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  • High School Gang Rape Isn’t Slowing Maryland Sanctuary Bill

    03/23/2017 11:38:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Two illegal alien students rape a 14-year-old and no one on the Left cares —Front Page Mag: Maryland is moving forward with “sanctuary state” legislation shielding illegal aliens even after the rape of a 14-year-old girl by two illegals in a Maryland high school bathroom during school hours last week outraged state residents from Hagerstown to Ocean City. In a state under siege by the MS-13 criminal organization, largely made up of ethnic Salvadorans, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) promised to do “everything we can” to quash the legislation while it is before lawmakers and said he would veto it immediately...
  • MCPS: Sanctuary or Safe Space?

    03/23/2017 7:10:16 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 23, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan did not mince words when he discussed how he felt about the Rockville, Maryland rape case where a 14-year-old girl was raped by two classmates, one of whom is confirmed to be an illegal alien (i.e. illegal immigrant). The county school system in question, Montgomery County Public Schools, had issued a letter condemning the rape in which the school superintendent made a public statement on the tragedy. Nevertheless, Governor Hogan said that the school system is not cooperating fully with the governor's office and the state's education agency. Hogan said the following: "Why is an 18-year-old...
  • All Three Networks Ignore Report on 14-Yr-Old Girl Raped Inside Her School by Illegal Alien

    03/22/2017 12:35:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 22, 2017 | 11:08 AM EDT | Kristine Marsh
    Last Thursday, a young girl attending Rockville High School in Maryland was brutally gang raped in her school’s bathroom by two fellow students, at least one of which was in the country illegally. Jose O. Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, 18, from Guatemala, were charged last week with raping their 14-year-old female classmate in the school’s men’s bathroom. Both had only been in Montgomery County for a few months before they were placed in the school’s 9th grade class. Sanchez-Milian is a confirmed illegal immigrant that is being detained by ICE officials while officials will not...
  • Planned Parenthood Closes Maryland Abortion Clinic That Had Been Killing Babies for 20 Years

    03/22/2017 10:39:18 AM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies
    lifenews ^ | MAR 20, 2017 | CHERYL SULLENGER
    The Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Silver Spring, Maryland, permanently closed on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2017, after the property’s management team realized that abortion is bad for business. Pro-life activists, led by Lauren Handy, persuaded the property management company not to renew Planned Parenthood’s lease using a narrowly-targeted educational campaign. Planned Parenthood had occupied the same office, located at 1400 Spring St. in Silver Spring, Maryland, for over 20 years, conducting surgical abortions.“The men and women who ministered at that Planned Parenthood for two decades deserve a lot of credit for their perseverance and tenacity,” said Troy Newman,...
  • Following Horrific School Rape Maryland Democrats Move To Make “Sanctuary State”

    03/21/2017 2:42:25 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    It’s well beyond ideological tone deafness that leads the Maryland Democrat State Legislature to propose they become the first entire sanctuary state in the nation against the backdrop of a brutal rape of a 14-year-old freshman student by 17 and 18-yr-old illegal alien classmates. Just hours ago republican governor Larry Hogan posted this on his Facebook page:
  • Trump EO - Maryland Ruling

    03/19/2017 10:28:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
  • Maryland judge's ruling sets up double barrier against Trump travel ban

    03/19/2017 8:17:59 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 32 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ian Duncan
    Chuang, the son of immigrants from Taiwan, served in President Barack Obama's Department of Homeland Security and on a detail to the State Department. He was selected to serve on the court in 2013 as part of a wave of younger judges nominated by Obama. Apart from a brief stint at a large Washington law firm, Chuang has spent his entire career working in the government, starting out in the Justice Department's civil rights unit after graduating from Harvard in 1991 and Harvard Law School in 1994. In 2009, he began working in the general counsel's office at Homeland Security....
  • HORROR: Immigrants Gang Rape 14 Year Old Girl in High School Bathroom

    03/18/2017 11:50:45 AM PDT · by Baynative · 60 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | March 18, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Two immigrants, ages 17 and 18 were arrested at a Maryland High School on Thursday and charged with three counts each in connection with the rape of a 14 year old female classmate. One of the immigrants, Sanchez, 18 is actually the subject of an ‘alien removal’ case. Henry Sanchez, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, were arrested at Rockville High School on Thursday and charged with three counts each in connection with the rape of a female classmate.
  • There’s no solution to the D.C. region’s traffic congestion

    03/16/2017 11:07:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2017 | Robert Thomson
    Every once in a while — and perhaps especially now, if we’re really going to talk about a trillion-dollar infrastructure program — we need to revisit the basics: “This is probably a column-length question, but what are the solutions to traffic congestion in the D.C. region?” That reasonable question came in during the midst of last Monday’s online discussion about whether traffic conditions would be improved if everyone just went faster. (In fact, we would not all be better off if you’d just go as fast as the driver behind you wants.) What are we really hoping to achieve when...
  • Federal judges block Trump's travel ban [Maryland Judge Now Joins Hawaii]

    03/16/2017 3:39:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/16/17 | Laura Jarrett
    (CNN)A federal judge in Maryland Thursday morning temporarily blocked the 90-day ban on immigration for citizens of six countries in President Donald Trump's...
  • O’Malley Makes HUGE 2020 Step

    03/15/2017 10:30:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/15/2017 | Philip Stucky
    Former presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is one of the first Democrats to begin the process of running for president in 2020, according to a Wednesday report from Politico. The former governor of Maryland commissioned a poll in Iowa, the site of the first caucus in presidential elections, revealing a huge show of interest. O’Malley fared well in the poll, earning 18 percent of voters. The poll included nine other potential candidates: Sens. Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, former Housing Sec. Julian Castro, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, as well as...
  • 14 Freeloaders ARRESTED for $16 MILLION in Welfare Fraud (Muslims - Baltimore)

    03/13/2017 1:38:38 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 48 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Sept 2016 | staff
    Welfare fraud is a bigger problem than liberals want you to believe. Food Stamp benefits costed $74.1 billion in 2014 and supplied roughly 46.5 million Americans with benefits, which comes out to an average of $125.35 for each person per month in food assistance. Even a fraud rate of under 5% amounts to billions in wasted funds. The most popular method of food stamp fraud isn’t fraudulently claiming benefits, it’s recipients trading in their cards for a fraction of their face value for cash. Luckily, the government has actually made some wise steps in counteracting that kind of fraud. Back...
  • Deadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S.

    03/11/2017 7:18:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 03/11/2017 | Lena H. Sun
    The fungus, a strain of a kind of yeast known as Candida auris, has been reported in a dozen countries on five continents starting in 2009, where it was first found in an ear infection in a patient in Japan. Since then, the fungus has been reported in Colombia, India, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Pakistan, South Korea, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. Unlike garden variety yeast infections, this one causes serious bloodstream infections, spreads easily from person to person in health-care settings, and survives for months on skin and for weeks on bed rails, chairs and other hospital equipment. Some strains...
  • Fracking Ban Passes House With Veto Proof Majority (Maryland)

    03/10/2017 9:28:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WBAL-AM ^ | March 10, 2017 | Robert Lang
    The House of Delegates has approved a bill to permanently ban natural gas fracking in Western Maryland. The bill passed by a vote of 97-40. The 97 votes is 12 more than the minimum of 85 needed to override a veto from Governor Larry Hogan. That majority was important to the chairman of the committee hearing the bill in the Senate. The chairman of the Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, Joan Carter Conway of Baltimore City, says she won’t bring the bill to the Senate floor unless lawmakers have enough votes to override a possible veto from Governor...
  • Student leader justifies huge new mandatory fee as required by a ‘socialistic society’

    03/03/2017 11:10:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 2, 2017 | Greg Piper
    Do you want unlimited Metro rides at the University of Maryland, or not? It doesn’t matter, because college is a “socialistic society,” so you’ll pay either way. That’s the curious rationalization for a $130 per-semester fee that the university’s Residence Hall Association wants to impose on all on-campus residents.
  • Confederate statue to be removed from outside courthouse [Rockville MD]

    03/01/2017 9:13:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2017 11:26 AM EST
    A century-old statue of a Confederate soldier that stands outside a Maryland courthouse will be moved to private property. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said in a news release Tuesday that the county will cover the cost to relocate the bronze statue from the courthouse in Rockville to White’s Ferry, a docking site on the Potomac River named for a Confederate general. …
  • Ivanka Trump Visits Baltimore For Monster Truck Rally With Son

    02/27/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    WCBM News ^ | February 27, 2017
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — First Daughter Ivanka Trump took a break from her duties in the White House for some weekend mommy-and-me time with her 3-year-old Joseph in Charm City Sunday. The 35-year-old entrepreneur and mom of three spent time Sunday at the Monster Jam at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore with her eldest son. Trump posted some photos on social media of her and Joseph enjoying the day at Royal Farms arena. The mother and son got to see shark monster truck and meet one of the drivers.
  • Md.'s real transportation woes

    02/27/2017 7:34:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 31, 2017 | Brian Dolan, Maryland Asphalt Association
    The 2017 Maryland General Assembly session recently started with several issues receiving the majority of attention. We have all heard about both medical marijuana and Gov. Larry Hogan's "road kill bill." As someone who has spent a lifetime involved in the highway industry, I would like to share my thoughts on the latter topic ("Hogan's 'road kill bill' lie," Jan. 5).We have all noticed the severe deterioration in our highway system, be it local, state or interstate. There are many reasons for this and I will share them all with you. However, the overriding principle is that our roads are...
  • $100 million in annual toll fines put citizens on road to ‘toll bankruptcy’

    02/27/2017 5:19:00 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | February 7, 2017 | Dan Menefee
    Excessive penalties and poor customer service at the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system have put some Marylanders on the path to “toll bankruptcy,” Sen. Roger Manno told the Senate Finance Committee last week.“Folks [are] exasperated because they’ve been caught in a system that is not working,” Manno said.Broad enforcement powers enacted in 2013 to address toll violations have led to wage attachments, financial hardship and non-renewal of vehicle registrations at MVA, witnesses testified. Sen. Roger Manno “The penalty structure that we set several years ago in the General Assembly was not intended to be punitive,” Manno said. “It was not...
  • US transportation secretaries have left a lasting legacy in D.C. region

    02/27/2017 5:51:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | February 23, 2017 | Lori Aratani - The Washington Post
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao had been on the job only a few weeks when she took action on one of the region's most intractable problems and directed millions in federal transit dollars be withheld from the District, Maryland and Virginia until they create a safety agency to oversee D.C.'s subway, Metro. Chao was making good on a threat by her predecessor, Anthony Foxx, a move that surprised some local officials who had hoped that the jurisdictions had shown enough progress to stave off the action. It's too soon to say whether Chao's action is a sign she will continue...
  • 'Wolf-Like' Dog Captured by Maryland Police

    02/25/2017 2:02:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    Animal control officers in Maryland tracked down and captured a loose dog many residents believed to be a wolf. Prince George's County police shared photos which concerned several citizens due to its large size and wolf-like appearance. Police managed to track down and capture the animal at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and confirmed that it was a large dog. "It seems to be a mixed malamute/husky-type dog," Prince George's animal management Chief Rodney Taylor told WUSA. "He's definitely a dog." The dog was found without any kind of identification such as a chip or a collar and will be...
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Assault Rifle Ban

    02/22/2017 10:48:09 AM PST · by Jagermonster · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 02/21/2017 | Ian Duncan
    A federal appeals court upheld Maryland's ban on assault rifles, concluding that the powerful military-style guns outlawed by the measure are not entitled to protection under the Second Amendment. The 10-4 ruling, issued by the entire Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, reverses a decision by a smaller panel of judges from the court last year that called the law's constitutionality into question. The bill was steered through the Maryland Senate in 2013 by then-Sen. Brian E. Frosh in the wake of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Since elected as the state's attorney general,...
  • US Mosque Holds Memorial For Islamist Assassin

    02/17/2017 6:14:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Russ Read
    A Maryland-based mosque held a memorial celebration Sunday for an Islamist assassin who was convicted of murdering a Pakistani governor for criticizing the country’s blasphemy laws. The Gulzar E Madina mosque hosted an “Urs” for convicted murderer Mumtaz Qadri, reported Ehsan Rehan of the Rabwah Times, a Pakistan-based news agency. Urs is a traditional death anniversary usually reserved for Sufi saints celebrated by Muslims in South Asia. A Pakistani high court charged Qadri with murder after he killed Salman Taseer, the former governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province. Qadri, who was part of Taseer’s bodyguard, shot him 27 times with an...
  • Maryland prosecutor resigns, sentenced for indecent exposure

    02/15/2017 2:09:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 1:29 PM EST
    A Maryland county prosecutor has been sentenced for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct after authorities say he performed sex acts in front of a hotel room glass door, in full view of tourists. News outlets report Cecil County State’s Attorney Edward Rollins III submitted his resignation Monday. […] A judge gave Rollins a suspended jail sentence, 18 months supervised probation, 100 hours community service and fined him $1,000. He will also have a mental health evaluation. …
  • Melania Trump reaches settlement in libel lawsuit against Maryland blogger

    02/07/2017 10:15:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | Dan Morse
    First lady Melania Trump has settled her defamation lawsuit against a Maryland blogger, who agreed to apologize to the Trump family and pay her a “substantial sum,” her lawyers said in a statement they released Tuesday morning. “I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her,” the blogger, Webster Tarpley, said in the statement provided by Trump’s attorneys. Tarpley, 71 of Gaithersburg, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. One of his attorneys, Danielle D. Giroux, confirmed that a settlement had been reached. The blogger’s article in...
  • Antifa Threatens WRC Reporter Cassandra Fairbanks And Her Daughter

    02/03/2017 6:29:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 2/3/17 | Aaron Kesel
    In addition to carrying out violent riots in Washington D.C. and Berkeley, California, the group “Antifa” has now threatened both WeAreChange Reporter Cassandra Fairbanks and her young daughter on Twitter.We are not sure how this group will justify threatening a child but this has elevated from attacking reporters outside of the “Deploraball” on the eve of the inauguration, to threatening reporters covering their riots in California recently at U.C. Berkeley, to now threatening a child’s life.There is currently a petition to label “Antifa” a terrorist organization. The FBI is also allegedly actively investigating classifying Antifa and it’s members as a domestic...
  • Crime Deterrent Or Inconvenience? Coffee Shop Goes Cashless

    02/03/2017 3:24:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 2/2/2017 | Devon Bartoletta
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After being robbed a handful of times in the past few months, one Baltimore coffee shop is no longer accepting cash to stop the robberies and keep their staff safe. Nowadays, many people don’t carry cash in their wallets day-to-day, and at Park Cafe in Bolton Hill, cash payments are no longer on the menu. “We’re not going to accept cash anymore,” said Park Cafe & Coffee owner David Hart. “I’m going to take that out of the equation.” Park Cafe was robbed five times from October to January. While the armed suspect is now behind bars,...
  • D.C. sandwich chain owner learns there’s nothing liberals won’t boycott

    02/02/2017 12:36:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 31, 2017 | by Jazz Shaw
    If you’re a liberal these days, you may have trouble keeping up with all of the new actions coming out of the Trump White House which enrage you. If you’re a conservative you’ve probably already lost track of the number of things the liberals are marching, protesting about, condemning and boycotting. On that last point you can now add one more to the list. The evil ownership of Taylor Gourmet, a local chain of hoagie shops around the Beltway, has gone too far and drawn the ire of progressive activists. (For those of you from other parts of the country,...
  • New Veritas Video (#2) Exposes Far Left's Plan to Use Violence and Terrorism During Inauguration

    01/17/2017 2:48:15 PM PST · by Maceman · 57 replies
    Mrc TV ^ | 1/17/27
    As if yesterday’s Project Veritas video wasn’t enough to prove just how crazy the left is over the election of President-elect Donald Trump, James O’Keefe's organization has come out with the second part of their undercover series on the inner-workings of the organizations planning to disrupt Trump inauguration on Friday. O’Keefe begins his video by talking about a group known as DisruptJ20. J20 stands for Jan. 20, which is the date of the inauguration. It’s as if these yo-yos think that by shortening the date to J20, all of the non-hipsters won’t catch onto them. The video shows how these...
  • Group plans to ‘paralyze’ Washington for inauguration

    01/14/2017 6:49:59 AM PST · by RC one · 61 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Matt Stout
    A group led by self-avowed anarchists says it intends to “paralyze” Washington, D.C., amid President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next Friday, using security point blockades, protests and sit-ins in an attempt to grind the Republican’s swearing-in to a halt.“If the headline (on Jan. 21) is, ‘Donald Trump inaugurated amid complete chaos and a cluster (expletive),’ then we won,” Legba Carrefour, an organizer for the group, DisruptJ20, said by phone yesterday. “A lot of us are people who could be considered anarchists. None of us have respect for the office or the man.”The promised actions by the group come amid a raft...
  • Thousands of protesters already descending on DC for inauguration

    01/14/2017 7:14:55 AM PST · by pabianice · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/14/17 | Lovelace
    Anarchists Plan Mass Disruptions at Trump Inaugueration Thousands of anti-Trump protesters are preparing to descend on the nation's capital for Inauguration Day, setting up a combustible situation opposite the large gatherings of the president-elect's fans... The "Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparation" also will hold a rally and march on Saturday at Freedom Plaza, according to a permit issued by the National Park Service that has allotted space for 600 people... The Westboro Baptist Church has a permit to demonstrate at John Marshall Park located along the parade route on Inauguration Day, the same site where...
  • Police Charge Student For Threat Made At Arundel High School (Fake Hate Crime)

    01/12/2017 11:37:42 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 46 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | January 11, 2017 10:39 PM | Ava-joye Burnett
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Anne Arundel County Police Department has charged a 14-year-old girl with a juvenile citation for sending a threatening tweet related to Arundel High School. Police began their investigation after Arundel High School officials told them about a suspicious Twitter account. The account, named @KoolkidsKlanKkk, reportedly sent out a tweet that read, “We’re planning to attack tomorrow”. This account used similar language to a racial petition that had been passed around Anne Arundel High School by the “Kool Kids Klan”. Police worked with Twitter, and were able to identify the person who created the account and sent...
  • McCain, Graham Push Bipartisan Bill to Increase Russia Sanctions

    01/12/2017 12:03:36 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2017
    John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are set to release a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia over the country's interference in the U.S. presidential election. The Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017, whose chief sponsor is Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, will depute at an afternoon press conference, Politico reports. The bill is intended as a message that the GOP wishes to repudiate Russia for its hostile actions despite Republican president-elect Donald Trump has publicly questioned the country's involvement in the hack of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Officers’ Lawsuit Against Marilyn Mosby in Freddie Gray Case Allowed to Proceed

    01/12/2017 2:35:14 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Five of the six officers charged as accessories in the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015 filed suit against Baltimore’s state attorney Marilyn Mosby (shown) for malicious prosecution, defamation of character, and invasion of privacy, among other claims. Last Friday U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Garbis, in a 65-page ruling, ruled that their lawsuit against Mosby may move forward. The next step is discovery during which Mosby and others in her department, as well as the Sheriff’s department, will be required, under oath, to explain just how she and they could reasonably claim that the officers were guilty of...
  • Obama May Get Rejected From Golf Club Over Israel Policies

    01/10/2017 8:01:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | anuary 10, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama’s clashes with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may cost him a membership at an exclusive golf club, sources said. Obama is looking to join the elite Woodmont Country Club in Maryland once he becomes a private citizen. But members of the mostly Jewish club are at each other’s throats over whether to accept the golf-loving president, with many saying he deserves to be snubbed for not blocking an anti-Israel vote at the United Nations, according to the sources.
  • Man shoots at wife after she eats his grilled cheese sandwich

    01/10/2017 1:13:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 108 replies
    kptv.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2017
    DUNDALK, Maryland (AP/Meredith) - A man who got upset when his wife took a bite of his grilled cheese sandwich opened fire inside his home and sparked an hours-long standoff with police, according to authorities. Baltimore County police worked to diffuse the bizarre situation Sunday night. During the standoff, a woman and three teenagers ran outside the home and told officers a man started shooting through the basement floor after he found out someone ate a piece of his sandwich, WBAL-TV
  • Eyeing the new boss warily, federal workers prepare for deep cuts under Trump

    01/09/2017 8:19:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | John Fritze
    Federal workers in Maryland and across the nation are bracing for reductions in head counts, civil service protections and even salaries when President-elect Donald Trump and Congress turn their attention to government spending later this year. Trump, who ran on a promise to "drain the swamp," has identified hiring freezes at most federal agencies as a top priority for his early days in office. Republican lawmakers, many of whom have long advocated for reducing Washington's footprint, are looking to cut benefits and make it easier to fire poor performers. The threats and preliminary steps taken by Congress have created anxiety...
  • Union: Baltimore City Police in ‘Crisis’ Due to Officer Shortage

    01/06/2017 8:42:59 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    WJZ ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mike Hellgren
    Baltimore City’s Police Union is sounding the alarm because they say the department is in crisis due to the fact that it has too few officers. According to a new report, there are more than 100 fewer Baltimore City PD officers than last year, with the union saying this poses a safety concern as officers are being overworked. The police union president calls the situation “dire.” ... You don’t have enough police officers to patrol the streets safely protecting themselves, much less protecting the citizens of Baltimore,” said Lt. Ryan. Baltimore ended last year with the second highest number of...
  • White House bars Russian diplomats from Md. riverfront compound

    12/29/2016 5:02:32 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 42 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | December 29, 2016 5:49 pm | AP
    CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) — Russian Federation diplomats will no longer have access to the swanky riverfront compound on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where they played tennis, went sailing and enjoyed respite from the nation’s capital. As part of the move to punish Russia for its role in hacking the Democratic National Committee and influencing a United States election, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced sanctions that include shuttering the compound.
  • Camp David ‘a perfect match’ for Donald Trump after Obama snub

    12/29/2016 5:14:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Of all the perks of the presidency that Barack Obama will miss as he leaves the White House, it’s a good bet that Camp David won’t rank high on the list. Compared with his predecessors, President Obama has spent little downtime over the past eight years at the secluded presidential retreat in the mountains overlooking Thurmont, Maryland. In total, Mr. Obama has visited Camp David 39 times, spanning all or parts of 93 days — barely 3 percent of his two-term tenure. By contrast, President George W. Bush made 149 visits to Camp David in two terms, covering all or...
  • U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats, closes two compounds: official

    12/29/2016 11:20:11 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 291 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Yara Bayoumy)
    The United States on Thursday expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment by Russia against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the Russian diplomats would be given 72 hours to leave the United States. Access to the two compounds will be denied to all Russian officials as of noon on Friday, the official added. "These actions were taken to respond to Russian harassment of American diplomats and actions by the diplomats...
  • Hogan announces start of $105 million I-81 widening

    12/29/2016 11:49:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | December 24, 2016 | CJ Lovelace
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan came to Hagerstown Thursday bearing gifts, announcing the start of a $105 million project to widen Interstate 81. In partnership with West Virginia, the first phase of construction of the long-sought project, which recently got under way, will expand the heavily traveled interstate to six lanes from U.S. 11 in West Virginia to Md. 63 near Williamsport. "These improvements to I-81 are critical infrastructure investments that will help citizens here in Washington County, across Western Maryland and all across our state go about their daily lives in a faster, more efficient and safer manner," Hogan said...
  • Maryland Students Demand Ban of ‘American Sniper’

    12/27/2016 5:05:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    A coalition of 25 student groups at the University of Maryland have issued a letter to the school’s administrators containing 64 demands to help “marginalized student populations” feel more welcome on campus. Among the demands is a ban on public screenings of the film “American Sniper.” The group, who call themselves ProtectUMD, sent the letter in the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory, according the Diamondback student newspaper Monday. In response to Trump’s election, the student coalition demanded additional support and protection for minority groups — particularly the Muslim, illegal immigrant, pro-Palestinian, and LGBT communities. The Muslims students especially wished...
  • Muslim University of Maryland students demand prayer rooms in every major building and ask that

    12/22/2016 12:02:54 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 12/22/16 | Jennifer Smith
    full title....................Muslim University of Maryland students demand prayer rooms in every major building and ask that their names be kept from Donald Trump........................Muslim students at the University of Maryland are asking for prayer rooms to be built in every major campus building as part of a lengthy list of demands to staff. They also want bus shuttle services to local mosques to be laid on by the university and are asking for their names to be kept from President-elect Donald Trump if he creates a nationwide Muslim registry. Their requests were among dozens issued by 'marginalized' students to the university's...
  • Muslim Students Demand Prayer Rooms in Every 'Major Building' [U. Maryland]

    12/21/2016 8:19:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 12/21/16 | Toni Airaksinen
    * Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to "Marginalized, American Indian, Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, Pro-Palestine, and Undocumented" students.* Muslim students, for instance, want “one room in each major building designated for prayer” and “shuttle services to [the local mosque] for Muslim students to have access to a place of worship.”Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to “marginalized student populations.” The project, known as ProtectUMD, is a collaborative effort between...
  • Three Maryland students are hospitalized after incredibly violent 'racially motivated' [tr]

    12/20/2016 7:44:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    An incredibly violent fight at a Maryland high school has left three students hospitalized. Shocking footage shows the brawl at Capitol Heights' Central High School, with students punching each other, hurling one another to the ground and screaming while adults try to stop them. The fight broke out Friday when a group of African-American students attacked a group of Hispanic students, a school district spokesperson told Fox 5 . The school said the incident may have been racially motivated. No one was arrested after the fight but the aggressors are believed to have been expelled. Three students were taken to...
  • Maryland church ordered to evict homeless or pay $12,000 fine

    12/18/2016 1:56:52 PM PST · by grundle · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 18, 2016 | Brandon Ambrosino
    When Rev. Katie Grover arrived on a recent morning at Patapsco United Methodist Church, one of two congregations she pastors in the Baltimore area, she was surprised to find a $12,000 citation attached to the door. According to the citation, the church, located on a busy street in Dundalk, Md., had violated a county regulation that prohibits “non-permitted rooming and boarding” houses by allowing homeless individuals to sleep on church grounds. Patapsco UMC failed “to cease exterior use of property as housing units,” read the inspector’s comments. “People still living in rear of property under tarped area.” Now the church...
  • Lynch pushes Baltimore to reach police consent decree

    12/15/2016 9:14:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2016 10:56 PM EST | Eric Tucker
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday stepped up the pressure on Baltimore officials to reach a deal with the federal government to overhaul the city’s police practices, saying “the ball is in the city’s court” to conclude negotiations soon. Lynch, who took office in April 2015 as riots roiled Baltimore after the death of a black man in police custody, said she intends to return to Baltimore in January to give an update on efforts to reach a court-enforceable consent decree. Her statements seemed intended to publicly push Baltimore toward a resolution and appeared to reflect disappointment in the pace...
  • Teacher disciplined: Told students to write 'fun' slave song [MD]

    12/14/2016 11:29:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2016 11:57 AM EST
    A Maryland high school teacher has been disciplined after encouraging students to “have fun” writing a slave song for an assignment as part of a lesson on abolitionist Frederick Douglass. […] Principal Andrew Cockley wrote in an email to parents Dec. 7 that the assignment was linked to a lesson on “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.” Cockley says the activity was culturally insensitive. …
  • Fight Breaks Out at Opening of MGM National Harbor [New DC Casino]

    12/09/2016 1:12:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    WPGC ^ | December 9, 2016 | Staff
    MGM National Harbor will bring many jobs to Maryland and should give the D.C.-area economy a boost. However, not everyone was in the holiday spirit at Thursday night’s grand opening — a fight broke out during the Vegas-style extravaganza.