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  • Fort Meade residents asked to stay in their homes amid police activity

    10/07/2015 8:10:33 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 6 replies
    WMAR Baltimore ABC 2 ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | WMAR Baltimore
    Police activity on the Fort George G. Meade campus has forced those living on the installation to remain in their homes. Fort officials posted a message on Facebook asking residents to report suspicious activity. (See below) Sources say 10 police cars and a helicopter are patrolling the base after someone crashed a car into a gate leading into the base. The suspect then bailed from the car.
  • Five shot near elementary school in West Baltimore

    10/07/2015 10:48:10 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/06/2015 | Justin Fenton and Colin Campbell
    Five people — ages 17, 24, 23, 26 and 55 — were shot Tuesday afternoon in West Baltimore, police said. The group was standing in the 300 block of N. Payson St. near Lockerman Bundy Elementary School in the Penrose neighborhood when a gunman came around the corner on foot and opened fire about 3:40 p.m., police said. All of the victims were shot in the lower extremities, and none of their injuries are considered life-threatening, police said. One was grazed by a bullet and treated at the scene, another walked into a hospital and the rest were taken to...
  • O’Malley polls woefully in home state

    10/06/2015 10:43:25 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s presidential polling woes extend to his home state, where he takes only 2 percent support in the race for the Democratic nomination, according to a new poll. A Goucher College poll released Tuesday shows Hillary Clinton leading the field in Maryland with 43 percent support, followed by Vice President Biden at 23 percent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 17 percent, and O’Malley, tied with former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, at 2 percent.
  • Waverly Gunman Shot 9-Year-Old, Aimed for Group: Police (Baltimore, Maryland)

    10/05/2015 8:35:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Patch ^ | October 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Janney
    A 9-year-old girl is in stable condition after she was shot in Waverly Sunday afternoon, according to Baltimore Police. Officials believe a single shooter on 36th Street opened fire on four young men and missed, striking a little girl who was playing on her steps behind them in the 3500 block of Old York Road after 1 p.m., Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. The intended targets ran from the scene and are considered persons of interest in the investigation, according to Davis. “Not only are we looking for the gunman, we’re looking for those four would-be victims,” Davis said,...
  • Prosecutors say reckless endangerment charges in Freddie Gray case go beyond lack of seat belt

    10/05/2015 2:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Kevin Rector
    Baltimore prosecutors argued in a motion this week that a series of actions by police officers contributed to Freddie Gray suffering a spinal cord injury in the back of a transport van. In response to a motion to dismiss charges of reckless endangerment against three officers, prosecutors said defense attorneys wrongly focused on the state's allegation that the officers failed to secure Gray with a seat belt. Attorneys for Lt. Brian W. Rice and Officers Edward M. Nero and Garrett E. Miller had argued that failing to place a seat belt on Gray does not constitute criminal negligence. But prosecutors...
  • Justice Randy J. Holland to speak on Magna Carta [Delaware and Area Interest]

    10/05/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 4 replies
    Delaware Public Archives ^ | October 2015 | Delaware Public Archives
    October 7, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland will speak at the Delaware Public Archives on Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., on the topic of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, the so-called Great Charter of 1215, which serves as the foundation for both the British and American systems of government. Justice Holland is the editor of the book, Magna Carta, Muse and Mentor, published in 2014 by the Library of Congress and Thomson Reuters to commemorate the anniversary. Among the book’s authors are Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Justice Sandra Day O’Connor...
  • Bernie Sanders packs ’em in during campaign stop

    10/04/2015 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Bernie Sanders blazed across the Bay State yesterday, drawing record crowds, name-dropping Elizabeth Warren and greeting rapturous crowds on his first campaign tour of Massachusetts. “As your senator, Elizabeth Warren, reminds us: This is a rigged economy. Heads, they win. Tails, you lose,” the self-avowed socialist told more than 20,000 Boston supporters. “We’re going to create an economy that works for the middle class and not just the 1 percent.” The Democratic hopeful first stopped in Springfield, and then made his way to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, where he drew deafening cheers with his signature impassioned pledges to...
  • Democratic Economists vs. Elizabeth Warren

    10/03/2015 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2015 | By James Freeman
    At least some Democrats are resisting Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s purge of the liberal intelligentsia. This week Ms. Warren succeeded in forcing the resignation of respected scholar Robert Litan from the Brookings Institution after he revealed that a new Labor Department regulation could cost investors billions. Now five Democratic economists have authored a letter to protest Warren’s bullying. Robert Lawrence of Harvard’s Kennedy School and Bowman Cutter of the Roosevelt Institute are among those writing “to express our concern over our colleague Bob Litan’s treatment at the hands of the Brookings Institution and Senator Elizabeth Warren.” Also signing the letter are...
  • Mother commits child abuse by giving her son estrogen

    10/01/2015 8:41:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Many women are afraid to take estrogen during menopause because of the well-documented cancer risk. But one woman is being applauded on social media for giving her son estrogen so he can live his childhood fantasy of being a girl. The poor boy in the video is going to go through life with artificially induced breasts...and a penis. No woman is going to want him. His only chance for companionship will be through anal sex with men. He will go through life scaring girls in locker rooms and alienating himself, and being alienated, from society. And that's the best-case scenario,...
  • NYC bomb plot terrorist free to bomb again

    03/06/2009 12:01:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,777+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 06, 2009 | James Simpson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday that Khalid Al-Jawary, a dangerous Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist convicted of a 1973 New York City bomb plot and implicated in multiple terrorist attacks spanning two decades, was deported to Sudan. He had served only half of his thirty year sentence. Recently declassified information additionally reveals that Al-Jawary got help from New York's Iraqi diplomatic mission in communicating with his PLO masters. In March of 1973, Al-Jawary and possible accomplices planted three powerful car bombs: two along 5th Avenue near Israeli-owned banks, and one at Kennedy Airport. Timed to explode upon...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Baltimore lawmaker moving toward U.S. Senate campaign in Maryland

    09/28/2015 3:15:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rachel Weiner
    A Republican state delegate is working toward a bid for Maryland’s open U.S. Senate seat, the first candidate with establishment support. Del. Kathy Szeliga, who represents Baltimore County and serves as minority whip in the House of Delegates, is taking steps toward a campaign. “I’m seriously looking at getting into this race and gauging support, and it’s really been actually overwhelming,” Szeliga said. She said that among those Republicans reaching out to encourage her effort, first reported Sunday by the Baltimore Sun, are Rep. Andy Harris, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his wife, Kendel; former lieutenant governor Michael...
  • No, pundits, Hillary Clinton isn't collapsing

    09/28/2015 8:27:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | Joe Trippi
    Has the political punditry class lost its collective mind? In a year in which every other supposed front-runner and establishment candidate has collapsed to single digits or has already withdrawn from the race — yes, I am talking about you, Jeb Bush, and you, Scott Walker — Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field with more than 40% of the vote. Can Bernie Sanders, who is 15 points behind her in recent polling, represent a real threat to her nomination? No. Hell no. Not a chance. But pundits keep asking the question without pointing out the obvious answer....
  • The Climate Change War

    09/27/2015 7:09:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 9/27/2015 | Paul Jacobs
    According to the experts, any day now a civil war will break out in California. It’s simple deductive reasoning. Droughts cause civil wars and California is having one doozy of a drought. Ergo, there will be a civil war in California. That’s what former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley claims. Well, not about California (just yet), but about Syria: “One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria and the rise of ISIS was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities,...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Co. police release video to defend officer who killed unarmed suspect

    09/25/2015 9:12:01 PM PDT · by gunnut · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/25/2015 | Jean Marbella, Kevin Rector and Alison Knezevich
    Baltimore County police defended an officer who fatally shot an unarmed suspect in a Reisterstown alley, saying Friday that the officer believed the man was pulling a gun.
  • Top 25 Political Donations from 1989 to 2014

    09/24/2015 5:47:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    MERCATUS CENTER AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ^ | Mar 04, 2014 | Veronique de Rugy
    The incentives to use political connections for personal gain grow as the power of government grows. Donating to political campaigns is one way that private interests try to win alliances of government authorities. Over the past 25 years, several of the top political contributors have sought political privilege largely under the radar, with some surprising names appearing among the top 25. ... The top donor is ActBlue, an online political action committee dedicated to raising funds for Democrats. Fourteen labor unions were among the top 25 political campaign contributors. Three public sector unions were among the fourteen: the American Federation...
  • Maryland: Muslims buying row houses from city to ‘carve out a Muslim community’

    09/23/2015 2:15:32 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies ^ | September 21, 2015
    A Muslim community ruled by sharia where the call to prayer sounds out five times a day, as noted in this 2014 Creeping Sharia post, Mosque to sound call to prayer in area targeted “to make Islamic community”: “…establishing Islam within the borders of the Gwynn Oaks area of Baltimore City, in accordance to the Quran and Sunnah” via the Muslim Brotherhood’s newspaper The Muslim Link – Building Community Masjid Al-Haq is located on 514 Islamic Way. It is the largest Masjid in Baltimore City. Out of state Muslim visitors are often pleasantly surprised at the masjid’s fitting street address....
  • Delaware "noose" discovery false, actual remnants of lanterns, reports say (Black Lives Lies Matter)

    09/23/2015 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 23 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 at 11:31 AM | Brittany M. Wehner | For
    Delaware "noose" discovery false, actual remnants of lanterns, reports say By Brittany M. Wehner | For on September 23, 2015 at 11:30 AM, updated September 23, 2015 at 11:31 AM Officials of University of Delaware stated that the three items hanging from the tree in Newark were not nooses or evidence of a hate crime, NBC10 reports. Initial reports claimed that the three objects were "nooses" and that police were investigating the incident as a hate crime. However, school officials report that the items were only remains of paper lanterns decorations.
  • The NO Mark Levin Show,Tom Marr,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 22,2015

    09/22/2015 1:55:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 22, 2015 | Mark Levin,Tom Marr
    Good Afternoon/Evening Everyone! Because Today Is The Eve To The Jewish Day Of Attonement (Yom Kippur), Tom Marr Of Baltimore's WCBM AM Is Subbing For Mark. A Good And Blessed Holy Day To You Mark And To Your Dear Ones.
  • CNN Poll: Hillary Clinton's lead over Bernie Sanders grows [Biden is the fly in the ointment]

    09/21/2015 11:29:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/21/2015
    Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton's lead in the Democratic presidential primary race has grown -- and if Vice President Joe Biden decides to stay out of the race, her numbers would rise even higher, a new CNN/ORC poll shows. Clinton is backed by 42% of Democratic primary voters nationally, compared to 24% for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 22% for Biden and 1% for former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. That's a marked improvement over an early September CNN/ORC poll that found Clinton leading Sanders, 37% to 27%, with Biden at 20%. And Biden's support comes almost entirely from Clinton's camp. Without the vice...
  • What Will AIPAC Do Now?

    09/20/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    When Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) became the 34th vote in favor of the Iran Deal, it was touted as sealing the support for the President Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative. It was fascinating for two reasons. First, that such a major policy was being adopted despite bi-partisan rejection. Second, the analysis started to flow of how the powerful lobbying organization, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), had lost such a major political battle. More importantly, what will AIPAC do now that the deal has been backhandedly approved? Once the Iran deal was approved by the negotiators many supporters of Israel...
  • Martin O'Malley: Gun Control Is Part Of Restoring The American Dream

    09/15/2015 3:10:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies ^ | September 15, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On September 14, Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley indicated that gun control is part of his plan for restoring the “American dream.” O’Malley pledged that his gun control policies are designed to “[cut] all deaths from gun violence in half—homicides, suicides, and accidents—within 10 years.”
  • Overturned cattle trailer closes I-81, leaves bovine cargo wandering

    09/14/2015 10:07:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | August 15, 2015 | The Hagerstown Herald-Mail
    FALLING WATER, W.Va. — A tractor-trailer loaded with more than 100 head of cattle overturned on Interstate 81 Saturday morning, spilling its bovine cargo and blocking the southbound lanes for four hours, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. The crash was reported at about 2 a.m. just south of the Potomac River where the tractor-trailer, loaded with 102 head of cattle, had wrecked, according to the news release from Deputy B.M. Humphrey. Cattle were "running everywhere" and a number of deputies were called in to control the situation, along with county animal control officers and state highway department personnel,...
  • Obamacare´s Blue State Money Laundry

    09/14/2015 9:25:18 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/14/2015 | David Catron
    When Maryland’s Attorney General announced last summer that his office had negotiated a settlement whereby $45 million would be recouped from the IT contractor that botched the state’s Obamacare exchange, it was widely reported as good news for taxpayers. It appeared that their investment in the mismanaged project would not be a dead loss. But the AG’s statement included this curious passage: “The agreement… will lead to the recovery of funds for both Maryland and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS].” What’s so odd about that? Well, the state didn’t contribute any money to the project. All...
  • Ben Carson: Black Lives Matter is ‘Bullying’ People

    09/14/2015 2:59:41 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 14, 2015 | Breanna Edwards
    Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and Republican 2016 presidential hopeful had a lot to say about the Black Lives Matter movement while riding through Ferguson, Mo., where the movement was born out of the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, CBS St. Louis and the Associated Press reports. Carson chastised the activist movement, saying that it “foisting itself on people, rather than engaging in dialogue, and bullying people. I never liked the idea of bullying on behalf of anyone.”
  • #Ferguson Looter Brags on Facebook About Seeing Himself on TV – Is Quickly Arrested

    09/14/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 14th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    19 year-old Brandon Ward was arrested after he bragged on Facebook about seeing himself looting the Ferguson Market on TV. His mother turned him in.
  • Baltimore pastor announces bid for Congress

    09/14/2015 6:06:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2015
    A pastor who was highly visible during the unrest in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death says he’s running for Congress. Bryant, who leads the Empowerment Temple, delivered the eulogy at the funeral for Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. He says a new generation must “deal with the ill effects of racism and sexism.
  • Carson: GOP Has GOP ‘Neglected’ African-American Communities

    09/13/2015 11:22:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 192 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz,” Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said the Republican Party has in the past “neglected” African-American community but because of the recent chaos in race relation brought on by unrest in Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities the GOP ” has a very excellent opportunity,” to reach out and help “get business and industry and academia to invest in people.”
  • Failed Baltimore racist mayor won’t seek re-election

    09/12/2015 5:52:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Failed racist Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced that she isn’t running for re-election. I wonder if #blacklivesmatter thugs will start to riot and claim it’s the white man’s fault that Rawlings-Blake isn’t running for re-election. Baltimore has been run into the ground by Democrats for the last 50+ years. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake might is not only a racist, but might very well be the worst of all the Democrats who have run Baltimore into the ground over the last 50 years. That’s quite an accomplishment when the mayor’s list includes dimwits like Martin O’Malley. Failed Baltimore racist mayor won’t seek...
  • ‘Mayor Safe Space For Rioters doesn’t want to run Baltimore anymore,’ not seeking re-election

    09/12/2015 7:11:40 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/11/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    After dividing her city and leaving destruction in her wake, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would not seek re-election. “It was a very difficult decision, but I knew I needed to spend time focused on the city’s future, not my own,” she said at a Friday news conference. Perhaps she should have been focused on her city’s future when she decided to give rioters “space to destroy” Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in April. “I’m focused right now on governing rather than campaigning for mayor at this critical time in our history,” Blake...
  • 2015 Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday Ball

    09/11/2015 8:09:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    2015 Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday Ball Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD Sat, Nov 14, 2015 06:00 PM Details: Commandant's USMC Birthday Ball Please Note: 6:00 pm Cocktails in the Potomac Ballroom Lobby 7:30 pm Official Ceremony 8:45 pm Dinner is Served 10:00 pm Dancing 1:00 am ...more Event Info | Onsale Times | Price Range
  • [MD] Boy faces assault charges for kiss made on a dare at Md. middle school

    09/11/2015 7:26:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    WJLA ^ | 9/11/15
    Baltimore County Police and Baltimore County school officials responded to a report of assault involving two eighth-grade students at Pikesville Middle School on Wednesday. School officials took a report regarding a 13-year-old boy who kissed a 14-year-old girl during school hours. The unwanted kiss was allegedly the result of a dare made by students. Police confirm that the boy is now facing a second-degree assault charge as a juvenile. No one was injured during the incident, police say, and disciplinary actions related to suspension or expulsion will be handled by the school system.
  • Baltimore mayor says she will not seek re-election By JULIET LINDERMAN Sep. 11, 2015 10:37 AM EDT

    09/11/2015 8:26:20 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 11, 2015 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    <p>Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday that she will not seek re-election, nearly five months after the city erupted in rioting following the death of a man injured in police custody.</p> <p>Rawlings-Blake made the announcement at a news conference called only 90 minutes earlier, a move that comes just days after officials said the city would pay Freddie Gray's family $6.4 million to settle civil claims over his spinal injury.</p>
  • Baltimore’s Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Won’t Seek Re-election

    09/11/2015 8:00:35 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 11, 2015 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    BALTIMORE — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has come under withering criticism since riots tore through this city in April, announced Friday that she will not seek re-election next year , a surprise development that comes just as Baltimore is preparing for the racially charged trials of six police officers charged in the death of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray. Ms. Rawlings-Blake, 45 — who would have faced intense competition in her bid for a second term — made the announcement to reporters in her ceremonial conference room at City Hall here. Her decision comes one day after a judge...
  • As U.S. accepts more Syrian refugees, Baltimore Resettlement Center plans for influx

    09/10/2015 7:29:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/10/15 | Scott Dance, Colin Campbell and Paul Richter
    President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered his administration to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees for resettlement in the United States next year, amid international pressure to act as heartbreaking images emerge of sometimes-deadly attempts to escape to Europe. California is the top resettlement destination, but some likely will come to centers in the Baltimore area, where refugees will be provided with furnished apartments, classes in English and American culture and help finding work. The International Rescue Committee office in Highlandtown, which has helped to resettle 26 Syrian refugees this year, anticipates receiving many more. The agency helps to resettle...
  • Public University Pays $3,500 For ‘Hoodies Up’ Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer

    09/10/2015 9:06:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/07/2015 | Eric Owens 09/07/2015
    Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martin’s family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements. Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled “I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up” at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix. Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated. The personal injury lawyer appears to have a standard “Hoodies Up” spiel that involves the “use of the media to...
  • Freddie Gray settlement 'obscene,' police union chief says ($6.4 million settlement to his family)

    09/10/2015 6:00:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    USA Today ^ | 9/9/2015 | USA Today John Bacon
    <p>A $6.4 million settlement for the family of Freddie Gray was formally approved Wednesday by a Baltimore financial board despite complaints from the police union president that the deal was "obscene."</p> <p>Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the city's Board of Estimates unanimously approved the deal.</p>

    09/09/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is furious that House GOP leadership is considering holding a vote on a resolution of disapproval of President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with the Islamic Republican of Iran under the terms of the Iran deal constructs put forward in legislation approved earlier this year from Sens. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
  • Obama to commemorate 9/11 anniversary at Ft. Meade

    09/09/2015 5:48:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/9/15 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama will travel to Fort Meade on Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Obama will meet with military service members at the Maryland base, spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters on Air Force One. The president and first lady Michelle Obama will participate in a moment of silence with White House staff on the South Lawn. “The president looks forward to having conversations with patriotic men and women who work every day to keep America safe and to honor the sacrifices of troops and their families,” Schultz said. Fort Meade is home to several...
  • How the GOP Pretends Not to Authorize Obama’s Agenda

    09/09/2015 10:31:46 AM PDT · by ryan71 · 8 replies ^ | 09/08/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my weekend column I offered a concrete plan to undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal. It is an easy one, because all that the Republican-controlled Congress has to do, if it really wants to derail this thing, is follow the law that they wrote and Obama signed, the Corker law — the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sometimes also known as “Corker-Cardin,” after Senate sponsors Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D., Md.). Sadly, in another iteration of the anger that is the wind beneath Donald Trump’s wings, many readers insist that GOP leadership has no...
  • Four Virginia Beach officers fired 30 rounds in 7-Eleven shootout

    09/09/2015 5:30:31 AM PDT · by csvset · 81 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 9, 2015 | Katherine Hafner
    VIRGINIA BEACH The vehicle pulled into a spot at a 7-Eleven parking lot, away from the business and its patrons. Officers from a special operations unit had been following it for a half-hour before they pulled in behind it, police Chief Jim Cervera said Tuesday. Four officers approached. The passenger fired four rounds, Cervera said. One pierced an officer's sleeve, but he was not struck. Police returned fire - 30 rounds total, the chief said. The passenger, Angelo Delano Perry, 35, of Virginia Beach, and the driver, India Kager, 28, of College Park, Md., were killed. Their infant son was...
  • Last union mine in Kentucky closes ( War on Coal )

    09/08/2015 1:20:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | Sept. 5, 2015
    The union era's death knell sounded in Kentucky on New Year's Eve, when Patriot Coal announced the closing of its Highland Mine. The underground mine in western Kentucky employed about 400 hourly workers represented by the United Mine Workers of America. ... Union membership remains substantial in West Virginia, with more than 30,000 members, largely because that state wasn't affected by the environmental regulations on high-sulfur coal that essentially halted mining in western Kentucky in the 1990s. Smith said those western Kentucky mine shutdowns led to the loss of about 20,000 union members in two years.
  • Support follows racial lines

    01/12/2006 11:04:23 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 282+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-12-06 | S.A. Miller
    Endorsements for U.S. Senate candidates are dividing along racial lines in Maryland's Democratic Party. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who is white, has received more than 100 endorsements for his Senate bid, but just seven have come from black Democratic officials. Kweisi Mfume, who is black and the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has received 29 Senate endorsements, but just two have come from white Democratic officials. Racial issues have disquieted state Democratic leaders, who have borne long-standing complaints of ignoring black voters that Mr. Mfume himself reiterated during a speech last summer.
  • A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY (Maria Bartiromo calls Dem Senator out for being duplicitous)

    12/26/2012 8:46:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/26/2012 | Scott Johnson
    Maria Bartiromo cuffed Senator Ben Cardin (D., MD) about the ears when he turned up on her show to peddle the party line on the fiscal cliff negotiations. Having unsuccessfully explored alternatives to raising tax rates with him, she commented: “That’s all you want to do. That’s it. It’s your way or the highway. Raise the rates on the rich. No other way. Your way or the highway. That’s it. That’s where we are. Thank you, Senator.”Bartiromo was not amused. She heatedly observed: “You’re talking about $1.2 trillion in revenue, but you’re not prepared to put anything on the...
  • Rand Paul Rand-splains Cuba to Marco Rubio [Sides with Obama over Rubio]

    12/19/2014 2:53:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Libertarian icon Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) embarrassed himself on Friday when he took to Twitter to respond to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who recently insisted that the junior senator from Kentucky “has no idea what he’s talking about” with regards to his support for lifting restrictions on bilateral relations with the Cuban government. By attempting to defend himself, Paul ably proved the Florida senator correct. Paul began… Hey @marcorubio if the embargo doesn't hurt Cuba, why do you want to keep it?— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 19, 2014 And this one got the libertarian supporters cheering in the...
  • Rand Paul: Rubio’s Cuba remarks ‘rude'

    12/21/2014 3:36:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The war of words between two likely 2016 contenders over President Obama’s sweeping changes to Cuba policy heated up further on Saturday, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) repeatedly blasting remarks from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as “rude.” “I never start a fight but I'm happy to finish a fight,” Paul told Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File on Friday.” “You know, I think the remarks were a little bit rude and intemperate.” In an interview on the same show one night prior, Rubio said that Paul — who supports President Obama’s move to roll back trade and travel restrictions and...
  • Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba

    12/18/2014 6:21:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 77 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 18, 2014
    Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the latest potential presidential candidate to weigh in on policy changes to Cuba and the libertarian leaning Republican's position splits from other Republicans who are also considering a presidential run. Paul told Tom Roten of News Talk 800 in West Virginia that the 50-year embargo "just hasn't worked" and normalizing relations with the island nation is "probably a good idea." "If the goal is regime change, it sure doesn't seem to be working and probably it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime...
  • Rand Paul backs Obama on Cuba

    12/18/2014 3:05:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WDIV-TV / CNN ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Sen. Rand Paul broke with the field of Republicans considering a 2016 presidential run on Thursday, calling President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba a "good idea" since the American embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked." Paul, a likely presidential candidate, made the remarks in an interview with News Talk 800 WVHU's Tom Roten, just a day after his potential competitors for the Republican nomination -- former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz -- slammed the decision to normalize relations as a dangerous move. Rubio and Cruz are sons of Cuban immigrants. Paul...
  • Rand Paul’s Cluelessness on Cuba

    12/26/2014 8:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 26, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Now where have we previously heard Senator Rand Paul’s cliché-fest that constitutes his rebuttal to Senator Marco Rubio on Cuba sanctions? Well, from The Council on Foreign Relations to the New York Times and from Hillary Clinton to The Congressional Black Caucus—and that’s for starters. And oh, we also heard it repeatedly from every single one of the KGB-trained Cuban spies convicted by U.S. juries recently. “The embargo is Castro’s best friend,” Clinton chanted to an extremely friendly audience at the Council on Foreign Relations back in June while citing and promoting her book Hard Choices. The sanctions give “Castro...