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  • Hillary Supporter Threatens O’Malley: ‘He Better Watch It’ [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A former governor on ABC’s “This Week” made a not-so-veiled threat Sunday to former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that he could lose a cabinet position in Hillary Clinton’s administration by running against her. Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who also serves as a Senior Advisor to Ready for Hillary PAC said, “She is comfortable enough to be able to withstand a primary.” Granholm added, “And Martin O’Malley, he’s a very nice guy, and I was thinking he might make a nice member of a President Clinton administration, so he better watch it.” “I think he and anybody else,...
  • Matt Mackowiak Talks About Ted Cruz Campaign [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 10:38:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KFYO-AM ^ | March 30, 2015 | Jody Smyers
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)On Monday, The Chad Hasty Show was joined by GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak to recap the last week and weekend in state and national politics. Mackowiak talked about Ted Cruz’s announcement that he is running for president, and discussed standings of Cruz (R), Martin O’Malley (D), Hillary Clinton (D) and Elizabeth Warren (D). When asked how he thought Cruz’s campaign is going so far, Mackowiak replied, I think fairly well. Particularly the first two or three days, he earned a lot of media. Looks like he’s raised about three million dollars so far. He said he wanted to raise about...
  • O’Malley Speaks Out Against Possible Dynastic Rematch for White House

    03/29/2015 7:19:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/29/2015 | Nick Corasaniti Share Tweet O’Malley Speaks Out Against Possible Dynastic Rematch for Whit
    Former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who has been promoting himself to Democrats as a potential alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the White House, on Sunday spoke out against the possibility of a dynastic rematch between Mrs. Clinton and Jeb Bush.
  • Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch

    03/27/2015 5:39:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 27, 2015 | By John Fritze and Meredith Cohn
    A long-awaited audit of Maryland's health insurance exchange has found that the state improperly billed the federal government $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled websites in the nation. Though the year-long probe by the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general found no fraud or criminal wrongdoing, auditors said the state lacked oversight and internal controls — and they recommended that Maryland refund what the federal government paid to subsidize the cost of signing people up for coverage. The report — obtained by The Baltimore Sun...
  • It looks like there's another Democratic presidential candidate

    03/18/2015 7:23:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2015 | KATRINA VANDEN HEUVE via Washington Post
    At a moment when everybody in Washington is talking about e-mails, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (D) wants to talk about Wall Street reform. Indeed, while Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail address at the State Department has created a media frenzy and overshadowed other issues, the past week brought additional news in the Democratic primary: O'Malley is almost certainly running for president. And he's determined to make his voice heard despite some pundits dismissing his ability to mount a "credible" challenge to Clinton for the party's nomination. The swirl of controversy surrounding Clinton has not only called her...
  • Carville: Clinton challengers wasting their time (Hussein 'has damaged the Democratic Party')

    03/15/2015 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/15 | Kyle Balluck
    James Carville said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be a waste of time for any Democrat to challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016. “I’ve had maybe three people come up to me and say, ‘Well, I’m for somebody else other than Hillary,’ “ the Democratic strategist told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. “And I know I run into more Democrats in more places than maybe anybody else in the United States,” he added. “Of course, Senator [Jim] Webb and Governor [Martin] O’Malley can say anything they want. But, in terms...
  • BOMBSHELL: Muslim Brotherhood Operative Used Hillary’s Email Server

    03/14/2015 12:42:59 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 27 replies
    ConservativeTribune.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | ConservativeTribune.com
    BOMBSHELL: Muslim Brotherhood Operative Used Hillary’s Email Server Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is burning out of control like an unchecked forest fire and it doesn’t appear that relief is on the way anytime soon. According to Stephen Hayes, a senior writer at the Weekly Standard, two of Clinton’s top aides had access to and used her personal email account while they were all employed at the State Department. He specifically mentioned Clinton’s trusted aide for twenty years, Huma Abedin, a woman with known ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. As most of our readers know, one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s core...
  • O'Malley: 'Important' for secretary of state to use official server

    03/12/2015 7:03:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 3/12/15 | NICK GASS
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says if he were president, it would be important as commander in chief to have his secretary of state use the official server for business. “Well sure, it would be important to me,” he said when asked about Hillary Clinton’s email practices at the State Department on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” but said getting the economy working would be more important. O’Malley said he didn’t “feel compelled to answer” a follow-up question about Clinton’s actions from Bloomberg Politics’ John Heilemann. “Secretary Clinton is perfectly capable of defending her own service in office,” he said.
  • [Martin] O'Malley sick of Clinton 'email drama' [Hello! Over here. I'm over here!]

    03/11/2015 11:20:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2015 | Mario Trujillo
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Wednesday say he is a "little sick of the email drama" surrounding Hillary Clinton. O'Malley is Clinton's most likely challenger in a 2016 primary, but he declined to pile on the former secretary of State's use of a private email address while at the State Department. “I'm not [an] expert on federal requirements or state requirements, and I'm frankly a little sick of the email drama," he said during a talk at the Brookings Institution in Washington. "But in our state, whether you used a personal email or a public email or a...
  • S.C. Democrats’ standing ovation for Martin O’Malley

    03/08/2015 12:23:34 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 35 replies
    SC News Exchange ^ | March 8, 2015 | Phil Noble
    "Democrats in South Carolina are not a group that is easily impressed, but recently former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley really impressed them… as in a standing ovation impressed."
  • Poll: Walker and Bush lead crowded GOP field

    03/05/2015 3:59:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico | March 5, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush head a crowded field of prospective Republican presidential candidates in the latest national poll released Thursday. Walker, the Wisconsin governor, polls at 18 percent, and Bush, the former Florida governor, is at 16 percent. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 8 percent each; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 7 percent; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 6 percent each; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 5 percent; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 2 percent; and South Carolina Sen....
  • O'Malley PAC hires ex-Braley staffer in Iowa

    01/27/2015 9:20:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Waterloo Courier ^ | 1/27/2015 | Ed Tibbets
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has hired a Democratic staffer in Iowa, as he considers a potential 2016 presidential bid. O'Malley's political action committee hired Jake Oeth as a consultant, beginning in mid-December, the PAC confirmed Tuesday. Oeth was the political director for Bruce Braley's Senate campaign last year. Politico first reported his hiring. O'Malley's PAC also said it has brought on Brad Elkins, who will be based in Washington, D.C. Both have Iowa experience. Elkins was sent by the O'Malley camp to Iowa last year to work for Jack Hatch's unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign. O'Malley, who left office after last...
  • O’Malley’s Catholic values will propel potential 2016 run

    01/11/2015 5:23:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-10-15 | Maryland State Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D)
    Governor Martin O'Malley (D) announced last week he will commute the sentences of Maryland's last four death row inmates. Given his leadership in repealing the state's death penalty two years ago, his decision was not a surprise. But, just weeks before he completes eight years as governor and a year before Iowa's presidential caucuses, it dramatizes O'Malley's values and skills. Soon after he was elected governor and I elected to the state senate, we met to discuss the 2007 legislative session. He discussed his priorities and I pitched my ideas for higher education. As we walked out of his office,...
  • Martin O’Malley: ‘My feelings were hurt’ by Maryland voters

    01/10/2015 9:11:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday that he’s still “seriously considering” a run for president but admitted that he was rattled when voters rejected his hand-picked Democratic successor in favor of Republican Larry Hogan. “I can tell you my feelings were hurt,” Mr. O'Malley said in a speech at the University of Chicago, CNN reported. “We had done a lot of really good things in Maryland and in the end, you did not hear much about it during the campaign,” Still, he acknowledged, “I was on the ballot.” Mr. Hogan won a stunning upset victory over Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown,...
  • Here's where 16 potential presidential candidates stand on (homosexual) marriage

    01/07/2015 11:16:53 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 1/7/2015 | Tessa Berenson
    For the most part, the gay marriage debate now falls along partisan lines: Democrats support it, But within the crowded field of likely 2016 presidential contenders, there’s a lot of room for nuance. The would-be candidates have made much different arguments and have varying records on the issue. Meantime, the issue continues to change. On Jan. 6, Florida became the second-largest state to recognize gay marriage, bringing the total to 36. And on Friday, the Supreme Court will meet privately to decide whether to consider cases that could lead to a more definitive ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Here’s...
  • Larry Hogan vows fight against Martin O’Malley anti-farm regulations

    12/09/2014 6:28:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    After weeks of promising bipartisanship and refusing to make policy announcements that might rile Democratic lawmakers, Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has picked his first political fight, coming out swinging against environmentalists and their powerful allies in the General Assembly. Mr. Hogan vowed Monday to roll back proposed new regulations that would limit phosphorus runoff from farms, siding with Eastern Shore farmers who rely on phosphorus-rich chicken manure for fertilizer and against environmentalists who blame it for choking the life out of the Chesapeake Bay. The regulation, known as the “phosphorus management tool,” or PMT, has been hotly debated in the...
  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’d almost forgotten to write this column. I’m sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned. Massachusetts? Maryland? MARYLAND?!?! Forget the Senate for a minute, or the massive Republican majority in the House, and think about the fact that Republicans did so well in the gubernatorial races across the country. In Michigan, after passing a “Right-To-Work” law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn’t sink a man with the Twitter handle @OneToughNerd. Speaking of unions, no one had a bigger target placed on their back by the unions than...
  • Green Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video)

    10/27/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | October 23, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy Suburban. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAFWjKxK2FUGreen Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:59 am Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy...
  • Maryland Governor Claims WiFi is a Human Right

    10/08/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | october 8, 2014 | christine rousselle
    Governor of Maryland and potential 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Martin O'Malley raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he was quoted in a CNN profiledeclaring access to wireless internet (WiFi) as a "human right." The quote occurred when O'Malley was discussing the "rebirth" of the American city and the skills of young people that make these changes happen. 
  • O'Malley calls Wi-Fi 'a human right'

    10/09/2014 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential Democratic White House contender, said in an interview published Wednesday that "Wi-Fi is a human right." O'Malley, a two-term governor who has fundraised vigorously for Democrats running in midterms races this year, said in an interview with CNN that he can relate to his 20-something daughters. "I am noticing a generational shift. While baby boomers were led to believe that sometimes our prosperity comes from separating from other[s], people under 40 believe that it will come from being closer to others," he said. O’Malley said young people are no longer following the path of...
  • Good news from would-be president Martin O’Malley: “WiFi is a human right”

    10/08/2014 7:32:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Reading this made me feel like Ron Burgundy listening to Baxter tell him he ate a whole wheel of cheese: I’m not even mad. It’s amazing.Jon Ward of Yahoo News wonders if the next human right is the right to Frosted Flakes. “Baby boomers and older were often told that if we specialize in terms of our skills, we will be more secure and prosperous, that the definition of ‘making it” was living out in the suburbs as far way as possible with the biggest lawn possible,” he said. “Young people have flipped that on its head. Younger people...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • O’Malley wouldn’t fulfill Obama request to take immigrants because conservatives might attack them

    07/16/2014 3:51:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 16, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to be the next President of the United States, and he’s just brazenly hypocritical enough for the job. O’Malley recently won praise from the left with a bleeding heart speech before a group of reporters over the scale of the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. “We are not a country that should send children away and send them back to certain death,” O’Malley said to reporters attending a National Governors Association conference last week. “I believe that we should be guided by the greatest power we have as a people, and that is the...
  • After Criticizing White House Over Unaccompanied Minors, Martin O'Malley Said Don't Send...

    07/15/2014 5:09:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Jim Acosta (with David Chalian)
    After Criticizing White House Over Unaccompanied Minors, Martin O'Malley Said Don't Send Them to Maryland Site After his strong criticism of the Obama administration's plans to return thousands of young undocumented migrants back to Central America, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley asked a top White House official that the children not be sent to a site that was under consideration in his home state, sources familiar with the conversation said. "He privately said 'please don't send these kids to Western Maryland,'" a Democratic source told CNN. The heated discussion between O'Malley and White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz occurred during...
  • O'Malley: U.S. shouldn't send immigrant children back to 'certain death'

    07/11/2014 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies
    ktuu.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Dana Davidsen
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley advocated for sympathy for the surge of young Central American immigrants flooding the U.S. southern border, arguing that to turn the children away without due process would be un-American given what violence awaits in their home countries. "We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death," he told reporters Friday at a National Governors Association meeting in Nashville. .... O'Malley said the children deserve due process under U.S. law. "They should have their ability to make their case for protection and asylum in the United States," he said....
  • Marijuana Emerges as Issue That Blurs Conservative, Liberal Lines

    04/07/2014 6:07:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Battaglia
    The debate over legalizing marijuana for medical and even recreational purposes is blurring conservative and liberal lines. With polls showing a slight majority of Americans now supporting the legalization of the drug, especially younger voters, and billionaire campaign financiers such as George Soros funding the pro-pot movement, a number of candidates are finding themselves at odds with their own party's positions. Ari Fleischer, a White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, called marijuana "a sleeper issue," in the upcoming campaign and noted its trickiness, telling The Wall Street Journal, "All of a sudden the ground is shifting, and...
  • ‘Are they going to have to start over?’ CBS’ Bob Schieffer grills Dem governor over Obamacare

    02/23/2014 4:45:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    **SNIP** “One of the things that does not appear to work, or has had a hard time even getting off the — off the floor, getting started, is the president’s healthcare plan,” Schieffer began. “There’s no other way to look at it: this roll out was a disaster. Where are you on that, and how much do you think that’s going to hurt Democrats?” **SNIP** The reporter later asked whether O’Malley thought many Democrats would ask President Barack Obama to campaign with them this election cycle. “I hear a lot of them don’t want him in their states now,” Schieffer...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • New Year Ushers in Md. Law Giving Illegal Aliens Driver’s Licenses

    01/03/2014 5:09:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 2, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A new law in Maryland that took effect on Jan. 1 allows illegal aliens to get a driver’s licenses in the state.Proponents of the law, passed by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley, said it would make roads safer, because illegal aliens would have to pass driving tests and could get liability insurance from insurance companies.The Maryland Highway Safety Act allows illegal aliens to obtain a license without a Social Security number or proof of lawful residency, according to the Washington Post.The license cannot be used for federal purposes, including entering a federal building or boarding...
  • ObamaCare botch fuels Dem feud in Maryland

    12/25/2013 6:44:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 25, 2013 | Joseph Weber
    The botched ObamaCare rollout that has given Republicans a hammer going into the 2014 election cycle is now splitting Democrats in deep-blue Maryland, as the problems become political fodder for next year's gubernatorial race. Despite Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley being among the first to embrace the Affordable Care Act and create an online exchange, the state-run site has had a disastrous start, like the federal exchange. This has left gubernatorial frontrunner and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who helped lead the local ObamaCare launch, taking hits from fellow Democrats. “It’s almost like a Saturday Night Live skit,” primary challenger and...
  • Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says

    09/30/2013 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Luke Broadwater and Erin Cox
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley clashed publicly Wednesday over how to drive down crime in Baltimore, stoking a widening political debate after a violent summer in Maryland's largest city. The mayor flatly rejected the governor's call for increased arrests and questioned whether state authorities should do more to stop gun trafficking into the city. It was an unusual public split for the two Democrats and longtime political allies. .... "As this conversation is going on, there is an anxiety that is building in some of our communities that we're going back to a time when communities felt like...
  • Perry to meet Maryland GOP on job-hunting visit

    09/17/2013 5:24:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, visiting Maryland to woo businesses to relocate to the Lone Star State, will also meet Wednesday with a group of Maryland Republicans, GOP Chairwoman Diana Waterman told The Washington Times. Mr. Perry, a contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination who is expected to have another go at it 2016, has said he won't seek a fourth term as governor. But he has been building his national image by polishing his image as a salesman for his state on the national level. His meetings with business representatives in Maryland are supposed to be hush-hush, since he...
  • 2016 President: Republican Outsiders Rising (From Sabato's Crystal Ball)

    08/15/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Center For Politics ^ | 08/14/2013 | Larry Sabato
    Our most recent rating of Republican presidential contenders features a top tier of three notably different candidates: A Midwestern governor (Scott Walker) who is known best by the activists who will help decide the nomination; a leading national figure (Chris Christie) who has irked conservatives; and a firebrand senator (Rand Paul) with devoted supporters who would shake up the party’s platform and, perhaps, identity.Chart 1: Updated Crystal Ball Republican presidential rankings First Tier Candidate Key Advantages Key Disadvantages Since Last Update Scott WalkerGovernor, WI •Midwest GOP gov. in Obama state •Heroic conservative credentials •Shown political durability •Too bland? Next Pawlenty?...
  • Hillary Clinton Leads Democratic pack for 2016, Would Beat Chris Christie Head-to-Head (47-41%)

    07/24/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13:52 EST, 24 July 2013 | By David Martosko In Washington
    The next presidential election is more than three years away, but early polling shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leading the Democratic pack by a landslide margin, with a whopping 63 per cent of Democrats telling pollsters that they would vote for the former first lady and Secretary of State. Vice President Joe Biden came in second with 13 per cent support - barely one-fifth of Clinton's showing. The GOP field is anyone's game, however, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie only garnering 15 per cent support among Republicans to narrowly lead the pack. He's followed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Florida...
  • New Maryland Laws, Effective July 1

    06/30/2013 4:12:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Maryland Legislative Watch ^ | June 30, 2013 | Maryland Legislative Watch
    Residents of Maryland may or may not know that over 100 new laws will be effective July 1. The laws include myriad new or adjusted rules on licenses to serve alcohol, requiring union representation fees for those in public education institutions, and fifteen million dollars in potential bond debt.Garrett County Memorial Hospital is a 55 bed hospital. Senator Edwards (Republican, D-1) sponsored the successful bid to authorize the County Commissioners to borrow up to $15,000,000 in order to assist in financing the cost of hospital improvements. The votes for this legislation were 135-0 in the House and 46-0 in the...
  • Petition drive to overturn O'Malley's gun control law fails

    06/03/2013 8:46:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | June 3, 2013 | The Capital (Annapolis, MD)
    Maryland's new gun control law, signed in May by Gov. Martin O'Malley, has survived its first challenge. Organizers of a petition drive to get the law onto the ballot in 2014 failed to turn in any signatures by Friday night's deadline, said Steve Ackerman of the Office of the Secretary of State. A referendum would have kept the law from going into effect on Oct. 1. To get one, opponents would have had to submit roughly 18,600 signatures. While the National Rifle Association is still expected to battle the law in court, gun control groups celebrated news that the petition...
  • List of 81 pistols, rifles and shotguns banned by Maryland

    05/29/2013 4:33:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Spero News ^ | May 25, 2013 | Martin Barillas
    Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) of Maryland signed into law on May 16 a measure intended to control the sale of so-called assault weapons, which have been involved in incidents such as the mass killing at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown CT in December in 2012. The measure casts a broad net over a variety of weapons, both pistols and long guns, that have at least two of three characteristics – folding stock, grenade launcher or flash suppressor. Firearms having any two of these characteristics, therefore, qualify as an “assault weapon” under provisions of the law. Specific pistols, rifles...
  • Maryland Blessed With $100 Million Turkish Mega-Mosque

    05/22/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | May 22, 2013 | John DeMayo
    On May 15, 2013, the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, an anti-Semite, attended a ceremony a stone’s throw from our nation’s capital celebrating what he claims “will likely become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western Hemisphere.” Next year, when completed, the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center, in Lanham, Maryland “US of A,” a project of the Islamist Turkish government, will be the grandest Islamic site in the Western Hemisphere. Allah Akbar! The 15-acre neo-Ottoman empire inspired complex will have five buildings and a mosque capable of serving over 750 faithful Muslim worshipers. I have...
  • Turkey to Build $100 Million Mega-Mosque in Maryland; Connected to Islamic Extremists

    05/21/2013 11:13:04 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/21/13 | Aurelius
    On May 15th, the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and two leaders linked to the Muslim Brotherhood visited Lanham, Maryland to celebrate the future opening of a $100,000,000 mega-mosque. The project is being funded by the Islamic government of Turkey. Erdogan has seen his share of controversy. In February, he stated that Zionism is a "crime against humanity." In June 1997, he stated, "The Jews have begun to crush the Muslims of Palestine, in the name of Zionism. Today, the image of the Jews is no different from that of the Nazis." The Muslim Brotherhood and their connection to antisemitism...
  • Some Hope Gas Tax Will Fund Bridge Repair, Construction

    05/11/2013 7:38:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | May 11, 2013 | Amber Larkins
    ANNAPOLIS -- Republican Sen. Richard Colburn of Dorchester voted against Maryland’s recently passed gas tax increase, but now hopes some of the new money will go to replacing the Dover Bridge in his district. The new taxes, initially expected to raise prices at the pump by 4 cents a gallon this July, might help to expand funding for the rehabilitation and replacement of Maryland’s deteriorating bridges. As of April, 87 of the 2,572 Maryland State Highway Administration maintained bridges were structurally deficient, which doesn’t mean they are unsafe, but that they have areas that need to be repaired or replaced,...
  • Beware of Gov. Martin O'Malley (Rain Tax)

    04/20/2013 9:31:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Project To Restore America ^ | 4/19/2013 | Marta H Mossburg
    Maryland made national news recently for a "rain tax" to start July 1. The tax, an unfunded mandate originating with the Environmental Protection Agency and cemented by the state legislature and governor last year, means homeowners, businesses and nonprofits in certain counties will pay a fee based on the amount of "impervious surfaces" on their property. It is supposed to raise about $482 million annually. Satellite imagery will help counties comply with the law, designed to reduce runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. Call it the 'Drones for the Bay' program. The "Free State" is a Petri dish for progressive causes...
  • Democratic governors push for Senate’s gun bill (Cuomo, O’Malley, Malloy)

    04/17/2013 12:36:01 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/17/13 1:49 PM EDT | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Three Democratic governors who successfully pushed their state legislatures to toughen gun laws are asking Congress to do the same. “We need the federal government to take the lead and enact reasonable laws to reduce gun violence by, at a minimum, ensuring that more gun purchasers pass a federal background check,” Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Martin O’Malley of Maryland and Dan Malloy of Connecticut wrote in a letter to Senators on Wednesday. “The American people are clear on this issue – more than 90% support background checks prior to gun purchases. They understand that if you can’t pass...
  • Toxic Government by Democrats: Baltimore

    04/11/2013 5:09:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 8, 2013 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Toxic Government by Democrats: BaltimorePosted By John Perazzo On April 8, 2013 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 13 Comments Editor’s note: The following is the second in a series of articles that will expose the misery of life in America’s poorest cities, all of which have one thing in common: they are controlled exclusively by Democrats. Each article presented by FrontPage will reveal how the production of mass urban poverty is much more than just a failure of leadership, but a means of political survival for the Left. To read the background...
  • The “NEED” For Immigration Reform

    04/07/2013 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7. 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Last week I wrote about the battle for words and need to reclaim the language. We have to make sure words have meaning, no matter who how offensive a tiny slice of people find some of them. No sooner had the ink dried on that piece than the Associated Press stepped up and declared the term “illegal immigrant” dead. “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users it assumes another option will “evolve.” Can’t you just imagine hundreds of “senior fellows” at various George Soros-funded Flying...
  • Maryland lawmakers pass bill forcing teachers to pay union fees, reversing right to work trend

    04/06/2013 11:45:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/06/13
    Maryland lawmakers agreed this week to require public school teachers to pay union fees – a move that bolsters the state’s connection to organized labor as others move toward a right-to-work status. The bill passed Thursday in the General Assembly and is headed to the desk of Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley for signing after Monday, the final day of Maryland’s 2013 legislative session. The bill is also part of a larger progressive agenda put fourth this year by leaders of the Democrat-controlled Assembly that includes the approval of tax increases and one of the toughest gun-control proposals in the country.
  • MILLER: Second Amendment crumbling as gun-control victories spread

    04/04/2013 10:49:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The Second Amendment got attacked this week from three sides, leaving gun owners scrambling to find safe ground. While President Obama has lost momentum for federal gun-control laws, he has picked up victories with his allies in blue states and at the United Nations. After Thursday, Connecticut should consider changing its state nickname from the “Constitution State” to the “Unconstitutional State” after Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an extremely restrictive gun-control law. The bill passed the state House Thursday morning and the Senate on Wednesday. Before the Newtown tragedy, the Brady Campaign determined that Connecticut was the fifth highest-rated state for...
  • Maryland Senate approves gas tax increase; gun-control bill survives House panel’s fight

    04/01/2013 6:13:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | John Wagner and Aaron C. Davis
    Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Friday to the first increase in the state’s gas tax in 20 years, acting to replenish a transportation fund that is rapidly running out of money for highway construction and long-planned mass-transit projects. Under the bill, which passed the Senate 27 to 20, motorists can expect to pay between 13 and 20 cents more per gallon by mid-2016, according to legislative analysts. The increase would be phased in, with the first bump of about 4 cents a gallon coming in July. The legislation, which transportation officials say would yield $4.4 billion for new projects over...
  • Md. Senate Passes Gun Control Measure 28-19

    03/01/2013 5:37:32 PM PST · by RedMDer · 42 replies
    WJZ ^ | February 28, 2013 5:42 PM
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—Maryland is a step closer to enacting some of the strictest gun control legislation in the country. The Maryland Senate passed an amended bill that keeps the governor’s original plan for gun control intact. ... Since their rally Feb. 6, gun advocates have continued to protest what they believe is a violation of their Second Amendment right to bear arms. And those arguments were echoed in the Senate chamber Thursday. “We are taking that right away from law-abiding citizens,” argued Senator Nancy Jacobs, (R) Harford County. In marathon sessions, the senate amended and passed the Firearms Safety Act...
  • Maryland Gov. Wants to Require a License to Own a Handgun

    02/07/2013 6:16:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 7, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants state lawmakers to consider passing legislation that would require residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun. Such a law would be an impediment to a constitutional guarantee for which there is no such requirement. I find it interesting that liberals attack the requirement that a person needs to show identification in order to vote, but they will put multiple restrictions on people who have a right to keep and bear arms as set down in the Constitution.Unlike the Second Amendment, there is no absolute right to vote. Consider the 26th Amendment that was...
  • How gun control is already shaping the 2016 Democratic primary

    01/15/2013 7:16:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ryu Spaeth
    This week, as lawmakers in Congress braced themselves for a protracted and impassioned debate over gun control, Democratic governors moved swiftly to push tough new gun laws in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily shepherded legislation through a divided state legislature to produce the strictest gun laws in the country. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed similarly stringent measures, including a ban on assault weapons, while Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for universal background checks on all gun sales. And what do all three governors have in common (besides a strong...