Archive for January 23rd, 2013

PDD-DL Vote Tracker for January 23, 2013

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As promised, here is the first version of the PDD-DL Vote Tracker for the 147th General Assembly. Out of all the legislation that has been introduced so far, I have selected the bills and resolutions that are of most interest to progressives and liberals. And in reality, I have only left out those bills that are really perfunctory, like two bills to reincorporate the town of Georgetown and to make changes to the Bridgeville charter. All bills of controversial substance will be included here.

As El Som and Cassandra have already pointed out in their posts over the last two days, the most important bill scheduled for a vote tomorrow in the House is Senate Bill 3, concerning legislative oversight and approval of any privatization of the Port of Wilmington.

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Amendment to SB3 Filed by Speaker

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El Som will likely provide more insights into this tomorrow, but this press release announcing an amendment to SB3 that will be voted on tomorrow came to my inbox a little while ago:

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SecDef Panetta Lifts the Ban on Women in Combat

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This is great news — NPR is reporting that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will lift the ban on women serving in combat roles with an announcement probably tomorrow. This ban has been a longstanding source of contention, especially since contemporary warfare doesn’t provide a bright line between combat and non-combat roles anymore.

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Rand Paul Is A Hypocrite And A 2016 Grandstanding Fool

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Rand Paul decided to burnish his Tea Party cred at today’s Benghazi hearing with Hillary Clinton.

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Nicola Pizza Co-Owner Returns Home

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Okay, I wasn’t even aware of this story until Cassandra mentioned it while we were watching the inauguration.  I googled it at the time, and based on these comments in the News Journal article, decided that Nicholas Caggiano would turn up on his own accord.  Which he just did.

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Wednesday Open Thread [1.23.13]

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Our most recent DL inaugural front page poll has the President’s approval rating at 57%, while 36% of you are either conservative haters or progressive purists, and 7% don’t know or don’t care. We now have our poll up for Governor Markell, and it will be up for a couple of days. Like we have done before, we are going to run through our entire statewide leadership, including Lt. Governor Denn, Auditor Wagner, Treasurer Flowers, Insurance Commissioner Stewart, Congressman Carney, Senators Carper and Coons, Attorney General Biden and Vice President Biden.

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The Polling Report [1.23.13]

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The Polling Report [1.23.13]

We have some great numbers out of Maine, Minnesota and Florida, and some frustrating ones out of Maine. Meanwhile, if there is to be a Hillary-Biden primary, Hillary looks in good shape.

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John Carney Brings the Pete Peterson Entitlement Destruction Circus to Town

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These events don’t seem to be on Representative Carney’s website yet (or I just bypassed them), but he is holding two Town Meetings to talk about the deficit. From his Facebook page:

Want to discuss ways of reducing the federal deficit? I’m hosting two town hall meetings, in coordination with the Concord Coalition, on January 31st to get your thoughts and ideas. We’ll be at Wesley College in Dover from 1 – 2:30 and at Delaware Tech’s Stanton campus from 6:30 – 8:00. These meetings are open to the public, but seating is limited, so please RSVP by calling (302) 691-7333 or (877) 899-7872.

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [1.23.13]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [1.23.13]

Old stone walls show historic property lines in Chateau Country.

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