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  • President Erdogan and Obama to open Turkish-Islamic community center in US

    04/20/2015 1:30:01 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 21 replies
    Daily Sabah Americas ^ | 4/20/15 | ANADOLU AGENCY WASHINGTON
    The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey's foreign minister said Sunday. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited the center that also has a middle-sized mosque on a three-day visit to Washington, and lunched with representatives from the American Muslim community. "During a phone call, President (Recep Tayyip) Erdoğan asked President (Barack) Obama to accompany him in opening the center together and President Obama accepted his offer'in principle,'" Çavuşoğlu told the representatives. If Obama's schedule allows at the time of the opening, he will accompany Erdoğan. The complex is built on a large...
  • Exclusive: Edmonston police have special, untraceable license plates

    04/20/2015 1:28:18 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 32 replies
    WTOP News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Ari Ashe
    Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issues these plates to police departments for officers in unmarked cars involved in sensitive investigations such as narcotics, organized crime or terrorism. Confidential tags cannot be traced back to any specific person or organization if a criminal has a source run the plates through conventional databases. But all three police sources also expressed bewilderment about why the Edmonston Police Department would need any confidential tags. Each pointed out that Edmonston is a very small town, and that any major narcotics, terrorism or organized crime investigation would be outsourced... The Town denies any allegation that this...
  • Baltimore Officials Promise Investigation Into Death of Man After His Arrest

    04/20/2015 11:58:03 AM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 April 2015 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    Amid national protests over police treatment of black men, Baltimore officials have promised to investigate the death of Freddie Gray, an apparently healthy 25-year-old who was rushed to a hospital with spinal cord injuries after being chased and tackled by police officers. Mr. Gray, who is black, died Sunday, a week after his arrest. His familys lawyer said that 80 percent of his spinal cord was severed at the neck while he was in police custody, and that he later lapsed into a coma. Witnesses captured parts of Mr Grays encounter with the police on a cellphone video, in which...
  • Obama and Erdogan to open new mosque together in Maryland

    04/20/2015 7:52:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    By The Right Scoop ^ | 4/20/15 | By The Right Scoop
    A couple of years ago it was reported that Turkey was helping fund the building of a $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland. In fact Erdogan visited the mosque when he was here in May of 2013, promising to come back for the opening. Well that time has apparently arrived and now Erdogan and Obama will be together at the mosque for the big opening ceremony: ANADOLU AGENCY The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkeys foreign minister said Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a three-day visit to...
  • These Blue States Have Tried the Elizabeth Warren Model. Their Residents Are Fleeing.

    04/19/2015 7:09:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | april 19, 2015 | stephen moore
    MassachusettsSen. Elizabeth Warren recently appeared on one of the late night talk shows, beating the class warfare drum and arguing for billions of dollars in new social programs paid for with higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires. In recent years, though, blue states such as California, Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Minnesota adopted this very strategy, and they raised taxes on their wealthy residents. How did it work out? Almost all of these states lag behind the national average in growth of jobs and incomes. So, if income redistribution policies are the solution to shrinking the gap between rich...
  • Hogan to host Christie fundraiser in Annapolis

    04/16/2015 6:09:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/16/15 | Robert Costa
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will host a fundraiser next month in Annapolis for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a fellow blue-state Republican and likely presidential contender, according to an invitation obtained by The Washington Post. The move, a rare foray into the national political scene by the first-term governor, signals Hogans unsurprising and early support for Christies potential bid for the 2016 Republican nomination. During Hogans 2014 race, Christie was an enthusiastic backer of Hogans candidacy and helped propel his underdog victory with a series of appearances and funding secured from the Republican Governors Association, which Christie chaired at the...
  • Pr. Georges bridge hit by contractors excavator collapses, blocking Metro (Green Ln/Camden MARC)

    04/15/2015 6:44:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/15/15 | Lynh Bui and Michael Laris
    A Maryland pedestrian bridge frequented by fishermen, dog walkers and families who go there to watch the trains passing below collapsed Wednesday after a Metro contractors excavator smashed into the 50- to 60-foot structure. The span was open, but empty, at the time, and nobody was hurt. The actions of the contractor, Skanska, are under review. A large section of the bridges concrete base and walkway which traversed Green Line and MARC train tracks in Prince Georges County crashed onto a construction vehicle below, leaving the bridges mangled chain-link safety fencing hanging awkwardly in the air.
  • 'Free Range' Kids Picked Up Again By Police In Maryland; 'Beyond Ridiculous,' Mother Declares

    04/14/2015 11:22:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 192 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/13/2015 12:27:33 PM
    Two suburban Washington, D.C., parents are under scrutiny again for letting their 6- and 10-year-old children play in a park and walk home alone in a case that has stirred debate about "free-range" parenting and government powers. For the second time in four months, police picked up the children of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv on Sunday as they were walking home alone from a park that's nearly a mile from their house. This time, instead of bringing the children home, police took them directly to Child Protective Services. "It's beyond ridiculous," Danielle Meitiv said Monday. "The world is safer today,...
  • Police: Man killed wife at Dunkin Donuts in Md.

    04/14/2015 7:57:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Sherri Ly
    Police say Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel savagely murdered his wife inside the store near Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover late Sunday night. The body of 21-year-old Palak Bhadreshkumar Patel was found in the kitchen. A customer who was suspicious after seeing no workers inside alerted police around 10:50 p.m. An Anne Arundel County Police officer went in and found the victim. Police say she had been struck multiple times with what one source described as a type of sword or machete.
  • Md. parents who let kids walk alone being investigated again

    04/13/2015 11:03:44 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/13/2015 | MEG WAGNER
    The Maryland parents who let their free-range kids walk home alone and were found responsible of unsubstantiated child neglect are under fire again for leaving the children unsupervised in a park. Child Protective Services is investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv after their children were found alone in a Silver Springs park Sunday, NBC Washington reported.
  • Gary Hart: The Billion-dollar Clinton campaign should 'frighten' Americans

    04/06/2015 7:21:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/06/2015 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Gary Hart has serious reservations about a Hillary Clinton candidacy. The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign ought to frighten every American, he said in an interview with POLITICO, and Democrats would be better served by a competitive primary that forced her to speak in more depth about the issues. Hart, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, offered his opinions in a phone interview Wednesday where he also expressed admiration of Elizabeth Warren and gave advice to prospective challenger Martin OMalley, a former Hart campaign staffer. I like Hillary Clinton. I really appreciate what she and her husband have done ...
  • OMalley: Republicans Hate Obama More Than They Distrust The Ayatollah

    04/12/2015 2:24:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    JP - Jewish Political News Updates ^ | April 11, 2015 | Jacob Kornbluh Share
    Former Maryland Governor Martin OMalley, a potential challenger to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries, had a word or two to say to those criticizing President Barack Obama over the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran, announced last week. When you hate the President of the United States more than you distrust the Ayatollah then you probably shouldnt be in the United States Senate, OMalley said during an interview with the Iowa Press on Saturday. He referred to the Cotton letter signed by 47 Republican Senators that was sent to Iranian leaders last month. OMalley, who is still...
  • Maryland's student government joins push to have stadium's name changed [Byrd Stadium]

    04/10/2015 8:05:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 9, 2015 | Graham Watson
    If student groups have their way, Marylands Byrd Stadium could be getting a new name. A proposal to have the stadiums name changed was backed by the student government Wednesday night amid protests that the stadiums namesake held beliefs contrary to the schools core principles. H.C. Curley Byrd was a former university president from 1936 to 1954, and helped raise funds to get the stadium built in 1950. He also was a well-known racist, who prevented African-Americans from playing sports at Maryland until 1951 and fought for the separation of black and white students.
  • Man is shot at U.S. Census Bureau [Suitland, MD]

    04/09/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 4/9/15 | Julie Zauzmer and Clarence Williams
    A security guard was critically injured in a shooting at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland on Thursday evening. Prince Georges County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said that an adult male who was standing guard at a gate to the facility had suffered at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. Brady said the victims condition was extremely critical. At about 7:45 p.m., roughly two dozen military-clad officers with rifles entered the Census campus and began sweeping through parking garages and lots. It was unclear which police agency the officers represented. Around the same time, an announcement...
  • Campaign Finance Complaints Filed Against 4 Presidential Hopefuls[OMalley-Santorum-Walker-Bush]

    04/01/2015 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 March 2015 | Eric Lichtblau
    For months, White House hopefuls from both parties have been raising millions in unlimited contributions at upscale fund-raisers from Manhattan to Palm Springs, Calif. all without officially declaring themselves candidates and becoming subject to federal caps on contributions. Only a few of some 20 would-be presidential candidates have even bothered to set up the exploratory committees that were once a time-tested way to declare interest in the White House and that set off their own fund-raising restrictions. But two leading campaign finance groups charged on Tuesday that the spread of these unofficial campaigns in recent months was not...
  • Baltimore Police used secret technology to track cellphones in thousands of cases

    04/09/2015 1:47:57 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 9, 2015 | Justin Fenton
    he Baltimore Police Department has used an invasive and controversial cellphone tracking device thousands of times in recent years while following instructions from the FBI to withhold information about it from prosecutors and judges, a detective revealed in court testimony Wednesday.. The testimony shows for the first time how frequently city police are using a cell site simulator, more commonly known as a "stingray," a technology that authorities have gone to great lengths to avoid disclosing. The device mimics a cellphone tower to force phones within its range to connect. Police use it to track down stolen phones or find...
  • Fourteen Tweets Explain The Washingon, D.C., Power Outage

    04/08/2015 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Beattie
    A power outage inconvenienced residents in Washington, D.C., and southern Maryland Tuesday.According to The Washington Post, much of the area briefly lost power due to a piece of metal coming apart at a power plant. This outage affected public and private buildings alike, including The White House, the Department of Energy, and the Department of State. Advertisement-content continues below As The Post reports, “a dozen people were trapped in stalled elevators passengers were left searching for exits in darkened underground Metro stations, and a building full of Department Energy employees and the main campus of the University of Maryland closed...
  • Power Outage in DC

    04/07/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    Foxnews is reporting power is out all over the US Capital.
  • Analysts see 2 hardcore' liberal Democrats running for U.S. Senate in Maryland

    04/07/2015 1:57:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC2 News ^ | April 7, 2015 | by Glynis Kazanjian
    BALTIMORE - Democratic primary voters should find little difference in political ideology between the two candidates running to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, according to outside analysts. Both U.S. Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen are ranked hardcore liberals by On The Issues, a political website that analyzes policy issues supported by federal, state and local politicians. Both Edwards and Van Hollen are considered reliable Democrats, who vote with their party 100% of the time, according to The Sunlight Foundation, a national, non-partisan organization that focuses on transparency and accountability in government and politics. Rep. Elijah Cummings, 7th, ranking...
  • Eight Killed in Maryland of Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    04/07/2015 10:01:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    AP ^ | April 7, 2015
    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) A single dad and his seven children were found dead in their one-story home, relatives said, and though officials gave no details on the cause of the deaths, the man's stepfather said he had been trying to keep the family warm with a generator after the power was cut because of an outstanding bill. Lloyd Edwards told The Associated Press that his stepson, 36-year-old Rodney Todd, had bought the generator after the power was shut off to the home in Princess Anne, about 60 miles southeast of Annapolis on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He said those...
  • D.C., parts of Md., Va., join de Blasio to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2015 9:32:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Alexandria, the District of Columbia and Montgomery County joined New York City and dozens of other municipalities across the country Monday in demanding a court allow President Obamas deportation amnesty to go into effect immediately, saying they want the tax revenue they think the newly legalized workers would bring. A federal court in Texas halted the amnesty, ruling that Mr. Obama likely broke the law in declaring it, but the local officials,...
  • Hillary's poll numbers tanking as e-mail scandal takes a toll: Trails Paul in PA, Bush in Florida

    04/02/2015 1:51:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/02/2015 | Rick Moran
    Andrew Malcolm at Investor's Business Daily points out that some key state polls show that Hillary Clinton is losing support fast and that the e-mail scandal is playing a bigger role than first thought. According to the newest numbers, Hillary Clinton is now running three points behind Jeb Bush in the key swing state of Florida. And her lead over Marco Rubio there has collapsed from ten points to but two points. Of course, none of those people have yet to announce their candidacy. Everyone is pretending they don't know that she'll announce later this month, Rubio likely in...
  • Motel party with strangers preceded spy agency shooting

    03/31/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Merideth Somers
    Two cross-dressing men who were shot at by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who picked them up for a motel party, police said Tuesday. One suspect was killed and the other was injured, along with an NSA police officer, as the driver of the stolen SUV apparently tried to get away from the guards. The SUVs owner, a 60-year-old man from Baltimore who has not been publicly identified, told investigators that he had picked up the two strangers in Baltimore. They arrived around 7:30...
  • OMalley Made a Mess of Maryland [And now he's thinking of running for President]

    03/31/2015 6:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2015 | by RICHARD J. DOUGLAS
    Taxpayers abandoned his state in droves during his tenure as governor, but thats not dampening the presidential aspirations of Martin OMalley. In 2014, his final year in office as governor, Maryland had the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Now he wants to ride this embarrassing record to the White House. At the Brookings Institution in March, OMalley test-drove some campaign rhetoric: Behind all of our data, there are people, living their lives, shouldering their struggles. They deserve a government that works. Unfortunately, in the state OMalley governed for eight years, he gave deserving Marylanders anything but a state government...
  • Meet the Men Behind Hillary Clinton's Private 'Spy Network'

    03/30/2015 1:31:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 30, 2015 | By Mark Hemingway
    Two big Clinton stories landed last week. The first is that Hillary Clinton destroyed the electronic copies of her State Department emails on her private server after the State Department subpoenaed her emails. The second is that Hillary Clinton had an aide running a "secret spy network" that was, among other things, feeding her information on Benghazi, according to a report by Pro Publica and Gawker. Earlier this month, I noted the myriad ways that Clinton running her own private email server breathes new life into the Benghazi investigation, but this last revelation takes things to a whole new level....
  • US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

    03/30/2015 11:34:31 AM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 47 replies
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A firefight erupted Monday when two men dressed as women tried to ram a car into a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing one of them and wounding the other, officials said. An FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.
  • Men Dressed as Women Shot Outside NSA Gate, Tried to Ram Past Checkpoint, Officials Say

    03/30/2015 9:13:10 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 74 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 3-31-2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL
    One man is dead and another severely injured after a shootout at one of the main gates of the National Security Agency located at Fort Meade, Maryland. Two men dressed as women attempted to penetrate the entry point with their vehicle when a shootout occurred, officials said. "There are indications they were dressed as females," an official said. At least one officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. One perpetrator is confirmed dead on the scene; the other "severely injured and probably wont survive, according to one official. The FBI said they do not believe the incident is related to terrorism. Aerial images...
  • BREAKING: Police shoot vehicle ramming the gate at NSA headquarters at Ft. Meade

    03/30/2015 7:18:44 AM PDT · by dead · 121 replies
    Police opened fire on a vehicle that attempted to ram the gates at the National Security Agency, according to multiple media reports. It is unclear if there are any injuries. This a breaking news story and will be updated as more information comes available. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/30/police-shoot-vehicle-ramming-nsa-gates-ft-meade-re/#ixzz3VsXmFSU4 Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • O'MALLEY: NO MORE ROYALS

    03/29/2015 10:49:14 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 3/29/15 | Nick Corasaniti
    Former Gov. Martin OMalley of Maryland, who has been promoting himself to Democrats as a potential alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the White House, on Sunday spoke out against the possibility of a dynastic rematch between Mrs. Clinton and Jeb Bush. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families," Mr. OMalley said on ABCs "This Week."
  • Martin O'Malley races off the reservation in opposing Hillary nomination

    03/30/2015 7:03:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Martin O’Malley may have been such a lousy Governor of Maryland that his chosen heir was defeated by a Republican (in a deep blue state), but he is turning out to be good for something. Hell may have no fury like Hillary scorned, but as Elizabeth Warren demurely bides her time despite many calls for her to run, O’Malley leaps into the breach. Nick Carasaniti reports in the New York Times: Former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who has been promoting himself to Democrats as a potential alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the White...
  • Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

    03/29/2015 9:21:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    cnn aka Clinton News Network ^ | 3-29-15 | Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families." The Democrat's comments, in an appearance on ABC's "This Week," are another signal that he's likely to challenge Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. He's focusing in recent weeks on issues like income inequality and wage stagnation -- which liberal darling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made her...
  • Hillary Supporter Threatens OMalley: He Better Watch It [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A former governor on ABCs This Week made a not-so-veiled threat Sunday to former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley that he could lose a cabinet position in Hillary Clintons administration by running against her. Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who also serves as a Senior Advisor to Ready for Hillary PAC said, She is comfortable enough to be able to withstand a primary. Granholm added, And Martin OMalley, hes a very nice guy, and I was thinking he might make a nice member of a President Clinton administration, so he better watch it. I think he and anybody else,...
  • 1 Dead in Shooting Outside NSA Facility in Maryland

    03/30/2015 8:33:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.nbcnewyork.com ^ | 03-30-2015 | Staff
    One person is dead after a security guard exchanged gunfire with two men who tried to enter Fort Meade disguised as women. The guard got into an altercation with the men outside the gate for the NSA side of the Maryland Army installation just before 9 a.m. Monday. Gunfire was exchanged, and it is believed that the guard shot at least one of the men. At least one gun and drugs were found in the stolen Ford Escape the men were riding in, according to NBC News. From Chopper4, emergency workers could be seen caring for an injured, uniformed man...
  • Shooting at Fort Meade after driver tries to ram gate, police say

    03/30/2015 7:09:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    Fox ^ | March 30, 2015
    A driver of a vehicle tried to ram a gate at the National Security Agency building in Fort Meade Monday morning, resulting in a shooting, authorities say. It is not clear if anyone has been injured. There are two vehicles with damage outside the gate. Anne Arundel County police say the National Security Agency is handling the investigation, WUSA9 reports. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. local time.
  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 42 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work like rolling...
  • Commentary: Irksome Ted Cruz is a stickler for process, a lightning rod for controversy

    03/29/2015 10:53:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | March 29, 2015 | Marc Fisher, The Washington Post
    The Texas Republican's devotion to principle or an unyielding insistence on getting his way could propel him to the front ranks of Republican contenders for president or render him unelectable.Ted Cruz looked out over a sprawling audience of Iowa farmers and agri-business leaders, people who rely on federal subsidies of ethanol, and the man who would be president stuck it to them. I know youd like me to say Im for the renewable fuel standard thats the subsidy of their product thatd be the easy thing to do, he said. But Im going to tell you...
  • Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch

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

    03/24/2015 1:22:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Your host in the audio sound bites today, this morning on C-SPAN, the guest, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Democrat, Wisconsin, during a viewer call-in segment of her appearance, a caller from Maryland by the name of Richard, "Ted Cruz's candidacy is living proof that the birther movement was all based on racism. And that Democrats are silent. They just always stand back and let the Republicans bully them and run over 'em, treat 'em like dogs." MOORE: I think that a lot of us are really frustrated about our so-called messaging. It is really difficult to fight against, I think,...
  • Bill would require fertility benefits for lesbians

    03/19/2015 3:09:55 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 24 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 18 Mar 2015 | Michael Dresser
    If Fiona M. Jardine had a husband, the expensive fertility treatments she's now undergoing would be covered by her health plan. But Jardine, 29, is married to a woman, so she and her wife have to pay out of pocket. A bill that would grant married lesbian couples the same fertility treatment benefits as husbands and wives is advancing in the Maryland General Assembly. - snip - Maryland has required state-regulated health insurance plans that offer pregnancy-related benefits to cover the costs of in vitro fertilization since 2000. It is one of a dozen states that require coverage of the...
  • It looks like there's another Democratic presidential candidate

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

    03/17/2015 2:23:13 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 33 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 17, 2015
    Baltimore police say three people have been stabbed at Morgan State University in Baltimore. One was seriously hurt. A university spokesman said the stab wounds were believed to be non-life-threatening and a suspect is in custody, WBAL TV reported. Detective Ruganzu Howard, a police spokesman, says officers were called to the university Tuesday afternoon for reports of a stabbing. When the officers arrived, Howard says they discovered one person suffering from a stab wound to the chest. Howard says that person is alive, but the wound is serious. Howard says two others also were stabbed, though their conditions were not...
  • Carville: Clinton challengers wasting their time (Hussein 'has damaged the Democratic Party')

    03/15/2015 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/15 | Kyle Balluck
    James Carville said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be a waste of time for any Democrat to challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016. Ive had maybe three people come up to me and say, Well, Im for somebody else other than Hillary, the Democratic strategist told host John Catsimatidis on The Cats Roundtable on AM 970 in New York. And I know I run into more Democrats in more places than maybe anybody else in the United States, he added. Of course, Senator [Jim] Webb and Governor [Martin] OMalley can say anything they want. But, in terms...
  • American Health Worker Diagnosed With Ebola in Sierra Leone Headed to NIH

    03/12/2015 3:03:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 12, 2015 | By SYDNEY LUPKIN
    An American health worker volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the deadly virus and will be headed to the United States for treatment, according to the National Institutes of Health. The patient, who has not been identified, will be isolated and flown to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Maryland, which is one of four hospitals in the country with isolation units prepared for Ebola patients. This will be the NIH's second Ebola patient. The patient is scheduled to be admitted on Friday, officials said.
  • O'Malley: 'Important' for secretary of state to use official server

    03/12/2015 7:03:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 3/12/15 | NICK GASS
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley says if he were president, it would be important as commander in chief to have his secretary of state use the official server for business. Well sure, it would be important to me, he said when asked about Hillary Clintons email practices at the State Department on MSNBCs Morning Joe, but said getting the economy working would be more important. OMalley said he didnt feel compelled to answer a follow-up question about Clintons actions from Bloomberg Politics John Heilemann. Secretary Clinton is perfectly capable of defending her own service in office, he said.
  • [Martin] O'Malley sick of Clinton 'email drama' [Hello! Over here. I'm over here!]

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

    03/11/2015 5:27:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    nation.foxnews.com ^ | Alex Griswold
    A local NAACP president spoke out against how illegal immigrants are using up public resources that would have otherwise gone to people of color in the country legally on The Laura Ingraham Show Monday. Bob Ross, president of the Maryland Prince Georges County NAACP, was on the show to discuss his efforts to lobby against Prince George Countys efforts to create two high schools specifically for recent immigrants and dedicated to teaching students English. The local NAACP chapter is vocally against the proposal, with Ross calling it separate but equal. (RELATED: NAACP Battles Latino Group Over Special Schools For Immigrant...
  • Maryland Democrats gear up for bitter Senate battle

    03/11/2015 3:59:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Donna [Edwards] has to hope she remains the only minority candidate, said one longtime Democratic Maryland strategist who has worked on multiple campaigns in the state. The more white males that jump in, the better it is for her. Maryland Democrats are bracing for a bitter primary battle split along gender, race, geographic and ideological lines. Its going to be a nasty, nasty primary, one Democratic state legislator told The Hill. When you have primaries with people that have such similar voting records, it usually comes down to character attacks. Thats the scene Democrats fear is unavoidable after longtime Sen....
  • NAACP Leader Slams Obamas Executive Amnesty: Our Kids Have Dreams Too [VIDEO]

    03/10/2015 5:11:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 9, 2015 | Alex Griswold, media reporter
    A local NAACP president spoke out against how illegal immigrants are using up public resources that would have otherwise gone to people of color in the country legally on "The Laura Ingraham Show" on Monday. Bob Ross, president of the Maryland Prince Georges County NAACP, was on the show to discuss his efforts to lobby against Prince George Countys efforts to create two high schools specifically for recent immigrants and dedicated to teaching students English. The local NAACP chapter is vocally against the proposal, with Ross calling it separate but equal. (RELATED: NAACP Battles Latino Group Over Special Schools For...
  • S.C. Democrats standing ovation for Martin OMalley

    03/08/2015 12:23:34 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 35 replies
    SC News Exchange ^ | March 8, 2015 | Phil Noble
    "Democrats in South Carolina are not a group that is easily impressed, but recently former Maryland Governor Martin OMalley really impressed them as in a standing ovation impressed."
  • AP sources: Edwards to seek Maryland Senate seat (Donna Eddwards, Barbara Mikulski)

    03/09/2015 8:51:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2015 11:40 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland intends to join the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, hoping to become the first African-American elected to the Senate from her state, according to officials familiar with her plans. Edwards would become the second member of the states House delegation to announce her intentions to run for the Senate. Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen joined the race last week. No Republican has yet stepped forward to run for a seat in a Democratic state.