Advertisement
HomeCollectionsClaims
IN THE NEWS

Claims

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 21, 2013
The NSA's claim about how surveillance programs have thwarted terrorists ("Programs disrupted 50 plots, NSA says," June 19) warrants further scrutiny as does the claim by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger that the leaker did "tremendous damage. " On the matter of 50 plots being thwarted, the specifics should be revealed to the public. Were these "plots" significant, or do they include planned civil disobedience by the Occupy movement or tea party? Was this NSA program necessary in each of the supposed 50 plots?
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
October 13, 2014
Here are the facts behind some of the claims made by Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Anthony Brown in their second televised debate: Maryland's 2013 gun law: During the debate, Hogan said the only problem he had with the gun bill was that it didn't go far enough to help guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. That appears to be at odds with comments he made during the primary. At a June 12 GOP candidate forum, Hogan was asked what could be done about the new law, also Senate Bill 281. At the time, Hogan said: "It think it's unlikely that it's going to be repealed given that the Democrats in the legislature just rammed it through.
Advertisement
NEWS
September 7, 2010
We like politicians. Really, we do. Most elected officials are what they claim to be: public servants. Many work harder than their constituents know or give them credit for. Now, of course, there are bad apples in all baskets, and politics is no exception. Our experience suggests, though, that the sleaze quotient among politicians — those who are in the game, in other words, mainly to line their own pocket or for other nefarious purposes — is about the same as you find in other lines of work.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
A claim that has also been central to Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's critique of Maryland's economy - that the state has lost most of its Fortune 500 companies during the O'Malley administration - turns out to be false. That assertion has been a staple of Hogan's stump speech. Hogan repeated the claim, with minor variations, throughout the primary contest and has continued to make it a central talking point in his general election campaign against Democrat Anthony G. Brown.
HEALTH
By Kelly Brewington, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2010
Barbie Hall had tried yogurt boosted with probiotics, those so-called friendly microorganisms that commercials promised would regulate her digestive system within weeks. They did no such thing. After excessive Googling, she searched for a probiotic supplement, but she had little preference about which one — she bought the cheapest jar in the vitamin aisle of her local CVS. Two months later, Hall is convinced the once-a-day pill has cured her chronic stomach pain and irregularity.
NEWS
April 17, 2012
In your editorial regarding the proposed tax increase for high-earners ("The Buffett Rule backlash," April 12)," you state that Warren Buffett's secretarial staff "were shown to pay a higher percentage of their income to the tax man than their billionaire boss. " However, to the best of my knowledge, neither Mr. Buffett's personal secretary nor anyone else from his company have publicly presented their personal tax returns to validate that information. To see this unverified claim in a column is understandable.
NEWS
June 8, 2010
As the research analyst for a national disability rights group that opposes legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, I am all too familiar with the Final Exit Network (FEN). I think it's important that readers – and the editors – know that Jerry Dincin misled readers on several points in his essay published on June 7 ("Death with dignity"). Mr. Dincin claims that authorities are "persecuting" FEN members in Georgia and Arizona. That is a gross distortion. The authorities in Georgia and Arizona initiated investigations after complaints by concerned relatives that the apparent suicides of their loved ones were aided and encouraged by FEN members.
SPORTS
By Sun Staff reports | May 21, 2011
Vengeful Wildcat caught pacesetter Chipshot and took the lead in mid-stretch to win the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes. Under Jockey Carlos Marquez Jr., Vengeful Wildcat prevailed by a neck in the spring for 3-year-olds. A winner of three races in five starts, Vengeful Wildcat is trained by Ben Perkins Jr., and paid $6.40. "He's a pretty honest little sucker," Perkins said. "Carlos fits him well. He knows the horse completely. He broke well and ran well. He's a very tractable horse.
NEWS
Luke Broadwater and Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
Police officers rushed into the downtown parking garage, weapons drawn. As Detective Anthony Fata sat bleeding from a leg wound, officers scrambled around corners and up stairwells, frantically searching for a "junkie-looking black male. " The decorated 14-year veteran who'd made the emergency call - Signal 13: Officer Down - told of a violent struggle in which he was shot at close range. He also said that he had fallen down a flight of stairs while unloading his .40-caliber Glock, dislocating a shoulder.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2010
Baltimoreans rushed in near-record numbers to buy homes during recent months to qualify for an expiring tax credit. But while many got the homes, some might not get the credit. Accountants and others are reporting cases of the IRS denying claims for the complicated homebuyer tax credit. And some consumers say tax refunds haven't rolled in as fast as they had hoped. The head of the taxpayer-advocacy arm for the IRS told Congress this spring that the agency spent an average of four months to examine a return with homebuyer credit issues.
NEWS
October 8, 2014
Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan threw around a lot of charges and numbers during Tuesday's gubernatorial debate. Here are some of the facts behind the accusations. • Brown repeatedly said Hogan wants to hand corporations "a $300 million tax giveaway. " Hogan has said he wants to reduce Maryland's corporate tax rate from 8.25 to 6 percent, which translates into $300 million of tax revenue in one year. Hogan contends the increased economic activity from lower taxes would eventually more than offset that loss.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
When Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Anthony G. Brown discuss the business climate in Maryland, it seems as if the gubernatorial rivals are talking about two different states. Hogan's Maryland is a terrible place to do business, a state where companies and residents are streaming for the borders to escape oppressive taxation and capricious regulations. His remedy: tax and spending cuts coupled with business-friendly appointments to regulatory agencies. Brown's Maryland is the state with the highest household median income and a blue-chip AAA bond rating, where top-quality educational resources and strategic investments fuel the nation's No. 1 entrepreneurial culture.
NEWS
October 2, 2014
Sexual abuse by a doctor is medical malpractice. The abuse took place while Dr. Nikita Levy was an employee of Johns Hopkins, working at a Johns Hopkins facility, where he was not adequately supervised ( "Why is Hopkins liable in the Levy case?" Sept. 30). For example, he performed thousands of pelvic exams with no chaperon present - a violation of standard medical practice. Did his staff not notice? The women's claims were not handled as individual malpractice lawsuits but as a class action, which saved the hospital years of costly litigation and embarrassment.
NEWS
By Anthony G. Brown | October 2, 2014
Editor's note: The Sun also plans to run an op-ed by Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan in the coming weeks.  This week, we marked the one-year anniversary of a lifesaving law taking effect, the Firearm Safety Act. But, Marylanders still stand at a crossroads between two very different futures for our state. In 2013, in response to the tragic Newtown school shooting and the all too common acts of gun violence on our own streets, we took real action to protect our communities by passing some of the toughest gun safety laws in the nation.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood and Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
A Republican state Senate candidate from Annapolis has admitted he falsely claimed to hold a college degree, saying he hasn't yet graduated. Don Quinn, who is running against longtime Democratic Sen. John C. Astle, said he's been taking online courses from Washington State University for about four years, but is 12 credits shy of earning his degree. Quinn's LinkedIn profile and an online biography he submitted to The Baltimore Sun claim he holds a degree from Washington State.
NEWS
Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent years. Responding to results of a six-month Baltimore Sun investigation , two councilmen said they had not known that the city paid money in more than 100 settlements or jury verdicts since 2011. "The administration likes to keep some of that quiet," said Councilman Warren Branch, head of the panel's public safety committee.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella | lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | January 20, 2010
The number of workers fighting to recover back wages has grown amid the recession, including more claims from laid-off corporate executives who say they are owed large sums of severance or performance-based incentives, according to state regulators. On Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation announced that a Dallas-based information technology company agreed to pay a former Rockville executive $91,000 in severance - one of the largest claims for back wages ever secured by the state agency.
EXPLORE
October 18, 2011
A recent article repeated a charge that the current Board of Education claims that our schools are perfect and need no changes. That's completely false, and no board member has ever said such a thing. I attended all of the hearings of the recent commisssion studying the method of electing school board members, and again, no board member, past or present, ever said our schools are perfect. Now is the time to look at ways to improve our schools, for all the children, not throw unwarranted charges about.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
When the Ravens employed outside linebacker Jarret Johnson, he built a reputation as one of the grittiest players in franchise history. Now with the San Diego Chargers, Johnson vouched for new Ravens defensive lineman Lawrence Guy. Guy was claimed off waivers by the Ravens this week. They're dealing with injuries at the position, with rookie Timmy Jernigan ruled out with a knee injury for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers and starting defensive end Chris Canty questionable with a knee injury.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.