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  • Maryland Says Matthew Whitaker Appointment As Acting Attorney General Is Unlawful

    11/12/2018 11:44:50 PM PST · by Revel · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/12/18 | Nina Totenberg
    President Trump's choice of Matthew Whitaker to be the acting attorney general is running into a buzz-saw of opposition, and not just from Democrats. And now, the first legal action is being filed Tuesday, by the state of Maryland, challenging Whitaker's status. It does not involve limits to asylum claims that Whitaker has already put into effect, nor any challenge involving the Mueller investigation of the president, which Whitaker has frequently criticized. No, the first blow involves the Affordable Care Act, and whether its provisions guaranteeing that people with previous medical conditions are entitled to health insurance rates similar to...
  • Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Cross-Shaped World War I Memorial

    11/13/2018 11:53:14 AM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | John Carney
    The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a towering cross-shaped memorial to Maryland men who died in the First World War. The Supreme Court agreed in early November to hear the case in which the American Legion is asking the high court to reverse a 2017 appeals court ruling that the memorial violates the First Amendment’s prohibition on governments establishing religion. Overturning a lower court’s decision, the Fourth Circuit panel said the memorial, which stands on public land, is unconstitutional because it “excessively entangles the government in religion.” The case may be a gauge for the conservatism of the...
  • 'Unlawful': Napolitano Agrees With Legal Challenge to Whitaker Appointment

    11/13/2018 10:24:38 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 134 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 13 Nov 18 | Fox & Friends
    "Says 'can't have musical chairs' at top of DOJ." The state of Maryland is reportedly set to ask a federal judge for an injunction declaring the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker illegal, and Judge Andrew Napolitano agrees that Whitaker is not "legally qualified" for the role. Maryland is likely to make the unprecedented move on Tuesday in a bid to block Whitaker from exercising the duties in the position, arguing that his appointment is not legitimate. The state will reportedly claim that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is the rightful acting attorney general. Whitaker’s appointment has been under...
  • State of Maryland Files Legal Objection to President Trump’s Appointment of Matthew Whitaker

    11/13/2018 6:55:51 AM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: Here We Go… State of Maryland Files Legal Objection to President Trump’s Appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General The Deep State is absolutely terrified of President Trump’s appointment to Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker. Today the state of Maryland announced their legal action into the constitutionality of Whitaker’s appointment. The Deep State must have him removed to continue the Mueller witch hunt. Maryland and the deep state are trying to get DAG Rod Rosenstein appointed as Acting Attorney General – The state seeks a preliminary injunction that prevents the federal government from responding to the suit...
  • Video shows high school student punching teacher in face

    11/10/2018 8:11:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies ^ | November 8, 2018
    The video appears to show two students bickering while standing close to the teacher, and one student backs away while the other hits the teacher. The teacher recoils and the student who hit her leaves the classroom. She doesn’t retaliate, but follows him out the door. City Public Schools spokeswoman Edie House Foster says in a statement that the student struck the teacher following a verbal exchange. She says administrators are investigating and will apply disciplinary action in accordance with the school system’s code of conduct.
  • Alexandria [VA] teen sentenced to 40 years in MS-13-related killing of Md. girl, 15

    11/09/2018 11:26:55 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 9, 2018 2:07 pm | Rick Massimo
    WASHINGTON — The teenager who disappeared for a month last year, only to be charged with a brutal gang-related murder on her return, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday. Venus Iraheta, 18, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty in January to charges of first-degree murder, abduction and gang participation in the death of Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, last year. She faced a maximum sentence of life in prison on the murder charge, 10 years each on the others. Iraheta was 17 when she disappeared for a month in January 2017. Her return was captured live in February of that...
  • Hundreds of items belonging to legendary 1970s Philly mayor Frank Rizzo are up for grabs

    11/09/2018 10:59:24 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 11 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | November 8, 2018 | AP
    Hundreds of items belonging to legendary 1970s Philly mayor Frank Rizzo are up for grabs on Black Friday, including his monogrammed clock, Rolodex and a signed picture of Nixon The home of the loved and loathed former Philadelphia mayor and police chief Frank Rizzo is for sale Rizzo's estate sale starts Black Friday, November 23, and will feature hundreds of items Items include his billy club, Rolodex, Italian-made furniture and a signed picture of Richard Nixon Aside from trinkets and paperwork from the papal visit in 1976, everything must go
  • Hoyer Announces Bid for Majority Leader

    11/08/2018 5:40:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer ^ | November 7, 2018 | House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to announce his bid for Majority Leader: “I’ve spoken to many of my Democratic colleagues, and I appreciate the support I’ve received from every part of our Caucus for returning to my position as Majority Leader. In the next Congress, our Caucus must be united in our efforts to clean up government corruption, expand economic opportunity to all Americans, and bring down health care costs. We will need to listen to the ideas and views of all our Members. As Majority Leader, I will work...
  • Three-Judge U.S. District Court Strikes Down Maryland U.S. House District Boundaries

    11/07/2018 11:48:29 AM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | November 7, 2018 | Richard Winger
    On November 7, a 3-judge U.S. District Court struck down the boundaries of Maryland’s Sixth U.S. House District. Benisek v Lamone, 1:13cv-3233. Here is the opinion, which was written by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Paul Niemeyer, a Bush Sr. appointee. Niemeyer wrote that partisan gerrymandering violates representational rights and associational rights. U.S. District Court Judge James Bredar, an Obama appointee, agreed that the boundaries violate associational rights, although he did not agree they violate reprsentation rights. U.S. District Court Judge George Russell, another Obama appointee, agreed that the district violates both types of First Amendment rights, although he agreed...
  • Fox News: GOP Retains Governorship of MA, MD, and AL

    11/06/2018 5:13:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    In Maryland, Republican Governor Larry Hogan will win a second term by defeating Democrat Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP. In Massachusetts, Republican Governor Charlie Baker will win a second term by defeating Democrat Jay Gonzalez. In Alabama, Republican Governor Kay Ivey will win election to a first full term by defeating Democrat Walter Maddox, the mayor of Tuscaloosa.
  • We Asked Redskins Tailgaters If The Team Should Change Their Name To The ‘Washington Warrens’

    11/05/2018 5:04:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/18 | Benny Johnson
    The Redskins are having one of the best seasons in recent history.Despite their performance this season, however, there is one thing that will never change: The controversy over the Redskins’ logo and name.The logo of the Redskins has weathered many seasons of controversy. But there have been renewed calls for the logo to get the politically correct tomahawk in recent years. Some of the biggest names in politics have come out against the symbol of a proud, stoic-looking Native American and his feathers.In 2015, Democrat Senate Leader Harry Reid proclaimed in a speech from the Senate floor, “The Redskins name...
  • Former Criminals Get Training and Jobs in Donald Trump’s Go-Go Economy

    11/05/2018 3:35:47 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Neil Munro
    Baltimore construction firms are training and hiring hundreds of ex-convicts because they cannot hire enough migrants in President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” economy. Project Jumpstart “is a training program that prepares Baltimore residents for work in construction,” says a CNBC report: It’s a 90-hour course designed to get workers ready for the realities of the construction job site. Classes are held twice a week and students receive a $25 stipend for each class. If they are late, however, they lose the stipend, and on the third absence they are out of the program, according to placement director Kate McShane. …...
  • Senate Report Reveals Christine Blasey Ford Had an Encounter Similar to Her Kavanaugh Claim

    11/05/2018 3:20:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kristina Wong
    A Senate Judiciary Committee report released Saturday revealed that committee investigators interviewed a man who described a sexual encounter with Christine Blasey Ford that shared similarities to the one she claimed she had with Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh. According to the report, a man — whose name is redacted — told committee investigators in an interview on September 26, 2018, that when he was a 19-year-old college student, he had visited D.C. over spring break and kissed a girl he believes was Christine Blasey Ford. According to the report: He said that the kiss happened in the bedroom of a...
  • How do Hogan and Jealous compare on transportation?

    11/04/2018 8:03:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 26, 2018 | Bruce DePuyt, Maryland Matters
    By Bruce DePuyt — When Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a major plan to widen three Maryland roadways last year, even transportation insiders were caught off-guard. “I was surprised by it, but I rejoiced at it,” said John B. Townsend II, AAA mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs. “As much as people are loath to admit it, the congestion in Maryland has limited economic development in the state. And [it has] impacted the quality of life because of the amount of hours — more than 80 hours a year [on average] — we spend being stuck in...
  • Michael Steele: Trump ‘Engages in Stupid at a Level That We Have Never Seen Before'

    11/02/2018 7:03:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele called President Donald Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship via executive order engaging “in stupid at a level that we have never seen before.” Steele said, “It is better from Trump’s perspective to have a base that is angry and mad at someone other than him. It is sort of the 1950s racism that has been reintroduced into the body politic, and he is thriving on that. So, you know, a great jobs number, and wages going up, and tax cuts, and Supreme Court appointment s appointments,...
  • Almost $600,000 Raised for Justice Kavanaugh Will Help Catholic Youth Programs

    11/01/2018 2:08:33 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2018 | Penny Starr
    Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is declining to accept the more than half a million dollars raised in a Go Fund Me campaign during his bruising confirmation hearings, citing ethical concerns. But the North Carolina man who started the effort said the money would go to three Catholic youth programs that Kavanaugh has supported in the past. John Hawkins updated the GoFundMe page to reflect Kavanaugh’s decision and to inform those who donated that they could have their money returned if they did not want to support the charities:
  • Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in...

    10/31/2018 6:31:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 31, 2018 5:00 PM | Lauretta Brown
    FULL TITLE: Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in History' Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) went after President Trump Tuesday while he was campaigning for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D). He called Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history." Sanders told the crowd that Democratic campaign staffers across the country “are working to make certain that the agenda of the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history will go nowhere because Democrats will control the House and the Senate.” Unlike former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders said earlier this week...
  • Why Did Media And Democrats Abandon Their Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh?

    10/31/2018 11:59:05 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 31, 2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    What happened to the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct levied against Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation battle? The claims ranged from Christine Blasey Ford’s remotely plausible if unsubstantiated allegation of a violent attempted rape to Michael Avenatti’s completely outlandish and also unsubstantiated allegation of hosting serial gang rape parties. From September 12 to October 6, the claims absolutely dominated all major media. They ran on the front pages of all major newspapers and filled the hours on cable and network news. Magazine journalists at The New Yorker ran with the claims, despite massive corroboration problems. The claims were taken so...
  • The Kenyan School which changed an American Boy's Life.

    10/28/2018 6:55:40 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 October 2018 | Waihiga Mwaura
    Devon Brown would have been just another statistic - one of the 486,900 black inmates in US state and federal prisons by the end of 2016. But an academic year in Kenya during his seventh grade changed his life forever. "Honestly it turned me into the man I am today. From a boy with limited options in inner-city Baltimore to a man who has now run an ice-cream company with revenues of $400,000 (£310,000) as its CEO," he reflects. Mr Brown's childhood had all the ingredients for failure. Born on 9 January 1990 in East Baltimore, his late mother was...
  • Georgetown Prep after the Smear

    10/27/2018 8:09:07 PM PDT · by TChad · 10 replies ^ | October 27, 2018 | Patrick Coyle
    The leftist media, in particular the Washington Post, tried to destroy the reputation of Brett Kavanaugh's high school as part of their campaign to keep him off the Supreme Court. The article's author is the communications and marketing director for Georgetown Prep.