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  • Baltimore’s Mayor Stands With President On Immigration

    11/23/2014 2:26:37 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | November 21, 2014
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has issued a statement regarding her support for President Barack Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions he ordered on Thursday. “I stand with the President on executive action, because throughout our rich history, Baltimore City has welcomed hard-working individuals from across the world whose unique talents, energy, and perspectives have strengthened our growing economy and diversified the fabric of our neighborhoods,” Rawlings-Blake said. “For far too long, a dysfunctional system has held many new Americans back, undermining our deepest values as Americans and our greatest aspirations for prosperity.” She goes on to say, “I strongly...
  • Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism

    11/21/2014 9:06:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 21, 2014 | Justin George
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)As the tension rises in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer, a Baltimore sergeant charged with investigating police here went on Twitter to express her opinion.. "After hearing the facts presented #NoIndictment #Ferguson," the tweet read. As a member of the seven-member Force Investigation Team, Tashawna Gaines investigates police shootings as well as complaints of brutality and excessive force. Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts created the team in January to rebuild public trust after community leaders alleged that the department had a history of unfair searches, illegal beatings...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Churches Won’t Be Charged “Rain Tax” if they Preach Against Global Warming

    11/20/2014 8:42:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If the left can’t get around the First Amendment one way, it will find another way around it. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley made national news last year when he fought to pass and signed a tax bill that levied a tax on Marylanders, businesses and churches for the amount of “impervious surface” they have on their property.Though the O’Malley administration calls it a “fee,” it is commonly called the “rain tax” throughout the state. It is wildly unpopular and the promise to fight to repeal the tax was a large factor in Maryland electing Republican Larry Hogan governor this...
  • Maryland County To Churches: Preach Environmentalism And Get A Tax Break

    11/19/2014 11:01:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 19, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley made national news last year when he fought to pass and signed a tax bill that levied a tax on Marylanders, businesses and churches for the amount of “impervious surface” they have on their property. Roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots qualify for the “rainwater remediation fee” to “protect the Chesapeake Bay.” Though the O’Malley administration calls it a “fee,” it is commonly called the “rain tax” throughout the state. It is wildly unpopular and the promise to fight to repeal the tax was a large factor in Maryland electing Republican Larry Hogan governor this month....
  • Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan includes Democrats on transition team

    11/18/2014 6:13:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS — Preparing to launch a Republican administration in deep-blue Maryland, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan on Monday introduced a transition team that included some familiar Democratic faces as he moved to avoid some of the partisan confrontations that stymied the state’s last Republican governor. Mr. Hogan repeatedly promised to lead a bipartisan executive branch that would be staffed with experts, not partisans, to work with the heavily Democratic General Assembly to tackle the state’s severe budget and economic problems. “We have an enormous challenge ahead of us,” Mr. Hogan told reporters as he introduced six members of his transition team. “I’m...
  • Montgomery Co. ed board strips religious holiday references from new calendar Read more:

    11/12/2014 3:31:02 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies
    wtop.com ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2014 | No Attribution
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Montgomery County Public Schools will remove religious labels from school holidays, but members of the Islamic community say the adjustments to the school calendar do nothing to gain parity and a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid.
  • Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar (to appease Muslims)

    11/12/2014 7:38:38 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | Donna St. George
    Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.
  • Suburban DC school district takes Christmas off calendar after Muslims complain

    11/12/2014 6:30:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    eagnews.org/ ^ | November 12, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    ROCKVILLE, Md. – Christmas is now just December 25th in the Montgomery County school district. The suburban DC district stripped Christmas and Jewish holy holidays from its official calendar after Muslim parents complained. But that’s not good enough as they say the move does “nothing to gain parity and a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid,” according to WTOP. “Equality is really what we’re looking for,” Saqib Ali, co-chair of Equality for Eid, says. “Simply saying we’re not going to call this Christmas, and we’re not going to call this Yom Kippur, and still closing the schools, that’s...
  • Sen.-Elect Capito: Will Be 'Extremely Aggressive' in Trying to Rollback EPA Regulations [W.Va]

    11/10/2014 1:17:52 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Melanie Hunter
    Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) pledged on “Fox News Sunday” to be “extremely aggressive” in trying to rollback some regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. “Extremely aggressive,” she said when asked how aggressive she would be in the Senate in trying to rollback some of the EPA regulations. “That is my promise to West Virginia. We have lost over the last two years, 5,000 jobs. Those are just coal jobs. “We had several thousand other miners who are what are called a warn notice, meaning they're potentially going to be losing their jobs. That doesn't even count the transportation job,...
  • With new Congress, D.C. region is losing clout

    11/09/2014 8:46:30 AM PST · by W. · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8 November 2014 | Rachel Weiner
    When veteran Virginia congressmen James P. Moran, a Democrat, and Frank R. Wolf, a Republican, announced their plans to retire, then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) had a plan to mitigate the damage. He would make the case that the commonwealth should get one and possibly two new seats on the powerful Appropriations Committee. Then Cantor lost his primary. In January, Virginia will have gained three new members in Congress — but lost 71 years of seniority, including a valuable stronghold in Republican leadership.
  • “We Don’t Need No Thought Control” in Schools

    11/07/2014 9:15:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 6, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    A panel discussion at Center for American Progress called for brain research in the classroom and shared their remarks on mandating scientific research in the classroom. Giving a final exam-type test on the first day of class, Benedict Carey, science reporter for The New York Times and author of How We Learn, said, “[It] prepares the brain to receive the information subsequently” because “you see the topics that are coming” later in the semester. He admitted, “Pre-testing is very counterintuitive,” but claimed these pre-tests, which a majority of students fail, “help” students get higher grades on final exams. Glenn Whitman,...
  • Delaney declared winner after absentee ballot count in tight Md. US House race( versus Bongino)

    11/07/2014 2:41:05 AM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    The Republic ^ | 11/7/2014
    GAITHERSBURG, Maryland — The Associated Press declared Democratic Rep. John Delaney the winner in Maryland's 6th Congressional District on Thursday night after election officials announced absentee ballot counts in four of the district's five counties.
  • Road Rage Incidents Surge Out Of Control In Md.

    11/06/2014 9:20:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 123 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | November 5, 2014 | Vic Carter
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Road rage rages out of control as drivers right here in Maryland find themselves caught up in dangerous and even deadly situations. Vic Carter has more. When a stranger behind the wheel begins to attack, the terror is real. One man tells WJZ about his terrifying story driving through Anne Arundel County. In January, a man was murdered after he was run off Interstate 81 just over the Maryland line. That killer was never found. Last year in Anne Arundel County, a terrified New Jersey man—driving with his wife and three young children, used deadly force to...
  • Absentee Ballot Count Begins In Md. House Race (MD6 Delaney Bongino)

    11/06/2014 4:43:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | November 6, 2014
    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Election officials in five counties began counting absentee ballots Thursday that will likely resolve the race for U.S. representative in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District. First-term Democratic U.S. Rep. John Delaney led Republican Dan Bongino by 2,103 votes out of more than 181,000 cast after Garrett and Frederick counties reported their canvass results Thursday. Officials were also counting absentee ballots in part of Montgomery and all of Allegany and Washington counties
  • West Virginia, the nation's least Hispanic state, elects its first Latino congressman

    11/06/2014 6:45:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Nov 4, 2014
    The state with the smallest share of Latinos in the nation has elected its first Latino congressional representative, Alex Mooney. Mooney, a conservative Republican, ran against Nick Casey, a former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party. Mooney beat Casey with 46.7 to 44.2 percent of the vote, with 96 percent of precincts reporting. After his victory, Mooney tweeted: "I cannot thank you enough for this humbling opportunity to serve the people of West Virginia." Latinos make up just 1.2 percent – or slightly more than 22,268 – of the Eastern Panhandle state's population. Mooney, 43, ruffled feathers with his...
  • Anti-Catholic protesters with bullhorns appear at several D.C.-area parishes

    11/06/2014 10:40:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-5-14 | Michelle Boorstein
    Roman Catholic leaders have sent e-mails of warning to dozens of Washington and Maryland priests after protesters with bullhorns yelling anti-Catholic slogans appeared at several parishes and in a couple of cases “stormed the inside of the church just before Mass,” a bishop-administrator wrote in the e-mail. A spokeswoman with the Archdiocese of Washington, which oversees 139 parishes in the District and suburban Maryland, said Wednesday that “really small” groups of protesters have appeared on the property of three or four parishes in the past couple of weeks near Mass time. They were shouting at parishioners going in and out...
  • Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races

    11/06/2014 1:09:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-6-2014 | Kevin Robillard
    Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races By: Kevin Robillard November 6, 2014 02:28 PM EST More than 36 hours after the last polls closed, two statewide races in Alaska, the Virginia Senate race and a slew of West Coast House races have yet to be called.Here’s how things stand:THE HOUSEAZ-2: Highly touted Republican recruit Martha McSally leads Democratic Rep. Ron Barber by just under 1,300 votes. The Arizona Republic reports that only a few thousand votes remain uncounted in Cochise County, while 47,000 votes still need to be counted in Democrat-friendly Pima County.CA-7: Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose has...
  • Ex-NFL cheerleader charged: rape of minor, Molly Shattuck estranged wife of Constellation Energy CEO

    11/06/2014 8:10:56 AM PST · by Katya · 51 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/05/2014 | Julie Scharper and Jean Marbella
    Molly Shattuck, the former Ravens cheerleader who was married to onetime Constellation Energy CEO Mayo A. Shattuck III, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree rape and unlawful sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy, Delaware State Police said.
  • 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...
  • Republican Larry Hogan scores biggest upset of the night as he wins Maryland gubernatorial race

    11/05/2014 5:37:03 AM PST · by dennisw · 37 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5 November 2014 | Chris Spargo
    Republican Larry Hogan scores biggest upset of the night as he wins Maryland gubernatorial race despite opponent's support from Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton Republican Larry Hogan defeated Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown to become the next governor of Maryland It was a big upset for Hogan, a businessman who received support from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during his campaign Brown meanwhile had Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama stumping for him in just the past week Republicans weren't just big winners in the U.S. Senate races on Tuesday, as they also scored some major victories in the gubernatorial races. No...
  • Delaney (D) trailing (Teaparty Radio Talk show host) Bongino in close (MD) 6th District race

    11/04/2014 9:50:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Herald Media ^ | 5 Nov 2014
    First-term Democratic Rep. John Delaney was trailing Republican Dan Bongino late Tuesday night in his bid to win a second two-year term representing Maryland's 6th Congressional District, according to incomplete and unofficial results from the Maryland State Board of Elections. Bongino — who was polling well among Washington County voters — had 51,031 votes to 50,899 for Delaney in districtwide voting at 10:30 p.m. to lead 49 percent to 48 percent, according to the board of elections.
  • MD Congressional District 6 Too Close to Call

    11/04/2014 9:48:19 PM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    WBFF-TV Fox 45 ^ | Wednesday, November 5 2014, 12:19 AM EST Read More at: http://foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-st | WBFF
    <p>All but two of Maryland's congressional districts have been called shortly before midnight with 89% of precincts reporting.</p> <p>District 6 is currently close with incumbent John Delaney fighting to keep his seat from opponent former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino. Bongino currently has a slim lead with 49% of the vote shortly before midnight.</p>
  • Fox just called Maryland and Kansas Gov for GOP

    11/04/2014 9:33:05 PM PST · by llevrok · 35 replies
    wow. just wow. The Guv races to me are the real wow of this midterm.
  • Anthony Brown is about Concede to Larry Hogan (MD)

    11/04/2014 8:52:04 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Anthony Brown is about Concede to Larry Hogan (MD)
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Bongino leads Delaney in District 6 Congressional race

    11/04/2014 8:35:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | November 4, 2014
    ROCKVILLE – Republican Dan Bongino is leading Democratic incumbent John Delaney in the District 6 Congressional race. According to preliminary numbers from the Maryland State Board of Elections, Bongino is leading Delaney by 2,800 votes. Bongino is a former secret service agent and 2012 Senate candidate. Delaney is a freshman congressman and businessman from Bethesda. Delaney unseated long-term Republican incumbent Roscoe Bartlett in 2012.
  • Mooney (R - Teaparty) holds thin lead in 2nd District House race (WV)

    11/04/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | Allen Tayloy
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Maryland state lawmaker Alex Mooney had a thin lead over Democrat Nick Casey in the race for West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. Democrat Nick Casey With 12 of 17 counties reporting (about 33 percent of precincts overall), Mooney had received 47 percent of the votes to Casey’s 44 percent. Each candidate was on pace to carry his home territory: Mooney with 54.9 percent in Berkeley County and Casey holding 55.4 percent in Kanawha County. The district was thrown open when seven-term Republican congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito launched a successful U.S. Senate campaign.
  • Ten voting machines taken out of service in Anne Arundel County (15 found switching GOP to Dem)

    11/04/2014 2:38:34 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 45 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | Staff Writers ElectionsLarry Hogan
    As voters across the state report voting machine irregularities this Election Day, ten machines have been taken out of service in Anne Arundel County. A handful of voters who contacted The Capital Tuesday said their votes were flipped from Republican candidates to Democrats. Another voter said his vote on a ballot question was switched. Donna Duncan, Maryland Board of Elections assistant deputy for election policy, said 34 reports of faulty voting machines had been filed statewide by early afternoon. Fifteen machines were taken out of service across the state, including the 10 in Anne Arundel County as of 4:40 p.m.
  • Who are the Republicans?

    11/04/2014 4:01:58 AM PST · by 7thson · 5 replies
    Who are the Republicans?
  • Maryland man charged with threats to Obama

    11/03/2014 5:10:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2014 6:12 PM EST
    A Maryland man is facing federal charges after being accused of emailing a threat to kill President Barack Obama and his family. The Secret Service says in an affidavit that Christopher Perkins O’Brien of Annapolis sent an email to the White House on Oct. 16 threatening the president and Michelle Obama. …
  • Undercover video shows North Carolina poll workers offering ballots to ineligible impostor-twenty

    11/03/2014 7:31:14 AM PST · by kevkrom · 8 replies
    Daily Mail Online United Kingdom ^ | 3 November 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor for MailOnline UK
    Undercover video shows North Carolina poll workers offering ballots to ineligible impostor – TWENTY TIMES – putting voter ID battle back on the front burner Conservative guerrilla filmmaker James O'Keefe pretended to be a series of North Carolinians who hadn't voted in years In precinct after precinct, election officials offered him ballots without confirming his identity Only one polling place turned him away without an ID, but officials there were breaking the rules in order to do it O'Keefe famously embarrassed US Attorney General Eric Holder by obtaining the cabinet member's ballot in Washington as a protest against the lack...
  • Why isn’t Mary Landrieu smart enough to play the race card properly?

    11/02/2014 5:44:42 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    cfp ^ | 11/1/14 | g jarvis
    ‘Mary had a little scam To fleece the voters’ views And everywhere her campaign went Her race scam made the news.’ Most of us are dumbstruck by the over-exploitation of the race card by Democrats. Their exaggerated playing of the race card is incredibly cliched and worn out. Do they really think that voters are gullible enough to swallow their hokum? Do they really believe that the intellects of American voters are that small? If I were a black voter I would be incensed that Democratic candidates assume that I was boneheaded enough to fall for these idiotic racial accusations....
  • Marine Dad Barred from School over Protest of Islam Curriculum

    11/02/2014 3:09:40 PM PST · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/14 | w bigelow
    In an incident mirroring a recent California case, a Marine in Maryland who served overseas and fought against Islamic extremists was barred from school premises when he protested his daughter learning about what he called “the benefits of Islam” at her Maryland high school. Kevin Wood asked that she be excused from class while that subject was discussed, but La Plata High School refused, prompting Wood to argue with the school. That triggered the school to issue a no-trespassing order, reported Pennlive. Station USA9 reported that Wood, presently a firefighter, said he had not made any threats. Wood and his...
  • Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama hit by hecklers at separate speeches

    11/02/2014 12:35:40 AM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/31/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    First Hillary Clinton, then Michelle Obama. Both of the Democratic Party’s leading ladies were heckled while giving speeches at separate campaign events this week — not a good sign in the lead-up to an Election Day that’s already expected to go Republican. The former secretary of state was repeatedly interrupted while campaigning for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland on Thursday, MSNBC reported.
  • Md. Board of Elections Probe Republican-To-Democratic Ballot Switch Claims

    10/29/2014 9:26:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | October 29, 2014 | Meghan McCorkell
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—Early voting just started last week in Maryland, but there are already accusations that some voting machines are changing Republican votes to Democrat. Now Republicans are calling for an investigation by the State Board of Elections. [snip]As Marylanders go to the polls, there are concerns that the vote you cast may not be for the candidate you want. “We’ve heard from scores of citizens in our district and around the state who have had this problem where they hit one button to vote for one person, and when they go to the summary they see that the other...
  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • Drivers scramble for cash on I-270 after crash

    10/31/2014 8:26:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    MYFOXDC.com ^ | Oct. 31,2014
    <p>Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around Interstate 270 in Frederick County after an armored truck and a dump truck collided.</p> <p>The two trucks hit each other just before 8 a.m. Friday on northbound Interstate 270 at Route 80, near Urbana.</p>
  • Marijuana expected to become legal in Washington DC

    10/31/2014 1:02:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Raf Sanchez
    In a referendum next week, voters in the US capital look likely to legalise marijuana The fresh air of the White House’s rose garden may soon be fragrant with the smell of cannabis. On November 4 - while other Americans are voting for their senators and congressman - residents of Washington DC are expected to vote overwhelmingly to legalise marijuana. The referendum would go beyond decriminalisation and give the drug full legal status, meaning it may one day be possible to set up a dope shop across the street from the halls of Congress. A yes vote in the US...
  • Local Maryland Gov't Vietnam Memorial honoring Viet Cong

    10/28/2014 12:05:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Montgomery County Gov't Building | 27 Oct 2014 | 11th_VA
    How low can we go In Montgomery County, Maryland, they have a Vietnam Veterans Memorial at a local Gov't building (dis)honoring Americans and Honoring Communist VC. In the photo below, the Vietnam Vet hat is on a shelf with a copy of the "Pentagon Papers". On the shelf below, is a worn out American flag sitting next to a pair of dirty VC slippers (a sign of disrespect in many cultures) with the inscription, "Vietnam Vet worn 'Ho Chi Minh Sandals," with a short narrative how the Ho Chi Minh trail was used to supply VC.
  • AGAIN: Voting Machines Swap Votes For Republicans to Votes for Democrats ( Illinois, Maryland .. )

    10/31/2014 11:48:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In the past week we've see votes cast on machines in Illinois' Cook County and in Maryland switch from Republican to Democrat due to "calibration errors." Watchdog.org has done phenomenal work in documenting changed votes. Now, a new report from The Weekly Standard shows that votes cast in Illinois for Republicans are being changed yet again in favor of Democrats. ... So what do we do about this? If machines in different states repeatedly changed votes from Democrat to Republican, Eric Holder would have launched a federal investigation under suspicions of fraud and I doubt "calibration error" would be accepted...
  • How Many Elections Will The Democrats Steal?

    10/31/2014 10:21:11 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 31, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Theft: As "calibration errors" switch votes in Illinois and Maryland, an election watchdog group sues the latter over massive voting by noncitizens in one county after discovering voters registered in multiple states. The fact that many people will do anything to get out of jury duty has exposed massive fraudulent voting in Frederick County, Md., that may have been going on for years. Illegal aliens who stated they were noncitizens on jury duty forms were found to have cast votes in elections. The Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA) cross-checked jury duty forms with individual voting records and found that hundreds of...
  • Desperate Democrats resort to race-baiting to spur black vote

    10/31/2014 9:46:40 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 9 replies
    Wash. Times ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The spate of campaign fliers that use images of lynchings, Jim Crow laws and the recent racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, to urge blacks to vote in next week’s election somehow failed to grab the attention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.The NAACP headquarters in Washington wasn’t prepared to answer questions about the fliers and mailers circulated in black communities in Georgia, Maryland and North Carolina, despite widespread news coverage of it for the past week.“Can you send the photos of the literature and tell me the exact states they have been distributed in so that...
  • Election Teams In Group, Elderly Homes Under Scrutiny ( Colorado Vote Fraud )

    10/31/2014 8:00:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    CBS4 ^ | October 30, 2014
    For people who live in nursing or long-term care facilities the process of casting a ballot is not always simple and can be controversial. Election teams sometimes go into the group homes to help residents cast ballots. One woman, who didn’t want to be identified, recorded a conversation with her father about his voting experience. The man, in his 90s, claimed he was confused and perhaps influenced. ... There are individual but unlocked mailboxes for each resident. That’s why they are personally given their ballot.
  • Enterovirus May Have Caused Maryland Meningitis Outbreak

    10/31/2014 8:09:23 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 48 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | 6:12 p.m. EDT | Kimberly Leonard
    A meningitis outbreak at the University of Maryland may be related to another virus that has swept across the country during recent months, though further testing is being conducted to determine the possibility. If the tests are positive, it would mean that yet another manifestation of enterovirus-68 has occurred. In Maryland, the state public health lab is conducting a broad range of testing on specimens submitted to the agency, state epidemiologist Dr. David Blythe says. Agency officials would not specify whether testing for EV-68 was occurring and did not confirm whether samples had been sent to the Centers for Disease...
  • Many Empty Seats at Hillary Rally in Maryland

    10/30/2014 5:09:06 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    The rally is for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running to become the next governor of Maryland. Video at the link
  • News Camera Catches Many Empty Seats at U of Maryland Democratic Rally with Hillary

    10/30/2014 2:36:42 PM PDT · by tellw · 39 replies
    GOPICYMI (via Youtube) ^ | 10/30/14 | none
    At Hillary Clinton Event, News Camera Catches Many Empty Seats (October 30, 2014)
  • Maryland can’t verify vote flips helped Dems

    10/30/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 10-30-14 | Kenric Ward
    A “calibration issue” that reportedly flipped Republican votes into the Democratic column isn’t the only problem plaguing Maryland voting machines. State officials say two touch screens malfunctioned during early voting, too. Now the Maryland Republican Party is calling for an investigation. “No matter what the reason, steps must be taken to protect the integrity of this election,” state GOP Chair Diana Waterman told the Baltimore Sun after Watchdog.org reported the glitches. Nikki Charlson, deputy administrator of the Maryland Election Board, said the problems were limited to a handful of machines in just three counties. “We took three machines out of...
  • Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

    10/30/2014 8:59:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30/2014 | Bryan Preston
    An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years. The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people...
  • 2014 Election Results: Democrat Voter Fraud Caught in Arizona, Maryland, And Illinois? [VIDEO]

    10/30/2014 8:54:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 10/30/2014
    Early voting has begun for midterm 2014 elections, and reports of Democrat voter fraud have come in from Arizona, Maryland and Illinois. The Arizona incident featured a liberal activist caught on video stuffing hundreds of ballots into a ballot box. In Maryland and Illinois, voting machines were switching votes from Republican to Democrat, raising suspicions of fraud being the root of the so-called malfunction. In a related report by The Inquisitr, Greenpeace terminated the contract of a Colorado-based worker who was caught on video seemingly condoning fraud in the state’s new vote-by-mail process. The undercover video was taken by James...