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  • Students protest, vandalize display featuring conservative quotes

    04/26/2017 1:55:16 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 14 replies
    The Extract ^ | 4.25.17 | Editor
    When the College Republicans chapter at Maryland’s Hood College decided to put up a temporary display honoring prominent conservatives, the group wanted to promote the free exchange of ideas. “We just wanted to provoke thoughtful discussion,” said club president Christopher Gardner. “We have done that.” In reality, the young Republicans accomplished even more by exposing how close-minded many of their fellow students have become.
  • Liberal protest mob storms Heritage Foundation

    04/25/2017 6:11:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 25, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    Instead of trying to help reach consensus with traditional protest, they tried intimidating the opposition ... The mob that just muscled their way into the lobby of the Heritage Foundation must have missed Obama's lecture. When those partisans pushed past security onto private property, they signaled that the liberal resistance has given up on unity. Quite simply, division is the new goal. More than a tantrum, this is a significant shift in the direction of the reiterating protests that have continued non-stop since Trump took office ... Around 200 protestors flooded into Heritage's Capitol Hill headquarters an hour before noon...
  • Students say they feel 'threatened' by conservative views

    04/24/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 24, 2017 | Autumn Price
    Students at Hood College want a temporary display put up by the College Republicans chapter to be taken down early because they feel "threatened" by some of the "hateful" quotes from conservatives. The display was originally intended to encourage discussion on controversial issues such as abortion and gender identity, but is instead being met with criticism, anger, and even vandalism, The Frederick News-Post reports.
  • Baltimore area women charged with hate crime in burning of Trump sign on Eastern Shore

    04/20/2017 6:28:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jessica Anderson
    Princess Anne police have charged D'Asia R. Perry, of Baltimore, and Joy M. Shuford, of Owings Mills, both 19, with multiple offenses, including second-degree arson and committing a hate crime, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. ... The damaged sign is located in a shopping center on Carole Lane in Princess Anne, and is owned by Robert Wink, the fire marshal's office said. Jamie Wink, Wink's son, who helps run the family store, Wink's Sporting Goods, said the sign has been outside the shop since September. It's been set on fire once before and stolen twice. But he said...
  • Book Reveals Why Clinton Said 'Who Gives A (bleep) About Chris Van Hollen?'

    04/18/2017 7:09:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/18/17
    <p>Hillary Clinton reacted angrily to then-Senate candidate Chris Van Hollen's attempt to not help black voters to the polls at Maryland's primary, a new book reveals.</p> <p>The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Sidewire’s Jonathan Allen report in “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign” that Van Vollen’s campaign urged its union allies to not aggressively push black voters to the ballot box, fearing that they would support Van Hollen's primary opponent, former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.).</p>
  • ONE DEAD, TWO INJURED AFTER MILITARY CHOPPER CRASHES IN MARYLAND

    04/17/2017 4:15:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17 April 2017 | JEFFREY COOK
    Updated 17 mins ago One crewmember died and two others were injured after a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed at a golf course in Leonardtown, Maryland, during a "routine training flight" shortly before 2 p.m. EST today, officials told ABC News. The survivors, in critical and serious condition respectively, were transported to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, the Army said.
  • Md. man sentenced to 4 years after fatal shooting of firefighter, wounding another

    04/15/2017 10:04:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    fox 5 ^ | APR 14 2017 | Paul Wagner
    A Temple Hills man who shot two Prince George's County firefighters when they entered his home last year has been sentenced to four years in prison. Darrell Lumpkin apologized in court Friday telling the judge he was very sorry. He claimed he was having a diabetic episode and thought someone was breaking into his home when he opened fire.
  • Afghanistan: Friend raises $181,000 for family of Green Beret killed

    04/14/2017 11:25:52 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 04/14/2017
    Online donations have poured in for the family of a Green Beret killed in action while fighting ISIS extremists in Afghanistan over the weekend, Fox & Friends reported Friday. The GoFundMe page for Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar’s wife and five children raised more than $181,000 by Friday morning, far surpassing the original goal of $15,000.
  • Maryland lawmakers withdraw ‘sanctuary state’ bill that challenged Trump’s immigration policy

    04/10/2017 6:45:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    A proposal to turn Maryland into a “sanctuary state” by limiting local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities died in the State House on Monday after lawmakers withdrew the bill — which had garnered a veto threat from the governor and a rebuke from Trump administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In one of the first big state-level challenges to the administration’s tougher line on illegal immigration, the original bill would have prevented police from inquiring about a person’s immigration status during a stop or detention and blocked jail officials from holding people past their release dates so immigration agents...
  • Minimum wage myth bumps painfully into reality

    04/10/2017 7:13:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2017 | By Alex Pappas
    It seemed like a done deal that Baltimore would make it illegal to work for or offer a job for less than $15 per hour. The city's new mayor, Catherine Pugh, had campaigned as a supporter of raising the minimum wage, and the city council passed the measure to require wages in the city 50 percent higher than those in the rest of Maryland. But on March 31, in what many activists are denouncing as a betrayal, Pugh vetoed the measure. "I want people to earn better wages," Pugh told the Wall Street Journal, which recently took an interesting local...
  • Jeff Sessions Slams Deal to Monitor Baltimore Police

    04/07/2017 4:02:41 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2017 | Ian Mason
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement Friday raising concerns over a consent decree to impose federal monitoring of the Baltimore Police Department. {..snip..}
  • Refugees Admit Sex Attack on Disabled Girl in Idaho

    04/07/2017 6:47:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6 Apr 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Three boys from Iraq and Sudan who were invited into the country via refugee programs pled guilty to charges of sexually brutalizing a five-year-old American child in Twin Falls, Idaho, last year. A seven-year-old Iraqi boy, plus 14-year-old and 10-year-old Sudanese boys, reportedly cornered the tiny victim in a laundry room at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls, Idaho, on June 2. They stripped her naked, sexually assaulted her, urinated all over her body and in her mouth, and videotaped the attack... The attack sparked another national uproar among Americans — but only dismissive responses from managers in resident Barack...
  • Relief for toll road penalties put on hold, Senate chairman says

    04/06/2017 7:17:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | March 21, 2017 | Dan Menefee
    A Senate bill to address “predatory” toll penalties, technical problems with transponders and poor customer service at E-ZPass will die in the Senate Finance Committee this session, its chairman said Tuesday, along with a watered down House version that delegates supported unanimously on Monday.Instead, Senate Finance Committee Chair Thomas “Mac” Middleton said he is holding off legislation for a year to give the Maryland Transportation Authority time to improve customer service and pursue new contracts with vendors to operate Maryland’s toll system.Middleton told Maryland Reporter last month that he would move the bill towards passage if he didn’t see a...
  • Trump budget plan would deal blow to Washington region’s transit; Purple Line at risk

    04/06/2017 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lori Aratani and Katherine Shaver
    Federal funding for Maryland’s Purple Line is in jeopardy, as are Metro’s hopes for a significant increase in money from the government under President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget released Thursday. Trump’s proposed spending plan, which slashes the federal transportation budget by 13 percent, also curbs long-distance Amtrak service out of Washington and cuts millions in federal grants that the region’s governments have relied on for new rapid bus lines, road work, bus stop improvements and bike paths. The cuts came as a shock to many, considering Trump’s campaign pledge to pump $1 trillion into the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “I find...
  • Chop federal funding if colleges won’t sign ‘pledge’ to respect free speech, lawmakers told

    04/05/2017 11:34:51 AM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 5, 2017 | Kayla Schierbecker
    “I used to tell my students that free speech is like an apple, and everybody wants to just take one bite out of it,” a first-term Democratic lawmaker said at a congressional hearing on campus free speech Tuesday. They would say things like “‘I’m okay with free speech except for sexist speech, except for racist speech,’” according to Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a former professor of constitutional law at American University.
  • Live Coverage: F-16 Crashes Near Joint Base Andrews

    04/05/2017 11:02:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Residents said they saw the military jet flying low and then saw the pilot eject via parachuteA fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in a wooded area near Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, sparking a fire, sending a plume of black smoke into the sky and forcing the evacuation of nearby homes. The D.C. Air National Guard F-16C fighter jet crashed about 9:15 a.m. in Clinton, Maryland, about 6 miles southwest of the base that is home to Air Force One, base officials said. Homes are about 200 yards from the crash site. The pilot, who was on a routine training...
  • Town hall addresses Baltimore's population losses

    04/05/2017 10:19:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    WBAL Baltimore ^ | April 5, 2017 | Deborah Weiner
    Many people feel Baltimore has a real image problem. A group is trying to change that image and held a town hall Tuesday in an effort to keep families in Baltimore. Federal population estimates indicate Baltimore’s population may fall to a 100-year low. So, the idea is to reverse middle class flight, and that is the work of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance. Crime and public safety are among the top reasons families cite when choosing to move away from Baltimore City. Advocates said that when families leave it poses a serious threat to the local economy and undermines the...
  • #DEVELOPING: A military jet that left from Joint Base Andrews has crashed Clinton, Md

    04/05/2017 6:53:21 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 55 replies
    FOX 5 DC‏Verified account @fox5dc 39s40 seconds ago #DEVELOPING: A military jet that left from Joint Base Andrews has crashed Clinton, Md. http://www.fox5dc.com/news/246616175-story … #fox5dc
  • Trump's budget could plunge nation's capital into recession

    04/01/2017 5:29:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 138 replies
    While many of the targeted federal agencies have offices outside Washington, Trump's dream budget would hit the region disproportionately, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk. The cuts would be felt throughout the city, with fewer people riding the already-beleaguered Metro subway or eating at restaurants. It would also hurt Washington's already-shaky market for office space. Economist Stephen Fuller of George Mason University, who has studied the regional economy for decades, estimated 20,000-24,000 federal employees and 10,000 federal contractors would lose their jobs under Trump's proposal. That equates to 5 percent of federal workers in the region. With those...
  • 'Sanctuary' Crackdown Begins: Homeland Identifies 3 Maryland Counties Harboring Illegal Immigrants

    04/01/2017 2:32:24 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | April 1, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    A month ago, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh wrote to federal authorities asking that they declare the state's courts, schools and hospitals off limits to immigration agents. Frosh, a Democrat, wrote that he was sending the letter in response to new immigration guidelines issued by the Trump administration that greatly expand the number of people considered a priority for removal from the country. However, all that was before AG Sessions surprise press conference last week in which he detailed the administration was stepping up its push back against cities that break the law by not enforcing actions against illegal...