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June 25, 2010
Most people, especially many posters to The Sun, have no idea of the political dirty tricks that have been used to get The Senator away from Tom Kiefaber. Why? It's been a personal vendetta, for lack of a better word, against him because he would not play the kind of ball they wanted him to play. This is a years-long, complex story that would make rational, caring people angry about what has been done to Tom — and by extension to those of us who love The Senator. Tom has been unjustly vilified and his reputation destroyed — not by him or his management of The Senator — but by those who have forced him out. It has saddened me to read the ugly comments directed to him by so many who do not know what has happened.
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NEWS
May 14, 2014
State Sen. Jim Brochin is a good man, for a Democrat, and does not need this type of treatment from another Democrat ( "Top state official accused of stealing state senator's campaign signs," May 12). It's another reason to vote Republican: To get rid of these Democrats in Annapolis. F. Cordell - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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NEWS
June 21, 2011
I remember distinctly the editors/papers view on Ellen R. Sauerbrey objecting to the fact that dead people and prisoners voted when she lost the election ("Robocall indictments: the cost of dirty tricks," June 17). Because she was a Republican, the whole thing was just pooh poohed and people said she was crazy, although very little was done in the way of an investigation of the charges even though some of it was found to be true. C.L. Garfield
NEWS
November 19, 2013
After reading The Sun's "Tracking on the campaign trail" (Nov. 16), I must congratulate this paper for (however inadvertently) exposing the indecency of the Democratic Party in Maryland - as if it needed further exposure. But the Democrats are again up to their dirty tricks, and it's no surprise. After all, they're ... well, Democrats, and Maryland Democrats are well-noted for their sleazy behavior. But to stalk a man's family and photograph his wife and children? That's going too far. And for that, creeps such as Jeff Moring should be ashamed.
NEWS
February 10, 2005
GOV. ROBERT L. Ehrlich Jr., who has apologized for using the word "crap" in public, yesterday declined to apologize for the horse manure a top hatchet man has been spreading about Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. And while it's all very good that the governor "is open" to investigating whether others on the state payroll are spreading vicious rumors for political gain, the task may fall to the underfunded and generally toothless state prosecutor's office. Mr. Ehrlich may find rumor-mongering "intolerable," but his behavior is reminiscent of Captain Renault, who is "shocked, shocked" to discover gambling in Casablanca.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
After reading The Sun's "Tracking on the campaign trail" (Nov. 16), I must congratulate this paper for (however inadvertently) exposing the indecency of the Democratic Party in Maryland - as if it needed further exposure. But the Democrats are again up to their dirty tricks, and it's no surprise. After all, they're ... well, Democrats, and Maryland Democrats are well-noted for their sleazy behavior. But to stalk a man's family and photograph his wife and children? That's going too far. And for that, creeps such as Jeff Moring should be ashamed.
NEWS
By MIKE ROYKO | October 30, 1992
Ross Perot is being called mentally unstable because he claims that Republican dirty tricksters planned to disrupt his daughter's wedding. He says the evil plot was one of the reasons he dropped out of the presidential race for a while.A White House spokesman responded to Perot's charge by saying: "It's all loony."But is this plot really a loony figment of his imagination? And is Perot being unfairly labeled as a strange duck?It happens that I have obtained an exclusive copy of a secret dirty-tricks plan that an unreliable source says is authentic.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | February 26, 1992
SARASOTA, Fla. -- You might hate his trades. You might pray he retires. But Orioles general manager Roland Hemond is above all a decent man. He wouldn't resort to dirty tricks in an arbitration hearing, as first baseman Randy Milligan suggested yesterday upon his arrival at training camp.Milligan didn't mention Hemond by name, but he claimed team officials were prepared to attack his inability to play leftfield in a case that was settled before reaching the hearing stage. Hemond categorically denied the charge.
NEWS
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Staff Writer | October 26, 1992
FLEMINGTON, N.J. -- With just nine days to go before Election Day, independent candidate Ross Perot took his first steps onto the campaign trail yesterday, renewing charges of Republican dirty tricks in revealing what he called his true reasons for dropping out of the presidential race last July.At an exuberant rally of an estimated 25,000 Perot supporters in this small rural town in northwest New Jersey, the Texas billionaire said he received three reports last spring that the Republicans were planning to disrupt his daughter's impending wedding and publicize a "false photo" of her that would "smear" her reputation, a claim he also made on a "60 Minutes" segment last night.
NEWS
By Nick Anderson and Nick Anderson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 3, 2004
WASHINGTON - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader conceded yesterday that he would not qualify for the Arizona ballot and complained of "dirty tricks" by Democrats aimed at thwarting his campaign. Arizona is the second state, after Indiana, where Nader has failed to make the ballot. But the Arizona setback is more politically significant because the state is much more competitive in the presidential race. President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, the presumed Democratic nominee, have spent at least $3 million each on television commercials in the Phoenix and Tucson markets in quest of the state's 10 electoral votes.
NEWS
August 24, 2012
I think the only way the Republicans can win is via dirty tricks. I am concerned about their tactics in some states requiring a photo ID to vote. It will disproportionately block some citizens from voting. We need to form a coalition which will assist voters in obtaining an ID and we need to make sure that all citizens can get to the polls to vote especially if they have transportation challenges. Voting is a right and also a duty. We need to see to it that all Americans have an equal opportunity to vote.
NEWS
June 21, 2011
I remember distinctly the editors/papers view on Ellen R. Sauerbrey objecting to the fact that dead people and prisoners voted when she lost the election ("Robocall indictments: the cost of dirty tricks," June 17). Because she was a Republican, the whole thing was just pooh poohed and people said she was crazy, although very little was done in the way of an investigation of the charges even though some of it was found to be true. C.L. Garfield
NEWS
June 16, 2011
Last November on Election Day, thousands of Maryland residents received automated phone calls assuring them that Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley had already won his race for reelection against former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. The calls urged listeners to "relax" and stay home to watch the outcome on TV rather than go out and vote - even though the polls were still open. The calls, directed at predominantly African-American communities, sounded like a clear attempt to suppress the vote for Governor O'Malley, to Mr. Ehrlich's benefit.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2010
The last time Election Day shenanigans played out in Maryland, homeless Philadelphians got a day trip to Maryland, a welcome from then-first lady Kendel Ehrlich , $100, a couple of meals and a T-shirt. This time around, the only thing anybody got out of the dirty trick was an annoying dinner-hour robocall. Or in some cases, two calls. Between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday — before polls closed at 8 p.m. — Baltimore residents reported receiving an automated call telling them to "relax," that Gov. Martin O'Malley had won re-election.
NEWS
October 13, 2010
A document making the rounds in Maryland political circles would appear to be a casting call for a Bob Ehrlich campaign ad. One reason there's interest in that: The spot would be shot in California, and Ehrlich has campaigned on the need to bolster Maryland's film industry. Another reason: Among the parts to be cast are Homeless Person #1 and Homeless Person #2, bringing to mind the last time Ehrlich went out of state for homeless people. In 2006, his campaign bused them in from Philly on Election Day to hand out literature that suggested — falsely — that Ehrlich was backed by several black Democratic leaders.
NEWS
July 7, 2010
No wonder so many people have lost interest in our electoral process. Two Republicans have filed their intent to seek the Green Party nomination for governor and lieutenant governor. One is a conservative who until very recently was running as a Republican for U.S. Senate, and the other is a former Republican candidate for the House of Delegates and Republican Central Committee. Neither of them has ever been to a Green Party meeting or been active in the Green Party in any manner; which makes sense, since as of a few hours ago, they were both still registered Republicans.
NEWS
By Raymond L. Sanchez and Raymond L. Sanchez,Evening Sun Staff | March 1, 1991
Dominic J. "Crowbar" Carozza has testified that he was sleeping off a hangover on the morning Russell Charles Baker was shot six times near Carozza's Little Italy home.Carozza, 59, one of three men charged in connection with the June 22 shooting, admitted yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court that he had been out drinking with Baker on the night of the shooting. He said he returned drunk to his Albemarle Street home, went to sleep and learned of the shooting later that day.After testifying in his own defense, the well-known local crime figure and suspended city public works superintendent refused to be cross-examined.
NEWS
By John B. O'Donnell and John B. O'Donnell,SUN STAFF | September 10, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Taking the gloves off in an increasingly hostile confrontation, the chief investigator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development accused its secretary, Andrew M. Cuomo, of "a series of attacks and dirty tricks" designed to force her resignation.Susan Gaffney, the inspector general, spoke at a Senate committee hearing yesterday, where she pleaded for help from Congress in fending off Cuomo's attempts to curb her independence, undermine her office's work and to begin conducting criminal investigations, a responsibility she now has.Appearing before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, she also charged that a Cuomo aide had sought "amnesty" from the Justice Department for the targets of a six-year investigation by her office into the spending of "millions and millions" of dollars in HUD funds.
NEWS
June 25, 2010
Most people, especially many posters to The Sun, have no idea of the political dirty tricks that have been used to get The Senator away from Tom Kiefaber. Why? It's been a personal vendetta, for lack of a better word, against him because he would not play the kind of ball they wanted him to play. This is a years-long, complex story that would make rational, caring people angry about what has been done to Tom — and by extension to those of us who love The Senator. Tom has been unjustly vilified and his reputation destroyed — not by him or his management of The Senator — but by those who have forced him out. It has saddened me to read the ugly comments directed to him by so many who do not know what has happened.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | October 24, 2006
ST. LOUIS -- One day after Smudge-gate rocked Detroit, the focus here at Busch Stadium - in a city breathlessly awaiting tonight's Game 3 of the World Series - remained the left palm of Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers. What exactly was that light brown smudge? And who noticed it first? And what of the discovery that a similar mark had been detected during his previous starts? And, if it were pine tar and not dirt, is that so unusual, so wrong? And why did St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa decide not to push for a full inspection?
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