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Allan Loudell

Did the very name, "Obamacare" make health-care reform toxic?

For all its problems (the unfortunate Presidential promise that everyone could keep his/her existing care; the deeply flawed roll-out of the website, etc...
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Keystone XL will resurrect in the next Congress. Mary Landrieu won't..

And so the Senate vote to put the Keystone XL pipeline on the fast track fell one vote short of the needed sixty. No matter. It will come up again in 2015...
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Sports, including boxing, seen as boost for Wilmington?

So many times - over the years - politicians and ordinary folks have sought elixirs to boost towns and cities as destinations. From my 40+ years on-the-air covering news and hosting talk shows, I can recite all these magic fixes that were going to cure urban ills: Gambling; conversion of a downtown shopping district to a mall-type district; downtown convention centers; sports complexes; and gambling again...
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Senator Carper voting for Keystone XL Pipeline: Why?

As noted previously on this blog, Delaware's senior senator - Tom Carper - will vote for the bill authorizing construction of the long debated, Keystone XL pipeline - to the wrath of progressives and environmentalists...
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Allan Loudell

Odd couple: Obama---McConnell... Will they manage to cut deals?

POLITICO has an interesting piece on how President Obama, the lame-duck President, may still lean on incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to cement some deals...
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NCAA's Penn State mess

Penn State is up in arms about the consent decree the school signed a few years ago in the Jerry Sanducky scandal that resulted in sanctions against the football program, losses of scholarships, the forfeiture of more than 100 victories while Joe Paterno was head coach and a $60 million fine...
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Allan Loudell

Open Friday / Weekend Forum

So which news stories / topics / issues have grabbed your attention here at the end of the week? The Wilmington Police Department's newly created homicide unit makes its first arrest, in connection with the discovery of a man's body at Eden Park...
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Allan Loudell

Presidential action without a mandate

If a President's party suffers a severe reversal in a mid-term election, should that President just play dead? Is the game over? Who has the "mandate"? Nationally syndicated columnist Jill Lawrence tries to put the current immigration debate into the context of governing mandates...
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Allan Loudell

Wall Street loves Hillary: Why?

For liberals/progressives unsettled with the prospect for a Hillary Clinton coronation, their discontent can be summarized in a few words: War hawk and Wall Street crony...
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Allan Loudell

Let a new battle royale begin in Washington: Internet neutrality

President Obama came out decisively for the concept of internet neutrality, unleashing a battle that could go on for years. The mantra of consumer activists: Keep internet speeds the same for everyone...
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Open Friday / Weekend Forum

So which stories / issues / topics have gotten your attention here at the end of the week? Interesting how the mid-term elections (and aftermath) easily dominated the media this past week, to the extent that Ebola stories almost disappeared...
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Allan Loudell

How G.O.P. took Maryland's Governorship

Those of us here in Delaware who don't ordinarily follow Maryland politics might reasonably ask: Even in a mid-term election, how did the Republican candidate manage to win the Governor's race in Maryland? Answers: Remaining economic uncertainty; a disciplined message on the G...
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Allan Loudell

Reflections on Election 2014

In a way, the Republicans' drubbing of the Democrats came as an anti-climax. We already knew President Obama's standing and popularity with many Americans had sunk...
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Mid-term Election Day Forum

I'm standing outside polling places in Delaware, gauging turn-out and interviewing any voters willing to talk, all day Tuesday. Feel free to register your observations here: Anything about turn-out, last-minute appeals from the candidates, peculiar incidents at your polling place, any colorful characterizations about the election, etc...
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Assuming G.O.P. wins the Senate, can Obama be the 'Comeback Kid'? Or is he 'done'?

Just before the mid-term election, POLITICO reports a great deal of resignation at the White House... the sense that President Obama will ride out his remaining two years with little ability to alter his downward trajectory, a target of ascendant Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress, largely marginalized by his own party...
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Open Friday / Weekend Forum (Halloween edition)

So which stories / issues / topics grab your attention here at the end of the week? Once again, Delaware's three casinos are pleading for financial relief...
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Theft of campaign signs in Delaware: Common?

By now you've heard or read the story: Middletown Police arrested Dana Armon Long, the husband of state Senator Bethany Hall-Long (D-Middletown), for ripping off Republican campaign signs...
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Allan Loudell

Your reaction to state Treasurer's debate?

I hosted a live, in-studio, U.S. Representative debate Monday night (minus Rose Izzo). A relatively nuanced, in-depth discussion which demonstrated the policy similarities and differences between/among the Democratic, Green, and Libertarian Party candidates...
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So do you sympathize with the quarantined nurse? (She's now to be transferred to Maine)

It was probably inevitable: Keep a returning nurse - without Ebola symptoms - from west Africa under quarantine, essentially detaining her against her will, and she would strike back, protesting violation of her human rights, and threatening lawsuits...
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Open Friday / Weekend Forum

So, which stories capture your attention here at the end of the week? Although the pace of shootings seems to have eased a bit in the city of Wilmington, a shooting in Southbridge Thursday evening reminds us the problem persists...
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