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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Michael N. Castle
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's political past is starting to haunt him on the campaign trail, where several of his ex-colleagues are saying his surplus of ideas often left political messes that they had to clean up, and that this harmed the conservative cause he championed.
On Sept. 20, 2010, right after Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell became the GOP's U.S. senatorial nominee in Delaware, a political watchdog group filed two ethics complaints against her. Miss O'Donnell subsequently was dragged through the mud by the liberal
The latest poll in Delaware's U.S. Senate race shows Democrat Chris Coons with a 19 percent lead over Republican Christine O'Donnell.
Who rules the "tea party"? One thing is certain, liberals have no idea who their opponent is, and they and the mainstream media are desperate to find out.
Democrats have all but written off at least three Senate seats — in North Dakota, Indiana and Arkansas — and at least six House seats in Tennessee, Louisiana, New York and elsewhere as they embark on a final-weeks advertising push to minimize congressional election losses.
Rep. Michael N. Castle, stunned in the Republican Senate primary in Delaware last month by a "tea party"-backed rival, has announced that he will not stay in the race as a write-in candidate.
Rep. Michael N. Castle said he will not pursue the state's U.S. Senate seat as a write-in candidate.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says he has no doubt that the nation's war strategy in Afghanistan is sound.
Eager to present a unified front before the midterm elections, the GOP's congressional campaign committees say they are rallying their financial and political muscle behind "tea party" candidates who knocked off some of their hand-picked Republicans in the primaries.
Entitlement reform has become a leading issue in this year's Republican primaries. I don't mean the kind of entitlement reform associated with Medicare or Social Security. I'm referring to the Republican Party's establishment figures and their exaggerated sense of political entitlement.
A government-watchdog group has fired the latest salvo against Christine O'Donnell, the Republicans' newly minted U.S. Senate nominee in Delaware, calling her a "crook" and accusing her of embezzling campaign funds and evading taxes.
Christine O'Donnell, the Republican whose surprise victory in Delaware's U.S. Senate primary last week put the fear of the "tea party" into the Republican establishment, says she would not vote with her party's leadership as a senator if it meant putting politics over principles.
"Tea party" favorite Christine O'Donnell canceled appearances Sunday on two national news shows. Meanwhile, comedian Bill Maher dug up a clip of Ms. O'Donnell appearing on his "Politically Incorrect" show in 1999 in which she says she "dabbled in witchcraft."
There's nothing quite like a slap across the face to get a man's undivided attention. Sometimes, one slap is not enough. The Tea Party seems ready with more slaps, if necessary.
"Newt is extremely bright and has a lot of ideas — a number of which are very sound about how to make government more efficient," he said. "Unfortunately, those ideas didn't always translate into the accomplishment of getting something done or the refining of whatever his idea might be to the point where a majority could support it."
"Eating or defeating your own is a form of sophisticated cannibalism," he said.