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  • Md. deli has sign offering 'Hillary' special featuring 2 small breasts, 2 large thighs

    05/05/2016 1:43:26 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    KATU ^ | 05/05/2016 | ABC7
    A deli in Brandywine, Md. is offering a potentially controversial lunch special. The New York Italian Deli has a sign offering a lunch special called "Hillary," featuring "two small breasts with two large thighs."
  • Jeb Bush’s clock, Tim McGraw’s guitar: Among the $7,000 in gifts to Gov. Larry Hogan

    05/04/2016 12:00:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has received more than $7,000 worth of gifts since he took office in January 2015, mostly modest trinkets and items from well-wishers after the governor made his cancer diagnosis public. The gifts range from a $1 Livestrong bracelet to a $500 membership at Baltimore’s posh members-only Center Club, according to a filing with the State Ethics Commission. Hogan even reported two rosaries blessed at the Vatican, given to him and his wife by Pope Francis in Washington. The disclosure also shows the outpouring of support for the governor after he announced in June that he...
  • The Forgotten Story of the Revolutionary War

    05/04/2016 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 35 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On April 8, 2016, military historian and author Patrick K. O’Donnell spoke at the Heritage Foundation to discuss his book “Washington’s Immortals,” a book about the forgotten people and battles in the revolutionary war. The author discusses facts of the war that many schools fail to recognize; these include details of the colonists’ struggles with the loyalists, the soldiers’ shortages of clothing and food, and the sacrifices of many wealthy colonists. The stories in this book of the band of brotherhood and the sacrifices of the colonists are beneficial for students in order for them to fully understand American values....
  • Man pleads guilty to setting store on fire during riots [Baltimore]

    05/02/2016 6:30:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2016 7:28 PM EDT
    A man has pleaded guilty to setting a liquor store on fire during riots that rocked Baltimore last year in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death after he was injured in police custody. The U.S. attorney’s office says in a news release that 22-year-old Darius Stewart of Baltimore pleaded guilty Monday to malicious destruction of property by fire in federal court in Baltimore. …
  • WashPost Buries Uncomfortable Fact: Gruesome, Slashing Killer Is An Illegal Alien

    05/02/2016 9:14:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 1, 2016 | Tim Graham
    On the front of Sunday’s Metro section of The Washington Post came this headline: “Gruesome images test jury during trial in Md.” Post reporter Dan Morse reported on a trial in suburban Montgomery County surrounding the murder of 36-year-old Oscar Navarro: “prosecutors were allowed to show jurors eight of the most disturbing photos -- a key to their obtaining a first-degree murder conviction Friday against Mauricio Morales-Caceres, 24.” It was only in paragraphs 29 and 30 that the Post acknowledged what they clearly felt was the least relevant news detail in this court case: The convicted murder is an illegal...
  • Bernie Sanders says conditions in Baltimore no better than North Korea, West Bank

    05/01/2016 12:19:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    politifact ^ | April 28th, 2016 | Linda Qiu
    Bernie Sanders says conditions in Baltimore no better than North Korea, West Bank By Linda Qiu on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 5:06 p.m. Residents of some Baltimore neighborhoods are no better off than people living in impoverished North Korea and the violent West Bank, Bernie Sanders said during a campaign rally in Maryland ahead of that state’s primary. "Poverty in Baltimore, and around this country — poverty is a death sentence," Sanders said April 24. He then laid out some rather unflattering and harsh comparisons: "Fifteen neighborhoods in Baltimore have lower life expectancies than North Korea. Two of them...
  • Race, education, income, poverty: How does Baltimore compare?

    04/29/2016 8:58:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    WBAL Baltimore ^ | April 29, 2016 | By Saliqa Khan
    Much of Baltimore's unrest a year ago was rooted in socioeconomic conditions of the city. The Justice Policy Institute examined some of those issues in a 2015 report called "The Right Investment? Corrections Spending in Baltimore City." The report listed indicators of lost opportunities for the communities surveyed: unemployment and commute time, income and public assistance, educational attainment, public safety, housing, physical health and addiction. The report finds that the same neighborhood had the highest rate of emergency narcotic calls to 911 with nearly one narcotic call made for every two people, compared to other neighborhoods in Baltimore. Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park...
  • Racist drawing of lynching drawn on a Maryland University library whiteboard 'by two black students'

    04/29/2016 8:24:00 AM PDT · by ruination · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | AP
    - Drawing showed stick figure being hanged along with a racial slur and the hashtag 'whitepower,' the Salisbury University student newspaper reported - The drawing circulated on social media and caused controversy at school - Officials said culprits were identified as two African-American students Officials at a Maryland university say black students are behind a drawing of a hanging stick figure with a racial slur found on a library whiteboard. News outlets quote Salisbury University spokesman Richard Culver as saying the students are black. He declined to identify them, citing privacy rules.
  • Man Dressed as a Panda Threatens to Blow up Fox Station in Baltimore

    04/28/2016 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/28/2016 | Wills Robinson
    A Baltimore TV station has been evacuated following a bomb threat. Police said they were investigating reports a man dressed as a panda was inside the Fox 45 offices on the city's TV Hill, claiming to have an explosive strapped to his chest. Pictures taken from the outside show the individual wearing a white onesie and black ears.
  • Fox 45 Evacuated For Suspicious Person

    04/28/2016 12:04:52 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 6 replies
    WBAL ^ | 4/28/2016 | WBAL
    The building housing Baltimore's Fox and CW affiliates was evacuated Thursday afternoon for a suspicious person. ... The security guard, a man identified as Jourel Apostolidies, said the man handed him a flash drive. On the drive were videos of the man talking to the camera about what he believed were government conspiracies. ... The man was wearing a hedgehog onesie, light vest and combat boots. After he issued a request for staff to evacuate, he said he sat down and talked with the man.
  • Donald Trump And The Knockout Punch

    04/27/2016 12:50:39 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 42 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Brody
    Donald Trump’s extraordinary Tuesday evening in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware got me thinking: if this GOP presidential process were a prizefight, the referee would have stopped it last night. The announcer would have exclaimed, “ Donald Trump, winner by knockout.” The impressiveness of Donald Trump’s clean sweep of the “Acela Primary States” on Tuesday isn’t in the victories themselves. Everyone knew that Trump would do well on Tuesday in the more moderate northeast. It’s the margin that’s notable. This was a shellacking. The knock on Trump was that he had a ceiling or that when other candidates...
  • Democrats eye Senate takeover after establishment wins

    04/27/2016 2:57:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 27, 2016 5:04 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Democrats are increasingly optimistic they will take back control of the Senate in November, buoyed by establishment wins in Maryland and the key battleground state of Pennsylvania. Former government official Katie McGinty easily dispatched Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s Senate Democratic primary on Tuesday, benefiting from an infusion of cash from national Democratic groups and last-minute backing from Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama. Democrats now have the candidate they want to take on GOP Sen. Pat Toomey, one of the most endangered Senate Republicans as Democrats aim to net the four or five seats they will need to...
  • D.C., Chicago & Baltimore Account for Over Half of U.S.’s Murder Rate Increase

    04/27/2016 4:52:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | April 22, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Three major cities accounted for more than half of the rise in the national murder rate between 2014 and 2015, a new report shows. Though overall crime rates were stagnant in America’s 30 largest cities the murder rate rose 13.3 percent, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice. The violent crime rate also rose by 3.1% in those major cities, lead by increases in Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Charlotte.
  • April 26 Primary Results

    04/27/2016 8:33:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Here's our analysis. Keep up with the First Draft newsletter.
  • In West Baltimore, Scarce Pharmacies Leave Health Care Gaps

    04/27/2016 7:06:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | April 25, 2016 | By Shefali Luthra and Jeremy Snow
    BALTIMORE - The immense new CVS dominates the corner of Pennsylvania and West North avenues. It's a contrast that shows what's changed and what hasn't in the past year, since Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died of injuries sustained in police custody, unleashing days of protests. But if 2015's protests emphasized police brutality and race relations, the absence of more stores like CVS that are easily accessible to people in impoverished, predominantly black neighborhoods underscores Baltimore's other persistent inequities. Scarcity defines life in Sandtown-Winchester, the 72-block neighborhood where Gray lived for part of his life. Its roughly 9,000 residents...
  • Maryland Republican Primary

    04/27/2016 5:04:52 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Percent In: 87% Delegates at Stake: 38 Status: Win Trump
  • Congressman Chris Van Hollen wins Maryland's Democratic Senate primary

    04/27/2016 2:31:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Guardian ^ | April 26, 2016
    Chris Van Hollen, the seven-term congressman from Washington’s northern Maryland suburbs, has won the Democratic primary against congresswoman Donna Edwards for one of the state’s soon-to-be-vacant Senate seats on Tuesday night. The win in heavily Democratic Maryland’s primary all but assures that Van Hollen, a key ally of House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, will be seated in the US Senate in 2017. Van Hollen’s win also likely means that longtime Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski’s seat will likely be filled by a man – an outcome that Emily’s List, the powerhouse fundraising organization dedicated to electing pro-choice women to office, unsuccessfully...
  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesday’s Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • Jamie Dupree Tweets BIG TROUBLE for Mrs. Chris Matthews!!!

    04/26/2016 6:40:19 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 26, 2016 | Jamie Dupree
    Early vote in MD-8 gives big lead to Jamie Raskin; Raskin 44%, Matthews 24%, Trone 22%— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) April 27, 2016
  • Breaking: Promising Exit Polls From PA, MD, CT

    04/26/2016 3:36:32 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 200 replies
    <p>Exit polling from CNN looks promising for Trump. Republican voters feel candidate with most votes should WIN!</p>
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-26-16)

    04/26/2016 5:39:34 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr. 26 , 2016 | youtube
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Mr. Trump will be making post-election remarks from Trump Tower in New York City following the results of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-25-16)
  • Trump wins in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Connecticut; Clinton takes Md.

    04/26/2016 5:36:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Donald Trump has been projected as the winner of the Republican presidential primaries in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, victories that continued the New York real estate mogul’s dominance in contests along the East Coast. Those projections were made by Edison Research as polls closed at 8 p.m., and they relied on exit polls. In Maryland, the Associated Press projected Trump and Hillary Clinton as winners, even though a few polling places in West Baltimore will remain open until 9 p.m.
  • Catherine Pugh campaign blames misunderstanding for upset Baltimore workers

    04/26/2016 9:54:44 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    BaltimoreSun.com ^ | 4/26/16 | Jessica Anderson and Colin Campbell
    Some Baltimore residents who expected to work for state Sen. Catherine Pugh’s mayoral campaign Tuesday instead damaged vehicles outside of her campaign headquarters after being told there were no jobs available. A spokesman for Pugh’s campaign called it a misunderstanding. Anthony McCarthy, the spokesman, said Pugh decided “they will be paid” regardless. A crowd of about 100 people lined the block outside Sandi’s Learning Center on North Ellamont Street, many of them saying they were promised election day jobs. About a dozen police officers were on the scene and two security guards were at the door. Police said they responded...
  • ** Live Tuesday 4/26 Election Thread (PA, CT, RI, MD, and DE) **

    04/26/2016 8:30:26 AM PDT · by tatown · 369 replies
    tatown | 4/26/16 | tatown
    Connecticut 28 (P) Closed Delaware 16 (WTA) Closed Maryland 38 (WTA) Closed Pennsylvania 71 (P) Closed Rhode Island 19 (P) Mixed (P) = Proportional, (WTA) = Winner Take All
  • LIVE:Trump Post Election Night Meeting April 26, 2016 Trump Tower 9pm EDT

    04/26/2016 2:51:03 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,598 replies
    TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016 NEW YORK, NY TRUMP TOWER 9:00 PM YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend a special meeting with Mr. Donald Trump who will make post-election remarks the night of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. Attire-PJs Please RSVP @ nikos1121
  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich

    04/24/2016 7:58:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 146 replies
    Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich in Oregon and New Mexico.
  • The Donald: "Trump Versus Hillary,That Will Be So Much Fun"

    04/25/2016 3:58:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton is easier to beat than the people he’s already knocked out of the running so far during the primary election.
  • LIVE Thread:Trump in Hagerstown, MD 4/24/2016 Rider Jet Center @ 4pm EDT

    04/24/2016 12:37:59 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 802 replies
    HAGERSTOWN, MD Hagerstown /ˈheɪɡərztaʊn/ is a city in Washington County, Maryland. It is the county seat of Washington County, and by many definitions, the largest city in a region known as Western Maryland. The population of Hagerstown city proper at the 2010 census was 39,662, and the population of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metropolitan Area (extending into West Virginia) was 269,140. In 1739, Jonathan Hager, a German immigrant from Pennsylvania and a volunteer Captain of Scouts, purchased 200 acres (81 ha) of land in the Great Appalachian Valley between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains in Maryland and called it Hager’s Fancy....
  • ‘Anti-Gay’ Pastor To Speak At Black Church Meeting With Sanders [VIDEO]

    04/23/2016 5:16:24 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/16 | Ron Brynaert
    Three days before the Maryland Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders will be joining a community conversation at a black church with actor Danny Glover and the two leading members of his state steering committee there: former NAACP head Ben Jealous and a pastor who’s been criticized for perceived anti-gay and anti-women sermons. The “Community Conversations on Young Men of Color” is scheduled to start around 7:30 p.m. EST Saturday evening at Carter Memorial Church in West Baltimore. Sanders announced on March 28 that Jealous would become the chairman of his Maryland steering committee and that Dr. Jamal Bryant, who recently made...
  • [MD] Lothian man gets to keep Trump sign on roof

    04/22/2016 7:36:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/22/16 | Meredith Newman
    With Maryland's presidential primary looming Tuesday, a Lothian man will get to keep a homemade "Trump" sign on the roof of his barn — winning out over objections last month from county zoning inspectors.Anne Arundel County warned David Riggs, a 49-year-old entrepreneur, that it was against county ordinances to have a sign on the roof of his barn. But the county has rescinded that citation, saying the county sign ordinances need to be reviewed in light of a recent Supreme Court case ruling.Riggs' sign is 8 feet by 4 feet and white with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's name in...
  • Watch Out, Hillary Clinton: A Revolt Is Brewing in the Democratic Party

    04/22/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 4/22/16 | David Dayen
    My unscientific poll of Maryland voters in next week’s Democratic presidential primary gives Bernie Sanders a 100 percent lead in early returns. “I just voted for Bernie Sanders today,” said Thomas Frank, author of several books, including 2004’s best-seller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and this year’s Listen, Liberal: or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? “I advance voted in Maryland. I have my little ‘I Voted’ sticker on my shirt,” Frank told me in an interview this week. Frank spoke with Sanders back in 2014, when he was deciding whether to run for president and whether to...
  • Uh Oh: New Poll Shows Hillary In Danger Of Losing California

    04/22/2016 4:01:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Blake Neff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to close out the Democratic race may be going awry, as a new poll shows she’s in danger of losing California to Sen. Bernie Sanders. According to a new Fox News poll conducted April 18-21, Clinton has the support of 48 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Sanders is right behind with 46 percent. That’s the closest margin yet between the two in the state, which awards more delegates to the Democratic National Convention than any other. Clinton holds a substantial delegate lead over Sanders and remains heavily favored to win the...
  • 2 front-runners face off in Baltimore mayoral race

    04/22/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:47 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Just one day ahead of the anniversary of the worst riot Baltimore had seen in more than 40 years, its residents will head to the polls to determine who will lead the city for the next four years. […] Shortly after the April 27, 2015, unrest, Democratic Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake instituted a mandatory 10 p.m. curfew. Four months later, she announced she wouldn’t seek re-election. The open race attracted a flood of hopefuls declaring their candidacy; before the Feb. 3 deadline passed, 13 Democrats jumped into the primary. The two most politically entrenched candidates emerged as front-runners: Sheila Dixon, who...
  • White Man or Black Woman? Senate Race Tears at Maryland Democrats

    04/22/2016 1:17:21 PM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    On Capitol Hill, Representative Chris Van Hollen is, literally and figuratively, a Democratic fair-haired boy. An American son of diplomats born while his parents served in Pakistan, he has used his fund-raising savvy, policy smarts and easy manner to position himself, party elders assumed, as a potential Democratic speaker of the House. Instead, Mr. Van Hollen, now running for the Senate in his home state of Maryland, is fighting for his survival in an identity politics primary that raises an explosive question: Should a white man, or a black woman, inherit the seat held for 30 years by Barbara A....
  • White House says Prince concert for 500 was ‘private’

    06/16/2015 6:55:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/15/2015 | Sarah Wheaton
    When is a White House event for 500 people considered “private?” They won’t say. Nor would they say, in advance, that hundreds of guests were expected on Saturday night for a soiree and serenade from Prince, as guests of the President and First Lady. All White House spokesman Josh Earnest would say about the Saturday event was that the First Family paid for it (though he wouldn’t elaborate on how much it cost, or whether things like security were also covered).
  • White House Defends ‘Private’ Prince Concert With 500 People: ‘They Did It On Their Own Dime’

    06/15/2015 3:52:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/15 | Charlie Spiering
    At the White House today, Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended Saturday night’s “private” concert with Prince. Although rumors had surfaced about the concert, the White House was silent about the event that brought up to 500 people to the event and did not inform the press about it. News of the event quickly leaked on social media – including posts from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Earnest indicated that the Obama family paid for the event at the White House, telling reporters that the first couple “did it on their own dime.” When repeatedly questioned about
  • The Obamas had a secret party at the White House with Prince, Stevie Wonder

    06/15/2015 2:42:06 PM PDT · by McGruff · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2015 | Kristen Holmes
    Administration officials are remaining tight-lipped on a private party featuring Prince and Stevie Wonder at the White House over the weekend. During Monday's daily briefing, reporters drilled White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest for details on the star-studded event, which was not included in the President's public schedule, but was documented by guests on social media. "The President and First Lady did hold a private party at the White House over the weekend, but given the private nature of that event I don't have a lot of details to discuss from here," Earnest said.
  • The Obamas appear to have hosted a Prince concert, but the White House isn’t talking

    06/15/2015 12:47:27 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/15/15 | Juliet Eilperin
    In subsequent questioning, Earnest said that "the president and first lady paid for the event," although he did not detail the exact cost. The concert audience included prominent business leaders, celebrities, senior administration officials and fashion heavyweights close to the Obamas, according to The New York Post's Page Six. Among them were American Express chairman Ken Chenault, D.C. philanthropist David Rubenstein, fashion designer Naeem Khan and ABC stars Connie Britton and Tracee Ellis Ross. The Wall Street Journal's Carol Lee, who will assume the presidency of the White House Correspondents Association next month, questioned why the administration decided to treat...
  • (Dancing on His Grave) Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone

    04/21/2016 7:15:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone Chelsea Clinton said Thursday at an event in Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. “It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” Clinton said. “Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant...
  • Sheriff: Obama Policies Allow Illegals ‘To Remain and Commit More Serious Crimes’

    04/21/2016 10:06:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 21, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    Sheriff Charles Jenkins testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (screen grab) (CNSNews.com) - In testimony before Congress Tuesday, a Maryland Sheriff said the administration’s executive actions delaying deportation of illegals is resulting in a spike of crime. “Case by case amnesty, back door amnesty, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programs, and the Dream Act were pushed through by executive order,” Frederick County Md. Sheriff Charles Jenkins said on Tuesday. “Policy shifts by President Obama weakened and ruined Secure Communities, and did not allow action by ICE when Sheriffs and police departments ignored detainers,...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Is ‘Afraid’ to Debate

    04/20/2016 8:23:27 PM PDT · by writer33 · 290 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/16 | Pam Key
    Wednesday while campaigning in Hershey PA, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)said his rival Donald Trump was “afraid of a debate” with him because he lacked “substantive solutions” on policy. Cruz said, “What I agree is that the Democratic process works, and Donald whines and complains when the voters reject him. The voters are going to decide. We’ve won five states in a row. Donald won his home state, which surprised nobody. And it’s the people — we are seeing Republicans uniting behind our campaign. Because if Donald is the nominee, Hillary wins and she wins by double digits....
  • Stone: Even If Trump Wins 1,237 Delegates, Cruz Could Use "Procedural" Means To take...

    04/21/2016 4:28:44 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 160 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Haines
    Trump strategist Roger Stone tells NJ 101.5 radio that even if Donald Trump wins a majority of pledged delegates to the Republican convention, Cruz will utilize "Trojan horse" delegates (who are bound to vote for Trump only on the first RNC nomination ballot) to vote on "procedural" matters in the Rules Committee or Credentials committee to block or disallow certain votes. ROGER STONE: Unfortunately just because Donald Trump gets the 1,237 [delegates needed to win], doesn't mean we aren't going to have a brokered convention. My sources, who are pretty good in the Republican Party, indicate to me that Ted...
  • Trump campaign projects 1,400 delegates at convention: report

    04/20/2016 1:32:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 118 replies
    The HIll ^ | 4/20/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Internal documents show Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's campaign advisers are projecting that the billionaire businessman will secure more than 1,400 delegates at the Republican National Convention in July, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. That total greatly exceeds the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the nomination on the first ballot. The projection was in an internal campaign memo sent to Trump surrogates Tuesday night, after Trump secured a convincing win in the New York primary. It called the front-runner's win in New York "YUGE" and included talking points to use in media interviews. It advised the surrogates to talk about...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Supporters ‘Might as Well Put a Hillary Sticker on Your Car’

    04/20/2016 7:56:19 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 354 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 20, 2016
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)said Wednesday morning that a contested Republican convention is certain and that supporters of Donald Trump are ultimately helping Hillary Clinton reach the White House. During a radio interview for a Philadelphia morning show, Cruz predicted with certainty that the Republican Party is “headed to a contested convention.” He suggests Trump supporters “might as well put a Hillary sticker on your car.”
  • Cruz Slams Trump: Campaign Seems Incapable Of 'Running A Lemonade Stand'

    04/19/2016 5:18:18 PM PDT · by Mariner · 112 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | April 19th, 2016 | by Hannity.com Staff
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz is dismissing charges from the Trump campaign that his recent delegate victories in states like Colorado and Wyoming are a result of an unfair and arcane primary system. In a interview on The Sean Hannity Show, Cruz accused the Trump campaign pushing a narrative that claims that the primary system is rigged. "All of this noise and complaining and whining has come from the Trump campaign because they don't like the fact that they've lost five election in a row," Cruz said on Tuesday. The Texas Senator noted that 1.3 million people have participated in the...
  • Trump Convention Manager: "There's Not Going To Be A Second Ballot"

    04/20/2016 3:59:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Following Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s runaway victory in the New York State GOP presidential primary on Tuesday, Trump convention manager Paul Manafort appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” to discuss the win and what will happen with the campaign going forward.
  • WHY TURKEY'S SEIZURE OF CHURCHES IS DEEPLY TROUBLING

    04/20/2016 4:59:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't need to have "Istanbul, Not Constantinople" memorized to know that Turkey is a Muslim country built by Muslim colonists and settlers on the back of a Christian civilization. Some of its mosques used to be churches. And quite a few Muslims in Turkey would like to turn all the remaining churches into mosques ... Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkey’s ancient church buildings – some of which pre-date Islam – have been managed, historically, by church foundations. ... While Obama welcomes Erdogan's megamosque in America, Christians have trouble with churches in Turkey. But Obama instead lobbies Greece to make...
  • 2 LIVE Trump rallies:INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ 3pm EDT & BERLIN, MD & 7pm EDT

    04/20/2016 2:49:25 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 716 replies
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016: LIVE Stream of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Indianapolis, IN at the Indiana State Fairgrounds - Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion. Event is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM EDT. INDIANAPOLIS, IN Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is located in the East North Central region of the Midwest, near the confluence of the White River and Fall Creek. Indiana State Fairgrounds - Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion. Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Live Stream of the Donald J. Trump for President Rally...