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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

BACKLASH: Left-Leaning Poll Has Really Bad News For Democrats In 2018 Midterms

A new poll released on Monday from a left-leaning news publication showed that the Democrats are paying dearly for their disastrous week last week where they lied about President Donald Trump's comments regarding violent MS-13 gang members.

The Reuters Poll revealed that the double-digit lead that the Democrats held over Republicans last month in generic ballot voting for the 2018 midterms among registered voters is now completely gone as Republicans have opened up a six-point lead over the Democrats.


Roger Stone: ‘John Brennan’s Going to Die in a Federal Penitentiary’

Roger Stone, veteran political strategist and longtime confidant of President Trump, said in an exclusive interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday morning that former CIA Director John Brennan will “die in a federal penitentiary.”

“John Brennan should pop the glass capsule and take the cyanide now,” Stone told host Amanda House, Breitbart News’s deputy political editor. “He’s the perp who started the entire Russian dossier matter. He’s lied about it under oath. He’s going to die in a federal penitentiary.”

Brennan and the Obama intelligence community’s roles in the investigation of the Trump campaign have come under increasing scrutiny.

Recently, Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper was outed by former and current officials leaking to the Washington Post and the New York Times as an FBI and CIA informant who approached and befriended several members of the Trump campaign.


Make My Day...

Why The American Dream Of Owning A Big Home Is Way Overrated (In One Simple Chart)

From 1978 through 2015, the median size of the single-family home increased every year until it peaked at 2,467 square feet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Then, in 2016, that number began to shrink, albeit ever so slightly.

So, are we finally coming to our senses about McMansions?

Of course, owning a big house has long been a key component of the American Dream - you know you’ve arrived when you have columns, an indoor pool and a theater room - but, in reality, it’s all usually a huge waste of space, according to a study cited by Steve Adcock on the Get Rich Slowly blog.

A research team affiliated with UCLA studied American families and where they spend most of their time while inside their homes.The results were fascinating, but really not all that surprising. Here’s one representative example:


DUI suspect loses smile as charges escalate

Angenette Marie Welk in a mugshot for her DUI charge (left) and for her manslaughter charge (right)

That wiped the smile off her face.

A Florida woman, who flashed a wide grin in her mugshot for a DUI arrest following a fatal crash, was appropriately somber in her new mugshot Saturday — this time for manslaughter charges.

Angenette Marie Welk, 44, initially was charged with DUI and serious bodily injury for allegedly crashing her car while drunk on May 10 — rear-ending a Hyundai Elantra and sending it hurtling toward the tractor-trailer in front of it.

The woman in the Hyundai, Sandra Clarkston — who had just celebrated her 60th birthday — died at Ocala Regional Medical Center four days later from injuries sustained in the crash.

On Saturday, Welk was booked again for a far more serious charge of DUI manslaughter,the Ocala Star Banner reported.

After the crash, Welk told the trooper at the scene she lost control of her car because she dropped her cellphone while driving. But the trooper noticed her breath reeked of alcohol and her eyes were glossy. She also failed to pass a field sobriety test and her blood alcohol was more than twice the legal limit of .08.

Clarkston’s children had been upset and hurt by Welk’s first mugshot, which showed the woman who allegedly caused the car crash that killed their mother grinning from ear to ear.

On Saturday, they said they were happy Welk had been re-arrested — but not pleased that she was let out of Marion County Jail on $30,000 bond.


ICE operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration violators nets 49 arrests across Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A total of 49 foreign nationals were arrested over the last seven days in the Philadelphia Metropolitan region during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at criminal aliens, immigration fugitives, re-entrants, and other immigration violators, which ended Sunday.

17 of those arrested had criminal convictions.
14 of those arrested have pending criminal charges.
6 had been previously removed from the United States and subsequently illegally re-entered.
14 were immigration fugitives with outstanding final orders of removal issued by a federal immigration judge.
14 of those arrested were previously released from Philadelphia County custody, despite having an ICE detainer lodged against them.

3 Other Suspects Charged With Murder In Death Of Baltimore County Officer

All four of the suspects in the death of Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio are being charged with first-degree murder and burglary as adults.

A 16-year-old, identified as as Dawnta Anthony Harris, has been arrested and charged with with first-degree murder as an adult as court documents state that Harris admitted he "drove at the officer" when she told him to get out of a Jeep while accomplices burglarized a house.

The other three suspects are also teenagers; Eugene Genius,17, Darrell Ward, 16, and Derrick Matthews, 15.


Another Parade for Obama!

Glen Ave. Road Closure Announced for Salisbury University Commencement Ceremonies

Salisbury, MD – The Wicomico Youth & Civic Center will host Salisbury University’s commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24. To protect the safety of graduates and their families, a portion of Glen Ave. in front of the WY&CC will close on Wednesday, May 23 from 3 – 11 p.m. and Thursday, May 24 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The closed portion runs from Civic Avenue to St. Albans Drive.

I wonder if they have an American Heritage night as well

Dogs Missing In Delmar

They went missing in 5/22/18 at around 7:58 PM they went missing on Delmar Road. My name is Taylor and my contact info is 443-205-9826 or Eric James 453-365-5223

No. 1: NYC Public Schools Spent $24,109 Per Pupil; But 72% Not Proficient in Reading, 72% Not Proficient in Math

( - The New York City public schools spent $24,109 per pupil in fiscal 2016, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

That ranked New York City No. 1 in per pupil spending among the nation’s 100 largest public school districts, according to the Census Bureau, and was more than twice the nationwide per-pupil spending in public elementary and secondary schools, which was $11,762 in fiscal 2016.

Meanwhile, in those same New York City public schools, 72 percent of the eighth graders were not proficient in reading and 72 percent were not proficient math, according to results of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests released by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Boston public schools spent $22,082 per pupil in fiscal 2016, ranking Boston No. 2 in per pupil spending among the nation’s 100 largest school districts.

In the Boston public schools, according to the NAEP results, 68 percent of eighth graders were not proficient in reading and 67 percent were not proficient in math.


Governor Larry Hogan Announces $20.2 Million for Rate Increases for Long-Term Service and Supports Providers

Provides 3% Increase for Home and Community-Based Providers, Specialized Foster Care Providers, Nursing Home and Group Home Service Providers; Supports Services for Over 40,000 Marylanders

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the administration will provide a three percent increase to the Maryland Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) provider rates. The increase will benefit nursing home and home and community-based providers who deliver services to individuals enrolled in Maryland Medicaid.

“This rate increase ensures continued access to care and services for many of our most vulnerable Marylanders who need specific care,” said Governor Hogan. “Our administration greatly values the hard work these care providers do each and every day, and we are fully committed to supporting them as comprehensively as possible.”

LTSS are provided in home and in community-based settings, as well as in institutions including nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Home and community-based services vary by program and can include personal assistance, nursing, nurse monitoring, medical day care, case management, transportation, medical supplies and medical equipment, among other services.

“The preservation of network adequacy for Long-Term Services and Supports is integral to the level of care individuals receive,” said Maryland Department of Health Secretary Robert Neall. “This rate increase will allow providers to meet the needs of this specific population in the setting that best fits the individual’s needs, whether that be at an institution or in their own home.”

For the more than 42,000 individuals receiving LTSS, Maryland Medicaid is dedicated to providing choice and autonomy in the provision of care. Maryland Medicaid has adopted a person-centered planning approach to LTSS administration, which is designed to promote not only optimal health outcomes, but also greater independence and better quality of life for participants. Medicaid is increasingly moving away from institutional-based care toward home and community-based services.

The Affordable Care Act established the Community First Choice program option to make it easier for Medicaid participants who require institutional-levels of care to receive services in home and community-based settings. Maryland was one of the first states to implement Community First Choice. Under Community First Choice, Maryland is more efficiently managing personal assistance services, enhancing the means to provide services where participants feel more comfortable.

The Hogan administration also announced a three percent rate increase for specialized foster care and group home service providers. These providers ensure appropriate alternative settings for care of these children who are unable to remain in the care of their parents or guardians.

The Fiscal Year 2019 budget includes $20.2 million to fund these increases: $12.1 million for the nursing home rate, $5.1 million for the home and community-based provider rate, and $3 million for the specialized foster care and group home service provider rate.

Boycott Schools Over Lack of Anti-Gun Legislation?

Once again a Democrat blames the lack of new legislation (albeit with the same old policies) for another school atrocity. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), the self-proclaimed “moral” authority on guns after Sandy Hook, proclaimed, “Let’s call it like it is: the horrifying inaction of Congress, slaughter after slaughter, has become a green light to would-be shooters, who pervert silence into endorsement.” Contrary to Murphy’s assertion, the fact is that none of the Democrats’ proposed gun laws, specifically the call to ban “assault” weapons, would have prevented the Santa Fe High School attack.

In this case, the 17-year-old attacker was underage for legally purchasing any firearm, so an expansion of background checks would not have applied. The weapons he used were a shotgun and a .38 revolver, neither of which has been included in any of the Democrats’ proposed gun bans. The fact that no AR-15 was used might also explain why the mainstream media has not given this latest school attack nearly as much coverage as Parkland — it fails to move forward the narrative on the supposed pandemic danger posed by “assault” rifles. Democrats don’t care about children unless their political agenda can be advanced.

Obviously, despite what Democrats like Murphy claim, their real agenda is the repeal of the Second Amendment.


White South African farmers claiming persecution at home seek refuge in Australia

More than 200 farmers from South Africa have applied for humanitarian visas in Australia after allegedly suffering attacks for being white, according to the Australian Home Affairs Ministry.

“The type of criteria they of course have to meet – or the key one – is evidence of persecution, so that's exactly what we will be looking at,” Home Affairs Deputy Secretary Malisa Golightly said. Home Affairs said 89 refugee visa applications relating to 213 people had been received, although they did not specify their ethnicity or any other details.

News reports emerged earlier this year revealing that white farmers in South Africa had faced persecution after the country's government approved a new law allowing for the confiscation of their lands, which would be transferred to black citizens.

Following the reports, Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton announced his willingness to start fast-tracking humanitarian visas for South Africans who had endured violent rural crime at home and wished to move Down Under. The step was slammed by the South African opposition, which called Australia, and those willing to escape there, ‘racist.’


2 Rapes in Salisbury Maryland in a Week (May 20th and May 13th)

It's time to FIRE Chief Barbara Duncan!

Sexual Assault
May 20, 2018
around 11 PM

May 20, 2018
around 4 PM

500 Block W MAIN ST
May 20, 2018
around 2 AM

May 19, 2018
around 2 PM

300 Block CIVIC AV
May 19, 2018
around 9 AM

100 Block E CARROLL ST
May 17, 2018
around 9 PM

May 16, 2018
around 3 PM

May 15, 2018
around 7 PM

200 Block E VINE ST
May 15, 2018
around 9 AM

May 14, 2018
around 10 PM

1400 Block S DIVISION ST
May 14, 2018
around 4 PM

Sexual Assault
May 13, 2018
around 5 PM

May 13, 2018
around 2 AM

500 Block W MAIN ST
May 13, 2018
around 1 AM

May 13, 2018
around 1 AM

BREAKING NEWS: Homicide Up 900%, Rape Up 42.0% In Salisbury Maryland

Youth Fishing Derby offers free family fun June 2

SALISBURY, Md. – The pond at the Salisbury City Park will be packed with fish for children to catch during Wicomico Recreation’s annual Youth Fishing Derby.

This year’s Fishing Derby, a free event, is set for Saturday, June 2, at the Salisbury City Park. Registration opens at 8 a.m., with fishing from 9-11 a.m. Food and drinks will be provided for youth participants after that, and there will also be trophies awarded in different categories.

The Fishing Derby is for boys and girls ages 15 and younger, and participants should bring their own bait and rods. The Department of Natural Resources will add about 500 blue gills to the pond’s catfish, largemouth bass, perch and carp.

“With more fish than usual in the pond, see what your kids can catch at the Youth Fishing Derby,” said Vanessa Junkin, assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism. “It’s also a great opportunity to spend time with the family outdoors.”

For more information, visit or contact Allen Swiger at 410-548-4900 x108

Judge rules 30-year-old man must move out of parents' home

CAMILLUS, N.Y. — A 30-year-old man has been ordered by a judge to leave his parents' home in Camillus.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood ruled Tuesday afternoon that Michael Rotondo must remove himself.

In filings to the court last week, parents Christina and Mark Rotondo said they've been trying to get their son to leave their home for several months.


OC Billiards @ Trader Lee's To Host Huge Benefit This Saturday

Celebration of Life for Thomas Johnston at Trader Lee's in West OC may 26th, starts at 12. Live music starts at 4 PM. $10 dollar donation. At least 5 incredible bands, many coming from Baltimore. 

The Fed Has No Clue How to Create or Control Inflation

Let me let you in on a little secret...

Central Bankers don’t actually WANT inflation.

The Fed’s “inflation target of 2%” is a giant ruse. The Fed has no clue how to create or control inflation. They even admitted this in the minutes of the July 2017 FOMC meeting.

So if the Fed has no clue how to create or control inflation… why even bother with a target to begin with?

Because having a “target” gives the Fed some goal that it can claim to pursue, while it papers over declining living standards in the United States.

Put another way, the inflation is a distraction from the real schemethat has been playing out since the early ‘70s.

That scheme involves issuing endless amounts of debt and credit to cover up the fact that incomes are not rising in line with costs of living in the US.

We see this all the time (why are two parents required to work to makes end meet when one parent could cover an entire family back in 1970?) but because the erosion of “quality of life” is so gradual, no one ever flips out.

The problem with this scheme (issuing endless debt and credit) is that if it persists long enough… REAL inflation hits.

And that is a MASSIVE problem for the Fed.


Because bonds trade based on inflation. When inflation rises, bond yields rise to account for it.


"It's Ridiculous" - Parents Furious As Australia Seeks To Ban Use Of "Boy" Or "Girl" In Books

That is an example of the furious reaction from parents in Victoria, Australia where the local city council has announced plans to audit children’s books and toys with a plan to ban them from kindergartens, schools and libraries if they don’t meet strict gender guidelines.

The Herald Sun reports that the local government's justice warriors were inspired by research from the Australian National University that showed children were influenced by gender stereotyping, and urged a ban on the terms 'boy' and 'girl'.

The research suggests educators should “minimise the extent to which gender is labelled” and avoid telling children what girls and boys should do.


So You Think You Can Play, Prove It!

In the near future OC Billiards @ Trader Lee's will be signing up players to compete in our new Pool League, partnered with our local Brewery, EVO. 

EVO will also be sponsoring our weekly Pool Tournament every Sunday at 1 PM. 

Last week I knocked the 8-Ball in on the break TWICE in a row AND called the pocked the 8-Ball would go into before the break. Many witnesses, so don't say it isn't true. How good is your game?

Keith Ellison: Republicans Doing Bible Studies In Jails Are Making It Harder For Dems To Win

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said at a Democratic event Monday that Republicans doing “Bible studies” in prisons is hurting Democrats’ chances at winning voters.

You know, back when I was in Minnesota State Legislature, I got the impression that maybe Democrats could possibly have an advantage with folks in this area who might vote for us,” Ellison said. “Not true. We will have to fight for their vote like we do with every other vote because I learned that a lot of Republicans will go to jails and do Bible studies and other things.”


Had Enough?

Howley Reports - May 21 2018!

5 Supplements That Help Fight Diabetes

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and 31 percent of them use complimentary or alternative medicines, including supplements to manage their condition. Experts say that in many cases, supplements can help manage type 2 diabetes, the insulin-resistant form of the disease which is the most common in the United Sates.

"There have been countless studies on this topic," says Dr. Jennifer Stagg, a leading expert on gene modification and author of Unzip Your Genes: 5 Choices to Reveal a Radically Different You. "Typically, when you have so many studies, you'll find some are positive along with the negative. However when you take the time to read the papers to determine how they were conducted, some supplements stand out as offering the best evidence and the best safety record with glycemic control."

Always check with your physician before adding any supplements to your regimen and don't stop taking your medication.

Here are five well-reviewed supplements that Stagg recommends that can help manage diabetes:

The U.S. Is Shackled By Historic Debt

Do you feel as if you’re drowning in debt? It’s worse than you think.

The U.S. government reached a new milestone when our country’s debt topped $21 trillion for the first time. The national debt grows by an average of $17,000 every second – more than some people earn in an entire year. That’s only an average, and During the past eight months, the national debt grew by $52,000 per second. And the trend toward bigger and higher spending is only getting worse.

The ratio of national debt to GDP is at 105 percent, larger than the economy as a whole. In 1981, the national debt comprised a mere 31 percent of GDP. We are not moving in the right direction. The Treasury Department has plans to borrow $1 trillion this year, an 84% jump from last year.

When individuals borrow, they can use the money wisely to increase their wealth. That’s what happens when people make good investments. What does the government do with all this money? While some of it may be put to good use, the National Science Foundation’s spending $856,000 on having mountain lions run on treadmills can’t be termed prudent spending. Nor can the $2 billion spent on former President Obama’s healthcare website. In 2017, Brooklyn, NY spent $2 million on a 400 square feet restroom in a public park. Flushing money down the toilet?


GOP Sets Fundraising Record in April as Democrat Money Woes go On

ProPublica reports the Republican National Committee (RNC) has set yet another fundraising record, while the Democratic National Committee (DNC) registered its lowest figure in April during a midterm election cycle since 2006.

In the same month, the report reveals the DNC had expenditures totaling $8.3 million and finished up with $8.7 million in cash. The party currently owes $5.3 million.


Tomato sauce is good for your gut: Cooked is healthier than raw for gut bacteria

Cooked tomato sauce boosts the levels of healthy bacteria in the gut, according to research.

Spanish scientists found that tomatoes have a better probiotic effect in the gut when fried into a sauce, rather than when eaten raw.

Although a healthy bacteria in the gut prevents some antioxidants being absorbed from tomato sauce, the sauce boosts the effectiveness of that same bacteria.

The researchers say this makes cooked tomato sauce better for gut health than raw tomatoes, because the cooking process preserves the important chemical which gives tomatoes their red colour.

Understanding how both cooking and digestion affect the health benefits of food would help manufacturers make health-boosting foods, the researchers say.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Another 'Win' for Socialism in Venezuela

Venezuela held its national “elections” Sunday, and we’re shocked — shocked — to report that President Nicolas Maduro remains in office.

Food shortages. Parents leaving their children at orphanages to be fed. Military monthly pay at $10. No medicine. No toilet paper. Inflation estimated to by 653% with currency that is virtually worthless. Electrical blackouts. Add to this list a rigged election to keep a corrupt tyrant in power and you have the poster child of socialism’s failure: the country of Venezuela.

Why should Americans care about the implosion of this South American nation whose population of 30 million is smaller than that of California? That simple: Venezuela is the result of the policies pushed by American Democrats.

Since 1999, two million Venezuelans have fled. Crime is soaring as the masses suffer overwhelming poverty. The only people who have protections and provisions are those in power.

Venezuela remains rich in one particular resource: oil. But even that’s in serious trouble. In December 2017, America was importing 475,165 barrels of crude oil daily from Venezuela’s state-run oil company, PDVSA. That had fallen from almost 800,000 barrels daily just one year earlier. Venezuela is a nation with a capacity for vast wealth. But corruption metastasized and its government structure is killing this nation and its people.

How does a nation holding the world’s largest volume of oil reserves, as ranked in 2017 by OPEC and the U.S. Energy Information Administration, have such an impoverished people and unstable government?

More here

WSJ Asks "Was Trump's Campaign 'Set Up'?"

The Wall Street Journal continues to counter the liberal mainstream media's anti-Trump-ness with Kimberly Strassel leading the charge, dropping uncomfortable truth-bombs in a forum that is hard for the establishment to shrug off as 'Alt-Right' or 'Nazi' or be 'punished' by search- and social-media-giants.

Earlier in the week, with Trump now calling out the debacle as "possible bigger than Watergate," Strassel tweet-stormed some key points that everyone - leftist and right - should consider... (that's wishful thinking)...

1. So a few important points on that new NYT "Hurricane Crossfire" piece. A story that, BTW, all of us following this knew had to be coming. This is DOJ/FBI leakers' attempt to get in front of the facts Nunes is forcing out, to make it not sound so bad. Don't buy it. It's bad.

2. Biggest takeaway: Govt "sources" admit that, indeed, the Obama DOJ and FBI spied on the Trump campaign. Spied. (Tho NYT kindly calls spy an "informant.") NYT slips in confirmation far down in story, and makes it out like it isn't a big deal. It is a very big deal.

3. In self-serving desire to get a sympathetic story about its actions, DOJ/FBI leakers are willing to provide yet more details about that "top secret" source (namely, that spying was aimed at Page/Papadopoulos)--making all more likely/certain source will be outed. That's on them

4. DOJ/FBI (and its leakers) have shredded what little credibility they have in claiming they cannot comply with subpoena. They are willing to provide details to friendly media, but not Congress? Willing to risk very source they claim to need to protect?

5. Back in Dec., NYT assured us it was the Papadopoulos-Downer convo that inspired FBI to launch official counterintelligence operation on July 31, 2016. Which was convenient, since it diminished the role of the dossier. However .


Tucker Carlson: 'MS-13 Is a Living Reminder That the Left's Position on Immigration Is Fundamentally a Lie'

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson challenged Democrats that objected to President Donald Trump’s remarks earlier this week about the gang MS-13.

Carlson said the inspiration for that backlash aimed at Trump for those comments was that it challenged the left’s view on immigration — an idea that all immigrants are good.

“Why would the left be defending the country’s most violent street gang?” Carlson said. “Trump has made them irrational. That is part of it. But the left also senses a threat to its basic worldview. MS-13 is a living reminder that the left’s position on immigration is fundamentally a lie. The media tell you every day that every immigrant, legal or not, is a future brain surgeon or tech company founder. Therefore, immigration controls are unnecessary.”


U.S. Imported More than 10M Immigrants in Last Decade, Exceeding the Population of NYC

The United States has imported more than 10 million legal immigrants in the last ten years, federal data circulated by the White House reveals.

Since 2008, the U.S. has admitted and permanently resettled close to 10.8 million legal immigrants, a foreign population that exceeds the entire population of New York City, New York — where more than 8 million residents live.

Of those roughly 10.8 million legal immigrants resettled across the U.S., the majority derives from the process known as “chain migration,” where newly naturalized citizens are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country.

Nearly 7.8 million legal immigrants have been imported to the U.S. through chain migration since 2008.

Another 478,000 legal immigrants have entered the U.S. through the Diversity Visa Lottery program in that same time period. The Visa Lottery randomly gives out 50,000 visas every year to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorism problems – such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan. Visa Lottery winners have undergone only minor screening from immigration officials, even when their ideology is hostile to Americans laws and culture.


Welcome To The Eastern Shore

Al Gore urges graduates to ‘terminate’ Trump presidency early

Speaking to 2018 graduates at the University of Maryland on Sunday, it wasn’t until 19 minutes into a 22-minute speech that former Vice President Al Gore mentioned President Donald Trump’s name.

But his address nonetheless marked a commencement ceremony that pushed graduates to fight what both Gore and university President Wallace Loh described as challenges to American democracy.

The article goes on to state the following:


And They Called It Puppy Love... Governor Hogan Adopts Dogs

Democrats test how far to the Left they can go

Kara Eastman has a message for Democrats looking for change they can believe in.

“I’m tired of hearing Democrats don’t have a backbone, that we don’t stand for anything,” the 45-year-old said in a commercial. “That changes now!” Eastman won her party’s primary for a House seat in Nebraska, beating a former congressman who was the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s choice to turn the Republican-held seat blue.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee celebrated Eastman’s victory by asserting “the way to inspire voters in 2018 is to campaign on a bold progressive agenda of Medicare for All, higher wages for workers, and other economic populist ideas that help working families and challenge corporate power.”


Big Blue Bellyflop: Dem Advantage in Generic Ballot Hits New Low

For the very first time since April of 2017, when Real Clear Politics first started monitoring the average, the Democrat advantage in the generic ballot has dipped below 5 percent, to just 4.7 percent.

Until this week, Democrats enjoyed a steady average of a +5 percent advantage. Of late, that average has climbed as high as +13 percent. But since then, the erosion, in fits and starts, has steadily drifted downward, and now, at least in this election season, it is at a record low.

For the sake of context, in 2014, with a 2.4 percent GOP advantage in this same poll, Republicans picked up only 13 House seats.

During the 2010 mid-terms, with a 9.4 percent GOP advantage, Republicans picked up 63 House seats.


It’s time for Bill Clinton to take a walk in the Chappaqua woods

It’s 2018. One of the world’s most powerful married men had a 22-year-old intern perform oral sex on him in his office. He’s been accused of sexual assault by three other women. One claims, as is the case with so many of the men who have fallen from positions of power as a result, that he exposed himself to her (which always makes me, at least, pause and wonder why on earth so many men seem to want to do this). We know, too, that he lied about his tryst with the intern.

So why is Bill Clinton still presiding over glamorous parties?

When Monica Lewinsky was disinvited from a Town & Country Philanthropy Summit earlier this month where Bill Clinton was speaking, the question shouldn’t have been why was she disinvited. It should have been why is Bill Clinton is headlining events at all.

And boy, is he ever. Clinton has a full social schedule this summer. In June he’ll be publicizing his book “The President is Missing” along with his co-author James Patterson all across the country. He’ll also make time to host the Clinton Foundation dinner, where tickets range from $2,500 to $100,000 and Shaggy and Sting are scheduled to perform.

Again, he’s almost certainly guilty of actions that would be categorized as harassment in 2018. The fact that the Lewinsky affair happened as long ago as 1995 is no matter.


Breaking News: Congress voted to repeal part of the Dodd-Frank law passed after the 2008 financial crisis

A decade after the global financial crisis tipped the United States into a recession, Congress agreed on Tuesday to free thousands of small and medium-sized banks from strict rules enacted as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law to prevent another meltdown.

In a rare demonstration of bipartisanship, the House voted 258-159 to approve a regulatory rollback that passed the Senate earlier this year, handing a significant victory to President Trump, who has promised to “do a big number on Dodd-Frank.”

How The FBI And CIA Restarted The Cold War To Protect Themselves

On December 29, 2016, the Obama Administration – with three weeks remaining in its term – issued harsh sanctions against Russia over supposed election interference. Two compounds in the United States were closed and 35 Russian diplomats were ordered to leave the country.

Russia responded by calling the actions “Cold War déjà vu.”

In the two years that have elapsed since, it has been learned that the “intelligence” that formed the basis for the sanctions was beyond dubious.

A single unverified “dossier” compiled by an ex-British spy with no discernable connections to Russia was shopped to FISA judges and the media as something real.


Trump's stealth victory: Reshaping the courts

With less than two years under his belt, President Trump has managed to make a substantial imprint on the U.S. judicial system — one that could be felt for decades to come — by getting the Senate to confirm key judicial nominees.

The fundamental shift has come even as Republicans grumble that Democrats are slow-walking the process in the Senate. Democrats have been demanding maximum debate time for many of Trump's picks, but even with that obstacle, the courts aren't lacking for Trump nominees.

“What President Trump has done with judicial selection and appointments is probably at the very center of his legacy, and may well be his greatest accomplishments thus far,” Leonard Leo, an outside adviser to the White House on judicial selection and executive vice president of the Federalist Society, told the Washington Examiner.


FBI Informant Stefan Halper Paid Over $1 Million By Obama Admin; Spied On Trump Aide After Election

Less than a week after Stefan Halper was outed as the FBI informant who infiltrated the Trump campaign, public records reveal that the 73-year-old Oxford University professor and former U.S. government official was paid handsomely by the Obama administration starting in 2012 for various research projects.

A longtime CIA and FBI asset who once reportedly ran a spy-operation on the Jimmy Carter administration, Halper was enlisted by the FBI to spy on several Trump campaign aides during the 2016 U.S. election. Meanwhile, a search of public records reveals that between 2012 and 2018, Halper received a total of $1,058,161 from the Department of Defense.


Great Factual & Confirmed Story

-In 2015 a Beagle was found alone in the woods in Kentucky
-The Beagle was found by a good samaritan and brought to a shelter
-No one wanted to adopt the Beagle who unfortunately was at a kill shelter and put on the euthanasia list.
-Days before the Beagle was to be put down, a Beagle rescue group in Canada was contacted by the shelter and decided to take him Canada.
-Groups of dog lovers took turns driving the Beagle in one hour shifts from Kentucky to Toronto.
-At a normal run of the mill adoption event a woman who was temporarily working in Toronto saw the Beagle and decided he was for her.
-The woman named the Beagle... Guy.
-That woman was an actress named Meghan Markle.
-Meghan Markle ended up marrying Prince Harry.
-On his owners wedding day, Guy the Beagle rode in a car to the wedding reception with the Queen of England.
-Guy, the stray beagle from Kentucky now lives at Kensington Palace.

The best way to say yes, I do!

Memorial Day Holiday Schedule


Salisbury, MD ... Wicomico County Government Offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.


Salisbury, MD ... On Monday, May 28, 2018, the Newland Park Landfill, Brush Pile and all Convenience Centers will be closed. The Whitehaven Ferry & Upper Ferry will be open regular hours.

For more information, please contact the Newland Park Landfill at 410-548-4935. Ferry information is available by calling 410-543-2765.

Playing the Black Card

WOW: Even The New York Times Says Bill And Hillary Clinton Are Done, Should Go Away

It's not often the mainstream media acknowledges the elephant in the room, let alone shines a spotlight on the poor pachyderm.

But The New York Times did just that on Monday, running a story headlined: "Hillary and Bill Clinton Go Separate Ways for 2018 Midterm Elections."

And that was as nice as the Times could possibly be, because the headline just as easily could have been: "The Clintons Are Done, Nobody Wants Them Near In 2018."

The piece starts out with a little nostalgia, noting that the Clintons were once "the most powerful brand in Democratic politics." Then it turns dark.


PC RUN AMOK: Principal Apologizes To Black Students For ‘Party Like It’s 1776’ Prom Tickets

Here's another story from our "not the Onion" file.

A principled principal in a New Jersey high school has apologized to black students for the distribution of prom tickets that had a line on them telling students to "party like it's 1776."

The non-hilarious joke was a reference to Prince's hit song, Party Like It's 1999," and also geared toward the fact than the prom was being held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. So, you know, a history joke (combined with a bad dad joke).


We Hear You: Ben Carson, Cory Booker, California, and Gun Control

Dear Daily Signal: Thank you for Genevieve Wood’s interview with Dr. Ben Carson (“Exclusive Interview: Ben Carson on Draining the Swamp, Fighting Poverty, and Kanye West”). He is the right man for the job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and he is getting things accomplished. This is what our country needs.

In just a very short time, the president who I and many other conservative families voted for has gotten much done in our great country.

I read the news on the internet so that I can select the sources I enjoy and agree with. I’ve long ago cancelled TV, and cannot watch the mainstream media anymore.

The liberal Left continue to push their radical agenda against American values. The good news is there is a solution. Find out more >>

I read that elites including George Soros want to spend $50 million to have another Russian collusion investigation. Could Genevieve Wood interview Kanye West or some members of Congress and ask them what they could do with $50 million? Kanye could use his skills to improve Chicago with that money. Look at our own homeless veterans, and so on.

Thank you for the great articles.—Laura Lepley, Pennsylvania


Troopers Investigating Serious Crash – Delmar

Delmar – Delaware State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that took place Sunday evening, resulting in one subject being hospitalized in critical condition.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:17 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018, on Old Stage Road south of Whitesville Road, Delmar. A 2002 GMC Yukon, operated by Juan Gomez-Gomez, 35, of Laurel, was traveling Old Stage road northbound at an apparent high rate of speed while passing other vehicles. The GMC experienced a rear tire blow out which caused Gomez-Gomez to lose control. The vehicle then traveled off the roadway, overturning multiple times, resulting in the driver and his passenger being ejected from the vehicle.

Gomez-Gomez was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, Maryland, where he was treated for minor injuries. The passenger, a 30 year old Laurel man, was also transported to PRMC where he was admitted in critical condition.

Impairment was a factor on Gomez-Gomez behalf and warrants are currently on file charging him with Vehicular Assault 1st Degree, DUI, Unreasonable Speed and No Valid License. Arrest action is pending extradition from Maryland, where he is being held as an out of state fugitive.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Sgt. A. Mendez of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-644-5020.

People Are Asking...

What happened to Nicole Lauren on WBOC??

UPDATE: WCSO CID Press Release - May 21, 2018

Incident: Sexual Assault
Date of Incident: 5/15/18
Location: Parkside High School, 1015 Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury, Maryland
Suspect: Jose Miguel Vazquez-Ramos 19 years old of Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On May 18, 2018, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office / Criminal Investigation Division was called upon to investigate a sexual offense that occurred at Parkside High School, during school hours. Detectives learned the fourteen year old victim was sexually assaulted by the suspect, who was later identified as Jose Miguel Vazquez-Ramos. Furthermore, Vazquez-Ramos sexually solicited the victim using text messaging. On May 21, 2018, Vazquez-Ramos was arrested by the investigating detective. Vazquez-Ramos will be taken to the Wicomico County Detention Center for further processing.
Charges: Sex Offense 3rd Degree, Sex Offense 4th Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Sexual Solicitation of Minor

Bartiromo: DOJ, FBI, IRS, CIA Were ‘All Involved in Trying to Take Down Donald Trump’

Monday Fox Business Network, host Maria Bartiromo said during the administration of President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice, the FBI, the IRS and the CIA “were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump.”

Fox News chief judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said, “We may be on the precipice of exposing a very, very extraordinary political use of intelligence and law enforcement by the Obama Administration.”

Bartiromo said, “This is a major presidential election. President Obama, basically, what it appears to me, politicizing all of his agencies. The DOJ, the FBI, the IRS, the CIA — they were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump.”


Trump signs repeal of auto-loan policy that targeted racial bias

President Trump has repealed auto-lending guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), revoking a rule that was put in place to protect minority customers from predatory practices.

Trump’s signature on a congressional resolution erases the CFPB’s 2013 guidance targeting “dealer markups,” the additional interest that is added to a customer’s third-party auto loan as compensation for the dealer.

The president signed the resolution in a private White House signing ceremony.

Auto dealers, banks and their allies in Congress said the CFPB policy was an unfair and unfounded attack on an essential and harmless financing tool.


Homeowners In These States Are Most Likely To Move This Spring

As it turns out, homeowners in storm-battered Houston aren't selling their homes in nearly as large numbers as people from certain high-tax blue states, which are facing higher taxes thanks to the Trump tax plan. To wit, ATTOM Data Solutions has published an index that purports to show areas where Americans are moving away en masse. According to their rankings, blue-state Nevada and Delaware are the two states that will see the largest outflows of families in the immediate future. They're followed by Florida, Colorado and Virginia.

To achieve its scores, ATTOM bases its "pre-mover" housing index on its own trademark calculation: The ratio of homes that will, by ATTOM's estimation, likely be sold in the next 90 days compared with the total number of single family homes and condos in a given area. To arrive at its sales estimate, ATTOM analyzes home-loan data that's reported by banks.

Of the 118 metropolitan areas analyzed for its report, Colorado Springs, Colo., Manchester-Nashua, New Hampshire, El Paso, Texas, Washington DC and Orlando Florida had the highest "pre-mover" rankings.


114 Conservative Leaders Urge Jordan to Run for Speaker

A group of 144 conservative leaders signed a letter Monday urging Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to run for speaker of the House because “it’s time to clean house” with a “real race” to “drain the swamp.”

The signers said they support Jordan because “the present House Republican leadership has proven that it’s part of ‘the Swamp,'” not the solution to it.

“Consequently, a vote to promote any member of today’s House GOP leadership is a vote for the Swamp. It’s time to Clean House,” the letter continued. “There must be a real race for Speaker of the House. Now. No backroom deals. A real race, starting this spring, to make every incumbent and candidate commit on the record, as a campaign issue, whether they’ll vote to save the Swamp or drain it.”

The conservative leaders urged Jordan to “declare yourself as a candidate for Speaker at once … We write to you on behalf of millions of Americans who want Congress to Drain the Swamp.”


Top Court Backs Companies Over Worker Class-Action Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.

The justices, in a 5-4 ruling with the court’s conservatives in the majority, endorsed the legality of the growing practice by companies to compel workers to sign arbitration agreements waiving their right to bring class-action claims on various disputes, primarily over wages and hours.

The ruling could apply more broadly to discrimination claims but the court did not explicitly address that issue.

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When 43% Of Americans Can't Pay For Food And Rent, We Can Say Economic Collapse Is Here

You know all those reports about how lots of Americans can’t afford a $1000 surprise expense like a medical bill or a car repair? Well,forget additional expenses. It turns out that nearly half of the families in America are struggling to pay for food and rent. And that means that the economic collapse isn’t just “coming.” It’s HERE.

United Way has done a study on a group of Americans they call ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The study found that this group does not make the money needed “to survive in the modern economy.”

ALICE is your child care worker, your parent on Social Security, the cashier at your supermarket, the gas attendant, the salesperson at your big box store, your waitress, a home health aide, an office clerk. ALICE cannot always pay the bills, has little or nothing in savings, and is forced to make tough choices such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent. One unexpected car repair or medical bill can push these financially strapped families over the edge.

ALICE is a hardworking member of the community who is employed yet does not earn enough to afford the basic necessities of life.

ALICE earns above the federal poverty level but does not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and healthcare. (source)


GOP bill would rename welfare the ‘JOBS Program’

The federal cash welfare program would be renamed the “JOBS Program” under legislation set to be moved this week by House Republicans.

Today, cash welfare is known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF. But Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee aim to advance a reauthorization this week that would change the name to “Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services.”

“This is a great opportunity to do more to help those who are on the sidelines get to the front lines of employment,” said committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas.


Eric Holder: 'No Basis' for Trump to Investigate FBI Election Meddling

Former Attorney General Eric Holder blasted President Donald Trump’s demand to investigate possible federal meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign as “dangerous” and “democracy threatening” in a message posted Monday afternoon.

“Trump demand for DOJ investigation is dangerous/democracy threatening. DOJ response is disappointing,” Holder lamented on Twitter. “There is no basis/no predicate for an inquiry. It’s time to stand for time-honored DOJ independence. That separation from White House is a critical part of our system.”

Trump demand for DOJ investigation is dangerous/democracy threatening. DOJ response is disappointing.There is no basis/no predicate for an http://inquiry.It ’s time to stand for time honored DOJ independence.That separation from White House is a critical part of our system.


O'Malley Lies

More lies from O'Malley. Nothing about the officer in Baltimore that was shot by a 16 year old. He is worried about the children in the school being shot, as we all are, but not the ones that protect them.

Reported CIA Trump Campaign Mole Also Spied in '80 Election

The CIA operative and FBI informant used to gather information on the Trump campaign in the 2016 campaign was responsible for a spying operation in the 1980 presidential election, The Intercept has reported.

According to the outlet, Stefan Halper managed CIA officials — reportedly under the direction of former CIA Director George H.W. Bush — from inside the Carter administration.

The plot involved CIA operatives passing classified information about then-President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy to officials for the Ronald Reagan campaign to ensure it knew of any foreign policy decisions Carter was considering, The Intercept reported.

The background provides a fuller picture of Halper, who has been portrayed by House Republicans — and President Trump himself — as an operative used to spy on the Trump campaign.


Suspect in custody after Baltimore County police officer killed after confrontation

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore County police officer was killed in a confrontation Monday as she responded to an afternoon call in Perry Hall, setting off an hours-long manhunt for suspects as police searched densely populated suburban neighborhoods.

On Tuesday morning, the department said a 16-year-old boy was arrested shortly after the confrontation with the officer. Police are still seeking three other people in connection with the killing.

Police did not identify the teen Tuesday, but said the name and charges will be released after the bail hearing Tuesday afternoon.


Mick Mulvaney Backs Plan to Oust Paul Ryan, Force Dems to Vote for Nancy Pelosi

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on Sunday endorsed the idea of making Democrats vote for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) before the November midterm elections.

At a conference sponsored by the Weekly Standard, Fox News host Bret Baier asked Mulvaney what he thought of the idea of making Speaker Paul Ryan step down and make Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy the next speaker before the midterm election.

Mulvaney said:

I’ve talked with Kevin about this privately but not as much publicly. Wouldn’t it be great to force a Democrat running in a tight race to have to put up or shut up about voting for Nancy Pelosi eight weeks before an election? That’s a really, really good vote for us to force if we can figure out how to do it.

House Minority Leader Pelosi suggested in May that she intends to serve as the next Speaker if Democrats take the House after the November elections.


Europe Plotting to Undermine New U.S. Sanctions on Iran

European countries are currently examining a range of options to counter the re-imposition of harsh U.S. sanctions on Iran in a bid to continue doing business with the Islamic Republic, a move that is being met with chilly reception on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are already putting in place measures to ensure that any European nation caught skirting U.S. sanctions faces harsh repercussions, according to a new policy paper being examined by lawmakers and viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

Ahead of a landmark foreign policy speech on Iran Monday morning by newly installed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, his first since taking the office, European nations have been locked in meetings to develop contingencies to continue doing business with Iran after new U.S. sanctions go into effect in the coming months.

European Union members are seeking to re-implement an old law known as the blocking statute, which orders European companies to ignore U.S. sanctions on Iran.


DNC Fundraising Woes Continue Ahead of Midterm Elections

The Democratic National Committee's latest fundraising numbers show the party continues to have trouble with fundraising as the 2018 midterm elections approach.

April 2018 marked the DNC's worst April of fundraising in a midterm election year since 2006, according to data filed with the Federal Election Commission.

While the DNC raised only $7.9 million in April 2018, the Republican National Committee raised $13 million. April's numbers brought the RNC's totals to $43.8 million cash-on-hand and no debt, while the DNC's totals came to $8.7 million cash-on-hand and $5.3 million of debt.

Some of the money recently spent by the DNC went to Onward Together, a group led by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, after it bought the group's contact lists.


Unions Send $1.3B to Liberal Groups With Member Dues

Labor unions sent more than a billion dollars worth of member dues to liberal groups like the Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and others, new research claims.

The Center for Union Facts released a study that showed more than $1.3 billion in member dues went to the left-leaning organizations from 2010 to 2017.

Progressive group America Votes, for example, received $15.1 million. The Democratic Governors Association took in $14.5 million. Catalist, another group aligned with the Democrat Party, received $14.4 million.

Abortion provider Planned Parenthood was given $1.1 million. The Clinton Foundation took in $1.5 million and the Clinton Global Initiative received $1.7 million.

"For decades, union officials have exploited working Americans to advance a left-wing political agenda — without their affirmative consent," CUF communications director Luka Ladan said.