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Chris Coons

Obama Won't Tolerate Wall Street Gifts, Treasury Secretary Says

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday warned Congress against attempting to slip financial deregulation efforts into must-pass ye...

One Year Ago Today, America Collectively Lost Its Mind About Ebola

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On this day in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. T...

Obama Within One Vote Of Victory On Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) came out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, calling his decision a "very hard choice" and putting ...

Erin McPike

These 3 Senators Are Democrats' New Leaders On Foreign Policy | Erin McPike | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Sen. Chris Coons, one of three younger Democratic senators who have seized leadership roles on foreign policy, chats with Gen. Richard P. Mills in Afg...

Jessica Schulberg

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Iran Bill | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill intended to give Congress a say in the emerging nuclear deal between Iran, th...

What Did Democrats Win in the Cardin Compromise on the Corker Bill?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This isn't a small change; it's absolutely crucial. The original language in the Corker bill represented an existential threat to the negotiations.

Michael McAuliff

Democrat Explains Why Democrats Are Bucking Obama On Iran | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House may be worried that Congress will kill any Iran nuclear deal by demanding a say before the deal is even done. But lawmak...

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Senator Uses Selma Trip To Lobby GOP On Voting Rights Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is among the hoards of lawmakers in Selma, Alabama, this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic ...

Dem Senator Clarifies That His Daughter Isn't Creeped Out By Joe Biden

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

After his young daughter looked really, really disturbed when Vice President Joe Biden leaned in to give her a kiss on the cheek last week, Sen. Chris...

Arthur Delaney

Lonely Senator Visits Liberia, Hopes To Remind America There's Still An Ebola Outbreak | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) traveled to the West African nation of Liberia this week, partly to remind the American people that an Ebola e...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Coons Readies Bill To Offset Costs Of War Against Islamic State | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of a Senate committee vote to authorize military force against Islamic State militants, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is readying an a...

Kevin Wade Loses Midterm Election Bid To Sen. Chris Coons

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Kevin Wade lost to Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) in Tuesday's U.S. Senate election. Wade, an engineer and businessman, also ran for the Sen...

Coons Wins Delaware Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) defeated Republican Kevin Wade and Green Party candidate Andrew Groff in the state's U.S. Senate election Tuesday. Coons...

Delaware Senate Election Results Show Chris Coons Wins Re-Election Bid

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) won his re-election bid Tuesday night, defeating GOP opponent Kevin Wade and Green Party opponent Andrew Groff, according to...

Amanda Terkel

Top Senator On African Affairs: Ebola Medical Workers Should Be Guaranteed Return To U.S. | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs is calling on the United States to ensure that all American...

Ex-headmaster Accused Of Child Porn

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — As he moved through the ranks of tony prep schools, Christopher Wheeler seemed right at home. An accomplished musician and c...

Christine O'Donnell: I'd 'Rather Slam My Hand In A Car Door' Than Run For Senate Again

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Prospects for a rematch between Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Republican Christine O'Donnell are looking increasingly dim for 2014, with the erstwhile...

Ryan J. Reilly

Law Students At Chris Coons' Alma Mater Slam His Vote Against DOJ Civil Rights Nominee | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) should know better. That's the argument of a group of over 200 students, faculty and alumni of Yale Law Sch...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Christine O'Donnell Calls For Former Christie Aides To Be Jailed

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Former Republican Senate candidate and tea party darling Christine O’Donnell called for the imprisonment, “not just symbolic firings,” of former...

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Dem Senators Who Blocked Obama's Civil Rights Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile Wednesday to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a 52 to 47 vote. Seven Sen...

Ryan J. Reilly

Chris Coons, Up For Reelection, Caves To Pressure On Civil Rights Nominee | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) says he helped block Debo Adegbile's nomination to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in part...

Booker Could Follow In Footsteps Of Hillary Clinton, Al Franken

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban job discrimination against gay and transgender people, its newest member's...

Amanda Terkel

Christine O'Donnell: Poll Showing 27.5 Percent Support Is 'Great' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

A new poll shows Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) crushing Republican Christine O'Donnell -- his opponent in the 2010 Delaware Senate race -- in a potential ...