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  • MS-13 members who stabbed and burned MD victim were resettled as refugees....

    03/20/2019 11:06:15 PM PDT · by caww · 4 replies
    conservativereview ^ | March 20, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    On Friday, police in Maryland, announced the arrest of five members of an MS-13 cell based in Fairfax County, Virginia, for the gruesome murder of a fellow gang member across the state line. The suspects allegedly stabbed the victim 100 times and set the body on fire, a hallmark of the Latin American gangs and cartels. All five suspects are being charged with first-degree murder. One of the biggest scams being perpetrated against the American people as part of this mass migration from Central America is the fact that we are treating those who engage in self-trafficking as victims of...
  • Trump won’t let McCain feud rest in peace

    03/19/2019 11:08:09 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 85 replies
    KRTV ^ | March 19, 2019
    (preceded by a bunch bull) Even though McCain died nearly seven months ago, Trump cannot put their acrimony — which caused the late Arizona senator to plan his funeral as an extended rebuke to the President, to rest. He explained to reporters in the Oval Office Tuesday why he is still taking shots at the Vietnam war hero, including in a recent Twitter rant. “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be,” Trump said, citing his foe’s vote against a GOP effort to repeal Obamacare. “I think that’s disgraceful, plus there are other things,” he...
  • Gov. Hogan: Park Service does ‘terrible job’ with BW Parkway

    03/19/2019 5:03:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | March 18, 2019 11:26 pm | Rob Woodfork
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pulled no punches Monday when commenting on the infamous pothole problem that plagues the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel, once again raising the idea that the state should take over maintenance of the federal parkway. Hogan told FOX 5 that though the park service does well with parks, it does a “terrible job” of maintaining the B.W. Parkway, which has seen no substantive efforts to repair the cratered road surface because, as the Park Service said last week, “financial needs far outweigh available funding.” “We want to improve the capacity all the way from Washington to...
  • “Hamilton” Star Tweeted About Blacks and Drunk Women on St. Patrick’s Day (& "Raping for Trayvon")

    11/22/2016 4:52:32 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-21-2016 | Niall O'Dowd
    But Dixon was guilty of a very bizarre comment himself involving St. Patrick's Day. The tweet from 2012 sprang back into prominence on Sunday because of the "Hamilton" furor with many commentators claiming it refers to blacks raping drunken girls on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • John “last in his class” McCain

    03/17/2019 6:40:54 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 137 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 17, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) “last in his class” (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election. He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!
  • Former Maryland Permit Review Board Member Physically Dragged from Hearing ~ VIDEO

    03/17/2019 6:40:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On  8 March, 2019, joint hearings were being held on SB1000, a bill that would effectively abolish the appeals process to the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board (HPRB). The sponsors of SB1000 are all Democrats. A former member of the HPRB wished to testify about claimed inaccuracies about the Board that was printed in a Baltimore Sun editorial. The joint committee only allowed one minute for comments. It was not enough for Shari Judah to finish her comments. She refused to give up the microphone when asked to do so. From Today in the joint hearings in Annapolis, former...
  • Easier Metro access, more regional bike trails approved as Md. pushes back on free toll plan

    03/16/2019 10:51:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 20, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Efforts to alleviate traffic for tens of thousands of D.C.-area commuters were approved Wednesday, but not before Maryland attempted to eliminate a provision pushing for uniform tolling practices across the region’s express lanes. The resolution adopted by the region’s Transportation Planning Board is the first concrete action toward new goals developed over the last two years to reduce traffic jams and get people from home to work or other activities faster and with more efficiency. “The first step, a concrete effort, toward the projects, programs and policies this region [will] fund and implement in the coming years,” said...
  • Baltimore Mayor landed sweet deal selling her self-published books

    03/16/2019 9:53:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot ^ | March 16, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has a lengthy resume, having worked in public relations, as an editor for the Baltimore Sun, co-owner of a television station and member of both the City Council and state assembly before taking her current position. But did you know she was also a published author? Well… “published” is technically correct, but perhaps a bit misleading since her series of children’s books were actually self-published.Going that route doesn’t always work out for people because it’s hard to run up sales without the PR muscle of an established publishing house. Recent revelations indicate that Pugh found a...
  • Police: MS-13 Stabbed DC Area Teen More Than 100 Times And Set Victim On Fire

    03/16/2019 6:39:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | March 15, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    WUSA9 reports that the Prince George Police Department announced the arrest of five suspects connected to the notorious Mara Salvatrucha-13 (MS-13) street gang after the gruesome discovery of a slain 16-year-old boy stabbed more than 100 times and lit on fire in a Virginia field on March 9th.Police told local media that the victim, Jason Chicas, was also part of the "MS-13 clique" in question. Chicas was "killed inside of a home located in the 7000 block of Varnum Street in Landover Hills, Md. in Prince George's County. Police say his remains were then driven to Stafford County." His body was discovered...
  • Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

    03/14/2019 6:55:08 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 40 replies ^ | March 14, 2019 | TOM DAVIES
    NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, has died. He was 91. Bayh died early Thursday surrounded by his family at his home in Easton, Maryland, according to a statement released by his family. His son, Evan, followed him into politics and became Indiana’s governor and also a senator.
  • Cohen not in trouble for misleading committee, House chairman says

    03/13/2019 12:03:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Mach 13, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    The Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Wednesday that he will not attempt to punish Michael Cohen for misleading the committee last month when he claimed he’d never asked President Trump for a pardon. Rep. Elijah Cummings said Cohen, Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer, has since clarified through his own lawyer that his testimony “could have been clearer.” Cohen now says he was only referring to a specific period of time in his testimony, according to a letter from his lawyer. The Maryland Democrat said that was good enough to get Cohen off the hook. He could have...
  • Steny Hoyer Has Had it With These Freshman Dems

    03/13/2019 8:50:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | March 13, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Let's call them the infamous three. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are the trio of freshman lawmakers who have dominated the political news cycle this year. Whether it's Tlaib calling the president a "motherf***er," Omar spewing some anti-Israel musings, or Ocasio-Cortez promoting whatever her latest radical progressive policy is (Green New Deal, capitalism sucks, etc.), the media just can't get enough. That's a shame, according to Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), because, as he puts it, they are hogging the limelight from the other 59 deserving Democratic newbies. Hoyer slams Tlaib, Omar, Ocasio-Cortez when asked...
  • Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

    03/12/2019 10:20:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/19 | cott Wong and Amie Parnes
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination against President Trump. “I’m giving it a shot,” Biden said matter-of-factly during a phone call with a House Democratic lawmaker within the past week — a conversation the congressman recounted to The Hill and interpreted as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020. In the brief phone call, the former vice president asked if he could bounce...
  • The Tragedy of Baltimore: Inside the crackup of an American city.

    03/12/2019 3:46:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 114 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 12, 2019 | Alec MacGillis
    ... In Baltimore, you can tell a lot about the politics of the person you’re talking with by the word he or she uses to describe the events of April 27, 2015. Some people, and most media outlets, call them the “riots”; some the “unrest.” Guy was among those who always referred to them as the “uprising,” a word that connoted something justifiable and positive: the first step, however tumultuous, toward a freer and fairer city. Policing in Baltimore, Guy and many other residents believed, was broken, with officers serving as an occupying army in enemy territory — harassing African-American...
  • In Her First Town Hall, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Came Off As A Leftist, Not a Centrist

    03/11/2019 11:03:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/11/2019 | David Marcus
    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, complete with lei, took the stage at SXSW in Austin to do her first town hall as a presidential candidate Sunday night on CNN. The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is running for president and would be the youngest, first woman, and first Hindu president in our nation’s history. Many pundits have placed Gabbard in the center or even right of the Democratic Party. If so, the center or right of the Democratic Party is pretty leftist. Her first question was about American intervention in the rest of the world, and how she could be against American...
  • Top House Dem says Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe; admits blocking Fox News from primary...

    03/10/2019 10:21:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 March 2019 | Gregg Re
    FULL TITLE: Top House Dem says Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe; admits blocking Fox News from primary debates 'doesn't help' A top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee told "Fox News Sunday" that she believes the panel's chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, will "end up referring" former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to the Department of Justice for a perjury investigation, after numerous contradictions and inconsistencies have surfaced in his dramatic public testimony late last month. Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., who also serves as the liason to the Democratic leadership, additionally charged that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) erred by...
  • Powerful Maryland House committee approves budget with increased school funding

    03/09/2019 12:49:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 8, 2019 | Luke Broadwater
    A powerful General Assembly committee voted Friday to revise Gov. Larry Hogan’s more than $46 billion budget proposal to provide millions more in funding for Maryland’s public schools, while cutting some of the Republican governor’s prized initiatives. Led by Baltimore Democrat Maggie McIntosh, the House Appropriations Committee approved a spending plan that provides about $320 million more for operating Maryland’s public schools. That would be the first step toward implementing recommendations from the so-called Kirwan Commission, which has proposed ambitious new programs to boost student performance. The committee’s spending plan also includes $500 million for public school construction and $46...
  • Updated: Federal judge lifts last of injunctions against transgender military ban

    03/07/2019 1:16:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2019 | Rebecca Kheel
    The last injunction blocking President Trump’s transgender military ban from taking effect was lifted by a federal judge Thursday, moving the administration closer to being able to enforce the policy. In a six-page order issued on Thursday, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Judge George Russell III wrote that he was lifting his injunction because “the court is bound by the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the preliminary injunctions in their entirety." Though courts have now ruled to lift all four injunctions that had been placed on the policy, advocates for transgender troops say one remains in effect...
  • 'Anti-Semitism is worthy of being condemned on its own'

    03/07/2019 12:02:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/3/19 | David Rosenberg
    The US House of Representatives will vote Thursday on a measure originally drafted to condemn anti-Semitism, but later expanded to include other forms of bigotry, including white supremacism and ‘Islamophobia’. The House’s Democratic Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, said during a closed-door meeting of Democratic lawmakers Thursday that the symbolic resolution “opposing hate will be voted on today,” an aide said, according to AFP. The bill is finally being brought to a vote after bitter debate amongst Democratic members of the House over how to respond to a string of controversial comments by Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Omar has...
  • The Senate just confirmed a 37-year-old judge who interned at an anti-LGBTQ group.

    03/06/2019 6:05:54 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 6, 2019 | Eli Rosenberg
    The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm a 37-year-old Washington lawyer whose nomination drew vociferous opposition from LGBTQ and some civil rights groups, to a lifetime appointment on a federal appeals court.