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Thursday, April 25, 2019

North Korea presented US with $2 million bill for care of Otto Warmbier

The North Korean government presented the United States with a bill for $2 million for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held as a prisoner by Pyongyang, and insisted the US sign a pledge to pay the bill before releasing him from their custody in 2017, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

The bill was handed to Joseph Yun, the former State Department Special Representative for North Korea who traveled to Pyongyang in June 2017 to bring Warmbier home, the sources told CNN.

Warmbier was in a comatose state at the time of his release from North Korean custody and died a few days after returning to the United States.

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Symone Sanders, Bernie’s Former Press Secretary, Goes to Work on Biden’s Campaign

Symone Sanders, who rose to prominence as Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) national press secretary during his 2016 presidential campaign, has signed on to work for former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 bid. She will serve as a senior advisor.

Sanders, who had been uncommitted throughout the cycle, is a CNN political commentator and has worked with Priorities USA, the largest Democratic Party Super PAC. She was a major hire for Sanders during the 2016 campaign, coming just as he faced criticism over the lack of diversity on his staff. But in the summer of 2016, she quit the campaign, at the time saying she did so of her own volition.

Sanders is a prominent progressive voice and a regular presence on cable news, giving Biden a valuable addition to his team. But she hasn’t always been sympatico with the former vice president. Recently, Sanders chastised Biden for cracking jokes in response to the unwanted touching allegations leveled against him by several women with whom he’d interacted during his career.

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Former acting ICE director calls for national operation over migrants disobeying court orders to leave

Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director and Fox News contributor Tom Homan called on Wednesday for the Trump administration to pursue a national law-enforcement operation that would target illegal immigrants remaining in the United States after a judge ordered them out of the country.

"We need to do operationally what Congress is failing to do legislatively," Homan said after blasting congressional Democrats for inaction. A national operation, Homan indicated while appearing on "Your World with Neil Cavuto," would help deter illegal border crossings.

"I ran an operation like that three-and-a-half years ago, and the results were, the border numbers went down significantly," Homan told Neil Cavuto.

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Herod and Pharaoh - Democrats of Yesteryear

House oversight chairman cites 'massive' obstruction by Trump, Barr

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee accused the Trump administration of a “massive, unprecedented, and growing pattern of obstruction” for ordering federal employees not to comply with congressional investigations.

“Both President Trump and Attorney General Barr are now openly ordering federal employees to ignore congressional subpoenas and simply not show up - without any assertion of a valid legal privilege,” U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings said in a statement.

The Justice Department on Wednesday rebuffed the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which had sought to interview an official involved in the Trump administration’s decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census.

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REPORT: McCain Family Will Back Joe Biden In Bid To Unseat Donald Trump

The family of the late Senator John McCain will back former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary in the hopes that he will be able to unseat President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Examiner.

"Sources close to both Biden's presidential campaign and the McCains said that at some point during the White House race, McCain's widow Cindy, 64, and daughter Meghan, 34, a host on 'The View, will offer their public support in the hope of removing Trump from office in 2020," the Examiner reports.

The move is out of the ordinary for a bedrock Republican family, but not surprising from the McCains, particularly given that, before his death last year, John McCain and President Trump were often at odds, and the President frequently took potshots at the late Senator, including several shocking insults aimed at his military record.


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University Hosts No-Whites-Allowed Listening Sessions... To Promote Inclusivity

Wake Forest University is hosting a series of “listening sessions” for faculty and staff of color that aim to advance inclusion efforts on campus.

The listening sessions come amid ongoing racial tensions on campus, including a protest Monday at which some students decried the “white supremacy” that allegedly runs rampant at the private, North Carolina institution.

“Dear faculty and staff colleagues, this is a reminder about our upcoming listening sessions on inclusion that I am holding for faculty and staff of color over the next several weeks,” stated an April 18 email from Michele Gillespie, dean of the college, to campus employees.

The email, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix, continued:

Here are the upcoming dates and information:

  • –For faculty/staff who identify as faculty/staff of color: Monday, April 22 at 4:00 pm in ZSR Room 476 (we will be joined by Associate Dean Erica Still)
  • –For faculty/staff who identify as faculty/staff of color: Thursday, May 2 at 11:00 am in ZSR 476 (we will be joined by Associate Dean Erica Still)
  • –For staff who identify as staff of color ONLY: Monday, May 6 at 4:00 pm in ZSR Room 477
  • Please know that I have requested that all department chairs provide staff release time to be able to attend a listening session.
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Mickey Dunn on Term Limits: Permanent Political Class Was ‘Never the Intention of the Founding Fathers’

Mickey Dunn, president and CEO of ML Industries and advocate for term limits and founder of TermLimitsTexas.com, said term limits on elected representatives in the Lone Star State will combat the entrenchment of the permanent political class. He offered his remarks on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

“No one wants change, especially those that have been elected and in office a long time,” stated Dunn. “So we started going down that path and formed Term Limits Texas to take back Texas and give it back to the people. What’s happened is that politicians have forgotten that they represent us. Right now, if you take a poll in Texas or the United States of America, over 80 percent of people say they want term limits. It doesn’t matter if you’re Democrat, a Republican, or an independent. Everyone wants term limits. At a time in this nation when no one agrees on anything, and you have 80 percent of the people saying they want term limits, why can’t we get this passed?”

Dunn added, “Currently, there are 15 states that have full-blown term limits. I think there are maybe 30 states with roughly some form of term limits. Particularly, Florida is a great example of term limits in how they’ve been able to thrive. The economy is phenomenal there. Just last week, I had the opportunity to speak with the new governor, Ron DeSantis. We spoke, and he told me that one of the greatest things Florida ever did was pass term limits, because it gives the opportunity for new blood, for new ideas, less complacency. You get people that want to come in and serve, and get the job done, and then move on.”

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Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons Proposed

Public Input Complete, Federal Approval is Final Step

After receiving and reviewing public input, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has selected the 2019 – 2020 migratory game bird hunting seasons. These recommendations are now awaiting final approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

In addition to close consultation with Governor Hogan’s Wildlife Advisory Commission and the Migratory Game Bird Advisory Committee, the department conducted an extensive public outreach effort to develop and propose the 2019-20 migratory game bird hunting season package.

“These interactive steps involving public input are a critical component of our annual season selection process.” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “We strive to offer hunting seasons that work for all Marylanders and we sincerely thank all those who took the time to provide input into this process.”

Highlights of the department’s recommendations include:
  • Youth waterfowl hunting days on Nov. 2, 2019 and Feb. 8, 2020;
  • Regular duck hunting season segments from Oct. 12-19, Nov. 16 -29 and Dec. 16 – Jan. 31, 2020 with a daily bag limit of six, including two canvasbacks; the mallard bag limit is now two birds (maximum of one hen) per day;
  • Migratory Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting segments from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4, 2020 and Jan. 14 to Jan. 31, 2020, with a daily bag limit of one;
  • The special season for sea ducks in the designated zone from Nov. 2 – Jan.10, 2020; and
  • Mourning dove season segments from Sept. 2 – Oct. 19, Oct. 26 – Nov. 29, and Dec. 21 – Jan. 10, 2020.
The complete list of recommended migratory game bird seasons can be viewed online and once finalized will appear in the 2019-2020 Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping and on the department’s hunting webpage.

Licenses, stamps, and permits may be purchased online by phone at 855-855-3906, at a Natural Resources Service Center or at any one of the more than 250 Sport License Agents statewide.

Hunters with questions should call 410-260-8540.

Student due to join Western Michigan University beheaded in Saudi Arabia

One of the 37 men beheaded in Saudi Arabia for allegedly cooperating with terrorists was a teenager about to attend Western Michigan University when he was arrested in 2012.

Mujtaba al-Sweikat, 24, was arrested in 2012, when he was 17 and due to fly to the United States, after being accused of attending a pro-democracy rally during the Arab Spring, according to the Detriot Free Press. He had been planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in finance.

Al-Sweikat was charged by the Saudi government with "with armed disobedience against the king ... attacking, shooting and injuring security forces, civilians and passersby." He was also charged with destroying public property, disrupting the peace, and cooperating with a terrorist cell.

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SICK. Far Left High School History Book Depicts President Trump as Mentally Ill and his Supporters as Violent Racists

A new history book for high school students “By the People” is littered with anti-Trump filth. The children’s book depicts Trump as mentally ill and his supporters as racists and violence.
Many Advanced Placement students across the fruited plain will be using an American History textbook that depicts President Trump as mentally ill and his supporters as racists.

The textbook, published by Pearson Education, is titled, “By the People: A History of the United States.” It was first exposed by radio host Alex Clark in 2018.

The final section of the book, titled, “The Angry Election of 2016” is especially critical of the president.

“Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not very hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters,” the author wrote.
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Rudy Giuliani: “Keep Your Eye on Ukraine. That’s Where a Lot of Dirty Work Was Done”

On Tuesday guest reporter Collin McMahon wrote about the origins of the Trump-Russia Collusion hoax with a Soros-funded Ukrainian activist group.

The Russiagate affair began with documents released by groups funded by billionaire activist George Soros, it now emerges. Now it is clear that under Barack Obama, the U.S. Embassy in Kiev worked closely with Soros-related groups to compile opposition research on the Trump campaign.

Ukrainian law enforcement officials have tried to share their information on collusion between Obama officials, the Clinton campaign, Soros NGOs and Ukrainian government with the Justice Department, so far unsuccessfully, John Solomon writes. Deputy Head of the Prosecutor General’s International Legal Cooperation Department Kostiantyn Kulyk told Solomon: “We were supposed to share this information during a working trip to the United States… However, the [U.S.] ambassador blocked us from obtaining a visa. She didn’t explicitly deny our visa, but also didn’t give it to us.”

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BUSTED: Socialist Andrew Gillum Pays $5,000 in Fines For Ethics Violations – After Denying Wrongdoing

Former Tallahassee Mayor and failed socialist candidate for Governor of Florida Andrew Gillum has opted to end the lengthy ethics investigation into him by paying $5000 in fines, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Gillum illegally accepted numerous gifts from lobbyists during his time as Mayor of Florida’s capitol city, including trips to the Caribbean, ticket to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton and other luxury items. He spent the entire campaign against pro-Trump Republican nominee Ron DeSantis denying that he ever did anything wrong and claiming that he would be vindicated.

However, the settlement reached with the Florida Ethics Commission does not mean Gillum was cleared of wrongdoing… only that he was willing to pay a $5,000 fine to end the investigation before it dug any deeper into his alleged misdeeds. He also agreed to a count of accepting a gift from a lobbyist worth more than $100, which included a private, nearly 2-hour long boat cruise around Manhattan.

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Gov. Hogan: 'Mayor Pugh Must Resign'

After news of FBI and IRS raids on Mayor Catherine Pugh's homes, her attorney's office and City Hall, Gov. Larry Hogan called on her to resign.

"Now more than ever, Baltimore City needs strong and responsible leadership. Mayor Pugh has lost the public trust. She is clearly not fit to lead," Hogan said in a statement. "For the good of the city, Mayor Pugh must resign."

Earlier this month, Hogan directed the state prosecutor to investigate Pugh's business dealings.

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Can You Be Pro-Life AND Pro-Vaccine? A Nurse Speaks.

Giuliani knocks Clinton's Trump indictment claims, says old DOJ policy of 'you cannot indict a Clinton' will change

President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani turned the tables Wednesday on Hillary Clinton over her claims that President Trump would have been indicted by Robert Mueller if he weren’t in office, saying there used to be a policy of “you cannot indict a Clinton”, but that’s about to change.

“There is a woman who really obstructed justice,” Giuliani said of Clinton during an appearance on "Fox and Friends". “The president didn't delete 33,000 emails. He didn't have somebody smash up telephones. And he didn't have someone wipe out a server and bleach it, among the few things that she did. The president was innocent of the underlying crime.”

“Collusion delusion. No collusion. If you are innocent on the underlying crime, then everything they are talking about is an effort for him to defend himself. If I tell somebody that I'm innocent, please, testify on my behalf and say what happened, am I obstructing justice or am I defending myself and serving justice,” he added.

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Mississippi Resident Takes Gun Away from Intrusion Suspect, Shoots Him to Death

A 19-year-old Vicksburg, Mississippi, resident wrestled a gun away from an intrusion suspect Monday morning then shot the suspect dead with the gun.

WAPT reported that the incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. after the 19-year-old noticed a door was ajar.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said, “A 19-year-old came home from work and noticed the back door was unsecured. About that time, a man with a gun came out of one of the bedrooms.”

Magnolia State Live reported that the 19-year-old and the suspect, 28-year-old Malcolm Robertson, began to wrestle for control of the gun. The 19-year-old gained control of the firearm and shot Robertson multiple times. Robertson was pronounced dead approximately one hour later.

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Road in the City Park approaching bridge cut through

JOE
- The new road and with planters approaching the Little Bridge is not accessible for vehicles. There are going to be accidents the road with the planter areas in the middle approaching the bridge are too narrow. Any vehicle larger than a compact car is going to have trouble especially any kind of larger trucks like delivery trucks, fire trucks, ambulances will have trouble and it will be even worse with icy roads or water run off like we have often from storms. Who ever is responsible needs to review this be it the Mayor, City Council, Road Dept or whom ever. The planters are not necessary safety should be the concern, is this just another stupid thing we are doing just for looks and wasting $ where it is not necessary, and it really was not thought through by those responsible.

WCSO Press Releases - April 24, 2019



Incident: False Identity to Avoid Prosecution
Date of Incident: 20 April 2019
Location: Ocean Gateway at Connelly Mill Road, Delmar, MD
Suspect: Concetta C. Ethridge-Foster, 30, Philadelphia, PA
Narrative: On 20 April 2019 at 1:47 AM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Concetta Ethridge-Foster for multiple traffic violations. During the encounter, the operator provided a different identity that the deputy was unable to verify. Ethridge-Foster stated she did have a valid license but that she had left it in Pennsylvania. The deputy spent forty minutes with Ethridge-Foster attempting to verify her identity with no success. At one point, Ethridge-Foster provided a driver’s license number to the deputy that she claimed was sent to her by a family member back home. After that number came back to a much older person of a different race and sex, the deputy explained that Ethridge-Foster was out of opportunities. At this point she provided her Pennsylvania issued identification card with her real information on it.
Ethridge-Foster’s privilege to drive a vehicle had been suspended by the State of Pennsylvania. After discovering that Ethridge-Foster’s passenger also did not have a valid driver’s license either, the deputy had their vehicle towed to an impound lot.
The deputy placed Ethridge-Foster under arrest for lying about her identity and driving while suspended. She was then transported to the Central Booking unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. She was subsequently released after posting a bond.
Charges: Driving Without a License, Driving on a Suspended Out of State License, Vehicle Driver Giving False and Fictitious Name to Uniformed Police 


Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 20 April 2019
Location: 100 block of Francis Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Samantha K. Brotzman, 23, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 20 April 2019 at 12:30 PM, a deputy responded to a residence in the 100 block of Francis Drive for the report of an altercation that had turned physical. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a male victim who advised he was involved in an argument with Samantha Brotzman when she began assaulting him repeatedly with a closed fist.
The male subject stated he went outside at which point Brotzman did also and she then reportedly punched another female victim in the face with a closed fist.
During the investigation the deputy observed signs of injury that corroborated the victims’ accounts. After learning that Brotzman and the male victim were in a relationship, the deputy placed her under arrest. Brotzman was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Brotzman in the Detention Center without bond pending a bond review in front of a District Court Judge.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree (two counts) 




Incident: DUI Collision
Date of Incident: 20 April 2019
Location: 27000 block of Riverside Drive, Fruitland, MD
Suspect: Denver M. Callahan, 57, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 20 April 2019 at 4:30 PM, a deputy responded to the 27000 block of Riverside Drive just south of Fruitland for a reported motor vehicle collision with injury. During the deputy’s investigation, the deputy determined that a vehicle travelling on Riverside Drive and operated by Denver Callahan side-swiped another vehicle after crossing the double yellow lane into the opposing lane of traffic.
After detecting an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Callahan along with other indicators of impairment, the deputy decided to conduct sobriety testing. Following that testing, the deputy placed Callahan under arrest for Driving Under the influence of Alcohol.
Callahan refused to submit to a breath test for alcohol content.
Callahan was released upon the issuance of citations.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Failure to Drive Right of Center

'Mother of all caravans' heads north: 10K migrants due in Mexico City any day

A massive caravan of approximately 10,000 migrants traveling through Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States is expected to arrive in Mexico City this week, according to local media reports on the group's movements.

The group has been described by Mexico's Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero as "caravana madre," which has been widely referred to as the "mother of all caravans" in American media.

Around 90 people embarked from El Salvador the last week of March then crossed into Guatemala and then into Mexico. By March 29, Sanchez said the group was expected to exceed 20,000 members. Although the caravan is roughly half that size currently, it has been reported as one of the most diverse groups because in addition to Central Americans, it is made up of people from Cuba, Haiti, and Africa.

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Michelle Obama Elementary suggested as name for new Maryland school

CLARKSBURG, Md. — A group of residents in Montgomery County, Maryland is sending two suggestions to county school leaders about the name for an elementary school set to open in September.

Currently, the school under construction is generically named "Clarksburg Village Site #2 Elementary School" in Clarksburg.

A naming committee made up of 16 Clarksburg residents voted "Snowden Farm Elementary School" as its top choice and "Michelle Obama Elementary School" as its second choice.

The Snowden family were early settlers in the Clarksburg area and the new school is being built along Snowden Farm Parkway, a road named for the family.

Michelle Obama served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009-2017.

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Disney heiress calls out wage inequality at Walt Disney Company

Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Roy Disney and grandniece of Walt Disney, is calling on Walt Disney Company executives to give their bonuses to some of the company's lowest-paid employees.

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post titled, "It’s time to call out Disney — and anyone else rich off their workers’ backs," Abigail Disney wrote how she seemed to strike a nerve with people over the weekend with a Twitter thread about the Disney company's wage inequality.

Before diving in too far, Disney pointed out that she speaks only for herself and no other members of her family.

She explained that she "had to speak out about the naked indecency" of CEO Bob Iger's pay. Disney pointed out that Iger reportedly made more than $65 million in 2018, which she said is 1,424 times the median pay of a typical Disney employee.

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Giuliani Lashes Out At Clintons: You Are "America's Number One Crime Family"

As Democrats continue to back away from trying to impeach President Trump for obstruction of the Mueller probe which cleared him of the underlying charge of conspiring with Russia in the 2016 election, Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani is on the war path - and is now targeting Hillary Clinton.

Following Tuesday remarks by Clinton that Donald Trump would have been indicted if he weren't president, Giuliani hit back in a Wednesday tweet - writing: "I encourage Hillary to get very involved in the 2020 election. She blew the last one for the Dems," adding "She is working on a book called “How To Obstruct And Go Free.” And the sequel will be “How My Husband Escaped” a perjury conviction.From America’s number one crime family."

Giuliani also appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday, where he defended Trump - saying that Democrats "had two investigations to prove it," referring to collusion; "the FBI counterintelligence investigation - in the words of Peter Strzok - 'no there there', and then this one," referring to the Mueller probe.

"How this ever got started in the first place is the next investigation," Giuliani said, adding that Hillary Clinton "better get a lawyer."

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Florida House passes bill banning sanctuary cities



The Florida House passed a high-profile Republican bill Wednesday requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called "sanctuary city" policies that shield immigrants who are arrested.

After hours of debate over two days, the GOP-led House voted 69-47 largely along party lines for the measure, sending it over to the Senate where a similar bill is pending. Republicans have a narrow majority in the Florida state Senate.

Florida doesn't currently have any formal "sanctuary cities" like those in other states. The bill sponsored by GOP Rep. Cord Byrd of Jacksonville Beach would ban those policies and require local authorities to honor detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that can lead to a person's deportation.

Byrd and other Republicans cast it as a law-and-order measure that is aimed at generating respect for U.S. immigration laws.


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Committee report finds that local Medicare patients are paying 4x more for insulin than abroad

BALTIMORE — Maryland Medicare patients are paying 4.4 times more for brand-name diabetes medications than patients in Australia, according to a new report prepared by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

They also found that on average, uninsured patients buying a popular insulin, Novolog Flexpen, will pay $650 for a month's supply compared to $28 in Australia.

Diabetics need insulin to survive, but for some people, they just can't afford it at today's prices.

Dr. Sherita Hill Golden, Executive Vice-Chair for the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has seen patients ration their supply to make it last longer or stop using their medications.

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JORDAN ASKS WATERS IF SHE WILL RECEIVE MAZARS DOCUMENTS FROM CUMMINGS AS PART OF DEMOCRATS’ COORDINATED INVESTIGATIONS

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Jordan, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter to Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) asking whether she expects to receive any documents that Mazars USA LLP may provide in response to a subpoena from Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Under a nonpublic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Waters and Cummings, Waters must share the documents she may receive in response to her subpoena to Capital One Financial Corp. Waters and Cummings, along with other Democrat chairpersons, are conducting a coordinated and carefully managed campaign to attack the President and his family for political gain.

Excerpts of the Letter:

“According to news reports, you have issued a number of subpoenas to financial institutions, including Capital One Financial Corp. (Capital One), for sensitive personal financial records relating to President Donald Trump and his immediate family.”

“The nonpublic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between you and Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings requires you to share with Chairman Cummings any documents that you may receive pursuant to your subpoena.”

“Both your subpoena to Capital One and Chairman Cummings’s subpoena to Mazars are part of a coordinated and carefully managed campaign to attack the President for political gain, a fact that Chairman Cummings has not disputed.”

Full text of the letter can be found here.

Cummings: Trump Deserves to Have the Mark of Impeachment

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) argued that President Trump deserves to have the mark of impeachment, even if he isn’t removed.

Cummings said Democrats “realize that impeachment is a very serious thing, and we’re going to do whatever we have to do. But first, we’re going to have to do our research, and we’re going to do it exceedingly well.”

Later, host Joy Reid asked, “Do you believe that Donald Trump deserves to have the mark of impeachment — as you said, of indictment, whether or not he would be removed?”

Cummings responded, “I think he does.

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Data Undermine Booker Claim of Newark Rebound

Presidential contender Cory Booker (D.) claimed in a Tuesday interview with the Carroll Times Herald that he can bring the same revitalization to rural America that he did to Newark, N.J.

But if Booker wants to do to rural America what he did to Newark, then rural America needs to watch out. Data show that the New Jersey metropolis where Booker was a city council member (1998-2002) and mayor (2006-2013) continued to struggle during and after his time in government.

Following a campaign stop in Carroll, Iowa, Booker told the Times Herald that his approach to reinvigorating Newark could "100%" revitalize rural America.

"I have a chip on my shoulder for any community, rural, Appalachian Mountain, factory town, any communities that are looked down on or left for dead or disrespected or underestimated," Booker told the Times Herald. "That gets my blood boiling. I think that our rural areas have wealth, have potential, have possibility, if we will come to them creatively and think about ways to restore what I think are important parts of our heritage."

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The walls are closing in on Obama

The truth of violations of law by the Obama White House, long buried, is being excavated by two private groups.

Judicial Watch has obtained testimony from a top FBI official that Hillary home-brew server emails were found in the White House. This means that Barrack Obama's illegal handling of classified information contained in those emails is closer to being exposed. This implicates him in the same felonies committed by Hillary Clinton that James Comey falsely claimed "no reasonable prosecutor" would pursue.

A second scandal threat for the Obama administration is also slowly being excavated. Proof is piling up that White House operatives exploited the NSA's surveillance of all electronic communications in the United States to monitor political opponents.

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Lawmakers roll out new bill to stop veteran suicides

A bipartisan group of lawmakers will unveil new legislation Wednesday to address a recent spate of high-profile veteran suicides and an uptick in suicide rates.

The bill, offered by New York Democrat Rep. Anthony Brindisi, and co-sponsored by Republican Reps. Jim Banks and Mike Bost, will require a review of the current training, workload and staffing at VA centers.

The announcement comes in the wake of renewed calls that not enough is being done to confront the enduring problem of elevated suicide rates at Veterans Affairs facility, after three U.S. military veterans died by suicide on VA properties in Texas and Georgia over the span of five days earlier this month.

In the past 18 months, at least 23 veterans have lost their lives to suicide at VA medical centers, according to VA data.

“Twenty veterans die by suicide every day. This is wrong and unacceptable, and we must do more,” said Rep. Brindisi.

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Rush Limbaugh sounds off on Mueller probe, 2020 Dems

Wicomico Proposes Field For Adaptive Baseball Program

SALISBURY – Wicomico County Recreation & Parks announced plans for a new “Field 7.5” initiative during the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s post legislative luncheon on Thursday, April 18.

The field, which is proposed to be constructed at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury, would be designed to serve as a host facility for the Little League Challenger Division in District 8, serving Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties.

The Little League Challenger Division is an adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges.

The proposed field would feature a smaller, open space concept with shade for participants. Field 7.5 would be positioned between fields 7 and 8, as the name suggests.

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Baltimore Sun staffers make a pitch for pay raises

As The Sun‘s newsroom heads toward negotiations with management over a new contract, staffers went on social media today to highlight one of their top priorities: pay raises.

Reporters posted pictures holding the green balloons with an upward-pointing arrow and the words “Rai$e Our Pay Now.” In a couple photos, the balloons appeared to be tied to nearly every desk in the paper’s Port Covington newsroom.

A common message among the posts on Twitter: wages have remained stagnant for years.

Scott Dance, an environmental reporter at The Sun and chair of the paper’s bargaining unit in the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, said salaries are the group’s number one priority.

“We haven’t had an across the board raise since 2013, though our managers have gotten a couple since then. And we haven’t negotiated a new contract since 2007,” he said. “So it’s long past time that we raise these concerns and get a real raise.”

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Joe Biden says he's running for president, in video announcing bid

Ending months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is launching his third presidential campaign, instantly joining the race as an early frontrunner among more than a dozen major Democratic candidates seeking to deny President Trump a second term.

"We are in the battle for the soul of this nation," he said in the nearly four-minute long video. "If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation. And I cannot stand by and watch that happen."

Unlike most of his competitors who only mentioned President Trump in passing when they announced their candidacies, Biden used his video to cast the race as a battle with Mr. Trump for the very soul and character of the country, calling him out by name.

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Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid: How the Maryland Democratic Party is Still a Dumpster Fire

We’ve noted for a long long time that the Maryland Democratic Party is a dumpster fire. One reason that it’s so much of a dumpster fire, as we have also noted previously, is that there is nobody actually in charge of the party. There is nobody who can bring unity to party members, and nobody who can enforce order on the party.

Despite that, Maryland Democratic Party Chairman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings decided to interject herself into the race for Speaker of the House today.

It’s been widely reported and discussed, including here at Red Maryland, that the Maryland House Republican Caucus may be able to have a unique role in choosing the next speaker among the three Democrats seeking the position.

Rockeymoore Cummings is having absolutely none of that.

The full version of her remarks are below.

The Rockeymoore Cummings statement is full of bombast and bravado and consists mainly of hints, allegations, and things left unsaid. The bottom line up front of her comments are:
  1. Democrats should unite behind a candidate for Speaker;
  2. Don’t even think about reaching out across the aisle to Republicans;
  3. The full brunt of the Democratic Party will be brought down upon anybody who doesn’t toe the line.
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It's $5.00 Burger Day At Caribbean Joe's

Don't miss out on the best 1/2 lb. burger on the Shore. Enjoy ice cold Natural Light beer for $1.00 all day as well. We open at 11 AM and close the kitchen at 10 PM. We also have ONE POUND BURGERS for $10.00.

Another great special today is loaded soft tacos (chicken or beef) for $1.50 each. Bring your family and friends because it doesn't get any better than this. 

Delaware wouldn't grant Illegal Pete's an LLC because the state finds their name offensive: Court documents

WILMINGTON, Del. — Popular Boulder-based burrito chain Illegal Pete's is taking the Delaware Secretary of State's office to federal court over the denial of a limited liability corporation application. The state found the company's name offensive.

Illegal Pete's Inc. named Deputy Secretary of State Kristopher Knight and the Margaret Magnusen, the Secretary of State office's Corporations Section Manager, in their official capacities as defendants in this federal case.

9NEWS has left voicemail requests for comment for both the Delaware Secretary of State's office and Illegal Pete's. We will update this post when we hear back.

According to court documents, the burrito chain claims Knight and Magnusen were violating the company's free speech rights by denying their application because their name was found "offensive." The chain also claims part of the reason for the rejection was based on a misreading of Delaware state code.

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Annual Spaghetti Dinner

This event through Fruitland Community Lions Club will benefit Officer @Spencer Wiersberg in his battle to kick cancer! Tickets can be purchased at the Fruitland -MD- Police Department. We are Wiersberg Warriors!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Rib Eye Steak and/or Shrimp Dinner THIS FRIDAY April 26th

The public is invited to join the Delmar VFW for a Rib Eye Steak and/or Shrimp Dinner on Friday, April 26, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the VFW Post, 200 West State St., Delmar, MD.

The dinner includes a tossed salad with choice of dressings, a baked potato with sour cream and/or butter, and a dinner roll. Cost is determined by the dinner option chosen.

Carry outs may be ordered in person only after 5 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the many local charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW.

When No News Isn't Good News: What the Decline of Newspapers Means for Government

Last month, after years of layoffs, the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced it was cutting even more jobs. A newspaper that had a unionized staff of 340 at the dawn of the century will drop down to 33.

What happened at the Plain Dealer isn't unusual.

Around the country, major regional newspapers -- including the Charlotte Observer, The Wichita Eagle, The Denver Post and The San Jose Mercury News -- have shed 80 to 90 percent of their reporting and editing staffs. Between 2008 and 2017, newsroom employment dropped by 23 percent, according to the Pew Research Center. Already this year, more than 2,000 media jobs have been lost.

That’s bad news for journalists. It’s also bad for politics, government -- and even the environment.

Recent academic studies show that newspaper closures and declining coverage of state and local government in general have led to more partisan polarization, fewer candidates running for office, higher municipal borrowing costs and increased pollution.

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Watch: AZ Teachers Union Head Pressures Members to Intimidate Colleagues to Join #RedforEd Walk Outs

Arizona Education Association (AEA) president Joe Thomas was caught on video telling teachers who act as union liaisons in their schools to intimidate any colleagues who refuse to participate in walkouts apparently planned in anticipation of future #RedforEd rallies at the State Capitol in Phoenix.

Michelle Dillard, an organizer of a group designed to push back against the AEA and #RedforEd in Arizona called Purple for Parents, tweeted the video of Thomas’ rant on Sunday:

#AngryUnionBoss Joe Thomas giving orders to #RedForEd to coerce & intimidate our teachers. Disgusting union bully tactics. Hostile work environment. Teachers are welcome in #PurpleForParents #WalkAway pic.twitter.com/xExUSu8bKD

— • michelle • (@Meeeech_L) April 21, 2019

“So if you have people that say by God I don’t want to walk out again, I’ll never do that again, you better make sure they’re in a red shirt every Wednesday,” Thomas said at the beginning of the 24 second video, in which he spoke to several teachers wearing trademark #RedforEd red shirts.

“And if you have people that don’t want to walk out, that don’t want to go back down to the Capitol, don’t want to leave their classrooms, they better be out on that walk out, that stand out, excuse me,” Thomas said at the end of the brief video.

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Harris: If Congress Doesn’t Take Action on Gun Control, I Will Take Executive Action as President

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said on Monday night that as president she would give Congress 100 days to take action on gun control before she would take executive action.

"Upon being elected I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws. And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action," Harris told a CNN town hall in New Hampshire. "And specifically what I will do is put in place a requirement that for anyone who sells more than five guns a year, they are required to do background checks when they sell those guns. I will require that for any gun dealer that breaks the law the ATF take their license."

Ben Bernier, a University of New Hampshire student, told Harris that he was nervous about becoming a target of a mass shooting as he studies to become an educator.

"I am really bothered that public schools are being targets for mass shootings. Two days ago was the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, but two decades later no major gun control legislation has been passed," Bernier said. "As president how will you go about keeping our schools safe and keeping guns out of the hands of those who should not have them?"

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HUGE! Rep. John Ratcliffe Confirms How Comey, Yates, McCabe and Rosenstein Were Caught Lying on FISA Warrants to Spy on Trump (VIDEO)

On Monday night Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) a former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas joined former Rep. Jason Chaffetz on The Ingraham Angle to discuss the latest developments in the deep state attempted coup on President Donald Trump.

Former Rep. Trey Guowdy and Ratcliffe were the only Republicans to see the probable cause evidence and read the the evidence last year behind the FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign operatives. And the evidence centered around the Steele dossier — an unverified piece of political garbage thrown together and paid for by the Clinton campaign.

Ratcliffe told former Rep. Jason Chaffetz that Comey, Sally Yates, McCabe and Rod Rosenstein who verified the document have explaining to do.
They all posted in big bold letters “VERIFIED APPLICATION” all in capitals on all of their warrants to the FISA Court to spy on Carter Page and the Trump campaign.


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Tackling Questions About Colorado’s Red Flag Law and the Second Amendment

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, this month signed into law a bill allowing a person to be temporarily disarmed if a court finds that he or she poses a significant risk of harm to self or others.

This makes Colorado the 15th state to enact such a law, known in Colorado as an extreme risk protection order and, colloquially, as a red flag law.

The state Legislature’s push for red flag legislation came after a man with a long history of untreated mental health problems shot and killed a 29-year-old sheriff’s deputy, Zach Parrish, who responded to 911 calls regarding a mental health crisis.

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Texas Cancer Center Ousts 3 Chinese Scientists Over Concerns Of Data Theft

Prominent cancer center MD Anderson in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research.

Peter Pisters, the president of MD Anderson Cancer Center, told the Houston Chronicle that the National Institutes of Health wrote to the cancer center last year detailing conflicts of interest and unreported foreign income by five faculty members, and gave it 30 days to respond.

“As stewards of taxpayer dollars invested in biomedical research, we have an obligation to follow up,” Pisters said. MD Anderson received $148 million in NIH grants last year.

The center provided internal documents to the Chronicle regarding the cases but the names of the scientists were redacted. The newspaper said all three are ethnically Chinese. Two of them resigned ahead of termination proceedings and the third is challenging the dismissal.

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Physician Burnout Jumps Dramatically In 3-Year Study

Physicians may be more stressed than ever — one recent survey found that half were thinking about hanging up their stethoscopes for good. New research continues to demonstrate the demise of doctors, with burnout levels jumping dramatically over just a three-year span.

According to researchers at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, physician burnout increased from 45.5% to 54.4% between 2011 and 2014. The researchers say doctors aren’t more depressed or exhausted by their home life, but rather at their jobs.

The researchers compared data from between 2011 and 2014 on physician burnout and their satisfaction with their work-life balance. They found that physician burnout indicators are the highest in the fields of emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Alexander and Ballou also hypothesized that five transformational medical practice events which occurred between 2011 and 2014 contributed to the spike in physician burnout.

“These are hospital purchases of medical groups, rising drug prices, the Affordable Care Act, ‘pay for performance’ in which providers are offered financial incentives to improve quality and efficiency, and mandated electronic health records,” explains Alexander.

“Doctors now spend more time with electronic health records than they do with patients. Electronic health records were pushed by the government at great expense and without regard to the effects upon patient or physician health. Go into any hospital and look for the nurses and the doctors. You will find them sitting in front of computers. They are not happy, and their patients are not healthier.”

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Central American Migrants Paid Human Smugglers $2.3B in 2017

A RAND Corporation report released Monday reveals that Central American migrants paid human smugglers more than $2 billion in 2017 to get them into the United States.

RAND Corporation’s Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center reveals Central American migrants paid human smugglers, including transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) up to about $2.5 billion in smuggling fees and “taxes” in 2017.

During Fiscal Year 2017, Border Patrol agents apprehended migrants crossing the border in near-record low levels. Agents apprehended only 303,916 migrants during that fiscal year, including 75,622 Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and 41,435 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), according to the FY2017 Southwest Border Migration Report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“Cartels + criminal organizations run a profit-driven enterprise trafficking human beings across our border,” U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) tweeted in response to the RAND report.

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Christians under attack worldwide at a rapidly rising rate

Violence against Christians — like the bomb attacks that killed at least 311 people in Catholic churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — has been escalating steadily over the past few years, international observers say.

In just the past few weeks, stark reminders of the danger Christians face around the world abound: an underground priest is dragged from his pickup truck in Xuanhua Diocese in China, a Christian couple in India are beaten by a father accusing them of trying to convert his son, 17 Christians are killed during a child dedication service in Nigeria.

Open Doors USA, a mission for persecuted Christians, estimates that violent attacks on the faithful doubled from 2017 to 2018, with approximately 11 Christians dying every day for their faith.

“There’s a specific pattern of violence around Christian holy days, such as Easter and Christmas,” said Sarah Cunningham, senior director of communications for Open Doors USA.

Nearly 50 worshippers were killed on Palm Sunday 2017 by bombers who targeted Coptic Christians in Cairo. That same year, at Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan, nine Christians were killed a week before Christmas by suicide bombers linked to the Islamic State.

Whereas international organizers tracking attacks against Christians a generation ago concentrated on the officially atheistic Soviet Union, today the focus is on militant and extremist Muslim factions.

“Militant Islamic camps are definitely one of the primary sources of Christian persecution in these countries,” said Ms. Cunningham, noting that Christians are being targeted beyond the former borders of the now-scattered Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Wisconsin Democrat Governor to Veto ‘Born Alive’ Bill

Gov. Tony Evers (D., Wisc.) will veto a bill which would punish doctors with up to life in prison if they failed to provide medical care to babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt.

Evers referenced existing protections in state law when he explained why he will veto the bill, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

"I think those protections already exist," Evers said on Monday. "We have all sorts of issues to deal with in the state of Wisconsin and to pass a bill that is redundant seems to be not a productive use of time. And clearly I ran on the belief — and I still believe — that women should be able to make choices about their health care. But this deals with a specific issue that's already been resolved."

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, a Republican, explained the rationale for the bill.

"We wanted to reaffirm the fact that babies that survive abortions have the right to anything any other living, breathing individual in the state does," Steineke said. "And doctors have the responsibility to care for that child as they would for any other person who was living and breathing."

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SAUDI ARABIA BEHEADS 37 PEOPLE, PUBLICLY DISPLAYS ONE, FOR TERRORISM CRIMES

Saudi Arabia executed 37 people, most of them Shiites — or people who practice Shia Islam — and publicly pinned one of the bodies and its severed head to a pole for terrorism-related crimes on Tuesday.

Ratified by Saudi Arabian King Salman, the executions took place across the country and were in accordance with Islamic Law, according to the country’s Interior Ministry who used language that indicated they were all beheadings.

Those who were executed were found guilty by the Specialized Criminal Court of attacking security installations, killing a number of security officials and working with enemy organizations against the country’s interest.


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Cher: Does Bernie Really Believe Child Molesters, Boston Bomber Deserve the Right to Vote

Pop icon Cher questioned the wisdom of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) recent declaration that felons, even terrorists, should have the right to vote.

“Does Bernie Sanders Really Believe Ppl In Prison Who Are Murderers⁉️ Rapists⁉️ Child Molesters⁉️ BOSTON BOMBERS.…STILL DESERVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE⁉️” Cher asked in a social media post Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders voiced his belief that felons should not be deprived of a right to vote earlier this month. During a CNN town hall Monday night, Sanders was again asked about his position by host Don Lemon.

“Yes, even for terrible people because once you start chipping away — you say, ‘That guy committed a terrible crime, we’re not going to let him vote,’ or ‘that person did that,’ you’re running down a slippery slope,” the socialist candidate said. “So, I believe people who commit crimes, they pay the price and they get out of jail, they certainly should have the right to vote…I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”

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CDC: Blood-sucking 'Kissing Bug' Confirmed in Delaware

Public health officials have confirmed the presence of the so-called “kissing bug” in Delaware for the first time in the state's history.

The insect—Triatoma sanguisuga—is a blood-sucking creature that feeds on animals and humans, and has a particular fondness for biting faces. While the bites themselves are not necessarily dangerous, the bugs can transmit a parasite that causes Chagas disease—a potentially serious illness.

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a family from Kent County Delaware contacted local health authorities in July 2018 after an insect had bitten their child’s face while she was watching television.

The family told officials that they lived near a heavily wooded area and had not traveled recently outside the region.

The parasite that kissing bugs sometimes carry causes Chagas disease—which can lead to serious cardiac and gastrointestinal complications. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disease can cause a sudden, brief (acute) illness or it may advance to a long-lasting (chronic) condition. Symptoms range from mild to severe, although many people don’t experience anything until the chronic stage.

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CNN Hits Harris for Repeatedly Dodging Questions: ‘Could Be a Big Problem for Her’

CNN reporter Maeve Reston said Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) could have a "big problem" with her habit of dodging direct questions, pointing on Tuesday to a town hall where the presidential candidate consistently said she wanted to have a "conversation" but wouldn't commit to policy stances.

Anchor Brooke Baldwin introduced a montage of Harris dodging direct answers to policy questions at Monday's CNN town hall with Democratic voters in New Hampshire, calling the "conversation" line Harris's "go-to." Harris is considered one of the top Democratic presidential candidates, although she's lagging considerably in early polling behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), the former of whom isn't a declared candidate yet.

On the voting age being lowered to 16 ("I'm really interested in having that conversation"), supporting reparations ("we should study it and see"), eliminating student loan debt ("I support anything that is about reducing the debt of student loans, and I think that's an important conversation to have"), and extending the vote to convicted killers like the Boston Marathon bomber ("I think we should have that conversation"), Harris wouldn't give straight answers to questioners on Monday.

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Couple gets 7 years in prison for forcing young girl to work in their home for 16 years

When she arrived in the US, the West African girl was just 5 years old, but she soon was responsible for caring for a Texas couple's children, cooking, cleaning and mowing the lawn. She was abused and neglected for 16 years -- until she escaped, according to a criminal complaint against the couple.

The pair has now been sentenced to seven years each in prison and nearly $300,000 in restitution, according to a Monday news release from the Justice Department.

Mohamed Toure, 58, and Denise Cros-Toure, 58, were convicted in January of forced labor, conspiracy to harbor an alien and alien harboring.

They both are citizens of Guinea -- where the young girl was taken from -- and lawful permanent residents of the US, but may lose their US immigration status and be deported to Guinea, the Justice Department said.

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Visitors At The Salisbury Zoo Upset At Staff For Aborting Geese In Front Of Children


Our Imploding Educational System

Education in the U.S. is imploding. The Horatio Alger ideals of education depicting the conditions for successful fulfillment of one’s ambitions have been superseded by the ideas and ideals of John Dewey. His ideals enunciated inSchool and Society and in A Common Faith suggest the replacement of self-conscious, ambitious individuality with the replacement of a highly socialized citizen whose “faith” is in democracy and working together with others as a useful citizen. The great books curricula, popular in the 1890s, was debunked. Despite his romanticization of socialistic concepts (hidden behind the word “democracy,” a tactic not unlike that of Sen. Bernie Sanders), his views represent an attack on the individual, the family, and the foundation of America in Judeo-Christian values.

For millions, school today is simply a developmental requirement with its institutional mores and requirements, a series of hurdles to be overcome and disengaged from as soon as one reaches adulthood. The Deweyan ideal of collectivization and conformity to the industrial demands of mass production of everything from medical care to toilet paper has supplanted the Horatio Alger ideals of pre-industrial, Christian, individualistic American society. Today’s updated Deweyans on the left are more apt to admire Alger Hiss than Horatio Alger.

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Maryland man indicted for defrauding program for disabled veterans

A Bowie, Maryland, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly using his security company to defraud a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs program for disabled military veterans out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Francis Engles, 63, was charged in a 20-count indictment alleging he used Engles Security Training School, which he co-owned and operated, to overcharge the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment program for services that either were shortened, or not rendered at all.

Engles allegedly presented the VA with documents stating he was providing 15 veterans with courses for 40 hours per week and over 600 hours over the course of several months, only to frequently cancel classes without notice or offer significantly shorter sessions than promised.

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2020 DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR NON-NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENTS TO VOTE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION

A handful of Senate Democrats vying for the presidency are rallying around Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in an effort to eliminate a law that prevents college students from voting in the Granite state unless they are permanent residents.

Sheehan reached out to the 2020 hopefuls on Monday to sign a petition “protecting the integrity of New Hampshire’s voting process” by allowing university students residing in the state during their schooling to vote in elections, despite permanently residing in other states.

The petition is in response to a recent law that requires out-of-state residents, such as college students, to obtain a state driver’s license and register their vehicles within 60 days of casting an election ballot, reported The Hill. The law is set to go into effect in July.


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New Pool Surface At Caribbean Joe's

While we are constantly upgrading our establishment, I'd say this new color is absolutely perfect for the Caribbean look and feel. Palm trees arrive May 8th.

Texas High School targets parents with dress code requirements

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- No more hair rollers, shower caps, pajama pants or torn jeans if you intend to visit Madison High School.

The Houston ISD school sent a mandate to parents earlier this month asking them to model appropriate attire, in an effort to teach their children how to dress when applying for a job, or going nearly anywhere outside of the home setting.

The note stated, "We are preparing our children for the future and it begins here."

The school's new principal, Carlotta Outley Brown, signed off on the parent dress code.

Banned items include sagging pants and shorts, pajamas of any kind, shower caps, hair rollers and revealing clothing.

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Speed trap by Florida police foiled by handmade sign to alert driv

Authorities in Florida were getting ready to crack down on speeding drivers last week when they discovered they couldn't catch any because someone tipped off drivers.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that officers were initially set up to conduct a speed enforcement operation in the Golden State Estates neighborhood after requests from residents.

"After a significant amount of time had passed they were puzzled," police said Wednesday. "Traffic was steady, so why had they identified just one driver who was traveling over the speed limit?"

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Oh Goody, Hillary Clinton Has Some Opinions on the Mueller Report

The wandering woman from the woods and twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just can't help herself.

Today, she's weighing in on the Mueller report and arguing President Trump should be facing criminal charges. Her remarks came during an interview at the TIME 100 Summit in New York City.

“Any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted, but because of the rule in the Justice Department that you can’t indict a sitting President, the whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the Congress," Clinton said. “I’m really of the mind that the Mueller report is part of the beginning. It’s not the end."

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This Supreme Court Case Threatens the Left’s View of Group Identity, Victimhood

Oral arguments heard at the Supreme Court Tuesday were ostensibly about whether the 2020 census could include a question about citizenship.

But don’t be fooled. The reason this case rocketed to the Supreme Court and has been so hotly contested is that the debate hinges, at bottom, on two starkly different visions of America.

In one vision, what matters is loyalty to and affiliation with a nation-state that is self-contained, independent, civic, and colorbind. In the other vision, priority is given to one’s membership in a subnational group that is based on subjective self-identity (like race or sexual orientation), and association with that group yields benefits and preferences in everything, from hiring to contracting, employment, housing, and even electoral redistricting.

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FBI Admits Hillary Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House

Judicial Watch announced today that a senior FBI official admitted, in writing and under oath, that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President. The FBI also admitted nearly 49,000 Clinton server emails were reviewed as result of a search warrant for her material on the laptop of Anthony Weiner.

E.W. (Bill) Priestap, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, made the disclosure to Judicial Watch as part of court-ordered discovery into the Clinton email issue.

U.S District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers, and Clinton aides, as well as Priestap, to be deposed or answer writer questions under oath. The court ruled that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

Priestap testifies that 48,982 emails were reviewed as a result of a warrant for Clinton email account information from the laptop of Anthony Weiner, who had been married to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

“This astonishing confirmation, made under oath by the FBI, shows that the Obama FBI had to go to President Obama’s White House office to find emails that Hillary Clinton tried to destroy or hide from the American people.” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “No wonder Hillary Clinton has thus far skated – Barack Obama is implicated in her email scheme.”

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