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Sen. Coons explains why Democrats broke off payroll negotiations

Sen. Chris Coons explained Monday why Democrats had agreed to extend the payroll tax cut for only two months, a compromise that House Republicans are now expected to kill. House Republicans have said they will reject a compromise struck by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate that would extend the…

Senators urge probe into US companies aiding Syria

US senators called in a letter released Monday for an investigation into whether US companies have provided Internet monitoring and censorship technology to Syria, aiding its crackdown on dissent. Democratic Senators Bob Casey and Chris Coons as well asRepublican Senator Mark Kirk made the appeal in a letter, which was dated Friday, to US Secretary…

Juan Williams sees Rove-vs.-Palin ‘civil war’ inside GOP

The midterm elections brought big wins for the Republicans but they also exposed fractures within the party. Fox News’ Juan Williams described Sunday what he called a “civil war” between the establishment Republicans and the tea party. “I think there is a civil war of sorts going on,” Williams said.…

Palin: You can be never too far right

Moderation isn’t a good thing if you believe Sarah Palin. The former governor told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Monday that America would be a better place if politicians had a “far right bent.” “Can you be too far to the right as a candidate?” O’Reilly asked Palin. “Some of the…

Witchcraft, masturbation and creationism shake up US polls

NEWARK, Delaware (AFP) – Little shocks Americans raised in the colorful world of US politics, but when an upstart conservative candidate launched her Senate campaign declaring “I’m not a witch,” eyebrows were raised. The fresh-faced Christine O’Donnell, who is 41 but looks a decade younger, has leaped into the national…

Axelrod jokes presidential seal fell because of ‘witchcraft’

Normally when polls suggest an officeseeker is badly trailing late in the season the opposition does its best to ignore him or her. However, the White House must feel that tea party candidate Christine O’Donnell’s campaign has become such a national joke that picking on her won’t matter. During President…

Poll: O’Donnell getting trounced in race GOP once led

Poll shows Democrat Coons leading O’Donnell in Delaware Senate race A new poll shows Republican Christine O’Donnell badly trailing Democrat Chris Coons in a Delaware Senate race that Republicans were heavily favored to win until the tea party-backed O’Donnell pulled off an upset in the GOP primary last month. The…

Del. Senate candidate O’Donnell: ‘I’m not a witch’

Del. Senate candidate O’Donnell ad: ‘I’m not a witch’; pokes fun at her witchcraft remarks. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is trying to assure Delaware voters: “I’m not a witch.” The Republican tea-party-backed candidate in her first TV ad since winning the primary pokes fun at comments she made during a…

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