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  • O’Malley: $130 Million Poured into Baltimore a ‘Spit in a Bucket’

    05/03/2015 9:32:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), a potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said the $130 million poured into Baltimore by government is “a spit in the bucket.” When host Chuck Todd asked, “This morning The Washington Post has this headline, ‘Why couldn’t 130 million transform Baltimore’s poorest places?’ One-hundred-thirty million dollars was poured into this community over the last twenty years. Are we not spending the money correctly? What are we getting wrong here? Money has been there. What do we get wrong?”
  • O'Malley to Announce in Baltimore, Make City Central to Campaign

    05/03/2015 10:04:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 3, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Former Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley said that if he runs for president, he'll launch his campaign in Baltimore: "We haven't had an agenda for America's cities probably since Jimmy Carter ... We have left cities to fend for themselves. ... But look, the structural problems that we have in our economy, the way we ship jobs and profits abroad, the way we failed to invest in our infrastructure and failed to invest in American cities, we are creating the conditions. Please, Speaker Boehner and his crocodile tears about the $130 million, that is a spit in the bucket compared to...
  • Just how big of a problem is Bernie Sanders going to be for Hillary Clinton?

    04/30/2015 9:01:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Bernie Sanders just announced that he is running for President in 2016. The conventional wisdom shared not just by conservatives but many Democrats is that self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is so unrepresentative of mainstream American political thought that he cannot pose a serious threat to Hillary Clinton. ItÂ’s true that the former secretary of state remains the prohibitive favorite to win her partyÂ’s nomination in 2016, and there isnÂ’t much evidence beyond the anecdotal that suggests Democrats are uncomfortable anointing her Barack ObamaÂ’s chosen successor. That dynamic might change, however, if Sanders runs against Clinton in a manner...
  • Statement From Governor Larry Hogan On Violence In Baltimore City

    04/27/2015 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    Office of Governor Larry Hogan ^ | April 27, 2015 | Governor Larry Hogan
    Governor Larry Hogan is closely monitoring the situation in Baltimore City and has been in contact with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake office to provide the city with whatever resources are required. The Maryland State Police have been dispatched in a supporting role on the ground, as well as other resources and equipment from various state agencies. “Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated. In response, I have put the Maryland National Guard on alert so they can be in position to deploy rapidly as needed. I strongly condemn the actions of the offenders who are engaged...
  • Martin O’Malley’s Terrible Fiscal Record

    04/27/2015 8:02:08 PM PDT · by yuffy · 11 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | April 27, 2015. | By Chris Edwards
    ormer Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is readying himself for a White House run. His recent rhetoric on economics shows that he will run to the left of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. After two terms of an unpopular left-wing president, that is surely the last thing the country needs. The good news is that O’Malley has a record we can examine, so voters will have more to go on than promises of “hope and change.” For fiscal policy, Cato grades the governors from “A” to “F” every two years in its “report cards.” One thing stands out about O’Malley’s record: his...
  • Md.governor declares state of emergency as Baltimore protests turn violent;several officers injured

    04/27/2015 4:15:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 146 replies
    Fox Chicago ^ | 4/27/15
    LIVE UPDATES: 7:02 p.m.Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency and has activated the National Guard.6:54 p.m.Baltimore police say one of the fire department's hoses has been cut by rioters as firefighters are attempting to put out the fire at the CVS store. 6:35 p.m.President Barack Obama has spoken with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake about the ongoing rioting situation in Baltimore. President will "provide assistance as needed." 6:32 p.m.Firefighters are responding to a CVS store on Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue after smoke is seen coming from inside the store. It is the...
  • As Baltimore Burns, O'Malley Speaks Out, Hillary Tweets About Bumper Stickers

    04/27/2015 6:26:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies
    The WeeklyStandard ^ | 4/27/15 | Daniel Halper
    Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland and possible Democratic presidential candidate, is speaking out on the violence in Baltimore. O'Malley's rival, Hillary Clinton, is not. "I'm saddened that the City I love is in such pain this night. All of us share a profound feeling of grief for Freddie Gray & his family," O'Malley said on Twitter. "We must come together as one City to transform this moment of loss & pain into a safer & more just future for all of Baltimore's people."
  • Maryland Blessed With $100 Million Turkish Mega-Mosque

    05/22/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | May 22, 2013 | John DeMayo
    On May 15, 2013, the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, an anti-Semite, attended a ceremony a stone’s throw from our nation’s capital celebrating what he claims “will likely become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western Hemisphere.” Next year, when completed, the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center, in Lanham, Maryland “US of A,” a project of the Islamist Turkish government, will be the grandest Islamic site in the Western Hemisphere. Allah Akbar! The 15-acre neo-Ottoman empire inspired complex will have five buildings and a mosque capable of serving over 750 faithful Muslim worshipers. I have...
  • Martin O’Malley is getting bolder and bolder. That’s a problem for Hillary.

    04/23/2015 5:42:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | April 22,2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley probably can't win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. But he can make things very uncomfortable for Hillary Clinton. Of late, he seems very committed to doing just that. The latest gambit by O'Malley came Wednesday when he sent an e-mail to supporters pledging his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "To me, opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense," O'Malley wrote. "American workers whose jobs could be on the line right now are owed more than lip service. They deserve to know where leaders stand."
  • Gov. Martin O’Malley calls Hillary Clinton a perfectly lubricated weathervane… as nicely as he could

    04/17/2015 8:32:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2015
    While the phrasing was perhaps a bit clumsy, Jon Huntsman landed one of the most stinging punches of the 2012 GOP primary race square on Mitt Romney’s jaw when he dubbed him a “perfectly lubricated weathervane.” The essence of that critique — that Romney calibrated his message in order to appeal to whomever the audience he was addressing at any given moment and had no core principles of which to speak — resonated.More than a handful of political analysts have dubbed Hillary Clinton the Democratic Party’s Mitt Romney. Aloof, disingenuous, plutocratic, perhaps a bit entitled, and forever struggling to...
  • Bishop’s Bad Behavior: Cardinal O’Malley and Bishop Bootkoski

    03/31/2015 7:07:33 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 3/26/30 | Boston Catholic Insider
    In the past week or so, the outright mean, un-Christian-like actions of two bishops, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and Bishop Paul Bootkoski of Metuchen have been all over the news. If you have time, you should write or call both of them and ask them to apologize for their actions that have harmed innocent people. First, there was Cardinal O’Malley firing a janitor, a pastor, a school principal and a second-grade teacher because the janitor used the same bathroom that an elementary school student used and no one reported the fact that no crime and nothing inappropriate happened to...
  • O’Malley 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 that’s not dampening the presidential aspirations of Martin O’Malley. 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, O’Malley 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 O’Malley governed for eight years, he gave deserving Marylanders anything but a state government...
  • 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...
  • O’Malley Speaks Out Against Possible Dynastic Rematch for White House

    03/29/2015 7:19:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/29/2015 | Nick Corasaniti Share Tweet O’Malley Speaks Out Against Possible Dynastic Rematch for Whit
    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 House, on Sunday spoke out against the possibility of a dynastic rematch between Mrs. Clinton and Jeb Bush.
  • O'Say Can You See PAC [O'PAC] (Martin O'Malley taking on Hillary)

    03/22/2015 10:57:22 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    NOTE: this is the team taking on Hillary. Lis Smith is an interesting character. 2005 grad of Dartmouth and has been seen all over in public with Client No. 9 - Eliot Spitzer, many years her senior. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ O'Say Can You See PAC [O'PAC] [website | facebook] (page updated Jan. 29, 2015) PAC filed with the FEC on July 23, 2012. Executive Director Adam Goers (2011) Principal consultant at Demo Strategies since June 2008. National finance director for Gov. O'Malley's re-election campaign, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011. Mid-west regional finance director on Hillary Clinton for President, Jan. 2007-Sept. 2008. Finance director on...
  • Get ready for Erdogan’s caliphate, Turkey’s ruling party official says

    03/20/2015 8:11:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 46 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | March/19/2015
    The head of a provincial branch of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has stirred the pot by tweeting that the country should “get ready for the caliphate” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Fuat Özgür Çalapkulu, the head of the AKP in the eastern province of Siirt, sent the controversial tweet on March 17, hours after Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), said his party “will never let you be president [in a presidential system].” In his tweet, Çalapkulu said Erdoğan’s opponents had in the past claimed that Erdoğan could not even be a village...
  • DO CATHOLIC LEADERS BELIEVE IN SIN ANYMORE?

    03/20/2015 6:01:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    American Life League ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jim Sedlak
    If Catholic leaders do still believe in sin, many sure don’t act like it. A secular dictionary defines sin as “an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church contains the following definition in paragraph 1850: Sin is an offense against God. . . . Sin sets itself against God’s love for us and turns our hearts away from it. Like the first sin, it is disobedience, a revolt against God through the will to become “like gods,” knowing and determining good and evil. Sin is thus “love of oneself even to...
  • 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...
  • O’Malley often used Gmail for Maryland business (Democrat, who has been silent on Hillary)

    03/13/2015 4:39:22 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2015 | John Wagner
    Aides pointed to several news stories during O’Malley’s time in office that were based on the release of his private e-mails under the Maryland Public Information Act. Not all were flattering. In 2012, for example, there were stories about O’Malley’s correspondence with Perdue’s corporate lawyer as Maryland weighed farm pollution regulations being closely tracked by the poultry producer
  • S.C. Democrats’ standing ovation for Martin O’Malley

    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 O’Malley really impressed them… as in a standing ovation impressed."
  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley: Where is your opposition to sodomy?

    02/28/2015 6:00:39 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 28, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here, "Immaculate Heart of Mary School of Still River, MA has withdrawn its marching band and float of Saint Patrick from this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after learning that a small homosexual activist group will be allowed to march while publicly identifying its homosexuality. The school is compelled by the teachings of the Catholic Church to pull out. According to the Principal, Brother Thomas Dalton, 'Catholics are forbidden to sponsor or even participate in an event which openly promotes unnatural and immoral behavior. The Church will never accept nor condone same sex marriage and the homosexual life...
  • O’Malley’s Catholic values will propel potential 2016 run

    01/11/2015 5:23:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-10-15 | Maryland State Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D)
    Governor Martin O'Malley (D) announced last week he will commute the sentences of Maryland's last four death row inmates. Given his leadership in repealing the state's death penalty two years ago, his decision was not a surprise. But, just weeks before he completes eight years as governor and a year before Iowa's presidential caucuses, it dramatizes O'Malley's values and skills. Soon after he was elected governor and I elected to the state senate, we met to discuss the 2007 legislative session. He discussed his priorities and I pitched my ideas for higher education. As we walked out of his office,...
  • Last 4 on Md. Death Row to Have Sentences Commuted

    12/31/2014 8:56:50 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 31, 2014
    Outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that he will commute the capital sentences of the state's last four inmates on death row to life in prison, saying executing them "does not serve the public good of the people of Maryland." Two years ago, the General Assembly abolished the death penalty in the state, making the ultimate sentence in new cases life in prison without the possibility of parole. That left four previously sentenced inmates on death row. [...]
  • Papal "Diplomacy" with Herod and Hitler

    12/20/2014 4:46:28 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | 12/20/14 | The Tenth Crusade
    I have not had the time to put together a post on Pope Francis political move to turn a blind eye and give the nudge and the wink to the ruthless and murdering regime in Cuba and help Obama and the commies in the United States spread communism here. I probably won't get to it until after Christmas but I did want to point out that local commie Jackie Connors was spearheading the arrangement: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2014/12/17/pope-francis-helped-broker-the-restoration-of-us-cuban-relations/ I bet money was funneled into Church coffers somewhere. More on how Connors took control of the Boston diocese and castrated the Cardinal with money,...
  • Cardinal O’Malley: ‘If I Were Founding a Church, I’d Love to Have Women Priests’

    11/17/2014 6:17:04 AM PST · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/17/14 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said that were he to start a church he would “love to have women priests”. The outspoken remarks came during an interview with 60 Minutes on American television network CBS. Asked by reporter Norah O’Donnell whether excluding women from the Church hierarchy was immoral, Cardinal O’Malley said, “Christ would never ask us to do something immoral. It’s a matter of vocation and what God has given to us.” He said: “Not everyone needs to be ordained to have an important role in the life of the Church. Women run Catholic charities, Catholic schools …...
  • Green Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video)

    10/27/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | October 23, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy Suburban. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAFWjKxK2FUGreen Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:59 am Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy...
  • Cardinal O’Malley Says He Favors Recognition for Gay “Married” Couples

    10/11/2014 11:02:43 AM PDT · by Wyrd biđ ful arćd · 63 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 10/11/2014 | bostoncatholicinsider
    Amidst the backdrop of the circus of a Synod going on in the Vatican–where some of the highest ranking officials in the Catholic Church hierarchy are skating around Christ’s teachings on marriage and flagrantly ignoring the admonition of St. Paul to the Romans, “Do not conform yourselves to this age”–comments by Cardinal O’Malley to a staffer from New Ways Ministry about recognition for gay “married” couples after the recent Crux event in Boston merit a response and correction. --snip-- In a one-to-one conversation following a public speaking engagement, Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that the firing of church workers because...
  • A long-shot bid in 2016 may suit Martin O’Malley

    09/16/2014 6:17:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | John Wagner
    Martin O’Malley’s pollster had sobering news. Despite extensive time in the public eye and strong statements on controversial issues, the would-be candidate barely registered in a new survey. The year was 1999, and O’Malley (D), a brash white city councilman in majority-black Baltimore, was contemplating a long-shot bid for mayor. “To a lot of friends, even my closest friends, it seemed like a pretty outlandish idea initially,” he said. He won that election, and the next, and two terms as Maryland governor after that. Now he is contemplating an odyssey with even steeper odds. By late January, when his time...
  • Cardinal O’Malley: housing illegals more important than protecting unborn

    07/19/2014 7:36:47 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 44 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 7/19/14 | Boston Catholic Insider
    Cardinal Sean O’Malley appeared with liberal Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday to voice support for Patrick’s proposal to house illegal immigrants and offer Catholic social service assistance for illegals, while the Cardinal said nothing all week about a heinous law advancing in the Mass legislature to penalize those who try to prevent women from aborting their children. In our opinion, the Cardinal is yet more clearly showing his stripes as being a tool of the liberal Democratic pro-abortion establishment, and a hypocrite when it comes to protection of life. On June 27, Cardinal O’Malley came out in support of...
  • Maryland Gov. O’Malley’s Iowa visit sparks 2016 speculation, comparisons to Hillary Clinton

    06/23/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/23/2014 | John Wagner
    DES MOINES — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was the only potential 2016 presidential contender to set foot in Iowa over the weekend, and yet the Democrat didn’t really have the stage to himself. Shortly after O’Malley (D) spoke at a dinner Friday night for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Hillary Rodham Clinton’s image appeared on two large screens overhead. In a video, she teased that she needed advice from Harkin on a “momentous plunge” that she is about to take. “Tom, what’s the secret to being such a terrific grandparent?” Clinton asked, drawing uproarious laughter from the crowd. The good...
  • John Kerry to Boston College Graduates: 'Set the World Aflame'

    05/20/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 29 replies
    BostInno ^ | 5/19/14 | Nate Boroyan
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry reminded the Boston College Class of 2014 that its responsibilities don't stop once diplomas are received. Echoing the words of St. Ignatius, Kerry urged BC graduates to "Set the World Aflame," when they step foot off campus and into the real world. Kerry's politically-charged speech touched on the meaning – and value – of human dignity, calling it a "struggle" fought across all towns – and across the entire world. Human dignity, Kerry said, is achieved "when families have access to clean water and clean power." Specifically, Kerry thrust the "challenge" and ongoing...
  • MARYLAND GOVERNOR SETS ILLEGALS FREE

    04/22/2014 6:52:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies
    dmldaily.com ^ | 04/22/2014 | SFC Drake
    While Homeland Security is reconsidering their position on deporting illegal criminals with ‘trivial’ crimes, Maryland’s Governor O’Malley has taken it one step further. He announced that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer comply with a federal policy that requires the jail to detain illegal immigrants for deportation. O’Malley said the Detention Center will now consider the severity of the charges a person is facing when reviewing I.C.E. requests to hold immigrants through the ‘Secure Communities’ program. The federal program ‘Secure Communities’ was intended to catch and deport dangerous criminals by coordinating with local jails. We are a government...
  • Immigration reform becomes a Catholic ‘pro-life’ cause

    04/08/2014 7:57:11 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/5/14 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    "...Bishops and other church leaders in America have advocated immigration reform for years, but they’ve never been more emphatic or creative about it than on Tuesday, when a delegation of nine American prelates led by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston traveled to Nogales, Ariz., to celebrate a Mass at the United States/Mexican border, to lay a wreath at the border commemorating the estimated 6,000 people who have died trying to make the crossing, and to stage a news conference urging reform of what they called a “broken system.”
  • O’Malley preaches support for immigrants at US border

    04/02/2014 11:56:37 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/2/14 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    NOGALES, Ariz. — Their short pilgrimage across desert sands stopped where it had to stop, at the 20-foot high security fence that separates Nogales from Mexico. And there Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and eight other American Catholic bishops did what priests and bishops always do — they said Mass. But this was different. Their uncommon congregation had gathered on both sides of the fence, about 500 on the United States, 100 or so south of the border. They came together at the emotional crest of the service, with communion wafers passed through the fence to the eager hands reaching north...
  • Cardinal, bishops to celebrate Mass at border fence

    03/24/2014 8:47:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    Nogales International ^ | 3/21/14 | Nogales International
    Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston will celebrate Mass at the border fence in Nogales on April 1 as part of a three-day visit to the border by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration and several bishops from border dioceses. The delegation will pray at the fence on West International Street on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998, said the Diocese of Tucson, which is hosting the event. The Mass begins at 9 a.m. on West International Street and will be followed by a news conference at 10:30...
  • Mass. Religious Leaders Bless Minimum Wage Hike

    03/21/2014 8:10:45 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    Reading Patch ^ | 3/20/14 | Jason Claffey
    Local religious leaders have given their blessing for an increase to the state's minimum wage. The Massachusetts Catholic Conference this week released a statement supporting the increase. Lawmakers are considering raising the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10.50. "Insufficient compensation for labor violates the dignity of the worker and that worker’s family," the statement reads. "A just wage supports the individual, families, and society as a whole." The statement was signed by Archbishop Sean O'Malley, Fall River Bishop George Coleman, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus, and Springfield Bishop Timothy McDonnell.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • O'Malley seeks answers from DHS on immigration program

    02/12/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 11, 2014 | John Fritze
    WASHINGTON — — Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explain why federal officials are deporting a higher share of noncriminals from Maryland than from most other states under a controversial immigration program called Secure Communities. In a sharply worded letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the governor called on the federal agency to document why the program has led to the deportation of undocumented immigrants with either no criminal record or only misdemeanor convictions, when its long-stated intent is to target dangerous criminals.O'Malley, a Democrat, wrote to Johnson days after The Baltimore...
  • Pa. woman getting emails from Maryland health insurance shoppers by mistake

    02/08/2014 2:08:59 PM PST · by RedMDer · 9 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 06, 2014 | Meredith Cohn
    Elisabeth Smith is not a navigator hired by the Maryland's health exchange. She can't help anyone sign up for health insurance. Please stop emailing her. Smith isn't sure who is handing out her personal email address, a Gmail account, and she asked exchange officials to stop months ago. But the messages kept coming, peaking in December at up to a dozen a day. Similar pleas for help have finally stopped at the pottery supply business run by Sue Lunz in Seattle. She also was pressed into serving frustrated insurance shoppers in Maryland when her phone number was inadvertently listed on...
  • New role shows pope’s high praise for Cardinal Sean O’Malley

    01/19/2014 1:12:57 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | 1/17/14 | O'Ryan Johnson
    Recent moves inside the Holy See to sideline conservative cardinals have solidified Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s status as a Vatican insider who has the ear of Pope Francis, experts on the Catholic Church say. “It cements his role as a trusted advisor,” said the Rev. James Bretzke, professor of moral theology at Boston College. “I wouldn’t use the term ‘power broker,’ because I think that’s the wrong nuance. In terms of trying to develop a pastoral vision, as well as a strategic plan, O’Malley is clearly in the inner circle, and the single American cardinal that is in the inner circle.”
  • Decision time for Md.'s health exchange(too few signing up for O'Malley-care)

    12/18/2013 6:59:19 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/17/2013 | Home > News > Editorial
    Our view: The O'Malley administration has made progress on its Obamacare website, but the question of whether to scrap it remains unanswered. Since Gov. Martin O'Malley declared that the state's health insurance exchange website was functional for most users, anecdotal reports have been mixed. Some people report continued problems with frozen screens and other glitches that have bedeviled the site; others say they were finally able to enroll with relative ease. (clip) That said, the pace of enrollments is still far too low. If the exchange is able to replicate its best weekday and weekend performance during every one of...
  • O'Malley calls for federal action on gun control

    09/20/2013 2:12:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Erin Cox
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's political action committee sounded the call Friday for Congress to renew efforts to pass gun control. His O'Say Can You See political action committee urged supporters to sign on to O'Malley's petition to Congress. In a message to supporters, the governor wrote that "in the coming months, I'm going to continue to fight for those who stand with us on legislation to reduce gun violence." O'Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith said that meant "elected like-minded Democrats," a task to which O'Malley has devoted a travel-heavy itinerary this fall.
  • Video: Rick Perry and Martin O’Malley throw down on Texas v. Maryland

    09/19/2013 1:58:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a running campaign going to attract companies and jobs to his state’s low-tax, pro-growth business environment, and he turned his attention to Maryland last week with radio and television ads suggesting to Maryland residents that, “when you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas, where we’ve created more jobs than all the other states combined.” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was neither pleased nor impressed by this display of Texas gumption, insisting that “the gentleman is all hat and no cattle” in defense of his own economic track record.CNN...
  • O’Malley Names Four New Judges to Baltimore City District Court

    08/14/2013 4:30:19 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 3 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/13/13 | Alexis Taylor
    Gov. Martin O’Malley’s office has announced the appointment of a diverse group of four new judges to the Baltimore City District Court on Aug. 13. Kevin Wilson and Martin Dominic are African American; Mark Franklin Scurti and Nicole Pastore Klein are White. “I am pleased to appoint such an accomplished and diverse group of candidates to serve on the Baltimore City District Court,” said O’Malley, in a statement released the same day. “These appointees will bring to the bench a broad range of legal expertise and a true commitment to public service.” Wilson took the former position of just-retired District...
  • Maryland demands lower insurance rates; Aetna says sayonara to the state’s insurance exchange

    08/04/2013 12:00:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | AUG 4,2013 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    For instance: Maryland would really very much appreciate it if the insurance companies operating in their state could offer rates that the state arbitrarily deems to be affordable and attractive offers, the better to lure potential participants into the state’s ObamaCare exchanges. Insurance companies, meanwhile, would really like it if they could avoid operating at a loss. It’s selfish, really. Aetna Inc pulled out of Maryland’s health insurance exchange being created under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law after the state pressed it to lower its proposed rates by up to 29 percent. … In an August 1 letter sent...
  • O'Malley crafts stricter plan to fight climate change

    07/25/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 24, 2013 | Erin Cox and Timothy B. Wheeler
    The O'Malley administration's aggressive new plan to fight climate change calls for Maryland residents to further cut their energy use or face higher monthly utility bills. The plan, to be released Thursday by Gov. Martin O'Malley, also requires that more of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020. Maryland's goals for reducing greenhouse gases are among the most ambitious in the nation.
  • Report documents eight decades of Capuchin province's poor handling of sex abuse

    06/18/2013 6:42:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 21 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Jun. 18, 2013 | Joshua J. McElwee
    For eight decades, leaders of a community of Catholic priests and brothers spanning 10 U.S. states acted inadequately in responding to sex abuse allegations and prioritized protecting accused abusers over their victims, concludes an audit released by the group Tuesday. The report, released by a province of Franciscan priests known as Capuchins, could raise questions of how communities of religious, which are not under direct control of bishops, are handling abuse allegations. It also addresses themes many critics of the U.S. church's response to sex abuse have raised since the issue made national headlines in 2002. The report says that...
  • Biden Confuses Gov. Malloy And Gov. O'Malley

    05/22/2013 4:32:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/22/13 | WashingtonFreeBeacon
    Published on May 22, 2013, Vid at link
  • MILLER: Maryland Gov. O’Malley may be smiling over gun-control law, but last laugh is on him

    05/16/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Maryland citizens had their Second Amendments rights infringed on Thursday when Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more gun control into law. Mr. O’Malley became the third liberal governor this year — after New York and Connecticut — to ram through pointless laws that will do nothing to reduce crime by exploiting the Newtown tragedy. However, Mr. O’Malley’s scheme was secretly watered down a little before it became law. The governor was fixated on banning “assault weapons,” even though only two people were murdered by rifles of any type in Maryland in 2011. However, O’Malley’s “assault weapons” is less stringent than the...