LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More selective amnesia from the right

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Mr. Daniels, like many on the far right, is suffering from that epidemic of the far right GOP — selective amnesia. I doubt he sees the irony in many of his statements about “elected officials…grandstand and make statements that are absolutely absurd.” Has he listened to any rantings from the president lately? As usual with […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Questioning any president is not hatred

Mr. Johnson, I read, with great sadness, your letter on the Opinion page of the Delaware State News (Oct. 5, 2018). Although most economists would disagree with your assessment of the current state of affairs, I will accept your thoughts without the overreaching paranoia. Although most politicians have a strong tendency to exaggerate the facts, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The swamp seems to be prevailing

Mrs. or Ms. Monahan, I read your letter (Sept. 24). As usual you are extolling the virtues of our current POTUS. As far as I am concerned he is an aberration in the White House and come 2020 we will be rid of him. As for his supreme court nominee [Kavanaugh] I will leave this […]

Vice President Pence accuses China of meddling in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence charged Thursday that Russia’s influence operations in America pale in comparison with the covert and overt activities China is taking to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections and counter President Donald Trump’s tough trade policies against Beijing. Pence laid out measures Beijing is employing to undermine the Trump […]

Make-or-break Senate hearing day for Kavanaugh, accuser

WASHINGTON (AP) — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct Wednesday and headed into a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority. The Senate Judiciary Committee — 11 Republicans, all […]

Delaware GOP official quits, blasts party’s US Senate nominee

DOVER — The Republican Party chairman in Delaware’s most populous county has resigned his post, saying he cannot support the party’s U.S. Senate candidate. Peter Kopf, chairman of the New Castle County Republican Committee, submitted his resignation letter last Thursday, saying he is troubled both by Rob Arlett’s candidacy and the current state Republican Party […]

Carper proves to be breakwater for anti-establishment wave

WILMINGTON — If an antiestablishment wave is moving the Democratic party to the left, longtime U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has proven to be a breakwater, easily fending off a primary challenger making her first run for office. Carper, 71, trounced Kerri Evelyn Harris, setting up a November race against President Trump’s former state […]

Two Republicans seek party nod in key Senate race

DOVER — Democrats currently control the state Senate by the smallest of margins, holding an 11-10 edge. They’re hoping to expand that lead in November, but Republicans are intent on flipping the chamber and taking control for the first time since 1973. Central Kent County is expected to be a battleground, as the 17th Senatorial […]

Attorney general hopeful Jennings dominates in fundraising, again

DOVER — Kathy Jennings, a Democratic candidate for state attorney general, raised almost $64,000 in a three-week period — and spent six times that. One of four Democrats competing for the party’s nomination for attorney general in the primary election Thursday, Ms. Jennings spent about $377,000 from Aug. 8 to 29, according to campaign finance […]

Democratic U.S. Senate Primary: Carper vs. Harris

DOVER — For much of 2010, Mike Castle was expected to cruise to victory in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Joe Biden when he became vice president. Mr. Castle, then serving as the state’s lone congressional representative for the past 18 years, had held five different offices in Delaware, never losing […]