Speak Out: Citizens United, Teachers’ salaries

Citizens United Letter writer says overturning Citizens United ruling is the right thing to do. • United and big money in politics is a plague upon our democracy. We must do everything we can to end big money in politics, including supporting candidates who refuse to accept such money. — Eric Morrison for State Representative […]

Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race

AUSTIN, Texas — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro, the only Latino in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, on Thursday ended his campaign that had pushed the field on immigration and swung hard at rivals on the debate stage but never found a foothold to climb from the back of the pack. “I’m so […]

Warren blasts billionaires as Democrats end year campaigning

BOSTON — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren marked one year of running for president on Tuesday by slamming billionaires from both parties who she says put corporate interests above the needs of the rest of the country, as many top Democrats looking to unseat President Donald Trump spent the last day of 2019 rallying core supporters. […]

States are on front lines of 2020 election-security efforts

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the front lines of a different kind of battlefield — one […]

Three incumbents hold serve in Dagsboro election

DAGSBORO – Dagsboro’s 2019 municipal election Saturday brought no changing of the guard. Multi-term incumbents held serve by sizeable margins as Theresa Ulrich, Patrick Miller and Brian Baull turned back challenger James Thompson in retaining their seats on the town’s five-member governing body. Ms. Ulrich led the way with 42 votes, followed by Mr. Miller […]

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the economy Tuesday in a televised election debate that likely failed to answer the question troubling many voters: Why should we trust you? The two politicians hammered away at their rival’s weaknesses and sidestepped […]

Elections in four states offer tests of 2020 voter enthusiasm

Gubernatorial and legislative elections in four states Tuesday will test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered Democratic presidential primary scramble. Results in Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia won’t necessarily predict whether Trump will be reelected or which party will control Congress after the general election […]

AP-NORC poll: Interest in campaign is growing, as is anxiety

WASHINGTON — A year out from the 2020 general election, there already is significant interest in the presidential campaign. But a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds a growing share of Americans feeling anxious and frustrated compared with early in the summer. Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to say […]

Commentary: Kindness vs. cruelty — the 2020 decision

Of all the horrible scenes in the movie, “Schindler’s List,” the most horrible is the child separation scene, where the Nazi guards load the camp’s children onto trucks to be driver to their deaths. When the parents see their children being driven away, a riot ensues. After suffering starvation, beatings, murder and slave labor, the […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware got the wrong state treasurer

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According to the story in the Delaware State News from Oct. 6, 2019, page 6, the Delaware treasurer, Ms. Davis, has once again broken the law by driving a state-owned vehicle for private pleasure without authorization. Last December she was stopped for speeding and was driving with a suspended license and “other offenses” were stated. […]