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by Annie Linskey | February 7, 2012
MSNBC commentator Rev. Al Sharpton cut a web video supporting same-sex marriage legislation in Maryland and hosted MD Gov. Martin O'Malley on his cable show this evening to talk about the issue. Sharpton says in his video: "As a Baptist minister, I don't have the right to impose my views on anyone else. " He added: "If committed gay and lesbian couples want to marry, that is their business, none of us should stand in their way. " The governor was on the show live for about six minutes and stuck to his usual talking points -- saying the bill is about fairness and equality.
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By Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley followed his Wednesday afternoon speech on the Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by appearing on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC program to hold up Maryland as an example of a state that is striving toward justice. O'Malley, making an evening appearance on  Sharpton's "PoliticsNation," lamented the trends in some conservative-leading states but asserted that Maryland is doing a better job in increasing economic opportunity. "A lot of this work is happening in states and sadly some examples are states going backwards," he said.
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By Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley followed his Wednesday afternoon speech on the Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by appearing on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC program to hold up Maryland as an example of a state that is striving toward justice. O'Malley, making an evening appearance on  Sharpton's "PoliticsNation," lamented the trends in some conservative-leading states but asserted that Maryland is doing a better job in increasing economic opportunity. "A lot of this work is happening in states and sadly some examples are states going backwards," he said.
NEWS
April 2, 2012
First and most important, it is a tragedy when any young person dies before his or her time. What is rather disheartening is that politicians like the president and members of Congress, groups like the NAACP and TV personalities like Al Sharpton are stoking the fires for a very dangerous response from people who know no other way to get justice then through violence. Just look at all of the retaliation done on the streets of any city in America on any given weekend. If any innocent person dies as a result of their irresponsible response to this incident, they should be held accountable in a public forum.
TOPIC
By Sheryl McCarthy | June 10, 2001
Al Sharpton had been in jail for only 16 days but, according to my unofficial estimate, the New York City press corps had done 6,487 stories about his incarceration. The headlines -- since his arrest May 23 for trespassing on Navy land on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island -- have gone something like this: "Sharpton and Three Others Jailed for Vieques Protest" "Supporters Hold `Free Sharpton' Rally at Jail" "Sharpton Announces Hunger Strike: Won't Eat Until Bombing Stops or Until He's Freed" "Sharpton's Typical Jail Day: Up by 5, in TV Room by 6" "Sharpton Weeps: Overcome With Angst Over Plight of Vieques Victims, Says He's More Serious Than Ever About Presidential Run" "Sharpton Denied Bail" "Sharpton to Renew Wedding Vows in Prison" "Sharpton Refuses to Renew Vows in Prison" "Says He's Fasting, Not on Hunger Strike: Announces Liquid Diet" "Sharpton Mom Visits: Urges Him to Eat Soup" "Sharpton Says He'll Eat Soup" This is what our obsession with Al Sharpton has come to: Every mood change, every change in eating habits, every new celebrity visitor and every new pronouncement by this canny showman gets a headline.
FEATURES
By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2004
NEW YORK - The Rev is running late. But this is to be expected. The Rev is always running late. He was up at 5 this morning, worked out with a personal trainer and is now on his way to the ABC Radio studios at Times Square, where he will knock out a dozen interviews with radio stations across the country, promoting his new TV show. "I am a workingman's Donald Trump," the Rev. Al Sharpton will tell Chicago. "He fires people. I hire them." But first, Sharpton - preacher, provocateur, former candidate for president and now host of a reality show on Spike TV - must change.
NEWS
July 28, 2004
Speaker Include: Mayor Martin O'Malley, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Sen. John Edwards. On television: MSNBC, Fox News and CNN, 4-11 p.m.; ABC, CBS and NBC, live 10 - 11 p.m.; C-SPAN 4 -11 p.m.; PBS 8 - 11 p.m.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | June 15, 1994
Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton have made Baltimore more famous than the latest John Waters movie.The Japanese have done their homework and know that Americans are secret suckers for royalty.North Korea is not crazy. It just knows how to get our attention.And to think that in February you were wishing for the return of heat waves.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | April 9, 1999
The bad news is that legislation to enable Hillary Clinton to become mayor of Baltimore would also let Marion Barry, Rudy Giuliani, Al Sharpton or David Duke move here and run.Maryland will make payments to Marriott for two years, after which it has to find a job.Macedonia's rulers remain more scared of Serbia than of NATO.Pst, buddy, wanna buy a football team for 800 mil?Pub Date: 4/09/99
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By CBS "Late Show" | January 21, 1994
10. Youngsters trading in handguns for Isotoner gloves.9. Dan Rather doing news from Connie's lap.8. Only 300 people left alive on the East Coast.7. It's actually nice when a guy rubs up against you on thesubway.6. Times Square hookers charge $20 just to blow on your hands.5. Last night, for a full 20 seconds, Bea Arthur stoppedsweating.4. Portions of Al Sharpton have been closed.3. President Clinton chipped a tooth on a french fry.2. Andrew Giuliani restricted to annoying people indoors.
NEWS
by Annie Linskey | February 7, 2012
MSNBC commentator Rev. Al Sharpton cut a web video supporting same-sex marriage legislation in Maryland and hosted MD Gov. Martin O'Malley on his cable show this evening to talk about the issue. Sharpton says in his video: "As a Baptist minister, I don't have the right to impose my views on anyone else. " He added: "If committed gay and lesbian couples want to marry, that is their business, none of us should stand in their way. " The governor was on the show live for about six minutes and stuck to his usual talking points -- saying the bill is about fairness and equality.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
After almost a week of speculation, it looks as if the Rev. Al Sharpton is going to be a new weeknight host on cable channel MSNBC. Sharpton, who has been filling in recent weeks on MSNBC, will reportedly be taking over the 6 p.m. timeslot that has been in play since Keith Olbermann  left the channel and Ed Schultz's "The Ed Show" was moved from 6 to 10 p.m. Cenk Uygur had been serving as host of the 6 p.m. hour. The speculation that Sharpton, a civil rights leader and radio talk show  host, would get the job was first reported in TVNewser on July 16. Read that here . Citing anonymous sources, The New York Times is now reporting it as "imminent.
NEWS
By Katha Pollitt | December 23, 2008
To understand how angry and disappointed many Democrats are that Barack Obama has invited evangelical preacher Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inaugural, imagine if a President-elect John McCain had offered this unique honor to the Rev. Al Sharpton - or the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. I know, it's hard to picture: John McCain would never do that. Republicans respect their base even when, as in Mr. McCain's case, it doesn't really return the favor. Only Democrats, it seems, reward their most loyal supporters - feminists, gays, liberals, opponents of the war - by elbowing them aside to embrace their opponents instead.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | January 12, 2008
A suggestion for Dr. Levi Watkins Jr.: Next year, get Betty Winston Baye to deliver the keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration ceremony. Watkins was the brains behind the first MLK commemoration in 1982. Over the years, keynote speakers have included King's widow, Coretta Scott King, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, singer-actor-activist Harry Belafonte, author Maya Angelou, former NAACP President and Chief Executive Officer Kweisi Mfume and actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. This year's keynote speaker was to be the Rev. Al Sharpton, who might be considered more controversial than the people mentioned above, and not by just a tad, either.
NEWS
By CLARENCE PAGE | January 11, 2008
One of the most fascinating aspects of Sen. Barack Obama's electric popularity is how eagerly, like a Rorschach ink-blot test, people see in him whatever they want to see. To some folks, for example, he isn't just running for president; he's running for the post of America's top black leader. In this spirit, some conservatives, in particular, can't wait to bum rush the current crop of media-anointed black leaders out the door. "The big losers, two big losers tonight are probably Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton," George Will observed after the Illinois senator swept the Iowa Democratic caucuses last week.
SPORTS
By DAVID STEELE | April 13, 2007
Thankfully, Imus finally held accountable for ugly remarks To CBS Radio and NBC television, on behalf of my mother, my sister, her best friend, her teammates, her coach and all the girls who ever played for and against St. Thomas More ... thank you. St. Thomas More is the elementary school in Southeast Washington that my siblings and I attended, back in 19- ahem, ahem, cough, cough. That's also where my sister started playing basketball, for Mr. Caldwell, my sister's friend's father.
NEWS
April 2, 2012
First and most important, it is a tragedy when any young person dies before his or her time. What is rather disheartening is that politicians like the president and members of Congress, groups like the NAACP and TV personalities like Al Sharpton are stoking the fires for a very dangerous response from people who know no other way to get justice then through violence. Just look at all of the retaliation done on the streets of any city in America on any given weekend. If any innocent person dies as a result of their irresponsible response to this incident, they should be held accountable in a public forum.
NEWS
October 29, 2003
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean continues to garner the most support among likely Maryland Democratic presidential primary voters, according to a Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies poll being released today. In a sample of 317 likely Democratic voters, Dean was the choice of 23 percent of respondents who said they would vote in March, followed by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman with 20 percent and retired Gen. Wesley Clark with 11 percent. Rep. Richard Gephardt got 9 percent; senators John Edwards and John Kerry had 7 percent support; and 6 percent backed the Rev. Al Sharpton.
NEWS
By Clarence Page | December 5, 2006
WASHINGTON -- A column called "Ask a Mexican" began as a one-time feature, written tongue-partly-in-cheek by staff writer Gustavo Arellano in the OC Weekly in Orange County, Calif. It became a surprise hit. Judging by some of my own mail, I'm not surprised. In fact, I have long wanted to write a similar column and call it "Ask a Black Man." Now is as good a time as any. Reactions to recent racial eruptions seem to have left some of my readers with questions, comments and confusion. Some will even turn to a newspaper columnist for answers.
NEWS
By Clarence Page and Clarence Page,Chicago Tribune | August 25, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Amid the flood of one-year-after analyses of Hurricane Katrina's impact on the Gulf Coast, it is important to remember what Sen. Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois, said on the Senate floor shortly after the storm: "I hope we realize that the people of New Orleans weren't just abandoned during the hurricane. They were abandoned long ago to murder and mayhem in the streets, to substandard schools, to dilapidated housing, to inadequate health care, to a pervasive sense of hopelessness."
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