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  • Dem lawmaker: 'There's plenty of competent females' that can be Speaker instead of Pelosi

    11/15/2018 9:34:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that a congresswoman besides Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should be the House Speaker. “There’s plenty of really competent females that we can replace her with,” Ryan told reporters, before listing people such as Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) as potential candidates, The New York Times reported Thursday. His comments come as the battle for Democratic leadership in the House intensifies. Pelosi, who held the Speaker position from 2007 to 2011, expressed confidence on Thursday that she had enough support to be voted into the role. But many lawmakers are insistent about the idea of having...
  • Marcia Fudge under spotlight as Pelosi Speaker fight heats up

    11/15/2018 9:30:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Melanie Zanona and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Marcia Fudge is in a serious bind as she faces mounting pressure to challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Speaker’s gavel — a move that could divide the Ohio Democrat's allegiances between the insurgency she supports and the Black Caucus she once led. A group of anti-Pelosi insurgents has been ramping up efforts to recruit Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), amid criticism that the majority-male cohort is trying to oust the top-ranking female Democrat in the “Year of the Woman.” Pelosi allies have been deriding the rebels as “five white guys,” a...
  • Geoscientists Find Large Impact Crater in Greenland

    11/15/2018 7:47:28 AM PST · by ETL · 17 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Nov 15, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    An international team of geoscientists from the United States, Canada and Europe has discovered a large impact crater beneath the Hiawatha Glacier in remote northwest Greenland. A paper on the discovery was published in the journal Science Advances. The Hiawatha impact crater is approximately 19.2 miles (31 km) wide and lies under an ice sheet that is 0.6 miles (1 km) thick.The scientists believe this crater was formed by a 0.6-mile wide iron asteroid that slammed into the Earth at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago. ..." “Researchers were looking at the map...
  • 1st snow of the season hits DC region

    11/15/2018 6:57:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 15, 2018 | William Vitka
    WASHINGTON — Say it ain’t snow! The weather outside really is frightful Thursday, and staying home for a lot of school kids in the Washington area is surely delightful. But D.C.’s first snowfall has created conditions that are cold, wet and dangerous for many commuters. It isn’t just snow either. There’s also sleet and freezing rain to contend with. Check out photos of winter’s first slap of the season below.
  • Home security cameras are now solving crimes in Baltimore

    11/14/2018 7:34:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 14, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Well, it’s happening in more places than just Baltimore, but they probably need the help more than most cities. The subject at hand is the trend of police departments solving crimes in greater numbers because of the increasing number of home and business owners who have external security cameras monitoring their property… and the street beyond. As this report from CBS Baltimore indicates, some cases which might otherwise have gone cold wound up being solved in short order. When police needed a break to solve a high-profile murder in Federal Hill this year, they turned to neighbors who protect their...
  • Massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to climate-altering impact in the time of humans

    11/14/2018 3:09:50 PM PST · by ETL · 51 replies
    ScienceMag.com ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | Paul Voosen
    On a bright July day 2 years ago, Kurt Kjær was in a helicopter flying over northwest Greenland—an expanse of ice, sheer white and sparkling. Soon, his target came into view: Hiawatha Glacier, a slow-moving sheet of ice more than a kilometer thick. It advances on the Arctic Ocean not in a straight wall, but in a conspicuous semicircle, as though spilling out of a basin. Kjær, a geologist at the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, suspected the glacier was hiding an explosive secret. The helicopter landed near the surging river that drains the glacier, sweeping out rocks...
  • 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...
  • Construction on I-895 in Baltimore to cause major traffic problems for the next three years

    11/09/2018 8:04:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 9, 2018 | Colin Campbell
    The commutes of tens of thousands of people will be disrupted for the next few years as Maryland replaces the Interstate 895 bridge north of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. The Maryland Transportation Authority plans to limit that part of the expressway to one lane in each direction starting later this month for the $189 million project to replace the 60-year-old bridge. The northbound lanes of I-895 will close from the tunnel to O’Donnell Street on Nov. 27 — the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — and the two southbound lanes will be converted to two-way traffic through spring 2020. Once the northbound...
  • Horrifying moment Baltimore teacher gets punched in the face by student on her first day back...

    11/08/2018 8:44:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 8, 2018 | DM Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Horrifying moment Baltimore teacher gets punched in the face by student on her first day back after cancer treatment A viral video of a Baltimore teaching getting punched in the face by a student has sparked an investigation by the school district. Posted on Wednesday, the video shows a teacher and a student engaged in a vicious argument at Frederick Douglass High School in Gwynns Falls Parkway. According to the user who shared the video, the teacher had just returned to the classroom after recovering from cancer surgery. In the clip, a fellow classmate can be seen holding...
  • Maryland: Cops Shoot Man to Death In His Home For Resisting Gun Confiscation

    11/07/2018 5:15:59 PM PST · by deandg99 · 117 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/07/2018 | Chris Menahan
    Police in the Democrat haven of Maryland shot and killed a man in his home on Monday while serving a “protective order” under a new law which allows them to seize people’s guns without due process. Since the new gun confiscation law went into effect on October 1st, police have carried out 114 such confiscation orders, which comes out to over 3 such seizures every day.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Netanyahu praises Trump for condemning anti-Semitism following Pittsburgh attack

    10/31/2018 5:29:29 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    JTA ^ | 29 Oct 2018 | Anon
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel praised President Donald Trump for condemning anti-Semitism in the wake of the deadly synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Ron Dermer, also lauded Trump, citing the president’s prepared remarks made at a rally Saturday in Illinois hours after the attack, which killed 11. In a message sent to the Jewish community of Pittburgh on Sunday, Netanyahu said the Jewish people are “blessed” to have “many friends around the world who reject and fight anti-Semitism.” He wrote: “I want to express my appreciation to President Trump for unequivocally condemning this heinous crime and for...
  • 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...
  • D.J. Durkin is, unfathomably, still the Maryland football coach

    10/31/2018 6:52:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 30, 2018 | Pat Forde
    The sum total of professional employees of the University of Maryland held accountable for the completely preventable death of football player Jordan McNair is now known. That total is one. Strength coach Rick Court, a proud troglodyte who frequently degraded players by calling them vile names, including antigay slurs, is the only employee known publicly to lose his job in this entire tragedy. And part of the process of getting rid of Court was giving him a $315,000 settlement to go along with his August resignation. The primary powers within the athletic department are back, per the school’s announcement Tuesday...
  • LGBTQ(????) "history" being honored/funded/promoted (VANITY - sort of)

    10/17/2018 9:35:24 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 14 replies
    me | 10/17/18 | me
    So I got an invitation today for Preservation Maryland.... ...and I'm not happy.
  • Poll: Maryland voters narrowly oppose Hogan’s big plan for express toll lanes

    10/17/2018 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Robert McCartney and Emily Guskin
    Maryland voters narrowly oppose adding express toll lanes to widen three of the state’s most congested highways, a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll finds, highlighting public skepticism about one of Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature transportation plans. The centerpiece of the Republican governor’s proposal — a $9 billion project to add four lanes apiece to the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway — is even opposed by voters in the Washington suburbs, whom the plan is supposed to help. More than half of voters in the D.C. suburbs prefer to invest in public transit rather than building more roads....
  • Maryland Implies Judicial Watch Has Ties to Russian Agents in Shameful Effort to Hide Voter Rolls...

    10/16/2018 12:07:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 16, 2018
    Full title: Maryland Implies Judicial Watch Has Ties to Russian Agents in Shameful Effort to Hide Voter Rolls Mess Maryland officials have resorted to desperate measures to avoid giving Judicial Watch voter registration records—as required by federal law—by suggesting Judicial Watch is connected to Russian government agents. The absurd implication was made in a federal court document involving a lawsuit filed last summer as part of a national Election Integrity Project to clean up voter rolls. Maryland is one of 11 states with more registered voters than citizens of voting age, according to U.S. Census Bureau data examined as part...