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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 ...

Ryan Grim

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

Nancy Pelosi, Allen West And Others React To New Obama's New Immigration Policy

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

The Obama administration announced Friday that it will stop deporting law-abiding young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and w...

Dem Senator Unveils Bold Green Energy Plan

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

* Would give tax break to green energy projects * Administration eyes REIT tax break -analyst By Roberta Rampton ...

The Startup Act 2.0 Offers Immigration Solutions That Will Create American Jobs

David Leopold | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
David Leopold

The proposal recognizes that the best way to attract foreign born entrepreneurs is to create a business investment/job creation friendly path to citizenship.

Senegal: Wade's George Washington Opportunity

Joe Trippi | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
Joe Trippi

By stepping down from February's election he would not be tarnishing himself, but opening the doors to a new era for Senegal. This is President Wade's George Washington opportunity. He should take it.

Delaware's African American Voters Changed the Political Map

David C. Wilson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

A changing racial-ethnic composition in the U.S. suggests that candidates should not fear, or be uncomfortable, going into predominately racial-ethnic communities to communicate their ideas about how to fix problems.

Amanda Terkel

U.S. Senate Makes History During D.C. Earthquake | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate made history on Tuesday, convening outside of the U.S. Capitol due to the evacuations from the earthquake that hit Washington...