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June 10, 2011
It is hard for me to imagine that there is no political agenda involved in the decision by 26 Republican state attorneys general and three judges of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, "which is considered to be amongst the most conservative of the federal appellate courts," to attack the health care plan which became law last year under President Obama. ("Harsh review for health law", June 9.) The timing of this questioning of the constitutionality of parts of the law is most certainly politically manipulated since it is believed that the question, if referred on to the Supreme Court, would undoubtedly dominate the news during the 2012 election year.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
A Maryland organization says it has found hundreds of dead people listed on voter registration rolls in Baltimore and Prince George's counties, as well as residents who have registered in multiple places and some who have addresses that turn out to be vacant lots. This November, the group says it plans to fan out to polls to watch for problems - but critics say the effort is a smoke screen for a political agenda. Election Integrity Maryland, which is part of a network of volunteers digging through registration lists across the country, says its mission is to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls and encourage citizens to participate in the process.
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NEWS
October 1, 1996
IN THE END, the 104th Congress wound up where most Americans would want it to be. Neither ultra-conservatives nor ultra-liberals got their way. The political agenda moved to the right as the 1994 election gave Republicans control of Congress PTC for the first time in 40 years. But even this reflected not just GOP militancy but President Clinton's performance as a centrist "New Democrat."The result was a list of legislative accomplishments that would be a credit to any Congress. The welfare reform bill pushed by Republicans and reluctantly accepted by Mr. Clinton was historic.
NEWS
June 10, 2011
It is hard for me to imagine that there is no political agenda involved in the decision by 26 Republican state attorneys general and three judges of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, "which is considered to be amongst the most conservative of the federal appellate courts," to attack the health care plan which became law last year under President Obama. ("Harsh review for health law", June 9.) The timing of this questioning of the constitutionality of parts of the law is most certainly politically manipulated since it is believed that the question, if referred on to the Supreme Court, would undoubtedly dominate the news during the 2012 election year.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | October 30, 1998
WASHINGTON -- From a little office on L Street in this unrivaled capital of hype, the Statistical Assessment Service plies the debunking trade.That scary fact you read someplace? Based on a flawed analysis of the data.The latest link between a suspected toxin and disease? Not statistically significant.That intriguing tidbit you heard? An overblown claim from an advocacy group.Hey, say David W. Murray and his associates, half the stuff "everybody knows" is not supported by the facts. Halloween is not dangerous for children.
NEWS
February 22, 1992
Beginning today, new features come to Page 2A. Every Saturday, a political package will feature national columnists Jack Germond and Jules Witcover reporting from the campaign trail, and a story by The Sun's national or state staff taking a brighter look at politics. In addition, there will be a political agenda for the coming week Names and Faces and an index to other sections have moved to Page 2A.
NEWS
By COX NEWS SERVICE | January 28, 1996
WASHINGTON -- African-American leaders ended their election-year meeting yesterday with new resolve to end the Newt Gingrich-led revolution on Capitol Hill and to re-elect President Clinton despite his centrist rhetoric."
NEWS
August 18, 2005
IN THE Internet's brief but astounding life, users have come up with only three "killer apps," or breakthrough applications: e-mail, search engines and accessing pornography. The Internet is lousy with porn, the largest online industry, with annual revenues approaching $13 billion. Two in five Internet users visited a porn site in April, according to one media survey. Would the other three in five - uninterested in or disturbed by porn - be better off if there was a virtual red-light district?
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2001
African-American leaders on Baltimore County's west side are deciding whom they want to elect as the first black member of the County Council, an idea that makes others in the area worry their interests will be overlooked. State Sen. Delores G. Kelley, a Randallstown Democrat, has been meeting with a group of black leaders to plot strategy since April last year. Now that redistricting has yielded a new 4th District with a heavy concentration of black voters and no incumbent, the group is looking to unite the black community behind a front-runner and quash would-be competitors.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | January 12, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. -- An independent commission has found CBS News guilty of "myopic zeal" in its airing of possibly forged documents that suggested President Bush lied about his service in the Air National Guard. A 224-page report, whose chief authors were former Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh and former Associated Press CEO Louis D. Boccardi, claimed that the pressure of getting the story before competitors, and not political bias, was responsible for the lapse in journalistic judgment.
NEWS
By ARIEL KASTNER | January 10, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Much of the world's focus is on the implications of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's likely departure from politics and what it means for the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet of great significance will be how the election campaign plays out for the Palestinian Legislative Council. The campaign began over a week ago, and elections are scheduled for Jan. 25, but things haven't been going smoothly. Not only did Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party split and then regroup, but armed attacks by Fatah militias on election offices have been rampant.
NEWS
August 18, 2005
IN THE Internet's brief but astounding life, users have come up with only three "killer apps," or breakthrough applications: e-mail, search engines and accessing pornography. The Internet is lousy with porn, the largest online industry, with annual revenues approaching $13 billion. Two in five Internet users visited a porn site in April, according to one media survey. Would the other three in five - uninterested in or disturbed by porn - be better off if there was a virtual red-light district?
FEATURES
By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2005
CBS News executives say they're vindicated by an independent panel's conclusion that there was no political bias behind September's flawed report on President Bush's National Guard service. At the same time, conservatives who accuse CBS News of bias say they're vindicated, too. The panel - made up of former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and former Associated Press President Louis D. Boccardi - found that 60 Minutes Wednesday, in rushing the report onto the air, failed to do even rudimentary fact-checking and ignored inconvenient evidence.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | January 12, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. -- An independent commission has found CBS News guilty of "myopic zeal" in its airing of possibly forged documents that suggested President Bush lied about his service in the Air National Guard. A 224-page report, whose chief authors were former Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh and former Associated Press CEO Louis D. Boccardi, claimed that the pressure of getting the story before competitors, and not political bias, was responsible for the lapse in journalistic judgment.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2005
Two days after Staples Inc. became the first company to say it was limiting advertising on Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. television stations because of customer complaints about one-sided news coverage, the office supply chain softened its stance yesterday. While still acknowledging e-mail complaints in part caused it to stop advertising on Sinclair's local programs, Staples issued a statement saying it "does not let political agendas drive our media-buying decisions." In a phone interview last night, Staples spokesman Paul Capelli said the company issued the statement to clarify its position.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | March 8, 2002
ARLINGTON, Va. -- It was a good week for atheists. The Roman Catholic Church was embarrassed by a scandal involving pedophile priests and the alleged cover-up by a cardinal. Radical Muslims continued to display their intolerance of America and other faiths. And the Rev. Billy Graham was embarrassed by the release of a 30-year-old tape on which he was heard telling President Richard Nixon that Jews had a "stranglehold" on the American media, which needed to be broken because it was ruining the country.
NEWS
By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1997
At first glance, it may seem an odd union -- a black Baptist minister and a white evangelical Christian leader who supports Reaganomics.But observers of the Christian Coalition say Pat Robertson's partnership with the Rev. Melvin B. Tuggle II, a prominent East Baltimore minister, makes perfect sense. Together, the religious leaders will be hosts of a daylong conference on racial justice and reconciliation at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Baltimore tomorrow."There is a core set of beliefs that evangelical Christians and blacks share," said Clyde Wilcox, a professor of government at Georgetown University in Washington.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | March 8, 2002
ARLINGTON, Va. -- It was a good week for atheists. The Roman Catholic Church was embarrassed by a scandal involving pedophile priests and the alleged cover-up by a cardinal. Radical Muslims continued to display their intolerance of America and other faiths. And the Rev. Billy Graham was embarrassed by the release of a 30-year-old tape on which he was heard telling President Richard Nixon that Jews had a "stranglehold" on the American media, which needed to be broken because it was ruining the country.
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2001
African-American leaders on Baltimore County's west side are deciding whom they want to elect as the first black member of the County Council, an idea that makes others in the area worry their interests will be overlooked. State Sen. Delores G. Kelley, a Randallstown Democrat, has been meeting with a group of black leaders to plot strategy since April last year. Now that redistricting has yielded a new 4th District with a heavy concentration of black voters and no incumbent, the group is looking to unite the black community behind a front-runner and quash would-be competitors.
NEWS
May 17, 2001
THE FLAP over the ouster of two of Baltimore's top African-American cops is all about conflicting political agendas, patronage and race. The city doesn't need this sort of polarizing diversion. Instead of bickering, Baltimoreans should be pulling together to stamp out crime and make the city work again. There is plenty for all of us to do -- from decision-makers to ordinary residents. The fact is lethal violence is again on the rise. If the current pace continues, Baltimore could end up with more than 300 homicides in 2001, making last year's dip an aberration.
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