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Friday, January 17, 2020

DPI Applauds Initiatives to Keep PMT on Schedule in Maryland

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. executive director Holly Porter praised the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s plans to help chicken growers and grain farmers adapt as more Maryland fields are incorporated into the Phosphorus Management Tool. As a member of the PMT Advisory Committee, DPI had recommended not to delay implementation of the PMT.

The MDA’s plans include a mix of short-term and long-term proposals, including immediate changes to help more farmers participate in the Maryland Manure Transport Program, an additional $1 million in Governor Larry Hogan’s upcoming budget to help transport manure to fields where it can be best used, and long-term field science studies of soil phosphorus. The MDA is also assisting a study of whether aragonite, a high-calcium lime product, can reduce phosphorus levels in soil; working to identify state facilities that could serve as regional storage areas for litter until it is ready to be hauled to farms or alternative use facilities; exploring potential agreements to haul litter by rail to farms in Western Maryland or Midwestern states; and continuing to fund trials of alternative, energy-producing uses for chicken litter.

“To adapt to the PMT, farmers will need help in this growing season, as well as assurances that long-term solutions for phosphorus management are being explored,” Porter said. “We’re pleased that the Maryland Department of Agriculture has developed this multi-step plan for assisting livestock producers, including chicken growers, and grain farmers as we make the changes PMT implementation requires of us. It’s especially important that Maryland legislators preserve the additional $1 million being proposed for manure transport in the 2021 budget. Along with manure transportation funding contributed by chicken companies, those funds represent a cost-effective way to apply the organic, slow-release plant food that is chicken litter to grain fields while improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.”

FBI, ICE and Dept of Education IG Investigating Ilhan Omar For Possible Student Loan Fraud, Immigration Fraud

The FBI, ICE and the Department of Education’s Inspector General are all looking into Democrat Muslima Rep. Ilhan Omar, according to investigative reporter David Steinberg.

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is under heavy fire from the conservative media over her many scandals including marrying her own brother to defraud US immigration, tax fraud, identity fraud and more recently an affair with a married man.

Ilhan Omar refuses to answer questions about her fraudulent marriage to her own brother and accuses anyone asking questions of bigotry and Islamophobia.

Omar also dodges any questions about her affair with a married man even though her campaign paid over $200,000 to her married lover.


Attorney General Frosh Joins Multistate Coalition Fighting to Halt Immigration Arrests at State Courthouses

14 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Supporting Lawsuit Against DHS, ICE, and CBP

BALTIMORE, MD (January 17, 2020) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general to halt federal immigration arrests of noncitizens without a judicial warrant or court order in and around state courthouses throughout the nation. In an amicus brief filed in State of Washington v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; et al., the coalition argues in support of Washington State’s request for a preliminary injunction to immediately halt such arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

“When ICE is arresting people at courthouses, it impedes law enforcement,” said Attorney General Frosh. “Victims and witnesses are afraid to come forward if they think they will be deported, and criminals can get a free pass by preying upon noncitizens.”

Last month, the Washington State Attorney General sued ICE, the CBP, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), among others, arguing that the federal government’s policy and practice of arresting noncitizens—both undocumented and those with legal status—at or around state courthouses violated the Administrative Procedure Act, the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the right of access to courts, which is protected by the First, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Washington filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to immediately halt the Trump administration’s policies.

Sheriff on Virginia Dems' gun control push: 'Never seen something so strongly opposed'

Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins reacted on Friday to the Virginia state House Democratic majority pushing several gun control measures to the upper senate chamber, calling it an "overreaching agenda against the Second Amendment."

“Never have I, or anyone, seen in the Commonwealth of Virginia someone have a topic so strongly opposed as this issue and suddenly this strong uprising against it,” Jenkins told “Fox & Friends First.”

Jenkins' comments came after four gun control bills on Monday advanced in Virginia’s General Assembly, setting the stage for a contentious showdown between gun rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers who have vowed to bring comprehensive changes to the state.

Maryland Man Sentenced to Prison for Fraudulent Scheme to Solicit Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Contributions to Scam-Pacs

A Maryland political consultant was sentenced to three years in prison today followed by three years of supervised release for fraudulently soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in political contributions through several scam political action committees (PACs) that he founded and advertised as supporting candidates for office and other political causes.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia and Assistant Director in Charge Timothy R. Slater of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.

Kelley Rogers, 56, of Annapolis, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady of the Eastern District of Virginia. In addition to the prison sentence, Rogers was ordered to pay $491,299 in restitution and to forfeit at least $208,954 in proceeds obtained from his offense.

California Water Infected With Increasing Fecal Bacteria As Democrats Allow Homeless Crisis to Worsen

It’s constantly interesting to see diametrically opposite leftist moves hit each other. Now we have the ecological teams contesting versus the homeless supporting groups, as California’s homeless crisis is leading to mass contamination of the rivers and also streams. Rather than experiencing sewer therapy, human waste from the homeless is winding up straight in the water means.

California Health Line records:

“We should all work together to clean up these hazardous waste and homeless sites before the whole city rots away,” Trump tweeted about San Francisco onOct 26. “Very bad and dangerous conditions, also severely impacting the Pacific Ocean and water supply.”

San Francisco authorities fasted to disagreement Trump’s cases. But a few of California’s most treasured rivers, coastlines and also streams are without a doubt polluted with degrees of fecal bacteria that surpass state limitations, intimidating kayakers, swimmers– and also the state’s credibility as a stronghold of environmental management.


Homeland cast reveal they had a meeting with CIA officers at Langley under the Obama administration

The cast of Homeland went to the CIA to meet with 50 agents, spoke to Edward Snowden, set up a 'spy camp' in Washington D.C. and enlisted the help of Mossad agents as part of their research for the hit TV series.

The show's stars Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, as well as the creators, revealed the secret tales of the spy drama in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.

The previously unheard stories comes as the award-winning series prepares to air its eighth and final season on February 9.


Justice Department 'is investigating whether James Comey illegally leaked classified information to the media' about the Clinton email probe

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into whether former FBI Director James Comey illegally leaked classified information to the media regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, according to a new report.

The active investigation centers on media leaks to the New York Times and the Washington Post in early 2017, describing a secret Russian document that played a role in the Clinton investigation, people familiar with the matter told the Times.

In 2016, Dutch intelligence hacked Russian computers and obtained the document, which they shared with the FBI.


EPIC MOMENT: President Trump RANTS About Toilet and Sink Issues - NO WATER PRESSURE

Donald Trump Jr. accuses Yovanovitch of 'monitoring' him, other Americans

Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday accused former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch of “monitoring” him, as well as other members of the American public, a day after the ousted diplomat called for an investigation into allegations she had been followed by associates of President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani while in Ukraine.

The eldest son of the president also blamed the media for failing to cover Yovanovitch’s own surveillance efforts. The accusation came after the release of documents obtained by the House of Representatives as part of new evidence for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial related to Trump’s July phone call asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s involvement in the country.

“She was doing the same to me apparently and other private citizens. Media wouldn’t cover a rogue Ambasador monitoring American citizens... I wonder why???” Trump Jr. tweeted Wednesday.


Virginia County Supervisors Pull Gun Control Support After Public Backlash

Prince William County supervisors pulled a resolution in support of more firearm laws after county residents flooded their board meeting Tuesday with opposition to gun control.

The Prince William Times reports that the resolution was initially discussed by the previous board of supervisors, which was Republican-controlled, and which passed a “Constitutional County” declaration December 10, 2019.

Democrat Board Chair Ann Wheeler proposed Resolution 10A for the new board, and the matter was discussed on January 7, 2020, but a vote on the matter was suspended amid public backlash.

The vote was rescheduled for January 21, 2020, only to be abruptly canceled on January 14, 2020, with the resolution tabled “indefinitely.”


Going to lose my Drivers license

I think, I'm going to lose my drivers license... and all just because of a stupid police officer...The conversation went like this, when I got pulled over in my car:

Officer: "License and registration, please, I think you are drunk!"

Me: "I assure you, I did not drink anything."

Officer: "OK, let's do a little test! Imagine driving in the dark on a highway at night, when you see two lights in the distance. What is this?"

Me: "A car."

Officer: "Of course! But which one? A Mercedes, an Audi or a Ford?"

Me: "I have no idea!"

Officer: "So, you're drunk."

Me: "But I didn't drink anything."

Suspect Gets Shot After Ignoring Armed Resident’s Warnings

A Tulsa, Oklahoma, homeowner’s son shot an alleged intruder Saturday morning after the suspect ignored numerous warnings.

Fox23 reports the incident unfolded some time before 3 a.m., when five people were in the home and the suspect knocked on the door. The suspect “asked to speak to his fiancee” and allegedly refused to listen when told that he had the wrong house.

Oklahoma News 4 reports that the suspect then allegedly “broke into the family’s car” and tried to get in through the home’s back door.

Dylan Andres, the homeowner’s son, warned the suspect that he was armed, saying, “I will shoot you if you step foot in this house.”


MD Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Announces Plan To Open Comprehensive Re-Entry Facility

Will Support Reentry Programming for Women and Men

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 16, 2019)— The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) today announced a plan to redeploy Brockbridge Correctional Facility (BCF) in Jessup as a comprehensive Pre-release, Re-entry, and Workforce Development Facility.

“Brockbridge Correctional Facility presents incredible existing programming space as well as other opportunities to create a facility fully-dedicated to reentry programming, continued workforce development, education, work release, family mediation, and other essential programming,” said DPSCS Secretary Robert Green. “This will allow the department to create additional bridges of connection and expand on our already existing pre-release and reentry facilities across the state.”

Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, DPSCS has undertaken a bold commitment to change the way corrections and community supervision function in our state. Last year, more than 5,000 people came home from DPSCS facilities. The facility will add new programs that are research and data driven, while expanding upon the services once available at the pre-release center for women, which was forced to close for budgetary reasons ten years ago.

Rand Paul mocks Adam Schiff in 'whistleblower' letter

An hour before House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff walked two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, Sen. Rand Paul mocked the California Democrat and the "anonymous whistleblower" who initiated an investigation into Trump.

"An anonymous 'whistleblower' informs us that this was found in a hotel room that @RepAdamSchiff recently check out of. Hmmm," tweeted Paul.

The Kentucky Republican has backed a quick dismissal of the impending Senate trial but has threatened to call Hunter Biden and the anonymous whistleblower if his GOP colleagues vote with Democrats to allow new witness testimony during the trial.


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OC: Small Water Rate Hike To Fund Big Projects

OCEAN CITY — Resort residents can expect a water usage rate increase over the next five years, but the modest hike will offset the cost of major infrastructure improvements.

The Mayor and Council this week got a review of the town’s five-year comprehensive water and wastewater rate study prepared and presented by consultant NewGen Strategies and Solutions. The report is weighty and rife with technical complexities, but in layman’s terms, the town continues to invest in its water infrastructure with an estimated $60 million in improvements over the next six years, including the development of a new water treatment plant off 66th Street.

The water and wastewater systems are enterprise funds, meaning they are largely paid for by the consumer through various fees. As such, with $60 million in improvements in the offing over the next five years, the consultant is recommending a modest water rate increase of around 3%. The proposed increase will add about $7 to the consumer’s quarterly water bill, or take it roughly from an average of $93 per quarter to about $100 per quarter.


Media label Tennessee religious liberty bill as ‘anti-gay’

For most major news organizations, accuracy often takes a back seat to ideology, which is why groups such as the Associated Press are mischaracterizing Tennessee’s new religious liberty bill as “anti-gay.”

The legislation in question allows faith-based foster and adoptive groups to receive taxpayer funds even if they decline to work with members of the LGBT community. The bill ensures that religious organizations won’t also be asked to violate their convictions to receive public funding. It is the same basic principle behind the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.

For the Associated Press and others, however, Tennessee’s new bill, which Republican Gov. Bill Lee announced this week that he would sign into law, is “anti-gay.”


Kamala Harris Grins Before Calling Impeachment ‘Solemn, Serious Moment’

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Thursday was caught flashing a large grin before lamenting the transfer of two impeachment articles to the Senate as a “solemn, serious moment” in an interview with MSNBC.

Harris, who recently ended her ill-fated presidential campaign, is seen smiling at someone in the room before host Kasie Hunt questions her about the Senate’s upcoming impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. Once she realizes she is on a live shot, Harris’ demeanor swiftly changes. “This is a solemn, serious moment,” she says of the impeachment process. “These are the most serious charges brought in the history of our country against a president.”

“The moment we just experienced I think is highlighting the importance of doing impartial justice and taking seriously the importance of listening to the evidence and the importance of receiving evidence,” Harris then says of the swearing-in of senators as jurors in the upper-chamber.


Planned Parenthood launches $45M campaign for 2020 Democrats

Planned Parenthood is launching a new $45 million campaign to support Democrats in the 2020 elections, the organization's most expensive campaign push in its history.

The campaign, under the theme "We Decide 2020," will go toward encouraging the public to vote for pro-abortion Democrats at the local, state, and national level. Planned Parenthood says it will target voters in nine battleground states, according to CBS, including Florida, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, swing states President Trump won in the 2016 election. The campaign will focus on engaging voters via TV and radio ads, canvassing, and digital marketing.

Jenny Lawson, Planned Parenthood Votes executive director, feels the "stakes have never been higher" to elect candidates in favor of abortion, citing fears that Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court decision that permitted abortion, is at risk of being overturned.


White House Accuses the GAO of 'Overreach' Following Its Ukraine Aid Report

In a newly released report, the Government Accountability Office has ruled that the White House Budget Office broke the law when it withheld military aid from Ukraine last summer. Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry against President Trump as the result of a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump tried to coerce Ukraine into investigating his political opponent Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Trump reportedly agreed to withhold military aid to Ukraine a few hours after that phone call.

"Today, GAO issued a legal decision concluding that the Office of Management and Budget violated the law when it withheld approximately $214 million appropriated to DOD for security assistance to Ukraine," the GAO writes in its report. "The President has narrow, limited authority to withhold appropriations under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. OMB told GAO that it withheld the funds to ensure that they were not spent "in a manner that could conflict with the President’s foreign policy." The law does not permit OMB to withhold funds for policy reasons.

The White House vehemently disagrees and called the GAO's conclusion an "overreach."


Trump polling at all-time high in Wisconsin

A new poll shows that President Trump’s approval rating in Wisconsin has hit an all-time high.

Trump’s approval rating among registered voters in Wisconsin is sitting at 48%, according to a Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday. Trump’s disapproval is one point higher, at 49%.

The same poll also showed that Wisconsin voters on the whole disapprove of the way Trump handled the Iranian situation. Registered voters in Wisconsin thought Trump’s Iran strategy was wrong 54% to 44%.


Three Alleged Members of the Violent Extremist Group “The Base” Facing Federal Firearms and Alien-Related Charges

Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging three alleged members of the racially motivated violent extremist group “The Base” with firearms and alien-related charges. The complaint charges Brian Mark Lemley, Jr., age 33, of Elkton, Maryland, and Newark, Delaware, and William Garfield Bilbrough IV, age 19, of Denton, Maryland, with transporting and harboring aliens and conspiring to do so. Lemley is also charged with transporting a machine gun and disposing of a firearm and ammunition to an alien unlawfully present in the United States. Further, the complaint charges Lemley and Canadian national Patrik Jordan Mathews, age 27, currently of Newark, Delaware, with transporting a firearm and ammunition with intent to commit a felony. The complaint also charges Mathews with being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The complaint was filed January 14, 2020, and was unsealed today upon their arrests by the FBI.

The defendants are expected to have initial appearances beginning at 2:45 p.m. today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, 6400 Cherrywood Lane, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day.

The criminal complaint was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; United States Attorney for the District of Delaware David C. Weiss; Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Rob Cekada of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division.

Proclamation on Religious Freedom Day, 2020

From its opening pages, the story of America has been rooted in the truth that all men and women are endowed with the right to follow their conscience, worship freely, and live in accordance with their convictions. On Religious Freedom Day, we honor the foundational link between freedom and faith in our country and reaffirm our commitment to safeguarding the religious liberty of all Americans.

Religious freedom in America, often referred to as our “first freedom,” was a driving force behind some of the earliest defining moments of our American identity. The desire for religious freedom impelled the Pilgrims to leave their homes in Europe and journey to a distant land, and it is the reason so many others seeking to live out their faith or change their faith have made America their home.

More than 230 years ago, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which was authored and championed by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson famously expounded that “all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of Religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities.” This statute served as the catalyst for the First Amendment, which enshrined in law our conviction to prevent government interference in religion. More than 200 years later, thanks to the power of that Amendment, America is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world.

Since I took office, my Administration has been committed to protecting religious liberty. In May 2017, I signed an Executive Order to advance religious freedom for individuals and institutions, and I stopped the Johnson Amendment from interfering with pastors’ right to speak their minds. Over the last 3 years, the Department of Justice has obtained 14 convictions in cases involving attacks or threats against places of worship. To fight the rise of anti-Semitism in our country, I signed an Executive Order last month to ensure that Federal agencies are using nondiscrimination authorities to combat this venomous bigotry. I have also made clear that my Administration will not tolerate the violation of any American’s ability to worship freely and openly and to live as his or her faith commands.

My Administration also remains cognizant of the stark realities for people seeking religious liberty abroad and has made protecting religious minorities a core pillar of my Administration’s foreign policy. Repressive governments persecute religious worshipers using high-tech surveillance, mass detention, and torture, while terrorist organizations carry out barbaric violence against innocent victims on account of their religion. To cast a light on these abuses, in July 2019, I welcomed survivors of religious persecution from 16 countries into the Oval Office. These survivors included Christians, Jews, and Muslims, who all shared similar stories of persecution. At the United Nations in September, I called on global leaders to take concrete steps to prevent state and non‑state actors from attacking citizens for their beliefs and to help ensure the sanctity and safety of places of worship. And, last summer, the State Department convened its second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, where our diplomats engaged a broad range of stakeholders in government and civil society, both religious and secular, to identify concrete ways to combat religious persecution and discrimination around the world and ensure greater respect for freedom of religion and belief.

On this Religious Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting the precious and fundamental right of religious freedom, both at home and abroad. Our Founders entrusted the American people with a responsibility to protect religious liberty so that our Nation may stand as a bright beacon for the rest of the world. Today, we remain committed to that sacred endeavor and strive to support those around the world who still struggle under oppressive regimes that impose restrictions on freedom of religion.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 16, 2020, as Religious Freedom Day. I call on all Americans to commemorate this day with events and activities that remind us of our shared heritage of religious liberty and that teach us how to secure this blessing both at home and around the world.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.


Carozza, Hartman reflect on General Assembly week one

The Maryland General Assembly hit the ground running for its first week as it swore in a new leadership team, passed routine bills and made progress on Wade’s Law, Sen. Mary Beth Carozza (R-38) reported this week.

“It was emotional and historic and a real understanding of the monumental shift of power with the longest serving senate president in the country transitioning to serve as a state senator representing his direct and the elevation of a young senator from Baltimore,” Carozza said, referencing that new Senate President Bill Ferguson entered a new position as Sen. Mike Miller (D-27) stepped down from his 33-year reign as president.

After the proceedings, Carozza said her committee, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, was the first committee to pass out a bill that cleared the entire senate. That bill was the State Real Estate Commission Sunset Extension, an extension of the commission to July 1, 2032.

Carozza added that Wednesday, Jan. 14, was a huge day for Senate Bill 29, otherwise known as Wade’s Law, which increases the penalties regarding life-threatening injuries involving a motor vehicle. The bill went through the senate hearing that day and Wade Pusey, a Worcester County resident, testified before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee about the life-threatening injuries he suffered because of criminally negligent driving.


OMB Releases Memo on Legal Reasons to Withhold Ukraine Aid

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent a memorandum Wednesday to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) explaining the legal foundations and reasons for holding up U.S. security assistance to Ukraine over the summer.

The Washington Post reported the existence of the memorandum and published it on Thursday morning; it was largely overlooked in in favor of the day’s lengthy impeachment debate in the House Judiciary Committee. Yet the memo fills in some of the factual gaps in the account of what happened.

In the memo to GAO, which works for Congress, the OMB begins by explaining that it often holds up funding to federal agencies in the regular course of business under its apportionment authority, often for reasons as mundane as making sure funding is being spent efficiently.


Senate passes USMCA, giving Trump back-to-back trade wins

The Senate passed President Trump's United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade in a bipartisan vote of 89 to 10 Thursday, giving the president his second major trade win in as many days.

The vote took place just before impeachment articles were presented in the Senate.

The USMCA, which replaces the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, now goes to the White House, allowing Trump to fulfill a key 2016 campaign goal.

"You've heard the phrase 'a rising tide lifts all boats'? The new NAFTA we are working on puts a bigger oar in the water for our trilateral trade relationship with our northern and southern neighbors," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, in the debate before the vote.


Maryland Democratic Party announces director’s resignation

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Democratic Party announced on Thursday that its executive director has resigned.

Ben Smith had served in the role since his hire in December 2018 by previous party chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.

Rockeymoore Cummings resigned in November to run for U.S. Congress in the seat previously held by her husband, the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. Yvette Lewis was elected to chair the party in December. Lewis will “guide the party” following Smith’s departure, according to a statement from party spokesman Arinze Ifekauche on Thursday.

Ifekauche didn’t list a reason for Smith’s resignation.


Trump polling at all-time high in Wisconsin

A new poll shows that President Trump’s approval rating in Wisconsin has hit an all-time high.

Trump’s approval rating among registered voters in Wisconsin is sitting at 48%, according to a Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday. Trump’s disapproval is one point higher, at 49%.

The same poll also showed that Wisconsin voters on the whole disapprove of the way Trump handled the Iranian situation. Registered voters in Wisconsin thought Trump’s Iran strategy was wrong 54% to 44%.

Trump authorized a drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 2 after Soleimani orchestrated a violent protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. soldiers in the Middle East in recent decades.


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Grassroots organizers urge lawmakers to pass Kirwan recommendations

BALTIMORE —There's more public support coming out of Baltimore City for lawmakers to pass the much-talked-about Kirwan recommendations.

The head of the Kirwan Commission was among those promoting the education proposals.

Rallies are expected to pop up across the state as local leaders, students and parents try to make their case for public support of the Kirwan recommendations.

A passionate plea for funding is being made by the man who personally identifies with the education commission.


Investigators With ICE, FBI Reviewing Criminal Allegations Against Ilhan Omar

Investigators with multiple federal agencies are reportedly reviewing evidence of alleged crimes committed by far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that center around her marital history.

The Blaze reported that toward the end of last year, “the Department of Justice had assigned an FBI Special Agent in Charge, or SAC, to review Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apparent, astonishing spree of felonies from 2009 to 2017.”

The Blaze noted that the “FBI SAC stated that the wide range of criminal activity suggested by the evidence against Rep. Omar may lead the FBI to expand the review to other federal departments” and that in recent weeks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Education inspector general have reportedly joined the investigation.

The Blaze’s report was authored by David Steinberg, who has extensively covered the criminal allegations against Omar for many months while at PJ Media.


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