Tag Archives: Maryland

Maryland Becomes Second State To Ban Declawing Cats

The Huffington Post reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed a bill into law this week making Maryland the second U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats. Declawing a cat is a major surgery that involves amputating the last bone of each toe, similar to amputating each first knuckle on a person’s hand. The first U.S. state to ban …

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Maryland School Board Bans “Bullying” Rainbow Flags

Fox News reports: A Maryland school board has moved to adopt a new policy on political symbols that could ban items like the rainbow pride flag in public school classrooms after members said teachers were “bullied” into displaying pride flags that were recently donated by an LGBTQ group. The Carroll County school board has voted to develop a new flag …

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GOP Mayor Avoids Prison On Revenge Porn Charges

CBS News reports: A former Maryland mayor who admitted to posting nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on Reddit will not have to spend time behind bars under a plea deal announced by the state prosecutor’s office on Monday. Former Cambridge Mayor Andrew Bradshaw pleaded guilty to five counts of distributing revenge porn online and was sentenced to a year and …

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Judge Tosses Maryland’s US House Redistricting Map

Baltimore’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Maryland judge on Friday rejected the General Assembly’s newly drawn Congressional district map. After a four-day trial, Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Lynne A. Battaglia on Friday ruled the 2021 plan violates Maryland’s Free Election Clause of the Maryland Declaration of Rights. As such, the judge ruled the 2021 plan is in violation of …

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Container Ship Still Grounded In Chesapeake Bay

Reuters reports: The Ever Forward container ship is still grounded in the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, nearly a year after another ship run by the same company blocked the Suez Canal for six days. The container ship is operated by Evergreen Marine Corp Taiwan Ltd (2603.TW), the same Taiwanese transportation company that operates the …

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Outgoing MD Gov: I Might Run For President [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said on Sunday that he is “certainly going to take a look” at the possibility of running for president in 2024. Hogan has been considered a top potential presidential contender in the Republican Party. “I’m going to run through the tape as governor until January of next year. I’m going to try to …

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Outgoing Maryland Gov Rules Out Run For Senate

Baltimore’s NBC News affiliate reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that he will not run for the U.S. Senate, rebuffing an aggressive recruitment push from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who saw the term-limited governor as the GOP’s best chance to win in the deep-blue state. Hogan announced his decision during an unrelated afternoon press conference …

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Outgoing MD Gov Dodges On Possible Senate Run

The Hill reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Sunday would not say if he plans to file to run for U.S. Senate by next month’s deadline, days after reports surfaced that GOP heavyweights are urging him to mount a bid. Asked by moderator Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation” if he is going to run for U.S. Senate, …

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GOP Pressures Outgoing MD Gov To Run For Senate

The Associated Press reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans are stepping up a personal campaign to persuade Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to run for the Senate and help the party’s chances of regaining control of the chamber. The recruitment effort has included McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who held Cabinet positions in the Trump and George W. …

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MD Gov Declares Emergency, Hospitals Overwhelmed

The Washington Post reports: Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday declared a 30-day state of emergency that mobilizes the National Guard to assist state and local health officers at coronavirus testing and vaccination sites and authorizes the state Department of Health to take steps to increase staffing at overwhelmed hospitals. Hogan predicted that Maryland will see its “most challenging” phase …

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REPORT: Maryland Gov Considering Bid For US Senate

CNN reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is engaging with stepped-up Republican efforts to recruit him into next year’s Senate race, CNN has learned. The popular Republican governor’s entry into the Senate race in a blue state would immediately put Democrats on defense in what would otherwise be a sleepy reelection for Sen. Chris Van Hollen — and potentially upend Democratic …

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GOP Gov: Trump Run In 2024 Would Be Bad For Nation

The Hill reports: Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said on Sunday that a reelection bid by former President Trump would be “bad” for the GOP and the nation. “Fox News Sunday” host Bret Baier asked Hogan if he believed that the Republican Party could win in 2024 with Trump as its nominee. “I think that’d be bad for the party …

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Man Charged With Selling Hundreds Of Fake Vax Cards

The Washington Post reports: A 23-year-old Maryland man has been charged with purchasing and distributing fake coronavirus vaccine cards to enrich himself, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court Friday. The man, Amar Salim Shabazz, was allegedly not shy about his scheme, either. “I SELL PROOF OF VACCINATION CARDS,” he commented under an Instagram post about bars and …

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GOP Maryland Mayor Charged With Revenge Porn

The Associated Press reports: A Maryland mayor has been arrested and charged with distributing revenge porn online, prosecutors announced Monday. Andrew Bradshaw, the 32-year-old mayor of Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is accused of posting nude photos of a woman he was no longer in a romantic relationship with. Bradshaw posted the photos using multiple Reddit accounts he created using …

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MD Lawmakers Float Plan For 3 Counties To Join WV

The New York Times reports: More than 150 years after Maryland stuck with the Union, the state is facing a peculiar request by its three westernmost counties to secede. Lawmakers from the counties — Garrett, Allegany and Washington — say their rural, conservative constituents have long been fed up with their overwhelmingly liberal and Democratic fellow Marylanders. They say they …

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Police: MD Man Murdered Brother And Sister-In-Law Because Pharmacist Brother Was Issuing “Poison” Vax

The Baltimore Sun reports: A Cumberland man allegedly killed his brother and sister-in-law in their Ellicott City home last week because his brother, a pharmacist, administered COVID-19 vaccines, according to charging documents filed Wednesday in a Howard County court. Jeffrey Burnham told his mother he had to confront his older brother, Brian Robinette, because he was poisoning people by administering …

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Life Sentence In 2018 Mass Shooting At MD Newspaper

CNN reports: A man who killed five employees of Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018 was sentenced Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in jail, prosecutors say. Jarrod Ramos was sentenced to five life sentences without parole, plus one life sentence, plus 345 years, according to Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney spokesperson Tia Lewis. All sentences will run …

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Maryland Husband And Wife Charged In Capitol Riot

Law & Crime reports: A Maryland couple has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 6th siege at the U.S. Capitol Complex. Christopher Price and Cynthia Ballenger were charged in a federal criminal complaint on Monday. Federal authorities were anonymously tipped off to the defendants’ alleged participation in the riot on Jan. 12 in a message that claimed Ballenger and …

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Anti-LGBT QAnon Cultist Launches Bid For MD Gov

The Baltimore Sun reports: Conservative Maryland Del. Dan Cox says he is running for governor in 2022, the first right-wing, pro-Trump candidate in the race. Cox, 46, has emerged as a favorite of the wing of the Republican Party that continues to support former President Donald Trump. Cox also helped organize buses to bring people to Washington, D.C., on Jan. …

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Former DNC Chair Tom Perez Launches Bid For MD Gov

NBC News reports: Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is running for governor of his home state of Maryland, where the outgoing Republican governor has proven immensely popular despite the state’s heavy Democratic tilt. Perez led the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and then served as labor secretary under President Barack Obama. He was elected to …

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