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  • PJ Exclusive: The Obama/Holder Justice Department’s Ticket to Corruption

    05/07/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 7, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Gambling figures prominently in this story, but this isn’t a story about gambling. It’s a story about an administration misusing its power to benefit its friends. It’s a story about the corrupt purchase of our government. For half a century, Democratic and Republican administrations have interpreted the Wire Act, passed in 1961, as prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets by phone or wire, and in more recent years over the Internet. That changed on Christmas 2011, when the Obama/Holder Department of Justice reinterpreted the Wire Act. The DOJ ruled that the Wire Act allows lotteries to sell tickets online....
  • Joe Biden Appears to Endorse Gay Marriage, Then Clarifies Position Is 'Evolving'

    05/06/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/06/2012 | By Napp Nazworth
    Vice President Joe Biden seemed to endorse same-sex marriage Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." Conflicting responses then came from Biden's office and the Obama campaign. A spokesperson for Biden clarified that the vice president had not changed his position, but his position is "evolving." "Look, I just think that the good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about, it's a simple proposition: Who do you love? Who do you love? And will you be loyal to the person you love? And that's what people are finding out, is what all...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    05/02/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • Biden: ‘My Image of the Military Commander' Was 'Slim Pickens...on the Back of an Atom Bomb'..

    04/27/2012 3:43:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Biden: ‘My Image of the Military Commander' Was 'Slim Pickens...on the Back of an Atom Bomb' 'Yelling Yippee-Ki-Yay' By Michael W. Chapman April 26, 2012 ( - Vice President Joe Biden said that when he was first elected to the U.S. Senate back in 1972, his view of U.S. military commanders was epitomized by actor Slim Pickens in the movie “Dr. Strangelove,” riding an atomic bomb like a cowboy and “yelling yippee-ki-yay!” In a campaign speech focusing on foreign policy, delivered at New York University on Thursday, Biden said he ran for the Senate in 1972 “because I thought the...
  • State of Delaware Presidential Primary Election (Unofficial Results)

    04/24/2012 8:55:21 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 13 replies
    State of Delaware ^ | 04/24/12 09:50 PM | Delaware Election Commission
    PRESIDENT 236 of 236 Districts Reported REPUBLICAN PARTY Candidates Machine Absentee Total Percent Votes Votes Votes Votes NEWT GINGRICH 7550 191 7741 27 . 1 % RONALD E. PAUL 2924 93 3017 10 . 6 % MITT ROMNEY 15599 544 16143 56 . 5 % RICK SANTORUM 1471 219 1690 5 . 8 %
  • Gingrich daughter: Campaign to 'reassess' standing

    04/24/2012 9:51:08 AM PDT · by tatown · 130 replies
    AP ^ | 4/24/2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newt Gingrich's daughter says the former House speaker will "reassess" his campaign after the votes are tallied in Delaware, potentially setting the stage for his exit from the Republican presidential race. Jackie Gingrich Cushman said Tuesday that her father's campaign has slimmed down but is still winning over voters who aren't yet sold on Mitt Romney, who has effectively clinched the GOP presidential nomination. Despite trailing Romney in convention delegates and fundraising, Gingrich has vowed to campaign until the party's late-summer convention in Florida. Gingrich is carrying more than $4.3 million in debt and has been spending...
  • Gingrich to WCNC: 'We’ll continue to campaign'

    04/24/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 115 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4-24-12 | staff
    Despite speculation that he might drop out of the presidential race soon, Newt Gingrich said he is pressing on during an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 36 anchor Dave Wagner Tuesday afternoon. “These reports somehow get exaggerated,” Gingrich. “We have 23 events this week…What I did say was that we are going to evaluate actively and honestly what has happened here.” Gingrich spent part of Tuesday at the Billy Graham library with his wife and campaign staff. He is expected at an event Tuesday night in Concord as well. “Under any circumstance we are going to be at every single event...
  • Romney Wins Delaware (CNN)

    04/24/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-24-12 | Cnn staff
    CNN projects Romney wins DE-- See link
  • NBC Projects Romney Win in DE [ Romney 56% to Gingrich 27% With 30% Precincts]

    04/24/2012 5:42:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    Romney Wins DE
  • Could Newt pull off a Delaware upset?

    04/23/2012 8:08:32 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 23, 2012 | Ginger Gibson
    Newt Gingrich has got a new hope: the tiny but dangerous state of Delaware. With Mitt Romney and the national press corps now focused on the general election, Gingrich is hoping to become the Christine O’Donnell of the 2012 race — rallying the state’s conservatives to pull off an upset victory over the more moderate candidate who never saw it coming. While Romney has ignored it, Gingrich has spent most of his time recently in Delaware, a state with only 17 delegates that will be awarded on a winner-take-all basis in Tuesday night’s primary races, which also include Pennsylvania, Connecticut,...
  • Can Gingrich turn around the primary in Delaware?

    04/23/2012 8:33:31 PM PDT · by vmivol00 · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-23-12 | Ed Morrissey
    Ready for the greatest political comeback of all time?  According to the Newt Gingrich campaign, that’s what they hope to start tomorrow in Delaware by surprising Mitt Romney in tomorrow’s winner-take-all closed primary: The campaign told NBC that Tuesday would be a “big day” and that Gingrich was “just waiting to see” what the outcome of the primary would be.  He told a Wilmington audience last week that a win in Delaware would “break up the media narrative” that has formed from Gingrich’s inability to win a state in over six weeks.  Can Gingrich make this his “game changer” and...
  • Could Newt pull off a Delaware upset?

    04/23/2012 7:57:20 PM PDT · by vmivol00 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-23-12 | Ginger Gibson
    Newt Gingrich has got a new hope: the tiny but dangerous state of Delaware. With Mitt Romney and the national press corps now focused on the general election, Gingrich is hoping to become the Christine O’Donnell of the 2012 race — rallying the state’s conservatives to pull off an upset victory over the more moderate candidate who never saw it coming. Read more:
  • Romney Delaware Endorser Switches His Support to Gingrich

    Dover, DE - Newt 2012 announced today that Hans Reigle, Chairman of the Kent County Republican Party, is switching his support from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich. Reigle has also served as the Mayor of Wyoming, Delaware and over 20 years in the United States Air Force. “I previously endorsed Governor Romney, but since then Newt is the only candidate who has shown a willingness to meet and talk with Delaware voters for more than hour,” said Hans Reigle. ”Over the past few weeks I’ve listened to Newt discussing his vision for achieving $2.50 gasoline, balancing the budget, and shrinking...
  • Gingrich’s latest endorser believes he can still win it

    04/12/2012 10:39:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-12-12 | Levinson
    The Republican presidential primary has been pronounced over, but against the odds, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich remains in the race. Even more improbably, the former speaker is still getting a slow trickle of endorsements from politicians who seem to genuinely believe he has a shot at the White House. The Daily Caller caught up with the latest politician to endorse Gingrich, Delaware State Senator Dave Lawson, whose endorsement was announced on Wednesday after Rick Santorum dropped out and the vast majority of pundits declared the race at the end. “The race isn’t over until the votes are...
  • 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....
  • Delaware GOP's lawyers face Bar Complaint re: Christine O'Donnell smear

    08/09/2011 7:38:08 AM PDT · by Moseley · 20 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | August 9, 2011 | Jon Moseley
    Lawyers for the Delaware Republican Party and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Michael Toner and Brandis Zehr, now face a complaint before the DC Bar for false statements and a frivolous September 9, 2010, complaint against Christine O'Donnell and the Tea Party Express. The Federal Election Commission is also being asked to update its "First General Counsel Report" with a "SECOND General Counsel Report" correcting the obvious error launched into circulation by Michael Toner and Brandis Zehr. The rules governing attorneys in D.C., the District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct, require attorneys to take affirmative action to CORRECT...
  • Biden: Tea partiers like 'terrorists'

    08/01/2011 1:45:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 211 replies
    Politica ^ | 8/1/11 | JONATHAN ALLEN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit. Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting. “We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists,” according to several sources in...
  • Mordor's John McCain vs Christine O'Donnell & Tea party Hobbits

    07/31/2011 6:30:55 AM PDT · by Moseley · 37 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | July 31, 2011 | Jon Moseley
    John McCain & the Wall Street Journal attacked the tea party and Christine O'Donnell as HOBBITS, who think they are going to vanquish "Mordor" (the evil kingdom) and return to the Shire. McCain (quoting from the Wall Street Journal) went out of his way to target Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle as the examples of the tea party movement that veteran Senator John McCain was criticizing. apparently this national political uproar of insiders viewing tea party political activists as "the little people" who are like "Hobbits" was no accident. Christine O'Donnell's academic interest in Tolkien's use of imagery from...
  • Christine O’Donnell Fires Back At Sen. McCain For Insulting Her On Senate Floor

    07/28/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 7/28/11 | Frances Martel
    In a fit of anti-Tea Party rage, Sen. John McCain tossed a media exposure lifesaver out to former Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell, insulting the Tea Party for having launched her to the Republican nomination. O’Donnell graciously accepted the opportunity to make headlines once again, releasing as epic a statement as we haven’t seen since the Homeric tribute to Newt Gingrich last May. Needless to say, being dismissed as a crazy candidate did not sit well with the Senate hopeful known mostly for having to clarify whether or not she was a witch. In a short and sweet statement, she...
  • Del. prepares for its first execution since 2005

    07/28/2011 2:13:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP/Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/11 | JESSICA GRESKO
    Delaware is moving closer to executing its first prisoner since 2005 as time runs out for the legal appeals of a man convicted of killing a woman with an ax. Robert Jackson III is scheduled to die by lethal injection early Friday, between 12:01 a.m. and 3 a.m. On Wednesday, the Delaware Supreme Court and a federal judge in Wilmington both rejected requests by Jackson's lawyers to halt his execution. Now it's up to the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia and the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether to allow the execution to proceed. Jackson was...
  • Police Probe Shootout in Del. Strip Club Parking Lot(DE)

    07/24/2011 6:05:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 24 July, 2011 | Lisa Bryant
    SMYRNA, Del - Authorities are searching for five suspects after an armed robbery ended with a shootout in the parking lot of the Fairways Inn bar and strip club in Smyrna early Saturday morning. Delaware State Police say the 52-year-old victim was walking to his car and carrying the night's proceeds from the business when a male suspect fired a shot at him. Police say the victim dropped the money while pulling his own gun and ran for cover behind several parked cars in the lot. They said the victim began shooting back at the male suspect. It was then,...
  • O'Donnell attorney: Feds should investigate CREW

    07/16/2011 3:38:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2011 | RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. (AP) -- An attorney for former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell wants federal prosecutors to investigate the head of a group that filed a complaint last year alleging O'Donnell had illegally spent campaign money. O'Donnell's lawyer alleged in a letter to the U.S. Attorney's office that Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, knowingly made false statements in the complaint against O'Donnell.
  • CREW Complaint Against Christine O'Donnell Dismissed by Delaware U.S. Attorney

    07/16/2011 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 9 replies
    ChristinePAC ^ | 07/16/2011
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: July 16, 2011 CREW Complaint Against Christine O'Donnell Dismissed by Delaware U.S. Attorney "I write to inform you that [the U.S. Attorney's Office] has closed its review and does not intend to pursue criminal charges...." - Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney (July 15, 2011) "The justice system should not be used as a political weapon, and we're going to keep fighting back." - Christine O'Donnell via Twitter (July 15, 2011) WILMINGTON, DE - The United States Attorney for Delaware, Charles Oberly, III, late yesterday notified attorneys for Christine O'Donnell and Friends of Christine O'Donnell...
  • Freedom in the 50 States; An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom

    06/17/2011 5:27:30 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 48 replies
    Mercatus Center, George Mason University ^ | June 7, 2011 | Jason Sorens, William Ruger
    This study comprehensively ranks the American states on their public policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres. It updates, expands, and improves upon our inaugural 2009 Freedom in the 50 States study. For this new edition, we have added more policy variables (such as bans on trans fats and the audio recording of police, Massachusetts’s individual health-insurance mandate, and mandated family leave), improved existing measures (such as those for fiscal policies, workers’ compensation regulations, and asset-forfeiture rules), and developed specific policy prescriptions for each of the 50 states based on our data and a survey...
  • US mortgage securities probe widened

    06/14/2011 8:33:31 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 6/14/11 | Kara Scannell
    State prosecutors in the US are expanding their investigation into mortgage securities to include financial institutions that serve as trustees for the securities, according to a person familiar with the matter. The offices of the attorneys-general in New York and Delaware are investigating Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank and five other financial institutions, according to a person familiar with the matter.
  • Accuser of Christine O'Donnell LIED, charges Complaint to D.C. Bar seeking Disbarrment

    06/14/2011 7:09:20 AM PDT · by Moseley · 67 replies · 1+ views
    The FREEDOMIST ^ | June 13, 2011 | Paul Collier Melanie Sloan, Christine O'Donnell attacker, faces Legal Ethics issues- bar complaint filed by Jonathon Moseley The Freedomist is following the political hack attack attempted by Melanie Sloan (CREW uses Christine O'Donnell complaint as fundraiser- how lies, slander, and libel gets Melanie Sloan funded- Freedom News) and her progressive cronies (Man throws nephew under bus to attack Christine O'Donnell- The David Keegan Story) who seem to have some unnatural fear of Christine O'Donnell, the Delaware Tea Party Senate Candidate who upset the progressive Mike Castle in the GOP primary  (O'Donnell WINS!), only to see  the Delaware State GOP turn against...
  • The backstory on Weiner’s implosion

    06/11/2011 8:08:55 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 111 replies
    wash post ^ | 6-11-11 | sargent
    The backstory on Weiner’s implosion So the Democratic leadership has called on Anthony Weiner to resign, in the wake of news that he had connected with a 17 year old girl through social media. The family has claimed that nothing was untoward, but suddenly, a fusillade of statements came from Dem leaders today demanding he resign. Here’s what happened, according to a senior Democratic aide. Nancy Pelosi had been privately urging Weiner to resign and seek treatment for days, the aide says. But he told her today that he would take a temporary leave of absence and seek treatment. Once...
  • Distributor Funneled Money To Biden Prez Campaign, Free Booze To Delaware Democrats

    06/11/2011 8:55:10 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    TPM ^ | 6-10-2011 | Ryan J. Reilly
    Distributor Funneled Money To Biden Prez Campaign, Free Booze To Delaware Democrats Ryan J. Reilly | June 10, 2011 An alcohol distributor has admitted he illegally reimbursed his employees for donations made to the presidential campaign of Vice President Joe Biden at a sham fundraising event and provided free booze at parties for numerous politicians. Christopher Tigani, the former president of NKS Distributors Inc., admitted in a plea agreement with the Justice Department that he bundled at least $219,800 in illegal campaign contributions to federal and state candidates. He also admitted he and his company provided in-kind contributions to federal...
  • Delaware Man Admits Illegal Campaign Contributions (apparently to Joe Biden)

    06/10/2011 8:01:23 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6-10-2011 | Henry Reske
    Delaware Man Admits Illegal Campaign Contributions by Henry Reske June 10, 2011 A Delaware man has pleaded guilty to illegally funneling more than $200,000 to political campaigns. Those benefitting from the illegal contributions apparently include the failed presidential campaign of now Vice President Joe Biden... snip Prosecutors said the campaign finance scheme involved fake fundraisers, free alcohol for candidates and supporters at events... snip The complaint does not allege any wrongdoing by the candidates and does not identify them by name. However, the Post reported that dates and other information in the court documents “strongly suggest that Biden and Sen....
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told, "I'm...
  • FEC Complaint against Christine O'Donnell Thrown Out

    06/02/2011 11:24:39 AM PDT · by Moseley · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WDEL News Radio ^ | June 2, 2011 | Randall Chase, Associated Press
    <p>Former Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell says the Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint filed against her during last year's campaign by the Delaware Republican Party.</p> <p>The state GOP accused O'Donnell and the Tea Party Express of violating FEC rules that restrict coordination between candidates and outside political organizations.</p>