Maryland (GOP Club)

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  • O'Malley: Democratic party 'regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire' (Laff riot)

    11/22/2017 10:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KQAK-FM ^ | November 22, 2017 | ABC Radio
    According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire,” O’Malley told ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics podcast. He says the “fire” started in 2008. He believes Obama squandered the energy of his candidacy. “Rather than infusing that energy into the veins of the Democratic party and making...
  • Maryland Democrat a keynote speaker for group claiming Trump is mentally unfit for office

    09/22/2017 10:27:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 21, 2017 | John Sexton
    Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming event organized by a group called Duty to Warn. Duty to Warn has called for President Trump’s removal from office under the 25th Amendment on the grounds that he is not psychologically fit to serve. From the Hill: Raskin is expected to discuss legislation he introduced earlier this year to establish an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity that can determine if the president is incapacitated. His bill currently has 31 co-sponsors, all of whom are Democrats. Under the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, the vice president and a majority...
  • Elijah Cummings: ‘Happy’ to Meet with Trump who He Says ‘is My President’ (WATCH)

    02/16/2017 11:24:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    EURWeb ^ | February 16, 2017 | Staff
    *Well now, the situation with the White House and African American political leaders is getting real interesting with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings saying he’s “happy” to sit down with President Trump. Even though Cummings has no problem meeting with Trump, but he disputes the president’s assertion that he didn’t want to meet up, adding that, after all, Trump “is my president.” Thursday afternoon Cummings – who serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer who inquired if he would go over to the White House “ASAP” if he were to get a call...
  • Early voting begins in Maryland with busy polls around the region

    10/27/2016 8:32:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 27, 2016 | Luke Broadwater and Yvonne Wenger
    Marylanders are getting their first opportunity to cast ballots in early voting in the hotly contested presidential election between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump today. Turnout across the state has been high. About 95,000 people had voted across the state by 5 p.m. On the first day of early voting in 2012, 78,000 people cast ballots. In Baltimore, lines at some early voting centers took more than an hour to navigate. In Carroll and Howard counties, more than 50 voters were lined up outside some early voting centers before polls opened at 8 a.m. At one polling place...
  • Report: Donald Trump To Campaign In Baltimore Monday

    09/09/2016 6:01:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | September 9, 2016
    Donald Trump will be in Baltimore Monday to speak to a conference of National Guard officers at the Convention Center, The Baltimore Sun reports. Although Maryland currently has a Republican governor, who has said he does not plan to vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton in the November election, it is traditionally a blue state. And an OpinionWorks poll released earlier this week shows that Clinton has a strong lead. Trump has campaigned in Maryland before during this election. That was all the way back in April, when he had not yet won the Republican nomination, although he was a...
  • Wikileaks DNC email dump reveals curious vetting process of Deray McKesson (Black Lives Matter)

    07/25/2016 1:36:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 24, 2016 | April Siese
    Wikileaks's ongoing series meant to discredit Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has certainly shaken up the party she's representing. The leak of nearly 20,000 DNC emails released on Friday brought to light improbable political tactics as well as called into question the Democrats' support of one of their own: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had been campaigning for the nomination until he endorsed Clinton at a joint rally July 12. One of the more surprising items to emerge from the DNC dump is political operatives' treatment of Black Lives Matter activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate Deray McKesson. In an email...
  • ‘Poverty is a death sentence,’ Sanders declares during Baltimore stop

    05/02/2016 6:31:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 23, 2016 | John Wagner
    BALTIMORE — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders used a campaign stop Saturday in this economically challenged city to decry the difference between the life expectancies of the nation’s rich and poor, declaring that “poverty is a death sentence.” “If you are born in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhood, your life expectancy is almost 20 years shorter than if you’re born in its wealthiest neighborhood,” the senator from Vermont said, adding that “15 neighborhoods in Baltimore have lower life expectancies than North Korea. Two of them have a higher infant mortality rate than Palestine's West Bank.” Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, promised an...
  • The New Ted Cruz “War Room” Web Ad Is One Of The Best Things You’ll Ever See

    04/21/2016 12:00:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 20, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    No, really. This is one of the best political commercials ever made. It won’t be on TV unless it gets recut, because it’s two and a half minutes long, but to recut this would be a shame. It packs in many of the reasons why Cruz is a better nominee than Trump, gets across the key point that if Trump is the nominee the media which has been fawning over him will turn on him the same way they turned on John McCain and Hillary’s opposition research feeding into the media coverage will turn the entire general election race into...
  • AP: Ted Cruz now mathematically eliminated from clinching GOP nomination before convention

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is now the only Republican candidate with any chance of clinching the nomination before the convention.</p> <p>Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated Tuesday after Trump’s big win in the New York primary.</p> <p>Trump won at least 89 of the 95 delegates at stake. John Kasich won at least three and Cruz was in danger of being shut out.</p>
  • Free Beacon Poll: Trump Holds Small Lead in Maryland as Cruz, Kasich Tie

    04/13/2016 4:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 13, 2016 | Brent Scher
    With two weeks to go until Marylanders vote in their Republican primary, Donald Trump has a small lead over both Ted Cruz and John Kasich, who are currently splitting the non-Trump vote evenly, according to a new Washington Free Beacon poll. The poll of 600 likely Republican voters found Trump earning 33 percent of the vote, with single-digit leads over Cruz and Kasich, who earned 26 and 25 percent of the vote, respectively. The poll indicates that Trump’s lead in the state is shrinking, but it may not matter unless one of his rivals can consolidate voters unwilling to support...
  • Meet Kathy Szaliga

    01/30/2016 1:31:11 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    I'm a real Marylander, wife, mom and grandmother, and I'm running to be Maryland's next United States Senator because it’s time to bring some new ideas and new people to Washington. Almost 36 years ago when my husband Mark and I got married, we had five dollars in our pockets – no car and minimum wage jobs. Mark was a laborer in construction, and I worked a variety of minimum-wage jobs. I put up drywall and helped build a golf course. I was a dishwasher, parking lot attendant, maid, and waitress. With hard work, I rose up through the ranks...
  • Conservative McDonough to make bid for Ruppersberger’s congressional seat

    01/30/2016 1:15:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2016 | Anjali Shastry
    Delegate Patrick L. McDonough, a staunchly conservative Republican, will announce Friday that he will try to unseat Democratic Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in November, saying he hopes to be part of a conservative revolution in this deep-blue state. Mr. McDonough, who has represented Harford and Baltimore counties in the House of Delegates for 17 years, said that he’s grown tired of what he derisively calls the “Maryland General Asylum” and that he’s ready to try to make an impact at the national level. A fan of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s immigration policy, Mr. McDonough said he wants to use...
  • Iowa Democratic caucus runs into difficulties amid volunteering crisis

    01/25/2016 12:37:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Waterloo, Iowa
    Things are looking grim for the Iowa Democratic party's efforts to mount a successful caucus on 1 February. The Guardian has learned the party is still lacking a temporary chairman to run the caucuses in up to 300 locations across the state with just over a week to go before caucus night. These officials preside over caucuses when they first convene. Caucuses can then elect a permanent chair but invariably the temporary chair is chosen. The chair ensures the Democratic party's complex rules are followed and that an accurate vote is taken and then reported to state Democratic party. There...
  • O'Malley: Ted Cruz Is More 'Outrageous, Unqualified' Than Donald Trump

    01/07/2016 1:36:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 7, 2016 | Monica Alba
    LAS VEGAS -- The three Democratic presidential candidates made their case here Wednesday night in an early state that may prove critical in securing the nomination. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley delivered speeches at the "Battle Born Battleground" caucus dinner, hosted by the Nevada Democratic Party and Sen. Harry Reid, who introduced the candidates. ---snip--- O'Malley, who spoke second, dedicated a significant portion of his speech to knocking Ted Cruz. The former governor of Maryland is currently struggling with single digits in polls. "I'd like to say that Donald Trump is the most outrageous and unqualified person ever...
  • Deep Democrat-GOP divide looks to make abortion issue ‘bubble over’ in campaign, activists say

    12/27/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | December 28, 2015 | The Associated Press
    With a deeper-than-ever split between Republicans and Democrats over abortion, activists on both sides of the debate foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the volatile topic more aggressively than in past elections. Friction over the issue also is likely to surface in key Senate races. And the opposing camps will be further energized by Republican-led congressional investigations of women’s health care provider Planned Parenthood and by Supreme Court consideration of tough anti-abortion laws in Texas....
  • Sanders says he can win over Trump supporters by channeling 'legitimate' anger

    12/27/2015 1:14:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 27, 2015 | Andrew V. Pestano
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Bernie Sanders said he thinks he can win over Donald Trump supporters because he can also channel the "legitimate" anger of "working-class people." In a CBS interview released Sunday, Sanders said many Trump supporters are people who are angry and fearful due to decreasing wages and the rising costs of tuition, among other issues. "What Trump has done with some success is taken that anger, taken those fears, which are legitimate, and converted them into anger against Mexicans, anger against Muslims," Sanders said, adding that he would use that anger to support things like an...
  • A Ben Carson implosion isn't good news for Republican elites. It's good news for Trump.

    11/06/2015 11:54:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vox ^ | November 6, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Due to the catastrophizing tendencies of political journalism, the revelation that Ben Carson has been lying about getting into West Point for 25 years has prompted rampant speculation about what happens if his campaign collapses and he drops out. Multiple commentators suggested that Ted Cruz, who, like Carson, is trying to court evangelical voters, has the most to gain...
  • Hillary Clinton Will Finish Third In Iowa, Behind Bernie Sanders and O'Malley. Here's Why

    12/07/2015 11:31:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | December 4, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    There's a reason Hillary Clinton finished third in the 2008 Iowa Caucus, behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. In addition to her costly vote supporting the war in Iraq, Clinton has always pleaded "guilty" to being a moderate. It's this centrism (even when progressive values are now popular throughout the nation) that fuels questions about why she opposed gay marriage or as The Huffington Post writes, accepted "$133,246 to the Ready for Hillary PAC" from major prison lobbyists. The Iowa Caucus was once labeled as part of the Democratic Party's "extremes" by Hillary Clinton in a recently disclosed State Department...
  • Bernie Sanders launches petition drive to preserve Syrian refugee program

    11/21/2015 12:34:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 20, 2015 | John Wagner
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Republican presidential candidates continued to sound the alarm Friday about Syrian immigrants, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders took a step in the opposite direction, launching a petition drive to preserve the program that facilities their arrival in the United States. “In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to be divided by the anti-immigrant hysteria that Republican presidential candidates are ginning up,” Sanders, who was arriving here for a three-day campaign swing, said in an e-mail to supporters. “When hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and have nothing left but the...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/