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  • Mark Levin To Speak At Stop Iran Rally In D.C. On September 9

    09/01/2015 6:20:49 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    Mark Levin, a nationally-syndicated conservative talk show host and former Reagan administration official, announced on Tuesday that he will be attending and speaking at the “Stop The Iran Deal Rally” at the Capitol on September 9.
  • Mosby to have fundraiser days after pretrial hearings in Freddie Gray case

    09/01/2015 6:48:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/1/115 | Jean Marbella
    altimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has a campaign fundraiser with tickets ranging from $250 to $1,000 scheduled for Sept. 16 — just days after key pre-trial hearings in her case against the police officers charged in Freddie Gray's arrest and death.The fundraiser's timing has sparked criticism, coming as it does after a judge is asked to rule on major issues such as whether the closely watched case should be tried outside the city, or even dismissed. Circuit Judge Barry Glenn Williams will hear motions Wednesday and on Sept. 10, and city officials have been preparing for any protests or unrest...
  • Freddie Gray Hearings Start Wednesday; Demonstrations Planned

    09/01/2015 5:53:25 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 33 replies
    baltimoremagazine ^ | September 01, 2015 | Ron Cassie.
    SEPTEMBER 2, 2015: HEARING ON MOTIONS -Motion to disqualify Marilyn Mosby (Baltimore City State’s Attorney) from prosecuting/trying the case based on alleged conflict of interest. -Motion seeking a special prosecutor whose sole responsibility will be to prosecute/try this case in court. -Motion to seal and/or disclose various documents and other evidence. -Motion to dismiss one or more of the charges against one or more of the defendants on various grounds. -Motion to have separate trials as opposed to a single consolidated trial against all six defendants at the same time.
  • The Union That Rules New York ( SEIU )

    08/31/2015 6:38:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2015 | DANIEL DISALVO AND STEPHEN EIDE
    Powerful and well funded, 1199 SEIU has unprecedented reach into city and state government. ... Medicaid is one of the primary sources of funding for the hospitals employing workers from 1199 SEIU, the powerful hospital and nursing-home employees’ union. ... The union’s clout can be assessed by several measures: the sheer size of its membership, its spending on campaigns and lobbying, and the depth and breadth of its connections with New York’s ruling elite. With well over 300,000 members in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York (where over half of that total resides), 1199SEIU is the largest union...
  • O’Malley blasts Wasserman Schultz in front of DNC meeting

    08/30/2015 8:40:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A feud within the Democratic Party spilled into the open Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Minneapolis, as presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley used his speech to the convention to publicly chide DNC leaders for limiting the number of presidential debates. Mr. O'Malley said that DNC officials had not only silenced debate among Democratic candidates but silenced the party’s ability to respond to Republican presidential candidates, whose recent TV debate reached more than 20 million Americans. “They malign our president’s record of achievement, they denigrate women and immigrant families. They doubled down, on trickle...
  • 11 TV Hill: Mosby reflects on first year in office [VIDEO]

    08/30/2015 12:00:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    WBALTV.com ^ | 08/30/2015 | Marilyn Mosby
    Click image to watch video on WBALTV.com.
  • State ethics board examining Martin O'Malley's purchase of mansion furniture [Maryland]

    08/30/2015 8:58:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 29, 2015 | Doug Donovan
    An assistant attorney general asked Friday for a state ethics commission ruling on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules regarding state-owned property. When O'Malley and his family moved out of the mansion in January, they left with most of its taxpayer-purchased furnishings — 54 items that he bought at steep discounts because every piece had been declared "junk" by his administration. O'Malley and his wife, Baltimore District Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley, paid $9,638 for armoires, beds, chairs, desks, lamps, mirrors, ottomans, tables and other items that originally cost taxpayers $62,000, according to...
  • StingRay surveillance prompts Baltimore attorneys to review nearly 2,000 cases

    08/29/2015 8:58:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Andrew Blake
    Attorneys in Baltimore are reviewing hundreds of convictions after an investigation revealed that police there have secretly used cell phone surveillance tools in nearly 2,000 criminal cases. Following a report in USA Today that exposed the extent of the Baltimore Police Department’s use of cell-tracking technology to locate suspects sought in connection with low-level crimes, lawyers in the city’s public defender office now tell the paper they plan to ask the court to toss out “a large number” of convictions.
  • Ex-Montgomery teacher sentenced to 40 years for sexual abuse of children

    08/29/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/28/15 | Donna St George
    A former Montgomery County music teacher was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday for sexually abusing 14 young children at an elementary school.At the hearing, Lawrence W. Joynes spoke publicly about his actions for the first time and described himself as ashamed, frightened and remorseful.“I’m so sorry I betrayed your faith and your trust in me,” said Joynes, a 27-year veteran of the public school system, addressing his former students in a statement. “I never, ever meant to harm any of you physically or emotionally. For any damage, any shame, any trauma that I’ve caused, I apologize from...
  • State ethics board examining Martin O'Malley's purchase of mansion furniture

    08/29/2015 6:01:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/29/15 | Doug Donovan
    n assistant attorney general asked Friday for a state ethics commission ruling on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules regarding state-owned property.When O'Malley and his family moved out of the mansion in January, they left with most of its taxpayer-purchased furnishings — 54 items that he bought at steep discounts because every piece had been declared "junk" by his administration.O'Malley and his wife, Baltimore District Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley, paid $9,638 for armoires, beds, chairs, desks, lamps, mirrors, ottomans, tables and other items that originally cost taxpayers $62,000, according to documents obtained...
  • O'Malley slams DNC for 'rigged' debate plan

    08/28/2015 3:59:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley thinks the Democratic Party’s decision to limit the number of primary debates is tantamount to rigging the nomination process. “Four debates and only four debates — we are told, not asked — before voters in our earliest states make their decision,” the presidential candidate said at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting on Friday. “This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before,” he added. “One debate in Iowa. That’s it. One debate in New Hampshire. That’s all we can afford.” After O'Malley's speech wrapped up, observers noted palpable tension as he greeted...
  • O’Malley blasts Democratic leaders for ‘rigged’ 2016 debate process

    08/28/2015 4:14:28 PM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley effectively declared war on the Democratic Party leadership here Friday, blasting the party for what he called a "rigged" debate process in the presidential nominating contest and demanding it sanction additional debates. O'Malley, who has struggled to gain traction in the polls this summer, used his appearance before the Democratic National Committee meeting to angrily denounce the party's rules that he argued were a disadvantage to all the candidates and a disservice to Democrats.
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name “Abu Abdullah al-Amriki” blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters — mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans — are...
  • Baltimore Riots: The story behind TIME’s iconic cover

    08/23/2015 5:29:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    Flickr ^ | August 21, 2015
    Photographer Devin Allen grew up in west Baltimore surrounded by crime, drugs and murder. Photography offered him not only a means of rediscovering his community’s beauty, but it also literally saved his life. Still, he never dreamed that one of his photos would land him on the cover of TIME magazine and give voice to his city’s pain during one of its darkest hours.
  • Digging into Northeast neglect

    08/22/2015 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
    It may have escaped the attention of Baltimoreans but things have gotten a little testy in the New York-New Jersey area in recent weeks over the state of century-old rail tunnels running under the Hudson River. The deteriorating condition of the tunnels is threatening Amtrak and other rail service, but how to pay for a $14 billion-plus replacement has proven a challenge. Unfortunately, that's not just a problem for New York City but for Baltimore and other stops along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the nation's most heavily traveled railway handling more than 750,000 passengers a day. The stations in Baltimore and...
  • Baltimore marks 211 homicides; mayor takes aim at gun control

    08/22/2015 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 59 replies
    BALTIMORE —Amid an unrelenting streak of violence, Baltimore's mayor said current gun laws miss the mark. The number of homicides in Baltimore reached 211 on Wednesday, matching the number for all of last year. The 211th homicide was recorded when police found the body of a man who was shot in a vacant house in the Penn-North neighborhood of west Baltimore, the same area hit by riots in April. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's political career may depend on getting the violence under control. She gave credit Wednesday to city police officers because arrests are back up to a normal pace. She...
  • BIG CHANGES FOR 9 CANDIDATES IN 'BIRTHRIGHT' RATING

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation — and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried — so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obama’s chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • Ron Paul Says Accused Traitor is a Patriot

    01/13/2012 3:32:14 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | December 21, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    As homosexual Army soldier Bradley Manning’s treason trial continues at Fort Meade, Maryland, the support he has received from Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been curiously ignored by the major media, now touting Paul as someone who could win the January 3 Iowa Republican Caucuses. Paul has called Manning, a crossdresser with acknowledged mental problems, a “hero” and “patriot” for stealing government secrets and providing them to WikiLeaks.
  • Biden holds meeting with Elizabeth Warren in DC

    08/22/2015 11:02:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory on Saturday for a confidential talk with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), CNN reported. Biden’s return to the District comes amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. CNN said that two sources confirmed the pair’s face-to-face, the biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by an Oval Office bid next year.“The vice president traveled last minute to Washington, D.C. for a private meeting and will be returning to Delaware,” an aide told CNN. Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff declined further comment on the alleged...
  • Walker rejects meeting with Black Lives Matter leaders

    08/21/2015 12:56:09 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Ed Adamcyk
    Republican presidential nomination candidate Scott Walker dismissed suggestions he would meet with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement Friday. Campaigning on a four-day swing through New Hampshire, the Wisconsin governor spoke at a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast meeting hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester. When an African-American audience member asked what he would to do prevent shootings of citizens by police, Walker defended police and mentioned state legislation he signed mandating independent reviews of police shootings.
  • Martin O'Malley 'like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby' says Trump

    08/21/2015 12:47:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 31 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 August 2015 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent
    Martin O'Malley apologized to Black Lives Matter protesters 'like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby' says Trump - Democrat's campaign blasts billionaire's insult as 'hate' speech O'Malley 'apologized like a little baby. Llike a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby,' Trump said, 'And that’s the problem with our country' A spokeswoman for O'Malley called the insults 'hate speech' in a statement and said her candidate wouldn't be a part of Trump's 'race to the bottom' Incident occurred during progressives' central gathering, Netroots, in mid-July; O'Malley said, 'Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter' Donald Trump says Democratic presidential candidate...
  • Failed Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Blames Others For Her City’s Violence

    08/21/2015 2:13:18 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | August 21, 2015 | Bob Owens
    Failed people all have one thing in common, and that’s an inability to accept responsibility. After a stunning 211 homicides in “Charm City” so far this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake—who so ineptly led the city during the Freddie Gray riots and who alienated her own police department—is now attempting to blame her city’s violence on, well, everywhere else.
  • Congressional Democrats probe group that revealed Planned Parenthood videos

    08/21/2015 9:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/21/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein and Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats have opened their own investigation into the Planned Parenthood videos — but into the group that took the footage in which officials haggle over the prices of organs and discuss keeping a baby alive so his brain can be harvested. The Center for Medical Progress may have broken federal laws in setting up a false-front company to secretly record Planned Parenthood employees talking about these and other practices, the Democrats say. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also said it’s possible some of his colleagues in Congress knew about...
  • Trump on Jeb, O'Malley, and Black Lives Matter (Which Is Led By a White Guy)

    08/20/2015 7:11:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/20/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Donald Trump last night was in Derry, New Hampshire, at a press conference. During the Q&A a reporter said, "Jeb Bush is in the state. He's right down the road from you here. We're in this state; we're in the town hall. Have you gotten under his skin?" TRUMP: Have I gotten under Jeb Bush's skin? I -- I don't know. I will tell you this. You mentioned the word "skin." He said the other day one of the dumber things I've heard ever in politics when talking about Iraq. That we, the United States, he said,...
  • Baltimore surpasses New York City in homicides for the year

    08/20/2015 3:53:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2015 6:04 PM EDT
    Baltimore has had more killings than New York City this year, and its homicide rate per 100,000 people is greater than New York’s and Chicago’s. Baltimore has had 212 killings this year. New York has had 208, despite a vast population disparity. New York has 8.2 million residents, while Baltimore has 622,000. …
  • Cop Tried to Cook Meth at Government Science Lab — Here’s His Lawyer’s Explanation (Exploded)

    08/19/2015 7:03:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 19 | Dan Morse
    A former police supervisor at a federal laboratory complex in Maryland has been charged with trying to make meth at the complex, where an explosion erupted last month during what his attorney described as an attempt by the officer to learn more about the drug. “He was conducting an unauthorized training experiment, which failed,” said Steven VanGrack, an attorney for the officer, Christopher Bartley. The latest twists in the case — the charge by federal authorities, the response by the officer — were revealed Tuesday. VanGrack said he expects his client to plead guilty by the end of the week....
  • Examining post-unrest violent crime in Baltimore

    08/18/2015 7:57:25 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Adam Marton
    Violent crime in Baltimore has spiked since the April unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death. Homicides are up 60% and shootings are up 105% year-over-year and the crimes follow predictable trends. Violence is concentrated in neighborhoods that are predominantly African American, and have high rates of poverty and unemployment; other areas remain largely unscathed. The maps below explore the spate of shootings and homicides that have occurred since April.
  • #BlackLivesMatter Activist to CNN: ‘All Lives Matter’ Is a ‘Violent Statement’

    08/18/2015 4:57:08 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/18/2015
    A #BlackLivesMatter activist appearing on CNN told host Wolf Blitzer that saying “all lives matter” is actually a “violent statement.” Activist Julius Jones was invited on to discuss the protest movement’s contentious meeting with Hillary Clinton. “Black lives are actively under attack, and we are in a terrible war with our own country. African-Americans are Americans and we’re not treated like that, we’re not treated as if black lives matter.” “And when people say ‘all lives matter,’ it’s a violent statement, because the only time that people say ‘all lives matter’ is in opposition to ‘black lives matter,’ and it’s...
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland

    08/18/2015 12:12:42 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/17.2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Batmobile pulled into a gas station Sunday night and, as usual, the children who spotted it gawked. Lenny B. Robinson was used to that. The Maryland man, better known as the Route 29 Batman, had for years dressed as the Caped Crusader and driven his custom-made car to deliver moments of happiness and distraction to hundreds of sick children at area hospitals. His costume stored in the Batmobile but his alter ego never entirely switched off, Robinson gave the kids at the gas station some superhero paraphernalia before driving off. Minutes later, Robinson pulled over with engine trouble on...
  • Parents Demand Answers After Daughter Dies in Foster Care

    08/17/2015 5:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    whdh ^ | : Aug 17, 2015 | Jennifer Eagan, Byron Barnett
    The biological parents of a girl found dead in foster care in Auburn are demanding answers about what happened to their daughter. The Department of Children and Families said 2-year-old Avalena Conway-Coxon died at the hospital after she was removed from her foster home on Pheasant Court in Auburn. The Worcester County DA said another girl around 2 years old who was removed from the home remains hospitalized in "very critical" condition. "I will never see her smile again," said a tearful Jessica Conway, Avalena's mother. "I will never be able to hold my daughter again and it's because of...
  • It’s too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton’s 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, it’s only August! The Iowa caucuses won’t be until February! That’s, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isn’t as simple as announcing that you’ve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • What have we wrought?

    08/16/2015 4:17:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 8/16/2015 | John Velisek USN (Ret),
    I have read numerous comments online and in the press about how Obama, New York Mayor Bill Deblasio and race baiter Al Sharpton are to blame for the protests and the shooting of two NYPD officers. We are told that the shooter was empowered by what had happened to “gentle giant” Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City. A few facts first: 1. Bassem al-Masri, a Palestinian terrorist who had been to the White House as an advisor, has taken control of the local mobs. 2. In New York, the protests-those that have been violent-have been...
  • Where's the Republican candidate for mayor? [of B-more]

    08/16/2015 3:30:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/15/15 | Dan Rodricks
    Another email arrived the other day from a citizen who blames Democrats for everything bad about Baltimore — for the poverty and the potholes, the homicides and homelessness, the high property taxes and the trash in the Inner Harbor. These assertions have been arriving in a moderate flow since the April riot, framed between harsh criticism of Baltimore's Democratic mayor and soaring praise for Maryland's Republican governor who "saved the city."The most recent email came from an "interested friend" — few writers of these letters sign their names — who declared: "Democrats have had Baltimore in its grip for 50...
  • Niece Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rips ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement [VIDEO]

    Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is not a fan of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. She appeared with Neil Cavuto yesterday to essentially tell the movement to shut up. In case you missed the news, a “Black Lives Matter” mob showed up at a Jeb Bush campaign event and started chanting their racist mantra. King was not impressed. “You know, our good friend, Sheriff Clarke, said the other day a lot of this disruption is designed to distract,” she said. “And if you have enough strife or confusion, people can’t think. They just panic or...
  • Planned Parenthood and the Eugenics Movement

    08/15/2015 9:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/15/15 | Joseph Loconte
    There is a haunting familiarity to the arguments defending Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts from aborted babies for medical research: an echo of another era of medical innovation amid moral ambiguity. Then, as now, the response of cultural leaders — especially religious leaders — is a story about the corruption, and potential renewal, of Western civilization. Today we’re told there is no other way to achieve the research results we desire, because fetal tissue is a “uniquely rich source” of stem cells, which provide invaluable clues to human development. Second, we’re led to believe that research on aborted babies...
  • Flight control problem keeps flights grounded in NY and DC area

    08/15/2015 11:11:30 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15 2015 | Staff
    Officials reported big delays Saturday at New York and Washington airports because of an air traffic control issue. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reported that a computer outage was limiting flight arrivals and departures there as well as Washington's Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. The problem also affected flights leaving New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports, according to FlightAware’s online tracker. By 12:30 p.m. departure delays were at 1 hour and expected to grow, PIX11 News reported. Delays out of Newark International Airport were at 30 minutes and decreasing at that particular time, the station said,...
  • Obama: Task force will improve policing with 'communities of color' [Nationalize the Police]

    08/15/2015 11:18:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Barbara Boland
    President Obama discussed initiatives he's put in place to change the tense dynamic between "many communities of color" and the police on the one year anniversary of teenager Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. "I convened a task force on community policing to find commonsense steps that can help us drive down crime and build up trust and cooperation between communities and police, who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep us safe. And I've met personally with rank and file officers to hear their ideas," said Obama in his weekly address. Obama said that...
  • D.C., New York area airports put flights on hold [problems with air traffic control]

    08/15/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2015 | Lynh Bui
    Washington area airports and others along the East Coast are reporting flight delays due to an issue with the system that routes air traffic, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control Web site. “The FAA is diagnosing an automation problem at an air traffic center in Leesburg, Va.,” according to a statement from the agency. “Some flights into and out of the New York and Washington, DC metro area airports area may be delayed.”
  • Obama scapegoats Jews to sell deal

    08/14/2015 8:20:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Star ^ | 8-12-15 | JEFF DUNETZ
    President Obama’s July 31 phone call organized by the anti-Israel group J Street and other progressive Jewish groups could be summed up in one sentence: Please help because, those rich people are helping those warmongering Jews to fight this wonderful Iran deal because they don’t like me and they want war just like they did in Iraq. In the 20 minute call Obama said that opponents of the Iran deal come from the same “array of forces that got us into the Iraq war” and that a “bunch of billionaires who happily finance super PACs” are “putting the squeeze on...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillary’s $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News’ Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn’t generate much respect from Hillary Clinton’s target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was “relatable,” others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • There's a new university law school course named after Freddie Gray — here's the class description

    08/12/2015 7:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/12/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    The University of Maryland law school will offer a course this upcoming semester on the arrest and resulting death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore resident whose death led to protests and unrest across the city. Forty UMD students are enrolled in the course — called "Freddie Gray's Baltimore: Past, Present, and Moving Forward" — which will run for eight classes and be taught by law professors, as well as city officials. The law school announced the course Tuesday, and it already appears to have filled up. Gray's death and the following unrest in Baltimore, the course's description states, "have...
  • Baltimore’s Choice and America’s

    08/12/2015 11:48:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 12, 2015 | Judy Russell
    In January 2015, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act, designed to make vouchers more widely available to the poor so they can go to private or charter schools. “This pilot program would cost $10 million, and we’ve already paid for it,” said the Republican senator, “For those states that already have options, we are not dictating or mandating anything on any state, we are saying, here is another weapon in your arsenal to help those kids who are especially vulnerable to not seeing their full potential realized.”...
  • O'Malley: Sparse debate schedule 'undemocratic' (Outrage before the coronation?)

    08/10/2015 9:03:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is keeping pressure on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to increase the number of Democratic presidential debates. "We're making a big mistake, as Democrats, if we try to limit debate and have an undemocratic process," O'Malley said Monday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports." "Shame on us as a party if the DNC tries to limit debate and prevents us from being able to put forward a better path for our people that will make the economy work for all of us again," he said. O'Malley — who trails front-runner Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders...
  • Baltimore surges past Detroit in number of homicides in 2015

    08/09/2015 4:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Baltimore Brew ^ | August 7, 2015 | Mark Reutter
    Baltimore has become the second most violent city in America, a Baltimore Brew survey finds, with a homicide rate exceeded only by St. Louis.Baltimore has become the second deadliest city in America (after St. Louis) with homicides surpassing those of Detroit, the longtime poster child for urban violence. During the first seven months of 2015, Detroit police reported 163 slayings. That compares to 189 killings recorded through July in Baltimore. With 10% fewer residents than Detroit, Baltimore’s current homicide rate (deaths per 100,000 people) is running about 26% above that of the Motor City. That’s quite a reversal from the...
  • MSM Fails to Note that #SorosMoneyMatters Only Targeting Hillary Opponents

    08/09/2015 10:25:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 9, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if the Koch brothers had financed a group that was regularly disrupting and shutting down events of candidates that they opposed. Does anybody doubt that the Koch connection would come up in the first paragraph, if not the first sentence, of most news stories about such disruptions? Yet somehow, complete silence from the MSM on the connection of George Soros to #BlackLivesMatter even though he is the providing most of the finances to that organization. Also mysterious is how the MSM also fails to note that Hillary Clinton, whom Soros supports, has not had her events disrupted by #SorosMoneyMatters (also...
  • Democrats hint at petition drive to force immigration debate

    02/13/2014 3:25:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Thursday they’ll soon launch an official petition drive to try to force Republicans to vote on Democrats’ immigration bill — but said even before that, they’ll try to force a vote on a minimum wage increase. Emerging from a day of meetings at their policy retreat in Maryland, Democratic leaders said the minimum wage will come first because it’s the most central to their efforts to try to paint Republicans into a corner on income inequality. But, under fire from immigrant-rights advocates, Democrats said immigration will come soon after that. The petition drives, known as “discharge petitions,”...
  • Hoyer Doesn't Say Where Constitution Authorizes Obama Not to Enforce Immigration Law

    12/02/2014 1:47:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 2, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual public policy conference on Sept. 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr(CNSNews.com) -- At a press briefing on Tuesday, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama had "broad authority" to take unilateral action on immigration but failed to directly answer a question asking him where specifically the Constitution authorized President Obama to unilaterally decided not to enforce immigration laws. CNSNews.com asked Hoyer: “The Constitution requires that the president ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’ Where specifically in the Constitution does...
  • House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer: No extremists on our side of the aisle

    12/10/2013 3:57:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/10/13 | Seth McLaughlin
    **SNIP** Asked by Kenneth G. Langone, the co-founder of Home Depot, whether there are any extremists in the Democratic ranks, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said no. “I don’t think there are any extremists in my party,” the Maryland Democrat said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Mr. Langone expressed disbelief at the comment. “What more can I say,” he said. “The other guys are the bad guys, you are the good guys.”