Tag: Barack Obama
The Society of Professional Journalists, the National Newspaper Association and 36 other journalism and open government groups sent a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking him to stop “politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies.”Read More
As a pediatric neurosurgeon, Ben Carson was spectacular. As a philanthropist, he and his wife are exemplary leaders in awarding scholarships to deserving youths who strive to be the best, regardless of economic or societal circumstances. But as a novice political commentator, Ben Carson is displaying a less admirable side.Read More
Labor Day politics: Bongino keeps punching, writes book on Obama ‘bubble’; Sarbanes ‘sympathetic with president’ on Syria move
Dan Bongino, last year’s Republican U.S. Senate nominee, held a major fundraiser in Frederick County Friday night in what he concedes is “going to be a tough election” to unseat freshman Democratic Congressman John Delaney in the 6th District. But he made no mention of a book he wrote due out in November, which details why he chose to leave the Secret Service and run for office.Read More
The day after Gov. Martin O’Malley announced gun-control proposals that include licensing for all handguns, several hundred Marylanders protested at a Saturday rally in Lawyer’s Mall just outside the governor’s residence. The rally was one of at least two dozen in state capitals across the country as part of the quickly organized Guns Across America,Read More
For the eighth presidential election in a row, Professor Allan Lichtman has beaten the pundits and the pollsters, and accurately predicted the winner of the popular vote not just months but years in advance.He called Tuesday’s election for Obama in May 2010, “regardless of the identity of the Republican nominee.”Read More
In a state already dominated by Democrats, Maryland voters further consolidated the party’s power Tuesday.
The voters defeated the longest serving Republican congressman, clobbered congressional challengers to six Democratic incumbents, and approved all the ballot measures the great majority of Republican legislators had opposed, including same-sex marriage and expanded gambling.Read More
In-state college tuition for children of illegal immigrants appears safely headed for passage on the November ballot, according to a new statewide poll. Opinion on the same-sex marriage question is closer yet trending toward approval, but expansion of gambling may have difficulty passing in a tight vote. U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and President Obama also have comfortable leads among likely voters.Read More
With the party conventions over, it is safe to predict that all the fuss and blather have changed the minds of very few people. Same goes for all the political coverage of the conventions. Campaigns are important, but what are much more important are the fundamentals of governing. That’s why it’s important to understand Professor Allan Lichtman’s 13 “Keys to the White House,” now out in a new 2012 edition, “Predicting the Next President”. He has successfully predicted the winner since 1980, long before the conventions.Read More
With a referendum on Maryland’s same-sex marriage looming in November, President Obama may have shaken the dynamic in the state on Wednesday as he openly endorsed same-sex marriage. Supporters of gay marriage say it gave them a boost, but opponents trying to get the law on the ballot were undeterred.Read More
The warring camps in the battle for the State House are seeking to “nationalize” the race.
Ex-Gov. Bob Ehrlich’s forces are hoping to lash Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley to an increasingly unpopular president, and O’Malley’s troops are tying Republican Ehrlich to Big Oil, the Gulf spill, Big Tobacco and even the bailout of big banks.Read More
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