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  • Hillary Clinton writes letter consoling girl, 8, who ran for class president against boy - and lost

    12/16/2018 6:24:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 12/16/18 | Stephen Sorace
    Hillary Clinton surprised an 8-year-old girl with a letter earlier this month after the elementary school student lost an election for class president to a boy by a single vote. Martha Kennedy Morales, a third-grader at a private Quaker school in College Park, Md., decided to run for the top office as part of a lesson on government in which elections for class president and Congress were held, the Washington Post reported. Morales told the paper she lost to a “popular” fourth-grade boy and was affirmed as vice president. “As I know too well, it’s not easy when you stand...
  • The grim holiday tradition of counting Baltimore’s murder victims

    12/15/2018 6:54:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Yesterday, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed that another body dropped on the streets of Charm City had brought their 2018 murder total to 297. The unnamed victim was a known gang member, described by police as “a former Public Enemy No. 1” and had been acquitted of a firebombing over the summer. Given the city’s recent history, the odds of there not being at least three more killings over the next sixteen days are not encouraging, to put it mildly. If this plays out as expected, it will represent four years running where the death toll has exceeded 300, and...
  • Expect years of construction: Md. Beltway, I-270 toll lanes to be built in phases from Legion Bridge

    12/15/2018 10:18:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 19, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Toll lanes around the Capital Beltway and I-270 in Maryland could be built in several separate phases and even operated by different companies under the latest plans released to industry insiders. It indicates Beltway construction could last for years. The first phase would include fixes for the Legion Bridge.A new document sent last week ahead of the next forum for private companies that could design, build and operate the lanes said that while Maryland eventually plans more than 70 miles of toll lanes from Frederick to Bethesda and from the Legion Bridge to near Oxon Hill, building out...
  • Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama State Department Urgently Provided Classified ‘Russiagate’

    12/14/2018 9:03:42 AM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 12/14/2018 | ADMIN
    Judicial Watch today released two sets of heavily redacted State Department documents, 38 pages and 48 pages, showing classified information was researched and disseminated to multiple U.S. Senators by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN). Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a February 2018 request seeking records of the Obama State Department’s...
  • No. 2 House Republican: Gov't shutdown would be 'stupid'

    12/13/2018 3:19:57 PM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | December 13th, 2018 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming, partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday. Even if Republicans assemble enough votes to approve the wall in the House, the plan probably will fail in the Senate, said Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California. The House majority leader noted that Senate Democrats have pledged to block the bill from receiving the necessary 60 votes. McCarthy said on the House floor that he thinks "going into a shutdown is stupid," but he offered...
  • Kevin McCarthy, Steny Hoyer have feisty exchange on House floor

    12/13/2018 2:44:04 PM PST · by McQ444 · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 2018-11-13 21:00 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy noted he’s had “many spirited debates” on the House floor with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer – and Thursday was no exception. In the midst of a heated argument about the looming threat of a government shutdown and funding for border security, McCarthy issued a blunt warning for the next majority leader.
  • It's My Gavel Now: Pelosi Strikes Deal With Insurgent Wing That Ensures Her The House Speakership

    12/12/2018 6:03:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if Democratic bloodsports over the House speakership race was on your Christmas list, cross it off. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) now has a lock on it, with a deal struck with the anti-Pelosi wing on the Democratic Party, who vowed to oppose her bid. Some 16 House Democratsdeclared their opposition to her candidacy. Yet, their potential candidate to oppose Pelosi, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), decided to bow out. Some other anti-Pelosi Democrats jumped ship as well. Still, there was a chance that this small band of rebels could cause Pelosi heartburn on the House floor. Now, such fears can...
  • Pelosi: Dems ready to call for new election if North Carolina race deadlocks

    12/06/2018 10:49:44 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/18 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday that Democrats are closely monitoring fraud allegations in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District but said they would only call for a new election if it’s impossible to determine the winner. “The House Administration Committee will have full investigative authority to determine the winner of the election,” Pelosi said. “And … only if it’s impossible to determine who the winner is, would we take the extraordinary step of calling for a new election.” The midterm results in North Carolina’s 9th District have been embroiled in controversy since a number of voters have emerged...
  • More fired track inspectors blamed for ‘falsified’ reports get jobs back at Metro ( DC )

    12/06/2018 8:34:00 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 5, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed. A court filing this week suggested Metro and five track workers who had filed a federal lawsuit over their firings reached a settlement in the case, and Metro and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 confirmed Wednesday that an agreement covers most of the at least 16 front-line workers and five supervisors who were publicly disciplined about two years ago. Three of the workers who challenged their firings are not covered...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • College student faces hate crime charges for racist graffiti (Hoax)

    12/04/2018 5:43:12 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    StarDem.com ^ | 12/04/18 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    A black student blamed his “bottled up anger” for racist, threatening graffiti he admitted to scrawling in a bathroom on a Maryland college campus, according to a police report. Baltimore County police on Monday filed hate crime charges against 21-year-old Fynn Arthur, a Brunswick, Maine, resident who was enrolled as a student at Goucher College in Towson. Police arrested Arthur last Thursday on misdemeanor charges of malicious destruction of property. He was released from custody after a court hearing last Friday. State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger said his office subsequently recommended the additional charges, which also are misdemeanors. “We felt that...
  • 2 Attorneys General to Subpoena Trump Organization, Treasury

    12/04/2018 2:52:27 PM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    WMAL.com ^ | 12/04/18 | WMAL/AP???
    SEE article at link as not sure of copyright laws
  • A woman was stabbed to death in Baltimore after she stopped to give someone money

    12/03/2018 12:03:36 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 61 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 3, 2018 | Carma Hassan
    A woman trying to help what she thought was a needy mother and her baby has been fatally stabbed in Baltimore. The good Samaritan was identified by police as 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith, who was riding in a car with relatives Saturday when they saw a woman carrying what appeared to be a baby. The woman was holding a sign that read, "Please Help me feed my Baby."
  • Maryland, DC plan flurry of subpoenas in emoluments lawsuit

    12/04/2018 1:47:29 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 | Eric Garcia
    The Maryland D.C. attorneys general plan a flurry of subpoenas to prove that President Trump has illegally profited from the presidency. The subpoenas are part of the discovery phase of a lawsuit Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine have against the president alleging Trump violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign and state governments through the Trump International Hotel. Racine’s office said subpoenas will go to the state of Maine, 13 Trump organizations, five federal agencies and 18 entities that compete with the Trump Hotel. The five agencies include the...
  • Grassley Demands Answers From Wray Over Raid Of Whistleblower On Clinton Foundation

    12/04/2018 10:30:18 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/04/2018 | Richard Pollock
    The Iowa Republican sent a separate letter to Horowitz on Nov. 30 seeking Cain’s documents and citing TheDCNF’s reporting. .... Grassley in his letter, which also cites TheDCNF’s reporting, asked Wray if “the FBI consider[s] Mr. Cain’s disclosures to be protected.” The whistleblower act protects federal employees who disclose classified documents to the proper authorities, which includes the IG. Grassley further asked Wray if the FBI was “aware at the time of the raid that Mr. Cain had made what appeared to be lawful disclosures to the Inspector General? If so, was the FBI aware that these disclosures were passed...
  • DC officer says department is massaging the numbers when it comes to violent crime

    12/04/2018 7:59:45 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | Dec 04 2018 | Marina Marraco
    Crime is an affliction that plagues all major cities. In the District, the past three years have seen an ebb and flow of violence ... But a close look at DC police crime stats reveals ... One veteran DC police officer is blowing the whistle on what he calls years of corruption and crime reclassification by the department. "If it's a burglary and someone enters the home, but nothing was taken they'll have us re-classify it as Unlawful Entry which brings the crime down from a felony to a misdemeanor ... Felonies are reported to the FBI – the Uniform...
  • Black college lacrosse player, 21, is arrested for racist N-word and swastika graffiti (trunc)

    12/01/2018 2:44:23 PM PST · by RightGeek · 65 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/1/2018 | Megan Sheets
    FULL TITLE: Black college lacrosse player, 21, is arrested for racist N-word and swastika graffiti targeting HIMSELF and other minority students in two incidents that terrorized the campus A black college lacrosse player has been arrested in connection with two incidents of racist graffiti found in a dorm on the Goucher College campus in Maryland. Fynn Ajani Arthur, a 21-year-old from Brunswick, Maine, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County. His arrest came after graffiti aimed at black and Latino students was found on the second floor of a campus dorm,...
  • Active shooter reported at Walter Reed Military Hospital [drill]

    11/27/2018 11:48:12 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | November 27, 2018
    There are reports of an active shooter situation at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Elijah Cummings says U.S. must let caravan migrants enter: 'That's the law'

    11/25/2018 1:35:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 123 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said Sunday that caravan migrants seeking asylum should be able to enter the country immediately, challenging President Trump’s efforts to keep them in Mexico while their cases are processed. “That’s not the law. They should be allowed to come in, seek asylum. That’s the law,” Mr. Cummings said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Asked if he would support changing the law, the Maryland Democrat said, “No.”
  • Man apologizes for yelling 'Heil Hitler, heil Trump' at 'Fiddler on the Roof' performance

    11/16/2018 3:37:54 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 16, 2018 | Sarah Meehan
    The man who shouted “Heil Hitler, heil Trump” at a Baltimore performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” apologized Friday for his outburst, saying he chose the wrong words when he was attempting to compare President Donald Trump to the Nazi leader. Anthony M. Derlunas II, 58, said the play, which tells the story of a Jewish family facing persecution in tsarist Russia, reminded him of Trump’s immigration policies. His comparison “came out wrong” and was “beyond a mistake” he said during an interview at his home in Joppa. “Instantly it was like, ‘Oh my God, what did you do?’ ”...