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  • There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing. [Barf.]

    07/21/2018 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | July 21, 2018 | Alexander Burns
    For Rachel Conner, the 2018 election season has been a moment of revelation. A 27-year-old social worker, Ms. Conner voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries, spurning the more liberal Bernie Sanders, whom many of her peers backed. But Ms. Conner changed course in this year’s campaign for governor, after concluding that Democrats could only win with more daring messages on issues like public health and immigration. And so on a recent Wednesday, she enlisted two other young women to volunteer for Abdul El-Sayed, a 33-year-old advocate of single-payer health care running an uphill race in Michigan to become...
  • Baltimore mayor sues over climate change after de Blasio's case gets thrown out

    07/21/2018 10:26:57 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/20/2018 | John Siciliano
    As one climate lawsuit gets thrown out of court in New York, another one takes its place in Baltimore. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced the lawsuit Friday in joining about a dozen other cities and states in suing fossil fuel firms for their role in causing global warming.
  • Four Blue States Protest Tax Reform with a Frivolous Lawsuit

    07/19/2018 7:52:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2018 | By JEFFREY DORFMAN
    The Constitution Does not Mandate Deduction of State Taxes. Four high-tax blue states — New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey — have filed suit against the federal government over the recent tax reform. Specifically, they object to its limitation on the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). Under federal tax law, filers are allowed to deduct property taxes (the local part) and either state income or sales taxes. But under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), the SALT deduction is now capped at $10,000. This deduction had been particularly valuable in high-tax, high-house-price states such as California...
  • Bottle rockets thrown at demonstrators in Westminster, Maryland

    07/17/2018 6:25:06 AM PDT · by foxfield · 51 replies
    WBAL TV11 (Baltimore) ^ | Saliqa A. Khan and David Collins
    Two people were injured when bottle rockets were thrown at them during a demonstration in Carroll County, Westminster police said. Police were called around 1:30 p.m. Saturday to an assault on Main Street. Two women were participating in the Westminster Patriots Resist Rally across the street from the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library System around 1 p.m. when a vehicle drove by and they heard a loud bang, police said. ...
  • Election system firm with Maryland contract has ties to Russian oligarch, FBI tells state

    07/15/2018 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | By Ovetta Wiggins
    Top Maryland officials have asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help ensure that the state’s election system is secure after learning that a Russian-backed firm is linked to the Maryland state Board of Elections. Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) sent a joint letter on Friday to Homeland Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen asking for technical assistance to evaluate the network utilized by the state board. Miller and Busch said late Friday during a hastily called news conference in Annapolis that the FBI briefed them...
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • Baltimore police have 'stopped noticing crime' after Freddie Gray riots

    07/14/2018 11:37:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/14/2018 | Rick Moran
    A remarkable article in USA Today confirms what common sense and intelligent observation have told us for years.  Immediately following the Baltimore race riots that ensued after Freddie Gray was found dead in the back of a police van, Baltimore cops began to "stop noticing crime."  They still responded swiftly to calls for help.  But the police force turned a blind eye to crimes being committed right in front of them. The analysis by USA Today examined millions of Baltimore police records and determined that shocking rise in crime occurred that was directly related to a fall in "on view" reports of crime...
  • Kavanaugh's role in ObamaCare's survival fiercely debated by conservatives

    07/09/2018 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 9, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Did Judge Brett Kavanaugh write the roadmap for saving ObamaCare? That question has dwelled at the center of passionate debate in the conservative legal community for days as Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge in the District of Columbia, finds himself as one of President Trump’s four finalists for a place on the U.S. Supreme Court. The allegation from conservative critics is rooted in a 2011 ObamaCare case where Kavanaugh dissented against the ruling but acknowledged that the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate provision” could fit “comfortably within Congress’ Taxing Clause power.” Kavanaugh's detractors say that language helped provide the roadmap...
  • Man charged with murdering his mother in Millersville

    07/09/2018 2:26:34 PM PDT · by IndispensableDestiny · 27 replies
    Capital Gazette (Annapolis, MD) ^ | July 9, 2018 | Phil Davis
    “I told her I got beat up by the KKK and she called me a liar so I had to show her what it was like to get beat up by four or five grown men,” he told officers, according to charging documents. “She knows I’m a black belt in martial arts and knew what was coming.” Police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure said he made these comments and more before police actually questioned him. He added there appeared to be no validity to his claim that he was assaulted by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Maryland’s proposed expansion of Beltway and I-270 ranks among top U.S. ‘boondoggles,’ group says

    07/08/2018 1:11:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2018 | Fredrick Kunkle
    Maryland’s $9 billion plan to expand the Beltway and Interstate 270 is among the nation’s biggest boondoggles, a public-interest advocacy group said Tuesday in a new report. The report — issued by U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group — highlights nine highway projects, including Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to widen certain roadways using public-private partnerships and tolling to pay for them. The advocates say these projects are unwise for several reasons. They say expanding or building new highways always leads to more congestion over time through the wholly predictable phenomenon of “induced demand”: When new capacity opens up,...
  • Maryland Department of Health warns not to eat fresh crab meat from Venezuela

    07/07/2018 7:46:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 07 JULY 2017 | ABC 7
    WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The Maryland Department of Health has put out a warning not to eat fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela due to a "potential risk of infection."
  • Two Maryland hospitals evacuated after a tube of tuberculosis was opened in a hallway

    07/06/2018 12:08:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2018 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    Baltimore firefighters have evacuated two medical research buildings due to possible tuberculosis contamination. A Johns Hopkins Medicine spokeswoman says the fire department is investigating 'the possible release of a small amount of tuberculosis' in an internal bridge between two cancer research buildings. Officials did not say how it might have been released.
  • In Newly Obtained Memo, Congress’s Top Cop Said House Democratic Caucus Server VANISHED (Imran Awan)

    07/03/2018 12:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 07/02/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    A secret memo marked “URGENT” detailed how the House Democratic Caucus’s server went “missing” soon after it became evidence in a cybersecurity probe. The secret memo also said more than “40 House offices may have been victims of IT security violations.” In the memo, Congress’s top law enforcement official, Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, along with Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, wrote, “We have concluded that the employees [Democratic systems administrator Imran Awan and his family] are an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems ... shortly after an IG report came...
  • La Plata Man Commits Suicide After Murdering 3-Year-Old Daughter

    07/02/2018 5:49:18 PM PDT · by Ikeon · 30 replies
    southern maryland news ^ | 7/2/2018 | Southern maryland news net
    On Sunday, July 1, 2018, at approximately 7:35 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gilbert Run Park located at 13140 Charles Street in La Plata, for a death investigation. Upon arrival, officers located a man and a young girl inside a pickup truck; both were deceased. Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the man is the girl’s biological father. He had court-ordered visitation rights with her and was supposed to return her home on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. When he did not arrive and no one could reach him, family members became...
  • Maryland Governor Candidate Ben Jealous Suggests Ban on Shotguns

    07/02/2018 5:37:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 07/02/18 | Dean Weingarten
    The Democrat candidate for governor in Maryland, former NAACP president Ben Jealous, has implied that the state’s extreme gun control laws — already some of the most oppressive in the nation — don’t go far enough. On MSNBC recently, he said the following: “We will, in the next [Maryland] legislative session, have to have a real conversation about how we finish the job here of our assault weapons ban. But we have to go much further. Journalists were killed with a shotgun.” Fortunately, no one on the left wants to take away Americans’ guns, right? The Annapolis Capital Gazzette shooter...
  • Police called suspect in newsroom shooting no threat in 2013 ( Labor Department former contractor)

    07/01/2018 8:25:23 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 19 replies
    Idaho State Journal ^ | 6/30/18 | Unstated
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper was investigated five years ago for a barrage of menacing tweets against staff members, but a detective concluded he was no threat, and the paper didn’t want to press charges for fear of inflaming the situation, according to a police report released Friday. https://idahostatejournal.com/news/local/police-called-suspect-in-newsroom-shooting-rampage-no-threat-in/article_8c5868ff-816c-50c3-80d5-d250ec0ef357.html
  • New York Times editorial board to ‘ossified’ Nancy Pelosi and deputies: Step aside

    07/01/2018 1:07:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/1/18 | Laura Barrón-López
    The New York Times editorial board is calling on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her top two deputies to step aside and allow younger Democratic members to lead the caucus. The Times takes aim at Pelosi, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Democratic Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., criticizing the trio for maintaining their power rather than preparing the next generation. "For too long, this regime has clung to power at the expense of future leaders," the Times editorial board writes. "Neither of Ms. Pelosi’s two chief deputies, Steny Hoyer, the party whip, and Jim Clyburn, the...
  • Editorial: Newspaper killings an attack on all Americans

    07/01/2018 5:35:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 120 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | June 30, 2018 | Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards |
    The killing of five staffers at an Annapolis, Md., newspaper is an attack on all of us. By us, we mean not just journalists — but all Americans. For the foundation of our country depends on a free press able to probe and report without fear of retribution.
  • Capital Gazette takes hit at Trump: 'We won't forget being called an enemy of the people'

    07/01/2018 4:48:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    The staff of the Capital Gazette took a jab at President Trump, days after a gunman opened fired in their newsroom and killed five people. The staff of the Annapolis, Md., newspaper released a letter on Sunday to thank those who have offered support in the aftermath of the shooting. “We won’t forget being called an enemy of the people,” the staff wrote. “No, we won’t forget that. Because exposing evil, shining light on wrongs and fighting injustice is what we do.” Their comment appears to be a thinly-veiled hit at Trump’s use of the phrase to attack members of...
  • Ban Shotguns? Dem Maryland Guv Candidate Seems to Suggest It

    07/01/2018 6:19:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So much for the liberals’ lie that they’re only advocating “sensible” gun-safety regulation . . . Appearing on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, Ben Jealous, the former President of the NAACP and now Maryland Dem gubernatorial candidate, seems to suggest banning shotguns. Commenting on the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette in Maryland, Jealous said: “We will, in the next [Maryland state] legislative session, have to have a real conversation about how we finish the job here of our assault weapons ban. But we have to go much further. Journalists were killed with a shotgun.” Get the rest of...