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Four years ago, Joe Biden presided over a joint session of Congress at which 2016 presidential electoral votes were officially tallied. House Democrats repeatedly objected to the electoral votes Four years ago, on January 6, 2017, then-Vice President Joe Biden presided over a joint session of Congress at which 2016 presidential electoral votes were officially tallied. …

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Statement from Montgomery County Republican Club President Mark Uncapher On behalf of the Montgomery County Republican Club, I would like to thank Vice President Pence for his strong commitment to the Constituion of the Unites States. I agree wholeheartedly with his view that “[his] oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains [him] from claiming…

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It seems like more than a year has passed since 2020 began.  COVID has presented an unexpected challenge to us all.  Businesses are struggling in unprecedented numbers and many employees’ jobs hang in the balance.  The COVID pandemic health crisis has unquestionably confronted the country with a dramatic emergency.  In the coming year, one of…

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Travel around Maryland and adjacent jurisdictions, and you will encounter vastly different COVID restrictions.  It is the same disease, subject to the same “science” and the same CDC recommendations.  And yet local authorities are responding with very different rules.[i] Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reduced capacity at bars and restaurants to 50% in November and ordered…

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Can Baltimore's Latest Mayor Break with Past Failures?

Can Baltimore’s Latest Mayor Break with Past Failures? For his next four years, let his report card include bringing the city’s murder rate down to a level at least comparable to other major cities. Brandon Scott assumes office as Baltimore’s Mayor on December 8, the fifth through a revolving door during the past eleven years…

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Marc Elrich's Covid Scandal

Yet another scandal has tarnished Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s administration.  A Montgomery County Inspector General investigation unearthed payroll padding by Permitting Services Department inspectors falsely claiming extra COVID-19 pay. Previously, Elrich’s $280,000 “Chief Administrative Officer” Andrew Kleine was found guilty of ethics violations. The County’s Ethics Commission concluded this after reviewing payments to Kleine…

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Supreme Court Packing at Stake in Georgia Senate Run-offs

Control of the U.S. Senate now turns on the two run-off races being held in Georgia on January 5.   Democratic hopes about “packing” the U.S. Supreme Court with additional justices are at stake in these elections. Under Georgia’s election law, when no candidate receives an outright majority of over 50%, a second run-off election is…

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When A Single Vote Matters

When A Single Vote Matters The “conventional wisdom” of what many people think they “know” will happen turns out to be completely wrong. Beware of those who claim to be sure how elections will turn out Here’s a flashback: On November 4, 2014, based on averages of polling results from multiple polls, Anthony Brown led…

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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby attracted scrutiny earlier this year because of a Maryland State Ethics Commission report on her travels.  Baltimore’s top prosecutor took 23 out-of-town trips sponsored by nonprofits and other groups over two years.  She benefitted personally from over $30,000 in airfare, hotel rooms, and per-diem payments.[i] Mosby’s frequent traveling companions…

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The U.S. Census Bureau announced in September that median household income in 2019 had increased 6.8% from 2018. Median household income was $68,703. Adjusted for inflation, this reflects one of the most robust annual increases to date. The poverty rate in 2019 had decreased 1.3 percentage points to 10.5%. Since 2014, the rate has fallen…

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