September 6, 1989 |
Two governors, releasing a survey of state anti-drug initiatives Tuesday, said that more money may not solve the drug problem because values must be changed first. Delaware Gov. Michael N. Castle and Florida Gov. Bob Martinez, both Republicans, made their remarks just hours before President Bush announced his $7.9-billion strategy for America's war on drugs. "Money is not the complete answer to the drug problem," said Castle, chairman of the National Governors' Assn.'
April 29, 2010 |
If corporate and union officials want to pour money into election campaigns, they would have to disclose who they are -- and perhaps appear in an ad -- under legislation introduced in Congress on Thursday. The bill is a response to a controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited corporate and interest group spending on elections. In Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission, the court in January struck down most federal limits on corporate spending as a violation of free speech.
September 12, 2010 |
At a Tea Party Express rally last week, Christine O'Donnell bounded onto the stage and lit up the crowd with the same fiery style that has turned Tuesday's Senate primary into another battle for the future of the Republican Party. O'Donnell, a longtime activist who has made a career of crusading for abstinence-based sex education and other conservative issues, is now within striking distance of beating one of Delaware's best-known public figures: Rep. Michael N. Castle, the tiny state's sole representative in the House for nearly 20 years and before that its governor for two terms.
July 28, 2006 |
Republican leaders may plan a House vote on whether to raise the $5.15 minimum wage before leaving this weekend for a five-week recess. Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said the plan was for a vote before week's end. But Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), said that although Republican leaders were working to pass the increase, "no decisions have been made." Rep. Michael N. Castle (R-Del.
September 26, 1992 |
Tropical Storm Danielle churned up the East Coast on Friday with 45 m.p.h. winds, prompting some residents of low-lying areas of Maryland to flee to higher ground. About 20 residents of St. George Island, Md., along the Potomac River, left for several hours after the storm dumped nine inches of water on roads, a state Emergency Management Agency official said. Delaware Gov. Michael N.
May 27, 1999 |
Five House Republican moderates defied their party leaders and joined Democrats in a longshot effort Wednesday to force a speedy vote on campaign finance legislation in both houses of Congress. The Republican signatures left the bill's advocates 17 signatures short of the 218 required to force a vote, although some backers of the legislation said they hope to pick up more signers after the Memorial Day recess, which starts Friday. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.