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  • Man arrested for making online threat to La Plata residents

    09/02/2015 7:40:53 PM PDT · by A child of Yah · 29 replies
    Southern Maryland Newspapers ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | somdnews.com
    A man who allegedly tweeted a threatening remark against La Plata residents Wednesday afternoon was taken into custody at about 8:47 p.m. without incident by the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Carlos Anthony, 20, of Waldorf was identified as the suspect who reportedly posted the threat of violence on Twitter by the La Plata Police Department. Twitter post stated: “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA!”
  • NEW YORK TIMES BAFFLED BY MASSIVE RISE IN MURDER RATE IT CAUSED

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns

    09/02/2015 6:47:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/2/15 | Jordan Fabian
    A White House aide indicted for allegedly firing a gun at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, has resigned. Barvetta Singletary submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28, a White House representative said Wednesday. Her resignation was accepted. Singletary is departing the West Wing three weeks after the Aug. 7 incident, in which police say she confronted her boyfriend about another woman. During the dispute at her Maryland home, Singletary allegedly fired her boyfriend’s gun at a sofa after he refused to give her his cellphone password. No one was injured. Singletary, 37, was indicted on assault charges Tuesday. She...
  • Rally to Stop the Iran Nuclear Deal (September 9th at US Capitol)

    09/02/2015 7:34:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Eventbrite ^ | 9/9/15
    Cruz for President Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT) Washington, DC Join us on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, for a rally to stop a catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. Featuring: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Donald Trump Glenn Beck Mark Levin Jenny Beth Martin
  • Senate Dems Plot Filibuster to Dodge Iran Nuclear Deal Vote

    09/01/2015 5:39:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Those putting party over country try to conceal their votes from the public. Democratic senators supporting President Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran are cowards. They know that a majority of Americans oppose the deal. Thus, they are running for cover to avoid going on the record and voting against a resolution disapproving the deal. A filibuster to block a vote on the merits altogether is the Democratic Senate caucus’s preferred way out. The White House is reportedly pushing the filibuster strategy even though Obama is virtually certain to have enough votes to sustain a veto of a resolution of...
  • Iran Deal: The ‘Israel Lobby’ is Dead– and Obama Killed It

    09/02/2015 11:30:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) 2% became the 34th Democrat in the U.S. Senate to support the Iran deal, handing President Barack Obama a veto-proof majority. In so doing, Mikulski drove the final nail into the coffin of the pro-Israel lobby, centered around the once-vaunted American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which had vowed in July to fight the deal “with the entirety of our institutional resources.” AIPAC’s loss proves that the so-called “Israel lobby” was never as strong as antisemitic conspiracy theorists said it was. But AIPAC was weakened even further, and deliberately, by the Obama administration, which...
  • Senators Who Took Money from Iran [1 Timothy 6]

    09/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/1/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb. There was no surprise there. Markey had topped the list of candidates supported by the Iran Lobby. And the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) had maxed out its contributions to his campaign. After more fake suspense, Al Franken, another IAPAC backed politician who also benefited from Iran Lobby money, came out for the...
  • Obama wins critical backing on Iran deal, virtually ensuring passage in Congress

    09/02/2015 7:39:02 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/02/2015 | Fox News
    The Obama administration now appears to have enough support in Congress to stave off Republican efforts to reject his controversial Iran nuclear deal, after a retiring Maryland Democratic senator came out Wednesday morning in favor of the pact. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced her support for the deal ahead of a speech on the agreement by Secretary of State John Kerry. She becomes the 34th senator to support the deal, giving President Obama enough backing to sustain a veto of a Republican bill opposing it, should that bill pass in a vote later this month.
  • Obama picks up more support for Iran deal, needs one more senator to prevail

    09/02/2015 12:27:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-2-15 | Stephen Dinan
    Two more Democrats announced support Tuesday for President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, putting the White House a single senator away from assuring it can prevent Congress from scuttling the agreement and leaving GOP leaders hoping to avoid an even bigger embarrassment of losing to a filibuster. With about 10 Democrats still to decide, it’s a lock that at least one of them will back Mr. Obama, giving him the 34 votes needed to uphold his expected veto of a bill to halt the deal.
  • Senators Chris Coons and Bob Casey back Iran deal; Obama one vote from major diplomatic victory

    09/01/2015 12:37:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Paul Kane
    Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) have decided to support the Iran nuclear deal, putting President Obama on the brink of a major diplomatic breakthrough that will allow him to fully implement the controversial deal over the objections of the Republican-led Congress. Coons's decision, disclosed in an exclusive interview with The Washington Post, delivered a powerful blow to opponents of the plan because the Delaware Democrat had previously voiced some of the deepest skepticism about the controversial deal. It came as Casey announced support for the deal and left Obama needing just one more vote in the Senate...
  • Endgame: Iran Deal Opponents Concede They Lack Votes to Overcome Veto

    08/31/2015 3:31:39 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Guy Benson
    This was the whole strategy behind President Obama's decision to declare the Iran accord an "executive agreement" rather than a treaty. Treaties require two-thirds support from the Senate for adoption; executive agreements, Obama has argued, don't require any vote at all. Ultimately, even Congressional Democrats were unwilling to accede to a power grab quite that brazen, especially on a deal with major geopolitical implications and that is intended to bind future presidents and Congresses. Thus, a bipartisan bill was passed that asserted the right of Congress to vote to approve or disapprove the final agreement. But with Obama's veto pen...
  • Endgame: Mikulski becomes 34th Senate Democrat to back Iran deal, ensuring GOP can’t stop it

    09/02/2015 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Thus ends a breathtaking performance of Republican failure theater. Once upon a time, knowing that your party controlled both chambers of Congress would have given you great comfort that a terrible treaty negotiated with a terrorist power could never become law in the United States. I think this makes it official: I’m on the Trump bandwagon. Hail Caesar. What’d the GOP get out of all this? What did their huge advantage in the House and their eight-seat majority in the Senate ultimately amount to in terms of concessions? It’s one thing to lose a momentous fight on foreign policy, ceding...
  • Obama Has Enough Democrats to Ensure Victory on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 7:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 9/2/2015 | Frank Lucas
    Retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is the 34th senator to support Iran nuclear deal, guaranteeing that President Barack Obama will be able to sustain a veto of an attempt to kill the agreement, the Associated Press reported. “No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime,” the longtime senator, who is not running for re-election in 2016, said in a statement. “I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal. However, Congress must...
  • Democratic Senator Mikulski says will support Iran nuclear agreement, giving Obama votes needed [tr]

    09/02/2015 7:21:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2015 | Staff
    BREAKING: Democratic Senator Mikulski says will support Iran nuclear agreement, giving Obama votes needed to protect deal in Congress.
  • Obama secures Iran nuclear deal with Barbara Mikulski vote

    09/02/2015 7:54:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/02/2015 | Ted Barrett
    In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced support for the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, providing the White House the votes it needs to prevent Republicans from scuttling the agreement. The announcement means that at least 34 senators -- the number required by the Constitution to sustain a veto -- will back Obama in vetoing a Republican resolution to disapprove of the deal. While majorities of both the GOP-controlled House and Senate are expected to vote against the agreement, supporters of the multinational accord that aims to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program are...
  • BREAKING: Sen. Barbara Mikulski 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal

    09/02/2015 7:46:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    WBAL TV11 ^ | 9-2-15
    Move ensures landmark Obama victory WASHINGTON —Maryland Democrat Sen. Barbara Mikulski is 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal, ensuring landmark Obama victory. Mikulski on Wednesday issued the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action international agreement to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons: "In accordance with the law, Congress has been reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the past 45 days. I have spent countless hours reading, being briefed and pouring over the intelligence. I have diligently worked to make an informed decision, one that weighs risk and considers a future 10, 15,...
  • Obama Gets Final Vote Needed to Protect Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has given President Obama the final vote necessary to secure victory for his controversial nuclear agreement with Iran. From the AP: Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday morning, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. The Obama administration may have had a touch of nervousness in the past few weeks, as a couple of notable Senate Democrats brutally rejected...
  • Mark Levin To Speak At Stop Iran Rally In D.C. On September 9

    09/01/2015 6:20:49 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    Mark Levin, a nationally-syndicated conservative talk show host and former Reagan administration official, announced on Tuesday that he will be attending and speaking at the “Stop The Iran Deal Rally” at the Capitol on September 9.
  • Mosby to have fundraiser days after pretrial hearings in Freddie Gray case

    09/01/2015 6:48:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/1/115 | Jean Marbella
    altimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has a campaign fundraiser with tickets ranging from $250 to $1,000 scheduled for Sept. 16 — just days after key pre-trial hearings in her case against the police officers charged in Freddie Gray's arrest and death.The fundraiser's timing has sparked criticism, coming as it does after a judge is asked to rule on major issues such as whether the closely watched case should be tried outside the city, or even dismissed. Circuit Judge Barry Glenn Williams will hear motions Wednesday and on Sept. 10, and city officials have been preparing for any protests or unrest...
  • Freddie Gray Hearings Start Wednesday; Demonstrations Planned

    09/01/2015 5:53:25 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 34 replies
    baltimoremagazine ^ | September 01, 2015 | Ron Cassie.
    SEPTEMBER 2, 2015: HEARING ON MOTIONS -Motion to disqualify Marilyn Mosby (Baltimore City State’s Attorney) from prosecuting/trying the case based on alleged conflict of interest. -Motion seeking a special prosecutor whose sole responsibility will be to prosecute/try this case in court. -Motion to seal and/or disclose various documents and other evidence. -Motion to dismiss one or more of the charges against one or more of the defendants on various grounds. -Motion to have separate trials as opposed to a single consolidated trial against all six defendants at the same time.
  • The Union That Rules New York ( SEIU )

    08/31/2015 6:38:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2015 | DANIEL DISALVO AND STEPHEN EIDE
    Powerful and well funded, 1199 SEIU has unprecedented reach into city and state government. ... Medicaid is one of the primary sources of funding for the hospitals employing workers from 1199 SEIU, the powerful hospital and nursing-home employees’ union. ... The union’s clout can be assessed by several measures: the sheer size of its membership, its spending on campaigns and lobbying, and the depth and breadth of its connections with New York’s ruling elite. With well over 300,000 members in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York (where over half of that total resides), 1199SEIU is the largest union...
  • O’Malley blasts Wasserman Schultz in front of DNC meeting

    08/30/2015 8:40:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A feud within the Democratic Party spilled into the open Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Minneapolis, as presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley used his speech to the convention to publicly chide DNC leaders for limiting the number of presidential debates. Mr. O'Malley said that DNC officials had not only silenced debate among Democratic candidates but silenced the party’s ability to respond to Republican presidential candidates, whose recent TV debate reached more than 20 million Americans. “They malign our president’s record of achievement, they denigrate women and immigrant families. They doubled down, on trickle...
  • 11 TV Hill: Mosby reflects on first year in office [VIDEO]

    08/30/2015 12:00:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    WBALTV.com ^ | 08/30/2015 | Marilyn Mosby
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  • State ethics board examining Martin O'Malley's purchase of mansion furniture [Maryland]

    08/30/2015 8:58:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 29, 2015 | Doug Donovan
    An assistant attorney general asked Friday for a state ethics commission ruling on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules regarding state-owned property. When O'Malley and his family moved out of the mansion in January, they left with most of its taxpayer-purchased furnishings — 54 items that he bought at steep discounts because every piece had been declared "junk" by his administration. O'Malley and his wife, Baltimore District Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley, paid $9,638 for armoires, beds, chairs, desks, lamps, mirrors, ottomans, tables and other items that originally cost taxpayers $62,000, according to...
  • StingRay surveillance prompts Baltimore attorneys to review nearly 2,000 cases

    08/29/2015 8:58:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Andrew Blake
    Attorneys in Baltimore are reviewing hundreds of convictions after an investigation revealed that police there have secretly used cell phone surveillance tools in nearly 2,000 criminal cases. Following a report in USA Today that exposed the extent of the Baltimore Police Department’s use of cell-tracking technology to locate suspects sought in connection with low-level crimes, lawyers in the city’s public defender office now tell the paper they plan to ask the court to toss out “a large number” of convictions.
  • Ex-Montgomery teacher sentenced to 40 years for sexual abuse of children

    08/29/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/28/15 | Donna St George
    A former Montgomery County music teacher was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday for sexually abusing 14 young children at an elementary school.At the hearing, Lawrence W. Joynes spoke publicly about his actions for the first time and described himself as ashamed, frightened and remorseful.“I’m so sorry I betrayed your faith and your trust in me,” said Joynes, a 27-year veteran of the public school system, addressing his former students in a statement. “I never, ever meant to harm any of you physically or emotionally. For any damage, any shame, any trauma that I’ve caused, I apologize from...
  • State ethics board examining Martin O'Malley's purchase of mansion furniture

    08/29/2015 6:01:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/29/15 | Doug Donovan
    n assistant attorney general asked Friday for a state ethics commission ruling on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules regarding state-owned property.When O'Malley and his family moved out of the mansion in January, they left with most of its taxpayer-purchased furnishings — 54 items that he bought at steep discounts because every piece had been declared "junk" by his administration.O'Malley and his wife, Baltimore District Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley, paid $9,638 for armoires, beds, chairs, desks, lamps, mirrors, ottomans, tables and other items that originally cost taxpayers $62,000, according to documents obtained...
  • O'Malley slams DNC for 'rigged' debate plan

    08/28/2015 3:59:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley thinks the Democratic Party’s decision to limit the number of primary debates is tantamount to rigging the nomination process. “Four debates and only four debates — we are told, not asked — before voters in our earliest states make their decision,” the presidential candidate said at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting on Friday. “This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before,” he added. “One debate in Iowa. That’s it. One debate in New Hampshire. That’s all we can afford.” After O'Malley's speech wrapped up, observers noted palpable tension as he greeted...
  • O’Malley blasts Democratic leaders for ‘rigged’ 2016 debate process

    08/28/2015 4:14:28 PM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley effectively declared war on the Democratic Party leadership here Friday, blasting the party for what he called a "rigged" debate process in the presidential nominating contest and demanding it sanction additional debates. O'Malley, who has struggled to gain traction in the polls this summer, used his appearance before the Democratic National Committee meeting to angrily denounce the party's rules that he argued were a disadvantage to all the candidates and a disservice to Democrats.
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name “Abu Abdullah al-Amriki” blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters — mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans — are...
  • Baltimore Riots: The story behind TIME’s iconic cover

    08/23/2015 5:29:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    Flickr ^ | August 21, 2015
    Photographer Devin Allen grew up in west Baltimore surrounded by crime, drugs and murder. Photography offered him not only a means of rediscovering his community’s beauty, but it also literally saved his life. Still, he never dreamed that one of his photos would land him on the cover of TIME magazine and give voice to his city’s pain during one of its darkest hours.
  • Digging into Northeast neglect

    08/22/2015 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
    It may have escaped the attention of Baltimoreans but things have gotten a little testy in the New York-New Jersey area in recent weeks over the state of century-old rail tunnels running under the Hudson River. The deteriorating condition of the tunnels is threatening Amtrak and other rail service, but how to pay for a $14 billion-plus replacement has proven a challenge. Unfortunately, that's not just a problem for New York City but for Baltimore and other stops along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the nation's most heavily traveled railway handling more than 750,000 passengers a day. The stations in Baltimore and...
  • Baltimore marks 211 homicides; mayor takes aim at gun control

    08/22/2015 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 59 replies
    BALTIMORE —Amid an unrelenting streak of violence, Baltimore's mayor said current gun laws miss the mark. The number of homicides in Baltimore reached 211 on Wednesday, matching the number for all of last year. The 211th homicide was recorded when police found the body of a man who was shot in a vacant house in the Penn-North neighborhood of west Baltimore, the same area hit by riots in April. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's political career may depend on getting the violence under control. She gave credit Wednesday to city police officers because arrests are back up to a normal pace. She...
  • BIG CHANGES FOR 9 CANDIDATES IN 'BIRTHRIGHT' RATING

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation — and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried — so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obama’s chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • Ron Paul Says Accused Traitor is a Patriot

    01/13/2012 3:32:14 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | December 21, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    As homosexual Army soldier Bradley Manning’s treason trial continues at Fort Meade, Maryland, the support he has received from Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been curiously ignored by the major media, now touting Paul as someone who could win the January 3 Iowa Republican Caucuses. Paul has called Manning, a crossdresser with acknowledged mental problems, a “hero” and “patriot” for stealing government secrets and providing them to WikiLeaks.
  • Biden holds meeting with Elizabeth Warren in DC

    08/22/2015 11:02:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory on Saturday for a confidential talk with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), CNN reported. Biden’s return to the District comes amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. CNN said that two sources confirmed the pair’s face-to-face, the biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by an Oval Office bid next year.“The vice president traveled last minute to Washington, D.C. for a private meeting and will be returning to Delaware,” an aide told CNN. Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff declined further comment on the alleged...
  • Walker rejects meeting with Black Lives Matter leaders

    08/21/2015 12:56:09 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Ed Adamcyk
    Republican presidential nomination candidate Scott Walker dismissed suggestions he would meet with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement Friday. Campaigning on a four-day swing through New Hampshire, the Wisconsin governor spoke at a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast meeting hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester. When an African-American audience member asked what he would to do prevent shootings of citizens by police, Walker defended police and mentioned state legislation he signed mandating independent reviews of police shootings.
  • Martin O'Malley 'like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby' says Trump

    08/21/2015 12:47:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 31 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 August 2015 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent
    Martin O'Malley apologized to Black Lives Matter protesters 'like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby' says Trump - Democrat's campaign blasts billionaire's insult as 'hate' speech O'Malley 'apologized like a little baby. Llike a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby,' Trump said, 'And that’s the problem with our country' A spokeswoman for O'Malley called the insults 'hate speech' in a statement and said her candidate wouldn't be a part of Trump's 'race to the bottom' Incident occurred during progressives' central gathering, Netroots, in mid-July; O'Malley said, 'Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter' Donald Trump says Democratic presidential candidate...
  • Failed Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Blames Others For Her City’s Violence

    08/21/2015 2:13:18 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | August 21, 2015 | Bob Owens
    Failed people all have one thing in common, and that’s an inability to accept responsibility. After a stunning 211 homicides in “Charm City” so far this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake—who so ineptly led the city during the Freddie Gray riots and who alienated her own police department—is now attempting to blame her city’s violence on, well, everywhere else.
  • Congressional Democrats probe group that revealed Planned Parenthood videos

    08/21/2015 9:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/21/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein and Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats have opened their own investigation into the Planned Parenthood videos — but into the group that took the footage in which officials haggle over the prices of organs and discuss keeping a baby alive so his brain can be harvested. The Center for Medical Progress may have broken federal laws in setting up a false-front company to secretly record Planned Parenthood employees talking about these and other practices, the Democrats say. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also said it’s possible some of his colleagues in Congress knew about...
  • Trump on Jeb, O'Malley, and Black Lives Matter (Which Is Led By a White Guy)

    08/20/2015 7:11:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/20/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Donald Trump last night was in Derry, New Hampshire, at a press conference. During the Q&A a reporter said, "Jeb Bush is in the state. He's right down the road from you here. We're in this state; we're in the town hall. Have you gotten under his skin?" TRUMP: Have I gotten under Jeb Bush's skin? I -- I don't know. I will tell you this. You mentioned the word "skin." He said the other day one of the dumber things I've heard ever in politics when talking about Iraq. That we, the United States, he said,...
  • Baltimore surpasses New York City in homicides for the year

    08/20/2015 3:53:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2015 6:04 PM EDT
    Baltimore has had more killings than New York City this year, and its homicide rate per 100,000 people is greater than New York’s and Chicago’s. Baltimore has had 212 killings this year. New York has had 208, despite a vast population disparity. New York has 8.2 million residents, while Baltimore has 622,000. …
  • Cop Tried to Cook Meth at Government Science Lab — Here’s His Lawyer’s Explanation (Exploded)

    08/19/2015 7:03:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 19 | Dan Morse
    A former police supervisor at a federal laboratory complex in Maryland has been charged with trying to make meth at the complex, where an explosion erupted last month during what his attorney described as an attempt by the officer to learn more about the drug. “He was conducting an unauthorized training experiment, which failed,” said Steven VanGrack, an attorney for the officer, Christopher Bartley. The latest twists in the case — the charge by federal authorities, the response by the officer — were revealed Tuesday. VanGrack said he expects his client to plead guilty by the end of the week....
  • Examining post-unrest violent crime in Baltimore

    08/18/2015 7:57:25 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Adam Marton
    Violent crime in Baltimore has spiked since the April unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death. Homicides are up 60% and shootings are up 105% year-over-year and the crimes follow predictable trends. Violence is concentrated in neighborhoods that are predominantly African American, and have high rates of poverty and unemployment; other areas remain largely unscathed. The maps below explore the spate of shootings and homicides that have occurred since April.
  • #BlackLivesMatter Activist to CNN: ‘All Lives Matter’ Is a ‘Violent Statement’

    08/18/2015 4:57:08 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/18/2015
    A #BlackLivesMatter activist appearing on CNN told host Wolf Blitzer that saying “all lives matter” is actually a “violent statement.” Activist Julius Jones was invited on to discuss the protest movement’s contentious meeting with Hillary Clinton. “Black lives are actively under attack, and we are in a terrible war with our own country. African-Americans are Americans and we’re not treated like that, we’re not treated as if black lives matter.” “And when people say ‘all lives matter,’ it’s a violent statement, because the only time that people say ‘all lives matter’ is in opposition to ‘black lives matter,’ and it’s...
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland

    08/18/2015 12:12:42 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/17.2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Batmobile pulled into a gas station Sunday night and, as usual, the children who spotted it gawked. Lenny B. Robinson was used to that. The Maryland man, better known as the Route 29 Batman, had for years dressed as the Caped Crusader and driven his custom-made car to deliver moments of happiness and distraction to hundreds of sick children at area hospitals. His costume stored in the Batmobile but his alter ego never entirely switched off, Robinson gave the kids at the gas station some superhero paraphernalia before driving off. Minutes later, Robinson pulled over with engine trouble on...
  • Parents Demand Answers After Daughter Dies in Foster Care

    08/17/2015 5:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    whdh ^ | : Aug 17, 2015 | Jennifer Eagan, Byron Barnett
    The biological parents of a girl found dead in foster care in Auburn are demanding answers about what happened to their daughter. The Department of Children and Families said 2-year-old Avalena Conway-Coxon died at the hospital after she was removed from her foster home on Pheasant Court in Auburn. The Worcester County DA said another girl around 2 years old who was removed from the home remains hospitalized in "very critical" condition. "I will never see her smile again," said a tearful Jessica Conway, Avalena's mother. "I will never be able to hold my daughter again and it's because of...
  • It’s too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton’s 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, it’s only August! The Iowa caucuses won’t be until February! That’s, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isn’t as simple as announcing that you’ve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...