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Mr. Hogan goes to Washington

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Governor Larry Hogan stands next to Sen. Ben Cardin on his visit to D.C. earlier this week. PHOTO BY NEAL EARLEYGovernor Larry Hogan stands next to Sen. Ben Cardin on his visit to D.C. earlier this week. PHOTO BY NEAL EARLEY  WASHINGTON -- When Gov. Larry Hogan (R) walked out of his meeting with Maryland’s Congressional Delegation last week it seemed it could not have gone better -- at least that's what he said.

Speaking at a brief press conference, Hogan and the delegation gave the impression after the meeting that their party affiliation did not matter.

Like political allies, each Maryland politician repeated and reiterated their shared priorities and objectives -- to save the state from a slew of federal cuts to the management of the Chesapeake Bay, healthcare, and transportation.

“I think it was a very productive meeting on really important shared priorities that are important to the people of Maryland,” Hogan said.

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Don’t tell me what I need to know - Just tell me what I want to hear!

tax celebration 1The current occupant of the White House is far from hesitant about demanding loyalty from those who serve in the White House, his cabinet or Congressional Republicans. If you don't believe me, you can just check with former FBI Director Jim Comey or read his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” or ask those, like Reince Priebus, who sat around the table in the White House and took turns sharing how honored they were to serve the president.
If you need another example of the rampant sycophancy crucial to dealing with this president, you can also check with the swarm of Congressmen who took turns coming to the microphone on the South Lawn of the White House praising the president in the aftermath of passing that horrendous tax bill.
Senator Orrin Hatch even went as far as stating Trump may be the greatest president ever. Really, now!

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Georgetown Prep alum nominated to be next Fed Chairman

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President Donald Trump has nominated Chevy Chase resident and Georgetown Prep alumnus Jerome "Jay" Powell to be the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, the White House announced last week.

The 64-year-old lawyer and investment banker – who has served on the Federal Reserve board since 2012 – is a Washington, D.C. native, having graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School before returning to the area to attend law school at Georgetown University, where he was editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.  

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Local Organizations Respond to DACA Announcement

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The night Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, George Escobar knew DACA was doomed. Candidate Trump had pledged to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and President Trump would surely deliver.

“We knew [ending the DACA program] was imminent as soon as the election results were handed out,” Escobar, senior director of CASA de Maryland, said.

So, when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would phase out the DACA program in six months, Escobar was ready. He and over 1,000 other activists with CASA and other local groups marched from the White House, past Trump International Hotel and the Department of Justice and ended at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters.

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The president finally makes sense

Fredo MichaelI finally get it.
All these months I could not understand why our president tried so hard to disrupt and destroy the investigation into Russian hacking of our elections. There are those who are convinced it is because the president was directly involved in collusion with the Russians.
Still others think the president is just a buffoon, but I’ve never bought into that theory – he has some innate intelligence and survival instincts or he wouldn’t be able to thrive in the cutthroat world in which he’s cruised all these years.

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Get an advance on the betting line

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The betting line has been established and it is time to get your bets in. How long will Trump last in the Oval Office?
Will it be one year, two years, three years or four?
How many gamblers out there are willing to wage he will last into a second term?
These are not questions ordinarily asked about incoming presidents but they are certainly warranted for this president.

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