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Christine O’Donnell celebrates shock Tea Party triumph in Delaware

  • Ewen MacAskill in Dover, Delaware
  • Christine O’Donnell addresses supporters in Delaware
  • Link to this video

  • ‘No more politics as usual,’ rightwinger tells supporters, but Democrats too are cheering defeat of Republican moderate
  • Christine O’Donnell celebrates shock Tea Party triumph in Delaware’No more politics as usual,’ rightwinger tells supporters, but Democrats too are cheering defeat of Republican moderate
    (9)Tweet this (21)Ewen MacAskill in Dover, Delaware guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 15 September 2010 12.52 BST Article history

    Christine O’Donnell addresses supporters in Delaware Link to this videoThe Tea Party delivered fresh shocks to the Republican establishment in party primaries this morning, of which the most sensational was the victory of the ultra-conservative Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

    O’Donnell, a Christian conservative who is pro-gun, anti-abortion, fiscally conservative and believes masturbation is a sin, was a rank outsider.

    “The people of Delaware have spoken. No more politics as usual,” she told cheering supporters at a celebration party. “The cause is restoring America.”

    The Tea Party chalked up another victory in New York, where its candidate won the Republican nomination to run for governor in November……………………………………

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    Public figures attack Pope’s visit

    Stephen Fry and Terry Pratchett criticise Vatican’s record on gay rights, abortion and birth control ……………

    Stephen Fry, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman and Richard Dawkins are among more than 50 public figures who have signed a letter to the Guardian arguing that the pope should not be given the “honour” of a UK state visit.

    The signatories, also including Ken Follett, Stewart Lee and Sir Jonathan Miller, call for “Pope Ratzinger” to be stripped of the right because of the Vatican’s record on gay rights, abortion and birth control.

    The letter blames the Catholic church’s opposition to the use of condoms for aiding the global spread of Aids and criticises its failure to properly tackle the clerical sexual abuse scandal.

    More than half of the Catholic clergy jailed for paedophile activity in England and Wales remain in the priesthood – with several receiving financial support from church authorities, raising serious questions about depth of church commitment to child protection and overshadowing the start of the papal visit………………………………

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    Owen Thomas was a highly popular member of the team who had played for three years at high school

    American Football: Suicide of college player linked to sport’s violent hits

    Wednesday, 15 September 2010

    Rupert Cornwell: The violence of gridiron football, with its macho culture and thunderous ‘hits’ has long since helped the sport replace baseball as America’s national pastime…………………………….

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    The FBI mole at Dr Martin Luther King’s right hand

    The man who took definitive pictures of the civil rights era has been unmasked as an informant……………………………………………………………………………………………

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