two written by the former vice president and the other by his wife, notes The Hill. Thus far, the content of only one has been revealed. Politico reports that Joe Biden plans to write about his experience of serving in the White House while coping with the...
  • Biden Signals He's Serious About Running For President In 2020 (Slow Joe is on the go!)

    04/05/2017 8:15:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 4, 2014 | Phillip Stucky
    Former Vice President Joe Biden made the crucial first step in a potential run for president in 2020, according to a Tuesday report from Politico. Biden is set to attend the New Hampshire Democrat Party’s fundraising dinner, an event he declined to attend in 2015 because he didn’t want to fuel rumors of a planned run in the 2016 presidential election, according to the report. The fundraiser is important due to the state’s "first in the nation" primary status, and the annual benefit was long seen by party officials as a way to earn early support in presidential races.
  • Biden: I regret not running for president

    03/25/2017 3:39:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 95 replies
    Biden: I regret not running for president By Brooke Seipel - 03/25/17 04:55 PM EDT Former Vice President Joe Biden late Friday night said he regretted not running for the presidency, predicting if he had secured the Democratic nomination he could have won against Donald Trump. "I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won,” he said. “Maybe not, I don’t know.” "I was fairly confident that if I had become the Democratic nominee, I would have had a good chance to be president," Biden continued....
  • 248 foreign nationals apprehended in Pa., Del., N.J., W.Va., in two-week sweep by ICE

    03/14/2017 11:13:18 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 03/13/2017 | Michael Matza
    --SNIP-- Ritchey highlighted the ongoing strain between ICE and Philadelphia, a so-called sanctuary city, which limits its cooperation with federal immigration agents. She said ICE had issued detainers — requests to hold prisoners beyond their normal release times — for several of the people arrested but that Philadelphia “released the individuals from custody” instead of honoring the requests. She said that created “a situation that puts the public at unnecessary risk.” Late Monday night, Mayor Kenney issued a response to Ritchey’s statement. “Like ICE, we want to keep Philadelphians safe but we can’t do that if we are asked to...
  • Senate Democrat Who Claimed Hard Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion: Uh, Never Mind

    03/06/2017 3:22:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | March 6, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Liberal Delaware Sen. Chris Coons caused a stir last week when he indicated during a televised interview that yet-undisclosed transcripts of recorded phone conversations conclusively prove that elements of the Trump campaign explicitly colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.  Yet widely-circulated "bombshell" reports from the New York Times and CNN in recent weeks quoted sources who had no choice but to underline that there is no evidence of such coordination, and that the alleged contacts between Trump allies and Russian officials were not even necessarily unusual in nature.  Therefore, it's understandable why this statement from Coons -- a...