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February 18, 2012
Once again, lawmakers have created a self-serving loophole regarding Do Not Call lists ("Government cracks down on robocalls," Feb. 16): Charities and political organizations are exempt. Charities are organizations whose mission is to serve the needs of others, whereas political organizations tend to be self-serving. I personally cannot recall ever receiving a robocall from a charitable organization. Laws to restrict junk mailings also provide exemptions to political organizations.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2013
Eileen H. "Pat" van Breemen, an advocate for children suffering from learning disabilities and a Wicomico County political activist, died Tuesday, from multiple organ failures, at her Salisbury home. She had recently celebrated her 88th birthday. The former Eileen Barbara Hines was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, where she graduated in 1942 from Iowa City High School. Her father was a college professor, and her mother was a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad telegrapher and a silent movie pianist.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | July 21, 1999
The practice by public broadcasting stations of selling the names of their contributors to political organizations is widespread, according to testimony yesterday before a congressional subcommittee.Robert T. Coonrod, president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, said 30 of 75 Public Broadcasting Service stations in the nation's largest markets, "appear to have exchanged names with political organizations" -- buying or selling their lists to such groups as the Democratic National Committee.
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By David Horsey | April 25, 2012
The neck-and-neck race between President Barack Obama and the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney will be the most expensive campaign in American history. It will be a battle between two robust political organizations. And it is a good bet things are going to get really nasty. There are genuine differences between the two candidates -- one is a classic liberal, the other a classic conservative -- but neither is a renegade. And, despite what the partisan bombast may allege, neither man is anything close to a radical.
NEWS
May 12, 2008
An array of well-funded independent political organizations on the left and right are busy influencing voters' choices in national and local elections in this political year. In Maryland, the Fund for Growth, an anti-tax, anti-spend advocacy group, spent more than a million dollars in February's Republican primary helping state Sen. Andy Harris upset nine-term incumbent Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest. Such outside efforts, while legal, can make winning candidates beholden to hidden special interests.
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By Jerelyn Eddings and Jerelyn Eddings,Johannesburg Bureau of The Sun | November 25, 1991
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa took a giant leap last week toward the democratic future that its political leaders have been talking about for two years.After months of reforms that eliminated the country's apartheid laws, the major political players in South Africa's long-running racial drama agreed to begin formal negotiations on a new constitution.All the action up to now, beginning with President F. W. de Klerk's stunning announcement Feb. 2, 1990, that he was unbanning opposition groups and freeing black political leaders from prison, has paved the way for these negotiations.
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By Gilbert Sandler | October 20, 1998
THE pundits and the pollsters say the gubernatorial race is too close to predict. But predictions aren't what they used to be because local politics isn't what it used to be.The quirky old pols, who usually could predict a candidate's victory and deliver it at the same time, are virtually gone from the Baltimore scene. Today's candidates are, by comparison, a polished, educated and sophisticated lot; they could not be a part of the machinations common to the old-fashioned neighborhood political organizations (called in their time "machines")
NEWS
February 5, 1993
No More BiasYour Jan. 27 editorial on lesbians and gays in the military agrees with the premise of ending discrimination against gays but suggests that President Clinton's stubborn refusal to bow to pressure to procrastinate is improper.To support your position, you state that the majority of Americans don't agree with him. Quite simply, that depends on which poll you cite.A recent ABC News poll showed that the nation is squarely divided on the issue, with 50 percent expressing the belief that the discriminatory policy should change and 44 percent taking the opposing view.
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By David Horsey | April 25, 2012
The neck-and-neck race between President Barack Obama and the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney will be the most expensive campaign in American history. It will be a battle between two robust political organizations. And it is a good bet things are going to get really nasty. There are genuine differences between the two candidates -- one is a classic liberal, the other a classic conservative -- but neither is a renegade. And, despite what the partisan bombast may allege, neither man is anything close to a radical.
NEWS
November 23, 1995
The National Political Congress of Black Women will charter a Howard County chapter at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City."
NEWS
February 18, 2012
Once again, lawmakers have created a self-serving loophole regarding Do Not Call lists ("Government cracks down on robocalls," Feb. 16): Charities and political organizations are exempt. Charities are organizations whose mission is to serve the needs of others, whereas political organizations tend to be self-serving. I personally cannot recall ever receiving a robocall from a charitable organization. Laws to restrict junk mailings also provide exemptions to political organizations.
NEWS
May 12, 2008
An array of well-funded independent political organizations on the left and right are busy influencing voters' choices in national and local elections in this political year. In Maryland, the Fund for Growth, an anti-tax, anti-spend advocacy group, spent more than a million dollars in February's Republican primary helping state Sen. Andy Harris upset nine-term incumbent Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest. Such outside efforts, while legal, can make winning candidates beholden to hidden special interests.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2004
Freddie O. Durant, a beautician, Baltimore political organizer and author of a novel published by her son, died Sunday of complications from an infection at the FutureCare nursing home in Randallstown. She was 79. After she graduated from the Apex School of Beauty and Culture in Baltimore, she was a self-employed beautician for 32 years, first operating Durant's Beauty Shop and then working out of her Ashburton home. She retired in 1998. Her hospitality and wit led clients to spend not just a few hours, but the day with her, said Mrs. Durant's daughter, Sheila Brooks-Tahir of Baltimore, a senior counsel with the city housing authority.
NEWS
April 17, 2000
POLITICS rather than good [medicine lies at the heart of a bitter dispute over distrib-uting scarce human organs. People are dying, unnecessarily, as a result. Small hospitals with lucrative trans~plant programs have per-suaded Republicans in Congress to protect their self-interests. This means, the sickest patients await-ing organ transplants don't receive the available organs. It also means that the hospitals with the highest success rates -- in urban centers --are denied donated organs.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | July 21, 1999
The practice by public broadcasting stations of selling the names of their contributors to political organizations is widespread, according to testimony yesterday before a congressional subcommittee.Robert T. Coonrod, president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, said 30 of 75 Public Broadcasting Service stations in the nation's largest markets, "appear to have exchanged names with political organizations" -- buying or selling their lists to such groups as the Democratic National Committee.
NEWS
By Gilbert Sandler | October 20, 1998
THE pundits and the pollsters say the gubernatorial race is too close to predict. But predictions aren't what they used to be because local politics isn't what it used to be.The quirky old pols, who usually could predict a candidate's victory and deliver it at the same time, are virtually gone from the Baltimore scene. Today's candidates are, by comparison, a polished, educated and sophisticated lot; they could not be a part of the machinations common to the old-fashioned neighborhood political organizations (called in their time "machines")
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By Jack W. Germondand Jules Witcover | November 25, 1990
Washington The National Football League has never been considered a hotbed of liberal thought. Football coaches tend to be authoritarian figures whose politics run from the right to the far right.The Washington Redskins once had a very respectable offensive guard who was always in hot water with the coaches because he publicly supported George S. McGovern for president. It was, they said, a "distraction" -- a complaint no one made when Coach Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys endorsed various conservative candidates.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2004
Freddie O. Durant, a beautician, Baltimore political organizer and author of a novel published by her son, died Sunday of complications from an infection at the FutureCare nursing home in Randallstown. She was 79. After she graduated from the Apex School of Beauty and Culture in Baltimore, she was a self-employed beautician for 32 years, first operating Durant's Beauty Shop and then working out of her Ashburton home. She retired in 1998. Her hospitality and wit led clients to spend not just a few hours, but the day with her, said Mrs. Durant's daughter, Sheila Brooks-Tahir of Baltimore, a senior counsel with the city housing authority.
NEWS
November 23, 1995
The National Political Congress of Black Women will charter a Howard County chapter at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City."
NEWS
February 5, 1993
No More BiasYour Jan. 27 editorial on lesbians and gays in the military agrees with the premise of ending discrimination against gays but suggests that President Clinton's stubborn refusal to bow to pressure to procrastinate is improper.To support your position, you state that the majority of Americans don't agree with him. Quite simply, that depends on which poll you cite.A recent ABC News poll showed that the nation is squarely divided on the issue, with 50 percent expressing the belief that the discriminatory policy should change and 44 percent taking the opposing view.
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