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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Shameless: This Is Why Ralph Northam Has Zero Moral Authority To Hold Special Session On Gun Contro

Well, if there is one thing about Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, he has zero sense of shame. In fact, that could be directed at the entirety of Virginia’s executive branch. Last week, there was a horrific shooting at Virginia Beach, where a former city employee shot and killed 12 people. The motive is still being investigated, but he was not fired or forced out. For what we know now, the perpetrator, DeWayne Craddock, randomly opened fire on his former workers in a senseless act of violence (via NYT):
DeWayne Craddock, an engineer who had worked for the City of Virginia Beach for about 15 years, notified his superiors on Friday that he intended to quit.
Then at around 4 p.m., he embarked on a rampage in Building No. 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, turning its offices and corridors into a battleground. When it was over, 12 people lay dead and Mr. Craddock was fatally wounded.

As the authorities on Sunday shared a more detailed accounting of the siege, they also acknowledged for the first time that the gunman’s employment had been nearing its end. But they said he had not been forced to resign.


Rep. Harris Announces Maryland Coastal Bays Program Award

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced an award of $70,000 to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistance Agreement. The EPA describes this program award as providing “funding for implementation of the EPA approved Maryland Coastal Bays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) under Section 320 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), which will help restore and maintain the water quality and ecological integrity of the Maryland Coastal Bays.”

Rep. Harris made the following statement:

“Keeping the Bay clean is one of my top priorities in representing Maryland’s First District. These funds will help improve water quality and preserve the ecological integrity that sustains the fishing, oystering, and other Bay jobs and activities that are part of our way of life on the Eastern Shore.”

Homeland Security Chief Tells Congress the Border Crisis Is ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Seen’

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan appeared before a Senate committee Tuesday and reiterated his requests for Congress to help fix the border crisis.

“It’s been over 18 months since the administration asked for the legislative fixes that would’ve prevented the current crisis, and 40 days since we asked for the emergency funding necessary to manage it,” McAleenan told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during his opening remarks.

The Department of Homeland Security chief then broke down how the border crisis has only escalated since those requests were made.

“In the last 40 days, 60,000 children have entered into DHS custody—both unaccompanied and as part of family units. Last month, as you noted, Mr. Chairman, we encountered a modern record 144,000 border crossers, a record day of over 5,800 border crossings in a single 24-hour period, and the largest single group [ever] apprehended at our border—1,036 individuals,” McAleenan said.


Dover officer charged with manslaughter in 2018 crash

DOVER — A Dover Police officer was indicted on criminal charges last week in connection with a five-vehicle crash last year that left a 44-year-old Kenton woman dead and two others injured, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

According to Delaware State Police, Frederick J. Pierce, 29, of Magnolia, caused a chain-reaction crash on Sept. 8, 2018, when his 2018 Chevrolet Silverado struck a 2009 Ford Flex that was stopped/slowing in front of him.

The impact pushed a Ford Flex into the rear of a 2012 UPS truck, which then hit a 2008 Silverado that was pushed into the back of a 2017 Buick Envision.

Catina Isaacs, who was driving the Ford Flex, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries.


WH Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will leave office by the end of the month, Trump announces

President Trump announced Thursday on Twitter that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving her position at the end of the month.

"After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas," Trump said. "She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!"

The president has not yet named a replacement for the position.

The 36-year old Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee, worked on her father’s presidential campaign during the 2016 Republican primary until he dropped out of the race. She then joined the Trump campaign and, subsequently, the Trump administration as a White House communications aide. She was promoted to White House press secretary in 2017, after the president’s first top spokesman, Sean Spicer, resigned from the position.


Invalid Elevator Sticker

Seen this invalid elevator sticker on both elevators at Wicomico court house been there since expired last yr

Berlin Apartment Complex Plans Pass Planning Commission In 4-3 Vote

BERLIN – A controversial apartment project is expected to move forward on Route 346 after receiving approval from the Berlin Planning Commission.

After multiple meetings and lengthy discussion, the commission voted 4-3 Wednesday to approve changes to the Purnell Crossing planned unit development (PUD). The split vote came after several citizens voiced opposition to the project.

“This is a map to destroy what Berlin is now,” Austin Circle resident Wayne Harrison said.

In March, landowner Troy Purnell and builder Justin White presented plans to modify the Purnell Crossing PUD. Instead of the previously approved mix of townhomes and assisted living space, White presented plans for a variety of rental apartment buildings. Area residents voiced countless objections, and in the months since, White and Purnell have met with concerned neighbors and tweaked their proposal.


‘Every Child Needs’ campaign calls for items

Worcester County Youth and Family Services is calling for donations as part of its recently launched “Every Child Needs” campaign.

The organization requests towels, hygiene products, as well as bedding essentials: pillows, blankets, sheets, and pillowcases.

“We want to go forward as far as offering the basics, but then going forward as far as trying to get kids mattresses if they need them, beds if they need them so we’ll need to find additional community partners to accomplish that,” Debbie Smullen, project coordinator for the Every Child Needs Campaign, said.

Executive Director Steve Taylor said the program is mostly donation-based, but added the organization did receive a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.

Taylor said the inspiration behind the program began several months ago during the Young Professionals of Ocean City’s Christmas Spirit Shopping Campaign.


Fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, federal watchdog recommends

WASHINGTON — A federal watchdog agency on Thursday recommended that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeatedly violating a law that limits certain political activities of federal employees.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which is unrelated to special counsel Robert Mueller's office, said Conway is a "repeat offender" of the Hatch Act by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.

Conway told reporters who encountered her in the White House press office, "I have no reaction."

White House spokesman Steven Groves called the watchdog agency's decision "unprecedented" and "deeply flawed" and said it violated Conway's constitutional rights to free speech and due process.


2 Days 2 Gun Stores in Maryland were Rammed By A Vehicle.

4 suspects considered armed, dangerous at large after deadly Rockville gun shop burglary

ROCKVILLE, Md. (ABC7) — One suspect is dead and four more possibly armed suspects are still at large after a burglary at a Rockville gun shop early Thursday morning, police said.

The incident happened around 2:35 a.m. in the 5400 block of Randolph Road where Montgomery County police say a vehicle rammed into United Gun Shop to break into the store. The suspects then fled in another vehicle, a white SUV, that struck an officer’s police cruiser, leading to the officer firing shots at the suspects.

After a short police chase, the white SUV became disabled and four of the suspects jumped out and took off on foot, according to police. The fifth suspect was found dead in the white SUV from an apparent gunshot wound.
 Stolen van rams Howard Co. gun shop, multiple guns stolen
FULTON, Md. (WBFF) - Police said someone rammed a stolen vehicle into a Howard County gun shop and stole multiple guns - and it happened right by a police station.

At about 2 a.m., police found someone had burglarized Fox's Firearms, on Scaggsville Road just off of Route 29 in the Fulton area, "by driving a vehicle through the front of the store," according to a police report.

"Police determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen," according to the report.
Editor's Note: Anyone else think the 2 could be related?  The shops are only 15 miles from each other.

Radical Democrat Reads Letter On House Floor Calling Trump Supporters ‘Racist’ And ‘Dumb’

Rep. Marcia Fudge took to the House floor on Tuesday to read a letter from a constituent.

In a video posted by C-SPAN, Fudge said the letter came from the Rev. Ronald S. Williams, who the Washington Post identified as “the senior pastor and chief executive of Mount Zion Fellowship in Highland Hills, Ohio.”

“ ‘A mobster? A con man? A gangster in the White House? I think so,’ ” Fudge said. Then Fudge read what the pastor thinks about supporters of President Trump.

“ ‘It is glaringly apparent that many who support the president’s administration are either racists, steeped in religious beliefs, ignorant, or as my mother used to say, just plain dumb,’ ” Fudge said. “ ‘I believe the crooked ascension of Trump to the Oval Office is a gauge that measures the declining patriotic and moral values of the many citizens of America.’ ”

Fudge continued with the letter, in which the constituent said the Republican Party is like a “cult.”


Christian Cake Baker’s Attorney: 3rd Lawsuit Is ‘Rehash’ of ‘Old Claims’

A Colorado baker is being sued for a third time for refusing to design custom cakes that he says run contrary to his religious beliefs.

Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado—first sued in 2012 for declining to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding because of his traditional Christian beliefs—is being sued again, this time for not baking a “birthday cake” to celebrate the gender transition of Autumn Scardina, who now identifies as a transgender woman, according to The Christian Post.

In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Phillips 7-2, holding that the Colorado Commission of Civil Rights—which had ruled that Phillips had discriminated unlawfully—demonstrated “clear and impermissible hostility” toward Phillips and his Christian belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, as The Daily Signal previously reported.


Supersonic speeds could cause big problems for the F-35′s stealth coating

At extremely high altitudes, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ versions of the F-35 jet [The $100 million-plus plane] can only fly at supersonic speeds for short bursts of time before there is a risk of structural damage and loss of stealth capability, a problem that may make it impossible for the Navy’s F-35C to conduct supersonic intercepts.

The Defense Department does not intend to field a fix for the problem, which influences not only the F-35’s airframe and the low-observable coating that keeps it stealthy, but also the myriad antennas located on the back of the plane that are currently vulnerable to damage, according to documents exclusively obtained by Defense News.

The F-35 Joint Program Office has classified the issues for the "B" and "C" models as separate category 1 deficiencies, indicating in one document that the problem presents a challenge to accomplishing one of the key missions of the fighter jet. In this scale, category 1 represents the most serious type of deficiency.

Both deficiencies were first observed in late 2011 following flutter tests where the F-35B and F-35C both flew at speeds of Mach 1.3 and Mach 1.4. During a post-flight inspection in November 2011, it was discovered the F-35B sustained “bubbling [and] blistering” of the stealth coating on both the right and left sides of the horizontal tail and the tail boom.

During similar tests of the F-35C in December 2011, “thermal damage” that compromised the structural integrity of the inboard horizontal tail and tail boom were apparent.

More here

U.S. Cities Overwhelmed With Illegal Migrants From Ebola-Stricken Countries

Some U.S. cities are becoming overwhelmed with the number of illegal African migrants arriving from Ebola-stricken countries, with Portland Maine complaining that they are beyond capacity.

Large groups of migrants are arriving from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been hit by one of the biggest ebola outbreaks in history, with 2,000 recorded cases in the last 10 months.

Border Patrol officials said that 500 people from African countries had been arrested by Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector in Texas alone in the six days after May 30.

Hundreds of the migrants are being sent to a city-owned shelter in San Francisco.

Dr Michael Ryan, the executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, told BBC News that the global spread of deadly diseases is becoming “a new normal” thanks to “large and highly mobile populations”.


Alexander: The Missing Millennial Link

At last week’s 75th Anniversary D-Day observance, after President Donald Trump delivered his remarks, Susan Eisenhower, by virtue of the fact that she’s the granddaughter of Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, received some media attention. She offered some observations of her own about the young men who stormed the beaches of Normandy — young men who would earn the retrospective title of “The Greatest Generation.”

I was a bit distracted by her unscripted remarks near the American Cemetery because behind her was Barack Obama’s former secretary of state, John Kerry, who was mindlessly strolling over American graves.

Yes, Eisenhower, who claims to be a Republican, endorsed Obama and spoke on his behalf at the 2008 DNC convention. That doesn’t invalidate her remarks; it just means they are subject to varying degrees of circumspection. But to see Kerry walking across the sacred ground of American graves in France, given his traitorous record of providing aid and comfort to our enemy by meeting with the North Vietnamese in Paris when American negotiators were involved in peace talks — well, I hope you can understand why I was distracted.

What Susan Eisenhower said is this: “I think with respect to the courage that was shown here at Normandy, today we don’t have selflessness and self-sacrifice in our vocabulary. … There was a time when people were called upon to do things they didn’t necessarily want to do or couldn’t be spared to do. They reported for duty, they put their best selves in it and they discovered when they hit the beaches that they were more than they ever thought they could be.”

Indeed, some of their collegiate peers today would accuse them of “toxic masculinity.”


How Trump’s Women’s Initiative Advances ‘America First’ Agenda

You may not hear much in the media about it, but the Trump administration just announced a new initiative to support efforts to empower women worldwide.

It’s yet another example of how “America First” means advancing what matters to America.

In this case, it means “protecting the United States and promoting global peace and stability by enhancing women’s leadership in efforts to prevent conflict, stem terrorism, and promote security around the world,” the administration said of the program, which helps empower women to deal with peace, security, and disaster response issues.

It means acknowledging that “women provide essential contributions to forging lasting solutions to conflict, terrorism, and crisis—yet their perspectives and leadership are too often untapped.”


Private border wall group ordered to keep gate OPEN

The builders of a private border wall in New Mexico have been ordered by an international agency to keep a gate permanently open.

According to a report in Buzzfeed, the half-mile wall near Sunland Park cut off official access to a levee and a dam and public access to Monument One, a series of obelisks marking the U.S.-Mexico border.

The We Build the Wall barrier also featured a gate built on about 33 feet of federal property without proper advance permission.

“This is normally done well in advance of a construction project,” said Lori Kuczmanski, a spokeswoman for the International Boundary and Water Commission, which handles waterway issues between the U.S. and Mexico. “They think they can build now and ask questions later, and that’s not how it works.”

Commission officials propped open that gate in response earlier this week, to preserve public access and, by extension, making the wall easy to breach.

“We’re going to lock it in an open position until we come into a mutual decision on how this gate is going to operate,” Ms. Kuczmanski told Buzzfeed.


Black Student Activists Demand Columbia Fire Lecturer Who Prosecuted 'Central Park Five'

‘Columbia University has always been a site of anti-Black racism and violence’

It looks like Harvard University isn’t the only Ivy League school where student activists believe that working in the criminal justice system is grounds for exclusion from campus life.

Less than a month after Harvard removed Ronald Sullivan as faculty dean of Winthrop House – for representing disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in his criminal trial – Columbia University’s black student activists are trying to remove another law faculty member for prosecuting defendants.

A petition by the Black Students’ Organization has almost 10,000 signatures. It was prompted by the new Netflix documentary When They See Us, which tells the story of four black and one Hispanic teenagers who were prosecuted for the rape and attempted murder of a white woman in New York City in 1989.


ADAMS: Letter To A Hateful Feminist

I hope you will forgive me for writing you this open letter, which will likely be read by thousands before you open it and realize that it is about you. Given that you have now graduated from UNC-Wilmington, I could not send it to your university email account, which has now been closed. Nor could I have sent you this letter prior to your graduation. Had I done so, you would have surely claimed that the reasoned criticism it contains somehow violates Title IX or some other obscure university policy.

Now that you are out in the real world, I wish to address your conduct toward me when you saw me last fall at the Starbucks on College Road next to the university. As you probably recall, you approached me after seeing the “I Hate Mike Adams” bumper sticker on the back of my computer. You gleefully asked me where you could get one and I told you that I had plenty in my office. When I offered to give you one free of charge, you acted surprised. After you regained your composure, you asked if I was Mike Adams. When I responded in the affirmative, you made it abundantly clear that you oppose my work as a free speech advocate. With no sense of irony, you even asked me why I spend my time engaging in and also defending “hate speech.”

As much as I appreciated your admission that you read my columns and follow my work, I wished you had started reading them earlier. Had you done so, you would have realized that the “I Hate Mike Adams” bumper sticker was a prank initiated by my good friend Jimmy Weaver who now lives in Arizona. After seeing a video of dozens of members of the Amherst communist party protest my speech at UMASS-Amherst, he decided to print up the bumper stickers as a hoax. Specifically, he thought that we could trick future communist protestors into buying them from me without knowing that I would be the one pocketing their money. I told Jimmy that I thought it would not work but he printed off 1000 stickers for me anyway free of charge. Fortunately, I was wrong and Jimmy was right.

More here

Monthly Crimes Reported to the WCSO May 2019

Sector 1- Salisbury, Allen, Deer Harbour, Fruitland, Fox Chase

Sector 2- Parsonsburg, Delmar

Sector 3- Delmar, Log Cabin Road, Adkins Road

Sector 4- Nanticoke, Waterview, White Haven, Tyaskin

Sector 5- Booth Street, Reservation

Sector 6- Hebron, Mardela Springs, Sharptown

Sector 7- Pittsville, Willards, Powellville

SPD Crime Stats

 Above is a screen shot taken from the SPD official website.  Below you will find the screen shots from   The date used on Crime Reports was January 1, 2019 -  May 31, 2019.


Fitton: FBI Notes on Clinton Emails Go Missing

Given the FBI’s repeated intransigence over the years in responding to our FOIA requests, I’m not of a mind to assume this story represents simply an innocent mistake.

The FBI has released 277 pages of redacted records that show the FBI failed to produce information from an August 2015 meeting with Intelligence Community Inspector General about Hillary Clinton’s email server. The FBI claimed that notes are “missing” and the CD containing notes from meeting is likely “damaged” irreparably.

The records, which were posted on the FBI’s website, are the 32nd release of documents in response to our 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02046). We filed the lawsuit after the Justice Department failed to comply with a July 7, 2016, FOIA request for:

All FD-302 forms prepared pursuant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure.
All records of communications between any agent, employee, or representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding, concerning, or related to the aforementioned investigation. This request includes, but is not limited to, any related communications with any official, employee, or representative of the Department of Justice, the Executive Office of the President, the Democratic National Committee, and/or the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
All records related to the meeting between Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on June 27, 2016.

Included in the documents are February 2019 FBI electronic communications documenting the damaged CD and the missing notes from the August 3, 2015, meeting between FBI special agents and the ICIG about Clinton’s server:


Salisbury MSP Press Release 6-13-19 (Hit and run MVC/DUI)

SPD Press Release 6-13-19 (Stabbing Investigation/Arrest)

Trump asserts executive privilege over material sought in census 2020 citizenship decision

President Trump has asserted executive privilege over census 2020 materials the House Oversight Committee is seeking from the Justice and Commerce departments.
The Justice Department informed the committee of the move as Democrats who lead the panel prepared to vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for refusing to supply the information.
The move by the Justice Department is meant to make it easier for the Trump administration to prevail in court, which is where Democrats plan to take the case by voting on contempt.

REPORT: Rep. Ilhan Omar Filed Taxes With Her Now-Husband While Married To Someone Else

Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) private life has been the subject of some scrutiny before (fairly or unfairly), but a new discovery about Omar's tax returns has shifted focus on to the Minnesota legislator's complicated family situation, and whether her relationships may have led her and her now-husband to violate federal law.

Last week, a Minnesota campaign finance review board released a report detailing a months-long investigation into whether Omar violated Minnesota ethics laws. But, according to The Hill, the report also speculated that Omar and her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015 while Omar was still legally married to another man.

Omar's fundraising did land her in some hot water. She was "ordered ... to repay her state House campaign committee nearly $3,500 in funds used in violation of law, as well as pay to the state a $500 civil penalty" for misusing or miscategorizing money that was supposed to go toward her campaign for Congress (including, allegedly, a nearly $3,000 payment to a divorce attorney).


Accident On Route 90

OC fire EMS on the scene Rt.90 and St. Martins Neck Rd. for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. West bound is shut down at this time. Expect delays.

Montgomery County authorities observe violent marijuana-related trend

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A Montgomery County jury found a Silver Spring man guilty of murder Tuesday for his role in a violent drug deal.

Kairee Dorsey had been accused of shooting Andrew Turner, 18, of Germantown, in December 2017.

Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy said Dorsey and another man went to Turner's house to buy marijuana. However, McCarthy said Dorsey original intention was to kill Turner and steal all of his drugs.

"This is another example of a drug deal regarding marijuana gone bad," he said.


A teenager was arrested after grabbing a car seat holding a one-year-old child and throwing it to the ground

Candace Owens spars with Dr. Cornel West over the impact of socialism on African-Americans

A lively debate ensued on "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday evening between conservative commentator Candace Owens and renowned Harvard philosopher Dr. Cornel West.

The two discussed 2020 presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders and hashed out their disagreements on the issue of welfare policies and their impact on the African-American community.

The two had a rare agreement in their condemnation of Biden, who Dr. West slammed as a "backward-looking neo-liberal with little vision and less courage." Dr. West, for the second consecutive presidential election, has thrown his support behind Bernie Sanders -- an endorsement Owens vehemently disagreed with.

Sanders' self-declared Democratic socialism is the primary issue Owens has with him as a candidate, she said, arguing that socialist welfare policies have "destroyed and decimated the black community."

The professor and activist went on to say that Bernie Sanders is a politician who has "vision, courage and consistency" who has stood steadfast with poor working Americans.

More/video here

Trash Bags Of Former Baltimore Mayor’s Book Keep Showing Up At A Book Bank – And No One Knows Why

Since March, a trash bag full of 20 to 30 copies of “Healthy Holly” children’s books has appeared every so often at the Maryland Book Bank.

“Every time they’ve come in, it’s never been just five or six,” Kim Crout, program manager for the book bank, told The Baltimore Sun. “It’s always been a trash bag of 20 or 30, and they’re always just left here when we get in.”

The book series was written by scandal-plagued former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. Pugh resigned in May, claiming she was suffering from health issues. Her resignation coincided with investigations from the FBI, the Maryland state prosecutor’s office and the Baltimore city ethics board, according to the Sun. The main crux of the scandal involved Pugh’s deals with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of her books, which the Sun said suffered “from editing mistakes.”

It was the Sun that first began investigating the deal, which came under scrutiny because the UMMS had other business contracts pending with Baltimore.

The books keep appearing at the book bank, but no one knows why.

Pugh’s attorney, Steve Silverman, told the Sun that the former mayor wasn’t sending the trash bags full of books to the book bank.

“No one associated with Healthy Holly LLC or Catherine Pugh has any knowledge that this is occurring, and if true, who is doing this and the source of the supply of books,” he told the outlet on Tuesday.

Pugh had said the books were supposed to go to Baltimore City Public Schools, but officials told the Sun they never asked for the books and hadn’t received a recent installment.

The people who run the book bank are stumped.

The other interesting part of the equation is that children have no interest in the books, according to Crout.

“It’s like they have a nose for the fact that they’re crap,” she told the Sun.


Democrat Cummings Brings Wife’s Clients Before His Committee

Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is facing accusations that he is using his position in Congress to financially benefit his wife, whose charity may have gained "illegal private benefit" from his committee activities.

Cummings' wife, Maya Rockeymoore, is the chairman of the Maryland Democrat Party and she "runs two entities, a nonprofit group called the Center for Global Policy Solutions and a for-profit consulting firm called Global Policy Solutions, LLC, whose operations appear to have overlapped, according to the IRS complaint filed by watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center," The Washington Examiner reported, adding that Rockeymoore's charity "received millions from special interest groups and corporations that had business before her husband’s committee and could have been used illegally."

One of Global Policy Solutions' clients is AARP, which testified before Cummings' committee earlier this year on the prices of prescription drugs after Cummings cited an AARP analysis.

"Current prescription price trends are simply not sustainable," Catherine Alicia Georges, AARP’s national volunteer president told the House Oversight and Reform Committee in January. "Drug companies are working hard to try to shift the blame to others in the health care system, leaving them free to set incredibly high prices and increase them with little restraint."

AARP, which sells insurance, has launched a new campaign, "Stop Rx Greed," that aims to drive down the cost of prescription drugs by pushing for artificial government price controls on prescription drug prices.



WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Committee, sent a letter to Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) condemning the Chairman’s violation of Committee rules in his rush to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress concerning the reinstitution of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Chairman Cummings failed to distribute a memorandum detailing the agenda for the Committee’s business meeting at least three calendar days in advance, as required by Committee rules. The Chairman’s violation of the rules put the legal sufficiency of any contempt action at risk.

Excerpts from the letter:
“Under the Rule 2(f) of the Committee’s rules, you must provide “every member of the Committee . . . with a memorandum at least three calendar days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays . . . ) before each meeting or hearing.” The memorandum for the business meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 should have been distributed no later than Friday, June 7. It was not. I am unaware of any “unusual circumstances” that would necessitate a business meeting without a timely memorandum. If you intend to proceed in considering the contempt resolution at the business meeting scheduled for June 12, you risk undermining the ability of the House of Representatives to enforce a finding of contempt.”
“The record before the Committee does not support contempt of Congress at this time. Both Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross have cooperated-and continue to cooperate-with your investigation. In fact, the Committee has received over 30,000 pages of documents from the Administration. The Committee’s fact-finding is ongoing, and you have scheduled three transcribed interviews with witnesses in the upcoming weeks. If you were serious about getting to the facts on the Administration’s decision to reinstitute a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, you should attempt to obtain the information from other sources before rushing to contempt of Congress.”
Full text of the letter can be found here.

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Pete Buttigieg supporter assaults Conservative Reporter

The reporter, in case you didn't recognize her, is Kaitlin Bennett. We posted a video of her about 3 weeks ago titled  How My Graduation Photo Changed My Life

Thursday Morning Funnies

Wild video shows K-9 sniffing out suspect hiding in dishwasher, biting down on his head

A South Carolina sheriff's office has released video of a 47-year-old man being bitten on the head by a K-9 during an arrest in April.

Authorities in Greenville County said that about 2:40 p.m. on April 28, deputies went to a home on Columbia Avenue.

Capt. Tim Brown, of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office of Professional Standards, said deputies were attempting to take Kevin Leroy Scott White into custody.

Brown said White had eluded a K-9 deputy the day before when he was being pulled over for having an improper tag. He said authorities had also determined White was wanted out of Florida.