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  • 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. “It’s 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.” That’s the scene Democrats fear is unavoidable after longtime Sen....
  • MD: Warning Shot Cited as Evidence of Restraint in Self Defense Shooting

    11/16/2014 2:09:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many posters on the Internets have stated that "warning shots" would be taken as evidence that the shooter did not consider the threat to be deadly, or they would have shot center mass instead of firing the warning shot or shots.  In this case from Maryland, the prosecutor came to the opposite conclusion.From cecildaily.com: “He did everything he could have done. Maryland law says the person must first retreat if possible. He retreated as far as he could. He was backed up into a corner of his deck. He had nowhere else to go,” Rollins said. The rival kept...
  • Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races

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

    11/06/2014 2:06:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5, 2014 | NRO Editors
    Around 9:00 last night, the TV pundits realized that it would no longer do to say that it was an anti-incumbent year: The vast majority of the incumbents losing — all of them in the Senate — were Democrats. Nor could the election be chalked up to red-state reaction. Republicans took Senate seats in Iowa and Colorado, which voted for Obama twice apiece, and governorships in Maryland and Illinois, which last voted Republican in 1988. The wave gave Republicans a larger Senate majority than all but the most confident among them had expected, and added to the ranks of their...
  • Maryland's next governor [Poll]

    11/02/2014 10:43:18 AM PST · by RedMDer · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sunpapers ^ | Oct 31, 2014
    Who will get your vote for Maryland's next governor?
  • Maryland County Proposes Lowering Voting Age To 16, Allowing Noncitizens To Vote

    09/18/2014 1:57:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | September 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the wealthiest and most liberal counties in America. If there’s a dumb progressive idea that didn’t start there, it will get there sooner or later. Along those lines, the powers that be in Montgomery County are very concerned about low voter turnout. So concerned, in fact, the all Democrat County Council formed a “Right to Vote” Task Force to come up with ways to encourage more people to vote. The task force produced a 76-page report with more than a few suggestions that could raise a few eyebrows. Recommendations 1-3 are: 1. The Task...
  • Did the NFL indefinitely suspend Ray Rice because they saw the video or because we saw it?

    09/09/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    9/9/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Did the NFL suspend Ray Rice indefinitely after he was given an initial 2 game suspension because A.) they saw the video inside the elevator, or B.) because we saw the inside-the-elevator video? If it is because of A, then why did they formulate a 6 game suspension to be followed by banning for a second offense and not apply the 6 game rule to Ray Rice? If this is because the inside-the-elevator video surfaced, then will the NFL have a system for those who are caught by video and those not caught by video? In the end, IMHO, Ray...
  • MD:Private Buyers "Run Off" from Turn In "buy back" Event

    07/28/2014 3:57:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Private buyers competed with ShopRite food cards for guns at a Baltimore City gun turn in "buy back" on Saturday, the 26th of July.    That may be one reason that this event only collected half as many guns as last year's event did.  231 guns were turned in this year, 460 last year.  The term "buy back" is a bit of propaganda, because the people buying the guns never owned them in the first place.   From baltimoresun.com: Several men holding signs that said "$$ Cash for Guns" stood outside the event, trying to persuade people to sell their guns...
  • MD:Cheap Gun Opportunity in Baltimore City, 26 July, 2014 Turn In (buy back)

    07/23/2014 6:40:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 There will be a gun turn in event on 26 July, 2014 in Baltimore City, Maryland.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The location for the event will be at the New All Saints Catholic Church in the 4400 block of Liberty Heights Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event offers a $100 gift card for turning in guns.   From wbaltv.com: get a $100 gift card to ShopRite. Officials said no...
  • Maryland mom accused of poisoning young sons with Visine

    07/02/2014 10:35:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02 July 2014 | Staff
    A Maryland mother was arrested Monday after she poisoned her young sons with eye drops, police in Pennsylvania said. State police in Gettysburg announced they had arrested 23-year-old Samantha Unger, of Thurmont. She allegedly told state police in Gettysburg that she put drops of Visine into water and juice for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old became sick by drinking them accidentally. Unger faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. A police affidavit says both children became sick this spring, and the older boy required hospitalization. Doctors at Hershey Medical Center suspected poisoning, and tests found...
  • Maryland to reportedly abandon $125M ObamaCare exchange for new system

    03/30/2014 5:44:25 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published March 29, 2014
    With just days to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, Maryland officials are reportedly planning to abandon its glitch-ridden ObamaCare website and replace the health exchange with technology from Connecticut’s marketplace. The Washington Post reported late Friday that the board of the Maryland exchange will vote on changing the system that has cost at least $125.5 million at a meeting on Tuesday, the day after the end of the first enrollment period under ObamaCare.
  • Maryland Mall Shooter Intended Columbine Copycat

    03/13/2014 11:28:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Bedroom Police Chief William J. McMahon said that the Maryland shooter who killed two innocent people in a mall skateboard shop was fascinated with the Columbine shooting from 1999. A foxnews.com report quotes McMahon as saying that the shooter knew he had mental problems: "He knows he's sick. He knows he has problems that need to be addressed. He writes it in his journal. He writes in his journal he's not comfortable talking to his mother about it," McMahon said, adding that there was no indication he ever spoke with anyone about his concerns. Media focus on...
  • Licensed to drive [Editorial]Our view: Allowing undocumented immigrants to drive

    01/06/2014 5:38:02 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 6, 2014 | Baltimore Sun
    Last week, Maryland joined a handful of other states that allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally on state roads, to register vehicles and to buy auto insurance. That's good public policy because it not only will make the state's roads safer for everyone who uses them but also help those living in the country without legal permission achieve a measure of self-sufficiency. Thousands of residents who previously either feared getting behind the wheel at all or who risked arrest or worse for driving without a license reportedly are now lining up to take the MVA written exam and road test....
  • Liberal ‘media’ group gets $520G dark money donation for war on right

    12/05/2013 8:40:40 AM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    Fow News ^ | 12-5-13 | Tori Richards
    Two weeks ago, the liberal Center for Media and Democracy kicked off a national campaign to reveal the identities of anonymous contributors to conservative groups in an effort to unseat the GOP governor here. Now the group may have to answer embarrassing questions about its own finances. A Watchdog.org review of financial documents reveals the Madison-based CMD, which bills itself as a journalism organization, received $520,000 in 2011 from the Schwab Charitable Fund. That’s 60 percent of the $864,740 CMD received that year. CMD lists no donors on its tax returns, but its website identifies numerous financial backers without any...
  • Montgomery County (Maryland Freak State) School Board to Vote on Making Eid a School Holiday

    11/12/2013 3:33:46 PM PST · by central_va · 15 replies
    wmal radio ^ | 7:16AM Tuesday November 12, 2013 | wmal
    Muslim groups may be out of luck, in getting Islamic religious holidays included in the upcoming Montgomery County school calendar. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO A REPORT BY WMALSchool board members are scheduled to consider next year's calendar at their meeting today. And school officials are ready to present a report showing only a small uptick in absenteeism on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Adding a holiday to the school calendar typically requires a showing that large numbers of students and faculty will take the day off. Schooll officials say they can't simply declare a "day off" for a...
  • Conservative group wants liberation for western Maryland

    09/12/2013 7:30:59 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 10, 2013 | |Dan Rodricks
    I just returned from a pleasant trip to the mountains and rivers of Garrett County to the dismaying news that a group of conservative Republicans want Garrett and four other Maryland counties to break away and form the 51st state so they can live happily ever after. I spoke Monday to the leader of what's called the Western Maryland Initiative. Scott Strzelczyk is his name. He doesn't like the word "secession." He's talking about something different — the formation of a new state out of five counties. The U.S. Constitution allows regions to separate with approval from the state legislature...
  • GOP Town Hall Explodes With Anger: 'We're Losing The Country' [Maryland Town Hall]

    08/13/2013 6:41:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 8, 2013
    I don't know who the critter is, but I recognize the voices of awake Americans. Do not give in to despair. Find a town hall. Make a phone call.
  • MD Helicopters prevails in dispute with Boeing over MD540F

    07/31/2013 4:31:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Vertical Mag ^ | 2013-07-28 | Elan Head
    MD Helicopters prevails in dispute with Boeing over MD540F MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) appears to have fought off a legal challenge by Boeing that would have barred it from competing for key United States and foreign military contracts. Earlier this month, an arbitration panel declared that Boeing could not prevent MDHI from offering its MD540F helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) competition, according to papers filed on July 17 that ask a federal district court to confirm the panel’s judgment. The ruling is an important win for MDHI, but not simply because it allows the company to...
  • MD:"Bear" Arms Portion of Second Amendment Appeal Filed to Supreme Court

    07/12/2013 1:19:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A petition for a writ of certiorari has been filed with the Supreme Court.  This is the infamous Woolard v. Sheridan case, where the Maryland District Court found the Maryland "may issue" law to be unconstitutional because it required a person to provide "good reason" for exercising their Constitutional right to bear arms outside of the home, on March 3rd, 2012. The District Court decision was reversed at the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is now up to the Supreme Court to decide to hear the case or not.  The court might think that the time is ripe, given...
  • D.C. Policeman Faces Gun Charge in Maryland

    06/16/2013 12:31:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | 15 June, 2013 | NA
    A D.C. police lieutenant has been charged with leaving a loaded gun where his son found it and took it to school. Prince George's County court documents show Mark Antonio Hodge of Glenn Dale has been charged with leaving a loaded firearm in a place where he would have known that a minor would gain access to the firearm. Officers were called to DuVal High School in Lanham March 27 for a report of a student with a firearm, according to court documents. Officers learned the 15-year-old had taken the gun from his home. He said his dad kept the...
  • MD:Second Amendment rally in Bel Air Saturday

    04/26/2013 6:56:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 25 April, 2013 | DAVID ANDERSON
    The Harford County Republican Central Committee is holding a Second Amendment Rally Saturday in Bel Air, and is encouraging anyone concerned about gun rights to attend. The rally is designed to honor Harford County's Republican state legislators who voted against gun legislation during this year's session of the Maryland General Assembly, said Patrick McGrady, a member and past chairman of the Central Committee. The rally will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, near the Courthouse at Main and Office streets in the county seat. "The purpose of the rally is to thank our Republican legislators, because they all...
  • Carhart Getting Away With Killing Woman in Botched 33-Week Abortion

    04/10/2013 6:43:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life news ^ | Jill Stanek
    On February 7, 29-yr-old Jennifer Morbelli, pictured right, died at a Maryland hospital the morning after LeRoy Carhart completed the abortion of her 33-wk-old baby in the Germantown, Maryland, mill at which he worked. Ironically, the day before Morbelli died the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued licenses to all 17 abortion clinics in the state without ever having inspected them, even though abortion clinic regulations had been enacted in November 2012. Carhart’s clinic is still operating, but on March 12 DHMH suspended the licenses of three other clinics associated with infamous late-term abortionist Steven Chase Brigham. According...
  • Top admiral: US can intercept a North Korean missile

    04/09/2013 11:31:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | 2013/04/09 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    Top admiral: US can intercept a North Korean missile By Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News If North Korea decides to launch a missile, the United States is ready to respond and is capable of intercepting it, a top U.S. military commander told Congress on Tuesday. The Commander of U.S. Pacific Command also said that he cannot recollect a more tense time between the U.S., South Korea, and North Korea since the end of the Korean War. Responding to Sen. John McCain's statement that he doesn't know a time of greater tension in the decades since the war, Admiral...
  • Japan Defense Minister Officially Authorizes SDF Forces Shoot Down N. Korean Missile (Breaking)

    04/07/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 127 replies
    Yahoo Japan Headline News (original in Japanese) from Japanese news sources ^ | 7 April 2013 | Yahoo! News Japan (original in Japanese)
    Japan's Defense Minister issued the official military order within the hour or so. It has been stated in news commentary that the North's Musudan intermediate ballistic missile which is an extreme threat to Japan and had been suddenly moved to North Korea's east coast just two days ago for possible launch without warning, without any kind of statement to international space or aviation bodies for a "test launch" of a missile, means that North Korea could launch a sneak missile launch without any warning to the world. So Japan's Defense Minister ordered Japan Self Defense Forces (SDF) into readiness with...
  • 15-Year Old Girl Leaves Anti-Gun Politicians Speechless in Maryland

    04/03/2013 2:36:07 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 37 replies
    Sure News ^ | April 3, 2013
    watch the video http://www.surenews.com/political/15-year-old-girl-leaves-anti-gun-politicians-speechless.htm
  • Happy Easter! Maryland Democrats Ram Through sweeping Guncontrol over holiday weekend

    04/01/2013 8:17:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Big Government, Breitbart ^ | April 1, 2013 | Awr Hawkins
    While many Americans were paying attention to things other than politics on Good Friday, Maryland's Democrat delegates were ramming through Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun grabbing legislation S.B. 281. This measure is an "assault weapons" ban which is so draconian that it punishes law-abiding gun owners whose guns are stolen from their homes. In this way,the legislation not only bars the procurement of new "assault weapons" but also turns ownership of weapons acquired before the ban into a risky proposition.
  • Kenn Blanchard’s CCW Diary Pt. 1: “Good and Substantial”

    03/28/2013 8:22:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 27 March, 2013 | Kenn Blanchard
    I’ve carried a sidearm since 1983. I did it first as a US Marine embassy guard and then as a federal police officer. I’ve been an executive protection specialist and traveled armed overseas, on planes and in the homes of national figures. I’ve been trained to teach others. I’ve taught students at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. I have an active national security clearance. I am an ordained member of clergy. I live in Maryland where none of this matters. Here, a person has to prove “good and substantial reason” before being granted a permit to carry a firearm...
  • Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland Restrictive Licensing System for Gun Carrying

    03/21/2013 1:53:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 21 March, 2013 | Eugene Volokh
    The case is Woollard v. Gallagher (4th Cir. Mar. 21, 2013). UPDATE: The court claims that it’s not deciding whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in self-defense extends to carrying a gun outside the home. Rather, the court concludes that, even if such a right exists, Maryland’s licensing scheme — which requires a “good and substantial” reason for a license to carry and which doesn’t treat a general desire for self-defense as an adequate reason — passes intermediate scrutiny. But it seems to me that means the court is thereby deciding that the right to keep...
  • 'That’s Not Fair & Balanced!': Dem Rep And Fox Host Get Into Fiery Exchange Over 'Demagoguing'

    03/12/2013 2:56:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/12/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During a conversation about Republican Paul Ryan‘s House GOP budget plan, Fox host Bill Hemmer and Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD) got into what can be described as a “fiery interruption-fest,” with the latter accusing Fox of not handling the topic in a “fair and balanced” manner. About midway through the conversation, Hemmer dismissed Van Hollen as having just repeated “talking points” on the Democratic Party’s desire for a “balanced approach” to fiscal reform — i.e., spending cuts and tax increases. The congressman did not take kindly to that characterization. “Don’t belittle statements by calling them so-called talking points,”...
  • Party switch could be new weapon for Maryland gun rights supporters

    03/09/2013 5:55:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    somdnews.com ^ | 8 March, 2013 | Holly Nunn
    As Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control proposal works its way through the Maryland General Assembly, gun rights activists already are preparing payback for those legislators who are allowing it through. Patrick Shomo, president of Maryland Shall Issue, a gun rights group, said he’s seen a movement in the gun rights community to register new voters in anticipation of the 2014 statewide election, and in some cases to switch membership from Republican to Democratic. ------------------------cut----------------------- But soon the emphasis will shift, Shomo said, to fielding pro-gun rights candidates who can oust incumbents who voted for the gun bill. “We’re going to...
  • Bail for illegal immigrants in question before Md. high court

    01/15/2013 1:20:30 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 14, 2013 | Andrea F. Siegel
    Maryland's top court could make it much more difficult for undocumented immigrants to secure bail bonds, in a case likely to resolve long-standing questions about whether bondsmen are on the hook when clients get deported before trial. In a case pending at the Court of Appeals, Big Louie Bail Bonds has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in Baltimore County in bail forfeitures after 10 defendants were deported before their criminal trials. Lower courts ruled that the company knew — or should have known — it was taking on clients with a high risk of deportation. "We can't afford...
  • Intruder fatally shot after breaking into Glen Burnie business, police say [MD]

    12/27/2012 9:02:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 25 December, 2012 | Andrea F. Siegel
    Anne Arundel County police are investigating a report that an employee in a coin shop in Glen Burnie shot and killed an intruder Tuesday morning. Officers responded to a 6:28 a.m. call Christmas morning at Arundel County Coin Shop in the 7400 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and were met by an employee of the business, police said. He told police that an intruder broke into the business while he was there, and during an altercation inside, the intruder was shot, police said. The intruder ran out of the building and collapsed, police said. Paramedics were called, and the man...
  • 14 States Now Opposing Concealed Carry Permit Restrictions

    11/23/2012 4:52:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | 22 November, 2012 | Tim Brown
    Kansas has become the fourteenth state to join in support of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, agreeing that a person does not need to show why they want a permit to carry their firearm concealed. In a case before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia Kansas has been added to the list of states which oppose requiring those who apply for concealed carry permits to provide a reason for carrying concealed. Attorney General Derek Schmidt confirmed the addition on November 15. The court is reviewing a decision by a Maryland district court which struck down a...
  • The NO Mark Levin Show,Happy Thanksgiving!,EST,6PM-9PM,M-F,WABC AM,November 21,2012

    11/21/2012 3:36:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 21,2012 | Tom Marr
    Happy Thanksgiving! Tom Marr Is On To Sub For The Great One, Mark Levin. :)=^..^=
  • Cambridge storeowner shoots at armed robber(MD)

    11/01/2012 3:57:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    stardem.com ^ | 31 October, 2012 | NA
    CAMBRIDGE - Police are looking for two men, one armed, who robbed Webster's Store on Race Street early Tuesday night before fleeing when the store owner shot at the gunman. Police were called to the store at 810 Race St. at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday for a reported armed robbery. The store owner, Mr. Webster, said he and a female customer were standing in front of the store when two African-American men approached them and forced them back into the store. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and pointed it at Mr. Webster and the customer.
  • Appeals court to consider making it easier to carry handguns in Maryland

    10/24/2012 6:32:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 October, 2012 | Ann E. Marimow
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday will consider whether to make it easier for Maryland residents to publicly carry handguns, one of many ongoing legal challenges to gun restrictions throughout the nation. If the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, in Richmond, upholds a lower court decision, the Maryland State Police anticipate that thousands of additional residents would qualify for permits to carry loaded firearms in public places from Silver Spring to Baltimore. At issue is the state’s current requirement that residents provide a “good and substantial reason” to the state police for carrying a handgun. In March,...
  • Victim Fights Back in Md. Home Invasion

    10/16/2012 4:52:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    wboc.com ^ | 15 October, 2012 | Kye Parsons
    MILLINGTON, Md.- Maryland State Police say the victim of a weekend home invasion fired gunshots at the suspect, who remains at-large after fleeing the scene. The incident reportedly occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at a home on the 31000 block of River Road in Millington. Troopers met with the victim who stated that an unknown male suspect broke into the home before assaulting him and fleeing the scene on foot. According to police, an initial investigation revealed that the suspect forced access through a screen door located at the rear of the home. Police said the investigation...
  • We're all immigrants, the only difference being that some of us happen to have been born here

    10/09/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 50 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 9, 2012 | John Holter
    Think you are an American citizen? Well think again, because you and I are probably illegal immigrants There were no humans born on the original land mass of what is today known as the United States. The National Geographic Society thinks that the first inhabitants migrated to the Americas some 13,000 years ago, and they are not sure who got here first. That means that even our "native" Native Americans may be here illegally. So let us get something straight: When a citizen gripes about letting all these "foreigners" in, they should stop to reconsider: he or she might be...
  • Supporters And Opponents Of The Dream Act Rally For Votes Ahead Of November Referendum

    09/29/2012 5:25:35 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    CBS Local Media ^ | September 29, 2012 | WJZ
    Supporters And Opponents Of The Dream Act Rally For Votes Ahead Of November Referendum... BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Supporters of the state’s Dream Act are making a call to action to voters. The measure will be on the November ballot, and as Gigi Barnett explains, opponents are rallying their backers too. Supporters of the Dream Act rallied on the State House steps to get lawmakers to back the measure that gives illegal immigrants in-state tuition. Now, this week– less than 40 days before the November referendum– they’re going door-to-door. “All they want is to pay in-state tuition,” Zeke Cohen, executive director of...
  • Ken Timmerman asks: Why does Van Hollen Refuse to Support Israel?

    09/07/2012 6:03:34 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Timmerman for Congress ^ | Sept 7, 2012 | Ken Timmerman
    Kensington, MD- September 7, 2012 – Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Jr. has refused to join a bi-partisan letter to the Israeli ambassador in Washington, aimed at reaffirming strong bi-partisan support for Israel in the wake of the confusion generated by the conflicting statements at the Democratic National Convention. Republican candidate Ken Timmerman released the following statement on Mr. Van Hollen’s refusal.“As the Republican candidate for Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District, I am saddened and concerned that my opponent, Democrat Chris Van Hollen, Jr., has not joined me in reaffirming the U.S.-Israel security relationship.“In a letter sent Wednesday (September 5) to Mr....
  • Amicus brief in Woollard v. Gallagher, Maryland right to bear arms case

    08/07/2012 4:50:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 6 August, 2012 | David Kopel
    Earlier today, I filed an amicus brief in Woollard v. Gallagher, currently scheduled for an expedited hearing around October 23 before the Fourth Circuit. The case is an appeal from the decision of the federal district court that Maryland’s granting of handgun carry permits only to persons who can prove a specific, imminent threat is unconstitutional. The winning lawyer in the case below was Alan Gura, representing Raymond Woollard and the Second Amendment Foundation. The brief is filed on behalf of the two major professional associations of police firearms trainers: the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA); and...
  • SD files brief in Maryland gun-rights case

    08/04/2012 6:42:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 4 August, 2012 | AP
    South Dakota has joined other states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a federal appeal involving Maryland's requirements for getting a permit to carry a gun.
  • 4th Circuit Delays MD’s Shall Issue Permit Change(MD)

    08/03/2012 5:23:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3 August, 2012 | Robert Farago
    “We’ve seen a huge outcry from the public demanding common sense gun laws,” Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence senior attorney Daniel Vice told baltimoresun.com. Vice made his org’s claim on popular support upon hearing that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Benson E. Legg that “would have flooded Maryland’s streets with unregulated guns.” Translation: Legg tossed-out the Old Line State’s “may issue” concealed carry permitting process as unconstitutional. “A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights,” Legg...
  • Md. attorney general seeks stay on gun ruling

    07/28/2012 4:39:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wjla.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Doug Gansler
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is asking a federal appeals court to delay the implementation of a judge's ruling that Maryland's gun permit law is unconstitutional, pending an appeal by the state.
  • Group claims dead people voted in Maryland

    07/27/2012 9:35:18 PM PDT · by BAW · 35 replies
    gazette.net ^ | July 27, 2012 | C. Benjamin Ford
    A Maryland group with loose ties to a tea party organization in Texas says it has found evidence of ballots cast at polling places in the state long after the voters were listed as deceased, but has not decided what to do with the information. Election Integrity Maryland has turned over information to state and county election board officials on 9,000 people listed on voter rolls in Montgomery and Prince George's counties and Baltimore city who, it says, are deceased or have an improper address. Asked whether the group has found evidence of voter fraud in the state, Election Integrity...
  • Meet Your New M.D. (What good is health insurance if you cannot get the health care you need?)

    07/27/2012 9:20:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/27/2012 | Deane Waldman
    Forget the devious gamesmanship used to ram ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010) down our throats. Wipe its unpopularity from your mind. Pay no attention to the egregious Supreme Court decision on ACA and its political ramifications. Temporarily ignore the unconscionable spending, and especially who gets the money and who does not. Focus all your attention on two questions. (1) What health care will I get? (2) Who will give it? In response to a 2008 article titled "WHO is practicing medicine," "John" posted the following. His remarks demand a public response. My father practiced medicine...
  • Commissioner Rothschild: 'Second Amendment is a Restriction Against Government' (MD)

    07/26/2012 8:25:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    westminster.patch.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Kym Byrnes
    Patch readers across the region spoke out, to the tune of more more than 340 comments, when it was reported Tuesday that a U.S. District Court judge declared Maryland's gun permitting process unconstitutional. The ruling will relax the handgun permitting process in Maryland. "People believe the Second Amendment gives Americans the right to keep and bear arms. Actually, it protects their fundamental right to keep and bear arms," Carroll County Commissioner Richard Rothschild told Patch. "Our forefathers understood that arms provide citizens with the means to secure their lives, their liberty, and their property." On Monday, Judge Benson Everett Legg...
  • Maryland concealed carry permit rules to relax next month

    07/25/2012 2:04:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 24 July, 2012 | Tricia Bishop
    It will become a lot easier to obtain permits to conceal and carry guns in Maryland as of Aug. 7 under a court order filed Tuesday by a federal district judge. The order signed Monday by Judge Benson E. Legg gives state officials two weeks to implement his March ruling striking down a requirement that concealed carry applicants show a "good and substantial reason" to transport a firearm. -------------------cut-------------------- The shift comes amid nationwide concerns about access to guns, after a well-armed shooter inexplicably opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last week, killing 12 people and...
  • Breaking News in Maryland on Concealed Carry

    07/24/2012 4:04:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 24 July, 20112 | Sebastian
    Judge Legg has issued a permanent injunction against enforcement of the requirement of needing a “good and substantial” reason to obtain a permit to carry in Maryland. The injunction is to be effective in 14 days. Maryland Shall Issue talks about what this will mean for Maryland residents. In theory, this should render Maryland a shall-issue state, but in practice there are probably ways the Maryland State Police can stall. This will be appealed to the Forth Circuit Court of Appeals, and they could side with the state. Nonetheless, this is excellent, excellent news. Kudos to the Second Amendment Foundation...
  • Police: Craigslist robbery goes awry as buyer, seller come armed(MD)

    06/20/2012 5:36:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Peter Hermann
    The couple in search of a car found the sedan they wanted for sale on Craigslist for $4,000. They arranged a meeting Monday night on a street in Bolton Hill lined with 19th-century rowhouses. But Baltimore police said both the seller and the buyer took guns to the transaction. And when one of the men who posted the ad drew his weapon and demanded money from the prospective buyer, police said his female acquaintance pulled her own gun and fired into the air. The gunman dropped his weapon on Bolton Street and the woman gave chase, "firing her weapon numerous...