Tag Archives: Maryland

MARYLAND: Special US House Primary Set For Feb. 4th

Via press release: Governor Larry Hogan today issued a proclamation ordering a special election to fill the 7th Congressional District vacancy created by the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD). State law requires that a primary election be held at least 65 days after the governor’s proclamation is issued, and a general election be held at least 65 days after …

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Third Republican Governor Backs Impeachment Inquiry

Politico reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan publicly expressed support for the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, joining a small but growing number of Republicans breaking from the party’s mostly unwavering support of the president. “I think we do need an inquiry because we have to get to the bottom of it,” Hogan said in a segment on PBS’ Firing …

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Federal Court Upholds Maryland’s Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow ignored binding Supreme Court precedent and issued an opinion dismissing Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against Maryland’s law prohibiting minors from receiving voluntary counseling from licensed professionals to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion. Liberty Counsel will immediately appeal this decision …

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Dem Baltimore Mayor Resigns Amid Financial Scandal

The Baltimore Sun reports: Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh resigned Thursday, a month after taking a medical leave amid a growing scandal over her sales of a self-published children’s book series, sources tell The Baltimore Sun. Pugh submitted a letter of resignation dated Thursday. Her resignation is effective immediately, attorney Steven Silverman said at a news conference. She did not …

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GOP Maryland Gov Seriously Considering 2020 WH Bid

The Washington Post reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he is seriously considering a primary challenge to President Trump, adding that the only reason Trump is not facing obstruction charges is that aides thwarted the president. Hogan criticized fellow Republicans in Congress and state houses across the country for not speaking out in the wake of special counsel Robert …

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BALTIMORE: Dem Mayor Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence For Health Reasons Amid Book Sales Scandal

Baltimore’s ABC News affiliate reports: Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is taking a leave of absence due to her battle with pneumonia, her office announced just hours after Gov. Hogan sent a letter to a state prosecutor asking him to investigate book sales between Pugh and the University of Maryland Medical System. Pugh was hospitalized for pneumonia last week, just days …

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TODAY: Supreme Court Hears Gerrymandering Cases

Politico reports: The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases that will test the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering — the practice of drawing voting districts to favor a particular political party or group. The congressional map being challenged in Maryland helped Democrats unseat a 20-year Republican incumbent by adding thousands of Democratic voters in the Washington, D.C. suburbs …

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Baltimore To End All Arrests For Marijuana Possession

The Baltimore Sun reports: Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby [photo] announced Tuesday her office would cease prosecuting people for possessing marijuana regardless of quantity or criminal history. Calling the move a monumental policy shift, Mosby said she has asked the courts to vacate marijuana convictions against nearly 5,000 people. These convictions have saddled thousands of Baltimore residents with criminal records …

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Maryland Gov Emerges As Possible Trump Challenger

Axios reports: Most Republicans are of the opinion that Trump is “unassailable” in a GOP primary, but some are anxious enough about his vulnerabilities that they’re looking at Larry Hogan, the popular centrist governor of Maryland, as a possible alternative. Hogan’s inauguration speech after winning reelection in November was viewed as “an unmistakable act of aggression” by the White House, …

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MARYLAND: Multiple Fatalities In Mass Shooting

CBS Baltimore reports: Multiple police agencies are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland just south of Aberdeen. Multiple people have been shot in the area Spesutia Road and Perryman Road, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, and the situation is still active. Police have confirmed that the shooter has not yet been taken into custody. …

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MARYLAND: GOP Governor Mulls White House Bid

The Washington Post reports: For the second time this week, Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan held forth about local and national politics during a visit to Democrat-rich Montgomery County, floating the idea of open primaries and contemplating a future in national politics. “You never say never,” Hogan told a gathering of business leaders in Bethesda when asked if he would …

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Accused Capital Gazette Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Reuters reports: The man accused of shooting five people to death last month at a newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, entered a plea of not guilty on Monday to all 23 felony charges against him, including five counts of first-degree murder. The plea was entered on behalf of Jarrod Ramos, 38, by his lawyers in a filing with the Anne …

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Black Christian Group: Don’t Vote For Ben Jealous, He Thinks Men Having “Raw Naked Sex” Can Be A Marriage

This statement is REALLY something: The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is letting all Christians of Maryland know that Ben Jealous does not respect religious liberty and the authority of the Church. We are not speaking politically, we are speaking morally against him. His actions …

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Trump Rejects Mayor’s Request To Lower White House Flags In Memory Of Victims Of Capital Gazette Shooting

The Capital Gazette reports: President Donald Trump has declined a request from Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley to lower American flags in honor of the fatal shooting of five employees of The Capital newspaper last week. “Obviously, I’m disappointed, you know? … Is there a cutoff for tragedy?” Buckley said Monday afternoon. “This was an attack on the press. It was …

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Five Murder Charges Filed Against Maryland Shooter

The Associated Press reports: First-degree murder charges were filed Friday against a man with a grudge against Maryland’s capital newspaper after police said he shot his way into the newsroom, killing four journalists and a staffer and wounding two others. Jarrod Warren Ramos was swiftly arrested, interrogated and jailed pending a 10:30 a.m. hearing in Annapolis. A court document classifies …

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Maryland Mass Shooting Survivor: I Don’t Give A Fuck About Your Prayers If There’s Nothing Else [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Anderson Cooper had two survivors of today’s shooting at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper on his show Thursday night. Reporter Selene San Felice said she was doing fine —considering she’d just watched someone die. San Felice says she’s still making sense of the tragedy but knows she’ll want to advocate for policy change. “I don’t know what I …

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Limited Details Emerge On Maryland Mass Shooter

CBS News reports: The suspect accused of killing five people in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper had damaged the tips of his fingers in an apparent attempt to thwart efforts by police to identify him by his fingerprints, a law enforcement officials tells CBS News. Authorities said the suspect is a white male in his 20s who they have …

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BREAKING: Multiple Deaths In Mass Shooting At Local Maryland Newspaper, Suspect Now In Custody [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sheriff Ron Bateman confirmed multiple people were killed in a shooting at a Maryland newsroom Thursday afternoon. The shooting occurred shortly before noon PT at the offices of the Capital-Gazette newspaper. A sheriff’s deputy has arrested a suspect near the scene, Bateman said, but the sheriff’s department has not released information on that person or whether there …

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MARYLAND: Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Wins Crowded Democratic Gubernatorial Primary [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous won Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, promising to deliver a progressive agenda that makes college free, legalizes marijuana and raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Bolstered by support in the Baltimore region, spending from outside groups and an aggressive union-backed turnout machine, Jealous emerged from the six-way …

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Chelsea Manning “Safe” After Apparent Suicide Threat

The New York Daily News reports: Chelsea Manning alarmed her friends Sunday night with a pair of since-deleted tweets in which she contemplated suicide. The U.S. Senate candidate — a former soldier and whistleblower — who is hoping to unseat a Maryland Democrat shared a jarring photo of what appeared to be her poised to jump from the ledge of …

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