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  • Dover police officer shoots armed man; injury not serious

    08/30/2015 7:10:45 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Randall Chase
    DOVER, Del. — Officers responding to a tip about a man armed with a handgun in downtown Dover shot the 21-year-old after a brief foot chase, authorities said Friday. Chief Paul Bernat said police received a tip around 1 p.m. alerting them that Terrence Fletcher had a handgun. Officers converged on the area from two sides. Authorities said Fletcher was shot in the parking lot of a day care center after a brief chase through a narrow alley and over a broken chain link fence. Police said Fletcher was shot in the thigh and was believed to be in good...
  • Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

    08/28/2015 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things -- impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out -- that might happen in the weeks and months...
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...
  • Yarmuth "unsure" if Joe Biden would be better for Democrats than Hillary Clinton in 2016

    08/26/2015 7:52:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/25/2015 | Nick Storm
    After his recent criticism of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, says Vice President Joe Biden’s entry in the race “could cause a lot of problems for a lot of Democrats (with) split loyalties.” Speaking to Pure Politics on Tuesday, Yarmuth said he’s “not sure yet” if a run from Biden would be better for Democrats seeking to keep the White House. “Joe is very popular. He is a great public servant,” Yarmuth said. (3:53) “I’ve known him since he came to the Senate in 1972. He’s a wonderful man, and I think he’d be a...
  • Biden unsure he has 'emotional fuel' after son's death

    08/26/2015 6:32:00 PM PDT · by Fhios · 35 replies
    The Hill via WND ^ | 8/26/2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Vice President Biden told a group of Democrats Wednesday he is figuring out whether he has the “emotional fuel” to run for president, CNN reported. Biden, whose son Beau died from brain cancer in May, said he would have to commit his “heart” and “soul” to a presidential campaign, both of which are “pretty well banged up.”
  • Catcalling Democrats: Hillary, Get Out!

    08/26/2015 1:41:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Polling data shows that Trump is just continuing to skyrocket in most places. Hillary still beats Trump head-to-head in Wisconsin, I think I saw that. But Hillary man, oh, man, oh, man, I'll tell you the catcalls on the Democrat side among Democrats and media are for her to just get out. Last week it was one supporter writing in the UK Telegraph, I think, that we quoted, who said, "Please, Hillary, I love you, but please get out before you embarrass yourself. Please get out. Please." Many more people have now joined that refrain. And now the popular...
  • Will Gays Abandon Hillary Clinton if Joe Biden Jumps Into the Presidential Race?

    08/25/2015 8:52:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | August 25, 2015 | Michelangelo Signorile
    There are few politicians who've been more outspoken on LGBT rights in a gut-level, passionate way than Vice President Joe Biden. Nor has there been any politician so public in his or her opinions and so close to a president who catapulted LGBT rights during his two terms, profoundly making history. Political strategists still debate whether Biden forced President Obama to move more quickly on marriage equality -- something Biden surely would like us to believe -- or if he was part of a trial balloon days before the president finally announced support in the spring of 2012 (most reports...
  • Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

    08/25/2015 8:01:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 8/25 | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. Some of Obama's top political advisers moved to New York to run her campaign and Obama appeared to give his tacit approval, saying she would be an "excellent president." But that bet on Clinton suddenly looks less certain. With Biden weighing his own presidential run more seriously amid signs of weakness...
  • Carville On Biden Run: "He's Done It Twice And He Hasn't Had The Best Track Record Doing It"

    08/24/2015 4:06:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on “The Cats Roundtable” AM 970 The Answer in New York City, former Clinton campaign manager James Carville was interviewed by host John Catsimatidis. Carville sounded off on a number of things, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and woes on the campaign trail and the media scrutiny she is facing over her email server and the early success of real estate mogul Donald Trump in the GOP presidential contest.
  • Biden Mole at Work? Official Hillary Store Offers 'Chillary Clinton' Beer Koozie

    08/23/2015 4:38:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has fatalistic, gallows humor set in at Hillary's campaign? Or has her staff perhaps been infiltrated by moles from competing campaigns who are trying to sabotage her? Hillary's official campaign store sent out an email this morning featuring beer koozies. The first reads "More Like Chillary Clinton. AMIRITE?" The second shows the Hillary 'H' logo all frosted over. Think of it: her scandals aside, Hillary's chilly, frosty personality is a perennial problem for her. Compare and contrast with good 'ol Uncle Joe Biden. But rather than trying to warm Hillary up, her campaign reinforces the negative image with frosty, Chillary...
  • BIG CHANGES FOR 9 CANDIDATES IN 'BIRTHRIGHT' RATING

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation — and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried — so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obama’s chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • Biden holds meeting with Elizabeth Warren in DC

    08/22/2015 11:02:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory on Saturday for a confidential talk with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), CNN reported. Biden’s return to the District comes amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. CNN said that two sources confirmed the pair’s face-to-face, the biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by an Oval Office bid next year.“The vice president traveled last minute to Washington, D.C. for a private meeting and will be returning to Delaware,” an aide told CNN. Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff declined further comment on the alleged...
  • Fire erupts at Delaware City oil refinery (Video at link)

    08/21/2015 1:36:33 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    DELAWARE CITY, Del. (WPVI) -- A fire ripped through part of a refinery in Delaware City on Friday afternoon. The fire was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Friday at PBF Energy's Delaware City Refinery in the 4500 block of Wrangle Hill Road. Black smoke could be seen from several miles away. The view from Chopper 6 showed flames shooting out of a building with firefighters pouring water on the blaze. Refinery officials say all workers have been accounted for. No injuries have been reported. The fire was placed under control at 3:17 p.m. The fire was reported to be inside...
  • Bernie Pulls Ahead Of Hillary In Poll After Both Campaign At Iowa State Fair

    08/16/2015 7:39:56 PM PDT · by dennisw · 37 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 08/15/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made dueling appearances just hours apart Saturday at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. But if an informal straw poll conducted by the Iowa Secretary of State is any reliable measure of whose visit was more successful, the Vermont senator clearly won the day. According to the Iowa secretary of state’s website, which monitors the votes in real-time, more than 52 percent of Democrats who have cast a vote in the straw poll say they support Sanders. Just over 41 percent said they support Clinton. That’s a nice gain for Sanders, who was tied...
  • Quinnipiac Swing State Poll (FL, OH, PA) Trump leads GOP in FL, PA

    08/20/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by LS · 32 replies
    Very strangely reported poll because the very first thing they highlight is BIDEN vs Bush, Rubio, or Trump. The second thing they highlight is a "third party run" by Trump in which Hillary wins. When they finally get to the real world as it now stands, Trump beats Hillary by two in FL (43-41), Bush wins by 11, Rubio by 12. But neither Bush nor Rubio can beat Trump for the GOP nod there. In OH, Kasich leads Trump 27-21, but in the general, Clinton ahead of Bush by 2, ahead of Trump by 6, Rubio beats Clinton by 2...
  • Q-poll swing-state poll shows Hillary trailing Republicans in FL, OH … and PA

    08/20/2015 7:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Pennsylvania? The last time a Republican won the Keystone State, the Berlin Wall was still in place. Yet Hillary Clinton trails both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Quinnipiac’s head-to-head matchups in today’s swing-state polling. She only trails Rubio in Ohio, the must-win state for Republicans, and loses to all three in Florida if the race were held today.And watch out for … Joe Biden. Or not: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are clear winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Vice President Joseph Biden runs as well as...
  • Top Obama Strategist Joins Draft Biden Effort

    08/19/2015 7:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 19, 2015 | By Mark Murray
    A top Democratic strategist has joined the effort to recruit Vice President Joe Biden into the 2016 presidential race. Steve Schale - who served as President Barack Obama's top Florida strategist during his 2008 and 2012 White House campaigns -- has joined the Draft Biden committee, NBC News has confirmed. This makes Schale the biggest Obama World person to join up with Draft Biden. Schale tells NBC News that he has no knowledge of Biden's White House intentions, but wanted to join the effort. Biden is expected to make his decision about a 2016 run in the coming weeks. He...
  • It’s too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton’s 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, it’s only August! The Iowa caucuses won’t be until February! That’s, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isn’t as simple as announcing that you’ve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • BIDEN CALLS CHATTANOOGA SHOOTER A 'PERVERTED JIHADIST'

    08/15/2015 8:50:31 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    AP ^ | August 15, 2015 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called the slaying of four Marines and a sailor at a Chattanooga reserve center the act of a "perverted jihadist." Biden's comments came at a memorial to the five servicemen killed in a shooting rampage by Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
  • Did The AP Censor Joe Biden Saying 'Perverted Jihadist' In His Chattanooga Speech?

    08/15/2015 7:30:54 PM PDT · by absentee · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/15/15 | Caleb Howe
    Today word spread like wildfire that Vice President Joe Biden had, at the memorial for four Marines and one sailor killed in Chattanooga last month, referred to their killer as a "perverted jihadist." The AP was the fastest to produce video of the event, which the quickly put on YouTube and which began to be shared across social media. The tweets all contained the phrase "perverted jihadist." The video had the words in the title. The only problem? They aren't in the video above. Was the VP censored? Hard to say. Take a look. You can hear Biden's say the...
  • CNN Talks Up Biden, Inaccurately Dismisses Plagiarism History

    08/15/2015 2:48:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 15, 2015 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's New Day, CNN regulars talked up the possibility of Vice President Joe Biden jumping into the presidential race, with co-host Chris Cuomo declaring that "We have no secret here that we have been pushing Joe Biden to get into the race because we want as many voices as possible to help voters make their decision." Additionally, as the group discussed Donald Trump's recent jab at the Vice President's history of plagiarism, Cuomo misleadingly referred to the crack as "taking it back to law school," and CNN political reporter Sara Murray dismissed the issue as "some old accusations from...
  • Planned Parenthood and the Eugenics Movement

    08/15/2015 9:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/15/15 | Joseph Loconte
    There is a haunting familiarity to the arguments defending Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts from aborted babies for medical research: an echo of another era of medical innovation amid moral ambiguity. Then, as now, the response of cultural leaders — especially religious leaders — is a story about the corruption, and potential renewal, of Western civilization. Today we’re told there is no other way to achieve the research results we desire, because fetal tissue is a “uniquely rich source” of stem cells, which provide invaluable clues to human development. Second, we’re led to believe that research on aborted babies...
  • Watch Your Back, Bernie

    08/14/2015 3:15:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What does it say about the Democrat Party bench, folks, that if it isn't Hillary, look at who's thinking about getting in. Biden. Biden hadn't made it past a Democrat primary yet in the two or three times he's tried. Kerry? John Kerry, really? Already lost in 2004. "Yeah, Rush, but that was before the Iran deal." That's my point. "And, Rush, it was before he raised the flag over Cuba." Right. So all this stuff's gonna help him. Right, right. And then Gore, Algore? Another loser. This is the Democrat Party bench? You know what it means? It...
  • Trump: It'll Be Me v. Biden, 'Cause Hillary's Going Down

    08/14/2015 11:16:56 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 57 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 14 Aug 2015 01:47 PM | Jason Devaney
    Donald Trump said this week he thinks he'll face Vice President Joe Biden in the general election for president next year. Trump talked with Breitbart and said the email scandal enveloping Hillary Clinton's campaign will ultimately force her out of the race, making way for Biden to win the Democratic primary and square off with Trump, a Republican, in 2016. "I think so," Trump told Breitbart when asked if he sees himself pitted against Biden in 2016. "I think Hillary has got huge problems right now," Trump said. "Is she going to make it? I hear this thing is big...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillary’s $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News’ Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn’t generate much respect from Hillary Clinton’s target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was “relatable,” others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • Biden getting closer to presidential run as Hillary getting closer to going to prison

    08/13/2015 5:18:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    A Cruz/Warren race is the election America deserves. A Trump/Biden race is the election America wants.Dude, I think this is happening. From his vacation spot on Kiawah Island, Mr. Biden is giving the strongest signal yet that he is actively considering making a third run at the presidency. He is asking political allies for advice and gauging the strength of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign as he weighs his options, people familiar with the matter said. Mr. Biden is expected to announce his decision next month…He’d have to start from scratch. Mr. Biden has no super PAC to back his candidacy...
  • Forget Biden: Dems reaching back to … Al Gore?

    08/13/2015 5:15:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Five months ago, his team said he was out, but just when you think you’re out … they pull you back in. Maybe, that is, as Al Gore’s advisers aren’t actually saying he’s even thinking seriously about a presidential run. However, since the other relic from four terms ago isn’t faring well these days, suddenly a progressive nation turns its lonely eyes to the man who couldn’t clinch the gimme in 2000: Gore, 67, won the popular vote in the 2000 election, and has been mentioned as a possible candidate in every contested Democratic primary since then. He instead...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Biden Thinks He Would Be A Better President Than Hillary

    08/13/2015 12:32:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” host Andrea Mitchell said while Vice President Joe Biden is deciding whether or not to challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, he is taking into account that he “thinks that he would be a better president than Hillary Clinton.”
  • Delaware Senator Calls for Attorney General to Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

    08/09/2015 5:10:27 AM PDT · by Morgana
    life news ^ | Aug 7, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Delaware, Republican lawmakers have questions for their local Planned Parenthood. Earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Gary Simpson (R-Milford) and House Minority Leader Daniel Short (R-Seaford) sent a letter to the Division of Health and Social Services asking for information regarding Planned Parenthood’s negotiations with organ harvesting companies. The legislators said they are not trying to criminalize abortion; however, they do want some questions answered. Additionally, state Senator David Lawson (R- Marydel) sent a letter to Attorney General Matthew Den urging him to investigate Planned Parenthood. His letter said, “I am writing to you today in regards to the...
  • America Tires of Hillary Again

    08/04/2015 1:19:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Fox poll out yesterday, last night shows Donald Trump is just soaring. Trump is gaining ground on everybody in the GOP field and over Hillary. It's a Fox News poll, NBC poll, and in both of these polls, Hillary, the bottom is starting to fall out identically, exactly as it started to happen in 2008. And that's why the Democrats are starting to push out these stories about what a great guy Biden is and those gaffes that he makes, why, they just make him more lovable. That's old Joe. Telling the guy in a wheelchair to...
  • How a Young Joe Biden Helped Turn Liberals Against Integration

    08/04/2015 5:08:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 16 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/4/2015
    Forty years ago, a contentious battle over racial justice gripped Capitol Hill, pitting the nation’s lone African-American senator against the man who would one day become Barack Obama’s vice president. The issue was school busing, a plan to transport white and black students out of their neighborhoods to better integrate schools—and at the time the most explosive issue on the national agenda. Ed Brooke, a Massachusetts Republican, was the first black senator ever to be popularly elected; Joe Biden was a freshman Democratic senator from Delaware. By 1975, both had compiled liberal voting records. But that year, Biden sided with...
  • Josh Earnest Talks Like Obama Hearts Biden Over Hillary

    08/03/2015 10:16:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Josh Earnest said that President Obama believes that picking Biden as his VP was the "smartest decision he ever made in politics." Joe Scarborough drew the mischievous-but-logical inference that Obama must thus believe it was smarter than picking Hillary as his Secretary of State. Though Mika interrupted to say that's not what he meant, Earnest never said boo to counter Joe's interpretation. Earnest later said that if Biden chooses to run, he could make a "strong" case for his candidacy. He added that other Dem candidates could make "quite" a strong case. Note the qualifier. And...
  • Joe Biden is ‘Likely’ to run

    08/03/2015 7:23:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/03/2015 | Kimberly Atkins
    WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is leaning strongly toward a 2016 presidential bid, a source close to the vice president tells the Herald — news that is spurring excitement among top Democrats in Massachusetts and early voting states who are worried about front-runner Hillary Clinton’s hefty political baggage and sagging poll numbers. An adviser close to Biden, who is familiar with the vice president’s exploration process, told the Herald that Biden will “more likely than not” jump into the 2016 race. A request for comment from Biden’s White House office was not returned yesterday. The news of Biden’s renewed campaign activity...
  • MSNBC Guest: Hillary ‘Will Die A Death Of A Thousand Cuts’ [VIDEO]

    08/02/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 65 replies
    Former SC Democratic party chair Dick Harpootlian told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Sunday Vice President Joe Biden’s consideration of a presidential run actually gives Democrats the best chance of retaining the White House in 2016. Harpootlian said Hillary Clinton’s track record will cause her and the Democrats to “die a death of a thousand cuts,” yet Biden is “an inspirational figure” that voters can rally around. HARPOOTLIAN: I think Hillary comes into the race, as she did in ’08 with all kinds of baggage… There’s going to be distractions, we saw just this week with the Wall Street Journal about payments...
  • Delaware man killed with own gun in Steelton home invasion, shooting: Dauphin County coroner

    07/29/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Trimble
    HARRISBURG — A Delaware man was killed with his own gun after a botched attempt to invade a Steelton home. The fatal shooting started as a John Doe case, with the victims saying they did not know the man or his accomplice, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Tuesday afternoon. While the coroner's office has since identified the man killed in the incident, Hetrick said he is withholding the name to allow the man's wife to discuss the death with the couple's young children in Wilmington. Hetrick described him as "a black male that is not really from this area"...
  • This Is How Hillary Loses the Primary (desperate Libtards alert)

    07/09/2015 3:51:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 9, 2015 | Stuart Stevens
    Bernie Sanders will never be president. But unless Hillary changes her strategy – and soon – he can still wind up toppling her. Something remarkable is happening in American politics. For the first time in our history, a socialist is running a close second and gaining ground on the frontrunner in a presidential race. Anyway you look at it, Senator Bernie Sanders is making history and may very well play a deciding role in who will be the next president. How real is the Sanders movement? Well, at this point in his campaign in 2007, Barack Obama had 180,000 donors...
  • Delaware, Key To Corporations, Is Now The Only U.S. State Without Air Service

    06/29/2015 4:06:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/29/15 | micheline maynard
    Cities and states across the U.S. regularly lobby airlines to add flights and routes, arguing that air service is vital to economic development. But one of the most important places in the country to corporations — Delaware — now has no commercial air service. The Wilmington News Journal reports that Frontier Airlines quietly dropped flights last week to Wilmington’s New Castle Airport. That leaves the state as the only one in the country where airlines do not fly. Frontier spokesman Jim Faulkner told the paper that the airline discontinued service because it wasn’t profitable. “If market conditions change, we may...
  • Delaware Introduces Convention of States Resolution

    06/24/2015 3:15:50 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    conventionofstates.com ^ | 6/24/15 | Laura Fennig
    Ladies and gentlemen, we are excited to announce that the state of Delaware has officially introduced SCR 31 - the Convention of States resolution! Prime Sponsor, Senator Lawson filed the resolution, that if passed, will apply for a “Convention of the States under Article V of the United States Constitution to propose certain amendments relating to the federal government.” Check out the full resolution here. In the past year, hundreds of thousands of Americans have engaged with the Convention of States Project, expressing disgust with an abusive and runaway federal government. In the 2015 legislative session, thirty-six states introduced the...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Biden: In WW1, America Should Have Bombed Our Own Steel Mills

    06/17/2015 1:17:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Grabien ^ | June 17, 2015
    JOE BIDEN: "You know it reminds me, I remember back in 1973, I came from Pennsylvania and steel and coal were a big deal, particularly steel. I remember making a speech to the United Steel Workers sponsored by US Steel. There were 3,000 people there and I was a young Senator. Come out and I say, 'you know in World War I we made a mistake, and I was being not unusually Biden controversial. And, I said we made a mistake, we bombed the wrong steel mills. And, I went on to point out that there'd been virtually no innovation...
  • Lamenting lack of green investment, Biden harks back to WWI: Should've bombed our own steel mills

    06/17/2015 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/17/15 | he HARRY READ ME File
    Discouraged with the lack of private sector investment in the green energy economy, Vice President Biden recalls the same frustration in a speech to american steel workers in 1973: 'In World War I we made a mistake,... we bombed the wrong steel mills.' JOE BIDEN: "You know it reminds me, I remember back in 1973, I came from Pennsylvania and steel and coal were a big deal, particularly steel. I remember making a speech to the United Steel Workers sponsored by US Steel. There were 3,000 people there and I was a young Senator. Come out and I say, 'you...
  • Beau Biden being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center

    05/19/2015 6:53:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2015
    Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden was being treated Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the vice president’s office said.
  • GOOD NEWS Watch What Happens When Two Cops Offer People 'Free Hugs'

    05/16/2015 9:05:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2015
    What happens when two police officers walk down the street with signs that say "Free Hugs"? The Newark Delaware Police Department released a heartwarming video on their Facebook page that answers that question. In the video, which already has nearly 5 million views, Corporal James Spadola and Officer First Class Aaron Olicker offer hugs to anyone who wants them. Spadola explained that he came up with the #HugACop idea because there has been so much negative news surrounding police. "I just wanted to come up with a positive time between the police and the citizens," Spadola said.
  • Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda (fails 52-45)

    05/12/2015 12:04:31 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday delivered a stinging blow to President Obama’s trade agenda by voting to prevent the chamber from picking up fast-track legislation. A motion to cut off a filibuster and proceed to the trade bill fell short of a 60-vote hurdle in the 52-45 vote. Sen. Tom Carper (Del.) was the only Democrat to back it. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) switched his vote from yes to no to reserve his ability to return to the measure at a later date. Fast-track is a top legislative priority for the White House, but it has run into significant...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Clinton run for presidency swept up in Haitian gold mining permit affair

    03/09/2015 2:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    MINING.COM ^ | 03/09/2015 | Andrew Topf
    The presidential ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton have become ensnared in an obscure gold-mining project in Haiti, as the Democratic favorite for the presidency begins her second run for the White House. In a story that suggests cronyism, questionable ethics and a blurring of the lines between charity and profiteering, The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that Hillary Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of VCS Mining when the unlisted, Delaware-based junior was granted a permit to mine gold in Haiti following a massive earthquake on the impoverished island nation in 2010. The permit was the first to...
  • These Blue States Have Tried the Elizabeth Warren Model. Their Residents Are Fleeing.

    04/19/2015 7:09:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | april 19, 2015 | stephen moore
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently appeared on one of the late night talk shows, beating the class warfare drum and arguing for billions of dollars in new social programs paid for with higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires. In recent years, though, blue states such as California, Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Minnesota adopted this very strategy, and they raised taxes on their wealthy residents. How did it work out? Almost all of these states lag behind the national average in growth of jobs and incomes. So, if income redistribution policies are the solution to shrinking the gap between rich...
  • U of Delaware spurns House Democrats’ probe into climate professor (Hack attacks "climate skeptic")

    04/14/2015 12:51:14 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/14/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    --snip-- The congressman has since received enormous pushback from academics, scientists and others who say his investigation amounts to a “witch hunt,” in the words of Mr. Pielke. Mr. Legates, the former Delaware state climatologist, is a geography professor and former director of the university’s Center for Climatic Research. He has come under fire from the climate change movement for disputing its contention that rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will lead to catastrophic temperature increases.
  • Biden should run. Now [barf]

    03/05/2015 6:25:09 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matt Bai
    It’s doubtful that many voters care as much about Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails as reporters do. They’re probably not too wound up over the foreign contributions flowing into her family foundation, either. Cumulatively, though, these latest headlines about Clinton, along with other stories sure to come, reinforce her vulnerabilities as a candidate. Democratic primary voters are about to be reminded on a semiweekly basis of what left a lot of them so ambivalent about Hillary in 2008 — namely, the perception that the Clintons are like an unregulated industry within the party, impervious to scrutiny and contemptuous of anyone...