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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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Somerset mayor resigns from country club after controversy with President Barack Obama

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Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin resigned his membership from Woodmont Country Club after a reported controversy over whether Woodmont would offer President Barack Obama an honorary membership.

The New York Post reported that some members from the predominantly Jewish Rockville country club do not want Obama to become a member because of his administration’s stance on Israel.

“Whether that’s a fact or not, it has put a stain on the country club this – wonderful institution,” Slavin said.

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Maryland’s General Assembly gavels for 2017 session

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CNS General Assembly 011The Maryland House of Delegates room was filled with delegates, friends and family members for the first day of the legislative session on Jan. 11, 2017, in Annapolis. Del. Michael Vaughn (D) from Prince George’s County was absent, as he resigned from his seat. PHOTO BY HANNAH KLARNER OF CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland -- The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly began Wednesday amid confusion stemming from federal investigations plaguing Democrats and concern among Republicans over the possible override of several vetoes issued by Gov. Larry Hogan at the end of the 2016 session. The Senate is scheduled to begin to debate the vetoes on Jan. 18. 

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BREAKING NEWS: Creighton resigns from the bench

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ROCKVILLE - Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Audrey Creighton has retired from her judicial duties effective July 3, officials confirmed.

 

She will apparently use accumulated vacation pay and/ or accumulated leave and will no longer be on the bench from now until her retirement date, according to sources.

 "I have just been informed she has retired effective July 3, but that it is her intention to use what leave she has between now and then," Administrative Judge John Debelius III said.

Creighton’s retirement announcement comes almost a month after multiple sources confirmed the Commission on Judicial Disabilities had serviced disciplinary charges against her for judicial misconduct. According to the Maryland Rules on Judicial Conduct, the charges can become public 30 days after the Commission notifies the judge in order to give the judge time to respond.

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Starr resigns

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josh starrROCKVILLE – Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr will serve his last day on Feb. 16, the Board of Education announced Tuesday following speculation in the media about Starr’s contract. Chief Operating Officer Larry Bowers will serve as interim superintendent – pending approval from Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery – until Starr’s original four-year term ends June 30.

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BREAKING NEWS - Chief Purchasing Officer steps down in Rockville

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rockville town squareROCKVILLE – The city is in turmoil, according to city staffers, after its chief purchasing officer resigned suddenly at the beginning of the month following serious “philosophical” differences with the city’s chief financial officer.

Meanwhile, at least one city council member said she was completely unaware the city’s purchasing agent quit until three days after the event.

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