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Arthur Delaney

Lonely Senator Visits Liberia, Hopes To Remind America There's Still An Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Punts Key Vote To July, Setting Up Filibuster Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The likelihood of a knockdown fight over the filibuster this summer increased on Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) p...

Obama Plans Dinner With Dems

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making dinner plans with more lawmakers, this time with Democrats. The White House says Obama is having ...

Elise Foley

Top Senator: Immigration Talks Moving Too Slowly

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) expressed frustration on Wednesday with the pace of immigration talks, issuing a stat...

Ryan J. Reilly

Senator Plotting Legislative Response If Voting Rights Act Is Gutted

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is hoping the Supreme Court doesn't strike down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, but he'll be prepare...

Congress Considers Drone Strike Limits

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America's authority...

Friday Talking Points -- The Can-Kicking Congress

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Every member of Congress began this year knowing what was going to happen at the end of 2012. They have now had over ten months to work on the impending crisis. And what have they done about it? Nothing.

Amanda Terkel

Senator Offers Bill To Fix Long Lines At Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is heeding President Barack Obama's election night call to "fix" the problems voters faced at the polls this y...

Senators Seek More Help After Disaster

AP | ANDREW MIGA and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen senators from seven states damaged by Superstorm Sandy are asking President Obama to boost federal disaster aid to the states. ...

Gerry Smith

New Bill Would Help Tech Startups Fill Engineering Talent Gap

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.19.2012 | Technology

Two Democratic senators have introduced legislation that would address a pressing need among tech startups: hiring enough foreign-born engineers. C...

Christine O'Donnell Considers 2014 Senate Rematch

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Christine O'Donnell's 2010 run for Senate in Delaware has become a cautionary Tea Party tale. Riding a wave of Tea Party anger, she defeated the more ...