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  • H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2021 (This is the big one folks, will institutionalize stolen elections nationwide)

    01/23/2021 9:18:49 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 81 replies
    Congress.Gov ^ | 1/04/2021 | Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3
    Sponsor: Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] (Introduced 01/04/2021) Committees: House - House Administration; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Judiciary; Oversight and Reform; Science, Space, and Technology; Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Financial Services; Ethics; Homeland Security; Armed Services Latest Action: House - 01/04/2021 Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions...

    01/22/2021 5:25:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 83 replies ^ | Jan 15, 2021 | U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04)
    Today, U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04) introduced the Wall Street Tax Act, legislation to create a new tax on financial transactions that would generate billions in revenue, while reducing speculative trading and volatility in the market. “High-frequency traders front-run the market and drive up prices for individuals, pension funds and other value investors,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio. “Some days high-frequency traders trade billions of shares that they sometimes hold for only seconds or less. They reap enormous financial benefits for themselves and their privileged elite investors but add no value to our economy. Congress needs to rein in excessive speculative...
  • Man accused of beating officers in D.C. riot: "I'm not here for Trump"

    01/21/2021 3:37:04 PM PST · by blueplum · 20 replies
    CBS news via MSN ^ | 21 Jan 2021 | staff; Clare Hymes contributing
    A Maryland man who allegedly hit police officers with a bat during the U.S. Capitol riots said on the day of the assault that he was "not here for Trump," CBS Baltimore reports.... ...Jackson was seen on video surveillance footage making a fist and repeatedly striking a U.S. Capitol Police officer, while he tried to enter the building. He was one of the first people to enter the building, federal authorities said. Jackson was interviewed the day of the riot and the video was posted to Twitter. "I had a bat. They were pepper spraying people. Then, they got me...
  • I Watched Biden’s Inauguration First-Hand

    01/20/2021 6:58:16 PM PST · by george76 · 111 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jan 22, 2021 | Katie Hopkins
    Haunted and numb in a horribly sanitized city. As I grabbed some coffee before heading to the Capitol Building to watch the 46th President of the United States of America take his title, the lovely lady behind the counter told me she had never seen anything like this in DC in her life. And all I can say as I stand here now in the freezing cold with a handful of others is that I hope America never has to see anything like this again. Nothing is as it seems. It is just horrible, in every sense. There is no...
  • Baltimore 'Safe Streets' director Dante Barksdale fatally shot in the head while visiting housing project

    01/20/2021 12:30:57 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/19/21 | Sarah Taylor
    Dante Barksdale, an anti-gun violence activist who worked as the director of Baltimore's Safe Streets program, is dead after being shot in the head. "They also lead public education campaigns and work closely with faith-based organizers and community members — and explicitly not with police — to steer young people away from violence," the paper reports "The program has been hailed as one of the city's most effective crime-fighting tools." What are the details? According to a Monday report from the New York Post, Barksdale was visiting a local public housing project when an as-yet unidentified gunman opened fire and...
  • Baltimore’s “Safe Streets” Director Fatally Shot While Visiting Housing Project

    01/19/2021 5:32:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies ^ | Tuesday January 19, 2021 7:19 AM | Staff
    Dante Barksdale, an anti-gun violence activist who worked as the director of Baltimore’s Safe Streets program, is dead after being shot in the head. According to the Baltimore Sun, Safe Streets outreach workers “mediate disputes in the hopes of de-escalating conflicts.” “They also lead public education campaigns and work closely … Read Full Article Here:
  • Clarksburg Tavern's ‘USA Themed Party’ Under Investigation

    01/12/2021 7:37:59 AM PST · by workerbee · 11 replies
    MYMCM ^ | 1/11/21 | Suzanne Pollack
    A Montgomery County inspector visited The Clarksburg Tavern, on Frederick Road, Jan. 11, six days after they hosted a “USA Themed Party” that was sponsored by Robin Ficker, who is running for Maryland governor on the Republican ticket.The county received information about the 6 p.m. party and decided to investigate. Information “will be analyzed and appropriate actions taken,” said Mary Anderson, spokesperson for the county’s Health and Human Services Department. “We would expect a decision early next week” on whether any action will be taken, she said.Photos of the party that were posted on Twitter showed maskless patrons eating and...
  • ‘It Feels Surreal’: Uncertainty Is Only Constant For Baltimore Restaurants As City’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Remains Over 5%

    01/04/2021 7:13:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | January 4, 2021 | Kelsey Kushner
    For the first time in 41 years, Mount Washington Tavern in north Baltimore closed its doors Monday without its owners or staff knowing when they would reopen. Last week, the owners posted a message online saying with a heavy heart, they were closing the restaurant until dining restrictions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted. “It feels surreal, it feels sad and heartbreaking,” manager and bartender Stephenie Moschera said. “Something we never thought we would have to do.” The decision to temporarily close was a tough one, she added. “Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the carryout business wasn’t enough...
  • Md. Gov. Hogan: Republican effort to reject certification of Biden win a ‘mockery’ of election process (RINO Alert!)

    01/03/2021 3:20:39 PM PST · by KevinB · 60 replies
    WTOP News ^ | January 3, 2021 | Thomas Robertson
    Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan slammed the plan of Republicans in Congress to reject the upcoming certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.Congress is set to meet Wednesday to count the Electoral College votes and certify Biden’s win, but Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday announced a group of 11 senators and senators-elect that will further President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results by rejecting Electoral College votes.They vowed to vote against certain state electors on Wednesday unless Congress appoints an electoral commission to immediately conduct an audit of the election results.In a statement Sunday, Hogan called...
  • Maryland congressman announces death of 25-year-old son (Raskin)

    01/01/2021 7:18:51 AM PST · by KevinB · 71 replies
    WTOP News ^ | December 31, 2020 | Jack Moore
    The son of Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin has died, the congressman’s office announced Thursday.Thomas Bloom Raskin, 25, was a graduate of Amherst College and a second-year student at Harvard Law School. The news release does not list a cause of death. “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor,” Raskin and his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin, said in a statement. “We are devastated and demolished to be without him.”In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters,...
  • Baltimore police officer indicted on charge of assaulting man who refused to wear face mask

    12/31/2020 9:27:13 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    NBC News. ^ | Dec. 31, 2020 | Minyvonne Burke
    A grand jury indicted officer Andre Maurice Pringle on one count of second-degree assault and one count of misconduct in office. A Baltimore police officer was indicted on a charge of assaulting a man on crutches who allegedly refused to properly wear his face mask. A grand jury indicted officer Andre Maurice Pringle on one count of second-degree assault and one count of misconduct in office after he shoved and slammed Brandon Walker on the ground outside of a Shoppers grocery store on April 19. The incident happened after Walker allegedly entered the store with his face mask on top...
  • Hogan wants Republican Party to return 'to its roots'

    12/22/2020 6:27:24 AM PST · by RandFan · 59 replies
    Fox ^ | Dec 22 | By Paul Steinhauser
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he "definitely is going to be part of the discussion" in helping to shape the Republican Party after President Trump leaves the White House. The popular two-term governor with an expanding national profile told Fox News in an interview that he’d like to see the GOP "return to its roots" as a "more Reaganesque, bigger tent party" that can appeal to more voters. Hogan is one of more than a dozen Republican politicians who are considered potential contenders for the party’s next presidential nomination. But with the president flirting with a 2024 bid to try...
  • President Donald Trump Calls For Protest in DC on Jan 6., Says ‘Be There, Will Be Wild’

    12/19/2020 2:02:47 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 436 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/19/20
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Peter Navarro releases 36-page report alleging election fraud 'more than sufficient' to swing victory to Trump A great report by Peter. Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election. Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!
  • Warnock Arrested in 2002 Incident, Records, Reports Show

    12/10/2020 2:16:24 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12.10.2020 | Brian Trusdell
    U.S. Senate hopeful Rev. Raphael Warnock reportedly was arrested 18 years ago for “hindering and obstructing” a police investigation into suspected child abuse at a summer camp in Maryland that Warnock’s church at the time was the operator of. Warnock, a Democrat seeking the seat of Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a Jan. 5 runoff election against the Republican, was “extremely uncooperative and disruptive” during questioning of camp counselors by police investigators, according to records of the incident obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Although all names from the report are redacted, it refers to “the reverends,” who were identified...
  • MD: County poised to erase Confederate references from streets, facilities

    12/08/2020 7:47:43 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 72 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | Dec 8, 2020 | BY BRIANA ADHIKUSUMA
    At least 65 homeowners might need to change their addresses if Montgomery County follows through with a plan to rename streets, facilities and trails that have Confederate references. The process would require homeowners to change the address on their utilities, mortgages, deeds and land records — a cost of a couple hundred dollars per property, county officials said Monday during a County Council committee meeting. The county is looking into the specific costs to each homeowner and the ability to set up an opt-in reimbursement program for those costs. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and the county’s...
  • Maryland's Larry Hogan releases video calling for change within GOP

    12/07/2020 3:22:56 PM PST · by RandFan · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/20 09:57 AM EST | BY MAX GREENWOOD
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) released a video Monday calling for the Republican Party to chart a new path forward in the years ahead, a move likely to stoke further speculation that he is moving toward a White House run in 2024. The video, released by Hogan’s advocacy group An America United, draws heavily on a speech the Maryland governor gave last month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, in which he warned of pending political trouble for the GOP and outlined and called on the party to expand its electoral coalition moving forward. “We are once again...
  • Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes of Maryland dies

    12/07/2020 9:44:25 AM PST · by Borges · 21 replies
    WBAL ^ | 12/7/2020
    BALTIMORE — Former Maryland U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes has died. His son, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, released a statement late Sunday night, saying: "My father, Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, passed away peacefully this evening in Baltimore. Following state, local and public health guidance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our family will hold a private service in the coming days." Sen. Sarbanes served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977 before being elected to the Senate, where he served for 30 years. He announced his retirement in 2006.

    12/03/2020 3:42:13 PM PST · by Fzob · 31 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 11/30/2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    Baltimore is overrun by murders, rats, and rampant illiteracy. Then its art museum went woke. Like a medieval monastery after the fall of Rome, the Baltimore Museum of Art is a relic of another time filled with the relics of another era. The Baltimorean merchants, bankers, and railroad tycoons who decided a century ago that their city needed an art museum to boost its civic pride are long gone and Charm City’s favorite work of art is its mascot: a giant rat. Does a city where a third of the population is functionally illiterate need a large collection of French...
  • Maryland to step up enforcement of coronavirus restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving with help of state police

    11/24/2020 5:49:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Baltimore Sun Adware Farm ^ | November 23, 2020 | PAMELA WOOD and HALLIE MILLER
    Maryland is ramping up enforcement of coronavirus restrictions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as the pandemic surges just as people usually gather with family and socialize in bars, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday. In addition to family gatherings on the holiday itself, the night before Thanksgiving has become one of the biggest bar-hopping nights of the year as people return to their hometowns and catch up with old friends over drinks. “I cannot emphasize how reckless that behavior would be this year,” the Republican governor said during a news conference in the State House rotunda in Annapolis. Health officials already...
  • Gov. Larry Hogan Makes Absurd Comparison for People Not Wearing a Mask

    11/24/2020 10:25:34 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 11/24/2020 1220 est | Julio Rosas
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said during a press conference that not wearing a mask while being out in public is like driving while drunk and there is no Constitutional right to do either of those things. "Well, it's sort of like saying, 'I have a Constitutional right to drive drunk. I have a Constitutional right to not wear a seatbelt,' or to yell 'fire' in a crowded movie theatre or to not follow the speed limit. We're talking about a quarter of a million people dying already. More than the Korean War, the Gulf War, and the Vietnam War...