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  • Judge orders Clinton lawyers to face bar investigation in Maryland

    09/11/2017 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 11, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to delete her private emails. Circuit Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were “egregious” and said the state bar couldn’t brush them aside by calling them “frivolous.” “There are allegations of destroying evidence,” Judge Harris said at a hearing Monday morning, where he said the state’s rules require the bar to conduct investigations no matter who raises the complaint, and can’t brush...
  • Record Number of Highway, Bridge Improvements Highlighted in Maryland

    12/12/2017 10:53:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Construction Equipment Guide ^ | December 11, 2017 | CEG
    The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) completed its annual Consolidated Transportation Plan (CTP) tour of the state's 23 counties and Baltimore City to discuss transportation priorities. The Hogan Administration's investment of $14.7 billion in Maryland's transportation network was briefed to citizens, county leaders and local officials over the course of six weeks to ensure transparency and dialogue with the customers who are affected by MDOT SHA projects in their region. Maryland's transportation network consists of more than 31,000 mi. of roadway, more than 5,000 bridges and two tunnels providing safe, reliable and efficient movement of people...
  • Report: Congressman Wexler to resign

    10/13/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 288 replies · 16,739+ views
    Reported by: Sun-Sentinel ^ | Oct 13, 2009 | Reported by: Sun-Sentinel
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL---Our news partners at the Sun Sentinel report: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, plans to resign from Congress. He plans to announce his plans at a news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Boca Raton. A Democratic source with knowledge of Wexler's plans said he is likely to take a public policy job that deals with the Middle East. Wexler, a senior member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has long been involved in issues involving Israel and Turkey.
  • Montgomery County [MD] Bracing for Long-Term Revenue Decline [wealthy paying less taxes]

    12/12/2017 4:55:44 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    http://www.bethesdamagazine.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | By Andrew Metcalf
    Projected revenue decline attributed to wealthy individuals paying significantly less in income taxes; future job cuts not ruled out Montgomery County is revising its six-year revenue forecasts down by more than $400 million as income tax revenue lags behind previous projections. The lower long-term forecast comes after County Executive Ike Leggett called for 2 percent cuts at county departments to address a projected $120 million shortfall in the $5.4 billion fiscal 2018 operating budget. Leggett said he doesn’t believe county employees should worry about their job security “immediately,” however he did say potential job cuts may need to be considered...
  • Dem Senators Call on Trump to Resign 'Immediately' (They can pound Sand!!!)

    12/11/2017 5:05:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 127 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Three of President Trump's female accusers spoke with NBC's Megyn Kelly Monday about their experiences, all claiming he took advantage of them sexually. Former beauty pageant contestant Samntha Holvey alleged that Trump made her feel like "a piece of meat," Rachel Crooks, a former receptionist, claimed he forcibly kissed her, and Jessica Leeds, a traveling saleswoman, says he groped and kissed her on an airplane. The White House has dismissed them as "false claims," as Kelly reiterated on her show.These women's stories, however, were enough to convince Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) that the president needs to step down "immediately." Should...
  • The Supreme Court Continues To Let The Second Amendment Fade

    12/11/2017 5:27:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 11, 2017 | George Leef
    Our national tug-of-war over the right to keep and bear arms has been going badly for those of us who believe that the Second Amendment protects the right of each individual to protect himself as he thinks best. Back in 2008, Heller laid the foundation for a robust approach to the Second Amendment and in 2010, McDonald told local governments that they couldn’t disregard Heller and limit ownership of firearms however they pleased. And early last year, the Fourth Circuit’s Kolbe decision held that judges must employ strict scrutiny when they consider restrictions that state legislatures place on gun ownership....
  • Supreme Court to Hear Maryland Gerrymandering Case

    12/09/2017 12:03:33 PM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 8. 2017
    The Supreme Court late Friday agreed to hear a challenge to the lines of a Maryland congressional district that were drawn by Democrats. The court has already heard a partisan gerrymandering case from Wisconsin, where Republicans drew the state legislative map. In the Maryland case, the plaintiffs are challenging the congressional map enacted by the Maryland General Assembly after the 2010 Census, arguing that it’s a partisan gerrymander that favors the Democrats. At issue is the state’s 6th District, which has been represented by a Democrat since the 2011 redistricting. Longtime GOP Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett lost his 2012 re-election...
  • Baltimore’s “generous” court system releases a murderer, now back in jail

    12/09/2017 11:41:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 9, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    While this story takes place in Baltimore, it could just as well be unfolding anywhere in the United States. A few years ago there was a deal cut in Charm City through the office of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. Between 2012 and 2015 more than 170 inmates convicted of violent crimes were released early because previous sentencing guidelines and court procedures were considered too “unfair” for modern sensibilities. Among those set free was one Wendell Beard, who had been serving a life sentence for the murder of real estate broker Beryl Friedrick back in the seventies.And why not,...
  • As Baltimore murders soar, mayor talks tough on crime

    12/06/2017 5:10:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:45 PM EST | David McFadden
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday that recent crime figures are “trending in the right direction,” hopeful of achieving a turnaround in a city where the number of homicides this year is nearing the all-time high set in 2015. The city of roughly 620,000 people has recorded more than 320 killings so far this year, nearing the record 344 slayings in all of 2015. In comparison, New York City, a city of some 8.5 million, is projected to have fewer than 300 homicides this year. At her weekly press briefing, Pugh said a new city initiative is chipping away at...
  • 28 arrested in DC, Maryland and Virginia as part of Blood gang-related FBI, ATF operation

    12/06/2017 3:24:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    WJLA ^ | 12/6/17
    More than two dozen people were arrested in DC, Maryland and Virginia Wednesday as the ATF, the FBI and local agencies teamed up for a gang-related sting operation, according to authorities. Officials say the arrests stemmed from an investigation into Blood gang-related crimes throughout the area, particularly in Northern Virginia.The ATF announced earlier Wednesday they were engaged in "ongoing law enforcement activity" from Woodbridge to Alexandria. According to authorities, "Operation Tin Panda" started this past Spring, as they investigated Blood-related crimes over the course of the year.Officials say utilizing search warrants today, officers found guns, heroin and other drugs. Before...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer oppose Trump impeachment resolution offered by House Democrat

    12/06/2017 11:04:11 AM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/6/17 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her top deputy, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Wednesday they do not support a colleague's resolution calling for the impeachment of President Trump. "Right now, congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the president’s actions both before and after his inauguration," Pelosi and Hoyer said in a statement. "The special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue. Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”
  • Ravens, NFL scramble as fans stay home

    12/03/2017 11:47:34 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 2,2017 | Jeff Barker
    It seems paradoxical: The Ravens, who have sold out every home game since they arrived in Baltimore in 1996, are advertising tickets for Sunday’s contest at M&T Bank Stadium. But this is where the Ravens find themselves in 2017: Contemplating the prospect of empty seats, and appealing to fans to “Win Together. Purchase your tickets today!” even as the team is contending for what would be its first playoff berth since 2014. Thousands of fans are trying to resell their tickets to the sold-out game Sunday against the Detroit Lions at 71,000-seat M&T Bank Stadium via Ticketmaster, the team’s official...
  • Six officers acquitted in Freddie Gray case now back at work

    12/03/2017 2:17:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | Dec 1. 2017 | Paulina Dedaj
    The six Baltimore police officers who where charged and then later acquitted in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray were all back at work Thursday. None are patrolling the streets, but are working jobs in other departments, the Baltimore Sun reported.
  • Two more arrested in brutal MS-13 murder where victim was maimed, decapitated

    12/01/2017 7:37:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/1/17 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Police in Maryland announced Friday that they had arrested two more people in connection with a brutal murder by the MS-13 street gang. Montgomery County police said 24-year-old Doris Giron-Jimenez and 22-year-old Albaro Rosa-Moreno were arrested Thursday. Both were charged with first-degree murder. In all, three people face charges in the killing of an unidentified man, whose body was found buried in a park on Wheaton on Sept. 5. Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, was arrested Nov. 11 and also faces first-degree murder charges.
  • Earthquake felt in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania (4.4)

    11/30/2017 2:02:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 63 replies
    BNO News ^ | 11/30/17
    Credit: USGS A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck Delaware, with shaking felt as far away as Baltimore, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City, seismologists and residents say. Only few details were immediately available. The earthquake, which struck at around 4:47 p.m. on Thursday, was centered about 6.4 miles northeast of Dover, or 11 miles southeast of Smyrna. It struck at a depth of 5 miles, making it a very shallow earthquake. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1. People across the region - as far...
  • Earthquake Felt in Maryland (Vanity)

    11/30/2017 1:57:53 PM PST · by scouter · 58 replies
    Scouter | 11/30/2017 | Scouter
    I just felt an earthquake and checked the USGS. Sure enough: Strength: 5.1 Time: 2017-11-30 21:47:30 (UTC) Location: 39.184°N 75.378°W Depth: 8.1 km
  • State Asks About Benefits, Drawbacks of Privatizing I-270 Maintenance

    11/28/2017 5:12:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | September 27, 2017 | Bethany Rodgers
    As state officials launch a project to add toll lanes to Interstate 270 and the Beltway, they also are exploring the benefits of privatizing maintenance of existing highway sections. The Maryland Department of Transportation last week began soliciting input from businesses on the estimated $7.6 billion plan to expand Interstate 495 through Maryland and I-270 from the Beltway to Frederick. A separate but related $1.4 billion plan calls for adding capacity to I-295. During a Sept. 21 press conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said his idea for relieving congestion on the state’s largest thoroughfares relies on finding a private partner to...
  • Hogan announces $50 million signal upgrade on Maryland highways to improve traffic flow

    11/28/2017 4:13:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 25, 2017 | Michael Dresser
    Drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 million upgrade to traffic signals, Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday. The new system, billed as the second phase of Hogan’s program to relieve highway traffic congestion, will use artificial intelligence to better synchronize signals and improve traffic flow, officials said. The governor said the adaptive signal control system replaces technology that is more than 20 years old. “Nearly 700,000 Marylanders will benefit every day from these transformational improvements,” Hogan said during a news conference at the...
  • Carroll County Public Schools halt field trips to Baltimore, citing 'escalating violence'

    11/27/2017 1:40:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 27, 2017 | by Colin Campbell
    Carroll County Public Schools have halted field trips to Baltimore, a decision based on a recommendation from the county Sheriff’s Department due to “escalating violence,” a school system spokeswoman said Monday. “In light of recent violence in the traditional tourist areas of the City, the Sheriff agrees that the best course of action is to temporarily suspend travel to Baltimore City venues,” Sheriff’s Department spokesman Cpl. Jonathan Light wrote in the statement. Several assaults and robberies were reported over the Halloween weekend, and an employee of a Federal Hill bar was robbed and killed outside a convenience store near Key...
  • Montgomery Co. leaders hear state’s plans to ease Beltway, I-270 congestion

    11/27/2017 12:57:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 16, 2017 | Mike Murillo
    ROCKVILLE, Md. — A month after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan introduced it, Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn went in front of Montgomery County leaders to lay out a $9 billion project that aims to ease congestion on Interstate 270, the Capital Beltway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.Rahn believes construction of the project can begin in fewer than five years.“We have to recognize we have problem. It’s a multifaceted problem, and we have to come up with multifaceted solutions,” Rahn told members of the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment committee Thursday.Packed roads cost drivers time, as well. The...