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  • Baltimore politicians seek nearly $3 raise to minimum wage

    09/05/2013 2:43:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9-5-13 | Luke Broadwater and Erin Cox
    The state's minimum wage has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. That means minimum-wage workers earn about $15,000 a year for full-time, year-round work. The bill backed by city politicians would incrementally increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 and automatically increase it with inflation thereafter. They argue the increase would inject $466 million into Maryland’s economy, and create 4,060 jobs in the state. State Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller said Thursday that "it's time" to raise the state's minimum wage. He said the measure might be tied to a cut in the...
  • Frederick Douglass Escapes Slavery, 175 Years Ago

    09/04/2013 5:10:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    History Channel ^ | September 3, 2013 | Christopher Klein
    On September 3, 1838, Frederick Bailey undertook the riskiest journey of his life. The 20-year-old slave made a daring escape from his master in Baltimore, and with his newfound freedom came a new name -- Frederick Douglass... After Douglass’ attempt to escape slavery two years prior was betrayed by a fellow slave, he had been jailed, sent to Baltimore by his master and hired out to work in the city’s shipyards. Undeterred, Douglass vowed to try to escape again on September 3, 1838, although he knew the risk. "I felt assured that if I failed in this attempt, my case...
  • The beautiful row houses once part of sprawling tenements that illustrate Baltimore's urban decay

    09/03/2013 8:08:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    One of the architectural quirks of certain cities on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. is the solo row house. Standing alone, in some of the worst neighborhoods, these nineteenth century structures were once attached to similar row houses that made up entire city blocks. Time and major demographic changes have resulted in the decay and demolition of many such blocks. Occasionally, one house is spared - literally cut off from its neighbors and left to the elements with whatever time it has left. Still retaining traces of its former glory, the last house standing is often still occupied.
  • That Awful 'Racist' Reagan Visited Victims of Md. Cross Burning in 1982,

    09/01/2013 7:21:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 1, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Earlier this evening at NewsBusters, Tim Graham noted that the Washington Post gave space, in an item entitled "Reagan Historians to Decry 'Ahistorical Caricature' as Racist in 'The Butler' Movie," to refute the false portrayal of the Gipper in that film.</p>
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Drivers in Washington, D.C., crash more than anyone, Allstate says

    08/28/2013 6:32:47 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | August 28, 2013 | Clifford Atiyeh
    Whether it's their problems with "taxation without representation" or the flood of foreign diplomats weaving around town, drivers in the nation's capital are the most likely to get into a car accident, according to a new report from Allstate. The insurance company's annual study on safe drivers, now in its ninth year, looked at property-damage claims in 194 cities from January 2010 through December 2011 and compared them to the national average. In Washington, D.C., drivers were 109 percent more likely to get into a crash, while the D.C. suburbs of Alexandria and Arlington, Va. – along with Baltimore, Providence,...
  • Six year old punched while trying to stop assault

    08/23/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 33 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | August 23, 2013 | Staff
    A 6-year-old girl was punched Thursday when she tried to help her mother who had been attacked on a sidewalk. Police say the girl and her mother were walking in the 1200 block of Whittington Drive in Lothian around 4:40 p.m. when a teen approached them from behind and asked for money. The girl's mother was punched and knocked to the ground. Police say the suspect began kicking and punching her while trying to grab her purse. When the young girl tried to break up the fight, the suspect punched her in the chest and ran off. “She was knocked...
  • Professor's son, 22, pleads guilty to stabbing and dismembering his roommate

    08/19/2013 7:06:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    A professor's son who attacked his roommate with an axe while he slept before dismembering and eating his heart and parts of his brain today pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible. Former Morgan State student, Alexander Kinyua, 22, entered the plea for the first-degree murder of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, whose body parts were discovered four days after he vanished last year. Agyei-Kodie, 37, had recently moved from Ghana and was staying with Kinyua's family in Joppatown, a suburb of Baltimore when he was attacked.
  • Police presence inside a showing of ‘The Butler’ causes outrage

    08/18/2013 2:20:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSNBC's The Grio ^ | August 18, 2013 | Joy-Ann Reid
    Washington D.C. woman says a weekend trip to see the movie, “The Butler” was marred by the presence of police inside the theater. Tiffany Flowers says she and her boyfriend, Alan Hanson, were attending a screening of the Lee Daniels film at the Regal Cinemas Majestic Stadium 20 theater in Silver Spring, Maryland Saturday, when the experience turned sour. She said that after waiting in line and having their tickets double validated, with the second ticket taker just ten feet from the first employee to tear their stubs, she and Hanson approached the theater entrance, only to find a police...
  • Kentucky's Ted Cruz? (Bevin against McConnell)

    07/30/2013 5:46:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/29/13 | Katrina Trinko
    Last week, the Kentucky businessman announced he would challenge Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s Republican Senate primary. This will be Bevin’s first entry into the political rodeo. But the longtime Republican has often been a frustrated party member. “I have a Peroutka for President T-shirt from 2004 in my drawer,” Bevin tells National Review Online in an interview at his Louisville home. He’s referring to Constitution-party candidate Michael Peroutka, for whom he cast his ballot in the general election rather than George W. Bush. “In ’04, I was just so fed up with the choices that we...
  • Syrian Electronic Army hacks Washington Post Web site

    08/15/2013 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2:06 PM | Paul Farhi and Hayley Tsukayama
    The Washington Post’s Web site was disrupted Thursday morning by a hacker group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that apparently launched a coordinated wave of attacks on American news outlets. A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army briefly infiltrated The Post’s Web site and redirected readers of some stories to the SEA’s site. The organization supports Assad, who has led a long, bloody campaign to crush a rebellion in Syria. The intrusion lasted for about 30 minutes and affected a number of foreign-news stories. “We’ve taken defensive measures, and at this time there are no other issues affecting...
  • CPAC Civil War: Ron Paul Supporters Scream “War Criminal” At Dick Cheney

    02/10/2011 3:52:58 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 80 replies ^ | 02/10/2011 | Jon Bershad
    Things should have been nice and chummy at CPAC an hour ago. Dick Cheney strolled on stage to cheers and the inspirational tune of Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best” and got began to present the “Defender Of The Constitution” award to Donald Rumsfeld. However, as the chants of “USA! USA!” died down, a voice screaming “War criminal!” could be heard. And then, as Cheney continued to talk up his former colleague, a shouting match began between supporters of Ron Paul and the rest of the convention hall. The Paul supporters eventually walked out in the middle of Rumsfeld’s speech as...
  • 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?...
  • Pentagon’s Giant Blood Serum Bank May Provide PTSD Clues

    08/13/2013 8:09:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Scientific American ^ | August 12, 2013 | Dina Fine Maron
    The massive repository of genetic material is poised to advance research—just don’t bother asking for your samples back Inside DoDSR Image: Dina Fine Maron SILVER SPRING, Md.—Nestled inside a generic-looking office building here in suburban Maryland, down the hall from cable-provider Comcast, sits the largest blood serum repository in the world. Seven freezers, each roughly the size of a high school basketball court, are stacked high with row upon row of small cardboard boxes containing tubes of yellow or pinkish blood serum, a liquid rich in antibodies and proteins, but devoid of cells. The freezers hover at –30 degrees Celsius—cold...
  • Mosby: Florida Business Boycott Due to Stand Your Ground's 'Subjective Nature' (Baltimore)

    08/13/2013 5:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Patch Blog ^ | August 13, 2013 | Sonia Su and Adam Bednar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Councilman Nick Mosby's resolution calling on the city to review doing business with Florida firms due to the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law will be given a committee hearing like its sponsor wanted. The resolution encourages the city to review doing business with firms in that state, not because Mosby wants to see the law abolished, but rather to consider the "the subjective nature in which it's been applied in the state of Florida," Mosby told Patch. The resolution, according to the meeting agenda, calls for: Divestment from the State of Florida FOR the purpose of requesting that...
  • Bomb squad, hazmat units at Rep. Cummings' Baltimore office

    08/07/2013 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 7, 2013 | Justin Fenton
    A hazardous materials unit and federal agents are investigating a suspicious substance found at the Baltimore office of Rep. Elijah Cummings, officials said.
  • The Phony IRS Scandal

    08/04/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 4, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    The White House publicity machine has tried to turn the national conversation from the topics of the day to attempt to make our President relevant again. Obama, who has gained the new nickname Griffin (as in H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man), has all but disappeared since his failed attempt to change the national gun laws in the beginning of this year. To clear grass so high that Obama needs a weed whacker just to be seen, his team has attempted a typical Obama technique. In this case they are creating a new mantra to discredit legitimate concerns of American voters...
  • Netanyahu meets congressmen, urges increased pressure on Iran

    08/06/2013 2:11:52 PM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    ynetnews ^ | Published: 08.06.13, 19:47 | Moran Azulay
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday evening with a delegation of 36 American congressmen headed by Congressman Steny Hoyer. During the meeting Netanyahu claimed that though Iran's president said pressure wouldn't help, in the last two decades pressure was the only thing that helped. snip
  • Archaeology dig may uncover nation's earliest free African-American settlment

    08/05/2013 2:19:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    In Easton, Md., an untold story of free African-Americans is being discovered through bits of glass, shards of pottery and oyster shells. Piece by piece, archaeologists and historians from two universities and the community are uncovering the history of The Hill, which they believe is the earliest settlement of free African-Americans in the United States, dating to 1790. Treme, in New Orleans, is recognized as the oldest free black community in the nation, dating to 1812. But researchers say that could change based on findings from the Easton dig. "It's not just a black story. It's an American story," said...
  • Open wide: Hundreds show up for Catholic Charities free dental clinic

    08/04/2013 1:00:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | August 3, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From my Shamelessly Proud of Where I Came From file…a great story involving my alma mater in Maryland, St. Vincent Pallotti High School: The first two people in line arrived within 10 minutes of each other Friday evening, ready to sleep on the sidewalk overnight for free dental care at a high school in Laurel on Saturday morning.Twelve hours later, one woman was reclining in a dentist’s chair, getting a new tooth made of a synthetic composite. The other was heading home: The temporary clinic, which served 700 people Friday and Saturday, was unable to provide the treatment she needed,...
  • Adams Morgan hate crime was motivated by Zimmerman verdict, police say (Wash., D.C.)

    07/28/2013 9:59:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 108 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Nicole Chavez and Stefanie Dazio
    A Bethesda man was beaten and robbed early Saturday morning in Adams Morgan by three men who yelled, “This is for Trayvon Martin,” before attacking him, police said. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime and robbery, according to D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali. Three black men approached an adult white male from behind while he was walking in the 1700 block of Euclid Street NW at 1:26 a.m. Saturday, police said.
  • Black mob leaves waiter with broken jaw

    07/24/2013 9:47:14 PM PDT · by Anila · 53 replies
    WND ^ | 07/24/13 | Colin Flaherty
    The black mob in Baltimore did not get the message. Ads by Google Or maybe the video was misleading. Maybe the white person in the video being chased and beaten Saturday night by a black mob in Baltimore said something, did something, to antagonize his attackers. Maybe he followed them. Maybe he profiled them. He’s not talking at the moment. He’s just out of surgery for a broken jaw. But this victim was no neighborhood watchman. He was just a waiter going home after working the evening shift at a local wine bar. Maybe the woman they attacked soon before...
  • 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...
  • Federal judge orders Ohio to recognize gay marriage performed in Maryland

    07/23/2013 9:52:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot ^ | July 23, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Yes, he’s an Obama appointee. Addressing the constitutional question, Black explained, “Although the law has long recognized that marriage and domestic relations are matters generally left to the states, the restrictions imposed on marriage by states, however, must nonetheless comply with the [U.S.] Constitution.”To that end, the court examined the Supreme Court’s decision striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act this June in United States v. Windsor, the 1996 decision in Romer v. Evans, and in other decisions addressing differential treatment found to be unconstitutional under the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws.Looking at Ohio’s bans...
  • Ohio Officials Ordered To Recognize Gay Couple’s Marriage

    07/23/2013 7:41:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | July 22, 2013 | Chris Geidner
    <p>A federal judge in Ohio ordered state officials Monday to recognize the marriage of two men that was performed in Maryland on the death certificate of an Ohio resident in hospice care who the judge says “is certain to die soon.”</p>
  • Maryland Employers Cutting Hours Due to Obamacare: Frustration builds as the reality sets in

    07/18/2013 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/18/2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Large employers have struggled to adapt to Obamacare provisions and are cutting hours, and insurance experts worry it will create friction between employers and employees, WMDT reports: By 2015, employers with at least 50 full-time, 30-hour employees will be required to provide health insurance or pay a hefty $3,000 fine for each uninsured employee. Insurance experts worry it could create some friction between the employer and employee.“We’ve seen employers starting to cut down hours to 28, 25 hours such that they will not be subject to penalty for that employee,” Keen said.That’s exactly what Katie Frantz says has happened to...
  • GOP REP: ZIMMERMAN WAS ACQUITTED, 'GET OVER IT' (House to look at DOJ if they pursue Zimmerman)

    07/16/2013 7:58:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/16/2013 | by LARRY O'CONNOR
    "Get over it." That's the message from a Republican congressman to the protests over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin. Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) also said that the House might need to take a look at the Justice Department's actions if they needlessly pursue federal charges against Zimmerman. Harris (R-MD) appeared on "Mornings on the Mall" on WMAL in Washington DC Tuesday with me and co-host Brian Wilson. After a discussion about this week's House vote delaying the employee mandate for the Affordable Care Act, the conversation turned to the dominant news story of the week,...
  • [Republican Congressman] Andy Harris on Trayvon Martin verdict: 'Get over it'

    07/16/2013 3:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 16, 2013 | John Fritze
    Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican representative in Congress, is receiving attention for comments he made on WMAL radio Tuesday about last week's verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. "We're hung up on this one case where this one fellow was in fact found not guilty by a jury," Harris said during the interview. "That's the way the American law system works. Get over it." Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida, fatally shot Trayvon Martin last year in a case that captured national attention. He was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on Saturday, sparking protests around...
  • Baltimore: Witness Claims Youths Telled 'This Is For Trayvon' In Beating (Black on Hispanic)

    07/15/2013 4:23:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    The Ba;ltimore Sun ^ | Monday, July 15, 2013 | Justin George
    Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, "This is for Trayvon." A witness posted the account on a community Facebook page, and police confirmed they are looking into whether the suspects' reaction to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman played a part in the incident. A police report on the beating does not mention the alleged comments. Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman, declined to go into further detail. In a post that drew nearly 50 comments on Facebook,...
  • Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether shocks New York men by joining online dating app Tinder

    07/10/2013 8:43:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 07/10/2013
    NEW York City's dating scene is so brutal, even Miss USA has to look for love online. A man searching on the matchmaking app Tinder was shocked to discover a profile for 6-foot stunner Nana Meriwether, who won her crown in 2012, the New York Post reports. "It’s funny - the guys I’ve said yes to have all been like, 'Are you real?' " Meriwether told New York magazine. "I’m like, 'Yeah, of course.' Even pageant-title-holders get lonely." Meriwether said it’s a struggle to find love in the Big Apple, where busy singles have short attention spans. "Here’s the thing...
  • Turtle Racing Can Be a Lot More Hazardous Than You Might Think

    07/08/2013 3:46:53 PM PDT · by shove_it · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8 Jul 2013
    It was too little too late for conservation groups that wanted the Bel Air, Maryland, Kiwanis Club to cancel its annual Fourth of July turtle derby last Thursday. According to The Baltimore Sun, the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter on Friday, June 28, requesting the event be canceled because it posed a “threat to struggling native turtle populations and a health hazard to the children handling the animals.” The problem, according to the Center’s Reptile and Amphibian Staff Attorney, is a recent rise in ranavirus, which, according to the National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC), has caused die-offs...
  • Baltimore Men March to Stem Violence

    07/06/2013 8:19:52 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 50 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 5, 2013 | Tricia Phillips
    On a day when at least four people were shot in Baltimore before dinner time — two of them fatally —hundreds of city men took to the streets in a planned 10-mile march along North Avenue, shutting down portions of the thoroughfare, to protest the recent spike in gun violence. "There's a war going on in our streets" that "starts and ends with our young black men," City Councilman Brandon Scott told the crowd, which included the mayor and police commissioner. "We're going to take our city back. … We can no longer stand on the backs of the women."...
  • Remembering Mary Surratt; Marylander and Southerner

    07/06/2013 2:46:26 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 38 replies
    Huntington News ^ | July 5, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The State Legislature of Maryland prepared to vote on secession in 1861 to join the Southern Confederacy but Federal troops were sent to squash their attempt.
  • 8-month-old boy dies after mom forgets he's in car on 90-degree day

    07/05/2013 9:43:18 PM PDT · by South40 · 64 replies
    NBCNews ^ | Gil Aegerter
    An 8-month-old boy died Friday after a Virginia mother forgot he was in her car and went to work, leaving him there all day as temperatures rose to around 90, police said. ((snip)) Meanwhile, a 16-month-old girl died in Baltimore after being left in a truck by a relative who forgot her when he went home to take a nap, reported, citing police.
  • Violence Rages in Baltimore Despite O'Malley's New Gun Control Laws

    07/04/2013 6:43:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 7/3/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Back in May, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (who has presidential aspirations) signed into law some of the country's strictest gun control laws after they were shoved through the legislature in the name of Sandy Hook. Thousands who opposed to the bill were ignored. O'Malley was vocal in his support for the laws and made it a point to stress that the new laws would reduce crime and keep Maryland safe.
  • 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...
  • Fox puts Palin back in the spotlight (Above average Leftist Maryland hogwash)

    06/26/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Carroll County Times ^ | June 26, 2013 | Tom Zirpoli
    She’s back. That would be former Alaskan half-term governor and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, of course. She is back on Fox News. Evidently the folks over at Fox didn’t think they were fair and balanced enough toward the Republican side of the aisle. Of course, not all Republicans are happy with Palin’s return. Gearing up for the 2014 congressional races and the 2016 presidential race, the last thing moderate Republicans want is to remind everyone why they didn’t vote for the Republican ticket in 2008. With the exception of folks in red states or congressional districts, Palin doesn’t do...
  • Democrat Central Committee Attempts to Block Conservative Group from Attending Public Event

    06/25/2013 9:40:30 AM PDT · by ocr1 · 17 replies
    Carroll County Maryland Democrats have reportedly attempted to use the Sheriff’s department to keep members of a local Tea Party activist group from attending a “meet and greet” with their congressional representative, Chris Van Hollen, on Monday June 24 at Caroll County Community College (CCCC).Michelle Jefferson of We The People (WTP) Carroll County had sent out an email to her group encouraging them to give Congressman Van Hollen a “WTP greeting” at the event.Jefferson says that upon returning from the Audit The IRS rally in Washington on Wednesday she spoke with Major Tom Long of the Carroll Count Sheriff’s Department....
  • A Win for “We the People” in Maryland

    06/24/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies ^ | june 24, 2013 | Kevin Mooneyhan
    On Saturday night it came to our attention that a group of Democrat activists were working to ban members of the We the People Caroll County Tea Party group from a public town hall for Rep. Chris Van Hollen who represents the 8th Congressional District in Maryland. It was reported that these Democrat activists were threatening to use law enforcement to ban the Tea Party group from the town hall under the accusation that they have displayed “violent tendencies.” Anyone who has been around the Tea Party and has seen it first-hand knows that this is an outrageous accusation –...
  • Tea Party Group Banned from Town Hall Because of Maryland Democrats' Smear

    06/24/2013 2:08:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 22, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Democrats in Maryland accused local Tea Partiers of having “violent tendencies,” resulting in them being banned by local law enforcement from attending an upcoming town hall event with their Congressman, Breitbart News has learned. Local Maryland bloggers at Front Line State broke the story on Saturday morning, noting that “Carroll County Maryland Democrats have reportedly attempted to use the Sheriff’s department to keep members of a local Tea Party activist group from attending a ‘meet and greet’ with their congressional representative, Chris Van Hollen, on Monday June 24 at Caroll County Community College (CCCC).” Van Hollen is the ranking member...
  • Health reform outreach begins in Maryland and across the country

    06/23/2013 6:35:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 22, 2013 | By Andrea K. Walker
    As a multimillion-dollar national campaign launches Sunday to enroll Americans in the nation's new health care program, Maryland officials have already begun enlisting local groups in a similar drive. Using $24 million in federal grants, the state has chosen six community organizations to help reach the uninsured at the local level. Unlike the church groups and other volunteers, the six organizations will be able to enroll people.
  • Vermont and Maryland Have Legalized DNR Orders Without Consent

    06/20/2013 1:51:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies ^ | June 20, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Patient autonomy is fast becoming a one-way street. Choose to die by refusing life-sustaining treatment–sacrosanct! Want to live with life-sustaining treatment? Not your call. I recently helped successfully fight an attempt in Texas (SB 303) to legalize no consent DNRs. But they have been passed in VT and MD.
  • Suspension won’t be removed for five-year-old grilled over cap gun who then peed his pants

    06/17/2013 7:47:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies ^ | 6-17-2013 | Eric Owens
    School officials in Calvert County, Maryland have denied a request to expunge the suspension of the kindergartener who brought a plastic cap gun on a school bus last month and then wet his pants during a subsequent interrogation. The refusal came in the form of a letter dated Friday, reports The Washington Post. The letter stated that the five-year-old “did bring a cap gun in his book bag.” It also charged that some other children were frightened and told school officials that they couldn’t discern if the orange-tipped cowboy-style gun was real or fake. The unidentified kindergartener had brought the...
  • D.C. Policeman Faces Gun Charge in Maryland

    06/16/2013 12:31:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 15 June, 2013 | NA
    A D.C. police lieutenant has been charged with leaving a loaded gun where his son found it and took it to school. Prince George's County court documents show Mark Antonio Hodge of Glenn Dale has been charged with leaving a loaded firearm in a place where he would have known that a minor would gain access to the firearm. Officers were called to DuVal High School in Lanham March 27 for a report of a student with a firearm, according to court documents. Officers learned the 15-year-old had taken the gun from his home. He said his dad kept the...
  • Suspension over gun-shaped toaster pastry is now permanent mark on kid’s record

    06/13/2013 5:05:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 6-13-2013 | Eric Owens
    This week brought more bad news for Joshua Welch, the Baltimore-area second-grader who was suspended for two days because his teacher thought he shaped a breakfast pastry into something resembling a gun. School officials have denied an appeal to have the suspension expunged from the boy’s permanent record, reports The Baltimore Sun. Robin Ficker, the attorney representing Welch and his family, said he will now take the matter to the Anne Arundel County school board. Under local regulations, he has 30 days to do so. “If this school can’t educate a seven-year-old without putting him out of school, how are...
  • Democrat Who Said IRS Scandal Was Solved Backtracks: It's Not Solved

    06/13/2013 3:13:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | June 13, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Last weekend, top Democrat and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Elijah Cummings, said the IRS scandal was "solved" and that we need to move along. Cummings cited an anonymous "conservative Republican" working in the IRS who supposedly came forward to say the White House wasn't involved in the targeting of conservative tea party groups. Cummings then detailed an unreleased interview last week with an anonymous IRS manager who labeled himself a “conservative Republican.” The manager essentially said it was he who started the targeting of the groups and — contrary to GOP allegations — said that the White...
  • Cummings: Unnamed ‘conservative Republican’ behind IRS abuse

    06/11/2013 2:54:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/11/13 | Patrick Howley
    Rep. Elijah Cummings has yet to reveal the name of the “conservative Republican” IRS agent he claims started the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups, despite evidence that the targeting was overseen by a registered Democrat working out of Washington, D.C. Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland and the top Democrat on the House oversight committee, claimed this week that an unnamed Republican manager in the IRS’s Cincinnati office started the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, and that “the case is solved” with no evidence of White House wrongdoing. Cummings claimed in a letter to Republican Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa,...
  • Republican IRS agent says Cincinnati began 'Tea Party' inquiries

    06/09/2013 3:16:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/9/13 | David Morgan and Kim Dixon
    A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy. In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, the manager said he and an underling set aside "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings. Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducting the...
  • Rep. Cummings (D-MD): IRS Scandal 'Solved'

    06/09/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies
    On CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) told Candy Crowley that the IRS scandal involving targeting of conservatives had been “solved.” Crowley asked, “As far as you are concerned, based on the information that you now have, which in its totality is greater than ours, is this case over, have you solved the case of the IRS and how this came to be?” Cummings answered, “Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. If it were me, I’d wrap this case up and move on.” Cummings added that he would release transcripts of IRS...
  • Top Dem: IRS targeting scandal is ‘solved;’ time to ‘wrap this case up and move on’ (Video)

    06/09/2013 2:41:08 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 32 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/9/13 | David Freddoso
    House Oversight Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., appeared on CNN’s Face the Nation Sunday and made one of the weaker arguments defending the administration over the IRS targeting scandal.